The people who really see us are the people in our world, not the people in the world, but we tend to rather suit up for the world that hardly sees us instead of suiting up for the people in our world who appreciate and take pride in us when we look good. Suiting up includes everything, shaving, cleaning up and all that makes an immaculate person.

Okay let’s get down to differentiating the world from your world. The world, is everyone, all the strangers you see minding their own business when you suit up and go out there, they are those people who don’t even care whether you look good or not, because they do not know you, they may see you and admire your attire from a distance or even get closer to tell you that you look good or ask where you bought the dress but that’s it, it ends there, they don’t care whether you borrowed the suit or had it made, they do not care about you.

And your world, these are your people, your partner, your family and a little bit of your friends and colleagues, these are the people who look at you and smile, and in their deepest thoughts they are more likely to go like ‘hmmm…glad that is mine’. These are the people you ought to dress up for if you have to dress up for anyone, because they are the people who really see you and appreciate you and want more of you in their lives instead of wishing for better.

But here’s a fact; people dress up for the world and neglect themselves in their world, they think well, these people know me; a guy would say well my girlfriend or my wife already accepted me, I do not have to impress her anymore. Tell you what, you are very wrong, the less you value how they feel or think of you is the more you allow them to admire the outside world, because they still want that man who came to them dressed up for the world in the first place. As a wife, your husband married you but he still wants to see you as that woman he fell in love with that day. If there’s a time you need to go see your designer, it is when you are planning his surprise party in your house with only family and friends, and if there’s a time you need to be all sexy, that should be as you wait for him to come home from work. Okay let me not go deep into that world but I am sure you get my point. I mean why do you have to be sexy only when you are going out there and wear baggy track pants when you are with your man? If you are doing this, change it today.

These small efforts will keep the people in your world right where they belong. Do not neglect them and their feelings, listen to their opinions as far as your appearance is concerned; suit up better for them than the world.



I am certain you have heard people say, ‘we are all children of God’, in whatever situation you may have heard that but I do not believe that, simply because not everyone is a child of God, the truth is we all are born into sin, born as people of God because he is the creator, but we are never born children of God, which is why Jesus had come so we may be saved, so that we may have the right to become children of God. That is the reason there’s what we call “getting born again” and the how is in Romans 10:9. If you have not been born again, take it from me, you are only one of the people of God, not a child of God. You do not have the rights that the children of God have, you do not have the authority that the children of God have, and you are still lost in the very sin that you were born into.

I have heard people of God compare themselves with children of God, especially based on material things. “I am not born again, I do not go to church but I have what you do not have, I have a car and you don’t” if you have read my previous article ‘God’s script’, perhaps it will help you understand that children of God seek first the kingdom of God and the rest shall follow, and with no doubt those things do follow (Mathew 6:33). A child of God may take time to get to where you (people Of God) are but their script is longer than yours- oh now you are going to tell me about a born again Christian who had died before you?-they live on in heaven, their script was mostly based there, but should you die today, will you live on or burn on? Think about it.

If I were to paint a picture to portray the situation between people of God and children of God, it would look something like this;

Two teams, divided by a thin line, pulling each other with a strong rope, each team trying to win the other, and every day, people being lost from one team and gained at the other. one team being represented by the people of God (still lost in the world) with their team leader being Satan-team Satan… and the other would have to be the team I play for, Team Jesus, a team of Children of God (born again Christians), who are working hard to win the other team as they also suffer a pull from the opposition party (temptations). From both parties we have some people who stay behind the line, some who fall over permanently, and some who find themselves stuck in-between, one leg on the other side and the other at home, and we also have those who change teams whenever they please. It’s a struggle for both teams but there is one that offers life and one that presents you with fun, and attractive things that only give you a fast ride to your death, a death that offers no rest but eternal torment. Mathew 16:26.

We have got to get to a point where we understand with no doubt that hell is as real as heaven, and it is either you go to hell or heaven, life on earth can be really nice, but it is also the shortest we are given, because anything can happen and that’s it, you are gone. look at the statistics of people who die every day in car accidents, remember the person you were with the night before, healthy and well but died in an accident, or got shot, or anything that had nothing to do with natural death, can you really afford to waste the little time you have on things that only benefits the flesh and neglect your soul? Can you afford to remain in sin? Can you afford to miss the opportunity to be saved for an eternal glory? What if you were to die tomorrow? Obviously everything you have will remain, you are not going to die with them, where are you going to land… will you live on in heaven or burn on in hell?

Make a choice today, allow yourself to be pulled out of the people of God to become a child of God, if you have already accepted Jesus as your Lord and savior, make up your mind to remain where you are and make sure you are rooted in the word. We all have a choice, just as the bible shows us in Deuteronomy 30:19 about life and death, where God even advises us to choose life because he loved us like that. You have a choice, because the bottom line is, we all belong to a team, but the question is; which team do you play for?



Father, friend, faithful,

He is in all his forms

A father to the fatherless

A friend to those who befriend him

And faithful in all his commitments

Never once has he failed to deliver

And all on time


Love, lover, loved

Unconditionally he loved the world with all its imperfections

Gave his to save me and mine

He is all together love in his nature

Love that knows no bounds

Love that fades not with time

Love which is eternal

And unconditionally distributed to those who accept it

I love him


Careful, caring, composed

Behind the scenes he works miracles

Carefully composed and noiseless

But let the world see and hear of my victory when he is done

He cares


Strong, safe, sufficient

I trust him to safe guard my steps

In his strong hands I feel safe

And all I need in him I find

For he is a sufficient God

Father, spirit, son

Three in one, appears in all forms but he remains one God!





I have heard of a designer who stopped designing because of an unhappy client, because he’d failed to please one client, he condemned himself, saw no future ahead and quit. He judged himself based on the words of a client who possibly was just fussy and undecided. Who knows where he would be in design should he had not given up because of one person. It is not wise to give up because of failure, failure and criticism should be your source of strength.

I remember when I submitted a raw manuscript to a certain publisher, I call it raw now because of what I have learnt from the review and from reading it now, but believe me, I was convinced that it was the best at the time I sent it. I received a brutal review that drew tears to my eyes but I read it over and over again, taking the lessons that came with it and replied to the review, telling the reviewer how grateful I was for the lessons and how I was not going to make the same mistakes the next time, and I thanked him for the opportunity to learn and what he told me was that, with my attitude, I would go far. I’d taken criticism as a lesson and it gave me strength and more courage to want to write more, by then, I was just writing because I loved writing, but after the review I made up my mind, Instead of accepting that I could not write just as the reviewer had said, I enrolled for BA In literature to learn more and now I am still writing and working towards publishing a good story one day.

As a designer I also have been through a situation which would have made one quit but I am not a quitter and I have made up my mind that, I am only going to learn from failure, I have made up my mind that I would never let any wrong determine where I end. It happened that I designed garments for certain people and the garments did not come out as expected and for that, they rejected my garments and went to another designer. It hit me hard because I asked for a chance to fix my mistakes but was not afforded one, but I told myself that okay, I have failed but that does not mean I am a failure, it does not mean I will fail every project, so I made up my mind to forget about it and carry on being a designer. A week or two later, I got new orders in which I more like aced the designs and all my clients were happy and I was happy. I realized that, should I have quit, I would only have destroyed my career and I wouldn’t have been these people’s hero.

You may have been someone else’s disaster but you will be someone else’s hero, only if you hold on. Do not let one wrong determine who you become, take failure and criticism as lessons and far and high you will soar.


You were born into it
Written before there was any sign of you
With the perfect cast carefully chosen by him
You being the protagonist
Your antagonist begged to be squeezed in
He let him in, for he knew you were a strong character as far as he’d created you
All you needed to do was follow his direction
And the enemy wouldn’t dare touch you
But somehow there was an unexpected twist
A twist that gave the enemy a chance
A chance to present a different script he’d written
A script with all the sweet tastes of the world
Something you had not seen on the previous script
It was too long you had not read a quarter
But his was short and exciting, it seemed to be the best at the moment
You dropped the show to start a new one
All went well, you were on fire
You loved living, somehow you overlooked the fact that it was short and would end soon
The climax was reached too soon and you felt like you were walking on water
And then somehow you contaminated things of the world
Your health began to weaver
You looked around for a twist on the script
But it had its twists exhausted
All alone you were
Suffering pains unbearable to your soul
From a faint view you began to see the rest of the script
It was ending and so were you
You remembered the one you neglected before
And wish you could ask for another chance
But shame closed you in
Worse your condition grew as hope faded
You hid behind closed doors for the fear of what people would say
Until you got a hold of a manual
A manual that looked familiar
A manual you remember attached to your script
A manual which contained directions to follow your script independently
In it you came across Romans 8 and realized you had been a fool
In Deuteronomy 31:6 you discovered he had not left nor forsaken you
In Matthew 11:28 you discovered that you’d been carrying a heavy load when he’s offered to give you rest
In 1 John 1:9 you discovered a solution to all that was wrong
You broke down and asked for forgiveness
…And he smiled at you and gave back the script
Start right where you’ve left off, he said
With trembling hands you accepted and thanked him for his mercies
Carefully and guarded you found the page where you stopped
And realized how far in life you would be should you have followed upon the script
Should you have never been tempted by the temptations of the world
The temptations of the antagonist in your script
You would be far gone and enjoying life the best way with no limitations
Until he comes


I often hear people say, ‘do not play with the name of Jesus’, whenever one uses it for simple things, and I’ve realized that people think the name of Jesus only works for certain things and not all things. I used to think the same way, I thought you only used the name of Jesus when praying, but all of that changed the day I was taught by the Holy Spirit himself that the name of Jesus was versatile and could be used at any situation.

I am going to tell you a story that changed the way I viewed the name of Jesus entirely, a story that changed my life as far the name of Jesus is concerned.

2010 summer, Sheila (more of a sister to me) and I were walking to church and for some reason she, Sheila decided that we used a different route we’d never used before-Mandela drive of Pretoria. The road was well-known for mugging, but we used it anyway and for some reason I was not moved by what I’ve heard about the road before, I was freely walking and talking all the way. I was going on and on about I do not remember what as we were approaching two guys who were approaching us. Sheila having studied criminology (I thought that was the reason, really) had already studied the two guys and concluded that they were thugs and were going to mug us, but my virtuous new soul in Pretoria never even thought for a moment that, that would happen, I went on talking and the next thing, the two guys blocked my way and surrounded me, at first I’d thought they had surrounded us but when I looked by my side, Sheila was long gone, she’d left me there with them, she was standing far from us on the road from the pavement. I’d be lying if I said I saw her take off. The next thing I know, one guy was behind me and the other before me with a screw driver to my stomach, and my phone in my front pocket. The guy with a screw driver to my stomach said hey bitch bring the phone in Setswana and out of nowhere, when one could have expected me to tremble and give up my phone, instead of fear, upon me came a great wave of bravery, I became so brave and I could feel my temperature rising for anger. I looked at him, mind you, i was a little taller than him, I looked down at him and said “in the name of Jesus, you will not do anything”. At that, he tried to reach his hand to my pocket but I held on to it, he demanded for my phone once again emphasizing the weapon on my stomach but I said it again “in the name of Jesus you will not do anything” and I felt the guy behind me moving away, when I said it the third time, they both took off, they ran saying “in the name of Jesus you won’t do anything” I looked at them and exclaimed “you are fools”.

The name of Jesus had saved me… from thugs. From that day, I knew that the name of Jesus was not limited to certain things, I knew I could use the name of Jesus anywhere and it would work for me. The name of Jesus will not only save you from being choked at midnight but anywhere, everywhere and at any time.

John 14:14 says “if ye ask anything in the name, I will do it”. notice the scripture does not say if you ask for certain things in the name, I will do it, rather it says “anything” anything is anything, there is no limit there, anything can be asking him to make your car start-should you tell a believer who is having car trouble to command the car to move in the name of Jesus, they would probably laugh at you, or not believe that it can work but the truth is it can work, only if you believe it. Christianity is all about believing, no, life is about believing.

I once heard a story of a Christian doctor who wanted  to see what really heals people, he wanted to see if it is the medicine that has the most power or just the mind, so what he did was; a patient came to him and explained all the symptoms she had and he told her that he was going to give her something that would take the sickness away in no time. He went to wherever he mixed the medicine from and came back with water contained in a medicinal container and gave a name to it. The woman took the water and the next day reported how the doctor had helped her. From that, the doctor learned that her wellness did not have anything to do with medicine but her mind. She had believed the doctor, she’d believed in the medicine that he’d given her and that was what made her fine.

You need only to believe in the name of Jesus, you need only to believe that whenever you use the name of Jesus, something will happen, because the truth is; something is bound to happen because the name of Jesus carries all the authority in all the earth, under the earth and above.


By gift I am not referring to the obvious gifts that are freely given to us when we become children of God, yes you become a child of God, you are not born a child of God, rather you are born as one of the people of God, you only become a child of God the day you get born again, that is accepting Jesus as your lord and savior-let me not deviate from the main subject, this is a subject for another article. Back to the gift of God, I am referring to that talent, that thing only you can do best in your own unique way, that thing that gives you ultimate satisfaction just for doing it, even before it produces results or even before you are commended for it, that thing you would do even if there was never to be income from it, provided there were no bills to pay (this is to let you know that I know you have to make money).

Say you had no bills to pay, no expenses at all, say living was just as free as walking in the park, what is that one thing you would do just to satisfy yourself? What is that one thing you know you would do right no matter how grey the sky got? Do you know it? Then why are you not doing it now? Because it wouldn’t pay the bills huh? Tell you what; any God-given gift in you can pay the bills, only if you believe in it, only if you focus all your energy in doing it without doubt. A man of God said something that really moved me recently during a Sunday preaching, he said, ‘do not do things based on your current abilities, do what God has called you to do’ and I thought, that is the most profound thing I’ve heard all year,I realized that, should I follow upon what God called me to do, my life would be a lot easier, if you have read my previous article titled ‘far down the wrong road? Make a U-turn’ you will understand why I say my life would be a lot easier. Trust me, doing what God has called you to do is the best thing you can ever do for yourself.

I believe everyone has something to offer, that is why you are here by the way-so it’s certainly not for specific people but for each and every individual who has ever been born into this world, and it is certainly not a mistake that you are good at making people laugh, I’m sure God loves to see his people laughing every now and then. We often neglect our gifts, bury them to follow some courses for the sake of making a living, we fully convince ourselves that the very gifts God has invested in us can never land us a living, and we depend on the intellects of other people to live our own lives. Isn’t that the saddest thing in the world? Why do you think the God who knows the end from the beginning gave you that talent? Have you ever asked yourself why you? There must be something important about it being in you, if you believe that God knows the end from the beginning then I take it you believe that he knows every little thing due to happen on your path, I take it you believe he programmed your life and invested all the necessities before you were born, one of the necessities being that gift.

Another man said something on Tshwane FM just recently and I happened to hear it as I was writing this article, he said; “When you follow your talent, you automatically feel happiness, it elevates you, you can be cutting tomatoes but if it’s your talent, it automatically satisfies you, discover your talent because it will make you feel special” and Pastor Chris once said, “What is that one thing you know you can do really good? Get to work and make a success out of it”.

What I am trying to do here is let you know that there is more within you to get you wherever you want to be, you are too important to God and you carry something beneficial to his people or else,i bet you would have died as a baby or before you were even born, let alone the fact that God would have just chosen not to create you. That gift in you can make a better living for you than all the worldly degrees, a most satisfying living for you and your maker, do not bury it or ignore it, you rather do it part-time than not at all. If you have not discovered it yet, search yourself, ask God and don’t look back.