Adulting

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I’ve always considered myself very level headed and able to maintain a sober mind during decision making until recently. My parents being away on vacation has taught me a few things but the main lesson I’ve learnt is perspective. Yesterday my baby sister and I went grocery shopping. It was a all fun and laughter, moving from aisle to aisle choosing what we wanted, taking snaps and just enjoying small talk. I noticed that as much as we were not paying attention we bought exactly the same things our parents would get had they been there. We stay away from candy and all unnecessary indulgences and stuck to vegetables and fruits plus other necessities. By the time we got to paying I was in deep thought of how “adult-like” my shopping basket looked. In my mind I was giving myself high-fives because it felt like I had finally figured the concept of adulting. Yes I know that doesn’t sound like a word but to me it is. Adulting is the skill of mastering all acts in life reserved for grown-ups👍😊. I smiled all the way to my car up until a mile away when I noticed my phone was missing.

I freaked out instantly and my mind wondered to worst case scenerios. I called my phone company and they said they couldn’t track it. I started regretting why I had disabled the ‘find my phone’ app. I went back to the store retraced my steps and nada😢😢. All this time my sister was quiet and level headed she was searching ways to find my phone on the web. She was simply a true defination of calm and collected. I gave up and drove us home. As soon as I got home I found a book in the mail about experiencing God in the darkness and instantly I started preaching to myself. I started saying that this was darkness and God was about to let me experience Him and so on and so forth. Here my sister was on the phone talking and after a while she walked up to me and what she said challanged me to the bone. “I just spoke to the store manager they found your phone. I am so dissapointed in you for giving up so fast instead of using your common sense and doing the obvious. Instead of calling the store, you gave up and started a mini series about the devil’s plans. The devil was not the problem here, your foolishness was.” She said as she turned and walked back to the car. 

I spent most of the evening all quiet meditating on that rebuke. While I allowed my perspective to be skewed towards the worst case scenario my sister on the other hand took it as just a simple matter that was easy to resolve. How many times has your perspective made you give up on your dreams or miss an opportunity? Before you make the mistake of blaming the devil make sure that you ain’t the problem.

😊😊Well I am very happy I have my phone back but most of all I’m grateful for the lesson that came out of this incident. 

❤❤Yours❤Fire Princess 

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Silver Anniversary 

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Well our family birthday is here yet again. This is the day my parents said “I do” to each other. This year marks 25yrs of marriage for them meaning our family is 25yrs old. I call it our family birthday because that way I don’t feel left out of the love story😊. Yes I know what you are thinking right now but to answer your question, I am that person who finds an excuse to make a party about them😉. Back to the point here people!! In all those years this one is very special to us as a family and more so to my parents. This silver jubilee came with all sorts of silver linings. 

In all these years my parents have never gone on vacation without us. Now they’re in London enjoying their sweet romance. Just so you know this means I’m babysitting or rather teenage-sitting😏. I’m amazed at this love story because rarely do people grow in love. It is so easy to stay in love with someone but actually growing in love with them everyday, every year is phenomenal. They had their chances to go and see the world so many times but they always put us first or someone else but because they always acted as a unit they never fell apart. In 25yrs my mum has supported my dad’s vision of being a pastor in ways that many may never know. She prayed him up, dressed him up and loved him through and through for years. My dad made sure that her dream to be a nurse became a reality. Not because she had to work but because she wanted it. He stayed up with her as she studied, cooked for her, made sure bills were paid, took care of us and still took care of the church. 

I know I sound like a hopeless romantic but what I have learned in all these years is that God is love. Those times when we had nothing but each other God never left hence our feelings for each other remained intact. When we failed each other and even tried to strangle each other🙄 God was still there so even in our hate, love abided. 25 years might not seem like alot but to us it has been a journey and to our parents it has been a race. 

***PS: If you see my parents in London tell them to stop fretting and calling alot. Also make sure they don’t come back until the vacation is over. I’ll tell you the juicy parts of the 25yrs in the next episode❤❤❤

SOAR by Bishop T.D Jakes.

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Think of an eagle. Great! Now picture it flying to heights unknown without losing focus. Perfect! Now you are in the right mindset to hear about this book.

As soon as I read the intro of this book I told myself that not everyone can SOAR because it is very different from basic flying. It is an action that does not require a special skill but a special person all together. My skill set is not enough to take me to the heights God has predestined for me hence I need to let Him renew me mind, body and soul to fit into the role. The beauty about all these is that it all starts from the ground. You have an endless room to create your take-off momentum. The questions are “are you willing to overcome all obstacles and rise? Are you willing to defy the odds?”

If you are an entrepreneur or you want to be one this book is a must have. Check it out it is a key to mind opening knowledge.

A colouring journal to Lift the Soul by Gina Graham

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I never thought I’d sit down and color a book but as soon as I got this one I was hooked. It’s amazing how colors can tell you about yourself. On a good day the colors are beautiful and in sync. On a distressed day the confusion, frustration and all negativity is displayed in the choice of colors. This form of journaling has allowed me to open up more and to be well versed with my inner man. Check out this book and get ready to be changed. It’s also a great way to bond with your kids and the verses in there are great.

Stalking outcomes✋

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Hold up right there! Did you read the title? Now go back and read it again. Good now you think I’ve absolutely lost my mind. I just finished reading thousands of comments off someone’s instagram. I am sweaty, I have heart palpations and I might also be undergoing emotion overload. It started with a meh feeling, then I was laughing, then angry and finally I’m just dissapointed at how much we invest on things that don’t profit us.

This celebrity posted a very vague post, vaguely describing a moment of faliure and in there was also a very generic apology. To me as a regular stalker😊 (Yes I am a certified stalker) this post was just something I would have overlooked.  One because his life is non of my buisness apart from the part I enjoy observing their lives and two because his life does not affect mine in any form or manner. As I spent most of my free time (I should have taken a nap instead) reading those comments I noticed that people were so offended and hurt by this man’s action even though he had failed his family and not the public. This got me thinking of how we allow people to have influence over us just because they’re famous. We have actual soul-ties to celebrities who barely care about us. We have attached ourselves to ships that are sailing in the opposite direction of our destined path because that ships looks brighter than your own. I would understand if this person had done something to disrespect others like maybe being racist or sexist or whatever public offence but he was talking about his personal issues. We have integrated ourselves into other people’s lives that even when a family is going through crisis it ruins your life. Some of us the only thing separating you from the Kardashian family is your last name. You already have assigned yourself a place in their house. SMH!

Anyway now that my rant is over and I’ve exposed my stalking tendancies😉 let me drop some wisdom. All that glitters is not gold. Don’t waste time coveting lives of people just because it is displayed perfectly on camera. Use that time and energy to create a life of your own. Don’t get so caught up in other people’s lives that you miss building your own. Remember if you place yourself into my life most probably as I fight my demons they’ll attack you too because you have made yourself a part of me. Be you and when you feel need to see how
 other people’s lives are going borrow my stalker glasses. Now go in peace and sin no more😂😂😂 (Okay that last part I’ve been dying to say for a while)
Yours truly Fire Princess ❤❤❤

Just saved🤔 **not enough**

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I was talking with one of my girls a few weeks ago about the kind of man we would like to marry and I noticed something so interesting. We have been friends for many years and as we grew this list changed. At first it was mostly physical and financial qualities that we cared about most, then we got saved and we wanted a God fearing man but now being saved and cute ain’t enough anymore. We just don’t want you to be saved but we want people with a relationship with God. Not a casual relationship where you flirt with God when you’re lonely or when your life is messed up but a full-time committed relationship. 

We live in a time where if you put salvation or God fearing as a prerequisite that you will end up with the fools who say “I am spiritual but not religious.” Baby even demons are spiritual, the question is simple “What is your relationship with God? ” Most ladies are busy making a list of how we want a man who can be a priest in our houses but are you a woman enough to serve the priest? 
Can you submit to him as you submit to God? Guys can God entrust you with her life? Are you sensitive enough to the Holy Spirit to hear His will for you?

As soon as you think of it this way you will realize that you don’t want just a saved guy or girl. You want a person who knows God and has an outstanding relationship with Him. A person who is okay with seeking God to get to you. A person who God can entrust your future to. A person that can prophesy over you, guide you,pray over you, declare and decree God’s will over your life, love on you unconditionally and protect you. Yes being saved is not enough🤔🤔🤔

Thy Word.

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Psalms 119:11 “Thy Word have I hidden in my heart that I may not sin aganist thee.” This words have been stirring in me a hunger for God even in my daily life. Yes I do struggle with sin but I’m encouraged that with God’s Word I can stay away from sin.

By being around people I’ve learnt that ponography is an epidemic. It is a dirty secret in very many people’s closets. It rarely starts in a dramatic way like you might be thinking. It rarely is introduced to you by a pervet friend or abusive relative, most of the time it’s by accident. Simply clicking on the wrong links or from a pop-up on your screen. The first time I ever saw a porn video was actually as I was doing a school assignment and I clicked on a link and the screen was filled with it. At this point I had a choice to look away or to look into it. I choose the latter. I used the excuse of wanting to learn more about sex (as if sex ed was not enough🤔). In that moment I not only fed my curiosity but also my mind and heart. This aroused things in me that I never thought existed. Lust flared in me like a bon fire in dry weather. One peek couldn’t satisfy the beast I had just brought to life in me. I went through each category and watched all different scenes and even bookmarked some for later. Fast forward to a few weeks later the watching turned to watching and masturbation. The seed of lust that I had planted grew beyond anything I could satisfy. Until I decided enough is enough. 

I went to the Bible and allowed God to speak to me. First I reminded myself that my body is God’s temple so it had to be a holy ground. I repented and asked God to forgive me and also to cleanse me. Then I asked God to deliver me from the spirit of lust. The best part was when I started reading the word to myself anytime my mind started to tread back to my previous ways. I can truly atest that the Word has never failed me. It has held me solid till now that I don’t even struggle with the issue. I know by now you are wondering why I had to lay my heart this way✋. I had to assure someone who is struggling in sin that they are not alone and also that there is a way out. I am not the first to be bound neither I’m I going to be the last but from my experience we can learn a few things.(well unless the devil takes a vacation😂) When it gets tough allow God to talk you through it. His word is His voice to you and through it you will be delivered. The word of God is like a double-edged sword, it works for you, with you and aganist your enemies. Don’t allow the devil to win, use the word. Speak like Jesus and say “IT IS WRITTEN” because even the devil knows that Heaven and earth shall pass away but the Word of God shall stand forever.

Yours truly Fire Princess ❤❤

Review: Unshakable Trust by Joyce Meyer

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Recently I wrote a piece entitled The T word  and sometime after I came across this book. Trusting God is one of the hardest things for believers because none of us want to give up full control of our lives. When I looked at the cover of the book and noticed that she describes the book as “Find the Joy of Trusting God at All Times, in All Things”  I was intrigued. It is not just trusting God but doing it with Joy. Allow me to walk you through the things that stood out most for me. (PS:I could just quote the whole book because it is that good💯)

I wouldn’t have guessed that a simple gesture like trusting would make my life easier. As described in the first chapter “Trust enqbles us to live without weights, burdens or cares.” This simply means that when you put your trust in God you are casting your cares to Him and as the Bible says if we cast our cares to Him He will take care of it. All I keep thinking since I read this book is how great life is when I trust God. I think this right here is the cure of depression because if I lay everything to God I don’t have to worry anymore. 

Then Joyce goes ahead and quotes words I always say “You can’t trust anybody these days.” For some reason I was expecting her to give me a tap in the back and say “My child you are indeed very correct” but lo and behold I was so far from being right😏. She has explained in detail how just because you cannot trust everyone doesn’t mean you can’t trust anyone. It is amazing how she has even described how to trust according to the scriptures ( Trust me *pun intended*😉 by now I’m a changed person and this is just chapter 3) 

Trusting is not a passive exercise. Sorry guys but just like every gift it is very active. You don’t just trust and sit back, you work on it and for it. “Trusting God means that we cast our care on Him and refuse toworry or be anxious about anything, but it does not mean that we cast our responsibility away” says Joyce. Ain’t  it a great thing that we just have to work without wasting our time and energy worrying about the what ifs of life? (By now you should be a new creature🤔 after that lesson).

Lastly I will share my best part because I’m tempted to keep talking about this book all day. She has two chapters entitled In God’s Waiting Room. These chapters have impacted my life greatly because they tackle the aspect of patience in trust. It gets harder to trust when you have to wait on God but in those times you should trust Him even more. I being one of the people who try to ‘help’ God in helping me have found this lessonto be pricessless. She even says thst God has forever to work things out. He is not limited by our deadlined and timelined but He will always show up in His appointed time. The beauty of it is that God will never be late, He will always show up on time to rescue you. Getting your mind to trust God will take you a long way. Thinking moulds our attitudes which in turn moulds our reactions. If you aspire to think positively even through the gruesome waiting period you will come out the other side encouraged and victorious. Wait with hope and obedience!!!

Okay this book just put me into a knowledge coma. You cannot miss to read this life changing book because after all when did it hurt to get better🤔. 

6 weeks Reset (09/11/17-10/23/17)

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Hi Loves

I hope you are well. I have definitely missed hearing from all of you so hit me up and tell me how life is going on your end. My team and I have come up with a 6 week reset program and I think it is much needed at a time like this. so here goes the details.

For 6 weeks starting September 1st 2017 I will do life with you. Together we will review and tackle every aspect of your life. YES!!! I mean EVERY ASPECT!!!💯💯. I will be dealing with relationships, work, fashion, finances, faith, mentorship and many more😉. In these 6 weeks I will be at your disposal, yeah you can call me, text me and email me any day and any time🤔🤔. This program is reserved for personal 18yrs and above. We have 150 slots and the first 100 are free. To register go to my home page and hit the contact me button. In not more than 300 hundred words tell me why you think you need the program. I am excited to do this with you.❤

Consistent but progressive 

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My God is a consistent God. He is the same yesterday, today and forever, He changes not. This similar concept is expected of me as His child. God expects NO! Scratch that He DEMANDS only one character trait from us throughout and that is holiness. However, most of us have misconstrued consistency to stagnation. We are okay with just being okay because we view our current situation as God’s plan for our lives. Most of us have limited destiny to the place in our lives where our ability ceased. “I was fired from that job but I can still pay my bills somehow so this must be God’s plan for this season” mmmh🤔 How many times have you limited God to just enough? Just because it relieves the itch doesn’t mean it’s all you deserve. Some of us are stuck in a series of bad situations not because God has not heard your cry or even delivered you but because we are comfortable in this moments. Psalms 23 the Bible talks about the good Shepherd whose work is to guide us through different seasons of our lives (green pastures, still waters, valley of the shadow of death..) This means that God expects movement from us. Progression from darkness to light, from mountains to valleys etc. depending on what God has for you in that season.

A while back I found myself questioning God about my purpose and what He wanted me to do. I’m sure all of you have been at that point where you knew God was doing something in you but had no idea what it was. That exactly was my predicament but what was really bothering me was the fact that God was pushing me out of my comfort zone. God was putting me in positions that I probably would avoid for the rest of my life. It took me a while to surrender to God and let Him use me however He pleased and trust me when I say that was the key to my greatest breakthroughs. When I allowed myself to be progressive with God I started to witness just how great of a Father He is. He takes care of my insecurities and makes sure that before He takes me from still waters to valley of the shadow of death I’m ready. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable and open to God’s will opens a door for Him to use you fully without any hindrances. Unlocking your potential is only possible when you take the first step. I understand it’s scary to give up full control to God but it is worth every single experience. Don’t let the devil lure you into the illusion that you are the best version of you right now because if God was done with you you’d be dead. You messed up, so what? His grace is sufficient, get up honey, repent and move on. When your insecurities and fears start to minister to your mind speak the word of God to them. Tell them who God says you are. All God needs from your character is holiness. Act right and keep moving with Jesus.

Take Away: Look into your life and identify the part of you that ain’t progressive then allow God to work on you. Can’t wawait to hear your testimonies. #Fireprincess