“So, then every one of usshall give account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:12)
This scripture changed my life years ago. It has never ceased to challengeme since then.
In the final analysis, you are the sole person responsible for how yourlife turns out. The earlier you accept this, the better. The reason many are stuckand stagnated personally and professionally is because they sat down waitingfor someone or some help to come their way.
May I say, loud and clear, that the best helping hand you will everfind is the one attached to your shoulder blades! You don’t wait for the watersof opportunity to flow by your house. Go make a way – dig a tributary – for thewaters to flow towards you. Or you go find the waterways!
You don’t wait for the rains to fall. You make the rains. Stir up thecosmic dust. Become a rainmaker! I’ve learnt in life that nothing moves without a mover. Behind everything that moves is a mover!Every object remains in its state of rest or uniform motion unless an externalforce is applied to it. Pick up the phone. Make that call. Write that exam. Enrollfor that course. Read that book. Do whatever it takes to move forward. Do notlet life happen to you. Make life happen!
You do not need anybody’s permission to be what you were born to be. Youonly need God’s permission and that you already have. Nobody but you isanswerable to God for how you live your life and what you accomplish with it. Thatis both a scary and exciting thought at the same time.
Wake up, dear friend! “Responsibilityis the price of greatness,” Winston Churchill said. What anybody does foryou will not count for much as what you do for yourself. The prayer you prayfor yourself is more important than the ones others pray for you.
John Mason wrote in one of his books, “It was amazing to me how many (people) were anxiously searching forhelp from other people while they had – between them and God – everything theyneeded to succeed.” This means you and I are responsible, primarily andultimately, for our failures and successes. No one else is to blame if anythinggoes wrong. Only mediocre men blame others and give excuses for theirnon-performance.
You do not have a handicap; it’s a “cap-in-the-hand”. You do not have adisability either. It is “this-ability”! You don’t need a godfather, you haveGod as Father! What greater privilege do you seek?
Acknowledge your contributions. The earlier you do the faster you climbthe ladder of success. “Until there is apersonal input, you will never enjoy personal success.” (Dr. David Oyedepo)It’s time you wake up, friend. YOU WILL SUCCEED!