Nowadays, all over the world media news is filled with stories of consistent increase of cases of the virus that caused the pandemic, violence or the injustice happening around the world.
We are constantly bombarded with news about killings of innocent men and women, and it all just breaks the heart.
You may be tempted to get discouraged and lose hope in the expectation that things will get better. I encourage you to remain positive and focused on Jesus the author and finisher of everything you are.
This is the time to trust God like never before and develop yourself – body, soul and mind.
Even with all that is happening in the world today, remember that God is faithful.
We are to build our trust in God and grow in faith knowing God is on our side. I love the verse in John 16: 13, It says the Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth and give us revelation.
Therefore, we have the Holy Spirit (who is our comforter) to help us through these times. We should not be moved by what we see but...
In Acts 3: 1-10, Peter and John met a lame man at the entrance of the temple.
This man was crippled from birth and was a regular at the temple gates alongside other beggars.
On that day he was expecting to receive alms from Peter and John but they insisted that he give them his full attention and look at them.
He grudgingly did so expecting to receive something from them. What is your expectation? Who are you expecting to receive from? Where is your attention directed?
To see does not necessarily mean to give attention. You can see something or someone but not give your attention to them. Seeing is unintentional but to look is deliberate. If your eyes are open you will see even the things you don’t necessarily want to see.
The next level and most impactful next level is to focus your attention by deliberately looking. Peter and John wanted this lame man to go beyond seeing into looking at them. He was in the presence of God but he wasn’t looking so he was missing it.
The first relationship that needs to be in place in this season is the vertical relationship with our Maker, God Almighty, through His Son, Jesus. It is such a unique privilege to be able to relate with God, who made and knows all things.
Nobody was born to be completely alone; we all need each other. Psalm 68:6 tells us that ‘God sets the solitary in families..’ This means God is intentional about putting us in relationships.
We have family, friends, colleagues and others around us because God knows we need a support system. So, it is important for us to relate properly with the people in our lives and maintain those important relationships, and you will remain victorious in HIM.
Through Jesus Christ, we have direct access to God and we can fellowship with Him wherever and whenever. It is such an awesome opportunity. If you haven't accepted Jesus Christ by believing in Him, this is a great time to do so.
Accepting Christ opens up a new dimension in your life. He will exchange your pain fo...
Our health is indeed a very important part of our lives and we can’t afford to neglect it.
As an individual you have to take responsibility for your body by being mindful of what you eat, drink and do some exercises as much as you can.
Periodically we have to try and check ourselves medically to know our medical status to help us to know what to focus on per time.
As a woman / man, you have to be intentional about your health and this helps you to be responsible about what you eat and drink.
More than ever we all have to start practicing self-care more than before. Thankfully, there are several tips on healthy lifestyle online that we can read up and learn what to eat and what not to consume.
Try to stay with natural / organically grown foods or fruits; it goes a long way to help put our system to the default setting.
In recent times, we have enough wellness lifestyle coaches out there who you can learn from to stay healthy and enjoy all shades of fruitfulness.
God specializes in turning ugly situations into beautiful ones and he always gives beauty for ashes. It is therefore important for us to see those ugly situations from God's perspective. Relax and trust God because for every disappointment, you will encounter an appointment for destiny.
Our times of trials are opportunities to become more like Him. The more we are like Him; the less we will be shake n by negative circumstances that come our way.
When we go through hard times, we must constantly remind ourselves of the finished work of Christ on the Cross. The situation may not turn around immediately but you will remain joyful knowing you have victory.
You may not know exactly how God is planning to sort out the situation but be sure that He will bring a message out of it. Job was an upright man who was minding his business when God bragged about him to Satan.
He endured very devastating trials but held on to God and refused to curse Him or lose his faith. From the account of his experien...
You have to be true to yourself on your journey of discovery and this is a very good time to do that. Pay attention to yourself and look inwards now.
Be authentic, don’t be ashamed or afraid to let the real you show, people want to see the real you.
Don’t compare yourself to any other, compare yourself to you. Ask yourself this question - where were you two, three years ago, compared to where you are now, that will help you access yourself and see where you need to improve on.
Get over your insecurities, ignore your weakness as you work on them. Don’t hide under your insecurities. Dark days are only temporary.
It also very important to plan in your journey of life, find time alone to think and strategize. If you are the introvert it comes easy for you but for the extrovert it takes extra effort, so you need to know yourself and strategize. Career, business, work, be strategic about it.
Love yourself enough to get better and show love to people around you too – your spouse, partner, c...
In recent times, the news is filled with stories of the pandemic around the world. We are constantly bombarded with news about those who have been infected and also the death rate around the globe. You may be tempted to get discouraged and lose hope in the expectation that things will get better.
I encourage you to remain positive and focused on Jesus the author and finisher of everything you are, this is the time to trust God like never before and develop yourself– body, soul and mind.
Even with all that is happening in the world today, remember that God is faithful. We are to build our trust in God and grow in faith knowing God is on our side.
I love the verse in John 16: 13, It says the Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth and give us revelation, therefore, we have the Holy Spirit (who is our comforter) to help us through these times. We should not be moved by what we see or hear, we should rather be reassured by what we know in the word of God.