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Wait a second, I need you to read this slowly, we are talking about learning from the Devil here. A wise man once said
I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness form the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers-Kahill Gibran
As much as we hate snakes (e.g. the Black mamba) we must appreciate its ability to reach a speed of 20 km/h without any appendages (that’s faster than many people can run)
Back to the topic I’ve been dying to write (I actually did the art work you’ll find on this article)
MY POINT OF REFERENCE
There are several mythologies of the “big bad”, fortunately the story I am drawing this article from is quite clear on the position of the “big bad”. He is called Satan in this story
First, Satan isn’t “the evil” nor is he “the opposite of God”. According to the Bible which is where the citing of the article came from, Satan being an Angel was created by God just like the rabbits and flowers, however he (Satan) was simply the first to sin.
It should be noted that in the Bible everything that transpired was between God and his creation. That being clearly stated, Satan is in the same category with you and I (Gods creations),
are we still together?,okay,
Like humans Satan is neither good nor evil in nature, but has simply DECIDED to do more wrong than good.(when last did someone wrong you?)
Hoping to have successfully changed your perception of Satan, at least a little, I now urge you to follow this article to delve deep (not too deep though ☺) into all the wonderful lessons we can learn from this beautiful creature of you know who.
The first thing that might probably come to the mind of anyone who has imagined the conflict which erupted in heaven because of the rebellion of Satan was his TEMERITY, the guts he had to even picture himself sitting on the throne of his Creator, the amount of mind boggling conviction he had in him which drove him to attempt the greatest coup ever attempted since the beginning began.
He was so convinced that his aura of certainty in overthrowing the Maker infected one third of the angels.
There is a saying that “if you are not brave enough no one would back you up”. For him to have gathered that amount of support which literally placed innumerable number of angels on his side, it is crystal clear that he didn’t lack any atom of bravery.
A QUICK SUMMARY
As expected Satan didn’t win the fight in this story , actually he got the drubbing of a lifetime, and consequently got thrown out of heaven, Satan after suffering the brutal defeat in heaven simply didn’t quite, instead he introduced sin into the Creators perfect work in Eden and further tempted Jesus(the son of God) in the wilderness, it is even recorded that Satan still goes around “like a roaring lion looking for who to devour”. Quitting just isn’t in this guy’s dictionary.
LEASONS TO BE LEARNT
Mathematicians would always remind us that there are more than one way to solve a problem, and programmers would keep insisting on a new and better algorithm for handling tasks. Satan understands these facts intricately, in the temptations in the wilderness, he played with Jesus’s humanity (hunger), then the concept of his purpose (gaining back the whole world), and finally he tried to play with his divinity (angels coming to save him from falling), when all his attempts of winning Him(Jesus) over failed he simply DECIDED to switch plans which was to kill Jesus in the most humiliating and gut-wrenching way possible (he actually did that).
It is clear like the writings on the wall that Satan is purpose driven, relentless, innovative, tactical, and brave enough to see his plans through
on the encounter of Job and Satan it can be clearly seen that Satan literally asked the Maker for a chance to tempt Job, and on the encounter of the Legion and Jesus it was stated that they begged that He(Jesus) cast them into the swine.
We could literally go batty if we were told all the opportunities we missed by simply not asking, it’s literally insane what people are willing to shear or even give away, who could guess that the Creator would allow Satan to have a fun time with Job his beloved.
“you create your opportunities by asking for them”-Patty Hansen
In order not to bore you with the countless wonderful lessons to be derived from the life of the Devil I’ll love to round up here with this quote by Ben Stein
“the first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want”.
All other steps you’ll need to take would simply be to archive your decision or at least something close☺
So, there it is, DECIDE, BE BRAVE, FOLLOW THROUGH, IMPROVE AND NEVER GIVE UP
P.S: keep striving, the best is yet to come
Do well to leave comments, I’ll love to hear your views, contributions and even contradictions to this, learning is bae