Parody of God’s Existence

Let’s start by asking questions about our existence and our role in the world we live in.
What is our existence all about, who made me, how did I evolve, who is in charge of the way things happen, when will the world end, is the world all about science? Questions…
I am fortunate to be born in Nigeria where I could gladly see the works of the devil first hand. The use of black magic by both aged and small, and to be frank these works are not new to us.
In many villages people still sacrifices to the devil and it works. People make sacrifices and charm against bullet wounds.
Last time a friend shared a story of an accident. In the middle of the accident the man sitting next to him disappeared. It’s funny right,?
I still have a video of some guy using very sharp knives to cut themselves and tongue without a cut or blood.
The case of people using women undies to make money and internet fraudsters using charms to command unsuspecting people through the internet from another planet to pay money and they obliged.
These are the minor cases, the high and popular people do their stuff too. Cultism, human sacrifices etc.
Someone reading this from Europe will say, this is a third world problem. But the higher the civilisation the bigger the mayhem the devil brings.
The level of depression in advanced countries is all time high despite the increased activities of better standards of living.
According to WHO :
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.
Adaa.org a body in charge of anxiety and depression is American put it this way
  • Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.
The increase in homosexuallsm: and in a bid to enter the church, legalising harmful substances, transgender initiatives, abortion, the list is long, unfortunately most of this menace are championed by the government, giving to the people especially the unsuspecting younger generation.
The manifestation of evil and vices in our society corrupt our minds, removes our happiness, makes us to believe relying or depending on material things for solutions is the cure.
In Africa when the going gets tough, very tough, people turn to black magic, also abroad they go the devil’s way. Where is the manifestation of the power of God.
We put science before God, we replace God with things, this is wrong. Science is not bad or evil but making it a god is.
The existence of God makes the difference.
The mistake people make is that they want to see His physical look before they believe, they want to shake Him, hug Him, so they can believe.
Most of the things that brings us happiness and peace are not visible. Those things control our emotions, feelings, mood, faith.
It is time you start to see God as the beginning of all things. And see Him in all things. Talk to Him.
In the beginning of the first book in the Bible, God created the heavens and the earth. This means all things are answerable to Him. And He later said let there be light and there was light.
You can only believe in science, modifications, intelligence of things, because you are fortunate to be were they happen. There are people who still walk around naked without any form of civilization: what is their beliefs.
Don’t be too zealous or jealous of yourself alone.
People are more comfortable with God than science and the things of the world.

HOW DOES A MAN OF LOWLY BEGINNINGS BECOME KING?

John Obidi.

WORK, WIT, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, FAVOUR, OPPORTUNITY, TIME AND CHANCE.

Study the relevance of the above factors and you’ll start getting somewhere.

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This article is replete with biblical references. If you prefer to allude to a different religious text or none at all, just see this as a history lesson. It’s valuable either way.

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If you’re going to become a lifelong student of success, you must practice your ability to read beyond what is written, hear more than what is spoken and interpret the elusive connections between action and reaction.

These abilities have got me far along and I’ll use them in tandem to unlock a success secret for you.

First of all, I must define success – my adopted meaning of success. Whenever I write about success, I get all sorts of reactions and over time, I’ve come to understand why.

I have my idea of success and others have theirs.

My vision for success is the freedom and power to utilize my genius unhindered, at the highest conceivable levels of artistic expression, influence, recognition and rewardability.

So I can understand why someone whose idea of success is to make 1 million Naira, buy Benz and live in Ikoyi will come into my comments section and be typing ‘I disagree’.

We are not the same. There are hundreds of posts written by your kind. Go there and comment ‘I agree’.

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THE EXCELLENCE OF DANIEL
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If however you are of a kindred spirit as me, you must see yourself as a Daniel – the biblical Daniel. He was taken into captivity in Babylon, but was STILL so skilled at the craft of insight that he was made the chief of magicians.

Imagine being so good that people assume it has to be magic.

Follow closely as I unearth a major key for you.

There are many who embody the excellent spirit of Daniel, but remain obscure because they haven’t learned how to take credit for it.

If you must excel as a Daniel in the 3rd world, you must learn to take credit.

The religious aphorism of not letting your right hand know what your left hand is doing, is not applicable in this specific context.

“He who must profit from the excellent spirit of Daniel, must exhibit the wit, wisdom and craftiness of David.” – John Obidi

What do I mean by wit, wisdom and craftiness of David? Shebi John Obidi has come again with all his plenty writings.

It’s good like that. The curious people have by now gotten tired of reading and scrolled away to banter on an easier matter like Game of Thrones or whether Manchester United should have stuck with Jose Mourinho.

On this post, I’ll perform an exegesis on the popular Bible Story – David and Goliath, using it to reveal hidden lessons that will aid your quest for success.

What we assume is that David supernaturally defeated Goliath with a supernatural stone and instantly became famous.

Please pause what you think you know, and humour my train of thought.

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THE SKILL OF DAVID
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The records say that David defended his father’s livestock from lions and bears. The records did not say how.

The problem is that when some read biblical accounts, it is with almost zero regard to the science, and so everything is attributed to an unseen force of fate.

Bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell did the research and documented it in his book “David and Goliath”.

Ancient Israel had 3 army divisions – Infantry (foot soldiers), Horsemen (including chariots) and Archers.

The archers were of 2 types – the ones who used the conventional bows and arrows and the ones who used slingshots.

Due to the cost of crafting bows of arrows, the slingshot became a popular weapon and even a sport.

Long before David was born, it was recorded in Judges 20:16 – “Among all these soldiers there were seven hundred select troops who were left-handed, each of whom could sling a stone at a hair and not miss.”

The sling was a deadly long range weapon in the hands of a skilled person.

This was the skill that the young David had cultivated all those years in the wilderness.

Seeing that he was just a boy and it was never recorded that he had superhuman strength like Samson, it’s safe to surmise that he used this weapon to engage the lions and bears from long range.

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THE WIT, WISDOM & CRAFTINESS OF DAVID
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The young David was sent by his father to take some food to his elder brothers who were at the warfront.

When he got there, he was made aware of the threat of Goliath.

Right there and then, his creative mind went to work.

He asked around if there would be a prize for taking down the threat and when he heard what the prize was, he was even more motivated to outthink the problem.

WHAT I AM ABOUT TO WRITE IS WHERE MANY BRILLIANT PEOPLE FALL!

Before David opened his mouth to say he would accept the challenge, he had already conceived in his heart, how he would take down Goliath.

Why is this so relevant? Using a sling to take down a target from distance was not rocket science in Israel.

There were many who could do it as I showed in Judges 20:16 and you can even find it again in 1 Chronicles 12:2.

Regarding this skill, David was not unique or special.

Many Israelites could do it.

However, everyone else was so afraid that nobody else could see that the solution was right under their noses.

David strategized in his heart that the sling was the best way to take down Goliath without getting near, BUT HE KEPT IT A SECRET!

Even when he was summoned to the presence of King Saul, he said so many things except how exactly he planned to defeat Goliath.

Why did he keep it a secret? Everyone else wanted the King’s reward. If he had said out loud that he was going to use a sling, King Saul could’ve probably held David back and sent a more experienced soldier to act on the tip.

David may have been credited for the information that led to the victory, but not the eventual victory. They are not the same thing.

David knew that the quantum leap from shepherd to war hero was not granted to fools who didn’t know how to keep their mouths shut until it was absolutely necessary.

“Premature exposure kills dreams” – John Obidi.

As David left the presence of Saul, he held a staff in his hand, but the actual weapon he intended to use was hidden in his bag.

It was when he was on his way to meet Goliath that he picked up the stones he would need.

Nobody knew his plan until after it was masterfully executed.

Please follow the parts of the story you didn’t see.

David not only took down Goliath from afar, he walked up to his body and cut off his head and brought it home with him.

He did not stop there… He took Goliath’s weapons too and kept them in his own tent.

He needed evidence of his conquest before village people will coman say that Goliath died of natural causes and that David did nothing.

The whole game that David played was so masterful that the following played out right after.

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“As Saul watched David going out to meet the Philistine, he said to Abner, commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is that young man?”

Abner replied, “As surely as you live, Your Majesty, I don’t know.”

The king said, “Find out whose son this young man is.”

As soon as David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with David still holding the Philistine’s head.

“Whose son are you, young man?” Saul asked him.

David said, “I am the son of your servant Jesse of Bethlehem.”
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There are many Daniels amongst us – excellent, skilled and brilliant, but you get too excited that you cannot keep your mouth shut until your miracle is out of the reach of your enemies.

This is the 3rd world.

There is fierce and sometimes irrational competition for opportunity, recognition and rewardability.

Excellence will not be enough here.

Naivety will be brutally punished.

You got selected for an opportunity somewhere? Keep your mouth shut until you have safely landed and crossed immigration.

You have an idea that can end poverty forever? Bridle your excitement and patent it first.

Don’t be so quick to prove to people who don’t matter that you’re doing something relevant with your life.

If you must fulfil your destiny as king, it is important that you take full credit.

Part of taking credit is making sure your plan is not sabotaged before it has had a chance to bloom.

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SUMMARY
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HOW DOES A MAN OF LOWLY BEGINNINGS BECOME KING?

WORK, WIT, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, FAVOUR, OPPORTUNITY, TIME AND CHANCE.

If you’re going to become a lifelong student of success, you must practice your ability to read beyond what is written, hear more than what is spoken and interpret the elusive connections between action and reaction.

This is the 3rd world.

He who must profit from the excellence of Daniel, must exhibit the wit, wisdom and craftiness of David.

– J.O.

The 5 Ws That Will Make You Exceptional

Someone said “Manifesting is a lot like making a cake. The things needed are supplied by you, the mixing is done by your mind and the baking is done in the oven of the universe”.
What you are mindful for is what you will eventually become because out of your mind come issues of your life.
Before I start on the 5 Ws of your life or life generally, you should note that self discipline is important if you want your future to reflect what you are about to read.
I dedicate this to the relentless, those who have been down but refused to give in, to those who are up and refuse to be ordinary.

The 5 Ws of Life.

The first W is WHO…Who you are is what makes you special, find the special things you can do and develop yourself to be the best at it. Dont try to copy someones or allow someone talk you out of it.
The greatest people of times where people of one thing. Bill Gates- Computer, Elijah – He called down fire, MJ- King of pop, Dangote-Business, Pastor Adeboye- Pastor. Who are you?
The second W is What… What lies ahead of you is biggest than what is behind you. Focus on the challenges ahead. With courage you take on gracefully anything that tries to stop you.
Let you energy be focused on what is ahead, the victory ahead, the best for you lies ahead. I want you to trust your abilities, put your best foot forward and take on the future like you own it, cos you do.
The third W is When… When life push you back, push back harder. What ever life gives you, no Matter how unpalatable it may be don’t give up hope just yet.
When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.
An article I read, someone wrote The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
When life throws the punch, you need the will to take it and return a counter.
The fourth W is Where… Where there are choices to make make the ones you will not regret. One of the best choice I made was saying yes to Jesus.
So many people choose drugs, women, power, and many other unprofitable choices.
Allan Rufus wrote, Life is like a sandwich! Is your sandwich tasty or sour? That is a product of choice. When you decide to create wealth, you have to choose if you want to get it the right way or not.
One of the choices you can make now it to be self disciplined and be determined. I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.
And finally the last W stand for WHY… You will never know why many things happen, Good and bad. But this should not disturb you from moving forward.
Many circumstances will make you question your beliefs, your efforts, your investment, all the truth you know, remember what matters is that you are moving forward.
Let me tell you one of the things that matter here…
[NLT] – Psalms 91:9 If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, 91:10 no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.
This is my councel for you today, that you find the right way, make the right decisions and refuse to be ordinary.

Why men die early.

Don’t be a slave to the world and the processes. So many of us are either carried by the wind of money and good life.

We do all it takes to stay awake all night and work all day to make money, find fame, influence and power.

Chasing the world and the processes alone is very dangerous, many have found their death, regrets, disappointment.

All these listed above are good in fact they are beautiful to have.

Only 10% of your happiness comes from external circumstances.Remaining 90% comes with your inner thoughts & feelings accroding to psychology.

Power, money, fame, politics, science, wealth, only contribute little to your happiness, and eventually they will end, fade, or you leave them behind.

What You Should Start Doing Now.

Be relentless, go after activities that keep your soul alive and well.

Go after relationship that keep your soul alive.

Go to places where your soul will be nourished.

Pursue after righteousness and godliness.

Think of eternity, your soul is save with Christ.

°°°°°°°Think about these things.°°°°°°°

Stay Positive This Month

This month, many Will witness the best of times, some will start new ideas, others will break into great opportunities.

As for me I also decided that this month, I will deliberately allow only positive thoughts gets into me and give positive response to myself, people and situations.

There is this saying that “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”.

It is time to challenge yourself this month, Affirm that you will only allow positive thoughts go in and out of your mind, and also you will say only positive things to yourself and situations around you.

You can start this morning by saying.

  1. Today will be a great day for me.
  2. I refuse to worry about today or tomorrow.
  3. No weapon formed against me shall prosper. All my goals will be achieved this year.
  4. I am the best version of me.
  5. All my sins are forgiven.
  6. Others don’t define me.
  7. I am not perfect, I will start over again.

In the middle of these, “things” will happen, people will step on your toes, you must remember to say, I decide what goes into me and go out, no one should determine my happiness, I do.

I challenge you too, be positive throughout this month, you can start today and you will see amazing results and change all around you.

#motivational #motivated #positivevibes

Wisdom is Profitable..

Wisdom is not common sense, it is acquired. It is not native ability or experience.

Someone said Make your lives a masterpiece, you only get one canvas. Since we all got one life it will be selfish to live it for self alone.

As a people we live as family units, we have organisations, associations, groups, something called economy then government.

When you examine the leaders especially in this part of the world, Africa and other 3rd world country, I wonder which class they belong.

A wise man will not steal, throw chairs and punches. A wise man will not lie, they will be true to his/her word.

Look at the people elected into positions of leadership did you vote a wise man to lead you? Sir/Ma if you voted someone that is not wise don’t expect a change or transformation you think you need.

We are amputated and ambushed.

Leadership cannot be transferred from father to son, god-father to god-son like it is done this days.

The ones you will vote for tomorrow, will determine if this country will leap or crawl. It’s time to take responsibility.

You owe your children and children’s children.

It’s time.

Searching For The Right Person.

So this morning on bed, I was having a concise thought about who God is, the angels, how real are these things, how do they operate.

The truth is that I want to enjoy the presence of God and the visitation of angels, like we have in the Bible.

Since the day I married my beautiful wife Marie, I know God had placed me as a covering to her and all our children, much more so that I want them to enjoy God’s love and presence everyday.

As a husband and husband to be, build yourself to be a covering to your wife and children, in my new article, I will be sharing some experiences how I have learnt to be a covering as a husband.

I have been learning believe me.

To the juice…
It will guide you right if you choose to marry a woman of your dreams if you see it as God sees it. Searching for it as God will search for it, asking as God will want to ask. Well God is answerable to no one… But we’re to Him

Most times we deal with humans from the physical appearance. A friend once said when I saw her from afar I just knew she was my wife, I was at the airport and she was walking down, I went and told her she’s mine and we’re married. I wouldn’t want to gamble like that.

I will never judge anyone with their appearance so I will not choose a wife with her looks alone.

If God want to choose, where does he look; the heart. Character, attitude, behaviour, and the likes.

David was small and Ruddy, Gideon, Peter was a fisher man. Even Zacheus was small. But there’s something about these men, they are lowly, believing, trusting, faithful, diehard…

Remember these men chosen by God were not perfect, even after different encounters with God they still made mistakes.

The man and the lady are not perfect they must be lowly, believing and trusting. Stop looking for a perfect husband or wife.

I asked the Lord as I lay on my bed in deep thoughts, He said, I look at the heart first.

Trust God to help you, and He will. Our understanding is limited especially in heart issues. That’s why we were told in “Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”

When you marry a lady with the right heart, it helps you love the other things. God will always tell you what to do, and how to go about loving yourselves.
2Timothy 1:9 For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.

If I may ask, what are the things you care about in your spouse or spouse to be.

Are they from the heart or the body. Are they from God or man.

Here is my prayer:
The Lord direct your hearts into the love of God… In Jesus name amen.

Why People Are Leaving Nigeria

Thousands of Nigerians have been brought back from Libya and many other countries in recent times.

In a report in punch newspaper the total number of returnees are about 4000.
People are not running from this country because the weather is too hot, neither is it because of drought or the soil is not fertile.
People are leaving from the product of bad leadership. We leave the most blessed continent in natural minerals to countries with fewer minerals because, because our leader have failed.
Someone said if there is a slave ship in the dock many might still jump in it to travel abroad.
Wait, don’t we hear of people that travel with all their life savings just to clean corpse. Or the ones that sold their properties plus inheritance to travel the desert in search of better life.
Don’t get this all wind up before you conclude I said traveling abroad is bad or a sin.
Here is the Sauce…
No one will travel to get proper health care abroad if the person’s saddled with the responsibilities to make that sector works in Nigeria has done his or her job well.
If you think our currency is a mess, some people destroyed the system.
We are so blessed with soil and weather that the people saddled with the responsibilities to make the agricultural ministry work have gone asleep.
I once wrote an exam, and my name was missing in the promotion list, days later I heard names of people that were late was on the list.
Some leaders have failed to work.
We play the religion track, or the state of origin track and play the song so loud so much that the people overseas makes us a comedy show.
It’s not about a political party or a person, I am talking to you.
Why would anyone want to go to Libya, America, Canada, UK, etc as a slave?
Some people called leaders have been sleeping, childish, selfish and not capable.
Our country has been turned into a country with chaos in all sector.
Sometimes you walk round some towns and you see the filth and rubbish everywhere, and you ask yourself questions.
We have lost the taste to create meaning out of life. We just live.
No good schools, hospitals, power supply, housing, road, and the basic things.
Wake the leaders close to you. Tell them it is time. No room for childish and selfish ambitions. Let’s build Nigeria together.
If you travel abroad or you are abroad, remember you have a country to build for yourself and the next generation.
Let’s make it happen. Make Nigeria happen.

Rethink. Refill.

The more I move forward in my knowledge for personal development and spiritual growth, I notice there is more space at the top.

The deeper I dive the deeper it get. I concluded it will never end. There is no ending to personal achievements or spiritual attainments. You will only get as much time as you put in.

It’s a new month, I want to call it another standard check on our year goals.

You want to ask, if you are doing the right things, or are your models wrong, are you heading the right direction?

Some people are on the throttle, their heads are lifted and the acceleration has picked, but pretty much some are still asking questions.

In the middle of these, I want to ask questions and seek answers. I want to think, and help myself.

Should I remodel, maybe I have missed it. Should I ask more questions. I think I should hold on and refill?

The Juice.
It can only come to one thing, GROWTH. Are your methods laddering you. If you check your progress bar, are you climbing? If your bar level is still at 0/700, your job at this point is to start filling.

If your goal is to write a book, you must break it down further if your previous model is exhausting. But you must never stop writing or skip the models that will help you achieve the book.

Sometimes our models are cumbersome, because we sometimes assume it is easy, we soon get tired, so break your goals down.

If you want to read 5 chapters in a day at a sitting, you might have to read 2 chapters first then later the same day read 3 chapters. You see how easy it is to accomplish the same task.

One motivational quote says
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments”

Your goals will never be achieved without discipline.

Think, think, think again and start filling your progress bar. Your goals are just few steps away.

You Can Change The World.

When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.

I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.

When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.

Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.