Before you shut yourself out from reading or digesting this post, you may want to grab a bottle of water, gulp a mouth full before you begin. I have a mind that is always wandering and sometimes, I tell myself, relax and deal with the crowd. Focus. Fortunately for me, I have figured that I brought my way anything that I am dealing with today. How is that? If I did not knowingly call for it, I knowingly entertained it. The struggle for most of us is focusing on what exactly we want to do, say or think. About this, the scripture states in:
James 1:8 He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed.
The year began barely a few weeks ago but we all know that after January, the remaining months in the year will flash through our faces like a ghost. I don’t want to ask myself strange questions like, what obvious milestone did I move this year? So what is your priority for the year and how has it been going so far with all those goals on your list?
The verses above tells us that a confused person is unstable, he is always doubting before he takes a step and would end up restless and unsatisfied aka, Jack of all trade, master of none.
In 2015, one of my most dreaded questions was where do you see yourself in the next five years? You might have figured it all out in your twenties but it still looks like the silver lining veiling the numbers on a credit card. I urge you to scrap it gently to reveal the numbers. What does this mean? It means that you have to unveil the value of your life. Nobody will do it for you, but everybody would make a post, tell a friend about it when you finally put yourself to work. Today, the crowd are not your friends or the those distractions, the crowd is in your head. It is on that list you made. You struggle with where to begin everyday and end up doing little or nothing to meet the goal. So you still do a little this and that to kill time. Now how has it worked out in January? Take a deep breath!
For a while, it had to settle in me that touching on everything I assumed was an opportunity did not yield the best returns. Maybe if i stopped eyeing everything, getting worried that someone already worked on my idea or that I did not school abroad, maybe I could just focus on how smart hardworking I am.
So for a while, I will be okay that it might not be obvious to me and every one that I am busy building a future. But my persistence and consistency at what I love will end up in my favour. When they start tweeting, hashtagging and hating, I would be glad I took some time off to focus.
You can’t be woke in this generation but if you are double minded, just as the bible says, you would be driven and tossed by the wind. Stay focused! Learn from Nenebi’s mistake.
P.S Do not forget that God is the same through every changing time.