It has been a few months since I sat down and type for my blog. Honestly, I cannot tell how much I miss blogging and I couldn’t think of anything but excuses for not even trying to manage my time for this. Only if you guys could read my daily thoughts and life narratives – oh! The daily blogs I missed! I did not have a “writer’s block”, I just couldn’t imagine myself fitting all my thoughts on these blank pages. Maybe it’s the long weekend that allowed me to gather my thoughts and Praise God for the rest that He has given all of us.
Not that I am just after my life updates, but I am also excited to share more of God’s greatness in my life!
I’ll just start off with this – “Obedience truly brings blessings.” God has been impressing in my heart to humble myself and obey Him. I realized that it takes a whole lot of Bible verses and devotional time for me to accept the fact that Only Jesus can melt my prideful heart. I’ve been putting up with so much pride in things that I barely recognize myself as a humble person. I take too much pride in myself, my values, my work ethics, my character, my reputation, and even my strengths.
The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility. – Proverbs 15:33 NASB
If I did not humble myself to God’s sovereignty over my life, I wouldn’t know how to obey Him – not to my boss, not to my spiritual leaders, not even my boyfriend. Only God can truly change one’s heart and I praise and thank Him for not giving up on me.
Thus says the Lord, “Preserve justice and do righteousness, For My salvation is about to come And My righteousness to be revealed. – Isaiah 56:1 NASB
Sharing the blessings God has given me ever since I obeyed brought by humility:
1. I learned how to drive! Never in my wildest dreams that I see myself driving a manual transmission and after 5 months, the company replaced the issued car with an automatic transmission.
2. I’m slowly “getting by” with my current work and I’m happy how I’m learning and growing under my boss’ mentoring. I still have a lot to learn and tons to offer – I just need to manage my time wisely.
3. For some reason I do not understand (now), God has been blessing me with new disciples to lead towards Jesus. I started with 4 ladies and now, they’re about to become 10! Yes, there are inactive ones and my heart mourns for them. My heart mourns for all of my disciples. I learned not to fix my eyes on the problems of perfecting our dgroup sessions but the perfection of Jesus’ love towards us. I’ve accepted that I may fail them at some point, I may disappoint them with ways I couldn’t imagine, but my only prayer is that may I always lead them towards Jesus’ purpose; That they may have a strong foundation of God’s Glory in their lives. My reward will never be the quantity but of the quality of their Faith.
4. I take it as a blessing that my D12 sisters went tripled this year! More sisters, more accountability partners, more learnings!
5. I’ve doubled my tithings and truth be told, I’m managing my finances better this year than all of my working years combined.
6. I’ve obeyed the “pause” God gave me when He broke me with a suspected High Blood Pressure and it made me step down as a B1GFridays facilitator; It gave me more time volunteering for B1GFridays Content Team and B1G15Go Content Team – which I also prayed about when the year started.
7. I allowed God’s glory shine through my brokenness when I humbled myself and obeyed to create my first ever 4Ws DGroup Guide for CCF Eastwood. The Chronicle has been revamped and it took huge adjustments for me yet, the publishing team has never been this highly encouraging as before.
I know I have a lot of catch up with you guys but there goes my summary of blessings. Yes, life will never be filled with rainbows and butterflies but in all things, I am reminded that God is in control.
The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all. – Psalm 103:19 NASB
I should never doubt any of God’s divine appointments in my life, whether it could be requiring me to endure worldly persecution or a loss in my prideful self.
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not drive it out?” And He *said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible to you. – Matthew 17:19-20 NASB
And that no matter what happens, I’ll be anchored to Him and on Him alone.
Now faith is the assurance of things – Hebrews 11:1 NASB