Opinion

You are not playing a loser’s game in life

By Ngor Khot Garang
I still belong to the school of thought that no one was doomed to remain a failure for the rest of his/her. We are the products of clean hands and anyone alive has every right to succeed in life. Let me tell you if you still doubt. You may wonder irrationally why you should have to pass through this or that. Why do I have to fail in anything I put my hand on? Why did God create me in this poverty-stricken family if I were meant for greater things in life? I have tried to start a small business but failure was all to behold,where do I fall in the race? You ponder why you are here?
I think I am a failure lagging behind the shadows of victors because I have no one to support me achieve my dreams, because I’m physically handicapped. I was born by parents who could not by any means manage to send me to school. These are the thoughts that we carry when we are confronted with a lot of difficulties that make us think like there is no need to be hopeful. But that is more than what I think about you. Listen, just before you were born, the time when the clay was not yet worked on-the clay on which you were created. The celestial skies decided what day and time you would arrive on this earth. It was even decided that who would be the carrier and what his/her position would be in life.
This is a clear indication that there is a reason to be proud of who you are and accept things the way they are. God cannot waste His time and energy to create you and leave you just like that. That’s not true at all. Get me right, I don’t mean you should sit down there waiting for God to perform miracles. You have to join the race and play your part in the game of life. That’s the reason why you were created; you were not created for nothing, if you are a school boy/girl don’t let your self be surmounted by every ounce of challenge you face on your way, something great is going to happen in your life.
The same thing, if you have been looking for a good job and can’t find one, don’t go home and start playing dominoes just because you can’t find work. That’s a sure way of accepting failure. Do something even if you feel ashamed of it because people take it as something odd or useless, that does not concern you provided you get money from doing it. Who knows that is the channel of your success? Do not be discouraged by people’s perception about you or what you do. You will not feel the tooth of criticism when you know what you’re doing. Just take for instances, Joseph was a carpenter who later became a father of a son that was ransomed to save humanity from its woes. When he was a carpenter, did he know something like this was going to happen? Did he know that he was destined to be the father of a child who will bear the burdens of humanity? I think not. Joseph was just an ordinary person like you but God paid him for his efforts because he was fond of cutting timbers not because he loves it but there was nothing he could do to survive other than messing with seesaw and timber. This shows that God cannot create you for no reason or just to be a failure in your life.
You have to make things happen, who knows you might be as lucky as Joseph. Don’t mistake me for this. I am not saying Mary is going to give birth to another baby Jesus. That’s not what I mean, what I am trying to say is that you have been born to turn things around, to break the chain of poverty and hopelessness. To be a pride to your parents,community and the whole world. Who knows what the future holds for you? Don’t be afraid, your future is foreseeable, just follow the steps, make the right choices for yourself, there is nothing-absolutely difficult in this world if you believe that you area divine creature. You have a part to play in the race and you are not a loser. Make up your mind and erase that feeling that I did not fit in this shoe. I am not capable,I am not gifted, I don’t have the playing shoes. Don’t think this way, don’t be in uncomfortable situations. Strive to be a success in anything you do.

The writer is a high school student. He can be reached viangorjacob7@gmail.com or mobile: 0925405723

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