I have been going round in circles thinking about the best way to approach this topic, but I do know that many may not agree with me. I’m talking about Transactional Relationships. In other words men dating younger girls for some form of payment, which in recent years, has seen an increase in the reverse (for the sake of this post will focus on the former although it applies to both). In fact it has slowly become a widely known open secrete, which has taken on a degree of normalcy. However before I dive in, I must first place all this in context. Continue reading “Sex Sells right?”
“Any halfway clever devil would decorate the highway to Hell as beautiful as possible.”
― Criss Jami
The earliest memory I have of church is sadly of me falling asleep in the middle of service, but at the young age of 4, I had little concern for what the pastor had to say. Yet all these years later, I realized just how important it is to actually listen to what your pastor is saying. On a continent that is said have the most Christians and not to mention thousands of Churches, there is no greater time to pay attention to the message and ask the right questions Continue reading “The Importance of a Bible Based Church”
I am deeply saddened by how enslaved we remain. How we fail to see that our biggest prisons are not the ones we build, but the ones we create in our own minds. Continue reading “Beautifully and Wonderfully Made”
“Your minute is your hour is your day is your week is your month is your year. If you want to make this year better, make each minute better.”
― Saji Ijiyemi
Has it only been 9 days? Between all the deadlines and family commitments one can hardly believe so little time has passed. Yet somewhere in all the madness you still remembered to set your New Year’s resolutions. There’s just one problem. In what feels like less than 5 minutes, you broke every single one. What next? Is it already time to throw in the towel? Well here a few tips to help you achieve your New Year’s Resolutions. Continue reading “Climb The Hills, Conquer Your Mountain.”
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.-Steve Maraboli
With less then two days left in what feels like the fastest year ever, I can’t help being overwhelmed by the uncertainty of 2019. To be honest I’m still in a state of disbelief. There is so much I did but even more I did not. Plans, hopes and dreams act as constant reminders, leaving me unsettled and feeling like I failed. How then do I welcome 2019 with a heart set on an unfinished 2018? The answer to that is really quite simple, let it go. Yes, let it all go. Yet the simplest of answers are often the hardest to fulfill.
My sister and I had a big disagreement recently and I was hurt (I’m sure she was too). We were barely speaking and absolutely miserable. More than a week later, God told me to let it go. There was no booming voice or bright light or anything like that. It was just an impression on my heart. Naturally I was like “Nope, it’s not fair, why must I be the one?” As you know, God always gets His way. I kid you not, in every movie, t.v show and song, all I heard were messages about forgiveness and trusting Him and His way. Surfice to say, I did not last 24 hours before I gave in and my sister and I couldn’t be happier. This does not mean we won’t have to talk about it but this way we will be speaking from a place of love and peace instead of anger and hurt.
You see, when you hold onto all the hurt and disappointments, when challenges arise, that is the place you respond from. You will be left feeling defeated and hopeless. You wish to be happy, pray to be, but often feel your attempts only bring a fleeting sense of joy and not the everlasting joy you desperately crave.
So today I encourage you to just let it go. Hold on to the little things that bring true joy to your heart. You can’t change to past, and can’t control the future, but in this moment you can say “not everything is as I had hoped, but I woke up this morning and I made it to the end of the year. I MADE IT!” Then you begin to realize that you are speaking and responding from a place of victory. You will realise that your joy is not dependent on your circumstances but on your state of mind.
Again I say, LET IT GO! Forgive on purpose to be happy on purpose and take a victorious step into 2019.
So then, let us pursue [with enthusiasm] the things which make for peace and the building up of one another [things which lead to spiritual growth]. Romans 14:19
No longer should we turn a blind eye to the injustices of the world. If we stand in unity, there is nothing we cannot change.
#enoughisenough #justiceforall #love #peace
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.”
In a world obsessed with comparisons, it is often hard to believe that you could possibly have anything to offer. Suddenly only what is deemed great is considered good enough, leaving the majority of us asking ‘What’s the point, I will never be like them?’ Continue reading “Gifted”