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Life’s Considerations

CONSIDERATIONS OF LIFE: SELF APPRAISAL

There are lots of issues that demand our attention we need to give due considerations in life. In the same vein, there so many others that are inconsequential that we should not give attention to no matter how they may seem or appear. Self appraisal should not be neglected and should not be mistaken for pride or arrogance. We should be thankful for who we are and for who we are created to be. Love, admire and appreciate yourself! You are ‘you’ and cannot be ‘another’.

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You can never be less than what you think of yourself. You may never achieve greater than where you place yourself. Watch your thought. Are you having a high self esteem or a low self esteem. God has written the script of your life. All you need to do is to “retrace” the script and you will see yourself fulfilling your purpose. Two people are mainly important in your life: God and you, the devil is inconsequential.

THE QUESTION OF QUILT, WORRIES AND FORGIVENESS.

The weight you are carrying can slow down your pace in the journey of life. Why carry the burden of guilt or unforgiveness? It can become a clog in the wheel of your progress. Why carry the burden of worries? It can become an extra baggage in your life’s journey which will eventually hamper your pace in the journey. There are two people in life that need your forgiveness. They are you and others. Free yourself of guilt and others for whatever wrong they have done to you. That is the secret of happiness in life.

ANALOGY OF LIFE.

I am greater than I look. I am bigger than I seem. I am more outstanding than I appear.

Illustration:

I have a camera, Sony HD AVCHD DSC HX300, it was one of the gifts I received this year from a very dear person to me, it takes object from a very far distance and brings it so close to you; it has the capacity of 50x zoom. It can take a shot in the darkest of night and it will be as if it was taken in broad day light. It transforms scenes to its advantage.

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Original Image Of Same Shot

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Bright Image Of Same Shot

When object is hazy, it can fine tune it to clarity; when you take a shot in a low light scene or night scene, it takes it in duplicates: the original image as it seems and the brighter side of the shot. It does it automatically. You do not need to take it twice. You do so once but the camera gives you two or more shots at the same time with a single shutter release to make choices from. You can now decide which one of the shot to chose: the object as it looks originally or the clearer picture taken by the same camera at the same time with a single shutter release that viewed the image differently.

Life Choices

You can now see that the object though may be in a dark environment but the camera sees it in different ways: as dark as it seems and also as clear as it can be. You make the choice. The choice is yours to make not any one else. I am not talking of different shots; different times; or different cameras but one camera, same shot, same time and a single shutter release but it has a different view of the same object at the same time and moment.

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Our view of life is our choice. We chose what we want to see and no one chooses for us. What we decide to see may not be different from what we will eventually become. What you chose to see, you will ultimately attract. “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ”. 1 Corinthians 15:57 KJV.

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The Grazing Bill

THE CRAZY GRAZING BILL – MICHAEL DEDON

The proposed Grazing Bill for Fulani herdsmen is an invitation to anarchy in an already volatile country like Nigeria. The Bill is already before the National Assembly and has successfully scaled through second reading in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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All that is left in the legislative process to make it a law is a 3rd reading, that is, a clause by clause debate and then assent by the President. The proposed piece of legislation is full of unconstitutionalities, ethnic discriminations, fundamental human rights violations, religious tenets violations, conspicuous criminal omissions and unforgiveable legislative indiscretions.

The Title AND Explanation Of The Bill.

The full title of the Bill is, AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL GRAZING RESERVE (ESTABLISHMENT AND DEVELOPMENT) COMMISSION FOR THE PRESERVATION AND CONTROL OF NATIONAL GRAZING RESERVES AND STOCK ROUTES AND OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH.

The Bill’s concluding explanatory memorandum says that the Bill seeks to provide for, among other things, the establishment of the National Grazing Reserve Commission of Nigeria, for the preservation and control of national grazing reserves and stock routes in the country. Its key provisions and high points include, but are not limited to, the following:

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1. To establish a National Grazing Reserve Commission (NGRC), a body corporate.

2. The NGRC may acquire, hold, lease or dispose of any property, moveable or immoveable for the purpose of carrying out its function.

3. The NGRC shall have a governing Council headed by a Chairman appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate with members representing the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Resources, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environment,Housing and Urban Development, the National Commission for Nomadic Education and shall also have a Director General.

4. To raise monies by way of grants, loans, borrowing, subsidies and donations.

5. The following lands may be subject to the provisions of the Act to be constituted as National Grazing Reserves and Stock Routes:

(a) Lands at the disposal of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

(b) Any lands in respect of which it appears to the Commission that grazing in such land should be practiced.

(c) Any land acquired by the Commission through purchase, assignment, gift or otherwise howsoever.

6. State Governments shall be given notice first before land acquisition and gazetting.

7. The Commission shall pay compensation to persons affected by any land acquisition.

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8. There shall be no improvements, encroachment, bush burning, hunting, use of chemicals and felling of trees by anyone inside lands acquired and demarcated as National Grazing Reserves or Stock Routes.

9.Contravention of any of the provisions in (8) above shall be punishable by a fine of N50,000 or 5 years imprisonment or both.

10. No Court of law shall carry out execution of its judgment or attachment of court process issued against the Commission in any action or suit without obtaining the prior consent of the Attorney General of the Federation.

11. For the time being, the Commission shall report to the Honorable Minster for Agriculture and Water Resources.

12. Native communities referred to in the Bill shall be any group of persons occupying any lands in accordance with, and subject to native law and custom.

13. Stock Routes shall mean tertiary or secondary or inter-state stock routes linking two or more States together or leading from grazing reserve to grazing reserve.

14. When passed into law, the Act shall be cited as The National Grazing Reserve Commission (Establishment and Development) Bill 2008.

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The Implications

The implication of this piece of legislation is that the National Grazing Reserve Commission may seize any choice land in any part of the country and compulsorily acquire it for grazing purposes. For whose use are the grazing reserves and stock routes to be acquired? The Bill does not say. It will simply create grazing reserves and stock routes for nomadic cattle rearers who we know are of one ethnic group – Fulani. The clause cattle rearers in the Bill can as well be replaced with the word Fulani, and it will be seen that it is purely meant to serve the interest of one ethnic group out of over 250 ethnic groups in Nigeria.

Passing this Bill into law has the tendency of encroaching on the fundamental rights of other Nigerians to own land and do with it things other than grazing. Farmers may become displaced in their own communities and there is nothing in the Bill stating how they will be resettled should this happen. The Bill is a clear attempt to hand over the entire country, its economy, its land, its citizens, its security and its future into the hands of one tribal group – the Fulani.

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It beats ones imagination why the govt will be thinking of entrenching a primitive practice of a people instead of thinking of ways of modernizing cattle rearing like establishing ranches and bringing fodder to the cattle instead of taking the cattle to the fodder. If the bill is passed, unspecified but huge federal funding would be used to acquire land and develop same just to preserve a primitive life style of a few people who have refused to partake in the technological and social advancements that the country has recorded. Cattle rearing is a big business and many of Nigeria’s leading elites are the real owners of the cattle and not those ragtag lot driving them about wielding sticks and AK-47s. Why can’t these big men acquire land, set up ranches and grow the industry together with paying taxes?

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The Bill by implication also contravenes the Land Use Act. The Land Use Act provides that “all land comprised in the territory of each State in the Federation are hereby vested in the Governor of that State and such land shall be held in trust and administered for the use and common benefit of all Nigerians”. The Grazing Reserve Commission Bill is in direct contraventions of this provision as it does not serve the ‘common benefit’ of all Nigerians but a chosen few. Just as cattle are very valuable assets to the nomads, so is the land to the agriculturalists and none of us is superior to the other. The govt cannot use a piece of legislation to legalize superiority of one ethnic nationality over the other 250 ethnic groups.

This piece of legislation should be resisted by well meaning Nigerians and should never be passed into law. (Special thanks to James Pam for providing some of the materials for this piece). Forwarded as received.

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Identifying Your Motives

Are You Engaged In Trivialities?

Very often in life, a lot of people instead of dealing with the pivotal issues their lives hinge on and identifying their motives in every action they are seen dealing with trivialities. They ignore the essentials and go after the nonessentials and they eventually miss out of the beauty of true achievement.

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A case study is found in the story of the scriptural account below:

And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Beth-el. And Elisha said unto him, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Beth-el. And the sons of the prophets that were at Beth-el came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it ; hold ye your peace. And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho. And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it ; hold ye your peace. And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the Lord hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on. And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan. And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground. And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless , if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so. And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it , and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces. He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan; And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him”. 2 Kings 2:1-15 KJV

While Elisha was engrossed in the desire to be endowed with the double portion, the rest of the sons of the prophets were busying themselves with trivialities of teasing him of The master being taken away.

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Elisha knew what he needed and he was all out for it no matter the cost. He was after the double portion. The sons of the prophet were in the business of showing up that they could see and that they could prophesy seeing things that are not easily revealed to the ordinary man. They were engrossed in their pride, “we are the seers”.

They actually saw that Elijah was going to be taken away. That was great. But while they were carried away with the issue of the Master being taken away, Elisha’s interest was in the mantle that was going to be released on him.

We will see the difference between who sees Elijah being taken away as they went towards Jericho and the man who returns from Jericho with the mantle. The seers eventually became the one bowing at the feet of Elisha.

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You must know what you really want, be committed to it, be consistent with it and do not let any one distract you or get you discouraged. Be focused on the goal. Pursue it vigorously for he that put forth his hand on the plow and looks back is not fit for the kingdom.

The kingdom is for men and women of focus whose eyes are singled. It is not the man that talks about the future that matters but the man that holds the future. And Elisha said in his heart, I know why I am here.

The future that the sons of the prophet were talking about was what Elisha was all out for and he got it. The sons of the prophet knew what was going to happen but they did not know how to take advantage of it.

I chose to be among those who take hold on their future like Elisha than to be among the sons of the prophets who merely saw the vision of Elijah being taken away but could not see what he was going to take away and how to plunge into it. The taking of the master they all talked about was not just about Elijah but the mantle.

Isreal was about to lose something very vital to her future and existence: the mantle vis-à-vis the double portion. Just as the covenant of God with Abraham was transfer from one generation to another: from Abraham to Isaac and from Isaac to Jacob. So was this anointing and divine endowment expected to be transferred from Elijah to Elisha. It could have gone into oblivion if Elisha was not disciplined and focused about his pursuit while the rest of the sons of the prophets were engaged in the show of shame.

Dealing With Trivialities.

They were concerned with the peripheral and denied themselves of the substance, “the double portion” that was inherent in the mantle. They saw the future of others but were ignorant of their own utmost deficiency.

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They eventually became errand boys for the man with the mantle. They began to send themselves on irrelevant errands. They were looking for Elijah that had been taken away on the chariot of heaven but they could not see that. However, Elisha knew what really transpired. There is a transfer of grace from the master to the servant. And now the servant has become and transformed into a Master.

And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest peradventure the Spirit of the Lord hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley. And he said, Ye shall not send. And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not. And when they came again to him, (for he tarried at Jericho,) he said unto them, Did I not say unto you, Go not?” 2 Kings 2:16-18 KJV

What are your motivations? What are the things that excite you and keep you going? Is it the Shadow or the Substance?

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Watch your motives.

Motives are the driving force of actions. You cannot severe people’s actions from their actions. There is always a motive behind every action. It will tell what you will eventually become and it is the measure and estimation of how far you can go in life. It is apparently what sets the limits in your life. Do not be carried away by trivialities. Go for the gold.

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