Hello guys, asides recession, and other things, I hope the year has been a great one for us so far. And I hope we have been practicing lessons learned from past blog posts.
In the midst of the downturn of events, however, I would like to share with you a bible passage recently shared by a friend. Proverbs 28:20 which says "A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished".
It is very easy to get sad, disappointed and frustrated when we look or dwell on the happenings around us. One thing we must note however is; It was once worse than it is now and guess what? You're here; You survived.
It is also easy to think you are the only one who has got problems or going through tough times. We judge people by the surface. By the smiles they have been trained to wear; the well-ironed shirts and dresses they just have to show since "Your dressing determines how you would be addressed". You would be befuddled at the kind of problems other people have.
Things are bad we know; prices have sky-rocketed we know; salaries have not increased; yes. But tell me would complaining and nagging solve it? No. Do not write yourself off. Things might not be going as you have planned. Remember always that your plan is not always God’s plan and his plan is always better than yours.
My pastor once said not taking risks is a way of you saying you do not trust God. This I believe is totally true.
It is easy to think "Abeg, this hustle no dey work, make we go do yahoo plus" or whatever it is called now. Remember the bible verse quoted above. You would enjoy it for a while and probably believe it is God sent until the tables turn. God's blessings adds no sorrow remember?
Remember always to be positive in all things; stay faithful and diligent with the little you are doing. Cut your coat according to your material, and remember his word in Phil 4:6-7 that says "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus".
Trust God and all will be well.