Constantly remind yourself to never get caught up in what other people are posting on social media. Social media is an easy way to stay connected but there’s so much disconnecting as well. Be mindful of this. It’s not hard to fall into a place with yourself where you feel like you’re not doing enough, saying enough, posting enough, advancing fast enough, etc. Comparison often times kills confidence.
Please remember that not everyone is posting their failures, struggles and setbacks. This is not to knock those who only post their wins and accomplishments in any way. Reassure yourself that where you are and what you’re doing is enough because the only competition you’re in is with your old self. We grow, we change, we love a little more, we love a little less and put it somewhere else. This is what life is about. Learning through and through after every…
So I want to share with you a little story, on how God revealed something beautiful to me last weekend when I was in the salon.
Recently I have been contemplating between keeping my hair and cutting it down, reason being maintaining my hair was expensive for me, in terms of time, because after every two weeks I had to change my hair style. And with my schedule right now I can’t afford to go to the salon and spent a whole 4 hours there. Like those four hours are so precious to me in the season that iam in.
So a friend of mine suggested that I do dreadlocks, I don’t know whether to call it “man made or temporary dread locks” where by you don’t let it lock, after a period of time you get it out and redo it again, so that I don’t end up missing my long hair in the long run.
My other colleague referred to me someone who was an expert in it, and from how she had done hers, it was so neat and perfect, so I went and did mine too to the same person, because I had seen the evidence of her work on my colleague’s head and the styling too was perfect, for our kind of profession or should I say career.
While this lady was doing my hair, I didn’t trust the process, at the back of my mind I knew she knew what she was doing because she was an expert, and I had seen some few examples of what she had done. But I doubted for a second if she really new what she was doing, because I thought she was supposed to start applying the wax while rotating it immediately , but that was not the case because waxing came in later. And not forgetting, the first part of making this dreadlocks really looked messy that I really doubted despite knowing the truth. The truth of the fact that she knew what she was doing.
Deep down I was battling inside my heart whether to ask her about the wax thing or not.
Then in the midst of my battle I heard a voice in the back of my mind saying, “Effy you have to trust the process, she knows what she’s doing” “you have to trust her, because she’s been doing this and this is not her first time.” And immediately I remembered how she did my friends hair, so I stayed calm, and went with the flow.
So immediately I started smiling because my spirit was open and I started to think, is this not what we do all the time with God? We were created by God, he knows us, he knows our destiny, he is the Potter, and he is in the business of preparing us so that his purpose in our lives will be accomplished in a perfect way that will bring glory to him.
Or even sometimes God shows or gives us a promise, he gives us a clear vision of how the end is going to be, but most of the time he doesn’t show us how we are going to get there, he leaves that to be a mystery so that we can develop a trusting relationship with him.
In between, there will be alot of twist and turns, pain, joy, failure, our spirit will be down cast, and sometimes we will get to a point where we question the promises of God over our lives, sometime we develop doubt, and even think to ourself does God really know what he’s doing?
And other times we will want to rush things and manipulate it so that we may get where God showed us.
We forget that God is faithful. God has never broken a promise, we have seen it since he created the world of how faithful he is, he is a promise keeper, we have also seen his faithfulness around us, it may be in our friends lives or even our family members, his faithfulness is so evident. And yet when things get messy, during our twist and turns we doubt him.
Just like I did at some point in the salon, despite seeing the salonist work I still had doubt in my heart , when she was in the process of making the dreadlocks.
Just because the process is painful, messy and lonely, doesn’t mean that God doesn’t know what he is doing, doesn’t mean that God has forgotten his promises. Those painful moments, are ways of God making sure that everything turns out in a way that only he, will receive the glory, in a way that will encourage and inspire someone else going through the same to trust in God.
” Just as its said before gold becomes Gold it has to go through the fire.”
This painful and messy road to your promise is only God preparing you to what is ahead of you, God doesn’t want you to get there weak, he wants to make sure you get there strong enough to handle everything that comes with your blessings.
I don’t know what God promised you, it may look different from what you are experiencing right now, but I want you to trust your potter, believe that he knows what he’s doing, believe that he will never allow you to fall apart in the process of moulding you, as long as you keep holding on to him, he will make sure everything works out for the best.
Can you imagine the excitement I had when the salonist finished styling my dreadlocks and I saw how beautiful it was, it was soo beautiful that I didn’t remember how bad it looked when she started, and right there I trusted her enough ,to the point where I told myself I will always come to her for repair.
It’s the same thing with God, when it’s all done, we will be so excited praising his name that we forgot how painful the process was and we will learn to trust him more.
I pray this encourages you to trust in God more even when things don’t add up in our life. It’s very important to exercise patience endurance and trust, I know sometimes we get impatient and we want the easy way out, we want shortcuts and to manipulate things to work in our favour.
But don’t forget Genesis chapter 25 to 27 onwards when God promised Rebecca about his smaller son becoming great and his big son serving the smaller one Jacob.
But when it came time for Isaac to bless Esau,Rebecca manipulated her way into letting Jacob receive Esau’s blessings. When all she had to do was to trust that God will fullfil his words in his own way at his own time. Even though Jacob received the blessings, there was a lot of consequences that followed him there after.
For instance when he was looking for a wife, he worked for seven years and he was brought the wrong wife, so he had to work for more 7 years to get the wife he loved. We can go on and on on how his one lie of manipulating things and lying to his father affected his life.
I don’t know about you, but as for me I will hang in there, I will choose to trust and wait upon the Lord, even when my faith is failing me, when things gets tough I will still choose to hold on to his promises. Because I believe I serve a God who makes everything beautiful at his perfect time.
And since its all about God and the kingdoms business, I will choose to wait on God so that my story will be a reason why someone somewhere trust that God will pull through for them as they did for me.
I finally got time to write something in here. It has taken long because I’m currently busy, and I must admit sometimes I feel overwhelmed with the work I have. And it’s going to be so for 3 concecutive months.
I hope you have been fine, holding on to Jesus because he’s all we’ve got and he’s all we need.
As for me I have been holding on to him so tight, and this season has been the season of intentionality for me, being intentional with what I want in my space, being intentional with my relationship with God, just being intentional with everything, including protecting my peace of mind.
It has also been a journey for me where I chose to quit or leave it all behind, behaviors and things I have been holding on for so long despite knowing that they don’t align with God’s will for my life.
Despite the day to day challanges I have been experiencing, I refuse to let myself believe less in God, or go back to this behaviors. I still believe in his promises and his love for me, because truth be told I’m in the season where my world is crushing, and everything is falling apart, and I can’t fix anything because I don’t know how or even where to start from
Even at that I refused to allow these situations define me, I give it all to God. I am in this season where I have been asking God to work in me, to work in my endurence, my patience, my humility and my love for others. It’s called spiritual and soul growth. And it’s been a tough journey for me.
Tough why? Because there are days I have been pushed to the wall, and Im like God I don’t want it anymore, just take this pain away, i can call it complaining mode, and yes I’m guilty of that some days. And there are days I have been like yes God whatever it takes to build and mould me do it Lord. Am all in.
Why I’m I doing this? Why I’m I partnering with God for this growth? because there are things I’m praying and trusting God for in my life, there are things I’m manifesting for my life, things to do with who God created me to be, things to do with the vision God has given me for the future and for his kingdom, and trust me I don’t want any of it if I’m still holding on to the old mindset and old self.
This is simply because most of the times God has blessed me with things and opportunities in the past, my mindset ,my character and my old self caused everything to crush and crumble down. Most of the times I have been toxic to my opened doors, I have taken alot of things for granted. And this is because I lacked things like patience, endurence, wisdom and the list can go on and on.
I pray this helps you out, as you are trusting God for certain things in your life, I hope you ask your self this question,
“What if this things I’m trusting God for comes now? Will I be ready to steer them in the direction that will bring glory to God?”
If yes then keep trusting God and when the time is right God will open this doors for you.
If no, then it’s time to shift your prayers, from God give me this and that to God work in me until I’m ready to be used for your kingdom.
It’s my prayer for you that you make your life intentional in everything that you do. It’s not easy, but we have to allow the holy spirit take the lead. It’s also important to push ourself by partnering with God. We cannot submit to the flesh and it’s desires…but let us be transformed through the renewal of our mind.
Most of the time we are afraid to show up and speak up about our relationship with God because we think we are not qualified enough or we are not holy enough to do so, and we sometimes even tend to judge those who are loud about their faith.
We forget that no one is perfect and God knows that, and whatever we are doing, we are doing not because of who we are but because of who God is. The word tells us God is loving; his love endures forever , he’s merciful and his mercies are new every morning. That when we go to him with a humble and a genuine repetant heart he’s just enough to forgive us. And he’s always ready and willing to partner and work with us, until we become that which he created us to become.
That being said, Did you know that God can still use us to mentor others as he works in us at the same time? Like we don’t need to be perfect to create a difference in someone else life.
This is because growth, change and transformation are things that dont stop taking place in our lives as long as we align ourselves with his will.
We can still share and tell our story about how we are growing in the Lord to bring change and transformation in the understanding of those who are trying to rise up and walk in the same journey of knowing and getting deeper with God
And we can do so authentically; from a place of truth and honor. From a place that will glorify God.
And this can only happen when we allow God to mould us, to create in us a pure heart, to give us a spirit of sincerity and truth, to fill our mind with his wisdom and to give us a humble spirit and rebuild the walls of our life. #psalms51
The truth is, this doesn’t happen overnight but it happens as long as we continue to seek God without ceasing. God is faithful and he will continue to show up and bring the transformation that is necessary for us to be who he intended us to be when he created us.
It’s time to stop seeing yourself as not good enough or as not qualified enough, because God has already approved you and seen you as enough,
Just as John 15: 16 says
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. John 15:16 NIV https://john.bible/john-15-16
So stop shrinking to fit in, and start showing up, and take position to become the best you can in this season that you are planted in. Let nothing stop you.
while you are waiting to be qualified someone else is trusting God with her less qualified version by showing up and taking position.
Do you remember the story of the three servants in our last blog?
I don’t know why the Holy spirit is revealing this message in bits, like it’s the same thing but in different ways. All glory to God.
And I strongly believe that this season God is calling us to bloom where we are. To look deep and beyond the normal, to look deep in the little things, that’s where we will find our purpose and the beauty of God.
Because the beauty of God is found every where and in every season of our lives. We have something to rejoice about, to be grateful for and to give irregardless of the season we are in.
God is calling on us to take position wherever he has planted us, to show up and to stop shrinking ourself so that we can fit in, but to stand out and become that which he has intended us to be in the season that we are in.
In that space you are in, in that position you are in or should I say where God has planted you right now, you can still serve God by being of service to those that God has placed around you. Not forgetting that there’s always something to give.
What do I mean? I simply mean you can bloom right now and right here. You can bloom in your obedience, you can bloom in becoming that which God has ordained you to become in this very season. And that will only happen when you choose to stand out and walk in obedience and utilize every opportunity you have in this season.
I know sometimes we tell ourselves, if only I had more I could do more. But one thing you should always keep in mind is that God has given you just enough, for you and also for those he has placed around you.
In the book of Esther 4:14-16.
Mordecai remind Esther if she doesn’t take advantage of the opportunity she has to save the Jews from being destroyed, she and her father’s family will come to an end / die.
This also remind me of Mathew 25:14-30
the parable of the three servants. Each used well and multiplied whatever was entrusted to them by their master except one who gave an excuse as to why he didn’t multiply whatever was entrusted to him.
And verse 29 continue to say
For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ Matthew 25:29-30 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/mat.25.29-30.NIV
Most of the time we are like the servant who gave an excuse. We complain and give excuses as to why we can’t do A B or C.
And we wonder why we don’t grow. This is because God tests as with the little we have first before blessing us with more.
Can we be obedient? Can we show up? Can we share the little we have? can we take position when we are required to? Can we share the little knowledge we have? Can we steward well that which is entrusted to us?
If you can’t be faithful in the little you won’t be faithful in plenty. And even the little you have will be taken away.
So today is my prayer that you will not shrink to fit in, but you will choose to stand out and serve those that God has placed around you, that you will be a good steward of his blessings upon your life and that you will not be afraid to show up and take position when you are required to.
I also realized that there is no limitations in what we can achieve as children of God.
And “I can’t” or “I’m not capable enough” is the limitation we set for our self. It’s not what God has set for us.
I want to remind us today, that there is a God given power inside of us. God has instilled his power, mercy and Grace that is just enough to tackle and handle everything we encounter and everything we set our mind to achieve.
Whole heatedly, commit all that you do in the Lord and he will be your strength in your weakest moments.
Stop complaining about what is lacking ‘here’ , because if it was necessary God would have placed it ‘here’
You have everything you need now to be whoever God has intended you to be in this season. Do your best and trust in the Lord!
And don’t forget the work that you put in today will determine your tomorrow. …..
There is a lot of blessings and joy that comes with contentment, that is embracing and appreciating your present irregardless.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/php.4.6-7.NIV
Yes it is! Every season and moment we find ourselves in, is never a waste, it’s all necessary to get us where we are destined to be.. whether it’s a bad or a good season. It’s all important.
I know sometimes here, may be messy, here may feel painful and unfair, and even feel confused because we don’t know what to do or where to start. Neither don’t we know how we going to get over our pain and our disappointment or when we we are going to be cured of our illness. But we are here now.
So the best thing you can do here is to embrace it and trust God. When you feel you don’t like it here, maybe because of what you are going through. This is the time you need to draw more close to God than ever before, it’s NOT a time to feel sorry for your self and drown in self pity.
Because what you do with your here matters alot, and it will determine how you are going to rise up and get there; Where you have been ordained and destined to be, because as children of God we are destined/ordained/called for greater purpose, and that purpose will be revealed to us when we deny our self and dedicate our life in serving, honoring and partnering with God while we live a life of total surrender.
So instead of dwelling in self pity it’s time to draw more close to God, spend more time with him, read his word, meditate on it and pray, while you pray remember to thank him for here and ask for his wisdom to help you embrace and learn the lessons that are necessary in this season that you are in “here”. As you prepare and trust him for there; that is the next beautiful season of your life. And trust me you will need the here lessons when you are there.
Quit focusing more on the pain, because that’s what the enemy wants, for you to see reasons or find reasons to feel abandoned, alone and unloved, but we all know that’s a lie, just because we are going through a bad season doesn’t mean God has changed and doesn’t love us any more, God only allows what’s necessary for us as he prepares and mould us to be who he created us to be.
While you are here remember to always focus on God more and who he is. That he loves us, and nothing can change that. That he is so intentional with everything and our pain is not in vain.
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in in the morning.
Psalms 30: 5
God bless you and give you strength as you embrace your here while you trust him for his greatness. Amen
Years later after i had graduated from high school in 2010, i found myself living in my shadows, my life had become one big mess, one big lie. it was not the life i had envisioned for myself. i had a very promising future and i had all opportunities presented to me in a plate of gold.
But rather i chose to chase the world and its pleasures , and for a long time i forgot who i am and where i came from, my desires at that moment were unrealistic. I wanted to reap where i had not sow, i did not have any mentor neither did i have anyone to look up to since i came from a family where no one had made it in life.
My mother had a lot of dreams for me. Immediately after i completed my high school she wanted me to be a nurse, i was accepted in one of the nursing school but i rejected the offer, i was stupid and naive, i was only 16 years old and i remember telling my mom i can not put on a uniform again for another three years and i did not want that nursing school because it was too remote for me.
I wanted some exposure. I wanted to be in the city and study in the city. I wanted to be away from my mother who was too overprotective of me. So that landed me to some university where i was accepted to do a course in Business Management and Information Technology. Everything started on well until peer pressure kicked in. Where i wanted to be like other students party like them, dress like them and have boyfriends who catered for my needs like them.
I was stupid and naive, i started drinking and smoking and few month later i dropped out of college. I lived a lie for a long period of time. I was ashamed of myself, my mother was dissapointed with me.
I tried to get jobs, i found good ones but i could not keep them because i was just too lazy and still stupid and maybe i had not learnt my lessons yet. I was so confused, and i do not think i knew what i wanted in life. I was so empty and this went on for a long period of time. I was unstable in everything and i was there for long.
One and half years after i had had my daughter, i had a moment with myself. I reflected on my life and my choices, i remember at that moment i was tired of feeling the way i was, i just wanted a clean page to start allover again, i was so disappointed with myself and i knew i had to do something to change the course of my life. Although i did not know what exactly to do, i wanted a better life for me and my daughter, i wanted to get done with all generational curses and spirits. I did not want any of it transmitted to my daughter. I did not know how but one thing i knew is that for all this to happen i needed God. I needed to partner with God to become exactly who he intended me to be.
i knew god loves me and i knew he wants the best for me, so i gave up what i thoght i wanted for me and i asked him for his will to prevail.
i remember that night i cried my heart out in repentance as i surrendered all that i am to him, i needed healing, i needed love, i needed forgiveness and most important i needed a fresh start.
After that night i shifted my focus from me and i focused more on God, more on who he is and on what he can do, i developed a habit of spending time with him through reading and meditating on his word. I praised and worshipped him, and family, i saw God in every moment of my life. He was there fathering me, correcting me, loving me, revealing himself and hidden things to me. I saw God even in little things that i did not expect to see him in, indeed he is faithful, and he meant it when he said:
call unto me and i will show you great and hidden things that you do not know
draw near to God and he will draw near to you.
Months later, GOD answered my prayers by giving me a fresh start, and i found myself again in nursing school. Everything happened so fast, before i knew it i was in nursing school. I am grateful to God because he opened a door that requires me to partner with him every day to walk through it. what do i mean? I mean i cant do this alone, its really hard. It needs a lot of dedication and commitment, not forgetting that i am a mother and i live miles away from my daughter, so everyday is a struggle for me. But God has been faithful up to this moment.
Everyday God shows up for me, he renews my strength and even though i wake up to new challenges every morning, God sees me through it all. He uses the challenges to help me grow in a beautiful way. In a way that he has ordained me to, he also uses the challenges to help me realize how resilience i am in him. Just as i said in my previous blog :
through all this i realize i am nothing without God, but with God by myside i am everything beautiful, fearful and wonderful. As i always say everything God created is good and his intentions for us are good. But sometimes what we have gone through and how we have been raised and the environment that we have been raised in tries so hard to interfere with who God intended us to be. But when we partner with him he is able to turn things around, it does not matter how much damage the world has caused us. He is able to transform, heal and give us his peace. Even here where we are, where we thought/think nothing good can come out of it, he can still cause us to flourish HERE.
Good bye and God bless you, i pray you get inspired with my story, it does not matter where you are, what you have taken for granted, what you used to be, how old you are or how bad you have messed up. God can still use all that for your good, GOD CAN STILL GIVE YOU A FRESH START. You only have to choose him and give him a chance today. Remember no sin is too big for God to forgive. And there is nothing like late with him. He makes everything beautiful at his own time.
Hello my wonderful family, it’s been really long since I wrote something new. But guess what? Iam baaaaaack😊😊
The reason why I haven’t posted for some time is that I have been really busy with nursing school. And I must confess I have never been this busy since I was born.
So I just decided to take some time off social media streets to focus on my studies and exams. It was really overwhelming. And there was moments when I got really anxious and just wanted to walk away from it all. But hey, iam really grateful to God he didn’t allow it to get there.
Even though it’s been hard, it’s been a special type of hard. Why special? Because it has helped me discover me. What exactly do I mean? I mean like God used this hard and tough moments to show me exactly who i am in him. And what really happens when we partner with him in everything we do.
Knowing me, I used to be so lazy, and I always looked for a reason to quit. I never wanted to handle something challanging. But this time it was different, God renewed my strength in a way I have never seen before. Just like he promised in his word
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
I had to unlearn what I had learned about myself before and let it go, why? Because I discovered that I thrive in stress, yes I get anxious and scared at first, but once I focus on God and talk to him, I do whatever is required of me so well and I feel so strengthened to keep going to the point where I don’t want to stop. And even though I feel weary on the outside the inner me always feels strong. And encouraged to keep moving.
I do it to the point where I sometimes forget that sleep is important too. sometimes i have to sacrifice even ‘the sleep’ in order to achieve the goal that I have set for myself at the moment. Hey! and don’t forget that I adore sleep, I treasure my sleep, and I always choose sleep over anything else. Indeed the Lord is our strength. And impossible is nothing when you have God by your side.
End of January I was put to a test, when something really bad happened to my daughter, the enemy knows that my daughter is my life and anything happening to her it will automatically destroy me, but I thank God even at that he protected my daughter from the worst that could have happened.
I was so devastated, I was so stressed out and I just wanted to quit from school and go back and stay with my daughter, because at that point all I could hear in my mind was” you are a bad mom, you only care about your dreams and ambition at the expense of your child’s safety, if you were there no harm would have come to her” but still in the midst of this voice, I heard another comforting and peaceful voice that assured me everything is going to be okay, and everything works out for good.
Yeah and I dared to challange this voice “what good can come out of my daughter being hurt?” But as days passed, and as I talked to some of my close friends and support system God used their words to comfort me, and through that I was able to forgive and let go because I realized how the enemy works, he will use just anyone (especially those who have not acknowledged him as their Lord and savior, those who are still in the world) to get to us. So I didn’t give the enemy an opportunity to plant the seed he wanted to plant within me, all glory to God. God was peace , joy and strength for my family and I in that hard moment.
But i am grateful too, through that incident I was able to make time and balance my life,so that almost every weekend, i go see my daughter, and be there for her.
I know I’m still on this journey, but I also believe that the Lord is with me in it, and he will not allow the sun to smite me by day nor the moon by night.
So family, God never fails, His love for us endures for ever, his mercies are new every morning. And when you partner with him in everything and put your trust in him he will never disappoint.
I know this seems cliche and obvious and you have heard it 1000 times, but it still amazes me how God shows his protection, love and mercies in different ways each time. He shows up in new forms and ways . Focus on him and he will blow your mind on how he does it in a unique way everytime and he will leave you amazed and filled with everlasting joy.
God shows himself to me and each time I’m like, “I thought I knew you, and all that you can do for us as your children. But here you are again! “. It’s like you can never fully learn God and say you know God well. Because , siz! he leaves me speechless all the time. .and I’m really humbled with the way he fathers his children. He is amazing! Praise his holy name!
Never forget trials will come, the fire will be there but he will make sure in the midst of it all no harm will come to us. He will be your strength when you feel weak.
And in those moments when you feel weak, and you feel like you cant do it, and you feel like you don’t have the strength to pray.
Just raise your eyes above and focus your mind on God alone, then tell him, “God i am tired and I don’t know what to do, but I trust you, I am weak but I trust that you are my strength, my faith is failing me and I don’t know how this is going to happen but I know you are my faith and my hope and at the end, your will will prevail in Jesus name, Amen”
This is what helps me when I don’t have the strength to pray.
We are nearing the end of 2021. When you look back,
how has everything been? What are you greatful for? And what lessons has 2021 taught you?
As for me, I am grateful for alot of things, this year has been amazing for me, all glory to God. And when I say amazing I don’t mean that I didn’t experience any set backs.
Set backs were there, and I am really grateful to God for this setbacks, because they have helped me learn to look everything with a third or spiritual eyes.
Before I dive into the setback part. I just want to thank God, for his amazing grace, salvation, the relationship that I have with him, for my family and my friends. They have been so amazing and so supportive.
I am also grateful for life and good health. This is something I never take for granted and something I never play about. And I owe it all to God.
So the reason why I’m writing today is to share with you things that I learn about setbacks this year. And how i realized that setbacks may be one of God’s love language for us as his children. Because the word says God disciplines those he loves. And one of the ways he disciplines us is through setbacks.
As we started the year I wrote something about God giving me a promise from the book of Isaiah 43, of which I will be writing how God has fulfilled that in the end of the year, next month (December).
Through out the year I have gone through a series of huge setbacks that at some point I doubted God’s promises. And that happened because I was only focused on the pain and how things were not going right.
I focused more on the setbacks instead of focusing on God in heaven the one who is sitted on the throne and all the power belongs to him.
The one who is good, who never changes, who is faithful and nothing can ever change that about him. He is still good, merciful and loving even in moments when we can’t understand, even in our darkest moments he is still good! All glory to him
But through all this series of events that has been happening to me I realized that every set back we encounter as children of God, is not just a setback but it’s a blessing in disguise.
I believe the fact that God will always use our setbacks for our own good. And I mean ALWAYS.
It’s never Gods intension to see us in pain or in tears, but if it means that the pain and tears has to happen for our own good and transformation to take place, then why not?
And the good news is that he’s always there with us even in the moments of sadness, he’s always closer than we think, and he gives us just enough grace to see us through every moment.
Theses are some of the ways of how God uses set backs to work for our own good. I believe there’s more but I will just mention what God has revealed to me through my life experience.
God may use setbacks just to help us quit our sinful ways so that we can go back to his presence with humility and acknowledge him as God over our life.
Sometimes he uses setbacks to help us gain more wisdom, as he prepares us for his blessings and the purpose he has ordained for us here on Earth.
He may use setbacks to help us realize the things we have been taking for granted. In the process he helps us see how we are truly blessed in the midst of it all. (Teach us gratitude).
Sometimes he uses the setbacks to restore everything we’ve lost that was part of his plans and intension for us.
And finally God may use setbacks to develop our relationship with him based on trust.
Let’s always learn to see our setback with a third or spiritual eyes. It’s okay to feel sad and be emotional when we encounter these setbacks.
But always remember to take a step back, take a deep breath, meditate on your relationship with God as you focus on him and he will fill you with his peace and reveal to you beautiful things concerning the setbacks you are experiencing.
Because Everytime we focus on our setbacks and how much we are hurting, we give the setback power over us, and in the process we miss God’s blessings or we miss to see what he’s doing in that particular moment in our life, that means we fail to learn and experience the goodness of God.
Always be Joyful and grateful in all circumstances, for that is the will of God for us.