​Having problems is not a problem

Venomous snakes were being

ferried from Africa to Europe in a

plane. Unfortunately, the person

who packed the snakes forgot to

lock the box in which the snakes

were put. Once the plane had taken

off and responding to the

movement of the plane, the snakes

found their way out of the box.

Passengers in the plane could see

various snakes on the isle. They

screamed, some fainted and the

brave ones sought refuge wherever

they could within the plane.

The airhostess ran to the pilot to

inform him of this scary incident.

The pilot quickly informed the air

controllers on the ground.

“We are very sorry”, says his boss.

“We forgot to lock the box where we

put the snakes. They are indeed

some of the most poisonous snakes

in the world. So where can I land?

Please advise me before passengers

are bitten”, asks the shaky pilot.

“No do not land, stay there for a

minute, let me think”, advises the

boss. Surely, this sounds like stupid

advice to the impatient pilot. But he

has to follow the orders. A minute

is too long for someone faced with

such trouble he thinks. But he has

to follow orders.

After a minute, the boss contacts

him. “At what altitude are you

flying? He asks.

“300”, says the pilot. “Go higher”,

advises the boss. “But the snakes

will….” Before he finishes his

sentence the boss bellows “I said go


He complies.

“Now what’s your altitude?” Asks

the boss. “500.66”, answers the

shaken pilot

“Go higher”

“But sir…”

“I said go higher captain.” He


By now the snakes are all over the

plane, even one male member of

the cabin crew collapses. It is

unbearable. A few have been bitten

and have instantly died. But still,

the majority keeps on seeking


“Now captain, keep on going

higher”, says the boss. The pilot

complies and keeps on going higher

and higher. “Now what’s your

altitude?” asks the pilot. “I am

reaching 1200”, replies the pilot.

“Now I am on 1200”, he says


“Now stay there. Tell the cabin crew

that at this altitude the snakes are

now harmless. They can just pick

them up with their hands and

return them to the box and this

time they should not forget to lock.”

advises the boss.

This is true. One cabin crew

member tries holding one snake. It

is numb and harmless. Soon it is a

game within the plane with

passengers, some for the first time

holding snakes in their hands and

returning them to the box. “Look at

this black mamba, it was really after

me. Now I can even throw it and

catch it like a ball”, says one


This was the end of the seemingly

dangerous ordeal in the plane. Even

those who had fainted were


Now what is the lesson of the story?

In this life, the snakes or problems

will follow you. However, there is

need for you to increase your

altitude in prayer. And surely, there

is a certain point in praying that

you reach and this is the point

when even the most seemingly

unconquerable problems are

defeated; they lose power. In the

Name of GOD.

“From the end of the earth I will cry

to You, When my heart is

overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock

that is higher than I. – Psalm 61:2
Faithful C. C👥


Author: Life of purpose

Passionate and ablaze to create a better society for our Now and Tomorrow.😎

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