He woke up on the 1st of January with great expectations. The cross over service was awesome and there were great prophecies that proved that it is indeed going to be a year of great accomplishments. As a matter of fact, the Pastor tagged the year as ‘Year of Uncommon Breakthroughs’. “Surely this is my year”, he assured himself. Six months later, he was asking himself what went wrong. ‘Where are all those prophecies?’, he wondered. Nothing has changed from what it was last year, rather it seems he is worse off.
This story is that of You and I. We all have high expectations at the beginning of every year and we usually write down our New Year Resolutions. Year in year out we watch as the days grow into months and the months into years and those dreams remain mere illusions. We sometimes wonder if the prophecies were false (some could be). We even change our sanctuary sometimes, when doubts hit our mind about the authenticity of the ‘Prophet’. We look for the solutions from everywhere except the right place.
The solution is not in the prophecy, neither is it with the Prophets, nor the church or mosque. The solution is in you. The solution is in filling the ‘Knowing-Doing Gap’. Filling the gap requires work, it requires rolling up your sleeves, it requires a lot of night meditation and strategic thinking. It requires a lot of determination, self discipline, commitment and sacrifice. This is the path we all often miss. It is the path we often avoid. It is a lonely path, but exciting and full of learning experience. Little wonder, why the road to heaven is also described as narrow. It is the path that separates the dreamers to the doers. But we usually prefer the path of least resistance.
You have got to realize that nobody will actualize your dream for you. It is your sole responsibility. The prophets can only but prophesy. You have got to work it out. Faith without work is dead. The hardest part is that you don’t have eternity to fulfil your dreams. You have a limited time and it is fast running out. Your age is the number of years you have delayed the actualization of your dreams. You are never too young or too old to pursue your dreams.
So when you mark another birthday, your first question is ‘how far have I gone in the fulfillment of my dreams?’. You are really running out of time. It is time to stop procrastinating and waiting for instant miracle. Go for your dream today, it is all there waiting for you to embrace it!
God bless us all.
Good morning Africa!
Good morning Nigeria!