Let’s Talk-The Richest Place on Earth
America, some would say is the richest place on earth, but is it? Some others didn’t even know where the richest place on earth is, some think it is far away, while some others think it is nearby.
Could it be the mind? Could it be Canada? Since Canada competes with America. Could it be China? Since China is fast growing technologically. Could it be Africa? Could it be Nigeria? Since Nigeria is highly endowed with resources so much that can make each Nigerian a millionaire, but the greediness and covetousness of our leaders have made them embezzled and siphoned the resources.
Sure I ask again, could it be Nigeria? Where $1 was once equals N1, where other African countries troop to , a country which once support other African countries in the fight for their independence, a country that once enjoyed the tranquility beyond our colonial masters’ comprehension (since people of different tribes were amalgamated, they thought the unity and peace would last but for a while.
According to Myles Munroe, “The wealthiest place in the world is not the gold mines of South America or the oil fields of Iraq or Iran. They are not the diamond mines of South Africa or the banks of the world. The wealthiest place on the planet is just down the road. It is the cemetery. There lie buried companies that were never started, inventions that were never made, bestselling books that were never written, and masterpieces that were never painted. In the cemetery is buried the greatest treasure of untapped potential.”
Les Brown said, “The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dream.”
I completely agree with them that the richest place is the graveyard where untapped, discovered but not used potentials, unachieved dreams, greatest discoveries that were never made; shattered dreams made it its place of abode, but why?
Why is the graveyard the richest place on earth? Why is it that so many people pass away without having realized their dreams, without having found their purpose, without having experienced happiness, love, success, etc. Why is it that so many men and women depart without having the opportunity to leave a strong and positive legacy? These are difficult questions to answer.
However, the truth of the matter is that too many of our brothers and sisters are trapped in the rat race that they lose sight of what is truly important.
Remember that everyone is born with a purpose, a talent or a gift as you may call it, when a child is born, he/she closes his/her hand, signifying that ‘I didn’t come to this world empty-handed, God gave me a purpose that needs to be fulfilled’ but when everyone is going back, the hand is left open signifying that ‘I’m not going back with what I came with, I’ve done my part and left the rest, it is over’
Many people are running the rat race and a lot of them are trapped into the rat race. Rat race represents something that doesn’t work in our society; yet, many get trapped in it, oblivious to the true meaning of life.
Are we born to die with the greatness we were endowed with from birth or are we born to die empty and satisfied that we used every single bit of talent, love, skills, competencies for the betterment of people around us?
Erma Bombeck said, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.”
This quote should inspire you not to take any single day for granted and most of all, it should serve as a reminder to why you are here on earth
Graveyards are filled with a billion of unfulfilled dreams, they are the best booksellers of books which were never written or read, they are the home of every ‘I should have’, ‘I could have’, ‘I wish I had’.
Isaac Newton invented the bulb and was only able to succeed at the 1000th attempt when he was asked that he failed 999 times in making the bulb, he said no it is not so, he only knew 999 times in which making of bulb won’t work.
Take note, he never gave up, until the bulb worked, if he had given up, his name wouldn’t have been written in the book of inventors today. He’s long gone, but his invention lives in every homes.
Many of our riches go to waste. I’m not talking about a billionaire’s inheritance. I’m not talking about all the things we throw away or the amount of food that goes to waste. I’m talking about the people who lived in such comfort but chose to do nothing with all the fortunes of the modern world.
Many of us live in such comfort but never pursue our dreams. We repeat the same two words far too often: someday. “I want to write a book… someday.”, “I’ll learn to play an instrument… someday.”, “I will build my business… someday.” But it never happened.
Have you taken that bold step to tap into your potentials and you failed and gave up? Have you thought so many times in making use of that your talent and the fear of failure envelope your mind? Today is the day in which you will make a U-turn and begin to fulfill purpose, tap into your potentials, maximize your talent, and make use of God’s gift in your life. If you fail, try again, until you succeed, failure is not a sin and it is not the end, it is just a bend.
Don’t be like that servant that kept his master’s one talent because he felt it is too small, remember He gives accordingly.
Finally, graveyards are the guardians of regrets. Would you rather die with regrets or would you rather die satisfied that you did everything in your power to unleash your true potential, develop your connection to God and impact many lives?