Be Yourself: It’s So Much Easier

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:14) When the world does not understand you, they’ll put you in a box. They did the same to Jesus. It’s perfectly normal, Jesus was rejected and falsely charged.  John 10:10 – Many of them said, “He has a demon, and is insane; why listen to him?”

If you are in Christ, then expect some rejection or disapproval every now and again. Jesus’ Approval is ALL you need. 


Be yourself! It’s so much easier. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. 



They may call you weird, a Geek, Jesus Freak, Holier than though, a Nerd, Bible Thumper. And so many other names and boxes the world would attempt to put you. Consider it as a compliment. God made you for Himself, not man. Don’t let the name-calling get you down. Let Christ’s love be seen through you. You are ahead of your time. Be You!

Prayer: Grace To Forgive and Heal From Every Pain.

Dear Lord,
Please touch the heart of everyone reading this prayer. You know us by name and all our needs are before you.

Heal our hearts, let us not be deceived, but help us to walk in Your love. Lord, help us to forgive those who have hurt us, especially those we may have thought do not deserve our forgiveness.

Grant us the grace to forgive, heal and forget every pain and wrong done to us. Heal our brokenness and help us to love and trust again. May our hearts be open and tender towards others and may Your loving kindness flow through us once again in Jesus name. Amen.

Today, we receive Your love, power and grace to forgive and start afresh. Our spirit is renewed, cleansed of all unrighteousness by the power in the blood of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Today is Your day: This Is Your Time and Season

Hi Everyone, I’m praying WISDOM, STRENGTH and BOLDNESS over you for all the awesomeness God has in store for you. Go. Be Amazing!


Today is your day, this is your time and season. You will move from glory to glory,
success to success and breakthrough to breakthrough. 


God Is Not Trying To Ruin Your Street Cred

They will label you as proud and arrogant for having high standards. Never you mind, keep moving forward with your high standards. They will thank you later for showing them a better way.


Every sacrifice you make to follow God is for your own good.
God is not trying to ruin your street cred. 


Keep Walking In Love

Be watchful and vigilant for subtle ways the enemy will attempt to sow discord among friends. Don’t take the bait! Be wise, and keep walking in love.

Do not give place to the devil. Ephesians 4:27

The enemy has caused great confusion among believers, by keeping us busy attacking each other, instead of, fighting together against him. Your friends & family are not the real enemy, the devil is!

Don’t give the enemy a foothold into your life by harboring negative thoughts and feelings about others. Be quick to forgive and let go. Fight with love, hoping to win their heart rather than being right or scoring points. Keep walking in love even when unjustly provoked. 


Open hearts, open hands. Keep walking in love. 


 

Don’t Be Ashamed Of Your Brokenness.

I take life way too seriously and easily I could be my own biggest critic. Through the love of Christ I’m learning that my brokenness will be made whole when I give it to God. It’s an ongoing journey of daily renewing of my mind. I am learning to handle myself with love, kindness and gentleness. Loving myself faults and all, changes the way I see myself and love others.


You are a human being with emotions.
Don’t be ashamed of your brokenness.
Flesh and blood is susceptible to wear and tear.
Healing and self-care brings clarity and wholeness.


My brokenness is made whole when I give it to God

 

Lesson Learned: People Are People

I’ve learned that people are people on the inside. Race and ethnicity are mere camouflage and at the core we are totally the same. We hurt, laugh, cry, dream, desperately lonely, in need of love and a family to call our own. 

This much I know after living on 3 continents (Africa, Europe & North America) People are people. There are still many great people all over the world. There is good & bad in all races and only God is perfect. 

Be a force for good. Be an agent of change. We can’t expect people to change until we are willing to be transformed.

This Is Who You Are!
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1 Pet 2:9 ESV)

Lesson Learned: People Are People

Valentine’s Day: Your Heart Is Not A Guinea Pig


Your heart is not a guinea pig that anyone can experiment with.
You deserve a love that will last long past Valentine’s Day.


Don’t be in a haste for love.  You are not left behind, neither are you playing catch up. Don’t give your heart to the wrong person who will only abuse your goodness. Hold out for someone who will appreciate your worth and celebrate you. Successful relationships are developed through kneading of heart and connection of spirit. 

Your Words Portray The State Of Your Heart

Those who have low opinions of themselves often speak ill of others. You cannot draw clean water out from a polluted well. Neither can you give to others what you don’t have in you to give.

Your words portray the state of your heart. Your words reveal your emotions. Your words can either draw people or push them away.

The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. (Luke 6:45)

Don’t expect those who do not have a healthy opinion of themselves to have one of you.

Out of the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, this should not be! 
Is it possible that from one spring, sweet and bitter waters go out? James 3:10-11

PRAYER: Dear God, forgive us for speaking ill of others and having a wrong image of ourselves. Heal our heart from unforgiveness and low self-esteem. Heal our soul and fill us with Your love. From now on, help us to be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger. Amen. 

When God Has Made You The Head, You Don’t Need To Fight The Tail.

We need to constantly remind ourselves of whose we are and who we are. Sometimes we forget that we are more than conquerors and we are victorious. When God has made you the head, you don’t need to fight the tail. 

Pick your battles wisely. Some battles are not worth your time. Sometimes the wisest thing you can do is to walk away. Never engage in a battle with an unworthy opponent. You already have the advantage! Let Go & Let GOD. 


The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not
be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge
you today, to observe them carefully. (Deuteronomy 28:13)


Head Not Tail

Vent To God: Get It Off Your Chest.


God cares for you, so turn all your worries over to Him. 1 Peter 5:7


If you spend your time talking to God about everything, you’ll be less likely to vent your feelings to everyone.

Want to get something off your chest?
There is nothing pretty about venting. Lashing out is ugly. Venting is a turn off and no one is listening or taking you serious. No one vents when they are happy. Venting is a negative form of expression; it accomplish nothing, only making matter worse. Calm down and take it to God. God is the perfect person to vent to, He’s a great listener and your secrets are safe with Him. Many times we speak out of our emotions without thinking, too late – the damage is done. Venting to God rather than to everyone saves us from dealing with the fall out and embarrassment afterwards. 

Take your frustrations to God, not to the phone or social media. A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. (Proverbs 29:11)

The best part about venting to God is, you can actually hear yourself, and more than likely,  you may have a change of heart later. Problem solved: no one needs to know except for God. 

You Are Responsible For The Atmosphere You Create.

You’re a spiritual being with creative power. You are responsible for the atmosphere you create. Success thrives where peace, love and unity reign supreme.

In our ignorance we blame everyone for our predicaments. Not knowing that we have the power to create and change our atmosphere and circumstances. We are not powerless and weak; God has given us the power to create. 

February: The Month Of Love

There is no distance in love. The people we love are never far away, we carry them in our hearts. When all is said and done; you will never forget how someone made you feel. 

Everyone and everything conspiring against you are blessings in disguise. Look for the blessing in all things.

Bless those who hurt you. Bless those who take advantage of you.
Bless those who despise you. Bless those who hate you.
Bless those who bless you. Bless those who curse you.
Bless those who wish you ill.
Bless those who persecute you.
Bless those who use and abuse you.
When you bless others you are indirectly blessing yourself. 

May you be richly blessed with great friends and a loving family of your own. 

A Second Chance

Give Love & Friendship A Second Chance.
We’ve all been hurt and it’s easy to put up walls than risk getting hurt again. Give love and friendship a second chance. I’m not saying it would be easy. I’m not suggesting you jump back where you left off: Take baby steps, and gradually start trusting again. Be open to the idea and extend an olive branch to others.

You are a human being with emotions. Don’t be ashamed of your brokenness. Flesh and blood is susceptible to wear and tear. Healing and self-care brings clarity and wholeness.

Second chance

Just Showing Up Is Not Enough


Just showing up is not enough. Be all there and reliable.


Just showing up is the norm. Just showing up is the least anyone would expect from us. Everyday people are showing up just because.

On the job:People are showing up for jobs they don’t like. In marriages; many couples are in loveless marriages and are emotionally unavailable.

At home: While parents may be present they are no involved in their children’s life. 

In Churches: Yes we show up but are we plugged in? Are you serving and growing in your spiritual gifts? These are just few of the reasons why I believe that just showing up is not enough!

And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17, NLT. 

If you want to live a more meaningful life, not just existing and getting by. You have to do more than showing up – BE ALL THERE AND RELIABLE. Anyone can show up but when you are all there, ALL IN and reliable – You stand out! People take notice, you add value to everything you touch, our families and communities will thrive and flourish. When we are engaged, God is able to use us to meet the needs of those around us. 

Show up. Be engaged. Give your best.

Showing up

One of my goals this year is committing to less so that I can give my best. Doing less but giving more of my time to my loves, passion and honoring my commitments. 

Everything is permitted, but everything isn’t beneficial. Everything is permitted, but everything doesn’t build others up. 1 Corinthians 10:23, CEB.

Seeking God about everything helps. Really everything? Yeah! One thing that became glaringly obvious to me last year is: I am not as smart as I think I am. Duh! I am not capable of running my life smoothly. I need God in every area of my life, especially when I think “I got this!” Child, please! 

For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. Galatians 6:3, NASB.

Prayer: Dear God,  Help us to find our rightful place in Your body and our community. Help us to honor our commitments. May we become known as a people of honor, love and devotion. 

Lesson Learned: Rejections, Trials and Delays

I’ve learned that rejections, trials and delays are not entirely bad or from the devil. They help us to pause, evaluate, see the bigger picture and stay focused on God.

QOTD: Try Something New

If what you did last year didn’t get you the result you hoped for, maybe its time to try something new.

“No one puts new wine into old wineskins: otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins: but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins” (Mark. 2:22).

New Year + Old habits = Repeating the past.


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Prayer For The New Year


For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)


My prayer for you this new year is that you will move away from every form of religion onto a relationship with God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. That you may take your rightful place as an heir to the kingdom to rule and reign as an ambassador for Jesus Christ. Then you can fulfill your kingdom purpose and be mightily used by God and through you many lives will be saved for Christ sake. Lacking in nothing but full of wisdom, power, authority and love from above. May Christ be revealed in and through you and may you showcase the excellency of our God. Amen.

The same God who saw you through last year will see you through the new year. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He is for you and not against you. He will never abandon or forsake you. His love and promises are for eternity. He does not change His mind, neither sleep or slumber. He’s a faithful Father and friend. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Happy New Year dear friends, brothers and sisters in Christ. Here we are again at the dawn of a brand new year. May your heart be tender and your hope be strong in the Lord. Knowing that He who has  called you is faithful. Thank you for all your well wishes, prayers and encouragements. May your grow from strength to strength and glory to glory in Jesus’ name. Amen!

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