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Do The Needful

Why don't you stop murmuring?
When will you end your complaints?
You have now grown to become the captain of "Team-Excuse" and
The Leader of the "Ain't gonna do that" group.

Hear you Lazybones!
How long will you sleep?
When will you wake up?
How long will you continue to sit in the congregation of the idles?
You desire to eat, but you have not laboured for it.
Even the ants labour hard all summer, gathering food for the winter.
Your voice keeps calling out for help, waiting for the good Samaritan (Most likely a bouncer) to carry you up while you fold your arms around your body.
My dear, you will remain on the same spot till rapture comes.

Do the needful!
Mr Athlete, do your training;
Omo Campus, read your book;
Mr Farmer, arise and plant your seeds;
The believer, start praying and not just wishing.

You may say 'Mr writer, don't you know it is not easy?'
Smiling at your question... Yes! I know. In fact, more than you think you know, but then, you've got to do something.
Your body loves pleasure. Yes, I know. Mine does too,
But we have to train it to work.

Put the you that does not want to do the needful under subjection.
Keep saying to yourself that in your father's house, there is no room for laziness.

Ask yourself 'what am I supposed to do, be doing or should have done that I have failed to do?'
Well, you've got to make a good choice right now.
Rise from your bed each day with determination to do what you ought to do for the day and before you know it, "The rest is a testimony "


Akintoye Oluwole Stephen
Public Speaker and Minister
akintoyeoluwolestephen@gmail.com

Comments

  1. Very great article. We must all do the needful.

    God bless you, Stephen.

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  2. Amen!! Thank you Mr. Cloud.
    My Boss Boss....

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