The question seems rather uncalled for and it made the guard even angrier as he reached out for his gun at the thoughts of being taken for granted by the rich man. Pointing the gun at him, he asked again, "who are you and where are you going?” Without worry, the rich man said calmly, "Youngman, I will pay you three-times what you earn if you would ask me that same question every single day".
Dear reader, what if someone asked you the same question with a gun in your head? "Who are you and where are you going?" This question is very imperative, especially at this time, in this generation and the ones to come because quite a number of us do not really know who we are and where we are heading. It’s saddening to see young men and ladies walk to and fro across the face of the Earth without them knowing who they are and where they are going. It’s like being dead while still alive! The question is very crucial to any individual: young or old; rich or poor; learned or illiterate; the illiterate and the educated; people in government and the community as a whole; employees in an organization and even the management as well. It’s a vital question that can spur one to a new attitude towards living because it will bring about the consciousness of who we truly are and where we are heading in life.
I was recently listening to T.D Jakes on DVD and he said something that touched me. He said while his father was on the sick bed and about to die, He said to him; "Son, by the time I knew what life was all about; it was time to go". No one would like to say that on his/her dying bed; neither you my reader. This is the main reason why I would like to suggest a daily look in the mirror to ask, "Who am I and where am I going?" Lack of precise answer(s) to this important question has landed many people in the wrong jobs, problematic relationships, ill-timed relationships, faulty careers, improper lifestyles and even inappropriate sex orientations. Life is valuable in knowing exactly who you are and where you are going. I hope you wouldn’t just be coming to the understanding of what life is all about just when you are about to go…
Many of us are only grubbing in darkness; it’s time we get to know who we really are and where we are headed. Here are a few things I think would help as they have helped me too:
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