Life is like a stream of water where you fetch the quantity of water you want from it.
What you want from life is what you may take from it, as long as you have the capacity. Life doesn’t give you what you desire; rather, it lets you have whatever you take from it.
It’s not enough to desire to fetch a bucket of water, you have to fetch it.
Whatever you have today, whether good or bad, are things you took from life. Don’t tell me you’re a victim of circumstance; because even though you may be a victim, you can still have your big dreams.
Oftentimes, when we fetch water, we tend to have overflows or drops from the bucket. That’s the same way certain things flow with or against our lives. Some drop along the way, while some endure till we reach our destination.
This is why you shouldn’t worry when certain things depart from you; they may just be overflows. But you must also be careful; sometimes, the water may overflow due to careless carriage. And that could cause you to lose water that is needed. We tend to lose things that are important to our lives when we carry ourselves carelessly.
Nobody would go to the stream to fetch water without a defined purpose for it. The gifts that God has deposited inside us are like buckets, and He expects us to fetch something from the stream of life with them.
How much water is your bucket carrying? Or, let me be more occurate; how many lives are you impacting with your gift? Would you go back to God with an empty bucket?
How would you feel if your child comes back home with an empty bucket? Not because there was no water in the stream, but because he was careless about the bucket. I know, you’d probably feel disappointed. Now imagine how God feels every time we play careless about our gifts.
Let’s trade our gifts; it’s important to our Maker.
God bless you, I love you, and do take care of your “bucket”!