This morning I wondered to myself “Ei God…I’m in my mid 20s yet what have I achieved with my life?”

Forgetting momentarily that God hears everything that runs through our minds, I was a bit surprised when God actually responded! In a soft but firm voice He said “What do you term as achievement?”

What do I term as achievement? Well it sure will be nice to build a house at an early age; or drive that car I’ve always stared at when someone zoomed by in one. Hey, imagine how it will even feel to just remove some money from my pocket and tell the person to “keep the change!” In fact, one song could sum up all the back and forth that was running through my mind….”Wetin we gain” by Β Victor AD.

My mind was getting too crowded that I almost didn’t hear the thought that was silently trying to push through to remind me how selfish I was being.

We often quantify achievements in material stuff such as houses, cars, etc, which is natural of course. As human as we are, we definitely like to see results.

Continuing this no longer one-sided conversation, God went on to say “Those things are a plus, yes, but how many lives have you blessed or made an impact on? That’s where the true achievement lies. The rest is a bonus.” But really, how often do we see things from that point of view? Especially when everyone is doing something, winning something, creating something, etc.

Sometimes we grow weary especially when we don’t see the results in what we’re doing. But hey, never forget; life is not a competition, and everyone has a race to run. Take one day at a time, and get your priorities in line with God’s. The rest will follow.

1. Guard against envy.

2. Realign your focus

3. Take time off and just let your mind rest

4. Celebrate yourself

After all, when everything is done, wetin we really gain? πŸ˜‰

Have a peaceful day💜

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  1. Great piece Boatemaa! I’ve been enlightened…Most of the times, we consider material things as achievements, however, it goes beyond that. God bless you…keep up the good work!

  2. Wetin we gain? After all, it is about impacting lives. To put a smile on someone’s face, to care for someone and to pray for someone is a great treasure. You’ve iced up my day. Thank you!

  3. Very good and insightful one ☝️ there.

  4. Great piece Nana. Thanks for dragging me back from my own crowded thoughts on this very topic. God bless you

    • Aww God bless you more Frances. We all have crowded thoughts sometimes…we just need to take a break. Thanks for reading, as always! πŸ™‚

  5. Some few months back I would have agreed with you 100%, but I do get your point . Per my definition of achievement it’s about acquiring wealth and making an impact. Not one or the other. We need to realize the kind of impact that is really needed in our environment,Africa. From clean water to good education. All the things we need money for. All the same ..we must all have our definition of success/achievement. Wetin we gain? What we gain is not for us. The wealth..the impact on people’s lives. It’s for the next generation.

    • Very True! That’s why in one I stressed on the fact that Yes, those things do matter too but are a bonus blessing.
      To make an impact we also need to be positioned to do that so it’s a whole cycle really.
      Thanks Evelyn!

  6. Ato Kwamena

    Wetin we gain?
    Deep question to ask!
    What we all should be aspiring to gain is Salvation.. with that we can confidently answer the question when it’s next put to us..
    Thanks Boat!

  7. Thanks for sharing Nana. It’s true we often forget the most important things and dream about material things, but that’s not how God wants us to think. Blessings!

  8. Nice piece. God bless you

  9. Daniel Safo

    Hi Nana…you’ve really blessed me with this piece.Felt like you were speaking to me directly.God richly bless you

  10. Hi Nana… Thank you for blessing me with this piece.Felt like you were speaking to me directly.
    God bless you

  11. Thanks for sharing Boatemaa, truly making impacts in the lives of people counts more than gaining material things. The material stuff are just bonuses

  12. Interesting Piece..

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