Research sponsored by: Don Sybertz, with special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories)
Imbuki ya kahayile kenako ililola ginhu ijo jidachamagwa guti mongo. Nguno umongo gugajaga mpaga uko guligagelela na gudab’izaga na nchami.
Akahayile kenako kagalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo agapangaga milimo yake na guidilila chiza ijinaguitumama. Umunhu ng’wunuyo agaginjaga amapinjapinja ayo gakomile gugulemeja ugutumamwa unimo gunuyo. Adina bususanya umub’utumami bho milimo yakwe.
Akahayile kenako kalidulanga higulya ya kuleka gub’iza na b’ususanya. Uluuhaya gulondeja mhayo, ilichiza uje na ngholo yimo.
Ilichiza kumtumamila Sebha Yesu bho ngholo yimo pye ishigu ja wikaji bho musi ng’wenumu. Diyangule gunhondeja weyi bho nduhu gususanya mpaga dupandike ubhupanga ubho bhudashilaga.
KISWAHILI: MIMI SIZUWILIWI NINAKOENDA MPAKA NIFIKE HUKO NINAKOENDA
Maana ya msemo huo inaangalia kitu ambacho hakizuiwiliwi, kwa mfano mto, kwa sababu mto huenda mpaka unakokomea, huwa hauziwiliwi.
Msemo huo hulinganishwa na mtu ambaye hupanga mipango yake na kuifuatilia vizuri katika kuukamilisha utekelezaji wake. Mtu huyo huondoa mapingamizi ya mipango hiyo, kwa vile huamua kufanya kitu hicho bila kusitasita.
Msemo huo hutufundisha juu ya kutokuwa na kazi za kusita sita katika maisha yetu. Ni vizuri kufanya kazi kwa roho moja au kwa bidii bila kusisita.
Ni vizuri kumfuata Bwana Yesu kwa moyo mmoja siku zote za hapa duniani. Tuamue kumfuata Yeye bila kusitasita, mpaka tuupate uzima wa milele.
ENGLISH: I AM NOT PREVENTED I GO UNTIL I REACH MY DESTINATION
Just like a river pushes itself all the way to its destination, this proverb is about the unstoppable nature of certain phenomena in life.
For instance, an individual who makes sound plans and executes them meticulously is bound to achieve the set goals and objectives with very little or no chance of failure.
Such proverb teaches us about the virtue of planning; and the necessity of working hard and resolutely to implement our plans in life. It advises us that it is always a good thing to complete what we set out to do.
In the same breath, the proverb seeks to invite us to be closer to the Lord Jesus Christ to serve Him with all our might and with the whole heart. This way, we may be able to inherit the kingdom of God and be assured of eternal life.
ANOTHER ENGLISH VERSION: I AM NOT PREVENTED I GO UNTIL I REACH MY DESTINATION
The meaning of the above saying looks at something that is not stopped, for example a river, because it goes until it reaches its destination. It is not easily prevented.
Such saying is likened to a person who plans his/her strategies and follows them well from the beginning to their completions. Such person eliminates what can stop him/her from fulfilling his/her strategic plans. The one does so because he or she decides to achieve a given goal in life without hesitation.
The above proverb imparts us about planning well in our daily lives without hesitation. It is good to work hard in our planned workings from the beginning to the point of completing them without hesitation.
It likewise imparts us on following daily the Lord Jesus Christ. It is good to follow Him with one heart all days of living on earth. Let us follow Him without hesitation, until we become heirs to the eternal life.