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.


The Lasting Benefits of Truly Caring for One’s Self

The Lasting Benefits of Truly Caring for One’s Self

Stress is an unavoidable physical condition that makes us physically, emotionally and spiritually imbalanced.

It is not treated with temporary pleasures like food and all sorts of activities designed for fun, yet it is fought with a wholesome habit of being a better version of yourself.

To be able to take that step to a better you, you must be able to take that leap of faith and trust God to transform your lifestyle.

I had been living with eczema or skin condition characterized by itchy and inflamed patches on your skin which can spread to your head down to your toes. Some even have it worse, but the key to it is managing stress the right way.

After years of going to the doctor and receiving steroidal medications, I gave up because of the pricey medications and looked for alternative methods that were affordable for young professionals like me with the same effectiveness as those pricey medications.

At first, I tried expensive branded topical creams and supplements to boost my immune system since my condition is an immune system defect; it worked but I just didn’t think I was a good steward of my finances knowing I had bills to pay and people to help out.

I decided scrolling on Pinterest for natural remedies which worked for awhile, until I noticed that the results were different from using a product backed with quality research and government approval.
What worked well for me which I still used up to today are organic products HALAL and BFAD approved products from Aromacology. I roll on the tea-tree oil on affected areas of my skin, and I found that it’s great for treating pimples and pimple scars too. 🙂

The Aromacology Scrub Bar is also a good facial scrub. It has eight kinds—Cacao, Seaweed and Peppermint (for nourishing and deodorizing), Pineapple (for whitening), Almond Coffee (which I’m currently using that is for Exfoliating), Soya Milk (for moisturizing), Lemon and Tea Tree (for acne treatment), Grape Seed (for anti-aging) and Virgin Coconut Oil (for multi-purpose use). It gently removes dust and oil from your skin while moisturizing it.

I learned it from a friend which is truly a blessing to me. Maybe you’ve recently given up on answers for healing your own illnesses. It may not be a physical illness, it may be something emotional, and that itself is what is causing stress that is too hard for you to bear.

Examine yourself. Are you constantly drained of energy because of the lack of joy? Joy isn’t temporary, although it may be synonymous to happiness, joy is felt even when things don’t turn out the way you want them to. You still go on rejoicing over life, because there is contentment inside of you.

To be joyful is the secret recipe to a better life, and it starts with you!
Truly caring for one’s self is recognizing someone greater than you and all the stress you’re experiencing right now. And that someone is a God who loves you and cares for you!

We have been given everything by Him to permanently deal with the stress of this world and that is God the Father’s son, Jesus Christ. Jesus makes a way for us to deal with stress. In my case, it was through a friend who introduced me to an awesome product.

Maybe this blog is God’s way of encouraging you to truly take care of yourself. If so, I’d love to hear from you. Comment below!

Apart From Love

Apart From Love

“But someone will say, ‘You have faith and I have works.’ Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” James 2:18, ESV

It’s easier to love someone you like or love when you are in good terms, but how do you love when you disagree with what you believe?

It almost looks hypocritical to love others and not love your own family. To love God, and not forgive others. It requires a dying to self.

I totally disagree with what my family believes in, that’s why I am so driven to make our city a Christian city, but the change has to start with me, you can’t call it a city of Jesus by a common church with similar beliefs; it can only be recognized as such if Jesus’ followers actually live in the same way that God wants them to live.

Most of the time, emotions felt like irritation, anger, and tiredness get in the way of truly following Jesus. I quote Snapper in Super Girl when he said, “If it’s a half-truth, then it’s a whole lie.” Definitely what we as Christians need to do; to live the whole truth, and that is to love as Jesus loved his church and gave himself up for them.

At the brink of our passion to serve him we forget that “The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” 1 Timothy 1:5, ESV

But all of these is only possible through faith in the Lord, and not by our own strength.

Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”[a]12 But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— 14 so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit[b] through faith.” Galatians 3:11-14, ESV

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5, ESV

And with these words of God in mind, both faith and good deeds are needed, but it can only be attained through God’s love. Your body, soul, and the Holy Spirit in you need to work together to attain the highest calling of serving God, and that is loving Him, loving yourself as His new creation and loving everyone whom He died for, whom he forgave, whom he remembered and included in his great inheritance, to be heirs of His kingdom, not of this world, but of eternity in heaven.

How great to have such a loving Lord that everytime we sin, we can freely come to him and ask forgiveness and He makes your life new again! Don’t wait for him to come back again, so you can ask forgiveness, come back to Him at this very moment, he is reaching out to you, ready to listen, ready to accept you. Surrender and His spirit will abide in you for you to do the greatest miracles with His love.