So, it’s been a month since I posted on the blog. But, I thank God for all that happened to me in the last days. Factually, I experienced so many things; I mean, at a time, I felt I was retarding when I saw fellow bloggers writing beautiful pieces; at some points, I was indisposed; and, at some other times, I didn’t feel energised enough to type.
Different things. But, thanks be to God who always fuflfill His words: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27). It’s always been “the peace of God, which passeth all understanding” that’s been keeping my heart and mind through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)
And, I know for surety that, this experience is common to many of us— at some points, we feel like we aren’t doing it right or we aren’t living up to expectations. I quite understand and that’s why I will just write few of the things that helped me.
1. It is “not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Zechariah 4:7)
This is one truth that the Holy Spirit has always been bringing into my consciousness. I mean, each time I want to do it in my own way, I reflect on this Word of God.
Really, it’s very easy to get swayed by the physical outputs of what God is doing through us that we forget to acknowledge him. Gradually, we start to strategise in our own wisdom and soonest, we fall back on our backs.
And, in relating this with my absence on the blog, I got to understand that, what I ought to write, when I ought to post and how I ought to go about my posts is not in my power; it’s in what God is going to do with me. So, I had to stay patiently to be used by God.
2. Deliberately enrich yourself with what profits.
As I will always say, there is so much you stand to achieve when you are intentional. At some points when you seem overwhelmed with life issues, you get tempted to give in to the wrong thing but, you can always scale through if you can intentionally yield to the comfort of the Spirit. And, you get enriched when you receive from others.
During my absence on the blog, I got to engage myself in reading (I’ll be reviewing some of those books soonest), listening to sermons, and listening to songs (worship). Songs which have struck cords in my heart for quite a while have been from Dunsin Oyekan (You really need to listen to his latest album, The Gospel of the Kingdom. My favourite track there has been The Anthem), Minister GUC (I have been hooked up with God of vengeance) and Nathaniel Bassey (Olorun Agbaye has been the catch for me).
Honestly, I lost count of the number of times I listened to these songs— not just for my own pleasure but, a comfort to my soul.
Just before I forget, here are some of the Bible scriptures that the Holy Spirit has constantly brought into my consciousness: Zechariah 4:7, Philippians 4:7, Psalms 125:1, Galatians 5:16
3. Wait on God for “the lines (which) are fallen unto you in pleasant places” (Psalms 16:6)
More often than not, it’s easy for us to pour our minds out to God, engage personal development programmes, impart the lives of others and the likes but we usually find it difficult to wait on God to know what exactly He has in mind concerning us.
Really, God is so much interested in you. Aside the benefits which others derive from you, God also has good things in store for you. See how King David put it: “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.” (Psalms 16:6)
But, so true is the fact that, so many of God’s children do not have an understanding of the heritage they possess in their maker. They want to be busy for God but they aren’t ready to wait on God for their own portion.
For me, the break was such a good one that I had the time to reflect on my life and do the necessary adjustments so as to be able to function well even to the outside world. I’m grateful to God for it.
Meanwhile, I do not take your time here for granted. Your clicks and comments do give me the courage to forge ahead. Thank you so much.
And as you walk through this journey of faith, be reminded that, lines are fallen unto you in pleasant places. Don’t fret. Don’t give up.