Monday, December 14, 2015


I was studying about salt recently, and it would blow your mind just how much we can know if only we would use google the right way.  But the basic of all things salt, is that: it is essential to the health of people and animals and is used universally as a seasoning

Many of us who cook will agree with me that no matter how well you mix ingredients and add all the assorted meat parts in Africa, without salt in the food, it would be tasteless and will remain tasteless until you put a pinch of salt, or a teaspoon of salt, or a table spoon of salt, depending on how large a soup you are cooking. 

Thus salt isn't food itself, rather it is the substance that makes food tasty. It is the reason why we want to eat food. It brings out the taste in all the ingredients in the food. 

' are the salt of the earth...' Matthew 5:13

It would amaze you the things you can find out about yourself if only you read your bible. Jesus was saying to the believers at that time, and believers now, that we are the salt of the earth! You are the salt of the earth, I am the salt of the earth. The whole earth, little me I am the salt of the earth.  Meaning I have what it takes to add taste to this earth.  Isn't that amazing??

It makes me understand that whenever I find myself in an other wise tasteless environment, what is expected of me, by default, is to add taste to that environment. Do you know that for everytime you talk to a person, or join in a conversation you are supposed to leave that conversation or that person better than you met them? Yes you are.... that is what being the salt of the earth means

Many of us I know are on a journey of trying to discover the reason for which you were created, and I believe it would be revealed to you, however this is one purpose you do not need revelation on because it has already been revealed in the bible: YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH

'...the whole creation waits breathless with anticipation for the revelation of God's sons and daughter..' Romans 8:19

What are they waiting for? They are waiting for you and I to begin to do what Children of God are created to do, that is shine in dark situations, season tasteless circumstances, do good works so that your Father is glorified

 'Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.'  Matthew 5:16

The year 2016 approaches, and the time has come for you and I to begin to make a positive difference every where we find ourselves. You must begin to walk in concsiousness of who you are as a child of God, and begin to add taste where ever you go: in your family, in your neighbourhood, in your community, amongst your friends, in your church, in your city, in your state until you take the entire nation for Christ.  

Many times all you need to do is live an exemplary life, because  it is not about what you say, it is about what you do and how you are when no one is watching...people will see that exemplary life and want to be a part of the life you live. Do not waste your saltiness...because then you really wouldn't be reconciling anyone to God, which is the sole reason Christ died for us. Thus you would be doing nothing as a Christian except occupying space.

'...but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men'. Matthew 5:13b


Kisses and Hugs 

Nutty Jay 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fighting Temptation...

How do you fight temptation? Especially the type of temptation a part of you is willing to flirt with and see just how far you can go... 

Most times we psyche ourselves a lot and mentally check the items off the list one after the other:

- I'm stronger than this... I can actually go and nothing will happen

- For a couple of years now I've made right choices regarding this, so it doesn't matter anymore, this weakness no longer has power over me

- I'm on fire for the Lord... I can will myself not to do this and I won't. ... 

And oh the invitation looks better and better with each passing minute until you can just physically touch it. 

Scripture says (1st Corintians .10 :13) No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

One of your ways of escape is to just walk in the opposite direction from the beginning. When your head begins to tell you that you have nothing to worry about, that you are in control, that you are over analyzing the situation; that's the time you need your feet to run very far from that invitation that MAY lead you to  compromise your morals, your beliefs, your faith, your resolution etc. You can never get burnt if you are no where near the fire. 

Temptations are everywhere. ..on a daily basis the opportunity to do the wrong thing comes knocking. The difference between whether you fall for it and let God, yourself and your loved ones down lies in the choices you make at those times. You always have a choice. 

You know your weaknesses,  these are areas in which you struggled at one point in your life and fell over and over again until you finally got a grip on that area...even though now your mind is very sure you'll never fall again, I'd like to inform you that your flesh hasn't and will never get that memo.  

How to fight temptation: Take the way of escape...there is always a way of escape. Take it. Don't stand there and try to fight it because your flesh would not fight with you. 99% of the time your flesh will let you down. Just flee, its better to be safe than sorry... thus take the way of ESCAPE FROM whatever it is that's tempting you at that time. 

You'll be glad you did

Have a very good week ahead 

Nutty Jay 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Its been ages!!!! I think the last time I blogged (here) was 2-3 months ago???

I know what the problem is... it's not writer's block, because I have been writing on other platforms yes I can still write thank you. I think the problem is that this blog has fulfilled the purpose for which it  was created in the first place.

I was in a dark place and since the only way I'd ever known how to find release/light  was through writing, I decided to find a place where all my worries/issues could be highlighted without fear of criticism or nosey people calling me to 'explain' what I meant, like I was getting from facebook friends whenever I wrote a 'note' on facebook.

This blog helped me alot to talk about things annoymously that normally I wouldn't tell anyone. After all I am that friend that has her sh*t together, the one who always had the sound advice for everyone else with issues, no no no far be it from me to spoil that illusion they had that I was cool, calm and collected like that...far be it from me to have issues of my a matter of fact whenever I tried to bring up an issue, it was usually laughed off like 'this one no serious, it's not en as we were saying...'

Anyways, Nutty Jay's World helped me alot (2010,2011,2012,2013), not only could I freely talk about my opinions, ideas, struggles, annoyance etc, I could also talk about the past of way way back and lessons I've learnt.

But  '...there's a time and season for everything'. This blog has served it's purpose, and I think that's why I'm struggling to write here these days. I've done alot of growing up and I no longer have reasons to talk about the things I want to talk about anonymously. These days the things I want to write about are not consistent with the original plan and purpose for which this blog was created... it restrains the flow. Nowadays I just do random posting on my facebook notes, other people's blog, facebook pages etc. I plan on opening another blog, or a website (still don't know how to go about the website thing)...but it's still a plan.

Talking about purpose, do you know what yours is? If a common blog had a purpose and has served it's purpose, I'm sure you know you have to find out why you were created to be on this earth, born into the family you were born into, why you are currently where you are now, and what you should be doing per time.

In a totally unrelated issue, I just want to say folks that life is beautiful...yes it is complex, complicated, fun, painful, glorious, joyful, a struggle sometimes but simply beautiful. All the different aspect of life are inter-woven to bring us all to an expected end. So why do we hold on so fiercely to the past? Your mistakes, your heartbreaks, your 'could have been', 'should have been' and 'I wish it went like so' moments? Why do we try to figure things out that we would never get answers to, why do we spend time hoping and wishing  for a second chance to make things right, or maybe this time you will do things differently that will make them treat you right-er than they did before?

People of God there are no second chances in the past.... today is your second chance, tomorrow is your second chance. Don't spend today wishing you did things differently yesterday, because then you will spend tomorrow wishing you had done things differently today. Stop trying to build what God is trying to kill...when you've done all you can and prayed all you can, leave it and move on...we all know when to let go, we just keep deceiving ourselves. Find your purpose in life and pursue it till you fulfill it

God wants to give you beauty for ashes... but you must first give up the ashes, let go of the ashes, stop beating yourself over things you can not change. You cannot receive the beauty if you insist on holding on to the ashes.

Learn from the past, but let go of the past. Do better today, not because you are trying to compensate for yesterday...but because it is the right thing to do.

See you later

Nutty Jay

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Saving it for later?

I'm expecting my salary any time soon, and as practical as I am I have done a break down of what and what are already placing demands on the yet to be received salary for this month.

At the end of the calculation I see that there is almost nothing gen gen  remaining. Mind you I have not deducted the underlisted bills:

- Hair do for March
- Nail do for March 
- Washer man bill for February
- Recharge card to use in March 
- Data Bundle Renewal for March (Note that I didn't renew for February)
- Movie nights

The above listed things are very important to me, they seem inconsequential but they are important to keeping me sane(r)

Now why am I saying all these, I had a discussion with a friend recently, a financial guru and after the discussion I felt like I wasn't saving enough for the future or for the good things I could be obtaining in life. I do save mind you, but he made a case that at least 40% of my salary should be saved and I was like: GERROUT OF HERE. I even tried explaining that saving up to 30% was easy for me one time when I had a boyfriend but not so easy these days but he wasn't buying all that.

So I got thinking, is it so easy for people to save 40% of their salary...I mean people without another source of income, or support from family or partner/spouse/etc.

Don't they pay tithe, don't they buy fuel, don't they give offerings, don't they make their hair, don't they buy food stuff and provisions, don't they use gas, don't they give to family members when the need arises, don't they run generator, don't they buy gifts etc... and it doesn't even matter how much they are earning because the more money you earn the more bills you incur since your level of living improves, don't they have fees to pay doesn't matter if its a school fee for self or a course in church or a professional course

So is it just me, or is 40% actually doable? without being stingy and miserly.

Is your salary  enough to live a stable balanced life and still have good money saved up in a bank??

Friday, January 2, 2015

2015...What NOT to do


Everyone is writing out their new year resolution and 'to do' list and all the motivation that comes in the new year.  Me???? I am mentally writing out my 'not to do list'

We have been taught to count our blessings and name them. Trust me that is one of the best things to gives you a lot to be thankful for. But now let's try a little exercise: Count your pains and name them one by one. Write it out and make it plain. Enough of sweeping everything under the carpet.'s good to forgive and forget....However if you don't sit down to access what went wrong to cause you such pain in the first place,  you'll make the same mistakes again and again and the circle of pain will continue endlessly.

I never had the intention of having a 'not-to-do' list...until yesterday when a friend I thought I knew, someone I trusted more than anything taught me a lesson I should have learnt 8 years ago if I had taken time to sit and access the situation and put measures in place.

Fool me once...shame on you. I make the same mistake twice shame on me.

So what am I not doing this year?

1. I am not trusting anyone just because my heart says so. People lie

2. I am not ignoring any hunch I have ever ever again. My hunches are right

3. I'm not going the extra mile for anyone who hasn't and isn't continously going the extra mile for me.

4. I am not going to put a halt in my plans in the pursuit of happiness just because others have a contrary opinion. If it pleases God and it pleases me then I'm doing it

5. I am not going to judge others for being overly careful before making decisions. ...they have learnt this lesson I'm just learning

6. I ain't spending my money on anything that won't bring returns.  I work hard for this money

7. I'm not compromising on my spiritual standards. God is love and He's the only true friend.

8. I'm not compromising on healthy living for anyone, anything and not even for money. God did not bring me this far for me to throw away my health

9. I will not take a backseat this year... I'm so going to wield a lot of influence in every area of my life. When decisions that Wil affect me or others are being made, my voice will be amongst those that will be heard and taken seriously.

10. I'll not be content. This one is subject to your interpretation and anyone you come up with, you are right

11. I will not spice chicken or cook with any ingredient I don't know...just because my aunt recommends it....that ish can mess your kitchen cred big time

12. I will not make out time for anything or anyone that's not making me better or making me money. Forget about making me happy....happiness is overrated. Its what we use in confusing ourselves. That it makes you happy doesnt mean it makes you better. I'm destined for greatness.    

So dear all, as I wish you Happy New Year and pray for More ink to your pens, do tell...what will you NOT DO this year.

Nutty Jay