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How are you Egypt?

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The world has recently witnessed uninhabited demonstrations, brutal destruction of lives and properties and over throw of leadership in Egypt, Libya and Algeria; there are still uprising in Egypt and I feel like asking how Egypt is fairing.

I don’t think that the problem in Egypt is about who rules Egypt as much as “how does the Egyptians want to be governed?”

Anyone that wants to see the progress of the people in these troubled parts of the world particularly in Africa must look beyond the surface. People who come to leadership other than through a legitimate democratic means will not want to relinquish power through a peaceful means.

People who pose as mind readers and the ultimate rulers who know what the people think and need (and of cause, nobody else knows) and have the magic wand to provide those needs will never see beyond their nose. They are ready to silence opposition, berate and crush criticisms, no matter how constructive, and are insensitive to the point of allowing the killing of the lives they are supposed to protect.

I feel it is time for the Egyptians to sit down and discuss the way forward; that is how they want to be governed and state in the document the qualities of those who should aspire to such responsibilities and for how long anyone should assume such responsibilities. That is the only way to make anything out of the “revolution”. It should be clearly stated and available for anyone to read and it should be stated what violation of such document should mean. If there should be further protests, it should be in defence of that document.

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February 18, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Say Bye To Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence and bullying are twin-evils that must be rejected in our society. Domestic violence exists in various forms and can affect any member of the family but particularly women and children.

Domestic violence is dehumanising and injurious. It affects the physical body, the mind and emotions of the sufferer. It is an abuse of the total person. It induces fear and forces undeserved obedience over other people. It is a torment and unfortunately many women are suffering it in silence.

As the Nottingham Posts say in its publication of 14th February 2012 “TIME TO STOP THE VIOLENCE”,  I  join the call by the Nottingham Post that men “say no” to domestic violence against women. Every effort should be made to curb this evil in the society.

People should find civilized ways of settling difference rather than bully and violence. Intimidating and hitting vulnerable people should be resisted. Humiliating women simply because they are women is horrible and unacceptable.

One way to deal with domestic violence against women is to make it a serious offense punishable by law. Women suffering domestic violence must speak out. People should not condone this evil.

Women suffering this abuse must seek help from the appropriate authorities. You can contact Citizenship Bureau for advice on what to do.

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February 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm

The Power of Persistence

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What does winning mean to you? What is success to you?

These are relative terms and can be defined in numerous ways.

I read in a book many years ago that “The secret of success is not in never falling but is rising up each time you fall.”

Winning is like a triumph over opponents , problems and the enemies – whatever that means to you.

You may be passing through challenges in your family, education, business, a relationship, a work place or in any other area of life. You might have heard stories of people who failed to make it and are anxious about the future.

One instrument of success that you need at a time like that is persistence. Persistence is persevering, tenacity, doggedness or importunity. You must not give up. Give it another go! Keep up faith and trust God for help.

You may say “God again!” “I know you will say that; I have prayed all the prayers I know of and the situation has not changed”

Prayer giants like Daniel did not give up or get angry with God when he was faced with the threat of being thrown into the den of lions. His miracle came in the den of lions. Don’t forget there are enemies on the other side and their operation is to “win”. You will not be their victim. God will come through for you.

You must persevere to win. You must never quit. You may have diet programme that you feel is not working, you might have failed your driving test; you may be struggling with your therapy sessions or lamenting that you have failed with the New Year resolution. Don’t quit! Go on with it and keep working on it until you succeed.

I am not writing to define winning or success. The Dictionary will do that well. I am here to hold your hands up and encourage you to get going until you win.

Hebrew 10:22 -23, says “let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” NKJV

Jesus said “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” KJV.

Persistence helps you to overcome nagging problems. It helps you to build up a solid business, career, ministry, family; you just name it! Don’t lose faith or let you hope disappear. Stop all negative talking and stay away from “miserable comforters”

Your celebration is on its way.

Shalom