Wednesday, 15 June 2011



'choosing the path of least resistance is what makes rivers and men crooked'

Like most things in life, whether it's true or false is not the issue but rather what we can learn from it. It's what we learn that remains ours, not what we are taught. In order words you choose what you learn, regardless of what is being taught.

The whole idea behind 'training', whether for the child, the childlike or the 'childish' is to reinforce the power of choice. Our ability to reason through even the most daunting matters is a display of that power of choice. One of the tragedies of this age is the systematic erosion of that power of choice.

Take for instance a person found on the path of least resistance. Due to some 'motivational' encounter decides to quit such a path but the power to choose is suddenly more elusive than ever imagined. This has been the reason why most people have been plunged deeper and deeper into the dark deep hole of despair. As though this is not bad enough, they then conclude that this is what life has to offer, and have thus influenced others along the same path.

Thank God the story does not end there! What if you were told that somewhere in our make-up, a perfect choice for life had been made on your behalf? That there is someone who has gone beyond restoring our power to choose, gone beyond pulling us out of the pit of hopelessness, gone beyond clearing the 'paths of least resistance', gone beyond dealing with clandestine enemy.

Jesus said: 
"You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, ..."
John 15:16

This is the Good News!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Segun for these words of insight and encouragement.