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Waiting In The Pasture

Hey there! It’s been a minute. I know I say that a lot but I know y’all forgive me because life happens.

I haven’t been idle though, just busy writing and living. Okay let’s get into what I want to talk to you about today. God’s timing…

Trust In God's timing & preperation

Chapter 14 of my book In The Dark talks about seasons of business. We more often than not compare our planting season to another’s harvest season. In my devotional this morning I read this and decided to share. It’s exactly what I aimed at portraying for #Christianpreneurs

Do I claim to have mastered it all? No. But I’ve mastered enough to empower and encourage those who are going through the wildernesses or pastures. There’s no benefit in what I’ve learned if I don’t teach/share with other’s. I love my fictional characters but I’m also an entrepreneur and I go through, gains, loses and the wait/process in between. Here’s the excerpt.


“The same is true for God’s timing and our preparation. Our job is to not run ahead of Him or lag behind. We should take natural, commonsense steps that are in line with His Word so we will be ready when He delivers our heart’s desire. As we step out in faith, He will show us the way by either opening doors or closing them. Sometimes that will require we do a new thing, and sometimes it means doing what we already know to do.”


Just a thought, if David has become a King when he was anointed, he might not have been the greatest psalmist known to man.


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Peace & Blessings

Unoma

 

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Living With Expectancy by Ibiso Danjuma of Bisso Bites

Hey everybody!

Unoma has allowed me to talk to you all. Isn’t the Lord good. Okay so she wanted me to talk about living a life of expectancy. You know she is so passionate about living with the confident expectations in God’s promise. So, let me give you a little bit about me and how I came about living my life in expectancy. I was what you would call the prodigal daughter of my family. I come from a middle class family of four. I am the baby having an older brother that is over bearing but so loving. I was a daddy’s girl before he died and my daddy shielded me from the harshness of the world.

Then I strayed. I met a man who had my nose so wide open that I left my plans, my family  and followed him half way around the country without a ring on it. Who does that? Me that’s who. Well soon after, he up and left me. Kai! The shame ehn… I had to back track and by then, my mother and brother no longer had my time. My family was angry I left and brought disgrace to the family. Adding to that, my mother didn’t understand why I didn’t use my degree to get a reasonable job. She describes me as an ordinary cook. Well not any more. -)

Three years ago, I was lost. My mistakes made me bow my head in shame. But the Lord gives strength to the weary and power to the weak~ Ibiso Danjuma

After my set back I moved to a new city, Abuja and decided to open my own Bistro, anything you can think of Naija food, I’m an expert. Yep I’m tooting my horn, if I don’t who will? I cook other stuff but I love Nigerian food. Now let’s get to the crux of the matter. I had everything going well for two years, the Bistro called Bistro Bites was doing well. I was proud of myself and thankful to God for  a second chance. Then everything was at the brink of falling down the drain when I fell behind on the rent. My dreams, my passion, my second chance would be gone poof if I didn’t come up with N800,000. This is when expectancy came in….

Living with expectancy is the belief that God will do something. I didn’t know how  He would but I knew He would. I had the hope and faith that He would provide a way out for me. Why? Because He said it. Therefore every day I woke up and look to Him, he provided clients, He also allowed tests but through it all I stayed firm. I couldn’t fail the test, not again.  As I stayed in him and continued to look to Him, doing the assignment He sent me on, He showed up and showed out. On of such jobs that would give me some extra money to what I was saving up, I met my husband. Yep I didn’t know it then but the way we met could have wiped all hope from my face( You got to read the book to find out) In that moment, I could have given up but I didn’t. Little did I know God was up to something.

Ibiso Danjuma

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Hi there! This is Unoma. What Ibiso said is so correct. Expectancy means you know He will do something. What it is, you have no idea but in His Sovereignty believe that whatever it is will be good. And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.”  And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.  But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” Acts 3 4-6

Key words from this verse , Look at us ( Always look to God)…He fixed His attention expecting to receive something good( He didn’t know what it was but he knew it would be good)  Rise and Walk( Silver and Gold would have been good too 🙂 ). I mean if he had it he could live more comfortably, but what he was given was what he needed. Have you read a Scoop of Love? Order your copy for just $1.99 here

Blessings

Unoma

Anchor Talk: Do You Have The Right Weapons? This is War!

Verse is taken from 2 Corinthians 10 4-5  the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ

Help me see me the way you see me O Lord

Limiting belief are those thoughts and beliefs that hold us back. They do this by making us live less of an life that we should. It has to do with the way we see ourselves and or think of the way others see us. The issue with this is that these beliefs are all in our imagination.

Ex Not enough time, procrastinator, resources, lack motivation. These are all thoughts that resided in our minds that we allow to take over and halt us.

So lets break down the verse we just read or the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;

  1. Casting down imaginations… What are those things that are not even true you keep thinking about?
  2. Every that exults itself higher than the knowledge of God…What are you dwelling on that is in total contradiction to the nature of who God is.
  3. Bring those thoughts into Obedience of Christ.

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Hope in God comes from the ability to turn the bad thought in your dark, grey or meantime places, good.

Anchor Verse: His strength is made perfect in my weakness.

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Blessings

Unoma

 

Anchor Talk: 4 Steps to Bounce Back From Failure

Verse: Roman 8:37 Now, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us!

In total transparency, how to manuals are today’s hot cake. Why? Because people aren’t willing to fail so we want to know how someone else did “it” so we can skip the hard parts. One of the reasons is we equate failure with scorn rather than a learning opportunity.

Fear shouldn’t keep you so paralyzed that you don’t try, Failure doesn’t mean you cant pick yourself up and keep working in service, for example Peter in spite of his self-confidence and his great boast, denied the Lord, as did the rest of the disciples who fled before the evening our Lord’s arrest was over

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What’s the worst that can happen? You learn and try again. Falling down isn’t the issue, staying down is.

How to bounce back

  Acknowledge their failures and refuse to hide behind any lame duck excuses.

  Confess any sin to God when sin is involved is involved in the failure.

  Study or examine what happened so they can learn from the failure.

  Put it behind them and move ahead

Anchor Verse: Phil 3:13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead I am single-minded: Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead.

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Blessings

Unoma