Believe, Go Forward, But Take Your Time.

Reflections by Gladys

In the book of John, 3:15 it says, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Life is a journey, a pilgrimage.

There are many things in life that you can not change, like the past. Even if you still bear the scars from it, the past only exists as a memory, if you wish to recall it. The future only exists as a concept, if you wish to consider it. When you no longer have regrets about the past or worries about the future, you can live happily in the present moment.

Money is often on our minds – mortgages to be paid, charitable donations to be made, uncountable bills of every kind to be met. In the midst of all this, your faith should not be forgotten. Even those facing retirement with years left on their mortgage, loans not yet settled and a lot to be sorted out financially, should remember God.

Some people decide not to retire and life becomes sleeping for barely a few hours, rushing out to catch a bus or train like a bee heading for flowers. These days, the hospitals advise you to continue working. Even if you are as old as Methuselah, you are told that you have the experience that younger one’s lack. You become a moving skeleton with grey hair! No wonder older people fall trying to catch a bus or train for work.

Don’t concentrate on making ends meet, but concentrate on why you are here.

Some people consider suicide as a way out. Are you sure that God wants that? God is kind and merciful. Think what is going on in the world and how you can contribute. Remember, life is a pilgrimage.

God gives us grace and wisdom to know what is needed of us. Run life’s race with joy, hope and patience. Do a stock taking of your life. Perhaps make some corrections. Don’t check out too soon.

God bless you all.

Gladys Ikeme. (child of God)