The Nigerian Pastor?

Let me make it clear from the get go that I didn’t write this, Emma shared it with me and I couldn’t resist putting it out there for a healthy debate.

Are you a Pastor and feel this is unfair? Please you are welcome to have your say but I dare say that this has become the lot and style of today’s pentecostal Pastors not necessarily the Nigerian ones alone!

Now read on.

The Nigerian Pastor won’t talk about Usain Bolt or Serena Williams.

They won’t talk about late Dora Akunyili or Tony Elumelu.

The Nigerian pastor wont talk about Steve Jobs or the young people in

Silicon Valley reshaping our world.

They won’t talk about young American scientists spending endless hours in search of a cure to a disease that’s predominantly in the Tropical African Region.

The Nigerian pastor won’t talk about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie or Ben Okri.

In every corner of the world, there exist young men and women who have defied all odds and become successful through hardwork, creativity and dedication…

The Nigerian pastor wont talk about them……neither will he ask his members to emulate the spirit of these individuals.

He would rather talk about sister Agatha who got a job she WAS NOT THE MOST QUALIFIED FOR because she prayed and fasted in line with their church programme.

Or

Brother John who became a millionaire because he used all his salary as a seed in the church.

Or

Papa Miracle who he laid his hands on and 3 of his children got admission in the university

Or

Mama Esther paid her tithe and her business started growing everywhere across the nation……no business plan, just boom, everywhere.

This has led to a new breed of mentally lazy young people who now see God as a rewarder of mediocrity.

To the Nigeria Pastor, the only way to prosper is by paying your tithe and sowing seeds in the church. So they will never talk about those who have through hardwork and dedication placed themselves on the world map.

No……the Nigeria god only blesses the first 30 people that rush to the altar to drop N100,000 as seed.

The Nigeria god abhors hardwork and creative thinking, He only gives to those who sow seeds and offerings……and those who shout “I am a millionaire” every morning and do nothing the rest of the day.

Continue….
You want God to come down and help you use the talent He gave you and bless you because you are going to church to shout “Daddy, I receive it”

You all jokers.
Can someone tell these jokers that irrespective of your creed, faith or religion, blessings and favours follows you once you start using your talent and become useful to your society.

God doesn’t owe you N1!

Author: Unknown.

Thanks Emma Nwaohiri for  bringing it my way.

Ubuntu – I am because we are!!!

In all my years of sojuirn in South Africa, I have always heard and seen people from all walks of life use the word – Ubuntu; nothing has brought it home so simply like this short analogy which I picked up from a whatsapp group I belong to.

Enjoy it and please take the lesson there in.

The motivation behind the Ubuntu culture in South Africa …

An Anthropologist proposed a game to the African tribal children …

He placed a basket of sweets near a tree,

And made the children stand 100 metres away.

Then announced that whoever reaches first would get all the sweets in the basket.

When he said ‘ready steady go!’ …

Do you know what these children did?

They all held each other’s hands, ran together towards the tree, divided the sweets equally among themselves, ate the sweets and enjoyed it.

When the Anthropologist asked them why they did so,

They answered ‘Ubuntu’.

Which meant –

‘How can one be happy when the others are sad?’

Ubuntu in their language means –

‘I am because we are!’

A strong message for all family members.

Let all of us always have this attitude and spread happiness wherever we go. 

Let’s have an Ubuntu Life …

I AM BECAUSE WE ARE!”

Thanks Alhaji Kafaru Aminu for sharing this.

…neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,….shall be able to separate us from the love of God!!!

38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord

Romans 8:38-39New King James Version (NKJV)