I love poetry, so it just
seemed right that I began this with a poem which summaries how a young man found
himself in a new profession and how the love for it has led him on a journey to
learn more so he can give out his best.
There is a saying that says
do not make the place where you fell, your sleeping place. Life is not a
straight path but rather an undulating field with its twists and turns.
Just like any other young man, this man thought he was starting his dream career when shortly after school he got a job at a firm in a sector he had always wanted to be in.
Everything seems to be going
well only for him to lose his job as a result of some inexplicable
circumstances. He believed his world was coming to end.
Then he put himself together
made some few calls and seeking some advice, decided to embark on a journey to
another land to start all over again.
You see, you must not wallow in despair when things don’t go as planned. Do you love the lord? If you do, then this is what he says- that all things work together for good for them that love the lord and are called according to his purpose.
That failed interview, that
broken heart, that lost money and so on and so forth can and will work out for
good if you can put yourself together, draw some lessons from that bad
experience, shake the dust off yourself, seek some good counsel and use your
setback as a springboard to greater heights and new opportunities.
Arriving in this new place
that will become home to him, he found a job he had no prior experience in
expect watching his grandmother and aunties. This was a job that he never
imagined he will find himself doing talk less of enjoying it.
He decided to learn more about this new job that is sustaining him and add more value to himself so he can benefit more from it whiles having a maximum impact on those around him.
What’s your Gold?
The gold you are waiting for
may be that trade you look down on with disdain. It might be that job opening
you think is not meant for people like you. Sometimes all you just have to do
is to embrace a new adventure and you might just find your love and goldmine.
And when you do find that gold, go on a journey to learn about it. Your knowledge about it will help you walk in the wisdom that will make your profiting known to all. Written by:AFROSAGES Kodjoe Kafui