Posts from October 2020

Posts from October 2020

Day 7: THIS IS HOW WE WIN!

Bible Reading: 1Timothy 6 I used to like watching wrestling while growing up. There was this particular fight I watched between a guy who had an injured leg and a very stable opponent. The guy with the injured leg really tried his best and actually deserved the win but the stable guy had kept nails in his shoes and used the nails to prick the opponent on his injured leg whenever the referee was distracted in the fight, all because…

Day 6: The Honour Conversation

Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 5 If you grew up in Nigeria, you would likely be familiar with the “Am I your mate?” ringtone. It is very likely the number one most heard ringtone of every Nigerian child. Or at least it comes close. Perhaps followed by “Are you talking to me?” and “Do you know who I am?”. Every careless statement to your Nigerian parents was likely followed by that legendary ringtone, sometimes accompanied by a complimentary physical gesture (on…

Day 5: HACK YOUR GIFT

Bible Reading- 1 Timothy 4 I’m sure there’s that thing that you were always doing, but not as efficiently, until someone gave you a few ‘hacks’ or ‘tips’ that changed your life. Maybe as simple as not knowing that you can send voice notes on WhatsApp without having to hold the record button all through- just slide the record button up instead of holding on to it. (wait! finish reading this before rushing to try it out). I’m sure you’ll…

Day 4: Do You Care About Your Favourite Eatery’s Kitchen?

Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 3 When I was an undergraduate, I had a very hyped eatery where I used to frequent. It cost me a lot keeping up with it. Typically, I’d be broke by about the middle of the month and then would have to start being in faith for survival each new day. But at the beginning of each new month, when the allowance was fresh, I couldn’t quite talk myself out of going there every day.  Well,…

Day 3: CAN THINGS REALLY BE BETTER?

Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 2 Imagine for a moment that your country is better than it is now. In a Nigerian context, just think of good electricity, a fantastic health system, a standard educational system, good roads, peaceful environment, a booming economy with the lowest unemployment rate in the world, and so on.  Quite realistically, it looks like a mere thought or dream. But are there things we can actually do to make this dream a reality? That’s apart from…

Day 2: STRAYING ‘Bro. Holiness’

Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 1 Growing up, I got the nickname ‘Bro holiness’.  The story behind it is funny but true. I was told that when I was still some months old, I wouldn’t allow just anybody cuddle me and I especially didn’t do well with kisses too. I would cry profusely when kissed and rub furiously at the spot I was kissed! It became an inside joke within the family that my aunts came up with the nickname ‘Bro…

Day 1: Cry Baby

Bible Reading: Proverbs 8  Were you ever called foolish in your growing up years? In my context, it was like a stab- a stab right in the heart. It hurt terribly. And to be honest, it really didn’t matter whether the allegation was grounded or not.  Why would I be thought of as foolish?  I felt like I would want to walk the dark lonely streets and cry out into the night ‘where is wisdom?! Where are you hiding?! Wisdom,…