There is this American guy who has come to church for the past three weeks in the same clothes – same shirt, same brown pants, same dark red trainers and believe it or not, same bow tie.

Today again, I marvelled at it. Same clothes every Sunday for the past three weeks and I ask myself, “Was it forced or a choice?”

In retrospection, I look back at the life I have lived thus far and a question frequently pops up as I try to make sense of the outcomes; “Was it forced or a choice?”

I ask myself, “Could I have done it differently? Would that have changed the outcome?”

Life is what it is – cause and effect.

Your very existence is premised by that reality. The sexual interaction that produced you as born was product of a passionate cause, and perhaps, a loving exchange and you are the effect.

Every of your daily interactions with friends, foes, and family is chiefly exemplified by the actions you have taken or not taken and the effect becomes another cause for another effect, and the chain goes on.

Hence, everything you do, forced or choiced is a slave to this reality, cause and effect. It may be your cause or not, may even be your effect or not, the presence of this reality stands tall above you.

Next question; “What would you do if you knew the future?”

The future is although, a system of reality that is yet to be seen, is still an array of information that could be accessible through deduction from the present.

How? By the same principle of life as revealed above – cause and effect. Simply put, what would become of you tomorrow can be deduced except by an ultimate cause.

Therefore, if you would ever love to have a piece of the future, you must activate that innate part of you that realises the reality of cause and effect.

But remember, God is the ultimate cause and eternity, is the ultimate effect.

It’s like watching highlights of a football match already played… You know the final score, but do not know the process leading there.

Your life right now, comprises the little causes and effects that form the process. The scoreline is not in doubt…

As you begin a new month, don’t forget to work, pray and watch. Chances are good, but the nature of chances is uncertainty. Leave little or nothing to chance. Welcome to November!

Happy New Month.

©️ Deji Adeyemi


Two things I’ve struggled with on Sundays has been going to church with a notebook and dressing to church here the way I used to dress back in Nigeria.

Growing up, if there was anything we look forward to on Sundays, it was putting on our best clothes. Right from infant, church was a big deal – my mum made sure of that.

In the same vein, we had Sunday school teachers who almost made it a call of duty to teach us and demand we always come to church with a bible to read, a book to write on and a pen to do it with. It was part of our costumes for Sunday service – a total package.

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what 2020 taught me


What 2020 has taught me thus far:

  1. Bad things happen to good people, yeah.

Lots of bad things and news happened round the world, and everyone felt it. Whether you were involved or not, it still affected everybody. So, you gotta prepare for the worst.

  1. Good things happen to people who take chances.

In this 2020, I got an opportunity of a lifetime that is changing my life for great. I know of people who, despite the pandemic, has grown in leaps and bounds in career and finances. Some have ‘found’ themselves and doing very well.

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worst story that never happened


Two months ago, I lost my mum. It was the worst thing that never happened to me. Every insecurities I had had had suddenly came to fore, pounding me like a two weeks old ex-monk.

First, I was newly married, so I still hadn’t gotten used to my wife’s cooking. My mummy’s food was always my saving grace. I could go to the market, get the foodstuff and call her I was coming with food ingredients.

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Twice have I lost my way in the Supermall now that ended with looking for the right things in the wrong places!

First was me looking for McDonald’s. My Nigerian brother told me it was cheaper than Burger King. He described where it was for me. Unfortunately for me, the only thing I heard was ‘mall’.

There was I, in the mall, looking for McDonald’s. I put it on Google map, walking towards it. But the more I walk, it was like the place was moving too; away.

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