30Days #PrayingForOthersChallenge

Hello everyone, Trust we’ve been good. Been long here you know. #ClearingTheDust….ahahahaha. So we thought about going on a #PrayingForOthersChallenge. I know some people might be curious about why and what inspired us. Take a deep breath, grab a drink if you have one and keep reading. 

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It’s actually a known fact that most times we get on our knees , we end up praying for ourselves alone. Common … Don’t you think It’s right about time we pray for other people we don’t even know.

So therefore, We decided to go on a thirty days of extending every of our prayer points to everyone around us and when we say this – We mean absolutely everyone in the WORLD. Oh yes, you read that right. As from tomorrow, we’ll post our prayer points on our Facebook and Instagram page, We strongly believe through our faith in God that every lives that lack this prayer point shall be touched. It’s our honest desires that testimonies and miracles shall erupt from this challenge, We pray that every closed doors shall be opened and God will begin to make way in every wilderness and deserts. We also pray that every destiny shall begin to manifest and every chain shall be broken. Please, Do not hesitate to send in every of your prayers/requests and/or someone else’s via our email (kompletewoman14@gmail.com). We are super glad to pray for you and there’s absolutely nothing the devil can do to stop God’s plan for your lives.

The characteristic of being selfless is one of the most important traits any Christian can have. It’s so significant that Jesus said it is the second most important of all God’s commandments: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31; cf. Galatians 5:14). Jesus wasn’t creating a new law here; He was merely agreeing with and expounding on an Old Testament law (Leviticus 19:18). James calls this the “royal” law to emphasize its supreme value to God (James 2:8).

Why are we doing this?

  • We don’t do anything out of the spirit of God. We do as his spirit leads us to.
  • One trait that is needed on our Christian walk of faith is selflessness. Sometimes we worry about ourselves and our wants rather than wanting to give others our time and our help, but this should not be. We must have empathy for others and put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. The only thing this selfish world cares about is what is in it for me? We don’t need a reason to serve and help others we just do and we do it expecting nothing in return.
  • As believers we must be a reflection of Jesus. Selflessness results in sacrificing for others, forgiving others, making peace with others, and having more love for others.

How to partake?  It’s pretty simple

  • You can be a part by joining us daily as we post our prayer points on our facebook or instagram (Kikelomo & Yetunde) page.
  • You can send in your own or someone else’s prayer requests via kompletewoman14@gmail.com.

Quotes

  • True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice.
  • You don’t need a reason to help people.
  • Praying for others in your brokenness is a selfless act of love.

Meditation

  1.  1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
  2.  Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
  3.  Mark 12:31 The second most important command is this:‘Love your neighbor the same as you love yourself. These two commands are the most important.”
  4. 1 Peter 3:8 To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit.
  5. John 3:30 He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.
  6. Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
  7. Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Remember the hashtag is #PrayingForOthersChallenge

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Walk in Confidence.

 

Hello everyone, I’m super excited about this write-up not because of the topic but because I can get to write after a long hiatus. It’s almost unbelievable, but I’m so happy God is giving me another opportunity to share his word, to share my inspiration, to speak to someone out there about their confidence. And my deep prayer is at the end of these write-up, may we all become so confident of ourselves in Jesus Christ.

So over time if there is anything that has been a struggle in my life, it’s been confident of myself. From my excerpts from “Why you act the way you do by Tim Lahaye”, I’ve got the Sanguine traits, the talkative lively kind of person. But then from childhood, I’ve always had to struggle with inferiority complex. In the past years while growing up, I’ve always asked myself why I’ve had this issues and one of the big answers I got is because of the fear of the unknown. “we all have fears of which this is true”. We will all have to confront fear from time to time in our daily lives. Fear of the society thoughts about us, fear of fulfilling  our purpose, fear of not being loved and so on. All these are going to be addressed in this write-up.

There is always a point in our lives we just feel a kind of emptiness and loneliness that ends up getting us depressed. We want to live for people’s acceptance, but we forget we may eventually die by their rejection because when the north accepts you, don’t be shocked the south will reject you. This is the point I would say we need God, I mean need him more than ever before. Without further ado, Let’s go deep into few sample questions: How do we overcome fear? How do we deal with uncertainties? How do we become more confident in ourselves?

What is confidence? My own simple term is confidence is when you have the courage to overcome your fears. It is when your faith is activated. It is faith taking a bold step against fear. Confidence is taking courage when you feel afraid. It is not having fears but doing what’s necessary when afraid. The devil has his ways of bringing us down – he reminds us of our pasts, reminds us of the present telling you those things you’re yet to achieve in life, and then reminds us of the future. Even though we know those scriptures like John 10: 10 which says: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life,and have it to the full.

He’ll still want to instill those fears in you. That moment you quote all the scriptures about God’s promises over your life but then you still end up in a broken state. I’ve been there a whole lot of times. But we should always realize we don’t have to be upset with God because if we can’t handle those challenges/fears, then he wouldn’t bring it our way. We should also bear in mind we can end up being miserable if we try to impress everybody. Most of us try to do this with people – we want their acceptance, we want them to jeer us up, etc and the moment they reject us, we feel probably sad or depressed. How about we come up with words like “I’ve done my best and if you ain’t impressed, How about you take it up to God”. If we all decide to do this, I think the world will be a lot sweeter and better, we just have to come to the point to take the pressure off ourselves. We are not free until “we are free of the need to impress people”.

Don’t get dressed for two hours because you want to impress the world – get dress for Jesus. Look at the mirror and say “Lord, I want to look good for you“. At this point, when someone says something negative, you look at them with a broad smile and say – It’s for Jesus. The feelings that follow is that feeling of satisfaction. Even God will look at you and say “Go Girl”.

– Confidence speaks out the God factor in you without any struggle.

– Confidence always looks forward and backward.

– Confidence always has hope because it’s positive.

– Confidence looks up and not down.

– Confidence maximizes strength. Why do we get so concerned about our weaknesses when the scripture says “His strength is made perfect in our weakness”. That weakness is there to give God the room to keep working in our lives. Even if it’s one strength you got, step out of the boat and maximize the strength in God’s glory. Romans 12: 6-8. Not using these gifts is like disrespecting it.

– Confidence gathers the right people. You don’t want to be around people who keep telling you what’s wrong with you. You got to be with those ones who sees God’s glory in your life and encourage you to keep at it.

Now, let’s talk about the secrets of a confident woman:

  • A confident woman knows that she is loved (Ephesians 3:17) => Everybody wants unconditional love, we want friends that knows our weaknesses and accepts us for who we are forgetting we ain’t gonna see that kind of love anywhere. We forget everything we need in life is from God. Yes, absolutely everything.His word says “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3. God is the only true definition of Love. I don’t write to please people so if this is offensive, you got no choice to manipulate my opinion. I say this from my personal experience. God loves you, the love of God is the healing balm for everything we do in life. His love is not conditional, he is not a man who hates us and rejects us for our wrong doings. He hates sin, but he still deals with it in our lives. And so therefore, you got to know that you know that God loves you and he’ll never stop loving you no matter what you do. Isaiah 49: 15 says -“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! So feel loved with your complexion, stature, scars, etc. Being loved let you be confident to step out boldly, talk boldly, try new things, and explore the world God has given us. Our troubles, storms, challenges shouldn’t determine God’s love for us. Be rooted in his Love, nothing else should never ever take the love of God from us.
  • A confident woman refuses to live in fear (Hebrews 10:38) => Anytime I’m about to try something new, I must confess I’m always scared and a lot of people feel that same way but the difference between a confident woman and a non-confident is that boldness to face your fears and get over it. The moment we get over it, it takes us a step higher than a non-confident woman. Fear of being loved, fear of failure, fear of being mocked – all this has stopped us a way in getting closer to our dreams. If you fail, try again. Never let fear rule your life.
  • A confident woman has a positive attitude => At this point, I remember a time I had some issues at my workplace twice. The first time, I was all shaky and allowed the devil fill my head with negative thoughts but the second time. I said No, I spoke to myself about how special I am to God. With tears, I spoke to myself and said –  Oh girl, you got a bright future in God. I started declaring positive things into my life. I said God, you’re taking me to a high place, just let your will be done. This is because I drowned myself in his word and kept reminding myself about the power in his word.  Confidence and negativity are like oil and water, they just can’t mix. Being negative is a choice and not a feeling. The power to be happy lies in your hands. You can listen to sermons and tapes, read the bible, read every inspirational book, seek a counselor but NOBODY got the power to make you positive except you. It might be a struggle for you, but only you got that choice. You can tell a close friend that any time you hear me say negative things – confront me and shoot it out of my head. Put up signs all over your house and workplace that says BE POSITIVE.
  • A confident woman recovers from setbacks => She refuses to live in pity. Setbacks are not failures, they are meant to make us stronger and begin again. Did you lose your job? Did you get a heart break? Tell yourself I’m doing this again, don’t let people come around and fill a bucket with their tears. I had an accident some years ago that got me some scars and then some people would be like awwww, it disfigured my legs or something and even offered advise of a plastic surgery but I said NO, This is a temporal body, my reign with christ gives me a brand new body. After all, this body will decay. From the hospital bed, I didn’t give up on my dreams of going to the university – I went to the jamb hall, lot of eyes were on me but I didn’t let it bother me. Here I am today – The apple of God’s eyes.         You see, you just have to come to that point that you fill every cell of your body with positive thoughts. You glorify God with his scriptures and personalize it into your life. Avoid words like “I can’t”, “I’m not up to it”, etc. I dare you to be so positive that you drive the NEGATIVE PEOPLE AROUND YOU CRAZY. Look into the mirror every day, give a broad smile to yourself, call your name and declare the positive things of God into your life. Say words like “I can do this”, “I’m a woman of God”, “Through him, it’s possible”. Nobody else got that except you dear.
  • A confident woman avoids comparisons: The bible says thou shall not covet. Don’t want their house, their talent, their car. He has made you unique and you got that freedom when you know who you are in christ. You’re gifted, you got grace that covers you. The moment you try to do things you aren’t called for – the moment your joy decreases. It’s just like a 5 years old boy who wants to carry a gallon of water that only an adult can carry. He’ll end up not happy and maybe even cry at his first attempt to lift it. This is what happens when we compare ourselves to others and want to live their lives according to their standards. It makes us live a lie that displeases our soul. Stop wanting what somebody else has.           Oh, I’m meant to be promoted, I want that contract. STOP IT. If it was meant for you, God will give you. Stop living in miseries because of your comparisons. It leads you into sin. Because of this attitude, some of us have been doing things God is not protecting. Then, we end up lamenting God doesn’t love us. We should realize the devil sometimes use this to distract us from God’s purpose for our lives. He won’t put his feet into what he hasn’t called you to do. Follow your own dreams and vision.In the process of doing what God wants you to do, you’ll drive those people you want to impress crazy.
  • A confident woman takes action: She takes initiative, she’s aggressive and not passive. Stop talking about the problem, bring a solution about the problem. Don’t be a problem, Be a solution.
  • A confident woman does not live in “if only” and “what if”. Examples like: –
  1. If only I wasn’t abused.
  2. If only I had more education.
  3. If only I wasn’t from a broken home
  4. If only I had more money.
  5. If only I wasn’t single.
  6. If only I had more friends.
  7. If only I have someone to help me – God is the helper dear.

It’s time you rise up and be that person God wants you to be. He’s got an exciting future you. Rise above your fears, Rise above your doubts. Step out of your comfortable zone. It’s time to stop waiting for something else – a prophesy, a word, one more angel, one more confirmation. It’s time to start fulfilling purpose and doing what God wants you to be. Remain #Komplete in Christ. Have a lovely weekend.

 

 

 

Christianity is Boring….Yeah?

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The inspiration behind this post came from a discussion with a friend of mine who is like a god sister to me. I can’t seem to remember what we were discussing before we switched to how so many unbelievers think being a Christian will lead you to a boring life. Have you ever heard No cinema, No party, No vacation, No sightseeing, No beach, and the likes because you are a Christian? There are many misconceptions about the Christian life, and one is that it is boring.

The truth is the Christian life is where we find true joy and lasting peace, hope and contentment. The difficulty is that, if you’re not a believer in Christ, you truly don’t know what you’re missing. These things, like all good and perfect things, come from God (James 1:17). Those who believe the Christian life is boring have never taken God’s invitation to “taste and see that the LORD is good” (Psalm 34:8). Instead, they selfishly pursue whatever they think will make them “not bored” or happy or content. The problem is, the things of this world are temporary and can never truly satisfy.

The Bible tells us that sowing to please our sinful nature will surely lead to destruction (Galatians 6:8). King Solomon, the wisest and richest person who ever lived, had everything a person could possibly want. He said, “I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure” (Ecclesiastes 2:10). Solomon had it all, but he concluded that it was “meaningless” and likened it to “chasing after the wind” (v. 11). In other words, he had everything this world had to offer, and he was bored.

What do you think we do all day just sit around fireplaces and read Bibles? We ski, swim, play sports, read, have friends and problems like anybody else. Christianity is not boring. It is an adventure.

Part of the problem may be how “boredom” is defined. Is it a lack of excitement? Nothing can stimulate perpetual exhilaration. Is it inactivity? If so, then the key is to find something to do. Is it uninterest? If so, the key is to be more curious. Is it a lack of “fun”? In that case, “fun” needs to be defined, since “fun” is itself a highly subjective concept. Some people assume that being a Christian is boring because they’ve heard that Christians have to give up all the “fun” things in life. It’s true that Christians give up some things, but it’s not the fun. Christians give up their sin, their self-destructive behavior, their addictions, their negative attitudes and their ignorance of God. In return, they receive “righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17). They “live as children of light” in a dark world (Ephesians 5:8). The mistakes of their past no longer have a stronghold in their lives. They no longer live for themselves but for the One who died for them. They serve others and make a difference (Romans 14:7; Philippians 2:4). They are becoming everything that God created them to be. It is virtually impossible to be bored in such a life. notboring

The only thing in this world that has eternal value is a relationship with Jesus Christ. A growing, committed Christian will find that life is never boring. There’s always another step of faith to take, another relationship to build, another person to serve. Is the Christian life supposed to be “boring”? Absolutely not. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

I was flattered when Luski (a friend of mine) told me I’m the the silliest godly babe she’s ever known. Lol. I love to dress godly but also trendy, I love to do nice hair, I love to make up, I go to the Cinema, malls, and parties. I love to hang out with friends, I love sightseeing, I love to play pranks on people (I’m always happy when April 1st approaches), I love to catch fun, I love to laugh so hard till i feel my ribs are about to crack, I love vacations, holidays, etc. In short, I’m a very good dancer at least to an extent. Yet, I have a divine daily communication with my father, I study the word, I evangelize the gospel yet I’m not boring. Everything just has to be moderate. So i ask: Is being a Christian boring?

God, purpose and passion. #GPP

Lecrae – Free from it all feat. Mathai (update)

You may not have followed Christian hip-hop for years like I have, so I’ll briefly catch you up. I was introduced to rap music at a very young age, I use to listen to the likes of Eminem, 50 cent and others but after I got to know more of God requirements for my life, I immediately put a hiatus to their music. However, Christian rap is not just some lyrics; it’s deep in God, it’s God’s word in another amazing way bonded by a love for Christ and a love for gospel rap. We tracked the pioneering efforts of artists like Mars ILL, Grits, The Cross Movement, Gospel Gangstaz, Tunnel Rats, Braille, Lecrae, and LA Symphony. It will also shock you to know Nigeria also has some magnificent gospel rap artist like Rooftopmc’s, IBK spaceship boy,Rapsodee, Cikko, X2L, Omari, Bouqui,

We mused over whether Christian rappers could actually make a difference or were forever consigned to small crowds and little trust among the broader evangelical community. Today, I’m glad to say we have a verdict on that last question. Gospel hip-hop is here. It has broken through. It’s edifying the church, it’s influencing the culture, and, wow, it’s moving units.

When I stopped listening to secular music, I had to take time to tune myself with other genre of music but with time, I got to know we have gospel rap artist living their lives for God. On this note, I hereby present to you a track from Lecrae’s Gravity Album: FREE FROM IT ALL. This year, Lecrae has something to say to us all. Enjoy!

This song started with a sonorous voice of Mathai of the chorus followed by strings of rap from Lecrae. This is a crucial part of Lecrae’s appeal: he speaks with directness and honesty about life’s struggles even as he constantly points to the superabundance of grace found in Christ. An example of this kind of clarity comes in this track “Free from It All,” where Lecrae raps from the perspective of a beauty-obsessed person, detailing the empty brevity of a life driven by appearance.

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The price of fame and living for other people’s thoughts can literally kill someone inside. “Life is a cage and a prison of everyone’s approval/ Fight for acceptance and struggle so you don’t ever lose it/ But living for their acceptance is kind of stressing,” Lecrae raps. Because he’s living for God and not people, what people think about him and his progress isn’t a factor. “Should I fall, I’m still free from it all,” Mathai sings. Dru Castro and Uforo Ebong create a head-nodding track with powerful guitars. I took time to quote my favourite lines :

No grace and no exceptions, all they want is perfection
The man in the mirror can’t even see his reflection
You live for their acceptance, you die from their rejection
But even if I fall, I fell in the right direction
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They say they love you, but It’s easy to fall from their graces
Live for everyone else gotcha losing yourself
Why be slave when made to be free from the guilt?
To be free from the shame, you are more than a name
If you go down you got the freedom to get up again

And of course, it’s got a beat that keeps head nodding, feet tapping and hands in the air. I’m pretty sure it’s a song you got to listen to especially if you are a lover of rap. #Doing funny movements to the track like I’m drunk#….Ah Ah, Drunk in tha holy-ghost!

Should you lose your value in the name of love? Hell No!!!

tumblr_lchszvc3uk1qajjdco1_400I know this post title really sounds so aggressive like I’m in a vexing mode. Well, I think I’m a little angry. My heart bleeds so much when I see people misplacing their values all in the name of LOVE. During the university days, I’ve heard of boyfriends (permit me to use this please) beating a girlfriend. I mean wake up Lady, God loves you so much even before you were born, right before you were given that name.

he loves you before you cooked up lies that looks like an amazing story
he loves you even though you didn’t bring that baby to the world
oh dear, he still loves even after you’ve said terrible things about him.
he loves you before you broke the hymen and he still loves you after.

Most women have absolutely no idea how valuable or powerful they really are. There is a corrosive epidemic of low self esteem in our culture that is setting a tone for relationships that range from lack luster to downright dangerous. We have a tendency to want to explain it. It was our childhood. It was our college boyfriend. It is our weight or social status. That said; explanations don’t save us. Those stories, old and outdated keep us tied to broken self identities that fail us over and over again.

If you get face to face with any real man and ask him what he thinks sexy is, he will say a confident woman is always sexy. Every sex symbol through the years has exuded some form of magical confidence. A woman without confidence is lacking, empty, and wrinkled up inside. She is longing for any attention and will take it where she can get it from anyone, healthy or unhealthy, real or fake. This is a recipe for disaster. Unfortunately for most women, they never find their power, and the absence of that power leaves a legacy of failed relationships and pain that spans years or decades. Just by being born female, you were gifted with a magic that makes the world go round. Failing to own that simple truth creates women who lack confidence, and settle for relationships that are far beneath them.
When it comes to romantic relationships there is one simple truth. We get exactly what we are willing to settle for. Whatever you have going on in your relationship, or not going on for that matter, is something you are settling for. Women set the bar in their romantic relationships. They have all the power, until they start to give it up. If you think you can’t do any better, you are absolutely right. If you think you deserve to be treated like a Goddess, you are also absolutely right – and you will be.

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Oh, I’m almost close to tears as I write. This is because it pains me a lot when we refuse to open our eyes to see how much God loves us and therefore pave way for a fellow human to maltreat us.

John 3:16 tells us how much he loved you and gave his only son for you

Where is the value? Where is the self-worth? Why do many of us tend to live much of our lives feeling rejected, unloved, unnoticed and unrecognized by others and even God. I think it’s high time we stop seeking for attention and focus more on God. When it comes to romantic relationship, we should note the following:

1. The quality of all relationships are inevitably tied to our level of self worth.

2. We get what we are willing to settle for in all areas of our lives, especially relationship.

3. Confidence is the single most sexy quality and a very powerful place of attraction.

4. Getting the relationship of your dreams is an inside job. It’s never about another   person.

5. Real men are amazing. Real men want to make their women really happy.

6. A happy woman is very pleasant to be around.

Don’t feel intimidated by peer pressure? Flee from every relationship that contributes to a diminishing you. God at his very own time will bring the one who deserves you, who will treat you right, and together – you’ll raise a divine generation , you’ll be focused on making heaven. God’s desire is to get us to the place of never measuring ourselves by external measuring sticks. Our identities are not in what we do for God but according to the lavish love He has provided and we have chosen to reciprocate back to Him. We are His and He is ours. This identity was enough for Jesus and it will similarly meet the needs of our hearts as well.

The relationship of your dreams is an inside job. It’s inside you, and no one else. At first glance that reality might seem overwhelming. At second glance, it’s the keys to the gate that sets you free for the rest of your life. When you are willing to recognize that no one other person is more important than your own happiness, you are home free. At that point you can have any relationship you chose to create. Until then, it’s any one’s guess.

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I pray that we may all re-evaluate our relationships. I hope we continue to bask in God’s love. Let us not misplace values. It is better to consider now than to regret later. Remember you can always send in your stories, prayer request. #GPP