EVIL will always LOSE
So much is happening in our nation. The facts are not encouraging at all. But our hope and faith is that Nigeria will be stronger through all of these. My daily assurance is the truth that in the end, EVIL will always LOSE. No matter how pressurized the environment is, life must be lived full and fulfilled. There are so many reasons why life should be lived well; and there are countless things to know to be able to live it well. There are things that if you never know in your entire existence, not knowing them may not really hurt you. But there are some critical things that if unknown can really hurt your ultimate placement in life. They are pre-requisites, and a life of high achievement, meaning and fulfilment is actually impossible without the knowledge of these critical things.
One is this, that this moment is your life. Your life is not between the moments of your birth and death. Your life is between now and your next breath. The present – the here and now – is all the life you ever get. So live each moment in full, in kindness and peace, without fear and regret. And do the best you can with what you have in this moment; because that is all you can ever expect of anyone, including yourself.
The next is this; there is a DEFINITE ROUTE to EVERY DESTINATION. Though INVISIBLE to the PHYSICAL EYES, there’s a ROUTE in the SKY; and its INVISIBILITY DOES NOT erase its POTENCY. But ONLY the TRAINED EYES of a PILOT can SEE it. There are NO SIGN-POSTS, NO DIRECTION BOARDS, NO HIGHWAY LIGHTS, but TRAINED EYES of a PILOT can SEE it. There are ROUTES EYES CANNOT SEE except they are TRAINED. There are FACTS and TRUTHS you CANNOT SEE, HEAR or KNOW except you are TRAINED. Get trained and keep getting trained. It’s nature. It’s design.
The next is this; you must know that a lifetime isn’t very long. This is your life, and you’ve got to fight for it. Fight for what’s right. Fight for what you believe in. Fight for what’s important to you. Fight for the people you love, and never forget to tell them how much they mean to you. Realize that right now you’re lucky because you still have a chance. So stop for a moment and think. Whatever you still need to do, start doing it today. Trust me, tomorrows are never too many. So do something right now that your future self will thank you for. Trust me, tomorrow you’ll be happy you started today.
Life teaches that you are your most important relationship. Happiness is when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone else’s approval except the approval of your maker and the voices of advancement and breakthrough in your life. It is wise to accept that you must first have a healthy relationship with your God before you can have with yourself. And you must have a healthy relationship with yourself before you can have a healthy relationship with others. You have to feel worthwhile and acceptable in your own eyes, so that you’ll be able to look confidently into the eyes of the people around you and connect with them. Here is a great wisdom that has lifted many who loved it, and destroyed many who ignored it. It is that you are going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times; but in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by. Pay little attention to what people say and pay more attention to what people do. At best, what people say can get your attention; you owe it to your personal peace to ensure it does not unlock your commitment to them and that it doesn’t share unnecessary access. You reserve the right to interpret actions. Allow the very actions of people to tell you everything you need to know.
Here is a greater wisdom; that small acts of kindness can make the world a better place. Smile at people who look like they are having a rough day. Be kind to them. Kindness is the only investment that never fails. And wherever there is a human being, there’s an opportunity for kindness. Learn to give, even if it’s just a smile, not because you have a lot, but because you understand there are so many others who feel like they have nothing at all.
Next is this; accept that stories precede glories. That behind every beautiful life, there has been some kind of pain. It is wise to celebrate the truth that we all fall, we rise, make mistakes, live and learn. We are human, and perfection eludes us. To be alive is a gift and an incredible opportunity to communicate value. On a daily basis if possible, always remind yourself of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, and to chase the things you love. Sometimes, there is sadness in our journey, but there is also lots of beauty. We must keep putting one foot in front of the other even when we hurt, since we never know what is waiting for us just around the bend.
Then, accept that time is a healer. That of all tools of justice, time is the most fair and true. Time and experience heals pain. What you need to understand is that an overwhelmingly painful event in your life right now will one day be part of your much larger past and not nearly as significant as it seems. Time humbles us and gives clarity about the complex issues of a prevailing today. If only in the now you seek your joy, peace and justice, your misery will multiply continuously. There are significant parts of our quality that cannot be defined in the now. We need time most times for our highest meaning to emerge. If we have the fortitude and the patience to endure the moment and invent as much as possible in it, there is always beauty ahead. Greatness is for THOSE who have TRANSCENDED the NEED to WIN and SURVIVE; and accept the need to serve and give. This is the only way to live happily in the Nigeria of today. The evil in our nation will be defeated. EVIL will LOSE.