Yesterday’s journal entry [posted from “I ate my Donut” blog]

Hello,

Though, it a bit adjusted for public viewing, this is my yesterday’s journal entry

20/12/2014

Tomorrow is the launch of the Donut project and the unveiling of my new book, Donut. This is a dream come true – God’s dream of reaching young people to pull them out of emptiness to fulfilment. For me, it has been an adventure with hills and valley points. I have walked into uncharted terrain, and I am loving it, because I have a guide.

My introduction to the real world of publishing has opened my eyes to lots of lessons. One of which is FAITH.

Some things are not clear to you until you step out in faith.

On walking on water, Jesus told Peter, “Come.”

He didn’t say anything about what he would expect on the water. He didn’t say, “Come, while it is calm” or something nice we would like to hear.

Come. Simple.

Jesus expected Peter to rest in the fact that the Master over the storms of life was there, and He had said, “Come.” [Matthew 14:29]

When God calls us to unique responsibility, uncharted pathways, a life-changing vision, a ministry or gives us instructions [like writing a book or reaching out to people], He calls us to a life of adventure with Him.

The horizon may seem unclear at first and the details may seem fuzzy at best, but when we rest in the abilities of the God who gave us the word and who takes us on a glorious journey of purpose, obeying becomes a walk to be enjoyed.

We must rest on the fact that He is the one that enables us to will and to do His purpose. So God-strength is available for God-assignment. Philippians 2:13

Fear often plugs us to our seat. And trips us. Our experience tells us “no.” There are voices saying “stall” or “stay, you’ve not got what it takes.” It’s easy to want to see the whole path stretched out clearly before us – to be sure that “everything will be without challenges.”

God never promised us that. He promises us “everything will turn out for good.” And we can trust Him to guide us. [Psalm 32:8]donut_out

But you know when traveling on a winding undulated highway, you just have to do two things: trust that the road ahead isn’t a cliff, and drive with high sensitivity, paying attention to the signs.

In an email response to me, Brett Harris, the author of Do hard things and Start Heresaid of Riley Banks, a teenager who’s doing great thing for God, in missions and business,

“And she’s thriving because when God called her off the default path, the well-worn, easy path, the path everyone else was taking – she said yes…

“God doesn’t call the bravest, the strongest or the smartest, but when He calls and we respond with simple child-like faith, amazing things can happen.”

In life, you may not see the whole path until you step out in faith. You may not see the whole track until you take the first step. But the glory ahead – the promise of an adventurous life of impact, where we make eternal impression on the souls of men – should prompt us.

It may not make sense until you decide to move.

But when you do step out in spite of the fear, it will be a great adventure.

I am walking guided through uncharted terrain. I’m seeking the father walking on water, living the dream of my glorious life. I’m learning, growing and shining – and can’t do anything else!

Trust God. Join me.

 

P.S.: Updates and Pictures of the launch coming soon. Also, the unveiling of a new online platform.

As we walk on water,

Toluwanimi

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