“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth".
Faith, I heard is self-identity and self-realisation. A person cannot be aware of his outside when he is unsure of what goes on in his inside. The surety of becoming a full person is gleaned from an inward which is serene and without conflict. It is only through this realisation that a person can believe, understand and accept themselves before the next person does so. The only time people will put value on you is when you’ve first place value on yourself. Your significance is not in your now, but in the processes you go through when no one delighted in your talents, skills or abilities. When you cross the finish line, you have substance. Now you can substantiate your efforts with tangible results and either be a man or woman of substance. The seeds of greatness were sown during these stages.
Who has despised the day of small beginnings? It is in these small beginnings, that the seeds for your greatness are sown. That is why every stage of your life should be taken seriously. Too many of us give the control of our lives over to others and are angry when we are let down. No way! God created us to take charge and you are only going to succeed when you have self-awareness. If you relinquish your power to the next person, you inadvertently give the essence of who you are away. Never expect to become self-aware and much more take charge when this happens. To take charge of your life effectively, self-awareness is the path way. It allows a
person to be free to express their God-given talents, skills and abilities.
Many gifted and talented individuals have fundamental problems with their self-awareness. People go to the extent of changing a lot in the outside of their lives through plastic surgery or Botox but lack the power to do so inwardly. Without a solid inside, what happens in the outside of a person is insignificant is weak. Many start so well but end up miserably somewhere. Divorce, drug abuse and even premature death become the norm. They find it difficult to understand that redemption begins with the self. We encounter problems because we fail to work towards achieving our self-awareness. Many walk around with the mindset of what others think or say about them.
I am only a prisoner to the way I think and act. If anyone can make you act or think the way they want, you are a prisoner to their dictates. Rene Descartes, the father of Philosophy says “I think therefore I am”. Until your thinking and acting are in sync, it will be difficult for you to take charge or become self-aware and convincingly do so.
As I mature, the truth that I matter most seems to hit home clearer more now than ever. I spend more time to push myself in my chosen endeavour than I would have at first. Without me, none of the visions, dreams or aims I have will ever materialise. You risk being saturated quickly in talent, skill, ability when you spread yourself too much. The tendency to spend more time on others and their issues seems to have reduced. I am not talking about self- worship or deification, but an inner awareness of who we you are - a person’s ability to look inwardly first, before the what goes on in his inside.
We are told when God created everything in the garden there was none to till the land. The creation of Adam was also a plan to find a tiller of the ground. At his creation, Adam was made aware of his job as a tiller of the ground. I do believe before one can be self-aware, there are five components that need to be taken into account. These are vision, likes and dislikes, purpose, affiliations and knowledge.