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Christian beliefs and the Hillsong Writer. — August 13, 2019

Christian beliefs and the Hillsong Writer.

Marty Sampson, a worship music writer known for his work with Hillsong Worship, revealed he is losing his faith and believes Christianity is “just another religion.”

Reading his story reminds me of the late evangelist; Billy Graham. At a point in his life when he was faced with the issue of un-clarity concerning the word of God as a result of some aspect of the Bible that seem contradictory; his faith and belief in God, he went into the woods, placed his Bible on a fallen tree and he said “Lord, I might not understand many things in your word and your ways but I BELEIVE..!”. Continue reading

The Paradox of Progress 2 — June 12, 2019

The Paradox of Progress 2

…There is a way out! I continuously remind myself.

So what’s the way out? I ask myself.
I have to continue because “I am becoming”.
You see life is not solely a function of what you have, but who you are. In the midst of the whole chaos and perceived lack of progress nor results, who are you becoming? Popular old time American author, Jim Rohn once said that success is not in what you get, success is in what you become.
Jesus said to take heed that “a man’s life consists not in the abundance of what he possesses”
Remember I mentioned earlier in the Part 1 of this piece that “…while we look for the things that are visible as an indicator of our progress, God’s looking at the invisible workings of the inner man.” That’s what one can also refer to as “Character” or “Attitude”, inner strength, self control…etc Continue reading

The Paradox of Progress – 1 — June 2, 2019

The Paradox of Progress – 1

It is the paradox of progress in living and following God, that your life is void of obvious results and yet…

I believe I represent a category of people whose situation is closely related to what I’m experiencing presently.

A situation where one’s journey in life becomes frustrating that one looses the desire to go on. A one characterised by recurring failure; a one where for every 2 steps taken forward, one takes another 4 backward. Continue reading

The “Other Kind” of Life — March 26, 2019

The “Other Kind” of Life

Every worry, every anxiety, every agitation, every desire, meditation and every other mental and emotional trouble I have ever experienced and i still experience is due to one reason, that I don’t want to lead an ordinary life. Or rather, I don’t want to live a mediocre life.

Why the trouble?
I don’t want to waste my life.

An ordinary life I believe is a life lived day by day solely for oneself; work, sleep, wake up, eat, drink and play. And in the ordinary life’s accomplishment – go to school, graduate with a good grade, get a job, make money, get married, raise children and probably retire at good old age or earlier. All these for me is an ordinary life.

Then one ask, how then do we live? What then is the “other” kind of life that is different from the one described? Continue reading

Performance Pressure — February 16, 2019

Performance Pressure

I had a clear thought about this issue recently.

It’s the same issue that has taken me through many wrong paths and not well thought out decisions. It has cost me more than I could afford, and has kept me longer than I desired to stay. It has often put me under unnecessary pressure and also ensured I tarried long there. This same pattern has made me quit too soon when I should have held on a little bit longer. It has made me jump from one thing to another, without following through on any. It has caused me a blur of purpose. Continue reading

The Millennial Plague —

The Millennial Plague

Having been born in the 1980s, I would be classified under the demography of a millennial or a generation Y. Many articles and research topics has been done on this generation; their opportunities, challenges and prospect in organizations, and one of the recurring challenges is the “millennial plague”.

The millennial plague is that of haste, impatience, and lack of persistence. They’re easily distracted; a result of too many appealing options and choices. Continue reading

If you’ll take my hand — June 3, 2018

If you’ll take my hand

You are alone
You are really alone
Even though they often told you “you’re not alone”
But you know you are alone
You try to put on that “I’m fine by myself” face
And your “I don’t care” signals
Trying to convince everyone that you’re doing fine, with your straight face and sometimes shallow smile

But you’re alone Continue reading

Desperate for a change — May 16, 2018
In my journey towards relevance – Part 1 — May 15, 2018

In my journey towards relevance – Part 1

In My Journey of Relevance, I have learned that to lead a life of relevance is to lead a life that’s consistent with one’s belief system, that which encourages, challenge and help others with similar inclinations (sympathetic resonance) to emulate, reproduce and exceed same, a life that makes others want to live indeed, to help others be the best they can be, a form of positive and constructive influence on one’s community. Continue reading

The “God Principles” — May 9, 2018
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