There is no perfection in life and no one is perfect either. Life itself is filled with cracks. It is impossible to live life without cracks at one time or the other in our lives. When crack appears in our lives, we tends to see it as a crackdown rather than a rack to the life of others. We tend to be ashamed and miserable. We tend to see it as weird or sometimes consider it as an aberration. Which ought not to be. This may sound strange but it is unbelievably true, most lives have gotten meaning, direction, glamour because of the extract from the cracks in other people’s life. In other words, the crack became a rack. In all sincerity, Someone is depending on your crack as a rack to a meaningful life. Someone is depending on your crack as a rack for direction. Someone is depending on your crack as a rack to a life of purpose. Someone is depending on your crack as a rack in order not to crack down in life. Someone is waiting to leverage on your crack as a rack so as to live above average. This crack in your life may look like a limitation and unappealing to you but it could be of great import and benefit to others.
The life changing story
I came across this story which proved that the crack could be a channel of outreach and a channel to model and impact life meaningfully. The crack could be a channel to revive lives and destinies positively.
An elderly Chinese woman once had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do. After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. ‘I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house. The old woman smiled, ‘Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side?’ ‘That’s because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.’ For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.’
Crack to rack
Like the perfect pot, we may sometimes clamour or desire a life without cracks. But how can you be a rack to a life without cracks. No matter the degree of cracks in a life, the fact is that it is intended for a purpose. The crack is not to introduce defect in our lives or mar us. It has been designed to cause a life somewhere to bloom and blossom. Generally, we all have our own unique cracks or flaws at one point or the other in life. But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that makes our lives together so very interesting, rewarding and impactful. This is so because the cracks helps to color lives. It helps to beautify our lives. It helps to make a difference in other people’s life. Though we may sometimes be tempted to look at the cracks or flaws both in our lives and that of other people with disdain. We may equally look at the cracks or flaws with disrespect because we tends to observe it superficially without taking time to see the rack in it. No matter the cracks or flaws in a man’s life, it is designed to give direction to someone. It is designed to refocus the life and destiny of someone. No matter the flaw or imperfections in others, we’ve just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them no matter the crack in their lives.
The crack could be someone’s turning point
There is no way a crack will appear that it wouldn’t help beautify a life. There is no form in which a crack will appear that it won’t help to reshapen a life. There is no form in which a crack will appear that it won’t model a life. The crack could be so bad that you don’t want to talk about it. It could be so bad that you don’t want to discuss it. It could look unappealing that you don’t want anyone to know about it. It could be so disgusting that you don’t want to keep a memory of it. No matter how unappealing it might seems, no matter how distasting it might seems, it could be a great turning point to someone somewhere. It could spur the urge to start again in someone’s life. It could arouse the desire to begin again in someone’s life. It could help someone find and retrace his path again. It could help someone get it right again. Crack is supposed to be a means to a life of significance in other people’s life. We have to learn to manage our cracks and also learn to change our view and perspective about it so that it could be a rack to others. Don’t lament over the crack, it will serve as a rack to others. It can help turn a stumbling block to a stepping stone