The point of no return

on Tuesday, 07 July 2020. Posted in Faith, Editorials, Opinions

By: Leslie B. Williamson

In life, we have to make choices. Some choices are easy to make, while others are more difficult to make. In either situation, there comes a point of no return.

Perhaps you are on a diet and want to lose a few pounds, but you succumb to a piece of decadent chocolate silk pie. You had the choice to deny yourself, but now that you’ve eaten it, you can’t take away that sugar intake or make it disappear. Maybe you have a loved one that on is life support. The doctors have given you the choice to remove them and most likely they will either pass on if you do, or you could keep them on for an indefinite period of time. These choices are life changing but once you make that decision, you can’t go back. Even with the words we speak to each other we must understand that we can’t take them back out of the atmosphere. Once they are said, they can’t be taken back, not even with an apology. Let us be mindful of that place called, “the point of no return” that we encounter from time to time.

There is a place in Ghana that houses the Door of No Return in Africa. This is where the slaves came through to board the ships headed to the four corners of the earth to become enslaved. Once they exited that door, they would never return to their homeland. Let us be mindful of the words we speak, and the choices we make that could change our destinies.

Some things we can never retrieve. Some things we can never get back once we make the decision to either do or speak it. Simple but true. Think about it. Meditate on it and then take your steps to rethink what you have set out to do. It will make a world of difference. After all, isn’t that our goal, to make a difference in the world?

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