March is gone with the winds!! What an incredible month it was.We grew as a TEAM and also as individuals within the TEAM.We seem to be understanding each other a little bit more as the days slowly turn into weeks and months,then years.I can hardly believe we’ve been doing this for 4 years and seven months! My oh my!! How time flies! I wonder WHERE we will all be 4 yrs from today? I wonder WHAT we will be doing 4 years from today? I wonder WHO will be in our lives 4 years from today….and sometimes I wonder IF we will be around 4 years from today?
I woke up to a strange feeling this morning! We lost a friend last week in Houston….car accident! He died on the spot! He was only 39!Married with 2 kids! He was so full of life and preparing to celebrate his 40th in style! My cousin said he was getting ready to “put Houston on the map”….he left a party at 4:00am,sent his wife a text to say that he was coming home! But God had a radically different plan for him!He was just a few minutes away from the ULTIMATE call! He crashed 5mins from home…and died on the spot….and left a community around the world speechless and in shock, for he was well loved!
As all roads lead to MD this week-end for his funeral,and as I prepare to head to Bowie for a choir rehearsal,I can’t help but to wonder what this thing called life is all about!It’s funny how death gets our attention, and keeps us locked into it’s firm grip……reminding us of the fact that we are NOT in control like we think we are!God is in control!
I know that! I understand that! But WHY do I(we) seem to forget this simple fact so often? Five times before I have been rudely reminded of this fact! But then, time always heals ALL wounds and I soon went back to my ways! But today is different! I woke up this morning thinking about Stella,uncle Charles,daddy Ngonga,ma Vero & Perps! And as these tears roll down,almost blurring my vision, I wonder how this week-end will play out…with Abongwa in a casket! After Stella, I became scared of seeing anyone close to me laying in state!I’d rather stand in the back of the room…it took ALOT of courage to view Perps! and the image is still VIVID in my mind’s eye!!! Today,however,I worry for different reasons…If this week-end was all about me…..WHAT will my EULOGY be about? WHO will bear the burden of delivering that EULOGY? HOW will my loved ones remember me? Will the world take notice of my passing?Will anybody’s life have been impacted because I lived?
As I thought about these things,it suddenly dawned on me that I am NOT in control! I have only been given some time to be here.That time is running out,and I need to die to myself so that my purpose of being here will be made obvious to me.I want to fulfill my purpose so that when I receive the ULTIMATE call, my living will not have been in vain.
How about you?What will you do this month to get closer to your destiny?What have you been putting off for so long that needs attending to RIGHT NOW! WHAT needs to change within you that will UNLOCK your unlimited potential and bring you closer to your purpose?WHAT skill do you need to learn that will make you a better person to those around you?WHO have you been ignoring that holds the KEYs to your future? IF today was your last day on earth,HOW will you be remembered?As someone who only cared about self or as one who impacted the lives around him/her to the BEST of your ability?
May God bless you this month as you ponder upon these things.May His grace shine upon you and your businesses this month.