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By Ovundah Nyeche. 

Don’t kill yourself for nothing.

Today I was reminded about this again. Many times we make decisions because we want others to know all is also well with us, and alarm is not killing us.
Many times we live for the likes and comments on social media and our eyes turn red when we see others slaying in territories we dream about.

Many times we worry when we cannot afford the school fees, everyone in our “class” have their children in. We worry, worry, worry.
Today while in church I saw something that suggested we would have communion  in church. However the service ended and there was no mention of communion service any where.

As we shared the grace, my Pastor announced there would be a wedding ceremony in church. My eyes kept revolving, to see if I would catch a glimpse of a dark suit or a white gown, for where, the only dark suits wey I see na people wey dey do protocol for church and the only white gown I saw was a woman whose daughter married about one year ago.

My nose was not even perceiving any jellof rice or egusi soap. There was nothing to suggest my stomach would be busy.

My pastor gave a short exhortation, and called the couple, who joyfully matched to the altar filled with smiles, they had their traditional wedding recently and in the presence of God, without a tux and wedding gown, without cake and jellof rice, with no rented limousine outside, they were joined together in the presence of God.

Three million naira must not fall on you, before you make a move to marry, if you already have a pompom.

What you need to fall on you is wisdom. At the end of today, my church member would have his wife, his home, his groove and his peace of mind.

Don’t kill yourself for nothing.

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    Benedict

    September 24, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    We don’t need to live just to impress people. Congratulations to this couple

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      Ovundah

      September 24, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      Thank you so much for your feedback Sir.

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    Ann

    September 24, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    No body cares if you ate with meat or without. Live within your means.

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      Ovundah

      September 24, 2017 at 11:48 pm

      Thank you so much for your feedback.

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    Kay

    September 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Even the weddings that people spent millions on, after the guests get home the memory of the event begins to fade; it is even worse after the attend the next week’s wedding.
    Just do the wedding within your means, nothing will happen. Thanks for this write up.

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      Ovundah

      September 26, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      Thank you so much Sir for your feedback.

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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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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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