How beautiful can life be?
Beautiful enough to make you want more of it or so ugly you wished you had come the previous life or look forward to the next life.
How lucky can someone be? How unlucky too.
Life is full of chances and not everyone has the opportunity to get what they want at the desired time.
I can hit it big today and the next moment I am back to ground zero.
I could just be a lucky person, not like I have what it takes to be the best.
You could get there first and have all it takes to grab an opportunity but one way or the other it slips through your fingers and gbam!!, Someone else gets it. Really, is it about being lucky?
I hold on fast to Ecclesiastes 9:11 always and I quote:
“I returned and looked under the sun that – the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill, but time and chance happens to them all.
My key words here “Time & Chance”.
This is a bible verse which we all should be familiar with and if we read from the same book, chapter 3 Vs1-8, it’s a summary of the fact that there is time for everything.
It’s basically not about how fast, but how well.
There are situations we face in life which we can’t explain but one way or the other it happens and affects us positively or negatively. We however never ponder on when and why it is good but we agonize on why it is bad. We don’t have to blame ourselves when thing don’t add up or fall into place as we expect but we have to realize that asides the fact that we might looking unconsciously in the wrong direction, the time set for such expectation is yet ripe. Maybe we are asking too early or rather we are late in asking and just have to lurk around till another chance comes up.
Further in the same chapter 3 vs. 12, it’s says:
“He makes everything beautiful in its time…………
When we seek atimes we seek amiss. We ask with doubt. We ask with low expectation. We ask without having our own human effort to back up our expectation meaning we want something we are not ready to receive.
When the time is right and you have positioned yourself that chance will find you.
Prepare now, make hay while the sun shines.
Fingers are definitely not equal.
However, it doesn’t define who is to succeed or not.
Positioning yourself with the right kind of mindset that goes with your expectation gets you what you want. Never see anyone as a threat and never belittle yourself to the advantage of others.
If I have thoughts of being the CEO of my company it’s a mindset,
If however I have the thoughts instead of getting to a managerial position in another man’s company, it’s also a mindset. However I can’t position myself in the same way to achieve different set of goals. Think about it.
I mentioned in one of my previous post that I have been doing a coaching/mentorship programme online and I have learnt so much from it.
I have been impacted strongly on the power of vision. Having a meaningful vision practically alters your life and turns you into a magnet. It gives you a sense of direction and with that your “Time and chance” won’t pass you by. It’s all about taking calculated steps. There is no hurry in life. I need to add we need to always seek for God's favour as well. very important.
I read a broadcast on BB some time ago and the summary of it was about the 25,50 and 60 year old CEOs who all got to that position at different ages. It might take a while but the most important thing is you eventually get there and having a sense of fulfillment with it.
When I look at my life I say thank you God always and the next line of thought is to confess that I know I am not there yet but I know where I am coming from, where I am now and most importantly I have a destination.
I am taking this from the general angle not specific about what challenges you might be facing (maybe financial, family e.t.c).
Think about it apply it. It might not be as bad as you think. Apply it and you might just realize you have been putting the cart before the horse, you never can say.
Yeah as usual i move to other things, first of all a heartfelt condolence to AK, Aunty is gone but it’s for the best. She is resting with the Lord. Like you said the race continues for us here on earth. I pray it’s a smooth one for us by God’s Grace.
Then, I have a different hairstyle. Something Madamish. Lol. Well that‘s what uncle B said. He said its bigger than me. I love it o! infact I love it very much. *Mwaah*you wanna see it? Not here.
Easter is just around the corner, so many activities lined up for that. KunleSeun, the countdown has begun. Did I say Finally? Nutty me. come to think of it i how will i join my name sef? Abeg help me think. that will be a very long one. We will edit.
Someone asked me today how I came about the name zinger. I told him and I will tell you again. I mentioned in my first ever post on my blog(check it HERE) that you shouldn't ask me but I ll tell you what I was thinking.
Actually, my nickname from way back in school was ginger. Now the ginger my swagger craze came into town and I just dint like it cos everyone would see ginger and start saying swagger*nasty look*. So I just gave it a slight twist and changed the G to Z. don’t ask me why I chose the alphabet Z. I sha know it sounds unique and uncommon. Well, I heard later that there is zinger burger @ KFC, we aint related in any way. Sure you are cool with that.
Fast one from me in less than a week, more to come.
Work load has stylishly reduced at the office.Thank God for That. Please help me beg my project supervisor to approve my proposal. I tire o!. Since all these months.
Focus and remember it’s all about time and chance plus favour. 'Luck' might not be the right word to use.
Enjoy the rest of the week.