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”
Happy November guys! 😀
Thank God for how far He has brought us. From January- November, God has been faithful!
This is a month of review. I’d like everyone to review their current status viz a viz the resolutions or goals you had set for the year. Review the milestones made this year. Think about the positions attained. Continue reading “Sweet November”
Woo-hoo! Welcome to the beginning of the A-Z blogging challenge! 😀
So, today’s letter is ‘A’ and frankly, there are so many words one can write on- so much so that I couldn’t decide what to write about! *covers face*
I finally settled on the most obvious letter A- April! The fourth month of the year. Before I go any further, I’ll have to say;
Happy new Month beautiful people! 🙂
It’s the start of a new quarter already! I can still remember the first day of the year. It’s crazy how time flies! I had to quickly run back to my vision book to see what I had done so far-goals reached or not touched. I still have a truck load of unfinished projects and it’s getting me a little worked up 😦
I have the tendency to get anxious and freak out with all the goals that I haven’t worked on so far- but that shouldn’t be it. Reviewing these goals and visions shouldn’t get us worked up, but more aware of what needs to be done so we could take deliberate actions towards achieving the goals.
So yeah, April for me is a time to analyse. A time to go back to the drawing board. And hey if you have not written down any goals or visions for the year please do so.
Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it. -Hab 2:2
That said, I trust April will turn out to be the most amazing month so far! Success in all your endeavours this month!
Lots of love,
I had one of those weeks when I couldn’t come up with anything to post on the blog. And I began to freak out because I made a commitment to post every Sunday this year-it’s way too early to start derailing. In one of my devotionals, I read about focusing on God and I was pretty psyched to try it out. I stared into the blank wall for a while with my thoughts saying; ‘Dear God, I’m here, focusing on you. Say something.’ My mind interprets everything in terms of images, so even when I’m trying to focus on God, my mind starts conjuring images of what He looks like and how He’s towering down on me and giving me a hard stare. After staring at the blank wall for what seemed like an hour, I had successfully made plans on what to wear the next week, what to eat over the weekend, calls I needed to make and emails I had to reply… I even made a budget for the next month! When I was done ‘focusing on God’ I went back to other things.
Clearly I hadn’t ‘focused on God’. Rather, I spent thirty minutes mapping out plans. It’s not my fault! I just love making plans and strictly sticking to them (yeah, I know I sound really structured-I get that a lot). But God also loves making plans! He already drafted the plans for my life and yours long before we were born. What interests me is how God works out the plan in a fun way. Yeah we drift (mostly because we don’t even know the plans) but He still finds His way around. If a piece of my plan were to fall out, I’d freak out! My mind would begin summersaulting. But God doesn’t freak out even when we leave the right lane and start living another person’s life! How does He do that?
Well, He doesn’t want us to freak out about our plans. That’s why He said ‘don’t worry about your life, what you will eat, what you will wear…’ (Matt 6:25) Funny how these are the foundation stones for every other thing we worry our little minds about. You tell me not to be anxious and I find myself wondering why you said so-maybe something bad is about to happen-OMG! What is it? :O I get so wrapped up in my mind; I just want to scream ‘GET ME OUTTA MY MIND!!!’
Even though God has said we shouldn’t worry, I find myself doing so and it’s exhausting. So yeah, I’m going to focus on God. Because if He’s said I shouldn’t worry, He definitely has a plan. It’s okay if I don’t know everything, but I’m gonna trust Him to reveal each piece of the puzzle till I see the big picture. Hey! Some of the pieces won’t make any sense, but just trust Him 🙂
So here’s something I found about that verse that talked about not worrying and stuff. He’s like, I know you need to fill your mind with stuff, why not fill it with the kingdom?(Matt 6:33) Oh yeah, that can make you wrinkle your little nose all you want but seeking the kingdom first is the key to every other thing you want in life! I’d probably do a whole new post on that. But for this week and through the new month, I want to challenge you to focus on God and pursue the things that please Him; especially as regards promoting the kingdom.
In case you’re lost for how to do so, here are a few things you could do;
-Pray for others 🙏🙏
-Give to God and give others 😀
-Tell others of God’s love ❤❤
-Help out in your church 🙂
This is a sketchy list but I hope to make a more robust post on this! But I welcome other ideas on how to seek the Kingdom in the comment box 😀
Thanks for reading! Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section and do share with friends! God bless you!
Much love! ❤ ❤
©Mfon Etuk, 2016