A chat with 2018

Two important things you’ll need for 2018

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Douglas: Hello 2018, what’s up? What do you have for me this year?

2018: Hi Douglas, I have two things

Douglas: Yay! What are they?

2018: Two scriptures actually, Romans 8:6 & 1 Corinthians 13

Douglas: *deep sigh* Is that all? Aren’t you giving people cars and salary increment, where’s mine?

2018: Well, I’m giving you stuff you actually need and things you can maintain #Noshade *coughs in you can’t even maintain a car though*

Douglas: Okay, so what am I meant to do with Rom 8:6

2018: Good question, let me read it out for you before I explain

Now to how it applies to you: we both know you have selective amnesia whenever it comes to making decisions about things that are carnal and things that aren’t. You’re either saying trash like “I need it because I’m bored” or “I have nothing else to do” or “It’s not that bad”. Please stop, it’s embarrassing. Maybe you were a babe in Christ in 2012, but c’mon man, it’s 2018, you should’ve grown, countless experiences should tell you that you cannot keep entertaining lasciviousness anymore. Growth is function of learning, but it seems you have decided not to learn. Honestly, it’s fine if you don’t want to learn, just stop saying things like “Oh I’m doing my best to grow spiritually but the devil is just working overtime in my life”, please stop, that’s tragic — we both know you never make the right decisions for the very little things, so stop whining.

For real though, jokes aside, take some time to pray about this, ask God to help you make the right decisions for the very little things this year, James explained this in Chapter 1 verse 14 & 15

Jas 1:14 Temptation comes from the lure of our own evil desires.

Jas 1:15 These evil desires lead to evil actions, and evil actions lead to death.

This year, stop sowing the seeds that lead to death, you know them, I’m not about to drag you on Medium so I won’t mention them, but you know the seed stage of all of these things, and you can’t even lie that the Holy Spirit doesn’t prompt you to cut it in that infant stage, he does, but your big head still goes ahead to do what you want. Just always remember

Also, Light trumps Darkness every time, so if you don’t want “darkness” in your life, you can as well do the things that will keep you full of Light.

Douglas: Wow. Okay, thanks…I guess. I feel like you’ve been holding all that In your chest all 2017.*sigh* So what will I do with 1 Corithians 13?

2018: This(1 Cor 13), you need now more than ever because Lagos is filled with Mad people. I advice you read this every morning before you leave your house — I said EVERY morning, trust me, you’ll need it. It’s the chapter about the Love of God, and how it works:

The thing about this chapter is, everybody seems to knows chapter 4 “Love is patient Love is Kind, Love is not Jealous ejwkfnjwenfjkwefnkwe”, but you need to really meditate on this whole chapter in 2018, you need to know it so well that it’s your knee jerk reaction to everything. Don’t worry, I know it’s not easy…the Lord is your strength.

Also, You know that book you lost because you were careless? Max Lucado’s A Love worth giving, the one that gives an awesome break down of 1 Cor 13, I suggest you find another copy and read it for the Third time, TRUST ME, YOU’LL NEED IT. I’m not trying to wish any bad for you this year, but you’re gonna see or hear so much trash, and the ONLY way you should respond is LOVE.

I know what you’re about to say, “Lagosians don’t need Love because they’re all mad”, calm down, dehydrated people act mad because they’re thirsty, and if you see someone thirsty, offer them the Living Water. Ensure you leave every thirsty person you meet hydrated.

Douglas: *sigh*

2018: You’re welcome.

2018: I won’t even tell you to work hard, if you like don’t, you will be on the street when your rent expires. By the way, I give salary increment to people that can actually hold a job for up to 12 months 🤷

Godspeed in 2018!🥂

Me: 🤬

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I complain about things (I care about) // Software engineer // Currently building Selar.co // douglas@selar.co

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