Saturday, July 23, 2011
And so we drive recklessly. Going too fast, ignoring speed limits and the road rules... thus we easily crash and die, missing out on the goodies of the destination and even the excitement .
That's why we need speed bumps to slow us down. To wake us up, to keep our eyes on the road.
And in life speed bumps comes in different forms, a failed business, a shaky marriage, a betrayal of trust, a dry spell, jobless even with all your qualifications.....
When you go too fast, you feel too big, like you're doing it on your own, you slowly forget who gave you the car to take you through life... You forget God!!!
And to bring us back to him, he let's the bumps come up to slow us down.
They're there because he really does love us, they're there to keep us focused on him, they're there to bring us back to him, to help us remember he's the one in control, he's the only one who can help us, not our ability to drive really fast.
They're not there to kill us or to bring us shame, they're not there because he loves us less...
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze." Isaiah 43:2
The seemingly frustrating situation is only there to build us up, to bring us back to shape. To help us remember our loving father.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
What kills me about this awakening is the negativity they exhume, they’re so full of bitterness that I’m scared they wouldn’t even notice when the sweet they fight for is given to them. They’re so against PDP/ACN or whatever party doesnt sound nice, that they’re unwilling to see if there’s any hope or slight improvements. If you’re not willing to give a person a chance, how do you expect him to perform? wouldn't you rather work with whomever is in power and fight for change than stay outside the box watching and criticizing every move? would you rather let yourself have an accident because you hate the driver of the car, so you don't bother to tell him to stop when he ought to?
Most have lost credibility in my sight as they only speak against the government when they’re not the ones ‘chopping’ they hate it someone else is there, and thus fight with all their might for their ‘person’ so they can arrive. I'm not even sure what we're crying for anymore, because just a handful of the youths are genuinely pained... most are just pained till they get into the system and start 'chopping' and that's all. Just a few are awakening with fresh breaths, they others just stink and make waking up distatseful.
By learning to be less selfish, by joining queues when we see them and not cutting corners, by not giving the little bribes, by not being late for appointments(afterall its african time) by not biting more than we can swallow, by being honest and reliable, by following due process.... the big things we criticize the top dogs for are the little things we chew ourselves, if we can't stop the 'dropping something' at our level, how are we going to be able to stop it(corruption) when we're given a chance to lead??
By not trying to bite off the heads of those who were invited to a lunch with the president. How else do you get heard and exchange ideas if you hate your 'enemies/government' so much you refuse to dine with him and put your cards on the table?
The future is now for the youths, its our time, its not enough to be intellectual and look out for only the bad, the now belongs to us, its time to start hunting for the good and highlighting it, grabbing opportunities and using it as stepping stones, giving ourselves the hope we desperately need, by being the good we ought to be.
Let's learn to wake up with fresh breaths, bad breaths are not appealing.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
It is the reason why a woman with a cheating husband forgives him over and over again.
It is the reason why a mother would fight for her child who brings shame to the family.
Why she goes around crying for help when the child who disrespects her and steals from her gets into trouble.
Its the reason why we keep giving second chances.
Love is the reason.
It's why a king would send his son to die in place of his subjects even when they are nothing but misfits...."For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. " John 3:16(amp)
It is the reason God loves and still cares for us despite ourselves, even as we daily mock his immeasurable sacrifice for us.
True love covers up a lot of things. We wonder why and how we keep taking certain things from people, how they can hurt and annoy us so, and same time get us all hot and bothered when they're in trouble.
How we can get over that seemingly unforgivable act and love them like we've always done...
True love blinds us to reason and places hope in place of doubt that maybe, one day, this person we love, who keeps hurting us will realize and come to accept the love we freely and generously offer and turn from their hurtful ways... "for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the offenses of others]." 1 Peter 4:8(amp)
Thus Love is patient and kind(and hopeful)
Love is you dusting the dirt off shoulder and skipping away happily with the person responsible.
Love is a mystery.
Without love... Life is toast.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Oh my Gosh, I'm gonna cry
Just a few hours ago I was 25, and just the day before I was 5.
God has been good. He's been so Good. I'm aging gracefully. Like fine wine.
I am so blessed. Blessed beyond a curse.
Not where I should be, but so far from where I was.
Its going to be a great 26 for me and those around me.
Been a while since I had a birthday at home with mom... So the cook's doing something special for lunch(party rice toh bad), there's small chops and there's cake and there's a hands full or less of friends. And there's communion in church tonight...yayyy.
Please say a little prayer for me before closing this page... The best thing you can do for me if you're not sending me any gifts.
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