What were you born with? What’s in your hands? I believe that no man was born empty. We are not just a product of some chemical reaction or biological occurrence, we are more than that. No matter how much science may try to prove that we are just biology in action, looking at the Earth, the occurrences in the social sphere of man, the Universe and all in existence, you would realize that the happenings of each day is no mistake, sometimes, they happen as though they were planned. Careful observation births meaningful recognition. When you begin to observe the happenings around you, you would find out that these things don’t just happen by accident. What am I insinuating exactly? Man always has a connection with the divine and no matter how we try to live without it, we still find ourselves walking back to the place of argument, where we argue about its existence which also is just an excuse to our acknowledgement of its existence anyway.
Having established that man has a connection with the divine, lets come to our subject matter, we were not born empty. There is something in your hands as an individual, look inside you, there is something that you have that men will want someday, that’s your bail out of the struggle for survival in this earth.
Every creature has inherent in them necessary prerequisite for survival, and that includes mankind.
Now that you know this fact, what should you do?
Get facts about yourself, discover more about you can do, read materials that would guide you into discovering them. You could sit down and make a careful thought reflection about your life, checking those things which you sometimes do without stress and often get commended for by people. These may look insensible but they matter. It may be that you have a good voice and can sing or you can write songs, no matter how small, it’s an ability and should be developed.
Once you’ve found out your abilities, begin working on them, don’t expect them to become perfect over time with no effort made at all, but with efforts, little by little, they would mature over time. Every ability comes in its raw form and so has to be worked on to make them become the best of what they can be. If you fail to develop them, they won’t be well enough to deliver and hence won’t take you far.
Having developed your abilities, begin to look for ways by which you can add to humanity with them. They were given to you not for selfish reasons, but for solving man’s problems. When you solve the problems around you, you would be adding to humanity and also get paid in the process. Life today is easy because someone somewhere used his/her gifting or ability to solve the then problem of man in his time, you too should do likewise and I tell you, you would get rewards for doing so.