UNDERSTANDING YOUR MOST PRECIOUS POSSESSION.
One of the most painful realizations in life, is to all of a sudden discover that you had possessed things all along that you were busy looking for somewhere else. It is almost an unbearable pain to suddenly recognize the essence of what you had being ignorant of, which had been in your possession. To possess something and not know its essence is torturous. To own something and not be aware of it could not only be annoying, but fatal too.
LIFE – Life is undoubtedly the most valuable and the most precious of all our earthly possessions. Surely nobody is arguing about that. There is simply nothing of comparable essence to life. When life is lost, all is lost. When all is lost but life, really nothing is lost. Life is head and shoulders above all other things we regard as precious in this world.
Tragically though, it is that same life that is often least treasured or valued by men who possess it. All men have life, but only few men know its essence. To have something does not mean to understand it. Most people who possess life in reality do not quite understand what they possess. That is a fundamental tragedy about life. Those who possess it often are not aware of its essence.
“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” – Aristotle
Be determined not to live life being unaware of its importance and essence. When you understand the essence of your life, you will use it to make a difference. When you understand the essence of your life, you will please God at all times. When you understand the essence of your life you will become productive to the betterment of mankind. Never take life for granted. Make every second count.
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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.