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You Never Know Who’s Watching YOU…

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This is a quicky….

Yesterday at work, there was a lady in the que who didn’t want me to serve her. I didn’t take it as anything because she never comes to me so I just disregard her and carry on with what i’m doing. Anyway, my colleague served her and half way through her service she came over to me and started shouting “I can read, I can read, you tell me I can’t read, but I can read, look, i can read, your mum can’t read mum” – EXCUSE ME…!!! That made me soo vex, my manager came over and told her to get out the branch. OK, now, I was over vex, and me, when i get mad a get tears of rage, i wanted to cuss her hard so much, I felt so angry.

Moving forward, because I was at work, i had to keep my cool and just accept what happened, and settle, then when i had a moment to myself I started thinking, hold on, I see this woman almost every week and I have never served her, but she has obviously had a conversation with me or heard me say something to her or heard something indirectly that must have really offended her.

I just made me realise, you have to present yourself and conduct yourself in a way that is appropriate, i’m not saying don’t be yourself, but if your self is rude and uncaring to other people’s views, you have to be responsible for your actions. The society we live in now is so diverse, there are so many different cultures, lifestyles and stories around us that we have to be considerate of what we do in public areas, we have to understand that not everyone has the same upbringing or lifestyle as ourselves, the way we talk or even walk can be interpreted in many different ways by different people. i’m proud to say in a Christian and I think God sent this lady into my life to remind me of how I conduct myself in public, sometimes I fall short and forget myself, but this was definitely a knock on the head, I will never to forget the person I once was or the person I want to be.

I learnt my lesson boy, trust, you never know who’s watching you…

Naa Adoley

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My Thoughts Exactly…

The Highway Code – Road Rules… To LIFE

The Highway Code

PSALM 23

The Lord Is My Shepard
I Shall Not Want
Me Makes Me Lie Down In Green Pastures
He Leads Me Beside The Still Waters
He Restoreth My Soul
He Leads Me In The Paths Of Righteousness For His Name Sake
Even Though I Walk Through The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death
I Will Fear No Evil For Thou Art With Me
Thy Rod And The Staff Thy Comfort Me
Thou Prepares A Table Before Me
In The Presence Of My Enemies
Thou Anoitest My Head With Oil
My Cup Runneth Over
Surely  Goodness And Mercy Shall Follow Me All The Days Of My Life
And I Shall Dwell In The House Of The Lord
Forever and Forever
Amen

Its been a HOTT minute, and now i’m back, had to really gather my thoughts on a couple of situations, go to war on a couple of battles I was fighting in my head, but now I have OVERCOME and returned back to my spiritual way of thinking.

I’ve had a couple of TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS in my life, I never realise how hard these are until maybe after when i’m looking back in HINDSIGHT. Many at times I would think to myself “why me”, “why am I going through this situation”, “why am I all alone in this situation”. I would call the fam, but they are too FAR AWAY, I would call my FRIENDS, but they weren’t really able to answer my question and the reassurance is never really ENOUGH… What do I do… Ummm…

The hardest time in my life for me to date was when I was sent to FRANCE for an academic year. People didn’t realise how hard it was, to be ALONE in another country, where not just the language is a BARRIER, but the culture shocks you so HARD t you potential bestfriend is DEPRESSION. The people you hang around with or speak to just make you more ANGRY, more EMOTIONAL and more AFRAID.

So what did I do…? What do you do when you’re going somewhere and your lost, or your looking to go somewhere but your not sure how to get there, mate, you look out for Road Signs or holla @ Tom-Tom and that’s exactly what I did; I picked up my BIBLE and started to read. I went over familiar scriptures and they lead me to ones I had never ENCOUNTERED. I believe God spoke to me and directed my thoughts towards His Road Rules of LIFE; the 66 Chapter (barring, courtesy of Lecrae… lol) love letter He had purposely constructed for me, the manual to UNDERSTANDING my DESIGN, the SIGNPOSTS to my PURPOSE. I became fluent in my education and communication with GOD and somehow it FULL FILLED whatever hollow space fear had ENGRAVED in my SOUL. I realised that no matter what CIRCUMSTANCE you are going through, whatever PIT you may think you are in, there’s always SIGNPOSTS, clues and obligations to aid you.

“The Lord Is My Shepard, I Shall Not Want” (Psalm 23:1)

This scripture comes from my favourite chapter in the BIBLE, it illustrates how GOD is our keeper, our leader, our GUIDE, knowing this, we shall never be in want because he “Resoreth my soul” (Psalm 23:3). If I had really known who my Father was, who He is in that situation, I would not even of bothered myself as much as I did, looking for resassurance in tangible things and in people. Looking back in hindsight, I now know that GOD had a PLAN; in order for me to understand His MAGNITIDE, His STRENGTH, His LOVE for me, He put me in a situation where everyone else failed, but He PREVAILED – “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21). Without that EXPERIENCE I would still be the uncomfortable, FRIGHTENED, INSECURE INDIVIDUAL that I was when I walked into the situation. If any of you know the In’s and Out’s, the STRUGGLES that took me to FRANCE, you would hold WITNESS to the UNMISTAKEABLE MOVEMENTS of my Father and the Purpose He had for ME.

PSALM 139

O LORD, you have searched me and have known me.
You know my downsitting and my uprising; You understand my thought afar off.
You sift and search out my path and my lying down,
And You are acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word in my tongue, but, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
You have beset me and shut me in–behind and before,
And You have laid Your hand upon me.
Your knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high above me, I cannot reach it.
Where could I go from Your Spirit?
Or where could I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend up into heaven,
You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, behold,
You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning or dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me and the night shall be light about me,
Even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.
For You did form my inward parts;
You did knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth!
Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well.
My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret intricately and curiously wrought in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them.
How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I could count them, they would be more in number than the sand. When I awoke, I would still be with You.
If You would slay the wicked, O God, and the men of blood depart from me
Who speak against You wickedly, Your enemies who take Your name in vain!
Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You?
And am I not grieved and do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
I hate them with perfect hatred; they have become my enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.


I’m Still Crawling…

The other day I was entertaining my Godson (Jojo) and his mother, we were deep in conversation about life; the tidal waves it pushes towards you and the life jackets it blesses you with. She enlightened me about her hardships and maybe how her future may be reflecting her past. As she spoke I could help but glance at Jojo, who, now at the ages of eight and a half months old was still finding it a bit of a challenge to crawl. That instance then got me thinking = “crawling”, according to the Oxford dictionary means “moving along, very slowly” or “a very slow rate of movement”.

I realised, as Kingdom Citizens, we have to learn to crawl, we have to learn to be patient and move slow, there has been many times when, for example, I have wondered why I’m facing so many hardships whereas the sister sitting beside me is forever being blessed. I’ve realised that, I am still crawling, I’m still moving slowly to where I need to be spiritually, where I need to be physically and towards my purpose. We learn that life in abundance is a journey which we all have to endure, its full of experiences, but The Bible tells teaches us that focus on God is the only strategy we need to adopt to pull us through, just like Jojo staying focused on the toy on the other side of the room, this focus is what drives us, what motivates us, what encourages us, its our ultimate source of energy in any situation.

Crawling, is a method which teaches Jojo’s how to balance and handle its own weight, it also encourages movement and strengthens his arms and legs. Crawling as Kingdom Citizens gears us for eternity; we learn to balance and eliminate fleshy desires within our spiritual being, we learn to handle weighty situations which weighs us down and causes us to lose our balance and focus, we are encouraged to be active in and for our Kingdom and strengthens our spiritual being; it illustrates the true glory of God, increases our spiritual knowledge and prepares us for Him!

I came across another definition of crawling which just hit the nail on the head. Crawling = “Behaving in a servile way to win someone’s favour”. Servile = “Excessively willing to serve for someone”. AMAZING! For real, we are crawling because we have a focus and a goal, but at the same time we are serving God, for God.

I Am Still Crawling. Amen.

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