The year is gradually winding down; lots of mixed feelings, still hoping for that miracle or perhaps the plans you set out for the year haven’t been fully actualised. I made plans at the beginning of the year, looking back I didn’t achieve all of it but I’m grateful I can appraise myself, I can say I performed above average and it was all by the grace of God. The entire journey made me realise there’s a spot higher than average but at the same time it’s a step at a time, I’m learning to enjoy every step of the way. A few lessons I learnt.
Never under-estimate any gift you have; writing exposed this truth to me, the comments, criticisms, referrals and all have really humbled me and to think it’s not up to a year yet. Once you have an inner conviction follow it, there were some topics I wanted to write on but had cold feet because they weren’t popular opinion, but because of the Inner voice I wrote about it and I could just see people’s perception through comments or phone calls and I knew it had to be God.
Once you’ve chosen to live by the leading of the Holy Spirit all it takes is obedience. I made some crazy choices that didn’t make sense and I was at that point where it’s either God helps me or nothing and He definitely came through. This didn’t happen once or twice but so many times and most of it had to do with finances.
I learnt the power of silence; life’s battle is won in the heart, in the heat of the moment when everything seems to be caving in shutting up and thinking things through goes a long way and did I forget the power in courtesy and smiling. I can tell you it paved the way for me so many times even when the voices in my head were screaming and propelling me to slam someone.
I’m more relational, somehow I want to help the entire world forgetting I’m only human. I literally had to go back to read the post I did on Super-human. This year had me doing a whole lot and eventually I broke down; never been to a hospital in over 5 years or more for treatment but found myself in one some weeks back all because I forgot to take good care of myself. A prophet who had killed 400 prophets of Baal was threatened by a woman and he took off, hid in the mountain and even prayed for death and God answered him by giving him food to eat saying the journey was indeed a far one. You’re probably like me, you want to change the world, that’s a good cause but a piece of advice take it a step at a time, you can’t change the entire world but you can change two (2) people – yourself and another person, while you are at it please don’t neglect your body, look after it. If you break down tomorrow another person will take your place, no one is indispensable.
I’ll be sharing a few lessons from some wonderful people; they are all ordinary people who have passed through the journey of 2013. Hopefully it’ll come up by 4 p.m everyday till the end of the year.
What’s your story?
Loads of Love