Erm, I want to be one of those annoying people that try to point out lessons in everything.
How else would we make any progress or do better if we never reflect?
You are free to stop reading now if you don’t like getting deep. Don’t worry I won’t know, but I know you will miss.
The ‘koko’ of my gist is this…
You are watching the World cup games right?
Ah yes, that one… where 11 grown men kick around a ball on a field of grass…, that one where people actually lose appetite when their favourite team losses.
Yes, I am talking about that game where grown men suddenly remember that showing emotions is not a crime afterall, so they cry and laugh accordingly.
I mean, did you see the guy Suarez crying like a baby? He has given us memes for days.
But we are not here to talk about emotions, crying, laughing or otherwise.
Ghana lost their match against Uruguay. I don’t know if I should be happy or sad because they stopped Nigeria from being represented at the world up.
They made a whole ‘Giant of Africa’ miss another opportunity to send huge delegates on a lavish budget, only to eventually crash out in the group stages, but we move. We will try again in the next 4 years
Anyway, last last, Ghana ‘chopped their own breakfast’ after boasting that they were going to revenge against Uruguay.
I was thinking, it was something that Uruguay did to them in the last World cup, but no oh, it happened 12 years ago.
Haba Ghana, revenge after 12 years?
The part that got to me and inspired me to pick up my phone and start scribbling frantically, was their celebration after the loss, why? Because Uruguay didn’t also qualify.
Now, this is football and its all vibes, and I joined in laughing too, but I find a correlation between the happiness of Ghana at the loss of Uruguay without focusing on their own loss, to the fallen nature of man.
Ghana lost too, but because their ‘so called enemy’ also lost, hence the celebration. It would have hurt them more, if Uruguay qualified.
We are selfish abeg. Let’s tell ourselves the truth. We are driven by envy, greed and pride.
I dare say 99% of the world’s problem is caused by this.
A lot of things we aspire to be/have won’t even make sense if we are not trying to prove a point to somebody, or one up another.
Reminds me of those who use ‘I better pass my neighbour’ generator popular in Nigeria then, no shade. It used to be like some sort of competition to own one.
Anyway, the antidote to all this remains God. Godliness with contentment is great gain. Selah
Also, having to constantly remind ourselves that we are created for God’s glory. All our ‘gra gra‘ should be for his pleasure.
In everything we do, it is wise to ask ourselves, how am I glorifying God in this suituation?
In conclusion, We remain eternally grateful to our loving Creator – Daddy wey dey pamper, who is gracious in mercy, because if any of us had that power, none of us will be existing now.
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. – 1 Timothy 6 v 6,7
*koko: the main focus
*Chop breakfast: To experience something painful
*I better pass my neighbour: A small generator popular in Nigeria that can only power a few appliances.