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Turning our Mess into a Message: Are you a Messenger?

26 Mar

Ever watched a group of children play in a mud, all smiling and carefree about the debris or the stains – they are pleasantly intrigued, absorbed and captivated by the texture of the mud, through their little eyes nature is certainly a sensory element to reckon with. Their definition of mess: Total Innocent Bliss!

The problem is that for us Adults, Our “Mess” a lot of times is actually something we never want to acknowledge, discuss or even resolve. It could be our shambles from the past, an addiction, litter, disorder or clutter.

I told a close friend recently that I feel like a spinning top, all wobbly and going in circles. So much writing to do within a very limited time: my mess, she says was simply “time management”. The problem is not that my life is messy; Maybe It’s my calendar of events! But at that time of confusion, I needed a second mind, and I got the message! To reminisce, slow down, focus and keep writing!

A lot of us don’t realize that whatever err, mess, mistake, stray, blunder we’ve made in the past, automatically gives us a story of redemption and restitution.
It gives us a message of triumphant victory. We are now capable of helping others address their mess through our own victorious message when we relate our experiences to someone who’s going through similar issues.

It is not in our place to scold or castigate the ‘messer” or likewise ourselves: to dwell on it, beat ourselves up and wallow in self-pity. Our message after our mess should be a glimmer of HOPE and POWER, a guideline of survivalship, a bowl of warm soup carefully prepared with foresights for happy consumptions.

Our Message after a Mess should be an uproar of acquired sentiments of freedom from whatever it was that we’ve been struggling with or that’s been binding us.

So, YES – we are all eligible to be “Messengers”. To be a coach, guide, instructor, teacher, counselor – without any need for academic qualities – because we have the message right inside our hearts. We could be crushed or bruised, We stagger, stumble and sway in our mess. But then, we rise, come out of it – and we’re given a message to talk about it – So God can be glorified in our lives.

I know I am a messenger! Are you? So how do you relate to all the people in your life and all around you? Do they feel uplifted by coming in contact with you? What legacy are you creating?

Today, through your Mess, create a Message, and be a positive Messenger.

May God help us all.
Yinka

**Thanks Gregg!

 

14 responses to “Turning our Mess into a Message: Are you a Messenger?

  1. Anthony

    April 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    There is a light in you Yinka; its the light of life!

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  2. Bunmi

    April 2, 2014 at 2:27 am

    This is so true! There is no testimony without a test, likewise I will borrow the phrase “no message without a mess.” It reminds of the story of Saul turned Paul in the Bible. In fact, so many people who became powerful men of God had mess in their past. Jesus came for the “messy”. How sweet!!!

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  3. Kaylaw

    March 26, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Experience they say is the best teacher and one who has experienced or “gone through” is best equipped to teach or be a messenger. I believe we are all here to impart some wisdom and knowledge to impact those we meet in life’s dealings, so yes, absolutely our experiences or “mess” could definitely bless someone most especially the younger generation. Reflect on it “(the mess)” it just might be the blessing some poor soul has been expecting. Let’s turn the mess into a message.

    God’s peace.

    Kaylaw

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    • Ibukun G.

      March 28, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      Sista!!! Ain’t no mountain high enough to keep me from you! Love this write up, and you got me all teary…lol.
      Cool! – So true and deeply expressed. Each one of us has been through something worth talking about to help others. Okay, not talk of washing our dirty linens or trash talk. Some stories about our survivability is just the missing puzzle for a stranger’s ache.
      Love you lots Sista!!
      IBK.

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      • Remi Fakiyesi

        March 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm

        Good job Yinka, I am blessed with this write up. At a point in life, we learn so much on trivial things, may God help us.

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      • Anthonia

        March 29, 2014 at 1:26 am

        IBK, You know better now, LOL.
        Yes my dear, no wishy washy tales, no make up story to look good.
        Straight up talk from the heart – could be rather eccentric or absurd – but definitely soul searching that’s ready to inspire someone else.
        Love you too Sis – ‘see you soon!

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    • Anthonia

      March 29, 2014 at 1:19 am

      Absolutely, its easier to give a message through our very own wealth of experience, especially when we have been through a particular situation and has been blessed to survive it – we become an ambassador of reality. Well said and thanks.

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  4. seun

    March 26, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Nice write up. More anointing to write more. Our mess which is mostly our past or present failures should never deter us from moving forward; rather, they should be our stepping stones to greater success. Every success story has a background story of previous “mess”

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    • Remi Fakiyesi

      March 28, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      So also, when we are prayerful, calm and be attentive, we can hear the voice of God as the messenger in person speaks to us. May God continue to help us.

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    • Anthonia

      March 29, 2014 at 1:13 am

      Thanks Seun, I particularly like how you mentioned “or present failures”. Yes, sometimes messy events of the past can be ignored and forgotten – but when we don’t take the message from it to heart – we can fall short of being a repeated victim again – and then find ourselves in the same pit of mess. I believe that the gift of being a messenger in us Is part of the healing process that keeps our feet from sinking ground.

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  5. Anthonia

    March 26, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Experience they say is the best teacher and one who has experienced or “gone through” is best equipped to teach or be a messenger. I believe we are all here to impart some wisdom and knowledge to impact those we meet in life’s dealings, so yes, absolutely our experiences or “mess” could definitely bless someone most especially the younger generation. Reflect on it “(the mess)” it just might be the blessing some poor soul has been expecting. Let’s turn the mess into a message.

    God’s peace.

    Kaylaw

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    • Thakiyah Ahmed

      March 28, 2014 at 1:21 pm

      If you have never been messy then you haven’t lived. You need it like you need air to breath. It reminds you why your gratefully and what to be grateful for. I believe it is a way that God shows us his love because you come out of the mess a better more wise person than you once were.

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      • Anthonia

        March 29, 2014 at 1:05 am

        Yes Thakiyah, I do agree with you. We certainly come out of it – only by God’s mercy to become a better person – and none of the messy issue should re-occur, again only by God’s grace.

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