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The Cockroach Effect

Have you noticed the cockroach? It is an insect of very high sensitivity and adaptability. It’s of the class insecta and of order blattodea. About 0.0067 species of cockroaches are commonly found within man’s habitation.

A Cockroach can live up to a full year and their female just need to be impregnated once in order to give birth till they die. They normally produce 150-400 offspring or more in a life-time.

Cockroaches are either attracted to places that are dark or places where there are other cockroaches, though not all are nocturnal. They leave chemical trails in their faeces which leads other cockroaches to their location.

Compared to human beings, cockroaches have the ability to withstand radiation better. Cockroaches are told to have been in existence during the carboniferous era. They have six limbs, a broad, flattened body and a relatively small head. They have two large compound eyes and two flexible antennae among others.

Their eyes and antennae give them a sense of awareness. They use them to know when there is danger or peace. One may ask for the need of antennae when eyes are present. Some people might say the eyes aid light sensitivity while the antennae function properly when light is absent. However, one thing is certain-the eyes alone cannot certify its safety.

Just like the cockroach, we too have been created with this ‘antenna’. This is a part of us that keeps us moving even when we SEE a dead-end. It’s that part of us that never wants to accept defeat. It’s that part of us that triggers passion for a given endeavour and sees to its accomplishment.

Little wonder why the Bible says we walk by faith and not by sight. A man that has not established connections with his ‘faith-antenna’ is not ready to move forward.

When walking by faith, your perception of things totally changes. A sign is that you see everything possible-everything. Also, your view on life would change. You would see yourself relying on Christ’s principles.

Rather than puffing up, you’ll see yourself serving; rather than struggling you’ll see yourself enjoying; rather than withholding you’ll see yourself giving ‘cheerfully’.

This was the main difference in Jesus-He saw what others could not see. His vision took over His passion, and right now He is enjoying its benefits.

You may be wondering where this antenna could be found. The Bible let’s us know that we have the mind of Christ-an awesome gift, isn’t it?

“Who can know the LORD’s thoughts?
Who knows enough to teach him?”
But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ. 1st Cor.2:16.

With this mind we can see things not really the way they are but the way we want them to be. We don’t need to ponder on whether it can or cannot happen or how possible or impossible it is but rather see it in reality through faith.

Abraham knew this and this pleased God to even count Him righteous. If faith can lead you to Heaven then it sure can get you anything you want, “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” Mark9:23
I challenge you to overcome your obstacles through faith.



Updated: December 9, 2018 — 4:54 am

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