By: Gift Tatanda Tarupiwa
In the process of tracking down all the facets that are dependent on this widening subject, I discovered that the timely contemplation of a good decision and the precision of it’s implementation also lies within the breadth of one’s mind.
Well this remains a mere sentiment unless i once again prove my point.
Luke 15:11-18 ESV
11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons.
12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them.
13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living.
14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need.
15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs.
16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.
17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger!
18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you.
Just like JESUS, am going to use the parable above to explain the reason for my factual conclusion.
There was a wealthy man who had two sons from which the youngest came to him asking for a portion of the estate he would later receive as an inheritance.
Well the father complied and therefore gave him half of all he had but as soon as the son’s desire was gratified, he migrated to a far away country where he recklessly expended till he had nothing left.
This tragedy marked the beginning of some catastrophic times for him as there simultaneously arose a great famine that left him with no option but adapt to conditions whereby he would feed a certain man’s pigs as he earned nothing but some accommodation in return.
The way the writer presents the story suggests that his employer neither gave him any food provision nor even allowed him to eat from whatever things he fed the pigs with.
Since there’s no information about the period of time he stayed there, he might have spent a couple of days in this hell-like fate up until a deep introspection brought him to the remembrance of his father’s bountiful prosperity and finally decided to go back home with great remorse for his foolish actions.
Well a greater breadth of mind would’ve spared him all this torturous experience as he could’ve managed to precisely apply the knowledge about his father abundant wealth by going back home as soon as things went haywire.
Despite the substantial fact that he apparently couldn’t easily face his father after such disappointing deeds, since at the ultimate end he finally considered returning home, it remains a valid point that the earlier contemplation and implementation of his decision would’ve been relevant in the sense that without something to eat for days, the risk of death from starvation was very high.
No matter how good a decision is, when untimely made, it is as fatal as a wrong one.
Come to think of it, in all this suffering, the solution to his situation lied in his head!
Now, since time is the principle factor in this life, it takes a greater breadth of mind to always think and act with precision.
A good thing done at the wrong time is as good as the bad!
Well as you deplete your GOD-given days, let the enlargement of the breadth of your mind be an earnest prayer, for it is from one’s imaginative thinking that all the issues of life spring out.
May a great breadth of mind be your portion, stay blessed!