I WAS NEVER ALONE

So hi guys! It has been a while right? Not too long though but I trust you’ve been holding up really great. By the way, I just don’t know what I’d call just sitting at my desk and letting something random that came to mind become something to post here for me to read. I mean, us to read. Lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, when I woke up this morning, I was some bit of sad, I was tired and sleepy and also felt like I just needed sometime to self. Clearly I just didn’t understand whatever was going on in my mind. I got to work and I being the loudest, I was the one most silent and when my colleague friends asked, I was like “I’m fine, there’s just something I’m thinking about.” Guess what, there was absolutely nothing I was thinking about! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

One of my colleagues gave us a scripture to read from Mark 11:23 and it says….

Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be taken up and cast into the sea.” and does not doubt it in his heart, but believes what he says will come to pass, it will be done to him.

You know, I couldn’t stop but now start thinking. I wasn’t then, but after this, I was! I began to have so many questions run through my mind. Like, “God, have I really believed in Your power?” “Do I believe that when I ask it You will do?” “Do I displease You for my failing faith every single day?”

Shortly after all that, I had another discussion and here are some of the things I could say and I was a bit lightened up.ย c1d866e4ca13219aae1ae73de4682627

We will realize someday, that everyone will not stick by us at all times as we’d want them to. Our friends will not keep in touch with us as often as we’d want them to. Our families will not support us as much as we’d want them to. Our Christian friends will not always provide solutions as we’d want them to. But when we stand alone and look back, we shall realize that God, had been the only man standing with us all this time we thought we had people.

I perhaps felt a bit alone through the morning. We probably have had disappointments from loved ones, from our very best friends, from people we thought were closer than close, but then at the end we realize that even we feel standing alone, we never are. It doesn’t matter whether our faith is failing, whether daily we’re flawing, whether daily we are just so much far apart from Him because of our sin. He stands with us. In fact the Bible tells us that, “He sticks closer than a brother”

I was “alone” since last evening but today “we are together” Me and my Jesus. Well that really reminded me of some lyrics from the song “we are together” by Mark Harris, and I don’t mind if I truly used some of it for my love. my King and my Master Jesus.

Oh, oh, oh, ooooohhh….. when we’re together. Oh, oh, oh, ooooohhhh, feels like forever; Worries seem to fade away, they become like distant memories. When we’re together!

Master Jesus, touch the hearts of Your children this day. Touch them so they’ll always feel You close when they’re lonely because You have promised and You are fulfilling. Never will You abandon us. Never will You leave us orphans and You are the friend that sticks closer than a brother. Thank You Sweet Jesus! Amen!

 

From my heart to yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

DO IT ANYWAY

986f624f09580a2ca0052286598d6fc8Good afternoon this day.. Hehe! I trust you all my good people have been keeping really well the last few days. When I wrote my last post, it was during my birthday and I was truly excited about it. So today, the excitement is still there with a little fear of having grown older, lol! How time flies. You know I’d actually waited for this day so long and now it is almost getting forgotten. Life’s truly funny. Anyway and honestly, it was super and very special!

There’s a situation I have gotten to find myself in this week. I don’t know what lesson I was supposed to gather from it but still, I learnt something. There’s this flyover at Ngara that I get to use every morning. On the stairs on both sides, there’s usually people there waiting to be helped. You can of course tell they’re in dire need of help and it is not their fault that they are.

There’s 2 of them that sit at specific places. So on 2 days I have gotten to have this kind of thought in my head, since I always get to approach the one seated at the lower part of the stairs first… “I helped this one yesterday, let me get to reach out to the one up there today.” But there comes a certain kind of heaviness with that thought. I wonder why. God, I’m just trying to act fair here. You see?

bb59688b1099f36bc2e9a8e186e12e34ย But then immediately after something told me, there’s people going up the stairs, and there’s others going down the stairs. So those going down the stairs are helping the one at the top, while those going down the stairs are helping the one at the bottom.

Anyways, let me stop getting so theoretical and get straight to my lesson of the day. Do not be afraid of how much help you can give to a person in need. It could be the only help that would sustain them for that particular day.

Two, do not help in that state of worry of all others looking up to you for the same kind of help. As you’ve seen with the up down kind of theory, the Lord has them all taken care of. It doesn’t have to be you, or the other person, we all are just vessels in use and do the much we are able to do by His help.

Do not hold back. Do not fold your hands. Do not be driven by the worry that you didn’t do much. The little or much you do would be the enough for that particular day. Let God use you. When we help those in need, we lend to God. Imagine! Lending to God who owns all! Serious right?

Jesus Master, open our hearts of love to reach out with confidence in You to all in need. Not out of selfishness but selflessness and with a great love for who You are to us. Help us see the needy through Your eyes of compassion and love. Amen!

From my heart to yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

STILL GETTING THEREย 

HEY, good people! I trust you have been really great. I trust you have been keeping well. I’ve been thinking about how we could become God’s very beautiful women. 

While I was getting to think about it, I remembered words by Jason Gray that “It is from the deepest wounds that beauty gets to bloom” this clearly tells us that it is not an automatic thing. 

Sometimes as a woman, I will tend to cling so much on past mistakes I have made, wrong choices I made and in my fragility, use it as an excuse for doing miserably in life. Well that should never be the case. In fact we should know that we are broken,  then He builds you up and finally, He moulds us. He is the Potter and we are the clay. 

I just wrote this little piece of article today because I realize how often a beautiful woman will forget her worth and value, yet she’s a masterpiece of God’s own hand and none other’s. 

So if you are the woman out there who’s struggling with this kind of emotion, trust me the Lord brings something up from ashes and not the vice versa. 

From my heart to yours. โ˜บโ˜บ

OLDER AND WISER

Hey great people, it has been a while, right? Well, it has been for me a week of powerful silence that was accompanied by blessings that came in thunder sound. Just kidding, but it was powerful still. 

As I’m writing this tonight, it’s about less than 2 hours to my birthday. Can you imagine? Anyone would wish to ask, with the age you’re now turning to, have you made any achievements worth keeping the memory? To be honest, I don’t know. But I can remember the little achievements I made by the grace of God. 

I have lived my past year the much I could. I may not have put much oomph to it so it came out a little more sweeter, but I really did try. It has been a good bad good 24th year for me. 

My post today is to give thanks to my Master for one great thing He has done for me, which is increase my faith in Him. When He did this, I realized great potential in me I didn’t think of. Both in the emotional and spiritual aspect. I realize it has come with a desire to serve and be humble, regardless of the situation I’m put into, whatever the circumstances be. 

Tonight, I just need to sing an Alleluia song (Thank my Master) for this much He has done. It feels powerful enough to just thank Him for an extra minute, an extra hour, an extra day, I imagine what it feels like for you to tell Him, “Master, here’s to another year. Lots of gratitude from my heart, with love and light, all with which You give” 

So it’s a brief post as I say to myself, “Happy Birthday Lucy, and to many more days of laughter, cheer and wisdom by the help of my Lord” 

Older and wider. โ˜บโ˜บโ˜บโ˜บ

From my heart to yours! ๐Ÿ˜˜

THE FRIEND I MADE

6db96afc5ff1abf3c2a7b4e32f817f1aSoooooo…. Hi guys once again! It is a very beautiful day, the last day of a short week it has been. We’re grateful, right? Today I’ll tell you a story. A very beautiful story of my life. Often the thought of me telling you about it has crossed my mind, but then i think it wasn’t the right time for it yet. Hehe ๐Ÿ˜€

Do you know what Proverbs 17:17 says?ย A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.

When I was growing up, I was the kind of girl who enjoyed her own company. This actually continued for a very long time until, I was almost 24 years old. Often we think to ourselves, that we are better off without friends. That we know ourselves better thank anyone else (except God of course), and thus we’d need no one to help us correct our mistakes and the like. I was wrong. We need friends, we need best friends, most importantly, we need soul friends! I found mine ๐Ÿ™‚

ppI found my soul friend. One who’s simply chosen to persevere “23 years” taken my crappy mood at times for no reason, disagreed often to agree with me, let me know outright that it was wrong to throw trash in the street and made me collect it… ๐Ÿ˜€ Almost anything a soul friend would do. By the way, we only discovered this name recently.

Anywho, let us not think that friends are not important. Life is beautiful and our soul friends are this beauty. They become family, they become brothers or sisters, some of which we are not fortunate to have. I’m proud of my soul friend, I’m proud of how obnoxious we become without caring, I’m proud of our “23 years”, I’m proud because in God’s flower garden, I believe we are part of the beautiful flowers in it.

It’s beautiful when it gets to a point that you begin to have similar traits especially, and most especially when it just comes by itself!

Whoever you are, know that friends are important and they make life beautiful. I’m proud I got my soul friend and I thank God I can be just me!

From my heart to yours! ๐Ÿ™‚

WHEN I WAS YOUNGER

Good morning guys. Yet again it is a very beautiful day that we truly get to thank the good Lord Jesus for! ๐Ÿ˜€

6cbde49e7705c6eea5248853ecb3509aWe all remember that statement we’d often make while we were probably slightly younger than we are now. I remember for me, I even had all my exercise books with that title of what I wanted to become when I grew up. I wanted so badly to become a NEWS ANCHOR. In fact, I had already taken note of “Peninah Karibe” who used to be an anchor on NTV. and this was during those days I was still in primary school.

So after completing school, I was up looking for universities that had that to offer so that someday I’d also find myself anchoring news on TV. I just admired how these people did their job, how eloquent they were, pretty and handsome and more importantly, the confidence and being very outspoken. Well sadly for me, I was then very shy and antisocial. Quite contrary to that which I wanted to become almost all my life. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

12ba18753279d296eae179d0b41f7516At some point though, since I didn’t get to become the anchor, I felt a shattering of my dreams. Like a calabash well molded and just crashed and not able to be put together again. Things have seemed to change with time however. In my meeting different people, handling various kinds of jobs, I found my passion. Well it is not in line with what I badly wanted then, but it is slightly, I mean slightly almost there. There’s the big margin of difference though. I settled for CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE.

For the last 3 years I have been able to do this, I have developed a great love for it. I’ve developed a great attitude from being antisocial and learnt how to live with people. It’s good to know this by the way, there’s no way you’ll get through this kind of life we live today, without people. No man’s an Island.

So why did I say all this? Sometimes, we may want to become tings because we simply admired and it really gets to us. I’m not saying it is a bad thing. However, it sometimes tends to make us not see the strength in us that could make us better persons that what we really admire. This is because this is in us and has got great power.

Admiring would help us get to borrow one or two things that those whom we admire do. But if we worked on that inner strength and ability in us, it helps us make other people better and powerful. We impart. We may sometimes never get to be where we want to be because we didn’t walk the path that had been set for us by God. Instead we chose the one that really didn’t belong to us and thus yielded little or no results at all.

Be young and discover the powerful thing in you. You never know how much light you’ll bring into the world in knowing you brought out a hidden power in you. You don’t know just how much it pleases the Lord knowing you made full use of your gift. The little something in you that blossoms into something very big. Let us therefore admire and aspire, but not forget we are great people from the inside!

I love you guys. From my heart to yours! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

LIFE IS FUNNY

317957bdaa489d22234fd5622f8e1f2cHey guys! Good afternoon.. I know many of us would choose to disagree completely with my subject today. I’d also been in the same position. Like nooooo… Life’s not funny. To be quite true and exact, it’s unfair, it is hard, it is difficult, it is all the difficult things you’d think of to describe it. But I’m choosing today to look at it from Mother Angelica’s (May she Rest In Peace) perspective. Life, IS FUNNY!

You know when we read the Bible, we will understand truly that the Lord has created us to be joyful. To laugh! For example the Bible says in several scriptures:

Psalm 30:5- Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Job 8:21-ย He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.

Genesis 21:6-ย And Sarah said, โ€œGod has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.โ€

I like the last scripture especially. Even our good Lord knows that life is funny and we should laugh through it. Sarah was old. She was past her menopause. She doubted highly that she would be able to give birth to a child at her age, but instead of getting surprised at the matter, SHE LAUGHED! Well God knew it sounded queer, He knew she’d laugh but He always intends for joy and not the opposite. So even if Sarah laughed, still the Lord brought His promise to fulfillment.

We are of course asked to laugh with moderation. We just can’t laugh anywhere and anyhow. That’d translate to something else. But its positive. Imagine of situations that have weighed you down. Loss of jobs, a broken relationship, missed opportunities, rejection, and so much more. All of these are serious but in the end when we have overcome, we laugh over them in remembering just how we were while in them. We laugh not because they were less serious to think about, but because overcoming them and being filled with joy is what comes after.

You know when we also pray to God for something and He gives us something totally different, we should appreciate and laugh because, He gives us what does us so much good. Everything shall pass and at the end our portion becomes joy.

It is never too serious. It is harder that way but better and easier when we laugh over it. Well I guess we now all agree with my late friend, Mother Angelica. LIFE IS FUNNY!

From my heart to yours! ๐Ÿ™‚

THAT DAY :-(

Hi guys! I trust you’re well and keeping it better if not best. Keep keeping on! Forward is forward. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m not at my best today. It is actually one of those days, or should I call it “That day?” I woke up feeling very tired. I did everything at a very slow pace and didn’t seem to anticipate anything good for the day. It was actually very strange because I didn’t know what exactly it is I needed. To be honest, there was a battle I was fighting and I didn’t know with whom or what I was fighting.

I felt alone, I felt depressed and however much anyone tried to reach out, my response was “I don’t know. I however tried to make as many conversations as I would just to distract myself from the pain in my throat, the tears I could feel in my eyes and the sudden drowsiness. However, there’s never an escape to such a feeling for me. This reminds me of some lyrics by Britt Nicole.

When my friends and my family have left me. And i feel so ashamed and so cold, remind me that you take the broken things and turn them into beautiful.:-)

So I’ll stop searching for the answers, I’ll stop praying for an escape. And I’ll trust You God with where I am and believe that YOU WILL HAVE YOUR WAY.

There’s something I would and have wanted to find answers to and I don’t think I have. Either I have and didn’t want to believe it was it, or I’m still fighting and struggling to find the answer. Earlier today I had quite a number of questions in my heart and in my mind.

  • Lord, I’m I living that very purpose you have called me to live? I’m I far from the design?
  • Lord, what is Your will for my life? I’m I far from it? Have I made the right choices?
  • Lord, I’m I running away from You? Does it seem like a fight? Why do I feel so alone today?

It’s a lot today. It’s like a mist and fog in my mind and heart. I’m at an alone place. I don’t know if God is there. I choose to believe He is as He can see just how much I’m struggling with it. No words to converse with my Creator. ย I don’t understand why I’m doing so badly in my relationship with the King of Kings. Could it be the reason I’m blind to see that beautiful picture of His plan for me?

fa1da719cdb309c5b556ff5d407aaf18ย There was just one thing I needed. Peace and a smile. I want to let it go but time and again, it keeps coming back as a reminder and I feel so wrong! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Sooo… I’m still trying to figure out what to do. I know emotions come and go, so this one too will. It is just crappy. But far from it, I was really encouraged by a scripture this morning. To understand just how close the Lord wants to get.

For your Maker is your husband
the Lord Almighty is his name
the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
He is called the God of all the earth. (Isaiah 54:5)

I’m amazed at how my Creator would liken Himself to a husband. Do you know how close a wife and husband actually are? The Lord intends to actually get closer than just how a friend would want to get. He does not have limitations unless we ourselves limit Him.ff8c720562e433183a8493b171e31d9cI’m at the moment very alone and downcast, but I cannot ignore the fact that I’m limiting my Creator’s presence in my life. I need Him every second of my life because He will always stick closer with love than a brother. ๐Ÿ™‚

One last one to lift us up from Jason’s Gray, “Nothing is Wasted”

From the ruins
From the ashes
Beauty will rise
From the wreckage
From the darkness
Glory will shine
Glory will shine

Be very blessed and lifted up in Jesus Name!

From my heart to yours ๐Ÿ™‚

 

PATIENCE AND EXTREMES

Good morning guys! I trust you’ve been great through the night and have woken up to a beautiful day full of God’s promises, love and light. I’m great and as usual, here to share something beautiful. But here’s a scripture I’d love to share (Far from today’s subject) but worth pondering.

โ€œDo not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, โ€˜Let me take the speck out of your eye,โ€™ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
Matthew 7:1-5 (Also Luke 6:41-42)

I’ll not speak much about it for I believe we have heard, we have read it as often times and know its meaning. Soo… Have you found yourself in some kind of infatuation, taken extreme measures about an issue and regretted or appreciated it later?

Pendo had known this guy for more than 5 years. They never kept in touch but it had already stuck in her mind that because once in a while they’d talk and it had been forever they had known each other (Friendship didn’t have a foundation), then they were meant to be anyway. It was so clear.

However for this guy, he never knew whatever it s he wanted to settle for. He never sounded sure. He was never ready. It’s dangerous my friend. Dealing with such a person isn’t easy. As time went by, Pendo’s patience ran out and she decided to take matters into her own hands. She took an extreme measure. It’s funny she regretted and delighted and regretted it at the same time.

Pendo decided to confront the guy. A whole day and at the end of it, there was no verbal and precise feedback. A whole day and it was as if both were still trying o solve a puzzle that’d never just be! Aaaargh! Pendo was fed up and just couldn’t take it anymore. The clear picture of them together in her mind was no longer there. Instead, there was just a total disconnection that was so real!

“What’s happening?” She thought to herself. The imagination could have been a great sign of impatience or of pressure because of all that was happening around her that she wished was happening to her too. She forgot the important aspect of time and why it is so important to sometimes just let things be.

6e9f679cc49dd9bcfd5414aa1aba30d2Patience is beautiful, believing in things happening at the right time is beautiful. There’s no need to take extreme measures to find answers. It only makes the situation worse, regardless of the answers we get. The Lord asks of us to believe that at the right time, things are made beautiful. In His time.

047cfa9225571226912e97f8f67503c9I now believe this more than ever, in my heart and in my soul, and with every ounce of my being that the Lord means it when He says wait. That job, that career growth, that promotion, that life partner, that business, that conversion, that car you want to buy, that plot of land, that mansion you want to build won’t require your extreme measures but an exerted patience. If it is meant to be darling, then it’ll be.

Father Lord, may Your children know nothing today but trust and patience in You only.

From my heart to yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

BE UNIQUELY YOU

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“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)

Heeeey guys! Good morning. Happy blessed new Month! It is October and I’ve got this feeling it’ll be great. Do you? Well, I hope so. Today I want us to talk about how uniquely wonderful you, we are, but so many times fail to see it.

When the Lord made everyone of us, He was sure to design us differently so that wherever we’d be and go, we’d impart. He assigned each of us a task. An assignment that we live to do every single day of our lives, until that time when we join Him in our heavenly home.

However, this is where we miss it, we are up, out and about copying other people’s assignments, before we have even started on our very own. We are busy working hard to make ourselves better with what isn’t even ours.

Imagine if we all had the same abilities, shared the same gifts, had a similar purpose to live, I honestly think it’d be boring. There wouldn’t be any beauty in it. That’s why by all means darling you’ve got to realize that you’re a UNIQUE being in all aspects. Before the Lord put you in this earth, He already had a purpose that He wants you to live.

Not too long ago, I came across 2 girls somewhere. Each of them was trying to make a better version of themselves. However, they decided to work on one thing, doing everything just similar. Neither of them brought in a different idea or suggested on how much more effective it would be so that their project would blossom.

In a very short time, they stopped getting along simply because, they felt that it had developed into an intense competition. One of them did so well at it, while the other did exactly what the other was doing, but so poorly. So basically, it was the effort of one that brought about the great success of the project. How about each one had decided to do what they were best at? Then it’d have been a combined effort!

So once again I’ll remind you that before you were formed in your mother’s womb, the Lord knew you and He knew exactly what He was setting you up for. Not anyone else’s assignment but yours and yours alone because you’re unique and wonderful!

86bdd4fe95a0fe576372c65acf5acbccYour task may seem a bit difficult and unachievable, but the Lord understands what will become of you after you’ve weathered the challenges in it, for He wants just that. Brace yourself for the storm, so we will celebrate your unique success in summer, it can’t get any better if You believe in God who believes in you and made you just the way you are, unique in the most perfect way!

From my heart to yours. ๐Ÿ™‚