I’m back again.
You will get a couple of blog posts back to back because….well, you will find out soon enough 🙂
So this post today I had been playing with a lot in my head but I had never really ever gotten round to doing anything about it until recently.
Many people suffer from headaches. If anything it is one of the most common ailments that plague human beings. I’ve heard more people complain about headaches than about any other infirmity. It’s so common that you never really go to the doctors because you have a head ache you just grab an aspirin or if you are in Naija the first thing you do is ask “how much is panadol? abeg help me buy.”
However I find it totally amusing when someone has a headache and another person is helping them drink the panadol. How? Let me explain.
With the emergence of social media, in my opinion the world hasn’t really gotten smaller. People have just become more nosey. Everyone has an opinion about everything and they don’t hesitate to air it. Seriously I think we should all just relax. This social media thing is not that serious
In fact I find that the meaner the opinion, the funnier people find it and the more likes you get….and isn’t it always about likes and follows
So people who have no business in your business, make it their business to make your business everyone’s business….phew! What a mouthful but I think I got that pat down.
So even little children who just graduated like 20years after you did will be giving advice which in their childlike mind or because they have read articles on the Internet now makes them an authority on your life and how you should live it.
To make matters worse they will be buying truck loads of panadol on your matter.
Some people are genuinely just airing their views and honestly I respect that. I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinions but some people are simply just haters spreading beef.
So someone puts a picture of HERself on HER instagram page wearing HER new outfit which she bought with HER money and she likes the way she looks but you don’t like it? Well too bad! If you don’t like it, it’s fine. It’s when you start drinking panadol for another person’s headache I have a problem with. If you don’t like it, then unfollow, unfriend or whatever it is you need to do but please don’t be negative about somebody else’s life.
Besides I’ve discovered that when people are not busy then they tend to make other people’s lives their job.
If you are one of those, honey go get a life. You should be living not sitting in front of a computer or your phone talking about other people who are actually doing something worthwhile with their lives. You sit around criticising them on social media but at least they are living and in the process you forget that there’s a massive log in your eye and you are concerned about the infinitesimal speck in their eyes.
I just wonder why you even think your opinion counts I mean…
This always reminds me of the story of the woman with the alabaster box (luke 7:36-50) I know we focus more on the fact that she gave her all in worship but I believe there’s another lesson to be learnt there. She wasn’t exactly a perfect person in fact the bible calls her a sinful woman or a sinner woman depending on your version of the bible.
The pharisees and the saducees all judged her and Jesus I might add saying
…she shouldn’t be here
….if Jesus was truly a man of God he would know what kind of woman is touching him.
Funny enough we have too many pharisees and saducees in the church today. Hypocrites that are either too far-to-see or too sad-to-see what God is really doing. Too caught up in their self righteousness to actually see or be a part of what God is doing. Too focused on how people are not like them or how thankfully they are holy and possibly holier than the Holy spirit. Forgetting that if they were that holy we wouldn’t have needed Jesus to come die. You holy na im God no use your blood save us?
The last time I checked ALL have sinned…not some. I actually feel sorry for people who are like this.
Social media is full of them. The if Jesus was truly a man of God he would know the kind of pastor serving him… maybe not in those exact words but that’s the spirit behind their judgement of pastors and Christians. Especially pastors as if they should be held to a different standard.
My sister, we will all stand before God at the judgement on first name basis and the only name that will count will be the name of Jesus.
Last week I finally decided to drop by on Facebook and I realised I hadn’t been there for so long so I decided to change my profile picture to this.
I did it and logged out thinking oh! Well maybe in another six months I may drop by again. Not too long after someone sends me a bbm message “pastor M there’s someone making nasty comments on your page you need to delete” so I grudgingly logged back in and to my surprise some clown had started a Facebook campaign posting my picture on different Facebook groups saying see popular lagos pastor’s wife posted this picture up on Facebook and her church members are busy liking it. What is this world coming to? She should be ashamed of herself and blah blah blah.
If it wasn’t so sad it would have been hilarious. I was really sad for him
. I didn’t even bother responding, I simply unfriended him and deleted his comments on my page and the comments of all my voltrons ….lol! Defending my universe 😉 . Sadly I don’t even know who he is. Just some sad little boy (he may be old in age) with a combination of a pharisee and saducee spirit looking for some cheap popularity. I saw a child in need of prayer. A child with such an impure soul isn’t that what Titus 1:15 says?
because as a man thinks in his heart so is he.
This is the picture. Just a headshot
…and this is the full picture.
A picture celebrating God’s victory over satan. Eight months pregnant for the second time when the enemy determined it wouldn’t happen.
That’s why you don’t judge
You can’t jump to conclusions.
Anyway, fly on the wall. Next issue…
This post is not really about me and my new Facebook friend lol . It’s more about the fact that you need to learn to live for Jesus alone and deal with approval addiction
Thankfully he’s not a man of God or a prophet, He is GOD! So we are safe. He will never judge you even though he alone has the right to or….
So live your life to please Him and if you do make mistakes, quickly repent, adjust and move on. Don’t spend your time feeling sorry for yourself or waiting to get approvals or likes on social media
. Set yourself free.
I thank God that by his stripes I was healed a long time ago so I don’t get headaches anymore
but if you want to sit there and drink Panadol for a headache you think I should be having? By all means please be my guest…..while I live for an audience of one.
My aim in writing this post is to remind you that only one thing is needful. Don’t let people that don’t matter put you in a box or under pressure to be a certain way.
You need to be strong and realise that once you get approval from Jesus, you will be fine.
Go out there and live your best life guided by the principles in the Word not the conversations on instagram, Facebook and the likes. Don’t let the world change you- who you are or who you live for.