Hiii guys. I penned this down on 26th of March 2018.
I hope you learn a thing or two.
Those you flock around determine who you will turn out to be in a few years.
First point I want to discuss is that we’re a privileged generation. Ife Grace-Dada wrote something once and I agree with her(check out her blog and fb page, she’s a committed Christian writer). Paraphrase: Ask most young christians and you would see that their best ministers are mostly those whose churches they’ve never stepped foot into.
Following this premise, it applies to most areas of life, that the people who inspire you may be those you’ve never had to meet in person yet in a certain aspect you consider them lit!
Some parents and grand-parents may never understand this. ? and some do.
Sometimes you follow such people on social media and imitate them as they imitate Christ, or learn a thing or two about decent human behaviour.
Personally, I have someone who inspires me with her simplicity, decent fashion, and her knowledge of God’s word.
There’s someone else whose confidence and openness in sharing her love for God, inspires me.
I think it helps when you don’t just wildly envision who you want to be in a few years time, but when you consciously take steps that propel you in that direction. You surround yourselves with people of that sort. Association works.
Before long, even if you didn’t grow up in a home that projected that virtue, you’re conscious that your dressing should be neat, smart and project Christ; not done haphazardly. You become conscious of other people’s feelings, you empathise. You learn some biblical truth you previously didn’t know.
What am I really advocating for with this post?
Reach beyond your immediate world. Don’t just chat away your internet time; you can know more about gardening through your instagram friend living someplace other than where you are, you can understand the arguments for home-schooling through twitter, you can access in-depth bible exposition through facebook, or you can learn about the precision and neatness of the Swiss through reading. You can be an all-rounder.
Janice James said:
‘‘I’ve travelled the world twice over,
Met the famous saints and sinners,
Poets and artists, king and queens,
Old stars and hopeful beginners,
I’ve been where no-one’s been before, learned secrets from writers and cooks
All with one library ticket
To the wonderful world of books”
You have no excuse for not knowing beyond what’s in your immediate surroundings. So many instruments at your disposal.
Remember: privileged generation.
p.s: I hope no one is saying why should I bother knowing about home-schooling and gardening? Okay o. Okay.
Nice one Debby. “okay o. Okay” LOL?
Thank you Dorcas.
And yes, it’s a call for “okay o. Okay”.
Yaaay. More Hausa please! ?
Wow! This is true. I hope to do more of learning from beyond my immediate environment.
All the information and life-changing insight I have been able to get from sources outide my immediate environment! Kai!!!
We are indeed a privileged generation.
As I was typing that last sentence, I had an idea: you could do another post like an antiphony… probably something like ‘a terrible generation’.
Please, I’m not a sadist oo (as you should know ?).. just thot you could flip the coin and show us another side of this generation.
I loved this post A LOT. Truthfully, my best ministers are actually people whose church I’ve never stepped foot inside of, all thanks to the Internet.
Your post was more like a wake up call for me. Thank you so much for this
I’m genuinely grateful, it’s of help to you.
Great thoughts. Thanks a trailer load.
well, for me I know that diligent search brings outstanding results.
Many times Jesus responded to the Pharisees thought provoking questions by saying ‘have you not read…?’, which clearly indicates that Jesus read too.
so, if Jesus read, why should I?
if he could know as much, then I can know much more!
A man who reads will be read; and a man who hears/listens will be heard. I also think that a man who ‘knows’ will be ‘known’ to be challenged too.
Thanks again Deborah. I choose to be challenged!
Thanks for sharing this Deb. It’s indeed a wake-up call@ Pinch of Chel….
And I must say that you are an inspiration.Keep on the good work gal…
Aww thank you Desola. I appreciate your kind words.
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