Rain Drops, Pop Tarts… What are you Grateful for? 

Rain Drops, Pop Tarts… What are you Grateful for? 

I promised my friend, Cynthia that I was going to write something about Gratitude, I just didn’t know it would take this long. Blame that on too many activities. 

This post right here was born out of the things that have happened to me over the past months. Ranging from health, family to gadgets, I know I have a lot of things to thank my Lord Jesus Christ for. 

I’ll start with Clarity. For a while now, this has been a major prayer point for me in my walk with God. Whenever I was told to ask Jesus Christ for just one thing, I’ll always ask for ‘Clarity of Purpose’, simply because I am a multi talented person and there are so many outlets to unleash my creativity so I needed to know the ones that mattered to me. I am Grateful because the Holy Spirit has helped me to know what exactly it is I need to do and taken away those things/people that are only there to take advantage of my creativity. 

This brings me to my Creativity! I know they say it’s not good to blow your horn but I have recently learned that “If you do not tell your story, no-one else will do that for you” and so here I am. I am Grateful to my Lord Jesus that, ideas come to me without serious thought and I was very open to sharing those ideas for free. Unfortunately, that went along with the first quarter of the year. If you need someone to brain storm with and you think of me, you must at least buy me lunch (if we are friends) or book a consultancy session with me. 

Then Opportunities! If you know me very well, or just random knowing, you’ll know that I can stay awake trying to finish an online course or read a book or something sha. I like opportunities to create knowledge and change and I am grateful that I have found such. In the last quarter, I attended Conferences, workshops, Gatherings, festivals etc that have connected me to people with like minds and have shown me that there’s more to life than, you know, being stuck in an office with bad plumbing. I want to recreate some of what I have learnt but in a different way. If I reach out to you in the next couple of months, please be responsive. 

Being more Confident in my decisions, is another thing I’m grateful for. I have had to make some strategic career decisions that have cost me money, time and lots more but because I have an idea of what Jesus Christ is set to do in my life, I was bold enough to take on some of them. Unconventional, unwise, unsafe, these are some of the words you might use to describe me but thanks to God, I’m making a headway. Soon, it will be more apparent.

 

I plan to do posts like this more often and I even have videos of some of the places I have been to in the last few months. Please let me know if you want to see them and more importantly, what you are grateful for. 

Till next time, 

Jadesola 

N. B. I’m sure you noticed that I said I am grateful to Jesus Christ a number of times. I don’t want people to confuse the fact that I serve the only YHWH aka Yahweh. When you say God, some might be thinking we all serve the same God but I have pointedly put it out there. It’s the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who gave us his only Living Son Jesus Christ, who died and rose on third day and later on sent His Holy Spirit to be a Comforter, Guide and Friend. 

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Been Long you Saw me… Did you Miss me?

Been Long you Saw me… Did you Miss me?

Hello you!

Yeah this is another “I’m sorry for not writing in a while” post but guess what this is me conquering my fears and getting my feet wet again.

I missed you reading and commenting on my posts and sharing too. I guess I’ve just been scared to come and tell you in sorry then run back into hiding but no more!

I’m going to blog in the bus, in the office, anywhere the inspiration hits me. I mean what’s the point of creating content for others and leaving my own business bereft like a blank canvas.

So this one is for you. For bothering to read this to the end. I promise to keep up the pace just for you.

I love you.

The spineless Blogger,
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Thoughts are mine… Except if I say otherwise…

SPRAYED ON GOODNESS

I got these new shoes which are really perfect for the rainy season. You can’t tell just by looking that they are actually rubber shoes. They even have a veneer of velvet which makes it look cooler. I know it would wear off eventually but I’d rock it while it lasts.

Some of us are like my rubber shoes. Yes, all beautiful/handsome on the outside complete with the right assets (y’all know what I mean). Some even have elaborate attitudes/ mannerisms so much so that when they step into a room, you just have to notice them.

Oh well.

“There is a right time for everything… a time for keeping; a time for throwing away” Eccl 3:1, 6b The Living Bible®

Word! That’s exactly what the Good Book says.

The sprayed on velvet on my shoes would eventually wear off and everyone would get to see just how ugly the rubber underneath really is. Then it would be good for only one thing – Throwing away!

If your beauty serves as a fondant for a spoiling cake, you’d be found out eventually. Once those good attitudes are not inherent, they would wear off someday. Everyone and I mean everyone, would see the extent of your rottenness and by then you will be as useful as my ugly rubber shoes.

The shoes might be used to stoke a fire or someone who doesn’t know about the previous beautiful state might pick it up to use but you, no hope for you when your beauty fades. You’d be so useless and your name would be synonymous with rotten, decay, corrupt and the list goes on…

Be beautiful both inside and outside… Sprayed on characters never last.