Closer than you know

I picked up my phone in my usual mindless fashion, scrolling through vacations I could not afford yet, and cute puppies doing their cute things. Everything represented a place or state I wasn’t in, but wanted to be in. As I scrolled with increased speed, a caption caught my eye. Yes, Instablog has a way of writing sensational captions that sometimes never relate to the story. This one was different. It was about a cryptic note left by someone who ended it all.

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Isn’t it sad that it takes stories like that to stop us in our tracks?

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Can I call you Dad?

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Father figures play such important roles in child development. The presence or absence of them can affect a child’s overall experience here on earth. The quality of such father figures can determine to a large extent, the way the child turns out. That said. Is the idea of your earthly father messing with your knowledge of God? Has he become this person who is never there for you and who never cares about you? Or this person who always punishes you and makes you feel guilty or unworthy? Let’s take a look!

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Is there a perfect bus?

Commuting in Lagos is one of my greatest nightmares about living here. It is a survival of the fittest —literally. The rush into the bus will show you that if you couldn’t get the only one seat left amongst the 10 people clamoring for it, then you weren’t the fittest. And in the slim chance that you do get it, you’d be grinning from ear to ear in victory. But that’s not my story.

One morning, I was at the bus stop trying to get a bus to work, but all the buses going my way only had available seats at the back, and my preferred seating is usually the middle row or front seat(when I’m truly lucky). After turning down at least 3 buses,some of which insulted me for not choosing to take what was available, I began to wonder; is there really a perfect bus?

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Finding the beauty in pain

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Do you ever wish God could just take away something you’ve been dealing with? Like a health challenge or a weakness, where you’re just like “Urghh!!! Why can’t I be alright?” Well, sometimes all he says in those situations is “My Grace is sufficient for you” which translated in our parlance would be “Buck up! I’m gonna show out even in what seems to you like a weakness.”

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Need a corner to vent?

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I was mindlessly scrolling through my Instagram timeline when I noticed some posts which were both mood boosters and drainers. I saw one that was like, ‘You have to force yourself to wake up early, you have to take care of your responsibilities, you have to be honest with yourself, you have to evaluate your priorities. Nobody is going to do it for you, these are your goals and dreams. Everything you want starts and ends with you.’ To be honest, I was logged out at the second ‘You have to’. I’m at a point where my entire body is screaming ‘Do I have to? I’m sick and tired of it all!’

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