It’s customary for people to send out wishes at the beginning of the month, year or season. I acknowledge that it’s not a bad practice since it expresses your desire for people, remind them that you care about them and want the best for them. However, I don’t do it. That’s why in this new, month, I don’t wish you happy New Month! Before you cast the first stone on me for being a wicked soul, please follow on me today’s episode of BrojidStepUp as I show you how come I don’t have the habit of sending Happy New-whatever messages.


I hardly send such wishes despite that I really desire good for people. It’s not because I don’t wish them good; it’s primarily because I have a deep seated convictions that  that points me to the near-uselessness of such messages and restrains me from sending them.


One of the key reasons I hardly send such messages is that I understand that life is NOT run by wishes. There is more to life than the wishes we dish out to people at the beginning of new seasons of our lives. In fact, wishes hardly ever produce any result in any man’s life or cause any change in the events of life.


Life is designed to run on cause and effect. That’s why the renowned scientist Isaac Newton explained the creation of God in his law saying, “Every object will remain in its state of rest in uniform motion in a straight line unless a force acts on it.” Although we learn this principle in elementary science or physics, it’s actually a law of life that applies in your life generally. To corroborate this truth, people who have observed life remarked, “If wishes were horses, beggars will ride.”


The implication is that it’s more important that people live in a manner that produce the wish you have for them than to send them your wishes. It’s more profitable to send people information, books, and talks and give them insight

and direction to produce the kind of life you wish that they have.


That’s why instead of wishing you happy married life, I encourage you to get books like Should I say Yes by Pastor Bankie, No More Two by Gbile Akanni, Power, Purpose of Marriage by Myles Munroe and Choose Your Husband by Joseph ‘Brojid’ Dinwoke and any other materials that will help you know how to make the right choice of a spouse and live a happy married life.


Instead of wishing you fruitfulness, I encourage you to go get teachings on God’s design for fruitfulness and secrets of fruitfulness so that when you apply them in whatever you do, fruitfulness will be natural. I don’t just wish you experience fruitfulness in your business and career, I want you to learn what has limited your fruit bearing capacity and how you can increase it.


Instead of wishing you excellent result in your exams, I want you to settle down and learn. Devout your time to study and learning your course properly. Excellent result is never magical; it’s worked out and God has designed a pattern for it. Learn properly and prepare yourself to satisfy your examiner. Please, stop wishing success, hanging your success on wishes and sending wish messages as though it has any capacity to change a thing; life is deeper than wishes!


I dare say, your wishes makes no meaning or impact apart from informing people you sent them to that you desire their good! Nobody’s wish has produced anything tangible! Even God when he wants things done for people doesn’t sit down wishing; He does something more than and stronger than wishing. He rolled up his sleeve to make man. He released his creative power through his words to bring the creation to existence. When He wished that mankind be saved, He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for the redemption of man!



When He wished that Abraham become the father of many nations, He spoke His words of blessing to him. When Hannah desired a child, she didn’t sit down wishing. She went to God in prayer and requested a child. When their boat was about to sink, Jesus Christ simply opened his mouth and gave the wind and instruction. It’s was not a wish; it was a declaration of what He knows with certainty is bound to happen.



That’s why you can’t claim to be a child of God and you count on wishes to make any progress in your life. God, your father didn’t do that; He went down to work to make his wishes reality.


Make no mistakes about this: wishes are not the same thing as prayers or prophesies. Prophesying is speaking the word of God into a situation knowing that those words carry power to cause a change; whereas wishes are, nearly all the time, an expression of heart desire without expectation of its manifestation!


I understand the place of prophesies and I prophesy into my life, my future and people around me.  Prophesying is more like speaking the word of God to a situation knowing that inside the word is the power to make it become reality. It’s speaking into your life or situation based on what the word of God has

said about it. It’s not wishes!


However, wishes are simply desires of the heart! They carry no power to perform! They are almost better not uttered. Jesus Christ said that if I say to any mountain, be removed and cast into the sea, it will have no option than to move. Wishes are mere desires of the heart; confession, prayer and prophesying are more of releasing spiritual forces to give life direction!


In this new month, I don’t wish you anything; however, I pray for you. Like Ezekiel in the valley of dry bone I speak to your life today:


God said, I will never leave you or forsake you, that’s why I say to you: in your personal life, career and business dealing, you shall see the manifest presence of God in Jesus name!


God is your Shepherd and He owns the earth with all that’s is in it; that’s why I say to you: you shall not lack anything you need. He owns the earth doubles as your shepherd, that why I speak to you, wherever your need is located on the surface of the earth, you shall get them or get taken to the place.


I don’t wish you anything; but I pray that you experience God and He remains your help, your guide and companion. Sin shall not have dominion over you in Jesus name!



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Joseph Dinwoke

Chief Content Officer at Brojid World
Joseph 'Brojid' Dinwoke is a University of Nigeria trained Biochemist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from Bayero Unversity, Kano. He was a Radio Producer/Presenter at Radio Nigeria's Voice FM, Nsukka; Reporter & presenter at Raypower FM, Kano. At present, he works as the Chief Content Officer at @BrojidWorld and Lead Media Strategist at @FrateeMedia. At Brojid World, he creates blog, podcast and book contents that will inspire you for peak performance in life and work. He is madly in love with Chidinma Eberechukwu ( who agreed to be the wife of his youth!

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