Your Choice.

Good evening my darlings, hope ya’ll had a good day? I’m so excited to share this with you. Enjoy 🙂

I’ll be quoting some lines from ‘letter of Abraham Lincoln to his son’s teacher’ in this post.

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life. What you shall eat, and what you shall drink. Nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food? Or your body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air? They don’t toil but your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”

This goes out to everyone but especially those who are struggling to find a balance in life. Those that are afraid of letting the world see them. Those that are down, discouraged, and unhappy.

Stop struggling, you shouldn’t have to struggle, your father is in heaven, he will grant your heart desires in his time. Because of that alone, you are lucky because he loves you selflessly so he will give you everything you want and even put jara. So relax. Don’t worry. Just calm down and do your part. Take your time, don’t rush. One day at a time. Be a good person. A good friend. A good son/daughter. A good parent. A good lover. A good neighbour. A good teacher. A good boss. A good leader. A good follower, and so on and so forth.

And yes there is still hope for you! Always remember, when there is life, there is hope! Hold on to this and pick yourself up. Believe it is well and do your best, it will be well in the name of Jesus, amen. Maybe you are thinking, there’s no point, I’ve misused every opportunity I have, my life is over, I’m a failure, I’m worthless, I’m a loser, etc. Stop thinking that! Do not be negative I beg you in the name of all that you hold dear. Impossible is nothing. It can be done. You have all it takes. There is greatness within you, now you have to tap it. Don’t stop tapping it. Soar like the eagle. Always do your best and leave the rest for God.

You need to understand something, whatever you achieve on earth is worth nothing if you don’t have love in your life. Make sure you have love in your life, that is the key to happiness. Do not hoard this love and keep it to yourself or in the family so you won’t get hurt. Allow it to shine out of you like a light. Love! Love! Love!! Don’t stop loving. Of course you will get hurt. Don’t family hurt you too? Does it really make sense for you to shut the world out because you got hurt 4,5,6 times? Simply because you are not related to the people that hurt you by blood? How about the wonderful moments you had with them? Those precious unforgettable beautiful moments! Don’t you want to feel that again? Knowing who you are (I’m assuming you are a good person like me^.^) don’t you think there are more people like you in this world? People that will give their all to the ones they love and having them love them right back while scaling through the hurdles of life. People make mistakes. You are not perfect either. I’m not saying you should let everyone into your life. You cannot connect with everyone. You can’t be friends with everyone. If it is not mutual, leave it. Do what is best for you after all is said and done. Only the strong will survive so you have to use your ‘yes’ and ‘no’ when it is needed. Use your tongue and count your teeth. Forgive and keep your distance for your own safety.

‘All men are not Just, all men are not true’.
‘For every enemy, there is a friend’.

There are so many people out there just like you, they want what you want and are willing to give their all too. Just like you they’ve also been hurt and are afraid of risking it again while longing for it. Let that hurt go. Its time to come out. Remember when you get angry, someone somewhere have won. Now if that anger leads to resentment and make you shut people out, that person is winning. How does that make you feel? Don’t give anyone that power. Choose to be happy. Yes, it is your choice. The power is in your hands. So its either you keep wallowing in self-pity or you dust your butt and explore all that is in you. What is the worst thing that could possibly happen? What is the best thing that could happen? There. That’s your choice. Now make that conscious decision and say to yourself, ‘Because Jesus lives, I can face tomorrow’. Trust in God, believe in him. But first, you have to believe in yourself. Because your faith in God will be weak if you don’t have faith in yourself.

‘Teach him to have sublime faith in his creator and faith in himself too; because then, he will always have faith in mankind.’

Give your all to the almighty God and give life your best shot. Come all out. Meet people. Be free. Make friends. Take pictures.

‘Teach him the secret of quiet laughter’.

Fall in love. If you get hurt. Mourn it. Learn your lesson. Pick yourself up and love again. Have fun. Spend time with those you love and make memories. Read widely. Try new things. Plan your life. Travel. See as much of the world as you can. Admire nature and give thanks to God. Love yourself. Spend time with yourself getting to know yourself better (very important). Go out of your way to have a life and live that life. Smile. Laugh. Play. Be silly. Pay attention to your surroundings. Greet your neighbours. Compliment your colleagues. Work hard (no food for a lazy man).

‘Teach him the wonder of books but also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mysteries of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and flowers on a green hillside.’

Do not be afraid to stand out. You don’t have to fit in if it goes against everything you believe in (not everything that you were brainwashed to believe oh). Listen to your instincts and trust them. You don’t have to hop on every trend if it is not your thing. Dare to be different and stand tall.

‘Do not follow the crowd when everyone is getting on a band wagon’.

Be positive. Your happiness depends on you.

In all, make sure that in your old age, you will look back at your life and see that you lived a full life. Not at the expense of anyone. Live your life in such a way that when you look back, you’ll be filled with joy and happiness. The memories will sustain you.

Listen to people. Forget about the messenger if it will help you focus, heed the message. God can use anyone to bless you, whether you approve of the person or not. It is up to you to choose to listen and apply it accordingly. Nobody has all the answers. You have been given the power to choose between right and wrong. You don’t have to agree with everything people say/write (myself included). Pick the ones you know you need on your life’s journey and leave the rest. Just like going for a buffet, you can’t possibly eat everything. Or soaking garri, you have to change the water at least once, depending on how hungry you are. Or cooking beans, you have to separate the beans from the chaff before boiling it. So as the educated and civilised person that you are, pick, pick, and pick. It is up to you now.

‘Listen to all men, also filter all you hear/read on a screen of truth and take only the good that comes through.’

Remember, fake is a sign that there is original. No one can carry the cross without the crown, the crown sustains the cross. Leave your comfort zone. Don’t forget what he said in his word, I will bless everyone that blesses you, and I will curse everyone that curses you. God’s time is different from ours. There is no unanswered prayer. God is our father, he answers every prayer, it might take time but he will surely answer.

‘I will supply your needs according to my riches in glory’.

‘The thoughts I have of you are of good, not evil to bring you to an expected end.

Just remain faithful and do your part.
Don’t stop doing the right thing.

Be happy my darlings while we all try to make the world a better place.

N/B (If you want to talk more about any of the things I mentioned above, you can write me here Expecting your email. Have a great day 🙂