Archive for January 2012

Dead Already... Are you?

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On the fifth day of November, 2008, history had its wheels in another direction as a result of a man's dreams. In the face of oppositions, accusations and doubts, the platform of greatness beckoned - the dream of a black man in the famous white house; the hope of the minority becoming a cynosure. It was unheard of but it soon became registered in the history books. Barrack Obama became the president of the United States of America. And on that fateful day, he uttered these words, "while we breath, we hope and while we live, we dream".

Show me a dead man and I will show you a man who's resigned to hopelessness. Some people have killed themselves even though they are still alive. A life without faith and hope is dead even while he walks the streets of the community. For to live is to hope; to survive is to keep faith. Reminds of a story I read in my bible, about 4 lepers in a famine-stricken city. They were already outcasts in the city and so were locked outside the gates of the city. After perhaps months of famine without food and hope of survival, they asked themselves a pertinent question, "Why are we sitting here until we die?"

Beloved, let me ask you the same question... Why have you decided to sit with hopelessness and dine with depression? Why have you allowed thoughts of suicide and failure strip you of your glorious destiny? Because you have failed countless times before doesn't mean you will continue failing. That you have been disappointed severally, doesn't mean you stand no chance of a "happy ever after" life.

I was telling you about the lepers; guess what? They made a moved forward! This time into the camp of their own enemies. There, they met the biggest surprise of their lives; their enemies had left their camps leaving all their possessions. The lepers suddenly became the millionaires of their time. Dearly beloved, "to live is to hope; to survive is to make faith your closest ally".

Caught Off Guard

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After years of working for Bronze Bank, on the 4th of January, Ezekiel was handed a letter relieving him of his duties with the bank. It was unexpected as he thought he was a priceless asset to the company. The letter reads, "Dear Mr Ezekiel, the company is currently going through a phase of restructuring and as such, the board of trustees have decided to relieve some people of their respective jobs. We regret to annouce to you that you are one of them. Thank you for your unwavering commitment and support over the years. We wish you the best in your future endeavour".

What was not written in the letter above is the fact that throughout Ezekiel's span of 15 years at Bronze bank, he had not added feather to his crown. He was so caught up in the comfort and seeming security of his job that he made no attempt to develop himself either academically or professionally. He was merely counting on the experience he was gaining at the company.

Beloved, may I appeal to you through this medium to never be too comfortable with where you are! In life, those who are too comfortable are often caught off guard! Often times, they are victims of change! And you know something about change? It is inevitable. Change may delay but it'd certainly come and when it comes, sometimes, like a flood, it carts away people and their properties with it.

If you are yet to make a resolution for this year, make this one! Rise above the flood this year by refusing to too comfortable where you are. Start doing something to increase your value. Let it not be that you will be at the same level you were in 2011 by the end of 2012. Do something about your career! Do something about your marriage! Go for a course! Challenge yourself to another degree! Read more books! Complete that course you have taken a break from all these while. Learn another trade! Aim for another certificate! simply put, DEVELOP YOURSELF!

Thanks for reading... Blessings :)

- Le Dynamique Professeur

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I AM GRATEFUL!

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In the United States, there is a day specially dedicated to thanksgiving. In my opinion, I think a day in a year is just not enough for thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, I believe, should be part and parcel of us. Our days, weeks, months and year, should not end without we counting our blessings and giving thanks for the privilege to call those blessings ours.

I for one, ended the year 2011 on a thankful note. I started the year with lots of issues. It was as though things wouldn't work out. Till the middle of the year, nothing much had changed. It was as though I would end the year on a sad note. But just towards the end of the year, I began experiencing the miraculous. Things just began taking a new turn. I bought a car. I got a scholarship. I moved house. Even my parents shared in blessings of this sort too. We all ended the year with so much joy in our hearts, no regrets.

It's the 4th of January in New Zealand and I may not be aware of what 2012 is looking like for you. Perhaps it's looking like you may not even see the end of it. Maybe things are just getting tougher by the day and thanksgiving isn't a pill for the swallow at the moment.

May I implore you, this is the best time to count your blessings. This is the moment where thanksgiving makes more sense than being depressed. It is the right season to sit in reflection of the good times and give thanks. Change is imminent, but its better side only comes to those who wait in thanksgiving.

On this note, I want to thank you all (fans and readers of Le Dynamique Professeur) for 2011. Sincerely, without you, this blog wouldn't be exisiting in the first place. Without your consistent and perpetual support, I perhaps would have been discouraged and this blog would have become history. I want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. You made the list of my many blessings because you are indeed a blessing to me.

On behalf of myself and my fiancee (Blessing Agbaje), we would like to wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Keep supporting Le Dynamique Professeur!
 
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