Are you a ‘Brokxn Kxy’?


I met a man recently, who was fed up of life and just wanted to lie down and die.

Strange! This man was educated in one of the best schools I know. Went to college and finished his higher education. Then stayed at home. Just stayed at home! Never did a stitch of work anywhere for the rest of his life. Lived off everyone else, and is still living off everyone else in his old age.

What a ridiculous way to spend your life. No wonder he was looking for death to come by and catch up with him. This man is like a broken key.

This ticked me off thinking…here’s something I read some time ago…

Evxn though my typxwritxr is an old modxl, it works quitx wxll xxcxpt for onx of the kxys.

 I havx many timxs wishxd that is workxd pxrfxctly.

It is trux that thxrx arx forty-onx kxys that function wxll xnough, but just onx kxy not working makxs thx diffxrxncx.

Somxtimxs it sxxms to mx that our church is somxthing likx my typxwritxr — not all thx kxy pxoplx arx working propxrly.

As onx of thxm, you may say to yoursxlf, “Wxll, I am only onx pxrson, I don’t makx any diffxrxncx to anybody”

 But it doxs makx a big diffxrxncx, bxcasx a church, to bx xffxctivx, nxxds thx activx participation of xvxry pxrson!

So, thx nxxt timx your xfforts arx not nxxdxd vxry much, rxmxmbxr my typxwritxr and say to yoursxlf, “I am a kxy pxrson in thx congrxgation and I am nxxdxd vxry much.”

This is what happxns to thx wholx church, and multiply this by many timxs — thx whole thing just doxs not makx sxnsx!

“Belovxd don’t bx like a brokxn kxy!”

Get the message?

Well it is more than a message. It is something we ought to learn everyday. And learn quickly. Before life is over, before the silver cord breaks. We must not be in regret when we lie on our deathbeds, and think…“I should have done that!”

I am important. My role in life and where I am planted is key to others around me. Without me fulfilling my own role, confusion occurs around me, with me, and in me.

I learned many things in my youth. One of the things I picked up very early along with my belief in God was that what we achieve inwardly would eventually change us on the outwardly.

So get on with it…fit into the mosaic of life, find your unique place, your intrinsic wisdom, your functional gifting and your beating heart. Get in sync around others who will look out for your blind spots and educate you on your missing parts.

When all this comes together, the symphony of life can be heard loud and clear, far and near!

Willie Soans