The preacher stood in the pulpit, arm on his microphone wearing a
nicely tailored suit that seemed to have celestial powers. He walked
majestically across the altar and spoke on a topic that caught your
You were interested because of the vigor of his
message, you then decided to pay him 100% attention. Your eyes were
fixated on him as he moved and demonstrated his words like a
As you continued to digest his teachings,
your brain began to play scenarios of situations that link to his
teachings and you began to envision what he said in your head then
suddenly you jerk up as you feel the tap on your shoulders by the church
“uncle please sit up”
You were dreaming the whole time…
Now this scenario is different for various people but the effect are
always the same. Sleeping in church has been a major problem in the
lives of many church goers and pastors as well. It has even been termed a
spiritual problem caused by evil spirit who pass out the bliss of sleep
to prevent people from hearing the word and also makes most preachers
feel their sermon is boring enough to induce sleep.
OK lets not
get diabolical most church ushers can attest to the fact that during
homily 40% of the congregation tends to fall asleep Irrespective of the
type of message being preached.
If you find yourself among the
lot of people who have a tendency to doze off whenever homily starts, if
you promise yourself every Sunday to stay awake but end up dozing in
church or constantly have to fight with tired and weary eyes in church,
well you are not alone and i hope these few tips below will be of
1. GET ADEQUATE SLEEP
Simple as it might
sound, this is very vital. Most people work so hard that they forget to
sleep or get enough of it. Waking up very early and going to bed late
has become the norm for most people and while you may think you have
mastered that lifestyle you find yourself dozing off at the most
Accumulated stress and sleep deprivation
makes the body weak and ready to shut down at the slightest opportunity
it gets. It might be inside a car as a passenger or in a saloon, in a
quiet banking hall, at work or in church but as soon as the body gets a
chance to relax and calm, it tends to shut down with sleep.
while you are trying to stay awake in that fully air conditioned church
with only the pastor’s voice as a distraction you might as well be
fighting a lost battle.
2. KEEP MUSCULAR ACTIVITIES
also works, keeping a conscious muscular activity keeps you sort of busy
to prevent that moment of lapse when your subconscious takes over and
you are left to the mercy of the church usher.
Shake your legs,
pinch your laps, clinching your butt cheek are good examples of
clandestine muscular activities that doesn’t attract attention to you
but also keeps you busy while on your seat.
3. TRY NOT TO OVERTHINK
This is one of the biggest reasons why people fall asleep in church.
Always bring yourself back to reality by mumbling (not thinking) a few
controlled phrases like “stay awake” repeatedly.
Do not allow
your mind to drift away into the vast space of thoughts about work or
that relationship or money. Day dreaming like this or getting lost in
thought is the quickest way to slumber and a visit from the usher.
Control your thoughts.
4. BE ACTIVE
shout alleluia, (jump if
necessary) wave hands, sing, stand, do whatever it takes to stay active
and try to vibe with the message. Even if its a boring message stay
active by looking and participating enthusiastically and actively.
DON’T FALL FOR IT
That pew in front of you with the head rest especially in Catholic and
Anglican church can be really tempting and comfortable to rest your head
just for a few seconds
Do not fall for it, it
is the surest way to dreamland and an embarrassing encounter with the
usher. If you feel like you have lost the battle with sleep just bring
out your phone and scroll through. Check your bible application or check
something interesting for a few seconds, it helps but whatever you do,
don’t go for the headrest.
Well i hope i have been able to help
someone with this, please drop your comments on any other way you can
use to combat sleep. Thanks y’all
Amaechi Vows To Release Names Of Those Sabotaging Security
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that cabals are frustrating the recently approved $198m maritime security contract.
Amaechi vowed to publicly mention names of saboteurs while speaking at a Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum held in Warri, Delta State on Thursday.
He said “Reason, why vessels will not come to the Eastern ports, is because there is war insurance due to insecurity in the ports here.
“The war insurance means if the goods cost N10,000 in Lagos, it will cost N20,000 here because there is an extra cost on it due to Insecurity issues. Even as a minister, I can’t enter a boat ride from Warri to Port Harcourt due to insecurity issues, but I can move around Lagos at any time of the day.
“I once asked a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, why people from Anambra don’t import from Port Harcourt port, and he said it cost less to import from Lagos and move to Onitsha even with the price they pay on the road. It is cheaper to import from Lagos to Aba, yet Aba to Port Harcourt is a 30-minute drive.
“For shipowners, you need to do a petition to Mr President. The President approved a contract of $195m for maritime security, but there are people in the system sabotaging the contract because it will restore security in the water. I won’t say who they are until it gets out of control. We are still battling for the contract to take place, but if it gets out of place, we will name them publicly, including the security people involved.
“There are people who make billions of Dollars from the insecurity on the water, so they don’t want security on the water because if we secure the water, all their rubbish will go.
“There are businesses which provide the vessel for oil companies in the name of providing security. The moment we secure the water, they are out of jobs?
Prison Officer Brutalizes Son, Injures Him For Playing Football (Graphic)
According to a photographer who shared photos of a teenage boy brutalized by his father, almost went into coma after he sustained a deep injury on his head, just for playing football.
The Nigerian Prisons staff beats his son from 7:00pm till 2:30 am, says report.
See what the photographer/Instagram user wrote..
This happened at Oluwatedo area of Ibadan, Mr Adepoju Biodun is married with three kids,he works with Nigerian prison service Agodi,ibadan.his eldest child is Israel, On 16th February 2018 Israel went to play football and after the football his father beat him from 7:00pm till 2:30am in the early hours of Saturday till he sustained a deep cut on his head with blood everywhere in the house.his the appropriate way to correct or chastise our child. This is beyond chastisement. Israel was beaten to coma before he was later rushed to Don Bosco specialist hospital Ogungbade. I will soon upload the surface area of the deep cut as soon as they open it.his siblings also tolu and praise served severe punishment, they were relieved as soon as Israel was rushed to the hospital. Please share until the appropriate authorities sees this especially Nigerian prisons, UNICEF. #UNICEF #law #crazyfather #ibadan #opayemioludayo
#tolanialli #bayoomoboriowo #michaelomoboriowophotography #ajimobi #florenceajimobi #lawyer #nigerianprison #nigerianprison #freshfm #splashfm #inspirationfm
Beating for your son for playing football? My God.
Someone please remind him how much Neymar is worth per week!!! Kaii
There is another angle to look at this… No father in his right mind would do this to his own son!!! This is a clear case MENTAL ILLNESS/TRUMA probably due to the nature of his work. I am not a psychologist but I know in that in Nigeria we lack the culture of looking out for the signs of mental fatigue amongst our workers in all sector. Military /Paramilitary have no proper way of been evaluated for any form of work trauma. This man could be having or experiencing trauma as the result of the nature of his job. May God help him and his family.
UYO STATE LAWMAKER RESCUES PUPILS AGAIN …DONATES DESKS TO SCHOOL
The member representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Eyo Okon, on Friday, donated 120 desks to the pupils of Government Primary School, Aka Offot, Uyo Local Government Area.
Hon. Monday Eyo who described Education as a bedrock of any society, and for any society to make progress, stated that when the foundation that is the primary level of education is well laid, motivated and properly activated, the child who is at the centre of learning is well prepared, informed and sharpened for the future both mentally and physically.
Headmaster of the School, Mr. Simon Edet Eyo, alongside the Village Head of Aka 1, Eteidung Francis, Hon. Kufre Mendi, while receiving the Lawmaker, commended him for his kind gesture and rapid response to the plight of the pupils within the short notice of time.
PDP RESPONSIBLE FOR FUEL HIKE- Don Etiebet …BLAMES OBJ,JONATHAN FOR OIL SPILLS IN NIGER DELTA
Former Petroleum Minister Chief Don Etiebet says the current fuel crisis in Nigeria is caused by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
Speaking in an interview in Uyo, Chief Etiebet the APC leader in Akwa Ibom explained that the petroleum distribution in Nigeria is controlled by PDP members who are causing the fuel hike to project President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure.
Buhari is the substantive Ministet of Petroleum in Nigeria.
“Who are still controlling the petroleum distribution in Nigeria; it is still the original PDP marketers.”
He attributed the fuel hike to the impending elections in the country, saying it is an attempt by the PDP marketers to discredit APC.
“Election time is coming and they are doing all kinds of thing for petrol not to be available, and what do they want? They want increase I petrol price so that they can use that against APC”
Etiebet, who was minister of petroleum under Gen. Sani Abacha attributed all oil spill in the South-South Zone to illegal bunkering.
He said illegal bunkering in Nigeria where sponsored by the previous Government OF Chief Olusegu Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
“Many Government in the past even up to the last Government have been supporting illegal bunkering; please quote me, I am the former minister for petroleum and I know the details”
On the proposed reintroduction of onshore/offshore oil dichotomy by the APC restructuring Committee, Dr. Etiebet said there was nothing wrong with the committee report.
“ I believe what the committee meant maybe oil discovered or produced outside that isoba boundary.”
He assured that president buhari has done well for Akwa Ibom with the development programme been seen in all part Akwa Ibom state and urged Akwa Ibom people to rally round him for the re-election of President Buhari in 2019
The NANS JCC Chairman Comrade. Ekanem Utibe seeks for partnership with wema bank
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