He staggered at every step he took. He could barely walk upright because age was not on his side. He was weak, fragile, tired, unkempt and famished, probably, he should have been at home resting or on vacation with his grandchildren but he was out here, in the heart of the city, under the scorching heat of the sun fending for himself. Not that he wouldn’t love to be at home but that was not an option else he would starve to death. I had to ask myself over and over again, what was he doing when he was young and had the strength to do any kind of job? What did he do with all the opportunities, connections and the money he had? May be he was one of those made to believe that you can actually eat your cake and have it back. Then I said to myself what I’m about to tell you “now is the time” when you are still young, when you are still beautiful, when you still have strength, when you still have time, when it is still early and when it is still day. Not when age is not on your side, nor when it is late and dark, nor when you are too tired to do anything.
Now is the time to go to school, now is the time to study, now is the time to work hard, now is the time to save and invest, now is the time to get married, now is the time to take a step, make a move and to serve God. Don’t be deceive, a time will come when strength will fail, beauty will fade and passion will faint, a time you won’t enjoy going to school, a time when getting married is close to impossible, a time no one will be willing to employ you as a staff and a time you can’t do what you want to do how you want to do it because there is time for everything. A time to go to school, a time to prepare and to work, so work when it is time, go to school, get married, invest and pray when it is time. There will always be time but it will never be enough for us to do everything we want to do, so success in life is tie to finding the time to do what you have to.
The big question now is what are you doing now? Not what you will do later or what you had done. Because it is either you are doing what should be done or what should not be done [what should have been done or what will be done]. Today is the most important day in life and not the day you were born neither the day you will died. And now is the most important moment in life, not moment before or moment after. So what are you doing now that you are young? What are you doing now there is still strength? What are you doing now that you are still beautiful? Now that it is still early, now that it is still day, now that you still have time. Look around and you will see a lot of people, who wants to go to school now, wants to work now and wants to be 16 years old now but age is not on their side. They may have reasons why time is not on their side but the truth remains, if at a certain age you have not done certain things in life you have definitely altered something about your life. So Find out what time of your life is this so that time will not pass you by. Start that business now, pursue your career now, invest now, make that move now and take that step now, don’t wait for a perfect time, there could be no perfect time than now because 2 years, 3 years or 10 years from now you should be enjoying the fruit of your labour but it actually begins when you do what you have to do when it has to be done. Don’t be like that father we heard of, who graduated the same day with his son. To many he achieved a feat but everything is actually beautiful at its time except it’s a miracle. Therefore don’t wait till tomorrow to do what should be done today because tomorrow has its own task so worry first about the money, the connections and the opportunities you have today before worrying about anything that has to do with tomorrow.
At a Glance
- Now is the time to know your best, do your best and be your best
- Tomorrow might be better than today but today is the best time to live
- If you can’t tell what you are doing with your life today, age will run faster than you
- The best time to do something is when it can be done and the best time for you to do something is when you can do it
- Forget about what can be done tomorrow and do what can be done today.
- When you know what time of your life it is, you will know what you have to do