Love & My Grass Cutter Business Idea

Lately, I’ve been thinking; what drives a man to jump into the Volta Lake or gets a woman to see no point in living? Truth is we all get depressed from time to time. For example I get so worked up when the mechanic is doing ‘try your luck’ with my car. Or when I do my best on a project and client thinks it’s rubbish, it gets under my skin! So depression dier, we all get a pill of it from time to time. The question –though- is, what drives some people to drown beneath it? Why do some people never recover from a depressing situation? The answer just came to me, and see who I’m telling first 😉

Say your whole life, you dreamed of owning your own grass cutter farm. I mean anytime you went to a chop bar and your soup came with Akrantie, you didn’t know whether to eat it or pose with it for a picture, or blend it into juice or turn it into some kind of jam. Like, Akrantie just filled you with such inspiration, such energy; to the point where everything you did was to enable you own an Akrantie farm eventually. Just imagining it had some bleaching effect on you.

Then you wake up one morning and everyone is going on and on about Ebola. The bloody WHO launches a campaign against the consumption of all bush meats. Right next to the pictures of bats are grass cutters! Of all the creatures, of all the likely Ebola carriers, what business do they have implicating your grass cutters.

Suddenly no one wants grass cutters anymore, your favorite chop bar isn’t serving it because the sight of it scares their patrons. No one wants anything to do with your dream business, and then suddenly, everything quickly loses meaning to you. It all doesn’t seem worth it anymore. What’s the point in living now? What’s the meaning of life without grass cutter? Maybe it’s just better if you throw in the towel and just give it all up, then it becomes a spiral decline that ends six feet under.

heartbreak
When bae gives you the ‘It’s not you, it’s me’ speech.

See, thing is we all have our ‘grass cutters’; that thing we’re living for. When it’s snatched from us, life loses meaning and we’re thrown in desolation. Even the strongest of us is just one tragedy from fatal depression if the thing we cherished the most is snatched.

That’s why it’s crucial to take a good look at what or who you’re living for. Many times you don’t realize it till she’s gone, and you see that you’d been living your whole life for her, and everything you were revolved around him. Now that they’re gone, what’s the point?

Your expert knowledge of Forex and your ability to predict the Cedi’s tantrums absolve you from just a few things. You can’t rely on the most comprehensive insurance policy to be indemnified from every casualty. Why? Because if even heaven and earth shall pass away, really can your insurance and expertise prevent an inevitable loss?

That’s why peace floods in when you find meaning in God; the solid rock, the firm anchor that can’t be moved. If the person you end up dating is the spillover of your commitment to God, they ain’t gonna go nowhere! Even if they did, your world won’t be shattered because they never were it; it had always been God. They cant take from you what they never were; your world.

So whenever something happens and your life seems to come to a standstill, it’s a wake-up call to relook at whom you’d been living for. Personally I get frightened when someone’s disappointment disrupts my whole day. I wonder, “When did I give her that much power? Gosh! God, forgive me.”

That’s not to say be unmoved or totally unaffected by anything –that’s impossible. But integrate your life so completely with God that it’s only His abandonment of you that will crumble you. Plus, since even whilst you were still a stinking sinner he still loved you, he certainly isn’t going anywhere now that you’re starting to smell better.

I figure that’s how Job managed to not curse God when he lost everything. Somehow he must have understood that all things were working together for his good. That God wont allow aaalll that wahala for nothing. That the departure of his worldly wealth was not the indicator of God’s departure from his life. In Him is it all, and that understanding will save you from the likelihood of ever sinking under depression of contemplating suicide. He’s the only insurance policy you really need.

So do some emergency audit right now. Be honest with yourself; the thing that matters most to you, the thing that will break you to pieces if you lost, does it have a heavenly address or he’s a few minute’s drive from Agbogba last stop? If it’s not the former, ma guy, you’re walking on thin ice. Let’s continue to do the saaaamme things we’re doing for the things we love, only let’s direct it at God and see if we wont experience the peace that surpasses all understanding.

In the end a God business will outlive everything; even a grasscutter business 🙂

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16 Comments

  1. Anisa said:

    This akrantie analogy really had me laughing out loud! Why akrantie, if I may ask?… 😀
    This post is filled with the truth. My heart breaks for the people who give up or have given up on life and decide to take matters into their own hands. I myself have been in a similar situation. I suffered from depression for several months about 8 years ago and I had no desire whatsoever to get involved in anything and hardly anything could cheer me up. I wasn’t suicidal though but it’s definitely one of the worst feelings you could ever have. Thankfully, after I decided to take my walk with God more seriously anytime I’m tempted to go down that rough path again or negative thoughts flood my mind I encourage myself with the word. To be honest there’s no therapist or counsellor on this earth that can do what the Word does. I could go on and on but…God bless you for posting this. I pray it encourages others too!

    March 22, 2015
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    • BenJ said:

      I absolutely LOVED reading this. I’m sure if you’d let yourself, you’d have written the perfect rejoinder to this (Which woulda been florally awesome!) But Akrantie seemed like such an irresistible story (I hear right now in Kumasi, to convince people it’s okay to eat it, sellers bite bits of it and say to prospects ‘shwe, enku wo. Ey3 fine papa!) lol.
      Your other points were so valid. Sadly, it’s a truth not many people have the privilege of believing.

      March 24, 2015
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  2. ofeibea said:

    On point…..now more convinced I am not weird! Thanks Ben.

    March 19, 2015
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    • BenJ said:

      Lol. We’re weird together Ofeibea. You’re certainly not alone.

      March 19, 2015
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  3. Hetty said:

    mercy……..God bless u Ben

    March 15, 2015
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    • BenJ said:

      Aamen Hetty, God bless you too.

      March 15, 2015
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  4. naana abbew mensah said:

    Thank you Ben. I needed this.

    March 15, 2015
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    • BenJ said:

      Huntington will get us for this! 😉

      March 15, 2015
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  5. Eunice said:

    Thank you, this couldn’t have come at a better time, I’m really grateful. God bless you Ben!

    March 14, 2015
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    • BenJ said:

      Aww really? That’s so good to know Eunice. This comment just makes it all worth it!

      March 15, 2015
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  6. Kofi said:

    My faith has found a resting place……this piece is deep!

    March 14, 2015
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    • BenJ said:

      Thankyou Kofi, and I know for a fact that that’s the best resting place ever!

      March 15, 2015
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  7. abena said:

    Audit mode activated. Bless you Ben

    March 14, 2015
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    • BenJ said:

      Oooo, some things/people are about to realize that they’ve lost some of the power they had before; God’s getting his thing back. You go gurl!

      March 15, 2015
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  8. nife said:

    I prayed this yesterday o. Jesus, be the centre of my life. Let my life revolve around you. Sweedy, thanks for allowing HS to lead you ok….. Have a lovely weekend 🙂

    March 13, 2015
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    • BenJ said:

      Heeeeyyy, that’s the same thing I say over and over again. We got this sync thing going on Nife 🙂 Hope your weekend is turning out awesome.

      March 15, 2015
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