Since we spend the whole of our weekdays in the office and in
traffic, we leave normal human activities till the weekend. I decided to visit
the food market; it’s been a long time that I visited the market. I was taken
deep into the market; the farther we went, the messier it was. I had no choice
I am in the market place. I had to manage, however managing the situation is
for a brief period.
We wanted to share a bag of a staple food item; other interested
people were being called to share with us. I was assigned to waiting for the
sharing to start while the person that we went to the market together went to
buy other items because dusk was drawing close to us. We anticipated the last
person to come, however the person came at last.
The market happened to be open, the stock of the traders was
closely knitted but everyone could identify his or her stock. Remember, it is a
water-logged market. I stood waiting, traders who own other stocks would walk
carelessly since they were in boots, they keep splashing the muddy water on me,
I could not talk, and the effect was much more because I was in knickers.
I felt bad, I felt irritated, and I kept mute but learnt some
1. Don’t be static: Never be static in life; those who are moving
will keep progressing while you are on the same spot.
2. Insult accompanies stagnation: If you are stagnant or in a static position,
insults will beam heavily on you once you are static.
3. You will become a dumping ground: There is no task that people won’t assign to
you if you are static.
4. It makes you idle and unproductive: Once you don’t move, you are idling away your
life, unproductive either for yourself or others and ultimately redundant.
5. Time gets wasted: When you are static, you will waste a lot of
time on the same thing, you will stand on the same point and both time and life
Why not leave this static point? Let me make you see reasons to
leave this static point:
A. The Master will demand for an account: Matthew 25:14-26. The parable of
talents makes us know that we would account for everything that the Master has
committed into our care. So why waste away when the Lord has given you all to
make your life productive.
B. Idling characters and traits: Matthew 12:36 says ‘every idle word that men
shall speak, they shall give account thereof’. It is in a state of being idle
that we have idle chatters around. You will give account of it.
C. Diligence: The word ‘diligence’ was used in the Bible
fifty-one (51) times, you are expected to be diligent all your days on earth.
If you are diligent enough, you won’t be on the same spot.
D. Accomplishment: if you want to be accomplished in life, set
priorities right, be passion-filled and ultimately you will stand before Kings
and no mean men. Proverbs 22:29
E. Others depend on your progress: How would you make others know that you are an
Ambassador of Master Jesus? How would you show others the way if you are not
progressing? How would be a good example (1 Tim 4:12) as instructed by Paul to
Timothy? Others depend on you; let your light to shine.
F. It is a natural thing:
It is natural to get tired of being static. Remember the children of the
Apostles in the Bible (2 Kings 6:1). They got tired of squeezing themselves up
in a corner, then they sort for expansion. They made an attempt to get out of
that same spot.
G. There would be help: Static
people never get helped; it shows that the person is complacent and nonchalant.
If you are making progress and you encounter a problem, you will get helped. (2
Kings 6: 5-7).
My people, the challenge unto us is to move on in all aspects of
life and we would never regret we did so, remember, Christ in you is the Hope
of Glory Colossians 1:27
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