“I believe you are your work. Don’t trade the stuff of your life, time…

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Challenging week.

“I believe you are your work. Don’t trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That’s a rotten bargain.” ~Rita Mae Brown

I feel challenged. I have what it takes, I know that. I just don’t want to fall short of what I could do with this so I am stretching the limits, throwing off the boundaries and increasing my expectations of myself. I can impress others easily, it is myself I should out-do in this.

I get to do new stuff this week for what I am passionate about; helping women learn the principles for becoming successful entrepreneurs.

 

Dressed to the nines and armed with a winning attitude!

Dressed to the nines and armed with a winning attitude!

So glad to be doing that. I have to write out little plans for everything I will be doing. I will be blogging tomorrow to table the progress I have made.

Ciao!

P.S. I pray that I get home before 9 pm just like yesterday. Let me share the picture of the flyer, see if it will pique your interest.

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I think this is my best post this year

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I have the power to influence my world. It starts with my immediate environment or my immediate sphere of influence. I have always had coaches and I catch on very fast

Something God put in me early in life, it is His very image.

I see and I understand.

I experimented with it as an unbeliever. When someone offended me, because I was smarter than them, and I am. It is just a statement of fact, it is simply knowing who you are. I would use my analytical mind and pick all the flaws about them and I have a terrific memory. I would tell them every single fault that I could see about them all without saying ‘you are mad‘, ‘you are crazy‘, ‘you are dumb‘ and the like. That is terribly childish. I am too smart for that. This usually made the said person very angry, and they would try to get back at me with physical strength or other stuff. i just laughed and walked away. Getting born again, the Holy Ghost said I would have to get rid of those habits if I wanted a relationship with Him. I did, so I learnt to look back at people offending me or being nasty and let it go.

It wasn’t that I couldn’t hit back, I was blessed with intelligence enough to do them emotional harm that would last days, months and years but I had to drop that power if I wanted heavenly power. I wanted the fruits of the spirit so bad, I wanted to manifest the image of God that He said is in me. I would pray these scriptures Isaiah 11, and I will be quoting “...and she shall not judge after the hearing of her ear or the seeing of her eyes” I would be screaming it. “And she shall rule with equity…”. the scripture is about Jesus but because I am a heir of Christ, it is also about me. I would jump up and yell, “…she shall be blessed with the spirit of counsel and might and the fear of the Lord”. I was preparing for kingship. God has made me a king and everyday He is watching me to see.

My daughter, knows she is a king, she will act like me, today“.

As I went about my business, the Holy Ghost would say:

You know what to do“.

Sometime I would do right and do what the Holy Ghost is saying and all the while my flesh would be saying: “Forget that thing jare, hit back” I didn’t get it right all the time, I got the point, God is interested in this. He wants to see how I respond. So I would do right and be affronted all day after that. Then I would want to pray and I would be talking to myself. I would just say I am sorry and promise to do right the next day. I always had the desire to please God. So I prayed about it and I would go the next day, pleasing God at the forefront of my mind. I put God on my mind. I gave Him the place of importance. When I forget, I try to remember who’s important. Who am I giving first place?

Well that’s that.

I used my powers of being detailed and observant and I would note the flaws and then compliment them so that they would have the courage to try something their fears usually told them they couldn’t do. People basically fear failure and so are unwilling to try something new. It is why I am so good with teenagers. I believe that God is inside every man.

Every man is the image of God. They have a spirit in them that is unbeatable just because they are made by God.

I mean every man has the potential to be a nation builder or a devil incarnate. That is why it is so important who the teachers and the trainers and the coaches are.

When I got born again, I needed to change the things that I was hearing. I am excellent at taking instructions. Someone preached about renewing your mind. You will never become bigger than the way your mind thinks. Before you start feeling helpless, your mind is your property, it doesn’t belong to anyone else. In this world your mind will either be controlled by God or by the enemy. You can determine who your surrender your mind to be ruled by.

Have you heard of mind control?

It is nothing new.

Let’s take a scripture.

Romans 12:2 says:

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God

This means that you can determine who rules your mind. It is not by your will. Will power fails. It is by what you meditate on. If you didn’t read your bible this morning, you didn’t program your mind and so your environment will control you. Or the people you come across, their words and thoughts will control you and the things you do, say or the way you act.

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One practical thing I did was I bought two tape, one by Jaci Velasquez and another by Rachel Lampa. I got up by 5am every morning and I put on the tapes about God’s love, His kindness and His purpose for His creation. I put it on a radio. It wasn’t mine. It belonged to a lady called Folake. I talked with her and she didn’t have a problem with it. So every morning between 5 am and 7 am we all listened to that tape back to back. It was beautiful worship music. I was soothed and calm and a couple of people complained. I would go to the radio and lower. Over the next couple of months, I wasn’t always the one who put it on, Isioma got there before me or Pelumi or Peju. We were about 17-20 in that room and soon everyone of them was attending one fellowship or the other. The only thing I noticed was that when I went around raising money for something we wanted to do in my fellowship (That was my representation of building God’s kingdom at the time), they willingly gave. That was one of my lessons in adding value to the people around you. I added value to them and soon they came to associate God with love and not punishment.

So when people ask, what do you do? I say I add value. I am a social media manager but I am also a builder, I know how to build people. I build them with God’s word. I am a restorer of broken places. I am a repair of the breach. I don’t complain or criticize, I build up become I am empowered by the Holy Spirit to do.

So who are you going to influence today?

I am 5 4′ inches tall. I am petite. I also know who I am. Because of the power of the Holy Spirit in me I am unstoppable. He is the one with the power but because I am willing He can operate on earth through me. I have the backing of heaven. I am also ruled by the love of God.

How did he prepare me for that? God made me pray for the people who were good to me and also for those who offended me. I used to cry as I prayed for them in 2002 but with that I learnt to pray for any and everyone when God asked in spite of their actions. Being trained by the Holy Ghost isn’t pleasant but the rewards are eternal.

God bless you all.

I used to sing this song in catholic church…yeah I started knowing about God even then. I didn’t get to meet him till I was a full fledged teenager but I did have an inkling of who he was.

“Your love is like a burning fire within my very soul, within my very soul… your love is like a burning fire within my very soul, within my very soul”

 

Theresa Doghor is a social media manager who believes that trends and technology will shape the future in the years to come and there are huge opportunities available for the man who is willing to add value and fill the vacancy God has for people who are about His kingdom. Whatever happens in this time may pose dangers for the earth but for citizens of God’s kingdom, it is for their GOOD.

She manages this site http://www.udookonjo.com. Visit for resources and new opportunities.

Today

Today is a day of joy

Found this amazing blog

I am at work writing a guest post about this amazing lady. Click here 

I have gathered so many posts and I am using it to build something amazing that you will read and say, this has made my today worth it. Life can get so busy sometimes that the important things in life get pushed to the back.

I am flowing finally. I want to speak of good things.

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The good book says:  


For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].


 

I used this as my memory verse when I wanted to get out of depression. Yes I have been depressed before. They tell me that it is a weakness of artistic people. I think it is a strength. I think it is us getting strung out looking for solutions. I was thinking, thinking, thinking of right things and wrong things. Finally I learnt to think about the word to get focused. Think on these things.

Find your purpose. You will never be whole inside and out till you do

Find your purpose. You will never be whole inside and out till you do

 

I avoid nags and gossips and backbiters, they get me out of my rhythm and there is no profit to be had from hanging with them.

I still love them but they are not allowed to take me to hell. I thought of true things. I had to understand that the word was truth. I thought of reverent things, things of honour and respect. I thought of seemly and right things. I thought of loveable and lovely things, it gave me good conduct. I thought of being winsome and gracious. I would say, my God is gracious and merciful and so am I (even when I was not). I thought of virtue and excellence and I would say, that’s me (even in tears). I thought of things that would cause praise if I did them and things I could praise God about.

That was and is, the process I went through to renew my mind and the process I am still going through. I intend to grow everyday.

I believe God’s word that my profiting will appear. It has appeared. (Ask those who knew me 14 years ago and then 10 years ago and then 5 years ago). I don’t get stuck, I make progress because the word of God is rooted in my heart.

One with God is majority. You can still be the light in a dark and uncertain world. He lives in you.

One with God is majority. You can still be the light in a dark and uncertain world. He lives in you.

I believe in you too.

You can be everything God says you are in His word.

I had people who believed in me (not lip service because I have seen those ones too). I had people who believed in me and prayed for me and held on. I can believe in you and pray for you and hold on too.

The virtues of God will develop in you too, as you yield to the Holy Ghost daily.

God bless you.


Many thanks goes to google images. I just type Google.com and search for the images I want. Thank you so much.

Do read my post on blog tour.

 

Monday Things… (June)

Happy New Month

You might not see it on my face (my bestie says I have an unreadable face but totally readable body language) but I am so excited! I truly am. My insides are bursting with joy.

It’s the month of June. I have a sister and a niece born in the month of June and so many great friends also. So there is just something about this June that is making me go aaah! I believe a lot of phenomenal things will be happening this June. Just watch out for it.

It has been a while. While I have been away, I started a novel.

 

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I write it on the spot, I write it every wednesday.

I have been trying to write since 1998. Yeah, I am not kidding. I finally discovered the secret to writing. Just write. Don’t plan to write. It can be found at http://www.makingthemostofme.blogspot.com. Please read, comment and share it for your friends and loved ones.

I am planning to start another that I will write and post every saturday. Happy reading!

In other news… I discovered something.

 

Training.

Apprenticeship.

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I am still in training for entrepreneurship.

I have visited trainings and many online sites to learn entrepreneurship. Many of these organizations promise a lot and it comes up empty.

 

I found something that works. A friend directed me to the site, it was created to teach and empower you how to begin your business, stay afloat and still be flourishing past the fifth year.

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I hate statistics but it is a reality of our generation.

8 out of 10 businesses don’t survive past the 5th year or something like that. Common sense says that you should find someone who has succeeded at business and get mentored. I picked a lady business person. So cliche.

 

Here is what I have learned from her.

The text in red are her words.

The ones in black are mine.

The ‘Master Mind’ may be defined as: “coordination of knowledge and effort in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.” Do you have your own business? Do you dream of starting one? Are you stuck somewhere in the middle? Do you simply want to get ahead in your current company? No matter where you are in your journey, this is the place for you to connect with like-minded people who can help hold you accountable for achieving your biggest dreams.

Half the population in Nigeria is floating in this bracket. Did you hear the statistics on this? Over 50% of the Nigerian youth is unemployed. The other half, aren’t doing so good either. 

Like i said, I hate statistics. What are the odds of beating the statistics? You need the God-factor and then you need to  be trained. If you refuse training, you will become a statistic.

“Opportunities do not float like clouds. They are firmly attached to individuals. If you’re looking for an opportunity, you’re really looking for people. If you’re evaluating an opportunity, you’re really evaluating people. If you’re trying to marshal resources to go after an opportunity, you’re really trying to enlist the support and involvement of other people. A company does not offer you a job, businesses and people do.

Flush!

Can you hear that? All those crazy ideas you had about not needing people, uh huh.

You do. This is the future baby!

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Yeah, if you have been in the business of entrepreneurship, you must have had that client that wanted something for nothing, can I get a witness?

Maybe you also met that client that paid you peanuts for something. The business relationship didn’t go quite well, did it?

It won’t and it can’t because people buy value. If you have value, but you are not getting value for your input, a disconnection would happen soon, or value would change to substandard.

Who wants substandard?

I vote nay!

Point 1: You need people

Point 2: You need to have value

Point 3: You are looking for clients who are willing to pay for value.

Opportunities flow through congregations of people. Those with good ideas.

There is no such thing as scarcity. It only exists in the mind of that one without any imagination. There are always resources, our prayer is that our eyes will be opened to see the resources that God is sending our way. Be it a person, a friend, a prophet (I almost hated this word growing up because fake ones abound. I have met real ones too.) or whoever, the resources are around you, ask God to open your eyes and expect the best.

For more lessons on being an entrepreneur, visit http://www.udookonjo.com

Come back and say thank you afterwards.

Ciao!

Life because of His bloodline

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Just a short post on Jesus

He said so many things but what He said to Lazarus always stood out for me

“I am the resurrection and the life”

Awesome words.

Almost too awesome to say

Just like “I am the image and likeness of God”

“I have the nature of God in my spirit”

“I am royalty”

“I am the righteousness of God in Christ”

“As He is in heaven, so am I on this earth”

I get it that it is difficult for people to see themselves as God sees them

It is easier to see themselves as weak, sick or beggarly

But biko, the least you can do is say what God says about you

Stop keeping it real, when you don’t even know what real is

God created you to work in dominion so you better start accessing those ‘new things’ He talks about in 2 Corinthians 5:17

Stop being religious.You are called to walk like Adam walked on the earth before the fall because you are restored to Dominion.

Today, receive the courage to say: “As He is in heaven, so am I on earth”

He is your father, He knows what He made, except you are the devil’s offspring then you can continue confessing fear, failure and defeat

But if you know you are a born again child of God then you are made in His image and likeness, discover who He has made you in Christ and confess it.

“As He is in heaven, so am I  on earth”

When you have confessed it and believe it; then you can start acting and speaking from that position.

Remember: “Kings don’t beg, they make decrees

Unstoppable!

Hello people,

It has been a while

All things are working together for good

Dreaming, achieving, furthering God’s kingdom

Attaining the purpose of God for my life (as much as is revealed)

I used the term ‘unstoppable’ because its been a while I made those confessions that I am unstoppable

I do know I am anyways

God is for me, with me and in me. He is working for me.

Looking forward to the Easter season next week

It is all about ‘Jesus’ and His resurrection and His purpose, now ours.

Easter is about our victory in Christ

What He’s accomplished at the cross (the human mind can’t make sense of it)

It is about where He is seated with God at His right hand of authority

Where I am seated also by the grace of God and His choice

Easter, resurrection Sunday reminds me that I am a new creation

and all the accompanying benefits

No doubt, next week is going to be amazing!

 

Just watching

I have a habit of people watching

and analsying

I did some of that and came to the conclusion

that people are always trying to be more or to count acquisitions

to qualify or validate

As much as that isn’t obviously bad

My desire is to find my validation and qualification in Christ

because it is a changeless principle

Finding yourself in Christ is permanent

Holy Spirit. do that work in me

Let me find myself in you so that what You say is enough for me

because it is literally enough!

Put down the flesh

Lift up the spirit

Don’t let the flesh lead you, be led by God’s Spirit always