I was young and foolish and caught up with the world. Indulging in whatever that served as pleasure, life was ‘Hakuna Matata’. No worries for the rest of my life. I was just going with the flow and not have to worry about consequences in life. How cool can that be? Little did I know God was watching over me. I always have God at the back of my mind but somehow I was not concerned with Godly things. Life was a rollercoaster ride of fun. I had my ambitions too but one that was strived to be on top of the world. One that can make most parents proud and make your friends goes green with envy. One filled with diamonds, fancy things, glitz and fame.
On the surface, everything seemed glamorous and exciting but however deep inside, my soul was rotting. It was far from Hakuna Matata. I would worry about what people think and when was the next big happening thing or what I should wear to the party of the night. I worried over petty and meaningless agendas and I was on the road to damnation. I knew it and sensed it but too blinded by the ‘pretty things’ of the young party life, I chose to ignore a lot of ‘warnings’. I never knew true peace but I am glad of prayerful warriors around me who prayed and interceded for me non-stop.
A series of events took place and shook my world built of empty treasures answering the prayers of my inner soul and those who wished to bring me closer to God. I started on my journey home to who I am supposed to be. I gave up a lot of pursuits to come closer to who I am meant to be. I am still on a journey and am still discovering and re-discovering the purpose of my life. I still fall again and again but I never give up. One thing I am certain for sure. I am a royal heir, the daughter of a King; not just a normal King but the King of Heaven and Earth. So are you. Do not give up your birth rights for temporary gems that will rot.
Do not live your life without a purpose. Do not live your life chasing after honour and fame because that will never last. Instead, strive for a kingdom that will last for eternity.
I am still living with the motto of Hakuna Matata but it takes on a whole new level. I need no worries for the rest of my life because I know a Father who cares and takes care of me. I need not chase to be someone because I am already someone in His eyes. He will provide and He will show me the way to be all that I am meant to be; no more and no less.
Do you find your life empty and you live life hopping from one ‘happiness’ to another ‘happiness’ but nothing seems to last forever? Come back to your Father. Tell God you are tired and ask Him to show you. You will be amazed at what lies in front of you if you surrender yourself to God and let Him direct your paths. Ephesians 3:20 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…”
You don’t know how to come out from the dark hole you are stuck in? Cry out to God and He will answer you. Read Psalm 107.
I want to leave a poem here for you to think about. It’s something I have written few years back. Give it some thought.
Many hearts are led astray,
Burning with passion for the wrong desires,
Why are you yearning for things that sway?
Why are you longing for temporary pleasures?
Many hearts are trapped in darkness,
Disillusioned with fake gold and glitter,
Why are you blinded by all things glamorous?
Why are you seduced by eyes that flutter?
Many hearts are covered with cobweb and dust,
Spinning around, choked and lost in a maze,
Why are you chasing dreams that don’t last?
Why are you circling yourself in a daze?
Many hearts are hidden by a thick fog,
Forgotten and locked away from livelihood,
Why do you let yourself tied down to a bog?
Why do you chain yourself to hell’s neighbourhood?
Why, my dear…
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth,
Where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matt 6:19-21)