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Give love a chance

Love is the language of life. It is the one thing the connects us and transcends race color or creed. True love knows no border or boundaries. It immerses humans into understanding, fellowship and cooperation. For centuries, we have been thought to love one another. This love was demonstrated by our leader ” Jesus Christ.” In retrospect, this love though practice by all in some ways, is yet to be demonstrated with the same passion and vigor as had thought us by the greatest lover of all. However, the times are changing and some has tried to turn our society a hub for hate. It is time to use our Human Resources in ways that helps to propagate the real meaning of love! It is time to look at the reflections we see in the mirror and ask the question, where do we fit in the realm of love.

As I started to write this blog, I did not perceive that there would be a moment when we would once again stop to reflect on the erroneous times that is gripping us once again. Humanity is on a spiral down in despair. Believe it or not the culprit is one with whom we are familiar. We do not want to think or call it what it is; we are surrounded by imps of destruction working overtime to create fear and confusion. We are a target society and a nation under siege. Satan is working overtime trying to destroy the very thing we believe in. Are we going to give in to the moments of despair or are we ready to fight the giant that is standing guard holding our territory waiting for us to self-destruct? However, the time is now and the place is here for us to give love a chance!

Changing times has eroded the principle of kindness and is being replaced with abuse, mistreatment and lack of care for our fellow man. We live in a world that has changed its perspective and has corrupted the meaning of love. The word love is no more a symbol of perfection but a thing immoral emotion; self-centered fulfillment. What has happened to the world we grow up in? It is a world of terror where those who want to control the masses is doing so in the name of God; at least that that’s what they claim.

Love can make a difference in our lives if we give it a chance to blossom. We were not born with hate; it is something we were thought as we grow into adulthood. Give love a chance to take us beyond the boundaries of limitation into uncharted regions of unlimited potentials and endless rivers of possibilities. Take the chance to uncover the hidden gems of human self-respect, gratitude and forgiveness. We live in the twenty first century but live like barbarians of the Stone Age. It is time to rise and give love a chance! The things we know about love will make a difference in our lives. We know that love is kind. Love is true and it is not easily provoked. So where has love done, where can we find love again? Where there is love it conquers hate and fear. Just like darkness cannot stand against light, so does love conquers hate and fear. The true meaning of love is the reason for God. He is ready to make a way if you would let! Why not try it now? Give love a chance!!

What’s going on?

Have we reached to the point of no return? I am just asking! Can somebody please tell me “what’s going on?” Never have we experience the things we are facing. Moral behavior has receded to a place of ultimate disgrace. I might not be making much sense but the evidence is everywhere. I hope we are not asleep drowsing in despair because we the people will have to rise to take back our dignity from those who have trample self-respect and tolerance under their feet. We cannot just go on ignoring all the symptoms that is so evident amongst us. Ask yourself is this real? It seems to be the norm but I will appeal to the Lord above to intervene on our behalf because as the head goes so does the body; the head has passed and now it seems we are in a tailspin.

I often hear the song “What’s going on” it forces me to look at the lyrics closely, as I do, I can’t help but ask the question myself. What the hell is going on? Believe it or not we are at the threshold of no return because we have lost our leadership role in the world. Who will rise to take the stand and set the precedence for what is to follow. We have taken a back seat leaving a void for the rule of subtlety to fill. How can we establish a union without communication? In a progressive society, there are no room for mediocrity. Standards of dignity and politeness to what was so evident for all the world to see has been thrown out like a baby with the bath water. We have replaced morality for ridiculous insensitivity. Why did you make that mistake in thinking that our problem can be solve by a novice with no real self-worth? My oh my; what’s going on? The chicken has come home to roost!

This world has no place for hate! The time for healing and self-worth is an urgent need for humanity. Let those from the dark ages practice their barbarism but we should be the catalyst of change showing the way to true independence, democracy and freedom. It is a travesty to think that the world as we know it has not changed while we suffocate in the heat of climate change and environmental disasters. The evidences are everywhere. Why are we going backward instead of forward? Can someone please tell me what’s going on? It seems we have become insensitive to the truth and are willing to accept a lie. God have mercy! We have conquered space but have not caught up with the problems of humanity. It’s too much to ignore; the question is circling everywhere we look, the same question remains: “What’s going on?”

Let’s reflect on the words of the song as we try to see it from the writers prospective. “Mother, mother there’s too many of you crying. Brother, brother, brother there’s far too many of you dying. You know we’ve got to find a way to bring some lovin’ here today – Ya Father, father we don’t need to escalate. You see, war is not the answer; for only love can conquer hate. You know we’ve got to find a way to bring some lovin’ here today.” Why is the rug being pulled from under our feet? Why is the little we have been sacrificed and given to the rich and powerful? Why are we being shot and mistreated without true justice? Why; Why; Why? What’s going on?

Tell me what’s going on! We need to truly make America sane again! It seems we are drifting through a tunnel of disgrace, neglecting the poor and needy while propping up the rich. Take the little we have; ignoring the voice of the masses. Truly this is not the way we make America great again? We have now become the laughing stock of the world and are looked upon with disdained. We never saw this one coming; or so we thought! I may be passive but this is not the time to be quiet. We have been trampled on; we might be considered poor by the worlds standard but we are very rich in spirit. Money can buy you things but it can never buy peace and contentment so tell me: what’s going on?

Is there a light beyond the horizon, can anyone see the ray of the rising sun? The time has come for us to evaluate before it’s too late. Look at the road we have traveled, the bumps and bruises we have been forced to endure. Do we want to return to the days of despair as a people or do we want to march on enjoying the fruits of our labor; the true sense of worth and freedom we deserve. Think about this while making your decision the next time you are called upon. Remember if you run with the wolves you will learn how to howl but if you fly with the eagles you will learn how to soar.

Why should we pay

With all the chaos that surrounds us it is easy to turn a blind eye and not see the things taking place within our society. Let us not forget that we are a part of this turbulence and as the water rises we should be careful not to get swallowed up by the rising tide that is about to consume us. We must not forget the place where we were and the efforts made to put us at a place where we are able to make great strides and advancements for the future.

Why the rhetoric, the empty promises that is leading us to a path of no return. What was built in years is now being destroyed in a day. The choices we make, the selfish rhetoric’s the hate and the pain will take years to wash away leaving us in bondage to low self-worth, worry and fear. However, the price will be paid for ignorance, self-love and visionless leadership. The time has come to let our voice be heard because silence is not golden and ignorance is not bliss but wisdom will prevail!

Why should we pay for a wall of frustration, degradation, mistrust and political manipulation? The writing is on the wall; the hand is moving but no sight of a body to guide it. Therein lies the mystery of the moment. Heaven help us all! What times are we in! With all being said, it is time to brace ourselves for the next chapter because we are about to turn the corner to a place with many crossroads. Therefore, we are called to listen to the one voice that is standing ready to guide us; however, if we are not attentive we will miss the mark from which we will not recover.

Money will not pay for common senses. It can pay for sabotage as you rejoice to see a legacy being destroyed but in the end, it will take decades to mend the fences that are being destroyed. Heaven help us all as we sail on this ship that is sailing to a land of no return with a captain that is steering without a compass or a map: relying on the ignorance of others to steer this ship into the storm. The turbulence is rising, the waves are rolling high, the skies are dark without a glimmer of light but we are asleep in the dark hoping to ride this through. In the end who will pay? It is we the people who are too blind to see the road we are being led down wearing a mask of religion, a mask of hate and confusion not having a clue until it is too late.

Wake up my people; see men as men and not men as trees. Don’t be fooled by rhetoric. Loyalty has no place to play in the path of a fool. If the blind leads the blind they both will fall into a ditch. It is only a matter of time until your grave clothe is off then you will realize the travesty of the moment long past. It will be too late and the only thing you will have to look back on is the memory of the past. The word is: ” By the rivers of Babylon there we sat down and there we wept when we remember Zion.” Please don’t let this be your song wake up and take a stand!

Emerging

We emerge from isolation, silence and tragedy, to stand tall in times of obscurity. We are a people of untethered strength with a force that is greater than anything the world has ever seen. We rise out of desperation, we reach forward with vigor; we stand in the gap ready to take the challenges that faces the next generation. This is a relentless generation that is searching for its identity. We call then the techs’, the millennial; just like those who was sent to spy out the Land, some returned with a bad report. However, there is always a remnant who is willing to stand against all odds even when standing alone means being alienated from the crowd.

We come from a place where there are no ambiguities, it is plain and simple; we are a force with the heart of a lion yet humble as a lamb. Standing on the side being undecided is not an option, the time is now to get up and show your strength; your will to survive. You will emerge with strength standing strong and prepared for a battle against the invisible foe. He is willing to cause collateral damage to the kingdom without remorse.

The emergence of a new world order has taken place. The world is a different place, society has transformed into a social scale that has never been seen before. We are drifting into a world of seclusion, however there are still questions that needs to be answer. Looking at things from a world perspective, we see new trends taking place. I ask myself where is God in all of this? Everything seems to change and it is not necessarily for the better. Make the comparison and determine if we are a sane society! Yes, we are coming to terms with the reality of what was: is not what it used to be.

I am disappointed of the prospects of what is ahead. Where are we to place the blame? Surely, we can look at leadership and shove it off on them but we to have to live up to our responsibility. Why are we in such a hard place? Clearly the choice we make leads us down the road of despair but there is hope. At lease that is what I think. As we emerge through time and season we can begin to repair the path that seems irreparable. The God of yesterday is still the God of today; we can’t replace him even if we try. There is no denying that he exists and is in control. He is the one who can take us out of darkness and show us the light. Despite what is going on around us, we can emerge with hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Where are we going as a nation? During all this confusion, it is time to come out of the dark and let our light shine. There is work to be done with truth and righteousness showing the light in dark places. The emergence of a new world order suggests we wake up to watch what is happening around us. Government is not the answer, church is not the answer; we have taken on the consciousness and realization that there is only one answer and it is in God. It is time to rise and emerge from obscurity; raise the flag of victory without surrendering to low morale. Find your place in this space and stand tall with head raised proud of who you are and to whom you belong. It is time to rise and lift the blood-stained banner high. The cross was carried on our behalf; the story was told and proven and now it is finished your redemption has been paid. It is time to emerge!

The Dream

We are people of dreams, we grow up wanting to becoming heroes. Someone that society can look up to. We would like to champion the cause of the poor the homeless and the disenfranchised. Your family might have made a covenant; you would be the great hero they had hoped to become. A dream they have been long waiting to see fulfilled; they have lived the disappointment and now all eyes are placed on you. You were their hopes and dreams but alas their hopes have all but faded away.

Gods’ word said, without a vision the people perish. Prov.29: 18. What is vision you? Visions are dreams locked up inside our hearts waiting to be released. (This is my personal interpretation base on my opinion.)  While it is important to dream, be careful to follow those dreams if they are going to lead us to a path of success. Dreams are important driving force that propels us to the next level of life experiences.

I must admit that in our quest for fulfillment, we are faced with many frustrating moment. With the hope for self-fulfillment, self-awareness and self-gratification, we have lost what it means to be a hero and a leader. We have sold morality for economic privileges. We have given up the dreams of what was once important to us. What once grab our attention, the things for which our heart and soul craved. We progress through time and have now come of age to see our dreams come to pass: We have lost our dignity as producers in the work force and have succumbed to the stresses of eroded humanity and have lost our ideals to immoral, illegal, unethical or irresponsible actions. Every day we hear about it, someone is reaping from the seeds they have sown. They are unwilling to be identified because now their harvest has blossomed while they are refusing to reap their crop of indignity!

In this world, we live, we are progressing in technology but we are taking a backward turn in morality and spirituality. Our young people have become fathers and mothers but could only be qualify as children themselves. They are not equipped with the tools, the moral fiber and daring courage to stand up to society and give direction to the ones they help to bring into this world. Frustration has cause them not to want to dream. The result is a life of crime, hopelessness and now we are a decadence society. If we fail to dream, we are not fulfilling our God given responsibility, we are not living the life of success that God has ordained for humanity.

I once heard someone make this remark, “I have been down so many times, I don’t even think of getting up.” What are we living for, what are our hopes and aspiration? We cannot allow the pressures of society to guide us through a life of hopelessness. Let us turn our situation around by giving God first place in our lives; only then we can find the hope to dream again. People of the twenty first century, let us take up the torch of responsibility and run with dignity against the race of injustice, inequality and misfortune! God has given us a life filled with hopes and dreams. We must reach out and take hold of the promises He has left us. Those promises will lead us to live fulfilled lives with His blessings ever abounding in our path. Live the dream, you can make it to the next level in this life!

Courage, the strength of character

These are solemn moments the time when we need to lock arms in unity, stand strong and unite for a common cause. This is not the time to sit and fold our arms and grieve over our situation, status or difficulties in life. This is the time to stand tall and strong. People are depending on us to take up the mantle and run with the torch so that we can finish the race. We must be tough to survive in this generation. The test is on; will we stand up to the challenges of the moment?

We are a proud people, a nation of worriers, men and women of valor. This is what God calls us. What do you call yourself? He knows us; when he assigns us, He knew what we were capable of; He called us “Mighty men of valor.”

Amongst us there are people of courage who do not mind standing up for what they believe. People who are determine to do the right thing in the face of difficulty. It does not matter how insignificant you might seem to others it only takes one to chase a thousand. I often think of Gideon he was the least amongst his brethren and of his clan. His family would not be considered as being very important in Israel but when God approached him, He called him “a mighty man of valor.” It does not matter what is your status in life or where you come from or what you have done or where you have been, you are important to God and he has given you a title. Man/woman of valor!

God is looking for people of valor. He wants to enlist you in the army and in the arms of his love. Just like Gideon you might be hiding in low self-esteem but God is looking for you and is saying to you come out; it is time to march. Stand up and be counted, be willing to lay down your life for the cause.

You might be looking at the situation and asking; is it really me? Yes, it is you; If not you, then who? Men and women must be willing to rise and answer the call.

In tough times, sometime we must separate ourselves from the crowd just like Gideon had to separate the crowd. God sometimes strip us so we can focus on the assignment to which He calls us. When you are being stripped, it seems as if your world is falling apart but God does the pruning before the growing. He sometime puts you in the furnace so you can be cured. Therefore, we learn to cope with difficulties without compromise.

Think of the road ahead, it might not be paved with gold but you can make a stepping stone out of what seems to be a setback. Take courage, it will help to strengthen your character. The strength of a man/woman is in his compromise. Strength is always proven by resistance! When there is no force there is nothing to resist. However, when pressure comes a decision will always have to be made. A man’s inner strength determines his ability to withstand temptations, persecutions, seductions lies and other pressures that work to enervate his manhood.

Jesus demonstrates the perfect traits of manhood. He laid down his life. He accepts responsibility for the action of the whole world. He taught men; only by losing one’s life can it be gained. It is time to get up and stand tall in the midst of low morals, lies and deception. Take courage in difficult situation!

Remove not the Ancient Landmark

The richness of our history is a heritage that is needed to be preserved. Our fathers fought and gave their lives so that we can enjoy the freedom, peace and harmony gained. To tear apart in a moment what is so dear to us is but a travesty; it is a stripping away of our dignity and self-worth. The bonds of love and togetherness has crafted a nation despite the turbulence that continues to endure.  Who would have thought that we would be facing this moment of crisis?

The time is upon us the moment when the decision that was made has driven us off course and we are now drifting in bewilderment and amazement the direction we are heading. All eyes are on us; the frog jump in the cold water where it became comfortable, it is now boiling and it cannot get out. When one decide not to participate the result is catastrophe. Are we the laughing stock or are we too blind and bewildered to realize the water is getting hotter and it is time to jump! Let us stand with one united voice and with a clear message; “enough is enough!” Get up stand up’ stand up and unite and don’t give up the fight!

We are under attack and it is not from the outside. So, we are afraid of the terrorist. Have you ever thought of terror within? The fabric of who we are; the good we have done will be gone in a moment because we chose to remove the ancient landmark which our fathers have built. There goes the saying, “give me liberty or give me death” which way are we heading? Is this the end of our civil society? I get it, we are too afraid to let anyone in so we will build a wall of comfort and ease while hiding in the dark afraid of our own shadows. Now we don’t want to let anyone out!

We all believe in freedom. It is said that this country was built on the idea of freedom therefore there stands a representation of what we believe. It is standing on Liberty Island. This statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the “Roman goddes” who bears a torch and a “tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the “American Declaration of Independence”, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States, and was a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad. Now times are changing and I am sure there are tears running down the eyes of this monument as it stands with hand up held even when the vision of its creator is facing a gloomy future.

No matter how rich or poor you are there is one thing that you should not change and this is the things the was implanted in you from those who have blaze the trail that you now must follow. The moments the stories and mementoes that you have been given and are now a part of who you are; the values and much more. The saying is, don’t remove the ancient landmark that your fathers have set. It is the values, the rich history and the dignity we gained with the passage of time. Can we be so naïve to think that those things do not matter? Greatness is not the ability to destroy what took centuries to build, it is the humility gained from knowing that you are around when you are needed most. Let us not tear down the landmarks our fathers have set; let us build a bridge with an outstretched arm to welcome strangers in. This is what greatness is; linking the world with peace hope and togetherness.

The scriptures said, “I was naked and you clothe me, hungry and you feed me, a stranger and you took me in

What do we mean by the old landmark? A landmark was considered a sacred space that helped perpetuate family holdings and was used as a means of protection against deceit, error, and confusion. In the ancient days, it was the custom for someone who had land adjacent to someone else to have it stolen because that other person would adjust the land mark to steal the property of the other.  The landmark was set as the boundary between the two properties. Let us look at it from another point of view! The things handed down from generations and given to us by those who have fought so that we can enjoy a good life without going through the things they had to go through. The things left for us; the values they shared and the strength and fortitude endured just so that we could live in peace and prosperity. These are the things we should hold on to; not giving in to the values that lead to nowhere but distrust and confusion.

As I sit to write what is in my heart, I share solidarity with those who are suffering because of the lack of foresight of others. Let us use the ancient landmark as a bridge of possibility to foster courage, love and respect. Let us not spread hate and fear. We are all a part of humanity, we have different shades but we are all unique. Please share the space as we endeavor to harmonize this big blue marble we call planet earth. The landmark was set as a guide we should hold it dear, guarding it at every moment or the thief will take it when you lease expect!