Celebrate with me!

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HeirWalk is four today.
The first post, “preserved for you” was posted today, four years ago.
As I look back in time, and reflect on how far I have come, I realize that HeirWalk is still a blog. With 92 followers and few commenters and likers. I haven’t yet reached the peak. No bestsellers yet. No media interviews or library/publisher book signings. Not that this is my focus… I just love to write and see words touch one heart at a time.
But I can say that I have learnt a lot.
Donut is purely a result of my life. It’s clear to me that my Muse wants me to be a testimony of whatever I churn out to the public, because the most empowering force is a testimonial life.
There are articles that remained in my draft box and those posts that made it out to the world. Most times, it was lonely on the blog. I longed for the days where there will be a number of likes and comments on the post than the days where no one responds to my post. I have learnt that in all, I must continue to live and write, faithfully pouring my life out on paper or screen irrespective of the number of hits on my site. Comforting to know is that the number of people who comment or like my post are not as many as those who are blessed but do not hit the like or comment button.

I have learnt that you don’t jump into God’s purpose for your life. You grow into it. God is not so much interested in the doing as he is in the being. SO he forges you through the works as well as forge his work ahead through you. But his focus is you.

He’s more interested in you learning patience in a post you write by his inspiration as well as you writing the post to bless one or two or three thousand readers.

Because you don’t jump into purpose, you had better not haste in this journey. Pay attention to your personal walk with God and focus on diligently obeying the revealed will of God for your life, while waiting for that which is to come. The in-between days matter A LOT.

What makes me happy is knowing that someone is blessed. Someone will make a right choice based on what he or she has learnt from my blog or post or book.

Making impact isn’t about wishing. I do not have to wish that people like my post. It’s pure waste of time wishing that someone would comment. It’s childish refreshing your wall so often to see if someone has responded to your blog. Just spend that time living well and writing well and leave it at that.

Someone touched will respond.

And one day, you will turn pro – you will find what others find difficult to do, easy. When that day comes, bask in the delight. But remember, as a pro, you’re in great danger of becoming a mediocre. So you see, as soon as someone labels you or you find that you are turning pro, you’ve got to stand up from “pro” and move on!

There are many things I have learnt on this journey as a writer and as a sojourner on the Heir Walk. And as I learn, grow and shine, I will share with you faithfully.

Above all, I say , “Glory be to God.” Better days are coming.
Celebrate with me!

Cheers,
TOluwanimi

GRAVITY 02

Yesterday, I shared what gravity means. But is there a way out?

Good news is:

You know, it’s possible to get an object to break off the force of gravity and send it freely into space. Years of scientific research has resulted in the discovery of a parameter called escape velocity.

Escape velocity is the minimum speed an object [without propulsion] needs, to be able to escape from gravity (i.e. so that gravity will never manage to pull it back). It is the speed above which an object will never fall back to the surface of the earth.

At this speed, the object breaks free from the gravitational field and is able to soar above the surface of the earth into space – this is the mechanism used to launch rockets and satellites into space!

So there is a way to overcome gravity…

Sure, there is a way to overcome the gravity of life!
But what’s the way?

But God said a long time ago:

Isa 43:21 –  This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.

Even Now, He still calls us to escape this kind of life – he calls us to abundant living. He calls us to escape the oncoming destruction of their futures by plugging into LIFE in Christ.
You need to escape!

You need to rise from the realm of mediocrity and connect to the source higher than you – God – and escape the force field where sin controls, and instead live redeemed, starting clean from now!

The way out is through the SON. JESUS.

Jesus defied the laws of nature. When He was crucified, people thought that was the end of the life of that great teacher who performed miracles and claimed to be the son of God and saviour of mankind.

No! He went to the depths and got the keys of death. Then he rose to live forever!

Through Him, God made provision to free us from the power of darkness, and bring us into the kingdom of his dear Son. [Col 1:13]

Have you got the escape velocity? Have you been freed?

Have you met Him?

To be continued tomorrow

Cheers,
Toluwanimi

A muse on LOVE

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Love does not harm.
Loves doesn’t sin.
If love can be the driving energy for our lives, and determinant of our thoughts, words, actions and reactions, we can be sure that we will always do the right thing.

The misdeeds of man is summed up in his inability to love his fellow man as himself. This manifests in all crimes, dispute and wars.

What is love?

I am yet to comprehend what love is or does, but I know what it doesn’t do.

The average Nigerian christian is unwilling to act in violent response to terrorist and religious insurgents for example, not because he loves them, but because he is wary of disobeying the commandmment. That is dangerous, for this seed of hatred, festering in place of love, is responsible for the abusive verbal outbursts when the news flashes fresh death; violent prayers being channeled towards their camps, and feeling of cold triumph when the army kills a number of them in shootouts.

The average believer doesn’t retaliate a wrong doing not because he has learnt to love, but because he wants to obey, “vengeance is mine…” Nevertheless, seeds of festering hatred manifests in the “serves you right” he mutters underneath his breath as the wrongdoer faces misfortune, and his refusal to help out of this wrongdoer’s misery even when he is called to be an extension of salvation to the sinner.

The average Christian says that “I don’t care how my actions make people feel, it’s between me and God.” But I learnt love “doesnt take actions that distreses others.”

Love is more elusive than we think.
Love tastes like bitterleaf, especially when you want to show it. Because it truly triumphs in undeserving recipients.

But I know that if a man can love, He will live right. Always.

Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.*

A natural man cannot exhibit these qualities completely because they are divinely engineered. Even a believer may not experience the liberation of these figures until he submits his will to the machinations of the spirit.

Love cancels out a man’s propensity to do wrong towards God or man.

Don’t run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other. When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along.
The law code—don’t sleep with another person’s spouse, don’t take someone’s life, don’t take what isn’t yours, don’t always be wanting what you don’t have, and any other “don’t” you can think of—finally adds up to this: Love other people as well as you do yourself.
You can’t go wrong when you love others. When you add up everything in the law code, the sum total is love.**

Do you want to be free?

Look into the love God has for you-  he made a provision of salvation to undeserving man. Plug into the depth of this grace and let it stimulate a response of gratitude, loyalty and faith in him.
Then let love be birthed, and grow in you so that your life will be free of wrongdoing.

*1 Corinthians 13:4-13
*Romans 13:8-10

Cheers,
Toluwanimi