Preparing for your golden age and above – Part 2
Society will care less for you. No matter how glorious your previous career was or how famous you were, aging would always transform you into a regular old man and old woman. The spotlight no longer shines on you, and you have to learn to contend with standing quietly in one corner, to admire and appreciate the hubbub and views that come after you, and you must overcome the urge to be envious or grumble.
• Be Careful Of Your Indulgence
Be careful of the kind of lifestyle you live, the kind of food you eat, the kind of drinks you take and what you use your body to do.
Be careful of drugs and sexual immorality, as all these activities determine the state of your health at old age. The Bible warns us to use our youthfulness wisely in Ecc 11:9 says ….
Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
The road ahead will be rocky and full of precarity. Fractures, cardio-vascular blockages, brain atrophy, prostate enlargement, cancer, etc… these are all possible guests that could pay you a visit any time, because of the kind of life you may have lived and you would not be able to turn them away. Old age naturally comes with some kind of body weakness that you may have to live with, making you easily accessible to various illnesses and ailments. Do not fantasise about stable, quiet days without any trouble in your body. Maintain a positive mentality and get appropriate and adequate medical care, with good exercise for your body. You have to encourage yourself to be disciplined in what you eat, drink or do with your body, while in your youth.
• Do Not Procrastinate
At every moment of your life, do what you are supposed to do and not postpone your actions for today till another day. Always take your opportunities as they come, because, in the true sense of it, God gives equal opportunity to everyone, as recorded in the Bible in the book of Ecc 9:11
Wisdom Better Than Folly. Again, I saw that under the sun, the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favour to those with knowledge, but time and chance happen to them all.
So, let no man say God loves one man than the other or makes some successful over others.
Be prepared to meet your opportunities and when they present themselves, do the needful as may be expected of you.
So, let’s try to take full advantage of the time we have left …
Let’s not stop looking for activities that may produce opportunities.
Let’s try to eliminate the “after”…
So … leave nothing for ‘later’…
Because in always waiting for later, we can lose the best moments,
THE best of opportunities the best experiences, the best friends, the best family…
The day is today … The moment is now…
We are no longer at the age where we can afford to postpone until tomorrow what needs to be done right away.
God’s Kingdom Citizens Chapel (Chapel Of Grace).
Address: 11, Tabernacle Lane, Abule Onilu, Odo-Eran, Bus Stop, Isheri Ogando Express Way, Lagos.
TO BE CONTINUED
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