Life can change in an instant

By: Ngor Khot Garang

There is absolutely nothing more apparent than the future that awaits those who are willing to pay for it.

In the words of a renowned French writer, Albert Camus who once said “real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present”. I became aware of the great future that we obliviously destroy doing insubstantial things.

When I read the quote, I was greatly challenged and ridiculed because I was not making the best use of the little time I have. But I realize one bitter truth and that is to “give your best for a better tomorrow even when it hurts”.

How many of us are willing to pay the price and all it takes to make tomorrow more peaceful and more comfortable than today? Who won’t be happy to see a better world for his/her children?

If 100 people or more on the streets of Juba were asked what they want out of life, their answers would be the same. ‘Good life’ is what they would say.

But am sorry.  That won’t come on a silver platter.  We have to be willing to fight for what we want out of life and live every moment as if it was our last.

Nothing is free in life and that is a sad truth.  You will have to go through a lot of pain, hardships and failure after failure to get what you want.

No bargain and absolutely no forgiveness.  Life gives back depending on the price we have paid but paying the price is never going to be easy if you don’t believe in yourself. Success as the primary goal of everyone starts with a simple belief and that belief is what drives you and provoke you to do your best.

Did you ever come across a man/woman driving a nice car and has a beautiful house whose life was a disaster some ten years ago?  If you haven’t, you will meet and many questions will begin to flood your mind.

Questions like ‘how did she, whose school fee was covered by a neighbor manage to change the story within this short span of time?  She might be a ritualist who makes money through human sacrifice.

But those negative thoughts are far from the truth. If someone asks you today how you see yourself in ten years from now, would you tell that person you would remain the same. Of course no!

Every human being has the desire to see something new in their life and this means that those who made it from scratch weren’t favored by the goddess of luck or any supernatural occurrence.

They were compelled by the desire to change their lives and that changed everything. Don’t let me sugarcoat anything here  but if your life is not what you want it to be, you have to be willing to make sacrifices and that means you won’t move from one easy world to another.

You will meet sickness, failures, rejection, challenges and people who will wish to drag you down but you will have to pull up your socks and keep going.

Nobody has the right to alter your future.  You have the master key that unlocks every door that leads to your destiny. It doesn’t matter how many doors have been slammed before your face, many keep opening as you push along and you deserve even more.

Don’t give up after one or a hundred failures and if nobody loves you. Don’t hate yourself.

Nobody is here by mistake or accident.  Even when one of your eyes, ears, hands or legs is missing. You have to be aware that you are just the person God wanted to create and you are unique just the way you are.

In bad days, expect something better and believe that life can and will surely change. Go on today and celebrate your life even when you have tears in your eyes because I believe some people who have had disadvantages as you went on to achieve greater things and this means you too can do that.

You are a blessing to your own world and you were not created to please everyone,  you have to go ahead with the few who believe in you and mindless about the rest and it won’t take long before you witness drastic change in your life.

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