After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1&2
The wise men saw the star and followed it to Jerusalem, thinking if the king of the Jews have been born, it must be in the capital city and where else but the palace. They were wrong; the son of God was born about 6miles south of Jerusalem, away from the perceived regal status of the big city. In a manger because ‘there was no room in the Inn’, what a paradox.
Stereotypically the Magi went to the centre of government, assuming nobility can only stem from existing nobility. Wrong again, given the right exposure and support all children have abilities in them to achieve outstanding results in life.
Born in a manger, walked the street proclaiming the kingdom of God, died on the cross outside Jerusalem to save mankind. It’s been over two thousand years and the world is never going to recover from influence of Jesus Christ.
Goes to prove, there’s no stopping you; you can start from anywhere and rise to any position in this world, irrespective of your humble beginning. If you’ll set your mind on your preferred destination and make sure every step you take is in the direction of your choice, chances are, nothing can stop you but yourself.
It might take longer than you had thought and possibly cost a lot more than you allowed in your budget, but 9 out of 10 times, you’ll get to the peak of you desired mountain. Whatever you do, don’t throw away your flag; you’ll need it at the top.
The Magi must have travelled around 500 miles. Following the ancient trade routes, they must have had to go through Jerusalem. Their destination is only 6 miles south, but they nearly didn’t make it because they stopped too soon. This is similar to the classic story of the great Insurance man, R. U. Darby and his uncle during the American gold rush; stopped three feet from gold.
You shall not stop short of your destination in Jesus’ name. I see you achieve great things; you shall fulfil your destiny.