There is an African proverb that goes thus: “A cow that has no tail, God takes care of the flies that disturb it.” Isn’t it clear that what others have, and it doesn’t have is for its good? Other cows have to take charge in battling different types of flies that disturb them by landing on their bodies; but in the case of the one that has no tail, God takes charge of that. Which one is better?
What prompted me to this post this morning is this: As I was ruminating on what to post, I was directed to Youtube from a blog I visited, and as I was watching video clips, I watched as many animals’ fight as possible, and I saw that most of the animals killed by the lions were killed by being attacked first from their tails.
Now hear this, why should animals that have no tails, that served as dead traps to some animals in the jungle, be crying for such. It’s because of their ignorance. So, if you don’t have it, it’s for your own good at the moment, or may be you don’t need it for the moment.
I have learnt 3 lessons from this (3 Lessons from Tailless Animals):
- Whatever I don’t have now is for my good: Who knows if I possess it , may be it’s going to lead to death?
- No time is too late to get it: I’ve seen animals cut by the tails, and the tails grow back to normal. Are you asking for what’s responsible? The same process that makes an earthworm cut into two to survive.
- Having everything is bad: There must be something you need at every point in time. If you are all-in-all, you’ll not believe in God. And this is the most dangerous thing that can happen to man. Dangerous than meeting a lion in the jungle without any weapon!
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