Saturday, 4 January 2014

The 'Missing' Link.

Finally we are in the much expected New Year. Just like every other new year.
It really is 2014.As usual we have wishes, desires, high hopes and expectation.
Looking again at the difference between a year and the next, it is just the going down of the sun and the rising of the sun again just like every other dusk to dawn. Not sure I am making sense to you. However that’s the real truth. The year is just a defined time frame to benchmark or rather measure achievements.
For me everything about 2013 happened in December, so I wondered all I did for the first eleven months. Really, I can’t explain. More like December was the only month in that year for me. Bla bla bla…..  (Just my innocent thoughts from my church mind)
So getting to the business of the day, my topic as usual has a story.
‘The link ‘would have been ideal for my title, but including the “missing” part is ideal to drive home my point. We all have one missing link or the other.
My reference is from the watch night sermon of 31st December 2013.
It reflected on the story of Joseph.
The preacher actually preached on the topic ‘Unprecedented Breakthrough” which illustrated Joseph’s story as a first of its kind considering the fact that in the history of Egypt no foreigner has ever been the prime minister, Joseph’s life laid the precedence. We all know the bible story of Joseph and it has been preached in millions of sermons.
He went further to talk about the supposed misfortune that was the link to Joseph’s breakthrough.
That was potiphar’s wife.
Come to think of it, let’s assume she never tried to seduce Joseph, what would the story have been like?
Joseph would have probably remained in the house as a slave and the best of his life would have been getting to the position of a chief slave in the household.
She would have been the missing link.
Trying to apply the scenario to our individual real life situation.
We all have one link or the other in our lives which we choose to acknowledge or ignore.
That link could be looking so bad and we dare not get close to.
We never can say. Joseph actually fled from potiphar’s wife and that landed him in prison where he fulfilled his purpose.
Come to think of it, when Joseph became the prime minister of Egypt, the wife of portiphar was never mentioned. Talks about her had gone extinct.
Lesson one: Flee, flee and flee farther from every appearance off evil. Saying no to it for once could just be your key out of the dungeon and you have the opportunity to have your own unprecedented breakthrough.
Again, I try to see the missing link from another dimension.
We meet people every day from all works of life. I meet you today and I treat you well, all well and good. If I don’t treat you well, same story. We all live to see another day.
Depending on how we relate, I might be the missing link in your life and you could be mine.
The fact that you don’t treat me well doesn’t make me do same to you. I will definitely feel bad about the way I am treated but really life goes on. There are checks and balances in place for me to move on. Keeping a grudge isn’t worth it. We all stand to gain nothing from holding grudges.
Lesson Two: Build and sustain relationships.
This year, you have to quit all the hating and beefing. It won’t take you anywhere.
So maybe I have stepped on your toes unknowingly (or deliberately), so sorry, abeg no vex, biko. (This is a public apology). You might just be that missing link for me.
Boom Boom!! (My fireworks for the New Year).
Formally, I am saying happy New Year to all my readers. May this be the best year of your life.
I have to say thank you to my God, my Awesome family, the best mom in the world, Oluwabukunmi(shining teeth), Mr Rikky, Delababe, Yolanda Schol,  Bibi&Tim(I just had to join those names),Deronk, my ex boss(the best boss you can ever imagine having), Ak, HOG PR Unit, Bolu, Fikayo…….. So much more to all my readers.  I love you all, you all made my year. We will do the same again this year.  I can’t ask for better friends and I am happy to have you.
Meanwhile, I am still enjoying traffic free roads. Holidays can like to remain. I don’t mind working. I can get home in just 50mins from V.I. too good to imagine.
And the year begins…..
Have a blissful weekend everyone.