Are you watching this movie titled, ' Naija'?

Hi everyone! Hope our week is moving on fine? And I hope you were able to glean one or two things in my last post,’ When enough is enough!’? Note this though, marriage is honourable! We can’t afford to respond to the stress and difficulty in marriage as though we’re dealing with a dirty diaper. Marriage is not disposable, it’s worth keeping! However, ‘when enough is enough’,( wisdom is profitable to direct…
I got a mail this morning from one of my big aunts. Its a ‘Weekly Ponder’ she mails out once a week. This week’s is so apt I couldn’t resist sharing it with us. You will have to agree with me that events presently unfolding in our country, Nigeria, could be mistaken for a well written script good enough for a ‘Box Office’ movie! chief amongst the questions i personally want answered is, ‘ What is being done about the #25girls that were abducted during the ‘Bornu Massacre?’ Sometimes i felt like weeping in frustration but…i just have to lol and continue to hope in God! A yoruba adage says,’ you can only laugh at an issue whose impact has gone beyond weeping over.’ Hmmm. Let’s now take a look at my aunt’s ‘Weekly Ponder’.
‘Good morning it’s a new week. With all the buzz of recent events, it is possible for you to start feeling like you’re directly involved in some fast paced thriller. Hmmm, not quite because I’m sure that as you got up this morning it must have occurred to you that you’re heading for your own theatre and a different show. That’s the reality. When the show at the public square is over, everyone goes home to each individual’s particular reality.

The benefit for me is to use the public lesson as a coordinate for your personal compass. “We need to determine what activities best utilise our time in order to achieve the results we desire in all areas of our life!”- Catherine Pulsifer. She also said that “Time is the one thing we all have in common, but it is also the one thing that we all use differently.
The lesson must not be completely lost, clearly one instructive point is a closer appreciation of the pendulum mechanism of a giant clock we once had. It was a transparent time piece and as a child, I was more fascinated and attracted to the swings and the back and forth movement.
However to my dad, a more mature and purposeful mind, you can guess what was more important. Yes, the hands of the clock of course. The swings exist only for the purpose of moving the hands of the clock he said to me. Since then, I’ve learnt to appreciate that purposeful swings actually propel a larger and more important device or objective. The pendulum may appear to be all motion, but a perfect movement is happening where it matters – on the clock.
Every single effort we make towards the accomplishment of our goals is significant. “Hands of time move us forward, never back. Only memories frozen in mind, can we re-enact.” Robert M. Hensel
This week, give a thought to the pendulum but pay more attention to the clock because that is where progress is recorded. Barrack Obama said if you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” What I do today is important because I’m exchanging a day of my life for it. May God enable you experience Divine acceleration and progress.
Do have a progressive week.
Bunmi Morenikeji
Wow! Real food for thought. Amidst everything, let’s be conversant of our own reality – we have our own show in our very own theatre to see to! Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it. Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognise and appreciate until they have been depleted. The month of March is just around the corner. How far have we gone in the fulfilment of our set goals? Know this, we can either have results or excuses; we can’t have both. Let’s introduce the God into the equation!  Let’s ask for His help! Let’s take the first step in faith. We don’t have to see the whole staircase, let’s just take the first step. Nigeria go survive! I see a better Nigeria! Are you watching this movie titled, ‘Naija’?
It’s often said that the distance between who you are and who you want to be is separated only by your actions and words. Same goes for our nation! Let’s pray and ask God to help our leaders say the right words and take the right actions/decisions. Till my next post…let’s dare to take those steps and i bet you, God will back us up!

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About Kemi Odutayo

‘Kemi Odutayo, a graduate of University of Lagos, Nigeria is a Practitioner of NLP, a blogger, an author, a counselor and a media consultant. She is the Head of Operations, Me4 Communications, a publishing, marketing and communications outfit specializing in publishing books/eBooks, managing and offering training for social media accounts for individuals and organizations. Kemi and her husband of many years, Kayode Odutayo have a beautiful family blessed with three lovely children.