The position most people found themselves today is as a result of following laid-down (human) principles. These set of people, perhaps, have been caged yet hope for the best that is not farfetched. People need to understudy the birds for a while so they understand what aloneness actually means.
Borne out of careful observation, it was discovered that Eagles enjoy the company of their very selves – Fly Alone. That’s a harsh secret of environmental survival.
Life is a one-man’s journey. Meaning that you came alone and would, probably, die alone. If it’s never been heard of that two people have been buried in one coffee, then it’s perhaps truistic to opine that everyone is alone in this world. Whether married, have children, enjoy the company of companions, you’re still alone in this world. Thus, you shall give account of your stewardship or deed.
The parable of the talent told by Jesus Christ in Matthew 25:14-28 shows the uniqueness in individualism as it relates to spiritual gifts and blessings.
The Parable of the Bags of Gold
14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag,[a] each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.
19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’
21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.Come and share your master’s happiness!’
22 “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’
23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.Come and share your master’s happiness!’
24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’
26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags.
The world’s rapidly experiencing a paradigm shift. What was impossible yesterday has become today’s miracle. Electronic colonialism has eaten deep into the society to the extent that half population of the world no longer have time for themselves, at least to meditate. It’s now a game of following trends and laid-down (human) principles. This, of course, should have made things easier, yet considered a global disaster. For sake of citation, the educational system in Africa is yet to create the craving solution to the impending economic and technological challenges fronting the continent. Yearly more and more graduates, with laudable honours, are being produced, only, as attaché to the already trodden continent. More employees are made to battle for the already-occupied spaces in various organisations. What kind of curriculum do these institutions operate on? What’s the true meaning of education? Why more employees and fewer employers in Africa?
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Concisely speaking, the principle of misplaced priority has a misty effect on Africa’s progress. Thus, the only way out is to refocus attention on re-orientation and educative programmes that would help boost the morale of African’s to wake up to the challenge.
In this wise, John Mason made it clear in one of his write-ups how beautiful it’d be if only people, especially Africans, can take the bull by the horn. Please enjoy.
Excerpt from “The Impossible is Possible” – by John Mason)
EVERY GREAT IDEA AND DREAM must be established within you and you alone. There will come times when only you will believe it’s going to happen. Can you stand alone? Can you believe when it looks as if no one else does?
John Gardner declared, “The cynic says: one man can’t do anything. I say: Only one man can do anything.” Nobody can do it for you. No one will do it for you.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow put it this way:
“Not in the clamour of the crowded streets not in the shouts or plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves are triumph and defeat.”
You can’t delegate your thinking, dreaming, or believing to others.
Thomas Edison, who claimed he could think better because of his partial deafness, said, “The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.”
Crows are black birds known for their intelligence and adaptability, and for their loud, harsh “caw.” They also have a reputation for damaging crops; however, their impact may be less than previously thought.
Eagles fly alone; crows fly in groups. Know how to get away and separate yourself. Don’t belong so completely to others that you do not belong to yourself. The fact is that we’re all in this Together – by ourselves.
Alexander Graham Bell made this observation:
“Don’t keep forever on the public road. Leave the beaten path occasionally and drive into the woods.
You’ll be certain to find something that you’ve never seen before. One discovery will lead to another; and before you know it, you will have something worth thinking about to occupy your mind. All really big discoveries are the results of thoughts.”
Most big ideas are discovered when you are by yourself. Be sure to spend more time alone on a regular basis. Retreat to advance.
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Don’t accept that others know you better than yourself. Great leaders have always encountered noisy oppositions from mediocre minds. The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that others are responsible for your failures and successes. Each of us will give an account of ourselves, not of anyone else, to God.
There is power in the principle of standing alone. More than anyone else, you must be persuaded. The helping hand you will ever find is at the end of your own arm. I believe that God wants us to learn for ourselves. Mark Twain mused:
“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn no other way.”
The opportunity to succeed, or not, is yours. No one can take that away unless you let him. Learn to be alone and stand alone, or nothing worthwhile will catch up with you. Shalom!
Credit: John Mason