There is no secret ingredient to success. Yes! The secret to my secret ingredient is… nothing but the WORD. yes! I didn’t get it at first myself. So welcome to the secret of no secret.
What I communicate is my business. What was communicated to you is your business. What results is our business.
Hi Light in Christ,
It’s a work of fiction but can be easily related to in day-to-day activities. I, Light Wonuola Opeoluwa decided to share this with you from something Light Martha put out.
“You heard he is a cultist. You could not believe it, you said “He is so young. He is just 16 and in SS1”. Now, you have seen him – marijuana parting his lips, a tattooed snake on his arm and in his hand is a bottle of beer. You heard him say that his favorite date is the 7th of July, and you assumed that was his birthday. You stood afar and criticized him, you told your friends that hell awaits him, you shook your head and said to yourself, “He is already doomed”. But you do not know that within the “bad, hard guy” lies a fragile, aching heart wanting to be loved and showed a little care. Now, he only finds solace in his gang because his dad and mom are on the brink of divorce.
She knocked on your door asking to help you do anything for food or money. She looked so unkempt and malnourished. You were torn between pity and disbelief. You know her uncle to be a rich and religious man, an elder in his church, and you can help but wonder why she would be in this sorry state. You concluded that
she has been wayward and disrespectful and this is his way of punishing her for some time. Without asking her any questions, you managed to give her a crumpled ₦100 note, sent her away
and told her not to come back. She leaves, fighting tears, wondering how she would go back to her uncle who had sworn not to take care of her except she warms his bed. That man you saw
yesterday has been going through a hard time. He is a job-hunting father who just lost his only son and has been pondering on how to bury his dead. He bumped into you and before he could
apologize, you have rained insults on him. You saw the tears well up in his eyes but you did not bother to show any empathy. To you, he is just a depressed fellow who should not bother others with his woes. You saw her in a bar, wreaking of alcohol. She kept laughing and muttering to himself “Why? Why?” You walked past her, even though a voice inside of you kept telling you to find out her problem. You shut the voice down and tagged her “A cheap
drunk. A woman for that matter”. But that cheap drunk is a widow who had just been diagnosed with breast cancer, moreover, she just lost her job a month ago. Now, she thinks those bottles of alcohol could wash away her sorrow. And you claim to have the light, you boast in the scriptures because you know only the letters (but you are devoid of revelation). You failed to bring the “bad, hard guy” close and show him the truth and now he has fulfilled the request of his gang by raping his younger sister leaving his whole family distraught and confused. Also, your ₦100 could not help that young girl for she finally yielded to the advances of her “rich and religious” uncle. Now, she has been deflowered, all hormones have been let loose. She have been selling her wares to all and sundry and she got pregnant. At present, her cold body is lying in a mortuary because of a failed D&C just because you refused to bring her close and show her the ideals of life. And you claim you have the light. The depressed man you insulted was seen hanging from a mango tree recently. His suicide note read “I am too weak to carry on”. You could not show him any form sympathy, perhaps, he might have shared his burden with you. Then you would have let him know that in his weakness, God’s strength is manifested. And you claim you have the light. That “cheap drunk” is now on the hospital bed staring into the space in despair, waiting for death to rap on the door. All she needs is a message of hope, a message that would give her life – the God kind of life. You have that message. You are an exquisite perfume, do not bottle up your fragrance, go and spread it where it is needed. You are the light, do not hide your shine….✨
Shared by Martha Akortha. Thank you for the piece dear.
Yours in Christ.
The way we see things… perception
The way things are… reality
The way we think things should be… values
Get it all right, and you are well on your way somewhere
Oh! I mean get to know what exactly it is cos really for you to be holding on to them in the first place, there was something
I don’t know what you are thinking about right now but you might to learn a lesson or two from the “write” link below.
In fact, just read both!
One often meets one’s destiny on the path one takes to avoid it…
There are no accidents even in the face of seeming accidents
Dreams are for a reason
If we don’t try we never know
There’s no level zero, just that there’s now level zero
So why are you upset? Maybe I surpassed in the history of sucking?
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift and that’s why it is called present
A real warrior never quits
There’s just news; not good or bad. Only depends on what you do and believe
I stay because I thought you might hold the answer to me
To make something special, you just have to believe it’s special
You must believe…
There’s no secret ingredient to life or fulfilling destiny, it’s just you!
You really continue fulfilling destiny until you find inner peace…
Excerpts from KungFu Panda’s movie.
This one touched me…
When you wake up, you plan your day
You list out the things you’ve got to do today
But fate has a plan for everyone
Surprises come as the day is going
You twist and you turn but you keep on rolling
There comes a point when your plan is gone
You may think all is lost but you are so wrong
Fate has a plan for everyone
Ah hey, you never know it all
Sometimes you never see it coming
But all is well
We’re always racing to what is next
But when the Higher Power is guiding us to what is best
Fate has a plan for everyone
The best of plans, the best of schemes
Are nothing but the guesses of mortal beings
So the next time you wake up to plan your day
Remember my words and simply say
Fate has a plan for everyone
I hope you enjoy this one though…
Never been more certain about the path to a capable wife. Join in the search. Let us seek her and praise her… her excellency!
Proverbs 31 GNT
The Capable Wife
10 How hard it is to find a capable wife! She is worth far more than jewels!
(there’s need to mine and diligently search for her excellency)
11 Her husband puts his confidence in her, and he will never be poor.
(she is true source of wealth)
12 As long as she lives, she does him good and never harm.
(hmmm… NEVER harm)
13 She keeps herself busy making wool and linen cloth.
(busy at her career? *surprised face now*)
14 She brings home food from out-of-the-way places, as merchant ships do.
(she goes out)
15 She gets up before daylight to prepare food for her family and to tell her servant women what to do.
(early at waking up. *I need to learn this and imbibe this habit* oh! She even has maids too, yet instructs them)
16 She looks at land and buys it, and with money she has earned she plants a vineyard.
(insightful woman with foresight, saves, invests, and keeps growing)
17 She is a hard worker, strong and industrious.
(need I say more?)
18 She knows the value of everything she makes, and works late into the night.
19 She spins her own thread and weaves her own cloth.
20 She is generous to the poor and needy.
21 She doesn’t worry when it snows, because her family has warm clothing.
22 She makes bedspreads and wears clothes of fine purple linen.
23 Her husband is well known, one of the leading citizens.
24 She makes clothes and belts, and sells them to merchants.
25 She is strong and respected and not afraid of the future.
26 She speaks with a gentle wisdom.
27 She is always busy and looks after her family’s needs.
28 Her children show their appreciation, and her husband praises her.
29 He says, “Many women are good wives, but you are the best of them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive and beauty disappears, but a woman who honors the Lord should be praised.
31 Give her credit for all she does. She deserves the respect of everyone.
(Yes! She is… her excellency!)
Dedicated to my mum, Mrs Gbagi, the capable wives and my dear readers.
Wicked technology is hasty and rash; uses envy or boast for promotion; it methods are arrogant and rude. So are its techniques. It insist on its own way; sometimes irritable and resentful; it’s people rejoice at wrongdoing, not with the truth. Everything wicked goes against love that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends but wickedness will end. Its root cursed and doers of wickedness doomed for destruction.
Learnt that if I say I love you, it’s because I will be patient and kind; will not be envious or boastful, will not be arrogant or rude. Will not insist on my own way; will not be irritable or resentful; will not rejoice at wrongdoing, but will rejoice with the truth. That my love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things and that my love never ends. Tell me you love me and mean this because I’m learning to mean this as well through the love of God in me- Blog, Opeoluwa Wonuola Olawale
The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable pre-requisite for success- BBM, Udeme Akpan