Written by: Venice Anne D. Avendaño
If I ask you what life is, how would you answer it? Are you living a meaningful life? What can you see in this world? Do you know why you are here? I think it’s always a matter of good and bad things. I do not intend to frustrate your intellectual reasoning for these questions, but I just want you to contemplate. There were moments in my life that I asked those questions to myself and a lot more to that actually – like I’m in distraught that I do not know of who I really am. Life is so broad in view and we can denote it in our own ways because we live our lives differently.
We all know that life is a journey and every people have their own choices of how they want to live their lives. To be honest, I am curious about it and it catches my attention and interest whenever I read real life stories of someone else especially those successful ones and hearing inspirational addresses or testimony. It makes me feel motivated. One thing I’ve learned is that successful people are built in their failures.
Life is tough isn’t it? Aren’t you feeling tired waking up each day and do the things that are add-less works? It means routinely doing things – sometimes more, sometimes less. In all your deeds, to whom you spend your life? Have you ever asked yourself a lot of questions but still can’t find an answer? What drives you to keep on going?
Each of us has different perspectives and answers to life questions but I want to share my insights regarding the top three reasons to win in life.
JESUS. Jesus is Hope. He died so that we may live and we need Him for us to carry on. Let us admit that we cannot do things without His works and favor upon us. We cannot make life on our own and we can only find our identity in Christ. Through Him, we are designed to win and be victorious in life.
PEOPLE. We cannot be where we are without the people around us. “No man is an island.” This is an aphorism I first heard from my father and I agree with it. Humanity was shaped in fellowship and life is about meeting people. We need one another in our journey. When we stumble and there’s a sense that we tend to give up, there were someone that can help us in every situation and it is our decision to trust. VISION. Our dreams can be our vision. Proverbs 29:18 says: Where there is no vision, the people perish. Make big dreams and start to act on it. Let us keep our vision always in front of us.
Stephen R. Covey once wrote in his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, “We must look at the lens through we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.” What we see in our naked eye is temporary. So let us learn to open our eyes and see what lies beyond every situation.
There are many reasons that we can consider in winning and this can serve as our motivation to keep going. We continue living for there is Jesus, there are people around that can also motivate us and because we hope that someday our desires and goals will be fulfilled.