For those who are new to the blog, I wanted to introduce myself, but of course staying 2 metres apart (thank God for the internet).
I’m Linda. I have about three other names (all Nigerian might I add), that I had to physically count on my hand as no one really calls me those names, bar my father who always tries to prove a point!
I’m a 32 year-old Christian, in fact I just celebrated my birthday yesterday. I am married to a muslim man and we are raising a beautiful son.
I started this blog after quitting my high profile job back in 2015. I’m a workaholic and I haven’t taken a true day off in what feels like two years. This probably explains why I don’t have a big circle of friends, which I’ve kinda come to terms with because I understand that elevation sometimes requires separation.
God has chosen me to break perceptions of normalcy and generational curses of lack of education from years and years of mediocrity.
The pressure doesn’t intimidate me but inspires me, I love it. I now boldly have something to live for!
I truly believe I can change the world, well at least a part of it. I’m the third of seven siblings and that alone inspires me to show them, especially my four younger siblings that they can be anything they want.
I’ve allowed my purpose to drive my work ethic but I’ve reinforced it with discipline so when I feel not so motivated it wouldn’t stop me from accomplishing all that God has set me out to do. I believe great things are coming, not just for me, but for everyone that even enters the vicinity of my spirit. That’s the goal of a Christian right? No one should ever meet you and leave the same. God wouldn’t want it any other way. Praying is very important to me, it is how I get through most of my days. But I have come to realise that praying without obeying the Lord’s instructions doesn’t achieve nothing. In fact when we fail to obey instructions from God, we are often faced with obstructions….
I get angry, I cry, I get overwhelmed, but where I am weak, God makes me unexplainably strong, giving up never crosses my mind, especially since reading Atomic Habits recently. With God’s guidance I’ve been getting rid of some of the things that have been holding me back like my stubbornness and selfishness that tries to creep back up every now and again. I am not going to lie, I am still having a hard time coming out of bondage from some of the sin that tries to convince me that I am not worthy of what I do, but I will get through it, it’s a process.
I lived so long with the mindset of mediocrity because that is what everyone else around me was aiming for but we are children of God shouldn’t we want more? Doesn’t it feel good when we achieve things that align with our purpose, when we step into the unknown?
I am just so grateful for this time and this period, because it has really given me the chance to remind myself what is of value in this thing we call life.
Man, I know this isn’t the usual format of a Scripture Sundays but I had to get this out. I am happy. Genuinely. Tired, but happy. Things aren’t perfect. Sheesh, they probably fall apart every other day, but the Lord has given me something this world could never take away. Joy, favour, power, just to name a few.
I’ll never live a life of this world ever again!
There is nothing that I can’t do, accomplish and be. God has been good. God is good.
Take this message today and know that God will do it for you too. There is nothing that is out of reach. We serve a big, big God!
Stay safe and healthy. God bless