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There is Life and Peace in The Holy Spirit

If one wholly follows the spirit, he shall overcome the man of the flesh completely. Through the strengthening by the Holy Spirit of the spirit in the new man, the believer shall be able to destroy totally his minding of the flesh so as to mind the things of the spirit. This is life and peace (Watchman Nee,1968, p.85)

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Decide on a list of things that you have absolutely no time for. When those things arise be sure to remind yourself that your time and energy is too expensive to give it to things which you KNOW won’t serve any good purpose to you.. When you’ve reminded yourself, don’t forget to act on it! Someone is depending on you to be focused!

Don’t Waste Your Time

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Life Lessons

One thing I’ve noticed in this life is that you will keep experiencing the same issues until you’ve learnt the lesson that comes with the experience. Many times the issues arise because there’s a change that has to be made within you, by you! It’s an uncomfortable process to recognize that there are things within you that you need to change, but it is often VERY NECESSARY for GROWTH!

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There’s a time for everything but there’s never a time to waste time!

One of my greatest downfalls, which may turn out to be someone else’s blessing as I share this, is the countless occasions I’ve wasted my precious time. The bad part is, I always knew before-hand that my time would’ve been wasted. The “time-wasters” never truly lined up with who I am, my goals and my needs.

One would think that after chronically experiencing the consequences of indulging in time wasting, it would be an easy feat to dodge. But apparently, I loved wasting my time. I write this to solidify my decree, that I will not be a time waster anymore. I am also hoping that you save yourself from wasting time because if no one ever told you in this way—Time is difference between you living and you dead.

The sad thing is many will die having spent much time doing nothing pertaining to their REAL purpose. It’s even more frightening to think of an entire generation birthed with so much potential, going down to time, without ever recognizing who they are, what they’ve been given and using the time they’ve been given, to make the impact they were brought here to make. I encourage you to take a minute and think about that.

My friend, nothing else quickens me more than thinking about living an unfulfilled life; a life where I never experience the unequaled joy that comes from doing the exact thing God had in mind, when He formed me in my mother’s womb. When I think of the wonders of pregnancy and childbirth, I think about the creation of a unique masterpiece that can never be recreated. We are all masterpieces, none greater than the other, but all having breathed life with specific purposes to serve. It is now our responsibility to steward what we’ve been given. With all the treasures knitted within our DNA, we’ve been given time to make use of them. What do you feel is coded in your DNA? Not the career that you want, I’m speaking about God-given purpose.

Having felt convicted about how valuable my life’s time is, indulging in “time wasters” made me miserable. Mostly because after a while, the outcome became too familiar. It is important to reach the stage of recognizing what is unfruitful and subsequently pushing yourself to make better choices. I would often scold myself when doing something in contrary to me respecting my time and achieving my goals. However, there were times when I just didn’t feel like acting on it. For example, I didn’t feel like logging off social media, didn’t feel like saying no to the event I would not enjoy. I certainly didn’t distance myself from temporary people who I knew weren’t meant to be permanent. Of course it started with the little compromises, which then summed up to giants as time passed by. It cost me priceless time, energy, tears and a few wrinkles on my face. But through constant efforts of deciding to make the right choices and total surrender to God, I was able to enter a season where nothing was worth me wasting another second carelessly.

Hopefully something has resonated with you at this point. The question now is, how can you start respecting your God given time in this very moment? Perhaps it will help to make a list of things which you recognize is wasting your time. I’ve adapted a pretty harsh approach to dealing with effecting change of these time wasting activities! I simply STOP IT! CUT IT OFF! WALK AWAY! GET UP! Every single time I confront the time wasters head on and desist. It will take some will-power and repeated efforts, but apply prayer to the equation and I promise you that it will become easy.

I will leave this scripture with you and in another post, I will be sharing about how I have learnt to use my time more meaningfully. “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 KJV

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Natural Hair Care Tips

Yours Truly Surviving Soul

I am extremely passionate about all things natural; especially my natural hair and taking care of it. People ask me do how I take care of my hair all the time. A recent horror story has prompted me to share tips on how to go about having healthy hair.

1) CARE FOR IT YOURSELF- as long as I can remember, I’ve always taken care of my hair for myself. If you are really serious about having healthy natural hair, it’s best that you take care of it yourself, or find someone who is going to be just as careful and patient with your hair as you are. Even better, find someone who is even more patient than you-if they are willing.

2) LEARN YOU HAIR- you must figure out what works and what doesn’t for your hair. I can flat iron my hair 4 times a month and I would still have…

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Resilience is her name

She patches up bruises and surrounds her intimate space with a fortress of walls; impenetrable to anything that disturbs the tranquility of her empire.

She calls on her army and meticulously puts on her armoureven with skewed visionas tribulations will come.

Through it all her smile remains the radiance of the essence of her being. She laughs uncontrollably as though myocardial infarction was never part of her differential diagnoses.

A strong, resilient woman she has no choice but to be; for little eyes will be watching her every move.

That woman is in every woman; awaken her within you and never let her profound quality leave you!

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Put on your armour daily

I believe in diligently pursuing a purposeful existence; it is very necessary to run after our creator for guidance and protection to do so.

It is extremely easy to walk out of our homes each day forgetting to ask for God’s protection in all our going and coming; even to protect our homes from the very presence of evil. The enemy is consistently out to steal, to kill and to destroy and it is up to us to be as meticulous in safeguarding ourselves.

Now that I have a daughter of my own, I cannot and will not leave any room for the enemy to take root. For those of you without children, you don’t have to wait until you have children to start speaking into their lives. I have always been very careful of what I allow in my intimate space because time and time again, I’ve seen what the wrong energy, too close can do.

I was expecting visitors some time ago, some were without a doubt uninvited guests but I didn’t panic. Instead, I asked God to send only those who were supposed to visit. When my visitors arrived, the uninvited guests were absent.

Note that Ephesians 6:12-13 states “12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

There is a whole lot more roaming around this earth than what our naked eyes can see, therefore be very punctilious in putting your armour daily. Be blessed, stay blessed, to God be all the glory!

Yours Truly,

Surviving soul.

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Natural Hair Care Tips

I am extremely passionate about all things natural; especially my natural hair and taking care of it. People ask me do how I take care of my hair all the time. A recent horror story has prompted me to share tips on how to go about having healthy hair.

1) CARE FOR IT YOURSELF- as long as I can remember, I’ve always taken care of my hair for myself. If you are really serious about having healthy natural hair, it’s best that you take care of it yourself, or find someone who is going to be just as careful and patient with your hair as you are. Even better, find someone who is even more patient than you-if they are willing.

2) LEARN YOU HAIR- you must figure out what works and what doesn’t for your hair. I can flat iron my hair 4 times a month and I would still have a thick head of strong hair. I wouldn’t advise others to do the same because more than likely their hair would be a wreck in a few months. I use only water and Blue Magic grease in my hair and I wash it with the cheapest V05 shampoo and conditioner. Others’ regimen includes a variety of products; some which cost someone’s monthly pay. I might make a mixture using the cheapest castor oil, argan oil, carrot oil and Shea butter oil in the grease from time to time. No I’m not cheap.

3)”IT TOOK PRECIOUS TIME AND ENERGY TO GROW EACH STRAND, I MUST CARE IT”-
Repeat after me. “IT TOOK PRECIOUS TIME AND ENERGY TO GROW EACH STRAND, I MUST CARE IT.” No I’m not being eccentric, it’s the reason why my hair remains thick and grows long. Be careful how you comb out/detangle your hair. You can literally be losing thickness and length that can be retained. I do no comb out my hair. It’s impossible to do so especially if it has dried without being detangled and greased. I retain my thickness and length by finger combing while its wet with grease. I then use a brush and big teeth comb to section and detangle small sections which I then plait or twist.

4)SPLIT ENDS- continuing from my last point. Yes every strand is precious (lol) but naturally, strands will shed. For me, I want that to be the only strands that shed. So in addition to detangling carefully, I also get rid of split ends which can cause knots. In order to feel better about cutting my precious strands, I go to http://www.farmersalmanac.com and check the next best day to cut hair to increase hair growth. (I don’t swear by it but I know my plants grow faster when planted on certain days). I flat iron and cut my hair FOR MYSELF every 2-3 months. It ensures that my hair grows thick and evenly.

5)PROTECTIVE STYLING- twists, plaits and cane rows are awesome! But WHEN IT’S TIGHT IT’S NOT RIGHT. I learnt to plait my own Afro Kinky braids for myself and I used it for years. I got the long braids done in 2013 and I couldn’t smile for days. Looking back now, I want to go back in time and save myself some pain. I thought I learnt from that experience but I actually got them done again and I took them out the morning after it was done. Every last plait. It’s better to waste money taking them out rather than loose your hair follicles because you can’t buy your hair follicles back. SAVE YOURSELF AND YOUR HAIRLINE and well, your hair.

6)A HEALTHY DIET- Eat right, drink right, sleep right. You can’t expect to have healthy hair if you’re not feeding yourself with all the healthy foods. There are also a multitude of hair, nails and skin vitamins out, I’m yet to explore it, but when I do, I will share my findings.

I hope this was helpful to someone. My hair is a mix between 4a and 4b. That’s all for now. Take care of your hair lovelies!

Yours Truly,

Surviving Soul.

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Overbearing thoughts

Ever felt like you’re bursting with thoughts and feelings, so much that it compels you to write down something, anything? I hate writing, but deep down these words don’t seem to be satisfied until my eyes can see them. They’re the words of a soul as it speaks; words that were meant to thrive and encourage positive soulful vibrations.

Yours Truly,

Surviving soul.