What’s your life-verse?


If you ask me what my life-verse is, I will say, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you your heart desires.” Why?

Because of this:

March 26 2014

Few months ago, I heard one of the rare experiences of my walk with God – God spoke to me audibly. Call me crazy, but I know I heard it clearly and turned over in bed. He said “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you your heart desires”

I was ecstatic! I wanted my heart desires granted. I wanted peace and fulfillment of God’s purpose for me – I wanted to write, work to build up the lives of young people, be creative and experience the power of God. My utmost desire is to live happily, loved and guided by God in marriage and my career path.

I later discovered that those words are in Psalms 37:4. With the excitement of hearing an accurate word, I decided to study what it means to “delight.”

I figured the meaning here is to seek our happiness in God – in his being, his perfections, his friendship, his love. The fact that you seek your happiness in him will regulate your desires, so that you will be “disposed” to ask only those things that it will be proper for him to grant; and the fact that you do find your happiness in him will be a reason why he will grant your desires.

It means to keep company with God. Enjoy serving the Lord. Find happiness in the Lord.

So that’s why.

After this divine encounter, many things happened in my life that turned out to be testimonies because I held onto this word. May I never forget!

What’s your life-verse? Why?



Author: Toluwanimi

Toluwanimi believes young people can do great things with their lives. “Give them wings; watch them soar,” He always says. He is a physician by training and a budding behavioral scientist with a keen interest in child and adolescent health and development. Having worked with teenagers for over a decade, he loves to study and practice evidenced-based methods of inspiring positive behavioral change. His current project, GrandHeights, aims to provide resources and mentorship connections that inspire and empower young people to realize their life’s full potential despite negative circumstances around them. He plans to develop an establishment that will conduct research, develop effective strategies that will impart hope, empowerment, and refuge for youth and families in at-risk situations. He also believes creativity can be a transformative tool and through his start-up, Missionary Creatives, he helps nonprofits tell their stories and develop strategies to drive growth.

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