I was watching a wild life documentary sometime ago. It was about horses. I was considering the kind of heart the horses possess. As humans when we run a distance the first thing we notice is that our heartbeats become faster as possible and we lose strength with time. So, I thought the heart of a horse must be the ‘engine room’. As an adept student of God’s creations I continued watching. I sat in my sofa admiring the energetic creature. I discovered that a horse can gallop at a speed of up to fifty kilometres per hour. Although this involves considerable mechanical work, relatively little energy is spent. How is it possible? The secret is the horse’s legs. Consider what occurs when a horse gallops. Elastic muscle-tendon units absorb energy when the legs steps on the ground, and much like a spring they return it propelling the horse forward. Now, engineers are trying to imitate the design of the horse’s legs for use in four-legged robots.
Consider this: little energy used in long distance produces greater steps. You have to learn to keep secrets as God kept the secret of the horse in its legs. People have lost motive and direction because they make public all their intentions. It can jeopardize your life and obstruct God’s plan. There is nothing wrong in sharing your ideas but know who you disclose it to. All around us are dream killers. They try to frustrate your gift, idea, ambition or the will of God.
“Now Joseph had a dream, and told it to his brothers; and they hated him even more” (Genesis 37:5)
When you have a mission to accomplish, you have to learn to be a soldier who only takes instructions rather than asking questions. The answer will come when you ask the right people.
The secret you know makes you the concrete you have to become. Learn to hold unto your secrets. One of the best ways to succeed in life is to see everything and say little. Your ability to go far is for you to be a simple introvert rather than an extrovert. For you to preserve and conserve your destiny, you have to learn to observe and reserve what you have to deserve.
The knowledge you know depends on the secret you have. In the Scripture, Ahithophel knew everything about David. He knew him to the bone marrow. Everything David did was by the counsel of Ahithophel. A day came when he used it against David. He joined David’s son Absalom to overthrow him. What a household enemy! This knowledge worsened David’s sorrows that he prayed,
“O Lord, I pray turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness ” (2 Samuel 15:31)
The irony of it all was that Ahithophel was actually foolish, his name means “foolishness”. He committed suicide.
The aspirations you want to accomplish are guided by secrets. In every phase of life there are secrets governing them. You have a destiny to fulfill, you don’t need admirers but people who will protect your vision with utmost carefulness.
In destruction of Jericho, Rahab was a secret service agent. Rebecca had to keep the divine secret; God told her that Esau shall serve Jacob. Joseph knew the secret of Mary’s pregnancy and kept it. These were divine assignments.
Proverbs 20:19 says,
” He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips”.