Tuesday, July 7, 2009

More to this Life.................

I have been away from blog ville for too long, I tender my unreserved apologies, especially to all those who kept on checking on me including Kemi Penelope, Beulah, the GNG, Aloted, Enkay, yankeenaijababe, Rita, Olamild, Omo oba etc.


I had no real reasons for being away for that long, I really cannot place my hand on what caused my being MIA….....I guess I lost my flow, I needed a break or just needed some time to gather my thoughts together again…I don't know jare, Nonetheless I’ve had the pleasure of reading interesting posts on some blogs.
Anyway, I really hope I’m back for good.

Over the last weekend, it happened that co-incidentally at different times I got involved in discussions about death; the gists were about that person’s death, this person’s tragedy, that lady’s husband just died, Oh..I didn’t hear she died too, ha….sorry about XYZ’s death, Oh my God…this life…….etc

All of this got me thinking...........The news of someone’s' death is a reminder that life has an end, and the best thing to do is to spend one's life for something that outlasts it

I had this email that I edited and sent years ago.

When you fully comprehend that there is more to life than just here & now, and you realize that life is just preparation for eternity,( just as nine month spent in your mother’s womb were not an end in themselves but preparation for this life, you begin to see this life as you are......in the womb in preparation for the next life “ETERNITY”)

You will begin to live differently. You will start living in light of eternity & this will colour how you handle every relationship, task and circum
stance.

Suddenly many activities, goals & even problems that seemed so important before will appear trivial, p
etty & unworthy of your attention.
The closer you live to God, the smaller everything else appears

In short: This life is preparation for the next If you have a relationship with God through Jesus, you don’t fear death. It is the door to eternity. It will be the last hour of your time on earth, not the last of you, but the beginning of you i.e your birthday into eternal life.


I didn’t intend to preach, I only meant to share my thoughts:

- Very few things are certain in life, but our final departure from this world (no matter what form it takes ) is one very certain thing, no matter how much we try to ignore the fact, or how much we hate to talk about death or just like wish it away and enjoy ourselves for now.

- I want to live my life to the fullest, I have great dreams (dreams bigger than myself) of things I want to have and do during my lifetime. I love to enjoy myself and have all the beautiful things life has to offer, but then I constantly try to remind myself that there is more to life…..there is some place after here.

- It would be wisdom on our parts to face this reality and live with the consciousness that there would be an end and we should not just live for this world. We should not allow ‘the now to distract us from thinking about the future”. One of the bible passages that I try to always remind myself of is:

"If our hope in Christ is good only for this life, we are worse off than anyone else".1 cor 15:19 (CEV)

- I made a decision to settle that part of my life, I pray you are doing something too and not getting carried away.

May the new week bring to you new joys, new achievement, new levels, new status etc. and may the next six months of the year be our better half of the year

Cheers!


41 comments:

Kémi Penélopê said...

I am glad you are back to blogging again (I hope?)...I really miss you (for real)

But on your post...
...Death is inevitable but like you wrote we should live life to its fullness and incorporate the love of God into it.

"The Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion..." ~ Isaiah 30:18

Gee said...

ahh this makes sense ooooo!...thankx 4 sharing sistah!

Sassy Trends said...

Welcome back to blogsville.
Hoping to see more of you dear...flowing on with this blog.

xxx

Writefreak said...

Welcome back...
Yes o, today is all we have!

Why is your blog giving some internet explorer error...found it hard to read the post...

aloted said...

welcome back dearie...u were missed!

this post is on point! thanks

Enkay said...

At last, we hear from Olufunke again!
Don't be running from us u hia?

True talk - your post.

There's so much more to life than meets the eye and it behoves us to make the most of it in preparation for eternity.

Still, in living with the consciousness of the afterlife, I don't want to live this one as a shadow of what it was meant to be.

Thanks for sharing dear.

akaBagucci said...

Today is what is in hand -- it quickly becomes Yesterday... as inescapably as the seconds tick by....Love that scripture...

Original Mgbeke said...

Welcome back my lady. Yes, in America we say that 2 things are certain: Death and paying taxes. Living a fulfilling and meaningful life should be the aim, although sometimes it is easier said than done.

Olufunke said...

@ The Penelope: hey...thanks, you are so sweet. I am back o, thank God!
I agree with you, we should live life to its fullest.

@Gee: You are welcome.
How have you been?

@Sassy Trends:Thanks dearie, I'm back for good.
How are you doing?

@Write freak: Yes o, Today is what we have , we should redeem the days with all wisdom.
and thanks for your comment about error messages on my blog( I had noticed it for a while) you got me determined to seek for help. its better now.

@Aloted: Mon lady...I'm back o, thanks a lot, I appreciate you

@Enkay: Preparing for Eternity and also living life ot the fullest is our task o, God help us my sister

@Bagucci: Today is what we have, and we need to spend it wisely, that has been one of my challenges.

@Original Mgbeke: LOL @ the paying taxes part of it....but it's so so true!
I agree with you it's easier said than done, what can we say, ....we keep on asking God to help us. thanks...da cooooool lady

Good Naija Girl said...

Look at this girl, returning to blogville with a powerful reminder.

It's great to have you back, and your message is true talk.

life is just preparation for eternity...remembering this is a great way to put things in perspective

Tisha said...

i have missed you
how are you?

Jaycee said...

This is really really deep...that death is certain.

David C Brown said...

What a difference it makes that the Lord Jesus was really dead, and now is really alive - for us!

OE said...

amen to your prayers

We all go through that phase when we just need a break from blogging. It's nice to see you back and this post was insightful

Anoda Phase said...

Welcome back Olufunke; I def missed u...n thanks for this soul-searching reminder...

My Quest said...

Thanks for the encouraging comments on my blog.

I am doing great and learning to covert his presence each day.

It is already alright.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Amen to that prayer, sweetie.

Welcome back!



NIGERIAN CURIOSITY
IT WAS SO MUCH EASIER WHEN I ONLY HAD ONE...

Dammy said...

Death is only a means to an end .

I'll be back sooner than you expect. Hope you are good?

jhazmyn said...

"life has an end, and the best thing to do is to spend one's life for something that outlasts it".


That is so true..thanx for sharing and for stopping over at mine

Geebee said...

This is deep. There's surely more to this life than we know or care to know sometimes. Thanks for the inspiration. Ma'am, you've not been on this spot for a while now. What's up?

doll said...

update already

Olamild said...

yhellooooooooooo o

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

babe, where are you?

Original Mgbeke said...

Madam Funke, you owe us an update oooo.

Mola said...

Hey dia thanks for stopping by my blog, and I appreciate the comment. Death is a cold but we cannot but realize God has his reasons why things happen, most importantly we shld live right

Mola said...

Hey dia thanks for stopping by my blog, and I appreciate the comment. Death is a cold but we cannot but realize God has his reasons why things happen, most importantly we shld live right

deola said...

hi, how are you doing?

Dammy said...

Thanks for checking on me. I guess it's my turn to look around for you! lol! Hope you are good?

Tisha said...

I want to live my life to the fullest, I have great dreams (dreams bigger than myself) of things I want to have and do during my lifetime

i loved how you said this...
there is more to life O
lol

TRYBES said...

Very insightful and tot provokin..You couldnt have said it better..Thanks for sharin this..and hope you have a great week as well...

Cheers..

yankeenaijababe said...

I missed you Funke...keep blogging. Don't leave us like that...miss ya.

yankeenaijababe said...

Life is short and it's great to fully enjoy it to the fullest. Love this post.

StandTall-The Activist said...

Hmmm serious food for thought, the one I have go on and on in mind all the time... but one thing is to be sure to live today like there is no tomorrow by letting our conscience guide our actions....

Rita said...

Welcome back. "If our hope in Christ is good only for this life, we are worse off than anyone else" = WORD! Thanks for sharing this.

Lady A said...

Glad you are back. Yeah, I feel like I need a break too! I totally agree with those awesome words. I believe it is an eye opener for majority of us and help us to refocus our life. I so feel you.
Hope all is well!

doll said...

good to know you are alive and kicking

Olamild said...

where art thou?

g said...

I see you o...I see you not blogging!

sunnyside said...

I love ur topic. There's more to this life,
not just eternity.there's more than we think we know to this life. Nice one

sunnyside said...

I love ur topic. There's more to this life,
not just eternity.there's more than we think we know to this life. Nice one

prashant said...

Hoping to see more of you dear...flowing on with this blog.
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