Be free to live

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Looking at the number of people inhabiting planet earth, you tend to be tempted to assume that you don’t fit into the matrix of essential people who are counted on earth. You will question your importance and conclude that you’re just a drop in the ocean that doesn’t matter that much.

Some statistics put the world population at 7,3 billion and the Zimbabwean population at around 16 million. If you live in a social circle, in which your opinion is never asked for, you feel belittled and insignificant. Without mental shift and appropriate counsel, you can develop low self esteem. You have to be convinced that without you the story is incomplete.

There are major assignments in life that people have excluded themselves from because they thought that they didn’t measure up. It’s very self-defeating that when nominees are called for to lead your group, class, department, community or nation you’re the first to raise your hand to choose others. You bypass yourself and count others ahead of you.

Quest for excelling is not greed and humility does not deny you to be at the top. With so many people on earth as mentioned earlier, God is so passionate about you. He wants you to be at the top of your chosen field. God is so particular about you and wants you to be counted. He says of you in Isaiah 49:16, “Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.” We can all fail to appreciate and recognise you, but God values you so much that He wrote your name in the palms of His hands. If we slightingly treat you, don’t lose sleep over us, your Maker looks at you with the respect you deserve as created in His image.

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With the assurance that you matter so much in the eyes of God, take ownership of your life with purpose. You have to be free to live your life. Don’t be intimidated, we’re all descendants of Adam redeemed by Jesus Christ. Be free to live and don’t fear to give your life special treatment.

The saying goes, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
These are the words of Bernard Mannes Baruch often incorrectly attributed to Seus. You shouldn’t be intimidated by anyone.
Attend to your life freely and unapologetically. These are the words of the one who matters the most as recorded in Zechariah 2:8 which reads, “For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: For he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.” God protects you as the apple of His eye and doesn’t tolerate those who mess around with you.

Walk with poise and attend to your life ebulliently. The wise sayings teach us the following principle. Your life is the most exclusive event you’ll ever attend. Not everyone is meant to be on the red carpet beside you. In case you have never been invited to an occasion as distinguished guest or guest of honour, attend to your life now, you are the only distinguished person with reservation, everyone else is just an observer.

No one should sideline you from your life. Sometimes people mislead you into abandoning your life. They want you to add your weight on their value while they decimate your worth. People are so cunning that they give you advice that increases their rating while devaluing you. As a matter of principle, never take advice from someone who will not be responsible for its outcome.

Finally, live your life to its fullest. The saying goes that life has to be lived not just the length, but its breadth and depth as well. You should always be free to explore the possibilities of who you could be and what you can become as long as it’s morally upright and in fear of God. Prayer for a long life,should be accompanied by prayer for a full and purposeful life.
Joe E Lewis noted, “You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.” My own conclusion is that life is not given by God as punishment to humanity, but as a free gift to be celebrated. You’re going somewhere.

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

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