3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
The world is growing to be one of the saddest places to be especially in Nigeria: manslaughter, kidnapping and all The inhumane sinister acts committed daily in The nation.
I wish I have the power to save, meanwhile as I have not, I sympathise with you and share my empathy with you.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, what do I deal with all these disappointment, dejection and depression?
I’ve searched for hope and I found none, even in the church! So I gathered my strength and put on some courage to look into my Bible; searching and searching at least there’s a word here that can fill this void?
And I found this scripture:
3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth
What I see is contrary to what I’m reading? Why does it seem as if I’m making no progress, talk less of prosperity? Why am I not Prospering? Why?
What I feel right now is for me to take my life and put and end to this misery of mine? Can’t I just take my life and end the shame?
No! Hold on!!! I have a word for you,
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
I have no power to stop you from thinking what you’re thinking, but I can encourage you.
You don’t have to die, You can still live¡¡¡
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
The world is the reason why you’re not passing that test,
The world is the reason they keep on rejecting you,
The world is the reason you keep struggling and trying without yielding much result,
The world is the reason you can’t find a good man,
The world is the reason why nothing is working out!
Christ has overcome the ‘world’that devastating situation, that rejection, that shame, that stigma, that inocucous problem!
This is the best part, after all this, you still have to live, no angel will appear from the blues and say some magical words to make the whole situation disappear!
Now, lemme teach you how to live
1) Love yourself.
It’s funny but our natural man needs to be taught how to live. Our spirit man is The one who just got lifted by the ‘word’, there’s a man who’s not accustomed to that yet.
I know you know God loves you, yet you need to love yourself. Loving yourself means accepting yourself I’m not saying you’re not perfect cause you are since you’re like him! Make your flaws your strength .
2) Encourage yourself.
You need to remind yourself that you’re perfect like him, not the other way round. In this process you’ll learn new things about YOU that you never knew.
3) Know thyself
Embark on a self journey; a journey of self discovery.Knowing who God made you to be. The easiest way is trough thé bible.When God says you’re strong, why then do you say you’re weak! Discover YOU Not the physical you who puts on pretensive smiles like everything is alright when it isn’t.
You’re more than that.
4) Accept yourself
When you accept yourself you appreciate yourself. You know your strengths and weaknesses so that in a time of weakness you can be strong.
When the world calls you a failure, you know you’re more than a conqueror because that’s who Christ called you to be.
5)Convert your flaws to strengths
Now you know yourself,after flipping through the pages of that holy book my heart rejoices and my spirit man is happy because a I can see hope, even if it’s just a glimmer;at least there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
Which means that trials and tribulations are fake,mirage that will fade away suddenly,you won’t even know how!
My weakness is discouragement and dejection that’s why I’ve come to encourage you not to die, but live with me! So we can walk this road together whatever weather through the storm because we’ve got to make it, we can’t be shamed!
Beloved I encourage you be Strong in the Lord; in HIM you have your being!
You’re welcome to LIVE with me.