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Dikes of Courage In The Dark: An MLK Jnr. Insight.

On Friday I got the kids from aftercare and while we debated on what we wanted for dinner, my daughter blurted out. “Mommy it’s Martin Luther King Day on Monday and we don’t go to school.” I confirmed her statement and informed her and her brother that I had enough snacks to tide us over, all the goodies they liked. After they hollered in gratitude, an awkward silence fell over all of us. Then my daughter spoke again “I think we owe him something., In fact I know we owe him something.”

I sighed and explained, he has a National holiday and we could so some volunteer work. While her and her brother debated, I contemplated her statement and how I was feeling about the current state of the country. If Dr. King Jr was here today, would he be happy or sad. It’s as though we have regressed as a nation and as humanity.

Subsequently I thought about our sojourn here on earth. As the body of Christ, we were instructed to let our light shine. However I feel, rather I know like my daughter expressed, we as Christians are gradually dimming in the darkness of the world. Don’t we owe God more than that?Our faith and hope in Him are a response to His love. However in times of fear or uncertainty are we responding appropriately?  We are called to be witnesses and glorify God in all we do but when waves of uncertainty arise, do we stand strong and glow in His promise or cower to fear and dim the light that is supposed to shine?

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This excerpt I found from Dr. King Jnr.’s sermon Antidotes of Fear expressed my sentiments exactly.

Courage faces fear and thereby masters it. Cowardice represses fear and is thereby mastered by it. Courageous men never lose the zest for living even through their life situation is zestless; cowardly men, overwhelmed by the uncertainties of life, lose the will to live. We must constantly build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” DR. Marin Luther King Jnr.

We are told countless times in the Bible not to be afraid. We are promised that the Lord our God will not forsake us. Be are also told to be courageous.Therefore #InTheDark areas of life, build your confident expectations on the promises of God. That alone will hold back the flood of fear and give you what is needed to move forward in spite of what you see. Despite our detours or turbulence we must continue to each day “build dikes of courage to hold back fear” by holding on and embracing our season.

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Abraham had a 25 year detour.
Paul had a 3 year detour
The Israelites had a 40 year detour.
I could go on and on…
Do you stop to imagine what would’ve happened if they’d left the race midway?On the road to destiny dark moments are a necessity. Fix your eyes on Him in confident expectation of good things to come.

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Unoma

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3 Quick Ways to Navigate the Dark

It’s kinda late for me. Gosh it’s almost midnight and I haven’t slept. Before you know it it’s time to go to the day job. But I had to come in here and get this out to you. You know when the fire burns you can’t rest until you put it out. This kinda falls in line with what I wanted to talk about today.

We’re still in the beginning stages of the quarter/year and in my last blog post we talked about  setting goals and getting things in order. We also talked about how things might not always go according to plan.

That happened to me last week. I met one of my goals but life kinda happened and the others fell by the way side and really didn’t go as I intended. So I find myself staying up late today and possibly tomorrow to get a few things done. Why is it so important to me that I would sacrifice sleep?  Simple, I have a destination in mind. Full time entrepreneurship. Now do I know when that is going to happen? Yea and no. I kinda have an idea but I am fully dependent on God and really #InTheDark on when my expected end will get here.

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Does that sound familiar to you. There’s something you’re expecting but you have no idea when it would happen. You’re totally #InTheDark but you remain faithful because you confidently expect God to fulfill His promise to you. Remaining faithful in your now while waiting on your next is crucial to reaching your destination. Will it be easy? Of course not but when have you seen anything good come easy? There will be sacrifices you’d have to make and hurdles you’d have to jump.

Obstacles and detours lace the road to fulfilling purpose, pursuing passion/dreams.
Don’t give up until you see what you believe come to pass. So, how do you navigate in the dark?  Here are 3 ways I remain anchored #InTheDark
1.  Recognize the obstacle. They are not always an outside force, YOU can also be the one standing in your own way.
2.  Pick a verse to give you encouragement and affirm it daily through you trial. One of my favorites is Romans 12:12 “rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,”
3. Be a blessing to others.
No matter what, push through to tap the greatness that lies within.

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Blessing Unoma

4th Blogoversary…Coming Full Circle

Yesterday, I was doing a lot of updates on the blog, by the way have you looked around recently? Pretty cool huh? But anyway, during my work, I checked out my comments and realized that my 4th year blogoversary passed a couple of days ago. Can you believe it?

I had to think about that for a minute and realized that since I opened up the blog in Oct 2012, it has gone through so many changes. Most important was the fact that this blog…this exact site was born after I’d abandoned my first blog for two years and everything was lost. Sounds confusing ? Okay let me walk you through and why it is so funny I’m where I am in my life right now. God sure has a sense of humor.

So, in 2009, I opened my first blog and called it W.O.M.A.N.C INC. It was the ‘Musing of a lady after God’s Heart’. An inspirational blog that provided stimulus for the soul through articles and discussions. It was supposed to be the blog of a non profit I wanted to start. I was going through a hard time, felt very hopeless so I just wrote about things I was going through that I knew a lot of others might have gone through as well. Was it a success? Sure if you ask me now. But then I wasn’t as matured as I am now. It was successful because I did have a forum where people could come and talk but was I getting a huge amount of traffic as those I was “comparing myself to?” No. Therefore to me, it was a waste of time. Not a success.

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Then I had some trials, so why am I talking about what wasn’t working for me? So I shut it down, or rather I abandoned it…stuff expired and I lost 2 years worth of writing. Also the women who came there to talk, also lost a home. Disgraceful. When we don’t walk in purpose & destiny we rob others. I wasn’t confident in my expectations from God to properly guide me. So I gave up.

3 years later, the writing bug which refused to die, started getting on my last nerve. So I opened this up. In full disclosure, it was a cop put. I knew I should’ve been writing a book but I decided that 300+ word blog post is obedience enough. PS: Partial obedience is disobedience.  So this started again as a forum to encourage and build hope. You know the period I went through?My hopelessness?  Well, giving up is something I didn’t want others to do. Around that time I was forced to write that novel(read my publishing story to know how I was forced) So I did some reorganization to make it my online platform. I changed the name, the focus to mainly talk about me as an author. But I kept that hope theme…its just in me. Even my fictional characters struggle in hope at one time or the other. Hence, as you’ve noticed, every week I talk about hope and confident expectations in Monday Musings.

7 books later, I have come full circle. How?  I am taking my passion for helping others build confident expectations through Christ, a lot of steps further. I’ll be making my announcement by the end of the year. I’m excited on what 2017 and the future holds.

On this 4th year, from the bottom of my heart I want to thank all of you for hanging with me.

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).

I would love to hear what this blog has meant to you. Drop me a comment.

Blessings

Unoma.

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Light Out of Darkness

Hey there! Just a quick note of encouragement for you…

There’s a Nigerian proverb that says “No matter how long the night, day will still break”
You get that? No matter what the process looks like Trust it. Have the courage to keep moving forward. It’s only through the darkness you can see the stars but no matter how long the night, joy will surely come in the morning. Just hold on.
Have an amazing day!

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Be Blessed

Unoma