Don't Settle - Ugochi Oritsejolomisan
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Don’t Settle


Don’t Settle

Whenever we are planning to go on a long journey, I always campaign for stopover flights. I like to transit if possible somewhere between where we take off from and where we are headed. I usually like the ease it gives me to really stretch my legs. I love to stretch my legs, look around the airport, and of course the duty free stores, and just play around for a bit before completing the journey.
But no matter how hard I campaign for a break in the journey, my husband strongly believes we should face the long trip and get it over with once and for all. The break only prolongs the journey he says; he wants us to arrive our destination and take a proper rest instead of the short breaks in between. I always end up agreeing with him, I want to take a short break and also arrive our destination in good time, but I cannot eat my cake and have it can I?

This article is not so much about traveling, but it bothers more of being in transit. Few times I have been favored for us to have a must break in our travels and those few times I made the most of.
Those times however, I did not unpack my bags, rent a room, go about the city, get a job, and start acting like one who resided in the transit city we were in. It would have been senseless to forget that the place I was is not my final destination, and I relax to the point where I miss my flight and get stuck in a place I was not supposed to be, even if for a few minutes, hours or days. It would not be a pleasant thing; it would give me a strange sense of loss because my family is not there…

Our stay here is transient and we must not settle down here as if, this is our final destination. If we loose sight of the fact that we are only passing through this present earth we might end up missing our right final destination. It is true we are here and we must make the most of our time here.
But we must also live like we understand that though we are here right now we do not belong here and we should live differently than those who belong here. We belong to another country, a country whose governing laws are quite different from this transient country. We must maintain and retain the culture and practice of our native land, loosing these will make us unfit to enter into our homeland when the time comes.
We have a written constitution very much available to everyone who is interested in knowing, hence we have no excuse, and we cannot say we didn’t know or we forgot. We must look into our constitution daily and know it deep down in our hearts so that we do not render ourselves unfit for our Home Land. We must refuse to settle in a transit country and loose entry into our Home Land.

They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. John 17:16

And be not conformed to this world… Romans 12:2

Have you settled in this transient country?
Do you live like you know you do not belong here?
Do you practice the culture of The Kingdom Of God- your final destination?

© 2013 Teshuva

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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

  • Lahyorz
    Posted at 19:36h, 03 October

    How right you are! It is so easy to be distracted by all that surrounds us and be swallowed up by the very things we should be fighting against. Thanks for the reminder! Stay blessed!

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 21:26h, 03 October

      Praise God sis, thanks for coming by. Have a super blessed weekend!

  • Abiola
    Posted at 07:51h, 29 September

    We should really keep this in mind every waking moment, more so when happenings around us scream of the looming end to our journey.

    Have a beautiful day in His presence.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 14:10h, 30 September

      We should my sister, God help us all! Thanks a lot for coming by and sharing your thoughts, have a super blessed week!

  • Esther Onimisi
    Posted at 09:38h, 27 September

    Bless you ma. This is so true and it touches my heart really deep. We tend to forget don’t we? This post makes me realise that I must carry this attitude (don’t settle) with me always. It is not enough to know but to know it well. Thank you ma for this timely reminder. Have a great day.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 10:02h, 27 September

      Thanks ma! We really need to keep it in mind. I appreciate your coming by, do have a super blessed day ma!

  • bettyl
    Posted at 03:19h, 27 September

    I often sing to myself an old song I learned in church many years ago, ‘This world is not my home, I’m just passing through. My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue…’

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 10:03h, 27 September

      Very great song to remind us Bettyl.
      Thanks a lot for coming by and leaving your note, do have a super blessed day!

  • Debby
    Posted at 21:58h, 26 September

    Looking unto Jesus the authour and d finisher of our faith…

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 10:05h, 27 September

      Amen! We should always keep this in mind.Thanks Debby, for coming by and leaving a your note.