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The Beauty in Death!

This is not one of them essays to scare you; on the contrary, I want to spur you today, spur you to “die”: WHAT?!? Yes o, you read well, “D-I-E” hehehe 🙂

I attended a seminar today and the speaker passively made a statement (wasn’t even the theme of the day) which isn’t a new concept or something so spectacular but for some reason, for the first time, I thought about it deeply.


The seed of a fruit or tree is considered dead/useless until when buried in good soil. This good soil together with water, sunlight and other necessary elements enables the transformation of this seed. Transformation can only occur naturally through certain strict processes which eventually enables the seed grow finely to even bear more fruit. The grown seed (now a blossomed fruit or tree) possesses better features that the once dead seed initially didn’t possess. Amazing ain’t it?

I suppose you’re getting my point already…

The thing is, you need to allow the “seed you” to die. Yup, release yourself and let God take you through those NATURAL processes which will shape you into the blossomed “fruit you”. Only by dying can you grow into a more beautiful person (remember the saying of “no pain – no gain”?). You can’t want to be a medical doctor {or any other profession. N.B: I’m using an example close to me #wink wink#} and not be ready to go through the basic processes to achieve this dream. Sweetheart, you have to be ready to sleep at most five hours a day and yet not clear all your deadlines, you have to be ready to study, work like it’s all your fault and still be versatile (have time for your blogs, personal commitments et al). It’s not scary movie, it’s just what it is i.e for those who choose to undergo processes so they can grow beautifully to truly live.

Back to the seed illustration, when fertilizer is added to the soil, the seed grows faster, very true, BUT, what’s on the inside of the fertilised fruit isn’t as nutritious as what’s on the inside of a naturally grown seed (ask the farmers, they will tell you more).

What exactly is my point?

Don’t be in a hurry, don’t try to catalyze this transformation, don’t add artificial things to speed up the processes. God is never late, He’s always on time, trust Him to know what He is doing. Still using my student-doctor example, you can pay all you want through medschool, weldone, you must be that rich (why not just use that money to start a business instead *sigh*), all it will get you is a rich academic result with a very empty head and wasted years of course. On the outside, you may look appealing but it won’t be long before nemesis gets you.

Allow yourself to go through these processes, it’s the only way to progress!

Moral of the story: DIE! hehehe… I love you, I mean well!



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