Life is a university with loads of lessons to teach. Some lessons are easy to learn, other are difficult as heck! But as the old (and very true) adage says, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, if you’re wise and humble enough to learn from experience that is.
Below are some of the lessons learnt:
“When purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable”- Dr. Myles Munroe
Regardless of popular opinion, we are not products of some cosmic accident.
We were created intentionally and for a purpose, and we only truly start living when we discover our purpose. It took me a while to figure out my purpose and passion and even longer to become audacious about pursuing it. I had always felt restless and I never realized why till I listened to a couple of messages on finding purpose by Myles Munroe (highly recommended). I had so many “aha” moments and it shed light on a lot of things that previously escaped my understanding. When you know your purpose you don’t waste your time on things that aren’t propelling you towards it.
Time is money. Time is precious. Time waits for no man. It all sounds trite but truer words have never been spoken. If I don’t learn to handle my time wisely, many things/ people will help you waste it.
I have to be mindful about my time and the projects I say ‘yes’ to. Just because something looks good doesn’t mean it’s good for me.
I’ve been on a spiritual journey of discovery for a while now but I upped the ante a bit . I’ve been attending a really great church, David’s Christian Centre and have grown so much in my knowledge of God’s grace and principles, if I might say so myself. I found that I prefer meditating on the Word in the morning-and trust me, there’s a tremendous transformative power in meditating on God’s word! I have no problem admitting I’m not perfect and I still have a lot to learn. I’m not quite there but I’ve definitely come a long way from where I used to be and I aint going back!
I wish someone told me the older you get the more tenaciously your body holds on to fat! LOL
Basically, this means that I need to be more mindful of my diet and exercise more regularly if I wanna maintain my sexy *wink*. Unfortunately, this is one area of life that has been like a yoyo basically. I decided towards the end of last year that I was going to take a more holistic approach towards my health. You know, think of it as a lifelong lifestyle overhaul and maintenance. So instead of focusing on weight loss, I focus on loving myself more, incorporating healthier foods (not counting calories or going on ridiculous diets) , and just generally taking better care of me .
It’s no secret that in Nigeria, marriage is seen as the be all and the end all of a woman’s existence. And a single woman past 27 years is like anathema. But trust me, it’s best to not awaken love until it’s ready (Songs of Solomon 8:4). Now don’t get me wrong. I believe in and respect the marriage covenant and I’d love get married and have kids, but marriage is not a prerequisite for a happy and fulfilled life.
If I can’t find satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment as a single person, it’s not going to automatically come to me when I get married.
Also, comparing my life to others’ and coveting what they have never did much good. It’s best live my own life and travel my own path. I’ve decided to fully embrace this single season while it’s here and make the most of it. May God give the strength to ignore the marriage thumpers. LOL
It is God’s desire that I live an abundant, flourishing life and very few things feel as good as financial independence. I haven’t always been great with my finances but I’ve started reading books and blogs and attending seminars on making and managing money. I learnt the importance of investing and having multiple streams of income, saving and what it truly means to be fruitful and multiply, to replenish, dominate.
We don’t exactly live in the best of economic times- and that is putting it very mildly- but with the APPLICATION of sound financial principles, there’s no reason why one should be broke!
So, I’d like to hear from you. What lessons has life taught you?