His Rainbow Reigns

My sun and stars were graced with gloom,
shadows shielded my radiant room…
but now my beauty is proud and loud;
His rainbow reigns in my cool cloud.

I once sank deeply in sin and sorrows;
terrors did tame my singing sparrows…
but now my faith is proud and loud,
His rainbow reigns in my cool cloud.

My faithful friends longed to leave;
and my fiery foes queued to cleave…
but now my freedom is proud and loud;
His rainbow reigns in my cool cloud.

My hurting heart was decked with doubt;
the silent tears I shed did shout,
but now my hope is proud and loud;
His rainbow reign in my cool cloud.

His breath of love has calmed my storm
my heart now feels so wet yet warm;
and now my faith is proud and loud;
His rainbow reigns in my cool cloud.
Copyright 2015, Adeleke Adeite

Your Relationship and Your Reality

Every relationship has the capacity to either raise us up or run us down. The fact that every one of us is born into a family is a sign that we need relationships for supp, survival and success.

Some great men and women became successful in life not because they are in the right place or because they have the right skills but because they stayed connected to the right people. However, some folks failed because they are stayed in the right place with the wrong people.

I have read stories of people who lost the battles of life despite the fact that they have the right weapons and strategies not because they fought the wrong battle but because they kept on fighting the wrong enemy and fraternized the wrong friends.
Sometimes, when God wants to propel us to our place of purpose, prosperity and promotion, He will give us enemies that will pursue us out of comfort zone. And sometimes, when the devil wants to trouble us, he will send us friends who will keep us in our comfort zones and farther away from our place of purpose.

Not every ‘enemy’ comes to steal, kill and destroy, some are sent by God to pursue, promote and prosper you. Likewise, not all ‘friends’ are partners in progress, some are agents of adversity sent to deceive, distract and destroy.
It is important to know who you are travelling with and where you are going with them. Don’t let your relationship ruin your radiant future.

Do not let your friendship bring you fatal fall. Your partnership has a key role to play in your purpose in life.
“He who walks with wise men will be wise , But the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20

If you do not know your destination in life, everyone qualifies to be your driver.
Your driver will most likely determine your destination.
Discover and determine to fulfill your purpose by partnering with God to direct you to the right relationship and then you will not be deceived or distracted by agents of destruction.
Let God take the lead in your friendship and relationship. Pray, read God’s word and stay connected to the Spirit of God to get clear instructions and directions.
Stay blessed my friends.
– Adeleke Adeite

The Business of Kindness

A young boy once looked at me and said “Sir, you sacrifice a lot for people who do not appreciate you. I can’t do what you are doing” I was dazed by that statement because I never expected a young boy like him to have made such a strong observation.

However, I was quick to tell him the principles on which I build my life which keeps me going irrespective of what is going on or what I’m going through. The principles are as follows
1) Accept the apologies not rendered by people who will never feel sorry or remorseful for the wrong they do.
2) Accept the appreciation not offered by people who will never be grateful for the good you do.
3) Live for humanity with eternity in view, nothing on earth is enough to compensate you for the pains you will go through while trying to help others.

Kindness is not business, yet we deserve some appreciation but not everyone will be sensible or responsible enough to offer appreciation. We are all emotional beings, yet some folks are so insensitive that they feel no sense of guilt or remorse for whatever wrong they do. It is important to know that we will not always get what we deserve from people but instead to dying to demand for our ‘right’, we can decide to give ourselves what we truly deserve- inner peace. We shouldn’t suffer bitterness after we have offered kindness.
A fulfilling life is full of ups and downs, smiles and frowns, crosses and crowns… We should learn to accept both sides of the coin with faith, hope and love.
Not everyone that hurts you will apologize, learn to forgive and forge ahead. Not everyone you help will appreciate your effort, learn to give yourself some accolades.

– Adeleke Adeite

What We Do Not Need

We don’t need words to save a soul,
all we need is concern and compassion.
We don’t need words to get a goal…
all we need is persistence and passion.

We don’t need actions to sink a soul,
all we need is nonchalance and negligence.
We don’t need actions to ground a goal,
all we need is ineptitude and indifference.

We don’t need to shout to shine,
all we need is inspiration and ignition.
We don’t need fame to feel fine,
all we need is affiliation and affection.

We don’t need a lot of stress to survive,
all we need is constant effective effort.
We don’t need a throne to thrive…
all we need is sustainable support.

Copyright Adeleke Adeite 2018