Lifestyle Columnist, Amanda Alexander

I want to encourage you to not assume that everything that comes easy in life is confirmation that you’re on the right road, and when it doesn’t it means that you are doing something wrong, many times the best things in life come the hard way. Galatians chapter 6:9² from the Bible states ‘Do not be weary in well doing for in due season you will reap if you faint not’. One of the meanings of this verse is that not everything in life will come easy, some things will take longer as it requires extra hard work. The question is do we take the easy or the hard road?

Last weekend I was helping a friend where I met a wonderful young man who was just trudging through his work life and wasn’t bothered by it, I must admit his work attitude stunned me. He explained that even though he didn’t like his job, it paid the bills and all he had to do was turn up and fulfil the duties he hated. I was staring at him in awe because he had no family or financial responsibilities to consider, he was as free as the wind.  If he liked his job then that would not be so disturbing, and if he wasn’t capable of doing something else or had dreams then I’d find it easier to comprehend his employment situation, but neither was the case.

For a while I pondered on our conversation and wondered what kept this pleasant chap at his job, he admitted that even his friends were annoyed at his work approach, but I remembered the two words he kept repeating which helped me realise why he had chosen to remain in his job and those words were ‘It’s Easy’.

The word ‘Easy’ according to the Oxford Dictionary means ‘not difficult; done or obtained without a lot of effort or problems’¹ It’s truly a blessing that we in the UK have easy access to food, healthcare, and education, if we didn’t I believe that it would be very difficult and problematic not having these basic human needs at our fingertips as such is the case sadly in many developing countries. However, there are times when ‘Easy’ is not a blessing for instance if we want a fit body we have to put it under exercising pressure, or if we want to pass exams we have to spend long nights awake studying. In these types of scenarios having ‘It Easy’ would leave us unhealthy with failed exams. Don’t allow yourself to become trapped by ease, step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to do things you’ve never done before, you’ll be far more happier within yourself. If you hate your job write a plan to come out of it while you’re still there, you have one life don’t exist in it, live it to the max!

Until next time, remember you are beautiful and wonderfully made – With love Amanda x          

Amanda Alexander – Founder of Elect Lady Ministries, Female Dignity & Amanda Alexander Productions

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¹ easy_1 adjective – Definition, pictures, pronunciation and usage notes | Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com

 

² Galatians 6:9 Let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (biblehub.com)