Saturday, 1 May 2021

LIFE IS ECONOMICS

 


I was thinking this morning.... about life again. It's no longer news that India that was producing Covid vaccine for the world and making huge profits has become the epicentre of Covid-19 with thousands dying daily. That's a big loss. Back home, Nigeria that we all thought was making progress against Boko Haram early in the life of this administration has become the playground of terrorists placing the nation next only to Afghanistan and Yemen. The killings in the north, south, east and west is simply mind numbing. It seems there is a battle between evil and good for the soul of Nigeria. As I considered it deeply I remembered a saying I heard recently that 'Life is economics - A natural system of profit and loss.'


I still had this thought in my head when I returned home last Monday to read about the sudden death of the vice chairman of our Estate Association. It was a shocking and painful loss because he was part of the association's meeting two days earlier and even gave the closing remarks. He was a man of peace and a bridge builder. We appreciated his volunteering to serve as great gain for the estate and were still celebrating him when he died. What a loss! As I reflected on this, I shook my head and agreed with the saying that 'Life is economics - A natural system of profit and loss.'

'Is life really economics?' In my sojourn on earth to date, I have enjoyed seasons of profits but have also had a fair share of losses. I did School certificate exams and my results were seized for a season while others were released. I wanted to study Medicine, but fell short and ended up with Microbiology. On graduation, I applied to and did multiple interviews with multinational organisations but no luck. I ended up as a contract staff for 10 years. Many other losses came but the profits defined my life. Truly, 'Life is economics - A natural system of profit and loss.'

Yes, we lose some and gain some. The losses humble us and teach us a lesson or two about life. Losses may also be God's way of keeping us on the right path. However, our prayer is that we do not experience an irreversible loss or a loss that swallows up the gains and defines the rest of our life. Yes, life is natural system of profit and loss, but sometimes you have to lose one thing to gain something better. Even death sometimes could be gainful. Philippians 1:21 says 'For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.' Let the profits define your life and not the losses.

Stay hopeful. God's got your back.

Happy Sunday. Adieu Pastor Bolaji. 

......Just the thoughts of a certain Wey Mey

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