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You have only 3 days to live (5)
Tomorrow is an enigma. It is a riddle that can only be cracked by diehard visionaries and those who have put on the toga of possibilities.
The strength of tomorrow is in its potentials, the borderless ocean of what can be but has not yet been. Tomorrow belongs to dreamers. But so does all progress.
Little wonder, therefore, that God lives in our tomorrows. God is omnipresent and spans the entire spectrum of time but His favourite sojourn is in our future. Why? That is where the picture of destiny is. It is the very platform of hope. Without a tomorrow, we would all drown in the cesspool of despair.
No matter what yesterday and today have conspired to throw across our paths, as long as there is a tomorrow, there is hope. Life does not end until hope ends. The vision of tomorrow’s expectation must be so vivid to us that we can make it our present reality.
The story is told of a very poor farmer in a village who was convinced beyond any doubt that he would one day be rich. Knowing the wretchedness of his economic status, no one in the village took him serious. The more he spoke of his future dream, the more the villagers saw his declarations as expressive of the mind of a demented man whose thinking faculty had become corrupted by the virulent virus of grinding poverty.
As if to lend credence to their opinion, the man began to talk about his intention of buying a white horse, a replica of that owned by the king. He graphically described how it would be decked with bells and other adornments that would even make the king’s horse look like a cheap imitation.
One day, he was in his dream island as he described the horse, as well as the tapestry of its regal adornment. Then, his son, who was listening to his father’s foray into Fantasy Island, lent his own voice:
“That’s wonderful, dad. When you buy that horse, my status in the village will also change. Everyone will know that I am the son of a rich man. I will climb on the horse,” he said, while mimicking the sound of a galloping horse, “and will ride full throttle ‘Kutukpa, kutukpa’”.
Before he knew what hit him, the boy felt the scathing impact of a whip on his back as his father had donated several strokes on his body. Wondering what the fuss was about, passers-by had to intervene in the matter.
“What is the problem? Why are you beating your son? You could kill him!”
“Let him die,” the poor farmer retorted, “it would be better for him to die than for him to kill my horse.”
Looking round and wondering if the farmer’s desire had become reality, but seeing not even a holster, talk less of a horse, the people could not help but ask: “Where is the horse?”
“It’s the one I am still planning to buy!” he shot back! Talk about living in the future!
Tomorrow is a promissory note. It is an uncharted territory that lends itself to adventure and expectancy. What should be your attitude to
tomorrow? Embrace it! If only for the simple reason that you will live the rest of your life in it, tomorrow is worth looking forward to.
Today’s disappointments hold the prospects of divine appointments tomorrow. Today’s failures create the very platform for tomorrow’s success.
God never describes you by your past or your present. He always describes you by the future He has for you. While everyone (including
his parents) saw a Jabez and call him sorrowful, God described him as “more honourable than all his brethren”.
He saw fickle Simon and renamed him Peter in anticipation of his destiny. Jacob’s last son was called Benoni (son of my sorrow) by his mother. But looking ahead into his tomorrow, Jacob his father rechristened him Benjamin (son of my right hand).
Your tomorrow is powerful. Its possibilities are limitless. It is the encoding of the contribution you were created to make to humanity. Tomorrow is the manuscript of your scheduled greatness. Tomorrow is eager to deliver its dividends based on the size of your hope. While you linger, tomorrow waits! So shrug off the ashes of despondency of yesterday and the inertia of today. Get up, get dressed, roll up your sleeves, gird your loins. Tomorrow awaits the next celebrity, you!
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Remember, the sky is not your limit, God is!