Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Thank you Lord! It's my birthday


It's my birthday today the 24th day of April and all I can say is thank you Lord for everything.
 I sat down as usual to take stock of my life and try to evaluate this being called Stella DAMASUS.
I see the world around me now, how it was, how it has been, how it should be and  how I wish it could be.


Through it all, I thank God for times I had plenty and times I had nothing.
The times I was happy and times I was sad.
The times I gained and the times I lost.
The times I was judged and criticized by too many and the times I was celebrated by only a few.
The times I loved and the times I could not love.
The times I fell and the times I picked myself up.
The times I made mistakes and the times I did it right.
The times I felt alone and the times I felt complete.
The times I was married and the times I was not.
The times I did not have anyone and the times I had a family.
The times I thought I had it all and the times I thought I had none.
The times I thought I knew it all and the times I knew nothing.
The times I blamed the world and the times I blamed myself.
The times I thought I could fix things and the times I knew I could not.

The times I could have died and the times I was saved.
The times I cried and the times I smiled.
In all of this I realized that I could not really control any of these factors on my own. That was when it dawned on me that while we are here on earth breaking our backs to control everything, God has already done that and has decided who we will be, where we will be, how we will be and when we will be, so no matter how hard people try to interrupt other people's lives or theirs it is not possible. It is said that who God has blessed no man can curse and whoever God has already cursed no man can bless.

I want to use this opportunity to say that the time is now to start thinking right. We all have to acknowledge the presence of God and fear him.
The world around us has changed so much and it is so scary. People are killing young children, women, old folks; other are bombing places to kill innocent people who don't even know them; some are kidnapping, most are raping, more are killing their wives, brothers are killing brothers because of land and money, fathers are beginning to lust after their daughters, women find more comfort in their drivers than their husbands, pastors are loving the choir leader, men prefer sex with other men and have decided to do it openly, women just hate one another for no reason and so many other unthinkable things that make our parents shudder at just the thought of it.
The greatest nations in the world still do not know why these things are happening or how they can be stopped. The most intelligent people in the world cannot provide any solutions.

What about the diseases that at are killing people all of a sudden without cures? Aids, cancer, meningitis, lupus, DVT, heart attacks and so on. With all the intelligent doctors in the world we still have unanswered questions.
If we sit and ponder on these things it's not hard to see that we all need to fear God and turn to him now that we are still able to.
I worry for our children and future generation and I ask myself the kind of world we are leaving behind for them? Will they be better or will they turn out worse than us? Will all the technology help their world or will it further destroy?
Today I mourn the death of loved ones, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, children, women and men all over the world who died suddenly without any form of sickness. May their souls rest in peace.
I wonder what their last thoughts or words were before life was taken from them, I wonder what they see and how they feel. At that point are they able to right the wrongs they have done?  Do they have the opportunity to ask God to forgive them and let them enter into heaven or is it too late at that point?
I don't want to have to wait till that point to find out, I want to start while I am still alive and able to change my thoughts, words, actions and everything about me.
 The moment I realized  the truth about life, love, success and God, it changed everything about me and I am happier, more mature, fulfilled, more successful, not necessarily talking about money. I am talking about a quality of life that you can only achieve when you allow the owner of the world give it to you.
A lot of you might wonder what I am trying to do, some might even say "ha! Stella has turned into a preacher”. Truth is that I don't have to be a pastor to speak the truth that I have come to know and I don't have to be a perfect person to know this truth and then try to change myself with the help of the Holy Spirit of course.


Regardless of what a lot of people might say, think or even call me, it will not stop me from loving God and speaking the truth. I have studied life, the word of God and realized that even the greatest people in the bible who were used by God to do great things were nowhere near perfect. Even when his son came, he did not come for the righteous he came for the sinners. If God thought we were all so clean and perfect why did he sacrifice his son and why did he still send the Holy Spirit to teach us and comfort us.
I may not know much, but the little I know has taught me that life is not about the amount of money in my account, it's not about the fame and glamour, it's not about trying to get ahead of others, it's not about speaking evil and telling lies about others just to look good, it's not about the connections or positions, it's not about the number of houses I have bought or built, it's not even about the amount of money I give the church or how many gospel songs I sing. It's about God and what he wants me to do for him. It's about the kind of life he expects us to live, it's about the kind of love we should have towards one another.

If we fear and love God our world will be a better place. Muslims, Christians, Jews, blacks, whites and whoever should be able to live together in peace. No fighting, no killing, no hatred and no judging. It's so painful that we cannot see how fast the world is ending. I remember the book of revelations 3 vs. 15, 2timothy 3 vs. 1-5, especially Matthew 24:7 which says “nations will go to war against nations, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world (new living translation bible). There are many more that most of you already know.

This article may not make sense to you but it means the world to me.
I am not perfect, neither are you. Even the priests and pastors who guide us are far from perfect so no one should ever make you feel you are not good enough, no one should tell you that your sins are too much for God to forgive, no one should make you feel you have to go through him or her to confess your sins to God and ask him for forgiveness, no one should mislead you and tell you that masturbation is not a sin and try to justify it by confusing himself more than the people who are already confused.
If you want the truth, read the bible.
I am grateful to God for all the real men and women of God in the world who speak the truth and stand by it no matter what.  So please ask the Holy Spirit to guide you to a good church where you can be filled spiritually and free to express yourself.
Like I said, I am not a pastor but I am living by this principle in Ezekiel chapter 3 vs. 17 - 21.

God bless you all and thank you for all your birthday wishes. I love you.

15 comments:

  1. Wooohoooo!!!!! Happy Birthday stella! Wishing you long life and prosperity.

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  2. Happy birthday dear, may u always av reasons to celebrate...

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  3. Happy Birthday! Words of inspiration! We actually do not have any control/capacity over our affairs. We need to always turn to God to ease our ways. I have been inspired! Thanks and Happy Birthday Once Again!!!!

    Bilkis
    @Boldbilkis

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  4. Happy birthday Stella! Thanks for the message. I was torched. So happy to know that there are still celebs out there who revere God.

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  5. Happy Birthday! Wishing you good health, long life, peace and prosperity!!

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  6. May the good Lord bless and keep you now and always! AMEN!

    Happy birthday to you.

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  7. Happy Birthday!
    Wishes you love, peace, happiness, success, long life nd prosperity in Jesus Name.
    Amen......

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  8. HAPPY BORNDAY!!!!
    may u live to fulfill all the will of GOD in ur life, may u n ur children never depart from the sight of the LORD, the LORD shall fullfil all ur heart desires n give u peace in everything u do, ur children's children will testify d LORD'S doing even more dan u!
    keep up d inspiration, I LOVE U MORE & MORE!!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! many more FULFILLED YEARS AWAITS U!
    KISSES 4rm ME 2 U!

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  9. stumbled on this via google and am wowed by the words of inspiration. Happy birthday and many happy returns in sound health. Enjoy your day cos you deserve it!

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  10. Whatever... i just dislike everything about you from the very first time i heard this bad news.

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  11. happy birthday ...continue to love , inspire, educate at the same time continue to ignore trash talk .....as they continue to hate you continue to build your empire .....its your time shine .....abeg shine make their eye blind

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  12. What a nice post. Happy Birthday to you. I like you birthday thank you messages and although late, let me express my warmest birthday wishes to you. May you find all your heart desires.

    Cheers xxx
    Alice

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