You know “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade out of it”. If it shows you pepper, pluck it and make pepper soup (I prefer this version). When you experience difficulty, you will win by deciding to leave the life of lack and embrace the life of impact. The lemons and the peppers will distract you if you are not careful. Often times we focus on the pepper and give up by failing to go out there and search for the other ingredients. Hence you do not make the pepper soup. Now those who are celebrated are the ones that went out of their way not withstanding, pain and critics, to get whatever was necessary to conjure the perfect pepper soup.
Okay! Enough of the pepper soup story. I am even salivating already
When I use the word lack, I am not restricting it to the lack of money. As long as we live we will keep wanting good health, purpose, knowledge, happiness e.t.c. It was not the original plan for us from the time of creation to dwell in lack. We were instructed to dominate the earth. We were commanded to be fruitful and multiply. Most importantly we are created in the image and likeness of our maker. If we must walk in line with the mandate, we must first know that we can. The ability is in us, it is there, you just have to do the right thing.
Our reactions to the things we encounter as we go through life, progressively changes us. We are forced to loose sight of the mandate. It is never to late to restructure and live purposefully. It will be very saddening to leave this world without living a life of impact. What good will you be remembered for? You think you are not there yet, you are waiting for the moment when everything is perfect according to your plans for your life? Bro (brethren), there is no perfect time. Go and get what you have to get to make that pepper soup so that others can enjoy and thank you later.
Life is not perfect. What I can tell you is that the right time you seem to be diligently (or even
casually for some people) waiting for is now. Is there something you perceive as a lack that is hindering from making a positive impact? You know what to do by now. Wait a second! How about you sit still and think for a moment. You may not have it now because it is not yet necessary. It’s like serving out the main course when the you haven’t even gone half way through dessert.
Get on with your life. Stop being miserable and sorry for yourself. Stay hungry to make an impact at all times, staying prepared, when the opportunity comes jump at it. Leave the life of lack and start to live the life of impact. Let the world not define who you. Leave negativity today, everything is possible, so make today count. Refuse to see the lack as a limitation but rather as a tool to change the experience for you and those coming after you.
Pepper soup on my mind! Couldn’t help it…lol. Cheers guys(brethren, brothers, sisters, men, women)
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If not you, who ? If not now, when ? – Hillel the Elder