My faith was small, but I trusted: A short story

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“I will wait on you Lord.”

That’s what I said as I stared blankly out of my windows into the sun that was now setting beyond the horizon.

Deep down in my heart, I doubted. Everything about my situation screamed failure! Would I ever do anything with my life, what would become of me now? After all, results don’t lie. All hopes of going to Oxbridge gone in a moment. I let my teachers, my parents, and myself down. I couldn’t take it anymore.

My entire life was defined by my results, and it gave me a sense of purpose…


How long are you willing to wait for a breakthrough?

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When was the last time you prayed and believed that all things will work together for your good at the right time? After all, you love God. Waiting can be extremely frustrating especially when we expect it soon and we’ve done all that we can. But sometimes, things don’t just go the way we plan.

When we visit A&E in a hospital, we intend to see the doctor as soon as we arrive because we have an emergency, but in some situations, we end up having to wait longer than expected. …


I decided to quit last week: A short story

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The past few months have been some of the most challenging months I’ve been through. With the pandemic and dull weather, it was only a matter of time before it finally got to me, and for the first time, I quit.

It wasn’t a knee jerk decision. It was a decision that had been made mentally a long time ago, only to be done now. But how did I get to this point? That’s the only question on my mind.

On Friday morning, I woke up with so much joy. I can’t remember the last time I felt that happy…


An Ode to the twelfth man: N’Golo Kanté

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You’ve probably heard about the phrase: “the 6th man” in basketball. If you haven’t, there is a movie called “the 6th man” where a teammate scores a slam dunk and suffers a heart attack while hanging on the rim. His brother who is also a teammate calls on him for support as the team begins to suffer loses without him. His ghost shows up and helps the team to surprising wins. Well, we may have a real-life twelfth man in football. He is one of the most, if not the most, consistent central midfielder in the premier league. The French…


This pandemic have thought us one key thing: Life is not guaranteed. It is better to enjoy every waking moment than to constantly wish we were somewhere else. Appreciate everyone and people in your life, take life with a definite stride chasing your goals and living to your fullest. Tomorrow is not guaranteed but that shouldn't prevent you from living.

Great post! Thanks for sharing


A poem on living life and calling out to God

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I asked you to lead me deeper into the oceans,
to take me into the deep.
Where my faith will be made stronger,
where my trust is beyond borders.

You took me there and at first,
I walked on water with my faith stronger than the wind that tossed the sea.
Just like Peter, I looked around and saw the tempest raging,
my faith sank, and the waters began to swallow me.

I cried out with outstretched arms,
heart wide open, and a broken spirit. …


Simple Steps on how to manage large and unfamiliar projects

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When you think you’ve learnt something new, you find out you don’t know much. We all know the famous quote saying:

“If you think you know everything, you know nothing”.

As a programmer, I have found that programming can enjoyable, painful and fun all at once. However, as a beginner, one thing to keep in mind is that you can’t know everything and you don’t need to know everything about a language to start. I had a different view when I was at university, but I soon learned, you cannot know everything. All you need is to be adaptable.

Continually…


Show me a man who hasn’t shed a tear.

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In the world we live in today, there is a social construct built around the emotions of men. I read a book recently: “Cry like a man” by Jason Wilson. He talks about his life experiences. He went through the murders of his two sisters, an absent father, and his mother’s depression. Yet, despite all of this, he decided to express his emotions and let it all out.

After reading it, I realized something that we already know to be true. There is a misconstrued meaning to masculinity. Men in society fall into this endless circle, leading to high depression…


Understanding factors in your credit report and how you can use it to help improve your credit score

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You have logged in to one of the credit checking providers, (either Experian, credit karma, clearscore or credit monitor) and you have seen your credit score. Now what? At this stage, you should know from my previous post on this what a credit score is and the factors that affect it. Before you read on to understand the information available in your report, what’s the difference between a credit report and a credit score?

Differences between a credit score and credit report

  • Your report outlines your credit activity and creditworthiness, including open and closed accounts and your payment history.
  • Your credit score is the three-digit number given to…


A poem on life’s journey

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One day I’ll whisper softly into the wind,
and tell them of how tender you are.
How you pulled me close,
and wrapped me in your warm embrace.

One day I’ll tell of the love you showed me,
and the wonders of your mighty hand.
How you called me to yourself,
and showed me the way in this race.

One day I’ll tell of the peace you gave me,
and tell them of how wonderful you are.
How you searched for me
and spoke peace to my raging heart.

One day I’ll whisper softly into the night,
and tell them of…

Samuel Aigbotsua

Interested in all things tech, politics, and finance. I write, read, and code. I am Multifaceted and love poetry. Visit www.samaig.com

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