Friday, January 28, 2011
Hello fellow friends, I miss you all and hope you are doing great.
I have some images to share about my country Ghana and whoever wants to know some of the activities and places in Ghana can click on the link below.
Go through the albums and see some of the wonderful places you can visit when you come to Ghana as well as some of the intresting lifestyles of my fellow Ghanainas.
Stay blessed and have a sound weekend.
God bless and keep you till we meet again next week.
Monday, January 17, 2011
While we were dicsussing issues about Paul during our Bible studies at church yesterday evening, I was thinking about a post for today and asked myself this question; Why are some people suffering in life, things going wrong all the time for them and they having such a bad time? I considered most of the reasons with some being laziness, hard luck and unemployment etc.
There was this one other cause for all these problems that came into mind and it is what I want to talk a little bit about today. OUR UTTERANCES!!! Yes our utterances. They are very powerful and can make and unmake us in life. We must be careful with whatever comes out of our mouth. You know, sometimes we usually forget about ourselves. When we have misunderstandings with each other whether being friends, husbands and wives etc, we need to control our tongue.
Lets look at this scenario. A man had an urgument with his wife and in the course of the anger the woman told the husband he does not deserve her and he is not fit to be her husband. Very sad but when the issue is resolved later and they are back but when the man is unable to perform his duties or responsibilities the woman becomes desperate visiting all prayer camps for the solution forgeting that she once made an utterance. To tell the truth, some of the things we say to people are very bad. It kills their souls, demotivates them. Infact some words can kill.
This is a true story and I was a witness. Back in Ghana, I stayed at a village for quite some time. There was this woman whose children were very stubborn. The woman out of disturbances and troubles kept telling her children that she will one day die and leave them [the children] behind. One day the woman died just like that and left the children behind as she always said and if you see them today its a pity.
I know sometimes we children are stubborn but we beg you mom and dad to control your tongue about us. Can't just see why a mother should tell her son or daughter that he or she will suffer in life. What comes out of your mouth? Have you reconsidered what you say to people?
The Bible tells us in James 3:9-12 that "With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water".
We are also told in Colossians 4:6 that " Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone". Now we know. There are a lot. Bible verses such as Matthew 5:22, Psalm 39:1, Psalm 55:21, Psalm 64:2-3,Proverbs 11:12-13, Proverbs 12:17-19, Proverbs 15:1-2, Proverbs 18:20-21, Ecclesiastes 5:2-4, Isaiah 50:4, 2 Corinthians 8:7, Ephesians 4:29, Titus 2:7-8. All these verses talk to us about the words that comes out of our mouth.
How seasoned are the words that comes out of your mouth? Do they bring peace, life, motivation, assurance, hope and love etc to whoever it is being spoken to or it brings curses, war, tears hate etc into the future of those around?
Let us try it from today. Let us change our words. They are powerful weapons more than the guns and tankers we see around going for wars. Remember to control your words. I am working on mine. You don't need tools to change. Just tell God to season your words and learn to control them especially in your angry times.
Enjoy your week and stay blessed.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Today I want to write a little about myself to all my loved ones out there getting my self closser and making them know more about the one they read from always. =)
My name is Worlasi Akai as you already know and I was born somewhere on the 15th of March 198..... in the Central Region of Ghana.
I started my basic education there, completed my high school and later my tertiary education. I studied accounting in high school and procurement during my tertiary education. I currently work in the procurement department of a media firm here in Ghana. We are a family of six and I am the third born. The eldest is a girl, followed by a guy, then me before our last born who is also a girl.
I used to attend church with the International Central Gospel Church[ICGC] here in Ghana but later my love for hymns turned me to join the Methodist. I really love hymns soo much. I love to watch football and honnestly the team I support is Chelsea in the english premiership.
Emmmm, what else should I say? Anyway, that is something little about me but if you have specific questions that you want to ask or if there is something you were expecting me to talk about that I didn't, kindly feel free to scroll down and ask in the formspring box on the left of the blog and I will surely answer you.
I wish you a happy weekend and I am soo grateful to God for how far He has brought us through our blogging friendship.
Friday, January 07, 2011
It is soo interesting sometimes in life when we try to find excuses for everything we should have done but did not do. Sometimes, we personally feel it is enough but just to prove we are innocent, we manufacture all types of excuses just to make whoever is listening believe that we are either telling the truth or something else.
Let us start from our personal success and our daily life activities. Some of us already have in mind those we will blame should we fail to make in life. We sometimes look down on ourselves soo much to the extent that we believe nothing good can come out of us. Whenever we are going to take any task, we usually say "if I do this or go there and I don't get this or that, this person is the cause etc. A bigger portion of our success in life depends on we ourselves and not your parents who gave birth to you or any body else. Just imagine a student who fails in an exams and starts putting blame on his or her teacher that the teacher never taught him or her what was going to come in the exams or blamed the parents that they never sent him or her to a good school. Meanwhile there are other students in the same school or grade as you with far more worse conditions at home than you are facing yet they still make the grades but you find someone to push the blame to. You are entering a job interview and all you could say to yourself was " as for this interview, I don't think I can make it" and when you come out and truely you miss out, you blame the interviewer for giving you difficult questions or your family for not backing you with prayers when you went. Hard luck I call it are caused mostly as a result of our thinking. Thinking negetives about ourselves. I agree in life one must consider the negatives too for good decision making but its becoming too much and the blame game is going on. Excuses and thinking such as I just cant do it, this is too much for me, am not rich, I come from a poor home, none of my family has made it past this age or stage, am too ugly to contest[when you have not taken a second look at your judge], I can't go now so let me hide here for the mean time, they are looking for 3 years experience but I have only 1 or 2, am not popular, the same thing happened last year and it was not easy so I wont even attempt this time round etc are words, comments or thinking that kill our desire to succeed and push forward and they limit is from reaching our goals by demotivating us completely. They usually sound good to the ears and make you free or justified but that is just for a short period of time.
Let us see one small religious aspect of this excuses and blame game. Why do most people refuse responding to the call from God to serve Him? There are soo many excuses that we give. Examples are; I did not hear Him calling, I can't leave my work and family and go about travelling over countries preaching, am not a pastor or a preacher, I can't pray for long hours, I can't perform any miracles to show that I was called, the devil will now turn its attention to me and my family, I just came to the church about a month ago so I can't because people are here for over decades, I have commited the greatest sin ever and so on.
Just add your own excuse and you will realize how you have dennied yourself from success and also disallowed God from using you etc. We make and unmake life by our choices and thinking. Limit yourself in your mind and your thinking is shallow. Keep giving yourself excuses in life and you will always fall behind, blame others for your downfalls or short comings and you will never take responsibility for anything.
Instead of Adam to take responsibility and stand bold, he listened to Eve and ate the fruit God told them not to eat and when God came, both Adam and Eve were now playing the blame game with Eve blaming the snake and Adam blaming Eve but they still suffered the outcome because they had the power to say no and turn things round. Have you realized that because of the excuses and the blame game you have been playing, a project you planned carrying out since 2006 is still hanging, you have not achieved your aim to saving that amount of money etc?
Let us begin to take responsibiity for our actions, stop blaming others and also stop giving flimsy excuses for no matter the amount of success or motivational books that we read, if we don't change our way of thinking we remain the same as we are and blame others when we are the very people responsible for our own troubles.
A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying. [John Burroughs]
Have a blessed weekend
Saturday, January 01, 2011
New year resolutions are made on every new year. Actually I think some people should be prevented from making any new resolutions because they still have unattained resolutions.
What can you say are the high and lows of your personal life during the year 2010? In Ghana, 2010 began with church services throughout the country and so did 2011. Every 31 of December is a very busy time for most people in Ghana. At the beginning of the year, many resolutions are made. I still believe some of us have resolutions that were set since somewhere 2006 and we have never achieved them till date. We all made or set targets at the beginning of the year. The questions I want us to ask ourselves now are;
1.With regards to your personal life, how have you fared in the year 2010?
2.Were there improvements as compared to 2009 or the previous years?
3.What additional values have you added to your life in 2010?
4. Your plans, targets, resolutions and projections that you made for the year 2010, how many have you achieved?
5. Your family. Have you been there for them always? Dad, were you there for mommy and the kids? Did you scream at them when they called you or wanted to play with you?
6. How has your relationship with God been in 2010? The promises you made to Him and all the vows you made. Do you think you could have done better?
7. We the children also need to review our year. It is very necessary. If we are still in school, let us look at our past results at the end of the academic year or after our exams. Is your school result what mom and dad would be proud of after all the investments they are doing concerning your education? The fees they are paying, the accommodation, books, travel etc.
You can add your own questions but as I sat in the office to write this post during break time, I felt the year 2010 rather came to an end too soon. Am finding it difficult to understand how it came to an end all of a sudden. That is life. No one knows when. There is no need to rush in life. I know we must face life one step at a time as some people do say but sit down and think about all that happened in 2010. First sit alone and do a personal review. Identify your mistakes and look out for where you need improvement. After searching through yourself, if you are married I suggest you sit down with your partner. Review your marriage, how best you could have loved each other, prevented those little quarrels that came by during the year 2010 and how best you could have given the kids the happy home they have always admired or dream about. Sit with the children too and talk to them. Remember the children are the reason behind all those investments and suffering you are going through. Involve them in reviewing the past 2010 year and they will tell you what they were expecting you to do as a father or mother some time past but you never did because you never gave them the listening ear.
Its nice to make resolutions but I think we just don't have to make them just because everyone is doing so every new year. Let us learn to set goals or aims that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound - SMART. Don't just dream because people are dreaming or because you hear people say you dream when you sleep. Don't just make new year resolutions. I agree to the "dream big" concept where we are to dream without limits and encouraged to think big but its one thing dreaming or making new resolutions and its one thing achieving them. If we are to pay for all our unattained goals or resolutions, some of us would have been bankrupt by now. A friend once said if resolutions were sold in the market, man would have bought only the little that he can achieve so as not to waste his money.
We only thank God because it is free and we are simply encouraged to ask. We also have the faith that when God makes a promise to us or when we ask God for something, it can only delay but surely we will get it. He gives it to us at the right time. Maybe this is just one of the reasons for your resolution way back 2005 not coming to pass till date but before you make that excuse make sure you have done what you are supposed to do. If someone owed you money or took a loan from you and asked for one year grace period to pay back the loan, you may have seen it as "insane" or never a possibility but just look at how the year 2010 passed by. Its never too late. Just give a try once more and trust God. Put your faith in Him and He will never let you down. I said God because for me He is the one I worship and have all my hope in. If you read and you have a different deity from my God, you should trust or have faith in that your deity but I will be happy if you will just permit me to recommend mine to you. He is God and has never failed me.
I wish you all the best in the year 2011. Work hard toward the achievement of your various resolutions so as not to not to carry them into 2012 should the grace take you there. Repeat not the mistakes of life in 2011 and remember to keep a smile always.