…he shall rise, You can stand up again, you can make it again…
The quotation above which formed the basis of my article this week was captured recently while scrolling through the status of one of the contacts on my WhatsApp account. It was as though the sender could read my mind and understand the plethora of feelings going through it.
Yeah! We have heard the sermon countlessly that we all rise and fall at one point or the other. However, what is never said or told is making an attempt to raise even after the fall. The truth be told, we aren’t perfect. Our frail and mortal nature makes us commit some mistakes which could be of commission or of omission. Nonetheless, how long do we still want to claim ignorant and remain in our fallen state?You see, there is no need trying to pass the buck as to who is responsible for our fall or rise. We are responsible to and for ourselves. Passing the buck or trying to heap the blame on someone for our fall would tantamount to a waste of time. Our fall, failure or mistake could come in different dimensions. We could experience a fall in school, at our place of work or probably in a Business. Notwithstanding, If we don’t rise up early, we will be forced to believing that our present status is our final destination sooner or later.
Do you know that we are constantly engaging ourselves in a race with the past, the present and the future? These three phases of life and time tell how easy or difficult your life will be. If you fall and remain in that state, your past will take over immediately making you forget the prospects of the future.On the other hand, if you rise up immediately, the past won’t be able to catch up with you and you will be travelling speedily towards meeting the set goals and objectives you have outlined for the future.
A refusal to rise is conceding defeat.
In addition, a refusal to rise is to be a prisoner of the past. It is to be a victim rather than a victor. It is to give up when in reality we have all it takes to make it and achieve success, it is to take a break when it is not necessary.Don’t give up! You have what it takes to make it, you are a winner.
Even though I fall, I am determined to rise up and walk. How about you?
Writer: Momoh, Emmanuel Omeiza