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Hey love,
How are you doing? Trust your week is going well. Today’s post was written by a ‘newbie’. I was totally impressed when I read this post because a lot of things she said apart frm being true will inspire you. Funny thing is my Pastor spoke on something like this in his prosperity series on sunday. Ok, before i bore you…..enjoy.

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I’ve heard people say “Have dreams; make sure they are big ones, the mind is powerful and whatever you can conceive, you can achieve it”.
I have a dream and it is a HUGE one. My dream is to become SUPERWOMAN! I want to wear a cape and fly, have super vision, strength and then go on to save all mankind. My mind has conceived, now the achieving part….

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The truth is dreams are supposed to be practical; things that are actually achievable. If it is something that eventually does not work out, you have to have a backup plan, something else you can venture into that can lead you to success. All these I have read in motivational books which I probably misunderstood or didn’t get the writers’ point of view. This though has brought me to the conclusion that motivational books are not for me.

What exactly is the motivation? When someone tells you to dream and at the same time tells you make them practical, or tells you to have something different apart from what you initially wanted to do in case your dream does not work out. What I think motivational books equate dreams to be is being able to become successful and wealthy no matter what it is you end up doing. I really do not blame anyone because the mentality today for people is just all about making money, and I really do not blame them too because the state of the economy demands this. It is a vicious cycle. No one is passionate about something anymore; no one seeks satisfaction or fulfillment above wealth, success and fame. Like I said, I really do not blame anyone.

Back to my dream of being ‘superwoman’. This is something that literally keeps me awake at night; it is something that would definitely affect my family, friends and my peace of mind because sleep is very important. It feels like a burden. It consumes my every waking thought and it is the last thing I think of before going to bed. I have tried but I really cannot ignore it, so what do I do?

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Being ‘superwoman’ is not practical. I am a graduate already, I really should not be thinking of just that, I should get a backup plan or something, in other words settle for something less than the super hero I want to be. Plus seriously, how do I get super vision, strength and speed? Most importantly how in God’s name would I fly? I have a plan though. I would get really good binoculars to help me see far, I will pay a construction company in case I need to lift heavy objects, I’ll buy a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 for travelling by land and an SR-71 Blackbird which would solve the flying part. Nice huh? I have actually figured everything out, but where do I get the money from?

That, my friends, is where the God factor comes in. God has placed it in my heart to be ‘superwoman’. What is the ultimate purpose for a Christian if not service to God and mankind? He has given me an excellent mind and spirit so why won’t I go ahead to be ‘superwoman’? How do you think I came up with the solutions to getting all my super powers? The question now is how I would face all the other challenges?

• Would I stay focused?
• Would I bend under the expectations of family and friends?
• Would I let circumstances derail me?

I’ve already had the revelation on how to get the money to buy my gadgets but it may or may not take a long time. If it does though, can I persevere?

When God lays something in our hearts it is never simple. Telling people about it might bring them to the conclusion that you belong in a mental institution. This is where faith comes into play. Believing beyond doubt that He is able to help you accomplish what He has set you out to do. In other words, dream; make it big. Throw practicality out the window and have faith instead. How else would the mountain move when you ask it to? Or how did the fig tree obey? Practicality has no play in God’s kingdom. Having a backup plan is derailing from what He has asked you to do already because God is very specific and He will want a specific response from you.
So dream big, no matter how impractical it may seem to the world’s standards, have faith, persevere and see a miracle happen that’ll make practical men marvel, and then watch all other things be added to you.

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So what is my dream again? Oh yes, I want to be ‘superwoman’. I can be superwoman, I am Superwoman. SUWEFAINFUJO 7.

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Written by Engee Nsofor.

QUOTE- “Him that has revelation shall be given experience; before the Holy Ghost puts an idea in your mind, he has made provision” – Shughar(from Pastor Bolaji’s preaching)

Thank you Engee for deciding to debut on Shughar. We look forward to reading more posts. Ok guys, kindly comment, ask questions and share to encourage her. Thank you very much.

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12 Comments

  1. CHAN Nsofor June 12, 2014 at 8:08 am -  Reply

    I just realised that my younger sis has a bigger dream than mine!

    Different people are motivated by different things. There is no hard and fast rule on how one should be motivated as what works for Jack may not necessarily work for Jill. I agree to an extent to what you say about motivational books as dreams may not necessarily be practical but some people want to hear other people’s motivation stories. This gives them hope and motivation.

    I love your motivation story, it seems you are motivated by your dreams cos believe it or not everybody needs motivation.

    • shughar June 12, 2014 at 11:10 am -  Reply

      I love this comment. Very true about the ‘jack and jill’ and ‘everyone needs motivation’ parts……… Thanks for commenting.

  2. Tope June 11, 2014 at 10:17 pm -  Reply

    Human beings need motivating every now and then…an extra push to reach for what they want, so your analogy or description of motivational books doesn’t make much sense to me.

    However…I love your dream of becoming a superwoman and I especially enjoyed how you made us see the real true meaning of a super woman.

    • shughar June 12, 2014 at 6:50 am -  Reply

      Hmmmmmmm. I think what she’s trying to say is that some books that are supposed to motivate you with your dreams actually end up motivating you to think about money. So in the end, it’s the money part that you think about and ignore your dreams (seeing as most dreams need money,anyway) and When some people finally have money, they forget about their dreams.
      You sef na superwoman right now na. 😀

  3. Dr Nwax June 11, 2014 at 11:17 am -  Reply

    It’s a very nice piece, I need to tap into this message!!

    • shughar June 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm -  Reply

      u better do o….. there is no time to dull my dear

  4. Jaymarie June 11, 2014 at 8:36 am -  Reply

    Zizi and Anee, count me in the superwoman conglomerate. I dare to dream, I dare to be, I am……Good one dear

    • shughar June 11, 2014 at 9:43 am -  Reply

      gbam!

  5. arnytah June 11, 2014 at 8:05 am -  Reply

    I dare to dream with u engee….don’t wori, we are in dis superwoman business 2geda…nice write up..I’m truly reinspired :-)

    • shughar June 11, 2014 at 9:37 am -  Reply

      told ya!!!! lol

  6. Dreamer June 11, 2014 at 8:04 am -  Reply

    I like ur dream,its BIGGG,I also wanted to be Superman too,I guess we watched too much SuperHero cartoons,but real dreams are Realistically Unrealistic,they r realistic cos they can be achieved,unrealistic cos they just seem so impossible to achieve sometimes,but determination,desire and Descipline keeps Us on track in getting there,setting SMART goals and above ALL,the God factor,only him can see you through,I think God was a Dreamer,cos only a dreamer could design a world like this,so dream on,dream BIG,set SMART goals to achieve them,So help us God!

    • shughar June 11, 2014 at 9:41 am -  Reply

      liked! favourited! loved! lol ……..veryyyy apt comment. Amen, thank you and God bless you

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