Delusions… A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice. – James C. Collins,Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t “I won’t join that contest.I won’t apply for that job.Why should I bother to pitchFor that business grant? Do I stand any chance Among more qualified AfricansIn their thousands?Would it ever get … Continue reading Delusions… A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

How to Develop an Innovative Spirit

Innovation, a vital requirement for (aspiring) key players in the business world, has been defined in several quarters. For example, according to Concise Oxford Dictionary, Innovation is the introduction of something new, i.e. the act of changing something established by introducing new methods. Business DictionaryTM defines Innovation from a business standpoint as follows:  Innovation is the process by which an idea or invention is translated … Continue reading How to Develop an Innovative Spirit

‘If you’re Weak in Crisis…’ – 3 Ways to Quickly Adapt in Crisis

In Crisis Management, the ability to quickly adapt to change is key. It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. – Charles Darwin When Life Wouldn’t Cooperate: You’ve worked hard, surfed the internet hard and prayed hard to get financing for your startup, and finally, you’ve … Continue reading ‘If you’re Weak in Crisis…’ – 3 Ways to Quickly Adapt in Crisis

When Life’s Rules are not Taught –A poem by Funmi Adebayo

It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2 (KJV) Why am I often lostIn the maze of lifeMaking uninformed choicesBumping my head repeatedly? When life could be sweeterWith my burdens lighterMy yokes easierAnd my paths brighter Who will solve my riddles?Who will give me the clues?Who will fix my puzzles?Who … Continue reading When Life’s Rules are not Taught –A poem by Funmi Adebayo

You Can Start Over, Despite the Magnitude of your Loss…

When I organised that crazy clearance sales and locked up my retail store for a short break some months ago, never did it occur to me that I might be kissing retailing a final goodbye (at least as a main-hustle) … This was a venture I had run for over four years, one which I had thought would be my ‘final bustop’; one which I … Continue reading You Can Start Over, Despite the Magnitude of your Loss…

‘Thank God for Force Majeure’ – Why You Need Professionals for your (Business) Writing Jobs

While working on contract documents and agreements for clients at Hoopla Hive, I ensure we never omit the vital sections, no matter how simple the client wants it. I am meticulous by nature. I pay attention to details and would rather give too much than too little; but besides that, I have a basic understanding of how business operations work, having served in various capacities … Continue reading ‘Thank God for Force Majeure’ – Why You Need Professionals for your (Business) Writing Jobs

Secret or Paralysing Fear? Here’s how Jesus fixed it all at Easter…

Reflecting on some deep issues Christ settled legally by the things He suffered at His death, it is sad that Christians still struggle rather needlessly with fear and its gruesome consequences.

Reflecting on some deep issues Christ settled legally by the things He suffered at His death, it is sad that Christians still struggle rather needlessly with fear and its gruesome consequences. @funmie_adebayo, @eachdayonline

Fear manifests through pessimism, depression, oppression, obsession, insecurity, narcissism, negative addictions, rage, and similar physical, mental and psychological issues.

That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear.

Luke 1:74 (KJV)

And as though these negative tendencies are not punishment enough, fear plagues the victim even further, especially when he sets up a defence mechanism in his subconscious to help deny the realities of his true state.

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An example is when a deep feeling of insecurity or inferiority causes an individual to be obsessive, addictive, egoistic, or excessively critical of others, so as to draw people’s attention away from himself and cover up for his inadequacies.

All these negative traits activate a chain reaction of negative consequences, and the ensuing bitterness bites deeper, and spreads like a pandemic by the day, destroying relationships, and passing on a legacy of animosity from generations to generation.

Alas!

However, the Good News is that Jesus came to destroy and rescue us from the guilt, power and consequences of sin, of which fear is chief!

… the Good News is that Jesus came to destroy and rescue us from the guilt, power and consequences of sin, of which fear is chief! @funmie_adebayo, @eachdayonline

He came to rescue us from the grips of the aftermaths of sin and fear, to disrupt the negative domino effect, and to reverse the evil consequences; thereby healing and restoring our lives and destinies to God’s original intention.

That happens when you open up your heart to receive His free gift of salvation, and you pay attention to His precepts.

In summary, Jesus came to disrupt the status quo and to break the natural drift towards ‘death’, which manifests via fear, sickness, weakness, wickedness, poverty, failure etc., and eventually climaxes in physical death. He came to set new orders and establish new living standards.

In summary, Jesus came to disrupt the status quo and to break the natural drift towards death, fear, sickness, weakness, wickedness etc which climaxes in physical death. He came to set new orders and establish new living standards.@funmie_adebayo, @eachdayonline

Check this out for instance:

“Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ If someone strikes you, stand there and take it. If someone drags you into court and sues for the shirt off your back, giftwrap your best coat and make a present of it. And if someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously.
Matthew 5:38‭-‬42 MSG

In essence, apart from dying for us, Jesus also came to teach us how to LIVE. Receiving Him entitles us to Eternal Life. This’ Eternal life’ transcends ‘existing forever’. All men will ‘exist’ forever anyway. Eternal Life means LIVING and not merely existing. It is the highest quality of Life, and it connotes abundant Life.

A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.

John 10:10 MSG (emphasis mine)

Are you plagued with fear today? Are weary of how the aftermaths of fear have robbed you of quality life?

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28‭-‬30 MSG

Then, it’s time to turn to Jesus, and cry out,


“Lord, heal, save and deliver me from fear and the chain reaction of its evil consequences in my life.
Break that chain today Lord, and set me totally free in my spirit, soul and body.
Free to love and serve you Lord.
Free to love my neighbour as you commanded.
Restore my soul, Lord and re- align me with destiny.
Let me experience the full essence of Your resurrection power, such that from today I start to really LIVE and stop merely existing.
Please grant that I begin to LIVE out the full reality of all You made me to be.
In Your precious name I ask it. Amen.

Funmi Adebayo

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So it’s Q2? Just Do It!!!

So it’s the first Monday in April, also Q2; then somebody looks around and is weighed down by the sudden realization that he is still miles away from his goals for the year. He takes a second look around, and discovers that many others have breezed past, leaving him all alone behind! So, he gets disillusioned and totally paralyzed! Alas, but it doesn’t have to … Continue reading So it’s Q2? Just Do It!!!

It’s March: It Can Only Get Better…

​ It’s March. The third month of the year, and the final month in Q1. So, it’s time to Get your groove back Brace yourself up Leave your fears behind and Launch out and be a better you. Because forward and upwards are your only options and things can only get better … Anyone else ready to march forward in March? Here’s welcoming you the … Continue reading It’s March: It Can Only Get Better…