How beautiful is your mind?

I believe that the state of our mind affects how our life is lived, to a large extent. If your mind is lazy, your life will record zero percent productivity. If your mind is idle, the enemy will give you mind options that even you will not be pleased about- you’d give in to the fear of things that God has promised you don’t need to fret about- your faith level will take a downward spiral and truly truly, you might even forget how to pray. Long and short of the story is, there is much more danger in keeping an idle mind than you may think.

By all means, fight the good fight to keep your mind on whatever things are right. Times when my mind chooses to wander off thinking nonsense, I subject it to the ‘authority of The Spirit’ by speaking in tounges- it’s a trusted mind-reset technique- then I quickly substitute that nonsense thought with one worthy of praise.

It’s a conscious effort this mind status thing, because if you don’t make it so you lose the control of it all together. How beautiful your mind is is therefore determined by what you feed your mind. What you allow in however should ultimately feed your spirit, so that your spirit is strong enough to put your mind under subjection when it begins to think it’s the Boss.

Let not your mind be idle, or lazy, or preoccupied thinking the wrong things, because you see, an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.

What is the state of your mind?

xoxo, bgwβ˜†

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We Will Rise Above!

Yesterday night riding home after a very long and busy yet exciting day for my family, I was making some financial calculations in my mind. It’s annoying how one still has to spend so much on certain things such as fuel for the gen, because NEPA has gone on a break. And naturally it’s easy for such concerns to get one grumbling and complaining, but that’s a tired roller coaster I don’t feel like getting on anymore.

Tired of quite keeping it in I voiced out my thoughts, and my husband reminded me of how worked-up I used to get last year when I’d go grocery shopping and realize how almost everything had gone up in price since the last time I shopped. It was a pleasant memory lane to visit even for just a bit because it helped me realize the testimony that had come out of those times.

We rise above, no matter how annoying or tough the present situation is- “while we look not at the things which are seen: for the things which are seen are temporal (subject to change); but the things which are not seen are eternal.” ~2Corinthians 4:18

Every challenge has an expiry date- what’s important however is the state of your heart through the challenge; What is your confesion? What is your faith walk? No matter how things change or don’t change, I’ve realized that God always prepares a way of escape for those whom He loves. I’m totes grateful that I live a life that is dedicated to God’s use, hence a life where God totes takes care of me. What’s there to complain about mbok? πŸ˜…#teamtotallysatisfiedwithJesus! #satisfiedbabygirl #IhaveallthatIneed #totallycontent #GodsOwn #heavensambassador πŸ’•

To every trying situation, remember this phrase and grow from the process- “and it came to pass!”

Happy Independence Nigeria!

xoxo, bgW.

You Are Sufficient!

The topic I have chosen for today’s Monday Coffee, while it may or may not confuse you, I hope you get the message in all it’s simplicity- you are able, more than able to handle anything that comes your way.

Can you think of the most difficult situation that you could ever come across? Even the one you feel you can never ever handle? Well believe me, it only takes you deciding that you can, and then go ahead and do.

I am presently typing this message on my feet- Zoey-Maya in one hand, phone in the other- because my “boss lady” insisted that if I won’t get up, she won’t stop crying or sleep. I mean it’s 2:06 in the morning, and I wish she would realize the difference between day and night already. I’ve tried to explain this to her, I don’t think she has got it yet. Initially I was going to let the frustration of the situation coupled with the strain in my back get the better of me, but then I remebered I sort of promised my coach a #MondayCoffee post πŸ˜‰ and so I decided to make the most of this compulsory all-night situation.

There are times when I feel overwhelmed by my Little bundle of joy, and in those times I almost doubt myself -because after all I have never been a mother before now- but then I am more than convinced that giving up is not an option, God has given me this amazing gift, of whom I must ‘turn to gold’. In those moments of doubt, I am grateful for the Holy Spirit who is my ever present help! So I say to Him, “it’s me and You H.S., I can’t fail as long as we in this together”.

God wants us to always know that for every seemingly difficult situation/assignment, the Holy Spirit is ever present, to go through it all with us. Just remember, giving up is not an option, so get up and do what ever it is that you must with the help of the Holy Spirit. Make the most of every situation, and turn every ugliness into your own kind of beautiful.

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Awww she just smiled in her sleep, makes all of this feel so rewarding ❀ You see, I just handled my “difficult” situation, like a #boss 😎✌

 

Till my next post,

xoxo, bgw.

You can’t keep quiet!

“Let the redeemed of The Lord say so!” (Psalm 107:2)

Hello loveys! I feel the need to apologise for my long (but highly needed for my spirit) hiatus 😌. I knew however that when it was time for me to return to blogging, the Holy Spirit will let me know. I was reading my book of the month on Saturday, and the last line of the chapter I was at, read “Let the redeemed of The Lord say So!” And immediately I shouted “I can’t be quiet!” That was my cue from the Holy Spirit 😁 -just like that- I knew I had to get back to blogging.

This got me to thinking yea, the life of a Christian cannot be a quiet life. Now I don’t mean we all should go about making noise, I mean, we always have to be speaking LIFE! Our daily actions as much as our words need to speak Life. You can’t be easy about the happenings of “ordinary”or “average” around you, because you know you were made for BIG things (don’t you?)Β 

One of my deepest desires is that I don’t miss out on what God wants to do through me everyday, I desire that my body, mind and soul aligns with the purpose God has for my day to day. So I’ve come up with an action plan, I’ll like to call it Intentional Confessions, I have it written down in my journal, and I make to confess it aloud every morning before the mundane struggles to take over.

The power of positive confessions cannot be over emphasized. Speaking positive words in place of negative situations, I believe, will create the reality you desire.

Like in my house yea, when I have run out of something in my store, rather than say for example, “rice has finished” I say “we need more rice”. When I struggle with some form of weakness, I confess “I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!”. I consciously, intentionally calculate positive confessions, so that my lips doesn’t feel free to say negative things.

Don’t just overlook or down play things in your life that don’t seem to be working, there is a Word of God for every situation we are facing and will ever face, let’s do ourselves the favor of finding those words, and making them part of our daily confessions- let’s get busy saying and then doing what we should be’!


*Sighs* it feels so good to be back😊😊😊

 

Have a great day today!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜˜

 

With love,
BGWβ˜†

The Big Bang!

 

Oh my gosh I’m back! It’s both refreshing and guilt-gripping as I dust off cobwebs from on here -well not much webs gathered, and I have my new followers and readers (and likers) to thank for that! (chop kiss*) I am sincerely sorry for going AWOL.
Oi, I really have missed writing! To me writing is like a drug! It infuses in me a peculiar kind of high. When I’m not writing I feel like I’m falling! My days are unfulfilling, and I feel like I don’t deserve my night’s sleep-This is how to define purpose no?

Wellll! Let me officially welcome you into the new year, where everything is new! Like, you can make everything new -literally, It’s your decision, really! Don’t let the momentum of the new year go to waste without you refurbishing your life.

Ok, on to the day’s post and the choice of my blog title; no, it’s not a review of the seasonal comedy; The Big Bang Theory, noh- (but if that’s what brought you here, I’m sorry -not sorry lol) It’s an expression of the momentum I am employing to start off my 2017.

2017 is the only year that I entered with a loud disclaimer that a resolution list wasn’t the answer to everything. In previous years I’d think that having a new year’s resolution list, which I’d follow-through by the letter, was the way to get my year Right -but that’s not necessarily true.

The basic (not so basic) idea, is to have a vision for your 2017. Note: I mean “your” 2017 not that of your family, or the company where you work -even though these may inevitably be affected by your vision, the idea is to make that vision personal. Have a vision that you are sure will make your 2017 totally worth it! And when you have found it, be totally determined to run with it, come rain come shine! Be so in love with that vision that nothing and no one can break y’all up! Let that vision infuse your every new day with a burning passion.
Habakkuk said to “write the vision and make it plain on a table so he who reads it can run with it”. -so Yes! Write it down on a pad/board! Have a very special book dedicated to this effect, (make it pretty, bright, big, fat, however it needs to look or smell for it to attract you back to it every mo’) so when you feel your self losing your fire, you run back to your drawing board!

Personally, I think we are all grown ups, and have passed the years of living unintentionally -all that negligence is so two thousand and sixteen innit? 2017 came with fire in it’s bones! and yes, while all this fire talk may just be “New year fever” also remember it can be an “all year fever”, it all depends on you, you choose, you decide, you say Yes! Or no! It’s all on you, if you fail or succeed this new year, it’s all on You!

It’s not too late, if you haven’t yet defined your year (you don’t need to have all the details yet, but at least January to March?), join me as we begin this amazing year with a Big Bang!

Wishing you love and light and more clarity in 2017,

browngirlwriterβ™‘

Announcing: Something new!

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Hi guys, so so sorry I’ve been AWOL. sometimes I wish I had an assistant blogger, lol 😧

Major announcement on something new I’d be introducing on Monday Coffee in the new year.

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I get so excited when I see people who pick up a dream and run with it. My heart literally swells with pride n my eyes become teary, lol. I’m privileged to know about a list of young women who I’ve watched go from taking baby steps to making giant leaps in their field and I feel so encouraged. So much so good that I have decided to feature them one after the other on my blog. So every 4th Monday, Β I’d feature an interview with one of my ‘Dream Chaser’ ladies- ladies who understood that “their first ‘no’ meant, not yet.” You’d be encouraged trust me. I’m excited! πŸ’ƒ

Stay tuned.

xoxo, browngirlwriter ♑♀◇♧

The measured life

begining with the end in mind. . .

How heavy is the load you are carrying? How tight is your schedule? How occupied are your moments? What ever your answer is I hope you are living a life of no regrets.

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It can be so easy to take some things for granted when you are chasing the paper. Your life is so occupied with your “9-5” that it’s like nothing else matters. Why it’s good to love work (or the money/satisfaction you get from it), I hope you take more than a moment to remember other things that truly count.

One of my fears about getting a 9-5 employment was having to miss church. I imagined there’d be a time my boss will overload me with work that I’d be too “busy” or tired to attend mid-week service, that thought scared me. And it may sound crazy but I knew I didn’t want to risk it. My life is so dependent on God that I couldn’t put myself in a position where I’d have to debate going for weekday services, or anything that needed me to be in church.

I hope your God Life isn’t suffering under the busy-ness of your Office Life?

And then when you’ve worked tirelessly Monday to Friday, all you want to do during the weekend is sleep and not show up for your friends/family when they have events. I hope you haven’t forgotten the importance of relationships-Β I hope your Relationships aren’t suffering under the busy-ness of your Office Life.

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I hope you have time, to really invest time in your relationship with your spouse, hope you have date nights where you can go see a movie, lick Cold Stone icecreme, or order some ridiculous item off a Chinese menu-Β I hope your Love Life isn’t suffering under the busy-ness of your Office Life.

Do you have children? I know how the Lagos traffic gets you home late every working day, the house-help is probably doing a good job raising your children for you, but I hope you still find time to teach them about God, and to encourage them to discover their purpose and fulfill their dreams- I hope your Children’s Lives aren’t suffering under the busy-ness of your Office Life.

Do you take out time to improve on your self, attend seminars/self help programs, or to even pamper yourself, a spa date, a scalp massage, a pedicure, to experience an adventure- go bungee jumping, mountain climbing et al, to just breathe! –I hope You aren’t suffering under the busy-ness of your Office Life.Β 

And when it’s all said and done, are you really doing “the work” He called you here to do? Are you fulfilling purpose? Are you happy? Are you fulfilled? Do you have that knowing in your heart that you are where you are meant to be (or at least on the right path)?- I hope your Purpose isn’t suffering under the busy-ness of your Office Life.Β 

Sometimes at the end of the week or month, I list out the different segments of my life and I evaluate them, I figure how much I have improved as a person, do I love like I should, am I patient, am I kind, am I forgiving? and I decide the areas I need to put in work. It helps put me in perspective.

At the end of it all, when it’s all said and done, I hope you can truly say you lived a full life


LoveπŸ’•

BrownGirlWriter