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My Favorite Bible Verse



Prior to matriculating at JKUAT after I left Starehe Technical Training Institute in April 2007, I scouted for a church in Nairobi where I could continue playing the piano and earn some money. I visited two catholic churches but they didn't seem interested in me.

Then I went to All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi - an Anglican church even though I had been brought up a Catholic. The reception I received there was so welcoming that I immediately got hooked to the church where I joined the 9.30am English service choir as well as did a six month evangelism course.

Joining All Saints Cathedral Church was a great venture because it made me believe in the Bible again and I got to make godly friends there. The church reignited my passion for God with its camaraderie and its fellowships. And I fell in love with Anglican hymns, some of which I had played at Starehe on the piano but this time, I began to reflect on their lyrics.

I became so much interested in the Bible that I attempted to read it from preface to index. Although I found most its books mired with many difficult-to-understand details, I was touched by Psalms, Proverbs and Matthew. I especially liked Psalm 1 which reads as follows:
"Blessed is the man,
Who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Or stand in the way of sinners,
Or sit in the seat of mockers.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruits in season,
And whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers." [1]
That verse touched me because I thought it summarized the key to success in life. And I have tried to heed its wisdom by reflecting on the Word of God regularly. I am doing a pretty good job with the reflections as evident in this website of mine. My hope is that I shall prosper soon.

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[1] Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (NIV). Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of International Bible Society. All rights reserved worldwide.

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Taking Control of My Life



That afternoon in April 2008 after I received rejection letters from Harvard, Yale and Stanford where I had applied for undergraduate admission, I felt so terribly crestfallen that I was unable to wake up the following morning with my usual zeal. And I had no choice but to report back the following month at JKUAT where I was pursuing a degree in Electronics & Computer Engineering.

But then after reporting back at JKUAT, I became troubled with understanding the intricacies of electronics engineering which made extensive use of advanced Mathematics and Greek alphabets. I became so troubled with the course that I eventually had to melodramatically drop out of the university.

Later on in September 2010, I matriculated at the University of Nairobi to pursue a degree in Political Science, History, Economics & Public Administration - a course that I enjoyed but had to terminate it after one semester because of financial constraints.

Ever since I left the University of Nairobi, people have really controlled me. They have said that I am sick, that I need a psychiatrist, that I need a job, that I need a university degree and so on and so forth.

I have however learnt to ignore the random opinions of others and listen to my inner voice. Like as pertains acquiring a university degree, I believe that's a door God locked for me. And it's unwise to continue staring at a closed door when better ones are opening up.

So I will continue indulging in my hobbies while trying to think on how I can use them to impact lives. And who knows? I might one day earn an honorary doctorate from Harvard, Yale or Stanford - the prestigious universities that deservedly denied me undergraduate admission.

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Thuita's 1st Law of Human Nature®



During my childhood years, there was an uncle of mine who lived with us at home and was particularly fond of punishing me whenever I did anything wrong, which I thought was unfair because he never did the same to my elder brothers. Like he would pinch me painfully for such minor issues as asking him what we were cooking in presence of his friends. He really made my childhood gloomy with his punishments and admonitions.

But one time as an eleven year old, I got fed up with his punishments when I once reacted angrily to his pinching. I went further on to warn him that I would inform my parents of some sins he had committed earlier in life.

I didn't inform my parents of his sins and I felt guilty the following day for confronting him angrily. But at least I shall ever remain thankful for reacting angrily because after that incidence, he never reproached me again for the remaining period of three years that he stayed at home with us.

That tactic of confronting someone who bullies me has worked a few more times in my life that I have come up with a philosophy of living which I sum into what I call the Thuita's 1st Law of Human Nature® which states as follows:
"If a person realizes you are weak and gullible, he will keep on bullying and cheating you until you make him realize otherwise." [1]
This law teaches us that keeping quiet when people are bullying or cheating us is not the best way to deal with them; it only encourages them to do more of it. Instead, we should show people that we have a mind of our own by confronting them as soon as they confront us.

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[1] Here are the second law and third law. These laws have been copyrighted with the Kenya Copyright Board. All rights reserved worldwide. DO NOT QUOTE THEM WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE AUTHOR.

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