I hear too many variations of what God wants. I am confused on which to follow. What can I do?

I made a decision to read a book this year. Actually, I am not a fan of reading too many books to get wisdom or listening to too many preachers or teachers. I just didn’t know why I didn’t fancy it but everyone around me seem to think different. They all gush about how you should listen and read books and so on for growth. I am not disputing this fact here!

So, I told a friend to send me a PDF of a Christian book so I can read and grow. Actually no man is an island and you can learn something from these things. I agreed and started reading. I followed the instructions of the book to have a partner. I got a partner and we got started.

I started listening to different preachers preach and I was blessed. But after a while I grew weary. I felt weak. The things I heard the preachers say were true and soul piercing.

But I needed my own conviction. Before this, there have been promptings from a voice inside me saying I should leave the book and focus on the word of God “The Bible” I found this a bit disturbing. I believed it was my mind so I waved it off. This doesn’t mean I don’t read my Bible. Each time I hear or listen to this messages or books, I start feeling like I have not been doing well enough but the voice will come again “focus on God’s word. It has all the truth and revelations, convictions and even directions. His word is enough to guide you. Read the word. Let the word be your everything and you will know the truth“.

I believe I am not alone in this. The Lord wants us to make out time and study His word. Giving time to read books for guidance guidance and all doesn’t mean that they are wrong but He just wants us to be dedicated to His word 100%. The importance of studying His word is more important than anything. You can listen to the any preaching but make the word a priority so that you can discern.

When you begin studying this word, you’ll be opened up to a new dimension of growth and revelation. Studying God’s word gives wisdom, insight, power. It shouldn’t be to be able to quote or argue but make it that the Bible is the only guide to your life. It is how many Bible verses do you live not how many can you quote (just bear in mind) .You’ll find life when you find His word. The study of the word should Christians focus.

But I must not forget to tell you to ask the Spirit of Truth to give you wisdom, understanding and knowledge as you study the word. Tell Him to teach you on how to engage in God’s word in everything. Wrong application can yield nothing. Wisdom is very essential in this kingdom pursuit and growth.

The importance of studying this word cannot be replaced. It should be paramount and must come first.

  • Remember I said that those books and preachings aren’t evil but God wants us to turn to His word more and make it paramount over those things. They preachings and writings contain truth but God wants you to spend time in His word rather than searching for who has a message from God and so on.
  • Maybe in your leisure moments, you can listen to them. Actually, there is time for everything but the word of God must not be forsaken and replaced with preachings.
  • Make out your own time to study His word and know the truth and the truth shall set you free.
  • Search the Bible. Turn pages. Look for answers. Search for truths. Search for God’s heart in it. You’ll find it.

I must warn you that the more you listen to too many variations, you’ll be confused on which is true but if you study God’s word, you’ll know what is true or false as there are too many teachings and doctrines and visions and messages.

The word of God has all the truth and instructions it takes, all it requires from you us is time (everyone). When you study this word, there is a presence and peace in your heart (if you haven’t experienced it, give it time you’ll know this magic). The word of God is magic to our peace and soul . His word is light and brings clarity. It can’t be replaced.

As much as you want to learn, when you put your ears too much out there, it can lead you wrongly. Love everyone but don’t listen to everyone or else it agrees with God’s word and how can you know this word? By making it part of you. Study it because it is the only guidance to your life.

  • These are perilous times. Watch and pray lest you fall into temptation. Watch and pray. The devil is out here. He is really out here with mixture of truth and lies. You must watch and pray.
  • Be on you guard or else you’ll be misled and lack of knowledge is never an excuse before God.
  • Run and never look back.
  • Anything you find confusing or misleading, ask the Lord for directions. But you must watch and pray.
  • Make sure you are willing to obey. Hear from Him and obey it.

I still want to remind you that the days are perilous and the devil is out here with mixture of truth and lies. You must ask the Lord to help you out or else you’ll fall a victim.

God is calling a lot of people to himself but we must watch out for what we learn and pray always. Don’t be deceived!

Jesus loves you; us, let us return to the Lord and amend our ways. Stand firm against what is going on in the world. Turn your back to it and be a fool. In foolishness, you’ll gain wisdom from God. Stay persistent and hungry. So much is going on right now in the world, the days are evil. The devil doesn’t sleep. Keep watch and know how to conquer through God’s word.

By the way, I learned so much from the book and the preaching but I want to be fortified in the word more than anything else. This doesn’t mean I won’t listen or read books but the spirit said until I have built myself firm enough, then I can go back to the book but the audio messages are allowed anytime I am walking to my lecture room, or cooking, or busy with something aside the Bible. The message will help my spirit stay awake and charged. For now, let the Bible be all you are reading for growth. This is the direction.

All Glory to the Father. All Glory to Him alone. Do not harden your heart from Him. Shalom❤❤ Share this message.

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Maybe you are asking God wrongly: Growth over vision

When Kingdom advancement is mentioned, what comes to mind for many is the ability to see vision and prophecy. Basically, everyone wants to see vision and prophecy. This is a good thing but then we usually neglect other aspects of which we say we are christians. If you ask me, the behaviour approach of many in this Christendom is discouraging. That’s why we often hear people say “the so called Christian”

I am not here to say that the aforementioned growth should not be considered good or important but when you look at the world in general; especially the Christendom, I believe there is so much need to grow in other areas that are lagging behind.

I agree that the Lord has his different ways of dealing with people but these things can’t be neglected. Even if He gives you the power of revelation and prophecy immediately, you still need to grow in other important areas which Jesus himself didn’t neglect or you’ll be an anointed one without character or Will.

The things I will mention here are usually not considered to be part of spiritual growth at times but mere attributes. Some people think that it is impossible to have these attributes because the world will step on you. People keep bragging about the need to be fierce and this and that but I want to let you know that you need these qualities and YES IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE THEM AND BE A CHRISTIAN.

  • Jesus spent years building the apostles before the arrival of power. These past week I have come to learn so much which includes the need to grow spiritually and firm in other dimensions first which includes;

  1. Character Growth: This kingdom is in dire need of anointed men with character and good attitude and approach towards people and the things of God. Do you still gossip people? Get offended here and there? Find it hard to forgive easily because you don’t want to be the loser? How well do you relate with people? How open is your heart and pure is your heart? HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE PEOPLE AS MUCH AS YOU LOVE GOD?. Truth be told we need people and we must learn to love them genuinely regardless of background. This is the greatest commandment. So I ask; how far have you gotten better with your character growth which makes you a better disciple of Christ. The best sermon you can preach is with your character.
  2. How far have you seeked the WISDOM OF GOD IN ALL THINGS. I say in all things because before you can be in this kingdom you need the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom on how to go about everything. You can’t just do things on your own. You need His wisdom IN ALL SPHERES. Your wisdom in Him should bring forth results. That is the evidence you have His WISDOM.
  3. How many scriptures do you live? It is not enough to know and quote thousand scriptures around. How many of them do you live out? Remember the Bible urged us to obey everything. Joshua 1:7. Before you see the ability to do this and that, try and live the scriptures well enough.
  4. This ought to come first but here it is. WHAT LEVEL IS YOUR FAITH. Before you can receive anything from God, your faith needs to grow. This part is very very important. Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Is your faith growing or do you still panic and complain over everything? Remember that faith is the ground on which this kingdom is built as stated by Apostle Paul. Work on your faith and let it grow constantly. Trust God deeply!
  5. Have you become strong willed in the word of God against the standard of the world or are you still moved easily by the people around you and the environment? Does the things you see or hear want to make you change your ground? Then you need to grow.
  6. How aware are you to the attacks of the enemy or are you ignorant of his vices against us through mind, flesh and lies.
  7. Have you become persistent, consistent and patient with God and your journey. How consistent are you with your spiritual obligations like praying, studying the word, fasting and gathering of the brethren.
  8. How loyal are you? How diligent and dedicated are you each day in carrying your cross daily?
  9. Have you become bold enough to stand for the truth and what you believe in without feeling religious or sounding archaic.

This kingdom of Jesus needs advancement. Sincerely I see a lot of people hungry for power to see and prophecy but they are not seeking power for character upgrade nor power in honesty, wisdom, grace, faith, etc… Let us not grow weary in doing good and enduring to the end. That is very important. The end. Remember some of the disciples were appointment for the distribution of food while others went about the gospel. This shows the important of diversity and the fact that we all can be seeking the same thing.

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Our insecurities are hinged on our personality

We feel insecure here and there. We deal with insecurity everyday of our live. Most times, we cannot handle the feeling. When we can’t handle it, we begin to wish our lives were different or our bodies or background, or exactly what we are detesting at that moment.

Because of our insecurities, we begin to resent people. We shrink ourselves and our abilities. What you know better will be taught by another because of mediocre.

I agree that sometimes we can’t help it but we must learn to appreciate what we have; who we are, where we come from. Honestly, what ever you don’t deal with, deals with you.

You see, everyone seems angry at people because they are not like them. They see those people to be better than them so time is spent criticising that person. Just for no cause, we hate them. Then we walk around with this hate and it grows into insecurity.v Nobody really deserves that no matter what. We have to come in terms of our weakness and keep it in check.

Even the prettiest or most handsome still feel insecure. They still think they are not enough. They still wish they had this or that.

They only way to kill that mindset is having the full knowledge that you are ENOUGH AND MAYBE TOO ENOUGH. You really can’t have it all. But we have Christ, therefore we have it all.

So anytime that insecurity feeling comes, you need to remind it that you were created without fault. Your background is without fault. It is easier said than done right? Of course! But we must learn to put our body under us. Subject it or rather subdue it to obey you.

Most times I feel like Iam not good enough. It has made me take stupid decisions but Iam learning to love others and not see fault in me. It is still easier said than done yeah? I repeat positive words to myself untils it subdues to me.

Tell your self everyday that you are perfect in your looks. The day you convince yourself of this, you’ll spend less time looking for ways to beautify yourself in order to get noticed.

Some days I step out without looking at the mirror because it doesn’t tell me the truth. I step out trusting my God that He has made me beautiful enough. I see people look gorgeous and all and I will simply say “such fine person”! Sometimes when I say this, I get the urge to question my looks or what I’m putting on but I will say to myself ” you are perfect. Don’t think otherwise”. By this, I earn courage.

So I want to let you know, even though it is cliché. When you wake up everyday, believe in YOU. No matter how you look, whatever is yours can’t pass you by. Just make sure you stay true to yourself and truer to your creator and people. Don’t let your disabilities be a factor to limit you. Your limitation is in your mind. Be bold! Be courageous! You don’t need to add anything or change anything just to feel attractive. You are attractive already. Get your mind off your self. Get it off your looks. It will limit you. Get your mind off all those things that pulls you down.

Stop being mentally weak. Get your weaknesses out of your head. You’ll keep saying “I like my privacy. I don’t like people trampling on my space”. I don’t like people doing this and that and you’ll loose the purpose of your life. Listen! You and I need people. Learn to accommodate. I used to say “I don’t want anyone disturbing me” until I realized that I have been wrong all along. Of course you need your space but you’ll need people to learn. Create time for yourself too but don’t become too comfortable in that lonely zone. Nothing happens there!

God created people to assist you. Being around people can help curb your insecurities as well. You’ll see yourself better. This isn’t making sense right? But one day it will.

You’ll be more insecure when you keep finding fault in people. You’ll be more insecure when you keep shutting down your walls against people. The moment you open your mind to welcome anyone, you’ll become a better person. You’ll learn that you have been foolish all along. You need people to assist you no matter the kind of people. You’ll learn to be courageous. I’m tired of people preaching self circle. I’m breaking out of it.

Stand firm in your mind. Don’t be a double minded person. Learn to fight every mental weakness. Let your thinking be firm.

Give genuine compliments to people. It improves you. It improves your mental state. If you don’t think that thing is worth it, simply say something nice or keep quiet.

Learn to smile genuinely to people. It builds one up. It makes you approachable. This reduces insecurity. Talk nicely to people. No matter the bad things they say, don’t get offended. Tell them “God bless you”. Be the foolish one and lead.

Greet people. I used to pass people without greeting because of sentiments and resentments. I realized that it killed me. Be conscious of the attitude you give to others. Let people find a worthy person in you. Let them find a worthy environment around you. Free yourself. Have pure mind towards everything.

Killing insecurity can’t be mentioned without mentioning gossip. In order to build yourself, don’t gossip people. When a matter arises about someone, you can be different. Even if the person is guilty, you can say positive things. Don’t slander or talk poorly about them behind their back. I have been learning new things to build me up. Even when you know the person is like that, be positive or let God deal with them and move on. This is 21st century, we need to up our game with people. I’m sure you know how it feels when you hear things said about you, that is exactly how another would feel. Treat people better and watch your self esteem grow. Gossip is sweet but it tastes sour when it is about you. Let it taste sour when it is about another too. Gossiping people can bring down their self esteem and set in insecurity. Preach love and spread love.

It’s cliché, but appreciate who you are and keep working. Remember that life is level by level. Don’t hurry to own anything just because you want to improve your looks. Whatever you don’t own, isn’t yours. Live according to what you own and WORK. There isn’t need to put up appearances for approvals.

As a student, currently on holiday, I planned returning to school with some things belonging to my sister without telling her but God led me to understand that whatever is not mine shouldn’t be taken. I know it’s nothing because it is my sister’s but it is something to God. All these builds you and your courage. You’ll learn to live according to your means and the spirit of satisfaction and contentment will grow.

  • All I’m saying in totality is that; in order to overcome our insecurities, it must start from us and then to others. You are perfect, just the same way another is flawless.
  • Send out genuine compliments. When you are also being complimented, send out too. It builds you up.
  • Treat people better and you’ll feel better.
  • Kill the thoughts in your head about yourself and others. It causes insecurity.
  • This “self zone” thing need to be crapped. Learn to love people and watch how you’ll be loved. What you give returns to you.
  • The moment you see people differently, you will improve in yourself.
  • Your insecurities diminishes when you associate better with people.
  • Insecurity is a thing of the mind. Change your mindset and change your path.
  • When you give in to hate and getting offended, your insecurity increases because everything you see the other person says feels like it is about you.
    Build your mind.

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  • A weak mind is a devil’s workshop. Stand strong

Why do you have to end it all?

Why would anyone consider taking his or her own life? For one thing, we live in “critical times hard to deal with” and so many young people feel the pressures of life with great intensity. Young people can be profoundly affected by;

  • The death of a relative or friend
  • Family conflict
  • Academic failure
  • The breakup of a romance
  • Mistreatment (including physical or sexual abuse)

Experts say that youths who want to give up the fight feel utterly helpless and hopeless. In other words, such youths see no light on the horizon. They don’t really want to die; they just want to end the pain. The victims of suicide are not only those who take their life but also the loved ones who are left behind.

First of all, whatever you are going through right now, someone has gone through it and survived, and someone else will go through it also, but the difference between you and the “whoever” is how you handle your struggle. If you become aware of this, you’ll see no reason to kill yourself.

Everyone gets sad and weary now and then. Even great and faithful men and women of the Bible did. In some cases, you may know why you are sad, in some cases you may not know. Life can’t be trouble free.

We are bound to go through some challenges in life. These challenges makes us stronger, and better. Don’t despise whatever you are going through or gone through. Without the cross, there won’t be salvation. You have to bear in mind that everyone out there is struggling. With this in mind, you’ll learn how to breath while you swim your oceans.

Your sorrows cannot last forever. Your struggles is just for a while. Does the sun shine for 24 hours? Of course not! Neither does darkness! Your difficulties cannot last forever. Infact, your challenges means you are about to move to the next level.

But set your mind that life challenges and struggles are endless even if you are a Christian. You just have to learn to be strong and carry your problems. Jesus said, in order to be His disciple, you must carry your cross daily. Isn’t it clear enough that life is full of daily struggles. So why take your life amidst sorrows?

Joshua 1:9 Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go”

The Lord has promised to be with us wherever we go; even in the face of struggles, even encouraging us to be strong and brave. He knows that life can be unbearable. Don’t lose your hope or courage.

If one kills himself, doesn’t that show lack of faith or trust in God? Doesn’t it mean that one doesn’t believe that God can deliver? What does the Bible say about lack of faith? “Without faith, it is impossible to please God” . This shows how important faith is on our own part. God can and will do it but He needs your cooperation. You need to show your faith amidst trials like Abraham did. Instead of burying yourself in your pain, find ways to live.

“The people in the olden days pleased God by faith” Abraham had faith so it was counted unto him as righteousness.

Ways to deal with your challenges

1: Talk about it. Job said ” I will speak in the bitterness of my soul” –Job 10:1

2: Write about it: This has been my greatest remedy in times of sorrow. I usually don’t tell much but I write so much. I put almost everything down in my journal. “Writing is my remedy for relief. It cures every pain and strengthens every thought in my head” __Lilian

David in the Bible expressed his deep sadness and happiness by writing. Writing about such feelings can help you to “safeguard practical wisdom and thinking ability”. __ proverbs 3:21

Describe how you feel when you’re sad and what you think may be at the root of your sadness. A month later, read what you wrote.

3: Pray about it: Talk to God about all your problems. The most important form of communication you can have is prayer. “let your petitions be made known to God” The Bible says that if you pray about your concerns, “the peace of God that excels all thought will guard your heart and your mental powers”. _ Philippians 4:6,7. Psalm 139:23,24

But we tend to look out for people to pity us and our situation. We think we are the worse or it all. Nobody can truly help your situation except you call out for help from God.

When it gets hot in your head, take a walk. Call on Jesus for assistance. Surround yourself with people you can talk to about anything. If you go through your contact details and can’t find a single person to talk to, delete your contacts and start all over. You don’t deserve them.

When you are sad, you need to avoid isolating yourself. Yes, you may need to be alone to process your thoughts and maybe have a good cry. But after that , you know you need to be around people to get your mind off whatever was making you sad. -Christine

  • In the meantime, do your best to cope with life’s challenges, confident that in God’s due time, depression will be a thing of the past. __Revelation 21:1-4
  • Feelings of despair are like storm clouds__ in time, they will pass. Be confident and courageous. Carry your pains and bear in mind that everyone is going through challenges also. In the end, all I learned was to be strong alone with the Holy spirit comforting me.

When is it the right time to get into a relationship?

Iam publishing this article because so many persons have been asking for my opinion concerning dating but I personally want to give an advice because a lot of young people don’t know the path to truly follow. They just want to test the waters and see.

Dating is like the biggest deal for young people. It doesn’t feel normal when you have not dated. It usually feels like something is missing or you are not complete. The temptation to be with someone becomes too desirable at adulthood. It is usually innocent at first until your emotions take over your soul, leaving you brainless. The desire and need to love and be loved cannot be overemphasized. But don’t you think you need to know when you should jump into the waters. If you jump into the waters but you can’t swim, then the waters may drown you.

At some point in one’s life, there is the desire to love and be loved. Now you want to feel more, more than just family love. This simply means you are looking for the path that can lead to an eternal companionship. It also means that you have become sensitive too. Because the minute you start developing the feeling of that need, you have become sensitive to your looks, appearances and the the need to be love and be loved.

The question here is “When is it the right time to get into a relationship?”

First of all, people go into relationships for different reasons. But I’m here to tell you why you should do it. Don’t awake the desires of dating until you see this list

  1. Find God and find your purpose before you go into anything in life and not just relationship. The moment you find God, His plans for your life will be clearer. That way, you will not be confused of what to do with your life because He got you covered.
  2. If you decide to date someone, make sure it is approved by God. Ask God for direction. Don’t just date for dating sake. Find out what is on God’s mind and follow it.
  3. Date when you have become responsible. When your parents are doing everything for you, from clothing to feeding and all, you shouldn’t date because you have not become capable and responsible enough to date.
  4. Liking or loving someone isn’t enough. Your flesh can choose for you but that doesn’t mean that the person fits your soul.
  5. Wait. This word seems impossible for a lot of people. Listen to this… those childhood love seldom leads to anywhere. So do yourself a favour if you are a teenager and wait. Wait until your souls get life direction.
  6. Dating means you are ready for marriage. Dating is not for pleasure or experiment. There are things involved in dating that you shouldn’t
  7. Just because the world doesn’t have a problem with it does not mean that it is okay. Get education and know the right path to follow first.
  8. Give yourself to God when you are young. Worship God when you are young. That is how you move mountains.

According to English dictionary, dating simply is form of romantic courtship typically between two individuals with the aim of assessing the other’s suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse”

If you ask me, this definition has said it all. Just because Iam not the best person to give my opinion on this but whatever I believe in or do, it must align with God’s will and principles clearly stated in the Bible. The Bible says that there is time for everything. The Bible made it crystal clear.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stonesa time to love, and a time to hate. He has made everything beautiful in its time”

There are a lot to consider before dating. Some date because they want to know what exactly it feels like to date; while some date to know if the person is right for eternity. But it is not our duty to find out if the person is right for us or not. But in Christ the idea dating to know who’s right for us don’t work. In Christ we know who is right for us then we date.

In truth, the right time for dating is when you become responsible. When you become responsible for yourself, your education, feeding, clothing and everything you do.

When I think about dating now, I usually feel like it’s an investment. You are investing in your time, energy, mental stress and a future so it needs a lot of preparation. I’m glad I have come to this understanding. Dating should be done with a purpose; not for fun or just for being with someone and feeling loved.

Most of us go into it because of pressure or we don’t want to be lonely. Trust me! You will do yourself good when you are alone. You will grow spiritually, psychological, in strength. You actually become a better person alone. Dating should be for those prepared for a forever commitment.

Song of Solomon 8:4 “I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you never [again attempt to] stir up or awaken love

until it pleases”.

Don’t awaken love before it’s time. Whatever we do should must agree with God’s principles for our life. I cannot help but mention what go on in relationships – the immorality associated with ungodly dating. Before you should go into a relationship, you have to know your purpose – which I believe is found in Christ Jesus. When you come to know Christ, you will begin to see things differently and He will help you find your path. Of course temptations will come, but you must stand firm with the word. The word of God – the Bible has a way of straightening us every time we open it. So go ahead and open His word and find your path.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ” Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies“.

The best time to live a worthy life and achieve your goals and dreams is when you are young. Liking or loving someone isn’t enough. You can develop feelings because you are human but don’t yield to your desires so that you won’t become a slave.

“Because thou hast kept my word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Being able to overcome any temptation, you must abide by God’s words – so that He can help you overcome. There are passions and desires that burn in us that is why we shouldn’t go into things if we aren’t prepared – when it is not yet time. The rate of sexual immorality in the world right now is becoming unbearable which is caused by lack of control.

If we claim to be Christians, then we must be practical Christians. We must practice the things of God and not conform to world’s standards because the world doesn’t see anything wrong with the things on trend.

Let us not spend all our youthful age doing wrong. Live your youth to glorify the name of the Lord. Everything that has been agreed to be okay in the world is not pleasing to God. He wants us to seek Him first and know what is right so that He can direct us. I am not surprised we have millions of divorced or separated couples all over the world. They failed to do the right thing. You still have a chance if you come across this and you are single – you can fix everything now.

Young people, enjoy yourselves while you are young;

be happy while you are young.

Do whatever your heart desires,

whatever you want to do.

But remember that God will judge you

for everything you do.
10 Don’t worry,
and forget the troubles of your body,
because youth and childhood are useless.

  • If you notice, the Lord is looking for someone who can bring about righteous influence on the society…but also the devil is looking for those who will bring about sensual and sinful influence… based on your behaviour, you have already fallen into one of the categories. Becareful because we will reap whatever path we choose to follow.

Who do you say you are?

This question was thrown at me recently. This question threw me into thinking deep who really am I?

Without thinking at first, I replied “Well that question is deep!” I declared with anxiety stucked in my throat. Sincerely, this question gave me anxiety. I suddenly became worried. “Have you lived well so far? Are you living well? Who are you? I pondered.

“You have to know who you are” was the reply I got from the person.

Proverbs 23:7 “As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is”.

I pondered for the rest of the day of who I say that Iam. I tried to define myself with the good things I have done. With what I say that Iam in Christ. But the question is “what do you think about in your heart? That is exactly who you are. You may claim to be a Christian but what constitutes your thoughts? What do you think about? That is exactly who you are as I said earlier. These thoughts constitutes our actions towards people. It reveals our behaviour and reveals our identity even as christians.

You have to think about what you are are thinking about (read that again). It dawned on me that I really didn’t know who I am. If you have to pause to think about it, then you don’t know who you are.

Dr. Caroline Leaf says this in her book Switch On Your Brain,

“As we think, we change the physical nature of our brain. As we consciously direct our thinking, we can wire out toxic patterns of thinking and replace them with healthy thoughts”.

This question ” who do you say you are?” really needs an answer. It can’t be a rhetorical question (a question that necessarily doesn’t need an answer). This is a question that sent signals and messages to my brain, asking me who do I say Iam? Does this question have the same effect on you right now?

Well, the good news is that I can declare who I say that Iam without thinking twice now.

So I ask you too “Who do you think you are? Or rather ” who have you said you are?” Who do you say you are? Who do you call yourself? If this question has made you stop to think, then you need to be clear to yourself. If you have to ponder over this question then it is worth it because we ought to know who we say we are and define it.

What made me think deep into this question isn’t just who Iam but who have I been living as? Have I been faithful to my words and deeds? Of course we can say we are this and that, mentioning all the good things we can imagine that suits us but what constitutes our definition of who we are?.

Bear in mind that who you are goes beyond your abilities (what you can do and what people think or say you are). People can’t know you better than you. So tell yourself the honest truth. Who you are should go beyond your appearance too (pretty face and body).

For me, we are mere dust (chuckles). Yes we are nothing but dust. Every being carries dust. It doesn’t matter the cosmetics you use or the wealth you possess, neither does it constitute of your intelligence (as I mentioned that it is not about your qualities).

Whenever we do not take charge that we are dust, we live glorifying ourselves – living life of vanity. We must know and be conscious that we are dust using the breath of life – which is the main component because it is the spirit in man. This breath of life renews itself each time we breath in and out.

Man must know thyself – know that your Father in heaven made you for His glorification. We are not more than this. Funny as this may sound, some of us don’t care about this -they don’t care that we ought to define our life as dust, using the breath of life given by God for His glorification. They rather live according to their self glorification through thoughts, which manifest on the behaviour.

Most times we try to unravel the puzzle on why man is battling with pride. Be aware that man battles with this the moment he fails to realize that he is nothing but dust (which may not mean much to most of us) he will live a life of vanity. We are more than dust in the sight of God but physically speaking, we are dust.

We are instruments of God here on earth. We are His representatives. In whatever we choose to do, be aware that you represnt who the Holy trinity is. You must live with this consciousness.

The way we behave to people tells who we are. As disciples of Christ, be good to all men. Carry pure love like the purest love of God. Have inexhaustible love for people. This also tells of who you are. True love covers multitude of sin. Christ is love therefore we must love.

Help Tips

  • Have it written down of who you say you are and place it somewhere you’ll see regularly. Anything written down consciously has a tendency to stick unconsciously.
  • Whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things -Philippians 4:8

Let your mind and thoughts be based on these things with constant reminder that we are nothing agents of God’s glorification. When you set out on this, the Spirit of God will be there to help you out. Everything you do must glorify God and what He stands.

Be aware that Christianity involves work – constant work because the devil doesn’t rest. Therefore you can’t rest either.

Be steadfast in prayer because it is in prayer you will become stronger in your faith.

Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks …”

Keep renewing your minds as the Bible instructs. But be rest assured that He (heaven Father) has given you a choice to choose the path you want. He always allows us to choose what we think is best for us without interfering. He only comes in when you involve Him – not too many of us have noticed that.

Know who you say you are. You cannot know God until you have a clear knowledge of who you are, knowledge of who man is before you can have knowledge of God. That is the only way we can know Him and then serve Him accordingly.

No matter how you define yourself, it must be in line with the word of God, if not, it is based on worldly standards.

Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! –

Deuteronomy 30:19

🙏 In Christ Jesus, my words are built ❤. It is the light on which I walk and the faith which I breath.

Bad Things Are Happening To Me

“I come from a half broken home. My dad married my mum but had other women. There was also issues of child gender discrimination. At the age of 4 my dad passed on. The responsibility to raise my siblings and I rested only on my mum. I didn’t know what she went through to raise us because I was a child.

But I didn’t feel the absence of a father because my mother played both mother and father roles. We didn’t lack. At least that is what I know. So my dad’s death didn’t hurt so much.

At the age of 8, 4 years after my dad’s death, my mother died! My siblings and I were left with nothing, only things owned by our parents. Things that couldn’t be of help to our future.

That was the beginning of my terror. I was moved from one relative to another. They killed my soul. They trampled on my name. They turned my name into what everyone hated. My reputation was my shame. I went through emotional, physical and psychological abuse. What more can I say!

But in the midst of all these killing of my name, and all the other sorrows and pains, where was your so-called God? Why didn’t He show up? I went through hell. Everyone talked about me. Mocked me. Looked at me with contempt. With scorn! With hatred. I lost my joy. Above all I lost this soul. Why didn’t He make my pain go away?….. she asked me. “Why did He wait until my soul was killed totally. I couldn’t and still can’t endure this pain. My soul is never forgetting the sorrow. I can’t bear it. It is heavy in my heart. Bad things have been happening to me all my life. I can’t stand your God”…. she concluded.

I stood there speechless. I wanted to tell her that God loves her. But it won’t mean anything at that moment. I wanted to tell her that it is never His will to let or watch us go through sufferness. I wanted to tell her that God has never wronged her since her birth but her pain was stucked in my soul too. I felt it like my pain. I was speechless. “Don’t let this pain define your being” was all I could say.

Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

I reached out to her again through a phone call. The last conversation between us didn’t end well. I wasn’t able to preach Christ to her that day because I met pain. I felt she needed time to cool off. But I hoped that things will go better this time around. I said a prayer before dialing her cellphone number. “hello! we met sometime ago. I want to see you this weekend. Would you like to see me? I said calmly…..
Of course! I have been waiting for your call. Something happened and I want to share it with you” she replied…….

Isaiah 43:1-3 Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

I dropped the phone wondering what changed all of a sudden. I wondered what made her talk to me politely. I tried to arrive at many conclusions which seemed reasonable but I heard the voice “don’t conclude. Let her tell you what it is herself. You don’t have to stress yourself”.

For the rest of that day, I was still restless because I tried to figure things out myself. I needed to know. I have prayed endlessly to my Father to do some miracle on this case. I knew it will be difficult to convince her about God’s love for her if my Father doesn’t come in Himself. But at the end of the day, I have no choice than to wait. Besides, Saturday was the the next day.

Psalm 145: 18-19 The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them

I met her already seated and waiting for me at the park. I was surprised to see her waiting already before the rendezvous hour. She immediately wore a smile at the sight of me. I was a bit relaxed in my spirit. She appeared more approachable than ever. I blessed God for the gentle atmosphere.

ISAIAH 35: 4 Tell everyone who is discouraged, Be strong and Don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue!

She quickly hugged me and said “He said He loves me and I believe it. I have never felt a love so real and powerful like this”. “Who?” I asked curiously. “Your God!…Heavenly Father!” she added.

He came to me in my dream. He called me by my name Geddi ( and He said He loves me and will love me forever. I didn’t see His face but the brightness of His light is overwhelming. I heard Him say He will love me forever. I’m so excited. I don’t know why I believe it all of a sudden but I do. It felt so real though I was deep asleep. I believe my life will never remain the same. I know my tomorrow is better. I know He loves me and He wants to heal my sorrow. Iam ready to follow the way that leads to greatness with God. I feel the love deep down. I think bad things happened to me because He wanted me to be strong for the future with Him. I love Him too!”. She declared.

I felt the love too. I know what that love can do. I know what an encounter with God can do. It changes a soul in an instant but I was more grateful for a job made easy by the Holy Ghost. I embraced her because I know she has found her root in Christ…a solid rock. A new story begins for her soul. A story I don’t know the end yet. It’s going to be tough but her will is hers.

Just incase your life is filled with sadness and sorrow, Jesus is willing and ready to wipe them away. If your story is like that of Geddi or even worse, The Son Of God can turn things around. That is His best job. He wants you to turn around and notice Him. Don’t keep going with pain and sorrow. His mercies are limitless. He loves you more than the world. More than Himself even. You are His best possession but turn from the world to Him. Everything you need is in Him. Your days of shame, disgrace and failures are over. In Him, there is no failure, shame or disgrace. He has called you by your name.

Psalm 34:10b Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Psalm 112: 1, 7-8 Praise the Lord! Happy are those who fear the Lord. They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord. Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid.

Hear the Lord calling out to you. He said He has everything you need. He can give you exceedingly and abundantly above all that you ask. So why do you look elsewhere? My God is able to deliver those who trust in Him. Give ear to the Lord and let your days be blessed. If you don’t have God on your side in your life’s journey, then it won’t be a glorious one.

  • You need the Holy Ghost. You need the power that can turn things around in your favour.
  • Jesus will go any length for you. Come to the Father and have the best life on earth.
  • God bless your beautiful soul. I can never love you like Our Heavenly Father. God bless your soul❤

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