We all get to have some big days in our lives. On such days, we often think of our achievements as we access the journey so far. For me, such evaluative moments comes up on the eve of my birth anniversary or new year. For a number of years, I always think I wasn’t doing well enough. I blamed myself for the wrong choices I have made and the opportunities I lost. I look at the calendar feeling sorry for myself. I hate to realise that I am behind my plan for life. It hit me hard to discover I haven’t met my deadlines. And all I feel is the glaring guilt of being a time-waster. Amazingly, this doesn’t stop me from fishing out my achieved goals. I also celebrate myself for being strong and winning at some points.
You see, for those opportunities I wasted. Achievements I allowed slipped from me due to lack of time management amongst other reasons. The common conclusion I often come to is “I HAVE WASTED TIME! If you’ve ever thought of your life deeply, you might have adopted that conclusion as well.
Well, Miss Olufunke Ogungbemi taught me otherwise. On her status, she updated, “we sometimes think we waste time, whereas we waste ourselves“. Wow! Sounds unbelievable right? But true. How? The thing is when we set up a time to meet a need and we never do. We waste a part of us which is a resource. It’s not time but “we”. It is our value that is denied expression. If it were time then every other person in the world might be useless at that time as well. But because the fixed gift of 24hours can be used by anyone anywhere then it is not wasted. Contrary to what we’re used to, it is we who get wasted no time.
This is where my testimony comes in, I am not wasting again! I have learnt to dispense value at any time I have the opportunity to. I am a winner, I set my goals and I try my best to achieve it. I express myself, I am doing what I am proud of. I have ceased to lock up. I have stopped checking the time thereafter capitalizing on my failures. Now I wake up every day with the mentality of blessing lives. This is my testimony and I owe it to God.
Dear you, you need to take a firm decision to stop wasting “you”. Stop starving the world of what you can offer. Stand on your feet and make yourself happy. Forget the calendar, work on living life per day. When you understand you are the one wasting and not time. You will do more than you’re currently doing.
Time is used by many others and that’s why we call them the successful people. But they didn’t stop at using time. They used themselves, they give value. You know, you can be wrong using time but you can’t be wrong expressing the “you” God made. It’s never only about time but “you”.
Writer: Faith Kehinde