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! 🙂

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! 😮

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. 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. 🙂

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?

bb59688b1099f36bc2e9a8e186e12e34 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. 🙂

STILL GETTING THERE 

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. ☺☺

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. ☺☺☺☺

From my heart to yours! 😘

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 😀

Do you know what Proverbs 17:17 says? 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 🙂

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… 😀 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! 🙂

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! 😀

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. 😦

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! 🙂

 

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- He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.

Genesis 21:6- And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.”

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! 🙂