Monday, September 12, 2016

A Sting in the Ring!

It is generally acceptable for one to be startled when sting by animate or inanimate objects. Sometimes from the shock or the piercing pain, many will blindly thrash out with hands or legs flying. Remember that awkward moment when you unconsciously slapped yourself because of mosquito bite? Yeah, that’s what shock could do to us.  I do remember as a young child, I was told to kill any ant that sting me and use it to rub the spot. That will help lessen the pain lol! Some of the things our fore-fathers believe in ehn....

If I correctly remember, it doesn’t work that way in the literal sense of it. But one gets satisfaction of eliminating the threat and helps twiddle the fear of a repeat performance.
Such is life as a ring with people hurling in and out. Everyone has a fight going on. Sometimes, it is unbearable, other times it is pleasurable. One cannot measure such moments but learn to be able to seize the meaningful ones.
A sting in the ring is to be expected. There will be a time one will give a good punch and time to take a bad one. The handling of the good punch goes a long way to determine the lasting effect of a bad punch.  
Basically, life could be as simple as you reminding yourself to save for the rainy and bad days in times of abundance and remembering not to lose hope and work hard in times of hardship.
Stings could comprise of the mistakes you’ve  made, the challenges encountered and the failures. One can lead or grow into the other. When one makes mistakes, it is a challenge to correct it which possibly means one could fail. This possibility will occur when one blindly thrash out to make up for the wrongs. Then, one won’t know what or who he or she is hitting at. By the time he or she might realise this, the strength to stay on the ring is lost.
When one gets sting, learn to withdraw and evaluate the circumstances that led to it. Keep circling until you find the right angle to aim at or direction to take. It doesn’t matter how unbearable the mockery seems to grow each moment. This is the reason why King David was able to withstand every sting of life in his time 1 Samuel 30, especially when his and his men wives, sons and daughters were taken by the Amalekites. He didn’t rush to go after them as presumed and persuaded by his men. But; in 1 Samuel 30:8 And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.
The words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow : The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

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