At the end of every year, we reconcile what we were able to achieve, what we weren’t able to, what were the challenges, and map out new strategies to meet our goals. We resolve to be this, to be that, to do this and to do that. Do we change? Consider the question rhetorical.
I have come to a point in life where resolutions are made per moment, and per day. If you are someone, who does reconciliations regularly, your resolutions are more regular and you don’t need to wait to the end of the year.
I have come to realise that one problem we humans face is DOING. We envision, we plan, but execution becomes a big problem. During execution, we face challenges, and instead of working to surmount them, we rather make them excuses for our failures. A lot of young men and women are roaming the streets of Accra, without any meaningful jobs. Why? They did not put much into their education. They all have dreams of what they want to be. But they did not DO what they had to do. Some are graduates but unemployed. But I think if they can go the extra mile, their knowledge and skills will not be only used to look for jobs.
The question then arises: How far are we willing go? How much are we willing to invest in our visions to see them come to fruition? Any process worth going through, will first be difficult, and then later become easy. I have learnt a lesson that if we do not think about now and do something now, later may present another now that we may not be able to cope with.
My new resolution: To attach myself to Jesus, who knows the future and can orchestrate it to suit his plans for me. What am I supposed to do? To DO. Do what I am supposed to do as soon as I have the time to do.
Time and energy are the resources we cannot always have in abundance. When we use up lots of energy within a short time, the time left will not be used by energy, rather we rest to gain some energy for the rest of the journey. So when there is time and there is energy, don’t waste them. As the Bible says, the race is not for the swift nor the battle for the strong. Time and chance happens to them all. For every time, there is a chance to do something. It may not be what you wanted to do at that time, but there chance is there. Make good use of every time and every chance. They do not exist for long.
Time and chance: That’s all we have.