I was busy with travels all through last weekend and barely had time to think let alone write. But I promised to be more consistent with this series so I dug into my old email drafts. I wrote this short musing in 2006, saved it in my email and forgot about it. Here I am publishing it 16 years later. You can now understand the importance of having a notepad handy to put down your thoughts. It is because they can be fleeting. So write them down anyhow. You will have time to develop them later.
Life Of The Mind
It never ceases to amaze me what God’s creation can offer the discerning mind. You can be inspired through the littlest of things if only you can take your time to appreciate the enormity of God’s creativity.
As I was doing my daily workout one morning, I noticed a little caterpillar rolling a snail on the floor beside the soakaway. On a closer look, I realized it was not just playing with the snail but was actually trying to drag it across the bump on the soakaway probably to its abode of which I had no idea where it was located. Its sheer determination was thrilling to watch and as I did just that, it became clear to me that the little creature had awakened this morning with a set target; Procure food for the day!
I then began to wonder if I had set my own target for the day, which brings me to the lesson I would like to share with you today.
In our busy lives, how many of us have bothered to set daily targets? How many have even set goals for our lifetime? How many have written something down, made plans and set out to achieve that? Your guess is as good as mine. Many of us have continued to carry on in life believing that God in his magnanimity will miraculously solve all our problems someday. No, my dear friend, it doesn’t work that way. The wise king Solomon put it this way “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of arms and poverty will come upon you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man”~ Proverbs 24:33–34. We have to work hard to achieve success in life, my mentor Chief Enekwe will say “The only way is the hard way”. There are no two ways about it, the earlier we realize this, the better for us. It is an age-long tradition and principle, it is right in our faces and there is nothing we can do to change it.