When swamped with problems, it’s so easy to become narrow-sighted focusing on our issues alone and forgetting every good thing God has done for us. It’s so easy to become like the Israelites in the wilderness and to begin questioning God and asking if our prayers are ever heard; it’s so easy to give the … Continue reading Count your blessings
Let me start by saying: Money comes into our lives to fulfill a purpose. The mistake we make is by thinking money is all about us, that is, for our enjoyment and benefit. Money is spiritual, money is power and it is given to those who have said yes to a specific assignment here on … Continue reading Money isn’t just for you…the wealth you seek isn’t all about you
Your talent is like a flame, you can use it to destroy lives, create new things or keep others warm. Till you know why you are gifted, however, you will be all over the place, confused and often depressed to say the least. You see, what you do with your talent doesn’t matter as much … Continue reading What’s your purpose as a creative?
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
So there was this one time I sat in church totally bored and distracted. I was going through a trying period of a sort and felt disconnected from the sermon. My mind was racing and in search of answers. My work, relationships and life in totality just seemed a mess, and I wondered if I … Continue reading What is your biggest proof of God’s existence?
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.
I have been thinking about the subject of fear lately and how this affects the life of a creative entrepreneur. We all have our fears, but many times never sit down to analyze and battle these fears. We just accept them as ours and allow them to determine the course of our lives. In this … Continue reading The four mountains of entrepreneurial fears
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 … Continue reading Yaa’s Story
“I realized God wanted me to calm down and harness all that he has gifted me with . Yo! I went from no jobs to busy. I went from no income to income. It didn’t have to be much immediately and I am grateful charlie”
“I was skeptical because all the application process was online. I had a friend who kept encouraging me to apply . The good thing is, that semester, my grades were excellent. I believe God was preparing me for the gift He had for me. “
After university, I was posted as a teacher to a remote village for national service. Teaching kids who were going through tough challenges changed my perspective and gave me purpose.
The job market was not so welcoming, either. The response was always, “We’ll call you back,” but I never got the call.
The period that ensued was one of the hardest years of my life so far. I had signed up for the God dream, which was building church and working in local communities. Yet, I felt let down by God and trapped in a life that I had not signed up for and could not even afford to escape.
I was never going to get an employment offer because my degree did not match the qualifications they required.
All through primary to JSS , I was always sacked for school fees. God showed me grace by giving me favour before my teachers and school authorities.
Where does the concept of the starving artist come from? Why do most creatives rant about not working for free? Why do most creatives give up their crafts and go look for a “real job”? How have some succeeded and built world-class empires?
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?
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.
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.
A couple of months back during a spontaneous worship session I wrote the words below. Through it all, the pain and hurt/ When I am low and covered in dirt/ I will sing your praise/ For I know you are with me/ With me even when I can't feel you/ With me even when I … Continue reading When darkness falls
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 … Continue reading Running with the wolves
I will never forget the fall of 2014. Alone in my car and heart broken I turned up Chris Brown's song "X" as I drove out of a friend's house. I was angry and felt I had had enough of everything a certain girl was doing. With a grin on my face and anger in … Continue reading Moving on with God
Everybody's got their issues 'man': maybe a loved one is disrespecting them; maybe a boyfriend messed up or just got another girl pregnant; maybe they are broke and are about to be evicted or maybe, their cat just died and they can't get over the pain. People have got their issues and no matter how … Continue reading Sharing your problems
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?
Sometimes life really sucks, and when I say really sucks, I mean really sucks: you know, those moments when you mess up things so bad that you wish you could just turn back the hands of time. Yep! That's what I am talking about. So I went through one of those moments—I have actually been … Continue reading Even before you were born
Have you ever told yourself that you will never do something or let something happen to you only to find yourself in the very position you never wanted? I guess we all have. I said to myself that I wasn't ever going to date a girl if I perceived that we will breakup. It’s not … Continue reading Love you, hate you, let’s break up
Hey Akua, thanks for asking such a great question. What I have realised about God is that besides answering our prayers in His own time, He many a times gives us a different answer to the question(s) we asked Him; but since we are usually so bent on hearing a particular answer, we fail to … Continue reading Why does God answer prayers in His own time?
A friend of mine said the craziest thing this weekend; that he was going to write a "detailed business plan" to find a wife: he being the target market and she, the perfectly crafted product. I don't entirely know what he meant—but I found it funny. I was just wondering as he spoke, what a five … Continue reading WHO IS A HELPMEET? AND WHAT EXACTLY IS SHE SUPPOSED TO HELP HER HUSBAND DO?
VerseIsaiah 48:17Thus saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:I am Jehovah thy God, who teacheth thee to profit, who leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.MessageYou know, it\'s so easy to think that our lives are led by God just by the mere fact that we go to church. It\'s easy … Continue reading Lead Me
VerseJohn 14:12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.MessageJesus said, \"He that believeth on me, the works that i do shall he do also.\" Pause! How on earth are … Continue reading Like Jesus
VersesRomans 1:18-20For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the … Continue reading Understanding God
VersesGenesis 1:27-2827 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and … Continue reading  Empty Relationships
Verse1 Corinthians 2:99 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.MessageThe devil knows that, God is more than capable to use you mightily on this earth; and he knows that if He … Continue reading  No Eye has seen, No ear has heard