Encouragement For Singles

S-I-N-G-L-E (here’s what it means to me)

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This is just one of many things that being single means (as least to me) as opposed to what’s assumed or believed by most.

Read up more on what being single doesn’t mean here and help me add to the list by sharing your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks girl.

Hope you are having a great day?

Cheers.

 

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#WIFE: 2017 Didn’t Go As Planned?

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Hey guys,

Happy New Year.

2018, exciting right?  Or not so much? Perhaps, because 2017 didn’t go quite as you thought it would, didn’t end on a good note? Tell me about it.

Barely a week to the end of 2017, I had an accident that left me with a broken forehead and serious pains. You’ve got to be kidding me, this is not how I planned to end the year, just laying there, not able to move around, ‘popping pills’, hurting, crying, cranky, emotional…

But hey, it could have been worse. I was whining about how I was ending the year when I should have been thankful that I was ending the year regardless, I mean.

2018 God can

(That’s me. The photo on the left was few days after the accident, I was getting better, I don’t want to show you anything gory 🙂 and the photo on the right is me doing much more better).

Jan. 1st was the last thing on my mind when I was in pains and my face was covered in blood on Dec. 22nd, but truly, “this too shall pass”. I’m here today, with scars, ‘bald’ and all, healing, stronger, in way less pain and I’m again reminded that God delivers, He heals, He cares, He’s there. Not just there but right in there with you, in whatever you are going through,  He’s the one who takes us through, opening doors, making ways, sending help, showing mercy, giving favour, strengthening us, encouraging us… It’s all Him. Such a good God.

He says, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.” – Isaiah 43:2

So dear reader, 2017 may not have ended the way you wanted it to but you are still here.

You may say, so what? It’s yet another year, I’m still here but I’m not quite ‘there’ yet.

Well, hang in there. Let the new year renew your hope and trust in God, who makes new and is able to take you ‘there’.

I don’t belong to the “new year, new me” school of thought (I’m sorry if that’s yours, maybe we’ll talk about it later), I encourage you rather, to continue to press on.

“Not that I have now attained [this ideal], or have already been made perfect, but I press on to lay hold of (grasp) and make my own, that for which Christ Jesus (the Messiah) has laid hold of me and made me His own.” – Philippians 3:12

If you are not in Christ, as in, haven’t accepted Him as your Lord and Saviour, then you definitely need to do so to become new, but if you are, then please continue in Him.

Continue to love God, walk with Him, trust Him, wait on Him, to grow, to love and live to fullest, the life He has given you (regardless of what it looks like now).

Continue in Him.

May we attain new heights in our walk with God this year and as we seek Him, may our lives continually be filled with the joy, peace and pleasures in His presence.

Happy 2018.

Be encouraged.

 

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#WIFE: When The Wait Frustrates

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Happy holidays.

It’s the last Wednesday/our last #WIFE’s post for the year 2017 and I just want to encourage you who, yet another year’s ending and ‘it’ (whatever it is) still hasn’t happened for you.

Don’t despair, “for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.”

God has not forgotten you, “the Lord has been mindful of us, He will bless us.” (Psalms 115:12). Always remember that He remembers you.

It may not have happened yet or this year as you hoped but look at it this way, as the year ends and we enter into a new year by God’s grace, you are closer to the due date. Time is not going, your time is coming.

Oh, the wait may frustrate,

but please keep the faith as God orchestrates,

for His purpose, none can thwart.

Don’t take the bait to settle for less or to become desperate,

for though He seems to tarry, He won’t be late,

when the time’s just right, He’ll make it happen

and you’ll see it was worth the wait.

The wait

Hang in there, seasons change.

“…for there is a time [appointed] for every matter and purpose and for every work.” – Ecclesiastes 3:17 AMPC

This may be the season where you’re being firmly rooted in preparation for the fruits you will bring forth (in season).

This may be a time to wait, a time to celebrate will come.

So don’t fret, stay in faith, stay hopeful, trust the God of the process. He’s faithful.

Be encouraged.

Happy new year in advance.

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#WIFE: Encouragement On Waiting

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Hey there.

How are you doing? No really, how are you doing? You can send me a message (contact me), let’s talk if you want or  if you ever need someone to talk to.

So, it’s another Wednesday and time for #WIFE (Wednesday Is For Encouragement), our weekly dose of encouragement. Yay!

Today, we are encouraging those of us waiting.

If you don’t like waiting, raise your hand so we can know ourselves.

I mean, I’m not sure I’ve ever heard anyone say, “I just like waiting”, whether it’s waiting in line or waiting on God to change a situation.

Waiting can be hard, no doubt but scripture says, it is good, yea.

“It is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord.” – Lamentations 3:26

And you know God never leaves or abandons us, even in waiting, He is with us, helping us, it is He who gives the power of patient endurance (steadfastness) and who supplies encouragement (Romans 15:5), His goodness follows us all the days of our lives including our waiting days.

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” – Galatians 6:9

See that? Let’s put those verses together for a better flow;

“It is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord.” – Lamentations 3:26

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” – Galatians 6:9

Waiting on God may not be easy but it is good, choosing to do things God’s way is the best decision one can make, so let’s not get tired of waiting, of doing this good thing, of seeking God, of expecting His goodness, of trusting Him, for at just the right time, not a second later, we’ll reap a harvest, if we don’t give up.

So let’s be encouraged as we wait, our time, the right time is coming and let us not give up on God, He says, “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

In times when you feel like you can’t carry on, remember and hold on to His word, He says My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness…” (2 Corinthian 12:9), “they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength…” (Isaiah 40:31).

Be encouraged.

Happy Wednesday.

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#WIFE: Dear Single Sister, A Quick Word

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Happy new month and happy Wednesday!

Today’s #WIFE’s post is coming a bit late, I apologize but hey, better late than never, right?

Just a quick word for my single sisters;

You don’t have to have a life partner to enjoy your life, you just need to partner with ‘The Life’.

You know, Jesus.

He says,  “…I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” – John 10:10 AMPC

To wait is not to waste, God is at work and you trust Him, don’t you?

So, be happy.

Live your life, the life that Jesus came that you may have, even if it doesn’t include that guy yet.

Be encouraged.