Friday, February 5, 2010

The Unseen Powers.

We have been inundated with various messages coming from various religious groups about a super natural being.Think about it; did we just bump into this world? Could it be that our existence was just an accident?

Well, coming into this world in the first place was beyond our making. Out of several million sperms in the semen that led to your birth, it was only one sperm that fertilized(united with)the ovum. The union grew in leaps and bounds and after 9 months, it was you. It could have been another sperm instead of the one that brought about you. Well, here you are reading this, you absolutely had no hand in the process!

Many great scientists described that there were in (what looked like) a trance when the ideas that brought about their scientific breakthrough came to them.Some others were sleeping and they dreamt about it. To others it just came unexpectedly in the course of their work while others got theirs from daily observations.These men had been putting efforts and were expectant of good results.

There is power in our words, there is power in our thoughts, there is power in liberty and like wise there is power in faith.Then there is a power above every other power. It is that ultimate power that controls every other power.

We have virtues and we have vices. The powers beyond the physical govern them all. However, as we seek to change the world for good-the power that will make us inspire and be role models to many; the power that will enable us to give a helping hand to our fellow mankind; the power that will enable get to pinnacle of our careers; the power that syncs with the good is that which we seek.

We can tap into it. We can get beyond the physical and connect to that power. When we shut ourselves from all around us and seek for the way-considering your pursuit. You will receive answers. That power will add to all the efforts you make and take you to the top of your game.

As for me, I get on my knees and pray to Christ my saviour. He knows my weaknesses. He knows my fears, He knows my capabilities.

Sunset painting by Erendira Figueroa

Monday, February 1, 2010

If You Fall, Rise Up

Little Amarachi staggered and fell down hitting her bum on the ground as she made efforts to run around the play ground like other infants. She was just 10 months old. Her mother was agitated thinking that she would cry. But Amarachi's attention was focused on the balloons that the other kids were playing with. She supported her self and tried to stand up again before Tyrone, 2 came to give her a helping hand. As soon as she stood up, she smiled, then suddenly turned to where we were, obviously attracted by our cheers. She flashed another smile and put her two palms together above her head. She clapped them. In the next instant she ran off to join the other kids. Her padded pants which gave her a bulging backside and her two short legs moved in short paces as if one foot did not touch the ground before the other moved. It was a spectacle to watch her tender legs. Amarachi fell down again. Moments later she was up. Like other kids, she never gave up.

In Glasgow, Paris, Manila, Enugu, Pretoria, Riyadh, Melbourne, Mexico and all over the world, infants display a remarkable resilience. Watch them take their first steps and you will understand that they are not afraid of falling. After they fall, they rise. Yes, they may cry, they may get scared but it never stops them from trying again when opportunity calls.

How beaten and battered are most of us by life's challenges that we run away from taking another try when we fall. There is a lesson for us today. When next you feel like giving up on your dreams after a setback, remember you were once a baby or go look for an infant with tender legs. Watch them try to walk, watch them succeed. Observe them fall and see them never give up on their quest even after they may have cried.

Nature has given us emotions that could make us cry, smile, silent or uptight. The same nature ensured that we all, were once babies-tender and prone to cry, cheerful and ready to smile, resilient and never willing to give up.

As you play your game of life; like a baby, use your emotions for your own good and learn to rise up after you fall.

AFTERS; Yours Sincerely adds a year on 1st of February. I thank God for another birthday. Many thanks for being out there.
Umuntu- A person
Ngumuntu-Is a Person
Ngabantum-Because of other people.
South African Proverb.

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