“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

“We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” – Hillary DePiano

“Let me give you a New Year message: Believe in yourself, because no one ever achieved anything significant without believing in himself and no one ever will! Believe in yourself powerfully, especially when there is no reason left to believe in yourself because the ultimate bottom is the best place to start a big rise!”

Mehmet Murat Ildan

 

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In my country we are into the seventh day of 2017. I know there are countries in the world where they are in the eight or ninth day of the year. You are welcome to my world. welcome to this year, a year which looks different and promising for me. Last year at approximately four days to Christmas, I was given a gift. God decided to lift me up and take me to the next level. In my place of work I was kicked up to the number two position in the College where I had been teaching for almost thirty- two years. 

I thought I was dreaming. I couldn’t believe my eyes nor myself. I am just waking up from the sleep and realising that it was not a dream but a reality. this made me to wonder about God’s power. As someone in academics, I have many atheist friends, many believers and many free thinkers. However, looking into my life, and experiences since when I was born I am sure there had been a hand controlling and directing my life. This is because I have survived despite all odds. Right from when I was born to now, it had been a very big fight. A fight against the currents but always I have overcome. The key is that it is not by my might or action or doing it has always been the coming together of factors that had always been beyond my control. At many times when it seems things won’t work in my life, that has always been the time GOD plays his card.The present position I am now occupying in my workplace should not have come to me. Hear me out, it does not mean I was not qualified for the position. Like my friends would say I was overqualified. Taking the environment into consideration however, the qualities I have made me an iconoclast and a pariah in the environment.

I was too blunt, honest, objective, truthful, principled, hardworking and too, too straightforward. A good person for the job hen? Not in my country where such individuals like me are unwanted and seen as a threat and a spoilsport. So when I was picked there were surprises and wonder. To me it was not true. When the letter came and I started holding meetings in my new position I knew it was true and I also know deep down inside me, it was GOD’s doing. This means that my blogging may be affected but I am making a commitment to keeping faith with my readers and followers and promising to maintain a dialogue with you all. when I miss some days, please don’t feel bad about it but realise I will struggle and try to keep a date with you all. Starting from tomorrow, I will start serialising one of my story, The Hidden Truth. welcome to the new year and this is wishing a safe journey throughout this year and a fulfilling year for you all. Happy new 2017, may all your dreams come through and true and may you achieve all your plans and ambitions. Ta ta! as you cruise down the remaining  fifty one weeks in this year!

 

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