TRAVEL LIGHT

TRAVEL LIGHT

As far back as I can remember in learning to become accountable, I have always been a bag – carrier, lol. From boarding house in secondary school, my baggage of uniforms, books, food provisions and personal effects is usually three times (or more) larger than my brothers’. Even on becoming a lady, I often carry a sizeable bag as I set off every morning – sizeable to contain every single thing that I think I may need within the day, from work items to snack bits, money, keys and sometimes, water! Very funny. I think most females can relate, though. You soon wonder why you have a neat pack of polythene bags that you probably won’t need for ages in a corner of your kitchen cabinet. It’s like that. Our natural instinct at organization sews that into the very fabric of our minds.

There is something very effective, productive, excellent, smart and healthy about carrying only the basic things that your journey will need. You will concentrate on your major task(s) and also have room for other spontaneous and adventurous activities that the day may present. So, resist the temptation of ‘fixing’ your whole day and life. Remember that after all, God’s got it.

Travel Light to Destiny

Our life’s purpose is something we must not crowd up with other needless activities. It is a full time job, trust me. If God has called you to be a health worker or an administrator, it is going to take all your time and concentration to do it as will bring Him the greatest glory. Concentrate on being who God is making you to be. “No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life.” (II Tim. 2:4) Watch out for destiny distractions; over – eating, bad friends, internet indulgence, movies, games and overcrowded schedules.

Travel Light in Mind

Unforgiveness, grudges and worries are unnecessary baggage for our journey. These we must deliberately put off at every dawn. Forgive others because Jesus commands you to, because it is prerequisite to your being forgiven and because doing otherwise is detrimental to health. Let it go.

Travel Light on Trips

Excellence advocates for preparedness and organization. But sometimes, we overthink things. Take only your basic necessities to trips and you will realize that it will be much more fun.
Jesus loves us. Hear His words in Matthew 11: 29 – 30; “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Take His yoke, not yours.

I keep reminding myself to travel light. You should do same –  remind yourself to travel light.

This is with much love from Excellerblog to you, dear reader – friend.

Love Finds You… In Service 

Love Finds You… In Service 

Oh, let me warn you, sisters in Jerusalem: Don’t excite love, don’t stir it up, until the time is ripe—and you’re ready. (Song of Solomon 8:3‭-‬4 MSG) 

Dear Simbi,

This letter is like nothing you have ever received. I know your make-up, your essence and femininity. As every girl grows up, her heart quietly longs for more. She wonders, “Will I ever attract a Prince Charming whom I will live with happily ever after?”

I understand. You were wired this way by a most loving and infinitely wise Creator. At this point, you feel a certain pressure build up. Pressure to look more beautiful. Pressure to fit into society’s mould of the she-man. Pressure to hang around the male folks and speak in suggestive manners without actually saying any words. And this pressure comes from the 4 cardinal points: Pressure from family members as soon as you approach a certain age. Pressure from friends and age groups as you get invited to weddings every other weekend and you have to buy unending asoebi. Pressure from within as you quietly fear that you may never be good enough. Pressure from the male folks as they keep sending you conflicting signals. The struggle is quiet but real. It’s same for every Simbi you see, if truth be told.

But, let me tell you; since you became a born again girlie and handed over the running of your life to Jesus, He put you on a path to a glorious, predestined future.

Be at rest, hun. God’s got this. Stay BUSY. Do things for God in line with the Holy Spirit’s leading. Develop your community. Dream big and live progressive. Be purpose minded and passion driven. Avoid the temptation of matching yourself with any seemingly prospective dude. Avoid awakening your sleeping love beauty too, by reading or watching or listening to overly amorous materials that may only increase the pressure you feel. Stay in service, love finds you in service. Become more spiritual, beautiful in your way and excellent. Remember, you will attract who you are like…

With love from,

Excellerblog

Dear Ali,

Fewer words will suffice because of your intrinsic make-up; your rather focused and analog mind. Rest buddy, rest.

Every unmarried guy has a problem of finding a wife who will be a good thing and favour from God. The struggle is real. One girl is beautiful but arrogant. Another is educated but not domestic. You can’t seem to get them all together in one. In church, in class, in your office and even on the street, your heart is darting from pillar to post. You wonder, “Is it Simbi or Celine, Bunmi or Ada?” Then you are tempted to send all of them signals at the same time. You know, stir the waters. Bro, truth be told, that’s a dangerous move. Trust me, you want to let sleeping lions lie.

One word, Rest. The moment you became a born again lad, Jesus took charge of your present and your future. Like He took Eve to Adam while Adam slept, God will bring your princess while you rest. Don’t forget that this is rest on your feet man, while in service. Get busy. Discover divine purpose and run with it. Be eternity conscious. Learn to be a man and to be single. Learn to read, lead and cook! Have integrity. Remember that you will attract who you are like…

From a buddy_of_life, 

Excellerblog