The vibrancy of universities, colleges and training academies comes from the truth stated above. A learner becomes better today than yesterday everyday. In an institution of learning we acquire new knowledge everyday until our day of graduation.
Our Tutors are our accountability coaches; they get paid to do that and we get rewarded with a diploma at the end of the tenure.
It seems as if the work of making someone better than yesterday everyday is a practice that is prevalent where money changes hands. Well it was never designed to be that way.
From creation we have been designed by God to be better than yesterday everyday. We are in a constant process of growth and if not by height we are meant to blossom with flowers of wisdom and new knowledge. We do not only grow in size or produce flowers but we constantly produce fruit that will feed the next generation.
This is the reason we received the mandate to: “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28 NKJV
We have in a nutshell received a commandment: Be better than yesterday everyday. This was not given as a burden but it was released as a blessing. This means that getting better than yesterday everyday is meant to be our joy our delight and the easiest nature that is within us.
For those who believed in the story of creation you will notice that all creation has been given the blessing: Be fruitful and multiply. The only difference with us is that we have been given an extra responsibility to overseeing the fruitfulness and multiplication of everything on earth.
In the absence of money and the challenges of war and famine including the pandemic we do fall into poverty of ideas and the greed on others profits on the poverty of many. We quickly make stress and depression our habit as we become discouraged on the way.
Today I want to say to you; it is your design to be better than yesterday everyday. Do not wait for a reward just do it; be better than yesterday. No need to wait for a red carpet or an applause from crowds; just do it – be better than yesterday everyday.
If you did ten push-ups yesterday do eleven push-ups today. If you studied one chapter in a Bible or your wisdom book yesterday you can study two of them today. Do not wait for a better season. Do not wait for summer or rains to stop. Go out and take that daily 3km walk. Be consistent in your state of getting better everyday.
Do not make an excuse and say I have no money for the fees or subscription for the gym. Don’t say I can’t afford a tutor or an accountability coach. Take that skipping rope and begin with 50 skips and 75 then 100. Just be better than yesterday everyday. Be consistent in your fruitfulness and multiplication.
Do not entertain that obstacle, go over it. If it is too high go around it. If it is too wide go under it. Do not look at your neighbor or you may be discouraged but look at yourself in the mirror. Become better than the you which you were yesterday.
I have made it my intentional daily goal to be better today than yesterday everyday. In the Era of 4th Industrial Revolution there is a greater challenge to upgrade our knowledge everyday. This means that in spite of growing older I need to have my cognitive health improved at all costs. At times I need to supplement so as to have a vibrant brain health just as I did 25 years ago. I have only one body and it is my only vehicle which God has given me to my destiny.
This will also mean we will need to be intentional when it comes to the health plan of our bodies just as we are intentional when it comes to the maintenance plan our our car. How much am I willing to pay for maintenance of my car for the trip from Cape Town to Johannesburg? How much am I willing to pay for my body maintenance for my life trip to my destiny? Whatever it will cost be better today than yesterday everyday.
(I had to add this the following day)
You don’t need to pay anyone anything to become yourself. Multiplication is you. Increase is you. This is the reality you need to wake up to everyday. You are increasing and multiplying everyday. Whether it is disease, poverty, good health or riches. You are getting better than yesterday everyday.
You just need to make a daily choice on which side and which direction you want to increase and multiply. The difference between you and the rest of the creation is that you have been given dominion to choose which side of multiplication is your portion.
Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. – Genesis 1:11 – Creation was told to multiply but not given dominion or choice.
And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” – Genesis 1:22 – Creatures of the air and those of the waters were told to multiply but no choice given to them to rule.
Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so.-Genesis 1: 24 – The beasts of the earth were also afforded increase but no rule.
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that [ a]moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28. You are the only one who has been given the multiple choice on how to increase and even oversee the increase of the rest of the creation.
You are better than yesterday today and everyday. The question is what are you better at? Is it hating your brother? Killing your sister? Is it in building or destroying? Remember you are a seed and you are growing everyday. Be intentional about your multiplication and fruitfulness. Be intentional about getting better everyday than yesterday.
Find your accountability coach and review weekly in what direction are you growing everyday. Speak to your spiritual coach and see what direction are you taking in your spiritual growth this week. Speak to your wellness coach and see what direction is your health growing to every week. Speak to your career guide and see what new skill are you learning every week.
look, even if you are not speaking to them. Netflix will be your coach. YouTube will be your coach. Unaccountable friends will swarm daily around you. Bad influence will always come uninvited. Then you will get better everyday but maybe on your way to jail. Maybe on your way to bad health. Call your accountability partner today.
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