CHASING THE WIND

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic

AN article that looks at life the way it is, sumarirising life as chasing the wind and sugesting solutions to this mystry.



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Last year, I stood in front of the mirror to observe how suiting my New Year day outfit was on me and something took my attention. My face had changed from the last time I measured a New Year outfit. My face was older, more beards on my face and when I twisted my face I saw lines on my forehead. At first I was motionless and speechless. I hadn’t even taken notice of how fast time was flying until then. This incident gave me a little time to reflect about my self0.

A year had passed by quite unnoticed to me. I will confess that academically I had risen up the ladder with a new certificate on to my profile but what was bothering me was not what I had amassed academically. It was the essence of life that got my heard pondering. There were certain things which at first were quite unreachable to me and I had affirmed that when I will get these things I would be the happiest person in the world. When I first get each of these things, it makes me quite happy but with a little passage of time, this things loose their worth and value in my eyes and I begin searching for the next and estimating that it would make me the happiest person and when I get there, it is just the something. I discover that these things were not actually extraordinary the way I had spent my life thinking that they were.

There are still a lot of things that I wish to attain, but at the moment I was looking at my aging  face in the mirror, I came to understand that these things will not give me the eternal or permanent satisfaction which I am looking in them. How ever I still aim at attaining them. The words of the wisest man who has ever lived came in to my heard. That is, the words of King Solomon in the holy book where he said that “life is like chasing the wind” (Ecclesiastes chapter one and two). If a king of that caliber who could get what so ever he wanted, eat what so ever he wanted, dress  in what so ever he wanted and go to where so ever he wanted without restrictions, (considering the fact that he was the richest and wisest king Israel had ever seen) then for me to make the same comparism would be elevating of the things of life.

If you patiently browse through the potion I have indicated above, you will discover what I am talking about. King Solomon as a philosopher observed that life is useless, round and characterized by weariness, ears can never hear enough to be satisfied, and eyes can never see enough to be satisfied.  King Solomon determined to learn the difference between wisdom and foolishness, wisdom and madness but to him, all was chasing the wind. He summarized his success that is all the gold and silver he had amassed, all the slaves he had, animals, mansions he built and all the wealth he had at his disposal and called them all meaningless. Even his greatness was meaningless to him. He underscored the fact that no matter how much you amass on earth you will have to die and leave it someday. He then recognized that all depends on God.

It was at this moment that I understood that I had been chasing the wind and time had been winding away. I equally came to understand that in life it is necessary to work hard and to succeed at what so ever level you find your self, but that giving ones trust to the things of life and worshiping them would be chasing the wind because today you look at something in owe, and tomorrow you are throwing it in to the dust beam.

It is another new year and even if I have understood life better, I know that nothing that is resided in this would permanently contain permanent satisfaction. I have looked further and I have found a treasure that assures you of a hope of permanent satisfaction in the life after; Jesus Christ. Recognizing that he is God, accepting him and giving your life to him assures you of permanent satisfaction in the life after. As the great philosopher Socrates once said “Man, know  thy self and thou shall be wise”, I have known myself and given my life to Jesus. I throw the ball in to your court dear reader. Accepting Jesus is the only decision I have never regretted in my life. If you truly want to accept him, and know more, you can contact a man of God in a local church where God is praised, or you can write to me for further information.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND A PROSPEROUS, AND MEANINGFULL NEW YEAR IN ADVANCE.


Submitted: December 22, 2010

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