There is a tendency to think that anyone who writes a blog, a column in a syndicated newspaper or a best-selling book has it all figured out. Don’t be fooled. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are all works in progress and we are all learning. We are all on a journey.  The problem exists when we don’t appreciate our own individual journeys. Where do you stand? Do you love your own journey?

From time to time, I’ve been confronted with certain seasons in life where I’ve had to ask myself questions. To say it another way, those seasons have been ones where life has presented me with more questions than answers. Realities change and nothing stays the same. Some of the questions that come my way: What is a real man? Am I fully living the way I was meant to? What about all the things I always said I wanted to do? If I don’t do them now, then when? What do I fight for and what do I ignore? As a result of all these questions, I’m observing more, speaking less. I’m watching and taking mental notes but also being vigilant lest I become academic about life and yet watch it pass me by. It’s all part of loving one’s own journey.

Your journey is unique and it is different. Our stories are not the same. So don’t let someone who is unhappy about his or her own journey pull you down. Don’t allow someone else’s ‘issues’ to rob you of your joy. God didn’t make a mistake when He made you as you are. People in the world may label you according to their own fears, doubts & insecurities. They may call you all kinds of things – too dark, too short, too emotional, overconfident, proud or anything that suits them. Do yourself a big favor – as my friends in West Africa say, “don’t mind them”. As long as you are sincere in what you are doing and your heart is pure about who you are, keep walking tall and unapologetic.

Be comfortable in being you and love your journey. God is supremely wise and knows why He made you the way you are. If you want to know about God and how you can have a genuine and deep connection with Him, click on the banner below.

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