Thursday, October 23, 2014


Just like a flash 2014 is about to close its doors and many are wondering, “When did we start the year?”
You can see in your mind’s eye now when they announced in church (for those that attended Watch night service), “Happy New Year”. And then the excitement that greeted that very moment; the greetings and hugging; the congratulations, prayers and prophecies…

Then the calculations, permutations, expectations and goal setting and goal getting plans and strategies that were laid out at the beginning of the year (New Year resolutions for some people).

And all of a sudden, we have come to that time in/of the year when people begin to look back over the year and reflect to do stock taking…

There’s no doubt that there’s been ups and downs, good and bad experiences, testimonies (or as the Okoye brothers, Psquare puts it – “Testi-MONEY”) and so on, though the positive side may not be your experience.

I am not going to concern myself with those who have recorded MORE positive experiences, but those who looking back may feel they really do not have anything to celebrate YET!

And for this category of people, the first thing I’ll like to tell you is “Just because the cloud is covering the sun does not mean it has stopped shining.” – Abbeylosophy In the same vein, the darkness of the night cannot steal the glory of the sun. It is true that you have not achieved much like you projected you would have done by this time of the year. Believe me, you are not alone. There are several others who feel like you do across the world who looking back will say they are worthless, useless and their lives meaningless.
But there’s another truth I know, of this army of ‘non-achievers’ there are still believers. Those who know that weeping can only endure for the night, but joy will come in the morning.

These people are ‘believers’ because they know that “with God all things are possible” and “unto him that believes all things are possible.” They have a conviction that with God the things they did not achieve in ten months can be done in two months. And as a result, they keep pushing; seeking out new opportunities and attempting new conquer mountains. 

This will make me ask you, are you a believer? I ask this question not because of the religion you ‘profess’ but because of the convictions you should ‘project’. Not being a believer will make you resign to fate rather than act with faith. 

You may ask, “So what do I do now?”

From this very moment, stop worrying and crying, rather start dancing - literally. Think, talk and act like someone who has gotten it, because you will get it. Don’t throw in the towel yet, don’t bid 2014 goodbye yet, because it is not yet over. Push for more. Your ‘sun’ will rise again and your glory will shine – you will share the good news – it shall indeed be a “Testi-MONEY.”

I am your friend and coach, Abiodun Mabadeje (#Abbeylosophy)