MIND DEVELOPMENT (SEXUAL PURITY)

Once upon a time, there lived a man in Florida called Whitehead, rich, caring but busy due to his wealth.

 He had a lot of farms, houses, gardens e.t.c to Lord over and therefore delegates duties. 

 Among all he had, there was a set of three gardens beside each other in different compounds which had beautiful gates that could talk! They were labeled and painted C1 red, C2 blue, and C3 yellow.

One day, Whitehead went to visit these three gardens and you could see the excitement on their gates(faces).

“I specially ensured that you are all marked out and fenced differently, so each of you know you’re unique, brought with a price.”, Whitehead said.

  “You mean we are special?” C2 asked.

 “I was going to say that too.” C1 added.

 “Because…” C3 spoke.

“I understand your point. Your garden looks so unkept. That’s why, more than just being special, you need a good gardener to monitor you and ensure good seeds are sown and grown in you.

 “Ok!” They chorused.

“I’ll be sending two gardeners who are  specialist to each of you, Mr. J and Mr. H, but beware there are other gardeners who are pokenosers, they will do you no good, such as Mr. D, Mr. F, Mr. W, so please be careful.” 

 “Ok sir.” They all responded.

 “Enjoy the rest of the time, till I see you again.” Whitehead said.

 “Ok sir. Bye!” They bare Whitehead farewell as he walk away.

Soon, the gardeners, Mr. J and Mr. H came and introduced themselves, “We’ll ensure that every rubbish inside of you is cleared out, but it’s in a systematic way.” Mr. J told them.

 “What do you mean?” C2 asked.

 “Growing plants in different areas inside of you will eradicate the rubbish in that particular area.” Mr. H added.

 “Ok.” They chorused.

  “But  we will need your obedience to our operation with sincere cooperation to have this work out well.” Mr. H told them.

 C2 whispered to C1, C3 ears, and they nodded. “I’m sorry Mr. J and Mr. H, I’ve heard a lot about your farming methods and I’m not willing to accept such. I would rather hire the service of another.”

 “C2!” C1 and C3 shouted.

 “That’s my decision and it’s final.”

 “Well, that’s no problem. How about you both?” Mr. H asked.

 “We’re willing.” C1 and C3 responded.

 Few months passed, C3 began to complain because he saw what Mr. D, Mr. F, Mr. W, were doing to C2,  they allowed weeds to grow, no tilling, no ploughing, no tractor to trample upon the garden, different friends came in through the gate to visit and so on, unlike Mr. H, Mr. J who insisted on growing few kinds of plants, tilling, ploughing, tractors working here and there, they wouldn’t allow certain friends which called they harmful enter with so many other activities.

After refusal of several warnings and counsel, claiming to be tired, one day C3 chased out Mr H & J, and invited Mr D and his boys, Mr F, Mr W to begin operation. 

 C1 seeing this, mediated about the hardness or strenuous exercise Mr J and Mr H gives but on a second thought, he could testify and see the positive impact they have made bringing out treasures in him, he therefore decided to stay put and became more close friends with Mr.H and Mr. J.

 Months into their journey, a realisation dawned on C2, he looked at himself, smelling, stinking with no good fruit and that triggered a fight with Mr. D and his boys.

 “No good thing can ever come out of you.” Mr. D told C2.

 Crying, C2 barked at him, “I don’t care, just get out!”

 “You’ll come begging I promise you.” Mr. D shouted.

 “You won’t, if only you allow me.” Mr. H, who was passing by, interrupted.

 Seeing him, Mr. D changed his tone, “He has no good to offer you than hardship.”

 “C2 make your decision.” Mr. H said.

 “I’m rotten and stinking, but if you can help me to be better, I’m ready.”

 “But you’ll go through strenuous process…” Mr. D said.

 “I don’t care!” C2 shouted, “it’s better than being useless.”

 Mr. D walked away with his boys, threatening to come back with torment.

 “Don’t listen to his threats, so long you have me and Mr. J here, you’re safe.” Mr. H said.

 Mr J and Mr H got into him, started working on him, cleaning up his mess.

 A year passed, and Whitehead came around to access the gardens, C1, C2, C3.

 After viewing each, he ordered that C3 be set on fire because it was all full of trash and dirt, C3 begged for his life but Whitehead wasn’t willing to accept his pleas. On the other hand, C1 and C2 were beautified for a more special purpose.

 Note: 

C1- Compound 1

C2- Compound 2

C3- Compound 3

Gate- Entrance to our mind(eyes, ears, e.t.c, all the sense organs that pass messages to the mind).

Garden -Mind

Whitehead – God

Mr. J – Jesus Christ (God’s Word)

Mr. H – Holy Spirit

Mr. D – Devil

Mr. F – Flesh(Sin)

Mr. W – World

 Beloved, our lives are like these gardens.

Like we saw in the story whosoever we allow to plant, uproot, cultivate upon and within our lives will determine what we become. It’s either you submit yourselves to God through His son Jesus(Word of God) and be guided by the Holy Spirit through your journey or you let the devil, flesh(sin), the world dictate to you how to live your life.

God wants to take charge of your spirit, soul(mind) and body so that he can direct your life.

 Whatever you feed your mind with, mediate upon is what you become.

Prov.23.7 – For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…

God is the one that created you and knows what purpose suite you. 

 When you surrender your life to God your spirit is transformed instantly and the Spirit of God begins to live in you.

 Yes!

  The Spirit of God lives in every believer. But you see, your mind/soul has been exposed to a lot of things that’s not of God, and it needs to be taught the way of the spirit, that’s why you study the word of God and be submitted to the Holy Spirit to dictate your thoughts, reasoning and actions  because what you intend in your mind is what you begin to act in your body consciously or unconsciously.

Rom.12.1 -2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Note: bodies (spirit, soul and body).

Therefore, for your mind to develop rightly you need

1. Mind Purity.

2. Mind Sanity.

 Let’s start with Mind Purity: 

Psalm 24:3-4 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

This is keeping your heart fixed on God’s word because the devil will throw his dart using different media/medium to attack your mind but when you have God’s word you fire back when you’re submitted to the leading of God’s Spirit & Word.

 It draws you closer to God because when your heart is pure God can reveal things concerning His will to you.

Then Mind sanity: Psalm 34:18- The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

 This is to have your mind stable not toasting to and fro and this can be achieved by renewing your mind with God’s word, snapping out of thoughts that do not edify, giving yourself to intentional meditation of God’s Word.

Sexual Purity: 

Sexual Purity starts from your mind, if what stays in your mind could be exposed, then what you say or do can be predicted.

 To stay sexually pure, your mind must stay pure. If you allow the word of God and the Spirit of God to dominate your mind, thoughts, reasonings, will, etc you’ll find yourself becoming like Christ.

Sexual Purity is not just staying away from sexual acts but also to keep your heart guided for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 4:23 – Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

That’s why as a child of God you can’t watch any movie or listen to just any song.

You are to be careful of what you feed your mind with.

For if you live after the flesh, you shall die, but if you through the Spirit (Holy Spirit) do mortify the deeds of the body (in your mind) you shall live (Romans 8:12).

How then can you decide to kill yourself with your hands? By the thing’s you involve in the secret place or with your friends or personally?  Remember C1, C2, C3?

Only the Spirit of God can help you to live after the Spirit.

1 First, you have to surrender your life to God, accept Jesus as your lord and savior (prayer).

2. Make the Spirit of God your best friend, by being conscious of Him, engaging him in your daily life.

3. Being born again doesn’t guarantee a pure, it must be worked upon. You should commune with God on a daily basis by prayer and the word of God (hearing from God).

 There are other ways of hearing from God but the word of God is Paramount.

4. Listen to songs and messages that will edify your soul.

5. Stay off movies, sites, songs, books, materials etc. that pollute your mind. You can’t listen to Naira Marley and Nathaniel Bassey at the same time. Stop confusing your mind. Stick to gospel alone!

6. Feed your mind or rather meditate on that scriptures and do whatsoever it says.

7. Be careful of your associations and those you fellowship and commune with.

8. Be careful of what you mind. Those little glances of what is not right here and there are storing up secretly in your mind, refusing to hate sin(you don’t drink alcohol but you don’t hate either, the day you get tempted you wouldn’t mind having a taste and before you know what’s going on, you’re done with a bottle) Love righteous, hate iniquity, as a matter of truth you’re the righteousness of God in Christ, right standing and right living should be your lifestyle. Romans8

9. Stay close to God, never try to run away in times of distress and He will direct you.

It is well with you!

Amen!

GLOSSARY

Eradicate – to put to an end.

Rubbish – highly dirt/bad

Testify – to make a declaration or saying.

TO DIE IS GAIN

Tonight we’re going to be looking at a topic, I’ll tell us the topic but before then.
Quickly, let me tell us a story.
One day, a farmer left home and went to his farm. It was planting season so he had some seeds with him. These seeds had some special features, they could talk, walk and even make decisions in their heart. Yes, they had heart too.
It’s funny right? Don’t worry about that we’re going somewhere.
The farmer got to the farm, dropped his equipments on the ground, and sat on a stone. He brought down his bag from his back and began to bring out all the seeds in it. They were five in number.
“Good Morning Sir.” They all greeted seeing their master.
“Good Morning my precious ones, hope you are good?” Master asked.
“Yes, we are sir.” They echoed.
He adjust himself on the stone properly, so as not a lose ficus as he speaks to them
“Straight to business. Today, we’re here for a burial ceremony.”
“Oh!” They echoed and one of them asked, “Who died sir?”
“Actually, nobody died, in fact the people we want to bury are still alive.”
“Really!”
“Yes and you all are the items to be buried.”
Immediately the farmer uttered that, there was an uproar.
Die? Be buried? No! Impossible! You can’t do this to us sir. Are we that useless? You don’t care about us. That’s cruel!
They went on and on ranting about dying or rather being buried and the farmer calmed them.
“Give me some audience.” And there was silence. “I can’t say, too much but all I can say is, if you allow me to bury you to the ground, and you die, I tell you it’s profitable.”
There were murmurings every where but they were soon quiet.
“If you want to be buried come to my left hand side, but if you don’t want to be buried jump into the bag.
The first seed jumped back into the bag, the second followed and then the thrird seed entered too, leaving the fourth a fifth seed.
The farmer looked at the remaining two and asked them, “are you sure you want to do this?” And they responded affirmatively. “You won’t regret this, i promise.” He said, he dug two holes for each of them, threw them in it and covered them up with sand, he picked his bag and went back home.
After some hours, the fourth seed began to shout, “somebody, help me, I want to cone out, I can’t do this anymore.”
The fifth seed shouted from his hole, “Seed 4 why not be patient and trust our masters words, it’s only a matter of time, we won’t regret it.”
“No, I can’t stay here anymore, some ants are biting me, I can’t breathe properly, everywhere is dark, I can’t just continue, somebody please help!”
Soon, the farmer came back to the farm because he had forgotten to pick his equipments. He heard the fourth seed’s voice and helped him out of the hole, “I asked before putting you into the hole and you agreed, so why the shout?”
“I’m so sorry Master, I thought you would be easy and I didn’t want to disappoint you.”
“Although, I’ve set watch over you in that soil, your willingness is still important, expect you drop your will, I can’t pick it up.”
“I…I can’t do you.”
“No problem.” The farmer said putting him in the bag, he picked up his equipments and turned to the fifth seed’s hole. “You won’t regret this.” But the seed was too weak to respond.
Five days passed and the Farmer decided to visit Seed5 burial ground along with the other seeds. They went to the spot he was buried and observed a little greenish stick shooting out.
“Is this what he was buried for?” The other seeds whispered amongst themselves.
The farmer bent down and uprooted all the weeds, clearing everywhere around it and left for home. Time to time the farmer came to check it and it soon, the seed had grown into a big tree.
On one of the visit, seed1 spoke “Seed5 you’ve really changed, seed green leaves, big fruits, fine seeds, coming out of only you, we wish we were patient like you and we agreed to die, see now we’ve become same as your offspring.”
The four seeds faced the farmer and bow to him, “we’re sorry Master.”
The farmer responded “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”
John.12.2.4
Our topic tonight is To Die Is Gain.
First, what does it mean to die.
To die simply means to stop living; to become dead; to undergo death.
In other words, the cessation of life and all associated processes; the end of an organism’s existence as an entity independent from its environment and its return to an inert, nonliving state.
So key words, stop, cease, non-living.
We’re going to looking at it in 3 phases.
-Why?
-What?
-How?
Let someone help us with Genesis2:17.
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Hmm….What an instruction!
In the beginning, in the garden, God gave Man an instruction. If you do this, you’ll die. And Man did it and died. I’m sure you know what kind of death it is- died to eternal life. And ever since, God method of bringing Man back to that Eden position was death.
You see, because Man died to eternal life and became alive to vanity(sin, world, flesh). So God wanted death! A stop, cease, non-living to Man’s new life. Then He began with sacrifices of bull, lambs, goats, calves and lots of them and finally Jesus.
After Jesus died what was required was, believing in the death and resurrection of Jesus, then accepting that life of Christ, entering into eternal life. (Just in case you are here and you’ve not surrender your life to Jesus. Please, confess Him as your Lord and Savior because He alone can take you through this phases that have a beautiful ending.)

Why? Why are we required like a plant to die?
Now this brings us to that scripture in our story John.12.2.4.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
So in this scripture we can see that, the reason we’re required to die like a plant is to produce fruit.
Am I the only one seeing fruit not fruits, the ‘s’?
This fruit in this scripture could mean a lot of things but I want us to look at it in the light of the fruit of the Spirit which is the character of Christ.
It is important, to know that when you accept Jesus into your life, you’re excepted to grant him access to all parts of your life, so He can work on it and the requirements for that is death! Former life stops to live.
Death? What? What are we to dying to?
Sin
World
Flesh
Voice of the Enemy-the devil.
How?
Prov.23.26 – My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
How is to give the Lord your heart in Obedience.


Who can remind us of our topic last week?
To Die Is Gain!
God bless you!
Last week, I told us a story about some five precious seeds, three refused to die, while two agreed and one later gave up leaving only one to die and we could see the end result, we also treated Death, Dying, Why, What, and How. You can quickly go the last week topics clicking here.
But we didn’t go into much details about the Why, What and How and that’s what we’re going to do tonight.
Why? Why are we required like a plant to die?
Now this brings us to that scripture in our story John.12.2.4.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
So in this scripture we can see that, the reason we’re required to die like a plant is to produce fruit.
Am I the only one seeing fruit not fruits, the ‘s’?
This fruit in this scripture could mean a lot of things but I want us to look at it in the light of the fruit of the Spirit which is the character of Christ.
It is important, to know that when you accept Jesus into your life, you’re excepted to grant him access to all parts of your life, so He can work on it and the requirements for that is death! Former life stops to live.
We may wonder why God chooses to use death has a path(narrow path) for Christians. Why not life? Why not fainting? Why death? Like I explained earlier, it’s because we’ve worn a life that is not ours and God has to kill that life to give us a new life(the fruit of the Spirit, the life of Christ).
He kills that former life and in the process a new life begins to spring up, it begins to mature, it begins to grow and Gbam! It begins to bear fruit(embedded with a lot).
Talking about the fruit that should be produced, the fruit of the Spirit, let’s look at Gal.5.22-23- But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
This is the fruit our precious seed(life) is to bear after it dies. For every seed, I repeat for every seed, it is NO DEATH NO FUTURE.
NO DEATH NO FUTURE!
Every seed, now when I say ‘seed’ I mean life, a person, a child of God.
Every seed that refuses to die, has refuse it’s own future both on earth and in eternity.
Why? It is because only dead men can fulfil God’s purpose in life.
Why? It is because dead men are the only penetrable beings the Holy Spirit can easily use for His assignments, when He says ‘Go’ without argument they go, when he says come the same result is produced. Not because these seeds are dummies but because they have submitted their will to be crucified.
Why death? Death is required because a dead man can’t respond.
If you’re dead you can’t respond to impulses of life, you can’t respond to pride, envy, greed and so many others.
Since you’re dead to the world, you can’t respond to the world.
Another scripture, Prov.11.30 – The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
Looking at the first clause, it says, The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life. After a seed die, the fruit as a righteous is a tree of life.
You become a tree of life if you choose to die, to bury that seed, to crucify that life and bear the fruit of the Spirit.
You become a source life to many, you become a source of hope to many, shattered lives begin to come alive through you because when that being eat of the tree of life, life comes into that being.
The death process might be tough but I can tell you that the end result is life, and you’ll not only live that life in this world but also in the world to come.
This takes us to what. What are we dying to?
-Sin -World -Flesh -Voice of the Enemy-the devil.
Rom.6.23 says – For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Hallelujah! Like I said earlier and if we’ve been following, I mentioned that in the garden, God gave Man an instruction. If you do this, you’ll die. And Man did it and died. I’m sure you know what kind of death it is- died to eternal life.
Which made man collected a wage. Wages for sin and that is death. Death to eternal life, and he was alive to a nature, which is the sinful nature, the nature that became Man’s default setting (but originally was not).
Now, man’s soul has been exposed to that nature, over time his heart has been exposed to the works of the flesh, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and so many other things, and God knows that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God, so Man mandatorily has to die to all of these.
He needs to die to that nature to receive God’s nature, because God’s nature and Sinful nature can not cohabit. They can’t! Light and Darkness cannot cohabit, one has to leave for the other. And in taking away that nature that is not of God, it has to be by death.
Are you tired of being kleptomaniac? You masturbate and still have battles with sexual immortality? Have you surrendered your life to Jesus yet your former habits, like lying, stealing, formication, evil imagination, and a sort still find away to your heart/soul/mind?
Then you need to take a decision to die. That’s because NO DEATH NO FUTURE.
Haven treated Why and What, we go into How. How? But quickly before we go deeply into How.
I don’t know if there’s any one here who hasn’t surrendered his/her life to Christ and he/she thinks he’s enjoying life? Please come to Jesus today, because any life(seed) that refuses Jesus today can not bear fruit and will be regretted on the last day(living with Eternity-Jesus) and I pray that won’t be your portion, so please say this prayer.
Lord Jesus, I know I’m a sinner, but I want to repent and become a useful seed in your hands, come into my life, take control of life, I accept you today as my Lord and Personal Saviour, in Jesus name, Amen
If you’ve said that short prayer, you chat up the President or Vice-President for more counseling and prayers. God bless you in Jesus name. Amen!
So now,we go into how. How? How can I die to sin, flesh, world, the voice of the devil? How can I die to pride, envy, uncleanness and all that is not found in our Lord Jesus? How can the fruit of the Spirit be birthed in me?
Let’s look at Prov.23.26 it says, My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
We looking at the first part, ‘My son, give me thine heart’. God is asking for the heart of men, God asking for your heart because as far as God is concerned your heart is the greatest asset. And that’s why Mark.8.36 says-For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? God sees it has if a man gains the whole world and his soul is misplaced he is still at lost.
Therefore in God’s calculation, the whole world – your soul = 0
And that is why He wants your heart.
My sister, my brother, give God your heart! How is to give the Lord your heart is by Obedience/Submission/Humility.
These three words are intertwined although not total exact in meaning but are similar. And in this case study, they all mean same because there are all captured in the word ‘Brokenness’.
Ps.34.18 tells us that- The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
We’re the bride of Christ and what He expects from us is Brokenness which is Total Submission! Total Obedience! Total Humility!
Afterwards, the next is, Rom.12.1-2 it says I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The Spirit of God is not leading me to explain this scripture, so please go and study it to receive enlightenment from the Holy Spirit. That’s our home-work!
Next we move to How the fruit can be produced in our lives.
That takes us back to Gal.5.22-23- But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
This scripture says the fruit of the Spirit is, Is! Is! That fruit can only be birthed by the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit because it is a character of the person of Christ. The Holy Spirit takes us through a death process because fruit can only be birthed through death, except the seed die, don’t expect fruit(s). Except you die, you can’t live. So the Holy Spirit is the one sent by the Father to take us through the crucification process.
I will quickly give us a summary of today’s teaching, we could pen them down in our jotters.
Why death in summary are:
-Only buried seeds can produce fruit(The fruit of the Spirit).
-Only dead men can fulfil God’s purpose in life.
-NO DEATH NO FUTURE

What to die to in summary are:
-Sin
-World
-Flesh
-Voice of the Enemy-the devil.
(All are the Sinful Nature)
How in summary are:
-Your heart to God via Total Obedience/Submission/Humility which is Brokenness.
-Rom.12.1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
-By The Holy Ghost/Spirit.
God bless us in Jesus name.
I know we’ve been blessed because I’m a testimony of that. So let’s pray.

  1. Let’s pray, thanking God for opening of our eyes to the truth of His word. Eph.1.18 says – The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.
    Let’s thank Him that the eyes of our understanding has been enlightened tonight again.

He has torn the veil upon our eyes.
For in Jesus name we’ve prayed.

  1. Let’s pray that God would help to be the doer of his word and not just the reader or hearer alone. Lord let your word dwell in our hearts.

Lord let your word take the whole of heart.
For In Jesus name we’ve prayed. Amen!

  1. Finally, let’s pray that, Lord now, I know that TO DIE IS GAIN, I know Why,What and How Lord help me to follow suit. Holy Spirit according to our teaching tonight you’re the only one responsible for birthing the fruit of the Spirit in us.
    Lord birth your fruit in me. You’re the only one that can help me to die, crucify me, nail me and birth forth what you intend.
    For In Jesus name we’ve prayed. Amen! Our righteous and holy Father we thank you for tonight, we thank you for the gathering of your people tonight agsin, we say blessed be your holy name.
    Father we’ve heard your word tonight again, we pray that that your word yield bountiful in the name of Jesus we pray that, you bless our Spirit, soul and body for in Jesus name we’ve prayed, Amen!Amen!Amen! In Jesus name.

MUST WE GO TO SCHOOL

I’ve heard people debate that formal education has lost it vital role in our society and so should be terminated. They say it no longer grantee livelihood as we’ve so many graduate jobless today.

To support their reasons, some would give examples of those who dropped out of school or didn’t go, yet with successful result today. This idealogy have caused some to nurse pulling out of school or not enroll at all.

“When I think of the amount of money I will spend on formal education(university), I get very discouraged and feel it not worth it. At least alot of graduate I know in my community are jobless and some of them wished they used the money for going to the university for business” a student said in one of our discussions.

Despite all that I’ve heard, I realize that being in the university or going through the formal education process is beyond what we think. And so at every opportunity, when this is raised, I oppose the notion and give tangible reasons for my stand.

Let’s begin from the foundation. An educationalist once said education as been seen as a means to another end and not an end in itself. The problem is, many persons go to school without a clear reason for going there, their pursuit is only to get a degree. They do not know that going to school to get a job had been ruled out since, but going to school to get refined is still functional.

Formal education is in stages, to groom each individual’s intellectual in order to help one pursue his unique dreams. So go to school to learn not to pass alone, let your mind get developed.

Also have this in mind, no matter how smart you think you will be in future, it will be hard to explain your value without a degree. Once you take that wrong turn, life will not refund you the years of rejection and anguish. You might arrive comfort at some point, but after years of unnecessary toil.

Of course after the degree, there is still much to be done in order to establish and fully unlock your rewardability. Get it first. This is the time to build a very strong network that can increase your networth in the future.

Your lecturers are ancient, we know. The curriculum needs an overhaul, we know. Get your degree and then decide the course of your life from there. At whatever (ethical) cost, press on. Do what you must to graduate excellently.

DO NOT TRY IT!
DO NOT MAKE THAT MISTAKE!
DO NOT DROP OUT OF SCHOOL!

OLAJIDE PRAISE DEBORAH

Sexual Purity

We were both in the room alone discussing and then he started staring at my eyes within few seconds he gave me a forceful kiss one which I had never had in my whole life. I was totally speechless thinking of what to say, when he grabbed my mouth again, I tried struggling but he was powerful than myself, he could see from my reactions that I was not interested neither was I enjoying it, it was obvious that I was a first timer.

Then he moved his hands to my body, the sensation that occurred within me could be likened to have an electric shock,I was stucked on my feet while my heart beats ran faster. A voice within me kept telling me that this would lead to somewhere and I should say something fast but I was too weak to speak, at a time the voice kept quiet and I let him continue and at this time he had gotten his hand rolling on some vital part of my body although my clothes were still on me.

He was smooching and pressing, I could hear myself moaning, wanting more. Right within me, I knew this was wrong-the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. I was beginning to enjoy what I had never done before now. Oh how sweet is the way that leads to destruction. I was seriously lost in it and then a voice struck me hard asking sexual purity or defilement of your body, soul and spirit?. And then with all strength in me I pushed him away from myself,he was surprised because he knew I was enjoying the body excitement his hands were giving me but this time I was totally different, i had suddenly realise that a boundary had been crossed. He regained his feet and tried holding me close but I gave him a hard slap on his face,he tried forcing me to bed but I threatened to shout and of course my neighbors were around.

Then he stared into my eyes and this time it was not with an attractive look, his eyes were burning red and he said “it is over”,this was a relationship of three years called quit, I felt a cold sensation around my body, one part of me asked me to beg him but the other made me realise that he had nothing to offer than destruction.

I got the courage from only God knows where, i shouted back at him “Yes It is over”,he refrained and asked if I really knew what I was saying. I told him I knew what I was saying that I’ll rather lose him than lose God and so I sent him out of my room and out of my life. He slammed the door as he left. And I broke down in tears, I felt stupid for all that happened but I didn’t plan losing him.

Then I remembered that I had offended the Lord, I cried desperately for mercy until I felt at peace in my heart. He gave me His words in 1 Corinthians 3:17 “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy for the temple of God is holy which ye are” also in Romans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God,that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by renewing of your mind that you can prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God”. This powerful words of God got me shaking and I wept. He then assured me that I should not panic about how i lost my supposed marital partner because if he is after God’s heart he won’t lead me to defile my body which leads to destruction. He said “Only a true son of God is permitted to marry you”
I rather please God and get hurt. I told myself “Sexual purity till the end!!!”

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Written by Olajide Praise Deborah.

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