It’s Hard To Serve God, It’s Harder Without Him & Hardest When It’s Just You

It’s Hard To Serve God, It’s Harder Without Him & Hardest When It’s Just You

Being a servant of God is difficult and it will never be finished until He is done with you.

Do you trust Him when you’re alone? Do you trust Him when you’re off to work, to school or with family, friends and in church?

Recently at work, I had the toughest deadlines to beat and in church, I had one of the busiest days packed with meetings, but I knew that throughout those challenges, God’s peace remains.

It’s hard to serve God because it meant giving up your pride, the offenses that come to you, the problems that worry you, and even the things you love the most and say that you can’t possibly live without.

In all those times, God was there, listening to my prayers, providing a way out in all the challenges I encountered and loving me in my weaknesses.

It’s harder without Him because we reach to a point that we’re too confident in ourselves that we miss the whole point of why tests were given to us in the first place and why we existed and have such gifts which are all for His glory.

The hardest is when it’s just you. The motive of why you serve is just for you to get rewarded, appreciated or recognized as good by any member of your household, friends, church and even enemies, or worse to get something in return.

And when it’s just you, you refuse to share what You have accepted from the Lord, it is the hardest because by keeping what you have, by choosing not to keep God’s commandments, we fall out of our purpose.

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?” Jeremiah 32:27

God has great and marvelous plans for us, we can taste that freedom if we let go of things that don’t please him at all and pursuing our faith with the help of His Holy Spirit to live out the person He designed us to be.


Settle Down

Settle Down

The course of life of every young adult is to find where they belong, yet find themselves running in circles when all they need is to settle down and take time to work on their vision, submit to the Lord and watch how He moves the vision you thought was impossible.

If one desires to follow Christ, one must have the strength and courage to turn away from OPTIONS THAT ARE NOT HIS GREATEST CHOICE FOR YOU.

The circumstances you are in right now are a result of your own decisions, and God permitted them because He doesn’t control you unless you allow him to.

No one can make a decision for you, but you, yet, if you pass on this authority to people, they can fail you because they are not perfect, whereas if you pass this on to the Lord, he is faithful to deliver you to His greatest plan for your life.

Before we receive His blessing, we must allow Him to take over our current situation, free ourselves from worry, recognize his complete hold of our life, trust in His perfect timing and act in faith by working towards what will honor Him.

“Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” 2 Timothy 2:22, NKJV

In ESV version, it refers to “youthful passions”, things we enjoy that God does not, things we are comfortable with, but God insists that there is something greater!

Here are wonderful lyrics from Amanda Cook of Bethel Music called Heroes. The chorus says:

Awake my soul, to sing with your breath in me, I will worship!

You taught my feet to dance upon disappointment and I,

I will worship!

Walking with God means asking Him to renew you with His love and continually pursuing His love by skipping what’s not part of His plan for you, even when it disappoints you because all that matters is you worship Him in Spirit and in truth.

It’s time to settle down in God’s presence and greatest plans for your life.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Teach Me Your Ways Lord

Teach Me Your Ways Lord

The greatest gift you can give to the Lord is to submit in the way He treats His people.

We love to love the Lord by doing so many things in the church, and even doing favors for people outside of church because we were taught that in these ways, we show kindness.

So many times, I hear people doing the same things end up weary, abused and worse, turning away from God because as they continued to do good works along the way, they accumulated desires to be loved by those people whom they showed their kindness or even a piece of themselves. In other words, “Where’s my return? Where’s my appreciation,” is what they ask.


In the Christian life, there is no return on investment, no entitlement, only a giving back of what God has blessed us with—HIS AWESOME GRACE! Which is this: But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation.” Romans 5:8-9, NLT

We deserved hell because of what we did, what our fathers before us did, yet he didn’t give us what we deserved because He loved us so much, He had to bring in righteousness into the world which is Jesus.

“God’s condemnation” — He is righteous and just. Deuteronomy 32:4 “He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all his ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.” 

He keeps no record of wrongs.  Psalm 103:8The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.”

God is love, is righteous, is just and is merciful to all, and being guided in His wisdom, we ought to carry that love, righteousness, justice, and mercy to ourselves, to our household, to our leaders, and to everyone we encounter. This is truly submitting to God’s call for us to live a new life in Christ.


We might not get wonderful response from people and get rejected even by our own family and friends who are dear to us, but it’s so much worth it in God’s eyes to show kindness to people just as Jesus did because it’s the only way for God’s love to be shown to other people who do not yet know the TRUTH.

By getting right with God, you respect Him, by getting right with people that hurt you, you honor Him, by patiently waiting on Him and walking in His way, it shows you love him. By persevering in His plans, in the counsel He has sent you, you make His light shine unto people who do not know him.

Show Him you respect, honor, submit and love Him by letting him teach you His ways.  A teachable servant is always the apple of the Lord’s eye.

What Do I Live For?

What Do I Live For?

The average human being is always caught up with happiness. How to get this and that, how to have fun, how to mask pain, and somewhere in between, we get proud of having such experience that we express in our social media accounts.

What happens when all of it is gone? When time has outgrown it? When the experience only produces pain of recalling what is past? There is nothing but a big void left in one’s heart.

So often I see a lot of people wear their pride whether it be their sexuality, place, knowledge, group, business, religion and reputation. Admittedly, I care about my reputation (future) that much, but I get blown away by the fact that “Whatever the future holds, I am held so firm by a great and powerful force of love—JESUS.

“Jesus loves you,” you hear these words often from those who believe in him, and some rejoice, some sulk and some just don’t get it and they’re thinking this person is weird. These are just how people REACT to His love and sadly, there hasn’t been any room to ACCEPT that love in our hearts, because all day long, we fill our hearts with our SELFISH desires. All week long, we PRACTICE what has been preached, yet there’s really no value in STRIVING TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT IN HIS WORD because we love to be comforted and hate to be tested. 

Nobody likes to suffer, so we play the roles we like for ourselves. 

Let me tell those that suffer now, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18, ESV

We have got to put to death the notion that we can skip suffering and enjoy shortcuts that compromise our faith—sexual immorality, covetousness, impurity, foolish talk, crude joking, flattery, debauchery, sorcery and the like. (Read Ephesians 5:1-21)

2 Timothy 2:22-26 “So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.”

What Do You Live For?

The Frustrated Woman Versus The Faithful Woman

The Frustrated Woman Versus The Faithful Woman

Getting caught up with a lot of things…

Serving complaints instead of love…

Overthinking circumstances instead of trusting God…

At some point, these things consume most women. The desire to land a stress-free high-paying job, to find the right one and to fulfill the dream of a nurturing a Christian family. are very much the vanity of single Christian women.

Flashback to the day we accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior, it should be rooted in our hearts that from that day on until forever we live for Christ. This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 “So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.” Romans 6:11

This reflection enabled me to look at the life of Jesus and his mission: “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28

He is the ultimate example and those that do not know him and imitate him fall into the trap of conceit.

It takes building a relationship with him daily to know him, it takes faithfulness and courage to follow him where he might take you and it takes killing one’s desires to experience pure joy in resting upon his perfect will for your life.

Every day will always be difficult, but believe when he says “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Women around the world shouldn’t be claiming the things the world labels them—“Seductress”, “temptation”, “whore”, “bitch”, “sex symbols”, “weak”, “vulnerable”, “play toy”, “bossy”, “judgmental”, “backbiter”, “hopeless romantic”, “naive”, “forever alone”, “gossiper”, “damsel in distress”, “haughty” and all others that our Holy Father didn’t design us to be.

You are far more precious to Him than you think and no amount of riches, no man, no loved one, nothing in this world will ever make God’s love for you any less than what He already does think of you.

Proverbs 31:30-31: “Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who greatly fears the Lord shall be greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done, let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

The verses above do not serve as a weapon to attack the people who are mean to us, but they are our weapons for assurance, that when we go through very difficult situations and even people, we will remember our priceless worth in God’s eyes. I highlighted the last verse in red also because it only means that by doing as God had told us, we show that we truly love God.

If you feel like this is something you are struggling with as a woman, feel free to reach out through this blog.


Our Heavenly Home

Our Heavenly Home

A lot of times I think, “God would you please comeback here or could I just come to you, so I’d be done dealing with struggles here on earth,” but then he said, “I gave you life, so that you may have it abundantly.” 

John 10:10: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Life was not meant for survival or a bootcamp in any way; it was meant for praise, not because we have these blessings around us, but because His presence supersedes the petty things we worry about, and for those who believe in Him, we go up to another level until we become like Christ. A heart like heaven, never offended, never looking down on one’s self and other people, but always looking up to The glory of His Father. 

Ephesians 3:20: “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Life was meant for praising God, in every season of life, so smile, pray, and worship God in His holiness!
Psalm 29:1: Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.

The purpose of praising God is knowing He is there with us in joy or trials, in times of loneliness and when we are overwhelmed. To those who trust Him, there is great comfort, peace and love that you cannot help but praise Him for all His wonderful works towards you.
This is the reason why you and I can truly share Jesus to others. He has given us all that we need, and that is His presence out of His unfailing love for us.

24/7 Praising God

24/7 Praising God

1. Praising God does not hype up on a Sunday and fall short on a Monday. Instead it continues to rise with each passing day.

2. Praising God is not removing yourself from the world, rather being joyful in a world where God placed you to be a light of his glory.

3. Praising God is being convicted of sin and being able to see and stay in his mighty grace.

4. Praising God is recognizing that you can only be right with God when you run to Him for counsel.

5. Praising God is knowing He loves you and does not count your sin. His steadfast love is forever.

6. Praising God means obeying His voice and keeping His promises.

7. Praising God is rejoicing in His plan even when it hurts inside. He is working in us, so everyday we are being freed of pride, lust, selfishness and entitlement, so we can receive his heavenly inheritance fully.

8. The world is passing, and yes, problems pass, but praise be to God whose love never fades.

9. He is perfection. He allows pain designed for growing your faith, one of the things you prayed for.

10. Praise God for everyday miracles, for every day I am by His side, not lacking of every good thing. 

There is power in His love. His love is too mighty, to big for me to contain, so I’m sharing this to you!