It’s What’s Inside That Matters

I woke up in the morning that day and I switched on the radio. One man was preaching and he played a record of a man who was sent by God to one of the churches in the suburbs. So the man was dressed in torn clothes and was bear-foot.

While he was walking on the road people moved to the other side of the road. So the man walked straight to the church and when he got there he stood in front of the church and people were so shocked. Two boys reported him to the priest and the priest ordered them to throw him out.

Unfortunately, God had sent that man to that Church to bring deliverance to His people. Just because the man was not dressed in a shiny outfit, they doubted that it was God who sent him there. And I suppose if the man was dressed elegantly they would probably believe his power.

This story explains the exact situation that is happening in many teenagers’ lives. We lose people who can help us to become the best versions of ourselves because we are too fixated on how they look on the outside. We have this tendency to believe that the external being of a person is a true reflection of who they are.

We meet people who can bring deliverance, blessings, change, dream chasers, life savers. We thrive very hard to amplify the external being just to seek for recognition. We don’t know that it does not matter how much your bank balance is, if your inner being is not in the right direction you are just like a poor person. We want to appear beautiful in front of everyone’s eyes but we forget that how you look is not a reflection of your internal being.

It’s about time we shift our focus on enhancing our external being because it’s not bringing growth to you. How you look, your possessions, money and fame are nothing if your internal being is rotten. The internal being is a reflection of your true identity. That’s where true love, compassion, empathy, generosity and consciousness comes from.

It’s very important to learn that we are defined by our internal being, not our external being.

I realised that most taverns have deviated from their rules. Nowadays taverns accept people who are under age, pregnant women, thugs, and disabled people, just because of money. I don’t know if I’m the only one who realises that.

The owner will not really have much problem until the business experiences some bad things and that’s when they start realising that what they did from the start was going to harm the business.

After I realised that scenario, I got back on the human behaviour towards our destruction in life. We treat our lives as taverns, we accommodate everyone despite how detrimental they are to us.

Just like a tavern owner who wants to make money, we accommodate everyone despite their effects on our lives. We pollute our lives with dream killers, lazy people, unproductive and mediocre people, failures, people with no vision.

In the previous chapter I spoke about the importance of valuing the present moment. So the question is, what if your journey to your destination is prolonged because of the people you are hanging around with? I’m bringing out that challenge because I want you to get rid of your destruction. Not everyone you lose is a loss.

We have people in our lives who are not impactful to our growth. We have people in our life who are not beneficial to our journey. I say get rid of them now because your destiny is not going to allow you to come in with such people. Don’t be surprised when your journey to your destiny becomes longer because of your bad company. Get rid of what’s detrimental because the universe is preparing you for your success.


Tell us: What do you think of the tavern analogy the writer used? Have you let go of people who were not adding value to your life?