Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The walk to Stability

I hope you are inspired by the lines of this write up. Had it run all over my head as i woke up one evening.

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This piece,that piece
And this one..that other one too

What is going on?
Is there a switch somewhere?
How many shades will I see?
How long will it take?

With different intentions
Yet expressing different actions
Is it because of my attention?
Whats going on?

On this minute,Off the next
High this minute,Low the next
All alive this minute,all down-low the next  (Is there ever going to be a day that I'll be totally 'alive'?)
Is there a switch somewhere?

The good side,and then the less good
The friendly side,and then the less friendly
How many shades will I see?

Been on this for a really long time
Had a hope of a time to celebrate it
Right now I'm thinking;
How long will it take?

(Smiling) But I'll keep on walking
I'll keep on walking with my limp
Ain't I got a whole life ahead?
I will do better today that yesterday
And then tomorrow than today.

This piece,that piece
And this one..that other one too.

p.s- Let me know,at the comment box, which of the lines speak to you the most OR,which is you piece... :)

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Lesson Four: Loyalty

Loyalty is faithfulness or a devotion to a personcountry, group, or cause. 
Its looking into something you are convinced you should be doing and staying true to that cause. This lesson was interesting for me because God kindof took me back to the case of Ruth,Naomi and Opah in the bible.

Ruth happen to be a blessed  woman with two sons. She had all things going good/well for her until a disaster she had not prepared for came upon her household.

First,her husband died,then her sons-these happen to her in another land-her husband moved the whole household to a foreign land. He probably had some new business deal there or life was supposedly going to be more palatable there. Now she was left with no one but her daughters-in-law.What a loss? It was like everyone she has ever loved for a tangible responsible period of her life is gone. Everyone she could possible resonate with was no more. They weren't traveled,they weren't living in some other regions,they were no more-total separation. Wow!
That must have been a huge heartbreak for her. I am sure she must have been so overwhelmed by her loss that she had come to a conclusion that it was the end for her.Thus she says to her daughters-in-law to go find someone else who suits them. She even went to then extent of helping her daughters-in-law project into the future and said,even if she was to give birth that day which was impossible,the child would have to grow-up before they can be productive.
When it comes to conceding defeat,facing your fears and moving on,Naomi was ready to do that.(Who said women are no courageous??..lol). Facing her fears, she told her daughters-in-law to move on with their lives by finding someone other guy who suits them. 
Opah was all for that.Off she went! But this amazing daughter-in-law called Ruth,stayed. She did not just stay,she made a statement-she said-

 ..."Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.-Ruth.1:16.

OMG! isn't this amazing?

Well this statement turned Ruth's life around forever. She would go with Naomi back to their home land and stand by her.Even go to the extent of going to farm land s so she could get something for the both of them to survive.

This taught me a lesson-One very crucial. When God places you somewhere or in a relationship and things go bad,he would have you stay loyal and be a solution(be committed to making things work);if you would yield to him and allow him teach you the way to go. If you noticed here,Ruth said- '..your God shall be my God.' It takes understanding of who you are(in God's sight) to understand that EVEN IF where you are is dysfunctional like in Ruth's case,there's a solution you can profer.
Naomi must have known God so well that Ruth would have to make that statement- ...Your people will be my people and your God my God. So it did not matter if it was a dysfunctional family,she had the heart of a solution bringer.And it was a  commitment to a God who was a solution giver.

Loyalty doesn't just happy-disloyalty does!
Loyalty is a choice you make to be still and know that God is God!!
Loyalty requires you to believe that God loves you too much to leave you alone in the storm,he would come through for you in your faithfulness to the cause he has placed in your hands!!!

p.S- Knowing God was the first lesson in this series,you can follow this link to read it :) - Knowing-Your-God.


Sunday, 7 February 2016

Lesson three:Personal Growth

Its exactly one week since the time I should have put out this piece.I had it hanging there in my dashboard.I had to jump off my bed to put it up right now;realizing how procrastination can can stop you from reaching your goals.How it can cling to you so closely that your dreams sleep off. How that one has to keep fighting to do what you ought to do is what this teaches me!
#Much remorse right now_sad face.
Hope you catch the lesson in this piece :)

Personal Growth.
Hmm,this very part!!! Very few things beat personal growth in life.

This one hit me real big in 2015. For real, very few things beat personal growth.  In fact I believe its the key to any form of greatness(multiple success).
If you are like me whom is the last child,you are probably already used to depending on others or like allowing things just happen and not 'taking charge'. Or maybe its not just a last child thing,its a normal thing that happens to everyone(at least at some point or the other).
But,a time comes when you get to take charge for yourself, now is the time if you are reading this. 'Twale' to you/I dough my cap for those whom have gone ahead in personal growth. The earlier you start, the less purposeless life or any second of yours will be.
Personal growth is hard work.  I would have loved to say its not for lazy people but its REALLY for lazy people coz you've gotta be hardworking boo/bae (smiles).

Proverbs.6:10-11- A little sleep,a little slumber,a little folding of the hands to rest Your poverty will come in like a vagabond and your need like an armed man.

Personal growth is basically deciding for yourself that you are going to be better at one area of the other.
Its literally, getting conscious of your state and facing it I.e-competing with yourself to be better than whoever you used to be;regardless of what anyone does or say.
The height to which you grow personally is the height to which you would stay relevant. Personal growth is like preparing yourself for whatever will come. Simply getting better at what you do.

I spoke about understanding your peculiarity through the knowledge of God here -http://graceadeniyi.blogspot.com/2016/01/knowing-your-god.html .Personal growth propels you to work at BECOMING.

One area or the other regardless of whether you have a reason to showcase it or not.
Here was how I pushed myself- 'I am going to grow for my Father' - I am going to be the best version of me for my (heavenly) Father's sake. That gave me a lot of ginger. My Father been God.
So what do you do? Identify an area that defines you(e.g you are a student or teacher, a drummer or pianist,an engineer or doctor,a pastor or church worker),get better at it. Learn  something new about it.
Pick interest in something new, enlarge your capacity in it.(e.g cooking,making hair,baking,spiritually etc.)

The thing is,nobody knows you are growing until they see that you have grown! Be your greatest fan in the place of growth and you will have the greatest fan base after you are grown!! Make sense??? Haha..
Personal growth is the process of becoming!! Its investing in that person that was birth in God's presence.Its what life is all about after knowing/discovering yourself.

So how do you grow personally?

  • Identify that part of you that needs to get really top notch/ identify your gift.
  • Spend less time on other things and more time polishing that part of you that needs some touch. Call a trainer to train you,get on youtube and learn a new method, observe people,ask questions, read up on how people have done theirs and how you can come up with an original you using their principle;get really conscious and proactive about you! Go beyond the norm and refine yourself.  
  • Be patient with yourself enough- you will definitely fail in the process or get bored most probably because you are the only one in it. But you've got to keep keeping on. Define what you want and keep reminding yourself. Keep your friends posted! The true ones will stand by you. 
  • Always commend yourself for every step you take no matter how little. You could also have an accountability partner.

 The world is waiting to see a greater,better you. You have more days ahead than you do behind you. So,just do it! :) . This is one thought pattern that keeps me going.
Here's where I say bye. Catch up with you at the comment session. Let me know what its been like having to grow yourself :).