ASK “WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?” not “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?”

 

 

Fear and Pride both go before a fall, be understanding and patient enough to tell the difference.Β People rashly mistake FEAR 4 PRIDE. Someone who walks away or refuses to show up to have his work analysed or criticized would easily be mistaken for being proud. Many times too when you delay an apology, people conclude that you are proud, when in fact you’re scared of being rejected.

A lot more thought should go into our human relationships, people are not simple, babies are. Life makes us complex so be more curious about why people act the way they do. To lead, mentor, be a good parent, guardian or just friend, you should try to use the other perspective. Although some reactions are pretty obvious, even anger can be an expression of fear! relax…take it easy πŸ™‚

Starting With What You Have: The Scholarship

It has always been my dream to provide affordable or free education in my society, (to mention but one of these basic necessities I intend to help people with to improve their quality of living).

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My life is not perfect,…yet…but I have always had the culture of sharing my resources with people who have less, who need it, people I know and those I don’t. My siblings and I learnt it from our parents.

I had a friend of mine from my department in my previous University place an announcement for applications for Financial Aid for students from low-income homes in the Department’s Facebook Group.

I didn’t want them to know it was me, and they had to send the essay “How Education Has Changed My Life” to an email address that I have, and I’m sure they wouldn’t guess was mine. I graduated in 2011, so they wouldn’t guess…I think, I’m sure.

Another friend of mine wants me to make it a real scholarship with my name attached to it, but I’m like, I really just want to share from my own monthly scholarship money for now, I’m not some rich lady (yet) trying to give away a huge sum. I want to start with connecting first of all, starting from my own home university where I graduated from, to connect with someone like me, someone who is eager to learn, who seizes opportunities, someone who needs the cash to live relatively more comfortably while they study, and not to stress about the many financial cares of this world…lol

When I was still in the University of Benin, I would just walk up to the freshman class in my department and reach anyone I was led to with what I had, just to encourage them.

(In another post I will share with you how somehow in 2015, one of the students in 100 level I encouraged with a small cash gift (in 2008) for being a good goalkeeper for our team, helped me in Abuja on the eve of my passport appointment (about 2 a.m September 2015), when I was stranded. I didn’t even know his name, but my friend Emmanuel kept calling his name as if I knew him and it didn’t ring any bell).

Giving is my life, education is one of my passions and this could get big in future, it will get big, but my dilemma now is, should I tell them it’s me? I have a good reputation in the department, but I don’t want too much formalities to slow down this process, the deadline is 30th March, no one has responded yet.

My friend who lectures in the department made an announcement to the students and some of them screamed “How Much?” I laughed and said “That’s cute but that’s not what I’m looking for. I want to connect with someone, someone who doesn’t care how much it is, someone who has a hunch and the passion and goes for it, someone like me, it sounds selfish but someone like me”. The amount is relatively big anyway, it’s my biggest giveaway, and I’m happy just thinking about it, knowing that I’m going to put a smile on someone’s face from behind the heavy drapes without showing my face I guess, and peep and watch as that person or those two students rejoice, as I do, everytime my application goes through.

Now I know what it feels like to be on the other side of a scholarship application, or perhaps. It seems small now, but I know it’s going to get bigger. And I’m glad already. It’s something I should have started as part of my NGO in 2015 before I left for school, but it’s never too late. Let’s help improve someone’s life, let’s make education less of a burden, let’s promote a good cause.

 

Your Life happens once in a Lifetime

Dare up! You got this!

Dare up! You got this!

You can be everything you want to be if there’s enough time, and if someone believes in you and supports you.

With kind words, a helping hand, a network, some money or an education.

Stay awake, even if no one stands by you, stand strong

You can achieve if you don’t give up, so cheer up and dare up!

You got this!..keep moving and help will come, stop waiting and take charge, help is on the way πŸ™‚

Crazy and a Break…then Crazy as usual…lol

You know those moments when your crazy friends or playful sisters break out of the usual and place their arms around you (or maybe not, cos they’re mostly long distant) and tell you something encouraging, give you a boost, remind you of God’s interest in your life’s journey???…Those moments are priceless…you realise that amidst all the craziness and fun moments and jumping about or minding their own business, they got you…they got you…

And your reaction?

U smile, or sometimes cry..I do cry, lol, or just react like “Niggur wat is wrong with u now? Hope u ain’t high?”

Hahaha…I have a bunch of crazy friends who’d reply with “are u leaving us, why u saying this?”…hahahahaha….As for Loveth, she usually says “Wetin u don do now?” (What have u done this time?)…..I have some of the best and craziest friends and sisters in the world…brother too….brothers too….lots of guys, wonder why I didn’t end up as a tomboy πŸ˜€

Sometimes it’s no deep speech, it’s just using the privilege of a safe landing from a high cliff of thunderous crazy fun laughter to ask “How are you?” Right after that exhale that crowns a good laugh.

How are you?
No really, how are you?

WANNA LEARN A NEW SKILL THAT WILL EXCITE HIM?

I’m desperate about my dreams…maybe you oughta be too.

My desire for excellence is birthed out of my desire to give God glory…keep telling myself, “God cannot be put to shame through me” PGF, we’re not here to look at faces.

I can’t say “I will do anything to achieve them…” It’s His work, He’s runs this… But there are a few new things I have done and a few more that I can’t promise you that I won’t do… Cos I don’t want no shouldawouldacouldas, if I fail, the things I will regret the most would be the things I didn’t do, when I could and they would have cost me nothing, or little…no holding back…my dream is my love, and like I do love, I’ll do this, throwing in everything I got, no holding back…a little pride gone but on payday, we’ll remember…we’ll remember…it’s all coming back to me, better…

    2nd Cor 4:17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

She’s crazy, she’s desperate, it’s alright if God is on my side, Power to get ‘wealth’ huh? What’s all this energy for if I’m going to waste it?… I know what I heard…tell me about Noah’s Ark, Gen 6:15-22

    Trusting time and chance but living faith without worksIf I touch, If I touch…she was desperate…she pressed… Trusting grace, not of works, because all things are working for me, my job is to believe, so bless the WORKS of my hands

All that fragrance on Jesus feet, what was she trying to achieve? Did you just break the ceiling to let in a paralysed man? So just to get more wine, He told you His time hadn’t come yet you gave his disciples the reporting line…hmm…matrix organisation structure… The other lady who went Luke 18-ing on the judge for justice, he didn’t care, he didn’t fear God…but she got it! Moses was so die-hard, plague upon plague till His people were released…who turns back on the first NO these days?

    Dreams don’t die, people lose hope, scoring didn’t become harder, we learnt the rules and stopped thinking outside the box. Remember when you were younger and you thought that all things are possible? That’s how God wants us to keep thinking.

Child-like faith. But now we’re scared of what people will say. If you’re always on the lookout for the opinions of others, they will control you, confuse and mess you up. Many times they don’t even know what they want from you, their choices are controversial, their needs insatiable, you didn’t come to earth but for God’s glory, His purpose for you and His pleasure…..told you already, PGF, you understand the call better, it was you God spoke to, keep moving…Hope maketh not ashamed, you’ll get there…

Abraham didn’t know where he was going but he moved his family out, Joseph only had a dream but he moved his pregnant wife to Egypt, what was David thinking pouncing on a lion to save one tiny lamb? Did Jesus have to be so obsessed and consumed by His mission? To die? For love? For his Goals?

Are you still sitting down? As long as you’re not hurting anyone or breaking God’s heart, make that move. I know we’re meant to soar but there’s something called Pressing toward the mark…determination. Do you have actions behind your faith?

I’m not asking you to birth an Ishmael, I’m saying borrow barrels even though you have just a jar of oil…that’s just crazy…but it tickles God…faith excites God…

We’re created for more, see big, see more, don’t limit God by lowering your expectations…stay humble in your journey but think Greater Works…Believe!

    Heb 3:19 So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.

Without faith, it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God!!!

We wait, we cast our bread, we watch, we pray, we believe…

Sometimes He says stand still, sometimes He says move… Follow your call and encourage others to do same; more love, less judgement…When you hear a voice saying “This is the way, walk in it”…just walk…that’s the only voice you need for that season, for every season πŸ˜€

*Noah’s energy…Noah’s Ark…They laughed but He followed the call, I know what I heard…

I am Hovasabee, and this is the Gospel according to Love #GreaterWorks

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