It’s been a while and I’m so glad to be back.
The month of August was exciting and full of adventure, and I’m hoping this month and beyond will even be better.
So this season, I’m focusing on these three things:
Happiness means different things to different people.
Though some say happiness is overrated, we can’t underestimate the Power of being Happy.
Happiness is like Energy, it gives momentum to whoever experiences it.
Happiness often comes to me in the simplest of ways…
– Happiness is savoring the aroma of my 3-in-1 Nescafé coffee mix.
– Happiness is dancing to the “Baby Shark” song and ignoring the funny looks other grownups give me.
– Happiness is realizing my mistakes and laughing at my own silliness while I make the necessary corrections.
– Happiness is not taking it too hard on myself when I fall short of a promise I made to myself or others.
– Happiness is deliberating staying out of senseless arguments and avoiding people who enjoy endless drama.
– Happiness is not allowing someone to force their own insecurities on me or pressure me into making decisions I’m not comfortable with.
– Happiness is being lost in a good mystery novel and ignoring the alarm bells telling me that my bladder is full and I need to go and pee.
– Happiness is smiling in front of the bathroom mirror and reminding myself of how much God loves me, despite my insecurities.
What does Happiness mean to you?
Sadly, in the last couple of months I was so busy taking care of other people’s health that I neglected mine.
I don’t think I’ve used as many medications in my entire life as I have this year. At some point I became so ill that I received intravenous drugs, for the first time ever.
My diet was one area I particularly took for granted.
Because of the busy nature of my job, I failed to pay attention to what I ate, how much I ate or what time I ate.
And just within a few months, I realized how much unnecessary weight I’d gained. It’s even now embarrassing to wear some outfits from 2 years back.
Now I’m taking back responsibility for my health.
So I ordered this nice, comfy mat for yoga and stretching exercises.
In addition, I commenced the Intermittent Fasting Regimen (using the 18/6 plan) after lots and lots of research.
I also started keeping a food diary, it’s amazing to know how much calories each meal contains.
Generally, I feel better just knowing that I have been able to clean up my diet and I can say NO to junk food no matter the temptation.
Some days are harder than others, but I’ll keep keeping on by God’s grace.
What does living healthy mean to you?
I don’t know about you but it gets me sad, and sometimes angry when I see people disrespecting or outrightly mocking the things of God.
Our generation finds it easy to hype secular things like entertainment, fashion and technology, while they make fun of anything said to be sacred or godly.
Even people of faith are increasingly more reserved about expressing their beliefs for fear of being ridiculed.
The Devil wants us to be Closet Christians- shy, embarrassed and easily intimidated.
But here’s a secret. The Devil is scared.
He knows that there is so much havoc believers can cause to his agenda, if we rise up to the occasion.
That is why he is out to stop us before we can stop him.
But we have been commissioned to bring light to a dark world, hope to a hopeless world and healing to a hurting world.
“You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:14-16 MSG
I don’t know about you, but I’m done acting like a nice christian while the enemy oppresses, manipulates and destroys lives around me.
It’s time for WARFARE!
And Holiness is a requirement for spiritual warfare, because if I am to be used of God, I have to be totally dedicated and devoted to him.
– Holiness means obeying God’s specific instructions when I’d rather do things my own way.
– Holiness means trusting God’s direction even if it’s contrary to popular beliefs.
– Holiness means keeping myself away from the profanity/perversion of this generation- my speech, attitude, work ethics, appearance etc must reflect God’s glory.
What does Holiness mean to you?
Enjoy the rest of September!