Monday, 14 March 2016

TAKING THE WRONG TURN

I was driving and just ahead the road looked blocked. There I was in front of the traffic light wondering if I should stay on the highway or take the back road that I usually would take occasionally. Just at the point I was about to move, I heard a very tiny voice say “stay on the highway”, but I was already making the turn and to make matters worse, there were law enforcement agents standing there by the turn, so I just went in.

I went into that back road and spent about 10 mins on the same spot, not making any progress. I looked at my back from the rearview mirror and I could see that those turning into the highway were moving, though at a very slow pace, they were making progress.

After another 5 mins on the same spot, I finally decided to turn back and return to the highway I had turned off from. Funny thing was; all the guys on the queue with me were not making any progress either and none of them seemed to be bothered. So I made the turn and headed back. As I turned, I noticed that two or three other cars made the turn with me while all the other cars stayed put.

In less than 5 mins, I was on the highway and the traffic was free flowing and I began to wonder why I turned off in the first instance.

I paused and thought about it; is that not the same thing that most of us do in life? We are on the right path to life and victory and at the slightest road block or unexpected difficulty; we begin to seek the short cut out of the trouble we are facing. There are always things to make us feel that the short cut is actually the way out alas we take the turn just to find out that just beyond the seemingly easier path is a difficulty worse than the one we thought we were facing. And the way life works, we would find other people on the same path with us, stuck in similar situations {law of recognition} not knowing if they should stay in the rut or swallow their pride and return back to the path they veered off from.

I seek to encourage someone reading this post, maybe you have made a wrong turn and gone on a path you shouldn’t have, retrace your steps today. God is waiting for you on the highway to lead you to an expected end if only you will turn back to the highway. Don’t look at the people around you that are in the same rut you are currently in, most of them don’t have an idea what to do, while some of them are waiting for you to make the turn and lead the way for them to follow.

Mind you, I know that it is not an easy decision to eat the humble pie and turn back to a path that you have turned away from. The circumstances around your turning off might not even have been that palatable, however, I beseech you to make that turn now. Do not wait for tomorrow as it might be too late.

As I got back on the highway, I realized that most of the cars that were behind me were long gone, I kept moving on just grateful to be making some good progress and not being stuck in the same place. When you get back to the highway, you might notice that the people who couldn’t even measure up to you in time past have since moved ahead and become well placed. In some instances, they might even be the ones dishing out the orders to you, take it all in good faith and keep moving forward. Be grateful for the opportunity to be back, it is only a matter of time and you will pick up speed because when you are on the right path, there is that joy that comes with you knowing that you are making good progress.

There is an expected end that awaits you, and I am so looking forward to seeing you across the finish line.

Shalom!

@IamOluwaObinna and I am committed to your Peak Performance
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