As it can be: Where does change start?

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Good day everyone. Hope the week has been great?
I have to admit I’ve been a bit lazy this week, but I’m asking for grace to do better. Finally finished reading my first book for the month.

Ok, I feel I need to say this before I move to today’s post.

It’s October. The year ends in 2 months, but I feel like it has already ended for many of us. It seems like most people have paused, waiting for the new hope and promises of the new year.

I’m looking forward to 2017. The number 7 means a lot to me…being born on the 17th day of the 7th month. (I digress.)
You don’t have to wait for the new year…

You already know what it is you should be doing.
What about that online course you said you’d take?
The exercise you said you’d start too?
The book God asked you to start work on?
The places you had in mind to visit?
The skill you promised to learn?
Do you really have to wait till January 1st? I’m sharing this because I also feel I’ve paused on some things, hoping I’d dive into them in the new year.

One thing God’s been dealing with me on is how I use my time. I can’t count how many messages, verses and quotes He has sent my way in few weeks about spending my time wisely.
The truth is that you’re the sum total of how you spend your time.

Are you being productive?
Or you’re just sleeping away every day, hoping for the new sun in 2017.

I saw this quote on my friend’s bio and it hasn’t left my mind ever since: LIVE IN SUCH A WAY THAT WHEN YOU DIE, YOU WILL HAVE LIVED LONG.

Take a moment to meditate on that. Notice there’s nothing about age there?

Ok…which leads us to the question of the day: Where does change really begin?

It’s almost time for the Ghanaian elections and everywhere is bubbly with political news. The current party promises continuity, but their opponents are singing ‘change’.
(Nigerians, sounds familiar?)

The problem in the first place is this belief that change will come through a political party or a government official.

I’m not here to dictate where or how change really begins, but I truly believe that change ought to start from every INDIVIDUAL.

How dare you say to your brother, ‘Please, let me take that speck out of your eye,’ when you have a log in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will be able to see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
Matthew 7:4-5 GNB

 

To be honest, if you eat and still throw rubbish or dirt on the street, you’re part of the problem.

I remember the sad event in Ghana where there was serious flood because the water had no where to go. The rain was so heavy that many lost their lives, swept away by the floods. This happened because even the available drainage systems were blocked with coke and fanta bottles, biscuit wrappers, and other things that belonged in the bin.

Many showed ‘social media solidarity’, but it got me thinking, these same people might have been part of those that caused that sad event.

No human asked me to stop dropping things on the ground, I got convicted by God. I just was never comfortable doing it and had to stop.

What do you do when no one is looking?

Christianity and integrity isn’t the show we often put up, but what we do when no one is watching. It’s the seemingly little things.
Do you change figures in your office and blame the government for corruption?
Do you encourage a child who always takes things that aren’t his or hers, thinking it doesn’t really matter?
Do you join the status quo to put in a bad word about someone so they can get sacked?

Where does the change we seek begin?

From the other man or from us?

Something to think about…

What do you think?


 

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We launched a book for Fathers and young men last month. You may send me a mail to know how to get a copy or download the pre-release. LETTERS TO OUR FATHERS is a call to men to rise up and take their place.

 

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In making sure women get opportunities and gain knowledge, we must not repeat the mistake and leave the men behind. Over the years, this will only result into another problem. There are many women ministries that teach how to live your dreams, know how to cook and be awesome wives…

But, where are the men?

#RedefinedMasculinity. (There will be a series on this before the end of the year. Watch this space.)

Have an amazing time ahead.

Love,

Mobolaji.

3 thoughts on “As it can be: Where does change start?

  1. My year actually just kick started in October.
    Behold I will do a new thing God told me… in this season, I know what its meant for and its not to fold my hands and sleep.

    I pray we also run along with what God has for us… if its waiting, wait. But if its to get to work, by all means, dont wait for January to do that, we cant blame God then…

    Thanks B for sharing!

    1. I agree o. I catch myself doing it sometimes- waiting for the new year and testify that I finally made it out of 2016. Lol. This year has been very interesting sha…but we can’t pause if God is asking us to move.
      He asked me to begin to work on something before December and I don’t even understand why, but I must get to work.

      Bless you girl. Plenty love!

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