“I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive. I came to win, to survive, to prosper,to rise. To FLY🎶” (Nicki Minaj ft Rihanna – Fly)
I’m listening to this song as I write this blog post. Honestly it gives me so much energy when I feel low. It’s a feel good song. It pumps me with energy. I feel as though I could do anything, as though I could fly.And all it defines, according to me is… Drum 🥁 rolls…. SUCCESS
Which makes me think we all want to succeed. We all want to win. Some in big ways others in small ways. People define success very differently . When I was young success to me was passing exams. If I failed an exam, I would really beat myself up. I felt little (literally) 😂That’s how most of us were wired to believe. Academic success is important in our generation and is one of the major successes.
However, over the years, my definition of success has really changed. Success to me nowadays is:
&Attending my classes&Ticking something I had on my to-do list 📃 & Calling a friend who needed my help or is going through a lot & Remembering to make my bed in the morning & Attending church on Sunday…
It’s all in the little things.Think about it💭… Success achieved in small ways often lead to success achieved in big ways.This is what I mean……Purposing to sharpen your drawing skill daily could make you a great artist 🎨 in the future. One step after another(just like the picture in this blog) .
How about we take it a day at a time. Daily successes lead to future successes. An example is working out. If you’re consistent, you’ll see the results, just not in the snap of a finger. So don’t give up. Just decide today is the day and watch yourself take on the world.
(I remember when I was young, there’s a kikuyu song that I listened to but did not understand what it actually meant . So I asked my mum to explain it. This is what she told me it meant”our life here on earth is like a rented tent. Once the occasion is over(like it happens in weddings, graduations) , the tent is folded and returned to the owner “)
(Deep breaths) 💨. Hello friend. Welcome! You did good by clicking away💕🤗OK…. Lemme break it down 😲(a bit nervous)
… In the beginning, when God had made everything else, He looked at it and saw it was good. The sky, light and darkness, the water and sea creatures, the birds of the air, the land. With only the words, “let there be” and there was.
On the sixth day,He said”Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea 🌊 “, over every creation.
He made man in His image and likeness. What does this mean? God is spirit, hence when God made us in His image and likeness,it doesn’t mean that we look like God physically (as we always thought 💭).It meant, we(mankind) are spirit.We are like God🙇
God gave us our mortal bodies for a short time here on earth🌎 .He made our bodies from soil(ever heard of dust to dust)….. (Sigh) He created us so that we may live for him. However, this is not the case for many here on earth. We tend to live as if this world is our home, forgetting where we came from, the spirit world.
We do not belong to the world. So let us not conform ourselves to the ways of the world, let God transform us inwardly so we can know His will(Romans 12:2). Why did he create You? What’s your purpose? Let us spend our time ⌚ (our short time) here on earth finding that purpose and living it. A purpose can be as “small” as encouraging people. Let us not get lost thinking we must make all the money 💵, gain all the fame…What does it profit a man to gain the world and lose his own soul?
God says in His word, in this world you will face trials, but keep calm, I have overcome the world. It is not an easy path here on earth, we have to chose the narrow gate. Because the gate to hell is wide and the road to it is easy, and there are many who travel it. But the gate to life is narrow and the way to it is hard, and there are few people who find it (Matthew 7:13-14)
We have to be aware that the flesh and the spirit are enemies. They are always at war with each other. The flesh wants what is of the world but the spirit wants to do the things of God. Perhaps that’s why you’ve been wanting so much to stop watching pornography but can’t seem to stop. Because, the flesh gives in all the time. Or you want to go to church ⛪ , but your sleep seems heavier on Sunday. That’s the flesh winning over the spirit.
However, remember we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. But God…. This awesome God in 1st John 1:8-9)says that”… If we confess our sins, he is gracious and just and will forgive us our sins”
We are in a race 🛣️. We ought to complete it well, having lived a God glorifying life. Because at death, our race will be over, and we will return to where we originally came from, the spirit world.We will face God to be judged. How I yearn for you to hear… “Well done my good and faithful servant” And you will live eternally with the one who created you, the one who first loved you.
But for now let us remember….
“Nothing that I worked for and earned meant a thing to me, because I knew that I would have to leave it to my successor, and he might be wise or might be foolish. Yet he will own everything I have worked for in this world. It is all useless. So I came to regret that I worked so hard… You work and worry your way through life, and what do you have to show for it? As long as you live, everything you do brings nothing but worry and heartache. Even at night your mind can’t rest. It is all useless (like chasing the wind) “Ecclesiastes 2:18-23)🤷
You noticed me before I did. Matter of fact, you knew me before I even knew myself. Time flied ✈️and I got caught up by life🤦. I was confused, I was lost.
You showed up at the nick of time. When my life was a complete mess. You showed me unconditional love I couldn’t even fathom. You were my only constant.
I started noticing you. You pure love, your forgiving nature, your patience towards my messy life. You were always calm and quick to listen. I wished I could even possess half the qualities you did. You were perfect for me. You were what I needed. I pulled up my flag 🚩 and surrendered.
I decided to pursue a relationship with you. I opened my heart ♥ to you. I became intentional about you. I invested all my time and energy in us. Words fail me on how blissful those days were. How immensely serene they were. I was captured, I was free.
I had never experienced such love. It was too good to be true. One thing I was certain about is that I never wanted to lose it. So everyday I woke knowing I had to fight for what we had, for our perfect love story. That to me was perfection.
Till date, I have never found anyone who can ever replace you. I’m certain I will never find one. I will never let go(like Jack and Rose in Titanic🛳️😉) Nobody loves me like you love me Jesus.
Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I am found, was blind but now I see.
Friends, Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever(Hebrews 13:8). He is not familiar with the word change. His love for you will NEVER EVER change. Nothing can ever separate you from His love(Romans 8:38-39).God loves you that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever BELIEVES in Him will not perish but have everlasting life(John 3:16)(ps,I know this verse is cliché but please read it twice 😭)
Yes, the key word there is BELIEVE. That is all He requires from you. To believe in Him.You will never look back.
The world 🗺 and everything in it that people desire is passing away🤷:but those who do the will of God live for ever (1st John 2:17)
Jesus answered him,” I am the way, the truth and the life:no one goes to the father except by me”(John 14:6).❤️
Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. For EVERYONE who asks will receive, and ANYONE who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to those who knock. (MATTHEW 7:7-8)
We all experience this feeling. A longing for our past experiences. We want to close our eyes and imagine what things used to be like then. It awakens different emotions :sadness, happiness, guilt etc
Today I chose to remember the happy memories. The ones that fill me with joy every time I think about them. The ones I can’t even put to words😅(but I’ll try to) Today I chose to share them with you 😃
One memory I can vividly remember is of my dear cousins. Those days are still one of the best I have experienced. From sharing a bed because we were so many 😂to accompanying our ‘shosho’ to her farm. From stealing avocadoes to long talks and laughter ☀️. I hold these people so dear to my heart 🖤 I know things will never be the same(reminds of of the song never be the same by Melanie C) because we’re all grown now, but our memories never leave. Here’s to family 🥂
It’s a bit funny to write about this one but hello😉. Young love really hits differently. I personally had my first crush as a six year old 😂. The mere thought of that guy made me smile uncontrollably. His name, even the most insignificant thing about him mattered.Young love is interesting and gives one a sense of hope. But as one grows up, you realize it’s not only the superficial, there’s much more to love. However the memories never leave. Here’s to love 🥂.
Yeah I know, school is not interesting to everyone but with the right friends it can be. My school life was so fun. From being in drama clubs to being in singing groups(fabulous 4 hey 👏). From making nicknames for teachers to getting into trouble because of relationships 😁. I miss them all. The laughter, the genuine love that we had for each other. The sleepless nights in boarding school (reading for exams 😴), the school trips. I’ll do it all over again if I had to. Memories never leave. Here’s to friendships 🥂
I don’t know if I’m the only one but Christmas day is so different nowadays. It’s literally like any other day. In those days, it was a day like no other. I remember my dear sisters and I used to count days waiting for the calendar to read 25th December 😭. On this day everyone would have new clothes (if you remember this.. 😉). We would also eat till our stomachs could take no more. Christmas day in those days is definitely a memory that will never leave. Here’s to Christmas 🎄🥂
I have so many memories that I can’t exhaust. I just chose to share those with you. I know at some point reading this made you nostalgic. What are the things you are nostalgic about. Feel free to leave a comment below. As for me I have to catch up on my sleep because it’s the wee hours of the night (night owls can relate). Later