Thursday, February 10, 2011
MOVING ON FROM BIRTH
I have been out for some time now. Thing are moving on well and by Gods grace, I am fine and I hope all of you out there are blessed as well.
I want to talk today about something rather simple if I should put it that way. During the past weeks, I spent most of my time out with my younger sister and she said one thing that really caught my atention. She told me she wish she was not born at the town where she was born. Actually we were born in a [I don't know whether to call it town or village] but now a semi-village which lies somewhere in the Central Region of Ghana before we came to the city and where we were born, I don't think you will accept to stay there for a week in those days. I asked here why and she said whenever she stands with her friends and they are all mentioning their place of birth, she does not even know what to say because her place of birth is not popular and none of her friends knows the town and it can not even be located on google earth.
As we laughed over her statement, I started thinking of the birth place of our saviour Jesus Christ. He was born in a manger. A man who was doing all those great miracles; turning water into wine, walking on the sea, raising the dead and healing all kinds of diseases was born in a manger. So how can someone of such a "low birth profile" or history rise to be such an influential person on this earth? Sometimes we look at our begining in life to draw conclusions when we don't actually control our own life. Aside all things, if I was old enough to see my mother giving birth to me in a manger, maybe I would have declined and stayed in there but actually our begining does not really determine our end in life. I have known people who were given birth to in great hospitals and beautiful places but they grew up to be a nuisance in their soceity contribution nothing and becoming total failures.
It is not just about our birth places. Sometimes, we start businesses and we get nothing as profit in the first year, we invest and the returns is low and not encouraging or even our school results are not encouraging in the first year etc but our begining or where we started in life does not define our end. I know the case of Jesus Christ may be classified as exceptional but it teaches us a lesson. Stop drawing conclusions about your life, education, business, relationship marriage and anything tof yours that had a bad begining.
Think Positive and let that motivate you to put in more energy or more dedication towards turning things to work for you.
God knows best and He knows why things went that way. Offcourse expect bad results or bad beginings if you are lazy and and not doing the right thing. Commit your ways to God or whatever you worship but I will recommend God since I have tried Him and I can boldly say I have never been disappointed. Sure it is by Grace because if I should tell you where I was born and how far I have come, indeed His grace has been sufficient for me and my place of birth never defined my destiny or what I will be in life.
If we were created in Gods own image and we are sons and daughters of God, then we have a future and will be great people in life no matter how we started.
Stay blessed and always remember, how you started in life can never define your end.