J – JUSTICE
A – AWARENESS
I – INMATES
L – LIABILITY
I’ve just been release from Jail for the ultimate ‘god’ of this world ‘the love of money’ 1 Timothy 6:9; 10, (please read in the good book of life – BIBLE). Possess by men of greed and high powers seeking to dominate and have supremacy over God’s creation.
Tell me something, is this where the fate of humanity lies? There I was unemployed and unable to meet my obligation to your Magistrate Court, but having an awareness that when I’m employed it is incumbent of me to fulfil same, the Judicial System found it necessary to convict me to Her Majesty Prison (H.M.P), now that I’m employed. Isn’t this ironic? We often say cut cost on overheads and Government resources are limited, but here I am a liability to Government.
Where is the cost effectiveness in this decision making? They denied me my responsibility to your Magistrate Court hence this imprisonment was an injustice to tarnish my reputation as a young man aspiring to build a life through God and for my future family.
I was alone, afraid of the dark silent night, mystified in a world of my own, beyond the mind’s eye. I found a new awakening of scenery never ending; fear and joy which to choose, but one scene played “ be not afraid or dismayed for I the Lord thy God is with you…for I’ve not given you a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind…”; only to realise that it’s my meditation according to Joshua 1:8 in the good book of life, for meditation produces success; this awakening of the mind’s eye through insight and foresight were God given to stimulate the sense of amicable solution. My inmates were my inspiration in making this sentence ease-burden.
I call them friend, family and fathers who understood what life is even though they too are in Jail. Never give up were the words of fortitude spoken during our morning’s assembly called ‘Parade’; an inspirational moment lead by inmates to encourage and motivate unto good works through positive article reading, our Heavenly Father’s Prayer and our National Anthem, also the manoeuvring of Officers across the yard, displaying an intricate match towards the inmates.
I had an aesthetic cell called C#19 Landing, where I had a picturesque view from ‘Hotel California’ meaning the Jail. Here I am scoping out the Kirani Boulevard, all the way to the Cruise Terminal – Grenada my Country an aquatic paradise tranquil in the sun.
We are all cognisant to build positive minds despite the outcome and we had a virtuous woman highly favoured by God, being instrumental in tutoring us on career building, who is a civil servant.
We called her ‘Principal’ very dedicated in shaping men of purpose; an industrious woman I call her according to Proverbs 31 in the good book of life.
She will say “be mighty men of valour and purpose and sustain life’s creation through God’s eye”, after all we are disciples giving leadership to mother-earth. I quote from the Bible which says “Train up a child in the way he should grow and when he is old, he will not depart from it…” From my understanding we are to teach children the power of having wealth both spiritually and socially.
This is the recipe for a well balance and healthy life through the wisdom (the spiritual capacity to see and evaluate life and conduct from God’s point of view) of God who is the just Judge.
And even though we may be a liability, life’s sentence is only determined by Him (Jesus Christ) who is our ultimate Saviour and Father of all.
My lesson learnt – I was not imprisoned for my mind had the freedom to conquer. In other words, your mind plays an important role in your victory and hence my mission was to fulfil the will of my Heavenly Father (Jesus Christ) through Prayer and Praise, so no matter where life takes you, you never allow circumstances to defeat you, and on the contrary, take advantage of every opportunity and try to get the best out of every situation you face.
On the journey of life, you will observe more than once how the things we think will harm us in the end become great blessings.
Maybe someone wants to hurt you but God will use that very thing in your favour. Success is determined more by our attitude towards the things that happen to us than by the situation itself.
If you want to be a success and prosper in all your dealings the Bible says you must meditate on the word of God Day and Night.
If you learn to see the good in every situation and have the virtue of perseverance, with God’s help you can overcome the difficulties that lie ahead.
A positive attitude is a powerful force and a wise man will hear and increase in learning and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsel…! Thank you inmates and be still and know that God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think…!
Take notice and remember – JAIL is no place to be, so act with prudence, listen attentively and think wisely.
A true friend in Christ