We have this common song we sing here in our Nigerian Church, that is centred on retrospective perspectives.
when I think of the goodness of Jesus and all he has done for me, my very soul shall sing hallelujah, Praise God for saving me.
Indeed the past months of the year have been so amazing, not because there were no difficulties but through the many challenges big or small, God has kept me and kept my loved ones. When there is life, there is hope. The fact that one is alive to face any kind of life’s huddle is truly a blessing that can never be taken for granted.
So it doesn’t matter if the goals that you’ve set for yourself is n where near been achieved, or if things are looking really slow as regards the timeline you have envisaged for those projects you are pursuing, don’t beat yourself up, rather be encouraged to keep at it until the picture aligned to your desired future.
Count your blessings, name them one after the other, go an extra steps count your disappointments and failings too, not to sadden you, again and again, but to help you realise that because you have life in you, there will be some “bad hair days” and its all good because in the end, the blessings and failings help to make the stories of our lives juicy.
The Psalmist David, in one of his beautiful poetry, told himself to recounts the benefits from God in spite of the things he was passing through at that moment in time.
As this new June begin, and the second quarter unfolds steadily, look back with thankfulness on all that you have achieved, all you have scaled through, the trophies and all the in between, and then look ahead with gratitude for much more achievements, triumphs and new heights, and the challenges too.
Your gratitude determines your altitude.
Peace and Love,
© OBA 2018