A Self-centered life is a Wasted Life- By Azemobor Gregory

A Self-centered life is a Wasted Life- By Azemobor Gregory

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DSC_3874Everything God created was designed to support and sustain life. In other words every of God’s creations are integrally interdependent. Each creation needs one another to sustain life and enhance universal stability. Let us take a closer look at the essential nature of some of God’s creations.
Consider the sun and its enormous contributions to life. Without the sun, there would be no light/daytime; there would be no evaporation; rainfall and plants will not photosynthesize – produce fruits/food, and by extension, animals and man that depend on the fruits bore by plants would die of starvation. What about the plants themselves? What if there is sunlight, but plants just refuse to bear fruits? This of course, would spell doom for humanity and the catastrophic effect will be the total extermination of mankind from the face of the earth.
Now, elementary biology also teaches that plants on the hand depend on the nutrients produced by animals that die and decompose in the soil. The above picture is just a synopsis of the complex web of interrelationship and interdependence that exist in creation.
To provide a proper perspective for this piece, let me define the word “FRUIT” within the context of our discussion. Fruit can be referred to as the external excess food stored by plants. Plants through the process of photosynthesis utilize the natural resources of water, soil nutrients, sunlight, carbohydrate and the chlorophyll of its leaves, to produce food for its nourishment and growth. And then, the excess is stored as fruits.
It is instructive to note that plants have been designed by God to always store their excess food as fruits. The reason is that other creations such as man and animal would depend on that fruit for food, used for nourishment, so as to stay alive. So, it would amount to natural aberration, if plants refuse to bear fruit, and instead use its food for self- nourishment- growth and enhancement of its “greenish leaves”.
There is a biblical narrative of how Jesus was hungry and he saw a fig tree from afar, expecting to see some fruits to eat from it, but when he got closer, to his utter amazement, the leaves of the tree were only greenish, but there were no fruits on it. And so, furious with this discovery, Jesus cursed the tree, “henceforth no man shall eat fruit from thee “. And it was on record that the tree dried up –died. How ironical it is today, that many of us live “greenish” lives; a life of me, me and me.
Drawing an analogy between the process of fruit-bearing by plants and the relevance of the life of man to the sustenance of humanity, it will suffice to say that we are created also to bear fruits, and give back to life.
Man utilizes the universal resources of life: time, idea and creativity, through positive mind programming( “mind-synthesis”), to create wealth (food) for self- nourishment (only) and the excess should be given out, as charity [fruits] back to life. In the spiritual parlance, this process is called FAITH.
So man operates the same principle of fruit-bearing like plants. The reason why we must bear fruit – give back to life, is because other people are created to depend on the fruit we bear for their sustenance. Now if we refuse to bear fruits – give back to life from our wealth, we would have created a vacuum of need that will disrupt the effective functionality of life.
Many of the socio-economic malaise that has bedeviled the world today are traceable to humanity’s abuse of the principle of fruit-bearing. We live in a world where a minute few, that amass so much wealth, wickedly refuse to proportionately give back to life.
The symptomatic manifestations of this abnormality caused by humans, are poverty, crime, violence, terrorism, religious crisis, war and hunger e.t.c. Poverty for instance, is a man –made phenomenon. It is the direct result of human greed. The universe always provides freely, and in abundance too. E.g. Air and water are not only free, but exist in abundance. It is instructive to note that, the economic system of the world created poverty, while the social system created the rich and the poor.
In summary therefore, I would submit by saying that the relevance of your life is in the fruits you bear. You have a choice to use the resources of nature for selfish – nourishment /enrichment, or to bear fruits – give back to life. Herein , lies the true of meaning of life.
God bless Nigeria.
BY AZEMOBOR GREGORY
International Coordinator, VOICE OF CHANGE NETWORK
Twitter @gazemobor

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