A FAILED CHARM.

A boy once went to a native doctor, popular called a ‘babalawo’, to make him to become rich. He explained the reason why he wants to become rich and one of the reasons is because life has dealt him real good.

The babalawo understood him clearly and swung into action. He mixed a concoction for him to use during his bath as soap and also during his meal; that it would bring money to him thereby making him rich.

The boy was excited that finally his dreams of becoming rich would come true. He collected the charm taking heed of what the babalawo said that would be the penalty for breaking the covenant he made; he would be mad.

Few weeks down the line, nothing was showing fort but he kept on performing the ritual hoping the magic will work out just as he expected. As weeks sluggishly went on to months nothing showed forth and with anger boiling in his blossom he went to confront the babalawo.

When he got there and explained what had happened, the babalawo laughed uncontrollably.

“Ah, agbami oh, baba, all you did was to laugh!!!” He said furiously “I am telling you that what you gave me did not work out as expected and you are here laughing!!! What the…”

“Dare say that word and you would speak no more. Idiot!” the babalawo said “are you okay? You think to become rich is just a day something? Don’t you know that you have to work to show yourself approved ni? Oleburuku oloshi”

He laughed again and continued “You are a mumu man! You don’t have anything doing and you want to become rich. Just like that! Nothing to show forth! Just to sit at home and expect my demons to bring money to you! Will you pay them for the transport fare? Waka there!”

“You would have told me that I should get something doing nà! And which one is transport fare for demons ya?” The boy asked.

“Is that not what you expect? You roam around the neighborhood doing nothing from morning to night” He replied “You don’t even think of what to do to help your life and you think that riches would come like that? You are truly lazy oh, even devil self go work before him go see something chop ahbi you wan claim senior devil ni? Lazy youth! Get out of here before I feed you to those demons you have made angry! Idiot! Onye guuf!”

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THE BOY WHOSE DREAM CAME TRUE.

A boy had a dream and in that dream he saw himself a king over those close to him, including his parents. Out of excitement he told his family about that dream and also relatives. He was so happy of what he saw in his dream; how glorious he would become and how influential he would be.

His family, after they had heard him, criticized him of such saying that it can’t be; that what he was saying was just an illusion of what he had been thinking about. That he over ate the night before and for that cause, he had dreams of such. That he had listened to so many stories about kings and kingdoms, probably from their dad because their dad travelled a lot.

He was down casted and weary. The people he thought to have faith in and in turn have faith in him had made jest of him, mocked him and said he was crazy. Even his close friends deserted him: saying that he’s going crazy and would not want people to see that they are friends with a crazy fellow like him.

However, his joy was not cut off. Though they might not be seeing what he’s seeing and though they might not be listening to what is playing in his background, he never stopped half way. The dreams kept coming and in different dimensions. This made him too sure of what is to happen in the future.

Few weeks later, he went after his brothers who were taking care of their fathers flock. On getting to where they were, they seized him and an opportunity came for them to sell him off instead of killing him. Of which they did for an amount.

Deep down he was thinking ‘Is this the price I have to pay for this dream Lord?’ ‘What have I done wrong, Lord, to deserve this: I’ve been obedient to your word. Is this how I’ll be repaid?’ ‘God, are you somewhere looking at this being done to me?’

Just when he wanted to give up, he heard deep down in his spirit, some place where no man can temper, that ‘He is better than this and that Nothing can separate him from the Love of God: Not even his brothers act, words or mindset towards him. Not even his friends words or acts or mindset towards him can separate him from the Love of God’.

With this assurance he continued even when he was accused of raping his master’s wife. He was imprisoned, beaten and mocked beyond what he thought this could be. But he trusted the process of becoming what God has laid into his heart that he will become.

Days ran into years and then it happened. Everything he saw and was assured by the spirit began to fall into place. He’s a hardworking and smart fellow, so he is sensitive of the seasons and times. He knew when the time has come for him to become what he was destined to be.

Years later a great famine struck the earth and as it has been, God always showed him what’s to come because he was in constant fellowship with Him. He showed him what he needed to know to sustain those he governs over and also those who would come to him for aid.

He became a go-to man when it comes to solutions because he had passed through so many experiences that had trained him and inspired him to live right. Also, God’s Favour and Light was upon him.

Furthermore, his brothers came a certain time to his country unknowing to them that they will be caught up with fate. He recognized and even in pain showed kindness to them. They did not know and so thought to be guilty of nothing.

A day came when he unveiled himself to them and they were honestly guilty of what they had done. But, the boy who is now a man, married and governs a country never counted it as wrong because they played to the tone of God’s plan.

MORAL OF THE STORY.

When you have a dream be ready to go through the process that leads to the Glory of that dream. It will be painful. Rugged. Galloped. Teary. Keep at it you will see the light soon.

A lot of us thinks that someone just emerged a winner but the truth is; a seed takes time to germinate and afterwards grow and then bear fruit. A seed can never and will never turn into a fruit in a single day.

Joseph is a hardworking and a smart man. His ability of working to perfection earned him respects even in prison. Don’t relent because you have a dream: work towards it and don’t be idle. It will come to pass one way or the other.

Hardworking is a child to RESPONSIBILITY. Responsibility is your ability to respond to situations around you.

Always listen to your inner voice. It keeps you sane in an insane world. It reassures and reaffirms the promises of God and would strengthen you each time you are weak. Shut the door against the negative voices about you.

The HOLY SPIRIT still leads people today and I am humbled to be part of them. You too is also part of those who are lead, if you will yield.

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When you are going through tough times, remain your consistent relationship with God. Those tough times were meant to distract you from remaining in the presence of God.

Distractions are every where and your ability to remain consistent will birth results.

Be sensitive. The tough and roughly times are distractions that are meant to keep you away from recognising what’s in store for you in God’s Kingdom.

Will conclude with the words of St Paul to the Philippians in verse fourteen of chapter three; I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Shalom!


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CONTINUE THE GOOD WORK.

This message goes to all who thinks that their effort will never be rewarded. To those who think that what they are doing is in vain. To those thinking that the good they do won’t come back to them.

If you are found in this category or one related to it, this message is for you.

You have not come this far to go back. You are almost there.

This thing am telling you is out of my little experience in life.

No matter what you do, keep your head up high; keep doing the good you are doing. Don’t relent. Just keep doing it.

I know how many times I have received thank you messages from people I had offered help long ago of which I had forgotten.

This help is not only material but non-material too.

Substances of value that have change people mindset and is still changing others.

I remembered a time someone asked me to help him look up for a job. Although, I did not look up the job, I showed him how to look up for the job himself. I gave him key things he should consider and people that he should meet of which he did.

Few months later, he sent me a message that he was grateful for what I did.

When I saw the message I was speechless for a while.

Now, that might not be so big to you, but it meant a lot to me. It’s a sign that I should keep doing what I was doing and also to increase it.

Keep up the good work for a day will come when you will realise how valuable you have been to people around you.

Sometimes it is hard. I know. I’ve been there.

You will want to give up on it but trust me, don’t give up on your capacity of being a value to people.

It must not be material. That’s even the least of all help you can render to someone. There are other substances you can offer to people that can be felt. One of them is an oriented value in line with what that person needs at that time.

Continue the good work. I plead!

You know, the truth is: doing good works is like having a land where you plant different seeds. It will take time to germinate, sprout, shred and develop. But when the time comes for it to bear fruit, you will enjoy the harvest.

What you sow is what you will reap.

Keep sowing good seeds of Love, Happiness, Joy, Strength, Courage, Faith, Hope, and more into peoples’ life. On ‘the’ good day, it will blossom and you will harvest in bounty.

Doing and being good may cost you everything but it won’t cost you the future. That’s the truth you strongly need to hold on. The future is bright for you.

It will amaze you that your goodness will reach up to your generations unborn. David in the book of Psalms says that he has never seen the children of the righteous beg for bread.

Why?

Because their father was merciful and lends out what he has for others to benefit.

Beloved, your grand great children will prosper if you keep up what you are doing. You have to be intentionally driven to do good. Don’t just do good because you want to make heaven. Who does that?

Do good because you know how important it is to you and how important it is to the world.

Do you know that peoples’ destiny depends on your effort as a person?

Well, it does.

I will conclude by saying that you don’t need to be rich to reach out to people neither do you need to be a literate to reach out to the illiterate. One of the things you need is to have a determined and decided heart to do that.

The man who helps just one person at a time had helped one nation at the same time.

Keep it up, please. Don’t relent!

Remain Blessed!

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One step at a time.

Reminiscing of what the Lord has done. Marvelous. Stupendous. Scintillating. and of Course, Precious.

Have you thought of doing things you never imagined. Have you thought of going places you never imagined. Have you thought of taking up things you never imagined.

Yes?

Well, that’s because someone somewhere is looking out for you.

He’s always there to comfort you and always to bring you to the reality that you are as much important, more than, the birds and flowers that bloom.

You are never alone.

Don’t mind the ranting chants of people trying to dispute the fact that God does not exist. Always painting words to suit their mediocrity. Forgetting that the source to which they exist is beyond doubt and science. Even scientists attest to the fact that God Exists. That there is a cause and to this effect someone somewhere is behind it. This can Be GOD.

Continue to build your faith stronger. You will soon be better.

It is never how it’s done in the movies; in seconds, someone’s life has changed?

No! it takes time. it takes process. it takes steps. gradually, a snail that was in the bottom can get to the top.

One Step at a Time.

Trust The Process!