Overwhelming times come

Yes,

There will come times when you feel you have missed it.

So many things will seem to be happening around you and you are left behind or simply dragging in slow mo-  achieving things supposedly late in life, things which others had long ‘been there, done that’

 

Overwhelm

 

So many times you will be reminded of your errors and failings, tempted to keep looking back and wondering… ‘what if?’

These periods in your life can even be dauntingly long periods that seem like a never ending story.

You will probably feel helpless, even try several times to ‘help yourself, help God do what He has promised you’

I know I have found myself in these situations several times.

You will probably even get suggestions from the enemy that, ‘God has given up on you because you missed it! it’s too late, take what you can now and get on’

But no…

Don’t fall for that lie.

God never gives up on His own.

God reminds us in His word through Isaiah 40: 28- 29, and He says;

“Have you not known?

Have you not heard?

The everlasting God, the Lord, The creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary.

His understanding is unsearchable.

He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.”

You see, I have come to realize that as long as you remain faithful to the almighty God and faithful to knowing Him and drawing close to Him, you are assured of your happy ending and it will be glorious.

The enemy, satan, is afraid of us, as long as we are holding on to God’s words, the enemy knows he has no hold on us, so he tries to discredit God’s word in our lives, he tries his best to hoodwink us so we simply give in, out of exhaustion.

he shoot all his arrows of past, fear, discouragement, name it. blinding you from the real progress towards your goal which God has brought your way and denying you of the blessing and pleasure of enjoying those precious moments of victory, though they are made to appear minimal.

All just to make us throw in the towel.

But praise God, He is the one holding onto us, He won’t let go. He knows our limits and how little our human strength is.

a simple pray of ‘God, help me’ from a sincere heart cry of a child to his God, reaches out to His fatherly heart.

I’m here as a testimony to tell you that you are not alone, all those stuff you are feeling that’s overwhelming you, they are all lies.

Get up, stir up the spirit of God in you, and fight that good fight of faith!

You’re almost there!

 

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Brave

Bravery sets in, instant, no second thoughts,
What must be done has to be done.
Selfless, undeniably compassionate, not necessarily impressive on the outward but
Resilient on the inside, undeniably so
Tentative? Yes, yet would not give in
Hopeful? Certainly so, though most times referred to as a hopeless dreamer
But bravely would have it no other way,
What must be done, has to be done.
Are you amongst the brave?

Unbelievable!

No, really!
Really?
I find it hard to believe,
Is it really true?
Come on now, don’t kid me!
Oh wow, it is true!!
I can see it now.
It’s beautiful, unbelievably so.
Those precious tears streaming down
From a heart of stone.
Unbelievable!

Joy

What is it?
A substance I can buy, consume and yet own, I hope?
I think it is overrated don’t you?
After all I am happy, for now, I suppose.
What is Joy then?
Some say it is eternal
Abstract I would say, but why do you say it is not same as happiness
Truth is, happiness fades
Joy stays.

Let Dry bones rise again

I am here to encourage you today, the last day in 2017. As we will be ushered in a few minutes into 2018.

I am here to say to you; Let all your buried visions arise again and live!

This is what you must pursue, this is what you must focus on in the coming year.

Let it come alive, because all that you need to have it bloom and blossom is in your hands.germ-2871773_1920

For He hath given us all that pertains to life and Godliness, By simply knowing HIM…  (2 Peter 1:3) that is, all you need, to make it happen is in you, you have been prepared for it by all that you have been allowed to experience, be it good or bad, however it may be termed. You have what it takes. All that you have experienced or are experiencing has only been a preparation for what is to come, and you are the Key to making it come alive, You alone can activate that vision, hope or dream.

You go back to where it seems you have failed and do it again, only this time, You will succeed in it, because you are wiser, you are more skilled, and ultimately, you have the Living God on your side.

As you enter into and fly through 2018, here’s the word of the Lord for you;

Ezekiel 37: 3- 6;

“He said to me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’

I answered, ‘Lord God, you know.’

Again He said to me, ‘Prophesy over these bones, and tell them, ‘You dry bones, hear the Lord’s word. The Lord GOD says to these bones: “Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and you will live. I will lay sinews on you, and bring up flesh on you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you will live. Then you will know that I am the Lord””

Happy New year!

WAITING OR STOPPING?

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I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling . – Philippians 3:14 NLT

So one way or the other, you are presently single.

By definition of the world, meaning you do not have a soul mate, a spouse, not married, alone, the definitive words go on and on.

It has generally also been coined as a “waiting” on the Lord to bring to you or bring you to your better half.

Waiting on the Lord in bringing you into His perfect will is the best position to take while you are single.

But are you waiting at a stand still?

Most people are not waiting, but actually stopping or have totally stopped.

Singles have stopped enjoying a good laugh, company, business idea ventures, education in improving skills and intellect, totally stopped trying!

Do not do that to yourself. While you are waiting, keep moving and improving. Do not stop.

If you miss it at a point, brush it off, learn from it and try again, but try this time by ‘waiting’ to hear God guide you, then go for it.

This is what waiting means. it means waiting to hear what He has to say about what you are thinking to do.

“Trust in the Lord with all your hear and lean not on your own understanding. In all your your ways acknowledge Him (that is, ask Him an wait on His guidance, before you decide what to do.) and He shall direct your path. Do not be wise in your own eyes ” – Proverbs 3: 5-7 NKJV

Being single does not mean you should put a full stop to your life.

So go ahead and live while you wait on Him, do not stop living.

Cause, in Christ being “single” doesn’t mean you are alone. He is right there beside you.

No more shackles

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John 8 : 36; “If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”

I just want to declare to you all this new year, that you are free!

For the Lord Jesus Christ has made you free.

So go on in this new year, without fear, go on without depression, go on without doubt,

Go on without shame, Go on without…

Go on, on into this new year in the spirit of Liberty, the Holy spirit.

He is with you always, abide in the Lord, and He will abide in you.

You are free indeed, in Jesus name, Amen!

 

Happy new year, 2017!!!

 

The hard part of believing

Yes, that means there also exist an easy part, and most of us take the easy way out, most people turn towards the path of despair(doubting, fear) rather than the path of hope( faith, believing). unfortunately this easy way out robs us of our victory and inheritance. Its just like handing over the mantle of authority of our lives over to the devil all over again.

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Mark 11: 23 – 24.

23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Christ meant and still means every single word of this promise, meant for His born again children.

Just as He means every single word of His promises in the bible which is His will, if only we would take time out daily to feed on it, sit to study, dig and discover the treasures in His will, The Bible.

He is not a liar, the devil is the liar and the father of all lies.

Have you ever considered that it is so much easier to believe a lie than it is to believe the truth?

In fact, you make little or no effort mentally to believe the lie than you do when you try to believe the truth, what the word says concerning your situation mentally.

But that’s where we are missing it.

If you ‘try’ to believe the truth ‘with your mind'(reasoning), you will wear yourself out, cause if your believing is based on a sensory organ, then your believing will soon fizzle out by means of the same sensory organ.

Remember what the word of God says in 2 Corinthians 5: 7; “We walk by faith and not by sight” Then that means we should walk by believing the word of God and not by sight (our senses)

Take God at His word. And stand your ground! For He stands with you.

You see, we are always afraid to trust, due to fear of being mocked or fear of loosing or looking stupid, typically, the fear of people. this stops us from believing God.

2 Timothy 1: 7;  “But God has not given us the spirit to fear, but of love power and a sound mind.”

Proverbs 29: 25; “The fear of man brings a snare but whosoever puts his trust in God shall be safe.”

So how do you overcome fear and how do you believe God’s word?

Fear works hand in hand with doubt, and it all works on your mind.

Like 2 timothy 1 seven states it, it is actually a spirit, so you can speak to it either in agreement or disagreement.

Most times, people speak in agreement with fear and doubt when they are actually supposed to speak in disagreement.

All you need do is resist it. Anytime you recognize fear and doubt bringing scenarios and facts that stand against what the word of God has promised you, concerning any mater you have found His word for, simply say;  “I resist you fear in the name of Jesus. I believe God’s word concerning (fix in whatever it is you  are trusting Him for) and He shall see to it that I receive it according to His word, in Jesus name”

James 4: 7;  “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

Its not your job to figure out how it will become, your job is to feed your faith constantly with the word of God that supports your claims, until the manifestation comes. And it shall come.

You also do not have any business explaining your faith with faith extinguishers, you’ll only be undoing yourself.

Rather, I would advice you relate more with faith edifying people.

How else do you believe actively and receive?

Live a life of thanksgiving and when you pray, after you have asked Him for what you want, if you truly believe that you have received it, then rather than ask Him for it again the next time, thank Him for it instead.

Does this mean that doubt and fear would not come again on this issue?

Nah!

The devil doesn’t give up easy, its sad though that we Christians are usually the ones who do.

The devil will definitely bring more ‘ideas’ for you to doubt, fear and be weighed down, but that doesn’t mean you have lost your faith, it only proves that you are almost there, and he’s scared of you.

So all you need do is to keep resisting him in the name of Jesus, and he shall flee from you.

For, “At the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2: 10 – 11.

Believe with your heart and with the confessions of your mouth, do not let your senses determine your faith.

I pray for you today and agree with you, that when you are weak, you shall be strengthen, When you have no words to say, the Holy Spirit will help you to pray by giving you utterance, may your faith increase and may you stand your ground until you have your victory, in Jesus Christ name.

In the name of Jesus, let every chain and weight over your spirit, soul and body be broken.

Amen.

“That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” 1 Corinthians 2: 5.

Don’t give up on yourself, that’s just what the devil wants you to do!

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It’s tough sometimes to do the right thing. knowing also that ‘the right thing’ is subjective. But the only constant I have know is the word of God, and the only way to do the right thing is by going by and doing what it says.

“For the word of the Lord is right; and all His works are done in truth. “- Psalm 33:4.

“Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him. Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” –  Proverbs 30: 5-6.

In following the truth, don’t expect it to be all rosy, don’t expect too much encouragement, because most of the time, you won’t get it.

You would even expect to get some encouragement from people you look up to, but I’m pretty sure you have had your fair share of unexpected disappointments from people you probably thought highly of.

I know I have, and it has taught me never to allow my faith hinge on another human, else I would lose it and I would miss God.

The thought of that happening makes me cringe.

The thing is, people sometimes, out of their sincere love for you may hurt your faith unintentionally, so do not take it personal nor should you judge them. Rather, use their seeming rejection and judgement of you as a positive fuel for your faith.

Ask yourself these questions;

  1. What is the foundation of your faith? is it truly the undiluted word of God?
  2. Are you still in the faith or have you backslided?
  3. Are you still walking in the precepts of the Lord?
  4. Are you still following His commands in Joshua 1:8?
  5. Can you honestly link your belief and what you are hoping for to the word of God or does it contradict it?
  6. What has God impressed in your heart and does it align with your purpose? is it consistent with what He has been telling you since you knew the Lord?
  7. Can you honestly say that the witness in your spirit is from the Holy spirit? remember the word of God says in 1 John 4: 1- “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
  8. So have you honestly allowed your convictions to be tested?

If you answers to these honest self examinations have been ‘Yes’ then you can be sure you are being led by the spirit and not the flesh.

Because sometimes we are simply honestly wrong as well, so keep checking with the word(s) you have received and what the word of God says about it. The word of God is the only true standard

If you find that you have honestly missed it, never be proud to admit your wrong, and when you do admit it, learn from it and move on, because you have actually grown a step taller in faith and humility. For the Lord grants grace to the humble and resists the proud.

But if you are convinced in your spirit that you are doing the right thing in accordance to His will for you, then I urge you to fight and do not give up.

You fight not with your fist, but by holding on to your faith.

The word of God says in 1 Timothy 6: 12 that we should fight the good fight of faith.

Yes, it is a fight, to have faith, but it is a good one! because if you are not fighting the good fight, you are fighting the bad fight, and that is the fight against good.

You are either fighting with good or fighting against good, and this is evil.

Believe it or not, we are at war, each one of us has to choose whether to fight the good fight or lose. There is no middle ground.

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In this world ye shall have many tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” – John 16: 33

Our Lord Jesus Christ did not say this to scare us, but He was only telling us the reality of the fall of Adam and the consequences of what his action has caused this world.

He stated this fact to actually open our eyes to the way out, the only way we can win is if we are on His side, then our victory is sure. both here and in heaven when we leave this world.

He didn’t give you those dreams and hopes just to frustrate you, no. He gave you these good desires and aspirations for you to indeed fulfill them.

So keep holding on, you are almost there, the lord’s on your side.

My prayer for you today, is that your strength  will be renewed in the inner man every day, more grace be released to you for every moment as you keep on fighting the good fight of faith. I pray that in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you will indeed reach your goal, Amen.