14th October 2012


Everything should be balanced in your life. If there are some things you need to give up completely, then go ahead and do so! The lack of equilibrium in a system causes it to topple or fall.When you do everything in moderation, you are happier and have a more balanced life.

Have an awesome and moderation practiced week!

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Who is God?


I saw this and couldn’t pass it. It was written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula Vista , CA .

He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to ‘explain God.

EXPLANATION OF GOD:
‘One of God’s main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn’t make grownups, just babies.. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn’t have to take up his valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.’

‘God’s second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bedtime. God doesn’t have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because he hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in his ears, unless he has thought of a way to turn it off.’


‘God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn’t go wasting his time by going over your mom and dad’s head asking for something they said you couldn’t have.’

‘Atheists are people who don’t believe in God. I don’t think there are any in Chula Vista … At least there aren’t any who come to our church.’

‘Jesus is God’s Son. He used to do all the hard work, like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn’t want to learn about God.. They finally got tired of him preaching to them and they crucified him But he was good and kind, like his father, and he told his father that they didn’t know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K.’

‘His dad (God) appreciated everything that he had done and all his hard work on earth so he told him he didn’t have to go out on the road anymore.. He could stay in heaven. So he did. And now he helps his dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones he can take care of himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important.’

‘You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time.’

‘You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there’s anybody you want to make happy, it’s God!

Don’t skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn’t come out at the beach until noon anyway.’

‘If you don’t believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can’t go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He’s around you when you’re scared, in the dark or when you can’t swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids.’

‘But….you shouldn’t just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and he can take me back anytime he pleases.

And…that’s why I believe in God.’

Its so simple yet straight to the point. As young as he is (or was), he knew God for himself. If I asked you who God is, most of you would say ‘He’s my father’, ‘My friend’, ‘God is my healer’, and so many similar things but do you really God?

Who is God to YOU?

… and then …


I was one of the writers in a series @Achi_va (remember him?) started – 7 deadly sins.  Well, I wanna say thanks for all the love on INVIDIA and like I promised I’m back with part II! I just needed a little time so enjoy …

We know now that envy is borne of feelings of inferiority. We may have resolved not to be envious but still people around us envy us. It’s natural when you’re moving up for people to be envious of you in life. The question is ‘Are you attracting more envy than you need to?’ Take Joseph as an example. He had it going well for him. His father loved him to pieces and because of that his older brothers hated him. Don’t you think if Joseph had not been so arrogant about his dreams and toned down his attitude he would have been better off? They were sparks quite alright but he ignited their fire. You may not be in complete control over how people feel toward you but with loving attitudes and actions, you’ll feel a lot better about them.

Saul became David’s enemy because he was jealous of David’s success. The intriguing fact is that he wasn’t jealous because David killed the Philistine but because of the people’s song:

‘Saul has killed thousands,

And David his ten thousands’

1Samuel 18:7

He was so proud of his achievements that he didn’t believe there was room for anyone else. Pride also leads to jealousy because with pride no one is ‘allowed’ to be better than you. It didn’t just stop there and pass but he tried to get rid of David.

9 so from that time Saul kept a jealous eye on David. 10 (…) But Saul had a spear in his hand, 11 and he hurled it at David, intending to pin him to the wall.’

1Samuel 18

That’s where envy comes in. It creates suspicion, fear and perhaps some level of paranoia. Most people believe that at least when one gets to the top you have no reason to envy anyone. WRONG!!!

TURN OFF THE BLAME RHYTHM!!!

Leadership is an opportunity to serve God and others but even leaders want THE top job. Don’t blame it on the position you are. Aaron and Miriam were envious of Moses at some point though they were very important people among the Israelites. They criticised Moses about his Cushite wife but was it because of their love for God or their feelings of jealousy? Be careful of your motives when you do things!!!

GET OUT OF HORIZON COMPARISON!!!

‘Oh, don’t worry; we wouldn’t dare say that we are as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But they are only comparing themselves with each other using themselves as the standard of measurement. How ignorant!’

2Cor 10:12

It’s basically simple. Rachael and Leah for example – they had more in common than a husband; they were sisters! It is common knowledge that Jacob loved Rachael more but due to the fact that she was so focused on what she didn’t have that her sister had, she became desperate and lost sight of that fact. Comparison leads to envy so beware of that. Again be content and adopt an attitude of gratitude!

DON’T DANCE TO THE TUNE OF NEGATIVE INFLUENCE AND OPINION!!!

For a generation that prides itself on being independent, we let the media do a whole lot of deciding for us. They tell us what to wear, what to eat, how to look, how to walk, even down to who the perfect guy/girl is. Pretend like you don’t follow the trend but you do one way or the other. Anyway, because people don’t have ‘WHAT IT TAKES’ according to the media’s standards, they become envious of those who do. Be happy that you are where you are. Jesus said it’s impossible for a rich person to enter heaven so maybe you just don’t have that thing because you would focus so much on it that you just might miss the main thing. When you’ve learnt to keep the main thing the main thing, then it’ll come!

People around you may influence your opinion as well. If you are always around someone who keeps putting you down, you start to believe you are that person they’ve made you to be and then it goes back to inferiority. Again there are characters you pick from your closest friends whether you like it or not and the tendency for y’all to hate on someone (especially girls) ‘just because’ is there.

Don’t get me wrong, looking at someone to motivate you is not being envious. You want to reach a certain level NOT pass a certain person. There’s nothing wrong with that. Again check your motives because the mind is a very powerful force. Your attitude determines your altitude – Envy keeps you down because you are planning someone’s downfall. You cannot pull someone down from the top of a ladder so you have to stay down to pull down.

It is not wrong to be rich or to be intelligent or to be confident about who you are – just don’t rub it in people’s faces and if you are not as …………… as you would like to be, work on yourself; just don’t hate on anyone else in the process.

Another Independence Day …


Nigeria is celebrating her independence and has every right to. She is independent isn’t she? Permit me to digress a little …. What is independence? It is being free from outside control and not subject to another’s authority; in a word it’s self-governing. Is Nigeria governing herself or not? She is therefore independent and has EVERY right to celebrate so HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY DEAR NIGERIA!!!


The issue at hand now is why people don’t believe she should be celebrating. As usual, our dear Goodluck Jonathan has gotten some blame but how exactly has he contributed to the past decades without him in power? Nigerians I’ll be frank with you. Our major problem is the failure to accept responsibility; its always everyone’s fault but yours. You need to stand up and take responsibility for your actions … To move forward, DO NOT DANCE TO THE TUNE OF BLAME! If everyone took care of their own corners in the whole Nigeria, there would be a drastic improvement. True or False?

Next you are NOT Americans or British people and Nigeria isn’t America or Britain either so stop saying ‘In America, they do this so lets do this the exact  way and maybe things would work for Nigeria’. Ever heard the saying that ‘A good leader adapts basic leadership principles to his followership.’? No you haven’t because I just came up with it :-D. That’s very true though, you cannot expect a Mathematics lecturer to give you a 90 page hand-out to go and READ for exam without showing up in class once even though a Management lecturer may just come and explain another 90 page hand-out in his course and everyone gets it. It’s a basic principle of teaching manipulated to fit the course.  I tend to run off a lot right? Sorry, let me go back to the main issue. We need to stop comparing. Comparison just makes you feel inferior and not appreciate what you already have. Nigeria is blessed with no natural disaster except floods which are basically a product of poor drainage systems and bad roads. Count your blessings as a Nigerians but DO NOT DANCE TO THE TUNE OF COMPARISON! There’s nothing wrong with being motivated by the progress in developed countries to do better for Nigeria but when you start belittling our dear country, then watch it!

Another thing is that we rarely keep to our word. Forget promises made to people and consider this:

I pledge to Nigeria my country

To be FAITHFUL, LOYAL and HONEST

To SERVE Nigeria with ALL my strength

To DEFEND HER UNITY and UPHOLD HER HONOUR AND GLORY

I really won’t write much again. Just know that when you say this pledge you are declaring that you want to remain steadfast, showing firm and constant support to Nigeria, free of deceit, truthful and sincere. You have made a decision to perform duties and services with the greatest possible strength you can muster and to protect her wholeness maintaining high respect for her by your actions. That’s a lot to take in yeah? I’ll stop here … Naija go better but no be by mouth. Start a revolution!!!

So help me God.

Happy Independence Day people!