Blessings in disguise.

Hello family,

We are nearing the end of 2021. When you look back,

how has everything been? What are you greatful for? And what lessons has 2021 taught you?

As for me, I am grateful for alot of things, this year has been amazing for me, all glory to God. And when I say amazing I don’t mean that I didn’t experience any set backs.

Set backs were there, and I am really grateful to God for this setbacks, because they have helped me learn to look everything with a third or spiritual eyes.

Before I dive into the setback part. I just want to thank God, for his amazing grace, salvation, the relationship that I have with him, for my family and my friends. They have been so amazing and so supportive.

I am also grateful for life and good health. This is something I never take for granted and something I never play about. And I owe it all to God.

So the reason why I’m writing today is to share with you things that I learn about setbacks this year. And how i realized that setbacks may be one of God’s love language for us as his children. Because the word says God disciplines those he loves. And one of the ways he disciplines us is through setbacks.

As we started the year I wrote something about God giving me a promise from the book of Isaiah 43, of which I will be writing how God has fulfilled that in the end of the year, next month (December).

Through out the year I have gone through a series of huge setbacks that at some point I doubted God’s promises. And that happened because I was only focused on the pain and how things were not going right.

I focused more on the setbacks instead of focusing on God in heaven the one who is sitted on the throne and all the power belongs to him.

The one who is good, who never changes, who is faithful and nothing can ever change that about him. He is still good, merciful and loving even in moments when we can’t understand, even in our darkest moments he is still good! All glory to him

But through all this series of events that has been happening to me I realized that every set back we encounter as children of God, is not just a setback but it’s a blessing in disguise.

I believe the fact that God will always use our setbacks for our own good. And I mean ALWAYS.

It’s never Gods intension to see us in pain or in tears, but if it means that the pain and tears has to happen for our own good and transformation to take place, then why not?

And the good news is that he’s always there with us even in the moments of sadness, he’s always closer than we think, and he gives us just enough grace to see us through every moment.

Theses are some of the ways of how God uses set backs to work for our own good. I believe there’s more but I will just mention what God has revealed to me through my life experience.

  • God may use setbacks just to help us quit our sinful ways so that we can go back to his presence with humility and acknowledge him as God over our life.
  • Sometimes he uses setbacks to help us gain more wisdom, as he prepares us for his blessings and the purpose he has ordained for us here on Earth.
  • He may use setbacks to help us realize the things we have been taking for granted. In the process he helps us see how we are truly blessed in the midst of it all. (Teach us gratitude).
  • Sometimes he uses the setbacks to restore everything we’ve lost that was part of his plans and intension for us.
  • And finally God may use setbacks to develop our relationship with him based on trust.

Let’s always learn to see our setback with a third or spiritual eyes. It’s okay to feel sad and be emotional when we encounter these setbacks.

But always remember to take a step back, take a deep breath, meditate on your relationship with God as you focus on him and he will fill you with his peace and reveal to you beautiful things concerning the setbacks you are experiencing.

Because Everytime we focus on our setbacks and how much we are hurting, we give the setback power over us, and in the process we miss God’s blessings or we miss to see what he’s doing in that particular moment in our life, that means we fail to learn and experience the goodness of God.

Always be Joyful and grateful in all circumstances, for that is the will of God for us.

God bless you❤️

Just a Reminder.

Sometimes life happens, and as it happens, it comes with it’s sets of challenges.

And in our humanly nature we find our selves focusing much on this challenges. In the process, it robs us of our joy and peace.

So as much as it may sound cliche, our only option is to trust God. Trusting God doesn’t mean that we won’t find the feelings of worrying sneaking in our system.

Trusting God means when we feel like worrying we:

  • Choose to trust God instead
  • And remind ourselves that we can’t do anything about that challange at the moment. But we are believing and trusting that God is working everything out for our own good.

It’s only called a challenge because there is nothing within our power that we can do to resolve the situation at the moment.

So if this is true, why worry about it?

Because at the end of it all things will turn out only how God allows them to, and at his perfect time.

God is working behind the scenes making sure that at the end of it all he will use the set back to work in our life in a way that will bring glory and honor to him.

So why not trust him and let him handle whatever it is?

Meanwhile, in this moment we have to remind ourselves of the opened Doors in our life, we have to remind our selves of the tasks that God has entrusted us with, we have to look where we are in our journey,

because we are there for a reason and God has given us enough grace to handle anything related to where we are in our journey.

Why do we need to remind ourselves of this? It’s just so that we can honor God through where we are, and through whatever he has entrusted us with. No matter how little it may seem at the moment.

So instead of us focusing so much on what we can’t control, let’s focus and do our best in what we can. So that when this time is gone, we won’t have to look back and wish we could have done more.

That is when we look back we will have no regrets instead we will look back with a huge smile and satisfied spirit.

This means serving him with our all and making sure all glory goes to him.

Whatever it is, maybe it’s the people around us, how we treat them, or our school work, or Parenthood or maybe we are leaders, how are we leading so that God will get the glory through that?

So, whatever challange we are facing, no challange is too big for God, trust him and be patient

Let’s appreciate where we are in our journey by giving our best.

Serve God by extending his love and kindness for us to others as well ,by serving them too and treating them right just as we are called to.

And our God full of Mercy will fill us with his peace as we await for things to resolve and workout.

Goodbye

God bless you

Give God back his place

When you try to fix things by your self and figure things out on your own, it means that you don’t trust God enough to lead and guide you.

The bad news is that, when we take God’s place, and try to fix things on our own, it becomes emotionally draining, it rob’s us of our joy, it blinds us from seeing how truly blessed we are, especially in moments when things are not going the way we want them to go.

when we give our mess, brokenness, lack, need and etc to God and totally surrender to him, we acknowledge that we trust his will and his plans for our lives, and we admit that without him we can’t do anything.

The best part is that when we surrender all our pieces to him, he in return gives us peace and joy as we await for his timing, and at the end of it all, things are bound to turn out for our own good.

Are you feeling tired? Are u feeling like things are not going the way you want them to go? It’s time to stop fixing things and give it to God.

He’s faithful

He will make sure everything works out for your good, and he will align you with his will and place you exactly where he wants you to be.

😍😍

Wait on the Lord

Now that you have gotten the courage to start, I pray that you keep your hope alive and fix your eyes on God.  So that he may help you through the process to the end of it all.

Because most of the time the process is always tough and ugly. You may encounter forces that may make you want to quit, make u want you to give up and go back to your comfort zone.

But those that wait upon the Lord, he shall renew their strength.

Keep pushing

Keep trusting

Keep believing in yourself and your capabilities.

You’ve got this

I love you, so does God!

Lessons from Nehemiah

I was supposed to finish reading the book of Nehemiah on 10th this month. But I ran behind schedule due to alot of things that came up that I’m currently working on.

The good news is that I didn’t give up, I was able to finish what I started. And I must confess I’m really proud of myself.

I used to be the kind of woman that loved to leave things pending. Like I start something and I leave it on the way. I commit to something and I don’t see it through the end.

And I have been working on that area of my life. And I thank God for his grace, because your girl has changed alot. She makes sure she accomplishes everything she starts no matter how small it is.

These are some of the lessons I was able to learn from Nehemiah, from chapter 1 to 13.

  • Always ask God for direction through prayers before partaking any task.
  • Invest time is assessing your plans, make sure you understand it before jumping right into it or before implementation.
  • When we seek God and surrender our plans to him. God will establish it.
  • Just because God’s favour is upon your vision/ plans doesn’t mean you will not experience challenges.
  • In the midst of challenges let your focus remain in God alone as you keep working on your plans.
  • Quit listening to the discouraging voices, focus on seeking God and finding solutions in the midst of challenges.
  • Starve your distraction and focus on your vision.
  • Do everything in reverence for God. Always choose what is fair and right no matter what. And the Lord’s favour will always be with you.
  • Sometimes the enemy gets intimidated by what God is doing in your life or through you. He therefore plans ways to attack you.
  • Always stand firm and ask God for wisdom on how to handle the attacks.
  • Partnering with God will help you triumph over the threats of the enemy.
  • Just because a deal seems too good and favourable, doesn’t mean it’s from God or doesn’t mean it’s really good for you and your vision.
  • Your community of friends should be composed of people with integrity, and those that fears the Lord. Those are the ones you should put around your vision.
  • Who you choose to walk with in your vision matters.
  • The joy of the Lord should be your strength.
  • After God has helped you accomplish your plans/ goals, always remember to give a sacrifice of thanksgiving and celebrate God’s faithfulness.
  • God’s faithfulness should bring you more close to him through faith.
  • Always remember to keep the covenant you made with God.

I hope you find this useful as you apply it on your day to day life.

But I will encourage you to take time and read it by yourself. The holy Spirit may reveal some lessons to you that are not in mine.

It’s always good to read the word by yourself and not to depend on others interpretation. Because God yearns to also connect with you and speak to you through his word..

Goodbye and God bless you.

What to do in your waiting season.

Waiting season, is that season that you have made your request known to God, and you are waiting for him to answer you, direct or guide you. Whatever the case it is.

What we do with the waiting season matters alot, and determines the outcome of everything.

This is what you need to do while you are in your waiting season.

  • Be persistent in your request to God. Luke 18:1-8
  • Listen. Spend time with God through his word and listen to his directions.
  • Keep walking in obedience. Obedience is the key for us to walk in God’s ordained blessings for us. John 15:7
  • Ask God to mould you by uprooting everything in you that is not from him. Uproot every character, every old mindset, uproot every covenant that you have made with the evil one.
  • Ask God for his wisdom on how to handle the challenges that come with the blessings.

The last two points are very important, because no matter how huge the blessing is, if you walk in your blessings with old mindset and character, the blessing won’t be useful. Infact your toxic mindset/character will lead to your own downfall.

Every blessing has a challange of some kind attached to it. And if you don’t operate from God’s wisdom then you may tend to quit on what you prayed and waited for from God.

You can also listen to my podcast when you are in your waiting season do what waiters do, SERVE click the button below 👇

God bless you and supply you with the grace you need in your waiting season.

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Bye.

Psalms 100

In the book of Psalms 100, we only have 5 verses.

Shout for joy to the Lord , all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.  Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalms 100:1‭-‬5 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/psa.100.1-5.NIV

In verse 3 “know that the Lord is God. it is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pastures.

In this verse we see the provision of God for us, as his people/ children. Therefore, there is no need to worry, because he has already provided for us. Our needs are already sorted, and sometimes he gives us overflow but other times he releases what we need at the right or exact time. And he gives us just enough.

Just as it says in verse 3 we are the sheep of his pasture. Meaning he already have something for us (pasture) and as his sheep we are entitled to the pasture.

Meaning we belong to him, whatever is his, is ours too. We are his heirs.

Isn’t that so beautiful?

Verse 5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations.

What a beautiful thing to be God’s person. His goodness, his love and his faithfulness for us is something else. Something that we should cling on forever.

Therefore family, he deserves our worship, praise and thanksgiving. With shouts of joy.

All glory to God!

Reminder to believers

When God has called you for his purpose, his hand will be upon you all through the way.

And when I say his hand will be upon you; I mean his favour, protection, provision, direction and even encouragement. Will be with you.

It will be with you in form of people we know and even sometimes people we’ve never seen before. Because God uses people to reach to us, he uses people to answer our prayers.

It’s therefore very important to treat people with kindness and love.

And in the midst of God’s hand being with us, we can still face difficult moments and challenges.

So when you are faced with challenges, it doesn’t mean that God has deserted you.

His gracious hand will still be with you even in the midst of the storm.

God bless you

Playing safe

I believe we all know what it means to play safe. And most of us have found ourselves playing safe in one occasion or the other.

Playing safe in the sense that, we don’t want to choose sides and we are trying to be a little bit of both sides, or we don’t want to make a decision because we are scared of hurting someone in the process.

Been there done that, infact alot of times.

But today I’m talking about how we as believers and followers of Christ play safe, playing safe in the sense that we are neither cold nor hot.

We claim to be believers, but our actions say otherwise. We boast about Christ and declare him as Lord and savior, but in the real sense we don’t want to quit the bad behaviors and leave behind the things of this Earth.

We are still holding tight to the temporary things of the world. We claim to follow Jesus and believe in him but we don’t want to do the work and deny ourselves to be like him.

We are warned in revelation 3: 16

So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
Revelation 3:16 NIV
https://revelation.bible/revelation-3-16

We will be spit out from Jesus mouth. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be spit out by Jesus.

The good news is that there is hope. Jesus is calling us to come to a place of repentance.

He is knocking awaiting for us to open for him, that’s how much he loves us, he wants us to change our ways and accept him and walk in his righteousness.

Because when we do that he will give us the right to sit with him on his throne.

Just as he says

To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.  Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
Revelation 3:21‭-‬22 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/rev.3.21-22.NIV

We are called not to be like the church of Laodicea.

I created a video about the church of Sardis and how we relate to it as children of God. Please check it out below

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