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Just Shut Up and Be Normal

Some months ago when I promised Deitrick Haddon that I was going to use my talent for God by joining the school choir this semester, I sure didn’t know this semester was going to be as tight as this but no problem anyway because, I will be soloing one of his songs during the Christmas…

Stage 7: Compete only with yourself

One of the greatest problems supposedly face, is meeting up to the standards or breaking the records of their competitors. Aspiring to be the best in your field is a golden intent, but what has measuring ourselves based on others progress resulted in? Rival Company CEO’s at cut-throats with each other, musicians spreading defaming rumors…

Drawing the proverbial line…

Oh so cause you’ve become principled and possess a good morals doesn’t give anyone the right or excuse to trample down on your person. As the saying goes the retreating of a lion doesn’t indicate any sign of weakness. Some where between low self-esteem and humility resides a very thin line. Yes pride can be…

If Talents Were Meant to Be Kept in the Dark

If talents were meant to be kept in the dark, they wouldn’t have been given to us in the first place. No one would have felt the delightful urge to dance or the insatiable thirst to sing if our expressions aren’t directly necessary to humanity. So why hide inside the cocoon of self-preservation, timidity or…

The Carpenter’s Mistake

This is a story I read from a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) tract. I really like the analogy used in the story and I am going to reproduce the story here: After many years of working for the same company, an elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his…

Breaking Free

[Image credit:voicetogod.blogspot.com] Have you ever thought of chasing a wild dream? Have you ever really thought of reaching the stars? Have you realized you’re not satisfied with the monotonous pattern of your life? Inside you, that star is wrestling to burst. We may have ignored these thoughts as mere daydreams, and continued in the pattern…

The Power of Recognition

What makes one man different from other men? What distinguishes him? Were all men made alike, with same abilities, temperament and likes? Obviously, the answer to these questions is no. Everyman has a unique ability in him, everyman was made different, no two people are alike completely, even identical twins. It is therefore important for…

Attitude

How do you view your life? Is it a comedy, a romantic drama or a horror picture? Whatevery you see when you look at the mirror is as a result of your attitude in life. Attitude towards things can be understood as our assessment, viewpoint and reactions to circumstances affecting our lives. For instance, you…

He Knows

He knows not only my name, But the latest thought I just had, Which means He is in touch with my movements. He knows, that behind the smiles, There are not only scars but hurts too, And He is concerned about how I feel every moment. He knows how scared and fearful I am when…

Aspire!

It’s too big a dream… Nobody I know has even dreamt of doing it… I’m satisfied with the level I’ve attained… so what! If your excuse for wasting away in your comfort zone falls among the aforementioned clauses, why not go ahead and try that thing no one has had the guts to do before?…