Friday, 16 April 2010

Thankfulness 003

I am not a happy chappy as I type and I really don't "feel" like thanking God for anything...not because I don't have things to be thankful for...I actually do...but I'm just feeling "drained"...but then...it's just a feeling right?...this too shall pass!
I usually feel this way when I'm missing Nigeria plus watching that programme on BBC2 about Nigeria added to it...you can check the episode1 out here...I actually went to VocalSlenders Myspace site and I cried as I listened to the track "Nigeria"...sometimes where Nigeria is concerned, I feel so helpless...selfishness and greed has eating deep into us as a nation and as individuals and we can't even see it...all we do 24/7 is to try to remove the speck from other people's eyes while the heavy log remains in ours...You will be shocked at how corrupt that your church loving,heavy offering giving uncle/aunty is...I weep...Okay this is not about Nigeria or about how I feel so I'm just going to zoom right into this...it is about God.
It is about how faithful He has been to me even when I am undeserving of His faithfulness...but you know how it is with my Heavenly Father...He can not change from who He is...He is the Unchanging Changer who turns things around yet remains the same and His mercies are new every morning and to be honest...He deserves all my praise and thanksgiving...Kabiyesi here is me saying a big thank you to You....
The list of your faithfulness towards me keeps growing and I know it won't stop so here I go...
I'm thankful for:

1.The gift of Life...It was my birthday in March and I'm just so thankful that I am alive to see another year...this post that I stumbled on brought it home to me again...now more than ever, I am determined to live life to the max and enjoy every moment...

2.Journey Mercies...I traveled to Nigeria and I'm glad that through it all, my life was spared...many travel and never return...anything could have happened from armed robbery attack to car accidents...actually a friend of mine lost two siblings on the same day in Lagos...no they weren't traveling anywhere they were just driving down from the market when some "mobile phone happy" girls driving and chatting away on their phones hit them...PS: please always use your seat belt...one of them would have been alive today if she had her seat belt on...so please even if you're seated at the back...seat belt please!

3.Provision...After watching welcome to Lagos...I realise how blessed I am yet I can be the most unappreciative human being on the face of the earth...Forgive me Lord and I am saying thank you.

4.Great Friends...Need I say more...the ones that tell you the truth even when it hurts,the ones who won't let you go down the broad way leading to destruction...the ones who won't let you give up on yourself no matter how much you try...the ones who I call my support from God...who would rather be in the background making things happen...the ones who I don't see in donkey years/months but when we see, it's as if we pressed pause and we press the play button to continue from where we paused...the ones who stand by you through thick and thin...I do not and will not take you guys for granted...I am simply thankful to God for bringing them my way!

5.My Family...We are so alike yet so different...I didn't choose you guys but God chose you for me...and I'm glad He did...I won't have it any other way even though I want to go for your jugular on some days...but all in all, I am thankful!

6.My Country Nigeria...I went this time around with my eyes wide open...to breathe in the dirt and the fresh air and I did...I am thankful that you,Nigeria are still standing...a quarter of what has happened in your bowel doesn't happen in some countries before trouble shoots up...I am thankful that you,Nigeria are still hanging in there...

7.Protection...just two days ago a young innocent girl got shot in the neck while standing with friends in a takeaway restaurant...she died two days later(today)...you can read about it here...another case of senseless attack...it could have been anybody...I'm thankful for divine protection from all this evil around...

So tell me...what are you thankful for?

Enjoy this:


PS:
I feel better and seriously praising Him lifts you from the dump!!!:)

9 comments:

In My Dreams It Was Simpler said...

Nice thankful post! Glad you had fun in Nigeria and you returned safely.

I watched that BBC programme too, and while I think it was too skewed, the reality is that a lot of people live in abject poverty in Nigeria every day.

Those of us who have enough to eat and live on should really be thanking God every day.

neefemi said...

thank you for the song...i needed that....have a great weekend

Jaycee said...

This post just shed a glimpse into something else you're passionate about: "Nigeria." *Sigh* Me and you both. Maybe I'll watch episode 1 of Welcome to Lagos this weekend. But I really don't want to get sad or angry sha.

aloted said...

deep post...love it

the bbc programme brought tears to my eyes...and made me realise that I have a lot to be thankful for...

aloted said...

@ jaycee..i think you will be more sad than angry..if u watch the programme..and u will see that the typical nigerian smiles while suffering and just wants to get by and provide for his family or himself.

thats how i felt sha.

Myne Whitman said...

I thank God with you for the journey mercies, life and provisions, He is our rock and refuge.

I'm conflicted about the BBC doc, I don't like the title but I'll wait till I see it myself.

Miss FlyHigh said...

No limiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!

Smile :)

I feel like that about Nigeria too. I get al teary eyed but then I remember with prayer and action things can get better. One of my reasons I hope to move back to Nigeria and at least help in some way possible.
Good to see God has been good to you.

LE DYNAMIQUE PROFESSEUR said...

Wow! me love this. I also feel the same way about Nigeria o. I pray God will help us. And yes, we'd be lying if we say God has not done anything for us. Most of the things we take for granted, if God just decides to take them off, we are in trouble. God, I am grateful too o.
Thanks No limit.

- LDP

Anoda Phase said...

I join u in the spirit of thanksgiving...even for Nigeria, we shall keep thanking God, cos if not for Him, I wonder where we would be as a Nation.