We are taking a lesson on the birth of a baby giraffe. The birth of a baby giraffe is quite an earth-shaking event. The baby falls from its mothers womb, eight feet above the ground. It shrinks while drying up and lies still, too weak to move. The mother giraffe lovingly lowers her neck to smooch the baby giraffe. And then something unbelievable happens: “She lifts her long leg and kicks the baby giraffe, sending it flying up in the air and tumbling down to the ground”. As the baby lies curled up, the mother kicks the baby again and again until the baby giraffe, still trembling and tired, pushes it’s limbs and for the first time learns to stand on its feet. Happy to see the baby standing on its own feet, the mother giraffe comes over and gives it yet another kick. The baby giraffe falls one more time, but now quickly recovers and stands up. Mama giraffe is delighted. She knows that her baby has learnt an important lesson:”Never mind how hard you fall, always remember to pick yourself up and get back on your feet”.
Why does the mother giraffe do this? She knows that lions and leopards love giraffe meat. So unless the baby giraffe quickly learn to stand and run with the pack, it will have no chance of survival.
Most of us though are not quite as lucky as the baby giraffes. No one teaches us to stand up every time we fall. When we fail, when we are down we just give up. No one kicks us out of our comfort zone to remind us that to survive and succeed we need to learn to get back on our feet.
“When life gives you a kick, whether you fall or stagger does not matter; you must bounce back again”. You must determine that the downfall of a man is not the end of that man.
Always tell the world: “My set back may have amused you but my comeback is going to confuse you”.
Always remember that the harder you fall, the higher you bounce back because you have Jesus in your life. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.
God bless you