10 Nov #1 Life
Here I was, a big deal at 29. I was an entrepreneur. Just launched my first interior business. Happily married for 2 years. But then, I had 3 kids, I lost all self confidence. Deep down inside I felt lost. I spent 3 bad years wearing maternity clothes and not shopping. I would travel and buy shoes and bags. I would only shop for my kids. What is with this stomach? These thighs. But hey, this is what God gave u, work with it. but then, I found my purpose. I was meant to do this. Annabel Karmel was my guardian. Food bloggers has nothing on me. Everything was freshly done and mashed. Bottles washed and sterilised by me. But then was i happy in my marriage, in my home? I had spent so much time with my new found blessings, my new toys, my babies, that I didn’t see him slowly slipping away. We both became resentful. I wasn’t going out, could no longer hang, felt deflated and defeated. But then, I started drawing closer to God. Immersing myself in His word.
•For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7
•For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
when the battle is going on between Man and God, good and evil, to give up, is to let the devil win. To give up, is to say, God, I am not worthy of the fight, not worthy of your love. Unworthy of the sacrifice that was made at Calvary. You cannot quit. You cannot give the devil the victory over your sanity, over your mind, body and soul. Do whatever it takes, but it must be pleasing in God’s sight. No one said the battles will not form, but they will never prosper IJMN. Amen.
I can say that we are in a good palace. I have learnt to respect and put him first. My husband is my friend and I would do everything not hurt my friend.
*speaking to single women: Find yourself. Be confident in your own truth. Life is too short to be waiting for approval. No man or member of society will ever give u the validation u so crave. No one can complete you. Stop looking for someone, anyone to validate you. Be complete in your truth and wholeness. There’s nothing nice about being lonely. But there’s definitely nothing worse than being lonely in a relationship. That’s toxic. Marry your friend. Don’t conform to society’s standards or rules. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.
It’s really sad, one thing I don’t hear about is happy singles. It’s all about not being complete without a man. So sad.
Be a role model worthy of emulation. Who am I? Who do I want to be? What legacy am I leaving behind? Search yourselves. Find out where u want to be and start working toward that goal. ???