Borrow Me Your Watch…


I came to a realisation today, well it has been something that I’ve been contemplating for a while, I’ve been pondering on it for a long while, but I think it really hit home today… I was just jamming, ran a couple of errands; I came to the conclusion that there’s a lot of responsibilities riding on my shoulders, I didn’t realise how may actions, my decisions even my presence affect so many people and total strangers.

I have been loaned this life, this body, these skills and talents to go out in the world and affect as many people as possible, the more I use what I have been given, the greater my reward in eternity. It’s simple, the same way T-Mobile borrowed me the body of a Blackberry Curve, with the skills of 3000 minutes and the talent of unlimited texts; the same way God has loaned me ME. T-Mobile are excited when I utilise my minutes, over excited when I go over that every  year they give me a free upgrade of my body free of charge, providing that I carry on what I been doing before. The more I use my body to its full capacity, the easier it is for my God to get excited about me and smile on me; He upgrades my life with every instance I upgrade someone else.

Moses was given a simple set of obligations for all mankind to follow, very simple, what many people don’t realise is that 6 out of the 10 commandments are about RELATIONSHIPS; with our Saviour and our brethren. We are firstly encouraged to love God and then one another. Loving God starts with loving ourselves because we are a reflection of His image. He designed all of us individually to exert His Love. Therefore if you love yourself conditionally, you are automatically telling God “I Love You Maaaaan…..”. Secondly, loving our brothers as ourselves, this is where many people find it hard because loving someone unconditionally is a chore in itself, but Jesus teaches us to ‘turn the other cheek – (Matthew 5:39)’  in all circumstances where our brothers may hurt us or disrespect us. So why then is it so hard, simple, its because we are human; we feel, we have emotions, we have morals and if anyone was to come at us and go against us, we automatically feel to retaliate. But in these situations is where we have to step aside as a human and allow our spirit to take over and demonstrate the agape love that Jesus demonstrated. With this in mind as can go out and reflect the spirit that God has given us, but its a long journey in itself, its a continuous process which can  be achieved through faith and prayer, but remember it starts with self love, because its hard to love others if you don’t love yourself.

But our time is numbered, God has loaned us so much, He created us in our being for a purpose, but it up to us to find out what the purpose is before its too late. So next time someone asks you to do them a favour, do it immediately with a smile, next time you come across and old lady wanting to cross the road, hold her hand and escort her across the road with a smile, next time your church asks you to participate in an event, participate., go that extra mile and do more than what they would expect; ‘If someone forces you to go one mile… go two – (Matthew 5:41)’. It all adds up, every time you help another being, angels smile down on you, and your life is upgraded so you can function well with the next task, and everything you do, do it to the Glory of God because you never know when your minutes are going to run out, or when your watch battery stops, and it comes to that moment when you have to give account for your  life actions.

“When people are serving, life is no longer meaningless. You are not called to get by, you are called to go above and beyond” – John Gardener

Kirk Franklin – The Last Jesus

Naa Adoley

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