Summary: If people are trying you, rubbing on you, remember that they are the sand papers. You end up polished, while they end up in the bin.

•'If life gives you lemons, don't feel bitter, just make a lemonade off of it'

•'If people are trying you, rubbing on you, remember that they are the sand papers. You end up polished, while they end up in the bin.

•Iron sharpens Iron.

SKILLED - Observe and Learn (An advice from Ps. Neil Perera, my former COO)

•Tamil - Kankaani, Anusari

•Hebrew - Natsar - To keep watch, to guard

•Greek - Paratereo - To watch closely

•Observe and Learn, was one of the best advice I have received. It was one of those words that are priceless.◦It made a school boy; a Sunday school teacher, Musician, worship leader at HVM, Sri Lanka.

◦It made a boy; a man. A Student; a star student at Proclaimers, UK.

◦It made the man; a Minister of His service (I preacher my first sermon at the age of 18) at HVM, Sri Lanka.

◦It changed my monthly salary to a project based wage because I was fast at Gospel for Asia, Sri Lanka

◦It moved me from being a Cashier to a Employee of the Month (Within 3 months) and a EPOS and CASH OFFICE Supervisor at Somefield, UK.

◦It pushed me from a Student to a Valedictorian at Hampstead Bible College, UK.

◦It challenged me from being just a IT Staff to a Change Agent at HBC Academy, UK.

◦It made me an Administrator within a year at a large Christian organization (Peoples Church, Assembly of God, Sri Lanka).

◦It made a Prodigal son; a Teacher and Administrator at HVM

◦Now I am still 31. I still have a lot to Observe and Learn.

Proverbs 1:22-23◦“How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, And fools hate knowledge.

◦Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you;I will make my words known to you.

•David killed Goliath. - 1 Samuel 17◦Sure precision

◦Small stone

◦Sufficient speed

COMMITTED - Righteousness - Psalm 37:23 - Right Choice

•Righteousness sounds like Right Choices

◦How do you make them?

◦Wisdom helps to make right choices.

Genesis 39:8-9 - Joseph's Choice on Intergrity◦But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Look, my master does not know what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that he has to my hand.

◦There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”

Genesis 40 - Joseph's Choice on Attitude◦Even at a young age, Joseph was a 'Dreamer'

◦Even in a Prison circumstance, Joseph was 'In-Charge'

◦Even in a Prison situation, Joseph chose to 'Serve'

◦Even as a Prisoner - Joseph took his 'Stand' before the king.

◦Even as a Prime Minister, Joseph was 'Forgiving'

Genesis 45 - Joseph's Choice on Forgiveness◦Genesis 33:7, 10-11◾Afterward Joseph and Rachel came near, and they bowed down.

◾And Jacob said, “No, please, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present from my hand, inasmuch as I have seen your face as though I had seen the face of God, and you were pleased with me.

◾Please, take my blessing that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough.”So he urged him, and he took it.

◦Joseph's father Jacob saw how his brother Esau had forgiven him. He learnt a lesson from his uncle.

◦No matter how dire the situation, you can forgive.

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