By Ter Manyang Gatwech, Kampala, Uganda
15th April, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — I want to challenge you today politicians of South Sudan about your life and ministry as an individual. What kind of life are you living? Are you in the world just to collect from others or do you think there’s something in you to give? In life, you must give before you take, for giving precedes receiving. Some people don’t receive because they are not good givers. Every good giver is a good receiver. In South Sudan some politicians give you something because you have something to give too whereas others give you something because you are son of an Mp or Minister or a businessman or having good job. If you are jobless in South Sudan nobody can care about you.
If you have always had people give to you, and you have never been challenged to give to others, you are on the wrong path my dear father, mother, sister and brother. You might say, ‘’But I don’t even have a home. I have no job; I even have to beg to eat; what could I possibly have in me to give someone else?’’ I want you to know that even in that predicament you can still is a blessing.
God is not o concerned about you getting a house, a car or a job. He can give you all that and more in a heartbeat. What he is more concerned about is what you have done with the love and the life that he is given you. How much of His light in you is shining on others? Success is neither about money nor how popular you are in society. Rather, it’s the ability to put that which the Lord has given you to work, so that others may benefit through your light.
Therefore, quit saying,’’ I have no job; I have no house, I have no one to help me or give to me’’. What has God given you? Do you have peace in your heart? Is there love in you? Do you think God loves you? Are you glad about it? Then go share that with someone else. There’re people who don’t even know God loves them. Share with them the love of God that you have experienced. Wake up and become somebody especially South Sudanese politicians please, please and please educate your people in order to understand the importance of education in South Sudan. Please don’t give because, Ter Manyang Gatwech is going to give you something today or tomorrow. South Sudan is belong to all not Nuer or Dinka and therefore, let us understand the meaning of togetherness as ‘’ one people one, Generation’’.
My people let us ask Almighty God; dear father, I thank you for the entrance of your Word has given me light and has shown me the path of life. I go forth today’s conscious of your life and love that is in me, and I’m determined to share the same with others, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Here are some reasons why some people give;
Many people report a ‘’high’’ from volunteering, similar to the good feeding that come from exercise. Others have found that volunteering can help fight depression. Helping others can help ask your mind off your own problems and enable you to see bigger picture. Once you seem the difference you can make in another person’s life, your own problems can seem smaller and more manageable
1. Develop new skills:
Gaining skills, knowledge and expertise are common side effects of volunteering. Giving others your time brings you interesting and challenging opportunities that might not come along otherwise. This experience can be added to your resume and could result in a better paying job in the future.
2. Make some connections:
Loneliness and boredom are common among retires, individuals, and transplants to new city. Volunteering can relive this sense of social isolation and help you fill empty hours in the dat.
3. Give back to your community:
Doing something for the community you live in and returning the favor to those who have helped you are strong motivators. Everyone, rich or poor, takes from society, and volunteering is one way to show a sense of appreciation.
4. Boost your self-esteem:
Many volunteers experience a sense of increased self-est.-esteem and greater self-worth. Helping others makes doing something for someone that they could not do for themselves. Research has shown that good feelings you experience when helping others may be just as important to your health as exercise and a healthy diet.
By Ter Manyang Gatwech. Chairperson of Ayod Community in Uganda and you can also reach him through his email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Former President of Cavendish University Uganda Students’ Association for Public Administration and Management (CUUSAPAM).Ter Manyang is a novelist on Nyamile.com.