Welcome to the 8th month already.
What a ride this year has been!
Through the ups and downs, twists and turns, bends and curves, God’s mercies kept me.
I never would have made it this far without his help, his protection, provision, strength, grace, wisdom, joy, peace and more. And I honestly do not take any of these for granted.
I’m also thankful for starting another chapter in my Housejob journey. I am now in my final posting- Paediatrics.
How time flies!
This time last year, I was still trusting God to bring a job my way. At some point I became frustrated as I felt things were not moving fast enough.
No time is wasted while we are waiting, instead God takes his time to train us.
Waiting time is NOT Wasting time.
I’ve also learnt that for every HAPPENING season, there is a preceding SILENT season. If we learn to maximize the silent seasons, we will build enough strength to face the challenges that arise in the happening season.
A key ingredient in maximizing any season is CONSISTENCY.
To be consistent means to be reliable, dependable, and stable, no matter the circumstances.
Many of us fail to make significant progress in our journey because we start out well but become weary along the way. It is true that life happens and sometimes we lose our passion and zeal.
The scripture encourages us to NOT become tired of doing good; because the time will come when we will reap the harvest.
There is always a harvest to everything we sow, whether in thought or in deed. It may take weeks, months or years, but every seed will come to fruition. It’s only a matter of time.
Life takes time.
Faithfulness is a fruit of the spirit. It means steadfastness, constancy, or allegiance; it also means carefulness in keeping what we are entrusted with. (GotQuestions.org)
Faithfulness is a unique characteristic of God.
“If we are not faithful,
he remains faithful,
because he CANNOT be false to himself.”
2 Timothy 2:13 GNT
Likewise, as his sons and daughters, we are to emulate this character.
There are several areas of our lives where faithfulness is expected of us, but I’ll highlight just three:
God expects us to be faithful in our devotion to him. We are to seek not only his gifts, but his person.
Our love for God shouldn’t just be when things are rosy, but also during trying times.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”
Matthew 22:37 GNB
Whether in ministry, our secular jobs or even in the home, we are called to faithfulness. Ultimately, our service is to God and NOT man.
“Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.”
1 Corinthians 4:2 NIV
We all know how demanding any relationship can be, but we can’t afford to misuse the relationships God brings our way.
More than what we can gain, we must be ready to invest into them.
“Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble.”
Proverbs 17:17 MSG
Here’s one of my favorite hymns and it’s a reminder of God’s faithfulness when life gets tough:
I hope it blesses someone.
“Whoever is faithful in small matters will be faithful in large ones; whoever is dishonest in small matters will be dishonest in large ones.”
Luke 16:10 GNT
1. Friends, Partners and Lovers (Kevin A. Thompson)
2. Money won’t make you rich (Sunday Adelaja)
3. Five Points (John Piper)
4. I’ll have what she is having (Bobbie Houston)
5. Fire-brand (Debola-Deji Kurumi)
Have you read any of these books?
Recently, I was narrating to a colleague about my fitfam journey frustration, and she was like “Why not try walking?”
That’s why I got this app.
So help me, Jehovah.
In the last couple of weeks, Mamma’s blog has been my go-to for inspiration, motivation, “ginger” and lots of humor!
Please follow her blog already, if you haven’t. You’ll be blessed, I promise.
That’s all for now.
Know any medical school graduate preparing for Housejob in Nigeria?
You can help them by recommending this series: HouseJob Chronicles.
PPS: A special Birthday shoutout to my mentor-sister-friend and fellow-blogger!
Dr. Tamie of Tamie’s Alcove.
We have too many things in common: Jesus, Medicine, Blogging, Books, Introvertism, Spanish etc etc.
And we haven’t even met.😅
Thank you for being you!
Can’t wait to finally meet you. 😉