About 2 weeks ago, I got to the library. I picked a spot to read. I had a lot to read and cover and the mere thought of it zapped all of my energy. I was tired in advance. After about 5-10 minutes of agonizing on how much workload I had, I decided it was best to get on with it. I had to start somewhere. And so, I started reading.

Barely 20 minutes after I’d started, a friend of mine (my coursemate) rushed to where I was seated with panic written all over his face. He put the paper in his hands in front of me and he said,

“Guy, have you seen these questions? Them maaaaad”

I looked through the questions and I got really irritated. Oh yes, I can tell you for a fact that the questions were ‘mad’, I was irritated because of the fact that my friend who brought these questions could answer all of it without blinking and yet for whatever reason, he was having a panic attack and he wanted me to have one to.

I think my reaction to his panic was spurned out of that irritation. And so, I said
“So? Wetin ” mad” there? If you jack am, e no dey hard joorh. Abeg carry this your negative vibe commot joorh”
Translation: so? What is “mad” there? If you read well, there’s nothing there. Please take your negative vibe away.

Somehow, in an unexplainable way, (I was surprised at my own reaction, quite honestly) my reaction seemed to give this heaven sent confidencešŸ˜‚.

This little incident reminded me of Wizkid and skepta’s song “bad energy stay far away”

This is life. Challenges will come. A life without challenges is one not lived. What matters is how you handle these challenges. Do you handle them with positivity or negativity?

Look, there’s only little or nothing being negative will fetch you. Well, if you count misery and sorrow as something, then you’d get a lot from being negative.

As hard as things may be or seem, be positive. Tell yourself things will turn out for the best. Believe it and work towards it and they will most likely turn out for the best.
Whether its that doctor’s report, or the tough math question, or the difficult lecturer, don’t go around carrying a long face like the world is on your shoulders. Smile and be positive. Things always turn out better when you do just that……

Tomi.

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Happy New Year!

Hello everyone,
First off, happy new year!!! This is my first write up in 2019! Cheers to that! God takes all the glory of course.
So last night, we had our crossover service in my church. I always look forward to this special service because of all the joy and excitement of singing and dancing into the new year. Well, as with other editions of the service, this year was no different. We ushered in the new year with a lot of joy expressed in our singing and dancing.

After all of that, my pastor led us into praying and declaring good things into the new year which I did with the whole of my heart. The phrase,
“2019 is my year” wasn’t farfetched in the course of the prayer. But then, I remember in 2018, when this same service was held, we also declared that “2018 is our year”.

The thing is, some people that claimed 2018 as their year and are still claiming 2019 as their year too have not experienced any change between the times they declared this.

What I’m trying to drive at is that, so many people prophesy good things into the new year but at the end of the year, its almost like they never prayed for anything good. While I’m all for total reliance and dependence on God, these people fail miserably in doing their part. They do not work the work, they only pray the prayers. Failure to do one’s part leaves the equation hanging hence amounting all of the prayers into nothing.

God is not a magician. He will only bless the work of your hands. If there is no work, then what there for God to bless? In 2019, I’m charging us to set goals and work towards them. Do what needs to be done. Work hard. Let God see your hard work. Don’t just pray and then go to bed without doing your part. God will hold His end of the bargain so long you do what you’re supposed to do.

With this, I am left with no doubt that 2019 will indeed be your year.

Wonderful year ahead people!

Tomi.