Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Photocopy Syndrome

Photo Credit:black hair media
We Nigerians have a habit of using words repeatedly especially when we speak our unique language known as "Pidgin Language".It is very interesting with such words like " copy copy","magu magu"(meaning fraud),"talk talk","chop chop" "follow follow" etc but why am I taking about pidgin language?The use of "copy copy" in the focus of this post will be permitted!
I and my family were having our morning devotion yesterday, and the topic for the children edition of the devotional manual we often used was centered on accepting and being yourself.The author encouraged children  be be original and not be a photocopy which shows one appreciates the personality God has given them.It was not that simple to explain it, the way my kids would understand but i tried to use their everyday endeavors as illustration.
Few hours later,after I had bathed my boys and was dressing them, the youngest one asked me to wear him the same colour and style of his elder brother's clothing.His brother quickly responded and said "stop being a photocopy,wear any cloth you are given"!Then the inspiration to write this post came,i laughed at what my son told his brother although he was right to an extent,he was only expressing  his understanding of the morning devotion from a  childish  perspective!
So what is this Photocopy Syndrome?It is a malady that is curable but difficult to be erased from most people's mentality!Someone who has this syndrome has a speech pattern such as "oh I am short in height,i wish i were tall then i would be happy"!"why cant my spouse be like that of my friend's""God you no try for me at all" etc Most times the information perception source is the media especially the television and strange human beings programmed from the spirit world to entice you of their seemingly perfect life!As it is said "all that glitters is not gold"
God does not make mistake so what are you freaking out about?you want to be like someone else?Have you not read his words in Psalms 139:14"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;your works are wonderful, I know that full well"So if you know that FULL well and  not HALF well why doubt the perfection of his creation?God's creativity is what no man can fathom even if you become Charles Darwin now!
Forget about the fictitious lifestyle or mind set of your so-called idols,admire,respect and learn from other people but be YOURSELF!accept what you cannot change and change what you can.In essence,you cannot change your inner being even if you alter your outer being.God made you according to the role  you are to play on life's stage hence everyone in the play cannot  be the prince or princess of good looks or charisma.It is up to you to decide to play your part as a heroine/hero or as a vilian.A vilian in life always goes after what others have,instead of accepting and grooming what he has!what a wasted life..........................to be continued. 
Brethren,stay tuned for the continuation of this post.You cannot miss the next post which will give the benefits of being an original;original versus photocopy,you decide if you want to continue with me on this inspirational series or do you want to remain a "copy copy"?Be the first to get posts updates directly to you mail box by adding you email address to our update newsletters and its FREE!Happy Sunday,shallom!

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