Life lesson

Some time last year, I felt it was time for an upgrade. I began to walk towards acquiring a particular asset. In the area where I was interested, it was difficult to haggle price with those in charge. I thought maybe, if I waited a little more, the price would be in my favour, but, it never happened, instead, it became a scarce commodity.

I had to wait for several months before I could eventually get one. Fortunate thing was, I got it at a choice area, it actually met all my specifications and also very nice. I was exceedingly happy, I earnestly waited and prayed for grace to wait for another two weeks before I could make payments.

The Sunday night before that Monday, it was vigil till morning 🤣.

Prior to that night, I suffered, I fasted and I prayed yet, I would walk around that area every day, for situational report.

Very early on Monday morning, precisely at 6am, I dialled the man’s phone number,
“Bia, this girl, you no dey rest? Anyway, you can now pay” He said and ended the call.

I won’t be able to describe the ecstasy I had. I almost forgot to brush my teeth.

Long story made short, I was able to legally own the asset and most importantly, I was able to secure the area I had dreamt of. But, something that thought me a lesson happened; two weeks after I made payment, rest assured the asset was mine, I felt there was no need to rush over papers works so, I gave him time to run copies of the papers, I never bothered to check on him till after 3weeks.

I was shocked when I noticed an intrusion into my space. I felt maybe it was just someone who wanted to do something there, my heartbeat increased though, but, I managed to walk to the man’s house. Just there and then, I realized I had lost my choice area😭.

Let the afterward feelings, tears, dialogue and conclusion, remain the untold part of my story.


The lesson

When I began to ponder over what happened, I felt as if I heard someone say to me “This is how you pray for Revival, pray for promotion, pray and work hard for a husband, a wife, a child, a job and what have you.

When you eventually got what you laboured so much to get in prayer and hard work, you lose yourself in unnecessary spiritual laziness and rest”.
This made me weep the more.


” Dear friend, what made you think you don’t need as much work and prayer to sustain and uphold:
your marriage
your family
your job
that Revival fire 🔥
that child
that testimony
that breakthrough
that success
Etc, against the battles of the enemy.

What made you think you can’t lose it if you don’t work to sustain It?

Listen Bro., it takes as much as what brought a thing to sustain and uphold it. Shun spiritual laziness and unnecessary rest, when you feel everything is now working in your favour. Much more fire, is required to remain in possession of all those. Remember, the devil hates your comfort.

Transit Woman 2020
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Drowned in the noise.

undefinedShe just got an apartment; I visited her after few months. She got quite a nice apartment, the space she got on the first floor of a two storey building made more sense. I felt at home, her living room was the block close to a main road around her area. Next morning, she left for work and I was left alone. I had my laptop with me and needed to complete seeing a movie I started before I visited my friend. I tried to understand the movie but the noise from cars, Lorries and other automobiles plying the nearby road was deafening, I closed the windows, yet, I couldn’t still enjoy the movie because the sound was drowned in the noise.

To avoid being bored, I continued seeing the movie even when I couldn’t understand what they were saying; I still had my eyes glued on my laptop screen. Anyone who entered the room would think I enjoyed the movie; noise couldn’t let me.

I sat on the church pew reflecting over that incident, I wondered how much I could have deceived the onlookers to thinking I was glued to God, God’s service and dedicated to God’s call, when in actuality, I was only doing what was best defined as a practical session; no attention, no enthusiasm, just a rotational movement.

Many feel and believe they are seated at the feet of the Master, learning from him, when in real sense, the noise from within and outside them wouldn’t let them hear God’s instruction for a new step, level, mission work, and goal or for self enhancement. Some of us could always be in the church praying or speaking in tongues while at home but, the noise from:
Self interest,
Pride,
Disobedience,
Desire to project self,
Certain relationships,
Both genuine and ostensible praises being lavished on us, etc

Those prevent us from given our complete attention to God’s specific instructions. For every purpose, call, and ministry, God has specific instructions which he desires we pay attention to. What do you think could have happened if Moses didn’t pay rapt attention to GOD’S SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on the mountain?

A noisy life is an empty life! Specific instructions given to such a person could be best likened to the sound of a needle in a noisy room, how would he hear it?

As much as possible, it is paramount, we learn to subdue both internal and external noise especially when we are on a walk with God.

Transit Woman 2020
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Fight Belly Fat with Few Item from your Kitchen.

Belly among other things has the chance of opening you up to the risk of:

Cardiovascular disease

Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes

Colorectal cancer

Sleep apnea

Premature death from any cause

High blood pressure

Certain factors can aid the gain of belly fat, they include :

  • Age
  • Gene
  • Much consumption of alcohol
  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Eating too much

Your weight is largely determined by three main factors:

  • How many calories you consume during the day
  • How many calories you burn off through daily exercise
  • Your age

If you eat too much and exercise too little, you’re likely to pack on excess pounds — including belly fat.

Getting older plays a role too. As you age, you lose muscle — especially if you’re not physically active. Loss of muscle mass decreases how quickly your body uses calories, which can make it more challenging to maintain a healthy weight. According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, men in their 50s need about 200 fewer calories daily than they do in their 30s due to this muscle loss.

Your genes also can contribute to your chances of being overweight or obese, as well as play a role in where you store fat. However, balancing the calories you consume with activity can help prevent weight gain, despite your age and genetics. Drinking excess alcohol can give you a beer belly, but beer alone isn’t to blame. Drinking too much alcohol of any kind can increase belly fat, because alcohol contains calories. If you drink alcohol, do so only in moderation.

To fight belly fat from home, you will need the following :

 Ingredients 
  • Clove
  • Ginger
  • Lipton tea 1 sachet Method
  • Blend the above mentioned together with pestle and mortar, without d Lipton.
  • Pour in a mug
  • Boil and pour hot boiled water into d mug add your Lipton, and allow to stand for 3mins.
  • Filter out the residue and drink.
  • Drink it in d morning before meal and at night after meal..(twice a day until u see desired changes) don’t expect it to work like magic, excerise patience.

Bowels of Evil.

The novel “Bowels of Evil” the tale of Beulah, revolves around the scenes of Absentee parenting, child Abuse, superstitious belief, love, Romance, and Friendship. It exposes the Various evil meted out on young girls, adolescent and Adult ladies. It streams down to the superstitious belief which holds many in captivity of expressing and experiencing true love; Beulah became a victim of Osu caste superstitious belief, it almost stole her dreams and aspirations. Even though, she fought through, she may not be able to pour shades of skin colour over the big scar the incident left on her. Amanda was not left out on the train of victimization and Modern day slavery but for hers, she never lived to tell the end.

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Cry or Pray?

By Transit Woman

When men write you off, what do you do? Go by the corner and cry?
Hmmmm….
That is exactly what the devil wants you to do. He wants you to cry and never pray, he wants you to lose yourself in pity, he wants you to wallow in negativity and low self esteem.

You remember blind Bartimaeus? Ok! He didn’t wallow in self pity like you are doing now, he didn’t resort to low self esteem, he didn’t plead for human mercy, yes! I mean, he didn’t leave himself at the mercy of his friends, he couldn’t have behave like you may be doing now. He didn’t give up on himself, rather, this was what he did. Follow me! Open your Bible to Mark 10:47. Sister Adanna, please read for us. If you don’t have your Bible with you, look at the projector below

New Living Translation
When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout,, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Now, dear friend of mine, leave all other ways you have been handling that situation and cry out to Abba Father. He never sleeps, he is never tired of hearing our prayers, now that you are weak, he is stronger.

Rest in his words and cast all of your cares on him. (1 Peter 5:7)

When men write you off, what do you do? Go by the corner and cry?
Hmmmm….
That is exactly what the devil wants you to do. He wants you to cry and never pray, he wants you to lose yourself in pity, he wants you to wallow in negativity and low self esteem.

You remember blind Bartimaeus? Ok! He didn’t wallow in self pity like you are doing now, he didn’t resort to low self esteem, he didn’t plead for human mercy, yes! I mean, he didn’t leave himself at the mercy of his friends, he couldn’t have behave like you may be doing now. He didn’t give up on himself, rather, this was what he did. Follow me! Open your Bible to Mark 10:47. Sister Adanna, please read for us. If you don’t have your Bible with you, look at the projector below

New Living Translation
When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout,, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Now, dear friend of mine, leave all other ways you have been handling that situation and cry out to Abba Father. He never sleeps, he is never tired of hearing our prayers, now that you are weak, he is stronger.

Rest in his words and cast all of your cares on him. (1 Peter 5:7)

I GAVE HER MY TEMPLATE.

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By Transit Woman

Sometime ago, there was this particular lady who seemed so nice and kind, I admired her so much from a distance and waited for a privileged opportunity to build friendship with her. The opportunity eventually came, she moved to our Quarters, I couldn’t express the joy that overflowed my heart. That was great miracle and answer to my prayers. Days ran into weeks and weeks into months, finally, I had my “idol” seated with me for a chat over lunch. Hallelujah!

“I am honoured to be on this table with you, dear” I stammered like a 17 year old girl on a first date with her crush. Mind you, this lady is just within my age bracket but her style and choice of doing things enamoured me.

From chitchat to long stories and finally to life vision. I took my time to narrate all I felt I could achieve with God on my side, I didn’t bother about reservation, I gave her my Vision template (my huge mistake).

“Do you know how many people who dreamed of these but never achieved them, have actually taken your time to consider what you plan to achieve alone? It is not possible for you to achieve this alone” she asked and said. She went on to name different people I could say I look up to that couldn’t achieve what I wanted. She said so many things, I almost lost my template in her hands. As if something hit me, I quickly took my template from her by saying “Though they failed, I will not fail because I am not alone” I took to minister to her, so she could let go of low self esteem but she couldn’t. I knew that was the end of the supposed friendship. Each time I see Aunty, I will embrace her, talk with her and do some chitchat but we can never be destiny business associates, we can never discuss vision again and we can not connect anymore.

If you are proud to call someone a friend, and you two cannot discuss destiny business, future or life vision and cannot connect beyond the physical, Hmmmm… Aunty, I hope you have set your priorities straight.

You may need not be friends with anyone who does not believe in God’s purpose for your life, except you can handle him.
If your friend does not believe in himself, brother, they will not believe in you. The greatest source of demoralization and discouragement is from an insider or a friend who does not believe in you. Keep trusting God and walk with those who can lift your arm when you are down and never forget that the Lord who gave you that template is able to craft your template into reality.

One who has unreliable friends soon come to ruin but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24)

Jonathan and David may have to continue from where I stopped.

Receive grace to run!

I CAN WALK, LORD!

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I watched my cousin struggle with her sister, she wailed, she stretched and she threw her legs apart.

“Somma, what is wrong with you?” I asked.

” I want to walk, I don’t want her to carry me” she responded amidst sobs.

I laughed, and wondered if she knew the distance we were to take, if only she knew that her sister and me were wishing someone would carry us. I pleaded with her to stay still but her mind was made.
” Adaoma, allow her to walk.

Somma, was so happy, she ran ahead of us and enjoyed freedom but her freedom was short lived. It was barely twenty minutes before she went back to Adaoma, and pleaded to be carried.

Funny, but, we sometimes, act like Somma in our relationship with God.

” don’t worry Lord, I can handle it. This matter is just a simple task of choosing the school to attend, choosing from the list of companies that have called me for interview, deciding which job to take, deciding which school and country to apply for scholarship, deciding which new business to begin. Some even come online to ask ” Please ooo, what business can I start with 100K?” ” Aaah! Lord, but I took it to be little an action to disturb you for. Lord, I didn’t know you wanted me to tell you about my projects, I didn’t know you wanted me to tell you before accepting the proposal, Aaah! I didn’t know you were also interested in family business, I didn’t know I should have discussed it with you before forcing my child to go for Medicine”
These and more are some of the reasons, excuses and ignorance we give and exhibit most times.

I don’t know how to explain this properly but when we lean SOLELY on our abilities, courage, financial backing, human backing and strength to accomplish projects and missions, we are indirectly saying “Lord, please, bring me down, I want to walk, I can go the distance”
My mom would say “God is interested in every little matter of your life. When you tell him about them all, you are also telling him; Lord, I need your help, I can’t lean on my own understanding”

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6

Every other security including eternal security is preeminent when we are able to enter and remain in God’s arm.

For the Ring 💍

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If not for the Ring 💍

While we tried to enjoy the free gift to the earth, the tenderness of nature and the Love of God, we sat outside my Aunt’s apartment enjoying the ravishing, fresh, tender breeze which romances our free hair and rustles the paper on her worktable, we drifted off to a line of talk I intentionally avoid; The issue of marriage, imagine discussing such with my Aunt, 😂 I tried to evade but, she held me down, there was no escape, eventually, I opted for the talk, from dating to marriage and wedding till we got to the ring 💍 aspect.

I explained how I love certain rings I had seen. I proceeded to tell her that, I may not be much lucky to wear one because certain churches don’t wed new couple with rings, rather, they use Bible. I was yet speaking when she angrily cut me short,

“Bi… What? What the heck is that? So, I won’t wear wedding ring if I MISTAKENLY agreed to marry one of those men from such churches? So, what is the ESSENCE of marriage if I CAN’T WEAR A RING? Aaah! God knows it would never work!”

She was obviously angry and threw more questions at me like I was one of the founders of those churches of which, my church happens to be one😁.
Well, I may not understand the reason for her anger and that left me perplexed.

Her reaction, intention and interest, made me wonder how people go into marriage with the wrong notion, which explains why most of our 21st century Marriages barely survive.

I may not know much about marriage and the intricacies therein but, I do know some have gone into marriage for some flimsy, irrational and inappropriate reasons such as,

“who will wash my clothes if I don’t marry? (they forgot washing machine😀),  If not that I am a Christian, the best is to keep baby mama and avoid wife palaver, I only want to marry that Bro. Because he promises future security, they say the only way a woman gets fully successful is, if she got married irrespective of her other success, if marriage is the way forward, let’s go there, I don’t want to be alone, I won’t want people to ridicule me for being unmarried, If marriage can pay my bills, why not? “

Then, there are still others like my Aunty who wants to marry because of the 💍, I am not even left out on this, I remember a time not so far from now, I really got obsessed in the whole drama of carrying my own pretty, little and supple young in my arm, that for me, was the only reason I wanted to marry 🤣🤣.

I am not here to tell you the right reasons you should marry, No! Not at all. I only came to your place to ask you a question instead and please, forgive me for that.

” The reason you married or the reason you want to marry, are they in line with God’s purpose for marriage?”

I sure do not want the answer before I take my leave, take your time and do reconsider, if need be.

Blessings!

sonnetofatransitwoman 2020

Lean not on your own understanding

undefinedBy Transit Woman.

I watched my cousin struggle with her sister, she wailed, she stretched and she threw her legs apart.

“Somma, what is wrong with you?” I asked.

” I want to walk, I don’t want her to carry me” she responded amidst sobs.

I laughed, and wondered if she knew the distance we were to take, if only she knew that her sister and me were wishing someone would carry us. I pleaded with her to stay still but her mind was made.
” Adaoma, allow her to walk.

Somma, was so happy, she ran ahead of us and enjoyed freedom but her freedom was short lived. It was barely twenty minutes before she went back to Adaoma, and pleaded to be carried.

Funny, but, we sometimes, act like Somma in our relationship with God.

“Don’t worry Lord, I can handle it. This matter is just a simple task of choosing the school to attend, choosing from the list of companies that have called me for interview, deciding which job to take, deciding which school and country to apply for scholarship, deciding which new business to begin. Some even come online to ask ” Please ooo, what business can I start with 100K?” ” Aaah! Lord, but I took it to be little an action to disturb you for. Lord, I didn’t know you wanted me to tell you about my projects, I didn’t know you wanted me to tell you before accepting the proposal, Aaah! I didn’t know you were also interested in family business, I didn’t know I should have discussed it with you before forcing my child to go for Medicine”
These and more are some of the reasons, excuses and ignorance we give and exhibit most times.

I don’t know how to explain this properly but when we lean SOLELY on our abilities, courage, financial backing, human backing and strength to accomplish projects and missions, we are indirectly saying “Lord, please, bring me down, I want to walk, I can go the distance”


My mom would say “God is interested in every little matter of your life. When you tell about them all, you are also telling him; Lord, I need your help, I can’t lean on my own understanding” When I began to think about the rationale behind this piece of advice, I appropriated it to marriage relationship, I don’t think I may have to take certain decisions without consulting with my husband. How much more, could I have done without informing God? Yet, I claim relationship with him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6

Every other security including eternal security is preeminent when we are able to enter and remain in God’s arm.

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