Where am I go­ing?

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Leader & Comment -

Philip­pi­ans 4 vs 11; “Not that I speak in re­gard to need, for I have learned in what­ever state I am, to be con­tent.” I RE­CEIVED a mes­sage from some­one I know ask­ing how I was and how things are, be­fore I could even re­spond he told me that things were ter­ri­ble and he could not see where he was go­ing.

His state­ment got me think­ing; what is it that we re­ally live for as in­di­vid­u­als? As I drove to my of­fice I looked at the houses that were along the way. They are all dif­fer­ent, but they serve one pur­pose: to pro­vide shel­ter.

The same ap­plies with hu­man be­ings, we are all the same, but we are driven by dif­fer­ent pas­sions and de­sires.

Some want to dress prop­erly, oth­ers want shiny fast cars, and oth­ers want big houses.

How­ever, within the bracket of where we are, we all have the abil­ity to sus­tain life.

What is life and what is your life about? What is around you that you draw strength from? I have of­ten thought the sim­pler one’s life is, the eas­ier it is to get by.

We some­how get our­selves tan­gled up, some­times we even trip and fall, as a re­sult of the com­pli­ca­tions we add to our lives.

To­day, think about your life in de­tail, list all the things you can do with­out, but you have some­how bur­dened your­self with and they have made your life more dif­fi­cult.

Ev­ery­one re­quires wa­ter as a ba­sic resource to sus­tain life, think about all the es­sen­tials you need and how you can safe­guard their avail­abil­ity in your life with­out com­pli­cat­ing mat­ters.

Within every price bracket goods and ser­vices are avail­able, maybe what you need to do is read­just your cost struc­ture to suit the place where you find your­self to­day.

Giv­ing up things is very dif­fi­cult, but oc­ca­sion­ally you are thrust into a cor­ner where the only way to sur­vive and wait for the next tide is to down­scale, loosen the load then con­tinue with your jour­ney.

In or­der to tran­scend to the next stage of your life you must some­times be will­ing to let go of the things you hold on to very tightly, the things that you be­lieve de­fine and make you.

Be blessed.

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