Friday, 29 April 2016

How To Live




How to live entirely subscribes the "Law of Vision."

The law of vision entails the following;

- Don't let life choose for you
- Live decisively
- Live deliberately
- Live passionately
- Live profitably

Vision lacks life until it's put on paper.

Habakkuk 2:1-2
"What cannot be defined cannot be discovered, write the vision, make it plain."

* Read your vision or goal continuously, consistently; possibly daily
* Give it a date
* Do something daily about the vision or goal
* Connect your life's purpose and vision frequently
* Deliberately associate with people of vision and disconnect with vision-less people (Association determines acceleration)
* Commit the actualization of vision into God's hands

Vision is key to life, therefore vision determines our future, it gives us every reason to visualize; to see the ultimate is to survive the immediate. How far we can see determines how far we can reach.

People start dying when they stop dreaming -Brain Williams

As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living, satisfaction is death -George Brenard




*Final note

Never be alive without a reason, never sleep and wake up daily without an agenda, purpose or vision
- Consider Joseph the dreamer (Gen 42:9)
- Consider Job (Job 14:14)
- Consider Paul (Acts 14:10)
- Consider John the beloved who was boiled in oil but survived because he still had the vision to write the book of Revelation.

Your life is not at the mercy of your situation, your life is at the mercy of your vision. Sustain the vision, trust the process.

Today's post was greatly inspired from the "22 Laws of Life" by Dr. Paul Eneche


Have a visionary day plus an amazing weekend all in one!


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Thursday, 28 April 2016

My Next Mistake...




Growing up was a bit adventurous for me, but not entirely. Funny how I look back and see how much stuff could happen in one year.

My life from year 2012-2013 took a dimensional type of change. A lot transpired, it was a different level of tour for me. I had this "friend" who influenced me with the saying, "Don't put your eggs in one basket, enjoy it while it lasts" Oh yes, it's a He. lol, smh.

There were some people I encountered who I knew "oh! this one is going to be my next mistake" Even with the consciousness of knowing exactly what I was doing and still knowing what I wanted, my manner of approach towards the situation was entirely wrong. I was continually stuck between people I really liked who didn't believe "me and my truth that seemed like a lie" and people I didn't like at all but they were all on my case. I wasn't a bad person, yet wasn't upright, so many people had the wrong impression about me at the time. Well, all I was literally doing was, "Trying not to put my eggs in one basket"  Immature me!

The old me would be like, "He's not the one I'm looking for, but I'm enjoying it while it lasts, while still trying to give him a benefit of doubt no matter how short the time frame was going to be" The new me would say, "Naa, babygirl, no way, I ain't taking no compromise, I don't really like this one, so I'm not  even starting what I know I'm not finishing."

In 2014, I made up mind to end the entire drama, I couldn't cope, that wasn't me, I thought to myself, "I'm naturally not a drama queen nor a pretender, I can't keep up!" From the moment I made that decision, magic didn't automatically happen, but with time, everything began to fall in place, only then did I realize that there was too much to learn at my end.

Are you in a relationship but fully aware that it's your next mistake? make up your mind, It's time to get out now! Trust me, stuff isn't worth it. Are you still clinging because of the thoughts of being alone? Some companionship ain't worth it, thing is, the right things begin to happen when you eliminate the wrong and conform in the right dimension.

Ultimately praying and believing God for the best no matter the timing is key! Most times, He's usually a slow God, but I assure you today that He's never a late God.


Have a great day guys.



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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Inheritance Are For Girls Too!



In the typical African Traditional Setting, little or no attention is given to the girl child, reason is, it is assumed that they have little or no role to play in the cause of transferring the family name to the next  heir which will linger on from one generation to the next. As a result of this, allocation of inheritance to Girls is termed insignificant and irrelevant because the idea is for her to eventually get married to some other guy and permanently fit into his own lineage forgetting that she is not for sale.

Well, the Holy scripture proves otherwise and gives clarification...

Lawyers and Lawmakers are aware that universal laws were emanated from the Bible, so permit me to go Biblical.

Oh yes, the Male child is highly significant because they are the name bearers with longevity accorded with the responsibility of preserving and transferring family names. Truth is, God entirely supports this and made it so.

As a result of this, the larger chunk of inheritance is to be given to them because of the great responsibility naturally bestowed upon them by God but you see, the idea of the girl child completely eliminated from the equation wasn't structured to be so.

Joshua 17:5-6
"Manasseh's lot came to ten portions, in addition to the land of Gilead and Bashan on the other side of the Jordan, because Manasseh's daughters got an inheritance along with his sons."

Joshua 15:18-19
"When she arrived, she got him to ask for farmland from her father. As she dismounted from her donkey, Caleb asked her(Acsah, his daughter), "What would you like?" She said, give me a marriage gift. You've given me desert land; Now give me pools of water! And he gave her the upper and the lower pools,


You'll agree with that the above scripture is heart rendering, it says it all! It give an explicit expression of a father's love for his daughter, you'll notice that Caleb's daughter came with the intention of asking her father for more inheritance but before she could do all of that, he obviously read her mind and of course knew the right thing to do. He first asked her, "What would you like?"

Inheritance are for girls too! I implore that men allover the world look beyond the universal statement, "Oh! she's only a woman"  Eliminate greed, and accord due respect to the girl child knowing that God deliberately created Eve to be a support system to Adam and help him out to ensure that;

1. He is not lonely.    &

2. Assist him with wise decision making so that he doesn't run into trouble.


It was a lengthy read today, but I trust it was worth it. *winks


Have A great Day Fam,



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Monday, 25 April 2016

Some Sweet Words To Lighten Up Your Day




Be first in line, Be number one

It's possible for dry bones to rise again

Be not conformed but be transformed

Know your history so that you know what you won't permit in your life

Invest in God and He'll honour you

Watch what you say

Don't live in denial

Eliminate excuses

Don't depend on your strength, involve God

Start small, Dream big

You'll eventually see the manifestation of all you've built up in your mind through hard work. Be patient, involve the waiting game technique.

Enjoy life in the best way you can, it's the little things around that matter.



Have a great day guys!


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The Promise Land Wasn't Wholly "Milkish and "Honeyish" Afterall

    Weird fact... #It gets deeper


The "Promise Land" wasn't entirely a land of convenience after all. Yes, it was a land flowing with milk and honey but No, it wasn't a bed of roses.

In order to retain their territory and dominate surrounding countries which was rightly handed over to them by God, they needed to fight and ward off their enemies. They entirely got physical, embarked on numerous warfare that were overly intense with lots of bloodshed. It was a messy situation and  It lingered for many years.  *See Joshua Chapters 2-14 for explicit rundown.

You see, whatever is given to you by God requires a steady fight to acquire, this type of fight is usually deliberate, it equally entails fighting in the good way, in the right manner and with the ultimate divine map scripted to stand the face of time.

Did God grant them perfect rest afterwards? Oh yes he did!


       The Promise Land!



After the warfare and  allocation of inheritance to all the tribe of Israel including the Levites, God gave them rest on all sides. He vowed that not a single enemy will be able to stand up to them. God handed their enemies over to them on a platter.

This explains why the present day Israel experience a supernatural kind of peaceful atmosphere and have never experienced rainfall since time memorial till date, yet, richly produce maximum resources that goes round to all.


Have An Amazing Day Fam!


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Sunday, 24 April 2016

The Path To Getting It Right



A path is a way or track laid down for walking or made by continual treading.


There are different paths. They include the path to success, the path to healthy living, the path to righteousness, the path to academic excellence, the path to craving indulgence, the list goes on...

"The Path To Getting It Right" may involve tons of trial and errors but with continual dedication and deliberate steps, it'll definitely be a hit.

The path to getting it right is most times lonely, distractions could spring up posed as people who crave hasty gratification and tread consciously or unconsciously in the wrong path. These set of "distractions" only want you out and about with them when it's convenient for them. Immediately they realize beyond reasonable doubt you were the wrong number they accidentally dialed, it's allover.

There's a reason they're called distractions, they make you question whether you're indeed getting it right,they fault whatever your opinion may be in a personalized manner to suit themselves. Like I said, they're distractions and distractions should be left as distractions.

Well, distractions could be converted to attractions, these attractions, could be either negative or positive pending on the "prey" and the "tribe'' they emanate from.

The path to getting it right is a tough one, the idea is to keep being deliberate on the new habits you've inculcated till you don't have to be deliberate about it no more because taking steps backward to the older path is pure demotion from a Hero to a Zero.

Like my Mama used to continually reiterate, "there are two types of pains, pains of discipline and pains of regret." The ball is forever in our possession, toss wisely.

1Corinthians 15:33
"Be not deceived: evil communication corrupts good manners."


Have a great day guys.


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Thursday, 21 April 2016

The Blame Theory




God: Adam! who ate the fruit that I commanded you not to eat out of?

Adam: God, it's the woman you gave to me.

Eve: It's not me God, it's the devil.

Since then, the human race has continually blamed others for their faults...


The "Blame Theory' took its root from the creation story and has being infused into the system till date.

The Blame Theory is a unique moral judgement that is both cognitive and social. It regulates social behaviour and fundamentally relies on social cognition.

That said, reincarnation of the creation story is said to have resurfaced, this time, it's here on planet earth and has come to stay forever.
Most men(e.g; Harrison my dearest friend) blame the women for not acting right, and in turn, blame it on the reason why the rate of unmarried women is on the increase. On the other hand, intelligent women ain't finding their "cock and bull" story impressive and would always defend themselves, just like I'm technically trying to do but refraining. *lol

Truth is, until we ignore the "Blame Theory" by keeping it aside where it rightfully belongs, change can never be realized.

Harry went as far as sending me a lengthy article to buttress his point, trust your girl to snap back at him with immediate effect. lol. He blamed it on the ladies for always wanting Mr perfect with zero fault who would treat them as princesses. *In my mind, I'm like which lady isn't royalty and doesn't want to be treated as a princess? I suggested that he read a book titled "What is he thinking?" by Rebecca St. James. but then, I needed to reinstate clarity, so I continued my conversation with him, which he welcomed with great delight and affirmed that I made too much sense afterwards. *you know I'm badass in a good way, don't hate. lol


In all manner of reality, Women will never agree that they have more faults than the men, to us, most guys are the most problematic beings ever encountered within the surface of the earth, this is as a result of unending lists which I'm so going to sideline right about now. lol. *Women know the list already, although our list comes with touch of varieties here and there.

I remember Harry blaming it on "bad parenting" and I remember replying him by saying, "not exactly, "social media ti take over."(I blamed it on social media). Thing is, so much work needs to be done in the life of every child, teen, youth and adult all over the word. So many factors too numerous to mention are the stumbling blocks that pose as the advocate for the "blame theory."

Until we focus on our focus which entails combating any unruly behaviour no matter the source without first Blaming, only then can we make a difference and just make perfect sense!


*Are the gods to be blamed? hehe, I don't think so... Have a great day guys.


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Moderation





Moderation is the avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one's behaviour or opinion.


Moderation is key to preservation. Being moderate in all we do is an element of moderation.
"The profitable becomes a curse when applied in excess."

If one oversteps the boundary of moderation, the greatest pleasure ceases to please.

For example; i. Food is needed and very important to the body because food gives life to the body and retains it in good shape, whereas, excess food or poor diet can lead to ill-health which can lead to death.
ii. Excess sweetener, salt and other ingredients can cause hazards to the body.
iii. Too much phone calls is wrong in every ramification. Moderation should be imbibed.
iv. Sleeping is awesome but oversleeping is the practice of death, reason is, death is permanent sleep!
v. Moderate makeover enhances ones beauty, but  excess makeup will make one looking like a drag queen or king.

Just to add, in Psychiatry, excess passion for attention is a psychiatric symptom. Exaggerated appeal for attention=destruction.

Today, let's apply moderation in all we do to ensure normality, because too much can hurt too much.


Have a day filled with moderation.


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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Ask Questions

  Have You  Asked  The Above Questions Today?


"The only true wisdom is in knowing that you don't know." ---Socrates

Great multitudes are in the habit of dwelling solely on commonsense analysis, speculation, second-guessing and perception. I'm not trying to rule out any of the following because they are entirely important, puzzles may be solved with any of them and mysteries unraveled. But have you asked, researched, and gotten substantial answers? Most times, the answer is No.

Pride has a role to play in the reason why people do not ask questions, they believe they are fount of wisdom themselves and put on the "garment of unteachableness" because they feel they know too much already. This is popularly known as the "ITK syndrome."

You see, he who asks questions remains a fool for five minutes but he who does not, remains a fool forever, reason is, there is magic in asking the right questions because we get the right answers and even acquire broader knowledge on the subject matter and beyond.

There is no stupid question, stupid people don't ask questions and in every realm of reality, there are years that ask questions and there are years that answer them.

Long life can be enhanced by deep thoughts and questions asked, this entails that we pay attention to guidelines, principles and theories, and act upon them to deduce our findings.

Question Everything. Every stripe, Every star, Every word spoken, Everything.---Ernest Gaines

Deuteronomy 4:32

"Ask questions. Find out what has been going on all these years before you were born. From the day God created man and woman on this Earth, and from the horizon in the east to the horizon of the west."


Today, let's be meek and receptive in asking questions, listening, learning and obtaining the right answers.

Have a great day guys!


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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Moral Cowardice



Moral cowardice is knowledgeable consciousness of knowing the right thing to do but choosing not to because of backlash from petty individuals. It's also an act that tries to justify ourselves as entirely righteous in the open while doing contrary behind closed doors.

Bottom line is, God is not impressed, neither is He convinced, You can fool everyone but yourself.

So many started off the new year in the right way but backslided as a result of the attachment to the things of the world which has entirely taking over. Backsliding literally means going back to our own vomit. This isn't something to be publicly proud of, rather, it's every shade of Moral Cowardice and God doesn't take the act likely.

2 Peter 2:22
"If they escaped from the slum of sin by experiencing our master and saviour, Jesus Christ, and then slid back into the same old life again, they are worse than if they had never left."

Justifying our wrongs and even going further to cite examples of motivational speakers, philanthropist, freedom fighters and preachers who went contrary to the belief is the illest thing to do and God isn't stupid neither is He to be mocked nor taken for granted.

Temptation is one of the most familiar experiences of a true child of God, no one can totally escape it. The good news is, temptation is not a sin until you yield to it.

Today, let's be bold enough to say "No" to immorality of any form and shape, and trust God for His divine backing, for obedience to the teachings of the Most High is better sacrifice. We can be anything, but let's not be Moral Cowards.


*Have an amazing day guys!


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Monday, 18 April 2016

Too Pregnant...




Lately, some may have wondered why I've not being in the habit of updating beautifully random pictures Me, Myself And I or maybe 'Us' on my social media platforms which is so untypical, reason is;
I've being Too Pregnant...

Nearly approaching my second trimester, and all I can say, "It's being Jesus all through the entire process."

The thoughts of my water breaking scares me greatly, it's a combination of an all day terror infused with assurance, but then I look behind, beside, and then up above the sky, only then do I realize I'm not alone in the entire ordeal.

It's being a process of taking in, taking in and continual taking in and my belly is gradually protruding. Adapting to this rapid physiological and psychological change is continually welcomed with streams of mixed feeling. Some days I'm doing just fine, other days, I'm frightened, it's emasculating, the hallucination and nightmares are entirely weird, it's always in my head, perpetually living me in intense state.

Yeah, often a times, it could get pretty lonely, especially at midnight hours when no one is there to rub my back and give me a feet massage, but it's well with my body and soul.

Somebody pinch me!

I'm Too Pregnant, it's eating me up, it's a real life situation, and sometimes I go revile probably because of the hormonal imbalance and conflicting dreams which they say is only normal, functional and a due process.

The whole phase can be so tiring and could get really complicated, but then, I take in shots of deep sighs and realize I still have some more rounds to go before my bewilderment of joy pops out.

Now I can't wait! I'm too confident that I'll be the best benefactor during the nature and nurture stage, I'm too certain my bundle of joy would give me reasons to look on the brighter side of life while I painstakingly dig out some more treasure.

My confession; I'm too pregnant.



*Thought I should pen down how mentally pregnant I seemed. lol


Have a great week guys. *winks+smiles



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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Happy Sunday Fam!

            For God is Love...


Bet your day was as dope and fulfilling as mine. hehe, "don't jerous me, swips hair and doing just fine, duurh, lol." Oh well,  my Sunday was well spent! I'm too confident that Daddy J is up there blushing cheapishly at his personal favourite biological daughter whom He loves unconditionally. *widegrin

By now, You should be aware I wish you all that is awesomely beautiful and more.

Have a fruitful week ahead remembering God is love, love is the greatest gift of all, and love should be disbursed to all without prejudice.

*Any dark cloud? Take numerous steps away . Any negative vibe? Ignore. Any unsafe air? Make that U-turn now!

XOXO


Your Truly,

Ellahillz



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Saturday, 16 April 2016

The Waiting Game




The waiting game is the ability to wait on greatness and to wait for greatness.

It is the "Test Phase." This phase is usually the most agonizing if not properly manged, reason is, so much sacrifice has being put into play already, and the idea is to be patient till whenever "Greatness" makes up its mind to attend to us, but unfortunately, most people opt out at this phase which is usually tragic. You see, best belief is that when the game is all over, it's always a touche!

I have this mentor who is in the habit of waiting on/for "Greatness," he is very skillful in the act because he has entirely mastered the skills overtime, and this motivates me greatly.

One fateful day, a meeting with "Greatness" was scheduled for, after the waiting game phase which was a success, the location of this meeting was to be held in the U.K and it was indeed an exciting trip to look forward to. Flight tickets were booked, shopping at the grocery was entailed, other appointments were cancelled, every other thing that needed urgent attention was left pending, this was to establish a common ground with "Greatness" and do exploits.

Few days later, he(my mentor) left Nigeria for London. On his arrival, he was notified to lodge in a different hotel and at a different location which wasn't the initial plan, this he did with high spirits, almost immediately, another call from "Greatness" pulls through and it says, "We'll meet in the next two days," the "Waiting Game Master" was patient enough to understand the ever busy schedule of Greatness and obliged. Day three came along and "Greatness" puts through another call, this time, Greatness said, "I'm on my way to the U.S, can we reschedule when you get back to Nigeria?

I trust most of us will do ''great and terrible things'' all in one if we were in that unpleasant circumstance, but, truth is, over-stretched degree of patience while mastering "The Waiting Game" is entailed and top on its numerous unpleasant rules.

Well...

The "Waiting Game Master" made his way back to Nigeria, and while he was still at the airport, a heavy credit bank alert popped up on his cell phone, switching that disappointing pain to an appointing gain.

Amazingly beautiful right? What's your excuse?

Worldwide, so many people are too impatient while waiting to receive a reward for hard-work but the trick about this reality check is that most times, it will never come easy but it will entirely worth the wait. "The Waiting Game" may not pay off now or when we want it to, but it'll pop up when we are least expectant and will pay off greatly for a job/sacrifice/hard-work well executed.


*Winks. Keep enjoying your great weekend guys.


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Friday, 15 April 2016

The "F" Word(s)





What is the 'F' word?  What are the 'F' words? What is significant about it? What is the cause and effect of the unique word(s)?  Be calm, You'll figure it out as You read on.

F= Faith, and it digs deeper to uproot other ''F" words that play a major role in our respective lives which is entirely cyclical. In it, we find our dwelling, effect any change that needs to be corrected, redefine our purpose and potentials, and maximize the gift of life which is entirely BEAUTIFUL.

Faith is complete trust in somebody or something. It is an obligation of loyalty or fidelity and the observance of such an obligation.

Faith determines our

* Fate: the presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines event. It's refers to our destiny.

* Future: the time ahead, those moments yet to be experienced. &

* Fortune: which refers to our favourable destiny. wealth and good-luck.

And in all, they sum up life which is equal to responsibility. A life well spent is lived by the mercy of Faith. It's in Faith and life (responsibility) that we are able to access the goodies made available for us by the Most High.

Faith should be professed and declared always because declarations are prescriptions for God's manifestation.

In excersing Faith, we must Believe it, Behave it and Become it, for Faith cometh by hearing(Romans 10:17) and it includes hearing ourselves (1 Corinthians 4:13).


*Have a great day and an awesome weekend guys.


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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

#BLUEAfrica presents "Y?"





#BLUE Acronym for Born Leaders Under Enlightenment is a coalition of young African minds poised to make a positive lasting impact in the lives of as many African teenagers as reachable. Established in 2015, our mission in BLUE is Touching, Inspiring and impacting the lives of Teenagers to create a better future, guide them in the right path, and encourage & challenge them to become stronger men and women who would make a difference and impact their generation positively.   We believe that if young people stand for what is right from their foundational years, then Nigeria and even Africa at large has a shot at becoming a better place. To draw us closer to achieving our mission, we have organised social, inspirational and educational events facilitated by well seasoned speakers in different locations. We intend to continually create impacts via our events, seminars and gatherings. 





To kick up the Quarterly Campaign for the year 2016, #BLUE has planned and organised an event tagged “Y?!” This event was born out of the need for answers to the barage of questions in the minds of today’s teenagers.

Considering past experiences of the team members of BLUE, they understand that many young people are faced with daily challenges, thoughts and questions which they cannot answer. Sometimes they wonder why things are not working out as they had planned it; Sometimes they wonder why life is unfair, etc.  Eventually, when they do not have answers to their questions, nor do they have anyone experienced enough to confide in, they are prone to making wrong decisions and ending up with the wrong answers and scars. 

At #BLUE, we understand that many young people are in dire need of acceptance, hope and many are in search of a simple voice of Reasoning, and it is on this premise that “Y?” was born. A teenage Talk-show poised at listening to questions directly from these teenagers verbally or anonymously and providing them with answers. An interactive Teenage talk-show with flavour and swagger :)





As the first in a rising series of many- Y? 2016 focuses on issues relating to the Home Front, negligence on the parts of siblings and elder guides, neglect by guardians, Child and sexual abuse, violence and hurt all as affecting Teenagers.






This event is scheduled to involve the participation of over 60 Teenagers and will be facilitated by well seasoned and Adroit Speakers including; Ms. Ifeoma Nkem Gbemudu- Motivator, Leader, Social Media Enthusiast and Organizing member of at the “Becoming” series and Mr. Abidemi Ehiwere- Photography enthusiast, IT Specialist, and Teenage pastor at the RCCG.

The event is slated to be loads of fun and have series of activities. So if you are around the environs or choose to travel through the seas, Please pop in and see things pop. :)




For more information- please contact the Team Lead for Project “Y?!” 2016 Ms. Toluwalase Habib on  +2348064636264, follow their activities on Instagram at; @_blueafrica and for further inquiry about #BLUE please contact the President: Ike Sarah Chika at: sarahdi4u@yahoo.com


#Udo #ItcanonlybeGOD


*That's what it is guys,  save the date, be there!


Run!



1st Corinthians 9:24-25

"You've all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes fades."


To run means to move at a speed faster than walk, never having both or all the feet on the ground at the same time.

Run in such a way that you may obtain the prize. This entails that we discipline our bodies and bring it to subjection. The purpose of running is to excel, to win and to stay healthy. Running as an act is a deliberate intention.

It is advised that in order to run the the good race and emerge victorious, a lot physical and spiritual actions are  intentionally incorporated, this way, the gold medal gracefully awaits us.

In an interview with the world's greatest, Mohammed Ali, he was asked if he enjoyed all the rigorous training and unending protocols, his reply; "I don't love all the stress, but I have to be the champion."

Today, let's run for a course. Let's be Number 1 , let's make history.

*Have A Day Filled With Positive Vibes Guys!


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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

An Evening With Ifie Sekibo #Legendary Throwback Wednesday


Mr Ifie Sekibo (PhD) was unavoidably absent on  Monday, 29th February 2016, and the above invite took a dimensional shift from "An evening with Ifie Sekibo" to an "An evening with Linus Okorie." *I gushed about my outing here; http://ellahillz.blogspot.com.ng/2016/02/evening-with-ifie-sekibo-gotni.html
     M.D/C.E.O, Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo(PhD)


Notwithstanding, The Managing Director / CEO, Heritage Bank, Mr Ifie Sekibo(PhD), a man of integrity and distinguished virtues rescheduled, this was in fulfillment of a promise earlier instituted. On Wednesday, 6th April 2016, "An Evening With Ifie Sekibo" became a reality and indeed was an opportunity of a lifetime for participants, it was well attended and ably represented.

The opening presentation was uniquely and professionally done by Barr. Ikechukwu. Here, he simply defined Life as Responsibility and further stated that all greatness starts with RESPONSIBILITY, his opening remark created a sultry atmosphere for the Guest Speaker Mr. Ifie Sekibo(Phd), to take over.

*Highlights + More pictures, Enjoy!

The highlights below would enlighten, reform, inspire and upgrade us in every facet of our lives and in our respective model of operation.

- Vision is nothing. Vision and Mission= Core Values. Wake up, write your visions and your missions and act upon it, else, it becomes mere poetry.

- Paint the picture. As humans, it's our duty to put the picture together. More reason why we must wake up!

- Vision=Nothing, Attitude=Everything.


                         Heritage Bank Boss, Ifie Sekibo(PhD)



                                    Leadership Test
There are no known acts of leadership, but there are known attitudes to Leadership. It entails we;

- Define our mindset.

- Exhibit the right attitude that determines our relationship with people, life, success and failures. It starts and  ends with tasks. Attitude can turn a problem to a blessing, for it is possible for dry bones to rise again.

- Become heroes and have fun while at it.

     From the left; Dr.Linus Okorie, Ifie Sekibo(PhD)


                                           Leadership
- Leadership is the ability to serve humanity. It's a greater calling than yourself.

- Leadership is a conversation(experience in turn around).

- Leaders must be believed.

- Leaders must stand up in difficulties(must maintain fore-front position).

- Leaders must indulge TENACITY.

- Leaders must relentlessly pursue opportunities without resources available.


From the left; Mr Robert Kerr, Dr. Linus Okorie, Ifie Sekibo(PhD), Lawrence Okate





From the left; Dr. Linus Okorie, Ifie Sekibo(Phd), Mr. Lawrence Okate, Mr Igwe. U. Igwe


He went further to encourage Prospect Leaders to acquire the ability to change the mindset of people, this way, we get people to believe in us and can achieve anything we set our minds to achieving.

"No one person can build an organization and are solutions to their situation." Cooperation/ Networking is entailed.

"Don't get rich, get wealth." By this, we are to create wealth, preserve wealth, and ultimately transfer wealth.

"Lend/Lease, not own."

He encouraged that we develop our minds by reading great books and learning consistently.

Ifie Sekibo cited a quote from John Maxwell, "You are free to fail but fail forward"




From the left: The Managing Consultant FM&T, Dr. Chris Asoluka, The Head, Cultural Affairs , U.S Embassy, Abuja, Robert Kerr, President, Guardian Of The Nation International(GOTNI) and Dr. Linus Okorie congratulating The Managing Director/C.E.O, Heritage Bank and Guest Speaker, Ifie Sekibo(PhD) as he receives the GOTNI Leader Of The Year Award after his speech at the 2016 Leadership Clinic in Abuja last week Wednesday, 6th April 2016.



The distinguished guest speaker wrapped up his conversation with the epic statement "Everything is a success, just that you've not reached a desired goal." A hearty interactive session ensued during the outing.



Inspired much??? I entirely am. Preparing this post brought back blissful memories which I was privileged to tap into F.O.C (free of charge). *The ogbonge awuf no run my bele sha, lol. It was one of the best days of my life and Ellahillz didn't ball out of that conference room same! Her Royal Highness(Ellahillz) emerged a better version of herself not forgetting that there is more to do.
 #Wink #No jealousy allowed #Tongue out #Smiles.

We all need wads of KASH you know, and lending Dr. Linus Okorie's initiative, it means;

K- Knowledege
A- Attitude
S- Skills
H- Habit

It was a quite a lengthy read but it is worth it right?

Guys, we can fail all we want but let's ensure that we fail forward whenever we fail, and then, just by the corner, is Victory celebrating us with a well deserved trophy.

*Have A Reformed Day Fam.


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Monday, 11 April 2016

Lust Department




To lust means to have strong desire for someone. It could also mean a general want or longing, not necessarily sexual.

Department could be referred to as division of  a large organization such as a government, division, or business, dealing with a specific area of activity.

Oh well, The post title "Lust Department" is dwelling solely on the first meaning of the terminology "lust." and would critically analyse it in it's "department."

Lust department is usually the road to illicit sex.  Lust is often confused with love and has no lasting effect.

Lust is holistically mistaken for love in our present age and time. An unknown person defined lust, as when you "love only what you see on the outside," and love, as when you "lust for what's on the inside." You'll agree with me that this is a "soul definition."

Statistically, it's being proven that men are visually stimulated, therefore, it takes a good man with the right orientation to be able to exercise a certain amount of control and a good woman to aid him in the process of attaining that high level of discipline which is the desired goal. Women, too, are not exempted from the "lust department," social media platforms hasn't made it easier, it has done more harm than good in this sphere.

Lust can be found in every facet of life and needs to be managed to attain outstanding results.

Tips for making a dimensional U-turn from the lust department includes the following;

*Acknowledging God and asking for his direction and aid.
*Learning to keep your pants on and maintaining a healthy conversation.
*Setting goals and standards before going into any form of relationship (romantic, business or platonic).
*Dressing decently, Modesty has being termed "Hottest" of all ages.
*Having a company while visiting the internet(for those who have suffered from porn addiction in the past).
*Having a chaperon if need be(for those in a committed relationship).
*Striving to live a life of integrity (ultimately learning to grow).
*Good decision and good friends.
*Maintaining and exercising a high level of self control.
*Rehearsing the above lines over and over again till you can't fault.  *winks


Have a lust-free day and a love-full day guys.


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CYNICISM



The term cynicism is referred to as a distrustful attitude, it's an emotion of jaded negativity. It is a general distrust of integrity, which could be manifested by frustration, disillusionment, distrust and previous bad experience.

Cynicism is an act which is so wrong in every ramification because those who possess such act are solely self-centered.

I had this friend who was so cool from my own assessment, little did I know there was more to being just "cool." I noticed some questionable behaviours which was the direct opposite of what I expected, this will prompt me to make a plea. Dear friends, know your friends, spend quality time with them, assessing them from a distance would do more harm than good. Like every committed relationship exhibited by couples, friendship too is hard-work. Don't be so quick to term an individual "friend." I'm guilty a thousand and one times.*coversface*

Cynicism will bring any individual to his or her downfall, because integrity which is the foundation of every form of relationship, be it business, cordial, or organizational relationship is taken away from the picture. The moment people become sensitive enough to notice this, it becomes image denting.

Cynicism destroys intimacy, it leads to a creepy bitterness that can deaden and even destroy the spirit. There is a strong relationship between skepticism and cynicism, and the opposite of cynicism is creativity. Creativity will take us to our desired position and beyond, cynicism will pull down all we have painstakingly built especially if we started so well.



See what Victoria Gisindi has to say about cynicism...



Guys, today, let's eradicate trace every cynicism and substitute it for creativity in all our dealings.

*Have a great day Fam.


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Friday, 8 April 2016

Balak And Balaam

                                         Balak and Balaam


I've never written any piece on how God disgraces any satanic agent that springs up in our lives to cause us pain and torment. The story of Balak and Balaam will inspire you greatly, read on...

Balak was the king of Moab during his reign, and from the above illustration, you'll notice how violent he looks. On the other hand, Balaam was a prophet of the Most High.

The Israelites journeyed through the wilderness for a long period of time under the control of  Moses. Moab at Jordan-Jericho happened to be one of the places they camped before continuing their journey to the promise land, and as a result of that, Balak the king was greatly intimidated and terrified by their multitude, so he invited Balaam to come and curse the Israelites on his behalf.

The funny news was brought before Balaam through the administrators of Balak, but God rebuked their request and warned Balaam not to emerge on any journey to curse no Isrealites. This request from Balak was brought to Balaam a second and a third time respectively, top-ranked officials which include nobles from Balak's camp were sent to deliver the message.

Balaam continually refused their proposal because God warned him not to, but this third time, God instructed that he tagged along with them. Controversial God right? lol

Truth is, God wanted to prove his undying love for the people of Israel, and instead of cursing them, Balaam blessed the people which angered Balaak the king even more. But you see, Balaam sincerely opened up to him(the king) that he'll categorically follow only instructions from God.

Balaam blessed the Israelites a first, a second and then a third time which was contrary to the request of Balaak. Balaak lost his temper on Balaam because he felt Balaam was a coward considering the fact that he had promised him a heavy cheque.

Well, eventually, Balak(the evil king) said to Balaam, "Well, if you can't curse them, at least don't bless them." lol (see Numbers 23&24 for the rain of blessings Balaam showered)

Who is that kill joy who only seek curses and great dangers upon you? God is assuring you through His word that He is aware and promising you that every proposed curse will be converted into serial blessings. Today, let's commit every circumstance to God in prayer, praise and thanksgiving and watch God place every satanic agent where they rightfully belong.

*Have an amazing day guys.


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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

You Give It Your All But Never Waste Your Time In The Process

              Perfect reason why you shouldn't waste your time

Errrm, I dunno what it is, but some friends have made me their relationship counselor, they go as far as giving me confidential details, and in my head, I'm like why do this people trust me this much, why did they choose me? Well, it's the Lord's doing.

On Wednesday at about 11 pm, a friend's call pulls through and this friend begins to complain to me about how his ex continually cheated and in the name of love still reciprocated unconditional love, in short, he terms her as "my cheating ex" *some guys can love hard sha. lol. Uninterestingly, that relationship died and never resurrected. Funny thing is that this my good friend keeps bragging about how he loves unconditionally and gives it his all in every relationship he found himself until whenever "babygirl" wakes up and says she's not doing again. smh

Was he wrong for loving unconditionally? No. Was he continually stupid in love? I would have said hell yes! but let me totally eradicate the hell and leave my answer as Yes!

While in a committed relationship, love hard all you want but never waste your time, be wise and mature enough  not to dwell solely on your "unconditional love" rather find out if it's mutual. Ladies have a way of pretending for federation but if you're sensitive enough, you'll find out, good-news is that she won't always pretend for too long, but when she loves, trust me on this one, she will do and undo just for you.

There's more to a relationship than just mere love. As a matter of fact, love is nurtured to maturity too. Are you compatible? Is it mutual? How in-depth is your partner's spirituality? Will there be growth? Will it be a good fight? Will it glorify God? Will it be worthy of emulation? These and more rhetorical questions will you continually examine your conscience with.

I've grown to realize that every relationship is an investment, so choose wisely, invest right but never waste your time in the process bearing in mind that God detests waste.

*Gen 2:18 "And the Lord said, it is not good for man to be alone, I will make him a helper(companion) suitable for him"

*Ephesians 5:11 "Do not waste your time on useless works, mere busy works, the barren pursuit of darkness"

Have a resourceful day guys and do not "west" your time. *winks


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Smooth Over Regular Or Regular Over Smooth



By now, we should be aware that God is in the habit of picking nobodies and making them somebodies. Typical example is Rahab "the prostitute" who became transformed, not so many are aware that Jesus came from her lineage.

To be elevated by God, we must first experience the dimensional shift from the "regular" to the "smooth" this way, we become qualified to operate in the realm He specially designed for us. David used "smooth stones" to fight Goliath and not "regular stones" and we see how God crowned him with victory.

You think you still operate in the regular realm? It's about that time to smoothen yourself real good so that God can use you to do great and mighty works. God is forever by our side "chilling" for us to make up our minds and become useful, for He has given us dominion over the earth, provision to actualize any dream, and people around us, because we were not structured to live in isolation.

Therefore, we are responsible for anything that goes wrong in our respective lives. It's our duty to right every wrong, waiting on God to physically come down from heaven to help us out is only a waste of time and wishful thinking.

Today, let's choose smooth over regular.

*Have a great day guys.


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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Because You Didn't Trust Me

Trust can be defined as the firm belief in reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.

Trust in God should be exhibited with every ounce of faith, bearing in mind that the blessings obtained will always be greater even when it doesn't look like it as a result of the level of consuming sacrifice(s) involved.

There are consequences for not trusting in God, sometimes, He overlooks it, other times, He acts upon it.

In Numbers Chapter 20, we see how God instructed Moses to "speak to the rock" to produce water in-front of the rebellious Israelites. In truth, Moses couldn't bear the frustration from the people no more and fitting myself into the picture, I too, may not have being able to manage the situation right.

vs 11 "Moses raised his arm and slammed his staff against the rock once, twice."  This was contrary to the instruction given to him by God, he failed to trust the Alpha and Omega. God instructed him to "Speak" but he "Struck."

Yes, water gushed out of the rock for the people to drink because God is forever merciful and he realised they were thirsty, but that singular act of mistrust exhibited by Moses was embarrassing to God, great consequences followed suit. Vs 12  God said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you didn't trust me, didn't treat me with holy reverence in front of the people of Israel, you two aren't going to lead this company into the land that I am giving them." How disheartening!

I can't claim I can imagine how heartbroken Moses must have felt amidst the pain, suffering, time-investment, sacrifice, unfavourable weather condition, torments, and every negative vices he encountered as a result of the Leadership position he held on the behalf of God, and just by a singular act he got himself involved it and a singular statement from God, everything was lost.

Today, frustration shouldn't push us into denouncing God just like the popular "Ese Walter" it will never be a rosy start but in the end, it's always victory certified. No matter the challenges we face as humans, separating ourselves from the drama is ultimatum because God is forever by our side saying "Trust Me"

In Niccolo Machiavelli's voice "The end just justifies the means"



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Monday, 4 April 2016

Dear Young People



Dear Young People,

We are aware that you are so fly, so exposed and so grown
We know you feel you can do it all
We can relate that your teen social media icons inspire you greatly
We understand you can keep up real good with your peers too
We consciously watch you suffer from emotional imbalance
We notice the fact that your level of mentality is far-stretched yet underdeveloped
We watch you keenly on the nature of your foulmouthedness
We can observe that you are untouchable "the mighty one in every battle"
We sincerely appreciate how dope and loving you can be

But you know what...

Calm down honeys, calm down
Please grow!
Growing doesn't necessarily entail that you become as gigantic as an agric-fowl
It entails that you continually take baby-steps to attain full maturity
It emphasizes on the need to pass each stage or phase of life in the right dimension
It gives more insight on the need to listen more and react less
It equips you for the battle ahead
This way, meekness becomes your utmost characteristic
Serenity becomes your solace
knowledge empowers you greatly

Only then...

Will you become well-reformed to explore and remain lovingly perfect just the way you are, living life gracefully, charitably and lovingly.


* Proverbs 20:11 "Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work is pure or whether it is right"

* Proverbs 4:7 "Getting wisdom is the most important thing you can do! and whatever else you do, get good judgement"


Have an amazing day Y'all...



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Saturday, 2 April 2016

The Operation Of Salt Of The Earth + "Plenri" Pictures

Salt of the Earth isn't a religious nor a profit organisation. It is a ministry or better still a community guided by spiritual principles which constitute vibrant members with great talents and big dreams who aren't lazy. The idea is to come together to solve each others need so that "Not a person among us is needy" (Acts 4:34). It equally entails that other charitable deeds are done to put smiles on the faces of the less privileged and also, talents and ideas exhibited by our members are summed-up to make a difference and effect change in our country and in the world at large.

According to Mother Theresa, "No one can feed everybody but everybody can feed some one" and also, "If you can't feed a hundred, feed one."  This entails that we can help at least one person no matter the level we're currently at.

Salt Of The Earth kick-started it's outreach on the 23rd of March 2016. The Federal University Of Nigeria Owerri in Imo State Nigeria, was the first school to be visited to create the awareness and scout for youths that could make a difference. There was a hostel visitation and thereafter, a visitation at school.

                                  Ellahillz (Founder/President of Salt Of The Earth)


                                   We were leaving one of the hostels and heading to the institution

      My amazing volunteers Ifeanyi Nzerem "Buzz" and Elijah Ndianefo displaying their "back side"

                                            I'm such a copycat *smiles


                                                  My babies and I

                                         I can love picture tins ehn *smiles


We set out for school after our small "photo shoot session".  We totally forgot to take selfies with the inmates of the hostel. It was a long interactive talk with those bunch of talent, thank God I came equipped. lol *I for fall my hand.

We got to our destination eventually, most of the FUTO students were having lectures, so we went to a faculty where they  were awaiting their lecturer and I seized the opportunity to give them an extensive lecture on the mission and intention of Salt Of The Earth. Those young lads were so good and the dialogue was so on point.


Selfies with some of them...

   Just "negodu" the way I fitted in like an undergraduate. *Old Mama Smallie Youngie. lol


                             From the left: Elijah, Esther, "Forgotten his name", Ifeanyi and Ellahillz


The outing was a  successful one, and then I headed to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.


Unizik students were having their exams so we had to manage the situation. I spoke to some students and my baby sister, Lucy Nzelu who is a 300 level student of Banking and Finance helped me out with the rest.

I wasn't able to take selfies with the students because of the examination pressure and all.

       My team mate Stanley Onyenemezu and I at Unizik after talking to the students we could access                                                        and chilling for my sister to return.


                                      My support system eventually returned

and then we headed for home...


But hey, we made some fun videos to make ourselves feel good jawi, *We definitely deserved some rest after the outing.

Some screenshots below. I'll be posting some of the videos we made on the official Instagram page of Salt Of The Earth @saltoftheearth_1


                                     My Baby sister and I trying to choose the best songs for the moment

                               I smiled at her and said "That's Frank Edward"


                                We were dancing to work work work *covers face

                               Don't try my clique oo, we would so submerge you. lol


And later that night during some small scouting, I found Ikechukwu!

                                                  Ikechukwu and I



Okereke Ikechukwu is a 400 level student studying Engineering at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Anambra State. He is multi-talented. He sings amazingly good, writes, and can compose great poems amidst his many gifting. He went as far as composing a quick song for "Salt Of the Earth", and some other stunts, he entirely blew my mind away, I was awwwhing all the way. How I found him remains divinely structured. lol . Look forward to the Instagram videos.



More pics after the cut...

                                               Ellahillz, Ikechukwu and Lucy




                                       Lucy and I had so many reasons to smile that night. lol        

It was a two day tour between Owerri and Awka, so excited it was worth it eventually, and like I say all the time, more needs to be done, expect some more subsequently. 

The motto of Salt Of The Earth is "Raising Royalties" and our mission as SALT is to be sweeteners, add spice and make a difference of all time for the love of humanity.

Everything about us is entirely symbolic including our t.shirts. *winks

You think you have the burning desire and passion to grow, serve, meet great people, help and in-turn get helped, then sending an email across to ellahillz_7270@yahoo.com or placing a direct call to 08060141150 wouldn't be a bad idea. Be rest assured that it would definitely be an opportunity of a life time. The selection process is a sensitive one because we have set rules, norms and standards guiding the community. 

Follow us on Instagram @saltoftheearth_1, on Facebook @ellahillz.blogspot.com, on Twitter@ellahillz. Our official page for Twitter and Facebook would be created as soon our number takes a dimensional shift, it's in the making already, so stay glued. Our Whatsapp group page is as lit as ever.
For inquiries, send an email or place a call to the above contacts. 


Salt Of The Earth....Raising Royalties #Not a person among us is needy.



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