Gratitude

When what we want makes us cry

What we need passes us by

There is a choice;

To  be bitter or thankful

To be covet or grateful

To be appreciative or spiteful.

 

When we stand on neutral, lukewarm grounds

Hope vanishes like a brilliant  gloss on a winter evening

Our reaction shows what is deserving

Why not forget the vanity and focus on vitality?

Tis our father who steers us from depravity

Tis his wisdom that bears the fruit of greatness.

 

Okay. It sucks, a lot.

No one can grasp what’s going on

Time has left you misplaced

Regret comes-a-knocking at your door

All you do is look at the flaws in your morality

When you could be on your knees being praiseful.

 

It takes one. Three. Five minutes

A moment of solemn awareness in your center

To acknowledge your mortality and fragile nature

A silence that stumbles the biggest giant

one that humbles the greatest emperors

As you relinquish  your power.

 

 

Do not fight resistant, embrace it

A lot can happen in one. Three. Five minutes

In  one, God can turn your crimson soul to white

In three he can reverse  the destruction of a lifetime

He can rain copious bounty upon your family in five

Be grateful that everything is in his control, if you come to him.

 

 

 

The Triad of success

It’s funny.

While growing up, we questioned everything about ourselves, and when we are successful in school or life generally, we attributed it to luck, butas I  evolve, I’m realising that life has got nothing to do with luck and everything to do with peace, wisdom and gratitude.

Wisdom because its’s essential to know what’s good for us and what could potentially  kill one. In this, there are:  i) Human Wisdom ii) Godly wisdom

Everything man ever invented is associated with the logic of Human wisdom.

God’s wisdom is illogical, but limitless. It cannot be confined to books, or study materials or hypothesis.  It exists without hours of studying and to those who selflessly ask God for it. His wisdom cannot be questioned.

There are layers to God’s wisdom that overlaps with peace, because knowing when to act is crucial for success (Ecclesiastic 3: 1-8) . If the timing of a purpose is flawed then there is certainly no peace and everyone strives to be in that space where they can live a peaceful life, ergo a purposeful one.

Gratitude from my experience has a lot to do with an individual’s character. One must be diligent and  humble enough to understand that there is more to life outside of their control.

Before Saul was arrested by Jesus he was a successful man. That goes to show that many powerful forces are working in the world. In fact, depending on society’s definition of success, we might say he was less successful as Paul

A lot of unbelievers  will be tremendously successful. And if believers compare theirselves to them, it may be distraugting, but in that we must remember this triad which sets us apart. The Bible says that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, therefore you already made the steps to acquire Godly wisdom

It is essential therefore for us to continue in that road that exults his name. Our success will mean that we are neither lacking spiritually or physically and therefore we are completely at peace within us and with the world.

 

The Girl Behind Alexander

Life is a journey and twenty-four years today, I started mine.

Coincidentally, Memoirs of Alexander began one year ago, today. What are the odds, right?

  Lol. I stun, I’m a stunner. But seriously, being twenty-three came with such unexpected growth and awareness, both personally and in social settings.

I was and perhaps am still the woman who wants things done her way, and being twenty-three taught me that it’s okay to not be perfect. It’s okay to show my vulnerability and it’s okay to let others pick me up.  Honestly, this one was a hard pill to swallow and it is gonna be a looooooong journey, which is why I am happy I began now.

 

Another thing about Idara-abasi which you may not have sensed is,  on a scale of one to ten, my confidence is perhaps a 3.5.  In my previous age, I discovered, with the aid of Memoirs of Alexander, that this possibly stemmed from being sexually assaulted at a young age, (I was a sweet, quiet kid, y’kno, exactly what the pedophiles like), and my inability to process and communicate it.  You can find the blog post here. Luckily, I found a medium to voice that, and now, I’m blossoming into the woman I was always meant to be.

I let my uniqueness, creativity, and wits speak for itself

 

I believe in a strong mind, and to achieve that I need a strong body.  Together, they’re okay— but not great, because there is an even bigger part of this equation that I struggled with my entire life.

Faith in the Lord Jesus. Phillippians 4:13. Restoring my faith is perhaps my biggest achievement being twenty-three.

There are constantly two forces fighting in each of us, the Holy Spirit and the spirit of the world. Galatians 5:17. I was always aware of that internal turmoil and like Jonah, I fled from God. I wasn’t ready, I didn’t want to be.

I am neither astral nor churchy, In fact, I am mostly a skeptical and pragmatic person, but I am slowly seeing the light and perhaps if I let it lead me instead of being such a dang control freak. Perhaps, I will be ready.

So here I am a blogger,  an epistemophile and soon to be MD, most of who I am today was not my plan, which again reminds me that God’s plan and time are not the same as mine.

I am grateful to the ever faithful, God. I am grateful to my family and friends who stuck around through my know it all and isolation-depressive phase.

I am grateful for the chance to connect with bloggers, readers, & supporters. You guys will continue to be a blessing to me.

So there you have it. A very long piece about myself, lol. If you made it this far, thanks for your audience. I would like to interact with you more, let me know what you think about this post.

Till next time,  remember, we are loved.