BEING THE ARCHITECT OF FORTUNES TO OTHERS—(5 minutes read)

This piece was authored and published on Facebook on the 13th of September 2018 by Isaiah Mainmanspainer Mariere and after reading through I realized that it can be a piece that will inspire and motivate all my readers, viewers and followers.

Permission to publish this piece was obtained from the author and it was granted immediately without any delay.

 

It goes thus:

Whether you flounder, or flourish is always in your hands—You are the single biggest influence in your life.

Nothing that occurred in your past can have any influence over you except you allow it to.

By bettering ourselves, we can influence the rest of the world to follow.

Be the stillness in the storm and soon others will gather to seek solace in your presence.

Some of the most important decisions I have made might well have been made or might have been very different if it hadn’t been for the influence of the people in my life because we need mentors.

If you feel that you do not have any power to make positive changes in this world, I had had to disagree with you.

To change something means that you must take an active role and not sit back and expect that someone more influential will do it.

It means, instead, that you understand that for each action you make, there is an effect.

To influence doesn’t mean that you must be the leader of a country or a mayor and a noteworthy politician or celebrity.

You understand that each person is a catalyst for positive change even if that positive effort is directed only to one person.

 

Our influence on others starts with us.

There is no way you can influence others without you becoming better.

It is when you are better off that it will be possible for you to influence other people around you.

It is necessary for everyone that desire to influence others in any given position to always look for means at which such expected influence begins from your ability to go a long way to add to yourself in terms of values that will enhance the virtues needed for the entire human race at one point in time.

This becomes possible when all the available needed avenues are maximized to add to ourselves thereby making the possibility of influencing our immediate environment possible.

The influence that will launch the entire humanity to the point of influence and impacts start from you and it must be ensured that such influence made a mark in the annals of human history.

Human history has been relayed essentially as a product of influences some people made at one point in time in salvaging the plight of mankind from the abyss of despair in the process of time.

 

In conclusion, it is essentially necessary for each and everyone of us to understand and see reasons in the importance of what our influence can made on the life of people around us.It is until when this is done that the plight of mankind can be altered to create a society whereby value addition will be the yearnings of every inhabitants of such society.

 

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BEING THE ARCHITECT OF FORTUNES TO OTHERS—(5 minutes read)

This piece was authored and published on Facebook on the 13th of September 2018 by Isaiah Mainmanspainer Mariere and after reading through I realized that it can be a piece that will inspire and motivate all my readers, viewers and followers.

Permission to publish this piece was obtained from the author and it was granted immediately without any delay.

 

It goes thus:

Whether you flounder, or flourish is always in your hands—You are the single biggest influence in your life.

Nothing that occurred in your past can have any influence over you except you allow it to.

By bettering ourselves, we can influence the rest of the world to follow.

Be the stillness in the storm and soon others will gather to seek solace in your presence.

Some of the most important decisions I have made might well have been made or might have been very different if it hadn’t been for the influence of the people in my life because we need mentors.

If you feel that you do not have any power to make positive changes in this world, I had had to disagree with you.

To change something means that you must take an active role and not sit back and expect that someone more influential will do it.

It means, instead, that you understand that for each action you make, there is an effect.

To influence doesn’t mean that you must be the leader of a country or a mayor and a noteworthy politician or celebrity.

You understand that each person is a catalyst for positive change even if that positive effort is directed only to one person.

 

Our influence on others starts with us.

There is no way you can influence others without you becoming better.

It is when you are better off that it will be possible for you to influence other people around you.

It is necessary for everyone that desire to influence others in any given position to always look for means at which such expected influence begins from your ability to go a long way to add to yourself in terms of values that will enhance the virtues needed for the entire human race at one point in time.

This becomes possible when all the available needed avenues are maximized to add to ourselves thereby making the possibility of influencing our immediate environment possible.

The influence that will launch the entire humanity to the point of influence and impacts start from you and it must be ensured that such influence made a mark in the annals of human history.

Human history has been relayed essentially as a product of influences some people made at one point in time in salvaging the plight of mankind from the abyss of despair in the process of time.

 

In conclusion, it is essentially necessary for each and everyone of us to understand and see reasons in the importance of what our influence can made on the life of people around us.It is until when this is done that the plight of mankind can be altered to create a society whereby value addition will be the yearnings of every inhabitants of such society.

 

©mlst media 2018.

BEING THE ARCHITECT OF FORTUNES TO OTHERS—(5 minutes read)

This piece was authored and published on Facebook on the 13th of September 2018 by Isaiah Mainmanspainer Mariere and after reading through I realized that it can be a piece that will inspire and motivate all my readers, viewers and followers.

Permission to publish this piece was obtained from the author and it was granted immediately without any delay.

 

It goes thus:

Whether you flounder, or flourish is always in your hands—You are the single biggest influence in your life.

Nothing that occurred in your past can have any influence over you except you allow it to.

By bettering ourselves, we can influence the rest of the world to follow.

Be the stillness in the storm and soon others will gather to seek solace in your presence.

Some of the most important decisions I have made might well have been made or might have been very different if it hadn’t been for the influence of the people in my life because we need mentors.

If you feel that you do not have any power to make positive changes in this world, I had had to disagree with you.

To change something means that you must take an active role and not sit back and expect that someone more influential will do it.

It means, instead, that you understand that for each action you make, there is an effect.

To influence doesn’t mean that you must be the leader of a country or a mayor and a noteworthy politician or celebrity.

You understand that each person is a catalyst for positive change even if that positive effort is directed only to one person.

 

Our influence on others starts with us.

There is no way you can influence others without you becoming better.

It is when you are better off that it will be possible for you to influence other people around you.

It is necessary for everyone that desire to influence others in any given position to always look for means at which such expected influence begins from your ability to go a long way to add to yourself in terms of values that will enhance the virtues needed for the entire human race at one point in time.

This becomes possible when all the available needed avenues are maximized to add to ourselves thereby making the possibility of influencing our immediate environment possible.

The influence that will launch the entire humanity to the point of influence and impacts start from you and it must be ensured that such influence made a mark in the annals of human history.

Human history has been relayed essentially as a product of influences some people made at one point in time in salvaging the plight of mankind from the abyss of despair in the process of time.

 

In conclusion, it is essentially necessary for each and everyone of us to understand and see reasons in the importance of what our influence can made on the life of people around us.It is until when this is done that the plight of mankind can be altered to create a society whereby value addition will be the yearnings of every inhabitants of such society.

 

©mlst media 2018.

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT—REVISED EDITION.

Change is a constant denomination that is common to all human and it has a peculiar influence on everything in existence on the surface of the earth. Change could be positive or negative.

 

It is quite ironical and quite unexplainable what makes everything on the surface of the earth to be subjected and prone to the influence of change. Everyone in existence will pass through the phase of positive change or the phase of negative change while some existence will experience a combination of the two phases either at the same time or at different time in the process of our existence on earth.

 

Without any iota of doubt, it is the yearning of every human for a change that will influence and affect their life positively and progressively. There is no one who would desire and yearn for a retrogressive or negative change in any ramification of life.

 

Whether our desire is for positive or negative change, human being has a limitation to a large extent in determining the kind of change that could happen in the process of time.

 

Nature, divinity and destiny are all common factors that determines the fate of everyone existing on earthly pedestal. No matter how good and detailed our plans, programs and wisdom might be, human beings are limited to an extent to explain their fate at a particular moment in the process of time.

 

Life itself has a way of forcing human being to pass through a certain particular phase whether it is planned for or not.

 

It just happens without any sign and inkling about what the accompany predicament and responsibility are all about.

 

This is simply a confirmation to the common parlance common to every human being.

It simply states:

“Always expect the unexpected”

 

The two variables of change are:

 

  1. The expected.
  2. The unexpected.

 

The expected and the unexpected are two-sides of a coin that goes hand-in-hand in dictating the phases of change every human will pass through in the process of time. The expected and the unexpected can either be positive or negative. They are the variables that triggers the phases of change that every human encounters or experience in the course of their earthly existence on earth.

 

More often than none, the expected and the unexpected are two realities that wisdom is needed in planning and preparing for.

 

It is not that planning and preparation might prevent these variables from showing up, but planning and preparation enhances and help in understanding and knowing what the requirements for managing these variables entail.

 

WHAT ARE THE NEEDED NECCESSITIES FOR MANAGING THE VARIABLES OF CHANGE.

  1. Being hard-working.
  2. Being knowledgeable.
  3. Maintaining good planning and preparation.
  4. Learning from other people experiences.
  5. Being prayerful and spiritual.
  6. Being under the mentorship and tutelage of other people that are ahead of us.
  7. Being serious and studious.
  8. Being dedicated and committed to a course of endeavor.
  9. Ability to stand in the gap for others as a source of help and a source of hope.
  10. Maintaining a positive composure about every issue of life.
  11. Perseverance and consistency in our efforts to get better.
  12. Being focused and determined.

 

These are some of the attitudinal behaviors that are needed as a necessity in handling the variables of change that everyone existing on the surface of the earth might pass through at one point in time or the other.

 

No doubt about it, no one is deep enough to doubt the inevitability of change. The variability and the inevitability of change can be seen all around us.

 

Whether change is expected or not expected, it is bound to happen as a confirmed reality everyone must pass through in life.

 

Change is a condition that is not permanent.

 

This simply confirmed the common popular parlance that states that:

 

“No condition is permanent”

 

Without any iota of doubt, no condition in life is permanent.

 

Everything in existence is bound to change either for good or worse.

 

 

PERSONAL MEMOIR ABOUT THE INEVITABILITY OF CHANGE.

Recently, while ruminating on the some of the experiences I had and the ones I have been able to listen to, I concluded in the end that it is a reality that the condition of everyone living on earth is damn to encounter change.

 

It was while I was deep in thought about many issues of life recently that the desire to pen some few lines of thought on this topic designed to touch the consciousness and sensitivity of all my viewers, readers and followers about whatever they might be passing through now.

 

Without mincing words, I want you to know that conditions of life are not designed to be permanent and constant. They are bound to change gradually or automatically.

 

Though the issue of positive change is relative and subjective in contexts and contents which is due to the differential in views, understanding, exposure, knowledge, ideas and philosophies.

The positive change of today might become something relegated to the ground that some us keep pushing for a better experience of change while the positive change relegated and trashed by some of us is what is needed to meet the desire of another person that has been crying and craving for a better and a brighter day.

 

The kind of change considered as positive and progressive by party A might be negative and retrogressive for party B.This is exactly what defines the differentials and discrepancies in the desire of every human existing on the surface of the earth.

 

The desire and craving of all human are always different and distinct but the purpose have the same uniqueness and quality which is geared towards being better.

 

When life experiences become thorny, harrowing and gory, all that is needed in the course of such experiences are:

  • Candor and calmness.
  • Faith, spirituality and prayers.
  • Perseverance and deep thinking.
  • Being focused and not relenting in our approach to get better.
  • Maintaining a positive attitudinal behavior and mentality.

 

These are some of the needed pre-requi-sites for a life that is enmeshed deeply in harrowing experiences to hold on to for the beaming of a brighter day to become a reality.

 

It will be an overlook and an oversight not to assert that even in the midst of rosy and colorful life experiences, you need to manage the current waves of bliss very well so that it will not be a story of “once upon a time when I was this and that with many people running around for me”.

 

Whenever we are experiencing the reality of our dreams and desires, one needs to be careful, sensitive, conscious and attentive to the fact that the bliss and the beauty of our dreams and desires are delicate, slippery and sensitive. Any form of error, mistakes and oversight in our approaches in managing and maintaining the reality on ground might be costly and irredeemable.

 

My heart bleeds anytime I sat down listening to people narrating their stories of convenience and comfort in the time past. I always see such realities as opportunities that that are uncommon and rare in the course of time, and once the doors, gates and windows of such opportunities are shut, it might not be re-opened again.

 

Anytime I remembered such story of men who had influenced and kept the ball rolling in the past but they are unable to wield such influences again, I always ask myself about these pertinent questions that has to do with:

“WHAT COULD HAVE GONE WRONG”

 

Often times than none, my deep analyses and observations always reveal:

  1. Lack of good maintenance of available resources.
  2. Running after vagaries.
  3. Wastefulness and profligacies.
  4. Running after mundane lifestyle.
  5. Laziness and lack of focus.
  6. Comfort and convenience.
  7. Over-confidence.
  8. Vain-glory.

 

These are some of the silent killers that maim and choke realities of bliss and beauties expected to be exhibited by the destiny of anyone. Once any of these starts showing up and influencing our lifestyles, one should be careful about the effect on the present realities. They are evils that steal and drag away the desired comfort and convenience that you desired at one point in time.

 

Everyone existing on earthly pedestal is bound to encounter and experience situations in the forms of challenges and vicissitudes. Just as the realities of life are real so also is the realities of challenges and vicissitudes.

They are real and their influences and effects on the fabrics of human existence can never be looked down upon.

 

It is in the nucleus of the challenges and vicissitudes of life that the history of greatness in men are obtained. There is hardly a story of greatness and conquest that are devoid of narratives of challenges and vicissitudes.

 

It is challenges and vicissitudes that defines the phases of change that every human pass through in the process of time. Challenges and vicissitudes are realities that sneak in gradually before taken total control of whatever is available as a form of turn-around or breakthrough achieved as a success whether in the present or in the past.

 

While in retrospect of the realities of the past, what I observed is that change is inevitable.

Change is bound to happen within a particular destined time and season but before the reality of any change can become achievable and obtainable, personal efforts and sacrifices in terms of investment of available resources is needed for anyone to witness any atom of change.

 

Once sacrifices are missing, the thought and desire for a turn-around will remain a desire, a mirage and a hope that might remain till eternity.

 

With our personal efforts plus the assistance of faith and every other spiritual effort geared towards knowing God intimately, negative realities that is the same as negative change is bound to fizzle out in the process of time.

While some will fizzle out gradually, others might be automatic but no one is empowered to know and understand when the desired change might surface.

 

It is pertinent for everyone who are hopefully desiring a brighter day to remain calm while their faith remains intact. The contents of their hope for a better and a brighter day is bound to become a reality if only their faith can be as little as a mustard seed and strong as a rock of Gibraltar.

 

Moments and phases of negative realities and change are not always moments of tea, butter and bread. They are moments of shame, reproach, hunger, anger, lack and wants, joblessness, underemployment, sickness, loneliness, abject penury, anguish and total darkness. They are moments that should not be wished for by anyone for just a few seconds but the realities of these moments are visible around us.

 

The world we live in is filled with realities of anguish, sickness, quagmire and pestilence with many people living from mouth to mouth. There is an imbalance in the distribution of resources globally with few having more than enough and many are left to struggle and scamper with the scarce resources left.

 

This is the one of the basic realities of injustice that our world is known for and no one has been able to proffer any meaningful solutions to such display of injustice. The haves are having more while the have-not keeps having none.

 

These are the realities of negative and retrogressive change that is being exhibited in all the nooks and crannies of the world with no part of the world being left out of this aberration, anomalies and abnormalities.

They are realities that is dragging the existence of all human on earthly pedestal into extinction and perdition with the basic essence of humanity fizzling out.

 

In conclusion, what is needed for everyone living on the surface of the earth is to fashion every effort at their disposal to bring the totality of their dreams and desires for a better day to reality.

No one should be satisfied about the present realities on ground now.

Life should be seen and viewed as a battle ground where no party, jamboree and fun-fare are allowed.

There is a need for seriousness on the part of anyone who desired to see the beauties and bliss of a brighter day and this seriousness should be expressed in terms of upholding whatever is good and acceptable in moving the essence of humanity forward and this should be developed as a legacy other coming behind will be able to relate with as a guide and a guard for posterity.

 

Posterity will be blessed if the present generation are serious in finding solutions to all the challenges pummeling the existence of humanity at this moment.

Without this, we are all going to remain on a long walk to freedom.

 

“BE BOLD FOR CHANGE”…

“CHANGE IS REAL”….

“CHANGE IS INEVITABLE” ….

While we are alive, while we keep on existing on earthly pedestal, we need to keep our faith and hope alive that issues of life that crept in in form of challenges are bound to expire, fizzle out and fall off like a pack of card.

This is known as expectation for change.

It is when we have this level of expectation that our hope for a better day ahead and our faith in a better future become a reality.

It is when we hold on to this reality no matter how inconsequential it might be, that we will be able to encourage ourselves which will end up enhancing our efforts in giving whatever it takes to go extra miles in making sure that we keep pushing in order to achieve an accomplishment that is bound to make us relevant in the course of our existence on earth.

The story of greatness has been relayed by many people across the length and breadth of the entire world and it has been observed that greatness becomes obtainable and achievable by those who are bold and daring enough to make something meaningful out of the challenges that might have drown others.

 

Change in human stories become possible when the assurance of possibility is a virtue any human being holds on to.

 

Those who cringe in the course of challenges can never achieve anything meaningful but the brave and the bold are those who can become lord over the challenges they might be facing.

 

Your condition can be permanent when nothing is done to trigger a shift by the application of a force that will enhance the shift but your condition can be changed when all that is needed and required to trigger a change is invested by you at the appropriate time in the course of your existence.

 

One beautiful thing about ensuring that your condition is improved positively is that it can last and extend from one generation to the other but when you allowed your condition to remain as it is, it can also remain as it is from one generation to the other.

 

No matter how costly it might be, everything possible and essential should be done and carried out to ensure that you obtain victory over the challenges you are passing through.

Never sit down, never fold your hands and arms and expect that situations around you will change on its own.

 

Change answer and obey the commandment of an external force that is appropriately applied and targeted towards ensuring that the expected change becomes a reality.

 

 

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MLST ARTICLES:10 MEANS OF GETTING BACK ON YOUR FEET WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN.–(6 MINUTES READ).

This topic kept being loud in my mind for days now and I have been struggling putting it down as an article but just now I managed to pen down something about this topic.

 

I hope this will serve as a source of inspiration and motivation to those who are interested in reading my piece of mind at this period.

 

The entire world is gradually recovering from the buzz of victory and the ruse of defeat that accompanied the just concluded world cup organized by Federation of International Football Association that was hosted by Russia.

 

Ruminating on the Final Match that was played between Croatia and France.It was visible observed that the ball possession throughout the 90 minutes of the match had Croatia having the highest possession while France has the lowest.

 

France’s ball possession was recorded to be at 31 percent, while Croatia  had it at 69 percent but at the end of the day,France took the lead.While Croatia was busy playing their heart’s out, France was busy scoring till the glory of the day was carried by France.

 

What a deviation from what is expected on the day.It beats the wildest imagination of all the viewers and spectators.This was quite against the run of play.

 

At the end of the 90 minutes,the team that is playing good football ended up being defeated while the one that is not performing lost the game.

 

 

Anyway, such is life.

 

We should always expect the unexpected.

 

Life always has a way of making the expected winner to loose and the expected looser to win.

 

In a bid not to digress too long from the topic,one needs to understand that life is always accompanied with unexpected turbulence and unimaginable whirlwinds that makes the existence of anyone on earthly pedestal to be less worthy of living stripping off the beauty that is expected by us to radiated in the course of our existence on earth.

 

It seems to be quite impossible for life to be without challenges accompanied with ups and downs.A life that is expecting to be without challenges is a life that is not ready to be in existence.Any life that wants to exist meaningfully must be ready to have its the essence of its existence accompanied with multifarious challenges that is potent enough to make anybody to loose focus of what life is expected to be about.

 

There is always a time and a season on the surface of earth.

 

There are seasons when things are rosy and there are seasons when things are rough.These seasons are seasons that should be part of expectation of anyone who desire to have a grip that of what life is all about.

 

So, when the season of our existence shift from being rosy to being rough,when the chips are down, what can someone do?

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN?

These are some of the remedies that must be applied when our existence on earth is being tossed up and down having the potential of sucking the inner strength expected to be available in the course of drowning challenges.

 

These are:

1.Maintain candor and calmness

2.Be at peace with yourself which signals maturity.

3.Look back at past mistakes and errors committed by you.

4.Make an overview of past occurrences and experiences.

5.Be truthful with yourself.

6.Learn from your mistakes.

7.Appraise the situation on ground.

8.Make necessary strategies based on the lesson you learnt.

9.Project into the future based on available resources at your disposal.

10.Launch and propel forward.

 

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With all these,the necessity to get back on your feet will be easily carried out with you sustaining minor fracture and injury which would make the scratch sustained in the course of the challenges to be minimal.

 

In conclusion, when the chips are down, the best means of getting back on your feet is to pick the pieces and move on.

 

You need the pieces.

 

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WHY ARE YOU IDLE?—(10 MINUTES READ).

I spent part of my time in the course of last week attending to a sort of issue that has to do with my help in putting mind into a personal issue that has to do with a familiar being reported to me about her view concerning what she is passing through at the moment.

 

Interestingly,I found myself being called to attend to an issue through a phone call yesterday but at the end of the day while ruminating on the content of my versed and lengthy discussion on the phone, my mind was inspired along a certain random line of thought  which resulted into a kind of deep rumination and I kept on asking myself thesame question.

 

At the end of my rumination, the title of this publication popped up into my consciousness and I asked myself this question.

 

How can someone be idle for so long doing nothing productively?

 

Lets embark on a story-line that will lay bare what exactly transpired in the course of my discussion on the phone.

 

Tolani has graduated a couple of years ago precisely since 2009 from one of the best university in Nigeria and she had her degree in one of the humanities.Since graduation from the university, she has been hell bent looking for a good job, a kind of job that is commonly referred to as dream job.

 

It can never be submitted to be a wrong desire for anyone to have the kind of dream Tolani had in terms of job she is looking for.It is a normal thing and even almost every young graduate has been seen to be guilty of this wishful thinking at one point or the other.

 

As time goes on and as the days keeps adding up,her desire and dream of getting her dream job keeps becoming a source of hope and a mirage because she needs no dibia for her to understand and comprehend that such a dream might take eternity to be fulfilled.

 

Though, she is not to be blamed for beibg hopeful for a better and a brighter day but she is expected to understand some basic realities of life and one of it says:

“When the preferrable is not available, the available becomes preferrable”.

 

 

 

uNEMPLOYMENT

 

The inability of Tolani to reason along this line of thought became a foolishness on her part by refusing to take up some jobs that came on her way, though these sets of jobs are far below her expectation but she was expected to understand that a drop of water with sand makes a mighty ocean.

 

Inspite the numbers of years she has spent fruitfulessly in search of job, till now she is still busy hoping for a day when a particular dream job will surface from the blue sky.

 

It is a known fact  and it is a common global imbalance and disorder that unemployment is on the rise across the length and breadth of the entire world.Unemployment and under-employment is a social malaise that is ravaging the existence of humanity without any possible solution in view.

 

Though, many societies across the world are making necessary efforts to curb the effect of unemployment, other societies could be concluded to have no inkling of what could be done to nib the scourge of unemployment in the bud especially in the continent of Africa.

 

And one of such country in the continent of Africa is Nigeria.

 

Unemployment Rate in Nigeria increased to 18.80 percent in the third quarter of 2017 from 16.20 percent the second quarter of 2017.

 

Unemployment Rate in Nigeria avaraged 10.63 percent from 2016 until 2017 reaching an all time of 19.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 and a record low of 5.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010.

 

Unemployment is often used as a measure of the health of the economy.The most frequently measure of unemployment is the unemployment rate,which is the number of unemployed people divided by the number of people in the labour force.

 

Unemployment is the situation of actively looking for employment but not being currently employed.The unemployment rate is a measure of the prevalence of unemployment it is calculated as a percentage.

 

In Nigeria, while some people are unemployed, others are underemployed with take home pay not conmesurate enough to meet up with daily personal and economic needs and other forms of exigencies.

 

Eventhough, the scourge of unemployment has been somehow difficult to be curtailed and curbed, it is important and pertinent for everyone concerned and those who are in search of job to be up and doing by making sure that they are creatively and productively involved in one  economic endeavour or the other.

 

It is quite wrong and unacceptable as a form of motive and idea for anyone who is on the line of seeking employment to be caught up in the web of idleness because many of the people concerned are found of giving excuses that they are waiting and expecting their dream job, hence they fold their arms doing nothing.

 

While you await that dream job that will meet up with your expectation and aspirations with salary rolling up to six digits figure,it can never be bead, if you get yourself engaged practically and productively with any form of human endeavour that will give little to you before the actualisation of your dream job becomes a reality.

 

According to common parlance:

 

“A single bird at hand is more than millions in the forest”.

 

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Often times than none, the actualisation of your dream job always take time before it materialised but before the reality unfold, one needs to be engaged practically, productively and economically in a simple way that will enhance and ensure your chances of not being found idle.

 

Having your dream job could be concluded to be a blessing from God but it should be known to anyone seeking God’s blessing that the emergence of God’s blessing always prosper on the fact that the person seeking such must be found doing something meaningful that is a source of value-addition.

 

The blessing of God can never multiply on nothing, it multiplies on something tangible because no matter how many times you multiply zero with something, the end result will be zero forever but when the blessings of God meet the little in your hands, it ends up expanding and enlarging.

 

You have to be busy doing something contributory and productively no matter how little it is for you to solve the issue of underemployment and unemployment that has been starring at you over a long period of time.

 

Get busy and stop being idle.

 

Idleness kills!!!

 

Get busy!!!

 

Get something doing.

 

Time waits for no one.

 

Don’t be like Tolani.

 

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Ref:

http://tradingeconomic.com

 

http://www.investopedia.com

 

http://www.google.com.ng

 

http://www.fotor.com

 

http://en.wikipedia.org

 

 

MLST ARTICLE:CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7—JUNE 1ST MUSING—(10 Minutes Read)

It was a cool Friday Morning of 1st of June 2018 that everybody around woke up to the reality of another beginning that marked the commencement of a new month after the expiration of the fifth month that span for a period of good thirty-one days.

 

Without any doubt,everyone petition to God at this moment was all about gratitude and appreciation to the maker of heaven and earth who made it possible for many people who are fortunate to be alive or to have woken up to the bright side of life.

 

As it was in other families,so it was also in my family.We woke up early to get prepared to face our daily obligation of being at our different places of work on time with our little daughter being prepared for her to be in the school before 8:00 AM in the morning.

 

 

 

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CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7

 

As usual,as it was a culture and an important  daily spiritual obligation for the whole family to gather together  offering prayer before embarking on anything in the morning,since,the morning of June 1st was special being the first day in the month of June 2018,the entire family  apportion and spent more time to pray  seeking the face of God for another journey that has just started and which will last for a period of 30 days.

 

While I and my beloved were busy for some few minutes observing our prayer session, our little daughter was busy sleeping and enjoying the coolness of the natural early morning breeze without any disturbance which will lapse as soon as our early morning prayer session end.

 

After,the early morning prayers have been offered and terminated,she entered the kitchen to start preparing breakfast for our daughter while I was in my bathroom cleaning up in order to meet up with my personal and official obligation for the day.

 

Few minutes after,I dashed out of the bathroom, refreshed and cleaned up, and I moved ahead to put my cloth on in preparation for my official duty which starts 7:00 AM in the morning.

 

At around  few minutes after 6:00 AM, I arranged my bag and made sure that nothing is left behind untouched and unattended to in the course of my preparation.

 

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CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7

 

At this point,while I was getting ready to dash out of the house,she has woken up and her mum has helped in attending to her to a large extent with water being boiled in the Kitchen in order to make her tea.

 

As I was exiting the house,all I heard behind me was my wife telling me this:

 

It goes thus:

 

“Daddy!Daddy!!Daddy!!!

 

We haven’t prayed.She submitted.

 

Immediately I turned back and walked back to meet her telling her that we have prayed but she was busy sleeping then.Not that I didn’t understand what she was asking for and not that she didn’t know what she was talking about.

 

She knew that apart from the prayer I had with her mum before,she knew that I always have special prayer time with her before I leave the house.So,she made request for her prayer session too that is specially for her alone.

 

This started in the month of January while we were in a period of fasting and prayer for 21 days that was observed by the denomination  I attended.In the course of the fasting and prayer period,I was instructed during that period that I should always have a prayer session with her every morning on a daily basis which I was able to carry out to a large extent.

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CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7

 

Then I turned back,hold her head and invoke powerful prayer points into her life early in the morning before I bid her and her mum goodbye while they continued getting set to leave the house for the office and for her school.

 

Since then, she has mastered it and several times she has been the one demanding for it whenever I am about leaving the house in the morning.

 

As young and minor she is,it has mastered her and she has gotten an understanding and an affinity for what is  good,meaningful and profitable at a tender age.

 

It started like a joke in the month of January but it is gradually becoming a lifestyle and a culture to her which she always remember to demand for early in the morning whenever I am about to leave for work.

 

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF PARENTING?

 

 

Parenting as it is is the bedrock and a viable determinant of realities in any society.It determines the fate of inhabitants of every society.A good society is a society that is being influenced by good parenting and any bad society is a society that is being influenced by bad or improper mode of parenting.

 

It was due to the fact that the older generation has lost premium for what is good and reliable that made our world to be in total disarray  at this moment which has made lack of good parenting that will build our wards in getting prepared to ensure that the world we live in to become better to be the bane of developing an egalitarian society.

 

It is quite wrong and unacceptable seeing juveniles and teenagers constituting public disturbance and nuisance in every nooks and crannies of our society.

 

Anytime I am in contact with teenagers hawking on the highways and some begging for alms,I always feel bad to the point of asking myself about what their parents are doing to salvage the future of their kids from being affected and influenced negatively.

 

To an extent,the issue of teenagers being forced to labor at a minor or tender age has to do with parents who lack basic understanding and knowledge of what is necessary in life.

 

It is wrong given birth to many children all in the name of what is en vogue at the moment that having more than one children makes someone to be acceptable by the standards of the society.Every parent must be able to analyse and know about the strength inherent in them to provide and take care of the numbers of children that have the ability and muscular capacity for in terms of financial provision.

 

A situation whereby a parent has many children but they are unable to meet up with the demand of their provision and needs is quite appalling,selfish and unacceptable making it a source of concern and burden to the entire society.

 

How can a teenager or a juvenile being on the street begging alms around 08:00 PM in the evening?What are the parents of such a child doing to monitor and improve the well-being and welfare of their children?

 

It is inappropriate to subject any child to the rigor of the present realities and it is out of place given them the orientation that their future is blur and bleak.

 

Every parent that desire to be responsive and responsible should be aware of the principle of cutting their cloth according to their sizes in ensuring that the numbers of children they will give birth to can be accommodated by what is in their purse and pocket.

 

It is wrong giving birth to children that will lack basic needs of life just because their parents cannot control their urge and orgy for sex that made them to give birth to children expected to be a blessing but due to lack of understanding and wisdom,many become a subject of pity to themselves and a source of concern to the entire society.

 

It is not wrong to have many children once there are provisions for their up-keeps but it becomes unreasonable whereby when the game of love making that leads to pregnancy is on course,no one was invited but when the products of the goals scored in the course of the game arrives,the set of people that played and scored the goals will end up expecting people that did not participate in the game will bear the brunch of the products of the game played.

 

Parenting is an all-encompassing field of responsibility that needs attention,concentration and affection accompany with the ability and strength to nurture and groom our children in the right path.For anyone to show the right path in the course of parenting demands that such a person must be in light and be enlightened enough to know the right path.No one can give out what there is no provision for.Provision precedes giving and it is through provision that the ability to give is provided for.

 

 

 

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CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7

 

Any desire for good parenting must be garnished with the desire to know what it takes to be a good parent because good parenting is the only means by which good children can be raised.

 

One of the basic necessity for good children to be groomed through good parenting is through the presence of good spiritual structure that will make our children to walk in the path of light and not on the path of destruction.This becomes easy and possible when we are able to initiate the entirety of their existence to the reality and practicality of good spiritual understanding and growth from the early stage of their existence.

 

This simply boost and enhances their full potential to be developed independently.A child that lacks good and sound spiritual understanding and knowledge will end up becoming a nuisance to the society and the society will end up being destroyed by the terror of such child carried out on the platform of vices and crimes.

 

This becomes essential for every parent to understand the viable role of spirituality in the development of any child at a particular moments in time.

 

 

 

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CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7

 

A child that is denied a strong spiritual footings might find it difficult to handle series of challenges that will burst out in the course of sojourning on earth which are known to be unexpected in approaches,contents and contexts.

 

A strong and deep spiritual grip makes a child to stand strong in the journey of life.

 

With this, it becomes a necessity and an obligation for every parent that wants the best for their wards to become deep and strong spiritually because no one gives out what is unavailable.

 

In conclusion,it is the generosity of spirituality possessed by a parent that will make a child from such a parent to be spiritual and sound in becoming a blessing to the present generation and the generation unborn.

 

Give your child a strong spiritual footing and foundations.

 

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MLST ARTICLE:WHY ARE YOU UNGRATEFUL?—(4 MINUTES READ).

I ran into this post on facebook this morning.It was authored by a childhood mate and a friend.I read through it and I believed that it will serve the purpose of encouraging and enlightening my avid and dear readers,followers and viewers to a large extent.

 

This is how it goes:

 

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WHY ARE YOU UNGRATEFUL?

 

I left home to join a commercial bus to my destination.Few seconds in the bus,I got engulfed in thought of what I have not achieved,how I have failed and how I will meet up with this maiden pursuit.

 

I blamed and fashioned out different forms of reasons for my not been rich.I even thought God could be partial.

 

Why will some people do little and have much?

 

Why will some people do much and have little?

 

As the driver stops in every bus stop to pick new passenger,I became so uncomfortable and anxious,”this man will make me late,he is too slow,I ought to have taken bike first”

 

Being the only one seated in the front seat with the driver,he parked to pick another passenger to sit down beside me.

 

 

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WHY ARE YOU UNGRATEFUL?

 

A tattered looking NURTW staff and a well dressed man jointly held the arms of the passenger,led and supported him to the seat.I shifted closer to the driver to allow him in.He dressed neatly and handsome looking.

 

They made him seated,gave him the walking stick,dragged out the seat belt and put it around his chest.

 

The aids asked the driver:

 

“Do you know where to drop him right?”

 

The driver responded:

 

“Yes I do”.

 

Behold the young man is blind.He was just looking at a particular direction.Both eyes are blind.

 

Then I began to ask myself :

 

“Why am I not grateful?”

 

A roof over my head in good health,three-square meals and a healthy condition is grace indeed.

 

At least I can see,but he cannot see.

 

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WHY ARE YOU UNGRATEFUL?

 

I imagined in a deep thought how life of total darkness will be , and I had to tell God God two statements:

 

  • I AM SORRY FOR NOT BEEN GRATEFUL
  • I AM ENJOYING YOUR GRACE AND MERCY,PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THEN FROM ME.

 

If only we would reflect on things like this, we will always be contented with whatever God gave us.

 

 

DEFINITION OF TERMS:

  • NURTW—National Union of Road Traffic Workers–This is the transportaion labour union in Nigeria.

 

  • Bike—Motorcyles used for Transportation in Nigeria

 

Authored by FEMI OBEMBE on 11th of July 2018

 

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WHY CAN’T YOU RUN AFTER YOUR DREAM?—(10 MINUTES READ).

I was on transit recently in a bus one beautiful morning and there was this young man who sat just close to me.He started a converstaion and we got talking in the course of the long journey.He obviously was an extrovert, so it wasn’t difficult for him to pick up a chat.

 

Somehow I got to know he was thirty-three years old sometimes after that day.He was keeping my company with all his gists.

 

And then, he asked me about what I am doing for a living.Gladly,I told him what I was into at first and then smiled with greater hope for years to come.

 

Suddenly,he kept mute and his countenance changed and went down.

 

Hi!

 

You aren’t saying anything….I said.

 

He took a deep breath and sighed…

 

Hmmm….could this be what people refer to as “enemy of progress”.I thought.

 

But he doesn’t know me,I pondered.

 

It was glaring that something was wrong at that point.I needed not a soothsayers to tell me.

 

But I chose to keep quiet.Then I turned to the window side and avoided anymore talk.

 

Few minutes after I turned, he called for my attention, and then he later opened up to me that he was frustrated with his career choice.He made it clear that where he was at that point was as a wrong decision made back in high school by trying to be where his friends and colleagues were or doing what they wanted.

 

According to him,he wasn’t satisfied, he was struggling with such inner pain and the height of it all was that he had just made a decision to start all over again from sciences to arts and humanities.

 

Of course, it’s never too late to right the wrong but then, time is no man’s friend.He missed out at the early stage.

 

At this juncture, I want you to look at yourself deeply,check your life in the mirror of the path you are treading on and ask yourself these questions:

 

Am I fulfilled?

Am I happy with the choices I made?

Can I stand alone without trying to bank on people in this journey where I am towing?

 

I really need you to take a pause and answer these questions wholeheartedly without deceit and with a clear conscience.

 

If your answer is positive, I congratulate you.

 

If your answer is negative, I really also appreciate your sincerity and then I asked that you paused, ponder and have a rethink on the danger of following someone’s else’s dream.

 

There is one thing you should understand,which is,there is only one ‘you’ and you were born,made and wired for a specific purpose.

 

People, friends and familiars might laugh at you while you are moving on your path but you must understand that all jesting and mockery would only be for a season that would end up fizzling out when the result begins to manifest.

 

You were not born to be like everybody or someone else.You are unique and special.

 

Now tell me,what would be unique about you if your life was exactly like someone else or you do exactly what every of your friends do?

 

The specialty and uniqueness in you was set to affect someone’s life or even a large number of people.

 

In my days in high school, there was this notion about those in the arts department which is somehow negative,It was about art students not being intelligent and smart pupils are meant for science and technical departments.

 

There were conflicts within me.I knew I had an inbuilt affinity for arts naturally but then I never wanted to be recokned with anything that has to do with being tagged, counted and called a dull or an unintelligent student.

 

Fortunately for me,I thank goodness for sending my then English Language teacher who came at the right time and whispered a seemingly light but then strong word to me.He said,’it is better to be where you can be at your best than to be where you might end up being confused’.

 

And today,with a glad heart,I can proudly say that Art is life.I would have been less relevant if I had gone my way because of what people think or what people would say.

 

SELF DISCOVERY

 

I have mentors–People I looked up or admire their lifestyle but that doesn’t neccessarily mean that I have to be like them.I can only emulate some attributes, values and virtues that sustained them in their journey to be whom I was meant to be.

 

In other words, it is not wrong for you to have mentors, as a matter of fact having a mentor challenges you to greater and lofty heights but you must put on that mentality of wanting to be better than your mentor by reaching for more higher grounds.

 

This does not come easily by mere wishes or wishful-thinking, it comes by extra responsibilities, sacrifices,selflessness,commitment,dedication and responsiveness.

 

Being succesful entails doing more to get more.It comes as an outcome of discipline that is incomparable in terms of dedication, diligence and commitment.

 

When you find yourself on the right path, there is a kind of easiness, candour, calmness and self-fulfilment that accompany such.

 

It is when your purpose is discovered and when it is followed strictly that the essence of your existence becomes achievable.

 

To make personal discovery demands personal investment in terms of personal development that entails soul searching  fashioned towards understanding your area of strength and your area of weakness which is one of the focal points of what SWOT ANALYSIS entails.

 

SWOT ANALYSIS simply entails identification of internal strength and weaknesses as well as external opportunities and threat.

 

The benefit of SWOT ANALYSIS is to make you to understand the essence of taking personal responsibilities that will birth self discovery fashioned towards self development wrapped with continous and periodic self appraisal that will aid the total development of the entirety of any human life.

 

The best you can do for yourself in the course of your existence is for you to stop running after another person’s dream and make sure you run after your own dreams until it becomes handy and a subject of practical reality that will be dynamic and flexible enough to entertain and accommodate others who are yet to understand what it takes to run after personal dreams in the course of earthly existence.

 

As it is, we are all created, designed and wired to deliver a message to the world in the course of our exitence on earth but it is pitiful that it is only few people that are prepared and have what it takes to deliver the message before the curtain of their existence on earth is drawn.

 

In conclusion, your best is reserved for that moment you are able to define your path and you are able to walk on it without being distracted with what people might end up saying about the path you decided to take.

 

 

**Special thanks to Onyekwere Joy Ify— for sending part of this article to me for editing and also allowing me to publish it .

 

 

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WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?—(5 MINUTES READ).

Without any doubt,this is one of the questions that always accompany the achievement of a particular feat and task or series of accomplishment.

 

While some of us get clarity of what the next step ought to be or should be,others are always in quandary and utmost confusion of where to start from or what is the next step.

 

This phase of human existence is not strange and peculiar to a perticular tribe, sex,race,ethnicity,social group,peer group,political and religious affliation.The peculiarity of this phase of human existence is all encompassing and overwhelming to the point that everyone  found existing on earthly pedestal will pass through this phase asking and pondering about ‘what could be next step”.

 

It is a phase of life that can never be denied, dodged and overlooked.

 

It is a moment whereby decisions that will make or mar the destiny of anyone who is presently in existence.

 

It is a fact and a statement of assurance that over 7 billion population of human being is being accommodated on the surface of earth and they are all going to be a product of this phase or they are all going to get to get to a point in the course of their existence whereby such question will demand an answer from them.

 

After all have been done,

After all sacrifices and selfless inputs,

After given all the resources at your disposal,

After contributing immensely,

After giving a hand of help and hope to others,

After being the light amidst gross darkness,

After being lifting others from miry clay,

After crossing the rubicon,

After!After!!After!!!

What next!!!

 

No doubt about it,at a particular point in life, we are all going to encounter an experience that has to do with a feeling of satisfaction or a feeling of disappointment and discouragement.

 

We are all going to believe that we have done what we can do within our capacity to salvage and restore situations around us.We are all going to feel resentful and discouraged after all we have done in sacrificing selflessly for others but societal system deliberately or indeliberately failed to recognize,recommend and renumerate our efforts.

 

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WHAT IS THE NEXT?

 

In the midst of this experience,it is never abnormal,strange and abysmal for anyone to feel cheated or discouraged but one thing that sure is that at this point that the latent strength in us ought to push us forward to forge ahead continuing doing what is necessary,good and right for the elevation and emancipation of the entire world.

 

Every human being on the surface of the earth can be likened to a farmer.While some of will sow a good seed on a good soil,some will sow a bad seed on a good soil but it is only few people that would sow a good seed on a good soil.

 

Then, while the seed sown by you is strangled and prevented to germinate due to poor societal systematic decadence,it is pertinent for you to encourage yourself ,dust yourself and keep moving until you get a good seed in your hand and a good soil whereby it will be sown,germinate and end up becoming an evergreen tree that will turn into a forest in the nearest future.

 

No matter how inconsequential an effort geared towards alleviating the plight of the next person around you might be,it is reasonable and rationale that it should be appreciated but it is appalling and disheartning that the system being operated in our world today has no value and appreciation for truthful human endeavour chanelled towards making the world a better place,hence many people that have good intention to make things better ends up being frustrated and they keep on asking questions about “what is the next step”.

 

No matter how disappointed and discouraged you are, the best way to handle this kind of experience is for you to become relentless and unrepentant in your desire to make things right in the course of your existence on earth.

 

Though,many of your efforts will end up being unappreciated with some of it ending up putting you in problem and also making you to be at a logger-head with some people,cabals and authorities.

 

The best solution is for you to define your goals,targets and fashion out series of strategies that will allow your efforts to be appreciated.

 

Always remember that there are over 7 billion people that needs the littleness of your efforts to trigger and birth the latent greatness inherent in them.

 

In conclusion, whenever your effort in alleviating the plight of one person is not appreciated, do not give up,always remember that the world you live in has a population of over 7 billion people.Always remember and consider the remaining sea of heads that are waiting for the unappreciated effort wasted on that one person.That effort expended on one person that is not appreciated and valued is enough, powerful and potent to raise million of people out of the miry clay.

 

Once your effort is not appreciated, change the scope and make sure you find other people that are in dire need of what you can offer as a form of effort and resources needed for their dream to come to reality.

 

In essence, the next step is for you to look for other people that will appreciate what you can offer.

 

You have wasted precious time being pensive and ruminating about what the next step.

 

Maximize your precious time to look for people that need what you can offer.

 

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25 PILLARS OF PROSPEROUS MARRIAGE?—(8 MINUTES READ).

INTRODUCTION.

 

Recently,prosperous and succesful marriage is gradually becoming scarce and it is speedily going into extinction in this present age.This was traced to been due to dearth or lack of basic underatnding of what the tenets of the institution of marriage entails and demand.

 

A prosperous marriage is a marriage that is not built on mere general and common definition that marriage is a union between  a man and a woman but when a marriage is established on a deeper and firm understanding that marriage is a union between a man,a woman and God,it will end up becoming blisful,beautiful,succesful and prosperous.

 

A prosperous marriage becomes achievable and a subject of physical reality when it is anchored on a tripatite arrangement and not on dual arangement of being  a union between mere mortals of man and woman but when it is built on a tripatite arrangement made by  divinity with its foundation erected on immortality that made God the originator and the source of marriage as a partner,such marital union can never hit the rock in the course of its existence.

 

Any marriage that is working blisfully and beautifully is a kind of marriage in which parties involved have a functioning understanding that each partner is a stakeholder and not slaves.

 

Any marital union in which partners involved contributes their quota in accordance to agreed convenanted and contractual  agreement accompanied with the context and concept of their relationship based on mutual,symbiotic and platonic understanding with respect for one another view,emotion and feelings can never be far from being a good description of a perfect marriage that is worthy of emulation and admonition.

 

Marriage becomes succesful without friction when you treat your partner,children and relatives as stakeholders and not as slaves with all the parties involved have a deep understanding of what their role in building prosperous marital foundation and edifice entails.

 

It is on the paltform of deep understanding of the basic binding force of marriage that love as one of the pillars of prosperous marriage can thrive smoothly without resentment,reluctance and rancour.

 

As earlier stated that love is one of the basic force that triggers the establishment and the entrenchment of relationship that ends up in marital union,it is worthy to note that love alone can never enhance, keep and maintain the smooth running of any marriage.

 

Love can simply be described and defined as a facilitator and a means through which the execution of responsibilities that are designed to make the purpose of marital union fulfilled.

 

No marital union can survive when the drive,urge and passion needed in fulfilling its purpose is not responsibly and smartly executed and carried out.

 

Don’t manage your marriage by mere mouthing of:

 

“I love you and I care for you.”

 

The essence of partners coming together or being yoked together as one in marriage is to take care of each other without any form of cheating,partialty and reluctance.

 

Since giving is synonymous in context and concept to love and it is in giving that the whole essence of love is revealed,then the maintenance of a succesful marital union demands this simple and common mantra that should become a guide for everyone who desire succesful marriage.

 

“I give you,you give me,”

 

“I rub your back,you rub mine.”

 

Our hands becomes cleaner when the right hand ans the left hand is engaged in cleaning each other.

 

Marriage entails and demands that partners should be equal and maintain balance in rubbing each others back.This is what guarantees safety and all-encompassing peace of mind once partners involved in marital union have this basic understanding and they are both ready to maximize and optimize this idea in the course of their mariatal bliss.

 

 

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25 PILLARS OF PROSPEROUS MARRIAGE.

 

Asuccesful marriage becomes possible when partners involved uphold the tenets of equity and equality that are potent enough to project the existence and the entrenchment of other pillars of prosperous marriage.

 

The concept and context of equity and equality in marriage is all about theis common mantra:

 

“I keep you warm,you keep me warm”

 

On the contrary,partners involed in marital union who believed in the idealogy and philosophy of equity and equality should be matured enough by not allowing equity and equality as a form of misconception that will fan the amber of disrespect and dishonour chanelled towards destroying the self image of any of the partners or stakeholder involved in marriage.


(PAGE 1—INTRODUCTION)

 

PILLARS OF PROSPEROUS MARRIAGE.

 

Pillars of prosperous marriage are:

 

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25 PILLARS OF PROSPEROUS MARRIAGE.

 

1.Love.This must be symbiotic,selfless,sacrificial and platonic.

2.Diligence.

3.Commitment.

4.Dedication.

5.Responsiveness.

6.Being responsible.

7.Selflessness.

8.Being hardworking.

9.Sacrifice.

10.Giving.

11.Caring.

12.Understanding.

13.Friendship.

14.Trustworthiness.

15.Honesty.

17.Being reliable.

18.Bein humane

19.Being concern in helping each other

20.Openness and plainless in dealing with each other.

21.Spirutuality through fasting and prayer.

22.Personal development on the part of the parties involved.

23.Cooperation.

24.Sexual satisfaction and understanding of each others sexual needs and demands.

25.Focus and investment of needed resources.

 

 

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25 PILLARS OF PROSPEROUS MARRIAGE.

 

These are some of the basic pillars that must be maintained before any succesful and prosperous marital union can be established.Though the foundation  might be laid by love but if other pillars are amiss,such marriage is bound to hit the rock in the course of time.

CONCLUSION.

 

 

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25 PILLARS OF PROSPEROUS MARRIAGE.

 

There is a  need for every married couples and those who are planning and wishing to become married to seek for deeper understanding and learn the basic necessities of what should be done in the course of their marriage that will stand as an enhancer and a booster of blisful union.

 

Taking time to understand each other is necessary and it is on this that the birth of a succesful marriage will become possible.

Marriage is designed by God to be enjoyed and not to be endured but before the enjoyment needed in any marriage to become achievable, there is a need for personal discovery and appraisal on the part of couples involved.

 

It is when this is carried out that the understanding of the strength and weakness of each partner will be maximized to build a marriage that will be prosperous in the process of time.

 

Marriage is a project that demands constant and continuous investment on the part of all the stakeholders and it must be consciously carried out for the betterment of each of the parties involved.

 

Stakeholders involved must ensure that they contribute their quota in form of responses and responsibilities needed to build a blisful marital union.


(PAGE 3:CONCLUSION).

In view of all the aforementioned, I wish every married couple success in their marriage.

 

Happy New Month.

 

Welcome to the month of LOVE.

 

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WHY ARE YOU IDLE?—(10 MINUTES READ).

I spent part of my time in the course of last week attending to a sort of issue that has to do with my help in putting mind into a personal issue that has to do with a familiar being reported to me about her view concerning what she is passing through at the moment.

 

Interestingly,I found myself being called to attend to an issue through a phone call yesterday but at the end of the day while ruminating on the content of my versed and lengthy discussion on the phone, my mind was inspired along a certain random line of thought  which resulted into a kind of deep rumination and I kept on asking myself thesame question.

 

At the end of my rumination, the title of this publication popped up into my consciousness and I asked myself this question.

 

How can someone be idle for so long doing nothing productively?

 

Lets embark on a story-line that will lay bare what exactly transpired in the course of my discussion on the phone.

 

Tolani has graduated a couple of years ago precisely since 2009 from one of the best university in Nigeria and she had her degree in one of the humanities.Since graduation from the university, she has been hell bent looking for a good job, a kind of job that is commonly referred to as dream job.

 

It can never be submitted to be a wrong desire for anyone to have the kind of dream Tolani had in terms of job she is looking for.It is a normal thing and even almost every young graduate has been seen to be guilty of this wishful thinking at one point or the other.

 

As time goes on and as the days keeps adding up,her desire and dream of getting her dream job keeps becoming a source of hope and a mirage because she needs no dibia for her to understand and comprehend that such a dream might take eternity to be fulfilled.

 

Though, she is not to be blamed for beibg hopeful for a better and a brighter day but she is expected to understand some basic realities of life and one of it says:

“When the preferrable is not available, the available becomes preferrable”.

 

 

 

uNEMPLOYMENT

 

The inability of Tolani to reason along this line of thought became a foolishness on her part by refusing to take up some jobs that came on her way, though these sets of jobs are far below her expectation but she was expected to understand that a drop of water with sand makes a mighty ocean.

 

Inspite the numbers of years she has spent fruitfulessly in search of job, till now she is still busy hoping for a day when a particular dream job will surface from the blue sky.

 

It is a known fact  and it is a common global imbalance and disorder that unemployment is on the rise across the length and breadth of the entire world.Unemployment and under-employment is a social malaise that is ravaging the existence of humanity without any possible solution in view.

 

Though, many societies across the world are making necessary efforts to curb the effect of unemployment, other societies could be concluded to have no inkling of what could be done to nib the scourge of unemployment in the bud especially in the continent of Africa.

 

And one of such country in the continent of Africa is Nigeria.

 

Unemployment Rate in Nigeria increased to 18.80 percent in the third quarter of 2017 from 16.20 percent the second quarter of 2017.

 

Unemployment Rate in Nigeria avaraged 10.63 percent from 2016 until 2017 reaching an all time of 19.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 and a record low of 5.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010.

 

Unemployment is often used as a measure of the health of the economy.The most frequently measure of unemployment is the unemployment rate,which is the number of unemployed people divided by the number of people in the labour force.

 

Unemployment is the situation of actively looking for employment but not being currently employed.The unemployment rate is a measure of the prevalence of unemployment it is calculated as a percentage.

 

In Nigeria, while some people are unemployed, others are underemployed with take home pay not conmesurate enough to meet up with daily personal and economic needs and other forms of exigencies.

 

Eventhough, the scourge of unemployment has been somehow difficult to be curtailed and curbed, it is important and pertinent for everyone concerned and those who are in search of job to be up and doing by making sure that they are creatively and productively involved in one  economic endeavour or the other.

 

It is quite wrong and unacceptable as a form of motive and idea for anyone who is on the line of seeking employment to be caught up in the web of idleness because many of the people concerned are found of giving excuses that they are waiting and expecting their dream job, hence they fold their arms doing nothing.

 

While you await that dream job that will meet up with your expectation and aspirations with salary rolling up to six digits figure,it can never be bead, if you get yourself engaged practically and productively with any form of human endeavour that will give little to you before the actualisation of your dream job becomes a reality.

 

According to common parlance:

 

“A single bird at hand is more than millions in the forest”.

 

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Often times than none, the actualisation of your dream job always take time before it materialised but before the reality unfold, one needs to be engaged practically, productively and economically in a simple way that will enhance and ensure your chances of not being found idle.

 

Having your dream job could be concluded to be a blessing from God but it should be known to anyone seeking God’s blessing that the emergence of God’s blessing always prosper on the fact that the person seeking such must be found doing something meaningful that is a source of value-addition.

 

The blessing of God can never multiply on nothing, it multiplies on something tangible because no matter how many times you multiply zero with something, the end result will be zero forever but when the blessings of God meet the little in your hands, it ends up expanding and enlarging.

 

You have to be busy doing something contributory and productively no matter how little it is for you to solve the issue of underemployment and unemployment that has been starring at you over a long period of time.

 

Get busy and stop being idle.

 

Idleness kills!!!

 

Get busy!!!

 

Get something doing.

 

Time waits for no one.

 

Don’t be like Tolani.

 

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MLST ARTICLE:How do you relate with God?—(10 Minutes Read).

The limit you placed on your knowledge and understanding of God with all that is needed to have and maintained a smooth personal relationship with God placed a limit on your life at any moment in time.

 

While our understanding of God and all that pertains to HIM confirms our place and position in divinity,our practical knowledge of what it takes to be in the right and appropriate level in the spiritual defines our comfort and convenience in maintaining a relationship with God without any clog and without any thought of whether what we are targetting in the spiritual in terms of knowing HIM better is right or wrong.

 

It should be noted as a form of observation that many christians claiming to be in the right relationship with God have a baseless understanding that has no bearing with what is chronicled on the pages of the scripture.Many christians now believed to a large extent that there service with God in the household of God is what is necessary for them to attain a spiritual realm that the world will reference or recognized.

 

So, they go all their ways in running after physical service in the household of God while anything that pertains to what is necessary to make our world better in the physical is wave with a bare hand.

 

They become less concerned and less committed in ensuring that any service to God must not stand in the gap or block service to humanity.We are human first before we discover our path of reliogisity and spirituality.

 

No one should run after the things of God without any reason to run after things that will make the essence of humanity to be established on the surface of heart.

 

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MLST ARTICLE:HOW DO YOU RELATE WITH GOD?

 

Many Christians of today only believed that God recognizes and rewards approaches that is targetted towards building religious empires and edifices but forget that the only thing that will make the world we live in to become better is when we all go to the extreme in making sure that legacies, ideas and philosophies that will build an eggalitarian society that believes in the beauty of humanity must be enhanced and reflected in terms of innovations, discoveries and development.

 

A situation whereby your desire and longing for spiritual development is raised far higher than your desire and demand to become better in the realm of the physical will only encourage the emergence of an imbalance in the totality of your existence.

 

There is a need for christians of today to understand that until their relationship with God is based on ‘father-to -son’ relationship,their struggle to attain a stress- free spiritual state of mind will remain a mirage.Christians of this age should stop relating with God as slaves because we are all called to sonship.Our call to salvation is not for bondage and total enslavement.

 

Hear this:

 

Romans 8 verse 15(KJV):

 

“For ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again to fear;but ye

have recieved the Spirit of adoption,whereby we cry,Abba,Father.”

 

Salvation has empowered everyone that is ready to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour to be saved and received the Spirit of adoption that destroy in totality the spirit of bondage the devil and sin forced on the entire human race when Adam and Eve disobeyed the commandment of God in the garden of Eden.

 

In line with this,it is a wrong understanding that emenated from wrong knowledge of the word of God that many christians in the world today are displaying and they always believe that they are doing the right thing.

 

I have seen many Christians in reality and in practicality that once they missed a particular church service or any spiritual obligations and demands, they believed that they have backslided and sinned against God forgetting that whatever they do in the physical at any point in time in a direct link to the fulfilment of the will of God on earth as it is in heaven once it is a good deed that will add to humanity and entrenced human development on earth.

 

With this, many Chritians could be described to a large extent as being religious but their spirituality is nothing but a display of lack of essential knowledge neccessary to pass the message of the cross to the entrire human race.

 

Our God is good and He desire that we are able to understand Him better so that our relationship with Him will be free of stress at any point in time.

 

In many cases on earthly pedestal, as our relatonship with our earthly parents are always expected to be free and cordial, so also our relationship with our heavenly father is expected to be free.

 

Genuine followership with God is not about any form of struggle but it finds expression in smoth cordial relationship that resembles a kind of ‘father-to-son’relationship whereby your accessibility with God or whatever God’s plan for you might be will be achieved without a medium.

 

It should be expressed only by the fervency of your communication with God which is described as prayer.This is the only communication link that God desire every genuine child of God must maintained and it must be carried out with all fervency and seriuosness better garnished with fasting,meditation and constant feeding on the word of God.

 

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MLST ARTICLE:HOW DO YOU RELATE WITH GOD?

 

Feeding on the word of God is essentially necessary for maintaining a spiritual developmental realm that will enhance smooth flow of instructions and messages from the throne of Grace which is the realm that God desired that every child of God should get to in the course of their spiritual journey on earth.

 

The purpose of salvation is expressly defined when we understand that Jesus Christ died on the mount of Calvary for every Child of God to maintain a ‘father-to-son’relationship in the course of their sojourn on earth.

 

This becomes a reality only if every child of God is ready in all their passion to build better spiritual relationship that focusses on God as a father but not as a master.

 

This becomes fulfilled when every child of God focusses on themselves a sons and daughters of God but not as slaves as other religion actually believed.

 

In conclusion,

 

How do you relate with God?

 

Is it in knowledge, wisdom and understanding?—Proverbs 4 verse 6-7

 

Or is it in doctrine and all round philosophies of men?—Colosians 2 verse 8

 

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WHY ARE YOU SAD?—-(10 MINUTES READ).

This short piece was written on the 2nd of March 2016 as part of my daily post or publication on facebook.The source of the inspiration which is personal remain somehow unknown and unclear but I believe the content therin will serve as a sort of resources that will enhance our self-esteem that will birth a kind of re-orientation about our view along the line of maintaining good personal and corporate relationship.

 

It is observed that many of us become saddened,moody and pensive when we get an inkling that we are been mocked and talked about by others.It is a kind of attitude that is common across the length and breadth of the entire human race whereby many people spend a bunch of their time backbitting and throwing stones at others.Many of us are actors of this irrelevant and many of us are victims of this irrelevant.

 

It is necessary for many of us to understand and develop a thick skin with blocked ear to some of this irrelevancies that is commonality among human being remains unquantifiable.

 

According to Winston Churchill:

 

“You will never get to your destination when you throw stones at every dog that bark at you”

 

You will get nothing out of life if you are bothered about what people are saying about you.Being bothered and being suspicious about what people are saying about you is a sign and a product of immaturity and low self-esteem.

 

Like food,people will feed on your matter.

 

Like water,people will gulp your issue to quench their thirst.

 

Like a dog, people will nag their loose tongue.

 

Even the dead are being talked about everyday.

 

I want you to have this in mind that those who gossip about you remains at your back forever.

 

REJOICE!!!

 

When people talk about you!!!

 

One of the best effective ways of knowing the level of maturity you are made of is simply shown outrightly through your response and reaction to whatever people are saying about you.

 

When you expected little or nothing from people around you,your reaction and response to disappointment will be minimal and less-shocking but when you raised your hope about people and build your castle in the air, you will end up being saddened and biittered when you are disappointed .

 

I want you to know this mystery that you are being gossipped about because you are important to them,if you are not important to them, they will never spend a bunch of their precious time debating and deliberating about issues that concern you.

 

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WHY ARE YOU SAD?

 

So, whenever you have an inkling that you are being gossipped about, just have this understanding that your life is meaningfully filled with virtues that are important to them,hence they are jealous and they desire having an opportunity to possess such a virtue.

 

Instead of complaining and reacting to people’s view and assertion about you,the best response to the contents of their gossip is top wave it aside with a bare hand and move ahead with your life being focussed on your purpose in life.

 

It is only those who are incapable of discovering their purpose in life that spend their little time at their disposal discussing issues that has nothing to do with them.

 

When you want to know and understand the worth of any man,it is necessary to know what the mouth of such person says about another person.

 

As life is real, gossipping also is real.It is an evil that almost every human is guilty of but the worst of its evil spring up when the person being gossipped about becomes embittered and saddened about it.

 

Since no two wrongs can make a right, it is better to manage your emotion in terms of response and reaction towards whatever people might be saying at your back.

 

Kindly allow whatever is being discussed at your back to remain at your back.Do not brink it forward to your face so that you will not end up frowning and it will prevent you from wearing a harsh look accompany with you looking for a way to revenge by taking your own pound of flesh.

 

Whatever is being said at your back should remain at your back till eternity.This is one of the secrets of longevity that will help in making you to understand the value of your purpose in life accompany with efforts that will make you achieve such purpose in the course of your existence.

 

When you are saddened about people talking about you,you have given them cahnces and opportunities to control your feelings and emotions.Once this happened, you have exchanged the power in you in response to your reaction about what has been said about you.

 

Your response and reactions in the face of adversity is what determines whether you will end up winning or loosing in the course of your fight for conquest or victory.When your reaction and response is negative, you have given your enemy power over you but once your reponse is calm and positive, all your enemies become weakened and they end up loosing their power and potency that might have been used to cage and control you.

 

The golden key to your happinness lies with you.Never give loose it through your response and reaction to situations around you.No matter how long you live on earth, there will always be moments of ups and downs but it is your preparation and readiness for staying above the reality of any moment that will determine how matured you are and how capable and able you are to ride the roller-coaster of life that is always unstable.

 

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WHY ARE YOU SAD?

 

Can you measure the Kilojoule of inherent latent energy wasted and expended when you react and respond negatively to whatever rumour is being peddled about you?It is quite ironical that many of us spend our energy on what we not add any value to us and one of the areas we wasted energy on is our reaction and response to gossip from people around us.

 

No matter what the situation might be, you have what it takes to live your life above whatever the rumour that might be peddled and spread around about you.

 

Rumour mongering and gossipping are parts of human life.If humans refrain from this, I dont think the existence of human beings could be possible.

 

When you consider what is being rumoured and gossipped about you as irrelevant and inconsequential, it will reamin a minor issue that can never remove anything from you and you will be able to stay afloat and be in charge of your emotion.

 

To cap it all:

 

BE HAPPY!!!

 

STOP BEING BOTHERED!!!

 

 

STOP BEING PENSIVE!!!

 

STOP BEING SAD!!!.

 

STOP WEARING A HARSH LOOK!!!

 

Sadness takes away virtues and values from you.It is a stylish and a slow channel to making someone becoming a beast that has lost the grip of what life is all about.

 

Sadness does nothing but  weakens your nerves and bones thereby becoming old and worn-out withing a little period of time.

 

Sadness makes you look haggard and unkempt.

 

 

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10 WAYS TO REMAINING PERPECTUALLY POSITIVE.—(6 MINUTES READ).

With or without arguments and debates,no one can deny or feign ignorance of two practical realities that are always refelected,exhibited and displayed in the course of human existenceon earthly pedestal.

 

Often times than none,majority or larger percentage of human always experience the mixture of these extremes.

 

No doubt about it,every human being is wired and designed to encounter low moments and high moments.

 

 

DEPRESSION 1

 

Whule high moments are simply moments of joy and happiness whereby feats,success and achievements are celebrated and appreciated.They are moments whereby elevation and promotion achieved,acquired and attainedalways trigger a sort of self-fulfilment  and personal achievement that made the concerned person to feel on top of the world.It is a moment of addition, multiplication and all round expansion and enlargement that surfaced as a suprise keeping the mouth of the concerned wide opened.

 

 

DEPRESSION 2

 

On the opposite, low moments are moments of discouragement,failures,stagnancy and struggles which are exhibited whenever futile efforts are the order of the day.These are moments whereby the concerned person feel out of place dejected and rejected which might culminate into the thought of unknown fear,depression and attempted murder.

 

Many people in the world have been victims of low moments with decimal and statistics of such instances affecting the existence of humanity increasing geometrically and asymetrically due to many factors that have constituted and blended together as a source of challenges pumelling the fabrics of the entire global community.

 

Many incidences and instances of depression that ended in suicide have been witnessed across the length and breadth of the entire world which on many ocassions have been linked and traced to reasons that has to do with the waves of challenges being faced by human beings all over the world.

 

Since,this is an ugly reality that ic difficult to shy away from.there is an urgent need to briefly look into some sorts of visible and workable palliative measures needed to cushion the effect accompanying low moment.

 

 

DEPRESSION 3

 

The solution should not be far-fetched but it embedded into fabrics of human existence as a duty and a responsibility that must be executed by every human being to see the reason why staying positive is necessary no matter how miry situation on ground might be.


(10 STEPS TO REMAINING PERPECTUALLY POSITIVE—PAGE ONE.)

 

 

10 STEPS THAT ENHANCES AND BOOST POSITIVE MENTALITY.

 

1.Maintain candour and calmness

 

2.Change your environment if the need arises.

 

3.Avoid loneliness

 

4.To talk to someone you trust.

 

5.Share your problem.

 

6.Seek help and solace from trusted friends and familiars.

 

7.Consult a guidance and counselling experts.

 

8.Since comparism steals joy,stop comparing yourself with others.

 

9.Appreciate what you have.

 

10.Be contented and hopeful.

 

 

POSITIVE 2

 

Putting all these in place is potent and powerful enought to water-down and douse the effect of negative mentality that can trigger depression that might lead to attempted suicide.

 

One of the best solution that is needed in preventing the scourge of depression is the inbuilt ability of anyone concerned to stay positive and maintained this positivity no matter how miry that challenges being faced might be.

 

Suicide is for weak minds but the strong minded spend their lifes looking at the positive side of life.

 

 

POSITIVE 1

 

Life is beautiful.Don’t take your life.

 

Everything shall be alright,it is just a matter of time,patience and persevearance that is unequalled and unparalled in all ramifications.


(10 STEPS TO REMAINING PERPECTUALLY POSITIVE—PAGE TWO).

 

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MLST ARTICLE:CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7—JUNE 1ST MUSING—(10 Minutes Read)

It was a cool Friday Morning of 1st of June 2018 that everybody around woke up to the reality of another beginning that marked the commencement of a new month after the expiration of the fifth month that span for a period of good thirty-one days.

 

Without any doubt,everyone petition to God at this moment was all about gratitude and appreciation to the maker of heaven and earth who made it possible for many people who are fortunate to be alive or to have woken up to the bright side of life.

 

As it was in other families,so it was also in my family.We woke up early to get prepared to face our daily obligation of being at our different places of work on time with our little daughter being prepared for her to be in the school before 8:00 AM in the morning.

 

 

 

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CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7

 

As usual,as it was a culture and an important  daily spiritual obligation for the whole family to gather together  offering prayer before embarking on anything in the morning,since,the morning of June 1st was special being the first day in the month of June 2018,the entire family  apportion and spent more time to pray  seeking the face of God for another journey that has just started and which will last for a period of 30 days.

 

While I and my beloved were busy for some few minutes observing our prayer session, our little daughter was busy sleeping and enjoying the coolness of the natural early morning breeze without any disturbance which will lapse as soon as our early morning prayer session end.

 

After,the early morning prayers have been offered and terminated,she entered the kitchen to start preparing breakfast for our daughter while I was in my bathroom cleaning up in order to meet up with my personal and official obligation for the day.

 

Few minutes after,I dashed out of the bathroom, refreshed and cleaned up, and I moved ahead to put my cloth on in preparation for my official duty which starts 7:00 AM in the morning.

 

At around  few minutes after 6:00 AM, I arranged my bag and made sure that nothing is left behind untouched and unattended to in the course of my preparation.

 

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CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7

 

At this point,while I was getting ready to dash out of the house,she has woken up and her mum has helped in attending to her to a large extent with water being boiled in the Kitchen in order to make her tea.

 

As I was exiting the house,all I heard behind me was my wife telling me this:

 

It goes thus:

 

“Daddy!Daddy!!Daddy!!!

 

We haven’t prayed.She submitted.

 

Immediately I turned back and walked back to meet her telling her that we have prayed but she was busy sleeping then.Not that I didn’t understand what she was asking for and not that she didn’t know what she was talking about.

 

She knew that apart from the prayer I had with her mum before,she knew that I always have special prayer time with her before I leave the house.So,she made request for her prayer session too that is specially for her alone.

 

This started in the month of January while we were in a period of fasting and prayer for 21 days that was observed by the denomination  I attended.In the course of the fasting and prayer period,I was instructed during that period that I should always have a prayer session with her every morning on a daily basis which I was able to carry out to a large extent.

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CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7

 

Then I turned back,hold her head and invoke powerful prayer points into her life early in the morning before I bid her and her mum goodbye while they continued getting set to leave the house for the office and for her school.

 

Since then, she has mastered it and several times she has been the one demanding for it whenever I am about leaving the house in the morning.

 

As young and minor she is,it has mastered her and she has gotten an understanding and an affinity for what is  good,meaningful and profitable at a tender age.

 

It started like a joke in the month of January but it is gradually becoming a lifestyle and a culture to her which she always remember to demand for early in the morning whenever I am about to leave for work.

 

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF PARENTING?

 

 

Parenting as it is is the bedrock and a viable determinant of realities in any society.It determines the fate of inhabitants of every society.A good society is a society that is being influenced by good parenting and any bad society is a society that is being influenced by bad or improper mode of parenting.

 

It was due to the fact that the older generation has lost premium for what is good and reliable that made our world to be in total disarray  at this moment which has made lack of good parenting that will build our wards in getting prepared to ensure that the world we live in to become better to be the bane of developing an egalitarian society.

 

It is quite wrong and unacceptable seeing juveniles and teenagers constituting public disturbance and nuisance in every nooks and crannies of our society.

 

Anytime I am in contact with teenagers hawking on the highways and some begging for alms,I always feel bad to the point of asking myself about what their parents are doing to salvage the future of their kids from being affected and influenced negatively.

 

To an extent,the issue of teenagers being forced to labor at a minor or tender age has to do with parents who lack basic understanding and knowledge of what is necessary in life.

 

It is wrong given birth to many children all in the name of what is en vogue at the moment that having more than one children makes someone to be acceptable by the standards of the society.Every parent must be able to analyse and know about the strength inherent in them to provide and take care of the numbers of children that have the ability and muscular capacity for in terms of financial provision.

 

A situation whereby a parent has many children but they are unable to meet up with the demand of their provision and needs is quite appalling,selfish and unacceptable making it a source of concern and burden to the entire society.

 

How can a teenager or a juvenile being on the street begging alms around 08:00 PM in the evening?What are the parents of such a child doing to monitor and improve the well-being and welfare of their children?

 

It is inappropriate to subject any child to the rigor of the present realities and it is out of place given them the orientation that their future is blur and bleak.

 

Every parent that desire to be responsive and responsible should be aware of the principle of cutting their cloth according to their sizes in ensuring that the numbers of children they will give birth to can be accommodated by what is in their purse and pocket.

 

It is wrong giving birth to children that will lack basic needs of life just because their parents cannot control their urge and orgy for sex that made them to give birth to children expected to be a blessing but due to lack of understanding and wisdom,many become a subject of pity to themselves and a source of concern to the entire society.

 

It is not wrong to have many children once there are provisions for their up-keeps but it becomes unreasonable whereby when the game of love making that leads to pregnancy is on course,no one was invited but when the products of the goals scored in the course of the game arrives,the set of people that played and scored the goals will end up expecting people that did not participate in the game will bear the brunch of the products of the game played.

 

Parenting is an all-encompassing field of responsibility that needs attention,concentration and affection accompany with the ability and strength to nurture and groom our children in the right path.For anyone to show the right path in the course of parenting demands that such a person must be in light and be enlightened enough to know the right path.No one can give out what there is no provision for.Provision precedes giving and it is through provision that the ability to give is provided for.

 

 

 

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CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7

 

Any desire for good parenting must be garnished with the desire to know what it takes to be a good parent because good parenting is the only means by which good children can be raised.

 

One of the basic necessity for good children to be groomed through good parenting is through the presence of good spiritual structure that will make our children to walk in the path of light and not on the path of destruction.This becomes easy and possible when we are able to initiate the entirety of their existence to the reality and practicality of good spiritual understanding and growth from the early stage of their existence.

 

This simply boost and enhances their full potential to be developed independently.A child that lacks good and sound spiritual understanding and knowledge will end up becoming a nuisance to the society and the society will end up being destroyed by the terror of such child carried out on the platform of vices and crimes.

 

This becomes essential for every parent to understand the viable role of spirituality in the development of any child at a particular moments in time.

 

 

 

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CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7

 

A child that is denied a strong spiritual footings might find it difficult to handle series of challenges that will burst out in the course of sojourning on earth which are known to be unexpected in approaches,contents and contexts.

 

A strong and deep spiritual grip makes a child to stand strong in the journey of life.

 

With this, it becomes a necessity and an obligation for every parent that wants the best for their wards to become deep and strong spiritually because no one gives out what is unavailable.

 

In conclusion,it is the generosity of spirituality possessed by a parent that will make a child from such a parent to be spiritual and sound in becoming a blessing to the present generation and the generation unborn.

 

Give your child a strong spiritual footing and foundations.

 

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CRIME:FORMER ‘COSBY SHOW’ACTRESS PROTESTS TOPLESS AT BILL COSBY’S ASSAULT RETRIAL.—(3 MINUTES READ).

A topless protester who charged at Bill Cosby as he arrived at his sexual-assault retrial Monday morning has been identified as Nicolle Rochelle,a 39-year-old actress who appeared in four episodes of “The Cosby Show”.

 

The Associated Press reports that Rochelle jumped over a barricade outside the Montgomery County Couthouse in suburban Philadephia and got within a few feet of the comedian, 80, who has been charged with drugging and molesting a woman in 2004.Rochelle, a resident of Little Falls,N.J.,was obstructed by sherriff’s deputies and charged with disorderly conduct.

 

Rochelle belongs to Femen, an international feminist group who name she had written on her torso in paint alongside the phrases “Women’s Lives Matter” and “Cosby Rapis(t)” and the names of more than 50 Cosby accussers.Femen leader Inna Shevchenko told the AP that Rochelle was defending the alleged victims and called her protest the group’s contribution to the global revolt launched by #MeToo”.

 

 

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In an interview over speakerphone from the Norristown hotel,topless protester Nicolle Rochelle said her goal was to “make Cosby uncomfortable because that is exactly what he has been doing for decades to women….I wanted to show him that I was not disempowered.”

—–BobbyAllyn@BobbyAllyn) April 9, 2018.

 

Femen was founded in Ukraine in 2009,and its members have protested,often topless,against people and institutions that they believe oppress women.Last summer,two women interrupted Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band’s concert in Germany and reportedly yelled,”stop the culture of silence”highlighting allegations that Allen abused his daughter,Dylan Farrow when she was a child.

 

Rochelle, credited as Nicole Leach,played a friend of Rudy’s on “The Cosby Show”.She also starred in Children’s prrograms “Shining Time Station,”The Baby-sitters club” and “clarissa Explains It All”in the 1990s.Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt commended the deputies for intercepting Rochelle and told the AP,”You never know who’s going to want to make a name for themselves”.

 

SOURCE:

The Washington Post/http://washingtonpost.com.

 

Reported by SONIA RAO,April 9 at 2:02pm.

 

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CRIME:FORMER ‘COSBY SHOW’ACTRESS PROTESTS TOPLESS AT BILL COSBY’S ASSAULT RETRIAL.—(3 MINUTES READ).

A topless protester who charged at Bill Cosby as he arrived at his sexual-assault retrial Monday morning has been identified as Nicolle Rochelle,a 39-year-old actress who appeared in four episodes of “The Cosby Show”.

 

The Associated Press reports that Rochelle jumped over a barricade outside the Montgomery County Couthouse in suburban Philadephia and got within a few feet of the comedian, 80, who has been charged with drugging and molesting a woman in 2004.Rochelle, a resident of Little Falls,N.J.,was obstructed by sherriff’s deputies and charged with disorderly conduct.

 

Rochelle belongs to Femen, an international feminist group who name she had written on her torso in paint alongside the phrases “Women’s Lives Matter” and “Cosby Rapis(t)” and the names of more than 50 Cosby accussers.Femen leader Inna Shevchenko told the AP that Rochelle was defending the alleged victims and called her protest the group’s contribution to the global revolt launched by #MeToo”.

 

 

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In an interview over speakerphone from the Norristown hotel,topless protester Nicolle Rochelle said her goal was to “make Cosby uncomfortable because that is exactly what he has been doing for decades to women….I wanted to show him that I was not disempowered.”

—–BobbyAllyn@BobbyAllyn) April 9, 2018.

 

Femen was founded in Ukraine in 2009,and its members have protested,often topless,against people and institutions that they believe oppress women.Last summer,two women interrupted Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band’s concert in Germany and reportedly yelled,”stop the culture of silence”highlighting allegations that Allen abused his daughter,Dylan Farrow when she was a child.

 

Rochelle, credited as Nicole Leach,played a friend of Rudy’s on “The Cosby Show”.She also starred in Children’s prrograms “Shining Time Station,”The Baby-sitters club” and “clarissa Explains It All”in the 1990s.Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt commended the deputies for intercepting Rochelle and told the AP,”You never know who’s going to want to make a name for themselves”.

 

SOURCE:

The Washington Post/http://washingtonpost.com.

 

Reported by SONIA RAO,April 9 at 2:02pm.

 

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#Femen#

 

#Nicolle Rochelle#

 

#Inna Shevchenko#

 

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THE WRONG MOTIVE—-EPISODE 5.—-(12 MINUTES READ).

CHAPTER ONE.

Tiffany!!!

 

My daughter…..

 

How are you?

 

We have not talk since you came back from school….Tiffany’s mum kept speaking.

 

You have not tell me anything about school life since you came back.

 

Why?

 

Hope nothing is wrong?…Tiffany’s mum continued.

 

Tiffany’s mum engaged her in a chat while in the kitchen after they got home from church service and they were both in the kitchen preparing lunch for the whole family.Tiffany’s is the only daughter and the only child that was available to spend her holiday with her dad and mum, others are guys and they are presently in higher institutions studying one course of discipline or the other.

 

Mummy!

 

Mummy!!

 

Mummy!!!.

 

We have been talking about one thing or the other since I came back now…Tiffany responded.

 

Is there anything I forgot to tell you or add to the discussion we have been having since I came back Mum?…Tifffany continued.

 

I guess something is fishy.

 

Mum!!!

 

I guess you are insinuating something, but it is a pity I cannot figure it out presently.

 

Can you please help me out Mum?….Tiffany asked.

 

Do you mean you cannot decipher my codes and parable….Tiffany’s  mum reponded.

 

Ok!

 

If you cannot,kindly tell me about happennings while you are in the school from academics to social to spiritual and every other things that happenned while you were in school….Tiffany’s mum asked further.

 

Mum!!!

 

Everything is fine in school….Tiffany responded.

 

I really enjoyed my last semester.It was a little bit less stressful and since I am about rounding up,academics seems to be light, it just my final year thesis that I am suspecting might be energy sapping and time-consuming now but since I am winding up now, I will not be moved and bothered about it.i will just handle it the way it is.

 

Also, the school environment has been peaceful, serene and calm. The trend of social life has been a little bit upped courtesy the freshers and sophomores due to the fact that time is still on their side to flex and enjoy school environment but on my side, I am tired and eager to write my final exams and leave the school environment.So, social life has not been somehow irrelevant to me now.

 

Hmmmm….Tiffany’s mum sighed.

 

My daughter…

 

You have not tell me what I want to hear now….

 

Mum!!!…Tiffany called.

 

Whatelse do you want to hear again….Tiffany asked her mum.

 

 

I am beginning to suspect that what you are asking me is more than what I have given you…Tiffany responded…

 

Yes!!!!

 

It is more than what you are giving me.I am oliver twist.I need more gist from my only daughter…Tiffany’s mum voice went up.

 

What is going on there in the kitchen…Tiffany’s dad interrupted from his sitting position in the living room where he was busy reading daily tabloid and watching an afternoon lifestyle program on one of the cable network on the Television.

 

Nothing much sir…Tiffany answered.

 

We were just in the middle of an interesting discussion with your darling wife.Sir, please,kindly come and pick your wife in the kitchen.She is putting hand in my mouth too much to extract information I didn’t have any access to and I am yet to figure out what exactly is your wife stand about all the questions he keeps asking me.Though, I have answered her but she seems not satisfied with my answer and I am getting fed up of her.Please, come and take her away so that I can finish cooking for both of you on time.

 

Ok!!!

 

Tiffany’s dad burst into sporadic laughter but later answered Tiffany that she should give all the necessary answers to her mum’s questions because I will not want her to disturb me while you are back to school.Please, help me out and give her all the necessary answers….Tiffany’s dad paused  but kept laughing with the funny discussion that has engulfed the whole house on a sunny sunday afternoon.

 

Ok!!!

 

Sir…

 

I will answer all her questions before I go back to school but not now.Kindly, help me to tell her to come out straight so that we will not be beating about the bush using questions to answer questions but I am still suspicious of what your wife is up to.

 

No Problem!!!

 

My dear daughter…Tiffany’s dad responded.

 

I will ask her to go straight to the point.

 

Better!!!…Tiffany continued with his dad.

 

It can’t be now.Let’s finish cooking lunch and rest.It might be later in the day when we are all calm and relaxed that we will dedicate time to give answers to all her questions.

 

Ok!!!

 

No problem…Tiffany’s dad and mum chorused in unison.

 

We are eager to listen to our dear daughter answering our questions one after the other.

 


THE WRONG MOTIVE—EPISODE FIVE—-CHAPTER ONE.

 

As it was gradually getting to break-time, Tony was so much eager to unbottled himself.He managed to concerntrate with his work because his mind was on the planned and proposed discussion he will be having with his close pal and also he is still bothered and anxious about meeting the figure he saw on sunday soon.

 

As he saw Titus walking from his office door gradually nearing his office, Tony’s heart leapt for joy and he speedily round up whatever he is doing in order to ctach up with Titus before he get to his door so that they can both proceed to have lunch and have a deep discussion as promised in the morning.

 

Good Afternoon Sirs….Madam the spoon greeted the duo of Tony and Titus together.

 

Afternoon Ma….Tony and Titus replied.

 

What do you want sirs….Madam The Spoon asked further.

 

Do you have Fried Rice and Chicken….Tony and Titus asked.

 

Yes!!! I have Fried Rice.

 

While Madam The Spoon was preparing for them, the discussion started.

 

Tony!!!

 

How far now….Titus asked.

 

What really happened in the course of the weekend….Titus probed further.

 

Hmmm…..Tony started.

 

I started my sunday morning being late to the church because I woke up late.So, I got to late to church and I wasn’t able to officiate and on getting to church hurriedly, though I managed to calm down and accept my fate by listening attentively to the sunday sermon.

 

As I was settling down,while looking around in the course of the service, my eyes sighted somebody that caught my fancy on the spot.Though, I made up my mind to see her at the end of the service.

 

At the end of the service,I tried to catch up with her but someone delayed me with a useless chat and on getteing to where she stayed which is the choir stand, I met her absence.Though, I was fortunate to ask of her from the choir master to the extent that we both glanced through the officiating attendance for the day, the choir master didn’t allow me to go with her biodata but promised to help me by asking me to come over next sunday.

 

I have no choice but to consent with the choir master’s proposal.

 

Was that why you are bothered and pensive…Titus asked.

 

Yes!!!

 

Why could I have missed opportunity with God and man by being late throughout yesterday….Tony responded.

 

And now, I am so much eager and anxious of what might happen next sunday.

 

At this point, Titus burst into laughter and it attracted other eyes that were present in the canteen.

 

Tony was a little bit shy and embarrassed with the number of people that turned their faces towards their sitting stand in the canteen.

 

It seems you are gradually falling in love….Titus pointed it out to Tony.

 

You need to calm down and be patient with yourself.

 

If you are destined to have her, no problem.If you are not, life goes on.You will surely meet another person in due time.Stop killing yourself gradually by being moody.

 

Is that all?….Tony asked.

 

 

Let’s eat our food.

 

At this point, one of Madam “The Spoon” waiteress has already laid down the food the requested for on the table where they are sitting with bottled Table water.

 

They both enjoyed the delicacies till the break-time was over.

 

They both engaged themselves with other frivolities till they got back to their respective offices.

 


THE WRONG MOTIVE—EPISODE FIVE—CHAPTER TWO.

 

Is Tony’s motive right or wrong?

 

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the next episode.

 

It promised to make you ask for more.

 

Any comment, suggestions and observation is welcomed.

 

Thanks.

 

Tag:

 

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#Fiction#

 

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©Wordsmith scribe 2018.

 

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SECURITY:MARK ZUCKERBERG ADMITS FACEBOOK ‘MADE MISTAKES’–BUT THEY WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN,HONEST.—(5 MINUTES READ).

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of under-fire social networking firm Facebook, has finally emerged from his bunker to admit that his company “made mistakes”over sharing users’ data with third parties.

 

Or rather,Zuckerberg has finally posted something about the Cambridge Analytica affair on his own personal Facebook page.It follows claims that the data analysis company had harvested personal data from 50million Facebook users in a not entirely starightforward manner.

 

“The goodnews is that the most important actions to prevent this from happenning again today we have already years ago,”Zuckerberg claimed,referring to changes made to Facebook’s developer platform policies in 2014 that stopped app developers from gathering data about friends of people using their apps.

 

However,before these changes were made four years ago, University academic Aleksandr Kogan-in collaboration with Cambridge Analytica-built an app called ‘This is your digital life’ that paid around 300,000 users to take a personality test and agree to have their data xcollected for academic use.

 

The app, however,also collected the information of the test-takers’Facebook friends, which led to thye accummulation of data pool “tens of million strong”.

 

In 2015, we learned from journalists at The Guardian that Kogan had shared data from his app with Cambridge Analytica,”Zuck admitted.

 

“We immediately banned Kogan’s app from our platform and demanded that Kogan and Cambridge Analytica formally certify that they had deleted all improperly acquired data.They provided these certifications.

 

“Last week, we learned from The Guardian,The New York Times and Channel 4 that the Cambridge Analytica may not have deleted the data as they had certified,”he added.

 

Zuckerberg went to pledge that, while it has already moved to “prevent bad actors from accessing people’s information”,the social network will be taking further steps to protect user data.

 

Just like he promised back in 2012 following an investigation by the US Federal Trade Commision.

 

“First, we will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information before we changed our platform to dramatically reduce data access in 20144,and we will conduct a full audit of any app with suspicious activity,”Zuck says,adding:”We will ban any developer from our platform that does not agree to a thorough audit”.

 

Facebook has already blocked Kogan,who claims he’s being “scapegoated’ whistleblower Chris Wylie and,naturally,Cambridge Analytica,despite the firms claims that it’s, er, did nothing wrong.

 

Zuckerberg continues:”We will restrict developers’data access even further to prevent other kinds of abuse.For example, we will remove developers’ access to your data if you haven’t used their app in three months.

 

“We will reduce the data you give an app when you sign in—to only your name,profile,photo,and email address.”

 

Zuckerberg went on to promise that the company will be more transparent over data usage, and will show remaining Facebook users “a tool at the top of your News Feed with the apps you’ve used and an easy way to revoke those apps’permissions to your data”.

 

Or could just delete your account and be done with.That’s exactly what Brian Action,the co-founder of Whatsapp made a billionaire by Facebook’s $19billion acquisition of his company,has recommended if you want to put a stop,once and for all, to Facebook’s rapacious data slurping.

 

In other news, this 2009 BBC interview with baby-faced Mark Zuckerberg has also been doing the rounds.

 

SOURCE:   www.v3.co.uk

 

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#data analysis#

 

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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF REDEMPTION?—(8 MINUTES READ).

Eventhough, the world was created from the truth and for the truth but the world encountered a shift at some point that made everything therin to frown against the truth.This paradigm shift that is negatively orchestrated by Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden made the entire human race to be subjected to the harsh realities of the dictates and demands of sin, and thereby accounting for the present challenges that peameates the fabrics of human existence traceable to thee love of humanity for falsehood and deceit.

 

As the world celebrates the remembrance of the persecution and death of our Lord Jesus Christ annually,in the course of personal deep mediatation recently,all I realised was that Jesus Christ spent his life standing on the truth and speaking for the truth which is designed to alter the grip of falsehood and deceit that are known to br prospering extremely all over the world.

 

Jesus Christ frowned and spoke against world orders and deceitful religious creeds and rites designed to keep their subjects and followers in bondage forever.Jesus Christ spoke against lies, decieit and mediocrity obtainable in the then spiritual cycle and religious system which is fashioned to keep many people under false indoctrination targetted to rob them of the essence of the beauty of their existence on earthly pedestal.

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Jesus Christ kicked against spiritual and secular systematic lordship arrangement that is fabricated to imprison the mind of many especially the less priviledged.

 

At the end, he was hated,insulted and tagged anti-social,anti-human and anti-progressive.He was later convicted wrongly for doing nothing other than standing for what is right and true.

 

Has anything changed till now?

 

Nope!!!

church 4

 

Nowadays,when you have different view about a particular issue or subject matter, be it secular or spiritual, you will be tagged bastards immediately without condiring your view at the moment you are making such stand.

 

Just because you decided to think outside the box, the self acclaimed religious bigots will tagged you as unbeliever even when what you are pointing to them is beneficial to them and some even have a space on the pages of the scriptures.

 

Jesus Christ spoke against almost everything that is obtainable in the synagogue of God in the scripture but today, when you talk against a particular man of God, their gullible followers will be swift and speedy in quoting “touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm”.

 

Many of us have forgotten or unaware about the revolution the church encountered in some centuries ago,if not for the fact that Martin Luther was able to think ahead and forge ahead by raising a voice against the religious and the religion of early Catholic Church,I can bet it with anyone that many of us will still be paying money for the atonement of our sin.

 

Though,the movement raised by Martin Luther was tagged Protestant revolution, he stood his ground and was able to instill an iota of truth into the consciousness of men that the “JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH”.

 

There is a need for self assessment by all christians all over the world which should be a moment of sober reflection that will involve proper engagement and practical appraisal on how well we have been able to live in accordance to the will and purpose of God.

 

If every child of God is getting it right with God.I don’t think our world will be like this.We are yet to fulfill a title of the admonition of Jesus Christ that submitted that we are the light of the world—Matthew 5.

 

The present day altar and sanctuaries of God have been filled with deceit and eye-service with an extreme approach of many of religious and spiritual that is geared towards praising men of God but God that engraced them has been left unattended to in their reasoning.

 

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She is a deaconness in a particular branch of one of the popular christian denomination in Nigeria,he is a pastor in another particular reknowned christian ministry in the world and so on.I see their ways and I cried.If you are not careful, your presence in the church and your relationship with brethen in the churschb is a sure way to perdition.There is a risk in the church and the risk has to do with the church being a place whereby pretence and deceit prosper expressly and it could be concluded as an express way to hell fire if care is not taken.

 

Though, I am not an advocate of people not going to church to worship God but let us be careful and conscious of where we belong when it comes to matters of being members of one denomiantion or the other.

 

Drifting along the line of personal encounter or experience,at a point, my little daughter was in a daycare with a deaconess in one of the popular denomination in Nigeria and at a point,I was planning to get her arrested.She treated a minor carelessly and she is waiting for God to grant her fruit of the womb.

 

She is so fervent and dedicated in the house of God but the way and manner she treated my daughter signifies how deeply she is operating  under a spell or a curse.

 

Though,I didn’t spare my time in putting a curse on her because the devil operating in her deserves nothing but a curse.

 

Be warned!!!

 

Just as the children of Job gathered in the presence of God and the devil was present in their midst so is your church and denominations are filled with devil’s incarnate.

 

In a nutshell, one of the purpose of redemption is walking on the path of truth and making all that is necessary and needed to make the prevalence of truth to be enhanced in whatever you do.

 

Truth is bitter but it is better.

 

“You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free”—John 8 vs 32.

 

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#Redemption#

 

#Jesus Christ#

 

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GET INSPIRED!!!—(7 MINUTES READ).

I know that I am talking to someone right now,

 

I know that someone will take time to listen to me,

 

I know that someone will read through this piece,

 

I know that someone that someone needs advice,

 

I know that I can do my own part,

 

I know that someone is on the verge of giving up,

 

I know that someone is regretting,

 

I know that someone is depressed,

 

I know that someone is drowning in self pity,

 

I know that someone is angry and annoyed,

 

I know that someone is contempleting suicide,

 

I know how terrible life could be,

 

I know how selfish life is,

 

I know that no one cares,

 

I know that no one cares to listen.

 

I have been through what you are passing through,

 

I am still passing through what you think you are the only one passing through.

 

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You might think,

 

Crime is the solution,

 

You might think,

 

Suicide is the way out,

 

You might think,

 

Slipping into depression seems like an alternative.

 

You might think,

 

Being emotional can relieve you,

 

You might think crying and wailing,

 

Can be your source of comfort.

 

I want you to know that,

 

You are not alone,

 

I want you to know that,

 

Thousands of people are right there passing through what you are passing through,

 

I want you to know,

 

That two wrongs can never makes a right,

 

I want you to look beyond your circunstances,

 

I want you to laugh while you are in pain,

 

I want you to see beyond today and look ahead at the future,

 

I want you to wave the ugliness of the past and smile at the beauty of the future.

 

Depression is for the wek-minded,

 

Suicide is the way of the shallow-minded.

 

 

THINKING 3

 

What makes men strong,

 

Is their response snd attitude to pains and pang.

 

If life throws lemon to you,

 

Make lemonade from your lemon,

 

The world needs the message in your mess,

 

The world wants to listen to the testimonies from your trial,

 

The world wants to share the the stories of your victories,

 

You are created to be written as a source of history,

 

You are not created to be a spectator but a participator.

 

What you need to take the mantle of relevance and leadership,

 

Is when you stand up to face the challenges in your life.

 

No one will help you,

 

The help needed by you is from you,

 

Arise! Arise!!Arise!!!

 

Take up your mantle,

 

Scatter the grip of depression,

 

Shatter the hold of frustration,

 

Rise above your pain,

 

Smile to the beauty of the future.

 

Take up your possession,

 

Stand on the horizon of impact,

 

Let the world know that you are made for greatness.

 

Blow the trumpet of greatness inherent in your existence.

 

Let the world hear your voice.

 

Make some noise when the world is quiet,

 

Roll the drum and sound the alarm.

 

This is the time for the world to sing a hymn of victory through you.

 

Be the orchestra,

 

Be the champion,

 

Be the beagle,

 

Be the light,

 

Be the source.

 

The world needs nothing but you,

 

The world needs nothing but your contribution.

 

Never wait for manna from heaven,

 

Stand up from your sleep and slumber,

 

Be the manna.

 

Be the provision for others.

 

Be the needs others are looking for.

 

Be the time others are waiting for.

 

Be the inspirationa nd motivation that will spur others to limelight.

 

Be the help,

 

Be the hope,

 

Be the power.

 

 

tHINKING 4

The time to enshrine your relevance into the fabrics of human existence is now.There is no more time to accommodate your postponement and sluggisgness.You need to wake up and arise to the demands of relevance and the demands of being responsible.

 

No one is capable to do it for you.It has to come from you and it has to be carried out by you.This is a personal responsibility that needs to be executed by you in the course of your existence.Do not be an on-looker that is only good and concerned about watching what other people are doing.

 

Don’t be busy doing nothing.

 

Give the best to everything you are doing.

 

This is the mystery of life .

 

This is the secret of greatness.

 

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Run and catch up with your dreams.

 

Time waits for no one.

 

While you are wasting time,others are sufferring being in bondage.

 

Rise up now.

 

So that others can obtain their freedom.

 

Be the victory that others desired.

 

 

VICTORY 2

 

Your victory is sweet.

 

Victory for others is sweeter.

 

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#Dreams#

 

#Motivation#

 

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WHY CAN’T YOU RUN AFTER YOUR DREAM?—(10 MINUTES READ).

I was on transit recently in a bus one beautiful morning and there was this young man who sat just close to me.He started a converstaion and we got talking in the course of the long journey.He obviously was an extrovert, so it wasn’t difficult for him to pick up a chat.

 

Somehow I got to know he was thirty-three years old sometimes after that day.He was keeping my company with all his gists.

 

And then, he asked me about what I am doing for a living.Gladly,I told him what I was into at first and then smiled with greater hope for years to come.

 

Suddenly,he kept mute and his countenance changed and went down.

 

Hi!

 

You aren’t saying anything….I said.

 

He took a deep breath and sighed…

 

Hmmm….could this be what people refer to as “enemy of progress”.I thought.

 

But he doesn’t know me,I pondered.

 

It was glaring that something was wrong at that point.I needed not a soothsayers to tell me.

 

But I chose to keep quiet.Then I turned to the window side and avoided anymore talk.

 

Few minutes after I turned, he called for my attention, and then he later opened up to me that he was frustrated with his career choice.He made it clear that where he was at that point was as a wrong decision made back in high school by trying to be where his friends and colleagues were or doing what they wanted.

 

According to him,he wasn’t satisfied, he was struggling with such inner pain and the height of it all was that he had just made a decision to start all over again from sciences to arts and humanities.

 

Of course, it’s never too late to right the wrong but then, time is no man’s friend.He missed out at the early stage.

 

At this juncture, I want you to look at yourself deeply,check your life in the mirror of the path you are treading on and ask yourself these questions:

 

Am I fulfilled?

Am I happy with the choices I made?

Can I stand alone without trying to bank on people in this journey where I am towing?

 

I really need you to take a pause and answer these questions wholeheartedly without deceit and with a clear conscience.

 

If your answer is positive, I congratulate you.

 

If your answer is negative, I really also appreciate your sincerity and then I asked that you paused, ponder and have a rethink on the danger of following someone’s else’s dream.

 

There is one thing you should understand,which is,there is only one ‘you’ and you were born,made and wired for a specific purpose.

 

People, friends and familiars might laugh at you while you are moving on your path but you must understand that all jesting and mockery would only be for a season that would end up fizzling out when the result begins to manifest.

 

You were not born to be like everybody or someone else.You are unique and special.

 

Now tell me,what would be unique about you if your life was exactly like someone else or you do exactly what every of your friends do?

 

The specialty and uniqueness in you was set to affect someone’s life or even a large number of people.

 

In my days in high school, there was this notion about those in the arts department which is somehow negative,It was about art students not being intelligent and smart pupils are meant for science and technical departments.

 

There were conflicts within me.I knew I had an inbuilt affinity for arts naturally but then I never wanted to be recokned with anything that has to do with being tagged, counted and called a dull or an unintelligent student.

 

Fortunately for me,I thank goodness for sending my then English Language teacher who came at the right time and whispered a seemingly light but then strong word to me.He said,’it is better to be where you can be at your best than to be where you might end up being confused’.

 

And today,with a glad heart,I can proudly say that Art is life.I would have been less relevant if I had gone my way because of what people think or what people would say.

 

SELF DISCOVERY

 

I have mentors–People I looked up or admire their lifestyle but that doesn’t neccessarily mean that I have to be like them.I can only emulate some attributes, values and virtues that sustained them in their journey to be whom I was meant to be.

 

In other words, it is not wrong for you to have mentors, as a matter of fact having a mentor challenges you to greater and lofty heights but you must put on that mentality of wanting to be better than your mentor by reaching for more higher grounds.

 

This does not come easily by mere wishes or wishful-thinking, it comes by extra responsibilities, sacrifices,selflessness,commitment,dedication and responsiveness.

 

Being succesful entails doing more to get more.It comes as an outcome of discipline that is incomparable in terms of dedication, diligence and commitment.

 

When you find yourself on the right path, there is a kind of easiness, candour, calmness and self-fulfilment that accompany such.

 

It is when your purpose is discovered and when it is followed strictly that the essence of your existence becomes achievable.

 

To make personal discovery demands personal investment in terms of personal development that entails soul searching  fashioned towards understanding your area of strength and your area of weakness which is one of the focal points of what SWOT ANALYSIS entails.

 

SWOT ANALYSIS simply entails identification of internal strength and weaknesses as well as external opportunities and threat.

 

The benefit of SWOT ANALYSIS is to make you to understand the essence of taking personal responsibilities that will birth self discovery fashioned towards self development wrapped with continous and periodic self appraisal that will aid the total development of the entirety of any human life.

 

The best you can do for yourself in the course of your existence is for you to stop running after another person’s dream and make sure you run after your own dreams until it becomes handy and a subject of practical reality that will be dynamic and flexible enough to entertain and accommodate others who are yet to understand what it takes to run after personal dreams in the course of earthly existence.

 

As it is, we are all created, designed and wired to deliver a message to the world in the course of our exitence on earth but it is pitiful that it is only few people that are prepared and have what it takes to deliver the message before the curtain of their existence on earth is drawn.

 

In conclusion, your best is reserved for that moment you are able to define your path and you are able to walk on it without being distracted with what people might end up saying about the path you decided to take.

 

 

**Special thanks to Onyekwere Joy Ify— for sending part of this article to me for editing and also allowing me to publish it .

 

 

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MLST ARTICLE:CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7—JUNE 1ST MUSING—(10 Minutes Read)

It was a cool Friday Morning of 1st of June 2018 that everybody around woke up to the reality of another beginning that marked the commencement of a new month after the expiration of the fifth month that span for a period of good thirty-one days.

 

Without any doubt,everyone petition to God at this moment was all about gratitude and appreciation to the maker of heaven and earth who made it possible for many people who are fortunate to be alive or to have woken up to the bright side of life.

 

As it was in other families,so it was also in my family.We woke up early to get prepared to face our daily obligation of being at our different places of work on time with our little daughter being prepared for her to be in the school before 8:00 AM in the morning.

 

 

 

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CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7

 

As usual,as it was a culture and an important  daily spiritual obligation for the whole family to gather together  offering prayer before embarking on anything in the morning,since,the morning of June 1st was special being the first day in the month of June 2018,the entire family  apportion and spent more time to pray  seeking the face of God for another journey that has just started and which will last for a period of 30 days.

 

While I and my beloved were busy for some few minutes observing our prayer session, our little daughter was busy sleeping and enjoying the coolness of the natural early morning breeze without any disturbance which will lapse as soon as our early morning prayer session end.

 

After,the early morning prayers have been offered and terminated,she entered the kitchen to start preparing breakfast for our daughter while I was in my bathroom cleaning up in order to meet up with my personal and official obligation for the day.

 

Few minutes after,I dashed out of the bathroom, refreshed and cleaned up, and I moved ahead to put my cloth on in preparation for my official duty which starts 7:00 AM in the morning.

 

At around  few minutes after 6:00 AM, I arranged my bag and made sure that nothing is left behind untouched and unattended to in the course of my preparation.

 

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CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7

 

At this point,while I was getting ready to dash out of the house,she has woken up and her mum has helped in attending to her to a large extent with water being boiled in the Kitchen in order to make her tea.

 

As I was exiting the house,all I heard behind me was my wife telling me this:

 

It goes thus:

 

“Daddy!Daddy!!Daddy!!!

 

We haven’t prayed.She submitted.

 

Immediately I turned back and walked back to meet her telling her that we have prayed but she was busy sleeping then.Not that I didn’t understand what she was asking for and not that she didn’t know what she was talking about.

 

She knew that apart from the prayer I had with her mum before,she knew that I always have special prayer time with her before I leave the house.So,she made request for her prayer session too that is specially for her alone.

 

This started in the month of January while we were in a period of fasting and prayer for 21 days that was observed by the denomination  I attended.In the course of the fasting and prayer period,I was instructed during that period that I should always have a prayer session with her every morning on a daily basis which I was able to carry out to a large extent.

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CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7

 

Then I turned back,hold her head and invoke powerful prayer points into her life early in the morning before I bid her and her mum goodbye while they continued getting set to leave the house for the office and for her school.

 

Since then, she has mastered it and several times she has been the one demanding for it whenever I am about leaving the house in the morning.

 

As young and minor she is,it has mastered her and she has gotten an understanding and an affinity for what is  good,meaningful and profitable at a tender age.

 

It started like a joke in the month of January but it is gradually becoming a lifestyle and a culture to her which she always remember to demand for early in the morning whenever I am about to leave for work.

 

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF PARENTING?

 

 

Parenting as it is is the bedrock and a viable determinant of realities in any society.It determines the fate of inhabitants of every society.A good society is a society that is being influenced by good parenting and any bad society is a society that is being influenced by bad or improper mode of parenting.

 

It was due to the fact that the older generation has lost premium for what is good and reliable that made our world to be in total disarray  at this moment which has made lack of good parenting that will build our wards in getting prepared to ensure that the world we live in to become better to be the bane of developing an egalitarian society.

 

It is quite wrong and unacceptable seeing juveniles and teenagers constituting public disturbance and nuisance in every nooks and crannies of our society.

 

Anytime I am in contact with teenagers hawking on the highways and some begging for alms,I always feel bad to the point of asking myself about what their parents are doing to salvage the future of their kids from being affected and influenced negatively.

 

To an extent,the issue of teenagers being forced to labor at a minor or tender age has to do with parents who lack basic understanding and knowledge of what is necessary in life.

 

It is wrong given birth to many children all in the name of what is en vogue at the moment that having more than one children makes someone to be acceptable by the standards of the society.Every parent must be able to analyse and know about the strength inherent in them to provide and take care of the numbers of children that have the ability and muscular capacity for in terms of financial provision.

 

A situation whereby a parent has many children but they are unable to meet up with the demand of their provision and needs is quite appalling,selfish and unacceptable making it a source of concern and burden to the entire society.

 

How can a teenager or a juvenile being on the street begging alms around 08:00 PM in the evening?What are the parents of such a child doing to monitor and improve the well-being and welfare of their children?

 

It is inappropriate to subject any child to the rigor of the present realities and it is out of place given them the orientation that their future is blur and bleak.

 

Every parent that desire to be responsive and responsible should be aware of the principle of cutting their cloth according to their sizes in ensuring that the numbers of children they will give birth to can be accommodated by what is in their purse and pocket.

 

It is wrong giving birth to children that will lack basic needs of life just because their parents cannot control their urge and orgy for sex that made them to give birth to children expected to be a blessing but due to lack of understanding and wisdom,many become a subject of pity to themselves and a source of concern to the entire society.

 

It is not wrong to have many children once there are provisions for their up-keeps but it becomes unreasonable whereby when the game of love making that leads to pregnancy is on course,no one was invited but when the products of the goals scored in the course of the game arrives,the set of people that played and scored the goals will end up expecting people that did not participate in the game will bear the brunch of the products of the game played.

 

Parenting is an all-encompassing field of responsibility that needs attention,concentration and affection accompany with the ability and strength to nurture and groom our children in the right path.For anyone to show the right path in the course of parenting demands that such a person must be in light and be enlightened enough to know the right path.No one can give out what there is no provision for.Provision precedes giving and it is through provision that the ability to give is provided for.

 

 

 

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CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7

 

Any desire for good parenting must be garnished with the desire to know what it takes to be a good parent because good parenting is the only means by which good children can be raised.

 

One of the basic necessity for good children to be groomed through good parenting is through the presence of good spiritual structure that will make our children to walk in the path of light and not on the path of destruction.This becomes easy and possible when we are able to initiate the entirety of their existence to the reality and practicality of good spiritual understanding and growth from the early stage of their existence.

 

This simply boost and enhances their full potential to be developed independently.A child that lacks good and sound spiritual understanding and knowledge will end up becoming a nuisance to the society and the society will end up being destroyed by the terror of such child carried out on the platform of vices and crimes.

 

This becomes essential for every parent to understand the viable role of spirituality in the development of any child at a particular moments in time.

 

 

 

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CONVERSATION WITH MY DAUGHTER 7

 

A child that is denied a strong spiritual footings might find it difficult to handle series of challenges that will burst out in the course of sojourning on earth which are known to be unexpected in approaches,contents and contexts.

 

A strong and deep spiritual grip makes a child to stand strong in the journey of life.

 

With this, it becomes a necessity and an obligation for every parent that wants the best for their wards to become deep and strong spiritually because no one gives out what is unavailable.

 

In conclusion,it is the generosity of spirituality possessed by a parent that will make a child from such a parent to be spiritual and sound in becoming a blessing to the present generation and the generation unborn.

 

Give your child a strong spiritual footing and foundations.

 

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THE WRONG MOTIVE—EPISODE SEVEN—(12 MINUTES READ).

CHAPTER ONE.

Bike!!!

A bike commonly called okada parked to pick the duo of Tony and Tricia in the front of the company’s gate.

 

Can you please take us to No 10, Dolphin Street….Tony engaged an Okada man.

 

No wahala Sir…Okadaman responded.

 

My money is 200naira for both of you…the Okada man charged them.

 

No!!!I am paying 150naira….Tony responded.

 

While Tony and the Okadaman were busy discussing the transport fare, Tricia was just carried away looking at what is going on and at thesame time,she is somehow bothered about the step she is taking at the moment which looked somehow scary and strange.

 

Though, while Tricia was in school, she has not taken such a step before but she had heard many of her female colleagues narrating similar experiences.While some of them are lucky, majority ended up becoming a pawn in the hands of randy men.

 

With one mind, she agreed to the offer and joined Tony with the Okadaman to No 10, Dolphin Street,

 

Zooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……the okada man speed off and after about ten minutes later,the Okada man halted and parked infront of Tony’s house.

 

Is this the place Sr…Okada man asked.

 

Yeah!!!This is the place.Kindly allow us to alight and come down…Tony replied.

 

You can have your money…Tony paid #150 naira.

 

Thank you Sir…the Okada man showed his appreciation and zoom off in a twinkling of an eye.

 

Is this your place of residence…Tricia broke the long silence in other to garner more confidence and forget her fear which has already made her quiet since.

 

Yea!!!

 

This is my place…Tony replied.

 

Oh!!!

 

What a modest beautiful place you have….Tricia commended.

 

Thanks!!My sister…Everybody always commend that I was lucky to have such an apartment as a place vof abode.

 

Yea!!! Of a truth, you are very lucky….Tricia replied.

 

Let’s go inside…Tony asked Tricia.

 

No problem…Both Tony and Tricia took few steps from the gate of the house and moved slowly to the front door but while they were walking inside, Tricia was just looking around and amazed at the beauty and neatness of the house.

 

This is my living room…Tony starts introducing each of the rooms to august visitor .This is my kitchen,this is the first bedroom and the second bedroom which I am using is over there but the first one belong to you for now.

 

There is abundance of food in the kitchen and you can go in there and get yourself satisfied,just make sure that you tell me whenever any of the food item finished, so that I can replace and make necessary provision for them.

 

We have one toilet by the living room while all the bedrooms are ensuite.and whenever you feel like relaxing, you can make use of the veranda.

 

I think I have gone a long way introducing you to my apartment and I believe that you can get yourself comfortable in the house whenever I am not around.

 

Eventhough,Tony tried as much as he could within his capacity to make Tricia comfortable, the thought of being under thesame roof with someone who she barely knew makes her somehow go gaga but she tried to bottle it so that Tony will not be aware.

 

As Tricia’s mind was being occupied with fearful thoughts,Tony was having his own share of fear that made him to keep asking himself whether his motive was right or wrong by coming home and offering accomodation to a lady he doesn’t know from anywhere in the world apart from the fact that they met and talked few hours ago.

 

So, feel at home and make yourself comfortable…Tony continued.

 

I am going inside to undress and make myself comfortable….Tony told Tricia.

 

As Tony was leaving Tricia for his bedroom, Tricia has no choice other than be appreciative to Tony for giving her place to put her head for the main time but her mind is still about popping out of her mouth because she has become really thoughtful and fearful of what could end as an outcome of her motive that keeps haunting her presently.

 

Tony immediately turned back and made his way to the door knob of his bedroom, opened the door and went inside to undress but before he started undressing, he made sure that he locked his door tightly from the back because of the fear of the unknown.

 

As Tony turned back from Tricial and made his way to his bedroon door,Tricia also sluggishly moved slowly inch by inch to the bedroom that Tony introduced her to as her bedroom.Due to fearfulness and thoughtfulness, Tricia’s pace while walking was snailry but she ended up opening the door knob and peep into her newly introduced bedroom.

 

Whao…Tricia exclaimed.

 

What a nice bedroom..Tricia was elevated into joyful mood because of the beauty and modesty that popped to her face when she stepped into her bedroom.

 

Immediately, she entered, she knocked the door from the back, fling her small bag and jumped on the bed in happiness that the bedroom is cosy, comfortable and convenient.

 

Few minutes after, she undressed, took her bath and put on casual wear. She started reminiscing about her day that has been stressful and hectic with her not having an inkling in the morning that she could finally get a place to put her head.

 

Later,after an hour of being inside his room being busy arranging his room, Tony came out and knocked on Tricia door.

 

Ko!Ko!!Ko!!!…..Tricia! Tricia!!Tricia!!!

 

Can I see you outside…Tony asked.

 

I am coming…Tricia replied.

 

Immediately, Tricia jumped up from her bed because she is already dozing off, open the door and come outside to attend to Tony.

 

Are you sleeping…Tony probed.

 

Yeah!!! Tricial replied.

 

I am just taking a nap….Tricia continued.

 

Sorry for disturbing you…Tony responded.

 

I just think we should start making preparartion for dinner….Tony continued.

 

Ok!!!

 

What do we have…Tricial asked.

 

Let’s go to the Kitchen and check the refrigerator in the passage to check what we can make use of in preparartion for the dinner.

 

After this, both Tony and Tricia swayed together and checked the refrigerator to confirm the kind of food items and ingredients they can make use of for dinner.

 

With what I am seing now, cooking ordianry rice will be alright…Tony exclaimed.

 

Ok!!!

 

Rice will be the best this night..Tricia responded.

 

Both Tony and Tricia started offloading the refrigerator for the necessary ingredient that will be needed in the Kitchen to prepare dinner.

 

After one hour in the kitchen, dinner was ready and it was served by Tony on the dinning and both ate their food being somehow silent and shy of each other.

 

After dinner,the day was well spent,both sat down in the living room till 9pm watching different channels on Cable TV but they were both finding it difficult to break the ice and they maintained a modest and serious discussion throughout.

 

Then, both bid each other goodnight…

 

They went separately to their different bedroom…

 

And slept off, after a hectic day.


THE WRONG MOTIVE—EPISODE SEVEN—CHAPTER ONE.

 

CHAPTER TWO.

 

Tiffany!!!

 

Where are you…Tiffany’s mum called.

 

I and your dad are waiting for you .

 

Kindly come out now….

 

Ma! Sir!…Tiffany responded.

 

I am all ears…I am coming…

 

I will soon be with you in a second.

 

After some minutes, Tiffany showed up and meet her parents at the backyard relaxing and gisting on a cool sunday evening.

 

Here I am…Tiffany started.

 

What do we have here..Tiffany continued.

 

My daughter!!!…Tiffany’s dad interrupted.

 

I believed you remember that you made a promise while in the kitchen in the afternoon that you will answer some of our questions that your mum said you were trying to dodge.

 

Can you remember…Tiffany’s mum asked.

 

Yeah!!!I can remember vividly.

 

What are the questions all about…Tiffany probed further.

 

Ok!!!

 

My darling daughter…Tiffany’s mum started.

 

You have answered and briefed me about happennings in the school this afternoon but you didn’t talked about who exactly has been disturbing you in the school.Eventhough, we sent you to school to be studious and serious withn your academics but we believe that by now that you are of age and you are already getting to a point whereby you will become a barrister, we believed that by now, someone should have been standing by your side a a friend.

 

What kind of friend are you talking about Ma…Tiffany asked her mum.

 

I have so many friends in the school, both male and female and you knew some of them but I didn’t understand why you are asking about them in this way.I am beginning to be suspicious now.

 

Ok!!!Tiffany’s dad replied her.

 

Lat me break it down for you and helped your mum out.

 

Your mum is asking you about a kind of friendship that made I and your mum to end up becoming husband and wife.

 

In a nutshell, Tiffany….Who is your boyfriend or your fiance?

 

Daddy!!!!

 

What are you talking about?…Tiffany asked.

 

At this point, Tiffany became blushing and shy of such an unexpected question.

 

It took her time to fashion a way out to give answer to their question and at a point, she was in quandary because she didn’t want to disappoint her parents due to the fact that their expectation was high from her.She could see it on their faces that they expected her to have someone of her own now since she is already in the final lap of her academics in the university.

 

We are waiting for an answer….Mum asked.

 

Hmmm…..Tiffany sighed.

 

I am sorry Ma!

 

I am sorry Sir!!

 

I have none…I am still still believing God for the right one at the right time with the right intention of walking with me on the isle to tie the knuptial knot.

 

Are you serious…Tiffany’s mum ccn not hold her disappointment.She was in awe and dumbfounded.

 

At this point, Tiffany was also disappointed with herself.

 

How I wish I have one now…Tiffany murmured.

 

While this was ongoing, as Tiffany’s dad noticed such a down moment with Tiffany and her mum.Tiffany’s dad interrupted with laughter and salvage their situation on ground by encouraging Tiffany telling her to be patient and keep being a good lady she is that at the right time, the right man with the right intention will surface.

 

It is just a matter of patience and time…Tiffany’s dad concluded.

 

Ok!!

 

I have you sir…Tiffany replied.

 

Thanks dad…I appreciate.

 

Let’s forget it.I don’t want a down moment here.Let’s forget it and talk about another thing entirely.

 

And the cool sunday evening relaxation and gist between Tiffany and her parents continued and rolled on till when darkness took over and everybody went inside to make preparation for dinner.

 

Despite, Tiffany’s dad effort in salvaging the situation raised in the course of the discussion, Tiffany’s mood went flat and her mum too was somehow bothered.

 

Dinner was served, everybody gathered for bedtime prayer after watching Television programmes.

 

And the day ended.


THE WRONG MOTIVE—EPISODE SEVEN—CHAPTER TWO.

 

Another Episode has just been concluded…

 

Hope we are following…

 

The subsequent Episodes will be thrilling and suspense filled too…

 

Keep your fingers crossed.

 

THE WRONG MOTIVES promised to keep you glued to this blogosphere.

 

Did Tiffany has a good motive?

 

Did Tony has a good motive?

 

Did Tricia has a good motive?

 

Let’s wait and see.

 

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WHY ARE YOU IDLE?—(10 MINUTES READ).

I spent part of my time in the course of last week attending to a sort of issue that has to do with my help in putting mind into a personal issue that has to do with a familiar being reported to me about her view concerning what she is passing through at the moment.

 

Interestingly,I found myself being called to attend to an issue through a phone call yesterday but at the end of the day while ruminating on the content of my versed and lengthy discussion on the phone, my mind was inspired along a certain random line of thought  which resulted into a kind of deep rumination and I kept on asking myself thesame question.

 

At the end of my rumination, the title of this publication popped up into my consciousness and I asked myself this question.

 

How can someone be idle for so long doing nothing productively?

 

Lets embark on a story-line that will lay bare what exactly transpired in the course of my discussion on the phone.

 

Tolani has graduated a couple of years ago precisely since 2009 from one of the best university in Nigeria and she had her degree in one of the humanities.Since graduation from the university, she has been hell bent looking for a good job, a kind of job that is commonly referred to as dream job.

 

It can never be submitted to be a wrong desire for anyone to have the kind of dream Tolani had in terms of job she is looking for.It is a normal thing and even almost every young graduate has been seen to be guilty of this wishful thinking at one point or the other.

 

As time goes on and as the days keeps adding up,her desire and dream of getting her dream job keeps becoming a source of hope and a mirage because she needs no dibia for her to understand and comprehend that such a dream might take eternity to be fulfilled.

 

Though, she is not to be blamed for beibg hopeful for a better and a brighter day but she is expected to understand some basic realities of life and one of it says:

“When the preferrable is not available, the available becomes preferrable”.

 

 

 

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The inability of Tolani to reason along this line of thought became a foolishness on her part by refusing to take up some jobs that came on her way, though these sets of jobs are far below her expectation but she was expected to understand that a drop of water with sand makes a mighty ocean.

 

Inspite the numbers of years she has spent fruitfulessly in search of job, till now she is still busy hoping for a day when a particular dream job will surface from the blue sky.

 

It is a known fact  and it is a common global imbalance and disorder that unemployment is on the rise across the length and breadth of the entire world.Unemployment and under-employment is a social malaise that is ravaging the existence of humanity without any possible solution in view.

 

Though, many societies across the world are making necessary efforts to curb the effect of unemployment, other societies could be concluded to have no inkling of what could be done to nib the scourge of unemployment in the bud especially in the continent of Africa.

 

And one of such country in the continent of Africa is Nigeria.

 

Unemployment Rate in Nigeria increased to 18.80 percent in the third quarter of 2017 from 16.20 percent the second quarter of 2017.

 

Unemployment Rate in Nigeria avaraged 10.63 percent from 2016 until 2017 reaching an all time of 19.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 and a record low of 5.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010.

 

Unemployment is often used as a measure of the health of the economy.The most frequently measure of unemployment is the unemployment rate,which is the number of unemployed people divided by the number of people in the labour force.

 

Unemployment is the situation of actively looking for employment but not being currently employed.The unemployment rate is a measure of the prevalence of unemployment it is calculated as a percentage.

 

In Nigeria, while some people are unemployed, others are underemployed with take home pay not conmesurate enough to meet up with daily personal and economic needs and other forms of exigencies.

 

Eventhough, the scourge of unemployment has been somehow difficult to be curtailed and curbed, it is important and pertinent for everyone concerned and those who are in search of job to be up and doing by making sure that they are creatively and productively involved in one  economic endeavour or the other.

 

It is quite wrong and unacceptable as a form of motive and idea for anyone who is on the line of seeking employment to be caught up in the web of idleness because many of the people concerned are found of giving excuses that they are waiting and expecting their dream job, hence they fold their arms doing nothing.

 

While you await that dream job that will meet up with your expectation and aspirations with salary rolling up to six digits figure,it can never be bead, if you get yourself engaged practically and productively with any form of human endeavour that will give little to you before the actualisation of your dream job becomes a reality.

 

According to common parlance:

 

“A single bird at hand is more than millions in the forest”.

 

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Often times than none, the actualisation of your dream job always take time before it materialised but before the reality unfold, one needs to be engaged practically, productively and economically in a simple way that will enhance and ensure your chances of not being found idle.

 

Having your dream job could be concluded to be a blessing from God but it should be known to anyone seeking God’s blessing that the emergence of God’s blessing always prosper on the fact that the person seeking such must be found doing something meaningful that is a source of value-addition.

 

The blessing of God can never multiply on nothing, it multiplies on something tangible because no matter how many times you multiply zero with something, the end result will be zero forever but when the blessings of God meet the little in your hands, it ends up expanding and enlarging.

 

You have to be busy doing something contributory and productively no matter how little it is for you to solve the issue of underemployment and unemployment that has been starring at you over a long period of time.

 

Get busy and stop being idle.

 

Idleness kills!!!

 

Get busy!!!

 

Get something doing.

 

Time waits for no one.

 

Don’t be like Tolani.

 

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MLST ARTICLE:How do you relate with God?—(10 Minutes Read).

The limit you placed on your knowledge and understanding of God with all that is needed to have and maintained a smooth personal relationship with God placed a limit on your life at any moment in time.

 

While our understanding of God and all that pertains to HIM confirms our place and position in divinity,our practical knowledge of what it takes to be in the right and appropriate level in the spiritual defines our comfort and convenience in maintaining a relationship with God without any clog and without any thought of whether what we are targetting in the spiritual in terms of knowing HIM better is right or wrong.

 

It should be noted as a form of observation that many christians claiming to be in the right relationship with God have a baseless understanding that has no bearing with what is chronicled on the pages of the scripture.Many christians now believed to a large extent that there service with God in the household of God is what is necessary for them to attain a spiritual realm that the world will reference or recognized.

 

So, they go all their ways in running after physical service in the household of God while anything that pertains to what is necessary to make our world better in the physical is wave with a bare hand.

 

They become less concerned and less committed in ensuring that any service to God must not stand in the gap or block service to humanity.We are human first before we discover our path of reliogisity and spirituality.

 

No one should run after the things of God without any reason to run after things that will make the essence of humanity to be established on the surface of heart.

 

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MLST ARTICLE:HOW DO YOU RELATE WITH GOD?

 

Many Christians of today only believed that God recognizes and rewards approaches that is targetted towards building religious empires and edifices but forget that the only thing that will make the world we live in to become better is when we all go to the extreme in making sure that legacies, ideas and philosophies that will build an eggalitarian society that believes in the beauty of humanity must be enhanced and reflected in terms of innovations, discoveries and development.

 

A situation whereby your desire and longing for spiritual development is raised far higher than your desire and demand to become better in the realm of the physical will only encourage the emergence of an imbalance in the totality of your existence.

 

There is a need for christians of today to understand that until their relationship with God is based on ‘father-to -son’ relationship,their struggle to attain a stress- free spiritual state of mind will remain a mirage.Christians of this age should stop relating with God as slaves because we are all called to sonship.Our call to salvation is not for bondage and total enslavement.

 

Hear this:

 

Romans 8 verse 15(KJV):

 

“For ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again to fear;but ye

have recieved the Spirit of adoption,whereby we cry,Abba,Father.”

 

Salvation has empowered everyone that is ready to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour to be saved and received the Spirit of adoption that destroy in totality the spirit of bondage the devil and sin forced on the entire human race when Adam and Eve disobeyed the commandment of God in the garden of Eden.

 

In line with this,it is a wrong understanding that emenated from wrong knowledge of the word of God that many christians in the world today are displaying and they always believe that they are doing the right thing.

 

I have seen many Christians in reality and in practicality that once they missed a particular church service or any spiritual obligations and demands, they believed that they have backslided and sinned against God forgetting that whatever they do in the physical at any point in time in a direct link to the fulfilment of the will of God on earth as it is in heaven once it is a good deed that will add to humanity and entrenced human development on earth.

 

With this, many Chritians could be described to a large extent as being religious but their spirituality is nothing but a display of lack of essential knowledge neccessary to pass the message of the cross to the entrire human race.

 

Our God is good and He desire that we are able to understand Him better so that our relationship with Him will be free of stress at any point in time.

 

In many cases on earthly pedestal, as our relatonship with our earthly parents are always expected to be free and cordial, so also our relationship with our heavenly father is expected to be free.

 

Genuine followership with God is not about any form of struggle but it finds expression in smoth cordial relationship that resembles a kind of ‘father-to-son’relationship whereby your accessibility with God or whatever God’s plan for you might be will be achieved without a medium.

 

It should be expressed only by the fervency of your communication with God which is described as prayer.This is the only communication link that God desire every genuine child of God must maintained and it must be carried out with all fervency and seriuosness better garnished with fasting,meditation and constant feeding on the word of God.

 

salvation 2
MLST ARTICLE:HOW DO YOU RELATE WITH GOD?

 

Feeding on the word of God is essentially necessary for maintaining a spiritual developmental realm that will enhance smooth flow of instructions and messages from the throne of Grace which is the realm that God desired that every child of God should get to in the course of their spiritual journey on earth.

 

The purpose of salvation is expressly defined when we understand that Jesus Christ died on the mount of Calvary for every Child of God to maintain a ‘father-to-son’relationship in the course of their sojourn on earth.

 

This becomes a reality only if every child of God is ready in all their passion to build better spiritual relationship that focusses on God as a father but not as a master.

 

This becomes fulfilled when every child of God focusses on themselves a sons and daughters of God but not as slaves as other religion actually believed.

 

In conclusion,

 

How do you relate with God?

 

Is it in knowledge, wisdom and understanding?—Proverbs 4 verse 6-7

 

Or is it in doctrine and all round philosophies of men?—Colosians 2 verse 8

 

Tag:

 

#Spirituality#

 

#Religion#

 

#Faith#

 

#Personal articles and writing#

 

Ref:

http://biblehub.com/romans/8-15.htm

 

FEATURED IMAGE SOURCE:

Fly with me photo  by Mohammed Nohassi on Unsplash

 

OTHER IMAGE SOURCES:

Cross, astronomy and astrophotograph by phil thep on unsplash

Photo by Shelby Miller

 

 

 

 

 

MLST ARTICLE:How do you relate with God?—(10 Minutes Read).

The limit you placed on your knowledge and understanding of God with all that is needed to have and maintained a smooth personal relationship with God placed a limit on your life at any moment in time.

 

While our understanding of God and all that pertains to HIM confirms our place and position in divinity,our practical knowledge of what it takes to be in the right and appropriate level in the spiritual defines our comfort and convenience in maintaining a relationship with God without any clog and without any thought of whether what we are targetting in the spiritual in terms of knowing HIM better is right or wrong.

 

It should be noted as a form of observation that many christians claiming to be in the right relationship with God have a baseless understanding that has no bearing with what is chronicled on the pages of the scripture.Many christians now believed to a large extent that there service with God in the household of God is what is necessary for them to attain a spiritual realm that the world will reference or recognized.

 

So, they go all their ways in running after physical service in the household of God while anything that pertains to what is necessary to make our world better in the physical is wave with a bare hand.

 

They become less concerned and less committed in ensuring that any service to God must not stand in the gap or block service to humanity.We are human first before we discover our path of reliogisity and spirituality.

 

No one should run after the things of God without any reason to run after things that will make the essence of humanity to be established on the surface of heart.

 

salvation
MLST ARTICLE:HOW DO YOU RELATE WITH GOD?

 

Many Christians of today only believed that God recognizes and rewards approaches that is targetted towards building religious empires and edifices but forget that the only thing that will make the world we live in to become better is when we all go to the extreme in making sure that legacies, ideas and philosophies that will build an eggalitarian society that believes in the beauty of humanity must be enhanced and reflected in terms of innovations, discoveries and development.

 

A situation whereby your desire and longing for spiritual development is raised far higher than your desire and demand to become better in the realm of the physical will only encourage the emergence of an imbalance in the totality of your existence.

 

There is a need for christians of today to understand that until their relationship with God is based on ‘father-to -son’ relationship,their struggle to attain a stress- free spiritual state of mind will remain a mirage.Christians of this age should stop relating with God as slaves because we are all called to sonship.Our call to salvation is not for bondage and total enslavement.

 

Hear this:

 

Romans 8 verse 15(KJV):

 

“For ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again to fear;but ye

have recieved the Spirit of adoption,whereby we cry,Abba,Father.”

 

Salvation has empowered everyone that is ready to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour to be saved and received the Spirit of adoption that destroy in totality the spirit of bondage the devil and sin forced on the entire human race when Adam and Eve disobeyed the commandment of God in the garden of Eden.

 

In line with this,it is a wrong understanding that emenated from wrong knowledge of the word of God that many christians in the world today are displaying and they always believe that they are doing the right thing.

 

I have seen many Christians in reality and in practicality that once they missed a particular church service or any spiritual obligations and demands, they believed that they have backslided and sinned against God forgetting that whatever they do in the physical at any point in time in a direct link to the fulfilment of the will of God on earth as it is in heaven once it is a good deed that will add to humanity and entrenced human development on earth.

 

With this, many Chritians could be described to a large extent as being religious but their spirituality is nothing but a display of lack of essential knowledge neccessary to pass the message of the cross to the entrire human race.

 

Our God is good and He desire that we are able to understand Him better so that our relationship with Him will be free of stress at any point in time.

 

In many cases on earthly pedestal, as our relatonship with our earthly parents are always expected to be free and cordial, so also our relationship with our heavenly father is expected to be free.

 

Genuine followership with God is not about any form of struggle but it finds expression in smoth cordial relationship that resembles a kind of ‘father-to-son’relationship whereby your accessibility with God or whatever God’s plan for you might be will be achieved without a medium.

 

It should be expressed only by the fervency of your communication with God which is described as prayer.This is the only communication link that God desire every genuine child of God must maintained and it must be carried out with all fervency and seriuosness better garnished with fasting,meditation and constant feeding on the word of God.

 

salvation 2
MLST ARTICLE:HOW DO YOU RELATE WITH GOD?

 

Feeding on the word of God is essentially necessary for maintaining a spiritual developmental realm that will enhance smooth flow of instructions and messages from the throne of Grace which is the realm that God desired that every child of God should get to in the course of their spiritual journey on earth.

 

The purpose of salvation is expressly defined when we understand that Jesus Christ died on the mount of Calvary for every Child of God to maintain a ‘father-to-son’relationship in the course of their sojourn on earth.

 

This becomes a reality only if every child of God is ready in all their passion to build better spiritual relationship that focusses on God as a father but not as a master.

 

This becomes fulfilled when every child of God focusses on themselves a sons and daughters of God but not as slaves as other religion actually believed.

 

In conclusion,

 

How do you relate with God?

 

Is it in knowledge, wisdom and understanding?—Proverbs 4 verse 6-7

 

Or is it in doctrine and all round philosophies of men?—Colosians 2 verse 8

 

Tag:

 

#Spirituality#

 

#Religion#

 

#Faith#

 

#Personal articles and writing#

 

Ref:

http://biblehub.com/romans/8-15.htm

 

FEATURED IMAGE SOURCE:

Fly with me photo  by Mohammed Nohassi on Unsplash

 

OTHER IMAGE SOURCES:

Cross, astronomy and astrophotograph by phil thep on unsplash

Photo by Shelby Miller

 

 

 

 

 

WHY ARE YOU IDLE?—(10 MINUTES READ).

I spent part of my time in the course of last week attending to a sort of issue that has to do with my help in putting mind into a personal issue that has to do with a familiar being reported to me about her view concerning what she is passing through at the moment.

 

Interestingly,I found myself being called to attend to an issue through a phone call yesterday but at the end of the day while ruminating on the content of my versed and lengthy discussion on the phone, my mind was inspired along a certain random line of thought  which resulted into a kind of deep rumination and I kept on asking myself thesame question.

 

At the end of my rumination, the title of this publication popped up into my consciousness and I asked myself this question.

 

How can someone be idle for so long doing nothing productively?

 

Lets embark on a story-line that will lay bare what exactly transpired in the course of my discussion on the phone.

 

Tolani has graduated a couple of years ago precisely since 2009 from one of the best university in Nigeria and she had her degree in one of the humanities.Since graduation from the university, she has been hell bent looking for a good job, a kind of job that is commonly referred to as dream job.

 

It can never be submitted to be a wrong desire for anyone to have the kind of dream Tolani had in terms of job she is looking for.It is a normal thing and even almost every young graduate has been seen to be guilty of this wishful thinking at one point or the other.

 

As time goes on and as the days keeps adding up,her desire and dream of getting her dream job keeps becoming a source of hope and a mirage because she needs no dibia for her to understand and comprehend that such a dream might take eternity to be fulfilled.

 

Though, she is not to be blamed for beibg hopeful for a better and a brighter day but she is expected to understand some basic realities of life and one of it says:

“When the preferrable is not available, the available becomes preferrable”.

 

 

 

uNEMPLOYMENT

 

The inability of Tolani to reason along this line of thought became a foolishness on her part by refusing to take up some jobs that came on her way, though these sets of jobs are far below her expectation but she was expected to understand that a drop of water with sand makes a mighty ocean.

 

Inspite the numbers of years she has spent fruitfulessly in search of job, till now she is still busy hoping for a day when a particular dream job will surface from the blue sky.

 

It is a known fact  and it is a common global imbalance and disorder that unemployment is on the rise across the length and breadth of the entire world.Unemployment and under-employment is a social malaise that is ravaging the existence of humanity without any possible solution in view.

 

Though, many societies across the world are making necessary efforts to curb the effect of unemployment, other societies could be concluded to have no inkling of what could be done to nib the scourge of unemployment in the bud especially in the continent of Africa.

 

And one of such country in the continent of Africa is Nigeria.

 

Unemployment Rate in Nigeria increased to 18.80 percent in the third quarter of 2017 from 16.20 percent the second quarter of 2017.

 

Unemployment Rate in Nigeria avaraged 10.63 percent from 2016 until 2017 reaching an all time of 19.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 and a record low of 5.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010.

 

Unemployment is often used as a measure of the health of the economy.The most frequently measure of unemployment is the unemployment rate,which is the number of unemployed people divided by the number of people in the labour force.

 

Unemployment is the situation of actively looking for employment but not being currently employed.The unemployment rate is a measure of the prevalence of unemployment it is calculated as a percentage.

 

In Nigeria, while some people are unemployed, others are underemployed with take home pay not conmesurate enough to meet up with daily personal and economic needs and other forms of exigencies.

 

Eventhough, the scourge of unemployment has been somehow difficult to be curtailed and curbed, it is important and pertinent for everyone concerned and those who are in search of job to be up and doing by making sure that they are creatively and productively involved in one  economic endeavour or the other.

 

It is quite wrong and unacceptable as a form of motive and idea for anyone who is on the line of seeking employment to be caught up in the web of idleness because many of the people concerned are found of giving excuses that they are waiting and expecting their dream job, hence they fold their arms doing nothing.

 

While you await that dream job that will meet up with your expectation and aspirations with salary rolling up to six digits figure,it can never be bead, if you get yourself engaged practically and productively with any form of human endeavour that will give little to you before the actualisation of your dream job becomes a reality.

 

According to common parlance:

 

“A single bird at hand is more than millions in the forest”.

 

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Often times than none, the actualisation of your dream job always take time before it materialised but before the reality unfold, one needs to be engaged practically, productively and economically in a simple way that will enhance and ensure your chances of not being found idle.

 

Having your dream job could be concluded to be a blessing from God but it should be known to anyone seeking God’s blessing that the emergence of God’s blessing always prosper on the fact that the person seeking such must be found doing something meaningful that is a source of value-addition.

 

The blessing of God can never multiply on nothing, it multiplies on something tangible because no matter how many times you multiply zero with something, the end result will be zero forever but when the blessings of God meet the little in your hands, it ends up expanding and enlarging.

 

You have to be busy doing something contributory and productively no matter how little it is for you to solve the issue of underemployment and unemployment that has been starring at you over a long period of time.

 

Get busy and stop being idle.

 

Idleness kills!!!

 

Get busy!!!

 

Get something doing.

 

Time waits for no one.

 

Don’t be like Tolani.

 

Tag:

 

#Idleness#

 

#Nigeria#

 

#Unemployment#

 

#Underemployment#

 

#Economy#

 

#Inspiration#

 

#Motivation#

 

Ref:

http://tradingeconomic.com

 

http://www.investopedia.com

 

http://www.google.com.ng

 

http://www.fotor.com

 

http://en.wikipedia.org

 

 

WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?—(5 MINUTES READ).

Without any doubt,this is one of the questions that always accompany the achievement of a particular feat and task or series of accomplishment.

 

While some of us get clarity of what the next step ought to be or should be,others are always in quandary and utmost confusion of where to start from or what is the next step.

 

This phase of human existence is not strange and peculiar to a perticular tribe, sex,race,ethnicity,social group,peer group,political and religious affliation.The peculiarity of this phase of human existence is all encompassing and overwhelming to the point that everyone  found existing on earthly pedestal will pass through this phase asking and pondering about ‘what could be next step”.

 

It is a phase of life that can never be denied, dodged and overlooked.

 

It is a moment whereby decisions that will make or mar the destiny of anyone who is presently in existence.

 

It is a fact and a statement of assurance that over 7 billion population of human being is being accommodated on the surface of earth and they are all going to be a product of this phase or they are all going to get to get to a point in the course of their existence whereby such question will demand an answer from them.

 

After all have been done,

After all sacrifices and selfless inputs,

After given all the resources at your disposal,

After contributing immensely,

After giving a hand of help and hope to others,

After being the light amidst gross darkness,

After being lifting others from miry clay,

After crossing the rubicon,

After!After!!After!!!

What next!!!

 

No doubt about it,at a particular point in life, we are all going to encounter an experience that has to do with a feeling of satisfaction or a feeling of disappointment and discouragement.

 

We are all going to believe that we have done what we can do within our capacity to salvage and restore situations around us.We are all going to feel resentful and discouraged after all we have done in sacrificing selflessly for others but societal system deliberately or indeliberately failed to recognize,recommend and renumerate our efforts.

 

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WHAT IS THE NEXT?

 

In the midst of this experience,it is never abnormal,strange and abysmal for anyone to feel cheated or discouraged but one thing that sure is that at this point that the latent strength in us ought to push us forward to forge ahead continuing doing what is necessary,good and right for the elevation and emancipation of the entire world.

 

Every human being on the surface of the earth can be likened to a farmer.While some of will sow a good seed on a good soil,some will sow a bad seed on a good soil but it is only few people that would sow a good seed on a good soil.

 

Then, while the seed sown by you is strangled and prevented to germinate due to poor societal systematic decadence,it is pertinent for you to encourage yourself ,dust yourself and keep moving until you get a good seed in your hand and a good soil whereby it will be sown,germinate and end up becoming an evergreen tree that will turn into a forest in the nearest future.

 

No matter how inconsequential an effort geared towards alleviating the plight of the next person around you might be,it is reasonable and rationale that it should be appreciated but it is appalling and disheartning that the system being operated in our world today has no value and appreciation for truthful human endeavour chanelled towards making the world a better place,hence many people that have good intention to make things better ends up being frustrated and they keep on asking questions about “what is the next step”.

 

No matter how disappointed and discouraged you are, the best way to handle this kind of experience is for you to become relentless and unrepentant in your desire to make things right in the course of your existence on earth.

 

Though,many of your efforts will end up being unappreciated with some of it ending up putting you in problem and also making you to be at a logger-head with some people,cabals and authorities.

 

The best solution is for you to define your goals,targets and fashion out series of strategies that will allow your efforts to be appreciated.

 

Always remember that there are over 7 billion people that needs the littleness of your efforts to trigger and birth the latent greatness inherent in them.

 

In conclusion, whenever your effort in alleviating the plight of one person is not appreciated, do not give up,always remember that the world you live in has a population of over 7 billion people.Always remember and consider the remaining sea of heads that are waiting for the unappreciated effort wasted on that one person.That effort expended on one person that is not appreciated and valued is enough, powerful and potent to raise million of people out of the miry clay.

 

Once your effort is not appreciated, change the scope and make sure you find other people that are in dire need of what you can offer as a form of effort and resources needed for their dream to come to reality.

 

In essence, the next step is for you to look for other people that will appreciate what you can offer.

 

You have wasted precious time being pensive and ruminating about what the next step.

 

Maximize your precious time to look for people that need what you can offer.

 

Tag:

 

#next step#

 

#sex#

 

#ethnicity#

 

#race#

 

#population#

 

Ref:

 

http://www.fotor.com

 

http://unsplash.com

MLST ARTICLE:How do you relate with God?—(10 Minutes Read).

The limit you placed on your knowledge and understanding of God with all that is needed to have and maintained a smooth personal relationship with God placed a limit on your life at any moment in time.

 

While our understanding of God and all that pertains to HIM confirms our place and position in divinity,our practical knowledge of what it takes to be in the right and appropriate level in the spiritual defines our comfort and convenience in maintaining a relationship with God without any clog and without any thought of whether what we are targetting in the spiritual in terms of knowing HIM better is right or wrong.

 

It should be noted as a form of observation that many christians claiming to be in the right relationship with God have a baseless understanding that has no bearing with what is chronicled on the pages of the scripture.Many christians now believed to a large extent that there service with God in the household of God is what is necessary for them to attain a spiritual realm that the world will reference or recognized.

 

So, they go all their ways in running after physical service in the household of God while anything that pertains to what is necessary to make our world better in the physical is wave with a bare hand.

 

They become less concerned and less committed in ensuring that any service to God must not stand in the gap or block service to humanity.We are human first before we discover our path of reliogisity and spirituality.

 

No one should run after the things of God without any reason to run after things that will make the essence of humanity to be established on the surface of heart.

 

salvation
MLST ARTICLE:HOW DO YOU RELATE WITH GOD?

 

Many Christians of today only believed that God recognizes and rewards approaches that is targetted towards building religious empires and edifices but forget that the only thing that will make the world we live in to become better is when we all go to the extreme in making sure that legacies, ideas and philosophies that will build an eggalitarian society that believes in the beauty of humanity must be enhanced and reflected in terms of innovations, discoveries and development.

 

A situation whereby your desire and longing for spiritual development is raised far higher than your desire and demand to become better in the realm of the physical will only encourage the emergence of an imbalance in the totality of your existence.

 

There is a need for christians of today to understand that until their relationship with God is based on ‘father-to -son’ relationship,their struggle to attain a stress- free spiritual state of mind will remain a mirage.Christians of this age should stop relating with God as slaves because we are all called to sonship.Our call to salvation is not for bondage and total enslavement.

 

Hear this:

 

Romans 8 verse 15(KJV):

 

“For ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again to fear;but ye

have recieved the Spirit of adoption,whereby we cry,Abba,Father.”

 

Salvation has empowered everyone that is ready to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour to be saved and received the Spirit of adoption that destroy in totality the spirit of bondage the devil and sin forced on the entire human race when Adam and Eve disobeyed the commandment of God in the garden of Eden.

 

In line with this,it is a wrong understanding that emenated from wrong knowledge of the word of God that many christians in the world today are displaying and they always believe that they are doing the right thing.

 

I have seen many Christians in reality and in practicality that once they missed a particular church service or any spiritual obligations and demands, they believed that they have backslided and sinned against God forgetting that whatever they do in the physical at any point in time in a direct link to the fulfilment of the will of God on earth as it is in heaven once it is a good deed that will add to humanity and entrenced human development on earth.

 

With this, many Chritians could be described to a large extent as being religious but their spirituality is nothing but a display of lack of essential knowledge neccessary to pass the message of the cross to the entrire human race.

 

Our God is good and He desire that we are able to understand Him better so that our relationship with Him will be free of stress at any point in time.

 

In many cases on earthly pedestal, as our relatonship with our earthly parents are always expected to be free and cordial, so also our relationship with our heavenly father is expected to be free.

 

Genuine followership with God is not about any form of struggle but it finds expression in smoth cordial relationship that resembles a kind of ‘father-to-son’relationship whereby your accessibility with God or whatever God’s plan for you might be will be achieved without a medium.

 

It should be expressed only by the fervency of your communication with God which is described as prayer.This is the only communication link that God desire every genuine child of God must maintained and it must be carried out with all fervency and seriuosness better garnished with fasting,meditation and constant feeding on the word of God.

 

salvation 2
MLST ARTICLE:HOW DO YOU RELATE WITH GOD?

 

Feeding on the word of God is essentially necessary for maintaining a spiritual developmental realm that will enhance smooth flow of instructions and messages from the throne of Grace which is the realm that God desired that every child of God should get to in the course of their spiritual journey on earth.

 

The purpose of salvation is expressly defined when we understand that Jesus Christ died on the mount of Calvary for every Child of God to maintain a ‘father-to-son’relationship in the course of their sojourn on earth.

 

This becomes a reality only if every child of God is ready in all their passion to build better spiritual relationship that focusses on God as a father but not as a master.

 

This becomes fulfilled when every child of God focusses on themselves a sons and daughters of God but not as slaves as other religion actually believed.

 

In conclusion,

 

How do you relate with God?

 

Is it in knowledge, wisdom and understanding?—Proverbs 4 verse 6-7

 

Or is it in doctrine and all round philosophies of men?—Colosians 2 verse 8

 

Tag:

 

#Spirituality#

 

#Religion#

 

#Faith#

 

#Personal articles and writing#

 

Ref:

http://biblehub.com/romans/8-15.htm

 

FEATURED IMAGE SOURCE:

Fly with me photo  by Mohammed Nohassi on Unsplash

 

OTHER IMAGE SOURCES:

Cross, astronomy and astrophotograph by phil thep on unsplash

Photo by Shelby Miller

 

 

 

 

 

WHY ARE YOU SAD?—-(10 MINUTES READ).

This short piece was written on the 2nd of March 2016 as part of my daily post or publication on facebook.The source of the inspiration which is personal remain somehow unknown and unclear but I believe the content therin will serve as a sort of resources that will enhance our self-esteem that will birth a kind of re-orientation about our view along the line of maintaining good personal and corporate relationship.

 

It is observed that many of us become saddened,moody and pensive when we get an inkling that we are been mocked and talked about by others.It is a kind of attitude that is common across the length and breadth of the entire human race whereby many people spend a bunch of their time backbitting and throwing stones at others.Many of us are actors of this irrelevant and many of us are victims of this irrelevant.

 

It is necessary for many of us to understand and develop a thick skin with blocked ear to some of this irrelevancies that is commonality among human being remains unquantifiable.

 

According to Winston Churchill:

 

“You will never get to your destination when you throw stones at every dog that bark at you”

 

You will get nothing out of life if you are bothered about what people are saying about you.Being bothered and being suspicious about what people are saying about you is a sign and a product of immaturity and low self-esteem.

 

Like food,people will feed on your matter.

 

Like water,people will gulp your issue to quench their thirst.

 

Like a dog, people will nag their loose tongue.

 

Even the dead are being talked about everyday.

 

I want you to have this in mind that those who gossip about you remains at your back forever.

 

REJOICE!!!

 

When people talk about you!!!

 

One of the best effective ways of knowing the level of maturity you are made of is simply shown outrightly through your response and reaction to whatever people are saying about you.

 

When you expected little or nothing from people around you,your reaction and response to disappointment will be minimal and less-shocking but when you raised your hope about people and build your castle in the air, you will end up being saddened and biittered when you are disappointed .

 

I want you to know this mystery that you are being gossipped about because you are important to them,if you are not important to them, they will never spend a bunch of their precious time debating and deliberating about issues that concern you.

 

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WHY ARE YOU SAD?

 

So, whenever you have an inkling that you are being gossipped about, just have this understanding that your life is meaningfully filled with virtues that are important to them,hence they are jealous and they desire having an opportunity to possess such a virtue.

 

Instead of complaining and reacting to people’s view and assertion about you,the best response to the contents of their gossip is top wave it aside with a bare hand and move ahead with your life being focussed on your purpose in life.

 

It is only those who are incapable of discovering their purpose in life that spend their little time at their disposal discussing issues that has nothing to do with them.

 

When you want to know and understand the worth of any man,it is necessary to know what the mouth of such person says about another person.

 

As life is real, gossipping also is real.It is an evil that almost every human is guilty of but the worst of its evil spring up when the person being gossipped about becomes embittered and saddened about it.

 

Since no two wrongs can make a right, it is better to manage your emotion in terms of response and reaction towards whatever people might be saying at your back.

 

Kindly allow whatever is being discussed at your back to remain at your back.Do not brink it forward to your face so that you will not end up frowning and it will prevent you from wearing a harsh look accompany with you looking for a way to revenge by taking your own pound of flesh.

 

Whatever is being said at your back should remain at your back till eternity.This is one of the secrets of longevity that will help in making you to understand the value of your purpose in life accompany with efforts that will make you achieve such purpose in the course of your existence.

 

When you are saddened about people talking about you,you have given them cahnces and opportunities to control your feelings and emotions.Once this happened, you have exchanged the power in you in response to your reaction about what has been said about you.

 

Your response and reactions in the face of adversity is what determines whether you will end up winning or loosing in the course of your fight for conquest or victory.When your reaction and response is negative, you have given your enemy power over you but once your reponse is calm and positive, all your enemies become weakened and they end up loosing their power and potency that might have been used to cage and control you.

 

The golden key to your happinness lies with you.Never give loose it through your response and reaction to situations around you.No matter how long you live on earth, there will always be moments of ups and downs but it is your preparation and readiness for staying above the reality of any moment that will determine how matured you are and how capable and able you are to ride the roller-coaster of life that is always unstable.

 

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WHY ARE YOU SAD?

 

Can you measure the Kilojoule of inherent latent energy wasted and expended when you react and respond negatively to whatever rumour is being peddled about you?It is quite ironical that many of us spend our energy on what we not add any value to us and one of the areas we wasted energy on is our reaction and response to gossip from people around us.

 

No matter what the situation might be, you have what it takes to live your life above whatever the rumour that might be peddled and spread around about you.

 

Rumour mongering and gossipping are parts of human life.If humans refrain from this, I dont think the existence of human beings could be possible.

 

When you consider what is being rumoured and gossipped about you as irrelevant and inconsequential, it will reamin a minor issue that can never remove anything from you and you will be able to stay afloat and be in charge of your emotion.

 

To cap it all:

 

BE HAPPY!!!

 

STOP BEING BOTHERED!!!

 

 

STOP BEING PENSIVE!!!

 

STOP BEING SAD!!!.

 

STOP WEARING A HARSH LOOK!!!

 

Sadness takes away virtues and values from you.It is a stylish and a slow channel to making someone becoming a beast that has lost the grip of what life is all about.

 

Sadness does nothing but  weakens your nerves and bones thereby becoming old and worn-out withing a little period of time.

 

Sadness makes you look haggard and unkempt.

 

 

Tag:

 

#Gossipping#

 

#Rumour mongering#

 

#Moody#

 

#Inspiration#

 

#Motivation#

 

Ref:

 

http://www.fotor.com

 

http://unsplash.com

WHY ARE YOU IDLE?—(10 MINUTES READ).

I spent part of my time in the course of last week attending to a sort of issue that has to do with my help in putting mind into a personal issue that has to do with a familiar being reported to me about her view concerning what she is passing through at the moment.

 

Interestingly,I found myself being called to attend to an issue through a phone call yesterday but at the end of the day while ruminating on the content of my versed and lengthy discussion on the phone, my mind was inspired along a certain random line of thought  which resulted into a kind of deep rumination and I kept on asking myself thesame question.

 

At the end of my rumination, the title of this publication popped up into my consciousness and I asked myself this question.

 

How can someone be idle for so long doing nothing productively?

 

Lets embark on a story-line that will lay bare what exactly transpired in the course of my discussion on the phone.

 

Tolani has graduated a couple of years ago precisely since 2009 from one of the best university in Nigeria and she had her degree in one of the humanities.Since graduation from the university, she has been hell bent looking for a good job, a kind of job that is commonly referred to as dream job.

 

It can never be submitted to be a wrong desire for anyone to have the kind of dream Tolani had in terms of job she is looking for.It is a normal thing and even almost every young graduate has been seen to be guilty of this wishful thinking at one point or the other.

 

As time goes on and as the days keeps adding up,her desire and dream of getting her dream job keeps becoming a source of hope and a mirage because she needs no dibia for her to understand and comprehend that such a dream might take eternity to be fulfilled.

 

Though, she is not to be blamed for beibg hopeful for a better and a brighter day but she is expected to understand some basic realities of life and one of it says:

“When the preferrable is not available, the available becomes preferrable”.

 

 

 

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The inability of Tolani to reason along this line of thought became a foolishness on her part by refusing to take up some jobs that came on her way, though these sets of jobs are far below her expectation but she was expected to understand that a drop of water with sand makes a mighty ocean.

 

Inspite the numbers of years she has spent fruitfulessly in search of job, till now she is still busy hoping for a day when a particular dream job will surface from the blue sky.

 

It is a known fact  and it is a common global imbalance and disorder that unemployment is on the rise across the length and breadth of the entire world.Unemployment and under-employment is a social malaise that is ravaging the existence of humanity without any possible solution in view.

 

Though, many societies across the world are making necessary efforts to curb the effect of unemployment, other societies could be concluded to have no inkling of what could be done to nib the scourge of unemployment in the bud especially in the continent of Africa.

 

And one of such country in the continent of Africa is Nigeria.

 

Unemployment Rate in Nigeria increased to 18.80 percent in the third quarter of 2017 from 16.20 percent the second quarter of 2017.

 

Unemployment Rate in Nigeria avaraged 10.63 percent from 2016 until 2017 reaching an all time of 19.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 and a record low of 5.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010.

 

Unemployment is often used as a measure of the health of the economy.The most frequently measure of unemployment is the unemployment rate,which is the number of unemployed people divided by the number of people in the labour force.

 

Unemployment is the situation of actively looking for employment but not being currently employed.The unemployment rate is a measure of the prevalence of unemployment it is calculated as a percentage.

 

In Nigeria, while some people are unemployed, others are underemployed with take home pay not conmesurate enough to meet up with daily personal and economic needs and other forms of exigencies.

 

Eventhough, the scourge of unemployment has been somehow difficult to be curtailed and curbed, it is important and pertinent for everyone concerned and those who are in search of job to be up and doing by making sure that they are creatively and productively involved in one  economic endeavour or the other.

 

It is quite wrong and unacceptable as a form of motive and idea for anyone who is on the line of seeking employment to be caught up in the web of idleness because many of the people concerned are found of giving excuses that they are waiting and expecting their dream job, hence they fold their arms doing nothing.

 

While you await that dream job that will meet up with your expectation and aspirations with salary rolling up to six digits figure,it can never be bead, if you get yourself engaged practically and productively with any form of human endeavour that will give little to you before the actualisation of your dream job becomes a reality.

 

According to common parlance:

 

“A single bird at hand is more than millions in the forest”.

 

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Often times than none, the actualisation of your dream job always take time before it materialised but before the reality unfold, one needs to be engaged practically, productively and economically in a simple way that will enhance and ensure your chances of not being found idle.

 

Having your dream job could be concluded to be a blessing from God but it should be known to anyone seeking God’s blessing that the emergence of God’s blessing always prosper on the fact that the person seeking such must be found doing something meaningful that is a source of value-addition.

 

The blessing of God can never multiply on nothing, it multiplies on something tangible because no matter how many times you multiply zero with something, the end result will be zero forever but when the blessings of God meet the little in your hands, it ends up expanding and enlarging.

 

You have to be busy doing something contributory and productively no matter how little it is for you to solve the issue of underemployment and unemployment that has been starring at you over a long period of time.

 

Get busy and stop being idle.

 

Idleness kills!!!

 

Get busy!!!

 

Get something doing.

 

Time waits for no one.

 

Don’t be like Tolani.

 

Tag:

 

#Idleness#

 

#Nigeria#

 

#Unemployment#

 

#Underemployment#

 

#Economy#

 

#Inspiration#

 

#Motivation#

 

Ref:

http://tradingeconomic.com

 

http://www.investopedia.com

 

http://www.google.com.ng

 

http://www.fotor.com

 

http://en.wikipedia.org