Someone wrote and I copied here for your sake….be blessed through this.
Last week, I drove into a fuel station for a refill. My car has a fuel tank capacity of about 60 litres. While the pump attendant filled my tank, a motorcyclist also rode in to the second pump. Before I knew it, the motorcycle was full and the rider rode off while I was still at the pump.
I got in before the motorcyclist but he left before me. It suddenly occurred to me that it would be absolutely silly of me to think “I got here before him. How come he is leaving before me?” Why? Our capacity is not the same.
The truth is there are times in life when we are stuck at the pump of divinity. Those who came in behind us have gone ahead of us; those who learnt from you seem to have outrun you; those who graduated years after you are now the ones calling the shot and it seems as though you are stuck.
Could it just be that your capacity is bigger than theirs? Could it be that your own assignment needs longer preparation? Could it be that your character is being formed for the task ahead?
You do not know what you need. Only the One who designed the journey knows what is important. Why don’t you hold on? You are in competition with no one, but yourself!
People will often say my mates are doing this…..
my mates have done that …..
my mates have this…
My mates are now….
But I’m still here doing, having, nothing….
It is important to know that you spent nine months of formation in your mother’s womb alone and you were given birth to alone except if you’re a twin. Therefore never classify anyone as your mate. You are in competition with no one, but yourself!
God’s dealings with/in your life is never an estimation of what is happening in the life of your friend or colleagues. God’s dealing in your life is VERY PERSONAL and unique and should never be an estimation of physical and tangible things.
Take your gaze off other people’s path and concentrate on the race. You WILL earn your own medal!
The fact that the world are going towards the right at the T Junction of Life doesn’t mean that’s the only way towards achieving your success; you can turn aside and think it through because going left might just be the right decision for you. You are not born empty, you are loaded and there’s need for you to maximize your potential by taking time to sharpen your axe in order to go far. Imagine yourself as someone traveling on a long journey who needed to make sure that everything is in order, compared to someone who doesn’t care whether the car tyre is punctured or not. Who do you think would go far between you and the other guy?
Don’t allow other people’s instant results to defraud you of your harvest. You are in competition with no one, but yourself! Work on yourself more than you do on other things.
You are meant for greater things beyond this generation.
Greatness is in you, just let it shine!
Olawale Daniel, BSWOD!