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In a person’s life when change has to come. The change that needs to take place; has to happen  regardless of what is going on around you. 

Have you ever found yourself going around and around in circles, and each time you come back to that same place; tiredness? You find yourself frustrated, guilty, annoyed, dissapointed, and all this because you have not made any changes to your life or are reluctant to. 

Until you take dastric measures

and I mean make radical changes to your life and daily routines, you’ll find yourself frustrated in that you’re not progressing.

 In order to progress in life you need to sacrifice. Success equates to sacrifice and vice versa. You’ll need to sacrfice time, money, energy and maybe more to esure that you become who God called you to be.

Until you value your calling; you will not sacrifice for it. Until you realise that you are set apart from your peers; the desire to change will not be there. So get frustrated at your current situation; see that you are worth more and start making changes. Start today. Make a life changing decision today. 

  • Bite the bullet and enrol on that course
  • Bite the bullet and leave that abusive relationship. It may not even be abusive but you know it’s not right; so walk away.
  • Leave that toxic friendship
  • Leave that toxic environment

Allow yourself to be free to be YOU. 

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I’ve spent the last few hours pondering on what to write. This evening, I received a nice little shock in my inbox. It was after our weekly home fellowships that I opened my inbox to find Andrew Bello’s next tune!! Now if any of you follow this artist you will know that this is almost unexpected especially after what has happened to our brother this month alone. Before I give you a review of the song, let me tell you a little about what this guy has faced in the last couple months.

The last couple of months of 2013 were bitter sweeter for Bello. At a point his video for ‘I no fit shout at all’ was removed by YouTube. His team quickly worked on getting it back online and by the grace of God it is now back! During this time he also released a new track, call on His name, which is still on replay for me! May I just we are still waiting for the video Andrew!! Anyway, he has since released another track.

Not long after all this successes, Bello became a victim of the London knife crime. He was robbed at knife point but by the grace of God, his life was spared and what amazed me about Bello was how he handled this situation. The scripture comes to mind, overcome evil by doing good, Rom 12:21. This is exactly what Bello did. He chose not bad mouth these youths but encouraged us all to pray for them. He has also joined the ‘say no to knife crime’

You probably thinking why all this info? Well, I believe that collectively all these events have led Bello to write this song. Unfortunately, I cannot and will not share the song, y’all will just have to wait for the official release. I’m promised it’s going to be shock for us all, even I don’t how he plans to release this track but he seems excited and has promised me that I’d be the first to let y’all know!!

The song is titled ‘no more tears’ and in my humble opinion I can say that this song is deep!
I felt the pain in this guy’s heart as he wrote. Felt like I was there when he wrote the song,lol. Seriously though, after all this guy gone through I can see how he felt writing this song.

There comes a time in life, when you’ve reached what I call the tearless barrier. There is literally no tears left to cry. When you’ve witnessed so much pain, gone through so much heartache that no matter what comes next it cannot break. I speak from experience. When I heard this song honestly, it’s as if my heart needed to hear it. It’s not wrong to feel like this, so long as you have given it all to God. God wants us to have joy in abundance and I think that excludes tears.

The song is very different from his usual but it’s deep. It’s soul lifting and thought provoking. It’s not what we use to but Bello and and his Producers @Captain19UK @Gabz_Amadi ) have done well. The song still has the same style of thought provoking verses with a short and catchy chorus, which I personally love. I’ll give you a couple lines from the track which is literally the chorus, by God’s grace when the track is released I can give you the full lyrics.

Chorus
There’s no more tears in my system
No more tears in my system

Be on a look out for this track… Guaranteed to get you thinking and thanking God for where you are. Let’s work together with God and the Holy Spirit to put an end to unnecessary pain!

Pictures taken by: Segun Oloto, http://www.sottuphotography.com

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On a car journey, there was a conversation flowing about demons and their activities.

Especially those demons we struggling with that we dont share. Im usually lost in these convos and I cn admit that at times my mind goes on vacation. But when they started talking about this particular demon its as if there was spiritual lightbulb moment; like why have u not clocked this yourself?!

So anyway, they were saying that “not trusting anyone at all is a demonic activity” (Ive paraphrased).

The thing is most of us have that issue. I can say that it is something that is accepted by modern society not by God. As put my brothers and sisters in that car, ” if u dont trust any man, then u dont trust God. Your marriage will not work or u will never marry. U dont trust ur pastor to pray or counsel you.  And saddest of all u dont trust God. How can u not trust the one u can see and claim to trust the One you cannot see?”  Logically think about it.

This is one that I know as young girls and sometimes women, we suffer from. We build this protective wall around our heart and emotions from hurt. We just cant take another heart break. Another dissapoint. As divinely put by one of the women of God in the car; you’re only doing this doing this because uve already been hurt; dissapointed; heart has been broken and u have vowed never to let it happen again. You are only hurting yourself. You are  blocking so many doors from being opened in ur life. Let Go and Let God.  Let ur pastor/Rev or Minister pray for u. Yourself, continue to pray for healing. Healing so u can trust again. IN THE NAME OF JESUS!

BUT be careful not to put ur trust in man for the bible says in
Isaiah 2:22 NIV
Stop trusting in mere humans,
who have but a breath in their nostrils.
Why hold them in esteem?.

The Dictionary definition for trust is

1. Reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.
2. confident expectation of something; hope.
Dictionary.com

We are directly told by God not to trust in man. Don’t put our trust in them. The moment u decide to put your trust in a human, u preparing for a heart break, disappointment, anger, bitterness and so much more.

Hope this blesses someone who is reading this. I shall continue on this topic next week.

 

xx RLxx

I’ve recently come to realize, with the help of my girls, that as ladies we require something in our daily lives. Attention. Now this can be poisonous or medicinal. depending on how you look at it. Let’s look at it from both sides.

I’m quite the optimistic so I’ll begin with the medicinal. As girls/women/ladies, we need attention to feel loved and accepted. If our peers and especially parterners don’t give us attention we almost die emotionally. We start seeking attention from anyone. We just need and want to be noticed! Another thing is, we like to pretend we don’t need attention. Stop pretending ladies and love the attention you getting, coz u know once it stops ur head be thinking of 101 reasons why u aint getting the attention. Attention makes us feel great and I personally believe that. Attention is medicine for the female soul.

Now it can also be poisonous. When a man decides to give you all the attention u desire with the wrong intentions, you are in big trouble. A man will lavish you with his undivided attention, then all of a sudden hit you with reality. That actually, I got you where I want now. I got you thinking I lurve u, when I don’t, so u gonna come back to me all the time. Why?! Coz ATTENTION! Don’t be fooled ladies, him calling you and chasing you is nothing but a game for him. A past time. All that interest he showing you will be over as soon as u give in.

So ladies and gentlemen, respect yourselves and know your limits. Know when too much is no good for ya.
Ladies, we may enjoy the chase but remember that you’re the reward. They’ll do everything within their power to get u. Be aware of wolves in sheep clothing.

Hey ppls! So I gotta say, I’m so sorry. It’s been a year since I last posted! There’s a rerason for this and I hope y’all will find it in you hearts to forgive me :-).

Why have I been off for so long?  Since u asked! Its been a rollercoster yer to be honest! Malawi was great and all but I felt that I wasn’t in the right mind frame to be encouraging y’all as I needed some encouragement myself. As well as Uni, it wasn’t easy at all! SO anyway Im back with more knowledge and wisdom by God’s grace. I aint saying I am where I want to be, but God knows why He’s been asking me to jump on this again. I tell u I do not know what I wil write, I can’t say this will take any form, but one thing I can assure u is that everything I write will be lead by The Holy Spirit. If I don’t post for a few days, forgive me. I am praying that God will be exalted thru this blog. That many of you will get to know HIm like never before and that I will also be encouraged by you.

I leave you with Ephesians 6:10

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. NIV.

Don’t find your strength in your relations. They don’t have as much strength as our Lord Jesus Christ.Be strengthened in His work. Be Strengthened by His Holy Spirit. Don’t give up on God.

Reedemed Leo. x

Woooaah!! Finally in Malawi… well landed on Friday. So far so good. I think I arrived at the right time as it’s been so chilled out this weekend. Well the hard work commences tomorrow , so looking forward to doing something. My groWoooaah!! Finally in Malawi… well landed on Friday. So far so good. I think I arrived at the right time as it’s been so chilled out this weekend. Well the hard work commences tomorrow , so looking forward to doing something. My group is so amazing. As some may know I missed the first two weeks of this trip due to the lovely people at CRB. So when I arrived on Friday I was anxious about settling in with the group but they were OK. As soon as I arrived I could see that they really wanted me to fit in, so kinda felt special! Hehe!! Seriously though, I just missed the riots, so God is good! Don’t much to say at this point, apart from I’m sharing a room with three other girls at the moment… don’t know how to feel about that. They’re nice girls so should alright. But these 8 weeks look to be a challenge already. I’m keeping positive though, I know why came out here and aint about to waste my days complaining. Malawi is a beautiful country, I must say. The hospitality of the people here is on point, although food orders take like 2 hours to arrive. Such warm people. Looking forward to tomorrow and seeing what it brings. Peace!! up is so amazing. As some may know I missed the first two weeks of this trip due to the lovely people at CRB. So when I arrived on Friday I was anxious about settling in with the group but they were OK. As soon as I arrived I could see that they really wanted me to fit in, so kinda felt special! Hehe!! Seriously though, I just missed the riots, so God is good! Don’t much to say at this point, apart from I’m sharing a room with three other girls at the moment… don’t know how to feel about that. They’re nice girls so should alright. But these 8 weeks look to be a challenge already. I’m keeping positive though, I know why came out here and aint about to waste my days complaining. Malawi is a beautiful country, I must say. The hospitality of the people here is on point, although food orders take like 2 hours to arrive. Such warm people. Looking forward to tomorrow and seeing what it brings. Peace!! Woooaah!! Finally in Malawi… well landed on Friday. So far so good. I think I arrived at the right time as it’s been so chilled out this weekend. Well the hard work commences tomorrow , so looking forward to doing something. My group is so amazing. As some may know I missed the first two weeks of this trip due to the lovely people at CRB. So when I arrived on Friday I was anxious about settling in with the group but they were OK. As soon as I arrived I could see that they really wanted me to fit in, so kinda felt special! Hehe!! Seriously though, I just missed the riots, so God is good! Don’t much to say at this point, apart from I’m sharing a room with three other girls at the moment… don’t know how to feel about that. They’re nice girls so should alright. But these 8 weeks look to be a challenge already. I’m keeping positive though, I know why came out here and aint about to waste my days complaining. Malawi is a beautiful country, I must say. The hospitality of the people here is on point, although food orders take like 2 hours to arrive. Such warm people. Looking forward to tomorrow and seeing what it brings. Peace!!

Ok… I know some of u thinking I’m smoking but this may actually interest you.

A random thought I just had actually. Sex and intimacy is something of a taboo in the Christian world. But we gotta talk about it. Especially with our young ladies ( oh yh nd the Bois!) who are surrounded by all this sexual tension and pressure! I mean come on now, we all know that it goes on, even in our churches… I bet ur eyebrows raised rite abou now huh?! Hehe
Seriously though, sex and intimacy is something we need to educate ourselves on and tackle, especially within the church.
So what does our bible tell us about sex?! It’s a holy act of love…( u probably thinking “yh she on drugs again”). But I’m actually being real. When God created men and women He clearly state that we need to multiply, therefore God created sex and gave us permission to have a physically intimate relationship with our ” wives/husbands”. That’s what sex is for primarily. But what we have done as a people into a sin against the holy temple of God.

Ok, some of you maybe confused but, let me confuse you some more. Our bodies are temples of God. God lives in you. Therefore your body is a temple. once u start having sex outside of marriage (fornication, adultery), u have told God that He no longer lives you. Therefore serving the devil.
How does that work I hear u say… K… Look at it this way, when u r de sully active with a person, you become one. Your souls are joined together ( hence why sex is usually left for your first night of marriage). You are exchanging the one thing no other man/woman should be able to share wiv u.
Dint u realise that once you sleep wiv someone something comes over you? You may start to get jealous and question the persons reason for sleeping with you. U begin to lower yourself to a place God never intended you to be.
You have an intimate relationship and connection with a person God did not prepare for you and before you know it you doubt yourself. And the enemy starts to plant seeds of evil thoughts of jealousy, anger, guilt, self-hatred!

Why put yourself through this? Shame the devil and keep yourself for ur destined wife/husband. Don’t allow te enemy to make you believe that you must test drive before you buy, coz trust me I God says that’s the one for you then He has made that person to suit your every needs and desires. Sexually as well. Go created sex, He wants us to enjoy it. But in the way He intended in a marital home.

Sex, has been known to be a killer. But also a giver of life.

🙂