We are all inspired by something/someone.
Are we aware of this or are we unconsciously living the “effects”?
Who inspires you?
What inspires you?
As a christian youth, i have often struggled with the idea behind understanding one’s purpose. More often than not, i’ve been perplexed with ‘why’ and ‘how’ to accomplish this purpose, even when i seemingly knew what it was.
It can really be frustrating when we do not understand why we exist, or for what purpose we live. It is therefore said that, ‘to know the purpose of something… always ask the manufacturer’, but this has become a cliché. This is because we always talked about it to the hearing of the manufacturer, but never to that point were he has a say in the conversation.
As a christian, i know my creator is God and his manual is the Bible, from experience, i know that it is only in getting God involved that the true definition of our purpose can be revealed.
Get to Know God, seek him and you will find your purpose. You are already on this journey; get God involved.
God bless you
There is no question of the existence of a Supreme Being- a Supreme Principle, every religion accepts that- even Science (only the names differ); whom this Being is, is usually the bone of contention.
Dear Atheist- Free Thinkers
…Ask for the infilling of the Holy Spirit
then read the Bible
but while at it, allow the Holy Spirit direct you
then and only then…
You know I like you, yea?
I will give you an advice- I’m probably younger than you, so you don’t have to take it to heart…
Here’s the thing,
Stop being foolish!
You are intellectually sound, an advanced breed of the Homo sapiens Species. One who’s hard work and quest for knowledge outstrips all contradictions- this is just to say, you are Human by the way,- like that ‘dumb ass’ believing in an invisible Being.
Are you really that dull? Like serious? Are you?
Because, unlike the guy believing in an invisible being, you do not obey protocols- you do not follow procedures and still expect to get the same results as though you did…
Far be it that I am writing this to impose a doctrine on you- it is honestly not my choice to make, whether you follow procedures or not. I am however here to clearly state that in such cases whereby you do things differently, you shouldn’t be shocked or even surprised when you get a different result- you should actually accept it.
I recently went to buy a car. I met with the CEO of the company and after he instructed me on how to operate the vehicle, showing me steps in the manual, esp. the part that talks about how you start the car. I collected the car keys and placed it in the exhaust- turned it on, but the car wouldn’t just work. It just wouldn’t start. Considering I’m in my 20s and I’ve seen more cars move than I can count; I knew fully well that when you kick start a car, it is suppose to start, so I confidently went into the CEO’s office- ‘bashing’ him with my quarries as to why a brand new car wouldn’t work- it’s pretty messed up, isn’t it?
I mean you guys would agree with me, yea?
Then I woke up from my car buying dream- here is my point though…
Let’s look at some books in the Bible…
The Bible- the same Book a lot of atheist I have encountered never forget to remind me is ‘full of crap’, ‘inconsistent’, ‘fake’, yada, yada, yada… the bottom line been, the Supreme Being- God, does not exist- He’s to invisible to be Possible.
….’ All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17) that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
-2nd Timothy 3:16-17
14) But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15) But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.
-1st Corinthians 2:14-15
26) But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.)
So let me ask you ‘Mr Smart one’, if you can’t follow a simple procedure laid down by an authority, how dare you then question this same authority?
What cannot be disproved should never be questioned.
It’s like building a house, but wanting to start from the roof- it makes no sense.
Everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion, but it’s rather useless and makes you foolish if it’s baseless. There is a path to life and it is not an accident. The Bible has a procedure to understanding it, it was inspired by a Devine Being and so must be followed in His way or else, abuse and misinterpretations are inevitable.
An advice to you, my dear fellow that I like…
I’m probably younger than you, so you don’t have to take it to heart- you are probably smarter, so you don’t have to listen…
Oh, but I pray you would.
Ask for the infilling of the Holy Spirit
then read the bible
but while at it, allow the Holy Spirit direct you
then and only then would you be allowed to discredit the Bible- until then, don’t ever tell me again that you know the bible more than me, because it is no longer I that live, but Christ that lives in me (Galatians 2; 20), Christ in me is the hope of glory. (Colossians 1-27).
NB: Don’t worry, you would soon understand.
What do you have to lose doing the right thing, the right way, to get the right result???
DO TAKE CARE!
Oluwatosin Olabode (sst)
You need to understand that we are in the world, but not of the world. This is because our home is in heaven.
Now, since we are citizens of heaven here on earth, it would only be proper to state that earth must be conducive enough for us to be able to accomplish our God given mandates- implying that heaven can be found on earth, but no earth in heaven (as we are not from earth in heaven). This is why in the final days, everything will pass away,but for the word of God that remains.
Remember, in the beginning of creation, we were created in the image and likeness of God, and the Word of God is God, because, in the beginning was the Word and the word was with God and the Word was God- the same Word became flesh, and we know only Jesus who is God became flesh for our sins, then, if this is true(and it is true), it means that we are the image of the Word; and so, if the Word remains, so do we… eternally(though it depends were some people’s eternity will be(hell I mean)but for us(that have been saved by grace) and you that is willing to become the son of God (therefore not being of this world), we have our eternity returning back home as worthy ambassadors.
Note, He came to the world and the world knew him not, this is only because He isn’t one of them- but to those that accepted Him; this means that there are people in the world who have also realised that they are not from the world- and so recognised Him when He came, because they are from the same place…
While there is no world in the word, the word can be found in the world, therefore, if your desire is to go back to heaven (where there is no earth), stop doing earthly things(things that don’t glorify God) and start doing heavenly things(things that glorify God). I’m sure you get the idea… a godly lifestyle is still possible in our generation.
Remember, while coming to earth is not much of a choice, going back to heaven is. It’s yours to choose today- God gave us that choice!
Would you be so kind as to let me deliver a brief message to you…
Good day sir/ma,
if you would like to know more about the idea of heaven and how to eternally be in Christ, kindly visit my YES TO JESUS page immediately, and if you have accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and saviour (which means you’re sure of heaven) then witness this truth to others as the crown of soul willing awaits you in heaven…
Thank you and God bless.
Oluwatosin Olabode (SST).
This is a Beautiful Guest post from my every own Friend and Family- Elizabeth Gbemi, Enjoy!!!
One day, a preacher was preaching. He was so passionate about his message that in the bid to back his message up with concrete evidence, he decided to talk about certain people in the society. He was talking about raising children and he got to the corrupt and seemingly impossible children and I heard him say; ‘the rich man’s children’, they are always this and that and those. When you talk of armed robbers, pen fraudsters as well as internet fraudsters’ blah, blah… then the lady beside me, so caught up with the preacher’s message concurred and said ‘awon ni o’*. This is to say that the rich man’s children are the corrupt ones. Then this came to my mind; don’t you intend becoming rich someday too? If you do and actually become rich some day, won’t the same be said of you? Be limitless in your thoughts.
The Holy Bible says ‘as far as you can see’. Our God created us to be limitless, that is why He expects us to abound in all good things. He is not narrow-minded otherwise; he wouldn’t have created the whole world in five days only for one man to reside in it. He had a master plan in mind even right from the beginning. He knew He was creating that man to subdue the earth. Were it not so, He probably would have created a small garden in few seconds.
Take the issue of the ark for another example. God told Noah to make an ark. He told him the precise thing He had in mind, although he never revealed the main plan He had in mind to Noah. Even though God had intended the larger part of the ark for those He created in His own image, He also knew they were very headstrong and rebellious. So He had another set of creatures He intended to occupy the ark in mind. He knew that with those on board, He would still get much more than those that were on ground because of his first command which is for them to multiply and subdue the earth.
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adebayo, a renowned man of God based in Nigeria is known as a man of great faith and power of God. He is an earthly and present example of a visionary He bought the now popular Redemption camp several years ago. At that time, many people thought he was foolish or even mad. ‘Why would someone acquire so much land when he has not finished building the ones in town?’ Many would have even thought the project impossible until today that everyone now sees in clear terms what originally was obscure and even seemed mad or foolish. This great man of God was not limited in his thoughts and so many lives are dependent on that thought that today has become a reality. DREAM BIG
The Wright brothers at the time they abandoned their primary occupation for a ‘greater venture’ would have been thought foolish by all and sundry. They decided that they could create something that would defy the law of gravity and not only that but that such vehicle would be able to convey humans and goods flying high up in the sky. Well, they got their dream sooner than later and are today remembered not as mere men but as great achievers. These men kept dreaming. They never stopped expanding their horizon in their minds neither did they limit their thoughts to some laws propounded by a few people. They also did not keep dreaming without working towards what they thought very important but were driven by those thoughts to achieve greatness that we all are beneficiaries of today.
A name that will forever stay in our hearts also is Tayo Aderionkoun, a foremost business man who brought the idea of zero naira minimum balance into banking. This idea has greatly helped the banking sectors of today in the sense that the idea attracted more customers. More interesting is the opening of accounts with zero naira and zero charge. Students will forever be grateful for these innovations. This man thought, together with members of his tem of a way of improving banking and thereby getting customers and they came up with some of these risky ones I have mentioned but weren’t deterred because they saw the huge success in their minds. Again tell you DREAM BIG
When I was a lot younger, I could pick up anything I found that looked like a microphone and would sing time and again until my voice was hoarse or I began to feel a nagging headache or I’m forced to do so. At that time it was only immediate family that appreciated my voice because I had a deep masculine baritone voice. One of the older girls who had the opportunity of singing aloud and appreciated in the choir once said that I sang like a frog. I was hurt and went crying to my father who told me to tell her ‘thank you’ the next time she made any such derogatory statements. Today, not out of arrogance, I stand before kings to sing. If I had dwelt on that negative statement and such that were like it, and decided to stop thinking I wasn’t a great singer, my voice probably who would have become what she thought it was. But no! I wouldn’t dwell on that. I dusted my battered ego and continued to dream, think in my heart that I would get there and make it. Here I am today and believe me when I tell you that I’m still going places.
What are your dreams?
What are you doing and putting in place to achieve them?
Are your dreams as small as your stature, resources, education…?
I put it to you today that until your dreams, thoughts are bigger than what and who you really are at the moment, you may never get there. So again I say: DREAM BIG! THINK BIG like Ben Carson would say.
*Yoruba for ‘they are the ones’
You know YOUR F.R.I.E.N.D.S when YOU are in Trouble N.O.T when THEY’re in trouble.
That a PERSON is YOUR F.R.I.E.N.D doesn’t mean YOU’re their FRIEND.
A FRIEND is SOMEBODY that is present in YOUR Life, not SOMEONE in whose Life YOU’re present.
A common example…. A person that has no problem replying your messages when they can, or would receive your call but wouldn’t take out time to call you, or create a message to be replied by others.
To start with, do you know who a friend is? Or its just a word we grew up knowing and are now using?
Find out the simplest definition of A Friend, from my soon to be released book, ‘ThE IdeaL BeinG’…. At your favorite retailers… come OCTOBER….
Oluwatosin olabode SST.
Coauthor of The Big One…
Some people be like
What was she thinking committing suicide
How could he beat up his wife
Why did she cheat on her boyfriend
Why this…. why that…. why did they find succour in the WRONG THING…
Have you ever been in a situation sooo bad, your only hope was to take your life and you DID NOT KNOW GOD?
Have you ever been so wrongly treated and hurt so badly by the one you love, and the only thought of comfort was the temptation in your heart and YOU DID NOT KNOW GOD…
Ooooooo YEA, YOU haven’t, least you be the condemned!!!
Aren’t you tired of judging people for the sins you don’t commit?
… isn’t it funny how you get upset when people do talk about the sins you do commit?
Like its okay to condemn lesbians and gay people because its so irritating yet you are a Porn Addict? Don’t get me WRONG… but read John 3:17….2 Timothy 3:16…
Before you condemn someone STOP and think, couldn’t one of the reasons you are strong in someone’s weak point be to offer a helping hand?
To have a glimpse of what people (including yourself)are going through, and what others can and should do to help in God’s grace… make sure you get my soon to be released book ‘ThE IdeaL BeinG’…. at your favorite online stores this OCTOBER…
Remember, ‘that you are strong in someone’s weakness doesn’t mean you ain’t weak in someone’s strength’-sst.
Oluwatosin Olabode. Sst
Coauthor of The Big One.