The Journey is So Short!


A young lady sat in public transport. An elderly grumpy lady came and sat by her as she bumped into her with her numerous bags. The other neighbor got upset, asking the young lady why she did not protest and insist on her rights. She responded with a smile: “It is not necessary to be rude or argue over something so insignificant! I’ll alight at the next stop; our journey together is so short,” replied the young lady.

Here’s a response which deserves to be written in GOLDEN letters in our daily behaviours and everywhere:

“It is not necessary to argue over something so insignificant. Our journey together is so short!”

This keeps touching my heart and sets me thinking.

If only everyone would realize that our passage down here has such a short duration and that to darken it with quarrels, futile arguments, unforgiveness, ungratefulness and bad attitudes would be a waste of time and energy!

Did someone break your heart? Be calm, the journey is so short!!

Did someone betray, bully, cheat or humiliate you? Be calm, forgive, the journey is so short!!

Whatever penalty anyone serves us, let’s remember that the journey TOGETHER is so short…

Let us therefore be filled with gratitude and sweetness.

Sweetness is a virtue never likened to bad character or cowardice, but better likened to greatness!

Our journey together down here is really short and cannot be reversed… No one knows the duration of his/her journey!!

Even Methuselah, the man who lived on earth eventually got to his bus stop and alighted from the bus!

Two years ago, a well known Minister of God, Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife Ruth Munroe, together with Pastor Richard Pinder, Pastors Lavard and Rudel Parks and their two children took off from Bahamas going for a crusade; none of them got to the crusade ground. They all got to their last bus stop and all alighted in a plane crash!

As we wake up to see each daylight, millions of people – young, old, mid-aged – somehow get to their respective bus stops and must alight.

We all pray to live long. And I pray for you reading this post, that you shall live long and fulfill God’s purpose for you on earth in Jesus’ name, Amen. But REMEMBER, the journey is so short. No one knows when they will get to their last bus stop where they will have to alight!

Meditate on this, my brethren. The journey is so short, and 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, or 150 years all start with one day.

We surely know how many years we have spent, but do you know how many more you have to spend – 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 99 year(s), or months, or weeks, or even days, hours, minutes or seconds?

The journey is so short.

Therefore, cherish and hold on to friends, family and the people around you!

Be calm,
be respectful,
be kind, and be thankful.
Love God; hold no offence!!
Be Forgiving!!
The journey is so short!

No matter what anyone has done to hurt you, always remember that “it is so insignificant.” Be quick to forgive. Hold no grudge; the journey is so short.

Never forget that however long we pray to live, the journey down here is so so short!!

Everyone will account one day. Therefore make each day count.

God bless us all! Be a blessing.


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