I stood by the couch. He stood by me. His beautiful lady of a wife who has adopted me as a brother was getting herself ready. My wife was finishing up on a couple of items. Others had left. Only three other young men sat in an open space in the kitchen.
Previously, he had taught me the principle of “Me first”. We had a heated debate on it being “God First”. He said undoubtedly God is always in the beginning. His infinite concept can never be captured but when you acknowledge Him, then you are rest assured He takes precedence over all deeds and thoughts. That was how we ended at “Me First”.
He gave me the analogy and its precepts. A glass, some gravels, a rock, some water and sand. Then he asked the order in which I would put these in a glass. He asked me to think carefully.
I choose not to provide my answer. I challenge you to try and provide an answer yourself.
We live our lives as in a glass. We do certain things without recourse to its relevance. If only you and I will take the time to put things in their right places of priority. If only we would reflect properly before taking action; if only….
We live our lives as though we are islands and when our actions bite us, we blame others for our inefficiencies. We tend to pack our glasses without structure and when it cracks or at worst, breaks then all hell breaks loose.
The truth is we do live our “Life in the glass”. Reflect. Prioritize! Do what is right.
It is good to have mentors. It is also good to be a mentor. You can be both.