You Scarred Me

I was young

Young at heart

I was in my formative years

Times when I was discovering myself

Like the time of organogenesis to a foetus

So were those times to me

As thalidomide is to the foetus

So was exam malpractice to me.

 
Oh! How I thought I was loved

Little did I know I was robbed

Robbed of my self esteem

Robbed of my confidence

Like the struggle of a caterpillar before it blossoms to be the butterfly

So was the struggle essential to my glory

As interference with the struggle is lethal to the caterpillar

So was interference destructive to me.

 
I could have fought it, but I didn’t know better

Would have said “no thanks” to the outstretched arm intending to help

I was carried across the fence, eventually, what a relief

Only to see I was ill prepared to climb the mountain confronting me

I searched within

Alas, I had no tools nor skill in mountain climbing

 

Why?

Why did I let them carry me across the fence?

Would have insisted I be taught how to climb it.

 
Dear father

Sweet mother

I appreciate all the fish you’ve given me

I wish you also taught me to catch fish

You wish you’d always be there to give me fish

Life has taught me its a mere fantasy

Teach me to catch fish, teach me the process

Allow me to fall

For in falling I learn to walk

Let me pass through the process

Let me stutter

For in stuttering I learn to talk

Let me pass through the process

Don’t be ashamed when my clothes have oil stains

For in that I learn to handle the spoon

Let me pass through the process.

 
Dear school principal

Most honourable teacher

Refuse to be persuaded when my parents coax you with envelops to promote when I fail

You play a pivotal role in this nation, what becomes of it is your responsibility

For we all pass through you, go on and shape the future you want

Be consumed with the quality of your product

 
Exam malpractice is a silent thief.

It steals the future

It robs one of confidence

It robs one of self esteem

Stop exam malpractice today.
#giveusourfutureback

PAPA’S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS – 3

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY 

When speaking to freshers at his university on the need to study and what is required for success, sleepless nights and all. He was asked by a student what he does to stay awake. To this he replied “I take responsibility”.

Taking responsibility is adopting the mindset that 

  1. No one but you is responsible for your success.
  2. You are responsible for your failures.

Stop the blame game.  I didn’t study the course of my choice because…, …because my father…, … Because my uncles are…

Newsflash; you are not the first in that situation and some people, however few they may be found a way out. So can you. 


We have misused the quote “by the grace of God”  people make plans saying “I will do… by God’s grace” but they don’t make serious efforts to make sure the plan works. They believe in their subconscious and wish to pass the notion over to the next person that if the plan does not work,  then it must be a result of the grace of God in short supply. God said in his word,  my grace is sufficient for you and my strength is made perfect in your weakness. Also, the Bible says that the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.

So, if you base your plans on God’s grace and it doesn’t succeed, it’s not due to a grace deficit, rather the blame is on you. How can I be sure? After all I have no idea about all the effort you put into it. Well, God is faithful and if he says his grace is sufficient, then, the rest we can figure out.

His grace is always provided in more quantity than we ever need.

If it doesn’t succeed, it’s all you. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. 

ENOUGH of the excuses.

Be blessed.

Avra Kehdabra

Old Aramaic, meaning – I will create as I speak.
From it the magicians coined their favourite “abracadabra”.

I often imagine, when God said “let their be light” (Gen 1:3), what language did he speak? Couldn’t he have used gestures or just imagined things into being? Did he have to speak?
What were his thoughts right before creation?
Did he say to himself, Avra Kehdabra, I will create as I speak. And with the words of his mouth did he create all there is, until he ‘made’ man (interesting), in his image after his likeness.
Man fell short of his glory, yeah, but he was created with God-like qualities. Yeah, that’s right, the quality of speaking things into being.
Gen 2:19b and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoev­er Adam called ev­ery living crea­ture, that was the name thereof.
You can’t call a thing without speaking, can you?  And whatsoever Adam called was the name thereof.

The God quality to create as we speak has been given to man, truly to you and I. We are told God speaks of things that are not as if they were. This is not madness or delusion. God knows the power of speech and utilizes it. Do you?
Remember, words can start wars and more importantly can prevent wars.

With the mouth, blessings are said, Gen 48:3-4, And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me, And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and mul­ti­ply thee, and I will make of thee a mul­ti­tude of people; and will give this land to thy seed af­ter thee for an ev­erlast­ing pos­ses­sion.(emphasis mine).
Gen 9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and mul­ti­ply, and replen­ish the earth.(emphasis mine).

And curses too, Gen 9:25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.(emphasis mine).

With the mouth Joshua reversed a law God put in place and seized the movement of the Sun Joshua 10:12b—13a, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed.(emphasis mine).

The free gift of God, salvation cannot be obtained without speaking. Roman 10:10b and with the mouth confes­sion is made unto salvation.

The list is endless, shall we go on to speak about prayer?, setting decrees and ordinances?
I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of the Lord, make the most of this power latent in you. When others say there’s a casting down, rather say there’s a lifting up. When others curse, rather bless. When others swear, praise.

Truly brethren, there is power in your tongue. Let us therefore use it to bless, to pray, to create and bring glory to God almighty.

#IwillCreateAsIspeak#

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Speak positive

Dr. P

Unusual

About John Zachariah (aka John the Baptist )
Luke 1:15b
and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even before his birth.
Luke 1:41b
Elizabeth’s child leaped within her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 
Luke 1:80a
John grew up and became strong in spirit.
The above scriptures blows my mind

David said in Sin did my mother conceive me.
But not for John the Baptist
He was filled with the Spirit from before conception.
Conducted Holy Ghost ministration on his mother while in the womb.
And to confirm the infilling, there was no other filling after birth. He rather grew strong in the Spirit.

Don’t know about you, but I think I’ll start praying for Holy Ghost infilling for my Children, just like John. For even before Zachariah went in to his wife, the angel said he will be filled before his birth.

#word#

Dr. P

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deep calleth unto deep

AS THE hart pants and longs for the water brooks, so I pant and long for You, O God. My inner self thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, Where is your God? These things I [earnestly] remember and pour myself out within me: how I went slowly before the throng and led them in procession to the house of God [like a bandmaster before his band, timing the steps to the sound of music and the chant of song], with the voice of shouting and praise, a throng keeping festival. Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, my Help and my God.

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