Overcoming Situations.

Believe you can do anything, and everything.

Step one : Put your situation in God’s hands

We agree God is the Almighty. So why call on him as a last resort ? When you find yourself in a difficult situation, it is important to ask God for guidance and wisdom, because he knows it all and has a plan for each and everyone.

Helpful Scriptures 

1). Matthew 7:7… “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

2) Matthew 21:22…”You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.”

Step Two : Tell the truth

In most situations, we seem to think we can easily get out of it with a lie… ever heard the saying “the truth will set you free” ?. Free in what way you may ask, you can look at it in the means of the flesh, yes you may be set free from the consequences set upon you by man. But what about freedom in the spirit? the TRUTH will set you FREE, the truth will nourish your spirit, the truth will grant you blessings from God, and most above all, the truth shall set you free from SIN.

Helpful Scriptures

1). John 1:17 “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ”.
2). John 8:31-32 “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Step Three : Every situation is a Lesson… Learn from it.

Absolutely every situation is a lesson. no matter how large or insignificant a lesson it might be… now you know not to cheat in exams, now you know to consider every side of the story, now you know to respect your elders.. these are all lessons that will enrich your life and allow you to grow stronger in your beliefs.

Remember, we are all humans, we all make mistakes, however we need to learn from them in order to avoid repeating them. Also sometimes we struggle between what is clearly right, and what we would rather do, Trust yourself to make a just decision. Aim : When you feel yourself about to make a wrong decision, pick up your bible and read…anything.

Food for Thoughts.

Romans 14 : 22-23 . Blessed are those who don’t feel guilty for doing something they have decided is right.23 But if you have doubts about whether or not you should eat something, you are sinning if you go ahead and do it. For you are not following your convictions. If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning

The First Step…..

I’ve always been a Christian, there’s no doubt about it, always knew God existed and understood the sacrifice he made for us to live. To be honest, I never thought that I wasn’t a good Christian until I met others strong in their faith. I want to take you through this ongoing journey of developing a relationship with God.

This is how it all started…….

Sometime last year I met a girl from my course S.T, and she took me to this Christian fellowship at uni, and I had never seen a group of people pray with such passion! I couldn’t even keep up but I loved the strength, love, and the spirit I felt in the room, so I went back again and again. Then she convinced to go to her church, and although I was sceptical because I had been raised a catholic, I went anyway and till today I can remember exactly what the pastor said.

Since that day, I had thought oh it would be nice to have such a close relationship with God, but at that time I wasn’t ready to pick my cross, so I pushed it to the back of my mind. I continued going to the fellowship however but not the church, instead I continued going to my catholic church. The reason I didn’t go to the church again, I still fully don’t know. I just could not go again, perhaps I wasn’t ready to hear what was being said.

THE CHANGING MOMENT! I went to my university’s ACS gospel jam, and I was just touched, by the presence of the lord in the room. There was so much talent present, and these were my peers, praising the lord, thanking him for his grace, they were so certain of God’s love and I wanted to feel that presence in my life, I wanted to be so confident in him. I realised that I wasn’t trying hard enough, and from that evening, I said to GOD, that I would try harder to know him, that I would start reading my bible. I was supposed to go to a party two days later with my friend and I didn’t want to bail on her, but I had this strong urge not to go the party but instead to evaluate on what I had learnt and to begin my journey. And that is what I did. Sometimes I feel like we worry more about what other people think and not about what God almighty thinks! Don’t worry I’m not at that level to begin preaching, so we’ll take it one step at a time.

Today I watched a YouTube video by simply, feli where she was talking about incorporating God into every aspect of your life, and I was just thinking, I shouldn’t have to schedule God at that last hour before I go to bed. So I went up to my room straight away, put on some Hezekiah walker and just let it all out to God, I talked about the essays that I hadn’t written, I talked about T.D Jake’s sermon about finding your destiny, and I asked God what is my mission?, (in the back of my mind I also said please don’t ask me to be a minister!!) I can honestly say today is the first time I truly heard God’s voice speak to me. There had been other times where I thought I heard God’s voice but it wasn’t something I wanted to hear so I ignored it or thought it was my subconscious mind. He told me to share my journey with others who were trying to find themselves in his name. At first I thought I’ll make a YouTube video and was like no way I can’t do that! What are people going to say when they watch it, I honestly wanted to write a diary but that was selfish especially when I heard with clarity that I was supposed to SHARE my journey with him.

So this is the first step of the journey everybody, I’m taking it step by step, starting with aspects of everyday life, like using guides to read the bible, starting with verse of the day, also UCB “word 4U today”. For this lent period I’m listening to only Gospel music and reading Christian books to plant positive seeds in my mind.

My goal of the week. “Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. Ephesians 4:29 (NLT)”