A Word Is Enough For The Wise

A Word Is Enough For The Wise

God has created us wonderfully and yet so beautifully but many sadly, have decided to recreate themselves to be cruel and heartless all in the name of wanting to acquire material things that are bound to leave just as fast as they came. It is just sad how people chase after riches, selling their souls to the devil in exchange for a mirage that seems to be there but really isn’t. And the truth is, nothing without God grows to stand the test of time and the only thing that grows without hard work are weeds. You can’t grow to become a millionaire overnight and expect to awake to the reality of it in the morning without severe future consequences. Trust me, those that actually became true millionaires overnight must have put in countless hours of hard work over the days, weeks, months and even years and the good Lord decided to finally bless and crown their effort, making a testimony out of their lives. 

You know, they didn’t just get their riches duping someone or from a wardrobe that spits out money like a rapper spitting out rhymes. And by the way, you should journey through the pages of our favorite music acts amongst many others and see how rough they must have had it making a penny from a craft they know so well and are dedicated to and then you’ll realize that making a dime isn’t ‘beans’ and yet some planted the seed, water it, have it harvested and even fry some plantain to go with it, all in one night.

What is happening to the youth of our generation? Back in the days, our fathers could count the number of people getting their hands dirty and were so in a haste to make money but these days we can hardly single out a youth living right and not getting his hands dirty, all for the love of money, women, and fame just to mention a selected few. Lamentably, I turn to the pages of the dailies while surfing through my favorite blogs and all I can see are failed parents and I wonder how things got this bad.  Apparently, they’ve worked so hard to breed a bloodsucking generation. However, all blame shouldn’t be directed to them because I’m sure they put in work over the years and did their own honest bit to raise heavenly children but their children refused to yield to their teachings. 

There's no excuse for failure, you are responsible for your actions and decisions, and I pray it isn’t too late before you start seeing all that you loved and chase about so lustfully are just vanity upon vanity that the devil digs your grave with and he sure doesn’t need your permission as you already lost every right and bargaining power the day you crawled to him just like a snake. And unfortunately and fortunately for me, I used to have a couple of friends walking this lane, I recently just denounced the last one of them. The company you keep can either break or build you. What type of company do you keep? 

The truth is that we all make mistakes and I’ve made mine and we can still make amends by deciding to retrace our steps and live right as long as we are still breathing. No doubt, money is good but it doesn't justify selling your souls to the devil. Deplorably, many have used their children, parent, and other loved ones for rituals all to drive the latest cars in town and many of which have ended up losing their lives changing gears, doing a hundred and eighty on the third mainland, cruising in the same automobile that drove them to the devil in the first place but now living the reality of it. Ostensibly, you can’t eat your cake and have it, it’s either you choose life or death and while you’re at it, be sure to know that there’s an extension to that in the afterlife.

I love the money you know, but l love my life even more and wouldn’t trade it for the finest girls in the prettiest bikinis or even a mansion on the Bahamas and a couple of billion Naira notes to my name. The Bible apprised that we seek first the kingdom of God and every other thing would be added unto us and that’s exactly what I’m doing and you should be doing too. Let us not be too impatient, I know how hard it is to struggle through life each day without a penny to your name but I also know how harder it will be to enjoy life living in the fast lane; outside God's Will for you. A word they say is enough for the wise, so think twice before you roll that dice. God bless!

When my pen bleeds, expressions are kept close to my heart, and as it bleeds the words from deep within through my writings, I discover I have created art. I display a piece of my soul. This is my work, my blood, and it should be an object of pride, no matter how much it is criticized or praised.