It’s never too late
“They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth children for trouble; for they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord, And their offspring with them.”
In previous devotions, I have written about giving up on life when it’s not yet time. I have always said one needs to fight to succeed in this life. My perceptions were reinforced this morning when I gave an elderly man a lift in my car.
The old man thanked me for stopping to pick him up, he told me he was seventy-eight years old and in the twilight of his life, “I am on the final leg of my life, I have lived a full life, young man” he kept telling me.
He then went on to tell me that he had discovered a spring in his backyard that continually releases water regardless of the season. This is what he said;
“Young man this is my chance to become very rich, I am on my way to the water authority to get a certificate to determine whether the water being produced at my place of residence can be bottled and sold to the public as pure spring water. I have told my faithful old lady that we are just about to come into some serious money and before we die we are going to spend it silly. Our lives will never be the same again. So I am running around to ensure that the project becomes a reality.”
I was intrigued by his enthusiasm and his desire to succeed by ensuring that his project works out and he begins to earn money from it. He may be old but he still exhibits passion and drive, which many a young person has lost.
Success in life, to a certain extent, is based on the opportunities that are presented to you. What you decide to do with them is your choice, you can sit back and list the reasons why they cannot be attained or you can embrace life fully, exhibit faith and try by all means to succeed.
It’s easy to find reasons why this or that cannot be done, but sometimes you must think beyond what you see and have faith that the doors that are closed will open and lead you to something meaningful.
Gideon was asked to choose soldiers from a very large compliment; he had an impending battle with a formidable foe. He was asked to choose soldiers who had the wisdom to cup their hands and draw water when drinking from the river.
The vast majority of the enlisted soldier would rush to the river and dip their entire faces into the water, forgetting that they still needed to be conscious of the enemy around them.
From the entire city, only three hundred soldiers cupped their hands and they became the remnant army that defeated the enemy.
Life is a bit like that; wherever you are, you have to be conscious of all the elements around you, you need to know when to fully immerse yourself into the water and when to cup your hands.
Opportunities come up everywhere, they come in all manner of shapes and sizes. You have to pray for enlightenment in order to follow and pursue the things that are before you. Pray for guidance and good fortune but start the process by embracing life fully and always trying your best.
Yes things may be tough, yes you may be in trouble but like the old man you still have life in you. Enjoy the moments you still have. Make a conscious effort to never stop trying. Success is God’s will for your life.
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