Encouragement For Everyone

#WIFE: You Won’t Regret It

Trust God-You wont regret it

Keep trusting God.

Give up trying to help Him but don’t give up trusting Him to help you.

Trust Him. In everything. For everything. With everything.

You’ve got nothing to lose but e.v.e.r.y.thing to gain.

You may get discouraged, you may despair, you may be dismayed but choose to trust Him anyway.

Scripture reassures us, “No one who trusts God like this—heart and soul—will ever regret it.” – Romans 10:11 MSG

He is good, His plans are better, He knows best.

Don’t stop trusting Him.

You won’t regret it.

Be encouraged.

 

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Don’t Find X, Trust God

In the equation of life, time (t) may be unknown (x) to us, but it’s not to God, and He’s not like our math teacher asking us to find x, He wants us to know instead, that He is the constant, He doesn’t change, we can trust Him.

Not to mention, all the ‘x’ we found when we were in school, who or how has it helped? Lol, but seriously though, what’s the use of worrying about what you have no control over?

Timing, the bible says, is the Father’s business. (Acts 1:7)

So, rest girl.

Rest in the fact that, you may not know when, but you know the One who does.

Trust Him, trust God.

Be encouraged.

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So They Say Time Is Going

Time

They say time is going.

Well yea, it’s going to get to mine.

It may seem to be tarrying,

but it’s going to get to mine.

There’s no cause for worrying,

for it’s going to get to mine.

My steps, God’s ordering,

guiding me to mine,

there’s no point hurrying,

He’s perfecting  me for mine.

So, though they say time is going,

He says there’s a right timing

and I believe that time is coming.

So yea, time is going,

going to get to mine.

Encouragement For Singles

Dear Single Sister: Rock Your Lane Girl

Lane Of Singleness-Rock Your Lane

Three times I called upon the Lord and besought [Him] about this and begged that it might depart from me; But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you…” – 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 AMPC

That was Apostle Paul, talking to God about the thorn in His flesh, but can you relate?

How many times have you prayed to God about your singleness?

About how much longer you have to wait for a spouse?

About why you are the only one still single of all your friends?

About how you are not getting any younger?

How many times have you begged God to take you out of the single season already?

I’m guessing more than three times?

I can’t tell you why He hasn’t answered as you would have liked, but if God still has you in the lane of singleness, then trust that His grace is available and sufficient for you to run therein.

His grace – favor, loving kindness and mercy – is available and enough for you.

So, …don’t be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God’s place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there. God, not your marital status, defines your life…” -1 Corinthians 7:17 MSG (emphasis added)

I love how it says, live… right there, because some of us are waiting… to start living our lives, but as I would say;

You don’t need to have a life partner to live or enjoy your life, you just need to partner with the Life – Jesus.

Maybe you should go from, “why am I still single” to “what can I do while I’m still single?”

Maybe you should go from, “of what use is it being single”, to “Lord, how can I serve you in my singleness, use me in this season, Lord.”

Maybe you should go from being miserable in your singleness to ministering in your singleness, blessing lives, letting your light shine, to the glory of your Father in heaven.

Maybe you should begin to rock your lane, sis.

Wherever God (currently) has you, He’s able to make all grace abound towards you… He’s with you, He’s got you.

Surely, the bible says, His goodness, mercy and unfailing love follows us all the days of our lives… (Psalms 23:6), all the days – good days, bad days, great days, single days, hard-being-single days, love-being-single days, married days – all. the. days. of. our. lives. girl, His goodness, mercy and unfailing love, follows us. How great is that?!

He’s not less good to you or less merciful because you are single, nor does He love you any less than the sister who is married.

You know that, right?

So, being confident of this, be brave, courageous, wait patiently for the Lord and ROCK the lane He has you in, girl.

Be encouraged.

PS: For the purpose of this post, my definition of ‘rock’ is;

Relying on God’s grace, goodness and His strength,

Own your lane

Confidently, comparing not, but minding yours,

Keep going, looking only to Jesus, trusting Him.

How would you define rocking your lane? Do share in the comments. Thank you.

Encouragement For Singles

#WIFE: Some Encouragement For Valentine’s Day

Valentine encouragement

Does it feel like you are standing outside Noah’s ark today, everyone’s paired up but you?

Is the red everywhere making you blue?

You’d rather not be having alone time on valentine?

Yes, Valentine’s not just for lovers, it’s a day to also show love to others but after all said and done, you still wish you had a significant other?

Feeling left out? Lonely? Frustrated?

Beloved, can I encourage you?

The bible says, “and after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you.” – 1 Peter 5:10 AMPC

Now, I’m not saying you are suffering because you don’t have a sweetheart on Valentine’s day but I know it’s hard, it can be painful and it’s not always enjoyable.

So, here’s some encouragement drawn from the bible passage quoted above;

  • The ‘suffering’ won’t last forever. You won’t always be alone on Valentine’s day. Just because it hasn’t happened yet, doesn’t mean it won’t happen.
  • You want to trust and rest in God rather than being desperate because all blessings and favor, including the blessing of a spouse, comes from Him.
  • Just because things are not going as you expected doesn’t mean God has abandoned you. He’s with you, working as you wait.
  • God has plans to settle you, don’t let ‘suffering’ make you settle for less than God has planned for you. It may be hard but it’s best to wait on God.

A few more things (not from the bible passage quoted);

  • However you choose to spend today, remember that you are loved. God loves you so much, it may sound cliché but He really does, like cwwwaaaaazzzieee!
  • You are not less than, you are not left out or missing out (not if you are where God has you at this time).
  • Don’t compare yourself with anyone else.
  • It’s okay if you decide to lay off social media today.
  • It’s better to be alone, being prepared for what you ought to have, than to have what you ought not, in order to not be alone.
  • It’s not a bad idea to do something nice for someone today, it could bring you some cheer.

One more thing;

You know we love you here, right?

We do! ❤

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Be encouraged.

Encouragement For Singles

It’s Okay To Not Like Being Single

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It’s okay to have days you are not particularly excited about being single or you struggle with being content in it as you could do with some companionship.

There are days like that, life has its ups and downs and the single life is no exception.

Just please, always remember that in those moments of weakness, God’s grace is available and sufficient, always.

To be joyful in singleness doesn’t necessarily mean you (have to) like being single, it simply means you choose to trust God anyway.

That’s what changes everything, especially your perspective.

It’s written;

“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.” – Jeremiah 17:7-8

Trusting God, relying and depending on Him, is where the joy comes from, because you know, your God is a Father who’s tender and compassionate towards you,  who has only good plans for you, thinks only goods thoughts of you, has your best interest at heart, greater than you could ever dream and only wants to fill your life with good things.

You may not like this season He has you in, you may not understand how you are 30 going on 31 and you are not even dating anyone, when you thought you’d have 3 kids by now, you may not understand why all your friends are married and have had their 3 kids and you are still livin’ la Vida sola, you may not understand how every one else’s husband has been able to find them but it seems yours is having some difficulties finding his way.

You may not understand it all, perhaps that’s why God says, to trust in Him with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, stop trying to figure it out, just trust Him.

You can trust Him because He is so, so faithful.

You know that, morning came today because a long long time ago, God said that’s how it should be, right?

A long time ago. In the beginning, according to the bible. How long ago was that?

Yet, it has stayed that way, because He said so. Wow!

He is the same One whose word says that, “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning”.

So, let every morning be a reminder of God’s faithfulness, a reminder that He keeps His word, He watches over it to perform it, a reminder that if this morning came, then the morning, when your joy will come, will also come, because God has said it.

All I’m trying to say is that, you can trust God.

He. Is. Faithful.

His plans and purpose for you, none can thwart and girl, those plans are good.

Yep, the bible says so, see below;

 “I know that You can do all things, and that no thought or purpose of Yours can be restrained or thwarted.” – Job 42:2

“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

Let this be your joy, in times when you don’t like being single, trust that it’s working altogether for good, your good.

It’s okay to have a Father-please-remove-this-cup-from-me moment, but I pray you always get to the nevertheless-not-my-will-but-Yours point and keep going.

You’ll be fine girl, we will be fine.

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.