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  • The interesting thing about your temptation.😁🤔

    One fundamental aspect of our faith in God as believers is that we get to be tempted. Even in the secular, nobody gets to be promoted until they sit to be tested or examined.

    It may not be palatable sometimes to consider that the good God would sit pretty and allow some temptations that kick our lives up and sometimes rip us in half come to us.

    First what are the characteristics of our temptation? I Corin 10:13

    1. It is common to man.

    There is nothing new under heaven, there are no temptations that are strange enough not to have been experienced by one or the other person ever before. We all get to be tempted, howbeit, in different ways, shades and types.

    2. The faithfulness of God in the midst of our temptation.

    This is the most interesting thing about our temptations. The faithfulness of God is foundational and a constant factor in the face of our temptations. So I can walk into a season of temptation, as uncertain and cloudy as it may seem, or as goofy as my circumstance could portend, I can walk tall through it knowing that there is the almighty God whose faithfulness is also about to be proven.

    The reason to be fearless is that you are not the only one trying to stick to God through that temptation, God is doing everything to help you see how faithful He is.

    So on the day that Potiphar’s wife got tired of trying to conceal her lustful thoughts towards Joseph ; when she walked up to strip him of his robe of purity, God desperately wanted Joseph to see that He is faithful.

    On the day the devil led Jesus up the pinnacle to be tempted, God’s faithfulness was also at stake and God will demonstrate the aspect of his character: FAITHFULNESS.

    Just a little digression, I checked the Merrian Webster’s dictionary to see what it says about the meaning of faithful;

    “Full of faith. Steadfast in affection or allegiance, Loyal, firm in adherence or promise or observance of duty. Faithful implies unswerving adherence to a person or thing or to the oath or promise by which a tie was contracted. The Bible says that God is faithful.

    1 Corin 1:8-9

    Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his son Jesus Christ out Lord.”

    Knowing that God is faithful, you can find rest amid your temptations, whether they come as a medical report that throws you into depression, a season of waiting for a breakthrough, an unexpected incident or an event that unsteadies your confidence, you must never forget that the anchor is the same: the faithfulness of Yahweh.

    1 Peter 5:7-10

    “Casting all your care upon him: for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same affliction are accomplished in your brethren who are in the world.

    But the God of all grace, whom hath called you unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.”

    At the end of that temptation, God’s faithfulness will lead you to perfection, to be established, strengthened, and to an indescribable rest. Wawuuuuu😳😱

    Joseph at the end learned to be a man of integrity even before the king of Egypt.

    He had leant prudence even when no eyes were prying into his business. He led Egypt through the 7years of strait and abundance.

    Our Lord Jesus at the end of his temptation was empowered by Heavens angel who ministered to Him. He could go through the Cross, God was faithful till the end.

    Bank on God’s faithfulness. Whatever the temptations you are faced with. Faithful is He who has promised, He is faithful to bring it to the finish line.

    Blessings.

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  • This is WAR!

    The Lord of the heaven’s army…

    God attends our battles when we invite him and give Him his place of authority. The Lord is a big fighter, He is so concerned about His own and He ensures to show up in our fights.

    Isn’t that such a good relief?

    Battles, some of us do not like them. We want to wish it away from our lives and our experiences but, here on earth, is a battle. Luckily for believers, we are not fighting from defeat, we are fighting from victory, isn’t this also a relief?

    The King of Aram once sent his men to Dothan to go capture Elisha because God had revealed his strategies to Elisha the Prophet. But before his men got there, God sent a host to mount the entire place to protect His own. Oga like fight sha. This Boss should be loved.

    So when the servant of the prophet went out in the morning and saw the men who came to attack them, his heart sank and he was afraid. But Elisha knew God had showed up

    2 kings 6:16-17

    Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

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    And Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

    Also, David was once attacked by the Philistines, and the Lord again gave a strategy that worked. The man of war said specific things…(2Samuel 5:22-25)

    And the Philistines came up yet again and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim. 23 And when David inquired of the Lord, he said, “You shall not go up; go around to their rear, and come against them opposite the balsam trees. 24 And when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then rouse yourself, for then the Lord has gone out before you to strike down the army of the Philistines.” 25 And David did as the Lord commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from Geba to Gezer.

    God fights wars and He beckons on us to join him all the time. Remember, we are not fighting from the place of failure, we are fighting from victory.

    Paul speaking to his son Timothy said to him

    1 Timothy 1:18

    “This charge i commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare.”

    Are there things that God has said about you, are there dreams that are proving too difficult to attain, sometimes we must learn to engage in some spiritual battles to get them to come to fruition.

    In prayer, by insisting on what you want to see in your life, by preparation, by being consistent; this is how we fight and win.

    God attends our wars and He ensures we have victory, why not invite Him today?

    Blessings.


  • The Challenges that comes with EXPANSION. (Part 2)

    You can read the part 1 here: When God allows you expand and yet there is an obstacle. Let’s dive into part 2.

    What to do when the axe head is missing.

    Ever thought of what an axe head could mean to you on a normal day; when you lost your conviction, when the proof of your obedience is taking away, when a path God had once shined His light on becomes bleak, when you lost a territory you had once won, when you lost your joy or peace… whatever it is.

    The best way to respond is to ‘cry out.’
    There is no need pretending ‘all is well,’ when you know you are drowning in a well.

    Like an infant, one big way to know they are not comfortable or something is wrong around them is that action; crying out.

    Cry out to God and the systems He has placed around you.

    Do not keep your mouth closed when you can get help opening it. They say a closed mouth is a closed destiny right, speak out. Your crying out to God will usher you into a season of His help and your speaking to the systems He has surrounded you with, you create awareness and those who should know about that initiative are brought on board.

    I love the way this horde of newbie young prophets behaved. No pretense or shame

    Alas! Master it was borrowed. ‘It does not belong to us”

    What if the man of God scolded them, who cares?
    What if they didn’t get it back after crying out? But they got it back.

    The axe-head that was once lost in the river floated and they got it back, to both use and to return to its owner.

    Maybe this is coming to you today because somebody need not die in silence, you probably need to call someone now and not try to form fine. No!

    I am sinking. I feel like a failure after investing with no good returns. I think I am backsliding. I have been returning to my terrible old habits in recent times… cry out now!

    Spiritual growth and expansion come with its own myriad of challenges but we must be more determined to embrace it, leveraging the help of God and the systems and structures who can help you navigate in safety.

    Keep thriving…

    He that asketh receiveth. He that seeketh findeth, and he that knocketh, the door shall be opened unto him. (Matthew 7:8)

    Blessings.


  • The Challenges that comes with EXPANSION. (Part 1)

    When God allows you expand and yet there is an obstacle

    Once it was a concern in their hearts, the place where they stayed was too small; when it seemed like their initiative and dream were becoming a reality, the axe head went under the water.

    Doubt is usually the next thing that follows such a season. The fact that God has commanded, permitted or called you to a place of enlargement, does not inoculate you from the devil trying to steal the show.

    In 2 Kings 6, the sons of the Prophet said to Elisha, “This place is too small for us to dwell, can we embark on a building project that can accommodate our growing progress?”

    They had barely begun when the worse happened.

    One of the implement with which they used to facilitate that effort got lost in water. To top it all, it didn’t belong to any of them.🙊

    They had earlier assured the owner it would be returned right on time.

    It is usually at this point that we begin to regret our decisions for an expansion. We begin to feel like failures, we begin to doubt the move to a better place and opportunity.

    Sometimes the best moved comes with the worse truck-load of troubles. The fear you once nursed at the decision making stage becomes your daily reality.

    If you are anything like me, the blame game begins🙈🥺 while at this, the enemy licks the last stew he is scooping from the bowls of troubles he created for you.

    Certain challenges are normal with an expansion, you are noticed by many people and then they tell you what you are doing and not doing correctly…

    How do you deal with expansions? When there is no more axe head to carry on with the assignment God has assured you of?

    Let’s talk about this tomorrow😉

    Blessings.


  • God sees your every effort.

    This is one lesson I have learnt in recent times. I have seen God lift men and women in ways that just make my jaw drop and I just wonder.

    Thinking of how Jesus praised the woman who came with just one cent and I tried to imagine a wealthy Pharisee in that congregation looking down through his nostrils, and wondering what kind of poverty she was operating in and why Jesus would choose such a character study for His homily. (Mark 12:41-45)

    How could you give this much accolade to someone in such penury because she had one penny. What is the worth of that in the economy? You must be such a very poor God and I wonder why these people follow you around.”

    For the Lord, it was much more than what was given, it was the heart of sacrifice, it was the motive and it was in the ‘poor in “spirit-ness”

    God sees all your effort and He is happy that you consider him worthy of all your efforts and sacrifice.

    He sees how you are in love with a man or a woman and yet allow His word on sexual purity to guide and constrain you. He sees that desire to apologize to your spouse even when your heart tells you you weren’t at fault, He sees how you easily give up your saved money to help a family in need, He sees every details and He is rejoicing over you. You are wise, because you are not bowing to the dictates of your flesh. You are the wisest person.

    God sees all your every effort and He is rejoicing over you. Men may not see or know but your God sees.

    Your giving or doing may be in secret, your reward will mostly be in public. Keep giving to the Lord Matthew 6:3-6

    Cheers to a great weekend my friends.


  • How can I be a blessing to the singles in my community (Part 4)

    Gift the singles my book on how they can maximize their single season.

    Just when last year curtsied a bow to usher in this year, I received a parcel from one of the men I have grown to respect deeply.

    With the eagerness that would drive a five-year old girl who is desperately wanting to unbox her Christmas gift, I tore the wrapper in shreds.

    A book😱 I love the smell of new books. Guess what? It was a book on how to maximize the single phase while I wait for marriage😍

    In 2016, I decidedly took my pen and began to scribble thoughts on how single women can maximize their single season while they waited to be married; little did I know it would have such an impact on my target audience.

    Here is the book; (IN THE WAITING; the joy of waiting on the Lord- that’s the book)…

    I am advocating this because I am the author, I am advocating this because a buyer from Malaysia (who is single in her 30s👆👆), reached out to me and said it was really helpful.

    Gift the singles a copy of my book that addresses how to maximize this season without wasting it.

    A season wasted cannot be recovered and it is so easy to waste this season, trust me.

    The regrets that accompanies the feeling after this phase is gone is mega.

    I have listen to my married friends wished they had made judicious use of their time while they were single.

    One of the greatest challenges we all face is our inability to maximize seasons until they are gone.The trick of the enemy is to make your single friends keep their eyes on the temporary pains and discomfort while he is toying with other aspects of their lives.

    Sometimes, we are hung up on one season while anticipating the next.

    This is the reason you must give the gift of books (my own book too😍) that teach the singles in your community to maximize their seasons while they wait for the next.

    Tell them not to put a stop to all parts of their lives because one part is yet to be sorted.

    Good Christian books on maximizing singlehood have always helped.

    Don’t get it twisted, one of my greatest gifts for today is the gift of being single. When I marry, one of my greatest gifts would be marriage but for today, it’s not.

    Singleness is a gift and I hope with all I am doing currently, I am investing it like the guys who were giving two and five talents.

    Blessings😍


  • Offenses; Learning to join God’s parties.

    Recently I sent a message out to friends to ask if there were topics they would want me to write about.

    The feedbacks returned with some request and more than fifty percent of the feedbacks were on offences amongst believers.

    Sincerely, I was expecting people to request that I write on topics like how to make money as a believer😂 how to experience God’s love and just bask, how to write poems that describes dancing scenes. Now I do not want to make light the issue of offenses… I know it could be a point of distraction for many of us but we must trust God to live a life of purity of heart and thought knowing that when there is an offence issue, you are not the only one who is hurt. Often time than not, the other party is equally hurt and there is our God, the greatest physician who is constantly and consciously working at healing all the parties involved, not only you. This is the largeness of heart God wants us to grow into, it’s not easy yeah!

    Hence, always be willing and eager to join God’s party. Don’t stand out and fuss when it seem God is blessing the person who seemingly offended you.

    Ever witnessed a situation where somebody hurt you and God decided on His own to go and bless the person well well.🤣🤣😂

    That is God’s invitation to you to come join His party. This is sometimes His method of bringing healing to you. Yes! This is how He plans to enlarge your heart, this is how He tries to make you be like Him, by inviting you to His parties.

    Jonah got angry and walked away. The brother of the prodigal son got angry and walked away but you must learn to feel the anger and go join the Father. Fellowship with Him and his sons and daughters and watch Him heal you by that special method.

    When God organises blessings on the one you think has offended you and has not come to apologise, pick your cloth, buckle your shoes and proudly go and congratulate. You will have your heart ripped out from your body and He the great physician will have a major surgery that gives you a bigger and a better heart.

    Also, do not forget that you are one who is constantly in need of God’s mercy, grace and forgiveness too, give and it shall he given unto you, good measure, pressed down shaken together shall God cause men to give unto you too.

    Blessings.


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