No Alteration

Life can seem like alteration sometimes. Every step you take, you take something away or add something to what you already have. The demand of life is that every level you go to, you will need something that you didn’t have before. Alteration can be good or bad, because you alter to accommodate, and it is not necessary to carry everything to the next level.

When I sat down to write this, my mind was on alteration as trying to patch things up that are broken or torn in your life or my life, because it is not so easy to throw away the things that remind us of our shortcomings or what made us who we are. In times of battle, a soldier on the field of battle did not have the luxury of just going back and getting a uniform, you fixed what you had and continued pushing ahead till the soldier was victorious. Such is our lives, sometimes our lives are a continues effort of alterations, changing what we have to suit our needs, and our only choice is to use what we have, even if it is not the best option to deal with the situation we find ourselves in. Your only option sometimes is what you have in the moment, and it is how you make use of it that will determine whether you succeed or not. 

When an army goes to fight, there is always someone with medical expertise, someone to radio in on the situation on the ground, someone to give instructions, etc. Sometimes you have to be all of this on your own, but that is because of your ability to do anything. I have said that no alteration is needed, because you have to know what to alter and what to patch up. You alter what has nothing to do with what you are trying to accomplish, and you patch what is significant to you achieving your goals in life, and sometimes, reinforcements are necessary, regardless, knowing what you need in whatever situation will help you succeed in whatever you find yourself in.

There have been many times I have done alterations, because nothing ever fit where I saw myself ending up in life. I went through three majors before settling on what I really wanted to do, which was not easy because they were all promising, but you need to know where you are going in order to understand what you will need on that journey, because sometimes, you may find yourself alone, and at other times, you may find people to help you get there. Regardless, you are more than a conqueror, and as the Bible says, “David encouraged himself in the Lord”-1 Samuel 30:6. 

The tools you need to succeed in life are in you. You are stronger and capable of anything in whatever situation you find yourself in.

God bless you 


Leave a Reply