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When we were very young, Mum would always tell me to mind what I say because the walls have ears and don’t easily forget things they hear. I would wonder how possible it is, for the wall to have ears and memories. I saw how, I saw that the world doesn’t just have ears, everything on earth is watching and listening to us.

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Have you ever wondered why people who you have not spoken with before treat you with either respect or contempt? It is because of how you displayed yourself. People deal with you by how you were revealed to them. You are revealed to people either through others, through your works, through your writings or through your appearances.

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A certain girl would come around boys and talk dirty, she would say things we don’t expect a lady to say. Through her words these boys concluded that she was a prostitute or simply a cheap whore! She dresses fine, attend fellowship, join in Bible study discussions but her words were not cultured and her words alone had the power to redefine her! Why? Because people aren’t just watching, they are also listening. 

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I visited a female friend some time ago at school during her birthday and we were alone in the room discussing very serious issues. Her room was locked, she wasn’t so fully dressed and she had only mattress and other things but no chair. We sat on the bed for hours, chatting, laughing and watching pictures on the Laptop. When l was set to go, I got ready and she asked to see me off. For the fact that her room was locked, she was wearing shorts and sleeveless top, it was assumed something must have happened between us… People around didn’t say it, the expressions on their faces told me or perhaps they were thinking something else but that’s what I saw on their faces.

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You see that? They didn’t need to listen or investigate us before making conclusions and I also made my conclusion on them by just watching them.

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Why all these stories? Just want to tell you that whatever you do on earth is under observation, people are watching you, not just to judge you! Some want to learn from you, some want to learn from your words, some want to be like you and they want to do what you do the way you do it. What you do, or what you wear or what you say is what people defines you with! It only takes discipline and maturity to start seeing people differently and we mustn’t expect everyone to be matured like us! We used to be like them too!

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This means our words are important because people are guided by them without our knowledge. Someone told me I have been mentoring her for about two years now and I was wondering how I did that, I haven’t met with her for the first time and she told me that my blogs and teachings have helped her a lot! Wow! She told me this when my Facebook post would hardly get about 5 likes and a comment.

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This doesn’t mean you live your life just to please people or just make people like you or praise you… No! You live your life like a model because that’s who you are! We are the ones who can be sincere to ourselves! We know the motive behind our dressings, we know the motive behind what we do and we must always know that the world is full of ears and eyes.

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We aren’t just being watched or listened to because people want to criticize us! Lots of people want to learn from us too… That is why it is important we live our lives worthy of our calling! You should purposely live your life the way it can affect others positively! There are two kinds of celebrities, people who are celebrated for positive impact and people who are celebrated for negative impact. Would you love fathers and mothers to use you as good example to their children? It simply depends on what you chose to do with your life and what you want people to see and hear about you!

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Even if other people have given the wrong impression of you, you can still change it by showing them who you really are. Many years ago, someone accused me of being a homosexual because I had no girlfriend and I wasn’t interested in any and people believed him. Then, I wasn’t even a photo freak like these days when I could take photos with people anywhere and anytime. But when they started observing me to see who I really was outside people’s description, they saw someone different! They saw a young boy who really love women to a point of speaking against bullies and bad things meted out against women and girl child… Some of them started calling me women pastor! Lol! Yes, people will always call you what you do or what they think you do. For instance, the young man who called me a homosexual did so because he felt homosexuals are men or boys who don’t have girlfriends. He came later to apologise to me.

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It is not everywhere that I go, it is not everything that I do… Not because those things are really bad but because people are watching me and people are listening to me.

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“All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient:  all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not”. 1 Corinthians 10:23

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God bless you.

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