After high school, most of your classmates have gone in different directions in the world. Some have completed their university education and are now doctors, engineers, teachers, pilots, lawyers and even administrators. Some are married, others have given birth, while some are still searching and waiting on the Lord. Some are dead and others are on the sick bed. Some are running their higher degrees: masters, PhDs. Some may not have even gained admission into any tertiary institution and may never be able to.
There are others who own companies. They have become directors and major shareholders in global companies. But, how do you feel when you meet your classmates and it seems they have accomplished their dreams but you are not yet close to yours? So many thoughts will run through your mind and you will think God has not been fair to you. How about the ones you meet on the street wearing dirty cloths and still struggling for survival? Do you get the same thoughts running through your mind?
Don’t forget too that some are already dead. Somehow it feels natural to have that feeling of jealousy for those mates who seem better off, but it is really unnecessary. There is no room for regrets. We are all different and our paths to greatness are also not the same. Some might have arrived earlier before you and some after you, but whatever level you find yourself in life, keep trying to break limitations and move further. Celebrate the success of others. It is an indication that yours is on the way.
Your friend buys a car now, be happy with him or her. Remember when you will buy yours, theirs might not be the latest again. There is no permanent champion. We only have current champion. Life is not about competition. Do not be in a race with anyone. We may seem to be reading the same book but different chapters at different times. Don’t let the passion in you kill the desire in you. Keep it burning. Whatever you are passing through today, write it down because one day the world would be ready to read it. They will become part of your success story.
There is no height you cannot attain. Believe in yourself. Define your goals. Recognize distractions and don’t stop striving. Spend time teaching yourself, because those things that mainly take people to the top are the things they devote their time to develop. Don’t be intimidated by your friend’s success. The sky is wide enough for birds to fly without touching one another. Value every little thing that God brings into your life. Love God and obey Him. All things are possible with God.
Calm down. Not being okay all the time is normal. Sometimes not being okay is all we can register inside our tired brains and aching hearts. This emotion is human, and accepting it can feel like a small weight lifted. Truth be told, it’s not okay when someone you care about is no longer living and breathing and giving their amazing gifts to the world. It’s not okay when everything falls apart and you’re buried deep in the wreckage of a life you had planned for. It’s not okay when the bank account is nearly at zero, with no clear sign of a promising income opportunity.
It’s not okay when someone you trusted betrays you and breaks your heart. It’s not okay when you’re emotionally drained to the point that you can’t get yourself out of bed in the morning. It’s not okay when you’re engulfed in failure or shame or a grief like you’ve never known before. Whatever your tough times consist of, sometimes it’s just not okay right now. And that realization is more than okay. Everyone has a story . Everyone has gone through something that has inadvertently changed them and forced them to adapt and grow. Everyone you meet has struggled, and continues to struggle in some way. We are all in our time zones.