Do you ever feel frustrated by unachieved dreams?
Sometimes I feel I am there. Staring at your dream which is still in the sky and wondering how to get there, despite having everything within your power to achieve them.
That’s when I came across a tiny magazine called Inspirational Quote which displayed on its cover the title of this post :
A jug fills drop by drop.
It points towards the need for consistency and sustained effort towards your dreams. We are living in a world that glorifies 19-year-olds like Kylian Mbappe. The boy is only 19 and look, he’s playing superbly in the world cup for France! What are you doing?
I have been advised before that it does not work to ask yourself that question in comparison. My life is meant for a different dream and has a different trajectory. I am not Mbappe and at the most what we have in common is that our names begin with M.
However, I can’t be left off the hook. I am accountable to what God has entrusted me with. I am called to make use and bring returns, just as the parable of talents reveal to us.
What we need is life-editing. Sitting down and taking stock of where I am going and how fast. If I am slow, then I need to check whether that is the optimal speed to travel. Each terrain requires us to manoeuver our vehicle in a way that would ensure safety and stability. That probably is the same with life.
Yet, you could keep moving. Or move as soon as you can. Going back to the analogy of the drop, we can say, as long as the drop is falling into the jug, that’s enough. But if you take the jug away and set it aside, you will not be able to fill it.
So make sure the drop falls in the jug and over time it will be filled.
One step towards your dream each day. That’s all it takes.