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Hiya! Just a quick intro :) I lived in Nigeria for more than half of my life (so far) before moving to England and I have seen the best and the worst of both worlds. I was greatly inspired by the #OccupyNigeria protests and this blog is my way of #occupying. A lot of us compare African countries to the Western countries and I will mainly be talking about the positive things that I have observed and learnt in my few years of living here. Payme’s 2Cents is for all who dare to dream to see changes in their lifetime. It is for those who dream to see environments where 'helping' thrives. I will be giving my2cents worth on how we can work towards getting things to change for better. It would be great to know your opinions, so please leave comments. Remember to keep sharing posts that you enjoy. Follow @payme_my2cents. Thanks a lot for visiting!!! Enjoy my2cents :).

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Why I Am Nothing! - Japheth Omojuwa

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal"  Albert Pike

I have since come to the realisation that I am nothing. I am nothing by myself except when established in the reality that God made me. All that I am, He made. In that sense, everything I have and all I am belongs to The One who created me. That is the reason I am always taken aback when people say they are self-made. I am not self-made. I cannot be self-made. Nothing cannot make something. God made me and all I am, He made; all I seemingly make, He makes. The true me is God playing with a man. That consciousness means that I am always ready to give back.

I do not have much. In fact, I do not have anything. The little I seemingly have, I am always willing to give. When I look for opportunities to give, it is not because I have a lot. It is because I do not want to keep what someone intends for someone else. I am a channel to bless other people.

If I am a good writer, it is because God made me so. I have a responsibility not just to make the world a better place with my God-given ability but I must as a matter of responsibility replicate that ability in several other people. Every move I make to the top, I intend to take as many people with me. My business as a human being is to make more people see the reality of who they really are: that they can do a lot with what they have and only by doing much with little will they be able to do more.

This is why I do what I do. I will not live forever but as long as men live, the men I impart as long as they impart others will ensure that at least in one man in every generation, my words will impart.

So what do you have? How do you see it? As yours or as the world's? Give who you are, give what you have. There is more to you and there is more to what you have. You will never grow until you understand that the next man whose life would be better with your touch could eventually surpass you if you do not offer that hand.

Look at this, even if the people you helped to the top eventually become bigger than you, they may not like to say it, the world may not be aware of it but you know you helped to build something bigger than you. That is the meaning of a man that lives by vision. To build phenomena, realities, men and realities that are bigger than you. That for me is the primary essence of our being. If the biggest thing you ever did in life is you, then you are too small to be regarded a significant man. Life is not just about success, it is about the significance of success. I thank God for my life but thanking God in the real sense for me is by making the world a better place. How can the world be a better place if I do not help men to better, to grow and to fulfil their own purpose of existence?

Sit back, relax and ask yourself. Are you self-made? If yes I congratulate you. If no, it is time to make the world a better place. One friend at a time, one man or woman at a time, one child at a time. We truly can!

I am @omojuwa

Japheth Omojuwa
Editor, AfricanLiberty.org

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lovely piece. xx