Yesterday, I decided to go the office in spite of mixed feelings not to. I had told a few people I would be there, and I felt the need to go, just because of them, and because I didn’t have their numbers and could not call them back not to come. On getting to the office, one thing led to the other, until minutes after 8pm, when I finally decided that work never ends, and decided to go home.
I was going home alone, the first time in a really long time. The journey home was not a long one, so I decided to take things a bit easy, and not move so fast. I took a bend at coca cola bus stop into Agidingbi and had a straight road till I get to Big threats, I hadn’t gone far on this road, when I saw my hand moving into action before my brain could comprehend what was about to happen. From retrospect, what had happened was another car had swerved into my lane, and I was set up for a head to head. I turned to the left without thinking about it, heard a big bang, the lights shut out for about 30seconds, I couldn’t hear a thing, felt as if my ears were off. I looked around, looked back for signs of the other car. I touched my face and felt blood flowing freely to my shirt. I was hurt, but alive.
As soon as I discovered that the other car did not stop, I took a good evaluation of what had happened. I saw pieces of glasses all over my body, inside my face and all over the car, my side mirror was off, the glass on the drivers side was all over the place and my phone wasn’t dialing out, I was alone. I gathered myself, and drove down to Mr. Biggs Agidingbi. As soon as I got there, one of the security officials screamed, “customer what happened?” He guided me to their rest room to wash off the blood and remove some of the glass pieces. The normal aches and pain came, but I was glad, glad to be alive, and complete. Alas it wasn’t even so bad.
This experience gave me an opportunity to reflect on my life again very quickly, and ask myself fundamental questions about the most important things to me. I guess we all have these times, when a close shave with eternity makes us live the days ahead wiser. At the spur of the moment it doesn’t seem like a big issue, but when you take out time to reflect, it makes you see the vanity of life and the value of laying treasures where moth and rust can’t corrupt or where thieves can’t break in and steal.
So how do you lay up treasures that are eternal? I believe that the basic instruction is to accept the gift of eternal life, be good to others, feed the poor, clothe the naked, visit the prisoners, bring good information (gospel) to the poor, help the helpless and generally add value. Do good!
“Whatever you do to the least of this my brethren, so have you done unto me” – Jesus Christ
Of all the things I have done with my life, being a blessing is the one that is most refreshing. Knowing that I am a steward of my life and resources, I try, to ensure that I live my life to please the one to whom I must answer. What everybody else says is secondary. We don’t need to thank God only when we have a close shave, what about the many that almost happen that we don’t even know about? What about the little delays that kept us out of harms way, or the little detours that God so perfectly arranges. He saved me, and continues to. What about you? Are you balancing your investments?
I will not die before my time, and if you understand it, neither will you. We are not qualified for the future that we cannot see, I see the future, I see things just beginning, and I say thank you, for making me a part of your success story. See you at the top.