THE ALMOST SYNDROME
Almost, a friend defined as one of the most dangerous terms in English made of two words designed and strategically combined to form the biggest oxymoron in the history of mankind ALL & MOST. For readers who do not have a clear idea of the word oxymoron, its a figure of speech in which two words with opposing meaning are used together intentionally for effect.
Apparently everyone including I am a victim of this syndrome.
‘Oh I almost got away with the crime’
‘I almost got away without doing that homework’
‘I almost got the work done’
‘He told a lie which was almost the truth’
‘I almost got delivered of the baby but I…’
When something is in a state of almost its neither complete nor undone. Its in a neutral state, where its neither hot nor cold, whereby it requires just a little push, a bit more time and attention to get it all done.
Its more or less like procastination, most people see procrastinating as an act which keeps is from starting something but it could also keep us from completing what has already been started. Something which needed a crossed T and a dotted I, a fullstop at the end, a comma here and there thus putting us in an ‘almost’ state. This state is dangerous because we have come a long way and just a little more is required to make it an ALL instead of an ALMOST.
Unfortunately we can’t say we were ‘almost saved’ or ‘almost’ gave our all to Christ… God requires our everything, we cannot ‘almost’ make heaven its either we are completely there or not at all, such situations give no room for lukewarmness or neutrality. Its requires definity and absoluteness.
Revelation 3:15-16- I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.
Matthew 16:26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?
Jesus did not ‘Almost’ give his life for us, HE gave it all. So we should give our all back to him. Live a righteous life not a ‘rightish’life,we should not be as a nation of Ishmaels but that of Isaac. We are Gods own people so we should give him our ALL and not most of it.
We can’t buy food thats ‘almost’ good neither can we spend money because our pay is ‘almost’ here. Our ALL is needed not our ‘MOST’.
We should not live as Christian who are fast foods but those who are delicacies(taking our time to know God and giving our absolute time to him as time and patience is used in making delicacies).
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Yours truly …J❤❤