The 11th hour- God is never late

God goes before us every step of the way. Half of the time we spend doubting and being anxious is all for nothing because everything always works out in the end.

God is never late.

We always want to rush to the end and completely forget about the journey that leads us there. Imagine a book that reads.. “Once upon a time, the end.” How well would this book sell? How interesting is a life built of short sentences with no plots, storylines or anticlimaxes? How would you encourage others who will follow your footsteps or look up to you if everything seemed perfect? You would be empty. No substance therefore no influence.

I experienced this lesson, at the end of 2014, after a year of unhappiness and turmoil. In my mind things should have been a lot different because I have always done things right, asking very little of anyone and achieved everything in record time.

See, I am pedantic by nature. I love knowing things in advance and planning accordingly. I do this when shopping. I plan where I will park. I map out the mall in my head. I expect things to run smoothly especially because my plan B has a plan B.

I WILL spam your inbox and call register, just to make sure we’re still on track with plans. It works well for my career but not so much for relationships and life in general.

To be honest it’s tedious, but it’s ME.

After my big life plan bombed out on me, I was left in the same place as the previous year. I was very despondent to everything. I dragged my feet, I woke up late, I had resigned from things internally for a while.

If it wasn’t for people around me who often reaffirmed things that I had in my heart, told me about my potential and seeking God truly, I wouldn’t be where I am right now.

My life took a big turn of events after months of trying and it was like a surge of energy rushed through my body and reawakened me. Everything that was of the best happened in 2 weeks. I knew God had everything to do with it, because all my pre-planning would have had loop holes and missing links.

But I had hope. I prayed fervently and continuously. I spoke and invited great things and most importantly, I believed.

Ephesians 3: 20 says “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask, think or imagine, according to the power that works within us be all glory.”

This morning, I said, I was in love with my life again and I have God to thank.

To me it seemed like He came through for me on the 11th hour, but to Him it was just on time. His plan made more sense and was less strenuous.

Trust the process, He is the author of time and master strategist. I am expectant of more and excited to accelerate!

DJ with a difference- Rudzi Sadiki

I caught up with Rudzi Sadiki, a well traveled, tall, dark  bloke who can speak nine languages, as described by himself. I’m pretty sure he left out the word “handsome” to not pose as a triple threat to guys out there, but went on to say they write fairytales about him. I don’t know who “they” are and if you want to know, perhaps you should follow him on Twitter. We chatted about his music addiction and  journey through life as a newbie in the industry and touched on elections, for control .

 

SS: What is your greatest achievement to date?

Rudzi: My greatest achievement was being the resident DJ on SABC 1’s hit music show Jika Majika in 2011

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SS: What are your views on women entering the DJ/Music industry world?

Rudzi: There is a increasing number of very talented ladies entering the music industry. Its only a matter of time before they can shine and show that the industry is very open to female producers, deejays and vocalists. The likes of Dj Zinhle, Dj Sue, Miss Pru, Ms Cosmo and Lady Lea have done it and are key examples.   

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SS: If you weren’t dj-ing, how would you be spending your time?

Rudzi: I would be working as a designer or scoring movies and short films for local production companies

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SS: What motivates you?

Rudzi: I hate losing so everything I do I try not to disappoint myself or anyone that supports me.

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SS:  Our fifth national and provincial elections came and went, any comments about “born free-dom”,  South Africans, democracy?

Rudzi: Politics are personal and emotional for most people so the most important thing was for people to exercise their right by voting and contributing towards the future of South Africa. You can’t complain if you didn’t vote

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Thank you Mr DJ for playing along! (My Brenda Fassie rendition LOL)

Anyway, Rudzi is based in Durban and can sometimes be spotted in Johannesburg. For more artistic expression and picking of his right-side of the brain, check out his Tumblr .

 

Keys to your happy ending

“Girls are taught a lot of things growing up;

If a guy punches you he likes you

Never trim your own bangs,

Some day you will meet a wonderful guy and get your own happy ending.

blah blah blah

Every movie we see, every story we’re told, implores us to wait for it;

this third act twist, the unexpected declaration of love, the expectation rule etc.

But sometimes we’re so focused on finding our happy ending, we don’t learn how to read signs.

Like,

How to tell (the difference) the ones who want us from the ones who don’t, the ones who will stay and the ones who won’t.

And maybe this happy ending doesn’t include a wonderful guy.

Maybe it’s you on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for the future.

Maybe the happy ending is this:

-Knowing that all the unreturned phone calls and broken hearts, through the blunders and misread signals, through all the pain and the embarrassment..

YOU NEVER… EVER…ever gave up HOPE.”