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Yesterday the finals of the world cup football match between France and Croatia was played.

Iam sure a lot of us watched it. Well, i would like to share something about football matches and our lives here on earth.

When the game was on,did you take a look at the players, the referee,the assistant referees and the spectators?

Out of all these category of people, the only people who didn’t wear a wrist watch were the players on the field.

They got into the pitch and played their hearts out knowing that even though they did not know the exact time, the exact minute the game will end and the whistle will be blown, they were conscious of the fact that the game will definitely end when the one holding the time blows his whistle.

I likened this to our race here on earth. We are on the pitch of play called LIFE

Even though some of us wear wrist watches, they are just a man-made device to guide our daily activities and give us a sense of timing.

The one who holds time is somewhere waiting and watching us play our game on the pitch of LIFE.

He has a whistle. When the time is up, by HIS own timing, He will blow the whistle and the game will be over and then winners and losers will emerge and rewards will be given to deserving players.

It is only after the referee’s whistle has sounded that I notice people weep or jubilate.

They cry and gnash their teeth because, it’s all over!

They weep because they see missed opportunities, missed scoring chances.

And those who celebrate do so because they won the match. They are adjudged winners and deserving of the much – contested trophy.

Let me encourage you today, dear friends,brothers and sisters that, your wrist watch is not the time. Oh no it’s not!

The time is with the one who created time and only HE determines when the time starts and stops for each one of us.

With this in mind, let’s strive for mastery and reach for the goal as we play on the pitch of LIFE

The play is still on
I sense we have long returned from our half-time break.

I sense that we may perhaps be in our extra time,so that we will capitalise on the extra time to hit the goal correctly.

Tick – tack-tick-tack… Time is going…
It is not our wrist watch that’s reading, it’s GOD’S time ticking away….
Play your game well.

Play it with utmost concentration. Shut out the spectators who are either cheering or jeering.
Keep your eyes on the goal post.

Play hard! Enkaa akyire wo abrabo yi mu.

Columnist : Fred Kyei Mensah

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