Sometimes, we find it very difficult, to start a new business, for different reasons. To some, it may be because of their love for their failing business, and to other, it is the fear of the unknown. Whatever, it is; there are sometimes, when you just have to let go, and start doing something new.
I am going to start this piece, by a story sent to me by a friend; titled “THE TASTE OF KEROSENE IN THAT SOUP, WAS FOR A PURPOSE.”
When I was in school as a bachelor, I had a particular canteen where I do buy ‘eba Igbo’ when it is time for me to eat ‘swallow.’ The best soup I take is Egusi & Ogbono together. I love this soup so much that, I see no reason to ask for any other soup no matter how the owner of the canteen tried to convince me to eat any other soup. For more than one year, anytime I enter that canteen, they can’t sell any other soup for me.
One day, I went there& I was served as usual. As I started eating, I notice this my best soup tested kerosene. I tried to swallow like 3 morsels of the eba, but the kerosene’s taste was really spoiling the enjoyment of the food. I called the owner of the canteen & explained to her. Herself& her husband, apologized & persuaded me to try afang soup. They told me, it is richer than the ‘ Egusi & Ogbono.
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Although, I have heard so much about afang soup, but I have never tasted it. I also did not believe, it can be sweeter & better, than my choicest soup; Egusi &Ogbono. After much persuasion, I reluctantly agreed to be given the afang soup. Men & brethren, I must confess to you, my life did not remain the same, when I finished eating the afang soup. As a matter of fact, I asked for an extra plate of the food. It was truly sweeter& richer than the Egusi and Ogbono, I have been seeing as my best soup. Right from that day, it has been afang soup all the way. Even when I got married, I told my Queen; I like afang soup, and is one of the best soups I love to eat at home. Thank God my Egusi & Ogbono tasted kerosene, may be I would not have tasted or known the sweetness of the afang soup.
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Presently; your ‘ Egusi & Ogbono’ might be tasting ‘kerosene.’ Your own ‘Egusi & Ogbono’ may be your current job that was once full of sweetness & benefits, but now is full of threat from your boss to fire you. For others, it may be a failing business that was once flourishing, but now is now full of frustration. It may be ANYTHING! It may be your business, your ministry, your health, etc.that is now tasting ‘ kerosene .’ Please call on the ‘Owner of the Canteen ‘ (God the Almighty). He is willing to introduce & serve you ‘afang soup,’ that will be sweeter & richer than that your ‘Egusi & Ogbono.’ Your best is coming.
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The taste of that ‘Kerosene’ you are having in your ‘soup’ is for a purpose. Face your fear, and start something new. Leave your comfort station and explore you horizon. I wish you success this new week. Please, kindly leave your view bellow.