People often say that it’s tough to comfort a friend/ family in need. We can never fully feel their pain. It’s indeed what I experienced today. I didn’t know what to do, didn’t know what to say? Didn’t have the exact words. She was in pain. Her eyes were filled with tears. She almost cried.
This morning, immediately as I said good morning to a colleague, she began to tell me a story and poured out her heart about how she felt. One of her family members is in a critical health situation. I tried to question her, but uttering the words became difficult for her. The day didn’t go well. It wasn’t a great day for her. She is usually very jovial and outgoing, but today she spent it at her desk and in her ‘zone’.
I tried to comfort her, make her laugh but it still didn’t cut it. The sadness continued throughout the day.
As I observed her throughout the day, I began to realize that this life we have is very precious. Some people say that we always have a choice, but I will gladly refute that fact. For instance, she wanted to be joyful and smile but couldn’t because of the circumstance around her. She realized the importance of family. She realized the importance of proximity. She just wanted to cry and hug her family. She just wants things to be better. I told her to pray and be hopeful. When we are positive things happen.
As stated in Proverbs 18:21, Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and very often we get what we speak and pray for. I therefore urge you friends and family to always remain positive no matter the situation and always pray for change.
As I write this post, I am also praying for her uncle, who will definitely feel better and get restored.
When you are reminded about giving two days in a role, then you know that giving has to become a lifestyle.
I attended a fundraiser on Saturday and a church service on Sunday in the course of which ‘giving’ was the focal point.
It’s important for us to give to others. What we have freely received, we should also be prone to freely give.
How often do we think about our lives?
Do we deserve what we have freely received?
If not for Gods grace upon our lives where would we be?
It’s therefore important for us to recognize that we don’t have to take our blessings and opportunities for granted. Gratefulness is important.
By being grateful we appreciate life and the blessings that come along.
We are blessed to be a blessing to others. Yesterday as I emceed a fundraising gala, I was moved by the generosity in the room. People willingly gave to support a good cause. Giving without regrets, but for the common goal of improving lives.
I urge you to give freely without any constraint. The Bible tells us in Acts 20:35 that “There is more blessing to give than to receive” so be blessed as you give to others.
They say when one door closes another one opens. Indeed I believe
that when something happens to me (us) it doesn’t happen in vain. Our lives are indeed preordained by the Master planner.
This master planner I call God Almighty- the one with whom I have a relationship and trust in as my personal Lord and Savior. This being said, 2015 has come and gone. God kept me(us) and as a result we are still standing and ready to live and fulfill all our desired plans for 2016.
I attended a crossover service and I received a Word from Isaiah 41:10
” So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”.
As we entered 2016, I decided to hold on to this Word for I know my God is not a man to lie. He keeps his word and we also have to keep our word and obey his Word.
I pray that 2016 be a year of greater accomplishment for each and everyone of us. May God move us to higher grounds. We will Indeed live favored and gracious lives.
PS: I apologize for my absence. I have been traveling a lot recently and I will soon tell you all about it 😁.