180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 180

The final day. We have arrived at Day 180!!

OMGeeee. I have mixed feelings.

On one hand, I am elated to reach this milestone. But it’s bittersweet as it means I won’t be sharing here again until next year or at odd times throughout the year.

But on this final day, I boast about the God who gives signs of victory.

So many things are happening now, of which I will share at a later date. But, God showed me victory in a dream.

I dreamt that I had a rod in my hand. And I started to strike the ground with it. I did not stop until the rod was whittled down to a straw in my hand.

Interpretation: I will defeat the enemy to the extent that they cannot make a comeback. 2 Kings 12:19 proves it. “Elisha told him, “Strike the ground.” He struck it three times and stopped. The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times.”

Signs of victory. My victory is sure and it will manifest.

Follow me in Instagram @purposeful_inspiration where I do 180 Days of Boasting about God LIVE. I’m at Day 6 today. Until then, thanks for joining me on this beautiful journey. Love you.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 179

On the eve of a journey’s end! What an experience it has been.

My prayer is always for new experiences with Daddy. This year, I got so much more than I could share here.

God has been my peace, my friend, my shoulder to cry on and my shield.

He has corrected me, rerouted me, restored and elevated me.

If I’m not sure of anything else I can certainly say that he will never leave me. This year has taught me that he’s always near.

To my friend, my God, thank you for loving me and choosing me.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 178

Thankful!

Once again, I’m grateful to God for the family he placed me in.

Over 3 months ago, my phone was acting weird. The SD card wouldn’t register and it would send all the stored apps to the phone’s storage. That caused my phone to slow down as the space became full.

I told my sis. She started to source some phones for me but I couldn’t afford it at the time. Especially because I needed to buy a laptop.

Last week, she called me into her room and gave me a phone. 😭 She said she decided to buy it for me so she took her time and paid it off. She didn’t want my phone to stop working and leave me with nothing to use 🥰.

I’m thankful that Daddy gave me such a loving support system.

For those who may feel like you’re all alone, tell Daddy. He’ll either restore the broken relationships or he’ll send in reinforcements.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 177

There’s one experience with God that will never get old…

Jesus died for my sins. He became my Saviour and Redeemer.

When I didn’t see a better life ahead of me, Jesus died to rescue me. I am who I am and where I am because of Jesus.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 176

I have lived in the goodness of God!

As I prepared for my Sunday school class tomorrow, I felt the Holy Spirit instructing me to read the commentary. So, I did.

Luke 9:57-63 speaks of Jesus’ response to persons wanting to follow him. Honestly, I’ve read these stories before but this time was different.

The first man said he’d follow Jesus wholeheartedly. Jesus said that foxes have holes and birds have nest but the son of man has nowhere to lay his head.

For the first time, I’ve realised that I’ve never cautioned anyone like this. It’s important that we know that being a Christian (follower of Jesus) will not be comfortable. We won’t have a set place to rest and settle. This word still applies though most of us are not moving around physically to spread the gospel.

How does it apply?

At every stage of this journey, you’ll get uncomfortable. This normally signals a change of pace or season. You’ll be unsatisfied with where you are and your relationship with God. You’ll want more. You’ll always be in a position to shift.

There is no spiritual state that we can return to when we’re weary, we have to keep going.

As we keep going, we have no safe space (fox hole) to run back to. We’ll be more exposed to spiritual elements and danger.

However, know this, Jesus IS with you if you take this step. We don’t need holes/nests because he’ll be our resting place and shelter. We don’t need a safe haven because we’ll be dwelling in the secret place of the Most High. I know this because I’ve lived it.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 175

I started the “Live” (Insta Live) version of 180 Days of Boasting about God (Click the link to watch on Instagram and be sure to follow me).

Initially, I felt like I’d have been too tired to do the live. Yet, as I logged on, I forgot my tiredness and efforts from the day.

Daddy gave me strength to deliver. I felt physically tired but I found myself being excited.

I was happy to share my experience with God in Day 1 of the live version.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 174

The last day of June 2022!!

I got the strategy from Daddy! How will I combat the frustration? I’ll keep my head down and just move.

I won’t look up to exhale in the face of frustration. I won’t give up and go lie down. I’ll keep my head down and push ahead.

I’m pressing towards the mark with my blinders on.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 173

I chose to operate in overflow and not overwhelm.

Taking today as a mental and physical break.

I keep seeing deadlines pop up one after the other. Then I’m expected to complete everything at once.

So what do I do? I take a break and regroup. God’s got me. So I’ll wait for him to give me his strategy. I’ll tell you about it soon.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 172

I will not lie… This month has been particularly challenging.

But the word on Sunday was that I should command my soul and body to praise the Lord.

That’s what I’ve been doing and I works. For the duration odd worship, I feel neither frustrated or tired.

Everytime I worship God, I feel good.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 171

My computer has not been working for weeks. I was unable to open any word, pdf, PowerPoint or publisher documents. I was not even able to open some other apps.

I was able to use another computer in a different office. But I wasn’t comfortable as that office holds some important equipment.

So, last week, I took a leap of faith and reset my computer. This morning, I began to uninstall and reinstall. I got the activation keys and entered them until one worked.

I give God the glory for prompting me to reset and then leading me to do the other changes. Now I have my computer again.

God cares about every aspect of our lives.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 170

Today, I realised why.

Let me connect the dots. Last year, Daddy told me that I won’t get the type of guy I want, but I’d get the one I need. I wasn’t too happy with that because I like a specific type. 😏

Then, Daddy asked me if I wanted a specific guy I was crushing on. I remembered how the Israelites wanted fish in the wilderness and nearly died when they got it. So, I told him that in all honesty, I did want the guy but I’d prefer his choice for me. 😨I was not trying to have a miserable life.

Today, I realised that the guy I had a crush on is now living overseas and is preparing to get married to a lady in that country…. while his present girlfriend remains in my country.

I see that I’d be the girl with an overseas boyfriend who has plans to get married to someone else, if I had said yes to Daddy’s question.

Morale: if God says no, work with it. He sees the end from the beginning.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 169

I’ve been running on E (empty) due to exhaustion for the past few days.

Yesterday, I sought permission to work from home today, and I got it! 💃💃 I didn’t have to wake up early to avoid the heavy traffic. I didn’t have to journey for two hours to work and then two hours home. I woke up late and started working on time!

I’m so grateful for these types of blessings. Ask and shall be given! 🙏

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 168

Did I ever tell you about my job history? Part 2 (Read Part 1 here)

So, I started working at company 1. I worked as an Assistant Registrar. So I learnt about records management. This is a related but different field from library and information studies, that I pursued at university.

Six months later, I got called for an interview. This interview was for a post for which I didn’t remember applying. 🤐 But I got the job description and I went.

Turns out, the post was a records management post! 😃

My work experience at company 1 helped me to answer most of the questions. AND I was successful and started working there six and a half months after engaging with company 1.

Morale of the story: allow Daddy to tell you what to do. His plans act as a stepping stone to your next level. If I hadn’t gone to company 1, I wouldn’t have know how to answer appropriately for the interview which was scheduled for six months later.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 167

Did I ever tell you about my job history? Part 1

I did my finals in May 2015. They were complete by mid-May actually.

Based on the unemployment trend, I was prepared to stay home for many months. So, I made a plan to spend time in prayer and reading the word while I was home. I would read the bible and pray daily since I was home alone.

I stayed home, unemployed, for ONLY two weeks. During those two weeks, I applied to any position for which I was reasonably qualified. By 1 June 2015, I was working on a one month contract to develop a policy for the digitisation of records.

By July 2015, I had two back-to-back interviews. And I told Daddy that he should let the company he wants me to work with be the one to call me first. Well, company 1 called me and offered my the job. Minutes later, company 2 called saying they tried to call me earlier but didn’t get through. They wanted me but for a different position.

Then I started to second guess the first sign and told Daddy that I’d prefer to go with the job that pays more. Well, I found out that company 1, who called first, paid more.

Morale of the story: if you’re unemployed, use most of the time to fast, pray, and read your bible rather than getting depressed because you’re not working. God rewards those who seek his kingdom and righteousness first.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 166

I’m always amazed when persons disrespect me and then turn around and ask for my help. It’s even stranger when the disrespect comes after I’ve assisted them.

In a current matter, the disrespect followed and preceded someone getting and requesting my help. And I was not inclined to providing my support this time.

But, Daddy said something in response to my decision.

Daddy said, “You’re not helping him. You’re helping me.”

Isn’t it amazing to think that though we are frail humans, God offers us the opportunity to help him?

I boasting about the God, Jehovah, who includes us in his work even though he doesn’t have to do so.

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 165

No matter what storm clouds may rock this ship of mine,
The light of my Savior leads me safely through the night.
Though my ship may be rocky and my sails may be torn,
I shall rest in the eye of the storm.

My ship is being rocked but I will rest in the eye of the storm.

This was sung yesterday at church and it resonated with me.

I believe that Jesus will guide me through the night.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 164

My heart is so swell with love. God is so faithful. Daddy thank you for your love to me. 🙌😭🙌

“Love You So Much”

Hear this praises from a grateful heart
Each time I think of You the praises start
Love You so much, Jesus
Love You so much

Lord, I love You, my soul sings
In Your presence carried on Your wings
Love You so much, Jesus
Love You so much

How my soul longs for you
Longs to worship You forever
In Your power and majesty
Lift my hands, lift my heart
Lift my voice towards the heavens
For You are my sun and shield

Hear this praises from a grateful heart
Each time I think of You the praises start
Love You so much, Jesus
Love You so much

Lord, I love You, my soul sings
In Your presence, carried on Your wings
Love You so much, Jesus
Love You so much

How my soul longs for you
Longs to worship You forever
In Your power and majesty
Lift my hands, lift my heart
Lift my voice towards the heavens
For You are my sun and shield

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 163

It’s not always the best feeling when you’re going through a process of change.

It makes you moody, upset, and frustrated. At times depressed.

Yet, you’ll find hope and direction if you look to the end instead of looking at the process. Why? When God is effecting a change, it’s for the best.

I’ve never liked the changing process. However, I like the God who doesn’t change and who always keeps his promises.

I’m coming out of this smelling, looking, sounding, and moving like a new creature.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 162

Restoration began!

A friend of mine reached out to me after saying that she didn’t think I was genuine.

Naturally, I was weary because I don’t like losing close friends. But God said to me that it was part of the restoration process that he is doing in my life.

I’m boasting because Daddy is restoring everything that I lost.

180 Days of Boasting about God – Day 161

Daddy reminded me yesterday that the road I am is a lonely one. Here’s the song he gave me about 4 years ago:

Chorus: But the Spirit said go. It’s hard to see. (Go). It’s cold out there. (Go). It’s a lonely road. (Go). Is it right for me? (Go). Will I even see you? The Spirit said go, so I push on. I gotta keep going even when my spirit is broken.

I’m going. I won’t stop. I won’t seek support from man.

The Spirit said, “Go.”