When I was in Uni, I had a fantastic relationship with most of my lecturers. Except I didn’t wanna, but if I wanted to, I enjoyed favor and love from you. I’m loveable like that
One of such Profs, who I have absolute respect for, always refers to a certain book when we talk. “Sun Tzu’s The Art of war”. Basically about knowing how to ‘fight’ and win without a war.
So when I was in NYSC camp, I ran into the book and wow!!! I joyfully ‘sold all I had’ to buy it.
So chatting with him, I told him I had bought it and he was like ‘oya start reading immediately’.
I was happy to start.
The book was originally written in Chinese but has been translated to English.
Three days of struggling with that book, I thought they should have just left it in chinese cos as far as Eziaha is concerned, THAT BOOK IS ABOUT AS S̶E̶N̶S̶E̶L̶E̶S̶S̶ COMPLEX AS CHINESE LANGUAGE.
I got halfway and didn’t learn anything new. Maybe only one thing.
I dumped it jare.
Then told him
* I keep thinking the book contains pearls of wisdom hidden between the pages so that only DEEP people will see the wisdom in it. Maybe I’m not that DEEP*
I told myself
‘Nah, I’m deep. This book is plain rubbish. Why for goodness sake are you convoluting a simple matter??? ‘
Sometimes the BOOK is just rubbish. Not pearls of knowledge masquerading as whatever. Tz just plain rubbish.
Now u see, I respect Prof’s knowledge, till eternity, but this book, though a good book (and a best seller might I add), is NOT COMPATIBLE with E’
No need pushing it.
Isn’t that how life is sometimes. It may be good (read lawful) but NOT compatible (read expedient) with you. Let’s take this to relationships for a minute, please indulge me.
I won’t preach the message of ‘don’t marry an unbeliever if you are a believer’. You already know that.
At least I’m hoping so.
Let’s take it even further.
Not all believers can marry cos they may NOT be spiritually compatible. Yes, both are good (just like the book and E’), God loving, maybe tongue talking, children of God but may lack SPIRITUAL COMPATIBILITY.
I live beside a church that has something going on all the time and I hear DIE DIE more than anything else.
I don’t doubt their “born-againism”. But can I marry a ‘bro’ from that church? NOPE.
I speak in tongues. I consider paying tithes to the HOUSE OF GOD (not an orphanage or the poor) NON NEGOTIABLE. I believe in sowing seeds. But I am aware that some other Christians don’t promote speak in tongues, or do agree that you can send your tithe to the orphanage. Are they still believers? Of course!!! Can we marry? NOPE.
Beyond physical compatibility, there is such a thing as SPIRITUAL COMPATIBILITY. I agree the church hasn’t preached so much about it.
That’s why my dear Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo will be preaching on same this sunday at our monthly LoveDating&Marriage.
David’s Christian centre, amuwo Odofin. By Fatgbems filling station.
Dance, drama and comedy too will be featured. Tz always a house party… The holy ghost kind
Holler for more details.
Call 08077714411 or 08028356363
My mtn modem is acting up. I’m sorry the post I promised didn’t go up. I could have sworn I scheduled it. But MTN fastlink is just ‘blessed’
Blogging from bb and adding pix is HERCULEAN.
So bear with me.
Prayerfully, MTN fastlink will pick up already.
Please if you ever run into that book, like I did, abeg d̶o̶n̶’̶t̶ ̶ BUY