Irenonsen Uddin

Inspiration for a Balanced & Successful Life
A Lesson From Lizards

I like pets. They are good companions and would help make your leisure beautiful. But I have never considered having Lizards as pet maybe I should consider them now. *Laughs*

Early yesterday morning I had need to get some items from the store house. While scouting, I found some cockroaches numbering about 6 in a bucket. I killed them neatly, placed them on the floor in a corner within my compound where I deliberately keep things for birds and lizards to eat whenever I’m home. I went inside the house to observe who gets there first. These birds and lizards sense when I come visiting. *smiles*

Surprisingly the birds seem to be on vacation so a lizard patronized first. My thought was after having its feel of the first it will reach for the second and probably chase others to enjoy the provision all by itself. To my amazement, it took one ate and went away others did same till it was exhausted. I was amazed. These creatures may have needed more than a cockroach to get full satisfaction from hunger but they ate living some for others.

This is in contrast to what we observe among men in today’s world. People cease every opportunity to take hold of things meant to be shared. What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world… (Luke 9:25). Funny enough, they spend all their “grabbings” on trivialities. Some end up never using the excess of what would have added value to others. In the words of Jesus, “… They have their reward.” – Matt. 6:16.

For you my reader, as you go about each day’s event kindly seek avenues to share. Be a blessing to others. Strive to make the difference. Let the change you seek begin with you. It must not be so big before it makes meaning or get registered in heaven. It could be a cup of coffee, your lunch pack, ice cream, money, clothes so on. Try a little kindness, show a little kindness, and shine your light for everyone to see (Matt. 5:16).

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I end this piece with the following bible references:

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7).

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another (Rom. 12:10).

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? (1 John 4:20).

…there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty (Prov. 11:24).

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. …Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me (Matt. 25:35-36, 40).

Grace!

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