Seize the Day
‘MAKING THE MOST OF EVERY OPPORTUNITY …’
There’s no ‘magic age’ at which excellence emerges or quality suddenly appears. With God, you’re never too young and never too old! Thomas Jefferson was 33 when he drafted the US Declaration of Independence. Charles Dickens was 24 when he began the Pickwick Papers and 25 when he wrote Oliver Twist. Newton was 24 when he formulated the law of gravity. But if you think ‘movers and shakers’ can be found only amongst the young, think again: Verdi was 80 when he produced Falstaff. Goethe was 80 when he completed Faust. Tennyson was 80 when he wrote Crossing the Bar. Michelangelo was doing his best work at 87. Iron Mike, Mike Tyson shook the boxing world when he became the youngest World heavy Weight champion. He was having a difficult background, but despite all that he ascended on the throne, in grand style. Who else, even recently Barrack Obama became the first U.S.A`s first black president, when nobody gave him a chance. And how about Noah? He was aged 500 when he preached his first sermon and over 600 when he came out of the ark and helped start the world all over again. Seize the day! Redeem the ‘now’ moments of your life! The time or the age you’re waiting for may never arrive!
James writes, ‘…the word for you who brashly announce, “Today – at the latest, tomorrow – we’re off to such and such a city for a year. We’re going to start a business and make a lot of money.” You don’t know the first thing about tomorrow. You’re nothing but a wisp of fog, catching a brief bit of sun before disappearing. Instead, make it a habit to say, “If the Master wills it and we’re still alive, we’ll do this or that.”’ (James 4:13-5 TM). The moment, once past, will never return. So do it now!
Those who became big never got big by doing big things, they were just faithful in the small that they started and grew in stature and responsibilities. Its one step at a time, surely you will get there. Setbacks, discouragements and criticisms will come, but keep your focus and go for your dreams. It all starts from the bottom there, think of Bill Gates, the Microsoft giant and one of the richest people in the world today it, all started as a mere I.T technician, he wasn’t even the most learned of the team when they started. Yet today the brand that was birthed out his heart is the most sought after computer software brand. Who doesn’t know Microsoft? Absolutely nobody, he has single handedly revolutionalised the I.T industry. The odds will always be against you, but make a decision today to pursue your dreams, with tenacity and passion until all becomes a reality than just a dream. Only you can turn your dreams into reality. But am sure like Joseph he had a dream and a passion. You are never too old or too young for a turn around, just take it one step at a time.
Time is money they say. Seize your moments despite the odds stacked against you Remember only you and you alone can turn your life around. So go for your dreams, don’t worry about what is against you. You can do it. Barrack Obama`s war cry for a better America and lobbying for voter-“Yes We can1’and I say yes you can too.
Peace and Love