My Christmas Confessions.

me to useWhy 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 Gunshotmy 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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32 Comments

  1. Nife said:

    herhhh i’ve been looking for someone to tell me if breaking bad is worth the watch. got all the seasons but i kinda plowed through S1 so i just forgot about it. found it amusing in some twisted way tho. will go back to watching it

    March 18, 2015
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    • BenJ said:

      That series had me spellbound! It’s really good (if you ask me), and there’s so much to learn about how easy it is for anyone to become anything without the right ‘restraints’ in place.

      March 18, 2015
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  2. dziedzorm said:

    U welcome 😀

    February 4, 2014
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  3. dziedzorm said:

    Errrrrm…don’t even know where to start. Ok, we’ve bn frenns in my mind 4 a while even b4 I discovered goldinwords (just so u know). Lyk d kindda frennship u hv with celebs where u know everything abt dem but they don’t even know u exist? yh, dat kind. I’m lol 4 real. (sorry if I sound creepy)
    Simply put, it’s a masterpiece n u r an incredible writer. Keep d gud work up n it’s gud to know its with d right motive; dat God wl b glorified.
    Hope dat was encouraging enuf.
    God bless you. 🙂

    February 2, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      Errmm, i’m even more speechless. You’re far too kind. The things you’ve said are sweet enough to last me all February, I cant say thank you enough. Just got yourself a proper proper good friend buddy 🙂 God bless you too.

      February 3, 2014
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  4. cece said:

    goldinwords….my thing! nice pece

    January 30, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      That makes two of us Cece, 2 of us.

      January 31, 2014
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  5. Sua said:

    Thanks for your prayers. Already affected by the words on this page. Godbless

    January 14, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      Shpik it my Sister~! lol, I’m glad.

      January 14, 2014
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  6. Nathalie said:

    of course!!
    Just as always, your words really have a way of lifting up my spirit. Got a few friends to be reading your posts and they enjoy it. Let me give you a biblical title: SCRIBE EZRA II

    January 10, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      We thank God o, because I know how useful a lifted soul is. As for the name dieerr nnooo jokes! What’ll you give yourself then?

      January 11, 2014
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  7. Emily said:

    PS: That housewarming will not be complete without yours truly 😉

    January 10, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      Ah, but Em, you’re the ‘H’ in housewarming! how can it go down without u?

      January 11, 2014
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  8. Emily said:

    “Make him your insurer, banker, doctor, mechanic, barber, investment adviser and relationship counselor and watch encouragement show up like a hiccup.”………………. Indeed, Make you His service your delight, He’ll make your wants His care………thanks so much Ben dear, 2014 ain’t got nuthn on the fire burning inside!

    January 10, 2014
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  9. Gina said:

    Thanks for the prayer and encouragement. have a blessed year

    January 10, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      Blessed one to you too G. We’re lighting it up this year 😉

      January 11, 2014
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  10. matthew said:

    Hey man! this is gud but I have part of dis…my version of what u’ve presented…lol

    January 10, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      Herh! dey gee! lol, no one is curious to know.

      January 10, 2014
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  11. Leslie said:

    Chale thanks for praying for me boss. I’ll pray for you too. Chale but be quick about the drink up at your new place. We waiting! Have a blessed year man, I know you will, God got you.

    January 9, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      Ah Lels, you know you’ll even be the MC, no shaking. Have a blessed year too bro. Awesome is sprinting your way.

      January 10, 2014
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  12. Ben said:

    hey ! nice one there…. Yes I want to know ur new place… Congrats to ur bestfriend and his new family.

    January 9, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      Yup yup. Thanks Namesake. stay put for directions 😉

      January 9, 2014
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  13. Daniella said:

    Dats just beautiful, thank you !!!

    January 9, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      Thank you too Daniella, and Happy new year!

      January 9, 2014
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  14. ed said:

    almost five years reading this blog. How old is the blog?

    January 9, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      I know riiigghhtt! We for have oldtimers meet-up kraa, you not dey see?

      January 9, 2014
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  15. Kwadwo Bonsu Boateng said:

    Great stuff mate

    January 9, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      Thanks bro. This vim is #encouraging!

      January 9, 2014
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  16. Miss. E said:

    I am so sure I did not post just a “hi”….twice!!!! Argh.

    January 9, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      lol. Dealt with it 😉

      January 9, 2014
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