Tessa’s 2015 in review


So a couple of you probably got this post, I thought I could make mine a little more special than it already is by adding my thoughts.

This year, I have learned a lot.  I have learned new things, I have struck new milestones. I feel thankful and grateful for 2015 and all that it unravelled about me.

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I lost my dad this year. I believe that He has gone to be with God, even though for close to a month, I kept wondering if his life/living was perfect enough to make heaven. I gave up my perfectionism again, and decided that all that is needed is to confess, believe in the resurrection and trust in the Lord. I guess what he did so  far was enough for salvation at least. I leave all the rest in God’s hand.

Of course with 2016 around the corner, I have written my goals/plans, spiritual, relationship, career, development, soul, business, financial, giving to God’s kingdom goals, giving of me to witnessing one on one, more this year than last year and opening my mind to the possibility of fulfilling a God-given assignment, if that is what God wills for me, I don’t want to say no, if God is saying yes.

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I can safely say, that if God wants this life to serve someone else’s life then I will do my very best to place myself at God’s disposal, along with my heart, not kicking and screaming, enough of the kicking and screaming.

God isn’t holding me hostage. I chose God. I chose faith. I chose this life. I can’t always completely explain faith because every time I get new experiences and go on more faith adventures, that let me know that there’s always more on the plate than I think.

I love my family, perfect and imperfect.

I love social media a lot, it has its perks

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SOME OF THE LESSONS I HAVE LEARNED

  • Not everyone will agree with you. Just make sure that you are willing to say what God wants you to say at all times and not your opinion. You are not your own, thus you don’t really have an opinion. You represent the King of kings
  • Family may not always agree with you but they will always love you
  • I met my cousins, many of them
  • I went to the village for the first time, kicking and screaming
  • I had to do the best I could to get along and not lift my snotty nose up. I am not a snob but I love to keep my circle as small as possible, only those that matter, not one person more.
  • I met my daddy’s siblings, I was very critical and I realise that sibling rivalry is not just in our generation, my daddy’s generation had it too.
  • Is it not sad how it is easier to understand and not criticize so much when one is dead. Don’t spend your time criticizing, just pray that the Spirit of God would always have the rule over you
  • Life is just never as easy as you want it to be
  • Hypocrites never mind their business, they also never make any impact for God. I want to always make an impact for God and have the gospel written on human hearts and not in pages of the bible
  • I’m willing to dream again
  • I am willing to open my heart up to God again and again because I realise that I might grow cold after some knocks again
  • I asked a question in my heart and a morning devotion daily no matter how short it is, is the answer.
  • I pray for grace to commit and be consistent in my morning devotion

So here’s my blog report for the year:

Yes, it wasn’t what I expected but I am saying thank you to all my referrers, followers and the people who enjoy the blog and follow the blog and so receive the blog in email. Please, click on my link once in awhile.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 860 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 14 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Renewing your mind…


I’m having a terrific Saturday
Just hanging out.

Life can be different for all kinds of people
Difficult for some
Seeming easy for that.

Just know that no matter how deep the pit
Or how dark the horizon is
The light of God’sword will shine through

It is important to know how much God loves you
After you do know, it is your responsibility to tell someone else

The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.

That grace is always available
If God brings someone to you, and you know the Lord
You are to let others know about that grace

Any little fellowship, two to ten people is a place where someone can get free.
Always pray for others
That God will reach them and redeem them through your little prayer

God loves personally and the world needs to know

One of the lessons we should teach new believers is how to renew their mind.

Pray always.

There is power in connecting with God daily
In speaking with the king of kings daily

Learning…
A lot

Just a random post.

Africa’s Biggest e-Business Fair to Hold Feb 21st, 2015


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Connect Nigeria is pleased to announce that its second annual e-Business Fair will hold on February 21st 2015 at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The events starts at 9am. In 2013, over 2,000 people turned up for the e-Business Fair and learnt about e-Business as well as necessary skills they needed to develop in order to take their businesses to the next level. With this year’s theme being ‘e-Business and The Growth of Your Enterprise’, it is anticipated to be Africa’s biggest e- Business Fair.Union Bank, MasterCard, Etisalat, Microsoft, Google are among the sponsors as well as FirstMonie, Skye Bank, Heritage Bank, JMG, Terragon Group, and Leatherworld. Some representatives from each organisation will be speaking on the day. Media partners include Nigeria info 99.3Fm, Bellanaija.com, IN3K8 Media and proshare, webTV. Speakers also include representatives from Tranzit.ng, Hotels.ng, Jovago, Supermart.ng and many others. There will be raffle draws, and prizes such as ipads, laptops, and other useful gadgets to help and support businesses will be distributed. Last year, several lucky attendees won various tech-related prizes and this year promises many more. Expecting over 5000 businesses and visitors this year, Connect Nigeria assures you that this is an event that you don’t want to miss.

Don’t miss out on #Africasbiggestsmeevent.

Registration is free and can be done at http://www.connectnigeria.com/bizfair.

See more here.

Also please join Connect Nigeria for the weekly tweet chats that gives an inkling to the guests at the Business Fair. The handle is @connectnigeria.

A blogger’s post inspired me… #Impressed #20ThingsEvenIdidnotknow


Who am I? I know. But there were times I wasn’t sure…It is another ‘blog tag’ time on here. Okay! Let me gush about something. The past few months have been amazing, I have to say. I have met lovely bloggers, read their write ups, seen their hand works and I have learnt from them as well. Who said blogging can’t be fun? Apart from sharing thoughts on the blog, these connections have been astonishing. Let me also confess that, I have stalked some bloggers that I have not reached out to yet, with time, I will reach out. I just want to make sure that I am managing my present connections well, before adding on. It is necessary! 

I can’t remember who nominated me but I briefly remember Mayowa Ogundele nominating me. I did that one. It is the one that Chinonmso Precious did that I did not respond so that is what I am doing now. Thank you Chinonmso Precious.

Choose 15 blogs/bloggers that you have recently discovered or follow regularly:

This is very difficult. Do I know 15 bloggers. Kind of. Just don’t want to mention some and then have enemies in the ones that I did not mention.

Let me try to mention the 20 things:

1. I can’t stand mockery. I grew up hating nastiness, rudeness, anything that shows that one was not trained properly. I had to learn tact though.

2. I hate insincerity of any kind. I would rather stay silent than make empty talk. People that don’t know me think I am quiet and people that know me think I am talkative.

3. I am a very loyal friend. I can do anything for friend or family. To qualify as friend of family takes longer than a year.

4. I forgive betrayal but once you are forgiven, access is withdrawn. If you must have access to me, you must understand that it is a privilege that should be valued. I know who I am.

5. I am that girl that never had to join any clubs. Still don’t join clubs. Classic loner, gifted, talented world changer. I am aware of the gifting God has put in me and I am grateful for it.

6. I don’t eat the foods of people I consider insincere. Eating food is special to me, I don’t like or trust you and I would rather die than put your food in my mouth.

7. If I fight with a friend, I wipe out every trace of your existence from my domain. I can only hold unto your property if you have a special place in my heart.

8. I hate eba, hate beans, can manage rice and stew. I love fried fish, fried chicken, hate boiled fish (throw up), like chicken (fried) and chips.

9. I love Egusi and Okro only. All other soups are eaten only because of my really great adaptation skills.

10. Born again, spirit filled and alive to God. No matter what anyone thinks I know who I am. Fought tooth and nail to guard every single thing I believe, will never let go of it no matter what. My close friends have experienced this trait.

11. Stubborn faith. Tenacious hope. I choose love by force and choice. I will work in love because the Holy Ghost has put love in me.

12. Love my dad (God help him), love my mom (God break her strongholds), love my siblings, we grew up with the idea of all or nothing, we don’t belong in this world, honestly. We are too good and too sincere. I am not having it any other way. God give us wisdom to walk circumspectly.

13. I dream dreams like Joseph. Yes, I am aware others have their beliefs based on their experiences. Joseph is my role model and I choose to meditate on him than on other people’s bad experiences. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he”.

Scripture backing: In the last days, I will pour out all my spirit upon all flesh and my… (Look for it in Joel)

14. I love my job. Love my field. Love my career. Believe that God is creating opportunities for me to thrive in it greatly. My address is http://www.imagineitincorporatedng.com

15. I hate swimming. I don’t ever intend to learn. I don’t like water either.

16. I don’t know how to ride a bicycle.

17. I don’t look at the world as one big great wonder that I have to explore and conquer but by God’s grace, I want that back. I don’t want clipped wings. I want to soar.

18. I don’t always know what I will do until that moment comes. I think impulsively a lot but I put a tamper on it so that I can think things through first.

19. I don’t do B.S. The Holy Spirit just knows how to calm me down sha!

20. I decided not to insult people but when people are so freaking stupid, I study them analytically, put them under my very own internal microscope, dissect them until I can see every flaw in them then systematically inform them of ever flaw in them but in a quiet calm voice; very honest voice.

One of the first scriptures I learned is a soft answer turns away wrath. No matter how quiet my voice is though, you will be full of wrath when I am done.

Is there anything else?

I am full of the Spirit most of the time, you don’t want to see me in the flesh. I am hardly in the flesh. I like to believe that I walk in the Spirit all the time but once in a while, I lose my temper and then people come in contact with the lion of the tribe of Judah in me, no that’s not true, they come in touch with the son of man; with the flesh.

By God’s grace though I am usually in the Spirit and my tongue is tamed. But when I am not…you don’t want to come in contact with me.

It is usually refreshing to come across with someone who walks in the Spirit also, they don’t rub you the wrong way so much but the truth is that the nasty, mean and crooked of mind, they are the one that the Holy Ghost can use to teach you Galatians 5:21-23

Cheers

Thank you so much Chinonmso, it has been a while since I spoke so freely

21. I don’t waste words. If someone is trying to practice guile on me, I usually say nothing. Why bother when I know what you are doing. I can fathom your intentions why help you with the small talk you want to use to arrive at an already set goal. Just keep talking, the floor is yours.

There’s a business fair happening tomorrow. It promises to be fruitful and edifying. I will be learning so much. Did I tell you that I am a learning freak and I learn very fast even though I will not say anything about it. Register for the fair at http://www.connectnigeria.com/bizfair

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 Uber App and Etisalat and various companies are partnering and giving out so many freebies. Go to http://www.connectnigeria.com and check out all the freebies that are available.

2014 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 17 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

I am looking at my reports for last year and wondering what targets to set for this year for my blog.

I had 5 top referring sites

What does it take to keep my blog fam happy?

I need your help people and thank you Ohlumayowa. She is @ohlumayowa on twitter. Do me a favor and go see what she is up to

You could join her charity if you please. They have hearts of gold.

Answers are welcome.

Fleuri Consults


I recently joined the #LA187 family, it is a group that studies the word and prays.

Thank God they believe the basics about Christianity, they believe in the Holy Trinity (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit), they believe in the word, they believe in speaking in tongues and they believe there is a recreated human spirit; I can work with that.

 

So a friend said I should advertise his business, to see it, you are going to have to click the word Fleuri Consults, not this one, the one that is painted blue below.

Fleuri Consults.

That said, so are you interested in learning or any of the other swagger-licious stuff that Femi is offering. Of course my fans the FBI have gotten to the #LA187, I guess they are pretty fast but they are so much slower than me, because if they were fast or wise; they would be winning souls.

Winning souls seems like something foolish but haven’t you heard? The creator of the heavens and the earth uses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. Surprise Surprise

Nothing surprises me anymore

In other news, my mind has been on: “…the spirit searches all things, ye the deep things of God” that verse means something special for me. Been praying that scripture and letting my “one with God’s spirit” take over and ignoring the flesh.

Cheers

All things work together for me cos I love the Lord and I am called according to His purpose…”