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Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. 

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 

Ecclesiastes 9:10; Colosians 3:23-24

You would recall (from the last two weeks) that on a recent December 20th, I was to fly from Lagos to Accra with Arik Air but could not do so that night. Knowing what I knew about His watchcare, I decided to trust God again that night in the strange city of Lagos. I made some calls. More calls were made, and finally, I was told someone was on their way to pick me up.

Brother Busayo is a soft-spoken child of God. He arrived quickly, and soon we were on our way to his flat. I was taken to a carefully furnished home that he shared with his wife and a relative. I was fed, invited to bath, etc., etc., etc. The following day, I was up bright and early, very well taken care of and driven back to the airport. God’s blessings always rush to those who care for strangers and travellers (Hebrews 13:2).

At the airport, I noticed something exciting. It was teeming with people constantly in motion. In a short time, I divided them into two main groups – destination airport (DA) for airport staff and transit airport (TA) for travellers.

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  1. All of us woke up from our places and went to the airport. However, one group’s journey for that day ended at the airport (DA). In contrast, the other group would continue to other destinations (TA).
  2. All of us would be so busy pursuing our individual businesses at the airport. While one group’s business was to fly from the airport (TA), the other group’s business was to help the flyers (DA).
  3. We would all have to obey rules at the airport. However, one group (DA) would abide by rules that will enable them to keep working at the airport. In contrast, the other group (TA) would obey regulations that will allow them to fly to their respective destinations.
  4. We would all interact with each other. The passengers (TA) would seek the help of the individual airport staff (DA), and sometimes they would even come away with some gift in cash or kind. Some would be nice, while others would be rude, not helpful, and quarrelsome.

I could go on and on. However, space would not permit me now. Someone said, “My past is gone; my present is passing; my future is arriving.”  

Each of us is on the journey of life. I understand some of us are really cruising and having a great time. I see others are just managing to go through the motions. Are you a DA or a TA? Is your life ending where you find yourself now, or is it moving to the next level? Are you on a path constantly moving towards achieving your destiny (Ecclesiastes 9:10)? Will your business end when you die? Do you have a stake in the hereafter? Which rules do you obey? God’s rules or man’s rules (Matthew 15:9)? Is your behaviour rude or courteous, helpful or blocking, welcoming or segregating? Whether you receive rudeness or help in life, can you still focus on forging placidly toward your good life goals here with a rivet on eternal life with Christ? The choice is yours. Our key texts say, be wise. And God’s word assures us that if we ask for wisdom, God would gladly meet our needs. Job 12:12, 13, 16; Psalm 111:10; and Proverb 2:6, 7. Some of us have huge opportunities to impact our generation, while others are now losing that opportunity.

Don’t forget that the rules you obey, what you busy yourself with, how you treat others, and your general attitude depends on how you answer this question… “What shall I do with Jesus!” (Matthew 27:22)