It doesn’t Matter

In life there are people who walk and some who run but the interesting thing is that the horse and the tortoise had the same amount of time to get into Noah’s ark. 

I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time. Ecclesiastes 9:11 NLT

As we travel through life, there will be challenges here and there but be rest assured you’d get to your destination if you allow God to lead and be your anchor. No wonder Moses said;

If you don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place. Exodus‬ ‭33:15‬ ‭NLT‬‬. This simply means all we need is divine presence, and divine presence makes all the difference. If God be for us who can be against us? Romans 8:31b KJV

Did you know that?

  • Jacob saw in Joseph a fine and a most loved son.
  • His brothers saw in Joseph a proud fellow.
  • The Ishmaelites saw in Joseph a good commodity.
  • Portipher saw in Joseph a fine servant
  • Portipher’s wife saw in Joseph a potential boyfriend.
  • The prison guards saw in Joseph a prisoner.

But the truth is that everyone of them was wrong because God saw in Joseph a potential prime minister of Egypt. 

Never be discouraged by what you are going through or what people think about you, but rather be encouraged by who God says you are because that’s what really matters. 

Something to ponder on:

  • If age did matter, God wouldn’t have called Abraham.
  • If experience did matter, God wouldn’t have chosen David.
  • If past did matter, God wouldn’t have called Paul.
  • If fluency in speech did matter, God wouldn’t have chosen Moses.
  • If gender did matter, God wouldn’t have lifted Esther and if appearance was a criterion He wouldn’t have called Zacchaeus either.

So be encouraged, be diligent in your walk with God and in that you do knowing that God’s thoughts and plans for you are for peace and well-being and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11


Many thanks for stopping by, until next time

Enjoy the beautiful Sunday, stay safe and have a splendiferous week ahead.

Shalom!

Danny

He’s Intentional

Perhaps you are going through storms, trials, challenges and setbacks and you are lamenting and wondering why all these things are happening to you.

I’m here to tell you that what you are going through is not happening to you, but happening for you because God makes everything to work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose for them. [Romans 8:28]

So be encouraged knowing that God makes no mistakes, He’s faithful and intentional.


Many thanks for stopping by, until next time..

Have a great weekend, take care and stay focused.

Danny

It’s quite simple

If you want to be courageous, face your fear.

If you want to be trusted, be truthful.

If you want to be successful, don’t be afraid of failure.

If you want a drama free life, don’t create drama or spend time with those who do.

If you want to accomplish something worthwhile, just do worthwhile things.


Many thanks for stopping by, until next time….

Have a great day, take care and stay safe!

Danny

The Optimist

There is a story of identical twins. One was a hope-filled optimist. “Everything is coming up roses!” he would say. The other twin was a sad and hopeless pessimist. He thought that Murphy, as in Murphy’s Law, was an optimist. The worried parents of the boys brought them to the local psychologist.

The parents followed these instructions and carefully observed the results. When they peeked in on the pessimist, they heard him audibly complaining,

I don’t like the color of this computer… I’ll bet this calculator will break… I don’t like the game… I know someone who’s got a bigger toy car than this.

Tiptoeing across the corridor, the parents peeked in and saw their little optimist gleefully throwing the manure up in the air. He was giggling.

You can’t fool me! Where there’s this much manure, there’s gotta be a pony!

Moral of the story: Always expect something good to happen!


Many thanks for stopping by, till I come your way again..

Danny

Guest Post: The World-Wide Holiday

The global sabbatical didn’t change you and won’t change you, whatever you are or will become is and will be by your own doing.

Solemnly as I write, I try to daydream about my friends who traveled home (for safety, to reduce expenses and for comfortability so they say) because of the pandemic (corona virus, in Cardi B’s voice) how they’re coping with the situation at home as their aims were not met.

Some spent more, some are bored than they could ever be and they even wished they didn’t travel to their homes, even if their parents are happy at the other end. I tried to picture the extroverts amongst them, “stay at home” must have dealt with them and thereby making them feel tamed.

The introverts amongst them are getting chubby and excited that their extrovert siblings are home with them, hence they’re more happier than they have ever been, (possibly).

The ambiverts are not bothered, but are thinking of what to do with the world-wide holiday and how to make it seem wonderful and productive for them!

Husbands and wives are tired of the routine they’ve never paid attention to since they got married, the husbands have started to notice some odd attitudes in their kids which they weren’t available to notice since they are most of the time busy with work, they’re more helpless because they’re not friends with their partners nor did they court to notice about 80% of their wives attributes, now they’re exposed to 150% of their wives flaws they’re fed up with (😂)

Wives who are sometimes troublesome, lacking good vibes, short of ideas, bent by the society that they’re to do house shores and babysitting are somehow excited that now the duty is shared, the balancing of the home/family duty and wife’s duty to her husband is now obvious to some husbands who sees it as nothing.

For homes, where the father is out all day and the kids are the ones in charge of TV, the kids are now probably glued to watching adult channels like News, Sport, and so on thereby making them sad and troublesome between themselves, and also affecting the parents who are sometimes provoked to spank them or leave the TV for them so the house could be at peace, now it is a Joint Effort (😜)

For those who ran to their boyfriends house for isolation, I’m sure they’re having impromptu courting with their spouse to see who they intend to marry in the near future. Is he/she boring & wired to one type of routine?

Is he/she the nagging type? Is he/she compatible to be solemnly engaged with( till death do you path) for marriage?

Is he/she a soulmate that can always connect with you not only emotionally, bodily/physically, likes & dislikes, aims & goals, plans & ambition, But also “In your deepest fear” to encourage you? Is he/she the type that wants to change your diet to suit theirs(😁) now that you’re unofficially courting, decide what you want for yourself, your future and your kids.

To myself, a lot of online business are available and guess what, I need to make money, but I’m not interested. A lot of online courses are onboard to gain ideas/knowledge, I’m still not interested.

A lot of friends whom may have been disconnected some time ago are trying to get connected, I’m not interested still(it’s a Hi, how are you?

Good wishes from my heart & prayers we will all make it and meet at the top in good health, and of course Okay, bye thing).

Don’t be surprised about my rigidity and not being interested in those things, Yes it’s time to make amends to broken friendships/relationships, it’s time to develop a skill and get new knowledge, it’s time to make money through the internet and the list goes on, but here’s my question to you!

Are you doing those listed things because you have no option on how to make the boredom useful? Are you doing it just to encourage your lazy ass that you could be productive? Are you doing it just so when you’re asked what you did with the holiday, you could say something?

Are you making money so that you could ball/spend more than you spent before the pandemic? Are you learning a skill just so you could show off that you’ve improved on yourself to your peers? Are you trying to gain knowledge or learn new words just so you could bombard your friends who have bullied you?

Guess what….?

You’re trying to temporarily mask your lazy ass/self! Yes, and i know some of you’d disagree with my point because you’ve made up your mind (clap for yourself).

Let me tell you something, majority of us will go back to the way we were before the holiday/lockdown and even worst(for the most lazy ones) because we are or have wired ourselves that way before we were restricted/tamed by the pandemic to isolation, and thereafter would act like a street dog that was caged for a while and peradventure break free from the cage for freedom.

The world-wide sabbatical, house arrest or whatever you’d call it, did it change you? would it change you? you changed or would change yourself.


Many thanks for dropping by, until next…

Peace!!

Writen by UDUBRAI Faith

Social distancing does not mean Spiritual distancing

Even though we are in the season of social distancing as a result of covid-19, we must not let it divert our attention from the only thing that matters or affect our relationship with God, rather it should draw us closer to Him.

He lives forever

As we celebrate Easter, know that the risen King has fully paid the price for us;

He was forsaken that we might always experience God’s presence.

He was made sin that we might be made His righteousness.

He was punished that we might be forgiven.

He was rejected that we might be accepted.

He was wounded that we might be healed.

He became poor that we might be rich.

He died and rose that we might live.

How can one access these divine blessings?

  • Accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, and receive Him into your life (John 1:12)

  • Believe unto righteousness with your heart (Romans 10:10a)

  • Confess with your mouth. With the mouth, confession is made unto
    salvation (Romans 10:10b)

Happy Easter! The Lord make His face shine upon you with favor, and be gracious to you surrounding you with lovingkindness today and always.


Many thanks for dropping by, until next timeBe Still! GOD IS IN CONTROL.

Danny

Don’t Rush

Have you ever seen a flower grow? Take a step back…

Part of what makes a flower grow out looking so beautiful is how long it took to grow and the gradual process it went through.

Rush no one and most importantly, let no one rush you. Everyone has their way of emerging victorious.

Everybody mustn’t be like you or do what you did to succeed, everyone has their uniqueness.

Understand this and we’d all be happy at the end of the day.

Everything on earth has its own time and its own season.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 CEV


Many thanks for dropping by, until next time… remember to wash your hands regularly with soap and running water.

Shalom!

Danny

COVID-19

If someone had told me in December 2019 that the world will be put on its knees by an ultramicroscopic infection i would have laughed and not taken it serious.

But here we are as coronavirus has gained global traction and as a result World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a pandemic and this of course has affected the world in an unprecedented manner.

Personally i think two factors are responsible for the wide spread of this virus;

  • Government mishandling of Information

When it was first discovered in China, the Chinese government tried to suppress and cover it up and when they could no longer hide it, that was when it became known to the public and even at that time most countries took it lightly saying it was just a flu especially by the superpowers.

  • Misguided notion
One would have expected the so called world powers to have taken decisive and proactive steps in combating the virus the moment it first came to public notice instead they were playing blame game and World Health Organization was busy wondering why there was little or no cases in Africa but waited until it got out of hands before declaring it a pandemic.

South korea was the most infected country outside of China but as at now Italy has taken that position to the extent that Italy and some other countries are on lockdown.

South Korea have been able to contain and reduce the spread of the virus due to proper handling and responsive measures put in place by the Korean government and as a result some patients have recovered from it.

But the case is different in Europe according to reports Hospitals in Italy have been overwhelmed

ROME – As in any war, we have to choose who to treat and who not.

That was a headline on March 9 in Il Corriere della Sera, a leading newspaper in Italy, that informed us that hospitals in Italy’s north, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, were being stretched thin and the health care system was on the brink of collapse.

Economic activities have been slowed down or grounded all over the world as a result of the virus. Some notable world leaders and celebrities have tested positive to the virus.

Countries have placed travel restrictions on each other, Schools, Churches closed, events canceled and all sport related activities in Europe have also been suspended due to the spread of the virus.

Some organizations have asked their employees to work from home while Universities in korea resumes the spring semester tomorrow with online classes and students who traveled during Christmas holiday and are yet to book their flight back to school have also been advised to take this semester off.

World Health Organization said that they are doing everything possible to solve the problem but in the meantime there are several measures we can take to protect ourselves from COVID-19.

One of the most important ones is regular and safe hand hygiene.

Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow if you cough or sneeze.

Stay home if you are sick.

Avoid unnecessary travel and large social gatherings.

Comply with the advice of your local/national health authority.

My thoughts are with everyone affected and thanks to every health worker around the world and i pray God will grant scientists and researchers divine wisdom in coming up with a cure.


Until next time, don’t give up the fight.. #StaySafe and God bless.

Danny