LET GO & LET GOD IN.

IMG_1565856518004.pngWell hello there…its been a while, I have been busy and super occupied, but today I can finally squeeze in an article on Letting go and letting God in. Ever found yourself between a rock and a hard place? it’s in human nature to always want to solve everything by ourselves, even things  we’re not in control of.

Letting go and letting God in is something that I’ve always wanted to write about because it’s something that God has been teaching me and frankly speaking I’ve found myself a couple of times in situations where i had to surrender and acknowledge that I’m weak.

When you’re in the midst of overwhelming, challenging circumstances…let go and let God in.

When things get out of control, let go and let God.

Well how do we do this?

God’s word contains over a thousand of Bible promises waiting to be claimed in faith.

When I read the scriptures, I can clearly see when it is really appropriate to let Go and let God handle everything.

In Matthew 6:34, Jesus says, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

I am guilty of attempting to worry about everything, more especially my future.

Will I be able to pay bills?

Will I be able to care for my family?

Will my child be saved?

The reality is I can control very few things. Sickness can fall at a moments notice. I don’t have the Spiritual power to save my child.

It’s why Jesus said in Matthew 6:27, “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?”

Worrying about the future does absolutely nothing. It’s practically just a waste of time. It doesn’t add a single minute to my life, matter of fact its emotionally draining.

To cast all my cares for He cares for me.

I can go on my knees and say to God ”Lord, I don’t have the power to control or orchestrate my life. In light of this, I am letting go of the illusion of control. I am giving up on trying to figure everything out and am instead trusting in God with all my heart.”

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No scenario is beyond prayer. Many people fail in battle because they wait until the hour of battle – others succeed because they have gained victory while on their knees long before the battle began.I cannot emphasis on this enough, l have tried many things in life through my abilities but nothing works easier and faster, than committing all situations to God in prayers.

I think this is why Paul says in Philippians 4:6, “…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

How do I overcome anxiety? How do I receive peace from God?

By actively, persistently bringing my requests before God. By taking hold of each care that lays heavily upon me and casting it upon God. By doing the hard work of praying about each and every care that burdens my heart.

In this sense, I must NOT let go and let God. I must run hard to God and wrestle in prayer and grapple with his promises. I must fight against my sinful tendency to worry and seek to put to death my sinful desire for control.

So yes, when life is overwhelming, I can infinitely trust God. I can let go of my desire to control my life and instead joyfully submit to what he has for me.

Believe in God when things don’t make sense. Believe in Him about your bad debt. Believe in God about your health, about your circumstance for nothing is impossible with Him. His power is limitless.

Have a blessed and fruitful evening.

As always

xoxo

Love and love.

 

 

 

 

 

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The WORDS YOU speak

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Well, hello there great people!

I hope y’all all good and blessed this morning.

I have something that I want to share with you this beautiful morning. I was listening to Joyce Meyer today as I was headed to work and let me tell you, the words that she spoke changed every perspective that I have in every word that I use, it made a lot of sense to me to a point that I felt, how could I keep such strong, encouraging and powerful message as this? Nah, that would be so selfish of me.

Listen, words have power.

The way you talk to yourself about yourself, the words that come out of your mouth about yourself is some of the most important words that you need to pay attention to. You need to be saying to yourself what God is saying about you.  People who have not learned to discipline their mouth just say some of the most awful things about themselves.

”I cant do anything right”

”Nothing good ever works out for me” ”every time I get a little bit of money something happens and I lose it” ”nobody loves me everybody rejects me”

You have to stop saying things like that because you cannot rise above your own confession.

Listen the Bible says in Hebrews, Jesus is the High priest of our confession, wow, that means He can only do what we’re saying. I don’t think we realize how much we’re hindered from living the future that we have been preordained because we keep on disagreeing with His plan.

I’m not gonna spend another day depressed” ”I’m gonna think of the things that benefit me”.  Come on fight for your life, do more affair with the words of your mouth.

What I say to you may be of importance, but what you say to yourself maybe of more lot importance that what anybody says to you.  Listen to yourself, stop saying ”oh I didn’t mean what I said, I was only joking, I was only kidding” start being accountable for your words and realize if they come out of your mouth they had to be what is in your heart long enough to form some kind of something there that brought you to the point where you began to speak that out of your mouth. What comes out of your mouth reveals the kind of person that you really are.

You can hear faith or fear come out of your mouth, you can hear humility or pride, Love or selfishness, Greed or thanksgiving.

When you learn to speak words of affirmation, God will set you up high above all nations and all these blessings will come upon you and will overtake you. Remember you have more authority in your life than anybody else says to you. You can overturn what they say by speaking positively.

Learn to say ”blessed shall I be in the city, blessed shall I be in the fruit of my body” ”My children are the fruit of my body I declare that they are blessed ,”blessed shall I be in my coming in and going out” ”When I go out of my door today am blessed, I am blessed at work”. start taking some authority in your life. Stop destroying your life with your own words.

”My savings account is blessed, my salary is blessed, any investments that I have is blessed, anything that I undertake is blessed’, my husband is blessed, my marriage is blessed, I am highly favored, get a revelation devil I AM BLESSED”.

You have the power to bless and curse with your own mouth, I hope you READING this will be serious about the words of your MOUTH.

I have so much to write about this particular topic because it carries a lot of heaviness in it but it is my prayer that from today henceforth you will take charge of the words of your mouth and learn to bless your life with them. 

Good day, beautiful people!

As always Love and Love.

 

 

Why I believe in God

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Hello beautiful people!

I hope y’all good.

If you’re new to my blog, thank you for stopping by and as always I’m grateful to my readers who find time to just take a minute and read my post.

Today I want to talk about why I believe in God. The post of today is inspired by a video that I was making to a group of friends explaining  why I believe in the existence of God and I thought I should also do an article of it.

I’ve often had people say to me that they don’t believe in God because they’ve never been given any reason to believe in such a being.

We cannot prove for certain the existence of God, but I believe why the belief in God is reasonable.

Some people ask, how do we know that God exists if He is invisible?

We know that God exists because He affects everything around us and He is always at work even though we can’t see Him. Just as the existence of the phone or the computer demonstrates that there is someone who invented it, so the world in all its beautiful complexity points to the existence of a creator, God.  Wow, this statement is just mind-blowing. I mean, how do you even explain the existence of the universe? Nothing science has discovered explains the existence of the universe.

Secondly, We have the capability to love and forgive our enemies. It is understandable and acceptable to hate your enemy, but we have the ability to bestow love and forgiveness. God has the power to affect you in a way that you’re able to forgive and love those who wronged and hurt you. Why? because HE FIRST LOVED AND FORGAVE YOU, so at many times You will have this strong desire to forgive your enemy.

Thirdly, believing in God for me is like breathing air, you take Him away, and I am as good as dead. My God is a beautiful idea, He is the reason as to why we exist, why I can get up in the morning and fight for my dreams, He is my biggest support system, my greatest strength and the light of my path.

Believing in God is fulfilling and sustaining. This is true bliss, and for those who have found it are lucky.

And finally I am so excited about our upcoming youtube channel, I have teamed up with beautiful and creative people. The videos are dropping out soon so please watch out and remember to show us some love by watching and giving a thumbs up. 

As always love and love.

Youtube Channel Intro

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Well Hello there!

First, thank you & welcome to my blog post. I am extremely happy to be back and if you’ve noticed I have been MIA for quite some time now, so bear with me.

I just wanted to give you all an intro to our youtube channel and how Smith and I decided to embark on this soon to be journey.

Smith, the naturally charming bubbly guy that he is, said that we should get on youtube, I the naturally outgoing girl I am, accepted.

After weeks of back and forth, we finally decided to start this brilliant idea of a co-dependent youtube channel. We felt like we hit gold.

We will probably venture out eventually and begin discussing/recording different types of content, but for now, we are over the moon excited to get started and have fun! It’s been so hard keeping this news to myself and I’m so happy to finally share this with you! please know that it’s all thanks to you-your astounding support and love-that got me where I am now. I will always remember it. And I hope to give you more encouraging posts and uplift your Spirits in Christ and more interesting contents that you can fall in love with in the future.

When the videos are finally out, please make us smile by subscribing and giving it a thumbs up and sharing it with others. Thank you.

As always,

Love & Love

 

Procastination

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” Don’t break the chain”

I was going through one of my daily Medium emails and I came across this post above.  The article went on about how we don’t need to have motivation in order to work. sometimes the motivation builds when you get started.

Procrastination.

This is something I am guilty of and I’m pretty sure that most of us are guilty of it too.

Sometimes I lack the motivation and inspiration to write so I keep on postponing.

let me ask you, how many times have you said ”I’ll do this tomorrow”

”I’ll do it later”

”I am going to try that later, not now”

I have never seen procrastination as a problem until I came across this saying, Procrastination is the thief of time. 

When you Procrastinate, It is like your telling God ‘the time you have given me now is not important let’s see how tomorrow works’.

From the beginning of the year, I promised myself that I will be waking up as early as 4.30 AM, listen to worship and praise music as I do a few exercises for my back. I can’t count how many times I have been postponing these sessions. As a result, I keep complaining about my back pain which could easily be cured by a few exercises.

See, a lot of times, we have so many ideas but we are prolonging even beginning because sometimes it appears so difficult to achieve and we can’t see the finished project.

How many times have you postponed;

Taking a vacation?

Going for a date?

Opening a business?

Finishing that project?

Ironically, we ask God, why is it taking so long ? or why have I not achieved that yet? why am I left behind?

Truth is, we are the ones DELAYING OURSELVES. We are our own enemies of progress.

Some of us is due to laziness, or you have issues seeing what’s ahead that your only focus is what is closer to the date.

some of us are quick to start but slow to finish. Other times we have so much to accomplish that we get overwhelmed and do nothing at all.

Whichever category you fall under, you must break this vicious cycle of Procrastination. For you have been given now. No one is promised tomorrow.

Today, I urge you to take a step forward and write down a list of things that you’ve convinced yourself to ‘do later’ and surprisingly, you will see the life goals that have been postponed for later.

Create a ritual to go with the activity. or rather plan out your day, whichever steps that you take. Just make sure that you get it done.

This is where routines come in handy — to eliminate the decision-making process and decide not only when you’ll do something, but also the exact steps.

Say you want to publish a new blog post but can’t muster the motivation to get started. Commit to completing just one paragraph each day until it’s done.

Decide what you want to accomplish and get it done.

And remember do not break the chain above.

Yours Truly,

Love and Love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gracefully BROKEN

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I took some time to think about my first blog this year…

I entered 2019 with a grateful heart. We survived 2018’s tide’s that brought about frustrations, pain, bitterness, unaccomplished goals etc. But we overcame it all. It’s a blessing, right?

I thought of starting this post by explaining why my blog is called Gracefully broken.

I believe we are all broken. something or someone broke us, loss of a loved one, an ugly breakup, rejection, frustration etc. But mine is a kind of different Broken. let me explain.

I believe that for me to reach the level I am at, God had to break me.

Stay with me.

You see, no matter how much God loves us, no matter what He wants to do for us or how earnestly He seeks to bless us, He cannot do anything with a person who closes his heart in pride, refusing to bend and break. He consistently works to bring us to a point of brokenness. 

Then He begins His gentle work of rebuilding, renewing, and restoring. He will build you up to the person He desires you to be. Going through that process means he will strip you of every misplaced dependency.

You will never know what God has in store for you if you do not allow Him to bring you to a point of brokenness. It’s scary, I know, but remember;

God will break you to position you
He will break you to promote you
And break you to put you in your right place
But when He breaks you He doesn’t hurt you,
When He breaks you He doesn’t destroy you, He does it with; grace

~TASHA COBBS~

I leave it here for Today. Have a happy and blessed 2019.

oh and remember to listen to Tasha Cobbs song GRACEFULLY BROKEN.

Thank you for reading.

Always

Love and love.

 

I would tell Her this…..

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Sometimes I try to write, but words prove Elusive! wah.

Anyway,

Earlier on today on my facebook page, I shared a post expressing on how I felt like I’m rewriting history. How I can’t stop ruminating my past too much. Mind you, that was just a random post.

To be honest, that actually got me thinking. Me. How have I been living my life this year? I’ve been thinking about it from all angles. And if my memory serves me well, am not happy about this year. Man! I’ve faced so many challenges I wonder how I survived.

I kind had to take a step back and look at myself in the mirror and I went like what can I do to change my past? I realized I can’t rewrite and definitely not change it.

I recently read a post that went on like this It’s not always easy being vulnerable, but I hope that someone will be encouraged to trust and hope in the Lord who is able to write a beautiful story out of someone’s dark past. 

Wow, that really touched me right there and then.

Lately, I’ve been a roller coaster of emotions. Angry, easily irritable, sad and lonely. Strangely. Out of no reason.  Then it hit me, I’ve been comparing my past and now. Like I’m extra social, making new friends is like a hobby, but I’ve been betrayed so many times by my so “called friends” to a point, if I happen to strike friendship, my first thought goes like ah probably this person will betray me like the rest, so I build this wall of not allowing people in. (Yes trust issues alert).

But do I want to bring this baggage along with me in 2019? definitely NO!

So If I could go back and talk to my previous me, I would tell her this,

These moments are for you. only for you. To live young, wildly and free, to live unapologetically, to discover and explore, to fulfill yourself, make new friends and as many as you can, to set on a quest to love yourself and wait for no one.Relish in your freedom and never forget these moments.

Thank you for reading

Always,

Love and love

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A million Little Things

 

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I try to wrangle on my everyday activities, and one of my biggest questions is what can I do every day to make the biggest difference?  This is important especially to figure out so that I can maximize my time and effort in the right place.

I have ever mentioned here before that I am fun of watching Tv series. And once in a while, I like talking about the current show that I’m watching and how it positively illuminates my thinking.

If you observe children, you will realized that they are overjoyed by just water touching their feet, eating sweets, jumping into the pool and other small  things .

As adults, however we concentrate on making big things happen. Building houses, buying cars etc we often forget that life is made up of little things.  A smile goes a long way, simple act of gratitude, helping someone who is need, holding the door open for someone behind is an act of courtesy.

Like me, I often long for the weekend and I fail to enjoy the week which is filled with a lot of beautiful though small little things. A simple word of gratitude, compliments, a smile, a hug, a kind word, a cheer and the wake of dawn. But often we choose to discuss how we are overworked, how rude our bosses are, how someone was ungrateful. Yes, those acts do spoil the moment but best get over it and move on.

The tv show that I am currently watching is called A Million Little Things.

It has made me realise that Little things are infinitely important.

The tv show revolves around four friends who untimely and suddenly lose one of their best friend and it’s a wake-up call for them to finally start living.

It’s an optimistic look at how the loss of a friend is the impetus for the other seven to finally start living, to make a promise to him and to themselves to finally be honest about what’s really going on. I know in my own life, my friend’s passing is a constant reminder to keep things in perspective. By

It’s also a wake-up call for me, to start living to appreciate the everyday little things that life offers because eventually, these little things make a huge difference.

It’s a bout keeping track of the small intimate moments that prepare you for the big things.

A million little things is definitely an inspiration for me.  That an act of kindness can change someone’s life, Reading a book and enjoying every moment as I turn the page, Laughing out loud and enjoying the feeling, watching one of my favorite tv shows as I cuddle myself up  in bed, appreciating the friendships that I hold dear, drinking a cup of coffee just the way I like it, spending more time giving.  etc.

Moreover, accepting that I am not in control of my life. God is. To love Him and be grateful.

Life is made up of a Million little things.

What are the little things that light up your life?

Kindly share below on the comment box.

As always,

Love and love

xoxo.

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happy-black-woman-dancing-chair-front-background-47558616Howdy, my people,

Thank you for stopping by,

I hope y’all doing fine. I am great, I thank God for His love and mercy that endureth forever. It is by His grace that I am alive.

Who else hates Mondays? raise your hand🙋 (lol) Mondays are just a reminder of how long the week is, but again it’s a new start, to try something new and be a better version of you, feel me?

So last Friday for the first time in a long time, I decided to try something new.

So my second best decided “hey, why don’t we go out today“.

and I went like “ah sure why not”. 

If you know me well, you’d know that I don’t club. Like clubbing is a no-no for me. But I decided to let my guard down and let loose.

The moment we step into the club I felt like an alien. Like I don’t belong. That was not my place. What was I doing there anyway? but guess what? I stayed. I wanted to understand why people choose to go to this kind of places. I wanted to feel it first hand. Yes, I’ve heard all sort of various reasons, but hey, experience is the best teacher, right?

The place had good music, the kind that makes you get up on your feet and pull weird moves.  The crowd was electric. The scene was too exciting to watch. There was all sort of different things happening at the same time. There were people who were two left feet, but there were equally good dancers. Others flirting and teasing. Others just talking and laughing. Others laughing and giggling. While others were busy hunting.

For a moment the place could easily make you forget about your troubles and worries, the sad part is,  it’s just temporary and not worth it.

That was definitely not my place. I CAN NEVER FIT IN.

Thank you for reading

Love and love

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Letter to my Niece(Zyana)

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Wow, it’s already my Nieces birthday, it’s amazing how time flies.

I remember when you were born, I came to live with my sister. Honestly, at first I was a little worried- I felt like you were coming to steal my sisters love away from me…(lol that was so selfish) But when I laid my eyes on you for the very first time, everything else changed,You were the most gorgeous piece of baby that I have ever laid my eyes on, and there on I fell in love with the little beautiful tiny you.

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I remember your first baby step, your mum was busy in the kitchen cooking and your dad and I were in the living room, I was busy playing with you while your dad was watching tv, then suddenly, You made your first step without anyone’s help, you walked across the living room and I couldn’t believe it, your dad saw it too and he screamed calling your mum to come and see. We wished we had our cameras on to just capture it!

Then as time went by, you started calling me by my name. You mastered my name before anyone else(it was so sweet, with your small little voice calling me Lucy) Just being around and watching you grow into this amazing little girl was so profound. I fell in love with you each and every day.

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When am around you, you and your little sister make me forget all of my problems and worries, I become this care-free person and we would jump on top of the bed, scream around the house as we play(and annoy your mum, lol) take pictures and just sit and listen to you as you narrate to me stories sometimes I find hard to quite understand(haha).

Even though I was not there to celebrate your birthday, I want you to know that you hold a special piece of my heart.

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I pray that you spend your days laughing and smiling. There’s so much goodness in your heart and I don’t want you to stop sharing with others. I know that you will take the reigns and change the world, my queen.

I pray, that you never forget who you are, and who you were meant to be.

I pray that you continue growing into a God fearing woman, a woman who is after God’s own heart. You experience real peace and joy as you follow God in every area of your life.

Hard times will come, but that’s okay, they come to teach you to be stronger, confident and fierce. I have faced harder times myself, but with the help and advice that I seek from your mum and dad, I have come out stronger. Your lucky to have them as your parents! they are fun and charming to be around with.

Thank you for making me a better person every single day. Right after you were born, I realized that I had to be strong for you. I can’t be anything less than an amazing aunt to you. I hope to show you what real love is, what a happy and respectful relationship is, why having a relationship with God is so important, and why you should always be good to yourself. While I will mess up and fail at times, I know that your little self is learning from me and growing alongside of me.

I hope you know how much I love you now and how much I will always love you. I will always be here to wipe your tears away, hold your hand, and help you to see how beautiful of a little girl God made you to be. I am the luckiest of aunts to have you. I can’t wait to watch you grow and turn into the beautiful and amazing young woman I know you will be! ~oddessey~

I know that you will read these one day!

Happy birthday baby girl.

Sending you Love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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