JUST LIVE!

JUST LIVE…

When I’m afraid to say or do something that I feel is important to me, and which may benefit me and others, I ask myself “Of What Importance Is It If You Keep It And Take It To The Grave?”

Somebody may not agree with what you have to say, or what you have to offer or do, but we don’t have to look at it at just today. Many People are yet to be born. Maybe they are the ones that would benefit most from some of these efforts. Let’s do it at least for their sake.

Most of the things we are enjoying today were not accepted at their initial stage, yet others have had to overcome so many difficulties, to ensure that we have them today.

So do whatever good you have to do while you still have the chance. How many people in today’s world, would be lucky enough to travel successfully across two centuries? We all have limited time on this earth and every second that passes, is gone forever, yeah, every passing second is like “One Second Older and not One Second Younger.”

Live, Live and Live until Life finally Leaves.

Have a beautiful weekend!

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PUSH!!

I say push!

No matter the pains, push!

Obstacles on the way? Don’t Push! Break, then Push!

When it gets rough, stay tough.

when things are getting bad, stay hard.

Pain is not permanent,
no condition is permanent.

Delay is not permanent,
So keep pushing while you can.

In the end quitters don’t win,
And winners don’t quit!

As long as you still breath,
Anything is still possible.

So make your voice audible,
Sing like there’s no trouble.

And always love GOD. Without Him everything is void.

I say push!

No matter the pains, push!

Obstacles on the way? Don’t Push! Break, then Push!

-Egba Terry Ottase

THE DEMON NAMED CORRUPTION

CORRUPTION…

Corruption is a demon and the cause of so many sufferings and hunger in the world today. Even those who want to fight it end up getting hooked in one way or the other by the tricky-evil claws of this beast called corruption.

The problem with me and perhaps some other persons out there is that; whenever the word ‘corruption’ is mentioned, we begin to look far away from our immediate environment and begin to quickly point at the politicians and other authorities. It’s not wrong though, but it’s fairer if we begin from ourselves and our immediate environment and how we’re managing the little POWER given to us to manage people and other non-human resources at our disposal especially where financing of projects is involve. Where the POWER to appoint people for various post of responsibilities rests on our shoulders. Let’s first examine ourselves. If we are at fault, let’s admit it. That’s the first stage towards repentance from such evil. The next thing is to make up our minds to resist the temptation whenever it comes, for God’s sake.

This will now place us in a better position to criticize any other person constructively.

Corruption has been found to be associated with many political office holders and those in authority because they have been given the higher or highest POWER to control, manage and protect the nation’s resources (both human & non-human resources). POWER indeed intoxicates, but true leaders are never power-drunk because they know that POWER belongs to the PEOPLE and not the other way around. Wise leaders understand that to oppose the PEOPLE when in POWER is like fighting POWER itself and the PEOPLE always have the highest votes and so the PEOPLE always WIN whenever they decide to push aside their differences, sentiments, party affiliations and hold a common ground to agree and vote in the candidate of their choice. To vote the best candidate, the people need ask God for the wisdom and forsight to know which candidate has their best intentions at heart (not just at the mouth)

WHY DOES CORRUPTION AT THE POINT OF DYING, BOUNCES BACK TO ANOTHER FORM??! This directs us to the next question: What Is The Modus Operandi Of Corruption? O. P. Sharma in one of his books outlined some of these causes in paragraphs but I’ll number them for clarity.

Indeed there are numerous ways in which the monster of corruption manages to sneak into the mind of man and induces him to depart from the path of nobility. Below are some notable sources of corruption:

1) BUSINESS & POLITICS: Democracy is indeed the best form of government in this modern times. But huge sums of money are usually needed to fight an election or for campaigns, which hardly any candidate can afford. Naturally, a person with political ambitions & little money turns to a businessman to finance his election battle. Success of the candidate would now pave way for the businessman to amass a vast fortune by cashing in on the influence of this successful candidate. This can also be applicable to political parties that receive donations in several forms. If a politician who owe his electoral success to a business house, says that he will not dole out patronage to it after assuming a key position in government, he is plainly indulging in myth making.

No doubt there are some politicians who win elections without the support of big-business houses, but their number is negligible. Without measures to reduce election expenses & delink business-and-politics, the hope of rooting out corruption is just a wishful thinking.

2) LACK OF INTEGRITY AMONG POLICE OFFICIALS: Edward Sullivan believes that
crime is the result of collusion between a politician & policeman. His following comment is revealing, “actually organized crime could not exist if it were not fostered by corrupt politicians & corrupt police.”

Preaching sermons can never make the police lovers of integrity. Pragmatic steps should be taken. There can be no better solution than the provision of adequate salary & housing facilities, particularly for the staff at lower level. If the evil still persists despite adequate salaries, exemplary punishment should be meted out to erring persons.

3) CHANGE IN VALUES OF LIFE: People have generally become indifferent to spiritualism and austerity. Craze for the enjoyment of fantastic material comforts is in evidence everywhere. When people can’t get it through honest means, they turn to dubious means. Malpractices like hoarding & adulteration produce instant results in swelling their coffers. No doubt while doing this, they have to suppress the voice of their conscience. As a matter of fact, talent and virtue have to pay homage to the deity of affluence. This process must be reversed before we reach the stage of no return.

To protect ourselves from the baneful effects of riches we must bear in mind that talent & virtue are always superior to wealth.

Fight the demon & reveal the angel that you are!

– Egba Terry Ottase

Have a Beautiful Day!!

FAILURES AS BLESSINGS

FAILURE…

“Failure appears unpleasant to us. But in reality, it is a blessing in disguise. Failures develop in us valuable traits of character.

One who has suffered failure himself never mocks at others’ setbacks. He is fully aware that the road to the success is rugged and the man who pursues that road will inevitably get jerks and jolts. Instead of scoffing at others’ failures, he shows sympathy and tenders unbiased advice. Napoleon Hill says, “Failure is Nature’s great crucible in which she burns the dross from the human heart and so purifies the metal of the man that it can stand the test of hard usage.”

– O. P. Sharma

So don’t be too hard on yourself simply because you have failed, be humble, learn and move on. There is no victory without pains. There’s no winner who rode smoothly to victory. So never stay down whenever you fall, Life will always go on whether we follow up or stay back.

Have a Glorious Day Friends!!

LOVE: THE TRUE HUMAN NATURE!

LOVE is the real human nature.

That is why when you don’t forgive, it will hurt you & haunt you everytime you see the person.

That is why, when you are hating someone, you’ll be feeling hurt whenever you see the person.

That is why, when you’re envying, you’ll be hurting inside as well.

That is why when you are planning evil against someone, your mind will be restless and even after you’ve done it, your conscience will continue to speak against you.

But when you love someone… Hehehehe!

My dear!
[laughing again]

When you truly love someone, their thoughts alone will can paint your face with smiles. You feel happy & peaceful when you see them. Their presence makes your whole world beautiful. Their fragrance lingers in your memories & nose even after they are far gone. You would want to see them always and wish to always be with them. With them, you feel your world going so complete! Ah!

LOVE is a very powerful…

LOVE is simply the TRUE human nature, the nature that is likened to the image of God. That is why God Himself is a total expression of LOVE.

We should learn to accept and live our true selves! We are all symbols of LOVE! We are born through LOVE, for LOVE and to LOVE.

Have A Lovely Day!

LIFE IS A GIFT!

LIFE IS A GIFT…

Today before we think of saying an unkind word- think of someone who can’t speak.

Before we complain about the taste of our food- think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before we complain about our husband or wife- think of someone who is praying to God for a companion.

Today, before we complain about life- think of someone who just passed away.

Today before we complain about our children- think of someone who desires children but are barren.

Before we think of pointing a finger at someone or condemning them- remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one Maker.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down- put a smile on your face and thank God you’re alive & still around.

Life is a gift- Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it, & fulfill it!
-Unknown Author

MY THOUGHTS:
Whenever I find myself in difficult situations & unable to see any reason why I should THANK GOD, I look back at those times in the past when I was helpless, weak & unable to save myself and yet I SURVIVED!

My mum used to tell us stories of things that happened in the family before we were born and when we were babies and kids. One of the stories vividly showed how God saved my life from an accident that would have ended my life as a very small baby.

The vehicle had tumbled and tumbled and then stopped tumbling. If it had tumbled one more time, my head would have been smashed into bits because my head was now hanging out of the vehicle’s window. My mum was helpless as she was bleeding profusely from a tongue injury and certainly due to some injuries from the sudden accident. But God saved me that day and also my mum as the nurses were forced to attend to her because of my ceaseless cryings and restlessness, apparently due to the confusion & shock from the tragic incident.

We all share similar experiences in life; we all have stories of how God had blessed and protected us from circumstances beyond our control.

THINK ABOUT THIS:

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There are always reasons to say “THANK YOU LORD!” for his Love, Mercy and Grace are abundant for us everyday.

God bless you!!

LIFE IS A GIFT!

LIFE IS A GIFT…

Today before we think of saying an unkind word- think of someone who can’t speak.

Before we complain about the taste of our food- think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before we complain about our husband or wife- think of someone who is praying to God for a companion.

Today, before we complain about life- think of someone who just passed away.

Today before we complain about our children- think of someone who desires children but are barren.

Before we think of pointing a finger at someone or condemning them- remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one Maker.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down- put a smile on your face and thank God you’re alive & still around.

Life is a gift- Live it, Enjoy it, Celebrate it, & fulfill it!
-Unknown Author

MY THOUGHTS:
Whenever I find myself in difficult situations & unable to see any reason why I should THANK GOD, I look back at those times in the past when I was helpless, weak & unable to save myself and yet I SURVIVED!

My mum used to tell us stories of things that happened in the family before we were born and when we were babies and kids. One of the stories vividly showed how God saved my life from an accident that would have ended my life as a very small baby.

The vehicle had tumbled and tumbled and then stopped tumbling. If it had tumbled one more time, my head would have been smashed into bits because my head was now hanging out of the vehicle’s window. My mum was helpless as she was bleeding profusely from a tongue injury and certainly due to some injuries from the sudden accident. But God saved me that day and also my mum as the nurses were forced to attend to her because of my ceaseless cryings and restlessness, apparently due to the confusion & shock from the tragic incident.

We all share similar experiences in life; we all have stories of how God had blessed and protected us from circumstances beyond our control.

THINK ABOUT THIS:

“No matter the PROBLEMS you are facing, the BLESSINGS of God in your life far outweights the problems.”

Count your blessings and name them one by one. There are always reasons to say “THANK YOU LORD!” for his Love, Mercy and Grace are abundant for us everyday.

God bless you!!