Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I never Signed up for this

How are you all doing? I've got so many gist and stuff that I really want to write about but with all the writing I have been doing lately it is so difficult to post all the gist.

I find it funny sometime when people around me or myself say things like "that's impossible or I can't do it" these are words that constantly flow in the air around me and sometime from my mouth as well (*hide my face*) . Now with men many things are impossible but with God all things are possible and I have grown to understand over the years that there is no such thing as "Impossible" because the "impossible situation" simply translate to "I'm possible situation".

In my case,  I made it to my first semester of senior year back in January and with open arm capstone proposal class welcomed me. Capstone is a senior project at my school which is basically a class meant to torture students with as many as 50% not graduating in the semester they are suppose to. Last year 75% did not graduate because they could not finish their project. However God always work in a mysterious ways and for the sake of His children protocol are broken. My department have never in it history done team capstone project and this semester it started offering team project which I believe is for my own sake :). Lately my ink have ran dry, my fingers numb from typing and more and more trees being consumed in my dorm room. I have never written so much in my entire 4 years in college, for weeks now I felt like I have become an English major constantly writing and papers. I clearly cannot remember the last time that I wrote 5 page single space papers apart from my journal and the worst part of it all is having to re-read and fix all possible errors and off course realizing that a whole paragraph does not make sense. My project which is a sensory room for disable students is pretty intense yet I am super excited to see the end result even when I clearly I have no idea how i will be building one. The room usually cost about $800-$2000 and we are expected to make the same thing for less than $500 how awesome is that? so to all my engineers out here if you have some ideas as to building an interactive board  let me know :').  never

Now the first day of class when professor gave a 3 hour lecture on capstone I  was wishing it was freshmen year again and I could switch my major but nope it was already too late now. I kept saying to myself "I never signed up for this" so why should I be doing this? sometime this are some questions that we ask ourselves when trials comes our way and we just want to give up.

Many time when God is taking us to an awesome place He never tell us the obstacles that we may meet along the way but just the picture. While we embark this journey we clearly have 2 option

1. Keep on keeping on without losing focus of where He is taking us 
2. Chicken out and tell God "Thanks for the offer but I'm fine where I'm" 

Option one is usually perfect and option 2 may be good for a short while but like most good thing it will surely come to an end because that is not the place that God has destined for you. In the midst of all this all I pray we are reminded constantly that God never place in His children's hands that which they cannot handle so it is indeed possible.

I will be back on here with more gist so in the meantime keep in mind that the Lord knows the thought that He has towards us, the thought of good and not of evil to give us hope and a future. (Jer 29: 11)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Whatever happen to the p31 lady?

Just wondering where did the p31 women go?

I will be lying to myself to say we are all still women of proverb 31. Been in properly raised Nigerian female you probably still qualify as a P31 but there are many proverb 7 ladies in the world than you know it.

Walking down the street with my head phone blasting my Nigerian music, ignoring the "hey ma wat's your name." from a guy who followed me down the street for about 7 blocks. In my head i am thinking do I look like a little girl that you think you could chat up or do I look like the other girl that you "chilled" with yesterday?....This was the same situation I had to battle with walking down the street in a neighborhood where about 60% black girls ages 16-19 had a babies. Sadly the media has degraded women to an extent that young girls feel that they have to sell themselves out or pursue a guy. Sadly to find a virgin at 18 is almost a miracle. Sadly many ladies have lost the respect they ought to gain from men around them and turned themselves into the woman of Proverb 7.

Warning Against the Adulterous Woman

1 My son, keep my words

and store up my commands within you.

2 Keep my commands and you will live;

guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

3 Bind them on your fingers;

write them on the tablet of your heart.

4 Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”

and to insight, “You are my relative.”

5 They will keep you from the adulterous woman,

from the wayward woman with her seductive words.

6 At the window of my house

I looked down through the lattice.

7 I saw among the simple,

I noticed among the young men,

a youth who had no sense.

8 He was going down the street near her corner,

walking along in the direction of her house

9 at twilight, as the day was fading,

as the dark of night set in.

10 Then out came a woman to meet him,

dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.

11 (She is unruly and defiant,

her feet never stay at home;

12 now in the street, now in the squares,

at every corner she lurks.)

13 She took hold of him and kissed him

and with a brazen face she said:

14 “Today I fulfilled my vows,

and I have food from my fellowship offering at home.

15 So I came out to meet you;

I looked for you and have found you!

16 I have covered my bed

with colored linens from Egypt.

17 I have perfumed my bed

with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.

18 Come, let’s drink deeply of love till morning;

let’s enjoy ourselves with love!

19 My husband is not at home;

he has gone on a long journey.

20 He took his purse filled with money

and will not be home till full moon.”

21 With persuasive words she led him astray;

she seduced him with her smooth talk.

22 All at once he followed her

like an ox going to the slaughter,

like a deer[a] stepping into a noose[b]

23 till an arrow pierces his liver,

like a bird darting into a snare,

little knowing it will cost him his life.

24 Now then, my sons, listen to me;

pay attention to what I say.

25 Do not let your heart turn to her ways

or stray into her paths.

26 Many are the victims she has brought down;

her slain are a mighty throng.

27 Her house is a highway to the grave,

leading down to the chambers of death.

Now I don't know about you but this woman from Prov. 31 is the one that a want to me and I pray you desire to be like her too.

The Wife of Noble Character

10 [b]A wife of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her

and lacks nothing of value.

12 She brings him good, not harm,

all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax

and works with eager hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships,

bringing her food from afar.

15 She gets up while it is still night;

she provides food for her family

and portions for her female servants.

16 She considers a field and buys it;

out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously;

her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable,

and her lamp does not go out at night.

19 In her hand she holds the distaff

and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

20 She opens her arms to the poor

and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;

for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

22 She makes coverings for her bed;

she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,

where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,

and supplies the merchants with sashes.

25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;

she can laugh at the days to come.

26 She speaks with wisdom,

and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household

and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;

her husband also, and he praises her:

29 “Many women do noble things,

but you surpass them all.”

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;

but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,

and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Remain Bless
mz. YSU