Check In / What Am I Doing?

My friends support me, privately

Mostly in their hearts

My enemies rage against me, publicly

Using all the social platforms

I feel I’m inspiring lives

Obviously I’m creating barriers

I believe I’m building bridges

But the walls speak louder

The wall builders have every reason

To be angry with me because

I am building bridges with the tools

That could have been used to build walls

They are totally public yet highly rivalrous

But the question is what am I doing?

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If I don’t know who I am

I would believe the obvious

Actually if I don’t know who’s I AM

I probably would have been lost

In the midst of the endless negativities I see

I found hope in timeless words I often don’t see

It is easier to tell someone how to calm a storm

When you have never witnessed a tempest

But when the wind is boisterous

You will almost forget that you are alive.

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I am telling you someone’s story

Someone that’s dear to you

But you don’t know

Someone you know so well

But don’t know how they are doing

Someone that needs you

But you care less about their needs

Someone that needs your attention

But you think they have enough

Someone that’s living with you

But you don’t know how they’re living.

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I need a little help from you

Just check in on your friends and family members

Even if they seem to be doing well

What you see outside, especially on social media

Is not really what is happening inside

And you checking in may just be

The difference between resting and taking a rest.

And you checking in may just be the difference between resting and taking a rest

𝐇𝐀𝐕𝐄 𝐀 𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐍𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓!

I͜͡ c͜͡a͜͡n͜͡ g͜͡i͜͡v͜͡e͜͡ y͜͡o͜͡u͜͡ c͜͡r͜͡e͜͡d͜͡i͜͡t͜͡s͜͡ f͜͡o͜͡r͜͡ m͜͡y͜͡ s͜͡u͜͡c͜͡c͜͡e͜͡s͜͡s͜͡

B͜͡u͜͡t͜͡ I͜͡ o͜͡w͜͡n͜͡e͜͡d͜͡ a͜͡l͜͡l͜͡ t͜͡h͜͡e͜͡ m͜͡a͜͡s͜͡t͜͡e͜͡r͜͡s͜͡ t͜͡o͜͡ m͜͡y͜͡ f͜͡a͜͡i͜͡l͜͡u͜͡r͜͡e͜͡s͜͡

I can give you credits for my success

But I owned all the masters to my failures.

I used to be a seed of Adam

But now I sow seeds on the soils of Adam

I guess you know the second Adam

And that’s no coincidence

Someone feels like I’m trying to rhyme

I’m sorry beloved!

My flow got no rhythms

Because you’re off beat.

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Relationship Scale of Preference

RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

The vertical relationship is at the peak of the Triangle. You want to maintain a healthy relationship with your Creator because that’s is the source of your life, power and wellbeing. Once this is intact, every other relationships becomes a flow). A man who does not understand the love of Jesus Christ for His Church will not be able to love his wife unconditionally as expected. Also, the woman who does not understand the submission of the Church to Jesus Christ, will find it difficult to submit to her husband. The same applies to relate with children, family and friends.

RELATIONSHIP WITH SPOUSE

(Relationship with your spouse is the second most important, most precious and valuable one because your spouse is an inseparable part of you; your partner in this journey of life and the one who watches your blindspots). As long as I am concerned, It is better to remain single than to marry someone you can’t trust or rely on. This is very important.

A healthy marriage breeds healthy community

RELATIONSHIP WITH CHILDREN

Your relationship with your child or children is very important especially for them because it has a trickling down effect on future generations and the society as a whole. Children learn more by imitation, meaning that they get to copy how you relate with your spouse (as a parent, you are your children’s first and strongest role model and ally). A child’s behaviour can be traced directly to the parents and family they come from. As Next Minute Leaders™, your children will replicate what they see in the lives of the parents and close family members, and of course, take it to the next level. This is why it’s very important to train up your child “in the way it should go”- King Solomon

RELATIONSHIP WITH EXTENDED FAMILY

This is a very important and delicate relationship to manage. It’s delicate because this is your family – they knew your challenges, weaknesses and have been there for you from infancy. They played a major role in your upbringing. I’m talking about your parents, siblings, inlaws, and family members. It very important because you have to keep the relationship healthy and respectful even if don’t accept their counsels or disagree with them.

I refer to them as extended family because once you’re married, your nuclear family structure changes to: you, spouse and children

RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS

Keep it clean, friendly and resourceful.

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Special Credits to: Chukwuemeka E. (Le Baron) for the background image

A Prisoner of Love

Ticking clock, hastening age, dashing dreams

Malnourished, thirsty and starving

Love deficient, hopeless faith, fleeting life

A dying heart needing CPR, no paramedics.

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Never been taught what love’s like, never imagined I could love

Thought love is only in Hollywood

But if love is Hollywood, we are forever doomed to be selfish

Love was long dead, forgotten, and now abstract.

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Meeting you made me a doctor of Love

A dying patient becoming a doctor?

Your love makes my heart functional

Your love changes everything.

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I lost everything just to gain patience

A covering for the rainy days

Raincoat not just an umbrella that covers part

My light in my dark hours.

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Every ticking clock ignites the flame of unfeignedly boundless love

The thought of you polishes the rough edges of my limbic system

Your love is the experience of lifetime

Eternity in perspective.

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A love from the heart not books

A love that last not like last

A love on giving, but first the heart

A love that speaks very loud to the deaf even without words.

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I am now a prisoner of love

A prisoner with no one to bail

Chained to your lotus blossoming tender-kindness

Guarded by your dove-charmed breastplate, I’m forever secured and yours!