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ALL TALK AND NO SUBSTANCE

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Just minding my business and I heard JOB means Just Over Broke… This would have been a wonderful  acronym if Dangote quoted it, or even O. B Lulu Briggs or probably OCJ Okocha, but the person quoting it does not have a job, and he is still over broke.

Fire your own boss…

Be your own boss…

Don’t work for anybody…

If you work for anybody you are a slave…

And these words litter many motivational seminars and business meetings and they make sense as many listeners are either jobless or are in less than satisfying jobs.

Also they help massage egos, who wants to be 2nd? everyone ones wants to be the boss, wants to be called Sir/ Madam and wants to be served.

And many young people jump into businesses and endeavours only with zeal and their emotions and no knowledge or mentorship in the area of their interests, after all they have been told to sack their bosses and have been shown very wonderful pictures of bosses that have arrived.

Some even go as far as dropping from school, as they are told that Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and many other dropped out of school, so what is different between them and these ones. Meanwhile they forget that Harvard is not the same with a school that does not even have a website or functional email address, takes 5 years to get a transcript and cannot even give you your certificate the day you graduate…Yawns

The reality is that not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur, not everyone has that patience, not everyone can chart a course. In fact most people are better off, helping others achieve their God given vision and assisting others and the beauty of life is knowing which of this you are.

In another news

Mark Zuckerberg finally has a degree from Harvard.

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Running your race

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By Ovundah Nyeche.

And let us run, with patience the race that is set before us…

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In a world with so much pressure…

Pressure to be…

Pressure to become…

Pressure to being…

Pressure to arrive…

Pressure to remain…

Pressure to live the life, being portrayed to be the life…

Pressure to show your toys…

Pressure to be among…

Pressure to show you are among the crème de la crème or to hang around those who are…

It is important to “Selah”…

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It is important to ask yourself questions…

Why am I doing, what I am doing?

Why am I living my life based on the likes, shares, tweets and retweets?

Why am I basing my happiness on things?

Why am I living my life like a competition?

Why do I feel sad, when my friends have coins, but I have an empty pocket?

Why do I feel happier, when I am relatively doing better than people around me?

Why do I live in debt, just to prove an unnecessary point?

Why does my heart skip a beat, when I see people, I feel I am better than, having that perfect life on social media, when I can’t even figure out where I am?

Why do I sense a feeling of defeat, when I see them snap those gorgeous pictures in their car, while I just got splashed with water, as I tried to navigate my way hopping from taxi to taxi?

Why does chill run down my spine, when I see those beautiful pictures of my friends literally having a white Christmas… When I am white from the harmattan torture, and I am tortured just thinking about my expenses?

Why do I feel sad, when I have lived all my life an unmarried virgin, and the lady that did all kinds of runs and several abortions, is a married woman with several children?

😢 😢 😭

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... And let us run with patience, the race that is set before us…

There is a race set before us…are you still running, or you have allowed life to beat you to submission, as you lay on the track and refuse to get up.

The race was set by our maker, God…

Don’t allow life, friends, family or circumstances to set your race for you… Trust me it will be terrible…

Don’t also set races for yourself…

Unlike what many think, life is not a competition, where you compete on who finishes first… And where you pride yourself with the often used phrase “I got it before my friends… I am the man or the woman”…

Ensure the race you are in, is that which was set by the Lord…

Also, life is not a sprint… Or “sharp sharp” …it is not a dash.

The race is a race of patience…

A little here, a little there…

Keep running…

Stay on track…

Stay on your lane…

Make sure you are running in the race set for you and not on another’s race or track…

Don’t live your life… Doing needless competitions…

The Joy of the Lord is your strength…

Be all God created you to be…

And gauge your progress, not by others, but by the race set before you…by what God would want you to do.

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Jesus loves you… Give your life to Him today…

#hearword #OvdSpeaks #hearwordseries

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Fatal Imitation

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By Ovundah Nyeche.

Trends, trendy, trending…

Just go on Twitter or even Facebook, an “influenza” types #BumBum and boom it trends and almost everyone, even those who would not normally shout or tweet about this will just follow…

An “influenza” says “oya” everyone sample this or that and those who would naturally frown at this join in the craze…Many people are moved primarily by what others do…

Many people live to trend, trends.

Little wonder when someone “blows” or “hammers” doing something, it is not strange seeing a lot of people doing likewise.

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Be careful about the kind of groups you join on WhatsApp, Facebook or other social media networking sites…

Be careful about the kind of people you follow online.

Be careful about the kind of sects or philosophies you imbibe online.

Be careful about following people who always shout doom, gloom and disaster and emphasize about the hopelessness of life.

Be careful about drinking from well of those who always shout that life has no meaning and living serves no purpose.

Be careful about following people who pride and relish posting about disaster, violence and vices.

This may look like just talk.

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But not too long ago, there was the fire challenge. Everyone who is sane knows fire burns, everyone who is sane knows fire can wreck havoc and yes it can even cause fatal injuries, but no…

The intent of this challenge I will never understand, but some people followed the trend regardless of the consequences and that was it…

Also there have been outrage over a number of other games and challenges, which took lives, after encouraging people to take their lives..

The power of Imitation…

Mind who you follow and listen to…

Your life is so precious…

So so precious…

That Jesus had to become flesh…

That Jesus had to pay the full price…

Just for you…

Jesus Loves you, you are not alone.

#selah #hearword #OvdSpeaks

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You are not alone…

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Days ago I got a knock on the door of my house, I looked through the peephole, opened the and saw a neighbor panting for air…

“Oga na wetyn na” I inquired… This one you want to break my door?

“Ovd, there is an emergency oh” the breathless neighbor said…

“Which emergency” I asked in response…

Someone had slumped near my neighborhood and he had come to my house so I would help go resuscitate him… Those with unlimited access to ambulances 🚑 may never understand this.

Chai…

I thought they had forgotten I was a doctor…

I went there, to see what was going on… A a crowd had gathered around the man, with everyone suggesting all manner of things…

From the absurd to the ridiculous…

The man who needed my attention was now seating down on the floor, and on careful examination he had an empty Ventolin inhaler by his side…

And a little conversation showed the man had not eaten the day before…

A bucket of water had already been recruited by one of the rescuers and someone in the crowd was about to empty the whole content of the bucket on the bewildered man…

“Shebi” we were told when you pour water on someone who fainted the person would immediately be revived.

I told the overzealous bucket holder to calm down…This was not a comedy skit…

Long story short…

Water was not poured on the innocent man…

Pouring water on someone that fainted out of “hunger”will not address the hunger issue or even the fainting.

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Taking your life will not address the problem.

Taking your life will not erase the problem.

Taking your life will cause more problems than answers.

Taking your life cannot be rationalized by any reason at all.

It is not even your life in the first place.

Why snuff out what you cannot create?

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Truly speaking…

Time changes perspective…

Time changes narratives…

Every situation is subject to change…

Never make a permanent decision out of a temporary problem!

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Speak out if you have any issue or issues…

Open up…

You will discover first hand, that there is nothing happening to you now, that cannot be surmounted, or has not been passed though by someone else.

Seek help…

Talk to someone…

Seek help from professionals..

You are not alone…

When there is life, there is hope…

When there is Jesus, there is hope for today and tomorrow…

Because Jesus lives, you can face tomorrow…

Because He lives all fear is gone…

He holds your future and life is worth living, because Jesus lives…

You are not alone…

Commit everything in His hands…

It won’t end the way you think…

Keep hope alive…

Don’t do it… Live again…

#hearword #OvdSpeaks #hearwordseries

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