Hope Deferred: when nothing seems to be working

There is nothing more frustrating than praying for months, years or even days for one thing in hope, only to be left feeling crushed and without an answer. I recall a moment when I attended a three day church program, to fast and pray about my business amongst other prayers. I was trusting God for … Continue reading Hope Deferred: when nothing seems to be working

We are all in need

I check my social media accounts everyday and many people have a wise saying or two, some, if you read deeply between the lines are birthed out of hate, sadness or a difficult moment. Some also in trying to get their daily fix of joy, post an image and hope the comments and likes can liven them up. We all know or can relate because we have either lived through this or know a friend who has.

Yaa’s Story

I don’t remember the exact date when I became ‘born again’. I know a lot of people celebrate that as an anniversary but sadly I can’t recall. What I remember is how I got deeper into His word and that is my testimony.

Recently a preacher mentioned something about Hannah that struck me. In 1 Samuel 1, we see Hannah who desperately wanted a child and had to endure the taunting of Peninah. What a thorn in the flesh! That must have been a painful thing to go through. But Hannah fueled all her pain into seeking God and praying. Maybe we need something as a reminder to push us deeper into prayer. To travail like Hannah in tough times while enduring the pain. Just like everyone else, I have had my share of difficult times for a few years. But I believe God ordains such times to draw us closer to Him and build up our faith. Those experiences were my Peninah and boy did it work! After my final results came in after medical school, I packed up and went straight home. No chilling. No photoshoots. NOTHING!

The problem with old school groups

I accidentally damaged my phone some time ago. It slipped out of my hands and cracked upon hitting the ground. To my dismay, it became unresponsive. The only thing I could pretty much do was receive incoming calls via an earpiece. This unfortunate incident helped me assess the use of my phone. For the past few years, WhatsApp as well as other social media platforms has become my default mode of communication; a development which I believe appeals to other phone users as social media platforms provides easy and convenient ways for correspondence. How was I going to survive with a damaged phone whose only use was to receive calls?

Running with the wolves

Have you ever wondered why people visit zoos? Think about it. Is it just to admire works of nature or to marvel at God’s handiwork? Do we go to the zoo just to hear lions roar and to see monkeys swing from tree to tree? Yes! That’s exactly what we do…but why? There is the simple reason. Every creature, object, mountain or work of nature designed by God serves a purpose. And you know, we like these creatures who are below us are exactly the same—we were designed for a purpose.

Letter to my 21 year old self

At 21, you have no clue what your future could possibly hold. You don’t have the slightest idea that you will discover your gifts and purpose in life through the most bizarre circumstances seven years later. Dela, you might have never thought that you will inspire and influence people through your works as an artist, designer and an advocate for purpose. Perhaps, you didn’t think that someday you will be sharing your faith in God with the world and the many miracles He’s done in your life.

What’s the point of Christianity?

Think about it! You go to church on Sunday, go through the whole week indulging in your own secret sins and forgetting practically everything the preacher said—except the jokes; and come back the next week to listen to another sermon you will forget weeks later. Truth be told, this does happen to a lot of … Continue reading What’s the point of Christianity?