My role model.
I fly high in the skies, and I see you beautifully placed below me.
When I am away, I long to come back and meet you.
#My country #My esteem#
God bless Kenya.
Elegance doesn’t consist of the dress you wear. It’s not found in possessions. A well furnished house, or a good car doesn’t translate into elegance. Real elegance is in the mind.
A farmer plants. God waters naturally. The yield becomes ready in season. He may know the season and so he prepares to harvest.
You are a farmer in your own life, and in the people’s lives as well. You sow and God waters. The growth of your crop is the work of God. And God makes sure that you have to harvest your crop.
When you sow pepper, expect to harvest pepper. Whatever you sow, so shall you reap. That’s the law of God.
In life, we sow our crops daily. The time we use to relate with our brothers and sisters in society is that same time that we plant our seeds. And so, soon we start harvesting.
When you sow good seeds, you harvest good yield. When you sow bad seeds, you harvest bad yield. I usually pray to God to help me sow good seeds everyday so that I can harvest good yield.
Life and relationships are seeds. A wise person sows good seeds. He relates well with people most of the time. A fool sows bad seeds. A fool and a wise person are differentiated by the type of seeds they sow. You can be able to see the difference by looking at the kind of yield each one of them harvests at the end.
When you spend most of your time ruining people’s lives, then be sure that you will be heading towards doom because those are bad seeds you will have planted. The measure you give is the same measure you get.
When people shed tears because of you, or when others lose their lives because of your actions, then you have a very huge unpleasant harvest waiting for you ahead. God is not a man that he should lie. The holy scriptures teach us precisely.
Bad seeds are full of weeds. Don’t mix with people who corrupt your mind or influence you to err. Don’t sow seeds in your life that people just give you to sow. Be sure that they are good seeds before you sow them.
The power to sow good seeds comes from God. Doing good to people requires a heart that is in tune with the gift of generosity….a heart that is like a bottomless pit which can always accommodate the much it can.
Life is not only just measured by the number of years that we live on earth, but also by the kind of fruits we harvest after sowing our seeds.
Whatever you sow, expect a harvest.
One of the best noble courses in the world is giving.
Giving is a constitution of the divine nature and role. Not all of us can give the same way, same manner with same attitude. We differ. That’s however not the main point. The bottom line of it all is that the starting point of prosperity in life is giving.
If God gave his son, then you can also give someone a special gift. Happiness, and indeed true happiness emerges from giving. When you give your time, your property, your ideas or even your loyalty, you open the doors for more privileges that you wouldn’t have acquired ordinarily.
When you become selfish, you limit your blessings. When you can’t help others or even make them a success, you may die unhappy. You can’t celebrate anything, you can’t leave any legacy. When you heap wealth, you may not consume the whole of it alone. It becomes useless when you die. That’s the whole truth.
Kindly remember the following:
Give today. The measure you give is the measure you receive.
#Money cannot buy everything. Money is not everything. Well, you may be surprised with my emphasis. I don’t hate money. It’s important that we look for it. Remember, we need to pay bills, our education, plan for holidays, set up a journey, insurance, gas for automobile etc. All these, money is required to meet them.
Look, actually I have no objection. Cash drives our economy. The financial confidence of any country is usually upheld when the cent, shilling, dollar,dinar, rand, whatever currency…is stably trading. The term currency to me refers to ‘flow’ equivalent to a stream that flows….hence cash flow.
We wake up early often looking for money. That’s very necessary. We need money and so we need to work hard for it. We need to achieve goals, meet deadlines, because time and money are closely related. Money and time are both treasures and have to be utilised wisely. When you have time, you can make all the money in the world. When you have all the money but no time to spend the money, then the value is lost. Money can buy time. If time is too short, then you buy it expensively. The vice versa is true.
Money is a good profit to the mind and body. It’s encouraging to achieve profit after a trade. And sometimes this profit motivates us to work even harder. Making savings and later translating the savings into property is good for the family, community and the country as a whole. Setting up systems of value addition, creating jobs so that the employment horizon can widen for people to enjoy is a good, valuable and noble skill of a good economist. Proper budgeting, whether at household level or at the national treasury requires apt financial knowledge and insight. At individual level, the success of a person in most ways depends largely on how they spent their money over a period of time. With all these facts, it’s beyond doubt that the relevance of money is a lifeline consideration. In addition to that, money is the engine and reason why everybody is industrious.
When people look for ‘more’ money, they become so addicted that nothing else can taste in their lives including the delicacies of God’s word. They can easily forget to worship God, something which should be treated as an abomination. Remember that you can’t serve two masters. So you can’t serve God and mammon. You can’t replace God with money.
I want to reiterate that I am not against anyone who looks for money. I am just sounding rational or modest. Average is better than extremes because it portrays even-ness or normalcy. Extremes are poisonous ends.
Questions: good ones for me and you to reflect on.
Money is a good treasure for all of us. But it should not drive us until we can’t control ourselves. It should not replace us, in the driver’s seat.