When you begin to see further (2)

This is a sequel to When you begin to see further… and the interesting thing is this was inspired by a very deep conversation with a very good person of mine. Sometimes, we think inspirations or counsels are simply for one person, well, it could sometimes be. I hope this is for you, especially you.you.png

So remember the Joseph guy we were talking about previously? There’s an almost assured need for you to read Genesis 42 again if you have before and read with an open mind this time. Some new piece of information might jump at you. I mean literally jump at you (smiles). The need for this is for you especially to understand the place we’re coming from for this story to make the most sense.

So here is it after you have read both part 1 of this blog and Genesis 42:

Joseph on sale
And that’s someone’s dream looking exactly opposite

Something happened to the guy that was being sold, whose death was deliberated, whose ears were open while his brothers deliberated his death, whose eyes were wide open while he was thrown in the pit and for whom about 40 shekels were exchanged for his life and no real way or present outlook as at then of getting any of his “awesome” dreams come through. His past was fast becoming not the favorite child of his father, but soon to be chief slave , ex-convict and maybe most hated of his brethren. There was no actual reason to hate him, but they just did. Of course, sometimes, you wonder why love is not returned to you. This Joseph guy was the one who brought them food in the wild where they were pasturing, but he still wasn’t good enough. In fact, if you’re looking for the most positive attitude, you probably have found one in Joseph. So see some drift…

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Imagine this were Joseph and now governor, probably it will help you imagine your dream too, even though not clear or direct now

Truthfully, it is also unheard for a prisoner or slave to be the second highest in Egypt, this was the world’s center of civilization and charisma. But when God who gives dreams decide to take your past and make your dreams what it really is, age, past and gender or ethnic placement or even societal dysfunctional hierarchy or class will suddenly mean nothing and that’s all that’s going to matter.

So why do I feel very strongly in my spirit to share this with you? Well, you have a dream just like I do! That dream can even seem almost marred by past mistakes. You may want to ask Abram (or Abraham now) or Jacob (yeah, he’s now known as Israel) or even Apostle Saul, sorry, I mean Paul and how God will do anything to make wise the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. So as I was saying, you do have a dream and the giver and maker of dreams knows best, dreams don’t have to be lost or forgotten. Stay in line and simply trust my dear. God has got your back. Stay in touch… and don’t you dare leave without either sharing this to another “you”, or dropping a comment or even pressing a like button. You know these things kind of have a way of making me- your pen-friend happy too, so let’s be happy together.

Hear from me later…

Your blog-friend,

Wonuola (winks).

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Rethinking your Plans

It can be very tempting to hold on to old plans and think of it as having “great resolve”. However, there are times when you simply are better off shedding off those old no-going-forward plans, restructure them and think of the end in view. What exactly was I trying to achieve in the first place? What value drove me in making the initial plan? How can I improve quickly on the intricate parts and make a better informed pathway to fulfilment? A roof, an antique or a home?PLAN A_B

Here are some few tips I found extremely useful. I hope you do too…

  1. Stop deceiving yourself: I am sure you’re wondering how possible it is to look or steer deeply into your own soul and tell a lie inconsistent with your nature. How is that even sensible? Right? Well, let me tell you an example of a blatant lie you can tell to yourself. “This is just who I am”- Big LIE! When did you become that? How did you become “I AM” that you simply cannot make any improvement? Anyways, start from there and see how that affects your life plans or even small day-to-day executions.
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    LIES we tell ourselves
  2. Give in not give up: This one is a bit tricky. The reason is this; there is a very fine line, in fact, almost none between compromise and giving in. Sometimes, however, to make a clearer difference that would suit the line of our discussion on rethinking your plans, we’ll take it that giving in is looking out to a bigger reward by letting go of “something less” while compromise is essentially letting go something grand in return for instant gratification or less reward. Now that we have sorted the difference, you can easily see why giving up your plans entirely is even way more awkward than giving in certain weak areas of your plan in search for a bigger purpose. An example of giving in would be the classic Kung Fu Panda “running away” to his father to learn how to master his chi during a time of war back “home” to found a way to conquer his most powerful foe. That is giving in for good. Not giving up and imagine he ran away to hide and not do anything. Anyway, I am sure you get the point already.never_give_up_quotes
  3. Steer your plan in the course of destination: There are map-use lessons you might find useful. But that’s not the point here, it is about claiming your right as captain and owner of your own life plan. No one else can help steer it. Simple! You own it! You know the destination! So why entrust your plan to someone else thinking they would love it so much and help you with figuring how to get anywhere close to “Canaan”? Well, it doesn’t work that way. Of course, counsels are very important and in fact, when godly and wise, they simply have helped me thus far and even rethinking and avoiding certain road-blocks I might have encountered if I went headlong without guidance. But the point remains that, regardless of how much intel you may require or backup service you get, you still have to own your plan because you are the CAPTAIN, full-stop!You-are-the-captain
  4. Know WHO is in charge: This last one is a bonus to those who care. It is about knowing who is truly in charge… Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3  May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Psalm 20:4 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:1131128-Henry-Ford-Quote-With-God-in-charge-I-believe-everything-will-work.jpg

See you soon…

Yours faithfully,

Wonuola Olawale.

 

Meet Wonuola Olawale

Its all about human sustainability and energy.
Meet Wonuola Olawale, the brain behind wonu-ideas.

Who she is: She is a social energy entrepreneur. She’s an advocate of gender equity and not equality. An avid supporter of non-stereotypes and a lifestyle of excellence. But had a fail score in mathematics :).

Why she is: She loves God and his people. Plus she blogs to “idea” young minds i.e. inspire.develop.employ.activate.

How she is: She enjoys reading, smiling and meeting people.

What she is: She was the Business Intelligence Director/Initiator, now Board Chairperson of her own company, Sixters Energy. She also worked as a Project Manager for RootHub, a fast growing entrepreneurial hub community while she served as a Research Personnel with the University of Uyo in service to her country Nigeria. She has had several international experiences including working with Chevron, interfacing with Shell, and worked on international energy projects across the globe including Energy Systems Management in Nigeria, CCS- carbon capture and sequestration in the United Kingdom, Systems Analysis and Appraisal in Iran, Flow Assurance in China and Enhanced Oil Recovery projects in the United States.

She is who you want to talk to in developing lasting solutions for you in the field of energy and human sustainability.

You can reach Wonuola on opeoluwa@wonu-ideas.com or fill the form below for expert advice and energy project management.

When you begin to see further…

The Joseph dream usually causes inconvenience even to yourself sometimes. Many say the wise thing should be to keep your dreams to yourself and have a peaceful life. Of course, I used to want to think so until I realised two things.

1. How would they know when it comes to pass or even get to do the exact things that would get you there regardless of the hate and envy?

2. You don’t just have dreams, they have you too. Let me sorta explain this to you in a way I can. Imagine you had a mum, somehow you think you have to have her as a mum, but she (if she’s good mum of course), thinks more importantly of having you as her child. 

That reminds me, Happy Mothers’ Day. May God bless all the great mums who continually sacrifice everything to make our dreams come true. (And if you’re reading this mum, I love you so much and pray that God will continually show you his kindness and love far beyond your thinking :))

So yes, back to our gist, good dreams have you once you have them. They begin to keep you awake. Those are the first symptoms. You might even end up in some funny looking pit with your brothers, your colleagues, your so-called Christian brothers or even partners contemplating your death methods and stripping you off your colourful attire, your pride, your attachments to family, your sense of identity and whatever you thought was valuable to you. But you see? There’s a spirit behind good dreams, that infinite source who gives them. That spirit that has all things working together for good to them that love Him who sent the spirit and are called according to purpose usually through a dream or vision. Ask Paul, he’ll tell you how his vision had him and turned him away from the very people he had steadfastly believed and followed for the most of his life, whom he killed for and suddenly was killed for his one single vision or encounter. That’s of course some interesting angle about visions having a hold on you and then you’ll somehow know for certain where you are going. It will cause you to reject some people no matter how good they seem-the Portiphar’s wife. They are spouses of important personalities, just not yours anyways. They are the powerful and mighty promising you heaven and earth. They are sometimes called “maga” or “sugar mummy or daddy” to some who have forgotten their dreams. They are the devils asking you to bow in return for kingdoms and fame. But you know what? The reply is still the same, “how will I do this and offend the God who gave me a dream?”. “I serve only God and no other god”. “Thou shall worship only the Lord thy God”.

And trust me, it doesn’t pay off instantly. In fact, you just might be heading straight to the prison, or be hungrier for it or running for your dear life or just something not rewarding you instantly for your integrity. It’s okay. Your dream still hasn’t changed. It has you and you have it. It will translate to you understanding and even interpreting relevant dreams, it usually leads to other dreams or visions birthed in others, like John’s revelational knowledge confirmed with heavens opening to confirm Jesus’ sonship or Paul being led to other Christians to whom it has been revealed beforehand the kind of intention God was working out. It may seem like forever or even seventeen years but dreams don’t fade as long you have them and let them have you too.

Of course, not everyone dreams. It’s simple, a river not connected to the source can never be called a river. Neither can a leaf remain nourished except attached to its plant nor the plant except to its roots. What I’m saying is, there’s usually a connection or relationship between the dream source or the dream giver to keep a dream alive and that’s when you know where you are going!

Your friend and leadservant-in-training,

Wonuola

See you next time. I hope you have a dream that has you too ðŸ™‚

References: The Bible, my dream to inspire.develop.employ.acticate young minds, my experiences and relationships with the wonderful people God continues to bring my way.

Really? Gambling disaster…

They say life is a gamble. But whose life? One with divine origin or one rooted in doubt, foolishness and laziness? For a second, take a look at the shared link and see why you can stop saying that and see the impending disaster if not nipped in the bud immediately.

It’s robbing Paulinine and Petertons to pay Wemy literally.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/our-fathers-gambled-away-future-we-gamble-ours-seyi-king​

My life and yours is not a gamble, it’s intentional! My thoughts aloud…

Or what say ye?

Job Opportunities

Dear readers,

Please find this new trend useful. Let’s remember opportunities and ideas change the world.

World Bank Group Recruitment Drive for African Nationals. In it’s thrust to engage highly motivated individuals, the World Bank Group is calling for applications from Sub-Saharan African Nationals who possess a passion for international development and have skills in areas relevant to it operations such Finance, Economics, education, public health, social science, infrastructure, urban planing and natural resources management. For more information on how to apply, please visit http://www.worldbank.org/africa-recruitment Note: Application deadline is August 7, 2016. 

Good luck to all our qualified friends.
Wonuola Olawale