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In Transition

Human_infant_newborn_babyI had my to-do list all laid out. It was a mile long but loved it…why? Because its what I loved doing. Writing, promos for my book An Unexpected Blessing and all the other things I get into once I sit down with my laptop.

Just when I had tweeted my last tweet and was ready to shut down I saw a tweet come through on my TL saying Bishop TD Jakes is next. The it hit me..Megafest starts tonight. Looked at the time 10.30 pm, my to do list still had items on it that hadn’t been checked of. But my spirit hungered for the Word tonight. Now I know I don’t have to introduce Bishop Jakes, he is a prolific teacher and preacher of the Word of God. I’m so glad I listened as it was a prophetic word. And I wanna share with you incase you missed it. He talked about the birthing process…..

 Ezekiel 16: 4-7 On the day you were born your cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water to make you clean, nor were you rubbed with salt or wrapped in cloths. No one looked on you with pity or had compassion enough to do any of these things for you. Rather, you were thrown out into the open field, for on the day you were born you were despised.“‘Then I passed by and saw you kicking about in your blood, and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, “Live!”I made you grow like a plant of the field. You grew and developed and entered puberty. Your breasts had formed and your hair had grown, yet you were stark naked

  • At a certain point in time(nine months), the baby in the womb can’t take the confinement anymore, he/she has to get outta there. If things that used to make sense to you don’t make sense anymore, or people you used to hang with don’t fit into your current vision or you hear people say “you’ve changed oh”…..its okay, you are making a transition into a different realm.  Because God is taking you higher. Birthing you into another realm and its okay to leave certain people behind.
  • The “birth” of a baby is never pretty. Despite what TV shows, babies are pretty nasty when they are brought forth. So will our journey/process be from one realm to the next. Trust the process. Trust God.
  • There is trauma in the transition, and during this time there is pain, bruising blood vessels are broken. But hold on!
  • You must hold on because you are on a collision path with destiny. As is all collisions, its not going to be pretty but everything work together for………. ( you know the verse right?). There is about to be a shift in your hard place.
  • You cant control everything that happens to you in the transition, the devil will try to kill you in the process but hold on because God said LIVE. He sees, He knows. Trust, He is working it out.

My book An Unexpected Blessing is out, but has the process been easy…no. Did I cry when things became too hard…yes. Did I doubt…yes. Did I have people say “ah, you don’t have time to do fun things anymore”…yes. Did I want to just fall back into my past passionless life…yes? At least that was my comfort zone.

  • Like me, you may be trying to birth something without a midwife( no one to show you the way) BUT God passed by and told you to live! HE GOT YOU!

Blessings

Unoma

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Post inspired by TDJakes@Megafest 2013

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My God Pass Am

stock-footage-black-woman-with-cold-blowing-nose-into-tissueY’all know I have been doing too much lately.  Kids are back to school, hubby is on location shooting a movie( more about that later), working and still trying to get the first draft to my second novel finished.

My daughter has been having the sniffles and I should have known that with me running around so much, and not taking precautions,  my immunity would be low. I knew it, I knew it but ignored that tugging in my spirit. Trying to be superwoman..LOL.

Well last night it all came to a head. The kids were in bed and I started to write, all of a sudden I started having chills, then the sneezing, then the shortness of breath. Oh no! I had caught the cold bug and it didn’t come alone. My throat was sore as well. I took some medicine and went to lay down. For the first time in months I was in bed by 9 p.m.

This morning I didn’t feel like going through the motions of getting the kids ready for church , so I stayed in bed. Here comes my daughter, “Mummy, today is Sunday. Remember a long time ago you said that I can wear my new watch to school and church?” she asked with excitement.

I sat up in bed and accessed her.”Yeah, baby I remember.”

“Well today is Sunday…yay!” she ran out of my room with her little brother in tow.

Although her reason is warped( we’ll deal with that later) It was clear that she had a motive for going to church and her sniffles or cough didn’t stop the excitement.

So it would have been for me if today was Monday. Because I needed my paycheck I would have packed myself with all kinds of medication to make myself comfortable but I would have gone to work. And be on time too.

This laziness or weakness in doing what I had to do and go to church was the devil’s way of trying to stop me from hearing the word God had for me.  Not like I was seriously ill, I just have a cold.  But as my people would say “God pass am”. Cos I got myself together and we went to church. And I’m glad we did.

My word for the day?

God does not give us anything(dream, vision, destiny) that He hasn’t allotted time for us to fulfill.

If God has placed the vision in your heart, whenever you get it, that’s when its time for you to begin. Don’t compare where you are in doing God’s work with the next person. Everyone has been given their assignment and He has allotted time for you to finish it.  The most important thing is that you are moving towards the fulfillment of your destiny. Putting one foot in front of the other trusting and believing His Word.

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;~ Romans 12:6

Back home, I’m  under the covers, with my cup of tea but that’s my flesh. My spirit is filled and I can face anything. Now that, I needed.

Blessings

Unoma

How far did you go?

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Today, officially marks the countdown till the end of the year.So many things to be thankful for and so many things to be expectant for. How far did you go in achieving your goals?

God made the heaven & earth in six days and rested on the seventh. The next day, the EIGHTH day was a whole new start. On this eighth month, may the reset button also be hit on any areas of your life that is hurting.

A new start, with gratitude and excellence.
Welcome to August!

 

Blessings

Unoma

In the Meantime..

Jeremiah 29 vs. 11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”

Oh how I love that verse. In earlier days after finding Christ, anytime I didn’t get what I wanted from God, when I wanted it,  I would use this verse to encourage myself that it will come just how I want it because as the verse said “….plans to prosper you….” I would read that and be encouraged after all, what I wanted was all that mattered (now I can’t believe I had that mindset). For a couple of days or even weeks, I would be the ‘most righteous’ Christian chick out there, singing and praising like no man’s business, with the belief that ok, now very soon the thing I wanted so bad will come through after all …”plans to prosper me”. Whatever I wanted at the time in my mind was just the thing to make me prosper. Days, weeks, even months will go by with me keeping the ‘faith’, but I still didn’t get what I wanted. So I will go and read that verse one more time, then couple it with what Jesus said, if   we humans give the best to our children how much more the Father? You know the verse….Mathew 7:10  “if you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him”. Putting those two passages together, I will be encouraged to push on a little further.

In the end, sometimes I will get what I want, sometimes I won’t. When I don’t, get whatever it is I thought would make me prosper I will sulk and not pray for days, but just like the prodigal son (well daughter in this case), I will find my way back to Him. Why? Because another need has presented itself- you know we humans are constantly in want of one thing or the other. In times like this I tend to forget all the good things He has already done, the fact that I’m alive, healthy, have a job, a roof over my head, a family, can walk, see, hear, taste, smell and other numerous blessings often taken for granted.

Sometimes we forget to praise Him ANYWAY, in the midst of whatever we are going through or whatever it is we want and haven’t yet received. The story of Job is a very popular one; it tells us how a man though stricken with all kinds of adversity, unwarranted for that matter stuck strong to his faith, refusing to curse God regardless of what He is going through. I’m quite sure that any of us going through adversity will not actually ‘curse’ God but I’m certain that we will, just like I used to do…push Him to the curb or just sulk till we get over whatever it is we are trying to get over, then we are back again wanting more, – a never ending cycle of fickleness-#realtalk.com#.  Job’s response to his wife’s demand that he curse God and die in Job 2: 10 was that if we rejoice with God in the good then why we can’t do it in the bad. Being a wonderful Father, He knows what is best for us, Jeremiah 29vs11 says He knows the plans He has for us, not the plans we have for ourselves, but the promise is we shall prosper and have hope for the future. I’m also reminded of Hannah who stayed steadfast and kept the faith year after year of not getting what she wanted- a child.

 The ‘big’ question is how do we conduct ourselves in the meantime? Before we come to our ‘promised land’ how do we act? Do we act flaky like the people of Israel before they entered the Promised Land, letting every wind of adversity sway us to the left or right, or do we stand firm like Job and Hannah? Knowing that HE is the I AM that I AM, the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and Omega, the ever knowing God who commanded the universe be formed with just spoken word. Job had everything but God took it away and despite pressure from friends and family he stood firm and steadfast believing in the Lord his God. Hannah didn’t have that child yet but she trusted in God with the knowledge that someday her prayer would be answered,

Ok yes , we haven’t gotten that job, that husband, that contract, that promotion, that house, that child, or whatever it is that you are waiting for or going through…..God sees and HE knows, just as He told Jeremiah in 1:5,“before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…….” your plan and His plan just might not be the same or it isn’t time for the plan to come to pass. The challenge is for us to be steadfast and hold on seeking, praising and thanking Him wholeheartedly while we are in our meantime.

Blessings..

Unoma