A leopard can not change its spots nor can a zebra change its stripes...Hmmm, what does this mean? Shortly stated, it means that one can not change their essential nature. Now why is it that we can change our style of clothing throughout the year, we can change our minds about what we like, and we can change the person that we love, but we can not change our nature? It boggles my mind to no end.
For instance, a man who has been in and out of jail for years knows wrong from right but yet he has the mentality that fast money is easy money but with consequences if caught. He finally decides enough is enough and when he gets out decides to get a 9-5 job to support his family because he has a new born child now and wants to be there for his family. He gets bored with the job and needs more money to support the lifestyle that he is use to so he goes back out does his dirt, gets the money, and before soon gets caught and back in jail he goes. Three strikes your out, now he has to watch his child grow up from behind the bars.
Why is it that we don't learn our lessons or lose site of what is important. Sometimes change is for the better, but in some instances change can effect the people around us more. I believe that we have to look deep within ourselves and ask why is it that I do what I do and why is it that I can't learn self control of the things that are bad for me. The flesh is weak and we need to learn to deviate from wanting things now and in a hurry, but to request for the things that we need to supply our mind and soul with the essentials. Take a deep look in the mirror and tell me do you like what you see, are you where you are suppose to be in life, do you have all the things you have ever wanted and truly needed, have you let fear hold you back from accomplishing your goals. When is enough enough and when will we stand up and say no more, a change is to come and it needs to start today.