BREADTH of MIND – Admit Others Greatness (Part 7)


By: Gift Tarupiwa 

In as much effort as we may all put towards doing anything in this world, this phenomenon remains immovable, that a person can never do anything whatsoever beyond their GOD-given capacity.

This therefore calls for a sincere admission of the greatness in others in any given aspect of life.

Since man is a spirit, who has a soul and lives in a mortal body, it’s of great significance to understand that whatsoever a person does physically is simply a broadcast of what they will have first done spiritually.

Embracing this profound information spares one the vain effort of trying to compete with anyone who may be doing things better than them in any given field.

Many people end up incurring unnecessary jealous and envy due to failing to approach life with a considerable understanding.

A broader breadth of the mind helps one not to waste their time and energy on such vanities of life.

With all the dreams and ambitions that all may have during the period of their existence , not everyone on earth is destined for greatness.

They’re certain individuals who were given the grace to finally become great yet those who don’t have it but are wise can also benefit from their greatness by simply admitting how they are better than them in a way.

Instead of competing with others, you got to start committing yourself to the accomplishment of your life goals according to your GOD-given grace.

Learn to quickly admit how others are far much better than you and do all you can to submit to them as you seek to learn how they do it.

BREADTH of MIND – Perception (Part 8)

 


By: Gift Tarupiwa

We live in a world where not every information one may need to get prior to various instances of life always come packaged in transparent casings…..There are somethings that will require you to use your intellect to perceive them in order to come to their knowledge.

Only working with information directly communicated becomes a limitation to one’s effectiveness and intelligence in their dealings with others.

With the ability to perceive things it is easier to handle diverse personalities and characters in people.

Have you ever come across someone who just understands certain things that affect your life without you even sharing to them???…..This is as a result of them using their perception to learn of things that they may never be told about.

At the point of having good perception skills, one can even be able to wisely deal with adversity.

Everyone else can get to know what others may say about them but only a few individuals can access other people’s thoughts about them.

The perception of information is a default skill that GOD invested in mankind which however only become useful to their lives at the point of understanding and utilising it.

This virtue is also vital in decision making….one can use perceived information to avoid potential problems and regrets.

In this life there are certain things that must be known before they are told and avoided before they happen!!!

Don’t always wait to receive information rather have the skills to perceive what you may never be told!

DUTIES OF SPIRITUAL FATHERS TO CHURCH MEMBERS


By: Dr Charles Awuzie

Everyday, church members are taught their responsibility to their spiritual father.

They have heard it from almost every guest speaker who visited the church. They have heard about how to honor their spiritual father, serve in his vision, give to his vision, defend his name, cover his nakedness and not be like the sons of Noah BUT…

Nobody is teaching about the responsibility of spiritual fathers to their sons, how spiritual fathers should honor their sons/daughters, how spiritual fathers can serve in the vision of their spiritual sons or daughters, how spiritual fathers should give to the vision of their sons/daughters, defending the names of their sons/daughters and cover their nakedness like God covers ours.

You see, this spiritual fatherhood thing in Nigerian Pentecostal circles is One Sided. It’s turning SOME fathers to Slave Masters and the rest of you to slaves.

If this spiritual fatherhood doctrine is not reviewed in the light of the finished work of Christ then the on going reformation will destroy that system. It’s ALMOST looking like a scam.

True fathers should rise up and speak.

Rev Johnwhyte Ede is one father who have pushed me forward in life. When he is not comfortable with my posts, he will come inbox and correct me like a father. He looks out for ways to connect me to opportunities and has never asked me for a seed. I am comfortable to discuss ANYTHING with him. We need fathers like him. Fathers who are humble enough to see their sons as friends.

Truth will distinguish true fathers.

Maranatha!


 

PMB AND THE IMPERATIVE OF FAILURE


By: Andy Akporugo Jr – 

When he is not whining, Colonel Hammed Ali is a man of few words. A couple of days ago, he came with a heavy carriage of words with which he wept out Nigerians disappointment with the performance of the Buhari administration. Thankfully!

Admitting that the PMB government has not kept its promises to Nigerians, his mathematics was good when he said that by reason of that, they had failed Nigerians. And although he didn’t grade the failure, he didn’t need to. Failure is not ‘‘gradeable’’. All failure is 100%. Only passes enjoy the luxury of grading. Yet to make his point more strongly as regards the size of PMB’s failure, the good colonel suggests that it is ‘‘more bigly’’ than GEJ’s [to borrow words from another misfit] and that it would continue until the elections, when he confesses that ‘‘the challenge ahead of 2019 elections was bigger than that of 2015’’.

Perhaps a more fitting venue for parts of that speech would have been a rally in which the stern colonel declared his support for another party or his intention to run for President. But we have no such luck! He was speaking, perhaps blinded by loyalty or by blood, at the unveiling in Abuja of an ‘ultra-modern’ office of the Buhari Support Organisation, the umbrella body of all pro-Buhari support groups that coordinated the President’s 2015 presidential campaigns. It is no longer a suggestion then, that PMB is running for a second term in office, having essentially failed in his first – perhaps in keeping with the anecdotal logic of he who I fondly refer to as ‘‘the Esama of the World’’, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, who famously demanded from the people of Edo State the entitlement of his son to a second term with words to the effect that, ‘‘if pikin fail for school, na repeat e go repeat. So mek Lucky repeat as Governor!’’.

Well, I cannot quarrel with the logic of rewarding failure. After all, isn’t that how state by state, and even at the centre, our democracy has been sustained until date? What I first quarrelled with was the reason the Colonel offered for failure. He had given as reason, a claim that ‘‘PDP controls 50 per cent of our government’’, which like belches from a mouth suffering from the absence of sanitary care, immediately upset my sense of responsibility.

But I was reading with the eyes of a young man. Maturing upon a second read, I heard the other words unspoken by the Colonel, a 62 year old, versed in the language and mannerisms of elders, i.e:

i. that half of the failure lay with the other 50% of ‘‘sabotaging/incompetent’’ non-PDP members of the APC government i.e. PMB and his appointees, and

ii. that the remainder failure was because of the President’s retention or appointment of ‘‘sabotaging/incompetent’’ members of the PDP into his government and its agencies.

I hope PMB hears the words unspoken by his loyal junior as indeed his age, 75 years in two months, recommends. But if he doesn’t easily understand, let me remind him that culturally and militarily, when a younger person wishes to chastise his elder, good breeding recommends that rather than attack the sense of the elder directly, he would, pretending not to know that it is the elder’s errand that is being run, interrogate the sense of those who execute the elder’s instructions.

Whichever half we look at it, the lynchpin remains PMB! He is either in active connivance or indolently complicit in the mis-governance we suffer today. It is time those of us who support him, stopped exonerating him from the mess that has become governance and making excuses that he is held hostage by cabals, as we ‘scapegoat’ his advisers. If there is a cabal, it is he that anoints it – daily, and he must take responsibility for their actions and inactions.

The system of government we practise is named after him and no other. If nothing else directs him to his responsibility, this should. The buck stops squarely on his table and he will not be excused his obligations to provide good and effective governance, if he leaves the buck unattended because he chooses to fill his table with droplets of kunu or prescription medicine or the unattended resume of qualified persons while he makes calls all over the place seeking for appointment, persons who share blood relationship with him or if he spends his time under the table chasing rodents which have become lodgers in his office on account of his inactivity in the first place!

Instructively, the repairs required to stir us into good governance today, can only constitutionally and practically be undertaken by him. Only he can attend to and redress the claims that of 100 appointments he has made so far, over 80 have been of northerners or perhaps he can at the minimum, show us the census figures which he uses that make 80%-20% an expression of equality! Only he can ensure that the nolle prosequi entered by his Attorney General to shield Mr Ahmed Gambo Saleh who was sufficiently indicted such as to be arraigned for theft of over N2 billion, yet unaccounted for, is redressed. Only he can visit the matters over the involvement of his chief of staff in several alleged fraudulent schemes that, amongst others, undermine the claims that his government seriously fights corruption. Only he can bring out from under his pillow, read and act on the recommendations of his own committee on the allegations concerning the loot discovered in the pocket of his SGF or that privileged safe house in Ikoyi. Only he can act on the report on the Maina scandal, which has now joined the SGF report in gathering dust in his room. Damn it! If he is not going to read reports, why does he seek them?

At this point he alone must clear the mess that in fact, only he can clear. Their names will be revealed from the list of culprits presented by the reports which he has sought, and their removal will be one of the requirements for winning the confidence of Nigerians. He must step up to the microphone and try to convince even the least of us, that those who call him messiah do not have his blessings and that he will carry everyone along in his efforts at governance. He must show us his vulnerability, and seek our strength and support himself, instead of hiding behind appointees whose body smell drive all of us away. To be sure, let him, himself come perfumed, please!

And he must act fast, even desperately. Just in case he hasn’t thought about it, it is a demonstration of how bad his own supporters perceive his government, that even when there is no visible opposition anywhere, they do not seem confident enough to seek votes mainly from the physical evidence of good governance even if sparsely littering our landscape, but from the rhetoric, songs, trumpets and cymbals of mobilization expected to be employed by the hired crowds of the Buhari Support Organisation.

Greetings


 

Osinbajo Blasts Christian Leaders; Reacts to ‘Plan’ to Islamise Nigeria


Speech By: Vice President Osinbajo on Friday 27th of Oct. 2017

Osinbajo blasts Christian leaders, reacts to ‘plan’ to Islamise Nigeria

Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has declared that it was impossible for anyone to Islamise Nigeria as claimed by Christian leaders.

Osinbajo, spoke in Lagos on Friday during the Greater Nigeria Pastors Conference convened by Apostle Wale Adefarasin and Rev. Abayomi Kasali.

He explained that the recent uproar over the country’s subscription to Sukuk Bonds was not justified.

Osinbajo said, “Part of the problem is the failure of Christian leadership to take its rightful place. We focus our minds on something we call the Islamic agenda. We look for it everywhere as if we are looking for demons.

“But where is the Christian agenda. Are we not entitled to one? We are too divided as Christians to have an agenda. The key to the unity and progress of Nigeria is in the church.”

According to him, there were no plans to Islamise Nigeria through the Sukuk bond or the country’s membership of the Islamic Development Bank.

He said that apart from Nigeria, many nations of the world including the United States of America and the United Kingdom had also embraced the system as a result of its progressive nature.

He said, “The Sukuk is an Islamic concept, which enables people to have access to credit. It is essentially like a bond. The US, UK, China, South Africa have all used the Sukuk. Once there is money in the market, let us not get sentimental. The most important thing is for us to use those monies well.

“Some people say there are some hidden things in this arrangement and that one day somebody is going to take us over. Where? How will that happen?

“These are straightforward financial systems used all over the world. I don’t think it presents any real problem. It is a very progressive financial system.

“Nigeria became a member of the Islamic Development Bank in 2005 and the first person to sit as director of the bank was Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

“The second person to sit as a director is the current Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, and both of them are Christians. So, when people talk about Islamic agenda, sometimes I am lost.

“The person who brought us into the bank is not a Fulani or Northerner, the person was a Christian, so why are we complaining? Nigeria is the fourth largest shareholder in the Islamic Bank.

“This wasn’t Buhari’s making. We must have facts before saying things. But above all, we must ask ourselves if being a member of the bank profits us or not.

“For me, I have no problem with this. We can use what we get there to develop our society. This is the most important for me.”

MY  COMMENT

Thumbs up for the vice president. Only bigots and ignorant people fan such silly embers of Islamization. I implore them to spare us divisions and hates which their wolf crying will bring upon the nation and study God’s word more to liberate their souls.

#Reverend Edward Koye-ladele

My Take !

Some are bellyache fools  trying to divide Nigeria into Muslism North and Christain South, all because they lost election which they will again loss woefully in 2019.

Some Christain leaders…are so paroniod they  insult the spiritual sensitivity of those who knew Christ.

Bigotry and falsehood will not help us.

Grace