When the man you love, loves someone else.

When the man you love, loves someone else.

You hurt and grieve.
You cry and dry your tears
He must not see you  weak.
You pray and hope he would see
that you’re meant for each other.
You lie down in pain.
You sink when you can soar
You float when you can fly
You loose sight of tomorrow,s sunlight
All you see is  today’s gloom
You wake up and wish for sleep
You sleep and see him in your dreams.
You keep hoping
but he’s fixed on the other woman.
You  call and cut off your call
You draft a text and delete, again and again.
You wonder who she is, what she looks like, what she’s got that you don’t!
Every woman you see around him is suspect.
You spy on him, read his mails looking for a clue!
Clueless you rest in dismay and utter abandonment.
Fluttered , clustered and scattered,
you begin to loose grip
Time goes on and nothing moves him any closer to you.
You see him dancing with you in your dreams
You did your best dance steps
But the other woman danced her way in
And they both left you  locked out.

Come here My dear.
Come dance with Me.
Hear my song within you,
Let the music drown your pain.
Lean on Me.
Let me wrap my Arms around you.
I love you so much more.

Look at my pains too.
I was rejected by those I loved.
I was betrayed by my very own ‘rock’
kissed by a traitor.
I was rejected and locked out.
When all I wanted was to come in.
I gave everything I had,
Till I had to give my Life
I got daggers on my hands and my feet.
When all I wanted was to give away my  love.

Let him go, set him free.
Don’t fight it, don’t force it.
He’s had his dance, and made his choice.
You will dance again.
And Your man will not let you go.
Let Me hold your hands.
Till your pain is gone.
I will stand here waiting,
Till you can smile again….
Dancing away with your OWN!

– Wunmi Cosmas.

Bringing God into the Marketplace.

Bringing God into the Marketplace.

What our world needs more than business superstars are spiritual statesmen – men and women who rise above the pursuit of their personal agendas to lead people and organizations to please and honor God.

Businesspeople can often do what preachers and missionaries cannot. Isn’t it interesting that when Jesus chose twelve disciples he found them in the marketplace? He chose a dozen businessmen! These men had a lot to learn about the kingdom of God, but they knew the world and how to operate in it.

Today’s businesspeople understand how the world functions – they have to in order to succeed at their jobs. They have contacts throughout the marketplace. Their network among other Christians crosses denominational lines.

If God were to bring sweeping revival today, it might not come through a church. Many denominations are isolated, and a revival in one group of churches might never reach other Christian organizations. Revival could, however, come through the marketplace.

Christian businesspeople are connected through multiple denominations. The business community by nature is oriented towards results. Many Christian businesspeople are weary of theological hairsplitting, and they are bewildered by the adamant refusal of Church leaders to cooperate with one another. In the marketplace, working and pooling resources makes sense.

Christian business leaders must refuse to be self-centered, politicizing profiteers. Instead, they must allow God to elevate their lives and their leadership to that of statespersons. God did that with a handful of fishermen and local business leaders in the first century, and the world continues to feel the impact. God can do it again today. Are you willing to allow Him to make you a statesperson for your generation?

Sweat Equity

Sweat Equity

There’s something about sweat equity.

There’s something about putting in those hours to see a dream you believe so much in, come to pass.

There’s something about staying up incredibly late at night, laying the framework… arranging the building blocks for a new inspiration you’ve received.

There’s something about making those necessary sacrifices to succeed… something about delaying gratification today in consideration of a better tomorrow.

There’s something about sweat equity that no other form of equity can replace.

Why?

Because the sweat binds you to that dream.

There’s something about getting out of your comfort zone and deciding to take that risk… to make that move that will draw out the first ball of sweat from your previously dormant glad.

There’s something amazing about sweat equity.

Start Something Today.

The Boiling Frog Anecdote…

The Boiling Frog Anecdote…

If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will of course frantically try to clamber out. But if you place it gently in a pot of tepid water and turn the heat on low, it will float there quite placidly. As the water gradually heats up, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath, and before long, with a smile on its face, it will unresistingly allow itself to be boiled to death.

Lesson? Don’t get comfortable.

 

At the age of 12?

At the age of 12?

Here’s an excerpt of an article I stumbled upon a few minutes ago, from the article “Top 30 Startup Entrepreneurs to watch”:

Startup Name: Spartz

What it is: Spartz is a network of crowdsourced-content websites including information site OMG Facts, uplifting story site Gives Me Hope and Harry Potter fan site MuggleNet.

How it started: At the age of 12, Emerson Spartz convinced his parents to let him drop out of school to be homeschooled. A month later, Spartz launched MuggleNet, which attracted 50 million monthly page views. He went on to build out the network to be what it is today: a giant monster of websites receiving over 160 million monthly page views. To be labeled an expert in going viral is an understatement.

 

At the age of 12, Emerson Spartz convinced his parents to let him drop out of school to be homeschooled.

I won’t over-analyze the above statement. I’d just let it speak for itself.

The difficulty of getting good at anything…

The difficulty of getting good at anything…

The period where your taste outpaces your ability to produce it is a hard one. You know your goals but don’t quite know how to fulfill them.

That’s why it’s easier to be a film critic rather than a film director 🙂

On Impossibility

On Impossibility

I think that doing the impossible, ridiculous things, are actually the most do-able things. Because when there is a gap of impossibility, people lead in.

On Disruption – Dare to Imagine, Design to Win.

Disruptive innovations can reshape industries, supplant old technologies, and topple political regimes. 

 
To bring about the scale of change social entrepreneurs envision, they must think like disrupters – first understanding the forces that have created and fueled our greatest challenges, and then designing solutions aimed at nothing less than to bring about a more just, sustainable, and prosperous world.
 
Disruption carves a path, one that calls for business, government and civil society leaders to move beyond incrementalism and to dare, dream and design a whole new way forward. For make no mistake about it: our future, the future of humanity and the planet hangs in the balance. 
 
Do we have what it takes to disrupt what is in order to create what can be?

Being a Founder Is Riddled With Doubt

None of us have a ‘crystal ball’. In order to see the future, we have to take a step at a time, and hope for the very best.

Keep moving and stay positive.
Africa’s New Dawn

Africa’s New Dawn

I believe Africa can help shape the new century

– Mo Ibrahim