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There is so much going on around and within me. I am starring at multiple roads, wondering if work-life balance is truly a reality or myth.

It seems like I have more on my plate at this point in my life than I bargained for. Work, school, off work activities are all suddenly looking a whole lot bigger than I envisaged with each add on.

Surely, I am not wearing myself thin, I can handle it all at once. But my online classes are telling me otherwise with each day I miss my studies. The frequency with which things seem to slip away from me leaves me wondering, if I am really getting the rest I need at night.

I am making conscious efforts to manage, really manage my time. What I do and what I do not do. Today, is good or should I say better, yesterday I practically had to fight to keep my joy and sanity.

So I have told me, I need to step back, a step or two and focus. When I am focused, I get things right, I am leaning on the right Person. My thoughts are collected and not worrisome. Deadlines are met and I have less things screaming for me.
You see when I focus, I look to Him who alone knows me truly and knows what to do with me. In Christ I am stable, sane and sure with less questions. Who I am? Is clear, nor marred.

I am turning away from anything distracting me from looking to Him that I might live and live abundantly. A jump in my weight has not helped me either. Now I ask, have I unwittingly put more importance on my weight than I need do?
There is so much going on around, in and with me these days. Today I take it ALL, each bit, every piece and drop them at His feet. Surely, He knows what to do with them.

© 3rd May, 2018

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For this cause left I thee in PAG, in HOTR, in LMGC/RCGC, in LoveWorks, in Lagos, in Nigeria, on earth.

For this cause – do you know the cause for which you are living? If yes, are you walking therein? If no, surely you will want to know your “for this cause”.

Thankfully, we have a Father who delights to let us know our for this cause. He is ever willing to share same. So I invite you to take out time today and ask Him what your for this cause is for every aspect of your life. His word would guide you, His Spirit will lead you.

I do pray at the end of our days, when our Father is having the final appraisal with us, we would find ticked every one of our for this cause in our target form.

© 20th February, 2017

We see them
Their service though invisible
We do see them

Communication we call them
Errand runners I have come to know
That’s what they are

Seeds they are
Sown to bear fruits of its masters
Seeds we see their fruits

None is truly empty
They carry weight: to heal or break
Weighty they sure are

Sometimes planting
Sometimes uprooting and destroying
Their purpose prospects

Gracious it is
Attractive too it is
Life it carries

© 27th November, 2016

My purpose, the reason I am.
God’s purpose, His predeterminate plans
First a pattern – a sign, a principle, a wonder: that men may see and believe.

My life is not mine. My life is His – for His good pleasure and glory. My desires are mine submitted to His desires for good works. I am His workmanship created for Him.

Sometimes I get caught up in the thought that I am the end. For me He came, for my good pleasure He bled and rose. Yes, for me He came but for men to see Him in me and know that they too can be partakers of His mercy and pardon.

I am a piece of His woven pattern of good works, part of His Bride He daily washes with His words. The life I live is that of Christ who is my hope. Like Apostle Paul the mercy, grace, favour and love I am showered with is for a sign post – if He did it for Itse Tosanwumi, surely He will do it for you(me).

So I do not live for the onlooker but I live for His rising and calling that the onlooker may believe

For I am His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that I should walk in them.

20th November, 2016.

Over the years there has been a conditioning as to what should constitute the expectations from God, what is the appropriate response and behaviour in the church. Looking back, I see many people do, we do things due to routine.

We close our eyes when we want to pray. We more often than not stand to pray. We somewhere along the way grew to believe that if we never cheat during exams we have an automatic pass, if we marry as virgins we would have problem free marriages…. Something around the path way that should we do good, then God is obligated to respond with good. In some circles the response to praise, rejoicing is shouting and clapping of hands all of the time. Have come to hear so often clap for Jesus, just immediately after prayers.

Of late I have begun to question some of these traditions. Place them against what has been written in the Bible. Who defines the appropriate and acceptable response to urges by the set man of a church gathering. Who says I must needs shout, clap to show appreciation to God. Where has it been written that because one fasts, prays so often God is obligated to do that which is sought after?

These conditioning I have come to realise may have helped to maintain certain level of order, yet they also helped to foster expectations that was never provided for in the Word. So people wake up one day, mad at God for not fulfilling a bargain He didn’t enter. To the best of their knowledge everything had been done just right as per all they had been told over the years. A tale of where the tradition makes of no effect the word of God.

So these days I challenge more, I demand more to be showed the Book, Chapter and Verse that gives credence to what I have always known and accepted as right. For the measure by which I believe, is the measure to which I encounter and experience God. It shall always be unto me according to my faith.

Who defines it? Who sets the standards? I choose these days to let God alone define it. I refuse to stay within traditions and conditioning that have become hindrances to me experiencing the manifestations I am to be walking in daily.

So to the Word and Spirit I turn always, I must needs know for myself, I must needs live fully the abundant life that has been given me. God must define it all for me. God alone sets the standard for me.

© 22nd May 2016

Reading the verse for the day on http://www.biblegateway.com I pause to think.
God’s will is that by the way I live my life, ignorant charges and criticisms would be silenced. Thus, the way I live my life – speaks.

Daily my life is speaking. What does it say? What do my choices say? I sure do know what I desire and hope it is saying, but is the speaking of my life and my desire of its speaking in sync? I wonder, what do people hear from my life. Does it turn them towards God? Does it cause them to think deeply?

Knowing God’s will is step one, walking in the known will is step two. How can my life speak as I desire it should? I must stay at His feet, learning of Him and obeying His will. For in the place of abiding in Him, I would have a life that speaks of Him.

The verse ends by saying that I should live as a servant of God at all times. All times – whether I feel like or not, irrespective of how much I oh so want to wring the neck of someone rubbing off on me the wrong way.

So today I am reminded that my life is speaking and so is every other life here on earth.

I invite you, come join me, pause and assess – what is my life speaking? What is your life saying? Is it in harmony with what you would have it say? Most importantly is it in sync with what Got would have it say? Selah.

© 13th November, 2014

Time and again I am reminded that the word of God is life, it is much more than words. It is something that can be seen and in some cases felt as well.

Before the Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us, men had begun seeing words even as their Father first saw words. From the law of first mention we knew that God spoke and then He saw all He spoke. It is recorded that it was good.

God saw His words, Saul was shown God’s words, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, the disciples and apostles all saw God’s words. Question: have you seen God’s words? Do you see it regularly? May I pause here and state: all God has spoken to you when you see it, it will be good.

God has given us patterns in His word, first with Himself and then with a host of other witnesses that His words should be seen not by a select few but by all. For we who say we have been called by Him when we see His words to us it is for good. To those who live unto their flesh when they see His words it for harm.

Spend time in God’s word, spend time with God’s word, seeing God’s word should not be a luxury but a life style. For God’s words can be seen and are for good.

© 09 July, 2014