Spinning wheels

2013 is Jubilee for Kenya yet many of us have not been able to see or realise it yet and we are getting tired. I have wondered over and over about what is really happening and how we will get from where we are to where we need to be in the time we have. So as part of this quest I thought about life and it’s realities despite and in spite of our desires. I have come to some really humbling and personal convictions that I hope to will make a difference for others.

1. It is not the fastest that win the race:

We have been taught to fight for our rights and make sure we win but today I ask…What does it really mean to win? Does it mean to cut off all routes for others? Is it keeping all information to ourselves so others don’t get ahead? Is it being selfish and doing everything in our power to come out ahead? My definition was scuttled because I haven’t really won much this year…at least externally. I have always defined winning as being ahead of the pack and better than my competition. This year I realised that for me to win, I must conquer myself and compete with myself. Ok, let me say it differently… I am one of a kind so I cannot compare myself to others. I have a special reason I am on this earth so my destiny is comparable to none. I have a very special personality so my responses are not comparable to others. In view of this then….for me to win means that I must conquer self and reach my full potential without standing in judgement over others and the path they are taking.


2. Collaboration is key:

We are taught to prove our worth and distrust certain kinds of people or suspect certain actions. While there is a place for all this, we also must realise that we are nothing without the next person. Case in point, I cannot deliver a good even without a whole load of people. I need team members, suppliers, a client and guests. The absence of one of these parties means that the level of achievement is lower. In view of this I have learnt that I cannot dismiss or devalue the impact of each person. I was recently reminded of this when working on a project when one team member lived too far to go home when we were done setting up. It was interesting to watch another team member open up his home to host this young man for a couple of days so he could be safe and work freely. Unless we pull together we cannot achieve half of the calling, impact and things we need to achieve.

3. Friendship counts for something big:

In this walk that is life we need to have some people in our corner to stand with us and walk with us along the way. I don’t mean a series of yes men and women but a team of people who will tell us the truth. I have come to learn that you are not my friend if you agree with everything I say. I have learnt that my friends are allowed to disagree with me and are entitled to their opinions. I may not always take the advice but at least I owe them an opportunity to speak and be heard. As time has passed I have found that there are people who I can trust with my life because they are honest. True friendship is key to success in life.

4. Jesus at the Centre:

As I get to the end I am reminded of a song by Darlene Zschech & Israel Houghton – Jesus at the Centre

Jesus at the centre of it all, Jesus at the centre of it all

From beginning to the end, it will always be

It’s always been You Jesus, Jesus


Nothing else matters, nothing in this world will do

Jesus you’re the centre and everything revolves around You

Jesus you…at the centre of it all


Jesus be the centre of my life, Jesus be the centre of my life

From beginning to the end, it will always be

It’s always been You Jesus, Jesus


Nothing else matters, nothing in this world will do

Jesus You’re the centre and everything revolves around You

Jesus You …at the centre of it all


From my heart to the Heavens, Jesus be the centre

It’s all about You, yes it’s all about You


Today I realised that I am not spinning wheels like I had previously thought. I am moving on at my pace and in light with the purpose set out for my life. No more comparisons to others hence no more spinning wheels.


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