Every One Has A Story And Yours Is Not The Worst

Everyone has challenges, yours is not the worst.

You look around you and it appears everyone you see are wearing smiling faces, except you.

That may not always be true, because just like you, the people out there have challenges too.

Therefore, no matter what you face in your life, just remember this: Everyone has a story, and yours is not the worst.

Everyone has challenges



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Share A Smile With Me

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Victor Uyanwanne

It is my birthday.
I thought you should know.
I have come a long way.
But much more to go.

I was born for a purpose
There is no doubt about it.
No matter what life & time propose.
I will never ever quit.

It is my special day
Share a smile with me.
I know you can find a way.
To be as nice as you want to be.

 

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How About Sharing The Gospel With A Smile?

Why can't you smile as you share the gospel? Good news is fir sharing.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is goodnews and goodnews is for sharing. But do you share goodnews with a frown on your face? No!

How come you always put on a very ‘serious’ face whenever you share the gospel? How about sharing the gospel with a genuine smile plastered on your face?

This last Sunday morning, I was driving to church when I noticed a middle-aged lady standing at the edge of my street handing out some gospel tracts to passers-bye. Such practice is a usual sight in the part of Lagos where I live, so there is nothing spectacular about it.

But as I looked closely at the lady, I observed that she was wearing a very serious look, not smiling at all. Her hands were handing out the supposed printed messages of love but her face didn’t show any happiness or enthusiasm. That got me thinking!

“Why can’t she just put on a smile while dishing out those leaflets to her target recipients?” I asked myself under my breath as I waited for my turn to negotiate the intersection next to where she stood.

I didn’t mean to judge her but I couldn’t resist thinking about the observation as I drove along to my destination. But before I could push the thought any further, it dawned on me that many Christians make the same mistake while sharing their faith with other people. (I am not exempting myself either).

I recall an incident in that regard in the year 2000. I boarded a city mass transit bus to work. I took the opportunity to openly share the gospel with everyone on board. (Unlike what is obtainable at present, preaching, advertising etc were not banned on some public buses then).

My voice was loud enough to be heard in all corners of the vehicle. So I declared the gospel message to my audience to the best of my understanding….

  • “Jesus loves you, He died for you and is calling you into a personal relationship with Him…”
  • “Only Jesus can save you. There is no other name through which you can be saved….”

I went on passionately along those lines for a couple of minutes with all the energy and enthusiasm in me. But I didn’t realise how too straight-faced I was until I overheard a co-passenger say something like,”This is not a quarell here, we got your message.”

Really? I was preaching like it was a quarrel? Of course I didn’t realise it. But whether the comment was unwarranted or not, I got the message…

A natural smile flowed from my heart to my face as I heard that comment. My voice had been too tough and my look so stern, may be. I took the unsolicited correction and began speaking in a more loving way, without compromising the message.

Since then, I have come to know better on how to carry my face or body language while sharing about Christ with someone – be it on a one on one basis or with a larger audience. It doesn’t mean the gospel should be preached with levity or with a “take it or leave it” kind of attitude.

Agreed that the message of the gospel is a serious message. But it has to be delivered in love.

  • Realise that the gospel is better shared with love, with a smile than with a frown.
  • The gospel is a message of love. It should be shared in love.
  • Let not your attitude confuse your hearers.

I mean, you tell someone that Jesus loves him or her wearing a frown on your face? How do you reconcile that? Let me say it again:

  • The gospel is goodnews.
  • Goodnews is for sharing.
  • The gospel is goodnews that should be shared with joy and enthusiasm.
  • The gospel should be shared in love, always.
  • If you are telling someone that the Lord is good to you, don’t show otherwise; don’t look like God has forsaken you. As you preach the gospel to someone, don’t let it be a case of “Your message is lovely but the look on your face betrays it.

    Sharing the gospel is a divine call. Why can’t you share a smile as you share it?




    ©CopyRight 2016 | Victor Uyanwanne

    You Are Not Too Old To Be Happy

    Nobody is too old to be happy, Victor Uyanwanne

    No matter who or how old you are
    Know that you are surely a shining star.
    No matter what you have been told.
    Be happy, you are not yet too old.

    Do not let your perceived old age
    Make you feel like a bird in a cage.
    That you have been around for a while
    Is enough reason to make you smile.

    You have seen many life’s seasons
    That have given you multiple reasons
    Which we see have made you wise
    In yours, and in our youthful eyes.

    Try and forget the pain of yester years
    And your many treacherous days of tears.
    Rejoice in the moments you have and now.
    Please find out if you don’t know how.

    To you Facebook may look like magic.
    Without it doesn’t mean your life is tragic.
    Even if all you ever knew was a real ‘picture book’.
    Smile as your grandsons splash your pictures on Facebook.

    You may not have known how to tweet
    But hasn’t your life been very sweet?
    Even if yours hasn’t been a life of ease
    Be you not bitter to your grave, please.

    Before you ultimately return to your Maker.
    Or become an item for the undertaker
    Endeavour to heal all known sores.
    And seek not to settle old scores.

    It is true you have come of age.
    But don’t quit being happy at this stage.
    Even though your journey has been bumpy
    You are never too old to be happy.

     

    ©CopyRight 2016 | Victor Uyanwanne

    When Will Perfection Come?

    You cannot please everyone
    I want to stand firm in faith all the time.
    But sometimes, doubts unsettle my balance.

    I want to please everyone every time.
    But I can only try, I can’t do it obviously?

    I want to be all smiles whenever you see me.
    But not when sometimes pains sting like bees.

    I want to reach out and change the world.
    Who do I think I am? Definitely not God!

    I want to look young and beautiful forever.
    But natural laws are still actively working in me.

    I want to get everyone to like me.
    Not when ‘hate’ is still a word in the dictionary.

    I strive to be better than I am now.
    But when will perfection come?
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    If You Say ….

    If you say

    If you say you love me but you don’t show any care for me, how do I believe you?

    If you say you don’t want me but you keep hanging around me, you get me confused.

    If you say you will always be there for me but you are never around when I need you, it doesn’t make sense to me.

    If you say you will give me the world but you never gave me a smile, you leave me doubting.

    If you say I am adorable, but you treat me a little better than a piece of trash, you depict a lie.

    If you say we are good together but you keep me at arm’s length, I wouldn’t take you serious.

    If you say you want a better you but you keep doing the same old things, then you are not serious yet.

     

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    THERE IS ROOM FOR MORE, THIS IS WHY!

    There is room for more, this is why!
    By Victor Uyanwanne

    There is always room for more
    Seek it and you will find it
    The room of improvement is never filled

    There is always room for more
    Your life can be happier
    You can live healthier
    Trust me, you can be wealthier too

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    Be you, but be the best you
    Check where you stand, you can stand taller
    Check where you have been in life, you can go further
    Evaluate your achievement, you can achieve more

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    Yes you know much, but there is much you don’t know
    You have learned a lot, but then there is still much to learn
    Don’t close your mind, so you don’t imprison yourself
    Live free, but not without limits

    Smile, it doesn’t hurt anyone
    Forgive more than you want to be forgiven
    Love better than you are doing now
    Give more than you have ever done before

    Improve your life
    There is always room for more…….

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    THERE IS ROOM FOR MORE

    There is room for more
    By Victor Uyanwanne

    There is always room for more
    Seek it and you will find it
    The room of improvement is never filled

    There is always room for more
    Your life can be happier
    You can live healthier
    Trust me, you can be wealthier too

    Be you, but be the best you
    Check where you stand, you can stand taller
    Check where you have been in life, you can go further
    Evaluate your achievement, you can achieve more

    Yes you know much, but there is much you don’t know
    You have learned a lot, but then there is still much to learn
    Don’t close your mind, so you don’t imprison yourself
    Live free, but not without limits

    Smile, it doesn’t hurt anyone
    Forgive more than you want to be forgiven
    Love better than you are doing now
    Give more than you have ever done before

    Improve your life
    There is always room for more…….

    HEART TO HEART

    HEART TO HEART
    By Victor Uyanwanne
    19/03/2015

    Let’s talk heart to heart
    Give yourself a new start

    What you want you will get
    If only you don’t give up yet.

    Where you are is not the end
    It is nothing but a fleeting bend

    Your victory is by the corner
    Hold tight or you are a goner

    Slow and steady can win a race
    But if you can, increase your pace

    Wear a smile all the time
    It doesn’t cost you a dime

    If the world makes you mad
    Try very hard not be sad

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