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How to Use the Faith You Have   3 comments

“By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them.” (Hebrews 11:33)

You Just Need a Little Faith

How much faith do you have? A little, a lot? I feel like I have a little sometimes (if any!), but Jesus says that’s ok! In fact, He said all you need is the size of a seed: “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20). Faith the size of a mustard seed…that’s all you need! So it’s not a matter of how to get more faith, but how to use the faith you have.

The Power of One Little Seed

Picture a seed. Small, un-intimidating: but it has the power to create an orchard…if it will be planted. Jesus said, “I can guarantee this truth: A single grain of wheat doesn’t produce anything unless it is planted in the ground and dies. If it dies, it will produce a lot of grain” (John 12:24). Your faith is like that. If you will plant it, and really believe God for what you are asking, you can see an incredible harvest! In fact, Jesus said, “Everything is possible for him who believes” (Mark 9:23). Everything. That includes your healing, your marriage, your finances, your unsaved friends and family, the state of your nation, God’s Kingdom coming to earth….everything. But the believing-part is the key.

Identify Your Seed

Open your palm right now and picture a seed in it. The seed represents your desires. What would you name it? Incredible Marriage? Healthy Body? Feeling Fulfilled? I want you to name that seed right now. Now, the way you know if you have a seed worth planting is if it’s something Jesus likes, which you can find by reading the Gospels (the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). For example, say you’re really sick. You wonder, “Does Jesus want to heal me?” Well, a man in the Bible wondered that same thing: He told Jesus, “If you’re wiling, you can make me well.” And Jesus, moved with compassion, said, “I am willing; be healed!” (Mark 1:41); and the man was healed. So there’s your seed of faith to work with, seeing that Jesus cares about healing people. Now let’s talk about how to plant it.

Planting Your Seed

Surprisingly few elements are needed to make something grow. You need seed, soil, water, and sunlight. That’s about it. We just discovered you have seed; now what about the rest? Good question. Jesus said that the soil is your heart. He taught, “And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest” (Luke 8:15). When your heart is soft towards Jesus, believing and obeying Him, you have the perfect soil for seeds of faith to grow in. Now let me tell you, I have not had the best heart-soil in the last year, especially. But the Holy Spirit is like an incredible gardener, who comes in if we let Him, and takes out the stones and weeds in our heart. If you feel you have rocky heart-soil right now, ask the Holy Spirit to be your gardener! That’s what He has been doing for me! Thank You Holy Spirit!

Water, Water, Water

Now, time to water! Water is the continual affirmation and rehearsing of your faith. Rehearse just means to “re-hear”…to hear again. Just like a man doesn’t stop telling his wife he loves her after they get married, so we don’t stop confessing what we are believing God for after we first plant that seed of faith…not until we see that answer and bite into that juicy piece of fruit! Then we start thanking! But until then, it’s rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. So you initially say when you plant that seed of faith, “Jesus, I believe You are my Healer.” And then you continue to rehearse it by saying each day, “Jesus, I thank You for healing me on the cross. I thank You that one day in Heaven I will have a perfect body, and I’m asking You still to heal me while I’m on earth.” I want you to picture your words as water, and that each time you choose to continue in your faith, you are watering that seed, and it’s starting to grow.

A Great Harvest Awaits You

The key is not giving up. Galatians 6:9 says, “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Can you imagine a farmer who quit just before a great harvest? Let’s not do that! Your little seed of faith has so much power! God just taught me yesterday, actually, the power of writing a prayer request down. It’s like placing a formal order, so that when it comes, you know it’s from God, and not your own strength. Because, as it says, “So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow” (1 Corinthians 3:7). At the end of the day, God is the one who is going to make your seed become fruit, and in that day, you can glorify Him and give Him thanks. He is the sunlight. So what’s your seed? Plant it firmly today! And from this day forward, continue to grow that seed with the water of your words until you see that great harvest!

I’ll like to leave you with the words from Henry Ward, he said”Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith”

Have a great week!

I love you!

Posted August 26, 2012 by lekanomodunbi in Motivation, My thoughts

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Today’s SWAGGER can be Tomorrow’s STAGGER!!!   11 comments

Today’s SWAGGER can be Tomorrow’s STAGGER

Just another deep reflection I had this morning as I rolled from one corner of my bed to the other – an indolent life you would say ‘​lol’, but man must rest well.

Tobi, a consultant who works in one of the big investment companies in Abuja met Shalewa, a pretty dark lady and‎ a junior colleague who just joined the company. Two weeks after they met and became friends, Tobi could not help savoring the fantasies of what it would feel like to go on a date with the new lady, and ‎ ​how he would possibly lay her on his massive bed. Shalewa, a pretentiously pristine-minded and  gorgeous lady had fallen head over heel for Tobi, a high profile dude who has countless virile seductive skills and a strong romantic pull for any brand of woman he fancies has never for a moment relented in experimenting at will. Tobi, as record has it, has an indulgent liking for hot babes, which earned him his name, ‘the Maitama gigolo’.

A year ago, Fred had met Shalewa at a wedding, and ‎ they had since been friends. Fred had a genuine and‎​ an unaltered love for her but all his efforts to show her how much he cared about her proved abortive. Shalewa heart was glued to Tobi as a Siamese twin to the other. Just as the axiom says, ‘The only permanent thing in life is change!’ As the years rolled by and seasons radically began to define and allot new status, Shalewa’s high profile dude, Tobi, lost everything and ‎ Fred became a Minister of State. But sadly, Shalewa was not part of this success story, as she has narrowed her heart for a man whose desire for her from the outset was lustful and vain.

I marvel at the manner some ladies give some young promising men sharp rebuff upon making advances at them. Some ladies will even apply the ‘Chop my Money’ principle and‎ tell off the nice guy at the end. While some would keep the guy waiting and‎ in the long run tell ‘Mr Nice Guy’ off. What an awkward world! I will be objective as much as possible as I drive home my point.

Some ladies have plausible reasons for rejecting guys: he smokes, he is arrogant, he is ugly, he doesn’t have a good job, his nose is big, he is short, he is too dark…etc. Whatever your reasons are, if you have to choose, then you better be choosing right. A lady I know once asked a friend of mine who told her how much he cared, ‘What makes you feel that your so-called dreams and‎ aspirations give you the audacity to ask me out?’ My jaw dropped! But don’t be surprised because such things happen.

If for the sake of today’s SWAGGER, you trade a beautiful destiny, then you are in for it. Oh! That may have sounded harsh but it is the truth! Some ladies live like KINGs when every guy approaches them saying to themselves ‘Yea! I am beautiful’. Unfortunately she goes for the one with SWAGGER forgetting tomorrow the
SWAGGERlicious guy who has no plans may STAGGER. A few judicious ones don’t, thank God for them!

Will Smith said ‘Never plan a future with anyone who has no future plans for themselves’.

Quite pathetic these days, a number of ladies plan with the wrong man and‎​ after a while when the swags she’s blindly ran after fades away, she starts to look for ‘Mr Right’ at age 30. For my female readers, I am not implying that the guy who has swags now doesn’t have a bright future. Fortunately a few do. My point is just to sound a note of caution. Be careful in your judgements and dealings! Never always assume that all men have bad motives for approaching, if you keep going about with this mentality, you may lose 2 ‘Mr Right’ out of every 10 that approaches you. You may need to stop being suspicious of every man who comes your way, if, in the past, you had a terrible experience.

Okay, I should say enough about our ladies at this point, and turn to the gentleman who may be reading this piece, “Chivalry
aint dead”. If you have to be chivalrous please do it with a sincere heart.

In a discussion with a friend, He said, ‘The fact that you have known her for 5 months and‎ you have been nice with endless calls and ‎​uncountable “bbm pings” and all that aren’t enough reason for her to say “YES”?’ A million guys have done the same thing so that they could get her laid. Ask yourself what makes you different from those other guys devising the same magic wands to win her back on their beds?

Finally i will like to mention here as i once tweeted “Your very essence defines the word ‘SWAGGER’. You may live like a king today,but what about tomorrow? Today will never be Tomorrow. Please, think about this!

(All characters, names and events in this story are fictional and a creation of the writer’s imagination. Any resemblance to any real persons or occurrences is simply a coincidence).

Lekan Daniels

Lekan Omodunbi Daniels is an ardent inspirational writer who is passionate about influencing positive change through his writing. You can follow him on twitter @ldee05

Posted April 22, 2012 by lekanomodunbi in My thoughts

Is it incompatibility?   8 comments

When a partner acts or thinks differently from us, sometimes we begin to question compatibility. We think, “This person is not really like me, so, I’m not sure if he/she is right for me.”

Compatibility is certainly a necessary component to evaluate in relationships, but are differences always an issue of incompatibility?

Perhaps your mate is not incompatible with you, but is complementary to you. The right person for you will have things in common with you, but will also be different from you in some respects. In a complementary relationship, a couple’s differences are there for greater purpose. Your mate’s divine differences enhance who you are by bringing skills and perspectives to the relationship that would otherwise be lacking.

Your mate is your counterpart. You both bring mutually beneficial aspects to the relationship. Pause and think about how your mate complements you. How do they enhance you? What unique attributes do they add to your relationship? Once you identify how your mate helps to perfect your relationship, perhaps you can begin appreciating your differences rather than despising them?

Differences do not necessarily mean incompatibility.

Lekan Daniels is an ardent inspirational writer and Human Resources Specialist who works and lives in Lagos.

Posted April 16, 2012 by lekanomodunbi in My thoughts

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My First Love   1 comment

I remembered running into her arms when i was being threatened by a group of boys in school

She received me in her arms, embraced me and ‎​ patted me on the head.

i remembered when i was 5years old during one of her trips outside the country, she got me what we all know as “to-match” designer jacket and‎​ shoes, yeah i saw a picture and‎​ how i beamed with smile in it.

Pleasant memories i won’t forget in a jiffy. Across the world today, we celebrate mothers, but i celebrate mine every day. i keep wondering why we don’t attach much importance to our fathers. Well the father is equally important because if it wasn’t for his X or Y chromosomes, i wouldn’t be a man today thanks to his Y-chromosomes. So let’s celebrate them as well.

My mother, the mother of kings and‎​ queens, a woman who carried and‎​ bore pains for me for 9months

She made sure i was well fed, i vomited on her even when i was over fed but with tender touch she wipes it off

As a baby when i release the odious bomb, she looks at me and‎​ smile and‎​ i smile back even though i didn’t know what i did. Not anymore now! She won’t hesitate to remind me of “Oroki herbal mixture”

She stayed awake and‎​ watched me in my cot all night she probably was scared of a cot death.

She became my early source of inspiration, her words gave me direction in the most bewildered state.

She raised me to be an understanding and‎​ caring man.

She would stay awake all night, on her knees and‎​ pray for me. She would call me up every morning just to pray with me.

You stayed with me through thick and‎​ thin,and‎​ you taught me how to remain strong in the face of adversity

In many words and‎​ sentences, i can’t describe the joy in me while i wrote this piece. You are a woman of inestimable worth and‎​ i appreciate you my mother. Thank you so much for being there.

i dedicate this blog post to my mother, and‎​ to all mothers across the world, Am i forgetting something…no i won’t…yes and‎​ to all ladies i have met at some point in life who will become a mother.

i should stop here for now as i am literally shedding tears of joy. Love you all.

HappƔ‎​‎​ Mother’s day!!!

Lekan Omodunbi Daniels is a Customer Care Consultant and an aspiring Human Resources Professional

Posted March 18, 2012 by lekanomodunbi in My thoughts

Re-Birth   Leave a comment

Re-Birth

Existence evaded this non-being

Then an intercourse happened

The being came into existence

Became a Zygote

Became a foetus

Then came birth

This is the first day of existence on earth also known as birth date

At first it was all innocence

Then transformed to curiosity

Then became inquisitive

Then maturity came at its early stage

Education from the institution followed

Naturally without learning was inducted into the school of life

Bitter and sweet lessons were taught

We went through thick and‎​ thin

Easy and difficult home works were given

Chances were given

We either lose or win

Opportunities were handed over and taken away accordingly

Maturity developed in a more complicated manner

Life was seen differently

Life became a triangle

Life was affected by harsh consequences

Fear of judgment, acceptance and survival became a daily struggle of life

Reinvention is a difficult task

Hope becomes a thread to hold on to

Hope becomes something kept handy for times it is needed

Last phase draws near

Maturity is no longer complicated

Fate is just accepted

Hard work is justified

Struggle is repaid

Non-existence has happened again

The dirt on the ground swallows this being

You once stood on the dirt and now it is over you

Life is a circle
The cycle of life continues and you are reborn

You wonder what I write about

You think I’m bewildered

I’m referring to your rebirth in whatever way

The Rebirth.

Lekan Omodunbi Daniels

Posted March 8, 2012 by lekanomodunbi in My thoughts