His denial comes after Kathryn Mayorga told a German magazine that the footballer raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.
His denial comes after Kathryn Mayorga told a German magazine that the footballer raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.
At least 832 people have died after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake triggered tsunami waves as high as six metres (20 feet).
I have perfected my plan a day before the D-day. I have imagined and sketched my itinerary for the next day consciously aware of what is needed to be done the second day without any mistake or error. My plan for the next day is to find my way out to the browsing café to engage in updating my blog space. I already mapped out the internet or browsing provider in my vicinity that I will patronize.
Alas, the D-day came, in the afternoon, I moved out by taking a bike but when I got to the office of the internet service provider after I alighted from the bike I took, to my complete consternation, the office was under lock and key.
Deep down, I was disappointed, and I was boiling with rage and fury because this is a dent to my plan that might end up scattering into pieces what I have imagined laying hand upon to end up in futility.
As I noticed this, I held my calmness and candor but inside of me was the flow of total dejection and disappointment that I am managing to curtail and control.
While musing over this and while nursing my pain and wound, I decided to just start strolling down for me to maximize the energy that I will be using to stroll down the street to curb the waves of anger that has started overwhelming the fabrics of my being. I used this as a tool to vent my anger and disappointment, but I was confused to an extent because I was bothered about getting an alternative in the form of getting another internet or browsing provider within my vicinity.
At a point, when I got to the prime of thinking about an alternative, I decided to just stroll down to my daughters’ creche to take her back home so that I will just retire home for the day to have my peace because my dream for the day has been shattered without any hope of making something meaningful out of my laid-out plan for the day.
At the point of giving up, I got conscious and sensitive of the fact that there is a internet or browsing center that I could faintly recollect the actual location, but I realized that anytime I am coming back home from work in the evening, I always observe this place even though I wasn’t sure whether I am right or wrong.
Immediately, I hopped a bike again and moved over to the area where my mind was. After few minutes of being conveyed on the back, I got to the area and I was able to locate the office and when I got there, my plan, hope and aspiration for the day saw the light of the day without any form of problem and hassle.
In real life situation, many passed through similar situation daily whereby many plans are being made but it always ends up in futility that will end up in frustration caused by the disappointment that arise from our inability to fulfill whatever our plan for the moment might be,
It is human and reasonable to feel disappointed and dejected when such happen because it is always accompanied with waste of resources and material that could be quite costly and expensive.
Amid this condition, we became emotional and cocky to the extent that we allow our sense of reasoning to be blocked and clogged with waves of emotion.
Being emotional at this point is understandable, reasonable and human.
This is how the expression of our feelings ought to be in a situation like this.
Nevertheless, what this situation might be, it is quite expedient that a mature mind will look beyond these waves of emotion and allow sense of reasoning to take control of the situation on ground.
The control of our emotion entails and requires nothing but a balance view and analysis of the situation on ground by suspending our emotion and allowing reasoning to take control of the situation on ground.
It is at the point of giving our sense of reasoning to take over that we will be able to have a clearer and a balanced view of the situation that might end up allowing us to have a grip of the situation at hand which might just require nothing but an extensive level of thinking and appraisal that will trigger the needed solution that will make us to achieve whatever our plan might be at a particular moment.
During this form of experience, patience becomes a virtue that is needed by anyone to make something meaningful out of the situation.
The absence of patience will make the situation on ground to become complex and difficult thereby preventing needed solution to fizzle out from the mind of those who are concern.
Patience should take the center stage and it is through patience that the concerned will be able to think deeply to get the needed solution to the plan that is on the verge of being unsuccessful.
Every plan imagined becomes achievable accompanied with the exhibition and reflection of the inherent beauty of the plan when it can be platformed on patience.
It is patience that command needed success that will make the content and concept behind any plan to be propelled to the realm of successful fulfilment.
No one should dream and talk about success when patience is absent as a virtue.
Success and patience go hand in hand rubbing each other hands together for the needed plan to become achievable and attainable.
No patience, no success.
Hence, plan should not be imagined and mapped out for success when the needed patience for it to materialized is absent.
The presence of patience makes every imagined and mapped out plans to become successful.
Those who desire to be successful in life must maximize the inherent virtue of patience that is time sapping as a needed resource for the attainment of their imagined and mapped out plans.
Instead of being emotional, disappointed and down- casted, it is better to exercise patience. Though, the result of being patient might be time sapping and slow, but patience helps in a great way to ensure, attract and command success cheaply without any constraints.
If only you can be patient, your mapped out plans will become successful in the process of time.
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It was early morning on the 3rd of September 2018, I decided to observe an early morning road show that will only involve long distance endurance trek channeled towards shedding some ounce of fat that has accumulated in adding to my weight since everybody around me kept complaining about the bloating nature of current physique.
In spite the early morning drizzling, I despise this disturbance and I view it as a blessing in disguise because I believed that the coolness of the weather will be a source of strength to me in going a long way in keeping myself fit by the road work I am embarking on.
While I was busy with myself trekking on the high way, I was lost and carried away, but I was enjoying and basking in the euphoria of the showers of rain and my ability to fulfill my aspiration in embarking on a body fitting exercise that I can handle on my own.
While I was on the highway, at a point, she passed me.
She was fully kitted with her sneakers and joggers with vest on her body. She jogged passed me and immediately I raised up my head and I observed that she is a lady and she maintained her pace jogging while I was busy trekking.
Immediately, I remembered the popular parlance that says what a man can do, a woman can do it better. At this point, it was a woman that is doing what a man cannot do and I was challenged into motivation accompanied with my decision to turn the table around.
What a woman can do, a man can do it better.
Immediately, I double up and started jogging with one leap after another.
What I thought I couldn’t handle became what I was able to do when I saw a lady doing it.
Despite my decision to change from trekking to jogging which was motivated and inspired by her, she was obvious that she is the source of my motivation because she was a little distance ahead of me and I was at her back.
There is no way she could know that she has been a source of inspiration and motivation to a stranger early in the morning through her effort to get herself better in fitness.
She might think that she is just on her own trying to get better, but she didn’t know that her effort in shaping her physique has made another person to see good reasons in shaping himself.
This is how our life ought to be at any point in time. We are created to be a source of help and a source of hope to others. Even, when we are unaware of the fact that so many people are gaining and benefitting from our deeds.
We are supposed to be found doing good at every point in time so that people that we did not know or even expected could end up referring to our deeds even when we are no more around.
A meaningful life is birthed when we are not living alone but our living triggers a kind of inspiration that would catapult others to become better by achieving their set goals while in existence on earth.
We should not be oblivious of the fact that so many people are in the valley of perdition and destruction. All they need is a hand that will pull them out of the miry clay that they have been enmeshed with.
Without any gain saying, you could be that hands of help and hope that are needed to salvage humanity from going into extinction because our world needs more flag-bearers and touch-bearers that will end up shinning light that will displace the gross darkness that entire humanity is enmeshed with.
It might be a little form of kindness, love, patience and help that will end up becoming a source of motivation and inspiration to others.
We should endeavor to understand that while we are busy doing good, we are always oblivious of the zillion of people looking at us but the effect of our goodwill might be enough to turn around the lot of such people without you knowing the extent of your impart on the life of those looking up to you.
Hence, it is good to be good at any point in time.
It is nice to be nice to people around us.
The kind of help we render might be what is needed to salvage and elevate others.
It might be the only solution that would be available in making others to realize the potential in them, thereby fulfilling the purpose of God in their life.
With this, it placed a deep level of responsibility on all of us to be conscious and sensitive in making a concerted effort in adding value and contributing our quota in making the life of other people better no matter how little the contribution might be.
No contribution targeted in making the life of other people better is a waste no matter how insignificant and inconsequential it may be.
The littleness in us maximized as a form of contribution to the life of others might be the greatness other people are relying upon for them to achieve their purpose in life.
Do not fold your hands and watch people languishing in penury and abject poverty, do not expect the needy and the indigent to start looking for you before you take a step in helping them. It is your responsibility to rise to their needs by looking for them and make them part of your life.
You start living until the poor and the needy become part and parcel of your life.
If the biography of your life is chronicled without reference to the indigent, you have wasted your lifetime on earth.
The essence of your living is for the needy and the poor to have a life that is meaningful.
If you have been lagging in giving a hand of help to the needy and the indigent, you have failed, and you are unworthy to be reference as human.
Humanity is all about being an eye to the blind, a mouth to the dumb and an ear to the deaf.
Be a cloth to the naked.
Be a shelter to the destitute.
Be a respite to the restless.
Be a bridge to the deserted.
Be a food to the hungry.
If you can become all this, the world will be better off and lamentation of pain and pangs in the entire world will be a thing of the past.
This is how she motivated me.
This is how she inspired me.
This piece was authored and published on the Facebook Timeline of a friend and familiar on the 22nd of August 2018 and after reading through with rapt attention on the 27th of August 2018, it placed a responsibility on me to seek permission to published it on my blog from the author.
After seeking for the permission, she consented to my proposal and here comes the publication.
It goes thus:
Thanks to Tiwa.
I had to sit outside and far from the auditorium on Sunday.
There was a program being held for young girls and of course, I wasn’t interested and not concentrating.
Somewhere in between, I heard someone say:
“Don’t despise your youth”
I have known that scripture for years but that moment God reminded me of something vital.
“You wrote SHADOW OF GRACE long before you knew what childbirth looked like”
“You wrote THE TORMENTOR,AGBEKE,etc.long before you had real life experience of marriage and parenting”.
How did you write those effortlessly?
It was the Holy Spirit.
A lot of times, God places ideas, messages, goals, opinions, answers about things that are way above our age and years of experience in our hearts.
Unfortunately, we hold back.
We say to ourselves:
“What do I know? Let me learn from the experienced.
At times people even shut us up.
But, God is saying:
“Don’t let anyone despise your youth—1st Timothy 4 verse 12.
God didn’t put that passion in your heart for you to wait till you are ready enough in your own eyes.
Pushing yourself to the background when God has positions you for limelight is not the same as humility and servanthood.
Dimming your own light would keep more people in darkness.
Our walk with God in whatever capacity He has called us to function is a walk of faith not of efforts.
Therefore, whether at your secular place of work or at your place of ministry, in your social circle, family or even up here on social media, always seek to do what God would have you do.
Never use your age as an excuse to fall back or give up.
Don’t let anyone despise you.
You answer to God and ought to be relevant with people.
Again, I say:
“Do not let anyone despise your youth”
From the piece above one could observe that the author was inspired by the word of God to stir up the talents and the gift God endowed us with.This was given to us for profiting and to invest in the life of others.
It is a pity that many of us spend a bunch of our existence on earth giving excuses about how unnecessary it is to do maximize this gift God gave to us.
Many of us sleep over it and many of us even waste our energy in burying this gift just because we have no understanding of the purpose of this gift in our life and how far it will go in affecting the life of others that are around us while we are on earth.
This affirm the reason why an unknown author and thinker submitted that the grave is the wealthiest place on the surface of the earth because there in the best ideas, philosophies, solutions, innovations and inventions were buried.
The days of our youth could be akin to our days on earth whereby all that is needed and necessary for us to maximize the little time we have on earth is expected to be optimized maximally for making the world we live in a better place.
On the contrary, due to lack of understanding and basic knowledge of what we are created for on earth, many of us become unconcerned in seeing any reason why we should make any contribution while we are on earth. We give excuses that are slim, thin and flimsy to cover up for our lack of understanding of the purpose of creation and we keep sitting down on a spot leaving everything to chance.
The worst angle to this is that while we stay unconcerned in championing a course that will add value to the existence of mankind, humanity in its entirety suffered a great deal because while we refuse to shine the light we are wired with, many people remain in darkness forever.
It is the streams of light in you that will lighten the darkness in the life of many people around you.
There is need for your light to become the light that others will hold on to as a source of solution that will displace the gross darkness hovering around them.
In conclusion, the days of your youth should be maximized to shine the light in you.
No matter how small or little the light in you may be, it is powerful enough to displace any form of darkness,
You are created with light,
You are wired with light,
What the world needs from you,
Is to shine the light in you,
And when it is done,
The grip of gross darkness will end up fizzling up.
Special thanks to TEMITOPE OGUNJUYIGBE ADEGBENJO for being the author of part of this publication.
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