All posts tagged: Christian

Life: Overwhelmed by 2016

“Day three of the New Year and I am incredibly overwhelmed” ~ this is how I started my prayer to God. I was overwhelmed by the hype of entering into a new year and the pressure of making moves in 2016. Seeing everyone’s life goals, mood board, planners and hearing people shout “This is my Year of [insert goal here]”*, pretty much put my mind in overdrive and I began to panic and concluded that I hadn’t achieved much in my 20+ years of living unlike my social media** peers. I was overwhelmed and anxious because I had not 100% trusted God with my life. I knew I had to pray – both my heart and mind were racing and formulating thoughts at speeds I could not keep up with – so I headed to the shopping centre where I went to grab the coffee I was craving for, buy some socks I desperately needed, window shop like a baller and most importantly pray because it was necessary. After leaving the shopping centre I felt reassured. …

Faith: Every “job” is too big

In our waking up, our going out, our decision making, in our rest, In our work In our thinking In our speaking & not speaking In our seeing & not seeing In our hearing & not hearing In purchasing In our eating In our drinking In our tears In our laughter In the good times & the worst of times, in love & out of love In our debates & our agreements In our forgiveness & persuit of reconciliation In our reprimanding & being reprimanded In our comfort In our confusion… In it ALL. It is faith in Christ that gets every “job” done. For even to wake to a new day is not of my own strength (neither is hitting the snooze button), it’s God’s doing. Every action and lack of it, may appear small, but every “job” is too big for us to accomplish by our own strength. Faith in Christ makes all the difference in the lives we live. Signed @OlayideM SaveSave

Events: The Seed Film Premier | This Bank Holiday Monday

So as the bank holiday approaches (I have a 4-day weekend *grins*) I’ll be heading to see “The Seed” on Monday 4th May! I saw the trailer a while back and I was amazed to see familiar faces and the fact that the film was written, produced, directed and filmed by ‘young people’ was truly impressive. I’m looking forward to seeing this on Monday and I hope you’ll be able to come out and support the efforts of some amazingly brave and talented young people! Signed @OlayideM About the film: The Seed is a film inspired by the story of the parable of the Sower. The Seed focuses on the lifestyle of four characters, each experiencing life issues. The Seed illustrates to us the key to overcoming challenges in the journey of life. The will to survive is in every human – we all have ‘divine capacity’ to overcome challenges and obstacles in life. When you want to triumph, all the tools you need are within You! Directed by: Debbie ‘Olamide’ Shobo, Samuel Noah, Tolu …

Faith: The Accent

“First pride, then the crash – the bigger the ego, the harder the fall.” – Proverbs 16 vs. 18 (The Message Version). Since being in America, one of my many “struggles” has been dealing with and confronting pride. It’s the accent! It’s gonna get me in troooooouuuuuubbbbblllllllleeeee! LOL! Never in my life have I had so much attention shown, with such little effort, all I need to say is “Hello” and that’s it! As much as I laugh and genuinely find some occasions really funny, I have found myself gradually enjoying the curiosity shown. My head has gotten a little heavy for my shoulders, giving way to my tongue making utterances God asked that I refrain from. PRIDE! A terrible thing and I am so grateful to God for showing me my true self and causing me to beg for a quick change, because quite frankly, I don’t want to “crash”. Pride has had me ignore God and enjoy the applause for myself, creating for myself an expectation that “I should be heard” – pride …

Faith: Fish & Chips

I find it amazing how God teaches us more about Him and the concept of ‘Just Believe‘ – (Mark 9: 23 -24 – NLT). Two weekends ago, I heard two messages, geared towards just believing and understanding that prayer, miracles, blessings, good times and bad times should always lead someone to the Father in all His glory. After hearing such powerful messages two days in row, I guess God wanted to remind of the message during the week.