Day 82: It’s Not Always About The Rat Race

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From travelinglight.ca

Genesis 25:27 (KJV) …Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

It is truly agreeable that one must literally be on ones toes to catch up with the pace of things these days. 

As a matter of fact, Paul Ulasien rightly wrote in this regard when he mentioned in his book “The Corporate Rat Race: The Rats Are Winning” that “No matter what you do in the rat race, success is not certain but if you do nothing, failure is.”

How true!

However, it is wise to also understand that we don’t have to live on the fast lane all off the time!

There is a time to join in the rat race but there is also a time to slow down to consider alternative routes…

There is a time to go all out, but there should also be a time to retreat for a review of better options and roads less travelled.

It’s alright to sweat it out. However, wisdom is the ability to discern that there is always a less ‘stressful’ (but hidden) way to get more tangible result.

There is a time to join in the rat race but there is also a time to slow down to consider alternative routes… a time to retreat for a review of better options and roads less travelled.

Nevertheless, gold is never found rat racing on the surface- only by staying put and digging really deep!

For instance, there is this real life example of two men who found themselves in a certain contest.

One depended solely on a limited resource – his muscles, which could only take him thus far, just one pace at a time.

The other however, depended on something hidden, yet superior, and by which men scale (and even conquer) territories without having to move one single inch!

To be continued…

Continues in Hardship Does Not Guarantee Success.

Prayer:

Thank You Lord for showing me that while it is good to be up and doing, one does not have to live on the fast lane all of the time. Please let Your breath give me inspiration- one so great as to rake me beyond the limitations of my efforts and (in)abilities. Amen.

Funmi Adebayo © 2015

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