Inspiration Sunday : Don’t forget the TEN C’s!


Happy Sunday Everybody!

Well, let me just first testify that I now have a new job everybody and I thank you, thank you, thank you all for your prayers!!! GOD IS AWESOME!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀

Being jobless two weeks before Easter was pretty rough, but through this time of job searching and solitude, I learned quite a lot about myself. There were days I was battling depression and wondered if God was paying any attention. I went through a series of anger, hurt, sadness and that lasted for about two weeks straight at one point during my job search that went on for about 3 months. I knew that the season was over from my previous job, but I found myself wondering why it was taking so long to get a new job? What I realized is that God was helping me to strengthen my FAITH and my ATTITUDE. I decided to stop moping about and remain productive by working on a fundraising project that I’m doing for my church for an orphanage in South Africa. This project helped me to focus on being positive and active.

When you get depressed, you will feel like sleeping  a lot or engage in activities that help you to stop thinking in order to numb the pain of feeling defeated. Stress blocks an area in the brain that helps you to plan. In knowing that stress does this, I focused my energy on choosing not to feel stressed and to operate by faith. I decided to remain positive and smile even if I didn’t feel like it sometimes because when you smile, endorphins are released that stimulate your brain, especially the planning center of your brain, and if anything, I wanted to have plans being downloaded into my head. There comes a point when smiling starts to become a natural thing and laughing becomes a booster that propels you to think happier thoughts. I found myself “faith-ing”  my way back into  thinking that God is on the Job. I released all the stress and tension I felt with being jobless and started to speak words of faith regarding my circumstances and believed that I would get hired.

I remember going through a series of interviews and there was one job in particular that was so promising that they even offered a second interview that went well that my hopes were so high. When I found out I didn’t get the job I was utterly disappointed, but refused to let my heart be affected to such a point that it would turn into a state of heart break.

I reasoned that the potential employer couldn’t “afford” me so that is the reason why didn’t get the job. It may sound conceited, but I’m speaking out of confidence here because I know who I am in Christ and I know my worth. I have value, and I know that I will add value to any company. If God says “no” to a company, I’m not going to argue with His decision. The very same week I got that rejection from that potential job,  I also got an offer from an agency to start on a temp-to-perm job to which I accepted and have started to work there . So even though one door closed shut in my face, a better one opened up for me. What I’m trying to say here is that we cannot allow rejection to cripple our spirits to a point where we become inactive. We have to accept the circumstances and learn to jump up again and move on. The way I see it, I saw the Holy Spirit moving and shaping my attitude to be adjusted to receive the new job. If I had not learned to change my attitude on time, I would have missed the opportunity had I decided “kay sera sera, whatever will be will be…”.

Depression is an obstacle that we all have to face and will encounter in life. It can be a phase that one passes through in life and overcomes, or it can become a lifestyle if we choose to be subdued by the vices of depression. Keep your faith alive by listening to gospel music, praying, meditating and then remain active by engaging in extra activities. If you end up sleeping, drinking, or smoking (or practice any other addictive behaviour) out of depression, or find yourself trapped in a cycle where all you think are bad thoughts, you have shut the planning center in your brain by surrounding yourself with stress and negativity.

Stress inhibits your ability to plan and think creatively to get out of your depression. You must figure out what triggers your depression and create an atmosphere around you that prevents you from feeling depressed. I know that for me, staying at home alone almost drove me a little crazy, so I would ensure I did something different in my day every single day which includes going out for a walk, or visiting a place or visiting someone.

Isolation is one of the best environments for depression to thrive, so keep yourself occupied and go out often into public places. Distracting yourself from negative thinking should involve you becoming productive in your day. I found that when I walked around, many ideas kept popping in my head to enhance the way I was conducting my job search.

The end result is that God came through for me when He knew I was mentally prepared to go back to work. The way I see it is that I could have gotten a job just like that *with a snap of God’s fingers* because I know God could give me one; however, God wanted to prune some bad behaviours out of me in order to work with a new perspective about dealing with depression. I think that I’ve learned a lot through this period of what seemed like bareness of job opportunities because I remember how I once was suicidal years ago dealing with the pressure of University and work etc, but I know that this time, suicide was not an option. With God on my side, I knew that I would pull out of this and I gave Him thanks and praise everyday in advance (this is key) of receiving the job because I knew He had already prepared the way, I just needed to prepare my spirit to walk with Him when the timing was ready.

So in all of this, I say, don’t lose hope even when the times are rough. You will pull through it if you meditate on God’s Truth that is found in His Word (the Bible). God is a river through your desert situation and He will provide for you if you just believe. God is still in the miracle making business, we just have to tap into that realm to receive our just rewards. He is a Rewarder of those who diligently seek Him so ask yourself, are you seeking Him today?

Isaiah 43:19-20

Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.The beast of the field will honor Me, The jackals and the ostriches, Because I give waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My people, My chosen.
Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

I have here a video reminding us about the Ten Commandments. These Ten Commandments are what govern whether we are aligned to God’s will for our lives or not. Let us do an inventory of our lives and see if we have these things in order. If we do not, then something is amiss and we need to change our ways in order to walk in God’s divine Favor. May this Video Bless Y’all today!

Enjoy Your Blessings


Hi Everybody!

Well, although Canada has already had it’s thanksgiving and America is in the season of thanksgiving at such a time where turmoil and tragedy has struck place of the East Coast, I thought it appropriate to put this video up to lift up your spirits. Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday in my books; it’s an everyday affair because each day that we have breath we must give praise and thanksgiving to our Lord. His Mercies are new every morning and we must give the Lord praise for that. There is so much that God has done and in the midst of our troubles we can focus on our problems rather than giving thanks for the very grace we have to live and give what we have from what we have been given. When God gives us gifts, it is so that we can enjoy them. We love the gifts granted to us but our worship must remain on the Gift-giver. So despite all that you are going through, give the Lord praise! He grants us things even when we are undeserving of it. Don’t worship the gifts He gives you, worship Him because He is the Gift-giver.

God bless you everybody and for my American brothers and sister. Have a blessed Thanksgiving season.

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1 Thessalonians 5:18
in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

 2 Samuel 22:50
Therefore I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the Gentiles, And sing praises to Your name.

1 Chronicles 16:8
Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!

1 Chronicles 16:34
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

2 Chronicles 31:2
And Hezekiah appointed the divisions of the priests and the Levites according to their divisions, each man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and peace offerings, to serve, to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the camp of the LORD.

Psalm 18:49
Therefore I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the Gentiles, And sing praises to Your name.

Psalm 30:4
Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.

Psalm 30:12
To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.

Psalm 35:18
I will give You thanks in the great assembly; I will praise You among many people.

Psalm 79:13
So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture, Will give You thanks forever; We will show forth Your praise to all generations.

Psalm 97:12
Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.

Psalm 107:1
[ BOOK FIVE: Psalms 107—150 Thanksgiving to the LORD for His Great Works of Deliverance ] Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

Psalm 107:8
Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!

1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:13
[ Stand Fast ] But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,

Revelation 11:17
saying: “We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come, Because You have taken Your great power and reigned.

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Catch Me Lord for there’s Nobody Greater than You


Hi Everybody!

Hope you are having an amazing weekend! Today I have a song that’s by Mary Mary called Catch Me and another song called  Nobody Greater by VaShawn. They are such an inspirational songs. They talk about how we can sometimes fall and fail but God is always there to Catch us when we fall because our God is a great forgiving God. Just like the Prodigal son was restored in the hands of his father after spending his inheritance in a life filled with foolish pleasures, he came back with a repentant heart not expecting forgiveness for his foolishness and still his father loved him and welcomed him home with open arms loving him and forgiving him even if it was undeserving. God’s love for us is the same way as this father and it is that amazing. He loves us even when we make dumb mistakes or fail to walk in His will by choosing to do things “our way or the highway” in our arrogance. God’s ways are not our ways and despite that, He is still willing to forgive us when we come back realizing that we truly need our Father’s love and guidance as he teaches us how we truly need to walk in His will so that we fulfill the call in our lives.

So today think about restoring your relationship back to the heart of the Father and seek forgiveness in areas that you have failed to please Him. God is merciful because His love and mercy endures forever (Psalm 136:3Psalm 136:2) and His mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-24). Allow God to catch you and embrace you back into His bosom as you seek God’s face to forgive you of your past mistakes and failures. We are all the works of God’s hands being perfected to do His will. Seek His will for your life today because there’s nobody Greater than our God, AMEN! Praise and worship Him today as you think about His Goodness in your life. Praise is your weapon and it is also your love song to sing to the Lord with thanksgiving so that blessings rain in your life, Amen. Worship Him today and everyday as you rejoice in God’s Forgiving Power in your life, AMEN! God bless you everybody and have a fantastic weekend!

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Scriptures to Meditate

1 Chronicles 16:34
Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

1 Chronicles 16:41
and with them Heman and Jeduthun and the rest who were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because His mercy endures forever;

2 Chronicles 5:12-14

12 and the Levites who were the singers, all those of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, stood at the east end of the altar, clothed in white linen, having cymbals, stringed instruments and harps, and with them one hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets— 13 indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying:

For He is good,
For His mercy endures forever,[a]

that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, 14 so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.

2 Chronicles 7:3
When all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD on the temple, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised the LORD, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever.”

2 Chronicles 7:6
And the priests attended to their services; the Levites also with instruments of the music of the LORD, which King David had made to praise the LORD, saying, “For His mercy endures forever,” whenever David offered praise by their ministry. The priests sounded trumpets opposite them, while all Israel stood.

2 Chronicles 20:21
And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise the LORD, For His mercy endures forever.”

Ezra 3:11
And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the LORD: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever toward Israel.” Then all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.

Psalm 118:4
Let those who fear the LORD now say, “His mercy endures forever.

Jeremiah 33:11
the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who will say: “Praise the LORD of hosts, For the LORD is good, For His mercy endures forever”— and of those who will bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause the captives of the land to return as at the first,’ says the LORD.

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