Keep On Walk­ing

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2 Chron­i­cles 15 vs 7

“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be re­warded.”

Not long ago I wrote about pro­cras­ti­na­tion, which is de­fined as the ac­tion or habit of putting off things or de­lay­ing to do things that re­quire im­me­di­ate at­ten­tion. So many peo­ple are caught up in this cy­cle where they achieve very lit­tle be­cause they are al­ways wait­ing to do things later. They are al­ways wait­ing for that big wave that will change their lives.

Some­times it’s not the big event we should be wait­ing for, it’s the lit­tle things that we should do and con­sol­i­date on. There is an old say­ing that says “Look af­ter the pen­nies and the dol­lars will take care of them­selves.” Ev­ery­thing has a nat­u­ral be­gin­ning, every race has a start, and the build­ing of every house starts with a foun­da­tion.

The same ap­plies with most ideas, in or­der for them to come to life you must start by birthing them, then grad­u­ally nurse and de­velop them un­til they ac­tu­alise. The process of bring­ing some­thing to life is not easy; it’s of­ten filled with all sorts of dif­fi­cul­ties that can dis­tract and dis­cour­age you.

In these mo­ments of dif­fi­culty one can eas­ily be drained of en­ergy to a point where they be­gin to pro­cras­ti­nate. Some jour­neys are re­ally long and along the way one tends to get tired, lose fo­cus and slack on the ob­jec­tive at hand.

The chil­dren of Is­rael faced all sorts of dif­fi­cul­ties when they left Egypt. The jour­ney was not easy and many per­ished along the way. Not all who were cho­sen for the jour­ney reached the Promised Land, if any­thing a gen­er­a­tion or two were lost. At­ti­tude, pur­pose and be­hav­iour played a part in de­ter­min­ing who would get to the Promised Land.

Each of us has a promised land or a des­tiny that has been de­creed for us. Our abil­ity to achieve or ar­rive at the in­tended des­ti­na­tion is in some way im­pacted by the steps we take in try­ing to get to where we should.

Yes­ter­day I met a young man that I had not seen in over ten years. For the last twenty five years he has been per­fect­ing his small busi­ness. I re­mem­ber when he started off with ab­so­lutely noth­ing, he chose to be de­ter­mined, build­ing his busi­ness brick by brick. He pressed on against the odds, re­main­ing res­o­lute in his be­lief that this was his call­ing.

To­day, many years later, he has cre­ated a niche busi­ness where every­body turns to him, he is now a guru in his field. In the be­gin­ning when he was faced with chal­lenges and ob­sta­cles he could have given up but he chose to dili­gently walk the walk. He did the lit­tle things that have car­ried him along all these years to the point where he is to­day, the best in his in­dus­try.

We tend to give up eas­ily the minute it be­comes hard and all the forces of doom gang up on us, we want to run away and leave the fight for an­other day. How­ever we must re­mem­ber that we serve an amaz­ing God who will never for­sake us, He may al­low cir­cum­stances to chal­lenge us and use ex­pe­ri­ences to mould us but ul­ti­mately He will never leave us.

There is a fas­ci­nat­ing ad­vert that has a pay of line that says “keep walk­ing”. This state­ment should al­ways be in our minds, mo­ti­vat­ing us al­ways. Just keep on walk­ing don’t hope on tomorrow, do what has to be done to­day. Don’t keep count­ing on do­ing this or that when the moon has been aligned to the sea­sons, start to­day with one small step. You will get to your des­ti­na­tion. One step at a time, that’s the motto.

Be blessed

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