I’ve heard people answer the question “How have you been?” with “well, life’s been normal ”
They’ve never said more than that.
However I’m sure what “normal” meant was waking up every morning ,breathing perfectly,eating healthy,getting all necessary needs,spending maybe not largely but atleast moderately and living daily.
Little did they know that life was a journey by water. What they presumed to be “normal” was a sail on the shore,where the sun is bright,where the tides is cool,where the sights is beautiful, where there is absence of storms,where the mind is at peace,where the journey is interesting.
At that beautiful moment, everyone is so oblivious of the anchor that hold firm the ship,that holds the balance.
Until the dead of the night, where the storm rages ,where the tides roll in,where the angry waves threatens to swallow the ship,where the soul is troubled.
It is then people remember the ANCHOR.
The hope giver.
The balance holder is then depended on.
It is then everyone understands that the life they presumed as “normal” was actually “awesome”.
The storms had to come not because the anchor wasnt wasnt rendering enough support, but because we have to go through the storm to appreciate the anchor.
So, if life’s been normal to you,appreciate the anchor for the support and balance. And, if life’s been stormy at the moment ,remember the anchor will always be there,the supporter,the hope giver,the always-reliable, The Almighty will be there,because the storm wasnt meant to destroy you in the first place,it was to help you grow.
By: Leshi Mercy Omobolarinwa