For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 

The above verse reminds me of the period i owned a shop. I struggled to keep up with customers. I do not know how to bargain, evidently not a salesperson. I would become so frustrated having to deal with customers who were very good at bargaining. I almost always ended up selling items below purchase price. Because aside from their offers, i had compassion on them as i did not want to deny them what they liked just because they could not pay more, or so i thought. Almost each day ended in exhaustion and misery.

I could not really see any progress i was making. Yet i had goals to achieve. Things to accomplish through this business. On the other hand now, i enjoy writing. I do not write throughout, i will get the nudge and i will be on it for hours sometime without  Letting up or getting tired.  I never tire of preparing meals for my family or cleaning my house and rearranging it. Part of my anointed job i believe. Encouraging others is part of me too, and i always get time for it without making an effort. If we spend our lives doing the good works God predestined for us, we will always find enough time, energy and resources to do it all. On the other hand, if we try to walk in paths God has not prepared for us, doing works He has not set out for us, we will inevitably end up living stressed, unfulfilled, frustrated and disappointed. Sometime we overwork ourselves even in Church in things we are not ordained to do. Not all good things are of God. Being busy does not necessarily mean you are doing what God wants you to do. Choose to seek God first and align your life with the good works He has prepared for you. You will  be amazed at how wonderfully He will orchestrate your life!  


Cast your cares upon Him

Recently we had to make a very tough decision after which i was taxed to deliver it to the appropriate authority. I spent so much time wondering how it would turn out. The response i would receive from the recipient and its long term repercussion, if any. “Paying interest on a debt you may never owe”.  

 I wasted much time dreading the encounter, however, this morning as i did the necessary, it lasted just half hour and the problem had been acted upon, peacefully.

This isn’t the first big issue i have had in life and spent so much time debating within myself. Considering all the worst and best case scenarios and the outcome thereafter. Naturally i tend to waste time over issues i consider big, yet after all is said and done, the storm passes without much ado. Somehow things just fall in place or sort themselves out…or so i thought until i got a different revelation from this scripture today.

The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD. Proverbs 16:33

I realized that however much time you spend worrying on a problem you may have that may cost you sleep, cause you anxiety, the decision is wholly of the Lord and is ordered by Him. You may struggle with a decision or a problem for long but ideally, the result of it is in the hands of God. In other words, nothing is accidental.

Many seek the ruler’s favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD. Proverbs 29:26

My prayer this evening is that God increases my faith that am able to hand my small and big issues to Him from now henceforth. Amen.

Your Soul or the World?

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?

Matthew 16:26

For a few days now, i have been looking at life critically. What is life?

Recently on local news, a sixty three year old man was arrested as a suspect for the murder of his girlfriend. It is alleged that his wife was abroad at that time. What a mess? In another incident, a middle aged man is alleged to have short and killed a man in what is said to be a love triangle. I want to believe that both men committed, if they did, these murders on the spur of the moment. What they call “temporary insanity”.

I doubt they planned to do that. I doubt part of their plan for life was to murder someone at some point. Can you imagine that? “messing ” up big time at that age.

I have also thought of people i know who have worked so hard in their stations over the years, majority do not have much to show for according to society’s rating of success. I also know many others who barely work, but make fortunes off of others.

What then is life? Ideal life? 

I have come to the conclusion that allowing God to cause your life from childhood is what would be ideal. Unfortunately only a tiny negligible percentage of people do that. For i know when you are in His perfect will for you, He surely shields you from tons of such grave errors and many mishaps you would otherwise fall into.

Right now my husband and i are faced with a huge decision to make, which we might make paradox of society’s popular belief and only expectation. But, should we waste time, energy and finances just to please society by doing the “normal” according to the set standard, or decide dependent upon what the Lord’s will is? By going with God’s will, we may be unpopular but, the end result, ten or twenty years from now, we shall rejoice and be glad!

your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 6:10

 My prayer: Give us the clarity and courage to do what is your will we pray, in the name of Jesus!

Be the Best You!

Happy New Month to us all! A great month June is, the start of the next half year ahead of us. It can determine the rest of our life. New resolutions, follow up to the old ones, change of perception or decision making.

And so i want you to ask yourself this as i ask myself, “What could be hindering me from becoming the best me that God created me to be?”

Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3

To be honest, I would prefer to blame outside forces for me not being all that I can be. Lot of comparisons, peer pressure, strongholds in our life or high things we keep falling back onto.  After all, this would be far easier and a lot less painful! Excuses and more excuses, if you are anything like me…. But ultimately,  i am  the only person I can change. And if I want to step up and into the purposes of God and fulfill my life assignment, then I must invite the Holy Spirit to work in my heart and bring about change in my life. I want to have an attitude today that says, “No matter what,  i am going to be all that God created me to be!” Starting today.

Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands

Psalm 119:73

Father God, may you enable me! Amen.