I am so glad to introduce today’s Guest Author Iketchi Awazie to my readers. He is a well known blogger from Nigeria, a motivational writer who inspire readers to keep their light glowing. He try to keep his motive in life to make a difference in people’s lives through his writings. He contribute regularly to different sites on various subjects as well as to his webpage “Be A Light To The World”
In this post he is talking about 3 Metaphors of life, and reminding the very fact about life and inviting the readers to seriously think and act upon it. Yes, our life on this earth is temporary let us utilize it for the maximum for the benefit of others. I am sure this will lead to motivate think on our precious life gifted to us by the Creator.
Thank you very much my dear friend Ikechi for your precious time here with my readers.
We wish you all the best in your future ventures.
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Philip Verghese ‘Ariel’
3 Life Metaphors That Will Question Your Picture Of Life
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart – Steve Jobs speaking at Stanford University’s commencement. June 2005
The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without purpose. Pastor Dr Myles Munroe
Just like everyone else, I am saddened by the loss of one of the greatest icons in the world.
Pastor Dr Myles Munroe died alongside his wife Ruth in a plane crash in the Bahamas. They were among the nine passengers in a private jet which crashed into a construction crane at a shipyard near Grand Bahama International Airport.
As his death is still fresh in our minds, one cannot but wonder about life and nature. What is the most important thing in life? How do we see nature? What’s your picture of life?
I remember reading a book written by Pastor Rick Warren titled “Purpose Driven Life” and one place that struck me was how he described life. As humans we shape our activities and destiny by how we perceive life.
If life to you is about fun, then you will never take things serious and you will tend to party a lot. Also if you perceive life as a race, winning will very important to you. If life to you is about only you, you never going to be able to appreciate and value other people.
In the Purpose Driven Life, three biblical metaphors were stated and I believe that these metaphors are true and apply to our society as well. They include:
1. Life is a Test
2. Life is a Trust
3. Life is a Temporary assignment
Life is a Test
How many of you can be bold to say that success came to you without having to go through challenges. How many times have you been shaped by your circumstances and challenges? Whether you like it or not, you must face challenges as it is part of your life.
However it is not how big the challenge or problem is but how you respond to it that matters. Sometimes you might be drowned by your problems and on the brick of surrender but those that face their obstacles head on, usually come out champions.
Remember, every test in your life makes you Bitter or Better. Every problem comes to make you or break you.
Do you want to be a Victim or Victor?
Life is a Trust
You have been blessed with every endowment such as time, talent, money, gifts, family, friends; All were given to you by God to make an impact in your world.
Don’t be unfair and waste the resources that were bestowed to you for greatness. Don’t try to point fingers or compare yourself with others. Be an inspiration as you were made to serve your generation.
Life is a Temporary Assignment
The hardest thing for people to accept is that we are strangers and will one day move on from this world. No matter what people think, death is inevitable.
So the question is how do I make good use of my life in this world before my book is closed?
The best you can do is to do your very best. Make good use of every opportunity that you have before you. Don’t be hard on yourself but let your life have a positive influence on others.
Remember, that anything you do leaves an impact. Every action of yours produces an effect.
The example you set brings solutions to the lives of many. -Harleena Singh
So what is your picture of life? Think about this and share in the comments.
About The Author
Ikechi Awazie is a thought blogger, motivational writer, and a fan of change. His blog focuses on inspiring change, and provides personal developments tips. You can check his blog (www.awazieikechi.com) and follow him on Twitter and Google+