Sometimes in life, we reach a place that is a vital turning point in our story. A leader of a student fellowship I was a member of during undergrad, called these moments “prophetic junctions”. He described them as times in our lives that provide us with a vital chance to pursue something new or to get to a new stage. But, at the same time, they can be moments that determine whether we spend perpetuity where we currently are or not.
The thing about these moments is that, they have a way of sneaking up on us. Our inability to recognize these critical instances can unsympathetically set us back in life. They could be things that seem insignificant to us now. Then, in some cases, we look back regretfully and we realize we missed out on an opportunity that could have changed everything. I’m sure, like me, you don’t want this to be your story, so let’s take a moment and talk about “prophetic junctions”.
Everyone, for whatever the reason, has a dream of what they would like their life to look like one day. Some of us, have even gone farther to come up with a practical plan as to how to achieve this life they dream of. But, before you can get from where you are to that place that you want to be, there are series of events that occur in the middle. For example, you go and get a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering. Whilst in school, clubs will be formed, events will occur in and out of campus, you’ll make friends with that quiet Chemistry student who’s a bit of a book worm.
Those events: that club you joined to learn programming, that chemistry student you stayed up all-night studying with, accumulate to bring you a result.
Let’s say on an off-chance, that you start doing national service after school and all those hours you spent in that programming club gets you noticed by your boss. He offers to hire you when service is over and give you a good paying job. What if you had never gone and learned that programming? When you got to that moment where your boss needed some last-minute help setting something up in the office computer, you would not have been able to be of any help.
So, that sounds like a really random scenario right? Guess again.
The things you do today that you thought weren’t significant, are the verge of being the fuel for the things that happen tomorrow, and trust me, they will be significant.
What things then, should we do today?
Well, do the things that you love doing. If you’re into jewelry, take a random jewelry class and learn how to make it yourself. Pursue the things that you desire. If you like a girl, tell her your piece and hope that she reciprocates the love. Let’s not be timid anymore. Let’s not let being unsure stop us. Let’s go out there and let’s do and let’s be and let’s pursue. Here’s to succeeding in those prophetic junctions and happy Monday from a girl born on Monday.