How much do you struggle with your own fate? I mean, you want to succeed, to break away from corrosive friends, to inspire the world, to change your community and heal your relationships. You becoming the best version of you that the world can ever see. However, you never get there. The inner child inside of you is yearning to be exposed, let free to go satisfy their adventurous minds. But the fear inside cannot let you; scared, you let go of your vision and your hopes and your future. At what cost I will ask?
What is the price of happiness, joy, and satisfaction? What is that thing that will bring you completeness in life and make your life a book to be read about by generations to come? Your soul is screaming for you to answer your true calling. That voice that speaks to you every time you look back at yourself in the mirror. And nobody, nobody will come out to help you by holding your hand. It is upon you to stretch out, push your will some more. Take the risk, because only then do you get to test the limits of your talents and to extend them beyond your wildest imaginations.
I know it is hard sometimes, your hope is gone and your focus is dim. No light can be seen at the end of the tunnel. But can I tell you what? It is always darkest before dawn. My friend, so do not give up, package yourself once more and stand up; stand and be counted. Remember, every day you rise up, you are writing the book of your life. The only problem is that you miss the point; you never look back to read your own story. Day in day out, you are busy out and about copying the story of another. Searching for likes on social media – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, a slay queen or is it king you have become as told by Kenyan standards.
Quit wanting to fit in, do not try to be normal, be who you are. There will never be a better version of you than you comfortable in your own skin. Remember, you can run all you want, even blame the wind for your rough skin, and tough kinky hair, but you can never slow down time. Time will neither wait for you or me. The clock ticks on away.
Let not your heart get lost in years of repetitive work. This will drain out and lose the seed that God placed in you. Refuse to do ordinary chores and go for the outstanding and classic delivery. Put your soul out there and go ye forth, no matter the hindrances that keep showing their face. I know it can be scary, I have been there, and even got to lose balance. For about a month or so now, I almost lost it all. Doors were locked on my face, friendships were shuttered, leeches sucked on my blood and my hope was gone. My performance at school hit an all-time low and at some point, quitting was my all-time favorite though.
Then Moo called. He stuck to his gut that nothing under the sun has not been experienced by another. In fact, even the holy scripts state so. Nothing you are going through is so new under the sun. And he brought in this story about his daughter and he said, “Girl, someday I found my daughter crying. All so lost in pain and anger.” The reason I could not tell from the first instance. So, I sat her down and engaged her in a conversation. “Baby girl, what might be the problem causing this much pain to you? Has anyone beaten you or….” He coerced amidst her heavy sobs. “Dad, it is Christie who broke my pencil. In fact, he has been doing this for quite a while now; every day I come from school,” being a bright and reserved student, this had worried her a lot. And he noticed she was psychologically tortured.
Moo then decided to do what every great father would have done. He reminded his little girl that a pencil costs only 10 shillings or so and that better still God had endowed him with enough or more just to be able to take care of his own. Making sure his daughter understood this, he took her shopping. Buying her and her siblings more than enough pencils, erasers, and pencil sharpener and whatever else they needed, in an urge to calm the little girl and show her there was nothing to worry about.
Now, being this bosom friend of mine, he asked, “Girl, if I can do just that little to calm my little girl, what more can God do for you? I mean, He hasn’t done only because you haven’t asked. You think your issue is too little for God and that you can handle it on your own. Look at where that has gotten you, “he continued. “Could you for once just trust God in his entirety, no matter the little or the much. Just learn to talk to him. Tell him your hearts’ desire and your deepest of worries. Speak to him like you would to your earthly father… He does listen and He cares. Talk to Him then take the time in silence to listen to him respond to you. He is God Almighty after all.
Well, here I am. Taking baby steps back to my destiny. It has taken big risks and having to cast fear away. Doubt has had to be thrown away and cast to hell if Christianity is anything to go by. I trudge on. Those were the most profound words I have received in such a long while. And do you know what, even the strongest sometimes waiver and require a shoulder to lean on? Take care of your friend too, you may be just what they need. Give hope to a stranger too, you may be the reason they smile again.
It is not easy to start again, but it is even harder wallowing in your failures and in the dust. Being fearless means, putting yourself out there and going forward. Do this not for anybody else, but for yourself. No matter what you have been or are going through, you have to find the courage to put your pain aside. Come out from the shadows onto the light. We were all meant for greatness but you have to first find what is that you were born to do in this life. Most of us are dying slowly, a step at a time, but the select few who refuse to dwindle in the dark lanes of life are the only ones who live to change the world.
We were all meant to inspire, so let us get this right once and for all. Stop short changing yourself, you cannot cheat anybody else than yourself. Never give up, despite it all and how challenging arriving at your destiny that can be. The world really needs you now more than ever. You can only become exceptional the moment you make an exceptional decision. It is time for you to take massive action to achieve that which you want in life. Go out of your comfort zone and deliver exceptionally. Then go ahead and deliver much better than that.
Stop limiting yourself and your abilities. You are shortchanging creation. The bigger your dream the more you have to put in. Go all out and grind. That is just the way it is. It is all in your heart and in your mind. Change your mind and you change your destiny and that of many around you.
Always remember, there is always another who has the exact same dream. But, the question remains, what will you do when another thousand want exactly what you want? Put your heart and soul to it, and it is for you and you alone that you have to go the extra mile out of the ordinary.