THE PHILOSOPHY OF OSEZUA AND OBOZUA IN ESAN: A CALL TO ACTIVATE WHAT NATURE IMPUTED IN YOU FROM THE BEGINNING
I wish to begin this reflection on a prayerful note: “May we never be in a position where we cannot speak the truth because our next meal is in someone’s hands”, Amen. May the almighty teach us to appreciate the virtue of patience and persistence as we journey through life, amen. Above all, may God teach us to understand that the things He knows we can take care of, should not be pushed back to Him (God) to handle again for us. Hence, I don’t subscribe to the new trending statement, “What God can not do, doesn’t exist”. God gives talents to humans because it is part of His nature to do so. But to put these talents to use is dependent on the recipients willingness to do so. God respects our will, you known… otherwise, we would have been like robots.
It should be noted that as many traits that are not part of the nature of the Supreme Being – God, are still in existence. For example, Unrighteousness, hippocracy, mortality, death, etc, are in existence; by the nature and attributes we have come to know about the personality of God, He does not and cannot be part of the few things listed above. Yet they are with and around us daily. Hence, I think it should be said thus, “What we can do for and by ourselves, should not be used to bother God anymore”. Here is the meeting point between Osezua and Obozua Philosophy in Esanland.
“Uaa” could be used for wealth, riches, Comfort, satisfaction and security: economic, politics, social, etc. Osezua therefore means that the source of the above much desired aspects of life, are found in God. That is, it is God that makes it happen. However, God is God that is principled and operates based on such laid down Principles. Anything out side of such, will cause problems. Osezua as a declaration only by words of the mouth and not followed up properly with action, may simply amount to faith without work and the consequences are far-reaching. You known naaaa.
The conscious management of the far reaching effects of mere confessing “Uaa” without deliberate action on your part, would likely present Osenobulua as that being who is not sensitive to the desires of His people. Here comes the Philosophy of Obozua. No wonder it has been said in some quarters that the best helping hand is seen at the end of the person’s arm. This is the foundation of the aphorism in Esan thus “Oboria igbo-oriaokan”. All of these calls for “Isitua”, (Effort, commitment). My people, please “ibha jia siegbetuaaaa”!
Nature has deposited a whole lot of talents, virtues, etc in us and we must not allow such to die unused. Discover them… You may never know how much you can do until you get started in that small way and place where you are. A small garden for those with space in the place where they live will just be fine. Don’t spend all your day watching programs in your TV sets, screaming over what your mates are doing, subscribing to unproductive channels, WhatsApping (copying and posting unverified news) and peper-souping even on credit, paying visits to places where you may have been classified as a disturbance especially at odd hours, burning out your expensive fuel through the streets without a destination in mind when you could initiate car drop business and be happy at the end of each day, etc. Hmmmm, you don’t know how far…
Please, make yourself more useful. Let’s stop the “Ego massaging” and activate what is inside of us to be able to cope in times like this when MOA are not been honoured as expected by the concerned party (ies). Hello man/woman, remember the family is eagerly waiting to hear or see something that would prove that the narrative have changed. Note what makes a number special by the church chorister, is the unusual and new touch that it carries vis- a -vis the harmony and other elements that makes a song melodiously meaningful. Change the Trebo and may be, try Suprano… Understand? This is the season oooo.
Osezua and Obozua on my mind. You may sow in tears. Don’t worry, you will reap in joy if you faint not. Don’t give up for a living dog is more valuable than a dead lion. Let’s cooperate with Ose and Obor so that “Uaa” (Comfort and satisfaction) will be achieved. Keep hope alive and be meaningfully engaged. May God bless our hussles aboundantly. May God bless Esanland.
*TGIM @ Zibilism*.