So this morning, I wasn’t gonna blog about anything ooo.
But something happened that brought out the Blogger in me…
Someone called me ‘holier than thou’
Her exact words were
‘…Ezi please stop all this holier than thou thing you always do…’
Ok lemme back up a bit…
We were discussing something on people who reduce or falsify their age to get a certain benefit or job. Case in point was the NYSC especially. I told her about a friend of mine who I told NOT to bother reducing her age to serve because most employers wouldn’t accept you without a ‘Discharge certificate’ even if you have the equally legit ‘Exemption Letter’
My point is, lying just removes God from the equation. NYSC is NOT what God needs to give you a job… Even if you reduce age to 22 from 30, what’s the guarantee that you would get a job post-NYSC??? Certainly NOT that NYSC certificate. Not even your degree.
“…Some trust in and boast of chariots (degree, certificates, age) and some of horses (connections, surname) but E’ will trust in the name of the Lord my God…” Psalm 20:7
God can NOT be limited to a flimsy piece of paper to bless you. He can bless you with or without that ‘chariot’. He is God, He cannot be BOXED…
And He certainly doesn’t want you sharing His glory with any man/thing… He wants to be 100%Boss, 100% of the time… Haven’t we heard incredible testimonies of miracle jobs? I heard one on sunday that made me cry for joy… ha ahn. He is Boss ooo. He does things in his own way and he can use the foolish things to confound the wise. (Ist Corinthians 1:27)
And He will remove anything that dares to stand in His way…
“…Those chariots will rust, those horses will pull up lame, that Uncle will disappear, that age reduction will count for less than nothing…but we who trust in God, not certificate or our age, we will TESTIFY…” Psalms 20:8 (E’s mix version)
Of course you have to be diligent yup. Get an education (formal or informal in your desired field). Yup. But to remove trust from God and put it in Paper and then do all sorts of things to either get the Paper or make the paper valid…? Hell Nope!!!
I love how Isaiah 31: 1 ff puts it…
I especially love the ‘The Egyptians are men and NOT God. Their horses are flesh and NOT spirit…”
Biko eh, let us stop all these compromising ejor…
It doesn’t look good on us… And doesn’t speak well of our God…
See eh, with God, there are NO grey areas. Tz either black or white. True or lie. Yes or No. No shades in between.
…But let your Yes be simply Yes and your NO be simply NO. Anything else is from the Devil… (Matt 5:37)
And just incase you have forgotten, here is my reminder…
“…Let me tell you why you are here, You are the LIGHT of the world… You are the SALT of the earth, if you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You are here to be LIGHT, bringing out the God colors in the world…”
Stay in faith darling. Get a tag team of ‘faith persons” to encourage you. Don’t compromise your standards.
If the world want to interpret this as being ‘holier than thou’, then allow me to introduce myself to you…
My name is Eziaha and why yes, I am Holier than thou…
Oh btw, I was hug starved when that person told me this.
My fave colleague resigned and she gave me the best hugs at work. When Sapphire asked me how I was, and I told her I was hug-starved, she sent me this fake attempt of a hug.
I later got a real one from my Corper colleague so all is well in E’ world.
Sapphire, don’t worry, few more days till I get the real hug from you.
Btw, this selfie is gorgeous….
Have a terrific Tuesday FAB’ers