Hello guys! Happy new week. I wrote this article last week Friday, but didn’t post it for weird reasons. I hope you get inspired as you read it. Have a good week:) The pictures with today’s post were taken by the talented Dorothy Tettey.
I promised to write about my birthday and although it is really late, it’s necessary I make good my promise and write about the birthday. Before I do, I need to tell you about the encouraging words I got today.
I am one of the laziest persons I know and I create excuses although I am better now. I would not applaud myself though because I know I still have a very long way to go. Giving excuses is one of the worst things you can do to yourself. I have many things I want to write about. I promised myself I would write them after exams, its being after exams for a while now and those ideas are still lying in my head. Not yet materialized! My excuse this time is my brain needs to relax after all the brain and energy sapping coursework’s and exams. My brain has actually relaxed enough as I can feel it begging me to get back to work, any kind of work that will keep my brain occupied. Not just those stupid Nigerian movies that have been making me feel Nollywood needs me. I am walking now and I am writing away on my phone, not caring who I bump into, not procrastinating because Rolake Omoya made me feel a sense of urgency…
You never know who is looking at you. You never know whose live is being touched just by the seemingly little things you do. I never knew Rolake read my blog until she told me the blog is AMAZING. That seriously made me feel it matters; the blog matters; I matter and I should never let laziness stop making the blog matter. I just want to tell you guys to live your life with the awareness that you are not living it for you alone. Isn’t that why Jesus said let your light so shine that men may see your good work and glorify your father in heaven? He said it because though it’s your life and though you have the autonomy of making choices; it’s not really your life. It’s not really about you. It’s about the lives you are meant to touch, just by being you, just by doing amazing things, just by loving yourself and letting the love transcend beyond you. I took a minute to bless God for Paulo Coelho after I read ‘Manuscript found in Accra’ and I wished with all my heart that someone will take a minute to bless God for my life after reading a book by me or articles by me. I don’t know if that has happened yet, but I’m working towards it and I cannot let laziness stop me.
Work towards that too; towards someone genuinely blessing God that you exist. And darling, everyone has something deposited in them. If you haven’t started using yours yet, start because you matter. Who you are matter. For those that are getting tired and lazy because you are not seeing results, please be like my friend Abiodun Ogunnike who never ever stops trying. Learn doggedness from Bose Fadugba, my very strong hearted friend who never forgets she is in competition with only herself. When you get to that height you never thought you would reach, create a new height and never forget to take God, your source with you.
Now about my birthday…
I am usually too proud to cry in public, but not on Saturday, 6th of June. I cried so much because I did not know how else to express the joy and peace that welled up in my soul. I also did not know how else to thank God for blessing me with amazing people that have made my journey easier because of their friendships and prayers.
As I started becoming older and wiser, I started seeing the need to drop some friends and pick up new life partners. I also started seeing the importance of picking life partners that will make my faith stronger and partners that I know will stand in the place of prayer on my behalf whether I ask them to or not to. I tell you guys, the best types of friends are those that can be really crazy and are madly in love with God that they would make sure your life is in line with God’s picture of who you are.
I felt so much love from my friends. Not only friends in Kent who surprised me in an amazingly unexpected way, but also from friends that I don’t even really keep in touch with. Life is beautiful and surrounding yourself with people that see the beauty in life and God in everything is one of the best gifts that you can ever give yourself. Please, never forget your life is not about you. It’s about the lives that get transformed through your life. I definitely saw that on Saturday from friends that have become family.4