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Detours are blessings in disguise

I know who I am...

I have never being placed in such a situation where I have to question who I am. The good thing is, I know better now not to accept or believe the lies of the devil, about who or what he thinks I am. I know me enough now to know who God has called me to be. You may wonder why I am ranting on, I will tell you;

 I have never being so challenged in my life as I am being, presently at my work. With things happening that I cannot even make out, I have had to sometimes catch myself questioning my worth and ability. I know I have been called to this, but why do I let what I hear get to me sometimes? All of these questions I asked myself, and then what I hear within is "I know who I am." So regardless of what anyone thinks, or what I am being forced to accept (which I refuse to), I know who I am, and I know that God has not given me the Spirit of fear, but of power, love and of a sound mind. I will continue to do me, stay teachable, ever learning, and trust that things are happening…

It's a War!!!

Today's message at church was very powerful as always. I felt that my pastor was speaking directly to me, and reminding me that as believers, we are constantly at war, we are fighting an unseen battle. The Bible reminds us in 1 Peter 5:8, that the devil our adversary goes about like an angry lion, looking for a prey to devour (paraphrased). The thing is we are not preys, but mighty warriors, we have been equipped with all that we need to take down the enemy who constantly is at war with us to steal our joy, make us feel miserable, hate ourselves, question and doubt God's promises for us.

I am reminded that my fight is not against what I can see happening around me, but that which I do not see, which the enemy, the devil tries to occupy my mind with. SO dear Lord, today  as I am reminded, I thank you that the battle has been won. I thank you for your grace that enables me to keep keeping on when I feel like rolling up the towel, I ask that your word will continue to be a consta…

Dream your dream...

Hmmm, it's funny how people have a subtle way of sending insults your way. But you know what? I have learned to take it with a grain of salt & smile like I just don't get it, cos that's my way of not getting offended by them & giving them control over me. Never mind what this "person" said to me. Whatever has, and is always been said to me, have been and are always my energizer tools to keep going forward, doing me and getting what I deserve, even when in there own narrow mind, I don't deserve it or I am to old & outdated for it. The little girl inside every grown woman has a desire and a dream, so no matter how long it takes that to be achieved, another person cannot dictate to you how you should receive it or if you should still want it. Don't settle for less, whatever you desire can still be a reality regardless of how old you are or what the world or especially people you hold so dear think about you. Hold your head up high, k…

The Pursuit of God

For those who know me, I never get tired of talking about my 9yrs old daughter, because she cracks me up all the time, and in all of the cracking up and wow(ment), I learn life lessons from just being around her. About a month ago, I had to go away for a little over a week for school. While I was away, missing my daughter so much, I found myself having to beg for a phone call from her. There was this thought that kept running in my head "my little girl is growing so fast, she doesn't even miss me as much as I do her."

Time to get back from my long trip, got to pick her up from her friend's, she gave me a hug that on my account, wasn't what I expected. On our ride back home, I was so quick to let her know how much I had missed her, and how her not returning same was hurting my feelings; yeah, me trying to guilt the little girl (hey, I'm a mom, we're good at that). I liked her honesty though, "mom I'm sorry I didn't miss you as much as you want…

Your perspective determines your reaction.

Could it be that we limit ourselves by our unbelief and by the way we choose to view our circumstances? Jonathan in 1 Samuel 4 was not moved by what he saw around him, but trusted in the fact that God will move regardless of the number. All it takes to move God's hand to action is a believing heart, a faith that is unshaken, a faith that says, "I see the multitude, I see the mountain of problems, but I have a bigger God."

Your perspective either keeps you alive or lead you to death. How you choose to view life has a lot to do with how you respond to it. Change the  perspective of your situation, you change your whole life.
Being a single parent, the biggest struggle has always been meeting financial needs. For a longtime, I felt like my life would be better and more fun when I have lots of money, or reach some kind of financial freedom. As time went on, and I began to learn more about myself, I realized that I am already rich, yes you heard me, "I am rich." I c…

A Christian, A Muslim & A Buddhist.

A Christian, a Muslim and a Buddhist,  all 3, women seated together in one room over coffee and cake in celebration of the Christian's birthday, how interesting. The topic of discussion went from work, beliefs and life in general. Being that we all come from different Countries, we talked about our Countries and the problems plaguing third world nations. The biggest take away for me was how we respectfully talked about our religious beliefs, and coming to an agreement that change for every man starts from within, regardless of your religious beliefs. And that a person who is completely transformed from the inside cannot hide the transformation, for it will reflect in his/her actions and how they relate to others.

Had I gone into the conversation with these wonderful ladies, closed minded, like the old me used to, I would have been on the defensive and not have a productive conversation or get to know them more. You don't have to change your beliefs to accommodate people you me…

Detours are blessings in disguise.