Friday, 19 January 2018

Still I Rise

“You may write me down in history
With your bitter twisted lies
You may trod me in the very dirt

But still, like dust, I’ll rise”
The above is an excerpt from the poem ‘Still I Rise’ by Maya Angelou one of the most renowned poets of all times. I just love this woman (She’s late by the way…tears). This poem is a personal favourite.
In the course of our struggle, success story we will encounter setbacks- fact. We’ll experience disappointments, betrayals, failure. But it’s all meant to make you greater, give you a new strength and increase your wisdom. So do not lament over issues instead give joy and thanks for it is another opportunity to learn something new, break records and refine yourself.

Yes, I am aware it’s not easy during times of difficulty but you have to learn to have a resilient spirit that says, “No matter what happens, how big the obstacle is, how tired I may seem, I will not give up, I will not let the problem overcome me. I shall conquer, possess and achieve greater heights. Despite my present situation I shall still achieve my goal. I really do not care but you can beat me up, drag me to the ground, attempt to bury me but like dust I still rise.”
I still rise….

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

5 Days to Christmas!!

Hello everyone! In five more days it'll be Christmas, yeah CHRIST-mas. It's the day we celebrate the birth of our saviour or for most of us its the day we wear new clothes, sing jingle bells and eat rice and chicken. What the....yeah...that doesn't sound right does it?

We watch movies that tell us Christmas is all about having fun and spending time with friends and families oh and of course Santa. Don't get me wrong. I got nothing against Mr Santa Claus; I love presents too. But is that really what Christmas is about? For goodness sake the word has Christ in it. Unfortunately not all of actually reverence Christ on His day.

Okay I'll be honest. Christmas without new clothes, no outing and rice and chicken feels Horrible (with a capital H people lol). I can vividly remember the Christmas I didn't wear new fancy clothes and we stayed at home. I was sooo sad. I cried all day long saying this was the worst Christmas ever! some of you probably feel that way when our human tradition of eating chicken and going out on Christmas day isn't met.

A lot of us end up celebrating everything else excluding Christ on Christmas day. It's stressful and maybe even boring having to go to church. Going out with friends to the movies, partying, travelling, yeah we're talking. Sounds more Christmassy right? Permit me to roll my eyes. ps. don't feel bad I'm guilty too lol

We can't celebrate Christmas if we don't really know the essence of it. Please I'd like to know how many of us actually know the essence of Christmas? Why exactly did God come and why do we celebrate the birth of who we call our saviour?

Here are a few;
The Essence of Christmas
1. He came to save the lost (Luke 2:8-11): if you are not saved you will not be able to appreciate the essence of Christmas. Note: Being saved is not the same as going to church everyday or saying grace before you eat. your piety is not the same as being saved. Piety is a practice, Holiness is a lifestyle. Being saved is having the Lord Jesus as resident in you. Have you received Jesus into your heart? That is Christmas.

2. He came for reconciliation and peace (Luke 2: 13-14; 2 Corn 5: 20) : if you are quarrelling with a friend, family member or neighbour then my dear friend let me just advice you. skip the meal and make peace. as a matter of maturity, as a child of God initiate reconciliation.

There are still more I got but till then digest this. I'm about to x. So in advance Teenella wishes you all a Merry Christmas!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Songs about letting God take control

Music helps me a lot. Its more or less medicine to me. In my bad and good times. There are times when we feel stressed, when it feels like the weight of the world rests wholly on us. We become weak, cranky, angry and frustrated.  But that's just what happens when we think we can do it all on our own; Truth is we can't. We need God.

Zechariah 4:6, NIV So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.

Don't beat yourself up worrying. After all what good does that do? I grew up with this song;
Why worry when you can pray? Trust in Jesus, He'll lead your way. Don't be a doubting Thomas. Just lean upon his promise. Why worry worry worry worry? When you can pray?
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,  and he will make your paths straight.

So here's the list;
1. Let you drive by Manafest
2. Jesus take the wheel by Carrie Underwood
3. Backseat driver by TobyMac ft Hollyn
4. Background by Lecrae
5. Surrender by Blanca
6. Surrender by Hillsong

7. All I need is you by Lecrae
8. God is Enough by Lecrae
9. He never sleeps by Don Moen
10. Glow by MC Jin feat Tim Be Told
11. Prove Me Wrong by Mandisa
12. Into Your Arms by Capital Kings
13. Let Go by Manafest
14. Sinking Deep by Hillsong Young and Free
15. Things Fall Apart by Derek Minor

Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Who are you? Who do you think you are? Much deeper than you think,the question seems simple on the surface but the content it holds can change or ruin the life of someone. We all have been asked this question in years past and various answer has been given to this but non has really answered the self claim "simple question." Who are you is a question that defines you, a question that reveals your capabilities, it's a single question that identifies your whole essence of existence. If you are still having difficulties answering that question, you are losing your value.
For you to be able to give an accurate answer that best suit that question, you have to be familiar with the little question that makes up that single question.

SELF-AWARENESSSelf awareness is the recognition of your personality, your strength and weakness, your likes and dislikesDeveloping self awareness can help you to recognize WHO YOU ARE  and assess your abilities. 

you have to be able to identify what you are made up of and be able to explore that content. Self awareness is on of the major key in knowing  who you areIt's falls falls under the categories of your inner and outer and outer self.
    • OUTER SELF: In life we spend so much time focused on our outer self, the person we present to others. The outer self is concerned with what others thing or say, it's always looking over our shoulders at what others are doing and comparing our self to others. The outer self is a mask we ware to cover up the fact that we have lost touch with our inner self 
      • INNER SELF:  Is the person that no one ever sees, your inner self consist of the true feelings, desires, likes and dislikes that you masked from the world in other to be accepted and admired by the society. Finding your unique self expresses who you truly are and that means you have to remove the mask of the outer self. 

        "A deep understanding of what you are made of from will give you an idea of who you are" So what are you made up from???

        Thursday, 12 October 2017


        LIFE!! Easily pronounced, spelt and giving meaning to but we fail to pay close attention to how powerful it is. A famous quote by Bishop David Oyedepo states "There's no free lunch in LIFE"  Nothing comes up so easy in life is either you work or struggle to get it.
        The bitter truth about life is that it would be tough, hard and cruel to you, it would gladly step on you, drag you, torture, humiliate and strip you off of what you own BUT the question remains "ARE YOU WILLING TO QUIT" You have to be smart, organized and stubborn to overcome life's challenges, strong enough to defeat all obstacles thrown at you.
        You are the best of you, go out, confront, challenge and be the winner you are. 

        THE BIG QUESTION 101

        HOW? HOW? HOW?

        How did Dwayne Johnson became the world highest paid actor.?
        How did Bill Gate became the world richest man?
        How did a poor boy like Jack Ma became the richest man in china today?

        HOW? HOW? HOW? 

        The big question still remains unanswered in the life of some people today. Some say they were lucky, but luck has nothing to do with your success of today. You can't just wake up one morning and say you want to be successful, cause you fall before you even rise. There are path to follow, instruction to adhere to in other to be where you should be today, there's a foundation in which your success would be build upon in other to attain that success you want.

        CURIOSITY : Curiosity, one of the most powerful word in the line of success, a word that drives people into creative thinkers. Curiosity simply means having a strong desire to know something, a desire to learn, a desire to push forward in all. Most successful men and women today as pointed curiosity to be the bed rock of learning, it's the foundation of which education was built upon. Every successful person today had an atom of curiosity in them that drove them to the level and height they are today, they were eager to learn and inquisitive in thing..

        Curiosity is all about asking questions, trying to question the very existence of something in other to get more information and details about it. What makes a successful student is their ability to always ask questions in other to get more details and understand it.
        Curiosity is an inbuilt talent which each and every on of us need to access  and utilize. Curiosity drives us up⬌makes us stand out cause our curiosity can solve the big problem of our lives. There's something we to know, something we have passion for, something we really want to push at.

        " YOU CAN'T GET AN ANSWER IF NO QUESTION IS ASKED " You have have to be curious in other to ask question. So we should channel our curiosity in the positive side to be be improved and inform


        Monday, 4 September 2017

        Life Without Scales

        Acts 9:18 English Standard Version
        And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized;

        The scales from Saul here representing the sinner, the carnal nature, the flesh, the pride of life, the lust of flesh, the lust of the eyes and so on. Scales representing Carnality, intellectual ability, physique, qualifications, and wealth. We carry on in life with these scales in our eyes. Refusing to see ourselves and the world through God’s eyes. Our vision is blurred by these scales.

        Its unfortunate that we live with these scales disallowing us live like we should. We follow the crowd cause this scales don’t let us see beyond that. We do what everyone else does because its world ‘culture’ and who are we to break ‘em? We’re more focused on how we look so we don’t let love lead us to see the kid on the streets wearing no clothes. We are on a quest for fame, wealth and acceptance so its easy not to notice those who are on a quest for survival.

        These scales blind us from what’s truly important. We can’t see behind our wants, needs and selfish desires.

        When the scales of religion

        Of peer pressure

        Of ‘good things’ that life has to offer

        Of saying there is no God

        Of ignorance

        Fall of, you will become a transformed person or creature or individual. This transformation entails the peace, love and joy of the Holy Ghost

        Acts 9:20-22 :  and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.” All those hearing him continued to be amazed, and were saying, “Is this not he who in Jerusalem destroyed those who called on this name, and who had come here for the purpose of bringing them bound before the chief priests?” But Saul kept increasing in strength and confounding the Jews who lived at Damascus by proving that this Jesus is the Christ.

        Original article by Thummim Iyasere

        Thursday, 17 August 2017

        The Bigger Picture: Poem Alert

                                                                    "You're too shortsighted
                            To see beyond the wall
                             Even though tall
                             It could still fall

                            You're too shortsighted
                            To see beyond the mountain
                            Is a great big fountain
                            That is for now, hidden
                            You're too shortsighted
                            To see the rain
                            Isn't actually a pain
                            But could be of gain"

        This is an extract from a poem of mine. This poem pretty much captures all I want to explain today. We all pass through trials and temptations and during those times its very easy to become short sighted. We loose sight of His love. Its hard to understand what's happening, why its happening or perhaps how exactly it happened. It is in times like these we are meant to trust God, not to understand, but just trust. I have discovered that in trusting there's probably not much 'sense' in it. But you just have to. Why?

        Psalm 118:8 : It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.

        So when times get tough, quit looking for love or understanding in all the wrong places but run into his arms. Now there are somethings you have to understand
        1. Understand that you cant understand  click here to read more on that.
        Proverbs 3:5 : Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

             2.  God has good intentions for your life just trust Him
        Jeremiah 29:11 : For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

            3.  The trials and temptations you go through aren't to weaken you or because God hates you, they are meant to make you stronger, wiser and out of Love. So don't look at it as God punishing you, see it as your father preparing you for something greater. I love what a preacher at a local church where I formerly lived said. He said the Greater the trial the Greater the victory.

        Romans 12:12 : Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

        James 1:12 : Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

        Its easier to see the wall than imagine what's beyond the wall and realize that no condition is permanent. Its easy to mourn your present situation than hope for what seems impossible. Many times we see our pains and sufferings as punishment from God as because of our sins. But God knows we aren't perfect. That we make mistakes. Now this is not an excuse to sin, we are to strive for righteousness, strive to be like our Savior, Jesus.

        Galatians 6:7 : Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 
        1 Corinthians 11:1 : Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

        But what if we were to perceive pain from a different perspective, see it as what it truly is. The trials and sufferings we go through are all part of God's plan. He loves us very much and has our best interest at heart. Don't be shortsighted that you fail to realize that the 'rain' isn't just 'pain' but could be of 'gain'.

        1 Corinthians 10:13 :No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

        James 1:2-4 : Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

        I encourage you today not to be shortsighted but look at the bigger picture, which includes not only the mountain that seems impossible to overcome but a fountain. Look at that  tall wall and have hope for it can fall, just keep believing. Don't just see the rain as pain or suffering or punishment, for rejoice as it is of gain.


        Still I Rise

        “You may write me down in history With your bitter twisted lies You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise” The abo...