WHO AM I? 1

I don’t know if I’m the only one who asks myself this kind of question. I doubt it. The truth is; we get curious of who we are at a certain point in our lives. It may be at a time when things weren’t going well for you. It may have been after someone asked you a deep question and you can’t answer. It maybe even be times you’ve shocked yourself with your actions and recently found habits!

Whatever the reason you have for asking the question up there, it is one of the most important questions (if it is not the most important question) you could ever ask yourself. I’ve always asked myself that question. Sincerely yours, I’ve always had turbulent mind because of how my mind works (over thinking). I just want to know who I am, maybe the answer will give me the peace/clarity that I’m looking for.

Years back, I ‘discovered’ myself to be an introvert, loved this and that and so on. Growing up, I’m no longer the same – I’m more outspoken to those close to me (I used to write letters to everyone I want to speak to, including my parents. Lol). I’m no longer the Primary 5 girl that wants to be a medical doctor, Hahaha. Things have changed, I’ve picked up habits that I thought I’d never be able to do. I’ve dropped some characters too. One minute I’m feeling so gay, I don’t even want to talk to a soul the next minute – I’d just want to hide under the cover of my blanket and just cry.

So, what exactly defines me? If these feelings, likes, dislikes, emotions, habits, do’s and donts define me; am I not in trouble?? You mean this minute I AM SUCH A COOL BEAUTIFUL GIRL and the next minute I AM A ‘MOOD SWINGER’?? (Pardon my English) You mean because I didn’t become a medical doctor, I am not who I’m meant to be?? You mean the moment I change one of my habit, my identity automatically changes. Am I the only one confused here??

No, what I do/did couldn’t have defined me, else I would have been something that may fade away when that thing is lost. What I feel don’t define also, my emotions don’t stay in one place!! So, what defines me?? What defines us??

To know what define anything, we check from the manufacturer, right?? That’s what we’ll do in this series. If you’ve not learnt anything, take this home – What you do or feel do not define you! Leave your comments behind, I’ll love to hear of what you think about this write up. I’ll see you tomorrow (winks).

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EMOTIONS

Hello there, how have you been?? You sure don’t know how I miss getting feedbacks from you. Should I explain why I’ve not been in touch all this while?? Let’s just let it pass, please. But I’m fine, very fine. I trust you are too.

For an introvert who is an over thinker, ’emotional baggage’ won’t be far away from such a person. So, here brings me to what we are talking about today. Emotions!! How do you handle your emotions? How do you handle the overwhelming feelings you have?

When you don’t manage your emotions well, you’ll be in a whole lot of troubles. There are so many reasons why you can’t manage your emotions – lack of identity, lack of purpose, not doing what you’re meant to do, bad experiences… Name it. One thing I know is, no matter what causes you to fall flat at the show of emotions, you can control it. You can manage it.

In my MIA, I’ve learnt that my emotions are not meant to control me. I’m to control my emotions. I’ll like you to stay tuned for what I have to share as days pass. I’ll be more personal in my posts as from now on. It will be from Revelation to knowledge to experiences.

You’ll also see me more often than the normal. Yeah, I said it. Aren’t you excited?? I am though. If you’ve not gained anything from this post, learn this – Emotions are meant to be controlled by you. How can that be?? We will take it one step after the other. I hope you’ll be patient for this journey. So, let’s meet tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow (winks). Bye and Stay safe.

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HOW STRONG IS MY PAST?

Am I the only one who feels I didn’t do really well in 2019?? I’ve seen so much on my WhatsApp status that at a point I felt I was just there to clap for people who’ve been doing great stuffs.

Let me give you an example; my blog started two years ago and I think I’ve only published four to five posts on here. 2019 was the worst, I only posted once and that was January 3rd – about this time last year. I felt like a failure thinking about it – how the blog started was a proof of God. But how come its like this?? My friends, mentors call me about it: “Faith, you’ve stopped writing on your blog, why??” How was I supposed to answer?? If you ask me, nah who I go ask. Lol

Believe me, its painful to see others doing something worthwhile and you feel like you’re stagnant. Lots of things went wrong in 2019 that when my memories flash, they make my cringe. But is that all there is to 2019?? Well, I hate to say – the bad seems more than good. But why?? It is simply because I chose to dwell on the negatives!!

This same last year I was talking about; I’ve grown spiritually than ever! I graduated last year. I’m currently serving in the best state (for me). Just yesterday, I got another certificate – I can now say I’m skillful in emotional intelligence, design thinking, agility and resilience. How do I talk about the supernatural relationships I had and still have? I can’t talk down on God’s goodness providing miraculously for my needs! Yes, there were ups and downs, but who doesn’t experience such? Thinking about these, 2019 ain’t that bad. I intentionally choose to look at the bright side.

There are things I could have done better, Relationships I shouldn’t have lost, actions I shouldn’t have taken but in all, I won’t allow 2019 (my past – cause it is really my past) to define 2020 (my present/my future). I choose to forgive your inactions, your laziness, your emotions (I’m referring to myself. You too can do that). I can do much better than I’ve ever done. My past won’t define me. Experiences don’t define who I am. I am who God says I am.

Listen Past, you’re not strong enough to make me sulk for the rest of this year. I’m going all out. I’m moving forward. I see clearly. I make meaningful progress as I back my past. God has done new things. The old has passed away. I behold new things. I behold new opportunities. I behold strength not weakness of the past. I behold grace. I behold who I am in Christ. I am moving FORWARD away from the past because my past CANNOT hold me down. My past isn’t strong enough to determine my future.

Well, your past can be strong enough to hold you down if you let it. But what do you say?? Will you join this train that’s moving forward?? Its better you do cause it is God who leads us FORWARD! And ain’t you safe with God?? Yes, you are!I think its time to wish you Happy New Year – this is for those who are leaving their past behind, to move forward to what and where God is leading them. Cheers to a successful year!

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KNOW AND OWN IT!

To own anything in life, one have to know what that thing exactly is. The life you want to live must be known before you own it.

This is why knowledge is key to everything in life; to salvation, to marriage, to life purpose, to God’s love, to making the right decision, to the authority we have as a person and as a child of God and so on.

So, on this page: we will be enhancing our knowledge on things peculiar first, to our relationship with God and things peculiar to our lives, our society.

An informed person is not deformed. So, stay tuned for #This is it! It promises to be impact filled and you know what?? Its for every one. Welcome to the year of more impact, more life and purposeful living!

Knowledge is Light. Knowledge is power.

#This_ is_ it!

@FaithyLife

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THAT NAME! (2)

I think it’s best to apologize for the long break taken on this platform. I’m really sorry and I hope I’m forgiven.
Happy New Month everybody. I’m actually excited about this month. What about you? 😍

Today, I want us to finish the concluding part of THAT NAME. If you miss the first part, this is the post here👉https://faithylife.wordpress.com/2018/03/17/that-name-1/

There had been times when I always wonder why my parents named me by the name: FAITH. This was because there was nothing in my life that talked about faith. All my life talked about the opposite of Faith which is FEAR. Everything caused me to fear, from sleeping to eating to traveling to even reading. People call me FAITH since the day I was born, the opposite, FEAR was what my life entailed.

Till that day I decided to start LIVING INTENTIONALLY. Even when fear wants to raise its ugly head, I decided to face it and tell it to its face that I am FAITH. I got to believe that I’m no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God by FAITH. Glory!!

So, what am I driving at? A lot of people bear beautiful, nice names but there lives say or entail the opposite. You see someone called Joy and then you’re like why is he or she not happy almost every time. You meet someone who bears Blessing but she doesn’t feel blessed nor those around her feel blessed.

I’ve come to tell you whatever name you bear, you are to make it what your life entails. There’s no sense in you being called good names while your life is bad. If you know your name is bad or it doesn’t have good meaning (which I doubt), you can deliberately give yourself a good name and you live it!

Whatever your name is, it’s time to LIVE IT! Live it INTENTIONALLY! BELIEVE the name and speak it to your life. Take steps according to such name intentionally. If you’re named after a character of old, take up the strengths of the person and build on the person’s weaknesses. That’s how to live.

As you start living intentionally, you’ll see your name working for you. So what is your name, drop it in the comment box and speak to yourself in that manner. Our names will definitely work for us when we live them!

Thanks for reading, expecting your beautiful names in the comment box😘😘.

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THAT NAME! (1)

Do you know that you can call someone’s name and you’ll not be talking about the person? For instance, I bear Faith but someone might be talking about ‘Faith’ but may not talk about me! I hope you get that.

But THAT NAME, when you mention THAT NAME you talk about the person and everything about the person. THAT NAME is so highly exalted by God that at the mention of THAT NAME every knee must bow and every tongue confess that HE (THAT NAME) is Lord.

THAT NAME is so sacred and unique that there is none other name apart from THAT NAME given among men, whereby we must be saved.

THAT NAME which settles all cases. THAT NAME which secures the future. THAT NAME which helps in the present. THAT NAME which saves from the past. THAT NAME that calms every troubled seas. THAT NAME that never fails! THAT NAME that heals. THAT NAME that delivers. THAT NAME that turns an end to a beginning. THAT NAME that gives hope to the hopeless situations.

THAT NAME that gives eternal life. Endless life is only sure in THE NAME OF JESUS! Produce your cause in THAT NAME and you won’t be disappointed. Go to God in THAT NAME and ALL things are possible! Don’t give up on that challenge, use THAT NAME! THAT NAME won’t fail you.

THE NAME OF Jesus! THE MOST powerful name!

Do you fully and absolutely believe in THAT NAME? Wait, why haven’t you believed that name? Whatever reason it may be, it cheats you from so many blessings you would have had. Drop those reasons and try THAT NAME! I guarantee you the best of life!

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THE WORLD AWAITS YOU!


This is real, this is me
I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be now
Gonna let the light shine on me
Now I found who I am
There’s no way to hold it in
No more hiding who I wanna be
This is me

Many have a lot of great potentials, only a few make something out of it. Hiding your potentials does not make you feel any better, instead what you feel is frustration. Life, without making impact in someone or in the society is not a well lived life.

Start with God. Align yourself with Him. It is only in Him you can be real. Find your purpose and let your purpose find you. Find your voice and let us hear you. There are so many lives awaiting your touch.

Why would you sit down there and do nothing when you know you can do great stuffs? Why do you limit yourself so much that you tag yourself useless? You cannot just live life as it comes, you are priceless. Can you really say you are living purposefully?

What is really holding you down? Is it fear , anxiety about the unknown, or even inferiority complex? But you have to know hiding your face doesn’t even make you better, the result is more frustration.

So why won’t you take the risk to that future you so desire? You don’t have to start big. Start somewhere and start now! Stop living for nothing, do something ! There books yet to be written, lives yet to be mentored, lessons yet to be taught, songs yet to be composed, arts yet to be figured out, designs yet to be born alive.,.., there are a lot yet to be done. Start somewhere and start now!

Let us take this leap of faith together. Let’s start together and you’ll be able to to sing that song above. Its high time to being intentional about who we are. It’s high time we showed the world the real us. It’s high time our voice be heard! It’s high time we said NO to the fear that hold us down.

The world awaits this you! That is #YOU

#BeIntentionalAboutLivingFully
#ThisIsMe
#ThisIsReal

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YES, YOU CAN!

I’m such a person who doesn’t like trying out new things. I mean I don’t like doing things I’ve not tried before. It takes extra effort to do something I’ve never done before. But how do we get a better result when we can’t try out new things?

I later figured out that the reason why I don’t like trying out new things is because of the ‘fear of failure’. Fear of failure will cause one to stay seated when one is supposed to to rise and try out stuffs.

So, I’ve always had the mind of starting a blog but as I said earlier,  fear of failure coupled with other things wouldn’t allow me. Recently, two of my friends created their blogs themselves and I was wowed.

Then a thought came that I could create a group myself instead of waiting for someone to . I was like I’m studying industrial chemistry ohh, not computer science. I was challenged when a close friend of mine who has nothing to do with computer science created her blog herself.

That’s how I tried doing what I thought I could never have done. I’m so glad and I feel good to overcome fear. What I tried doing is where you are right now. If I hadn’t tried, I would have still been in Era of ‘I wish’. The thing is, what we fear most is not as difficult as we think it is. Though it took extra time and efforts cause I didn’t know anything about it. But it came out well, on the long run. 

Thank God I can tell someone now that; “Yes, you can. You can do anything if you try. Just try, yes you can. Believe in yourself and in God. Overcome the fear of failure and try. Just try it”.

Trying won’t hurt the way you think it will. Just stand from that bed of wishes and start doing something. Try. Yes, you can! Trust me, yes you can! Believe in yourself, yes you can! Have faith in God, yes you can! 

 

Welcome to this new blog that will change your life and living. I hope you enjoyed what’s up there👆. Stay tuned for more gists and discussions😉. I love you, you should know that. 

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