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It’s too valuable…

timIt’s the first day of March, where has the year gone? Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we were all saying happy New Year to one another? Now we are three months in. That’s the thing about time; it doesn’t stop and wait for no one. I consider it the most valuable thing we have but often misuse.  Once we lose it, it can’t be regained. Reality check: What have you spent the last two months doing? Has it pushed you any further towards your goals or has it taken you away from them. Ephesians 5:16-17 Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is

 You are the gatekeeper of you own time, do you allow people that can’t add or subtract from you in anyway occupy your time? I’m not saying we can’t have those days when we just need a lazy day, our body needs them sometimes. Marthe Curtain said “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time”  But we need to be mindful that we don’t allow those days to turn into extended days of procrastination and idleness. You know what they say and idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Proverbs 12: 24The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor

 As for me I have been very bust but my body recently reminded me that I needed to slow down. My debut novel which will be independently published is set for release next month. I have been re writing, approving cover designs, doing press and writing a couple of short stories in between. Phew! That was a mouthful (or ‘typeful’) and that just for my brand. I also run operations at KevStel Group so I have been busy there as well then add being a mom, wife and having a full time job. Don’t ask how I do it because I have no earthly idea. What I do know is that the joy of the Lord is my strength. That’s all I can say. But my body wasn’t having it yesterday, it literally gave out and I crashed in the bed from 5.30 pm till this morning with a slight fever. With the mindset that I’m healed in His name, I’m back on the grid.

 For March, I will carry on the motto I set for the beginning year; the only people that will occupy my time are those that add positively, the only thoughts that will occupy my time are those full of faith, love and hope. I refuse to entertain doubt about anything because if God put it in my heart. He will provide a way for it to work out. I will hug on the family a little tighter and just enjoy any process I find myself in.

 Happy New Month Y’all. My prayer is that God moves us FURTHER, FASTER

Blessings,

Unoma.

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Cast your NETS..

castHi y’all it’s been a while since I have been over here. I missed blogging but God called me to put a story together so I have been writing my debut novel. I’m glad to announce the first draft is done and it’s off to the editors. It has been a drawn out, complicated but fulfilling experience. I have loved reading every since I remember and I love writing short stories, but I have so afraid to commit to a full length novel.  I finally did it and with his grace you all will see it in the Spring, 2013. I’m so excited, more details to come.

Well this experience has taught me a lot, when I first started doing research and found out how many words made a full length novel I was literally shaking. I told my husband “Babe I got a story but I don’t think it will be that long”. So each day I sat down to write, I will be clue less on where to start. Then I will get up and start again. This continued for a month. I wrote my outline but still didn’t have clear direction or maybe that was just an excuse.

Then I prayed, I asked God to give me a story that will affect people, I asked “What do you want me to write Lord? I know what I want to write but is that your message?” Then I just let it be, one day and I kid you not one random day I stood up and started. I attacked my keyboard like never before and didn’t stop till 85k plus words later. Looking at my manuscript I was in awe…..I did that? Are you kidding me? Funny things is I started out not having a clear direction on one story, now I have five lined up..God is soo good.

I share this story to say, anything you commit to the Lord or ask Him for DO NOT under any circumstances limit HIM!! What we think is impossible for us is a breeze for HIM. Do you remember the story of Jesus telling Peter to cast his nets? Luke 5: 4-5  Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. KJV

 Peter obeyed but not totally. Jesus told him cast your NETS, Peter casted only one NET. Since he casted only one NET he was able to harvest only one net worth of fish, although his harvest was a lot, it wasn’t all it could have been.  Was he afraid? Did he think, like most of us do…let me just do this it might work it might not if not no harm. Are we limiting God’s abilities because in our human eyes it’s not possible?

What are you hoping for today? Are you aiming too small? Our God is able to do exceedingly above all…..

Have a blessed day!!

Unoma