“Only a single life, but various possibilities of becoming a burden or a blessing.”
The day was still virgin as the blanket of darkness was moving languidly from the sky. I was still waiting for my phone’s alarm to ring so that I could wake up for my morning quiet time when I felt the movement of an insect towards my bookshelf.
I suspected it was a cockroach which was seeking for food that morning. Rising up immediately to deal with it, I could not find its whereabouts anymore. I then decided to go on and observe my quiet time. That morning left an indelible mark in my life.
My morning’s Experience
In my devotion that morning, I read through the book of Romans chapter eight meditatively. When I got to verse 19 of the chapter, I was abruptly hooked right there. Please pick up your Bible if have one and join me. The passage reads: “For the earnest expectation of the creature awaiteth the manifestation of the sons of God.”
I can’t really narrate the kind of cold breeze that blew over my spirit that morning. My little understanding of that verse has given a definition to my life. I’ve realized that there are destinies already tied to my rising.
The boldened words in the above passage were the highlight of my meditation that morning. They are key to what I will be sharing with you in this article.
Please read on!
That same morning, like a video playback, I recalled what my mum told me while I was yet younger. One day she called me and as if she was praying for me, she said: “My son, I pray that God will help you to understand the need of the time. Look, son, the world is gasping for your breath. The mockery of our land by other nations will cease the moment you manifest.”
As a child, I didn’t understand what that meant but I knew deep within me, that it was a hard saying. I love my mother dearly. She made me see myself as a leader that is carrying the gene of my family, my community and that of my nation in my DNA.
I have decided on my part to consolidate on what my mentors and the older generation had done.
“The most unlucky generation is the one which couldn’t produce a hero to look up to.” ― Amit Kalantri
I’ve discovered that in every generation, God has always searched for men and women that are ready to champion the revival and revolution of their time, so that He can use them and fill the nostrils of the universe with savoring breath.
Our world is in dire need of you. Locked up inside you, is a package put by God to solve a need in your time. I truly understand that you cannot solve every problem, but there’s a part of the many problems that were designed for you to attend and you must become aware of it now.
Do you know the time?
We live in a crumbling age filled with filth that needs ultra-filtration. Our generation is under gross political, economic, educational, religious and all-around leadership siege.
The world is groaning desperately for deliverance. You are the deliverer we have been waiting for. You must arise right! Your rising will rescue the nation, your community, your family and even yourself.
This article is not just to motivate you now and later you go back and sleep. Be inspired for impacts. Look at the time right now, what is it saying? How old are you today? Do you know your book will fold up? Now listen to this.
The Bible records in 1 Chronicle 12:32: “And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had an understanding of the times, to know what Isreal ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred, and all their brethren were at their commandment.”
Friend, destinies that are tied to you are already wasting because you are still indifferent about your assignment on earth. This is not the time to do many things.
To make a mark in your time, you must stop marking the time. You must know your role in the development of your family, your community and the nation. Your world is the environment where you are. Nothing will change until you make a change!
A burden or a blessing?
Decisions have always been the determinant matrix of destiny. Until you decide to make an impact, you cannot discover where to make such impact; and hence you cannot deliver those around you from destitution.
God has designed you to bring glory to His name not shame. Your future is destined to be glorious, not gloomy. You have been configured to add value to the world not a to add venom.
My question is, will you end up a burden to the world or wake up to become a blessing to us? Burdens are heavy loads of pain devoid of joy to the carrier. If you don’t rise now, you will certainly become one but not on my shoulder.
I have decided
There is a problem I was created to solve and I must bring a solution to it before my time is up. Certainly, I know that there will be road blocks on the way, but I have decided to make a change.
I may seem to be the only one fighting for the right, looking for means to add sweetness to my people, but I will gear up rather than give up. I will not let up until I’ve let loosed my generation from the pangs that are holding her.
My generation will not regret because of me rather they must rejoice because I came. I was born for a reason. I HAVE DECIDED TO BE A BLESSING AND NOT A BURDEN TO MY WORLD IN THE LITTLE WAY I CAN.
Now It’s up to you!
The world is gasping desperately for your breath. You must fill her nostril. Make up your mind today to add value to the world, to your nation, and to your community.
I want you to become concerned about the challenges of the time. Is there no problem around where you are? Ask questions.
Just by putting a smile on Mr Dickens and helping Ijeoma over there, savors the breath of fresh air to the world. Know the needs of the people around you. Look for problems in your world and seek solutions to them.
Pause and ponder
Don’t forget that you are “A child of destiny, created for global impacts; called onto Holiness; endued for excellence; empowered for generational emancipation; approved for a ministry on earth; anointed for exploits; distinguished for distinction; designed for dominion; ordained for greatness, and separated to be celebrated. Don’t become less! You must make an impact in this world before it’s your time to go. I long to celebrate your impact someday. We can do it together!
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