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  • Writer's pictureBelinda Lane

Life Take’s A Vacation

Updated: Apr 29, 2020

Life was sitting on top of a mountain when the decision was made, “I will take a vacation,” Life says. “I’m not appreciated here, anyway.” Therefore, Life packed and left. Challenges and Circumstances heard that Life had left, and they got away for a while, since they took their orders from Life there would be no need for them now. Hope getting the news that Challenges and Circumstances were gone also left because without Challenges and Circumstances there would be no need for Hope. Prayer knew he would be very lonely when he heard that Hope had left, because without Hope no one would have a need for Prayer. Faith out of work died.

“Do you think Life will come back soon?” Dreams said to Visions after realizing they had been idle for quite a while. “I hope so,” Visions said, “because Life supplies everything we need to live.” “But does mankind know this?” Dreams asked. “Without us mankind will stop living and only exist,” Dreams continued. Visions while scanning the horizon response, “I don’t think Mankind understands.” “It’s unfortunate that he never figured out why things happen in Life.”

The announcement that Life was gone quickly spread throughout the land. Hopelessness, Fear, Lies and Doubt could hardly believe what they had been hearing and immediately got busy, not knowing if or when Life might return. Darkness quickly covered the land. Fear and Lies killed Dreams and Visions. Doubt imprisoned Belief and Hopelessness looking around declared himself the new leader of Mankind. After Hopelessness had been in power for a while, he addressed his new subject. “Mankind you have been standing around this one spot for a long time,” he said, almost laughing. “I know,” Mankind responded. “I haven’t had a desire to do anything.” Hopelessness putting his arms around Mankind says, “Look there’s Future over there!” “Where,” responded Mankind? “I don’t see Future.” “Good,” Hopelessness said to himself, he just wanted to make sure Mankind saw no Future. “Oh, it must have been someone else,” Hopelessness said. “Then I guess this is all there is for you,” he said walking away.

Later Mankind sat slumped against a tree; he sensed that someone was passing by. Looking up, he saw it was Life passing by. Jumping up quickly, Mankind runs and grabs a hold of Life. “Where have you been Life?” Mankind asked. I have been lost without you!” he continues. “I just went on vacation,” Life responded. “Since most people complained about me anyway, I didn’t think that they would miss me.” “That’s not true!” Mankind said. “Things have been terrible since you left, I have made no accomplishments and there is emptiness inside of me I can’t explain.”

“Mankind you must understand who I am in order for you to live and not just exist. I put you in Circumstances to ignite Dreams and Visions inside of you. I send Challenges to develop character, integrity, and strength beyond anything you could imagine yourself to have. This is my way of introducing you to the real you. Then I put the Future in your mind’s eye for you to see the Vision for your life, inspiring Hope to come to you. Hope will keep you hand in hand with Prayer. Prayer will give you direction and answers you need to keep Faith alive, moving you to places that have been predetermined for you.”

“Mankind you must learn to move with me and not away from me. The activities I put in place will cause History Makers to emerge from the masses. True leadership will come to the platforms of the world. I do not offer you struggle or defeat, I offer you opportunities to do extraordinary things with your life. The choice is yours to walk away from me and exist or to take my hand and live a life beyond your wildest dreams. Remember these words, for this is a promise made to you, “I have come that you may have Life, and Life more abundantly.” If you allow me to work according to the power that is already within you, you will experience exceedingly and abundantly more than you can ask or think.”

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