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Officially 27!

I just turned 27 years old, and I am like wow the number sounds weird to my ears. I have to get used to the fact that am 3 years away from the Big 30. Ahahahaha I can’t wait, but for now let me enjoy this season. You know what though? I am grateful to be alive during this season. Its indeed a season set apart for the Lord to do His mighty works. Who knew I will be alive at such a time like this? Despite all the challenges I faced during the past 26 years, I am grateful to say that they have officially shaped me into the beautiful and strong lady that I am today.

My life took another turn before the end of my 26th year on planet earth. I got married and just like some friends said, yesterday I celebrated my first birthday as a married woman (hahahah). Several people wished me a happy birthday, and yes am glad to say that Hubby (a word that I rarely pronounce-mainly because marriage is still surreal) was the first person to wish me happy birthday. I appreciate everyone’s wishes and blessings. I smiled and indeed had a great day.

I am happy to kick-start my 27th year and continuously pray that God favors me each and every day of my life. I live for Christ, so I aim to do and be a better person. Therefore I ask of you, please don’t hesitate to correct me whenever I misbehave or side-track.

I want to be better, I want you to be better too, I want us to be better, so lets work together to make ourselves better.

I pray that we become each others keeper and seek to continuously flourish together, because there is room for everyone at the TOP.

Stay blessed and Thank you for the wishes.

27 and blessed!

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Risk #AtoZChallenge

Risk represents exposure, vulnerability, doubt, the unknown and sometimes hope. Risk could either be positive or negative. Are we willing to lose something in order to gain more? Or are we willing to invest all we have to gain or lose?

By definition itself, risk is a challenge on its own. It’s a challenge because we abandon every other priority or dream to pursue one or more options. Its often dangerous.

Pursuing our dreams are crucial to our daily growth and overall worth and purpose on planet earth. So, how often do you risk?

Have you ever thought of risking your comfort to get into the unknown?
The unknown, represents the desire to attempt and achieve something new.

As an example, I was once faced with a dilemma in the course of talking about financial investments during a meeting with a financial advisor. He asked me how much risk I was willing to take? Am I a risky investor or a conservative investor? . By the end of discussion, I realized that I am a conservative investor. This led me to the conclusion that I have been conservative for most of my life. I have neglected some opportunities only because I wasn’t ready to leave my comfort zone. Hence, a low growth rate.

Let me ask you this question: How comfortable are you? Are you ready to risk something to achieve more?

From this encounter with the financial advisor, I noticed that in order for me to grow and achieve more, I must be willing to risk what I hold on to. By risking, it could be a simple decision to take a new course, attempt a new recipe, expand your network, write a book, start a business, talk to that lady/ guy you have been eyeing all along or perhaps take a trip to somewhere unknown.

I have my own fair share of risk to take. Yes, this year, I decided to things new and differently. One of the risk I took this year encapsulates this AtoZ blogging challenge. It has been a blessing so far.

What are you waiting for? Go forth and risk something that will make room for more.

Be blessed.
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Till next time,

Quality #AtoZChallenge

I might be a couple of days behind in completing the AtoZ Challenge, but they say its never too late. Below is Day 17th blog post.

When you take the time to evaluate your life, do you say that you are living a life of quality, or are you just living?

The definition and reference of a quality filled life is quite relative. Each individual has a definition which is often based on dreams, goals and vision.

So how do we achieve a life of quality. Perhaps we will do that by constantly pursuing our dreams, research resources to achieve success, perfect our character and improve our networking abilities.

I have also learned over the years that, in order to live a quality filled life, we are called to submit to our superiors. Yes, sometimes it’s hard to submit, however rebuke, correction and reproach is needed in order for us to progress and live life to the best of our ability.

This is equally a reminder to myself, because I have struggled with accepting correction and reproach over a number if years. We all need people who constantly check and challenge our character. This check will help us improve and live better quality filled live.

Therefore, go forth and live a quality filled life.
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Till next time!

Faithfulness #AtoZChallenge

I have been thinking recently of how faithful I am as an individual.
I asked myself the following questions:
– Am I faithful to God?
– Am I faithful to myself?
– Am I faithful to others (parents, siblings, friends) ?
– Am I faithful to my employer?
– Am faithful to my communities?

By faithfulness, i mean being true to oneself and accomplishing what we say we will do.

Sometimes we all fail to fulfill our promises, which results to unfaithfulness. That’s one of the reasons why I rarely make promises. Often times I tell people that I will be of assistance to them without necessarily promising to accomplish the task. Some of them will then say: you promise me right? I often reply and say ‘I will do my best by Gods grace’. Some of them get surprised and even upset. Lol! That being said, I have learned over the years that I can’t do things on my own. It’s not by my power. I need Gods grace to accomplish all the tasks on my plate.

The Bible says in Zachariah 4:6 It’s not by power, nor by might, but by the Spirit of God’.

You know what, God has been faithful over the years and has always helped me pull through every situation stronger than before. This is the reason why I am even writing this post and have my blog. Yes, I have developed a new passion for writing and story telling. By Gods grace, I aim to be faithful to God, myself, my blog, people in my life, my employer and my community.

If I haven’t been faithful to any one of you, please find it in your heart to forgive and release me. I am a human being just like you and we often fall.
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The thirst for restoration

I have always believed that failure isn’t the end of the road. I believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I have heard a number of preachers and motivational speakers state that no matter the circumstance, we will come out victorious and be able to stand firm on God’s Word.

What do you do when you have spent your entire life relying on God but still feel a void and emptiness? How do you progress from there? Although I have been in church pretty much all my life, sometimes I feel empty and purposeless. I ask myself why the emptiness? Am I not fully living my life?

Have I been over compromising? Have I been too hard on myself? What should I do in such circumstances? What happens with my life? Where do I go from here? Am I only alive or actually living?

I always tell myself that I would like to travel, visit the world, live life to the fullest and be happy, hence be restored and joyful.

People around me always think and say that my life is perfect because I tend to look good on the outside. If only they could understand that we are all fighting a battle in life. Although I may smile, I as well as several others live with the hope of a better tomorrow.

Are things not working out for me because of the choices I make?

Am I happy with myself?

Am I happy with my job?

Am I happy with my education?

Am I happy with my side hustle?

Am I happy with my family and friends?

What would eventually quench my thirst?

Can I really live my life by doing what I am passionate about?

Let me be real with you, sometimes I do cry. I cried this week both privately and publicly, was disappointed, felt betrayed and stuck with no available option.

What do I do to live again? How do I balance my outward and inward self?

I might look good on the outside but what is the condition of my heart? Inside I am hurting and feel disappointed.

Though Sorrow may last for a night I know my joy is coming.

As a 20 something year old lady I ask that you please show me the way Lord. Order my steps and restore my joy, love, peace, grace and favor.

In God I trust!

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Till next week