Writing My Wrongs

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I woke up this morning, checked my phone, scrolled through my twitter mentions, enlarged some avatars, regretted that I bothered opening others (they can be so deceitful in little sizes), checked my BBM updates, Display pictures, PMs… another day and this one still has yet another person she is wishing Happy Birthday! Ahn ah! 2 weeks straight? Anyway we all have that one contact, don’t we?

Nonetheless, I carried myself to twitter yet again, tweeted *walks in*, replied funny mentions, even got a TT to trend #LivedtheLife … it was just another typical day. I went down the stairs, opened the fridge and just like yesterday, there was nothing I was interested in eating there; I made myself noodles, turned on the  Xbox 360 and started playing Max Payne.

And just like every other day, leaves fell off trees, changed colors, the sun set and it was night again.

Now, it’s late, I’m reminiscing, remembering how my day went,  then it occurs to me how I went about my day without even saying “Good morning” to the one who really did matter. The epiphany of how I have been wrong in so many ways.

So tonight, I have decided to pick up my pen and write my wrongs. I want to right them, but first, I write them and hand them over to Him.

The other day, I did good to someone only because people around me expected me to be good, to do good. Was I just trying to impress them? …
In the dark, when no one is there, how I am ashamed of the things I find myself doing, the things I really don’t want to do.
I judge people without even knowing them, even if I knew them, who am I to judge?
Perceived as a saint, I guess I’m a con artist, you see not the taint.
That one habit I’ve been trying to quit, I’m tired of having it as #1 on my New Year resolution list every year.

I don’t know if you can relate to this, something I read somewhere “I aim to be good but sometimes, I miss the target”
I want to do right, I really want to. But just like Paul, the things I want to do, I do not. The very things I do not want to do, I find myself doing.

But tonight, I am trying something different; I have decided to write my wrongs, taking a step forward to right my wrongs. It may not stop in a day; I will not get everything right over the night, sometimes I’ll fall… You see, it’s okay to fall, what really matters, is if you decide to stay down or get up.

I’m starting from somewhere, realizing where I have been wrong, when I looked away when I ought to be compassionate, when I was quick to say rude and curse words when I should have been thoughtful and respectful, when I saw black, and called it white … I have been wrong in so many ways, tonight I write them down, all of them… down, all I can remember and I hand them over to Him. Let Him be my witness and these wrongs I write, be a reminder of the things I need to make right. I want to wake in the day and to Him I first say Hey.

These are my wrongs.

I don’t know what yours are… are you the drunk on Saturday and monk on Sunday? Or the one, who just like me, who would rather say Good Morning on Social Networks before  saying to God. Or the one who seek approval… wanting to impress and not actually make a difference.

I don’t know what they are… but you do.

I have shared some of my wrongs with you, please make use of the comment box below and write down some of the wrongs, you want to right.
You can write them on sticky notes too and put them in places you can get to see, so they serve as reminders and checks about what you have to make right.

It all begins with a step. Write a wrong. Right a wrong.

But then, this is what I think, what do I know?

90 thoughts on “Writing My Wrongs

  1. Nicely written!

    We can all relate. Whether it is pretending to care to habits that we know we should let go of to (the most common) reaching out to our social networks first.

    I believe it was Mali Music(or maybe C.S Lewis? I forget) that said it is not enough that we are remorseful about our wrongs. Even the bible says it

    In summary: As much as it is important to realize our wrongs, that we work towards righting them is of utmost importance.
    But it is a gradual process. “… For though a just man falls 7 seven times, he rises again”
    So let us not be discouraged!!

  2. Deafen my ears to the prospects of success when it bangs hard at me. Holding myself back from everything I desever to be. Ignoring the fact that my wrongs are plainly mine… Writing my wrongs to forgive myself.

    • Yes, Infact, I couldn’t write out all my wrongs on here, but then, we can’t lie to ourselves. You can write them somewhere where only you, gets to see them. Be conscious of these wrongs and right them.

  3. Good Good Good! I Could Relate To This! I Have So Many Wrongs…. Infact, I’ve Lost Count….I’ll write my wrongs, and try to right them too…. Thanks For the inspiration Funto (Y)

  4. Thanks for the write up. Great one. Now I realiise I have to take first step by writing my wrongs. Quite annoying to me myself dat I have to check my BBM, facebook do other things b4 saying G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ ♍ŏŕŋïήğ… To God. Also I sleep alot. Judge pple in a hard way. Either I know dem or not. Lord forgive me am sorry. Thanks young man for this lovely one

    • I sleep a lot too x_x Another wrong. Now I have written that down also, it’s time to right it… God bless you. I believe you are on the step of righting these wrongs you just wrote too.

  5. I am definitely relating to this one. I do somethings JUST BECAUSE people expect me to….. and telling those “little lies”I have to right my wrong. dis really got me thinking. Thanks Funto.

  6. Wonderful write-up. Indeed so many wrongs to write and right. Judging ppl b4 getting to know them, being lazy and slothful. Being unhelpful and content with doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I must admit, I’m quite ashamed… And God sees me.. Yet loves me… I need to go on bended knees to Him. I really do…. Lord plz forgive me 4 all my terrible ways 😥

  7. This is quite an interesting piece Funto..God bless you for it…. and it has really got me thinking…i guess its time to write my wrongs…a lot of bad habits especially sarcasm and stubbornness…..

  8. Definitely everyone should be able to relate to this. Such a great piece and so in tune with things ive been thinking of lately. My main wrongs are doubt and being more concerned about people’s opinion of me rather than God’s. God help me to right them.

    “Its okay to fall, what really matters is if you stay down or ger up”

  9. My wrong is disobeying God sometimes when He gives me an order. Not judging others, I am working on that to perfect it. Never to be discouraged is the last major wrong. Rapture is very near and I don’t want to miss it.

  10. The quality of a writing is not known by the length of the words but the depth of the thoughts..you have thought well again..speaking to the hearts of many..I almost ignored droping dis comment coz d guilty conscience hit me harder dan a mohammed ali blow..its 3.20am and guess wat..am out oversees wiv frends having a good time…ma rong is staring me in d face..I prayed fervently to d great one to make dis trip possible..buh since d moment I got here I can count wiv ma lil fingers d total no of times I have sat down wiv ma bible to say HELLO to d GREAT BOSS..d momment I get wt I want its like am off till wen next I nid help and he still never diapoints..buh dts Y he is GOD..he nevr gets angry buh we shud strive more to right our rongs…ok am freezing here and I jus askd in ma mind for a cab home nd Gbam d cab is here..he is a loving father..it is his love dt made funto to realize his rongs..GOD bless obafuntay

    • Firstly, brother get home safely biko.
      and yes, i get you.
      We get want we want and then… it’s “see you when i need something again”
      Plenty wrongs to right.

      God Bless You BabaJide.
      Biko, make I know sey u reach house safely o!

  11. Thanks Funto….
    This is an interesting and inspiring write up!
    My wrongs!!
    Too many to write, but like u said ….taking the first step is what really matters.
    …….I need to stop judging!! (Yh, I wrote it)!

  12. This IS an inspiring read. Spent some minutes writing some wrongs and they were even more dan I thought, but I know He will help me work through them. I wouldn’t worry about cobwebs if I were you; its better writing a piece like this once in a while than diluted messages ever other day. God bless.

  13. Nice write-up. I can really relate to this. I am a good example of a willing spirit but a weak flesh. My wrongs? Procastination and unnecessary anger top the list. Thank you for this.

  14. it’s annoying how hard I’m thinking to come up with my wrongs; goes to show that I am so at peace with them I have rationalised them into been ok. I know one thing is my christain life… Forgetting to pray, buying books I never finish reading… Gets me depressed a lot… Makes me wonder if I’m just deceiving myself that I’m a Christain or if I really am… 😦

  15. Now this is the funto we know, not like the last blog……lol.

    Well, mine is impatience, and it has put me in lots of trouble, GOD will help me.

  16. I’m really touched by this note. Its not any kind of poem or article, this is a message. I was ministered to by it, I’ll right my wrongs. God bless you real good.

  17. t’s Pretty good when someone is able to write his/her wrongs out which I think will serve as a check . Perhaps , our last mistake should be our best teacher .

  18. It’s Pretty good when someone is able to write his/her wrongs out which I think will serve as a check . Perhaps , our last mistake should be our best teacher .

  19. Nice to find someone who thinks the same. I never thought God encouraged the self whipping most people indulge in but quiet introspection. Really understanding our flaws and walking evrn crawling to rid them is a matter a proud enpowering process in itself.

    • Who would you call ‘good’ really? That’s the whole point of writing our wrongs out cause we aren’t ‘good’.

      Oh and by the way, you already did write out a major wrong. “I’m not planning on changing”

      It’s time to right that wrong sir/ma.

  20. Awesome piece,I av so many wrongs I’d like to make right,some you have listed,odaz,errrr!btw God n I. I dd dis once,wrote dwn my wrongs buh I cld only caution myself for sum days,wuld try to stick to it now. God bless u 🙂

  21. As I read this, I began to list my wrongs and like one you mentioned, hitting up the social networks first. While I don’t usually hit the social networks first, I sometimes rush through the ‘hello’ to my Father and head to the social network. Same thing I guess…

    Listed they are many, sometimes, I blame the frailty of human nature, but deep down where truth resides in me, I know I can out in better effort at these wrongs

    As I write my wrongs, I pray for strength and grace to right them too.

    Thanks for the write up

  22. This write up is thought provoking and so real.
    The truth is I write my wrongs (which I always think aren’t innocuous, oh but they are.) almost every time and ponder on them before I hit the hay and then I wake up to right my wrongs but I fall back on them because I was created this way, as all human are.
    I try to change too, which is the beauty in us.
    The fact that we try to change. And we do change. To act and live right.. obviously makes God proud.

  23. THIS !!! I mean I could try to excuse it away by saying no one’s perfect but surely the quest for perfection is a worthy one.

    I had to destroy the habit of checking social networks first by keeping my phone far away and not getting up without a bit of quiet time with He who made me.

    There’s still a lot I need to address, so I guess there’s no better place than to start by writing my wrongs then righting them one by one. Thanks

    • Thank you for the keeping my phone away from me advice. I’ll use that too. + I totally agree with you, the quest for perfection is a worthy one.

      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
      Stop again soon.

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