Finding a Balance: 7 tips to finding a balance with life

As we grow, we need to develop every aspect of our life and maintain a balance. There must be a balance in the concentration and energy we put into every part of our life. Some crucial areas of a man’s life need development; this includes spiritual, physical, mental, academic/career, family, finance and social. Any part we don’t grow or are ignorant of will eventually starve. Often, we tend to put so much energy into some aspects at the expense of rest. As an undergraduate, I observed that I lived a triangular lifestyle: I’d attend my classes and go to fellowship, only to return home extremely tired sometimes. I’d usually just go to bed even without having dinner. I realized I wasn’t productive with time, and my lifestyle wasn’t sustainable: it was wearing me out. In this blog post, I’d be sharing the tips I employed to jump out of imbalance to a more balanced life with you.

           Before we jump into the post proper, know that it’s expedient that you find “truth” that governs every aspect of your life in God’s word. Joshua 1 v. 8 (NIV) says, “keep this book of the law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Let God be involved, and let go of distractions. Do an activity check on what part of your life you’ve been investing so much in and what part you have neglected. With the information, you gather, draw out an action plan to fill the lapse and ask the Holy Spirit to help you.

Here are some tips to guide you to live a life of balance: 

  1. Put God first: Give God the driver’s seat in your life, and be willing to obey as He gives you instructions. Isaiah 30 v. 21 says, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind, saying, this is the way, walk in it.

If you have not accepted Jesus into your life, and you want to accept him. Romans 10 v. 9 says, “if you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Jesus already paid the price. All you need to do is accept that you are a sinner, believe that He died and He rose to take your sins, and confess Jesus as your Lord and saviour.

2.Plan your time: Planning can never be overemphasized; it’s essential in living a successful life. Planning is crucial for achieving our goals; however, all planning would be to no avail if we fail to stick to it. Moreover, we should all learn the act of prioritization when making our plans. Thanks to technology, there are different apps you can use to plan your time: these include Evernote, Todoist, Google Keep, Google calendar, sticky notes. Finally, develop the habit of writing things down.

3.Be organized: Being organized helps reduce time wastage and stress, make schedules, meet deadlines, and avoid procrastination. Moreover, put things in the appropriate place; Don’t scatter things around; It’ll help you become more productive.

4.Eat well, rest well and have a healthy mindset: Eating healthy food helps you to maintain a healthy body. It also increases alertness and reduces stress. Healthy foods include a variety of foods that help maintain proper body functioning and increase productivity. Having a healthy mindset that is positive helps to reduce stress.

Have a mindset that allows for growth and embrace positive change.

5.Strategize: Know “when to do what” and “what to do when.” I could simply say learn to do the right thing at the right time.

6.Have a Goal: Have a goal for each aspect of your life: a goal must be SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound). It is also important that you stick to the goal.

 7. Build healthy relationships: make friends with people of like minds that encourage you to know God the more and also get better at what you do. Its important we invest in relationships.

Proverbs 27V. 17 says as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

In finding a balance, we have to be deliberate, conscious and intentional. Moreover, know God’s plan for every area of your life so you won’t be dissipating energy into things that are not necessary. Have goals, make plans, eat well, have a healthy mind that does not think defeat, be organized, strategize, don’t procrastinate.

Do an activity check today and take note of the aspects you need to work on and ask the holy spirit to help you.

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No limit

            There is a seed of greatness in every man which God has deposited, but we have a role in partnering with God to see that the seeds are fully nurtured (see John 15 vs.1). For every child of God, God’s desire is for us to rule in our spheres of influence for his glory, there is no limit to your level of success so long you believe in God, yourself and the word of God. Work hard to widen your horizon.

            Treasures in vessels of clay,

            Well of virtues,

            No limitation,

            Untroubled by the past,

            Unafraid of the future,

            Unmoved by circumstances.

           Plugged to a source which is Christ.

            With a voice loud enough, to raise a generation.

            An answer for the world.

            With a burning desire and capacity to relieve the bereaved,

            And awaken sleeping giants.

            No limits, no barrier.

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Self- Discovery

Oliver Wendell Holmes said, and I quote,” What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny compared to what lies within us.”

Self-discovery is a fundamental component for personal growth and can be achieved through self-reflection. It is crucial in discovering our uniqueness, our voice, and also in taking a step forward. “You have a lot inside of you, and the first step is self-reflection.”

We live in a world where people love to put a lot of pressure on one another, social media pressure, and all sorts. Some people actually try to look like what they are not in a bid to feel important, but why fake it when you can be real. Why define yourself by your past and other people’s opinions? Don’t! You need to discover yourself and find your place: know who you are in Christ. 

After graduation, a graduate is pressured; a newly wedded couple is under pressure after months because of people’s expectations; undergraduates are pressured. The cycle goes on, and everyone is angry and wants to prove a point as soon as an opportunity gives way. You hear people say, “Let’s just find something to do.” Out of pressure; the pressure the society gives shouldn’t compel us to do something or just anything. God forbid if the opportunity is against God’s word, will you do it? Afterall our fulfilment is tied to fulfilling God’s will for our lives.

You need to know who you are and why you do what you do. If you do not answer those questions, others – the society – would answer it for you, and the answers often would not be desirable. I firmly believe that these questions and many others need to be answered with urgency; it’s mindblowing that we mostly decide to run away from the truth and pretend that there is no truth. Myles Munroe once said, “If purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable.” A lot of people who don’t realize their identity suffer from low self-esteem. These people exact their anger on others, blame the  educational sector, and pretend as if they have no role to play.

The COVID-19 pandemic taught me that I should focus on those things God has placed in my hands rather than being busy doing everything at my dispensation. We live in a generation where people pride themselves in being busy, and that one active person, walking his way into greatness in silence, is just like an NFA (No Future Ambition). The question “Who Am I?” is an important question we all need to answer with urgency, and if you have answers already, kudos walk in that light; no one rewards an athlete for completing a race he shouldn’t have gone for in the first place.

Ephesians 5 v. 15 says, “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise” and v. 16 further says, “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”

In answering this question, you need to travel deep and inward, let it come from within.

To discover who you are, you need to ask yourself some questions:

  • What is my passion?
  • What do I love to do?
  • What problem do I see around that makes me angry?
  • What do I love spending my time on?
  • What gives me satisfaction?
  • What is my area of strength?
  • What is my weakness?
  • What are my desires?

It is also expedient that you ask your creator. Act 17 v. 28 says, “For in him we live, and move and exist, as some of your own poets have said, for we are also his offspring.” When answering those questions, scribble the answers down; you really need to redeem the time because someone’s solution is tied to who you are and how accurately you are playing your role. Enough of shooting without an aim! Know who you are and walk in that truth!

Remember to answer those questions, and I would like you to read In pursuit of purpose by Dr. Myles Munroe.

Also send in your comments, I will love to read from you.

What is love?

Often, people approach love as a feeling that should be met only when their emotions or sexual perception is validated. some movies, novels, and even our society has, in a way, painted love to us as what it is not. I would like you to read this with an open mind and also be willing to allow the Spirit of God to change your perception of love

What then is love?

At this juncture, I would say:

  • God is love: God is love, and you can’t really love if you don’t know God.

1 John 4 v. 8(GNB) says, “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love,” and if we read further, verse 9 says, “And God showed his love for us by sending his only son into the world so that we might live through him.” God’s love towards you and me made Him give His only Son. My question to you is, “Are you living in his love?”

  • Love gives: your love for someone or something should make you give willingly. If you truly love someone or something, you should be willing to give your time, money, and attention.

John 3 v. 16(GNB) says, “for God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not die but have eternal life.” God’s love for the world made Him give His Son to redeem us from the curse of the law and also give those that believe in Him life.

  • Love is a choice: love is a choice, not a feeling. Therefore, you decide consciously to love someone or something. Humans are created with the power of choice; it is up to us to allow God’s word to find expression in our choices.

Deuteronomy 30 v. 19(GNB) says, “I am now giving you the choice between life and death, between God’s blessing and God’s curse, and I call heaven and earth to witness the choice you make, choose life.”

  • Love sacrifices: 1 John 3 v. 16(GNB) says, “This is how we know what love is: Christ gave His life for us, we too, then, ought to give our lives to others.” It’s more than saying, “I love you,” what have you sacrificed for the love?
  • Love is a command from God: God commands us to love our neighbors (see mark 12vs30-31) and to love one another. It would be difficult to love other people if you don’t love yourself, therefore, love yourself!

       John 15 v. 12(GNB) says, “My commandment is this: love one another just as I love you.”

  • Love has measures: the extent at which you grow and understand the love of Christ makes your love for people more profound.

  Ephesians 3 v. 18 says “so that you, together with all God’s people; may have the  power to understand how broad and long, how high and deep, is Christ’s love.”

  • Love casts out fear: 1 John 4 v. 18(GNB) says, “There is no fear in love; perfect love drives out all fear. So then, love has not been made perfect in anyone who is afraid, because fear has to do with punishment” no other love is perfect except God’s love for us.” 

   Finally, 1 Corinthians chapter 13 and 14 further sums up what love is, choose love, and grow in it. Be intentional about showing love to people, grasp what the love of God is;  you can’t choose love or show love if you don’t know what it is.

     I pray that the Spirit of God reveals love to you this season. Amen!

       The greatest you can have this season is the love of God.

         I would love to recommend this song to you “wonderful love ” by Ccioma 

     Love from me to you.

Gaze

Happy new year

wishing you a fruitful year ahead

Imagine a boy whose room is filled with a celebrity’s pictures and clothes; mistakenly, you will think the boy himself is a celebrity. Sometimes, following someone closely may cause us to behave like such a person in words and actions. 

Let me share an experience of mine: while I was seeking admission, someone teased me that medical students always looked corporate so I began to look corporate while attending my JAMB tutorials. Some people thought I was a student, but it was just my foresight.   

There is no doubt that we become what we look and feed our eyes. I love how Amplified Bible version puts  Hebrews 12 v. 2: looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, [a] disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work].

Fix your gaze on Jesus; see Him at the center of your academics, career, ministry, relationships, and all. We know there is a tendency to forget our relationship with God as we become successful to avoid this; our gaze should be fixed on Jesus. This action will keep us on the right track as we journey to success. 

For instance, to break the hold of pornography and fornication in your life, look into the perfect law of liberty, the word of God, rather than being occupied with sinful movies, magazines, and pictures. Choose to starve that addiction, and ask God to set you free from it. Let God’s word eat you up from your spirit to your soul and your body instead of that addiction.

In your walk with God, it’s expected that Christ becomes your only gaze such that day-by-day, you become like Him. The basis of your Christian walk is that people see Jesus in you, and you reflect Him in your speech, conduct, and character.

2 Corinthians 3 v. 18 says, “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”

As you look at him with an unveiled face—an eye that is not clouded—you behold His glory and become transformed. It’s also expedient that as you look at Him, you consciously pick His attributes like excellence (see psalm 8vs1), uniqueness, beauty, patience, good planning, diligence, and much more.

We don’t have the excuse of being mediocre in our spheres of influence; we shouldn’t be lazycomplacentrough, or gluttonous because the God we are beholding is not. As we enter 2021, decide to walk in understanding and also in faith. Also, be deliberate about what you see, hear, and consume.

I admonish you to set high goals, make plans on achieving them, and trust God to help you. Moreover, walk with people that increase your foresight. 

Happy new year

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TIMING AND WAITING

As I listened to “while I am waiting” by Travis Greene  the  part that says “while I am waiting, I am getting stronger, My faith is rising and I will run on”  hit differently and refreshed an experience I would love to share.  Although I have posted a similar write up but the song stimulated a newness and sheds more light,  I pray that as you read that the Lord speak the word you need exactly to you.

While I was seeking admission after my Advanced level program it was quite hard for me to opt for an option that agrees with my passion. I felt rejected, angry and thought God was partial, and I could remember neglecting my relationship with God because I wrongly perceived that he was not fair to me. Amidst all this, it dawned on me that waiting is truly a blessing in disguise and a period of learning. Even though it was a tough one for me then. Every time I share this experience, I share it with so much joy seeing how God had used it to reshape me from my Confidence to Conviction about him.

A mother would be in haste if she feeds her baby meat. This is because the baby hasn’t gone through growth that enables him to digest such food. In like manner, God doesn’t rush us but takes us through a process of growth and would not give us solid food when we are not ready. This also implies that God will not give us to situations He knows that we cannot handle.

Habakkuk 2vs 3 says for the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Wait in faith even though your eyes can’t see it, yet believe, If its God’s word it will come to pass, (see Numbers 23vs 19) God is not a man that should lie neither a son of man that should repent. While waiting for your time of manifestation grow- deliberately allowing God to work in you and on you (character, vision, and dreams).

 Wait on the giver of that dream and don’t try to devise another means for its fulfillment, let me remind you as I was reminded: DREAM AGAIN, DON’T LOSE HOPE.  We won’t delete 2020 but we would rather see it as a lesson and a time to strengthen our convictions. As we wait, it is expected we grow in faith.

  Also, it is pertinent for me to remind you that, while you Wait, the state of your mind matters, don’t Wait grudgingly, neither should you be resentful. Rather build walls through the 3Ps Patience, Persistence, and Perseverance to make you stand firm.

 Wait for your time, and choose to grow as you wait for your appointed time mount up on wings as eagles.

Soar high! Isaiah 40vs31

Believe and Trust in God

God bless you.

Truth

How often do you give yourself to the study of God’s word?

Do you walk in the reality of the Truth of God’s word?

The book of John 8 verse 32 says “and you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”
God’s word is potent, and it is expected we walk in the light of His word by engaging them consciously and allowing the Holy spirit brood on them. Are you struggling with secret sins, guilt, or abuse from your past? I advise you to run into the saving grace of Jesus. Why allow the guilt of sin to hold you down when God already said in His word that “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Sometimes ago, I listened to a lady who shared her experience on how she struggled with low self-esteem because people told her she was too dark. The tables turned the day she came across Songs of Solomon 1 verse 5 that says “I am black , but comely, o ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Cedar, as the curtains of Solomon.” For her, it was an eye-opener, she realized there was something for her. She found the truth about her complexion in the Bible; she found her identity in God’s word. This story has stuck with me ever since.
Have you found your identity?
Everything God wants to say to you is in His word but the question is Are  you willing to study the word of God?
What standard do you scale your life with? God’s word or the world?
Have you checked through God’s word for instructions to direct you or you keep doing it your way? I would urge you to get accustomed to God’s word.
King David said in Psalm 119 verse 105: “Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” From his own experience and perspective, he saw God’s word as enough tool and light for him to tread through his path because God Himself is light and the Bible says “the light shines in darkness and darkness cannot comprehend it.”
If God’s word is the template in which our lives are structured, then we are good to go.
How much of God’s word do you have in your heart?
How much of His truth have you seen and handled?
God’s word is spirit, and they are life.
Psalm 119 verse 89 says “Forever o Lord, Thy word is settled in heaven.”
I hope and pray that as you read the scriptures, the Holy Spirit opens your eyes to the truth and causes you to walk in them and war with them.
Amen.

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Revived

                 

  On a fateful evening, Roselyn was alone in her room, trying to figure out what next to do as her mum had just traveled with her siblings. Her uncle, Jide, walked in with the usual smile on his face. They exchanged pleasantries and had some conversations. He then asked her if she had eaten and if she knew whether her dad would be coming home that night, of which she told him no. Then he left.

 Uncle Jide entered her room again around 11 pm, she was surprised because he had never come in that late. He walked up straight to her bed and pinned her down. She shouted, but there was no one to hear or rescue her, as they were alone in the house, and the gateman who lives in the boys’ quarters had taken the night off. Roselyn struggled to get his hands off her, but she couldn’t. She cried till she became tired. Uncle Jide raped her and threatened to kill her if she tells anyone. She became confused, and she felt like she was a character in the Nollywood movies she used to watch on TV with her siblings. Because what she experienced was far from reality to her.

   Roselyn cried out her eyes through the night. She tried to sleep but she couldn’t. She felt a bit of betrayal and anger. As the driver drove her to school the next day, she cried silently. She hated herself and couldn’t figure out her next move.  Bayo, their driver, stared through the rear mirror at her, he knew her to be an amusing girl who talks a lot. He wondered why she looked so sad and quiet. She ignored Bayo’s stares, however, and struggled to hold back her tears. She couldn’t concentrate in class as she was trying to take the horrid pictures of what had occurred to her off her memory. 

        Three years down the line, Roselyn was still filled with bitterness, rage, and anger. She hardly speaks to anyone. All that was in her mind was how to get back at uncle Jide. She finds it difficult to concentrate in class and was failing drastically in her school work. In fact, the principal threatened to send her away and promised not to register her for WAEC exam if she fails their recommendation test. As she left the principal’s office, she wept profusely, her commerce teacher who was passing by stopped her and asked her what the problem was. She was silent, but after a while, she burst into tears.

Miss Awero, the commerce teacher, hugged her and tried to stop Roselyn from crying, but the tears came out more. Miss Awero then took Roselyn to her office. She said, “I know a man that can fix you whether you feel battered, broken or forsaken “Jesus can fix you, he wants to heal you”. His hands are wide open all he wants you to do is come to him as you are, tell him your problem and let him fix you. Miss Awero kept stating words of affirmation till Roselyn opened up to her. Roselyn felt hope mixed with confidence. She was told she needed to forgive even though she had vowed not to forgive uncle Jide and her parents for their carelessness. Through a series of counseling, prayers, and support from Miss Awero, she finally let go of the bitterness and anger that had caged her.

  Five years later, Roselyn now dares to share her story, and she is willing to advise anyone facing similar challenges. She is ready to show people the light that shone in her darkness.  She feels Revived and She was even able to lead her uncle to Christ and is willing to tell the world that the solution to every problem is Jesus.

God says in his word, in Jeremiah 33 vs. 3, “Call unto me and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Jesus is saying no matter your pain call on me; it doesn’t matter how hurt you feel come and let me fix you; his ears are wide open; all he needs you to do is speak those words into his ears.

The essence of this story is so that we can be more sensitive and relate to what others go through and that it will cause you to be more vigilant in prayers and be more watchful. Encourage victims, pray for them, and if someone opens up to you, don’t blame them but lead them to a counselor that can help.

Lastly yours might not be like Roselyn’s, it doesn’t  matter what it is but instead of using other things as a means of getting out of those things  that has exalted  themselves more than what you think in your life, rather choose to look up to Jesus, no problem is too big or small for him to tackle but the question Is Are you willing to Allow him in that situation?

Forgive even thou it might be hard too.

Declare God’s word affirmatively into your life

Stand strong

Germany Kent said and I quote ” Let your life reflect the faith you have in God, fear nothing and pray about everything. Be strong, trust God’s word, and trust the process”.

 I could remember as a university fresher when things seem rough and I felt as if I was the only one going through tough times. Then, no one seemed to relate with my pains, I was even scared of opening up of the fear of being criticized. My fear then was that I wouldn’t meet up with the so-called standards I had set for myself. I was drowning in self-guilt, that I felt God was far away from me, and I wasn’t expressing my full potentials. On a particular day, I summoned the courage to open up to God, and it brought relief to my pain.

 To stand Strong you need to hold on to God’s word, and open your heart to him.

I learned from Jesus and Peter’s conversation in Mathew 14vs (28-30) that when we begin to focus on our storms, rather than focusing on God that can calm the storm we begin to drown in the storms. There is no way you can stand strong, without having another spirit, a regenerated spirit; a spirit that is dead to this world and alive to God; a spirit that sees only as God sees and doesn’t see as the world sees. Numbers 14 vs 24 says “But my servant Caleb because he had another spirit in him and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land where into he went; and his seed shall possess it“.

Sometimes, it is not easy to take one’s stand, to say yes when the crowd is against one’s opinion like Caleb and Joshua that decided to take their stand. They were not intimidated by the reports and opinions of the remaining ten spies, and we could see they were able to get to the promised land even though there were a lot of oppositions. They endured and held on to what God promised them.

Let us take a walk through the description of Another spirit. Another spirit;

  • Acknowledges God:

I. Knows God, what he has promised and is willing to walk with only what God says.

II. Is willing to move till the end even when there are aches and pains.

  • Is willing to stand alone: Even if no one is willing to stand with you, be willing to stand alone. God doesn’t walk with numbers, resist oppositions and stand firm.
  • Walk by faith and not by sight: You shouldn’t look at the walls and giants, choose to follow through and believe in God as you take those steps.
Walk by Faith, Not by Sight – Healing and Hope

In a world where the abnormal is accepted and people are so quick to despise and frustrate anyone that is walking in the light. Make up your mind to stand and resist opposition, because it is profitable. Through that you will possess what God promised you and your generation. Remember God knows the end from the beginning, even if you feel everything seems not to be working as planned, choose to rely on the master planner. Get a word from God to hold on.

STAND STRONG!!!

Light up

The brightness of light depends on its source provided there are no obstruction or hindrance to its flow, a lot of people are meant to illuminate their lives in higher level spiritually but they have allowed secret sins and ungodly friends to limit them. So that we won’t operate below God’s standard for us we have to do away with little Blemish that could stain our robe.
How bright is your light? And how deeply rooted are you, I would like you to take a moment to ponder, so much darkness in this world that we need to rise up, Mathew 5vs 14(KJV) ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. But a lot of you have allowed your light to be hidden because of the pleasures of this world.
Why do we sit and watch evil befall people around us, some of us have friends around us that are ungodly instead of calling them to order we mock them and the trend keeps moving, why are we quick to forget we have roles to play in seeing men save.

Another importance of your light is to glisten the lives or world of people around you, so pull men from the darkness in this world.

John 1vs 5 says and the light shines in darkness and darkness cannot comprehend, it.what light does is to illuminate, brighten, purge, direct and reveal so our work as light is to shine whether there is gross darkness or not and see things change for God. if what stirs you up is that the generation after you is not save I think is enough for God’s will to be accomplished through you.

Its time to let the world know that you are a light and you cannot keep following the world’s standard. Shine in full capacity for Christ and spurn double standard live, let your testimony as a true believer reflect in your conduct and appearance.
There would be a revival if only we realize there is a role we need to play and we make ourselves available.
Light up.