Wednesday, 2 December 2009

standing still or not…

Not sure if you’ll want to read the whole thing..(2 Kings 6:24 – 30) so I’ll just give the summary of the gist

This king was angry with this country...and he decided…he was going to deal with them…normally.. you’ll expect that he’ll attack them and wipe them off the earth’s surface with the best brutal and cruel method available to him according to the technology of their times..but no..he decided he was going to surround the country…so that nothing went it and nothing came out..

When I came across this…my first deduction was …okay…well…fair enough..you stay outside..that’s fine..they’ll live their life in peace…no qualms.. do your thing and they’ll do theirs…but I was so so wrong…

Surrounding the country such that...no one and no thing could move out...and no one and no thing could come in was as cruel a method as anything else….because it was only a matter of time before…the head of a donkey became a valued commodity.. they started killing their own children so as to have something to eat,…it was terrible…

Its like this ..a position of stagnancy is a really dangerous one to be in..if these guys in that country had realized when the whole what the situation would metamorphose into ..maybe they won’t have been so cool about being confined in their own country and maybe they would have fought it…

Lets even drop the bible story…even from general knowledge we realize that anything that doesn’t... give or/and take is dead/going to die..the dead sea..is called dead cos it doesn’t flow anywhere..we all know it only living beings that take oxygen and give carbon dioxide..

o.k lets leave the things we can see and think about those we really cant see..like personal development, attitude and all that jazz …staying on one spot when we talk of stuff like this should be a taboo..for anyone who is serious about the life he/she has been given..

medically, biologically when we give birth to a babe..you expect the child to crawl at some point..and again…you expect the child to start walking latter..but we all know the alarm bells would go full blast if a 5 year old is still crawling..its the same thing with the man inside us..who is actually the real man..that real man is just in this body for a while…

people, I just want to urge us to feed this man, nurture this man, groom this man, discipline this man because this man inside is the real you…the real me is being housed in this body of mine…

….and don’t you dare say you will start changing things on the first of January…do what you’ve got to do and do it now…don’t remain on a spot..that king made sure those guys stayed put and that did the trick..

ship some things out of your life..and ship in some better things..

..luv

17 comments:

aloted said...

hmm...omo..this na true yarns oooo..

now u've put me in a reflective mood...i need it!

Debbie said...

well said,

akaBagucci said...

Just do it now.. as Nike used to say! Nice reminder..

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Word!!!!

So true.. start today, we only have this minute!

Word!!!

How have u been?
Much Love x

Dee! said...

Whao! Thank you for this!

I have already started shipping "unwanted" things out of my life, so as to make room for better things!

Compliments of the season to you!

jhazmyn said...

"Feed the man inside of you"...true words, rather than let life feed "him", feed "him" for yourself...

Beulah! said...

Spot on!...Stagnancy stinks. Just as the physical body grows, everything about us must also grow esp. d inner man of d heart.

Nice one Simeone!

Kafo said...

totally loving the parallel

thanks
never saw it thru these lense before

Favoured Girl said...

Nice reflective post. We must continue to grow, continue to change to avoid stagnation.

Thanks!

Enkay said...

Anything that doesn't grow has already started dying.

True!

It's the man inside that truly matters.

chichi said...

i really felt this.
so true. the inner man is the real me, i need to pay more attention to him. its easy to be caught up with 'life' put there is a need to put things in perspective.

loved this.

simeone said...

@ aloted.. its all for good abi..? :)

@ debbie...thank :)

@ db..exactly

@ remi,uk..no time abeg ..lol

@ dee..na the way o..cos we reap what we sow..

@ jhazmyn..how are you?, been a while.. yes, we need to invest in that man

@ beulah..thanks ma sis.. :)
we cant afford stagnancy..

@ kafo..hope you cool.?
you welcome..

@ FG..very right.,. you welcome..

@ enkay..i feel you.. thanks sis

chichi..you are right o..thanks for this addition...life is not supposed to get in the way...
hope you cool..?

Gee said...

totally right!

NoLimit said...

Dude you are making a lot of sense men!
Happy new year.

Dee! said...

Happy New Year!

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Hmm, I'm nodding my head as i read this. too True...

Happy 2010 to you and yours!

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prashant said...

. as Nike used to say! Nice reminder..
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