I Will Wait For You-Janette…ikz

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Hi lovelies,I came across this poem by spoken word poet,Janette..ikz,titled “I Will Wait For You.”
She’s gifted,passionate and has a terrific way with words.

Her spoken words really resonate with every single lady out there.
We all want to be loved,feel loved but most times,our quest for love drives us out of God’s good,perfect and pleasant will for our lives.And when this happens,we find it difficult to let go and let God fix us up with ‘the one’ that He says YES to.
God knows the best for us,He wants the best for us and He will give us the best.

To all our single ladies(guys inclusive),this spoken words is an encouragement and inspiration to wait for God for him/her.Trust God’s timing.
Allow your desire to get married to align with God’s will for your life.
Just go about God’s business of fulfilling His purpose for your life.

I Will Wait For You….

So it seemed,
that it was cool,
for everyone to be in a relationship but me.

So I took matters into my own hands
and… ended up with him.
him, who displayed the characteristics of a
cheater, a liar, an abuser, and a thief.

So why was I surprised when he broke into my heart?
I called 911, but I was cardiac-arrested for
aiding and abetting,
’cause it was me who let him in,
claiming we were “just friends.”

It was already decided for me by the first date that
even if he wasn’t,
I was gonna make him “the One.”

You know… I was tired of being alone,
and I simply made up in my mind,

that it was about that time
so I decided to drag him along for the ride,
’cause I was always the bridesmaid and never the bride.

A virgin in the physical,
but mentally just a grown woman on the corner in heat,
who was tired of the wait,
so I was gonna make him “the One.”

he had a… form of Godliness,
but not much.

But, but, hey, hey, I can change him,
so I’ll take him, I mean he’s close…
enough.

Ready to sell my aorta for a quarter,
not knowing the value of it’s used to be. (use to me?)
Arteries so clogged with my will,
it blocked His will from flowing through me.
So, I thank Christ that His blood pressure gave this heart an attack,
that flatlined my obscured vision, put me flat on my back.

that it was about that time
so I decided to drag him along for the ride,
’cause I was always the bridesmaid and never the bride.

Through my ignorance, He saw,
so through my sternum He sawed & cracked open my chest
to transplant Psalms 51:10,
a new heart
& a renewed right spirit within.
So now, I fully understand,
better yet, I thoroughly comprehend,
how much I need to wait
for You.

See,
the bad thing is
that I knew he wasn’t you from the beginning.
’cause in the beginning was the Word
and he didn’t even sound or shine like Your Son

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks,
and all he could whisper was
sweet,
empty
nothings–
which meantnothing!

he couldn’t even have prayed when I needed him to,
asking him to fast would be absurd,
so, forget about being cleansed & washed with water through the Word.

But I know you,
you are already praying for me.
Even never having met me,
let me assure you,
I will wait
for you.

I will no longer date,
socialize or communicate with carbon copies of you

to appease my boredom
or to quench my thirsty desire I have for attention
and short-lived compliments from ‘sorta kindas.’

You know, he ‘sorta kinda’ right, but ‘sorta kinda’ wrong?
His first name: Luke,
his last name: Warm.

Aye,
I won’t settle for false companionship.
I won’t lay in the embrace of his arms,
attempting to find some closeness,
but never feeling so far, far apart
’cause, I just wanna be held.
♫ ‘Cause all I gotta do is say♫
“No!”

No more ‘almost sessions’ of
‘almost coming close’
passing winks & buying drinks,
and ♫I’ma,
I’ma,
I’ma flirt!♫
Who flirts with the ideology of,
“Can you just tell me how much I can get away with & still be saved?”

No more.

I’ll stay in my bed,
alone,
and write poems,
about how I will wait for You.

he won’t even come close,
our fingers won’t even interlock,
we won’t even exchange breath,
’cause I have thoughts that I’ve ‘saved as’ in a file that God has only equipped you to open.

I will no longer get weighted (waited?) down,
from so-called friends & family talks,
about the concern for my biological clock
when I serve the Author of Time.
Who is not subject to time,
but I’m subject to Him.
He has the ability to stop, fast-forward, pause, or rewind at any given time.
So,
if we could role play,
you would be Abraham & I would be Sara,
or you can be Isaac & I can be Rebecca–a servant’s answered prayer.
I am
bone of your bone,flesh of your flesh,
made up of your rib, Adam.

And once we meet,
like electrons, I will be bound to your nucleus,
completely indivisible
atom.

We even speak the same math:
1 + 1 + 1 = 3,
which really equals 1 if you add Him.

We were all created in His image,
but you have the ability to reflect, project & even detect
the Son.
If I were to explain what you look like,
you would have to look like a star–
a sun of the Son.
I would gain energy simply from the light that you shine on me.
I would need you in order to complete my photosynthesis.
I await your revelation, but once again from the genesis,
I will wait for you.
And I will know you
because when you speak,
I will be reminded of Solomon’s wisdom,
your ability to lead will remind me of Moses,
your faith will remind me of Abraham,
your confidence in God’s Word will remind me of Daniel,
your inspiration will remind me of Paul,
your heart for God will remind me of David,
your attention to detail will remind me of Noah,
your integrity will remind me of Joseph,
and your ability to abandon your own will, will remind me of the disciples,
but your ability to love selflessly & unconditionally will remind me of Christ.
But I won’t need to identify you by any special Matthews
or any special marks,
’cause His Word will be tattoed all over your heart.

And you will know me,
and you will find me,
where
the boldness of Esther
meets the warm closeness of Ruth,
where the hospitality of Lydia
is aligned with the submission of Mary,
which is engulfed in the tears of a praying Hanna.
I will be the one,
drenched in Proverbs 31,
waiting for you.

But to my Father,
my Father who has known me before I was birthed into this earth,
only if You should see fit.

I desire Your will above mine.
So even if you call me to a life of singleness,
my heart is content with You–the One who was sent.
You are the greatest love story ever told,
the greatest love ever known.
You are forever my judge & I’m forever Your witness,
and I pray that I’m always found on a mission about my Father’s business.

I will always be Yours,
and I will always wait for You, Lord.
More than the watchmen wait for the morning,
more than the watchmen wait for the morning,
I will wait.

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How To Fail And Succeed

Do you know that one of the quickest ways to be nothing is to do nothing?

If you don’t want to fail,do nothing.

If you don’t want to make mistakes,do nothing.

If you don’t want to succeed,do nothing……Then watch the world pass you by.

The world has painted the word ‘failure’ in a bad light that it has affected people’s mindset and approach towards failure.Many people have driven themselves into inertia as a result of the fear living inside of them .Ideas and dreams are on hold,fear of not been good enough_mediocrity is rampant,has stagnated a lot of people.

You see,the deal is this:no life is a failure,problem and mistake free.As long as you are enrolled in this school called LIFE,you are not immune or exempted from failure.No one is!

Failure has its reason for existing.Have you ever paused to ponder what life will look

like,would have been,if we try something and didn’t make mistakes,meet any resistance and challenge?

There would be no experience and story to tell or learn from.There would be no feeling of satisfaction at having done something.People appreciate more what they worked hard for to get than what they didn’t sweat to get.

From history,great men have been failing.Their success today is attributed to their failure.

Check this:

*Charles Darwin gave up a medical career and was told by his father,”you care for nothing but shooting dogs and rat catching.”

*Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he succeeded.

*Thomas Edison’s teacher said he was too stupid to learn anything!As an inventor,he made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb_an invention with 1,000 steps.When he was asked about his failings,he said,”I have not failed.I have just found 9,999 ways that do not work.”

These great men were not stopped by failure or mistakes,neither did they back off because of people’s opinion about them.

Humans are prone to failure because of limitation.

God pointed out  that,”though the righteous falls seven times,he will get up.”God is saying here that there will be a fall,a mistake and when it happens ;don’t stay down,don’t give up,dust yourself up and continue from where you fell.

If you must succeed in life,here are

TIPS ON HOW TO FAIL AND SUCCEED

1.Change Your Attitude Towards Failure:”As a man thinks,so is he.” The way you think and feel about failure affects your pursuit of success.You need a positive attitude to fail and try again.

God gave us a positive and bold spirit,not fear.Do not let fear ruin you.Do not fear failure.Try again.

2.Do Not Personalize Failure:It is human to fail.No one is immune from it.Failure is an event and not a person_not you.It is not a racial nor gene thing either.That you failed once does not make you a flop.It only means that you have not found the method that works.It is alright to fail but,not alright to stay down after failing.

3.See Failure As A Success Tool:When there is a pursuit,people look for ways and the tools to facilitate  and help achieve it.Trial and error are one of the tools of solving life’s problem.It is a necessary tool to know ways and methods that can produce the desired result.Thomas Edison found 9,999 ways that will not work out for his light bulb invention.

4.Learn From Your Failure:Failure is a teacher.At every point in life,there are two ways to getting paid:with money or experience.If you fail,you have succeeded halfway by trying and have also gained experience

As you step out to pursue your dreams:let your dreams be bigger than your fears.Let your desire be greater than the fear and thought of failure.Do not allow the fear of failure to limit you or deny you the opportunity to seek and explore other ways of achieving your dreams,ambition and glorious destiny.
Failure does not come from falling down.Failure comes from not getting up.

Do you have other tips too?Please use the comment box.Don’t forget to share.Let’s do it together.

To Your Purpose Fulfillment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What You Never Knew About Switching Lanes

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“Never change lanes without giving the proper signal and looking to make sure the move can be made safely”

This is one of the tips used by drivers to prevent collision on highways but,is it also applicable in our walk to fulfill our purpose?
The story of the parable of the talent has been popping up at every turn these past few days.I just knew  that God is trying to point out something there to help us in our life’s journey.
“Again,it will be like a man going on a journey,who called his servants and entrusted his property to them.To one he gave five talents of money,to another two talents and to another one talent,each according to his ability.Then he went on his journey.”(Matthew25:14-15)
Some people are still oblivious that God is the giver of talents and gifts.The scripture again stated that “The gift and calling of God is without repentance”God won’t change his mind about what He has called us to do or the lane He has assigned to us.God is the source of life, owner of every gift and talent.Your gift and talent are God’s investment over your life.Every life is an investment meant to yield interest.

Last month,I told a friend about my intention to revive and stay commited to my blog.He commended me and threw in his support.He said that I was going to be’ Linda Ikeji the second'(grinning:Linda is Nigerias blogger queen on entertainment)I told him that I am not and can never be Linda Ikeji.I am ‘Jane the first’,lol.Linda is plowing her own field with her talent and I am also going to plow my own field-purpose.
God does not make make mistakes.He created us each with latent gift and talent which are meant to be discovered,explored,harnessed and deployed but,when we abandon our talent and try to switch lane,we limit our originality.

The rule is this:
For you to function as an original,maximize your life,you will have to stay in the confines of the abilities wired into you.God gives gift based on ability.He knows what you can be good at,the lane that best suits and describes you.When you leave who you were meant to be to become someone else,you become a photocopy.

Linda Ikeji caught an idea and with her talent is flourishing today, through her blog.Mark Zukerberg also caught and is making it through Facebook.;even Seun of Nairaland.All of which are blazing a trail.
It’s surprising how some people with ‘microwave success syndrome’ see other peoples success and abandon their gift,talent,lane,calling,assignment to work in another mans field,not knowing that no matter how they try to imitate them,they can never be them or go beyond them.Life is all about what you have been wired and created to be.

Why imitate someone else?
Why walk in another man’s lane?
Why abandon,neglect your gift to take up someone’s else?

Imitation is limiting yourself.Make your life easier by plowing your own field.
You are peculiar and special to God.All it takes to fulfill purpose,your God-given destiny, become successful is to be YOURSELF.God has no photocopying machine to make  multiple duplicate.He has one mold for each person,no two persons are the same.
When you try to be someone else,the best you can ever be is number two.You can never rise above the person you are imitating.Don’t go looking outside,your gifts are inside of you waiting to be discovered.

Sit down with God and search within you.Seek God.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.You are perculiar and special to God.The sky is large enough to accomodate everyone and their uniqueness,gift and talent.
Stick to your path,mind your lane.
stay focused on your life’s journey.
Dare to be different,Dare to be you!

To your purpose fulfillment!

A September To Remember

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Hiya Lovelies!

I welcome you all to another month.It’s of God’s mercy that we were not consumed;His love has brought us into a new month.
And you know what?

A new you is possible too!
Make it a September to remember…..HOW?

Be Deliberate about your actions and actions.
“Everything you do or refuse to do is either moving you towards your goal or away from your goals.”
I set a goal last month to revive this blog:to be committed to it,do what God wants me to do here;reach out to you.I worked towards that goal and by His grace today,my blog is back! Yea,lol.This September is another chance to light up someone’s life,bless beautiful lives and share my thoughts wth you.

We all have goals.we all do,which we intend to achieve with a time frame.
It could be a goal to start up a business,to step up your walk with God,to stop a bad habit or activity which does not support your well-being,to end a wrong relationship,to improve on yourself.
Whichever,stick to your goal and work towards achieving it.It is all about:
*Making the decision
*Taking the right step
* Discipline,Commitment,Consistency and
*Committing your goals to God.

It is never too late to have a goal,have an aim.
Let’s make this a September to remember.

To A Purposeful September!

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YOUR LIFE;GOD’S PURPOSE

Life is a gift from God given to us to fulfill His purpose…Not to live for ourselves.

It is God that works in you to will and act according to His good purpose.Phil2:13

We are not just here to pay bills,get married,get a degree,bag a title,establish a business,build a relationship,empire.Our lives have already been planned by Gd before we were born;primarily to fulfill purpose.

PURPOSE FIRST.We are here on a mission to maximize  life,become all that we are capable of becoming.

Don’t go about existing without making a life and exploring the potentials God has placed in you.You already have what it takes to maximize life,and just like a preacher said,”You don’t ask God to give you small intestine because its already there!

Ask,seek God the giver of life and purpose,and He will make known your purpose to you.A purposeful life is a maximized life.A maximized life is a fulfilled life.

Maximize life.

Fulfill purpose.

The Power Of The Tongue

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The most potent force in the universe is the force of words.Through them,God created the entire world.Words are powerful.Words release spirit-power.The RIGHT WORDS are life,but not everyone releases the right words.

Are you one of those who releases the wrong words?

May I bring to your consciousness that,our words can  snares us,hold us in captivity or set us free.Yes !scripture said in proverb:21,”Death and life are in the power of the tongue”.Either you are speaking death or life.

The world came into existence through spoken words.”Let there be light and there was light”.Whether you like it or not,what we confess daily is what we manifest and we can’t rise above our confession.Jesus during his ministry on earth never failed to confess and speak who He was.He was always positive about His message,”I am the bread of life” ”I am the good shepherd” For each word He spoke,He manifested.

We are all product of words.The right words will build us,and program us for success,victory, and progress.But the wrong words destroys a man’s life.

Your words matter!

Life is all about purpose and positivity