“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” – Steve Jobs
2020 has revealed how uncertain and unpredictable life is. As Steve Jobs said,as long as we spend time living someone else’s life, then we waste our time and I agree with it. People will always have something to say, they will always have something to think about, something to do, but they will never be you and you will never be them.
I was talking to someone in business this week and she was worked up, reason being, looking around her and a few months into it, she just doesn’t seem to see how she is where she is at. I only told her one thing, “Move at your own pace.” There is no need of stressing oneself out because you just cannot stop comparing yourself and I have been a victim too especially on social media.Maybe a friend receives over 200 likes a post and you want that, but people are totally different with different personalities and likes too and we do not know what it took for him or her to get there. This is for me too, I can never be anyone else and you can never be me. “Move at your own pace.” It is OKAY.
Much as life is slowly going back to normal, looking back, before COVID-19, this is the new normal. There has been a great shift and digital media and means is greatly being embraced. I mean, who would have known that something like ZOOM ever existed before COVID and if it did, then most preferred other means like skype or watsapp to communicate!
Where am I going with all this? 2020 for me has been a year of great reflection. For one, I realise that none of us is here on earth forever, and secondly I reckon that everything will pass away. This reminds me of two amazing scriptures I would like to share with you:
“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far.” (Philippians 1:21-23)Apostle Paul
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21)Jesus
I want all the world has to offer me; that German machine, that expensive mansion, expensive clothes and shoes, advance my career and all that, but much as I desire these things, when I get to the point where I get them, I have learnt to hold things on earth very loosely, because they pass away, they shift and change and we never know when. I want my heart to be fixed on eternity and it is my prayer for you too. I want to live my life for eternity and just look above where help comes from!
Living It for Eternity, is about loving without being scared, or without reservation, it is about giving when it is not fair and living for another, taking time for a brother, fighting for the weak ones, seeking out for freedom, finding faith in the battle( we are at war with COVID -19, literally) and standing tall in broken hope. It is about looking above and fixing our eyes on Jesus alone. Wow! For King and Country put this in a beautiful song featured below. Enjoy!
Have an amazing week ahead and Happy Thanksgiving in advance to everyone!
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