It’s quite interesting how Nigerians (this means they are citizens of Nigeria) are the first ones to curse (say all these horrible things) about their own country and government.
I decided to write this post cos of some stuff I’ve been seeing on twitter.
80% of the tweets I’ve seen today about Nigeria are Negative. Either how our Independence is not worth celebrating, or how after 53 we are even more backward, or how Nigeria is still not free as we are bound by corruption and blah blah blah. It goes on and on.
During Delta state’s independence thanksgiving service last Sunday, the Governor (the guy is a preacher too sef, lol) he told a story of how in Singapore every cab guy is a “tour guide” telling you of how Singapore is such a beautiful place and all the amazing things. He put that in contrast with what the Nigerian cab guy shuttling some visitors the state had, said to them..the extreme opposite!
Let me at this point, point out something to yall from the good book.
Proverbs 18:21 says life and death are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
It’s pretty easy to understand that. In a broader sense, whatever u say, Good or bad, u get.
Now everybody wants to prosper and succeed. We all making big plans and stuff. And we all say good stuff about ourselves and plans(if u don’t, better Start saying ’em now)
But then again, the same Nigerians will say “Nigeria is just a rubbish country, u have to struggle for everything, u have to hustle hard mehn, struggle life, hard life, blah blah blah”
Sistehs and brothas let me ask you, HOW do u want to now succeed Biko? Because u will say one about how u will succeed and then say another bout how Nigeria is about the struggle life. So how? Cos the state of the country you are from/live in directly affects you.
James 3:11 says doth a mountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter water?
The answer is No!
Okay let’s even look at it from another angle.
In mathematics, + – = – that’s positive and negative gives negative!(I just had to show off my math skills! Lol😉)
We all want Nigeria to get better but we say only the Negative stuff and insult the government. This Government you are saying that “they don’t have sense” are the same ones making the policies that will govern your life oh! That’s why they seem to be making more “senseless” policies. You have said it and so shall it be. LOL
After all this talk sha, all I’m saying is that as Nigerians, it is our duty to make OUR country a better place. U may not be in a position to do anything, government-wise, but it starts from the little things such as what you say.
If the government does something wrong by ur judgement, please feel free to express your opinion, we are in a democracy after all, but is it quite necessary for u to say “that’s how this Nigeria will just be getting worse everyday”? And then go ahead to insult the government and people in authority? 1 Timothy 2:2 encourages us to pray for those in authority that we may live a “peaceable” life.
Let’s all just be positive with what we say about Nigeria, lets achieve our own personal dreams by helping Nigeria become the country we want it to be. Lets Bless and actually take out time to pray for our country and be thankful.
And yes! There is something to celebrate today! Our possibilities! We have been here since 1960, we are still standing today! There is hope! Lets celebrate hope!
I pray for a better Nigeria, one that would give us cause to say only good things. We are moving forward! God has blessed us!
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!💃👏🎉⭐