I had promised Lady Cee that I’d try out this challenge, which she had on her blog. That’s how I procrastinated until now 🙈 But if you think about it, what better time to write this post than the 11th day of the 11th month 😁
While I can easily use that as a daily mantra, I know that it’s not always true for me- except I’m now a Mercedes. It almost feels as if there’s this innate desire in man to get approval; from parents, from peers, from society and even from God. We want to be validated for being in the right or being someone they could be proud of. Continue reading “When Others Say No”
People don’t have a problem telling you your dream is impossible to achieve or you’re ludicrous to be thinking that way. At the same time, people have no problem coming to celebrate with you saying ‘I knew you would make it!’ It’s almost like they start by saying this dream is impossible, however, I’d like to see you make it. Continue reading “PUSH”
I’m so elated to know my 2016 blog goals have been achieved! Even though it did not come last year as I expected, I’m still so excited to have hit that milestone- over 1,000 followers and over 20,000 hits! (this calls for a dab!) It has been God all through and I’m so grateful to Him! Continue reading “Target Acquired”
Most of us know the famous Nike slogan. But how do you tell an over analytical person to just do it? I mean, I’ve gotta draw out the pros and cons list. I’ve gotta calculate the height and distance before I take the leap. What if things don’t work out fine? Continue reading “Just Do It!”
‘Your education is that one whistle waiting to be blown. As soon as you wear the gown, your life begins in a grand style.’ That has always been my mum’s anthem.
“Earn a degree before anything else. The future kicks off as soon you do.”
I’m a few minutes away from earning my much revered bachelor’s degree and guess what? Continue reading “My Commencement Day”
It’s day 22 of the A-Z Challenge! Woo-hoo! Just 4 more to go! 😀
For the letter V, I decided to do a form of redefinition to ensure my vision for the blog is clear and concise.
Victorious living has been the ultimate goal for this blog. You can read the intro on this page.
The dictionary defines victory as an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition.
Victory often comes from overcoming battles and wars. When you say you’re living victoriously, you’re saying ‘hey, the devil came at me with all the forces he could harness but I stood with the full armour of God and the backing of the most high’.
Victorious living isn’t handed on a platter of gold. It’s a constant battle. A battle against fear, against depression, against addictions, against the sin that so easily pull us down, against persecutions and temptations- against the devil and his stealth agents. A battle we must fight. A war we must win.
Those who live victoriously have scars to show, wounds to heal, and tougher battles to face. It’s like a game where you start with the easy level one and with each conquest, you go higher to face tougher enemies. When you’ve won the easy level, don’t fold your hands because the devil is always quick to recoup. He will come at you fiercer than before.
So you just won the battle over addictions, wonderful! The devil would come at you with the real deal. The temptress who would subtly snare onlookers into a deadly trap. If you’re yet basking in the euphoria of overcoming addictions, you might just miss the traps set for you. Flop! You’re back to level one. Now that’s just an example but I hope you get the drift.
This blog, through its contents, seeks to show readers of the constant battles I also face and how God causes me to triumph in all things. I’ve never liked the battles, but I’m fully aware the only way I get to the next level is to overcome the devil I see manifested in the works of flesh and so on. I’ve been stuck in some levels for a long time. Feels like I’m just not gonna destroy the enemy in that regard. Almost seems the enemy is die hard- can I get a witness? But no worries, for greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. We will overcome as long as we don’t surrender.
As I said previously, one can never really arrive and say ‘hey, I’m done with all the battles’ (well, except in death). The whole earth is a war-zone and your mind is the battleground. Stay alert! Remember for every next level, there is a next devil, more vicious than the last.
But thank God for victory! For we do not fight on our own. Take a look at David’s life. Do you think he won all those battles alone? Definitely not! He fought and won because God fought on his behalf. Stick with God and live victoriously. Once again I say, stick with God and live victoriously.
If you aint got God, you aint got nothing.
God bless you for reading.
Lots of love,