So you are a fellow Nigerian and all you are speaking over this country is them curse words, God is watching you via havens wifi oo.
Anyway, I remember the words of a Nigerian during one of the strike actions in one of the Nigerian Hospitals- he said ‘As long as I am concerned, this nation is gone’
Ah! that sounded like he was placing a spell or something. That was of course not his intentions. But then I realised that sometimes we are limited in the things that we allow ourselves to do ‘for’ the nation if the thoughts we have towards her and the words we speak over her are very much on the negative side. I’m not denying the fact that Nigeria is in a state that’s not encouraging at all but then the least we can do I believe is to do some reshaping by the words we speak.
Before I continue, let me share a little poem I penned down some time ago:
You are a product of what
You hear, see, and do
She’s a product of what she
Hears, sees and does
Hey, did you think she would get away with all the curse words that have been said and spoken over her? Do you think its all about the actions and inactions of the leaders of old? Do you think its entirely because they wanted to take up all of the money or because they did not train in some 5 star school abroad? They finished with distinctions in Law, Political science and everything you could think of. But aint nothing changing under the wrong atmosphere. Now, Christ is our redemption. Christ won us as individuals to life and because we are in Christ we can declare and things will fall in place. With every clean word spoken, curse words can be dispelled and one word after another we can shift the atmosphere in the country and in fact in our lives.
You might have come across this popular saying:
‘Your beliefs become your thoughts
Your thoughts become your words
Your words become your actions
Your actions become your habits
Your habits become your values
Your values become your destiny’
You may consider this the most unimportant part of nation building, but you’d realise that whatever you say which most definitely proceeds from what you’ve been thinking,is fundamental in building our nation Nigeria. Maybe it’s the very change we all need. Maybe it’s the very pathway to the different perspective needed to effect the change we all need. Oh, did I just say maybe? It’s what we need to provoke the change we want. We are called to be nation builders.
Nigeria is our beloved, she’s the reason God placed us here, she’s ours to build. You just may not be interested in been the president or the governor. You just may not be interested in holding any public position but within the confines of your space you can transform her. And we are much expected to declare wellness over her. I don’t think that God would give us a Nationality and not have us love her right.
My bible puts it this way in Proverbs 18:20- A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruits of his mouth and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.21-death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
This may help for a start:
Nigeria is blessed and highly favoured,
She’s rising in excellence
She’s coming alive
Her youths are rising to lead her right
Her elders are supporting her growth
She is the pride of many nations
Lines are falling for her in pleasant places.
She’s a delightsome habitation.
May Nigeria be great. I hope you find her worthy of your kind words.
Your fellow Nigerian,