I have been picking a lot from Sunday sermons which I think I will be sharing henceforth. So during one of the services the preacher talked about the three different paths of life that you can have. We all have these visions of how life should be and sometimes that can end up not being real or it will take a while before reaching that end goal. The three paths include having either have a toxic life, average life or an epic life.
Whenever the word toxic is mentioned, I tend to think about a lot of negative energy surrounding me, which I end up feeding on. Think about all the negative adjectives you know and chances are they might all fit into the description of making life toxic. There was a point in my life when I felt there was too much negative energy around me. People were always spreading rumours trying to make simple things difficult and it was at that point that I realized I can either choose to get sucked into always feeling bad about the whole thing or moving on from it. A friend of mine would always ask me, “If I tell you what people are saying itakusaidia aje (how will it help me)? It took me a while before I realized that it never changed anything and trying to give it attention is what would have done that. Let me give you some advice from experience; there is nothing as good as minding your own business. The minute you start working on your stuff you feel much more fulfilled and peaceful.
The average life, I think this is where we are all likely to stagnate in. I finally got that job, I can afford to pay rent and buy food. I can have the few luxuries that I need and I am comfortable. Wrong! Does life really end when you seem to have it all? Honestly, I am so scared of being comfortable but sometimes it just gives you some sense of security that you would not want to risk.
Which movie have you watched and thought that is was just epic? I rarely watch movies so I didn’t have an answer to this. The preacher asked when we seek to have an epic life, what do we truly seek? As Christians, an epic life involves advancing the kingdom of God. What would describe you having an epic life? I am still coming up with adjectives for mine. Imagine if your life was to be acted out in a movie, what would people say at the end?
Just a few mid-week thoughts.
The girl with the red lipstick.