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There’s a right side for you

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Many have discovered their real calling and purpose in life after their desired pursuits hit a brick wall.

Devotion with Erasmus Makarimayi

There are general routes taken to make it in life. The closure of a preferred way sometimes introduces you to your destiny. It’s painful to invest so much for years in a project that eventually dies at the fore of a door that no man can open or non-existent passage way.

The joy is that your labour will not go unrewarded. As you retreat after a losing cause, you will discover by the wayside the widely opened double door meant for you that no man can shut.

Some people have been shut out of life because of one or two moments of failure and have accepted the devil’s lies that that’s the end of the road for them. One moment of lack of concentration or lapse can cost us dearly in life. However, that alone should not judge us and condemn us to the dustbin. The story of your life can be rewritten.

There are certain times and chances that don’t favour your blossoming. In soccer there are two halves.

A team may trail in the first half but return to equalise or win after the half time break. Why don’t you give yourself half time break and return fired up and refreshed.

Regurgitation and refocus are necessary tools for success. At the first instance the conditions may have been unfavourable. Freshen up and return victoriously.

The education system uses the examination system to test in a moment in time what would have been learnt over time. Students fail because of many reasons. Some panic and some would have not grasped the concepts. There are those who fail because they lack the knowledge. Others make it not because they are that intelligent, but had enough practice, preparation, coaching and got into the exam room with composure.

That’s why there are repeats and retests. While the exam system is good, but it may be a cruel way to judge the whole scope of your life. There are students that have come back with poise and determination and sat for exams the second time and came out with flying colours. However, others have performed worse.

While it is wise to be prepared and not miss your chance and opportunity, many attest to the experience of taking a second attempt. All care and diligence should be taken at the first attempt, but expected results may not come. We should not be in wilful sin and wrong, but if we falter, we need grace to pick ourselves up. The Bible teaches on comebacks.

Proverbs 24:16 says, “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.” It is assuring to know that your Maker gives you opportunity to make amends. Sanguinely navigate the course of your life and if and when mishaps fall on you, don’t despair.
After the relationship between God and man was cut due to sin in the Garden of Eden, God instituted measures to reconcile. The coming of Jesus was meant to give us a second chance which of course shouldn’t be abused. One of the evidently clear messages of the Bible is that there’s a way out. Society brought to Jesus a woman caught in adultery who was supposed to be condemned to death, but Jesus offered a way out. John 8:11 reads, “She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” Life is not designed to shut you out, but to show you options and endless possibilities.
Hunters go out deep into the thicket of the forest and sometimes return empty. Many times the trophy is caught on the way back. Fishers toil all night only to catch at dawn. All night the disciples of Jesus caught nothing, but when He got to the scene, He showed there was a right side right where they were. John 21:5-6 records, “[5] Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. [6] And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.”

If you haven’t found it yet; in the vicinity is a well cut out answer, solution and way for you. That’s why those of us who believe in African Renaissance and more so in the emergence of Zimbabwe as a great force are staying put in the motherland. Don’t quit, there’s a right side for you.

You are going somewhere.

All Scripture quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible
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