Holding on to Superstition – A Firm Grip

-Holding on to Superstition – A Firm Grip-
Superstition shouldn’t stop us from being humane. After all, it is what you believe that comes to you.

 I (Cornelius) got a text message from an unknown person who addressed me as “Akem”. The message asked me to use 5 thousand naira worth of recharge cards as transport “fair” and proceeded to give the required PIN of each card.

My name isn’t “Akem”. Neither was I expecting transport “fair” from anyone.
Therefore, I called the number of the sender and informed him that he must have made a mistake when he sent that message to me. I ended the call after relaying that information.

The person called me back after some hours to thank me profusely for my gesture. He told me that his “old man” would equally like to thank me. I said “no problem”.

Thereafter, I heard a man’s voice that sounded tired and old. The man prayed that God should bless me for what I had done. I thanked him for the prayer and told him that God would equally bless him for his goodwill.

As far as I know, that’s all about that incident.

To my greatest surprise, one of my friends who was with me and overheard the conversation when I received that call, feels that there is more to that incident than I assume.

He is questioning why the sender of that message asked an old man to equally thank me. According to him, it is even more worrisome that the old man has a thick Yoruba accent. Hmm.

Well, I told my friend that I did what my conscience told me to do. I added that those men seem to genuinely appreciate my gesture, despite the fact that I didn’t expect them to thank me as profusely as they did. My friend won’t hear of this.

He felt vindicated when we stepped outside my place, only to notice that one of my car’s tyres had gone flat.

Instead of joining me to address the situation, he said “I told you! Yoruba! You are on your own o! Why would your car’s tyre suddenly get flat after receiving a phone call from an old stranger? Don’t you know that that’s how people are now using phone calls to spiritually collect other people’s blessings?”

My friend kept talking on and on, in that direction, yet, he is academically educated.

In the meantime, I replaced the tyre with a spare one and got it back to order, thereafter. All is well.

Superstition may be real. This won’t stop me from always being my real self. Neither should it stop any of you from being real and humane.

Remember:
It is what you believe that happens to you (“Be it done to you accroding to your faith”).
It is what you focus on that you attract to yourself!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Cornelius Ellah
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Ita Bassey You acted as one that is exposed and academically sound sir. I don’t believe in superstition. What you believe is what comes around you. Your Tyre was already in a bad state,going down that very moment is not an indication that the old man is the reason behind it. Nice one sir

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Joe Ekpang Your friend is right. I had a similar experience, but the old man turn up to call me in the night to break and eat coconut and perform some God knows what rituals.

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Cornelius Ellah That’s serious! Na wao!

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Joe Ekpang Thats what is happening. So beware.

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Marycollette Matiki This is almost a norm for Christians to use little or no common sense in matters that concerns religion or spirituality.

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Don Ayim Am surprised to hear this from you. I received a WhatsApp message from a friend who told me how some ritualist are now sending recharge cards to people, later they will call you back begging that the card was mistakenly sent to you. As soon as you resSee More

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Owydoho Idio How would Cornelius Ellah‘s star be taken when I know he is presently a Budweisser man? It’s like Christians are perpetual ly at war with the unknown. Where then lies the faith and power in His name?

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Samuel Odey That is quite funny sir. I believe strongly that what happened to your Tyre has no relationship with the call you took or your kind gesture towards the person who sent those cards in error. Happy weekend sir.

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Akiba Ekpenyong Him no no

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Maxine Mahutin Michael Weda superstition or not we shud know dt evil is now the order of the day.so we shud be very careful as Christians or wen trying to help pple.wisdom is profitable to direct. Sir ur story is very true bcos I was called by a friend to be careful of stranSee More

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Ita Bassey When you believe it will happen to you,it will. It’s about believe and faith. It’s not everything that we begin to fight when you know your God is above those things

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Maxine Mahutin Michael My dear I Neva said there is no God OK.we know God exist but still evil things still happen we shud stop this holier dan thou attitude n face reality . The Bible also warn of being vigilant .let he that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
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Eddie Idom-morphy Your decision was right and God will reward you. Wait, watch and see.

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MaxwellPaul Ntob Nkong You did what you had to do… Same thing happened to me but before it happened, i already knew about the scam. Those guys are scam artist

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Trinity Jesam Hahahaha.

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Ubong Bassey Nya To some extent, your friend was right. Not on the superstition aspect though. In truth while reading I was praying that you didn’t fall victim. It’s been a trick experienced by some people in the western part of the country. After the prayers, these olSee More

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Symba Obinna Methodius The way of a living man and a liberated mind.

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Cornelius Ellah Fully liberated, dear brother.

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Obonganwan Ekpenyong Edim Scam. It’s everywhere.

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ComradeOgar Inyang Ojang I think his judgement is very far from reality.

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Afolabi Oritu Sir… That man is a 419 is not even an old man please…. Reject all the contact with

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Cornelius Ellah Having read all the comments here, I feel obliged to announce the phone number of the sender of that message, in the interest of those who suspect that the man is “a 419”: In case he is reading this post, I assure him that I didn’t doubt him, when he cSee More

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Okoi Ibor Ibor Perception! Na wao. How can a common mistake of this kind be viewed differently? In fact, your friend is suffering from mental slavery. Too bad!

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Abuh Isaac Academically educated! Sarcasm of the year. Lol

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