Monday Coffee

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?) 

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!😋😘

 

With love,
BGW☆

Monday Coffee

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,

browngirlwriter♡

Monday Coffee

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,  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! 💃

Stay tuned.

xoxo, browngirlwriter ♡♤◇♧

Monday Coffee

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- 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- 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. 

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. 

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


Love💕

BrownGirlWriter

Monday Coffee

Of Kings, and Their Inner Chambers 

Proverbs 22:29 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Do you see a man skillful and experienced in his work?
He will stand [in honor] before kings;
He will not stand before obscure men.

For some reason, valid or not, experience seems to trump (just)skill. The odds are, people will readily trust someone who has practiced a skill for say 5 years, over another who has practiced same skill for 2 years. It is rightfully assumed that More Experience = More Strength (or so). So in essence, skill is usually not enough.

It can get awfully discouraging when life/work/business or a project you’ve been working on is slow paced -giving up is often an option. I’ve had one of those episodes -I mean the one of giving up (even with my writing). It’s sooo tempting to just “give” when things get hard, when nothing seems to be responding to your constant push. But then you know, every successful story began with it’s trying times -do I begin to mention all the big name brands of today that began in a garage, or did you get that memo already?

But then the idea is to keep doing what you are doing. When life throws you a curve ball, it’s testing your creativity, so allow your skill be stretched by the experience. Like my friend Sandy says, “na from clap music dey start” lol- continue to do the little things till it becomes a big thing. Soon enough the who is who’s of your field will request that you come for a meeting at their holiday inn in the Bahamas😄 (somebody say amen!). And then you’d be able to say all that stress was worth it.

“The King rewards you, not just for the work you do, but for the years you have put into the work you do”.

-PK.

Work on yourself. Improve yourself. Sharpen your craftAttend seminars. Network. Challenge yourself. Move with a crowd that challenges you to be a better stronger version of yourself. Leave your comfort zone. Look for new and more exciting ways to do your seemingly regular activities. Want change and allow the change. Dare to be different. These days, different is more exciting. It might seem like I’m saying alot, I’m simply reading out the menu for today’s coffee, select your combo and enjoy your refreshing order as it starts you off on your new week! 😉

 
Cheers, BGW❤

Monday Coffee

Always Wear Your Invisible Crown👑

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My title today is, Always Wear Your Invisible Crown. The title I guess I can say is (lemme use a word I hear my dad use alot, lol) onomatopoeic. Okay don’t mind me it does not exactly mean the same, but I mean to say you can deduce the message I’m abt to bring from the title #whew. Ok enough and on to my short not so short message.

Every one has a uniqueness about them that has the abilty to make them shine; that som’n som’n that without stress you can do well enough. It could be that you are a gifted talker, and fortunately for you, you can make 10 well articulated speeches in the gap of 10 minutes (ok maybe that’s a bit exaggerated, lol). Maybe you find that you are critical about almost everything- to the point it’s so extra. Or maybe you are artsy-crafty and are really good with DIY’s (do it yourself); If there’s a strength/ability that makes you stand out (how ever irrelevant it seems), that there is your invisible crown.

 Look for opportunities to contribute yourself to your world. Volunteer in your local assembly when opportunities come up. Look for opportunities to grow your abilities (search on Google if you may). How ever trivial you think your “common” strength is, you can grow it to become something big. -I mean, there are innumerable examples on social media today; people getting Endorsements because they shared their “funny” on instagram (*coughs* even Bobrisky is now paid for special appearance at shows *coughs*). The secret is to just do it, Make a move. Express yourself. Go all out. Participate in this journey called life. Ordinary doesn’t win anymore. It’s okay to be extra (with reason sha).

Bottom line is, you’d be doing yourself and your world a great injustice if you refuse to let this light of yours so shine! 

I bring you a message to challenge you; refuse to play the “background”, don’t get comfotable in the shadows, don’t be lazy, anything is possible, God makes “beautiful” out of ugly! Be confident! Let your abilities make you lead! Let your gifts and talents make room for you! Be consistent! Be the best you that you can be everyday! Sprinkle the fairy dust of your unique “fabulosness” on the world! Wear Your Invisible Crown! And most of all, be the change you want to see in this world!


I hope I made some sense here? *runs away*


See you “hereygain” tomorrow (hopefully)


xoxo browngirlwriter. 

Monday Coffee, The Love Project

I SAID YES

Would you be found doing the work He has committed in your hands?

For my Monday Coffee this week, I’d like to share with you a post from another amazing writer, every post she makes is so profound. You should check her out!

Have a great read. ❤❤

Love's Voice

My master was going on a long trip
he put me in charge before he left
He said to me; “give my children food at the proper time.”
Yes master. I said
When will you be back sir? I asked.
It is not for you to know… only do as I have instructed. And he left.
My master had many children!
How did he think me worthy to handle his household?
Days turned to months and months to many many years and my master had not returned!
Each time we communicated, he would ask; “how are my children?”
I remember some nights I would stay up waiting for his sons to be back home,
And days I would cater to any of them who was ill… I would not sleep until they recovered.
I always reminded them that their Father will soon be home.
I would read out his letters……

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