I know having read my title, you must be buzzing with curiosity and thinking what a strange command. I would have thought the request strange too, until last week when my sister, brother and I went driving in an area close to the mountains. It was in the evening and nothing would have been strange about it except one thing. The area was populated with mosquitoes!
As we hit the region, my sister started complaining about being bitten. I thought I was safe! At the time, I happened to be wearing a long sleeve top and a long skirt. Imagine my surprise when I felt the mosquitoes biting me in my arm through my blouse! I was so annoyed that I swatted and killed it. Within minutes another took it place! Before the evening was out I had become a professional mosquito killer and a very annoyed young woman.
The next morning, something occurred that made me realise something. I discovered a mosquito in my room. Much to my dismay as I turned off my fan I could hear the annoying bugger flying about. Then he struck! I felt when he landed on my arm and I struck, he flew off and I ended up smacking myself! This occurred thrice and each time I missed! I can just imagine how he laughed as he flew off. On the fourth attempt, he bit me and I was left bested by a mosquito.
It was then I had my epiphany. He never gave up! He just kept coming back despite his failures because he had a goal! It then left me to wonder why we sit and murmur after failing only once and refuse to try again? Why do we stop because we get smacked at?
When I looked at the first occasion from a different perspective, I realized another truth. Despite the daunting challenge presented by my blouse, the mosquitoes were not afraid to try. Even when others failed, there was always another willing to try to succeed. Why? Because they knew that the challenge was worth the prize!
Do you think your challenges are worth the prize that your eyes are on? Will you let one failure prevent you from trying again? Will you let the failures of others become permission for you not to try? I would hope not! BE A MOSQUITO – BE PERSISTENT!
I am a dynamic young lady who loves the Lord and seek to have a joy that no one can take away. My all-time favourite thing to do is gaining discoveries by design from My Father during our time each day. Reading, learning and trying new things falls behind in a close second place. My dream is to use my God-given talents to positively impact as many people as possible. As a proud Wolmerian, with a zest for life, I adhere to the “Age Quod Agis” motto in that whatsoever I do, I always do it to the best of my ability.