Tuesday, 20 November 2012

The 'Enid' In All Of Us


Were you really that mean Enid?
I watched 'Enid' on Sunday. I was completely traumatized. And so where my two children. We just could not believe that what we were watching was a true depiction of the wonderful woman responsible for all those millions of  awesome, entertaining children books we had grown up reading. Yes, I am talking about Enid Blyton, the famous children storybook writer. My goodness! The woman was as mean as they come! At least that is how this movie about her life depicted her. And up till now, I am still finding it hard to accept it but why would they lie? Anyway, to get what I am talking about perhaps you need to go and watch it. I cannot understand how a woman who wrote such thrilling tales for children could be so mean to her own daughters and even worse to her husband! I just do not get it?

Or maybe I do.

The thing is, the more I thought about her the more God spoke to me. And I did not like what he was saying one bit for he was basically asking me if I was not a bit like her to an extent. I was floored. How can? But as annoyed as I wanted to be, I knew he was right. He is God after all. I can be mean too sometimes and even though I know I am not anything like Enid Blyton or whatever her real name is, I see now how people might believe (just like they did for her) that I am always this nice person. Truth is I am not. Not at all.

I have a very short fuse for people who show a lack of initiative. I think I tend to expect too much from people who just cannot demonstrate that level of thinking. I am not being mean. Just factual. There are just some things you should not expect a nanny or driver to 'just know like that'. You need to teach them and say them over and over and over again! So Lord continue to help me, I get very angry! I yell. I shout. I have even been known to just write people off totally! And yes (head bowed in shame) I go to bed angry with my mgm. Yes, at those times, I am not anything like the DNW I used to be or the Salt of the earth I now want to be. Not one bit. I tell people this sometimes and you can see the look of disbelief in their eyes but all I say is you should come and ask my mgm. He can tell you about who I am when you don't see me (in fact if you get a copy of the 2011 Diary, you can hear from him direct in his 'DNW Unbundled' contribution at the end of the book.) It was hard to leave his pages in the book but I had committed to doing so and I stuck to my guns even though I had made the promise BEFORE I saw what he had to say. To put it mildly. I was not amused. Lol! But his piece stayed in and I am glad it did.

Cos truths like I have shared above and truths like my mgm spoke in my book are the reasons why I cannot point a finger at Madame Enid, writer of children's books who would not even play with her own kids! I will not say that it does not shock me that a woman who spent time investing so much time throwing raspberry jelly tea parties for other kids fun could or would not do same for her own. Still, God reminded me that I had no right to throw stones at Enid Blyton.

The thing is that none of us should, cos if truth be told (as Adesua of TW Magazine always says), all of us, each one of us, young or old, male or female, has an 'Enid' on the inside. A part of us, a side to us that is not always a reflection of what people who don't live with us on a daily basis see on the outside. And perhaps like Enid, we all have our reasons for why we are that way or why we do those things. Perhaps, but they don't make it right. At least not for one desiring to be Salt.

There is no getting away from the one thing God said to me in closing "It all begins on the inside........The more of me you take in, the less of  that side of you will 'manifest' to the world'. So, it was not about people making me do anything or say anything or react anyway. It was, it had to be about the God in me controlling me ALL the time.  

So that the only person living in me is Jesus Christ.

No Enids.

16 comments:

  1. Wow! Indeed the me you see is not the me you know. I saw the movie too and I couldn't wrap my head round it. Indeed like Apostle Paul said, there is that struggle of doing what you don't want to do and not being able to do what you should do. Only God can help us live His kind of life, so our prayer everyday should be all of Him and none of us. Thanks for keeping it real always dear Sistadivine

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    1. Indeed. Yes, as Jesus is so are we. So must we be. We just must! ALL of you Lord. All of you! More and more each day. Bind me PapaGod so I can truly be free! Thanks for coming by Sis and congrats again on your book being in Laterna now!!!!!

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  2. Hmm, I will definitely see this movie. From the description here, I think there is some degree of "Enidness" in me too. And, like you DNW I have a short fuse for people who show a lack of initiative. Seriously working on that. I need to be more tolerant!

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    1. Me too Eya. Me too. Please see the movie. You will be in shock. I did not watch from the very beginning so perhaps there was a reason WHY she was like that.....but still....

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  3. Na God dey cover our parole o, cos we all get am for body.

    I never knew there was an Enid movie. I also find the description hard to believe. I must watch it. I hope she changed at the end sha.

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    1. So as not to spoil it for you and everyone else, I shall not say. Go watch and see. I too never knew there was movie out based on her life.......

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  4. I did not know Enid and I really would like to see this movie as well. God, I pray that my desire to please YOU, will outweigh my desire to please the flesh.

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    1. She was the famous writer of the Secret Seven and Famous Five series that I read as a child. She wrote so many other books for kids as well and infact part of the movie sees her so upset because people began saying she could not have been writing all those books her self. That is how prolific she was......

      My dear AMEN. AMEN and AMEN!

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  5. Wow. I loved Enid's books! Recently I was in ma sister's house and saw her friend's child copy of one of her books..I was so excited,I aww-ed and aww-ed about the book and even took a pic of it!ℓ☺ℓ

    Didn't know there was a movie about her. And yes it would hard to wrap my head around her being unnice to her kids o. I hope to see the movie sha.

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  6. Sisteh Salt, I am sorry o, I have not seen the movie, but surely you cannot be right?! Enid Blyton, mean? comment ca?!
    I gats see this movie o...oh how disllusioning!! WAT??

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  7. It can't be the Same Enid Blyton, I should see the movie...but then don't we all have an 'enid' in US?

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  8. @Tamie: Please do, I am still trying to wrap my own head around what I watched.

    @Zee: My dear, na so I see am too o! Yes, the one and the same. here reall name was actually Mary something and disillusioning is putting it mildly. I am sure Mnet will air it again......

    @Dayor: You should see this movie o. And YES, I put it to you that we all do. OK, me sha I know that I do but I am working on it......

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  9. NOOooo, please don't spoil Enid Blyton for me!! :'( I should see the movie. So sad. But yeah, everybody has the "enid" (gosh see how we are using her name in a bad way)I guess that's the old creature in us. When we are in Christ old things pass away and the "Enid" dies.

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    1. Mstizzle, I am telling you, I was just as harassed as you are.......she stole someone's husband! I mean his wife was sobbing in her salon, she, Enid made her a nice, stiff drink and pretended not to know what she as talking about!!!!!!! Next scene? She was laughing with the said husband, wondering how on earth the wife had found her address or something.......I tell you again. I am still trying to recover. But then again, who am I to judge?

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  10. Wow!!!!!!!!
    Its a lie!!!!....omg!!!!!
    Enid blyton, my childhood 'idol'?!!!!!!
    Its so hard to believe!!!!she even wrote some bible stories fr children and I used to adore her stories as a child...oga oo.
    It shows none is perfect..no not one,
    Not even me.
    And yes,sometimes wen I'm abt to think negative abt a particular set of ppl or wonder hw someone can be doing things that shdnt be done, d holyspirit chides me sometimes that I'm nt any berra. And that its God who makes me diff frm them..yes,I get cranky, I get quick to judge ppl in my hrt and I expect so much frm ppl and get pisses wen they fall my hand frgetting they're just humans and only God cannot disappoint. Wen a man of God or pastor falls or does sometin wrong, Its sad that we're ready to point hands frgetting He is just a man too and God's vessel. Just bcos God is using him doesn't mean he can't err.
    See david..
    May God empty me and fill my being with Himself. IJN.amen

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    1. Not even me o! Yes, the only good in us is the Jesus in us. Period.
      We have no bragging rights at all. If even Jesus could say that none was good except God, who am I to claim goodness. My dear, watching that movie is believing I tell you. A part of my childhood will never be quite the same o. Lol!

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