The way we choose to live our lives can trap us into thinking the world is smaller than what it actually is. We limit ourselves by ‘staying in our lanes’; never moving far from our comfort zones and having too much of a linear view of life. It may be that in your world everyone goes to college/university, seemingly more intelligent and educated but in my world, 68% of the population can’t read or write. Driving an expensive car to impress those around you may be your biggest achievement as yet but, in another world, about 783 million people live without clean sanitized water, there are also more than 1800 kids and infant deaths per day as a result of consuming unsanitary water. Maybe in your world people die of obesity and lack of exercise but in my world about 3.1 million kids die due to starvation and an estimated 400 million people worldwide lack access to proper healthcare. John Bunyan once said “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you”.

 

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you”

God’s plan for us is to become the best version of ourselves, and we can only do this by moving the centre of attention to those around us (humanity at large). I want encourage migrants, especially those of us who hail from third-world countries, to use this platform to give back to those we have left behind, help them become better versions of themselves by connecting them with the rest of the world. Know that through growing and developing we find the good in ourselves, our purpose and, most importantly the power that lies within us.

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