Touching Lives

Do you ever know what it means to touch lives? Has anyone ever touched your life in one way or the other? Are you looking for a way to touch the lives of people positively? If yes, I’m sure this is for you. You have to read this till end without distractions. Will you?

I once lived a dog life. For many years, I was backing the wrong horse. I keep seeing myself as useful as chocolate teapot. That is, as someone who’s useless. I’d no plans for the future and all I see was a vague image. Yeah, I was living but terrified because I know my future isn’t bright. Failure sets in here. Inferiority comes in here. I called those years “wasteful years”.

But I discovered those years weren’t wasteful, they were only building me. Thanks to God most high. 

And here’s where I’m going. I discovered myself through Mr Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook. Maybe he doesn’t believe in God but he actually made me believe in myself. I started writing and from there I began to have a clearer future. I got something passionate. 

These points are for you if you want to touch lives;

1. Discover your purpose: I’d never met Mr Mark but he has made impact in my life. When you discover your purpose, you’ll touch lives than you know. Mr Mark is not aware of what he has done for me. God created everyone of us to make impacts and we don’t need to become famous before we know that. There are so many people who term success as being rich, wealthy, famous etc. No, that’s not necessarily success. There are so many wealthy people who haven’t discovered their purpose. 

If all you love doing is teaching pupils in nursery schools, it’s fine. You’ve discovered something you love doing. Go on and it’s not necessary you are celebrated by the world. You don’t have to see yourself on TV, or see your name in guinness book of records, or win Nobel prize, or have many followers on Facebook. No! There’s no point hoping to become someone else when you know you can’t be like him. You know, a watched pot never boils. Don’t hope in vain.

2Move On: I was dead in the water because I was unable to get into Tertiary institution of my choice. After the failure to make it to school, depression was just another nail in my coffin. But one day, I met many of my high school mates and they told me they wish they were me who spent days at home building the future. They said if they have the opportunity again, they would spend some years at home like me so as to build their lives. I was motivated and I thought, “this is a blessing in disguise”. It doesn’t matter what yesterday says, hey, move on. It doesn’t matter the names they call you, move on. It doesn’t matter your past, move on. Keep moving and those difficult times would be motivational stories for some people. Hence, you’re touching their lives. 

If you fail to move on, you’ve succeeded in stopping some people in moving to. And this means you can’t touch lives positively.

3. Do not bother what people say: maybe you’ve been told you have nothing to give. Listen, do not argue, do not bother, you only have to see yourself doing the best things you can do. You have to see the best in you and it’s not necessary if others see that in you. For you to touch lives, you have to put deaf ears to what negative people say.

Do not bother what people say, God already says the best to you. He said, “you’re my sons and daughters….I love you.”

4. Work On Yourself: if you’re to make an impact in your world you have to work on yourself. Work on yourself privately and your works and impacts will touch people publicly. It’s best to keep preparing for the future than the future to come and you start preparing. Be prepared Because a better day is coming. 

You have to work on yourself for you to work on others. 

5.Put God First: Yeah, without putting God first, we can achieve many things. But what’s the essence of life without having the giver of life? What’s life if you refuse to do the Lord’s will? It’s vanity. 

Having God will make us understand why we were created. There are many people who shouldn’t be doctors but fashion designers. But because they’re getting well paid, they think that’s God’s plan for them. God might want you to work in a small company just for His glory. It’s necessary to know God’s will. And God will direct our paths on how to touch different lives.

Your works are vain if you work for man but refuse to work for God and with God.

Touching lives is all about God touching you first.

Make use of those points and you’ll see a great you.

Will you like to add another point? You are free to write that in the comment. 

Impact words.

You are blessed

Take a moment, think about who you are and not who you think you should be.

Think about what you have and not what you think you should have.

Think about what you’ve achieved and not things you think you should have achieved.

Count your blessings and name them. You’ll realise how blessed you are.

You’ve been given the gift of life, use it well.
Take a moment and thank the lord for his blessings upon you because  you are blessed.

Impact Words.


Have you ever been to a library without having any special book in mind to read? Of course I’ve been to a library unprepared. 

Funny enough, when you get to the books stand or shelve you’ll see different enticing books with great titles,topics and contents smiling and looking at you and shouting,”pick and read me“. Confusion starts here and you won’t actually know the perfect one to read. That’s definitely a time waster because you might have spent about 30minutes still unable to decide the book or books to pick. 30 minutes of your limited time is gone without any achievement. If perhaps, you made a decision, you might pick at least 3 books out of 10 that you liked. After reading like 10 pages of one, you jump to another looking for satisfaction. This goes on and on and you’ll find out you didn’t finish any of those books picked. Why? You didn’t prepare and decide and that led to time wastage and unsatisfactory. 

Also, a professional football team will never play a match without preparing. There’s probability that they won’t win but at least the preparation will boost their confidence.

This goes with life. For you to get something here, you have to be prepared. You have to be prepared there before coming here. You can’t be here and tell me you’ll start preparation. No! That will lead to frustration and frustration can lead to failure. Failure can also lead to suicide. We all know suicide is Death!
However, I have never seen any successful person in the history of the world who ever completely prepared. Maybe there is but I haven’t seen nor heard. To me, nobody ever did that and neither will you. You can prepare for the next 10 years and you’ll still not feel ready. This means that the best time to start is NOW!

But a big problem with a lot of people is that they do either one of two things when starting something great in life.

Firstly, they don’t take the time to properly prepare and just rush to start….which is a great mistake.

Secondly, they actually take so much time preparing to prepare that they never ever get started…..which is another great mistake.
Hint: don’t do either.

Instead,research first and then be impulsive.

Make enough preparations and get started but don’t prepare too much that You will never get started“. 

          O.Timmy Paul.

The only way you will keep going is by ensuring you’re preparing, growing and developing.

Don’t stay somewhere for too long without any necessary contribution to your growth. 
Prepare well and you’ll keep soaring high.

you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail.

The time to prepare is NOW!

The time to start is NOW!

Stay blessed in Christ!

How to get the best of you…

How can I get the best of me? This is a question I keep asking myself daily. I feel guilty when I have no reasonable answer to this. In fact, I go online to search “how to get the best of me”. All answers are not satisfying as they’re complicating issues more and more. I was going to give up not until I discovered some things which I’ll like to share with you here;

1.  You  have to see the best in you:  we all have a special gift called “life”. And life itself is the greatest gift we can have. We are here to make the best from life and use our gift for greater purpose. And everyone of us in life have best in us. We often admire others hence, making them best but we forget we have the best in us too. Have you seen the best in you yet? If not, sit and think deeply. Look beyond and see above. I’m sure you’ll see something special about you. Thus, making you the best in what you do. 

2. You have to see yourself as best:  I was guilty of this many years ago. To be precised, I just got the real picture this year. I wanted to become a good writer but seeing other writers write, I lose faith in myself. I am always seeing them as best and seeing myself as a mediocre. I see my articles as irrelevant and see myself as an amateur. Although, I wasn’t so good, yet I should see myself as best in what I do. When you see yourself as best, you feel superior and with that you can continue to give your all in that your special field. Look at yourself and stop looking at others. There’s a hero in you that you have to see. Don’t be ignorant, don’t be foolish. You’re the best and you should act like one. Seeing yourself as best isn’t pride but ego that can make you go higher than you ever imagined.

3. Give your all today: your tomorrow starts from today. Tomorrow isn’t the best way to getting the best of you, it’s today. You have to give your all today and make sure you work towards getting the best. One of those things I say back then was that I am still young to become a writer. If I had known, I would have started early and give my all. Getting the best of you is simply giving your all today. Don’t procrastinate. Don’t be lazy. Lazy people will never get the best of them. Start now, and your later will always thank you.

4. Love who you are: maybe you’ve been guilty of this. I was also ignorant of this too. I loved others but I hated myself. I thought true beauty is the physical appearance not knowing true beauty is what we have inside of us. Many a times, I’ll keep wondering why God created me without a gift or passion. But I later realized God has created me with something special which I never realized because I never loved who I was. When you start to love you, you start to get the best of you. Loving others is so easy but loving ourselves is a lot of hard work to us. We can love ourselves and start seeing the best we have in us. Call yourself good names like; I’m a success, I’m a winner, I’m the best, I love myself etc. I’m sure you’ll start realizing the best in you.

5. Live your life: we all have our lives to live. I live my life and you live yours. Many are living the life of others and this has greater negative effects on them. Because your friend is a poet doesn’t mean you’ll become one. Because you love the life as a musician doesn’t mean you’ll become one. Because footballers earn a lot doesn’t mean you’ll become a footballer too. You don’t have to be carried away by what others do. You have to see yourself and live your life. You have to understand that you run a race yourself. You have to be on your lane and not others’. Live your life and not others’. You’re the original version of you, you shouldn’t become someone else’s photocopy.

6. Get the best in others:  we don’t have to be so selfish. We have to get the best in others too. Many people need help and by helping them we are helping ourselves. The help you render today will totally save your tomorrow from disasters. It’s a must to help others get the best. Go out and make others happy. Be blessing to someone and you’ll be blessed by many.

7. Lean on God: this is something I can testify. Leaning on God is actually the best way to getting the best. Human wisdom is foolish compared to God’s. A man who God teaches is a man of great skills and he’ll always be the best. Are you working alone and not with God? I’ll like you to trace back your steps to God and let him be the forerunner of your life. With God, the best is certained and the best in you will be unravelled. Without God’s help, I wouldn’t have seen the best in me.

I’ll be glad if you got something special from this. I love you. 

My Facebook account: Timmy Paul Oladapo.

10 motivational facts specially for you.

I was inspired to write this. I hope someone gets inspired and motivated. Happy reading.😃💟👍

1. You’re alive for a reason. Do not kill yourself for any reason. There are reasons for every season. So, reason well…’s your season.

2. Relax…’ll graduate. You’ll get a job. You’ll become an adult. You’ll find someone who loves you. Don’t forget that you’ve an entire life and it takes time. Take things easy. All you’re facing now is called ups and downs of life. Your ups and downs should take you up and not down.

If Christ is in you and you’re in Christ, you have everything. Jesus Christ will be your all in all.

3. Time decides who you meet in life. Your heart decides who you need in life. Your eyes decides who you want in life. Your behaviour decides who will stay in your life. You decide who you’ll be in life. God decides who you are in life.

4The best of a man is when he sees the best in himself and works toward achieving the best. The worst of a man is when he sees the best in himself but couldn’t make it a reality.

5. Sometimes life challenges makes the strongent become the weakest. We only have to be strong. 

When a door closes another opens. We only have to be optimistic.

6. When you focus on God instead of your problems. Then you’re already more than a conqueror.

7. Someone special makes you special. Someone special takes you special.

Someone special treats you special.

Someone special handles you special.

Someone special loves you special.

Someone special calls you special.

Someone special name you special.

When you have someone special in your life,don’t ruin it by making stupid decisions.

8. Fear is a major factor that stops man’s achievement and happiness.

Faith is a major factor that restores man’s achievements and happiness. The two ‘Fs’ depend on us. It’s a choice thing.

9. The most important thing about life is life itself. It’s either you fail life or pass life.

Don’t let things get you down. You’ve got many reasons to look up to God and say thanks to him.

10. Not how hard you pray but how hard you believe. Not how many hours of prayers but how many hours of faith.

Never put God last and you’ll never be last.
Jesus isn’t the only son of God, I am also. 


There’s this strong will in me.

 I believe I can achieve my goals in as much we have others who achieved theirs. 

I believe I can touch the sky and it doesn’t matter my height.

I believe I can love passionately and also make people love themselves.

I believe I can cater for the less privileges and make them smile.

I believe I’ll be great some day and make other people great by mentoring them.

I believe some days the whites won’t see the blacks as inferior or bad people again.

I believe I can get to places which people think will be difficult to get.

I believe I can break records which in the real sense can be humanly impossible.

I believe I can make impact in this perverse generation and get the best for my world.

I believe I can change the status of my family and make a good reputation anywhere I go.

I believe I’ll still travel to US for my university education and make my nation and continent proud.

I believe I’ll become one of the best youngest bloggers who changed their world through their blog.

I believe I will someday meet someone who will make my dreams come true.

I believe I can.

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