Welcome to 5th January and the 5th Day of 2023. We are on a mission to ensure each day is productive and accounted for in our pursuit of that One Goal for 2023 for which we definitely must achieve this year.
This morning, I listened to a message by Pastor Mensa Otabil entitled ‘Where Are You’. As expected, it was an insightful message and one that talked about the 3 Stages of Life and the various Cycles of Life. I highly recommend this message to you; find time to watch and learn.
Here, I am going to talk about the 3 Stages he mentioned being The Child Stage, The Adult Stage and the Elder Stage and how to maximize each stage.
The Child Stage is the stage of dependence, where you expect help from people, where you learn and absorb knowledge, where you consume, where you depend on others to survive and to grow.
The Child Stage has little to do with age as it has everything to do with Maturity. So one can be 40 years and still be a child depending on how they think, talk and act. When you have a sense of entitlement and expect others to help and serve you and complain when they don’t; you are still in the child stage of life.
The Adult Stage is the stage of independence. This is the stage you solve problems, face challenges and confront situations head on without the expectations of what others can do for you.
The adult stage is where you transform ideas into solutions, build your career, set up your business, offer your skills and talents and become valuable to people and the marketplace.
The Adult Stage is where you sew and invest. Where you discipline yourself to live within your means and constantly work towards enhancing your resources, investments, time and relationships.
The 3rd Stage of life is the Elder Stage. This is the stage where you pursue Legacy, where you invest in others, support others to climb the ladder, empower others to be and do better, mentor others to avoid mistakes you did and counsel others to make wise decisions and succeed in life.
By recognizing where you are in these 3 Stages of Life, you will be able to maximize the opportunities each stage brings and avoid the tendencies of over staying in a stage that’s not right for you. Don’t be a Child when you need to be an Adult and don’t rush into being an Elder when you need to maximize your time as an Adult and don’t remain an Adult when it’s time to become an Elder and give back.
Oh this 5th Day in 2023, my question to you is Where Are You in the Stages of Life?
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Let’s make everyday in 2023 count!!!