Because I am naturally a calm person, people have made it a habit of dumping all their problems on me. Perhaps in the hope that I will help them figure it all out. People look at my life as so perfect, like I have it in order and I am able to balance my emotions. Well, the emotions part I know how to balance so well. Very few people can say can really say how I get when under different positions. Many will tell you I am always happy or smiling. To tell you people the truth, my life is not perfect. Is there anyone’s whose life is? (Please contact me if you are one of them aki).
I used to get involved with people’s ‘baggage’ so much that solving their issues was like my side hustle. That stopped and I only deal with what I really have to.
So the other day someone came to me asking me what to do about their situation. They were feeling hopeless, helpless and all sorts of –less.
I thought of referring them to my past blogs, but I was like, that might not help, especially considering the person does not like to read.
Before I knew it, I started talking about God, how He is intentional and all. After it all, I had a conversation with the inner me.
It went something like: Inner Me: I thought you didn’t want to be a pastor.
Me: I am not a pastor.
Inner Me: What did you just do there?
Me: I just encouraged the person.
Inner Me: Hmmm, you used God and you answered all the questions you were asked about Him.
Me: Everyone talks about God.
And I shut it out.
Those who have known me for a really long time, and those who read one of my first posts, know that I am a pastor’s kid. They also know that I have never wanted to be a pastor or even be married to one. Why? (Story for another day).
So after the convo with myself, I actually made reference to my posts and realized I may not be standing on the pulpit every Sunday to remind you of God’s unconditional love, but in my little way, I am a vessel.
There is a person who made me see God in a different way and trust Him for the very little things. With him, trusting God became a part of our daily lives. To this date, that drew me so close to God in ways I cannot even fathom. It was not just about knowing that you’re saved, loving Him and praying. There was more to that.
The other day I was talking to my brother and telling him how going to church in the morning is no longer a struggle for me. It just came, not because I have to, but because I want to.
So when I started this blog and drew inspiration from God in my daily life, I knew I had to share it with you guys, who may be going through the same.
Touching a life at a time.
A quick one here…. We are turning one and we’d like you to be part of the celebrations. Two things you need to do:
- DM me and ask any question and it will be featured and answered on the ‘We turn 1’ piece. You are free to comment too.
- Like my blog and share your favorite piece on social media. (Do not forget to tag us).
Two of you will get to hangout with me and feature on my next project.
Let the celebrations begin!