Don’t lose heart

What to do when the day to day requirements of purpose is not always as exciting or scintillating as the envisioned end point.

A vision is exciting. A well-laid out strategy is exhilarating. A picture of the many lives your work will touch is enough to get you started, but the day to day requirements of purpose is not always as exciting, and surely not as scintillating as the envisioned end point. 

Before you abandon that path of purpose, that calling, or that project because it doesn’t feel as exhilarating as when you first envisioned it, it involves too many days of back breaking work or terribly slow wait times, remember that the beauty of gold is appreciated and enjoyed only when it has been extracted from its ore and refined. I do not need to tell you how undesired the process is.

A beautiful vision is pleasant to behold, but a few moments later, when your expectations fail to come through, it can easily be buried under a thick dark cloud. This surely doesn’t mean that the vision is purely your conjecture. It only means that you’re started on the real process of birthing – the bittersweet labor. 

There will be lag days, there will be incredibly slow and boring phases. You will feel like you’re pushing against a wall. Promised funding will roll in sluggishly or not at all. People will not always be willing. Your first prototype might fail. Expectations might be dashed and the mediocre on the other side will scorn. 

You will be demotivated and feel very useless at those times when the process becomes a monotonous routine. When this happens, know that you are under the fire that is meant to refine you and your work, not graze you into ashes. 

At this time, you need to put in writing the big picture and the reason why you are doing this, since it’s likely the thick cloud will block the horizon. Then put in the work because this is what you have to do. Do not seek repose in alternatives.

As you keep working, Pray and Don’t lose heart.

The cloud will clear and you will see yourself rise to the rank of the accomplished.

To a purpose fulfilled, 

Toluwanimi

Inspired by Colossians 4:2, Luke 18:1 (surprisingly).

Call to me…

Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own. Jer. 33:3 (MSG)

This is a principle in the Bible. God promises an answer to your prayers. He is known for doing that. It is clear here that He desires that you should call upon Him (seek His face in prayer) and then He will open your eyes to great and mighty things that you do not know.

Jeremiah did and God showed him – concerning the House of Israel, the cure, and abundance of peace and truth He was about to bring. This means to me that you can call on Him for your life and He can show you the things you do not know about it. The things you can’t possibly figure out yourself. He is your father, who interprets the future, and tells things reserved in His heart, and which he purposed to do; and very rightly: He wants to show you so you can bring it to manifestation.

For the choices you are faced with that you do not know what would be the best for you, you can call upon Him. He can reveal unto you a message for your generation. He can guide your decisions and lead you right in life. Remember that to call to God, to raise a prayer altar isn’t a one-time event or a problem-driven activity, but a practice, a lifestyle.

Are you in a dilemma? Have you gathered your thoughts and are considering taking a step or you’re just plain confused? You can’t possibly figure it out on your own. He says call me and I will answer and show you!

For me, the Lord, I will call.

How about you?

Cheers!

Introducing “Snippets”

ihola!

I’m trying a new thing on the heirwalk blog. For uhm… I don’t know how long, I will share some thoughts, prayers and anecdotes (both personal and excerpted) in typographic form.

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HeirWalk is simply a journey through life’s uncharted terrain with God as my guide. In heirwalk snippets (this initiative), I want you to, at least, observe and pick a thing or two from my journey.

Watch out for it as often as the Muse suggests something to me.
Ciao!

Toluwanimi

Iya mi (my mother)

Hello.

What can we do without mothers in our lives? Who can we be in fact?

Read to your mummy:

The World celebrates you yearly, but you are treasured daily in our hearts…

Through all the phases you’ve stood by us,
For all our flaws you’ve cuddled and spanked
They say weakness,  I see strength!
Your touch of grace reflects in our lives today;
When they ask how possible, I say “thank God for mummy.”
May u eat d fruit of your labour, Mother!

Happy mother’s day.

N.B. Pray for donut
#praymore

Babarinde Joshua Toluwanimi

Call to Me

‘Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.’  Jer. 33:3 (MSG)

This is a principle in the Bible.
God promises an answer to your prayers. He is known for doing that. It is clear here that He desires that you should call upon Him (seek His face in prayer) and then He will open your eyes to great and mighty things that you do not know.
Jeremiah did and God showed him – concerning the House of Israel, the cure and abundance of peace and truth He was about to bring.

This means to me that you can call on Him about your life and He can show you the things you do not know about it. The things you can’t possibly figure out yourself.

He is your father, who interprets the future, and tells things reserved in His heart, and which he purposed to do; and very rightly: He wants to show you so you can bring it to manifestation.

For the choices you are faced with that you do not know what would be the best for you, you can call upon Him. He can reveal unto you a message for your generation. He can guide your decisions and lead you aright in life.

Are you in a dilemma? Have you gathered your thoughts and are considering taking a step or you’re just plain confused? You can’t possibly figure it out on your own. He says call me and I will answer and show you!
For me, the Lord, I will call.

How about you?

Toluwanimi

Forgotten Treasures 2: Feeding Habit

Read your Bible

Pray every day

Pray every day

Pray every day

Read your Bible

Pray every day

If you want to grow.

 

We know this song.

We want to grow.

But we do not read our Bible or Pray everyday.

It doesn’t work that way.

We desire to grow strong and healthy bodies and we know that it is required that we eat a balanced and adequate diet in quantity and quality EVER DAY. (My friends quarrel with me when I don’t eat well!) We know that eating boosts immunity and protects us from many illnesses.

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But who fooled us into believing that we can manage Spiritual growth without daily feeding at the fountain of life. What makes us think we can get by this journey of faith without consistent prayers, study and meditation of God’s word in order to obey?

We take three (or more!) square meals a day, and frequent snacks here and there, but we take one or two cold spiritual snacks a week?

Spiritual growth doesn’t work that way.

Please, reconsider your options: Fix your feeding Habit or you break down pretty soon.

Supporting scripture:

Jos 1:8: Always remember what is written in the Book of the Teachings. Study it day and night to be sure to obey everything that is written there. If you do this, you will be wise and successful in everything.  (NCV)

Happy Sunday,

Toluwanimi