Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lost

Hey people,I presume it's been a good week so far? Work isn't so stressful out here so life is beautiful as usual.

As humans,we are faced with so many challenges and how we react is what differentiates the winners from the weak ones.We're humans,so we're not perfect.I have seen people lose their ways.I've even been a victim at some point.I know a man who was a very stand up guy.He was the definition of responsible (in the Nigerian context).He didn't smoke,drink or chase after other women.He didn't like illegal dealings.Even when he was in politics,he didn't take bribes or joined to 'share the money' with his political party.However,these didn't pay off for years and he got weary.He started drinking and smoking and doing other stuffs that he wasn't doing.He lost his way.I know of another man who was very responsible.He got employed into an organization where illegal deals were a norm and got caught up in the deals.Somewhere in there is that part that was responsible,but he's lost his way.I know of a boy (he's quite close to me) who was a good boy till he got admitted into one of the private universities and started doing drugs and moving around with bad boys.I believed he ought to know better,but then again,that's just my belief.He has lost his way.

We get caught up in various things and thus lose our way at one point or another.However,it doesn't make us monsters or useless or unreliable or unreasonable or irresponsible.On the contrary,it makes us human.But,the fact that we get lost doesn't mean we should remain in the lost path.We owe it to ourselves and those who love us to try to find our way back.I remember when i changed from who i used to be to something i never thought i'd be.I strove to retrace my steps and went back to who i was.So,the truth is we are humans and are liable to make mistakes and lose our way,but we shouldn't remain lost.If you're lost,do find your way back! There's always a reason for being on the right part,don't ever forget that.

“Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.”-H.G Wells










31 comments:

  1. "But,the fact that we get lost doesn't mean we should remain in the lost path". I like this post so much! thanks for the reminder... God bless you.

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    1. Thanks dear and God bless you too.

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    2. In my opinion I feel its quite normal for people to get lost at one point or another in their lives, however, its the ability to retrace your steps back in the right direction that really counts. I remember those days when we newly gained admission to the university, a lot of people lost their way due to the newly aquired freedom of leaving the home and not been under anybody's umbrella. Lotsa people lost their way and were not able to retrace their steps and of course are paying for it today. So retracing those steps is really what counts.

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    3. My point exactly.Retracing one's steps after being lost is what matters.Thanks man.

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  2. The week has been good and peaceful. Truly that's life so we got to move on come what may. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm glad your week's been good so far.Thank you for reading.

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  3. This reminds me of the whole General Petraeus thing (even though I probably misspelled his name). Hopefully, he finds his way back to the right path again too

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  4. people get lost, it's the willpower to find the right path that most people find difficult.





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  5. Human righteousness fails most times, cos we have the flesh to deal with. When you anchor your integrity on God's grace, he will help us stand strong, even in the most trying times.

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    1. God is actually the surest way to find one's way after getting lost.

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  6. Very inspiring post. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. i've never been more inspired. thanks for this

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    1. I feel elated to know that.Thanks for stopping by,please don't stop visiting.

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  8. Fantastic post. Thanks for sharing.

    I want to add that sometimes, when we are lost, its because we stooped looking at the Prize and focused on something else. Without sounding too spiritual, I think we actually know when we start deviating from our true paths, but it takes courage, grace, determination and faith in God to return.

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    1. Gbam! @ I want to add that sometimes, when we are lost, its because we stooped looking at the Prize and focused on something else. Without sounding too spiritual, I think we actually know when we start deviating from our true paths, but it takes courage, grace, determination and faith in God to return.

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  9. Losing our way just shows we are human.

    I like this quote: "Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.”-H.G Wells

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    1. If you analyze the quote critically,you'd find out it carries a very scary message.

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  10. Being lost is one thing,coming to the realization and finding your way is another. We all have lost our way at some point in our lives and finding it,can go a long way in making us better persons..

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  11. Thank you 9ja great for these encouraging words....it reminds me of the saying of David, that says, even if i fall 7x, i will raise up 7x.........yes, we do get lost atimes when the storm of life deals us a harsh blow,,,,,,but like you just explained, we should re-trace our steps back to the path where the wind blew us from.

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    1. The pleasure is all mine.Thanks for the comment.

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  12. hmm

    deep..totally agree. when we fall the key is not to stay down but to get up, shake body and move on.

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    1. I like the way you put this "shake body and move on".

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  13. That last quote will stay with me. Thank you for this.

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