You Are Beautiful
The things I see
Eyes have not seen
Ears have not heard
A new identity is needed
Rather, a renewed identity
One only love can give
And only love can preserve
The things I see
Mouth cannot tell
They’re unlawful to utter
Not that they’re unlawful
They just don’t appeal to the senses
They are the unrefined gold
Stored in a deserted building.
The things I see
They scare me to death
But are the reason for my living
The dream of promised land in the land of captivity
A million kids with all identity going to school
From the land of hopelessness
The things I see
A vision beyond human percipience
But with your renewed identity
You can catch the glimpse and refine the gold
And from the land of hopelessness
Love, faith and hope fill the nations.
What is stronger than death if we will all die?
How strong is death if its part of life?
If we will die someday why should we be afraid of death?
Yet, we will not all die because One died for us all
He paid the prize so we will all become change for Him
We are dead to the fear of death
Death died before we were even born
And we resurrected with the power over death
Immortality is brought back to light
So let us let our lights so shine before men
That they see our fearlessness over death
And glorify the One who paid the prize
For death has no power over the risen
Happy Victory Life
When all said and done, the only thing that will matter will be your relationship with the Son.
May we not miss the way by following our ways
When you know your unique worth and value you will have no fear of competition because nobody can actually compete with you. You are uniquely crafted and gifted in a way that it is absolutely impossible to replicate. Your timeline and sequence of events are completely personalized and so there is no need trying to compete with anyone else. Your priority is to identify your mission/purpose in life and fight to accomplish it.
If you want want to compete, go compete with your ancestors. If you win, you are a local champion. Meaning that you are legitimately a failure. Don’t even think of competing with your peers, co-workers or friends because you DON’T have any close substitute or equal. Even your identical twin has a completely different mission and timeline on earth.
People say “strive today to be better than your yesterday”. I say “if you are just better today than your yesterday, then you’re a failure because you are still living in your past glories”. Like, thank GOD for those stuffs and more on. I know the idea is never to have a better yesterday but my point is never to live in yesterday.
If you want true competition, dream of the person you want to be in 5, 10 years and start competing against them with the resources you have now.
This is what I call competition because naturally, you will have access to more and better information, resources, network and skills 5-10years from now than what you currently have. And so it will be a real challenge to compete with them. And don’t just say it today and abandon it a few weeks after like your new year resolution.
So what do you want to become or where do you want to be in 5-10years time?
Take out time away from the disturbance and enjoyment of the moment to think, plan and reflect on your life and destiny. Travel out of your current community or locality if need be. You need a quiet time to communicate with GOD, yourself and your future. Maybe take a fast from food or even social fasting. Take a walk in the park. Collect your church key/access and go there during non-service hours and days. Visit a place where you have access to more natural environment or just wake up in the night, observe the serenity of environment and the ‘interaction’ in the firmament. Read some books or autobiographies about some of the people and or public figures that you inspire you.
Take your writing (or drawing or recording) materials along. Write down your thoughts, feelings, observations, questions and revelations.
Then asked yourself what skills, attitude, behavioral modification or resources you think are necessary to actualize this dream?
Then, take out time to evaluate your writings, recordings or drawings. Scale it and challenge yourself to start making the adjustment to pattern your life after your new vision. Here, remember to speak of practical and realistic facts using the SMART Goal Principle – Be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound.
A daily, weekly, monthly and ultimately, yearly target
Then begin the actual competition (against your future self) as if it’s a sport for a prize. Set up a reward system for yourself to keep you motivated.
The most fascinating thing about this write- up is that I don’t have it all figured out yet and so I am speaking to myself too.
INSPIRATION: MY next goal after putting the sonnet in my closet is to write a #Limerick, challenging myself to to explore the different poetic forms. The biggest challenge is that limerick is a 5-line poem with a rhyme scheme AABBA which has an introduction to a person or character, their battles and a concluding line that shows some sort of triumph or current situation.
This then presents an excellent opportunity to summarize my one-generation on the planet and as a precious clay in the hand of no mean potter in 5 lines.
THIS IS MR.CHRISLOVE™
I know a young man called MR.CHRISLOVE
Born and raised Christian yet without Love
Spent adolescence as an alcoholic
Bullied into low self-esteem, rejection and vitriolic
Grown up to be a teetotaler, community leader, inspired writer, and an ambassador of Love.
We live in a very fascinating, fast pace world. Everyone wants to be wealthy, famous, influential and married asap. Everybody wants quick-fix, stress-free solutions to everything. We are blessed with advanced technologies and the social media that is literally taking away interpersonal interaction. With the likes of drive-thru, microwave, social media billionaires, everything is moving really fast. The virtues of patience and hard work seem to be fading away but we are here to reiterate, reinstate and reinforce it.
The clock is ticking so fast
Yet I will wait for the Lord’s time
For everything under the Sun, there is time
Everyone and everything is going very fast
Microwave, drive-thru, smart phones, social media, all seem fast
Yet the silent voice says the best is God’s time
The vision is for an appointed time
So though the vision tarry yet will I hold fast
Those that wait upon the Lord
A renewed strength and wings they received for the fall
For within a night, a child is swiftly conceived today
But it takes 9months to have the child’s naming ceremony and dedication to the Lord
So I will wait while planning and executing, and not waiting for windfall
Because tomorrow is only tomorrow to those who plan and execute today.