Sunday, December 16, 2012

What has become of us...?

I still maintain the fact Nigeria will change for the better despite contrary belief but of recent I've had to ask myself some questions such as "How bad do we have to get to become good?", "Will this change happen in my lifetime?" and many more of that sort.

I see the father figures of our times who will one day head families and its saddening to see that there's a lot of distraction and misplacement of values these days. The other day I was listening to Inspiration FM and a woman was almost in tears of how she learnt to tolerate her husband who always verbally abused and put her morale down. She made a statement that she had to learn to treat him as who he should be and not what he currently was. I'm thinking at the same time and asking myself if I should see Nigeria this way too.

Should I see my country for its numerous potential untapped? Should I believe in the youths of today as the leaders of tomorrow? Where have we missed it and how did we get here?
My heart goes out to the souls that were lost in the Helicopter crash. May their gentle souls rest in peace.

This Friday I was on my way home, a bit late though and as a friend dropped me at the bus-stop, I knew I had to walk briskly. I almost got robbed by these men who started walking towards me until I crossed to the other side of the road and took this God-sent bus to a taxi park to take me home. Such is the state of things, kidnapping is the order of the day, corruption is a comedy episode for us.

Numerous innocent souls have lost their lives on Nigerian soil caused by our own negligence and we think we can attain quick fixes by prayers and fasting alone. Even God told us to settle grudges with our fellow neighbours before approaching His presence.How much more, the lives lost so far.


2 Chron. 7:14 - "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

We have blood stains on our hands, it's time we rethink our priorities.
When we read the sad news of innocent people being kidnapped, dying, we should bear in mind that it could have been us. Our witnessing of a new day is another chance at life, a chance to change the plight of someone, a chance to shine our lights to repel the looming darkness.

All we can do is either be a part of the change and/or pray for the change agents. God bless Nigeria!

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9 comments:

  1. 1. Thank God you were not kidnapped.


    2. I am glad you mentioned the Inspiration FM caller. Verbal abuse is often underlooked, but I think it goes hand in hand with physical abuse.


    3. We cannot afford to lose hope in our personal lives and also for Nigeria. When a person has lost hope, they've lost everything.

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  2. Where there is life, there's hope. I totally agree with you Relentless. The atmosphere here could be discouraging though but we still have life; something to be thankful for.


    Yep, verbal abuse is also a silent plague.


    Adupe o, that I was not waylay'd. :-) Thank God for journey mercies everyday.

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  3. Deep ish. I keep asking myself the same questions:

    How bad do we have to get to become good?
    Should I see my country for its numerous potential untapped?
    Should I believe in the youths of today as the leaders of tomorrow?
    Where have we missed it and how did we get here?

    Sometimes I get weary when I pray for Nigeria but then isn't that and being a change agent in my own little way all I can do?

    Thank God you are safe

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  4. I was so sad when I heard about Sisi yemi's mom. It just makes me sad how we just laugh over serious issues and move on just because it doesn't personally concern us. I'm thankful you weren't robbed though *hugs*

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  5. Just how can this country overcome this spate of kidnapping. Recently, it was the mother of a dear blogger that was kidnapped. There is just more than meets the eyes about this country's kidnapping saga. Well, like you, I still believe in the Nigeria of tomorrow which the now-Nigeria, like me and you, will help build.

    www.josephomotayo.blogspot.com

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  6. You have spoken well
    Unfortunately, I find that a lot of Nigerians just refuse to question the norm. We are so accepting of mediocrity.
    I cant tell you how many arguments I have entered with people who feel Nigeria is okay the way it is .......and we (those that question the norm) are the ones that are abnormal

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  7. If the thing has not hit home, we tend not to care. Why didn't you come on thursday? I brought your wristband.

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  8. Mehn, I was stuck in traffic that day ehn. Terrible one at that. Please keep it for me till we see jare. Thanks. :-)

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  9. Rather sad that we act defensive sometimes when we are told the hard truth. Hopefully, things should get better by God's grace.

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