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Are You driving or Being Driven?

Photo credit: flickr.com
Photo credit: flickr.com

I have always had a dread of becoming a passenger in life. -Margareth II, Queen of Denmark

These words of this great woman really jolted me, as I look around and see so many of us who haven’t achieved much in life, who are not following their dreams, yet we are so comfortable becoming passengers in life’s buses going nowhere.

Many of us have become what Zig Ziglar called wondering generalities. We are just wondering about from one job the other, from one marriage to another, from one relationship to another, from one course of study to another, without knowing what we want to do with our lives.

Some of you are in marriages and relationships because you were told that’s the right choice to make, for the sake of the family, or to look responsible in the society and so on. Yet you are miserable in that relationship but you have to put up the appearance and stay in it to please the society. Some of you are in jobs that make you miserable but you staying there because you because of the temporal security it offers, or because you are afraid of what people will think, you are like the drug junkie who knows the pills are killing him but won’t let go of the habit. Continue reading Are You driving or Being Driven?

The Truth About You

So many times, most of us measure our successes and failures against the standards of others. We aspire, try, push to be like other people. we do everything we can to “belong”; to be “liked”; to be “accepted.”

Folks what if I told you what others think of you is irrelevant? And that what matters is what and who God has destined you to be?
The truth about you is this:

You are not “inferior.”

You are simply “You.”

You are an uncommon person

“You” as a personality are not in competition with any other personality simply because there is not another person on the face of the earth like you, or in your particular class.

You are an individual. You are unique.

You are not “like” any other person and can never become “like” any other person.

You are not “supposed” to be like any other person and no other person is “supposed” to be like you.

God did not create a standard person and in some way, label that person by saying “this is it.” He made every human being individual and unique just as He made every snowflake individual and unique.

God created short people and tall people, large people and small people, skinny people and fat people, black, yellow, red and white people. He has never indicated any preference for any one size, shape or colour.

“Abraham Lincoln once said, “God must have loved the common people for he made so many of them.” He was wrong. There is no “common man”—no standardized, common pattern. He would have been nearer the truth had he said, “God must have loved uncommon people for he made so many of them.”

Stop measuring yourself against the standards of others. You are not “them” and can never measure up. Neither can they measure up to yours—nor should they.