August 30…my Birth Date

It’s my birthday today (August 30) and as usual with other birthdays, I start off sad. I look back and there’s always the “more I could have done” and the “little I did”. It’s slowly becoming a vicious cycle. When will I start doing “more” and ditching “less”. Chill, I’m disappointed with myself, it’s very difficult to assess the level of growth I have undergone, I have certainly grown, I’ve become more of a man, I could pinpoint a few things but that isn’t all I’m about. Life has no space for the “few” men. Can I do more? Can I make more? Can I move more? Can I grow more? Call it the “MORE REVOLUTION”, I’m made of more, I can do more, I’ve gotta start doing more.
Can I grab the big chances? Can I sway at the top? I’m trying to vividly remember the events that surrounded my last birthday, are the problems still persisting? Or I’d rather start with what has changed so far.
I won’t pretend seeing my picture as people’s display picture doesn’t mean anything, they do mean something truly but I’m not fazed by them. For me, I’ve gotten the best gift I want…assurances of love and care from the people (or person) that are (is) in my life right now.
So Luke 2:52, a scripture I’ve known for over 7 years now has featured prominently today. I will grow in wisdom, in stature and in favour with God and with Man. Right now, I’ll be revealing deep things about me in the ensuing paragraphs.
Let’s look at growing in wisdom. Truth is, everyone that knows me or have come in contact with me all have one common thing to say; they always attest to my exceptional brainpower, everyone keep saying I’m brilliant, I’m smart, intelligent and all that. That could be because I know way too much for a 20 year old. Right from when I was a kid, I’ve always known far above what I should know, when I talk, it’s so evident in my speeches that I’m not your average guy. I hate being average, I hate been normal, I hate blending with the crowd, but you know the truth? I’ve always asked myself if all these things I know are the true definition of wisdom. I know I know too much but it doesn’t feel like it at all. I see myself as some guy who fortune doesn’t smile on, a lad who has had to work too hard for even the littlest of things. I see those things others call exceptional knowledge as normal things, so here’s what I’m gonna do differently this time around…I’m going to know more. I will keep seeking after knowledge till I’m weary and yet I won’t stop until I discover something unprecedented and ground-breaking, then can I rest on my oars and bask in the euphoria of knowledge.
Let’s take a look at growing in stature. If I’ve got one “selling point”, it’s got to be my height. I’m way too tall, I’ve always been lazy about having a prolonged gym session to bulk up my muscles and body mass, maybe this is the time I finally get up and do some real exercise. Adding a little body mass with the abs and all that wouldn’t be harmful, will it?
In favour with God. Without God I’m really nothing. He’s my all. So there’s gotta be a deepened walk with Him, there’s gotta be more revelations, prolonged encounters, productivity, and all there is. My heart gonna keep longing, keep chasing after you.
Ahem! This is where work needs to be done, favour with men. How do you get favour from men without compromising what you believe in, especially when what you believe in isn’t what the general public believes in? That’s going to be the major question I’d look to answer at this stage of my life. How to love people and just love them without being logical about it, how to be just me and ensure that that me is me enough for everybody and every situation.
A big shoutout to my mom…that little kid they told you to kill back then is 20 now. If you had killed me then, no one would have questioned you but you persisted…I love you.

That should be that about that.

Stay True!

Miracle Roch
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New Year or Another day?

Really, the atmosphere is obviously filled with jollification and while I’m still busy trying to decipher how a light weight mosquito can pierce my thick skin with its very very light proboscis, others are obviously not that concerned with minute things as such. People are basking in the euphoria of the yuletide and making plans – whether right or wrong. We all make a fuss about New Year and resolutions that we miss the point. Note that your brain doesn’t change its pattern of operation because you’ve entered some new year, the earth doesn’t even turn upside down. I hope I didn’t shock you by saying what you call “new year” is just like any other day. Resolutions ain’t going to change your life. Keep doing the same thing over and over again and you’d get the same result over again too. So don’t get lost on the euphoria; stand out and be maverick. Meanwhile; I’m not saying you should plan or do all that; far from it. Actually you should plan, to achieve success you MUST plan too but here’s the thing; your life isn’t structured according to the calendar year but according to your birth year. You don’t say “I bought my first car in 1987”, no! You simply say “I bought my first car when I was 25”. That’s because your life is structured around your birth. So all those “resolutions and plans” you make on the first day of a new year should actually be made on your birthday because that is what defines you. You new year starts once you enter a new age and not when you enter a new calendar year…note the difference. So don’t go around lost in the rigmaroles and razzmatazz of the new calendar year because the truth is; it doesn’t change anything about the structure of your life.
Make all those plans on your birthday instead…that’s where it matters the most. MR.

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Stay True!