To Be Like Jesus – Conclusion.

We all want to have our own way. All things must work out for our own way. We want everything, wealth, riches, abundant life, the good car, the beautiful wife, fantastic kids, vacation to Dubai, social status, want to be wanted, to be loved, celebrated….wanting to appear important. And I have no problem with all these! They are “noble” wants as they are!
But have you ever paused to ask, “What does God wants?” Continue reading

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To Be Like Jesus

Several times, I have sat and thought long and hard over what to write. I have stories popping into my head and I try as hard as possible to see how I could flesh it up and be able to present it to my audience.
Most times, I just get a mental block and I abandon the idea. A dear friend told me probably I have too much on my mind and it’s not allowing the ideas to flow through. Maybe????

Recently, I had an experience in the office with a dear colleague and friend. I was listening to a song by Crystal Lewis, “I want to be like Jesus” and my Boss who incidentally is my Pastor stepped out of his office into my office. Continue reading

Smile

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

….Nat King Cole

Dear God,

Several times i sit and wonder, about the fragility of human allegiance. How often a times i wonder, God, why did you invent the word friend? Who truly is a friend? Who can you rely on? Who truly has your back covered?

You know God a times, i ask myself, if i feel this way, how do you feel, when we let you down, when we disappoint you and do things worthy of your instant anger and indignation. You are merciful of Lord, you are!

When people you look up to, show you they are not worthy to be looked up to… God what will you do?

When people preach a message, but they don’t live up to the message, what do you do o God?

When people you trust, make boast about how they can harness you, and you know within you, that if they see the unharnessed part of you, their lyrics will change, what will you do Lord?

What will you do, Lord, when you are trying to nurture, but the people you are to work together seems only interested in what profits them, what do you do Lord, what do you do??

When people honestly deceive themselves and choose to see what they choose to see and hear what they choose to hear, what do you do Lord?

Am reminded of Whitney Houston’s song, “I look to you” and all i can do is sing it along and meditate on your words, in Psalm 61:2.

Selah.

You Are Unemployable Because…

Have you ever sat down to ask yourself this question? Ok, lets pause for a moment if you are reading this and you have been hunting for a job for a while now. How unemployable are you?

Am sure you have never given it much serious thought right? That’s one of the reasons why you are not unemployable. Now don’t get me wrong or conclude that am following the norms and newspaper reports. Be it far from it. Follow me on this “short” journey.

We have different people in the job hunting market. University Graduates, Doctorate graduates, different school drop-outs, “Job drop-outs”, “wrong job drop outs” and etc. And the singular question all these people ask is “Why me?”

Now, am not going to bore you with all the statistical details of unemployment and why youths are not employed. The information is on the open market for all and with Election coming up next month, promise galore on the job opportunities to be provided. But we ar yet to see the actionable plans to that effect save from one candidate and it’s yet to be explicitly clear.

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Thankful

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Yes!!! It’s the year 2015 AD!!! Am I not grateful for seeing 2014 to the end and the start of 2015? I am indeed very grateful and thankful to God.

2014 is a year that is full of abundant testimonies for me. And mark me, it ain’t the regular conventional testimonies of the motley type.

Am grateful for increase knowledge of God, his will and purpose on earth and what he expects of me. I have come to realize that, God is not “interested” in what we want to do or what we think he wants us to do or the purpose we want to achieve as long as he is not the objective and the sole purpose of it.(Click here to continue reading)

 

Thankful!

Yes!!! It’s the year 2015 AD!!! Am I not grateful for seeing 2014 to the end and the start of 2015? I am indeed very grateful and thankful to God.

2014 is a year that is full of abundant testimonies for me. And mark me, it ain’t the regular conventional testimonies of the motly type.

Am grateful for increase knowledge of God, his will and purpose on earth and what he expects of me. I have come to realize that, God is not “interested” in what we want to do or what we think he wants us to do or the purpose we want to achieve as long as he is not the objective and the sole purpose of it.

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Long Walk Ahead

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“May your road be rough!” Those were the words of a man i respect so highly, in person of the foremost educationalist, the late Dr. Tai Solarin. Back then in Mayflower School, we use to think the man was nuts for cursing us in such manner. But years have passed, we have grown wiser and come to see the wisdom and deep insight in those words of his and seen the practical reality in our lives…in my life……. Read more at www.samaderibigbe.com