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Raw materials for your life are inside you

Opinion & Analysis
It is always painfully repeated and emphasized that when you want a lasting solution to life’s struggles, the solution will always come from inside you instead of outside.

It is always painfully repeated and emphasized that when you want a lasting solution to life’s struggles, the solution will always come from inside you instead of outside.

Devotion with Erasmus Makarimayi

Coaches and mentors stir up the gift inside you and align your talent to your calling. Counsellors extract the remedy from their clients.

When you look for solutions outside, you feel so intimidated to use what you have in order to get the finished product. If you fathom the gap between where you are and where you want to go, it is energy sapping.

This is the reason why you prefer a copy and paste solution. However, for you to become what God ordained and get where God destined, you have to use the raw materials formatted in your being.

When mediators resolve disputes, they arrive at a compromise that is derived from the feuding parties. Marriage counsellors make sure that their answer is a brainchild of the parties involved.

You have heard it from the family members and the community that they don’t want to interfere with the marriage, but want to lead the couple to arrive at a decision they endorsed on their own.

No one wants to be held responsible for causing divorce. Any solution that is imported and superimposed is bound to fail. Whatever option you settle for should be echoed by what is inside you.

Organisations and nations have failed after they adopted programmes that they did not internally relate with. Africa learnt good lessons about this.

The good thing about using raw materials inside you is that they have undefiled potency.

They will be able to resist natural and social pressure. Home-grown solutions are fungible. Homemade strategies can easily adapt to climatic changes even to political processes. They navigate uncharted territory with ease and are well received and understood by local market.

If you dig inside you and exploit the resources that God endowed you with, you will be able to stand the pressure and last the distance. You may be surrounded by people who don’t like you and still make it like David. David killed Goliath, a tough Philistine opposition against a backdrop of spirited discouragement from his brothers.

They use reverse engineering to make fake products using the theory that everything has its ingredients for success in itself. Your potential is inside you not outside you. If you want to imitate any product or service, you just breakdown the original and use the formula.

Many companies just buy one original genuine product and use it to mass produce using cheaper materials. They discovered that from the Bible that everything has its seed inside it. Genesis 1:11 reads, “And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.”

My question is who has been unmasking you and discovering your raw materials and mass produced your vision? While you are sleeping and snoring, someone is busy using what she/he saw from you. Don’t waste time complaining about unfair advantage and an unfavourable environment.

Sometimes we leave our gifts and talents unused because we like some finished work that we saw. Our virgin territory does not look nice therefore we resort to already cultivated land. Sometimes we are employed whereas we should employ. Don’t be so lazy and shelve your purpose and calling by resorting to working on someone’s project that will be using your raw materials to its advantage.

Learn to be the master of your destiny. Don’t be exploited and enslaved. It is evil according to Ecclesiastes 10:5-7 which reads, “[5] There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler: [6] Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. [7] I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.” Wake up and open your eyes and be who God called you to be.

You are going somewhere.