My Prince and little boy friend went for photoshoot in preparation for his first birthday. At first he was enthusiastic about it, climbing all and everything, laughing heartily. The photographers were impressed. Suddenly after few minutes he started saying no! Prince stretch your hand No! Prince jump the table No!, Prince hold the ball No! He was obviously tired or just realised that we were just pushing him unnecessarily to do things that profit little.
I keep wondering how beautifully God has created the spirit of the children. So pure, no discrimination, no malice, no offence until adults pollute them. They are the best friends anyone could have, easily forgiving, quick to adjust and forget whatever bad opinions that anyone may have of them. As beautiful as his dressing was, when he got tired of the yeee, haaaa, cheese….. , he sat on the floor, removed the tucked in tie and started humming to himself. He got to his limits, took a compulsory break and settled down to relax.
Do you also know your limits, do you know when to discern what the cheerleaders are doing to you. Do you let their flattering, eye services and pretence push you beyond your limits. Have you designed a coping mechanism that will let you know it is time to adjust, press on a little more or quit as the times and your body signal to you.
For elderly friends and even younger generations, please know your limits. In all manners of relationships know your limits, when things are going well- know your limits, when you are stressed- up know your limits. The race is not for the swift or the strong but of God that shows mercy. Notice what your system is telling you, be sensitive to your spirit, be polite to decline killing offers- Know you limit. Those who fight and run away are not fools, they withdrawn only to recoup their strength and strategies. Love you always, cheers.