La Vie Avec Too Ç’est Mieux

In Christendom, there seems to be too many dos and don’ts, whats and whys you shouldn’t do things this or that way when it deals on relationships.

And when you consider the relationships of those teach or set those standards, you will discover that they don’t even operate with the principles the set and teach. But the best way to teach something is for your students see it working in your life.
The question now is, is there any special time, place, occasions or ways a believer is supposed to meet the love of his or her life?
Make use of every opportunity that comes your way. For every opportunity lost cannot be redeemed.

She does to me what winter does to the trees. She strips me bare, naked and empty.
I laugh to myself because, yeah, I do sing really, but I don’t seem to find my rhythm as my heart skips whenever she’s at sight. It’s just that she makes me try to harmonize.
Like I’ve got no worries bothering me tomorrow. Like I’ve got no dirty clothes hamper full of yesterdays… Stinking up what future is left in me. But I really ain’t no Saint. Never felt love’s true bliss.
A disciple of my father, I learned to love with clenched fists. I learned to love like reading braille on skin.
Tracing the insecurities of women, through the palms of their hands. But with her… it was different. See, she is in every single word I wrote.
She walked a poet’s refrain. Spoke a sweet soliloquy. But I recognize the lack of trust in my own heart. Because only a fool won’t accept the nourishment that’s right before their eyes.
Instead, he will starve. I look at her and every time she smiles, it reminds me of everything I stole from myself. Every joy I never had the courage to taste.
As you learn to love yourself better… Teach me. As you learn to forgive yourself for failing…Teach me. As you learn to accept strength and vulnerability…Teach me.
Some days, I miss the burn of a love lost.
Or maybe…
Just maybe.
I never found true love until right now.
I love you…

In modern days, you’re given formats to talk to a girl and get her to say yes. You’re taught everything you need to know, from how to bath to how to relate with the opposite sex. You’re taught ten (10) ways to get the man or woman of your dream, seven (7) ways for healthy relationships. These is all very good, yet, many relationships and marriages are in shambles.

Why?

Reasons are this, these same people only learned to memorise how to mesmerize the girls with their abilities to use words in that regard. But they did not learn how to make those secrets help them in keeping their relationships – marriages strong, peaceful, healthy and lasting.

They only learn how to bamboozle the girls with beautiful lines that have been put together and put into memory overtime. It’s not enough to just those principles, it’s important that you work hard at learning, memorising those principles and making them alive in your life.

More often than not, we learn the principles but can’t apply them rightly. The truth is that these principles won’t work themselves to reality, people have to put life and reality into them for them to become truly useful to anyone.

As it were, principles whether they’re spiritual or secular only become fruitful when we have the patience and ability to truly work them out into becoming fruitful in our lives.

After few days of meeting her, I thought of applying some of those laid down principles, I had honestly thought of trying to use some of those techniques, but of a truth, they feel too clumsy to me, unnatural and frigid to be used. So I just gave up!

For the purpose of description, I won’t be wrong to say she’s a kind of woman every true man would want to take home to mama. She is actually what you could call indescribable, she leaves me speechless!

She’s big, bold and extremely beautiful, endowed in all the right places, fair of complexion and very cool, calm and collected. Sleek skinned and has a good command of English and

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I am Not The Richest!

For obvious reasons, some people perceived as “rich” by some standard appears to extremely proud and haughty.
Money is power, most of these people use their affluence to terrorize those whom they think are not as rich as they are.
But here, I see the height of humility.

Story by G. H. Gehlot

The world’s acclaimed richest man, Bill Gates denied he is the world’s richest. This is one of the most humble confessions I’ve heard in a very long time.

In a world where people seek for identification and significance. They fight to take it by force from people rather than earn it, this man is confessing not to be the richest t the world that knows and have ranked him as the world’s richest. This is great humility!

This interesting story is told by Daily Teaching Secrets. It made so much impact in my life and I felt I should share it with you.

Someone asked the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, “Is there anyone richer than you in the world?”

Bill Gates replied, “Yes, there is a person who is richer than me.”

He then narrated a story.
It was during the time when I wasn’t rich or famous. I was at the New York Airport when I saw a newspaper vendor. I wanted to buy one newspaper but found that I didn’t have enough change. So I left the idea of buying and returned it to the vendor. I told him of not having the change.

The vendor said, ‘I am giving you this for free.’ On his insistence I took the newspaper.

“Coincidentally, after two to three months, I landed at the same airport and again I was short of change for a newspaper. The vendor offered me the newspaper again. I refused and said that I can’t take it for I don’t have change today too. He said, ‘You can take it, I am sharing this from my profit, I won’t be at loss.’ I took the newspaper.

“After 19 years I became famous and known by people. Suddenly I remembered that vendor. I began searching for him and after about 1½ months of searching, I found him.

“I asked him, ‘Do you know me?’ He said, ‘Yes, you are Bill Gates.’

“I asked him again, ‘Do you remember once you gave me a newspaper for free?’

“The vendor said, ‘Yes, I remember. I gave you twice.’

“I said, ‘I want to repay the help you had offered me that time. Whatever you want in your life, tell me, I shall fulfill it.’

“The vendor said, ‘Sir, don’t you think that by doing so you won’t be able to match my help?’

“I asked, ‘Why?’

“He said, ‘I had helped you when I was a poor newspaper vendor and you are trying to help me now, when you have become the richest man in the world. How can your help match mine ?’

“That day I realized that the newspaper vendor is richer than I am, because he didn’t wait to become rich to help someone.”

People need to understand that the truly rich are those who possess a rich heart rather than lots of money.

It’s really very important to have a rich. – Routine of education.

David’s Men!

The value you place on a man will tell how much you love, care and respect that man.

“I love you” should not just be mere confession of the lips, but a point of connection, a commitment to stand by you, to stand with you all the times, to protect you with all that I have and with all that I am.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lays down his life for another.

In the latter days of his reign, Saul was always embittered, nagging – always full of bickering, jealousy and outrage. For these, God was not pleased with Saul, the king because he had done everything wrongly. He had refused to follow laid down rules, Saul had no respect for spiritual things, he acted like he did but he didn’t care a bit about God and his duties as a leader.

Saul was overwhelmed with a desire to stay in power by every means and to pass onto his children, his crave for power had overtaken him.

Meanwhile, David had been secretly anointed by Prophet Samuel to take up the throne as leader because Saul had strayed away from discipline and was already running Israel as a family business.

David had already been poured with the oil and blessed for leadership, but he was still serving King Saul who was at that point swinging between the case of sanity and insanity. From time to time, an evil spirit will come and overpower Saul and he will begin to exhibit characteristics of madness, that isn’t a good quality for leadership. Those traits posed a great threat to the life every citizen.

And whenever those spirits show up and began to ravage the king, David was always brought in who would sing and play his harp. With the spirit of God in David, Saul was always pacified.

Awhile later, the two fell apart because King Saul sought David’s life to kill him. Saul hid under the guise of insanity to want to destroy the anointed of God. You will recall where the scripture says that an evil spirit came upon Saul, and David was brought in so as to appeased Saul as he plays his harp and sing spiritual songs to put away those spirit every time they begin to torment the king.

In Israel at that time, the kingship position wasn’t a family dynasty. Saul was selected as a child of necessity to bridge the gap because the people of Israel wearied God, the Israelites wanted a king from amidst themselves who would take charge matters and provide leadership for the them. So Saul was handy.

David became a fugitive, running away to some obscure, hideous places; hiding away from the venomous anger and threats on his life by his boss, Saul.

Many times, Saul had ventured at driving his deadly javelin into David’s frail body to mangle his soul, and those many times, chance has eluded him. David was vulnerable himself. He needed help himself, hiding from cave to cave eluding the prize sentence on his head.

Honestly speaking, there was nothing about David at that moment to attract any one or anything to him, not even a fly. Anyone who would associate with David at those times becomes an accomplis, automatically inherits a death sentence as well.

David, as far Saul was concerned was already meat for scavengers. Like Joseph, David had been anointed to be King. But what is this turn of events in his life? How would that calamity lead him to the throne?In spite of the fact that Saul sought David’s life to destroy it, David had many opportunities to deal with Saul once and for all to put an end to that life of a fugitive he had been subjected to.

But No!David would always say to himself, “Who am I to kill the anointed of God?” What happened here? How did David recognized that Saul was anointed of God? And how come Saul couldn’t recognise David as anointed?

  • Knowledge: The scripture says, “My people perish for lack of knowledge.” That was Saul’s problems. He lacked knowledge. He did not recognized that David had been anointed too.
  • Jealousy: Saul had had wings of David’s successes, the women sang it. Saul was busy building an umpire for his households rather than building a kingdom for God. So he was jealous when it came to his ears that David will succeed him.
  • Love and Reverence for Godliness: David loved God with all of himself, he would rather decide for the will of God to prevail than his own will.

In my speculation, I am sure these were the qualities that attract those men to David. Normally, people are attracted to other people by reason of some physical qualities that might be visible in the person’s life. Like: power, love and kind affections, charisma, affluence, knowledge and wisdom.

Of course, David possessed all of those exceptional qualities but for affluence. David had no place to put his head, no food to give those men who had gathered around him, not like David could not afford to cater for those men, the situation did not allow him. Those men saw that sacrificial and ardent leadership qualities in David that’s why they could lay their lives down for him.

Today, it is difficult to get people to go with you. The first thing they will ask is, “What’s in it for me?” But you won’t blame them, times are hard, they need to take care of things in their homes. Emphasis is laid today on hard work and get busy doing something that will put food on your table.

David enjoyed the good company and loyalty of those men because they could see (recognized) something in David that ordinary eyes could not reveal – these men had discerning spirits, you could say that about them. That’s why they could risk following David, and David proved himself worthy of their risk by providing quality leadership,. He also displayed great wisdom and discretion in areas of solving dispute and much more.

Some riffraff joined him, hopeless, worthless and reckless men – four hundred (400) of them gathered around David to be a part of his army. “And everyone that was in distress, and everyone that was in debt, and everyone that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there was with him about four hundred men.”
– I Samuel 22:2-3.David’s case was like that of Jephthah, with a slight difference, though. Jephthah’s men were foreigners outrightly unlike David’s men who were still his own people.

From these four hundred (400) men, three (3) distinguished themselves from the lot – Adino, Eleazar and Shammah were valiant men. Those three became the Musketeers of the group – they could risk anything even their own lives to salvage a situation. During one of the fights when the situation became so dire and tough, they told David, their leader to go back home to rest, that they will conquer their enemies in his behalf and still name the city after him.

What are the qualities in those men worthy of emulation?

  • The understood the Law of Sowing and Reaping: Stewardship can be one of the hardest jobs to do. When you are serving someone, it is required that you give in your best, quality service because whatever you give, you receive back. The scripture says, “If you’re not faithful in another man’s thing, who would give you your own.” The measure you give is the measure you receive. (Job 4:8, Proverbs 6:19, Eccl. 11:4, 6, Jer. 4:10, Hosea 10:12, Mat. 6:28, 13:37, Gal. 6:7, Lev. 26:5, James 3:18).
  • They understood the Law of Self Denial: Every time we are involved with people concerning issues, the first thing we do is think about ourselves first before anyone or anything else. You want to acquire first even if everybody else cannot get, you should not be the one to loose. An attitude we put up that considers us first before others. Life is all about sacrifice, if you love someone, you make sacrifices to keep the relationship strong, you would want to go out of your way to make things happen for others.
  • They understood the Law of Determination: Things don’t just come to us easily, they come when we defy the odd, when we refuse to give up despite the daunting situation. After all, good things don’t come easily. When you have a vision you are pursuing, it may not just come to you on a platter, you may need to put in an extra effort to get the answer you desire to see.
  • The understood the Law of Reciprocity: When someone, let’s say a loved one gives you a gift or does you a favor, there’s this feeling you have to want to do or give something much more valuable to appreciate the person who has given you that gift.
  • The Understood the Law of Loyalty: Where you are torn between two ideas, you may fail to achieve any. A servant who shares loyalty between two masters, creates distrust. You are either with God or with the devil, there’s no middle place. If God is God, serve Him but if Satan is what you want, serve him.

Everybody needs these qualities to function effectively in our secular and kingdom life. As you apply them, may you find back your rhythm in that business or job you are doing.

I Have A Dream, I am The Dream!

A dream borne out of necessity, a dream birthed at a period when the black man was defined by the scourge of work he could offer and the burdens he could take.
Work hard at keeping your dream alive, no matter how fickle they seem for you never can tell how big or important it may become.
Keep your dream alive!

Many years gone by, August 28, 1963 exactly. Martin Luther King Jr. made profound proclamations about a dream he had had in his speech, “I have a dream.”

A speech that resounded from many years back unto our day.

Dr. King cried:
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream – one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, ‘We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal.’ I have a dream …”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

In his time, the struggle and fight against slavery and freedom for the black race was the in thing, it was the crusade all over the world. Because the black man had been made a subject of laughter and ridicule, a beast of burden and cynosure of every thing that represents shame and reproach.

He was not counted amongst other races of the world, he was considered wild and inferior, regarded and remembered for nothing but a tool or a machine deployed for the white man’s industries.

At that point, slavery was the very burden forcefully ladened on the black man’s shoulders. With shackled bound feet, fettered clamped hands they were matched into ships, sold out and deployed around the world to be used as beasts of burden.

The first thing that will come to the mind of my readers will be, “this is racists talk!”

But, no! Far from it!

I don’t intend to rock anybody boat, I am only trying to recall my history like we all try to remember where we are coming from and where we are headed to, we do try to remember those stories that brought us where we are, don’t we?

History helps us to look back to where we are coming from to project onto the future. Looking at the future from a different light, from the light of consolidating and rebuilding for a better and greater tomorrow.

Harsh treatments, backbreaking jobs and great sufferings was next door neighbors to the black race. The black man was a subject of hard labor and scorn. Unlike the white folks, the black man was considered a lower specie of human kind.

“I Have a Dream” was a public speech delivered during the Match on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States.

Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the speech was a defining moment of the civil rights movement and among the most iconic speeches in American history. Beginning with a reference to the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed millions of slaves in 1863, King said “one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free.”

Toward the end of the speech, King departed from his prepared text for a partly improvised peroration on the theme “I have a dream,” prompted by Mahalia Jackson’s cry: “Tell them about the dream, Martin!”

In this part of the speech, which most excited the listeners and has now become its most famous, King described his dreams of freedom and equality arising from a land of slavery and hatred. Jon Meacham writes that, “With a single phrase, Martin Luther King Jr. joined Jefferson and Lincoln in the ranks of men who have shaped modern America.”

The speech was ranked the top American speech of the 20th century in a 1999 poll of scholars of public address. Widely hailed as a masterpiece of rhetoric, King’s speech invokes pivotal documents in American history, including the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the United States Constitution.

Early in his speech, King alludes to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address by saying “Five score years ago …” In reference to the abolition of slavery articulated in the Emancipation Proclamation, King says: “It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.” Anaphora (i.e., the repetition of a phrase at the beginning of sentences) is employed throughout the speech.

Early in his speech, King urges his audience to seize the moment; “Now is the time” is repeated three times in the sixth paragraph. The most widely cited example of anaphora is found in the often quoted phrase “I have a dream,” which is repeated eight times as King paints a picture of an integrated and unified America for his audience.

Other occasions include “One hundred years later”, “We can never be satisfied”, “With this faith”, “Let freedom ring”, and “free at last!”

King was the sixteenth out of eighteen people to speak that day, according to the official program.“I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream – one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, “We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal. I have a dream .”
— Martin Luther King Jr. (1963).

Among the most quoted lines of the speech are “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!”

According to U.S. Representative John Lewis, who also spoke that day as the president of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, “Dr. King had the power, the ability, and the capacity to transform those steps on the Lincoln Memorial into a monumental area that will forever be recognized.

By speaking the way he did, he educated, he inspired, he informed not just the people there, but people throughout America and unborn generations.”The ideas in the speech reflect King’s social experiences of ethnocentric abuse, the mistreatment and exploitation of blacks.

The speech draws upon appeals to America’s myths as “a nation founded to provide freedom and justice to all people, and then reinforces and transcends those secular mythologies by placing them within a spiritual context by arguing that racial justice is also in accord with God’s will.”Thus, the rhetoric of the speech provides redemption to America for its racial sins.

King describes the promises made by America as a “promissory note” on which America has defaulted. He says that “America has given the Negro people a bad check”, but that “we’ve come to cash this check” by marching in Washington, D.C.

SIMILARITIES AND ALLUSIONS:
King’s speech used words and ideas from his own speeches and other texts. For years, he had spoken about dreams, quoted from Samuel Francis Smith’s popular patriotic hymn “America” (“My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”), and referred extensively to the Bible. The idea of constitutional rights as an “unfulfilled promises” was suggested by Clarence Jones.

The final passage from King’s speech closely resembles Archibald Carey Jr.’s address to the 1952 Republican National Convention: both speeches end with a recitation of the first verse of “America”, and the speeches share the name of one of several mountains from which both exhort “let freedom ring”.

King also is said to have used portions of Prathia Hall’s speech at the site of a burned-down African American Church in Terrell County, Georgia, in September 1962, in which she used the repeated phrase “I have a dream”. The Church burned down after it was used for voter registration meetings.

The speech also alludes to Psalm 30:5 in the second stanza of that speech.

In the days, Martin saw in that darkness other black people could not see. But in in his words of encouragement, he told his black brothers who were also suffering the pants and trauma of the untold hardship the deadly disease, slavery mounted on them – inferiority.

He gave them the “I have a dream” speech, which became legendary in bolstering strength, hope revamped and propped up their failing hearts to a greater believe and enthusiasm, a never waning courage to keep up the faith they have held dearly even in the face of gruesome sufferings having the assurance that some day, these burdens will be rolled off their shoulders so they can breath again, freedom from the bondages that bended their knees and crushed their backs.

THE AUDACITY OF HOPE:
The advent of Barack Obama into the leadership role, as the first African American president finally sealed Dr. King’s dream.

Whether King believed the prophecy he made or not, God honored the words spoken from a true and sincere heart of a repentant man. Dr. King was a seasoned man of God. He was true to his words, a lover and preacher of truth.

God is good all the times. No doubts, His words stands sure!The integrity of the Man of God was impeccable. God heard his plight and finally brought succour to the black race.

Times have changed, life has evolved totally, August 1963 was gone and far forgotten. America had had lots of eventful times, things that happened that brought great transformations to their ways of life, their ways of thinking and the way they view things.

The biggest of such events that culminates these changes being the 9/11 attack. It was a great disaster on America. The twin towers came crashing down as chaff before fire. This singular event affected almost every nationality resident in America.

It was not wasn’t just an attack on America or Americans, it was an attack on the entire world because the world trade center houses businesses and people from almost every nation in the world. If people were not there to trade, they were there to buy or conduct one transaction or the other or any thing else would have taken them there – tourists visit to see things.

President Barack Hussein Obama came into the scene and made history. He made alive Dr. King’s dream. King spoke his dream in prophecy, as a man of God that he was, he spoke the mind of God and we saw it come to pass today.

Fifty years after the most iconic civil rights speech in history, President Barack Obama championed himself as evidence of the progress that has been made on racial equality.

But in a speech delivered today at the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony – which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the “March on Washington” and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech – Obama also took keen note of how much progress the nation still has to make.The arc of the moral universe may bend toward justice, but it does not bend on its own,” Obama said in a speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

Obama opened the speech by remembering the historical implications of the marches, using the refrain “…because they marched,” while reciting the accomplishments of King and the broader civil rights movement. “Because they marched, America became more free and more fair,” Obama said. “Because they kept marching, America changed.” And, yes, he said – eventually, the White House changed, too.

But later in his speech, he mentioned the less-remembered part of King’s “March on Washington” – that marchers came not only seeking justice, but also jobs. Those “who gathered 50 years ago were not there in search of some abstract ideal. They were seeking jobs as well as justice,” he said.“The gap in wealth between races has not lessened, it’s grown,” Obama said.

And at his speech’s end, he urged people to “keep marching.” Here was the end of his speech: We might not face the same dangers of 1963, but the fierce urgency of now remains. We may never duplicate the swelling crowds and dazzling procession of that day so long ago.

No one can match King’s brilliance, but the same flame that lit the heart of all who are willing to take a first step for justice, I know that flame remains.

That tireless teacher who gets to class early and stays late and dips into her own pocket to buy supplies because she believes that every child is her charge, she’s marching.

That successful businessman who doesn’t have to but pays his workers a fair wage and offers a shot to a man, maybe an ex-con, who’s down on his luck, he’s marching.

The mother who pours her love into her daughter so she grows up with the confidence to walk through the same doors as anybody’s son, she’s marching.

The father who realizes the most important job he’ll ever have is raising his boy right, even if he didn’t have a father, especially if he didn’t have a father at home, he’s marching.

The battle scarred veterans who devote themselves not only to helping their fellow warriors stand again and walk again and run again but to keep serving their country when they come home, they are marching.

Everyone who realizes what those glorious patriots knew on that day, that change does not come from Washington but to Washington. The change has always been built on our willingness. We, the people, to take on the mantle of citizenship, you are marching.

That’s the lesson of our past. That’s the promise of tomorrow. That in the face of impossible odds, people who love their country can change it.

Barack Obama joined a list of speakers at the “Let Freedom Ring” event that included former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, as well as Rep. John Lewis, the only living speaker from the 1963 event at the 50th anniversary.

Obama’s speech as the first African-American president also came five years to the day after he accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.

Oh! How beautiful the words of Dr. King.

With the seemingly unending hardships, the vagaries of slavery and hard tortures suffered from many years ago, who would have thought that the black man would one day become one of world’s powerful and most influential citizens? But as Obama said in his speech, “…that change does not come from Washington, but to Washington…”Obama’s emergence as president of America brought alive the Martin Luther King’s dream.

The mammoth crowd that gathered that day from every nation, and those from different nations of the world who watched and followed the events from their home countries, awaiting to applaud the good news and celebrate with America on that landmark achievement the White House has recorded in many years.

Hope was restored, peace, love and harmony reigned again in the hearts of men – knowing that this development is rare, new and laudable in the history of the world.

Truly, from that day onward, America has lived the true meaning of its creed as a nation founded to provide freedom and justice to all people. And slavery was completely banished, racism and sectionalism brought to an end. The black race once again, lives as free men. Finally, taking up their positions at the tables and leagues of races as free moral agents, giving and taking; and sharing their knowledge, wisdom and abilities with the rest of the world that was once harsh and mean to them – love and forgiveness is synonymous to the black race.

God bless the BLACK RACE, God bless AFRICA, God bless AMERICA and God bless the WORLD upon whose shoulders we are borne.

God bless us all!

Qur’an Made A Christian Out Of Me!

Really, I was in ardent pursuit of knowledge and understanding,, reading and studying hard to be a better and true Muslim. Instead, the Qu’ran made a Christian out of me.
God works in mysterious ways, turning every ugly situation to His glory.
All things work together for the good of them who love the Lord; those who are the called according to His divine purpose.
“The truth is already revealed that the Bible is the last and greatest Holy Book that has all the answers.”

I was working in a mosque, an Imam, and the parish priest.

I preached in my parish that Jesus Christ is not God. For me, God was only Allah, and I believed Allah never got married, so there can’t be sons for Allah – logical thinking!

I preached that Jesus is not God. Then, one day, somebody from the crowd asked me, “Who is Jesus?’’ Maybe he was also a Muslim, but then he asked earnestly, who is Jesus?’ I have preached that He is not God, but the question in honesty is, who is He?

To know who Jesus really is, I read the whole Qur’an again. When I read it, the name of prophet Muhammad, I found in the Qur’an in 4 places, but the name of Jesus I found it in 25 places.

At that point, I was a bit confused and then I asked myself, “Why does the Qur’an give more preference to Jesus than Mohammed?”

Secondly, I saw that women’s names are scarcely found in the Quran: but there is only one woman’s name that I found in the Qur’an which is Mariam, who was the mother of Jesus.

There’s no any other woman who was named after a chapter, but in the holy Qur’an chapter 3, the name of the chapter is the family of ‘Mariam’ and holy Quran chapter 19, the name of the chapter itself is ’Mariam.’

So, I was a little more curious to want to know why the Qur’an says all these things about Mariam, holy Quran chapter 3 verse 34 onwards says that Mary gave birth without having to commit the original sin, which is knowing any man. That she never committed any sin in her entire life, that she was ever a virgin.

Qur’an chapter 50 verses 23 says that she went to heaven with her physical body. Even the assumption is written in the holy Quran.

Furthermore, about Jesus, when I read chapter 3 verses 45 to 55 verses, there are ten (10) cardinal points the Qur’an made about Jesus.

The first thing Qur’an says (kallimatullahi) the Arabic word means, “THE WORD OF GOD” and the second thing is (ahimokuli) which means, “THE SPIRIT OF GOD” and the third (Isa Masi) which means “JESUS CHRIST.” So Qur’an gave the name of Jesus as “THE WORD OF GOD, SPIRIT OF GOD and JESUS CHRIST.” Who the Christians call the Son of God. In other words, this statement agrees with the HOLY TRINITY (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit).

The Qur’an says that Jesus spoke when He was very small, like 2 days old, after His birth, He began to speak. Qur’an also says that Jesus created a living bird with mud. He took some mud, He formed a bird; when He breathed into it, it became a living bird. So, I think Jesus can give life, because He gave life to mud, clay, and then Qur’an says that Jesus cured a man born blind and a man with leprosy e.t.c.

Curiously, I gave myself to digging deeper and I discovered that the Qur’an says that Jesus gave life to dead people; Jesus went to heaven; He is still alive and He will come again. When I saw all these things in the Qur’an.

Then, I thought of what Qur’an says about Muhammad, according to the Qur’an, Prophet Muhammad is not the word of God, not spirit of God he never spoke when he was 2 days old, he never created any bird with mud, he never cure any sick people, he never raised any dead people, he himself died, and according to Islam he is not alive and he will not come back.

So there is a great difference between these two prophets. I didn’t call Jesus, God, you know my idea was ‘’He is a prophet but in all honesty, he is a prophet greater than Muhammad.”

One day, I went to my teacher, the one who taught me 10 years in Arabic college, and I ask him; “Teacher, how did God create the universe?” Then, he said; “God created the universe through THE WORD.”

Then my question is: ‘’THE WORD’’ is it the Creator or the Creation?’He must clear this air, (my question is whether the WORD of God is the Creator or the Creation). Qur’an says, Jesus is the WORD of God. If my teacher says that the Word of God is the Creator, which means Jesus is the Creator, then Muslims must become Christians. Supposed he had said that the Word is Creation, he would have been trapped.

You know why? He said everything was created through the Word.

Supposed he had said that the Word is the creation, then how did God create the world? So he cannot say that the word is Creator or Creation. So, he was quite angry then he sent me out of his room and said: “the Word is not God, not the Creator or the Creation!” Get out of here!’ he said to me.

Now, the reason why Muslims don’t accept to be Christians is because they are blinded with wrong teachings by their priests – the Imams who want strong and unabated followership. They said that, the Word is Creation but they to prove it wrongly thereby misleading their followers.

They say that the Word is not the creator, nor Creation, but not God. They don’t want the Word to be equated with God – that is the problem with Islam. So, when he said that, I told my teacher, the Word is not the Creator or the Creation – that is why Christianity says that the Word is the Son of God? Then, he said to me; if there is a son for God, I must show him the wife of God. That without a wife, there’s no chance of having a son. Then I showed him a portion from the Qur’an that says; “GOD CAN SEE WITHOUT THE EYES, GOD CAN TALK WITHOUT THE TONGUE, GOD CAN HEAR WITHOUT THE EARS.’ This is written in the Qur’an.

How possible is this? If this is ever possible, then, nothing can be impossible to God and with God. I said if that is the case, it also means that GOD CAN HAVE A CHILD WITHOUT A WIFE. Later that day, I took my Quran, I put it on my chest, and I prayed ‘’Allah,’’ tell me what should I do? Because, your Qur’an says Jesus is still alive, and Mohammad is no more. Tell me whom should I accept. After my prayer I opened the Qur’an, I didn’t ask anyone, I only asked Allah.

When I opened the Qur’an, I saw chapter 10 verses 94. You know what the Qur’an says? It says, “if you have any doubt in this Qur’an which I give to you, go and read ‘the Book’ which is the Bible, or ask the people, those who read ‘the Book’ which means the Bible. “The truth is already revealed that the Bible is the last and greatest Holy Book that has all the answers.”

I beg all Muslims to give their lives to Christ because He is the only Way to the Kingdom of God.

Please don’t perish like other Muslims that are serving the god they do not know. Read Ezekiel 8 vs 16 – 18 this is what the Lord says about those who practiced Islam in the house of Judah before Mohammed took over.

Mohammed wrote the Qu’ran by mixing his doctrine with the history of all the prophets of God from the Holy Bible so that he can be equal with them, to make it more perfect that is why he told Islam worshipers in Qur’an 10 vs 94 that if you have any doubt in this Qur’an they should go and read the Book which is the Bible or ask anybody who reads the Book – the Bible.

Please don’t be ignorant of Muhammad’s deception and his idolatry practices.

  • His first wife was related to a Catholic Priest, that’s how he had access to information of the Bible. And they used Rosary to chant like the Catholics. That time, the Romans were using God’s name to crusade, kill and oppress nations, which was not the original plan of God from Jesus Christ.
  • They face the east to pray. Where the sun and moon rises to worship the Sun, Moon and Stars. That is why they always wait for the star to align with the moon to celebrate their festival. Which about more than 1 billion people shed blood to worship. This is a strong renewal of their covenant with the deity. They use it to avert trouble from themselves and cause chaos in the world. That is why, after that celebration bad things happen to innocent people.
  • They made the Qur’an very hard to understand. Until you go to the Arabic and Islamic schools you can never know the deepness of Islam. Through this period, they are indoctrinated to hate Infidels (Christians).
  • They make sure they shave the hair of every new born baby on the eight day, by enchanting stubborn demons into the life of the child to make sure they don’t depart from the faith when they grow older. That is why, it is hard for most of them to understand Jesus Christ.
  • They force people to become Moslems through Jihad. And take over the realm of affairs of every country. That is the job of the O.I.C (Organisation of Islamic Countries). To kill and to annihilate Christians and take over their countries through Militant forces of ISIS, Al-Shabab, Al-Kaheeda, Taliban etc who commit mass murder in suicide bombings on Odd number dates.
  • They kill people who leave the religion of Islam and count them as disgraceful. That is why most of them are afraid to leave because of the persecution they will face.
  • Most of those who pray and go to Mecca to drink their holy water and kiss the black stone or throw stones are the ones that never forgive until they revenge.
  • They know women have soft heart and can expose the secrets, that is why, they are treated just as properties that can be used, as they like. They indoctrinate them from their very young ages. That is why they encourage child marriage.
  • It is a religion of mixture. You must use magic, invocation of genies, charms and amulets to blind the minds of people to be followers. That is why most of them commit murder and suicide in the name of their god and believe it is right!
  • Only the strong hand of God Almighty through Jesus Christ His Son (Word of God) by the Power of the Holy Spirit (the executor of the Word) can save their souls. Except from that, they cannot be saved. Please pray for them worldwide.

I welcome you into Christ Jesus as you make up your mind to accept him today.

God bless you!

A Sparkle!

I probably would have matched his aggression with aggression on the matter of his gross disrespect of my beliefs and I’m sure that that has driven home the story.
Don’t just mess around with nice guys, they can be hard as a rock wall, not budging if they want to be mean.
Don’t take anyone for granted, nice guys aren’t an easy push over bunch as many preconceptions holds.

I heard these words recited in a movie named, “God’s Not Dead, A Light In Darkness,” those words read, “Sometimes, all it takes is a spark. Something very small. The spark becomes a flame and if that flame spreads, the power can be so overwhelming, it transforms everything around it.” Those are profound words indeed.

We, many times get into very messy situations that put us on an edge, situations that gets us so heated up to boiling points. And like a spark of fire, we begin to burn and spread so fast and wide even to consuming anything and everything that stand on our path.

We take everything one after another until nothing else is left. The whole idea here is this; when you have been through bad times with people, the natural reaction is to arm yourself to handle anyone first whom you perceives might wants to diss you. Naturally, you’d want to deal with your enemies first before they have the change or even think of wanting to deal with you.

But you know what? The world has this principle of matching up aggression for aggression in dealing with issues of disrespect and misconducts by rude people. And then we deal to them in whatever measure they dealt us with, and then, we seem to think or have the feeling that the scores have been evened. Far from it because the two wrongs cannot make a right.

They say, if he call you names, give it back to him as much as he has given, fill up his plate with the same measure of aggression and let’s see how he takes it.

Yes, I think I agree with this principle to a good extent. In fact, I have practiced it. Sometimes taking it cool doesn’t give bad boy room to learn. When a person is difficult to deal with, always taking the blows for him, gives the impression that everyone is a afraid of him and I don’t think that should be the case. We are supposed to respect, live in harmony one to another. But when you have a person who will always want to have his way, it advisable to give such a person relish a pint of what he gives to others and I think that will change his aggression and drive the message home.

However, the golden rules remain the same, they have not changed just yet, “Love your neighbor as yourself…, do good to all men especially those of the household of faith…, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” These rules are still the same and more valuable than they’ve ever been.

It began with a mere spark, a flicker of flames that grew bigger as it was being fueled by the fuel of jealousy and aggression. It grew bigger and burned up everything on the way. That little spark has the propensity to take up nations and continents, the world as a whole.

It suffices to say that the aggression Nigeria is experiencing as a nation is partly or solely a result of growth and development coming into the nation. Recently, Howard University was graduating 96 medical students, 46 of those graduands are Nigerians, that leaves the rest 50 graduands to be distributed amongst other nations.

That will cause a stir anyways, do you still wonder the aggression they suffer in most countries of the world. The problems with Nigerians is their inability to match their knowledge aggressively to stand against injustices, corrupt politics, corrupt practices, nepotism and ethno-religious beliefs in that country.

If Nigerians get it right, Xenophobic attacks in South Africa wouldn’t be an issue of contention if we had a functional government, a lot of things will fall in place. The Nigerian government is merely a ceremony, they’re just by the name published servants but they’re dysfunctional, just silent and inactive, not protecting its citizens from aggression in other countries, not even defending its territorial integrity.

I would like to share with you the writings of Ifeanyi Amadi on the topic of Xenophobic attacks on foreigners especially Nigerians in South Africa.

He says, “ON THE ISSUE OF NIGERIANS, DRUG CARTELS AND XENOPHOBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA.”I have my doubts on the authenticity and accuracy of the facts in this write up. I cannot assure you that the statistics you are going to find in this article may not be complete.

I’m a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand, now University of Johannesburg. I am married to a South African and I worked for the African union from its inception until 2009, being from 1996-2009. That would be 13 years of living in South Africa, studying and working in the country and learning to speak Zulu.

Due to the nature of my work, I have had the opportunity to travel extensively within South Africa and through Africa generally. Having traveled across Africa, I can conveniently and confidently say that I know South Africa and its people very well.

Now, not all claims made or raised against Nigerians in this write up concerning drugs and other crimes are true.

Nigerians do drugs? Yes! But they’re responsible for starting drug businesses in South Africa, Nigerians are not even amongst the drugs kingpins in South Africa.

The main problem is that every Nigerians living in South Africa has been tagged Igbos. And the truth is that the Igbos constitute a larger number of Nigerians in South Africa and most parts of the world.

Like the children of the Third Reich, they’re damned for what they are and what they’re not. They’re dominating drugs and prostitution in South Africa.

However, it would be right to state categorically that drugs and prostitution businesses was going in South Africa long before the first Nigerian stepped his foot in South Africa.

In Cape town, gang wars started in Cape flats amongst the colored people long before Nigerians got there. In Durban, there was drug trade by Indians from Pine town to the Promenade long before Nigerians saw the Indian Ocean in Kwazulu Natal, (note Durban is not a capital city like JHB. Pietermaritzburg is the capital city).Now, in JHB, drug business by Nigerians are heavily situated in places like: Hillbrow, Berea, Yeovil, Orange grove, Ellis park, Rossettenville. These are areas heavily populated by foreigners of diverse origin.

Let me also shed some light on prostitution before I conclude. Prostitution is a right of passage for 90% of South Africans, white, black, Indian, colored, you name it. The remaining 10% are Khoisan. An average South African girl of 15 years already has a child before the family will now aid her to move from her location to JHB, Durban, Port Elisabeth, East London, Cape town or Tswane, which is by the way, the real name of Pretoria.

Native South Africans are extremely poor and as a result crime and prostitution thrive in those Locations (informal settlements) like Soweto, Alexandra, Tembisa, Lenasia and Eldorado park in Gauteng province, with JHB as the capital city. Lamontville, Port Shepstone, Umlazi, Umtata, Bluff, and other locations spread out in the Zululand, feed the crime and whore needs of Durban KZN. While Cape town is fed by Gugulethu, Kylitsha, cape flats and neighbouring East London and Port Elizabeth.

Other provinces, like Bloemfontein, Limpopo and basically all of the former Northern Transvaal, Boputhatswana, flock to JHB, supported by migrating prostitutes from Namibian, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and a smattering handful from Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Angola, not forgetting assassins from Mozambique and Zimbabwe. These complete the Violent crimes and Prostitution ring in South Africa.

Looking at drugs holistically, Nigerians, Tanzanians, Indians, Pakistanis Italians and Boer South Africans are indictable here, but in different categories.

Drug business are in three categories:-
1. Importers, (drugs are not indigenous to South Africa), they are brought in from South America, Asia and Europe to South Africa. You may wonder that Europe is mentioned as a part of the list.Yes, Europe…, drugs are not only restricted to Cocaine or Opium, substances like Fentanyl, Mandrax, Ecstasy, Acid paper e.t.c comes from Europe. They all find their way to South Africa and someone brought them into the country. And only about 10% of the importers are Nigerians.

Are you still wondering who is then responsible for the remaining 90%? The South African whites/Boers are responsible. Most drug imports come from Holland which is the Boers original home. Have you ever wondered why there hasn’t been any major drug bust in the Airports or anywhere else in South Africa? Simple, its a Cartel run by Indigenes, the Police, immigration and Customs.

2. These are the middle men, who now buy 50-60-70grammes, break it into 5gs and in turn sell to the third and final group in the drug dealing chain, called “Ndi-Atuke.”

3. Now, the third and final groups who take the major risk in the business are the ones who may buy 5 or 10g and cook a part to sell as rocks and the other as powder. These groups are the street urchins who market in small scale to whoever can afford it and the groups are the individuals that cannot afford to be cartels as they are constantly harassed by the Police and the Mafia, to pay protection money.

Some of these third groups team up with the prostitutes to bring their customers (mainly whites) to buy from them. These prostitutes are already addicts, who are no longer accepted as residents in strip clubs like Summit club, Dorchester and other such clubs that dot the cities of South Africa, a reminder of its immediate gory past. The prostitutes and all Pinch sellers are guilty of such association and its not only restricted to Nigerians.

Now to the reason why Nigerians are prime targets to this Xenophobic attacks is two tiered.

1. Once upon a time, on ETV, South Africa, there was a Talk show named “Third Degree” hosted by an Indian lady who was trying to divert attention of criminal acts from her shop to the Nigerian community in South Africa. The first of those shows was a story about a case of massacre that took place in a gay club called little Caesars. In the ensuing documentary, she blamed it on Nigerians because of drug peddlers. But when the case was finally bursted, no Nigerian was involved. It was done by some whites and Indians who hated Homosexuality.

The second documentary of note was the Moodly killing, Moodly, an Indian band and student in the University, reported his white girlfriend missing. Mrs. Pillay of Third degree concocted a story that Nigerians abducted her because of the huge debt they owe from drug deals.

At the conclusion of investigations, when the body was found, autopsy indicated that the girl was not a drug user and that Moodley himself strangled and dumped her body before reporting her missing. Again, there was no Nigerian involved.

2. The second and most probable reason (which even irritates me) is this: Nigerian drug dealers in Hillbrow are lousy. In fact, if you see them misbehaving in South Africa with their illegal drug activities you’d think they’re in their village and drug sale is a legal business. Other nationals that are involved and richer are absolutely living non-descript lives, but their Nigerian counterparts in the lower rung are living flamboyantly with no obvious source of income.

In conclusion, Nigerians are not the culprits as was described in that write up, but they have simply constituted themselves into a nuisance in South Africa. If they are the biggest drug dealers in South Africa, they would all be in Prison by now.

There are lots of Nigerian professionals living and working in South Africa, even Vodacom the largest telecom service provider is owned by a Nigerian.

There are so many Nigerian Doctors, lecturers, businessmen, Engineers holding exalted positions, places of pride in the economy and society.

Finally, xenophobia has nothing to do with drugs, but a lot to do with envy. They came to loot and Kill, do you fight crime with another crime?In moments of crisis, think positively, act rationally and take calculative steps towards controlling the situation. Take up candles; lit them up, and light up the candles in your hearts as well and watch as the transformation and healing that comes to the world where love reigns, where peace becomes our watch word.

The world has been diseased by a lack of love, an aggression that has ceased us by the throat and choking us to death. Nations only look at themselves from the view point of standing out among others, proving their worth and supremacy among others. Nuclear heads, long range missiles are built to keep weaker nations on check.

Until we begin to see each other as family no matter your color or race, the world will boil anytime soon. Our heart are candles that tells us what way to go to be builders of peace and harmony amidst us.

Let the light of love spread abroad as everyone lit up his candle from one person to the other, lighting out every dark alleys in our hearts with the joy, peace, hope, unity and love that passed all understanding.

I’m Not Your Type!

Undeniably, every pair of shoe has a size. Pick up your size and you’re good for that walk. Too tight, or too loose obviously makes the walk awkward.
But then, that’s for foot wears. Human beings are same and equal in every sense. You can’t apportion them into sizes or classes. You can only look at everyone of the human species from the angle of being a blessing and God’s gift to life.
If you are rich, it’s God’s doing, if you’re poor, it’s God’s doing.
Therefore, treat everyone with equal love and respect as God’s gifts to life.

We are all the same in every way. The human body, its shape and all the intricate parts are but a simple frame of interconnected bones, marrows, tissues, and sinews. A complex structure connected at the joints by ligaments constructed to house and carry very sensitive and vital tissues in the inner compartment, which are interlaced by muscles and covered by the skin.

No matter how rich of poor you may be, whatever color you are, there is no difference between us. If you scratch a little bit deeper, you will find not different at all. We are all the same – the difference is just person possessions. The scripture says in Ecclesiastes, “The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong. Time and chance happens to them all.”

You’re not rich because you’re smarter, it’s merely a privilege. Some of us are not lucky to have been born into rich families; we have to work extra harder.

It wasn’t anybody’s decisions to say what kind of parents gives birth to him or her. No one has the right to say which father or mother gives birthed to you.

We only grow up to find ourselves at whatever home we are at and that’s just the plane truth about life. You don’t have any input in being who you are, where you are and what you are.

If you’re privileged to be rich, I advise, be thankful to God about it – don’t feel proud about it because It is God who teach our hands to make wealth.

I have heard it being told to someone, “I’m not your type!” This comment is deriding, full of disrespect and self asserting. How many times have you told someone this?

The human mind is so deceptive and forgetful especially when we have things going well for us, we do not seem remember where we are coming from because the mind is beclouded with the euphoric feelings of momentary enjoyment that we forget that there’s a possibility for us to lack.

A man who is having a good time, enjoying what God has blessed him with is not likely to ever think or know that there are a million people out there, somewhere who are suffering. Why? Because, wealth has deluding tendencies. Hardly, would it occur to you that it’s possible to fall prisoner to the shackles of poverty no matter how high you have climbed the ladder of affluence.

Wealth is meant to be distributed not hoarded. When you distribute it, it goes round and round until it comes back to you again. But when you hoard it, it only stays with you and yields nothing back to you as interest.

Read this very touching story, I bet it will change your views about life.

A poor boy was in love with a rich man’s daughter….

One day, the boy proposed to her and the girl said. ”Hey! Listen, your monthly salary is my daily hand expenses..How can I be involved with you?”How could you have thought of that? I can never love you, so forget about me and get engaged to someone else at your level” But somehow the boy could not forget her so easily.

Some times, ten (10) years later they stumbled once again into each other in a shopping mall. The lady again said, ”Hey! You! How are you? Now I’m married and do you know how much my husband’s salary is? $15,700:00 per month! Can you beat that? And he is also very smart.”

The guy’s eyes got wet with tears on hearing those words from the same lady.

A few seconds later, her husband came around but before the lady could say a word her husband seeing the guy, said, “Sir you’re here and you’ve met my wife.”

Then he said to his wife,”This is my boss, I’m also one of those working on his $100 million project! And do you know a fact my dear? My boss loved a lady but he couldn’t win her heart. That’s why he has remained unmarried till this day. How lucky that lady would have been, if she had married this my boss now? These days, who would love someone that much?”He said all these to his wife. The lady looked in total shock but couldn’t utter a word.

So much to glean from this story. Life is so short and it’s just like a mirror, you can only see as much as it reflects. So don’t be too arrogant or proud by looking down on others because of their current situations.

Things get changed with time just like the weather! Don’t under estimate anyone because everyone has a great future! Where you have been rejected before, you will be celebrated soon in Jesus name.

Status would have failed you, wisdom would have failed you, smartness might have failed you, abilities, talents, knowledge has failed you. Everything else has failed you! And you seem to have come to the end of yourself but then God says, “It’s not over yet until it’s over!”

Stay put until you win!

Discover Eyes!

You will become a relic of a lost age, if you’re not reinventing yourself. Renewing your minds every now and then. Because running things the same way all the times bore life to the bones and makes it easy to wear out.

Reinventing yourself, your ways of thinking, your ways of doing things and you will discover that life will be more exciting and highly rewarding.

Embrace these words truth and you will be the better for it!

Remember the innocence and optimism of a kid? You’re brave enough to be yourself, and to do things your way. You saw the possibilities and wonders of the world around you. Before you grew up, before the walls went up, before somebody told you the rules, where you fit in. You were brave enough to see the world in your own eyes – that’s discover eyes. The life that transforms the ordinary to something extraordinary. Because we’re all extraordinary, we only need to discover it

In the mind of a child, there’s this believe, “I got the world in my pockets. I can have anything I want So go take what’s yours and bow out.” They believe that they got lots of grounds to cover, lots of opportunities to explore; and they go all out in this belief to explore their chances. But then, they come face-to-face with this tall, block wall standing as barrier on their ways.

Many times they try to breakthrough it all alone and realize they can’t because the wall seems so high and strong that it keeps pushing them into a shell.

They don’t get to let anyone into it because if they do, it will definitely incur more sufferings to them from those who prey on them. So they keep things to themselves, and not telling anyone and pray that some miracle will just come from somewhere in the blues to just stop what they’ve been dealing with.

Have you ever been bullied before? Have you ever wished you are not who you really are? Have you ever wished you were someone else? Have you ever been reduced to nothing just because you don’t belong with them?

If yes, welcome to the club!

Why would someone oppress another?

In my thinking, sometimes, it’s merely out of jealousy. They see something spectacular in you that they do not possess. Sometimes, it’s merely out of spite for what you stand for. And sometimes, it’s a case of character flaws and you must learn to deal with it. Who is a bully and why do they love to do so.

If you ask me, I would say that they are a people who are insecure about themselves, they do not trust themselves for and about what they know or have. They always look up to what others have and the best way to keep them in control is to try to tear them apart and make them feel inadequate. Same goes with oppressors, same goes with suppressors and same goes with terrorists – the best way they know how to beat others and stay on top is to inflict fear and a sense of inadequacy in them. But if you know this, you will keep reinventing yourself.

As a child, it’s not possible to truly see life in its true shades and colors because there’s that issue of lack of experience, the place of innocence and foolishness of childhood. When you grow, you to see life differently. You see life from your places experiences, not from the eyes of innocence and foolishness anymore. And that makes a whole lot of difference.

I had titled this write up “Develop a Creative Mind.” But then, changed my mind after I watched a movie that altered my lines of thinking and gave me better insights to reinventing myself.

As adults, we think and do things judging by our experiences of childhood life and want to vent our frustrations of childhood on the people who are around us or who work with us. Before someone quip in a word about some thing, you snap and beat down to silence, putting them back to where you think they belong.

It’s okay, we understand that quiet well. You were bullied, before anyone would put you down again, you want put in a defense. Yes, we know that – maybe they did it because they thought you were too little, too small to fight back. But you’re all grown now, you don’t need to snap at people. As adults, it’s good to look at the world again from the eyes of a child, from those days when you were frail and helpless. While those bigger dudes will bully at you and hush you down. How did you feel?

With this in mind, if you have the opportunity to be a child again, what would do differently? A food for thought!

You don’t have to do things because people forced you into doing them. You don’t have to stay in a place or thing because someone has forced unto where you are, you do things because you motivated yourself to do them. You can’t say that I bully people because I was bullied while I was growing up. You’re bullying people because this is who you are right now. But I know that we can always make a difference in our own worlds.

Not too long from now, I used to admire some big names back in the days of my ignorance, I used to think they’re so wonderful and created with some special materials. Materials better than the ones I am made of. When you see them from afar, you get this aura of “very special” people. The kind of pictures they create in your mind is that of super successful, super achievers. But all of that is a mere façade, the moment you slide in closely to truly know them, you will realize that they’re a bunch of insecure jerks, users and a bunch of jokes – such people really don’t give a hood about anyone.

You will also discover that they survive by milking other people. They achieve their successes or attained the positions they’ve attained by using people. But that’s just how life rolls!

What’s your quality? What are you selling out to the world? Big names or small names, what are you peddling? That’s what will define you.

Discovering the world through the eyes of a children. What were your experiences as you were growing up. What are your experiences right now? If you have to go back to being a child, what would you do differently? What would you correct about your lifestyle right now?This is true of everything, anything that has the name big associated with it. Big men, big names, anything big should be known for the quality of services they provides.

I think that growing up sucks, you throw away memories of yesterday and keep forging ahead. I always know that everyone has some ugly memories of the past most people hate to share with others about, regrettable moments, embarrassing moments – we all have them.

The quality services that fits their name, but a big name that cannot deliver is like a beautiful looking car without the necessary comfortability it should provide to compliment its look. If a commodity only has a look and does not provide the needed quality services it should provide, that is like owning a brand new car that has no engine and that’s useless to own that.

If a company can no longer drive the vision it has peddled or provide the quality of products commensurate with its vision and the name it has peddled in the past, that company is not worth existing anymore.

The Nokia phone company continuous to becomes a typical example of some of those failed companies that failed to innovate.

For many decades, Nokia phones ruled the communication business without a competitor, no phone could come close to them, no one could challenge them. Nokia phones so believed in themselves that they were not recreating themselves. They produced very strong phones that were very durable, you couldn’t fault them in the area of durability.

When Steve Jobs came up with the iPhone, I can bet that the Nokia company had pushed the iPhone company to the woods somewhere in their minds saying, “Give them few years, they will fold up…” But what Nokia failed to do is sample the needs of the people, their customers – every business person should first appeal to the needs of the consumers. But they were so engrossed in the production of strong phones.

Steve Jobs of iPhones knew the products the people wanted in their phones, he innovated, came up with the touchscreen phones, and began to produce apps, which was exactly what the people wanted.

In just few years, the iPhone company, Apple grounded Nokia out of business. What happened?They innovated and kept reinventing themselves.

Defining Creativity and Innovations.
Creativity is an act of turning or reinventing old ideas into new and unimaginable ways and bringing into reality. Creativity is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate and regenerate solutions. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then production.

And we will consider both in the course of this writing.

  • Thinking: A lot of abstract ideas runs in our imaginations all the times. The ability to create pictures on your mind with such ideas before they’re birthed into reality is what thinking is all about.
  • Production: This is the end products of the thought realm. Production is the substance you can show as evidence of what you have been thinking about.

If you have ideas but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative. Imagination is another word for thinking while creation is talking of production, the physical evidence of making something.

By definition, “Creativity is a combinatorial force: it’s our ability to tap into our ‘inner’ pool of resources–knowledge, insight, information, inspiration and all the fragments populating our minds – that we’ve accumulated over the years just by being present and alive and awake to the world and to combine them in extraordinary new ways.” — Maria Popova, Brainpickings.“

Otherwise, creativity is the process of bringing something new into being.

Creativity requires passion and commitment. It brings to our awareness what was previously hidden and points to new life. The experience is one of heightened consciousness: Ecstasy.” – Rollo May, The Courage to Create.

Is this possible in business? I believe so, but you have to be willing to take risks and progress through discomfort to get to the finishing line.

A product is creative when it is;

  • Novel and
  • Appropriate.

A novel product is original not predictable. The bigger the concept, and the more the product stimulates further work and ideas, the more the product is creative.”
—Sternberg & Lubart, Defying the Crowd.

What is Innovation?
Innovation is the implementation of a new or significantly improved product, service or process that creates value for business, government or society.

Some people say creativity has nothing to do with innovation— that innovation is a discipline, implying that creativity is not. Well, I disagree. Creativity is also a discipline and a crucial part of the innovation equation. There is no innovation without creativity. The key metric in both creativity and innovation is value creation.

Creativity and Economic Development:
We are living in the age of creativity. Daniel Pink in his book, A Whole New Mind: Why right-brainers will rule the future (2006) defines Economic Development as:

  • Agricultural Age (farmers)
  • Industrial Age (factory workers)
  • Information Age (knowledge workers)
  • Conceptual Age (creators and empathizers).

Pink argues that left-brain linear, analytical computer-like thinking is being replaced by right-brain empathy, inventiveness, and understanding as skills most needed by business. In other words, creativity gives you a competitive advantage by adding value to your service or product and differentiating your business from the competition.

As Sam Palmisano said when he was CEO of IBM (2004), “Either you innovate or you’re in commodity hell. If you do what everybody else does, you have a low-margin business. That’s not where we want to be.”

In 2012, IBM started reinventing itself to become a designer company, investing $100 million USD to hire designers, and educate 100,000 employees to become designer thinkers.

IBM helped expand design thinking at the organization over three years to penetrate one quarter of the entire portfolio, enabling $18.6M in increased profits.

Creativity is the Most Crucial Factor for Future Success.
The effects of rising complexity calls for CEOs and their teams to lead with bold creativity, connect with customers in imaginative ways and design their operations for speed and flexibility to position their organizations for twenty-first century success.

The Creativity Gap
A 2012 Adobe study on creativity shows 8 in 10 people feel that unlocking creativity is critical to economic growth and nearly two-thirds of respondents feel creativity is valuable to society, yet a striking minority – only 1 in 4 people – believe they are living up to their own creative potential.

Can creativity be learned? The short answer is yes! Forget talent, build inspirational rituals. Try to create something every day. Instead of discipline, think devotion. Taking a break and find creative inspirations. Make a list and select your ideas.

Staying relevant in a creative world means reinventing oneself all the time. When you become satisfied with who you are, where you are, the little you can do, you lose relevance.

Therefore, for to stay on the top of your game, think out of the box, think innovatively, learn to recreate yourself. Don’t let anybody be able to figure you out to ground you into their molds.

How do you view life now compared to yesterday? What can you change about yesterday that will make today better?

Be innovative! Be creative!! Be productive!!! That’s what will keep you relevant in the society.

Inadequacy!

For what it’s worth, know that you have a purpose and you’re loved!
When the realities of who we are, what we are and the weaknesses we were created with clamp down on us, remember that you’re made of steel.
Nothing should break you, nothing should make crack you up.
Fight it up and keep your head up high knowing that destiny’s got your back.

At the entrance gate of a university in South Africa the following message was posted for contemplation:
“Destroying any nation does not require the use of atomic bombs or the use of long range missiles. It only requires lowering the quality of education and allowing cheating in examinations by the students.”

Patients die at the hands of such doctors.

Buildings collapse at the hands of such engineers.

Money is lost at the hands of such economists and accountants.

Humanity dies at the hands of such religious scholars.

Justice is lost at the hands of such lawyers and judges…

Governance is lost at the hands of legislators.

The collapse of education is the collapse of the nation.”

I read that post somewhere on a Facebook wall, it began to gnaw at my skin, because it impeccably describes the African situation, narrowing it down, it exactly describes the Nigerian situation today.

As intelligent as Nigerians are, we are running a failed system of government and this replicates in everything in the country.The first thing that comes to every natural Nigerian mind is, “What’s in it for me?”

In other words, this statement is already making monetary demands before you state your case – doctors in the hospital, accountants, economists, educationists, engineers, religious leaders, worse off politicians.

Everyone knows that the moment they get elected into any political position, they become rich and powerful men. So during the seasons of politics, as one tenure of government is rounding up, campaign goes on top gear, politicians can kill each other to vie for political positions.

A nation that lay aside standards and embraces mediocrity and corruption has completely lost its values, and outrightly crippled itself from recording any notable progress. Because those things will continue to run down and sabotage every good positive afford towards success, which is typically the situations we are faced with in Nigeria.

Taking a critical look at government parastatals, especially government schools you will discover that they are all in a comatose state, nothing is working.

Not too long, a friend posted pictures of the children of some of our Nigerian politics, the likes of Okorochas, Rotimi Ameachis, Osinbajos, Sarakis, Buharis, El Rafis, Sanusi Lamido Sanusis and many others that are not part of this list, their children are fast graduating from foreign universities in their numbers. While the children of the poor linger in school longer than their courses demand.

The schools are not functional, students are more or less out of school sessions than in school. And in the long run when students graduates from Nigerian institutions, they have difficulties defending their certificates. Reasons being that the schools are usually half out of sessions than on sessions. Students most often spend longer years a course that on normal grounds should last four (4) or five (5) or less to complete. The sad part of this is that the leaders seem unperturbed about this whole trend.

Yet, they tell us that they’re working tirelessly to put things in order when they’re the very people who set them in disorder.

What a shame!

What do we believe about them?

I heard this statement in a 2019 motion pictures, movie titled “Breakthrough” and that statement touched me at the soft part of my heart and I feel it will do to you same.

It says, “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is our to win or lose.”

It’s kind of painful to watch what you love go down the drains and there’s nothing you can do to salvage the situation. You watch things go from bad to worse and the those saddled with the responsibilities to address the situations, those who have the authority to make a difference are just sitting and watch things go bad, and not blinking an eye.

If you don’t belong to the camp of the rich and powerful, you will feel so depraved and unloved. But for what it’s worth, you have a purpose and you’re loved! Keep up with the good works you’ve been doing and God will save you from the position you are in. And we pray and hope that in its time, things will turn around for our good.With all that’s going on in this country, we will sit back someday to remember how bad things were but today, we are thankful to God for having brought us thus far.

When these set of leaders in this country fade away into oblivion, God himself will raise a strong and victorious generations of leaders who would have the thoughts, compassion and love for the people who elected them in the political positions.

We are not letting life happen for us as God has designed it, God desperately wants a good life for us but we have not allowed him have his way in our lives.

African leaders have chosen to do their own thing. Pushing away every sense of reason and decorum. Shame is no longer in them because everyday by their characters and deeds they’ve saliently institutionalized corruption. Silencing the masses by threats using the armed forces because they have control over them.

When they enter the corridors of power, they buy an officer who would guard their home, guide them as they go about their daily activities, their children become untouchables. They become so big that no one can challenge any wring they do, their children go about around town misbehaving because they know that nobody will be able to do them anything because their father’s influence will cover them.

Donald Trump said this about African leaders and I think that I buy that truth.

As many as Africans descendants will frown at this statement, it does not change the truth embedded therein.

We can continue to pamper these so called “big men” while they pillage our resources, sabotage our efforts towards growth, destroy our educational institutions, destroy our economy, and siphons our finances into their personal purses and leave us penniless.

Shame on us because we cannot stand up for ourselves to say no to this evil. Donald Trump’s speech on “Rise Up Africans.” puts everything into perspective, you may like or not but that’s the plane truth.

I am not for leaders who are dead to their consciences, I am for leaders who look at life the point building the broken pieces and making good the lots and suffering of the masses.

When it goes right for this Africa, it goes right for every family in Africa. Read Trump’s speech below.

They are good in nothing else but making noise, dancing, marrying many wives, alcoholism, witchcraft, indulging in sex, pretending in church, jealousy, fighting and complaining of bad leadership; but, yet refuse to take a decisive action and protest to remove the brigands from position of power.

Let us all accept the fact that the black man is a symbol of poverty, mental inferiority, laziness and emotional incompetence.

To make matters worse, he can do everything possible to defend his stupidity: Give them money for development and they will fight and create hatred and enmity for themselves. Drill oil wells for them and they will not have peace all the days of their life.

See, for instance, what’s happening in Nigeria (a Country blessed with abundant resources), Southern Sudan, Malawi, DRC just to mention at few.

This proves to anybody including a stupid fool that Africans do not know what they want.Isn’t that plausible?

They are like monkeys looking for already ripping banana all over the world.

Therefore, that the white man is created to rule the black man is no no lie, Africans will always have day dreams.

And here is the creature (black man) that lacks foresight but only sees what is near him and still fails to know what to do.

A black man is stupid to the extent that he cannot plan for his life beyond a year. Therefore how can they develop and live longer.

Corruption in the West and China is a big abomination, but in Africa, it’s so huge that it is slowly becoming an acceptable way of life.

Shameful, isn’t it?

They sing and rejoice to their corrupt political leaders. They worship their scandal-ridden religious leaders like their gods. Lest you forget, these so called Africans are praising, dancing and praying for the people that have impoverished them, and who comes to hide their loot here.

Then which fool argues that the black man is not born a beggar, grows a beggar, looks a beggar, falls sick as a beggar and dies a beggar. This has been proven beyond reasoning. I wonder why even up to now most Africans still go to school by force, and those who are at school are are just drug addicts who don’t know what took them there.

This is a pregnant stupidity in Africa. The body of Africans is a very fertile ground for all diseases in the world because they don’t fear even HIV/AIDS.

This leaves me with a question: Are our eyes created the same with those Africans?

I hear there are still cultures in Africa that prohibits them from using latrines which is very annoying. They cried for independence but have failed to rule themselves. For sure, being African is a very untreatable disease that even prayers are not enough.

They have minerals but they cannot do anything with it. Therefore let us (whites) go to Africa and pick what we can pick and leave what is of no use. Poverty is a disease to the whites, but to the blacks it is very normal.

Look at what is currently going on in Nigerian National Assembly. Legislators amending the constitution to favor themselves at the expense of two (200) million Nigerians. The present administration now have no economic blueprint plan, rather than noise and false propaganda. Characterised by hatred and witch hunting/impoverishment.

Majority of these legislators are treasury looters who are intellectually barren but using the ill gotten wealth to oppress the citizens of that great country.What a shame!

Black people with black sense, and a sick president in London for medical tourism.The worst tragedy in Africa is that if you dare stand up and speak up for what’s right, you may end up regretting. Because the very suffering masses will turn against you when their hands have been greased with few naira notes that may not be big enough to last a few days – that’s how cheap we can sell themselves to the same people who caused their suffering.

The few wise and open-minded Africans who have tried to educate these fools about civilization have met the worst. They have been pushed hard on the wall, they have been silenced and others have been killed.

Before I finish, let me tell Africans that before you jump into calling me a racist, anti-black or whatever term you may wish to use against me. First, tackle runaway corruption, dreadful terrorism, tribalism, poverty, unemployment, diseases, illiteracy, ignorance, and inequality, that have put your whole continent on the verge of collapse.

Hate me or love me, I don’t care. I know this is the plain truth which will never see the light of the day to the cowards that are afraid to be told as it is.

I can feel a lot of people making faces and grinding their teeth in anger, wanting to lay hold at Donald’s throat to choke life out of him. While I applaud and salute his courage to come out boldly to challenge his counterparts in the African belt to sit up to do the right things to change their countries.

Some many years ago when the yahoo yahoo business began to thrive, I felt good to an extent because in my thought I said in ignorance, “That serves the white man right for having to partner with corrupt African leaders to steal from their countries wealth and stashed in foreign banks thereby developing those countries where the monies are banked. Yet, they say they abhor corruption? What corruption is more than that?”

To me, for Trump to come out this boldly to challenge every African in his speech to resist oppression and speak up for the truth.

I think that these African leaders do not have foreigners to help them steal from us, they will stop stealing, they will stop abating justice for all the criminal activities they do.

Sadly, I have just realized too that African leaders don’t save money in the banks anymore to appear corrupt free in the eyes of the world. They buy or build houses houses everywhere with the money they steal and stashed all those monies they steal.

I hope that the African masses are seeing all these and working to put a stop to the enslavement awaits them, which will come to the masses through their leaders.

Our leaders are even more criminal minded than criminals themselves.We have suffered slavery, but there is no slavery as that put into by your own brothers, that, no one will be able to save you from. We must rise up and take off the yoke that has been put on us by our own selves.

RISE UP AFRICA!

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