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Embracing Your Truth

Dear Heavenly Father, I just want to say thank you for this day you have created, thank you for the joy you give us, thank you for your tender mercies, grace and love. Thank you for never giving up on us and for showing me what true love is. Thank you for your timing, thank you for being in control, thank you for the opportunities and the people you put in our live to grow us. Thank you for knowing us by name and caring for us individually. Thank you for being a way maker, the best comforter and deliverer. Thank you for the liberty we have in Christ, the freedom you bring. Lord any aspect of anyone’s life who comes across this blog who feels unsatisfied with their lives and where they are, Lord fill them up with your presence, let there be an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the body of Christ. Help us to edify and build one another up instead of tearing each other down. Reveal to us anyone we may have offended so that we can make a right with them. Lord be a lamp to our feet, light our paths and help us to be the best versions of our selves. Let there be an increase of you O God in our lives, and let us decrease and take away the pressures of what other people think we should be, take away every burden and anxiety which we possess which is hindering our effectiveness for you O Lord.

In Jesus Name Amen

This is an introduction to a new chapter of my blog which I want to develop. It involves being transparent and that vulnerability of sharing your story. A lot of the time we try to cover our wounds and not so perfect past, pretending that everything is okay, when secretly we are hurting in silence. Sadly this happens a lot. I feel like God has placed in my heart to add a Testimonial element to my blog, this involves you. I want it to be more engaging.

I was watching a Sarah Jakes, women’s conference on YouTube called ‘Never Stop Becoming’ and it inspired my approach to how the testimonial element will come to life. Every season has a purpose and God will make your story beautiful. Sarah Jakes mentioned that often people will hurt silently while projecting confidence, that we put on this role of being okay when we are not. Being scared of the response you will receive.

Our story, our truth is evidence of God’s great power and he deserves to get the Glory from our lives. Transparency is key to embracing who you are.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

 Romans 8:28

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

2 Corinthians 12: 9-10

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

2 Corinthians 3: 5

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

2 Corinthians 3: 17

Here is my story and the introduction to ‘Embracing your truth’ season, I hope you gain something from it. I have learned through my story, to Never Settle for anything less than God’s best for you, no counterfeit will compare.

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Trusting God with the Unknown

In Jesus Name , Oh Heavenly Father, Our great provider, who knows every strand of hair on our heads. Our Great Deliverer, Our Great Protector,  Our Comforter, the Prince of Peace, the Lord of Lords, All-Knowing, Our Healer, Our Refuge and Strong Tower. Thank you Almighty God for being the GREAT I AM. Thank you for your love, grace and mercies given to us each day, thank you for never leaving our side, for loving us at our worst ,  for remaining faithful when we display lack of faith. Thank you for your patience and for the fact that you do not grow weary like us, thank you for the greatest sacrifice of all, the act of love displayed on the cross for us. We give you glory and honor. Lord thank you for being in control for being the lamp to our feet. Lord let me decrease and you increase within this message, let it encourage everyone who comes across this post, pour out your Spirit upon the body of Christ, purge our hearts and remove any impurities in our lives which are hindering us from walking in your purpose. Grow the mustard seed of faith within us and help us to look unto you and seek guidance from you in every aspect of our lives, let our desires be in sync with your desires for us. Thank you God for your perfect timing.

In Jesus Name Amen.  

Putting our trust in the Lord is spoken about throughout the Bible, you hear people mention it in church or when you share your burden with someone. Trusting God is a fundamental component to our day to day lives. Those days when everything seems to be falling apart or not going to plan, having no idea how God will make our situation work out for our good. Those days when you have no idea how everything is going to fall into place. When your present visual (physical realm) seems so far off. You can not see how you will prosper and evolve. The Unknown

The Unknown, we all have desires and even though we plan sometimes you can’t see it flourishing in your life. Is it that your waiting to be pursued by your spouse in line with your plan to be married by (x) age, the awkward moment  when he hasn’t arrived yet? Is it that you want to build your relationship with someone but they are on the defense and pushing all your buttons? Is it that you want to serve in some capacity but people in your church annoy you or you simply don’t know where you fit in? Is it that you want to move but you have no idea where to? Is it that you have been looking for the game changer career move to take flight but you don’t seem to fit the brief or every door seems closed? etc.

For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand; Saying to you ‘Fear Not’, I will help you.          Isaiah 41:13 (NKJV)

He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whoever walks wisely will be delivered.            Proverbs 28:26 (NKJV)

As for God, His way is perfect. The word of Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in him.              2 Samuel 22:31 (NKJV)

                             God is my strength and power. And he makes my way perfect.                                         2 Samuel 22:33 (NKJV)  

The great news is it doesn’t matter how things appear, God is working all things out for YOU. God is all knowing. He created the universe, our Father is the CREATOR, he knows what is best for you. God will fight for you, God is just and will fulfill his promises. He has proven time and time again, everything is done in his perfect timing. All you need to do is trust that your life is in great hands you don’t need to know every detail, God already knows. 

In the book of John (chapter 20: 24-31), when Jesus arose from the dead and fulfilled the scripture. Thomas one of his disciples, did not want to believe that his friends had seen the Lord. He wanted every detail, visual evidence of what happened:

The other disciples therefore said to him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ So he said to them, ‘Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.’   John 20:25 (NKJV)     

Then He said to Thomas, ‘Reach your finger here, and look at my hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into my side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing’

 

And Thomas answered and said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God!’.                                                           

Jesus said to him, ‘Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.’                                                  

John 20:27-29 (NKJV)

                        

I remember in final year, I had worked really hard on my portfolio, had a tick list everything was so organised and I had even submitted my work a month early. I felt like everything was on track to me getting my 2:1. I had even calculated what percent I needed in each module to achieve it (geek I know). Then BANG reality slapped me in the face and I got my results back and I had passed but not at the standard I wanted. It was way below the percentage I needed. Slowly that desire of finishing with a 2:1 was drifting away, it seemed unattainable now, I was thinking God I messed up how can I possibly turn it around. There was tears no one could console me. Then I felt God tell me, am I not bigger than your degree, is anything impossible for me. I had heard all about trust and faith but I was put to the test. My need to be in control and the way I crumbled just displayed the disbelief in my heart of God fulfilling his promises in my life. God came through for me, He made the unknown future of what would happen next, work out for good. God was in control.

God is bigger than your current circumstance, His ways and thoughts are higher than our own. You are in safe hands, when everything you see and hear is shouting just give up. Remember God has never forsaken you and has delivered you countless times. God comes through on his promises, He hears your cry and prayers. Just believe, trust and have faith in your Creator. 

                       Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.    Proverbs 30:5