He works on me.
Other gods accept you as you are and let you remain the same until death.
My God, Jehovah, accepts me as I am. But then he shows me how to be a better me. He refines my behaviour and smooths my rough edges.
I’m not the girl I was when I started my Christian journey.
I’m not the young lady I was when I started Day 1 of this series. I’m stronger, more determined, and kinder.
Daddy is always working to make me love myself even more than I thought possible. That’s worth boasting about, don’t you agree?
As the month is almost over, I’m eagerly anticipating the next chapter.
That reminds me, I need to start planning.
180 Days of Boasting about God goes live on Instagram on July 1. It will be the interview series. You can follow me @purposeful_inspiration.
Right now, I’m boasting about Daddy giving me the opportunity to not only hear of his goodness in the lives of others but to facilitate it so others can hear.
I want to be left in awe by what Daddy is doing for, in, and with his children.
Have you ever started to pray for something, only to realise you have it already?
Gen 39:23 KJV The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper
Here I was, praying for a similar favour. That God’s love for me would be so evident that persons I report to would show me such favour by trusting me completely to do the work assigned.
But guess what? The manager in my office does not care one bit what I do. She is always okay with any ideas or plans I give to her. She’ll give her suggestions when I ask. So, while there are two different areas I’d like to see the Gen 39:23 favour, I’m grateful for the fact that it’s happening in one area of my life.
Message from Daddy to us: The favour doesn’t come by asking for it. It comes by honouring me in public, in private, and in secret. When you’re obedient to when noone else is looking or when only a few persons can see you, I’ll cause people to see that I am with you. Selah.
Some days I choose to do nothing.
Today is one of those days. Didn’t God rest on the seventh day? Yes, he did.
Today is my rest day. I’m grateful for the God who leads by example. It’s time to rest from all the work.
At work, I wrote about 10 things on my “to do” list. By end of work, I completed three 🤕.
Some days just know how to knock the wind out of you! But God! When I assess the three completed task, I feel proud of myself. Why? Because I did my best.
In spite of the 7 incomplete tasks, Daddy reassured me that it’s not about how much I can get done in little time. It’s more about what I can complete at the highest/best quality.
Simply put, if all you did was give your best today with little results to show for you, you did well. Your best is enough.
Your best is pleasing to God. How do I know this?
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24
When I say, “God is”, you say, “good!”.
God is GOOOOODDDDD!
Listen, yesterday I shared about completing my final exam and trusting God for strength, wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Well, Daddy did not disappoint 💃💃💃🙌🙌🙌
It is the only exam I was able to finish and submit 1 hour and 18 minutes before the submission deadline. All other exams were within the last 30 minutes.
When I say the answers were there, I mean it. When I say the application was easy, believe me.
I definitely did this last exam with the hand of God upon me. Thank you, Abba 😭.
As I wrap up my final exam, I pray for grace and strength.
At this point, the problem is less of knowing what to do and more of how to phrase it. That’s a problem I don’t mind having.
I am trusting Daddy to give me the strength, wisdom, knowledge and understanding to do what is required🙏. Whatever you’re faced with completing today, I pray the same for you.
I’ve been reading Genesis again. I realised that I got something wrong in my timeline concerning Jacob and his marriage to Rachel.
I always thought he worked 7 additional years before he got to marry her. But upon reading it again, he got to marry her after one week of being married to Leah. And then he worked an additional 7 years as his dowry for her.
This says to me that our minds can mistakenly change what we know. So we may think that we have the full facts but really, something went wrong between receiving the information and processing the information.
And that is why Paul said that now we know in part (1 Cor 13:9). It’s not just that the full mysteries of God aren’t revealed to us. It’s also a case of our minds changing the information we have already received.
What am I boasting about? A God who reminds me that I don’t know everything and I may have altered some fact he has revealed to me. So now it feels like my life is paused and I’m going nowhere fast. But that’s not the reality. Somewhere along the line, I switched around the facts and I’m not using the correct information to reach my conclusion.
Thank you, Daddy 😭 I feel better knowing that you see my error and will show me where I processed it wrongly.
I shall be fine and my life shall continue according to the will of God.
It is a HOLIDAY here in Jamaica. And I’m loving it. Welcome to Labour Day.
I got up early to drop a friend at a bus station. She was staying at my house for the night. When I got back home, I found myself wondering what this girl ever did for me. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have friends because of what they can do for me.
But she has been consistently inconsiderate. For example, at 10:30pm (last night) after having a long day out of the house, she asked me to take her to the bus station at 5:30am. This request comes after I’ve told her multiple times to give me sufficient time to accommodate her request. But I took her because it was a bit to early to leave her to get taxi on her own.
On my way back home, I realised that she has never gone out of her way to do anything for me. If she doesn’t want to do something, she complains and gives all the reasons she can’t do it.
And then I thought… I’ve never had to wonder if God would go out of his way for me. I’ve never had to stop and ask if Daddy has done anything major for me. Why? Because I see him so clearly working in my life. And if I never saw anything else, all I need to remember is that he sent his son to die for me.
I don’t have to wonder if God is really for me. He shows it everyday.
It is alright.
A song came to mind just now. It says:
It is alright.
As long as I have my Lord beside me,
It is alright.
As long as I have his hands to hold,
as long as he watches over my soul,
as long as I’m under his control,
It is alright
Thank you, Abba 😭.
Just when I began to worry about my educational endeavours, he reassures me that it is alright.
At the point when I start fighting my inner demons and the evil thoughts being planted by Satan, Daddy tells me that as long as I’m under his control it is alright.
It is alright. Get this, Daddy didn’t say it “will be” alright. He said it IS alright.
If you’re going through something and fighting your way through, know that this song is for you as well. Daddy wants you to know that it IS alright.
Back to yesterday’s exhaustion.
I had a most challenging exam. It was the hardest course as I felt completely lost. But I was nowhere near completed up to half way through the 24 hours.
But by the grace of God, I was able to finish it. Then I had to work. I was so tired that I had to take a 2 hour nap. I made it through the day and got home safely.
The beauty about a rough day is that I can trust in God and know that it will work out no matter what happens.
Hard day? God’s in control. Challenging circumstances? God is in control.
Wow… Today has been exhausting! Extremely!
But I’ll get to that tomorrow. My testimony is that God CAME THROUGH! I was in the midst of kissing someone when God presented himself.
I have NEVER been in the midst of kissing with the temptation of sex running through my veins and remembered that God was watching me. Never. I always remembered Daddy after I fell to the temptation and had sex.
It was strange. I kept wondering why I couldn’t remember Daddy was looking. And I prayed that one day he’d remind me that he was there.
Well, that day came not so long ago. It was strange because I had an exam that required me to analyse the facts surrounding a rape scenario and draw conclusions as to what happened. This triggered me. I couldn’t even complete that aspect of the exam.
I make it my duty to avoid anything that’s too sexual because it tends to trigger my desires. But this time, I couldn’t avoid it. I tried to fight and pray and fight.
Long story short, I didn’t stay as firm as I’d like as I ended up watching porn and masturbating. But as I type this, I am boastful. Boastful in the fact that at the point when I was about to have sex, Daddy reminded me that he was THERE watching me.
Listen, I’ve never been so grateful to know that Daddy was watching me. I’m so elated because in my time of weakness, he not only showed up, he showed up like never before.
He answered my prayer and let me become fully aware that his eyes were on me. If that isn’t love then I don’t know what it is. He loves me, oh yes he does.
Believe me when I say God is still doing new things.
God did something I’ve never experienced in my entire life!
He reminded me of his presence when I was about to sin. I’ll post more details tomorrow but for now I’m falling asleep and need to nap.
😭 I am so TIRED!
Still, my tiredness is evidence that I completed my exam and was able to submit in time. Though I am not pleased with the level of completion, I am thankful that God gave me the strength to process the information and put it on paper.
And I’m always grateful for my family who keeps checking in on me throught the exams. God gave me a beautiful family.
Something else happened on Sunday… I got a word of reassurance 🙌🙌🙌
I was up burning the midnight oil when I decided to scroll down TikTok. I was surprised to find six witches and warlocks reading tarot cards. I was like? But what are we as God’s people doing?
I was thoroughly perplexed. But I found this lovely lady amidst the witchcraft and she was encouraging everyone to say yes to God and serve him. A verse she used says:
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. Proverbs 15:3 ESV
I was encouraged that God sees all that is happening in the earth. However, when I got to church on Sunday, I was still perplexed. Then God gave me two songs that settled the matter.
Song 1. Let’s go forward for God. Fight like soldier men
Don’t give up. Don’t give in.
God have an army and we’re bound to win,
The devil has an evil force fighting against the church
So pull out your armour. Pull out your sword.
We are fighting in the name of the Lord. 🙏
Song 2. Who has the final say?
Jehovah has the final say!
Who has the final say?
Jehovah has the final say! 🙌
We’re united fighting a battle that we’re going to win. Why? Because God has the final say.
I serve the God who sees the good and the evil and who will have the final say! 💃
As I prepare for today, let me thank God for something “small”.
My little brother was in church yesterday, playing the drums and giving glory to God through music 💃💃💃.
He’s been delinquent for a few Sundays but I am believing God that yesterday was symbolically different. I am declaring his commitment to God will be consistent and unwavering. I am declaring that he will grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Eze 18:32 KJV For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
That’s how I know I can’t give up on him because God isn’t giving up on any of us, especially my brother.
Don’t give up on your family member. God doesn’t want to see them die in sin either. He’s a loving AND patient God 🙌.
Obey the last thing God said before you start asking for the next thing.
Case in point: months ago Daddy gave me a dream concerning a friend of mine. I neither told her about it nor shared the interpretation. This was because she has rejected every word I’ve given her before because I don’t carry any titles like prophet or apostle etc. 😶 (The reason is my assumption btw).
But over the months after that, I haven’t received clear directions on what to do/say to individuals. It was weird because normally I’d get something more.
Then Daddy reminded me that I shouldn’t ask him for the next assignment. I need to ask for a reminder as to what was the last assignment and go do it.
But I didn’t need a reminder because I remembered clearly 😔. So I sucked up my pride, humbled myself and sent then message.
If you want to progress in your relationship with God, obey every instruction he gives you. And if there’s one that you forgot along the way, Daddy is gracious and loving enough to remind us so that we can live in total obedience.
Serve the God who does his best to keep you in right standing with him.
I slept for 13 hours!
I can’t believe I was that tired. I got home last night and went to sleep at 7pm. I woke up after 5am with a full bladder so I went to the bathroom. I got back in bed and woke up after 8am.
The sad part is that I still want to sleep but I have to study.
I am boasting about 13 hours of sleep because I am thankful that I was able to get rest after a long week. At times we are so busy that we don’t recognise that we are super exhausted.
But Daddy sees and he’ll cause us to sleep longer than expected.
I’m excited for no reason at all.
Life may be hectic but I’m not stressed.
I may have a full plate but I have a strategy to deal with the priority tasks.
And I forgot another testimony to boast about God. LOL. Why is that something to be excited about? Because it means that I’m seeing God’s goodness and blessings in my life. It is amazing to realise that I still have many things to boast about God even though I forget a few every now and then.
I did an exam yesterday and I failed due to absence.
Absence is when the paper is not submitted online. Funny thing was that I was actually doing the paper and waited too late to submit.
I’m not too bummed out as I know God saved me from a bigger mess. I can’t spell it out here but I just know that all things work together for good to them that love the Lord and are called according to his purpose.
Some times a setback may be God blocking you from making a mistake. In all things, give thanks for it is the WILL of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thess 5:18)