I know it’s a common saying coupled with being one of Justin Bieber’s popular songs but its message never gets old. Why, because each day someone is on the verge of giving up on her dreams and another person keeps telling himself he’d never do something again because it failed and broke him in pieces as a result.
Never say never doesn’t only apply to those who have stumbled and fallen and have purposed in their hearts not to try again; it also speaks to those who are standing and think they would never fall. We are all human and we all have our weak points. Not all grounds beneath our feet are firm enough to hold our weight. Some are just sinking sand. You may be fairly comfortable swimming in your pool with nothing to fear; but sooner or later you’d outgrow it and you’d want to venture into the ocean and you might forget that the rules of the game are much different. The waves are rougher and the storms harsher.
This is not to say that do not believe in yourself to overcome obstacles. By all means, do. But don’t underestimate your weakness. Where you see someone has fallen, watch out for where he slipped and avoid it. We are not above facing challenges, neither are we beneath overcoming them. But like it or not, challenges will come. Some in their overt obvious forms; others in subtle manipulative ways. The point is to keep on doing whatever you’re involved in and keeping an eye out for any traps along the way and avoiding them accordingly.
We have all heard the saying ‘no condition is permanent’. We usually say it to console ourselves when we are in a tough situation or dark place. But I doubt it’s only restricted to unpleasant conditions. We have heard of people who have risen from grass to grace and others who have taken a nosedive from hero to zero. Never say never.
We all need to tread on the side of caution. For those who think it’s impossible to have their hopes of becoming significant, never say never. As long as your life is spared each day to see the light of day, it’s a sign of renewed hopes that things can change. And for those already comfortable with their lives thinking nothing can knock them off, don’t just say it. Do whatever it takes to keep you out of trouble. The tables can turn at any minute. Make sure they don’t turn against you. Never say never.
Nothing is impossible in this world. As long as you can think it, it is possible. Don’t give up on love because someone broke your heart. Your heart is stronger than you think. Give yourself time to heal and you’ll find someone who will cherish your heart like a precious jewel. Don’t take anything for granted. Life is too short.
In all things, never say never!
Josephine Amoako © 2016