Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Nuggets for Living!

There is this story a friend once sent to me via email which I have also read on a blog, freelancez.blogspot, and would like to reproduce here with an analysis of the morals it teaches. Please don't assume to have read this story before or known the morals it teaches. Though the morals on both the email and post i have read speak of risk and credit management as per financial matters, I want to add another dimension to it which I believe will bless and inspire you.
When I first read this story, what I want to share here was what came to my mind and IMO, should be the real moral of the story.
Here goes the story:

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you $800.00 to drop that towel." After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800.00 and leaves.
The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, "Who was that?"
"It was Bob the next door neighbor," she replies.
"Great!" the husband says, "did he say anything about the $800.00 he owes me?"

Nuggets from the story:
1) The price of Ignorance: Ignorance can make you pay dearly for what belongs to you. If only she knew that the $800.00 was thier's, you can imagine what her response to Mr. Bob would have been- Would have been very embarrasing indeed to him. The devil knows what God has promised His children but sad enough, most of God's children don't and that's why they fall for the devil's tricks and do all sort of things to get what belongs to them. No wonder Jesus wept over Jerusalem becuase they do not know the things that pertain to thier peace.

2) The lack of Intergrity (or the compromise of it): The devil's ploy is to steal (or buy) your integrity and he often achieves this using that which he knows you desire or which is in line with your dreams. he tried it on Jesus when he asked Him to bow down to him that he would give Him the whole kingdom of the world. Hope you know this was what Jesus had come to accomplish, to establish God's kingdom here on earth. If Jesus had bowed down to him, He would have lost the boldness to confront the devil when the chips were down during His ministry esp. the later part of it. Remember, He declared that "the prince of this world (the devil) cometh and has nothing in me". Many of us can not bodly defend what we have because of the path we toed in acquiring them.
The devil also tried it on Joseph at Potipher's house when he offered him the ''opportunity'' to sleep with his masters wife which would have been a short cut to a life of abundance. It takes a man of steel integrity to say no to such offers.
I repeat, the devil knows what God has promised his children and would try to act ahead of time to offer them a short cut to it and in the process steal thier integrity (and boldness).

Whats that that the devil has been dangling at you- a job, a husband, a certificate, a promotion, a contract etc-at the expense of your integrity? Many have exchange thier's and have lost thier boldness both before God and man and some others their destinies as well. Do you think that lady would have the boldness to face Bob?

Integrity compromised, is integrity lost. It can not be regained, it has to be rebuilt. You can regain a lost item but not a lost integrity.
A lost integrity is like a broken bottle and like the late Zik would say, "a broken bottle has no mmekotalism"

Protect yours if you have it.

I know there are other morals from this story, please feel free to xpress yours as well on the comments section.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Welcome to my world!

Welcome to my world, a passion for change through xpression...
Believe it or not, everybody needs change, one kind of change or the other. Some a spiritual change, others a financial change, while for some others it is a marital change, an academic change etc. The list could go on and on.

As inexhaustive as the subject change is which i do not intend to delve into here, let me say a few things to provoke your thoughts. Life itself is all about change. Infact all our daily toilings are nothing but a subtil statement of our subconscious desire for change no matter the conscious reasons we attach to such toilings. Whether you decide to attend a seminar, to attend a religious meeting, to further your education, to seek a job etc, the ultimate aim is CHANGE.
Do you know that each time you set a goal, you have invariably expressed a desire for a change along that line?

All of us desire one kind of change or the other but not all of us experience the change because
we fail to express this desire mainly due to fears. FYI, the fear of change is the beginning of stagnation (Prince). And like they say, if you do what u have always done, u will remain whom u have always been.
I challenge u to xpress ur desires whether by words or actions as the case may be. Jesus in Mark 11:24, advised us to xpress our desires in prayers and as christians, this should be our first line of expression.

Take it or leave it, you are where you are because you have refused to express your desire for change. No doubt you have desires for certain changes in your life but until you xpress them nothing is achieved. The daughters of Zelophehad, in Numbers 27:1-9 would have lost thier inheritance if they had only a desire for it without the courage to xpress it even in the most unusual manner. It was when they expressed this desire that divinity stepped into thier matter and decided in thier favour. We all know the account.
Desire without expression leads to frustration (Prince) This blog as a matter of fact is a statement of my desire for a change and that is why i entitled it "A passion for change through expression..." I decided to express this desire to avert a looming frustration...lol
I welcome you once again to my world where i will be expressing myself like i don't care even though i do. So don't take that phrase "like i don't care" to the extreme cos i really care...lol
Because i care, i will do my best to ensure that this blog lifts your spirit and impacts your life positively.

Welcome! I say, to my world. Would you join me?

Luv U all!

Footnote: Its about 3am and as i paused to go through the manuscript of this my first post, OMG! what joy that flooded my soul. Is this what it feels like, blogging? or is it just a beginner's excitement that would fade with time?