Overtaking, Overtaken!

Your driving on the road, the rules are keep left unless overtaking, but there is this guy who is on the overtaking side, and is going at a slow pace, am trying to overtake him, but I can’t and it gets pretty annoying. Finally manage to overtake and am so happy to do so; I keep driving on and what do i find in front of me? a car that has stalled along the way, and therefore i am forced to change lanes again, guess who i see on the other side of the lane? the slow pace driver, and this time he isn’t kind to give way, and so he overtakes me. The rest of the drivers are also not so kind, and so after a few, say 5 cars, I manage to change lanes and I am on my way again.

As this happened, I realised that this is what happens to us in life, while your still learning to drive and change lanes, an experienced driver will come and pass you like thunder. Needless to say, it’s not like you will never be fast enough, its just that your time and season hasn’t reached yet. You continue driving slowly as you gather experience and learn the rules of the road (life), soon you learn to manoeuvre on the road and you become a more experienced driver, overtaking the others, knowing all the short cuts and rules, knowing the do’s and dont’s of the road. Such is life, today I may be down, but that doesn’t mean that I will stay down forever. Today i may be slow in learning something, but that doesn’t mean that I will be slow forever. Today i may not be getting anything, my mind may be clogged from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but that doesn’t mean I will stay there forever.

IMAG0218.pngNothing in this life is permanent, nothing! We are born one day, and before we realise it, we are no more. Today I may be the top CEO of a company, and tomorrow my junior will come and overtake me. What we learn is this? While you were in a top position what did you do with it? whom did you influence? or did you just enjoy life on your own, oblivious of everyone around you? Jesus was and is the greatest man that ever walked on the face of this earth and He invested in people. He never for one minute disregarded anyone because of their status, He sat and ae with tax collectors, He let a sinner touch Him by washing His feet with her tears and wipe them with her hair, and even poured perfume onto His feet see Luke 7:36-50. The Pharisees had this ‘holier than thou’ attitude, yes they were teachers of the Law back then, but they judged all with what they saw on the outside and Jesus asked them in Mark 2:17 “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

When the time for Jesus was drawing near, He had made sure that His disciples were ready to take over from where He left and take the Gospel further into all nations. We on the other hand should borrow leaf from the greatest teacher of all times, we should not be people who are trying to overtake one another on this ladder called life, but that we should be people who lift each other up as we also climb up the ladder. We should learn from one other and invest in each other, that when your time comes and your no more, someone somewhere will say that you impacted their lives, in one way or another. There is absolutely no gain in this life to be a self centred, arrogant or rude person! Learn from the greatest teacher, learn from Jesus Christ, and when you do, then you are on the right track!
Don’t overtake, without looking whats ahead in your lane, or you will come to a complete halt!

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