God’s Love

Now I’m nowhere close to a perfect man
And it takes a supernatural love to even understand
That beyond the walls behind, the mask and confident smile,
Was a broken man trying to grow up and make life worthwhile,

And I know there were times that you probably shouldn’t,
But I thank you for always loving me
And I know anyone else they probably wouldn’t,
So I thank you for always loving me

Now I know there were days I looked at myself,
I felt like less of a person compared to everyone else,
What about this flaw to big to small, can I exchange?
And trying to make-up for where I fell short, I let sense slip away

And when I look in the mirror and don’t like what I see
Oh, I just thank you for always loving me.
And I know I get bad but you wait patiently
I just want to thank you for always loving me.

Lord I just thank you for always loving me

part lyrics from Jonathan McReynolds – Loving me”

I listened to this song today and I realized how imperfect I am, and how much flaws I have but if there’s one thing that’s sure and that is the love that Jesus has for me. The type of love that sees us without blemish. Even when we don’t love ourselves, he still loves us, and when we turn our backs at him, he still waits patiently for us to come back to him.

I don’t know who needs this but please don’t forget to thank God for ALWAYS LOVING YOU. God bless,

#BeInspired

 

 

 

Let’s walk on water

It’s been awhile since I posted something on here and the reason is simple, I started this blog to inspire at least one person daily but how can I inspire when I wasn’t inspired? or how could I have given what I didn’t have? and because I searched for answers to these question, my hope was missing. Actually, behind this “faceless” concept is someone with a face going through life just like every other person out there but today while asking God to help me get back into blogging and uplifting someone, I came across this picture and a totally new interpretation of it came to me which i’ll like to share with you.

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Some of you already know that this picture is an abstract of the story from the book of Matthew 14:22-33 which talks about of Jesus and Peter walking on water. Here’s what I got from the story:

* All the disciples were in the boat and they all saw Jesus walking on water but only ONE was CONFIDENT enough to ask to join him (I believe they all had doubts including Peter because his statement was “if it be thou, bid me to come into the water” Matthew 14:28, that to me sounds like someone with fear but didn’t want to stay in fear like the rest). Fear is that one thing that stops us from seeing and experiencing new things and being trailblazers. Peter fought fear and took a step out of his comfort zone; which is the boat. However, a lot of us are afraid of trying new things because you are stuck in your comfort zone.

* Peter took that step of faith and walked on water until he started to sink, verse 30 says “but when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid and began to sink, he cried saying, Lord, save me”. He let the challenges of his environment to affect his success, he forgot he had been walking on the water regardless of the heavy wind that had been there all along and started to focus on them instead of the faith he developed. A lot of us just like Peter quickly forget about all we have achieved in the past and start complaining about the economy ignoring the fact that the world has always been bad, we just need to keep looking at Jesus while we continue in our step of faith.

* Finally, immediately Peter cried out to Jesus, He reached out his hand and caught him and scolded him by asking him why he had doubt. Jesus knows we are human and actually he understands what we go through thats why he didn’t hesitate to help Peter but something you all need to know from this is that I believe Jesus didn’t carry Peter on his shoulders back to the boat, they most likely walked hand in hand and the wind was still there, the sea did not turn to marble floors, the situation was still the same but Peter’s mindset was different and with Jesus holding him, the fear and doubt that started with him varnished and many years later even with all the disciples that were present in that boat, Peter stood out.

Don’t be a spectator of life, don’t be the person that they can count on to be amongst the audience while something spectacular is happening on stage, don’t be somewhere in the crowd. Look to Jesus, take that step of faith and stand out, he has asked you to come to him already, what are you still waiting for? 🙂

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Let’s talk about Joseph

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The best way to analyze this picture is from the story of Joseph. We all know the story of Joseph who was sold to slavery by his brothers to a strange land (Egypt) and was brought to Portiphar’s house as a slave boy but because of God’s favor upon him, he was made the head of everything in the house (he was pretty much the 2nd in command in that house after Portiphar; who was an influential man in Egypt).

Joseph was a man who had dreams that his family would bow to him so I stand corrected but I believe he was getting comfortable in the wrong place because bringing him into today’s society, he was already a BIG BOY (influential by association)  Continue reading

HAPPY NEW MONTH!!!!! :)

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I am excited because it’s already May here in Nigeria so happy new month to everyone reading this. The faithfulness of God has brought us into the month of May; the 5th month of the year….Wooowww!!! It was just like yesterday when we were shouting “HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!”, making resolutions (most of which am sure some of you have totally ignored) I’m also guilty as charged too. 🙂 . Continue reading

Let’s talk about LOVE

Today, while I was in the Salon, I saw a little rich girl (kinda figured that from her mum, her clean accent, and overall appearance) and she was looking at another little muslim girl fully covered in her hijab playing with a broom innocently and the other little rich girl was amazed and smiling, from her facial appearance one can tell that she did not see a poor girl or a Muslim, all she saw was her age mate playing and she was anxious to play along with her. (both girls shouldn’t be older than 7years) Continue reading

Jonah – The Reluctant Prophet

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Jonah was a Man of God and a second generation prophet. Amittai his father was a prophet from Gath-hepher during the reign of kingJeroboam II (786-746 BC). God used Amittai immensely and the same would have been expected of his son Jonah. Since his childhood Jonah would have experienced the Grace and Power of God and gotten to know Him personally.

The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” But Jonah ranaway from theLordand headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa,where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from theLord.− Jonah 1:1-3

Jonah MapNineveh is a mere 500 miles from Jonah’s hometown of Gath-hepher but he choose the journey to Tarshish which was about…

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Xenophobic Attack on Nigerians

I grew up hearing the word. Africa is our motherland and Nigeria is our fatherland and I was always curious about why Africa had to be referred to as a woman and then I thought hard about it and it came to me.

Africa is a continent, that has birthed so many different countries. Now, let me give my readers a little insight on a typical Nigerian marriage; the man and the woman gets married becomes one and then changes her surname to her husband’s name and then the children bears their fathers surname in addition to their first name (don’t give up on me in this post, am heading somewhere I promise)..

Africa is a beautiful woman that has so many husband’s (different countries) if my illustration above makes sense and so every citizen from an African country is a child of one mother, the fact that there are Nigerians, Kenyans, South Africans, Egyptians etc is just the surname you need to bear based on your father.

Why am I saying this? Well its because of the Xenophobic attack on Nigerians in South Africa, you have no reason to attack your brother, we are all from the same motherland, we are all Africans, attacking people for absolutely no reason is not right, its evil and absolutely unfair. DON’T let the devil win, DON’T let our mother (Africa) weep. Say NO to violence

We are one, black, white, yellow, whatever race, shape or size, country or continent. We are ONE!!! God created us in HIS image

#OneAfrica

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Have a Blessed Week!!!

A young man working in the army was constantly humiliated because he believed in God. One day the captain wanted to humiliate him before the troops. He called the young man and said: – Young man come here, take the key and go and park the Jeep in front. the young man replied: – I cannot drive! The captain said: – Well then ask for assistance of your God! Show us that He exist! The young man takes the key and walked to the vehicle and begins to pray…… …He parks the jeep at the place PERFECTLY well as the captain wanted. The young man came out of thejeep and saw them all crying. They all said together: – We want to serve your God! The young soldier was astonished, and asked what was going on? The CAPTAIN crying opened the hood of the jeep by showing the young man that the car had no engine. Then the boy said: See? This is the God I serve, THE GOD OF IMPOSSIBLE, the God who gives life to what does not exist. You may think there are things still impossible BUT WITH GOD EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. To the person reading this, I pray the Lord work A SUPER MIRACLE in your life today In Jesus Name I Pray. Have a blessed week.

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In the pit…A MUST READ

Please read this… Found it inspiring

During my undergraduate days, I was just confident there was something special about me that made almost everything I did look like I was pressing an electronic mouse – it always clicked. I would read a little, and come out with better grades than many that read till their eyes became red. I got a difficult scholarship easily. I was not collecting much pocket money, but I never for one day went broke, and it wasn’t like I paid my tithe. Getting even a small company to do industrial training wasn’t always on a platter for students, but I did mine in a very big company. I even got the placement before I was ready to resume, and was trying to give the H.R personnel my terms and conditions, imagine! Before I graduated, my uncles and aunts and family friends had promised that with my course of study and grade, they would sure get me a job in a top oil company. Several times, I remember telling my friends and some classmates that I will never for one day search for jobs after graduation. And just as I said, few weeks before I graduated, I got called by an oil company for tests and interviews. I was sure of getting the job after graduating, and was planning to do my NYSC there also. Then all of a sudden, it was like hell broke loose, i didn’t get the job! Like that wasn’t enough, my department wasn’t mobilised for Nysc, and had to stay a year jobless and broke. I was this lively and funny guy that never experienced being alone – always had friends and people around; but this period, I felt depressed, sad, angry, alone, lonely, frustrated….just think of any negative feeling. All the connections I thought I had bounced back like a bad cheque – they failed me. I just wanted to give up.

Joseph was a 17 year old boy that had everything in life at his disposal. Why won’t he? Considering that his father – Jacob – so loved him that he couldn’t hide it from his other children and the whole world. The story started from Genesis chapter 37. Joseph had a room to himself, but his 10 elder brothers had to share rooms. He always received 2 meats per meal, but his 10 brothers would share just 5 meats. His brothers couldn’t remember the last time they even got a singlet as gift from their father, but Joseph; he received an expensive gucci suit of many colours from Jacob. That was what was in vogue then! Joseph’s brothers came 2nd in class and got beaten for not coming 1st, whereas, Joseph always got gifts for coming 30th in a class of 31. Jacob even allowed Joseph to look through his will, and Joseph saw that 70% of his father’s property would be his. His future was even far brighter and more colourful than the robe his daddy gave him. While his brothers went to work in the farm, he’ll be at home watching TV and sleeping. No wonder he spent days just dreaming and dreaming. Then one day, his ‘human’ brothers(I don’t want to use ‘Jealous’) decided to end it all. Joseph found himself in a pit.

Ludwig was born in the city of Bonn, although he didn’t die in a city called dye. He started doing and composing music at a very young age and on a bright note. When Ludwig played, clocks stopped ticking so they’ll hear the sonorous notes. He started performing in public concerts at the age of seven. At age 12, he was tipped to be the next legendary Mozart. His fame was growing and growing until all of a sudden, he found himself ‘in the pit’ – he lost his hearing – He became deaf. That was going to be the end of his music career, that would be the end of his dream of becoming the next mozart.

Maybe you are reading this and at 1 point in time had prospects of accomplishing great dreams and becoming great, but all of sudden, you discover you are in the pit. The pit of rejection. The pit of loneliness. The pit of joblessness. Pit of frustration. The pit of dying dreams. In fact, it seems everyone who has a God-given dream will most likely at one point find himself/herself in the pit. And here’s the truth; nobody loves being in the pit – it’s not a nice place to be. But God has a way of using this unfavourable experience to train and shapen us, to produce an excellent result. God has a way of turning the mess into a message, the sadness into gladness, the fury into what will bring out His glory.

That was exactly the case of Joseph. He was “in the pit” for good 13 years: From the physical pit, to being sold to slavery, to Potiphar’s house where he was housemaid..and finally in the prison. But it was in this pit that Joseph learnt to be responsible and hardworking. It was even in the pit that Joseph learnt how to interpret dreams. It was in the pit he learnt to rely more on God. And all this worked together to make him the Prime minister of Egypt; the most powerful man in the world after Pharaoh. It was in that pit where Ludwig was in that brought out the best in Him; he composed his best symphonies and did his best works during this period when he was totally deaf. His full name is Ludwig Van Beethoven. And today, he’s argued to be the greatest musical genius that ever lived. I am not an exception either. It was in that pit of loneliness, depression and joblessness that I developed my writing abilities – which is responsible for this article you are presently reading. It was in that pit I discovered my purpose and started getting a vision for my life. It was there I did my first personal bible study, then second, third, fourth…three hundredth..and so on. It was in that pit I developed a close relationship with Jesus.

If there’s anything good about life in the pit, it is that there’s only one way to look – and that is: UP; to heaven; to God. Right there in whatever ‘pit’ you are in, ask God to help you get what He wants you to learn from the experience. Imagine if Beethoven went bitter and absconded that God’s ‘pit’ tutorial class and maybe committed suicide out of frustration, he obviously would not have achieved his dream. Imagine if I didn’t brace up and attend that pit class God offered me, I’m sure this wonderful and inspiring article would never have been written. Someone would have written it in another way, and even better! I would not have even discovered my purpose, not to talk of taking steps to achieving my dreams. Imagine if Joseph pulled out of that “pit experience” and gave up on God, I’m very sure he would be nowhere near being prime minister of Egypt.

We might see the pit as a dead-end, but God sees it as the road to the palace. We see it as the ticket to being a slave, God sees it as a rocket to shoot us to the post of a prime minister. Try as much as possible not to look down while in the pit, don’t look at how deep it is…just look up, look up and see how deep God’s love for you is. Just don’t give up, this pit is to train you for the great vision ahead, just be a good student and learn everything God is teaching you in your pit classes, and be sure of achieving all your dreams!

 
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Let’s talk about addictions

Earlier, I said I was going to address the issue on addiction, this is one of the most common problems for all, there’s always that one thing that we all are addicted too whether we realise it or not. It starts from the smallest addictions like chocolate, coffee, and then there are other addictions like cigarettes, sex and the most common yet controversial addiction of them all..masturbation.

Few weeks ago, I got an email from one of my readers who asked about maturbation and wanted to get my view expecially as a Christian, if it’s okay since there’s no actual sexual intercourse taking place and it can help you free your urge or to an extent control it.

Well, I hope that reader gets to read this post..here’s my view on that matter. A lot of people have become stuck to this addiction which may have started innocently mostly by getting in contact with a porn site and getting fascinated by it and the next thing you are hooked. Most times in order to masturbate, you have to watch porn, or create a sexual image in your head, it doesn’t just come like that (I stand corrected) but here’s the gotcha..As a Christian, Jesus said if you look at anyone lustfully you are guilty of adultery (Matt 5:28), I believe that’s the closest I can go concerning this issue because looking at someone lustfully, undressing someone in your head, creating a sexual image of someone, or even watching porn (which I doubt brings the holy spirit close to you) all fall under the same category to me. So according to Matthew 5:28, it is a sin.

I have had some issues with pornography and maturbation so I am not here to accuse anyone of anything but to encourage you.

Here are some ways to stop masturbation: 
1. Ask God to help you out and try to read good books, the bible, inspirational novels, facelessnaija blog lol :d but try to stay clear of Romantic novels or any sexual content

2. Going totally off the Internet may not be the case but put restrictions on your computer or mobile phone to prevent you from accessing porn sites, make sure someone puts in the password, no peeking too :p

3. Talk to someone about it, a problem shared is a problem half solved but make sure the person is matured, it can be your pastor, your parents or even your partner, but don’t go hanging your dirty underwear for the public  and also try to keep a journal and tick everyday you abstain, before you know it; a week, a month, and even a year has gone and you are porn free 🙂

5. Pray about it and ask God to help you, prayer is the key that opens and locks doors so yes it can lock that masturbation door from your life completely..just BELIEVE 

6. Abstain from sexual conversations and magazines (guysssssss don’t look at a woman lustfully because you have the tendency to snap her in your head, undress her and start touching yourself)

7. This it the most important point here, no matter what; Don’t hate yourself even if you keep going back to that act after making the decision not to, you need to know that it won’t be smooth sailing all through, times will come when you will fail and be angry afterwards, well it’s all part of the healing process, the fact that you are angry is good, you were ones satisfied with that act.

If you forget all 7 points, please remember that Christ came because of the love he has for us all, even though we were sinners, he still died for our sake that we may live so anytime the devil tries to point his accusing fingers towards me for an act I have committed, I remind him that Christ loves me as a sinner and he came for me so I look at the finished work on the cross and I tap from my salvation.

Thanks for reading and I hope this has helped someone out there. Please share this with your friends especially those going through any form of addictions especially masturbation and feel free to contact me with any topic you will like us to discuss.
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