We have a far journey to cover in anything we set our heart to do. In whatever chosen field of endeavour, we journey into far away land. These Journeys may be spiritual, physical, or marital. The journey is often commenced with hope and lots of excitements that we often try to convince, “Mr. Obstinate” and Mr. Pliable” if they would join us for the crown we seek. To some, it is an achievement, for not every one is qualified to begin this journey. However, some may not appreciate it, but it is certainly an achievement. There are many paths in the journey, these paths are usually rough. Roads to success are usually not pleasant to attempt, you only become successful after overcoming many difficulties: slough of despond, despair and wilderness of wants. We are ignorant of so many necessities in the journey; the logics and procedures. Along the road are so many stinking corpses; these are faithless stories. Many are books written to express the authors’ experiences in these journeys. For every endeavour in life, there are procedures processes and standards.
There are needs for road maps, various text, journals and counsellors; for we need to make a long completely strange journey like “Christian” in the pilgrim progress. He was with his Bible, contacted many instructors and sought for counsel, he was not very ignorant of his journey, and some one must have tipped him of the next expectation. Although to Mr. Obstinate he looked like a “craze-headed coxcomb” but he did made it through.
While some have visions and are convinced of the purpose, some are forced, so they copy others. Along the journey many unrealistic goals drop. There are many goals and visions hunter along the way; such as comparison of worth, indiscipline, laziness, love of pleasure, ignorance, pride and envy. With these virtues, you can never be sincere and with wrong motives you cannot force God to give you what He is against. You cannot force his treasures house open with evil virtues. Your forceful attempt makes you an armed robber in life.
“Someone said “He who drives last in the row gets all the dust in his eye” life has been polluted by some who had earlier passed the road. Life is like walking in rough roads. Some are in the forefront while some are in rear back in a dusty road, and are affected by the activities of those in forefront. Many will be affected by the lives of others. Children problems may be function of their parents. However, the world is an open field of exploit! A society or group where these seven abominations are in prevalence: pride, greed, false hood, injustice, idol worshipping shedding of innocent blood and setting up strife cannot but have God’s wrath. Apart from suffering from this alone, they inherit curses and sorrows for the subsequent generation.
It is a crime in life to create problems while you are created to solve problems. Your life cannot but affect others: your foolishness is a channel of misery for others while your wisdom will harvest many blessedness.
Your careless ness will affect so many citizens of earth dwellers while your wisdom and carefulness will give perfect security to generation.