Why don’t we fill ourselves in on what’s been buzzing since we last talked? I’ll start. My best friend and housemate got married to his longtime sweetheart, which meant one of us had to move out. Since it was his dad’s house we’d been sharing for the past couple of years, the issue of who to move didn’t need to go to court.
It was a beautiful purple and gold wedding at a pristine park and yours truly was best man proper. ‘Prince Collection’ generously offered to suit-up the groom and me I, which is it? When I finally got my suit the night before the wedding, it was the only black one they had in stock and three sizes smaller! An expensive suit three sizes smaller, the night before the wedding, and I was too broke to go shopping. I lost appetite. All of it. I wished I could accumulate two months of gymming and dieting in one night. Never more had I envied the bodies of carpenters and masons. Miraculously, I looked good it looked good on me the following day. Only thing was I couldn’t button the jacket. As you can see, it’s not like I’m fat too o, just blessed.
O then we got two weeks off work and goats for Christmas. That was delicious! I had it at my new apartment, which you should come check out some time, like seriously. I also went to this party my friend TT held for the kids of area squatters. Herh! There are no kids in Ghana these days o. I also learned that I had anger and jealousy potential. Then I learned how to keep them in check. I watched Breaking Bad like I was being paid to. That Walter White guy is on point!
Honestly though, I think the best thing I did this entire break was attending a prayer camp meeting my church organized. I am not a prayer warrior. Not even a prayer ball boy, so two days at a chain-prayer meeting was unprecedented, but I’d been very keen on attending. I mean, isn’t a fool the man who does the same thing in the same way over again, then expects a different result? Because of the kind of results I’m expecting this year nu, I doubt last year’s fuel will suffice.
As people seriously prayed, I fantasized my own burning bush experience. There wasn’t a lot of bush at Aburi Girls, but I’ll have been okay with burning grass patch. I fantasized a fiili fiili meeting Jesus experience or a, or a, or a summoning by Rev. Steve in front of the whole assembly to deliver a mouth-watering prophecy that will just make me go like (screaming) That’s wasssuuppp! JESUS! THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT! YEAAAAH!!!! None of those happened 🙁
But I did pray longer than I ever had at a go (that’s something right?) I prayed for you too, that every word you read off here will infect you with good tidings. That the same way you can contract evil things by visiting a porn site, you’ll contract edifying things by coming over here. I tell you, all the things I said eh, if even one day of this year goes off, someone upstairs is going to have lots of loud knocks on His door.
I had this awareness though, that the ease with which last year turned out the way it did is the same level of ease you need to make this year turn out whichever way you please. It will take just as much work to get this year going how you want it to. I really want you to be #encouraged, and not because it’s a trending tag now, or because it’s the backbone of every sermon these days, but because encouragement is the first thing you need for any feat. You must be encouraged at all cost, else where’ll your fire come from? Or your vim? Or the drive to strive? You must be encouraged because you don’t even stand a ‘cha’ much more ‘chance’ without it. The surest way I know to fill-up that encouragement tank is God. Make him your insurer, banker, doctor, mechanic, barber, investment adviser and relationship counselor and watch encouragement show up like a hiccup.
Me, I feel like a slightly opened coke bottle and excitement is the charged fizzy drink oozing out of me. It feels like optimism is this sunglasses I just grabbed and put on. Because I’m driving the same Honda, sitting behind the same desk, but I got new fire burning on inside. So because we can’t really smoke a Rothmans or 555, let’s light 2014 up and smoke it like blunt in short supply. Shall we?
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