By Ovundah Nyeche
One spirit a lot of Nigerians need to bind most is “the spirit of show off”. It is a close relative to the spirit of pride and hypocrisy, it manifests itself in different ways.
Mr X has a seventy year old mother who has been bedridden for a while, the condition worsened recently, but she was managed at home, she was brought to the hospital when things were already very critical, looking at her very closely you could see obvious signs of neglect.
Rumours have it that it is prestigious to die in the hospital and it will add weight to her burial and portray their family in good light, it would also be noteworthy to include the expensive hospital she died in on the burial poster.
Mr X claimed he had no money during her admission and so refused to do her investigations or even buy her drugs, the family barely visited or stayed around.
However, when she passed away, He cried the loudest. Her obituary poster indicated the name of the hospital where she died and the prestigious morgue her body was kept. It has also been announced in the newspaper, as well as local radio and TV stations. “Spirit of Show off”!!!
Mpa as he is called stays in the village. The roof of his house has been leaking for some time now, He is a retired civil servant and most of his children stay abroad.
Three months ago some of the ceilings in his room gave in, but nothing was done about it.
Mpa died last month and plans are on top gear for his burial. I am told his coffin will be carried by a limousine and his house has finally been renovated, in fact it has been upgraded to an upstairs.
All Mpa needed when he was alive was just to change the roof of his house and feel the presence of his loved ones. “Spirit of Show off”.
Mrs XY just passed on and none of her male children ever visited her when she was in the hospital, even though they were around, they spoke many times with the caregiver on phone and felt their mother had all the time. Now they post great tributes and photographs of their mum on social media, “Spirit of Show off”.
Mr Y almost never had his medication. His doctors contributed money for him whenever he came for his checkup and he always came alone. He died recently and I am told one of his relative is footing the bill for the entire burial, and he is also the Chief mourner.
Mma is eighty years old and has been on admission for close to a month with just only two people coming around to visit her. In fact the ward maid’s extra duty was to personally attend to her, as her family were almost never around. She just passed on and I am told there is a crowd in the hospital and hospital staff can barely enter the ward, as the crowd blocked the entrance to the ward.
The crowd is also weeping and saying great things about her. Where was this crowd for the past one month? “Spirit of Show off“
Are you looking for what to bind, then bind the “Spirit of Show off” and make a difference in people’s lives when they are alive. They will never last in this world forever and before you finish reading, liking, commenting or sharing this post; have you given your life to Jesus Christ? He loves you so much and has made a plan for you not just in this world but in eternity.
Give your life to Jesus Christ today. A life lived without Christ is too risky!!!
Seeking for second opinion is not weakness
By Ovundah Nyeche
Pilate wanted to let Jesus go. So he made an appeal to the crowd again. But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” Pilate spoke to them for the third time. “Why?” he asked. “What wrong has this man done? I have found no reason to have him put to death. So I will just have him whipped and let him go.” But with loud shouts they kept calling for Jesus to be crucified. The people’s shouts won out.
Luke 23:20-23 NIRV
The e-mob, the online offsprings of their ancestors who cancelled Jesus…the template is same…accuse anyone of anything…accuse a man you can’t get of rape and the mob shouts, ‘crucify him’… and willing accusers show up.
Accuse a pastor of rape and killing a girl in his church and the mob shout, bloooooood, blooood we need blood…it is true…that is where he gets his power from…and willing accusers type on social media…many times things not true.
Accuse a business entity of ‘kurukere’…and come all out…cancel them…they are cancelled…accuse a rich man of doing rituals…and the mob shouts burn, destroy, scatter, steal, kill destroy.
Have a heartbreak, get upset, accuse the alleged heartbreaker of ‘Wu Wu not take it’ …flash his or her number online and tell the mob, feed them with blood…shout bloooooood, shout attack and they all go out…with no evidence, no thought, no critical reasoning, no second opinion and they go for blood…and the cycle continues.
Seeking for second opinion is not weakness… patience is not weakness… temperance is not weakness…mercy is not weakness…it seems it is weakness…until you are in front of the mob…a cockroach in the gathering of chickens.
Ponder on these words
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Blue Tongues may spell danger.
By Ovundah Nyeche
The tongue sometimes tells a story…
When you go for a party or an outing and you see people’s tongue blue, it is likely a pointer that drinks are laced with Rohypnol.
Rohypnol is a tranquilizer ( drug used to relieve tension and anxiety) which is 10 times more potent than valium.
It some countries it is used as a sleeping pill.
Rohypnol also is abused as a recreational, or “club” drug, often in conjunction with alcohol to provide a high.
It is used in various forms including; crushing the pills and snorting the powder, sprinkling it on weed and smoking it, dissolving it in a drink or injecting it.
It is called in the streets; roofies, date rape, forget me pill amongst other names.
When drinks are laced with Rohypnol, the person who drinks it may not know as it is odourless and tasteless and because it is a strong sedative and also associated with amnesia the victim will not remember what happened, little wonder it is called forget me pill.
It is one of the commonest cause of surprise pregnancies in young people, especially when the only thing they can remember was that they went to a party or visited someone.
Choose your friends wisely and shine your eyes.
Drugs do not pay.
Stay away from drugs!
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Anger, a ‘D’ short of Danger.
By Ovundah Nyeche
I have seen sweet people turn to incredible hulk with little or no provocation, I have seen people who their anger is like bicycle, ‘e no dey hard to start’…yeah some of them believers too.
I have seen people leave a church program in high spirit, blessed and inspired and boom minutes later fight violently with other people, for almost no reason at all…I have seen people turn red with little or no provocation.
I have seen people have their weddings called off because of misplaced outbursts of anger publicly exposed due to the planning stress. I have seen brethren turn their wives to punching and kicking bags and I have seen wives turn their husbands to punching and scratching bags.
And many time help is closer than many people think.
It is good to pray and fast, make up and make decisions to change, but when it
‘Told in Gath, Proclaimed in the streets of Ashkelon— and the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, and the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph’ that you are an atomic bomb looking for where and on whom to explode, it is vital to seek help quickly.
Fortunately help is available, as you pray and fast, it is not unscriptural to seek medical help…to seek Psychiatric help…to begin cognitive behavioral therapy and medications where necessary.
Mental health issues are not wished away, or watered down by ice cream, a new bag, a gift, a hug or make up sex, alcohol or recreational drugs.
Seek help, before you destroy important pillars in your life.
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