BWB: Grace vs Hustle.

BWB: Grace vs Hustle.

Hey hey hey!


Have you heard the price of tomato in Nigeria?
Do people even still make stew?

Petrol nko? It has become like gold, but do people still buy?
I think they do.

Yesterday was one of those days…

You know those days that you wonder, what really is happening?
Am I being stupid waiting on God’s instructions or should I just do my thing?

I was worried about internship yesterday. The ones from past years came easily, but did not count as academic work.
This is the one that will count as academic work and I’ve been getting myself worked up…

Indeed, I am assured that this one will come and will be more than what I could have hustled for!

Also, yesterday, I learned that forgiveness is liberating!
Staying bitter about anything isn’t worth it.
As I added words to our (mine and God’s) book, I started thinking of how I didn’t want to share what I was writing!
These things seem too personal and I’d just be comfortable writing a book on something else…
But as God always has a word when we need it; He taught me that obedience is for a greater purpose.
One we can’t see till we obey!
Writing a book on a comfortable topic would just be me doing my own will, and leaving God out.
But this really isn’t about me.

Again, I thought- this must liberate men!

Fathers must read this and thrive to be daddies!
Girls must read this and forgive their daddies!
Families must read this and become whole again!

(Please, remember me and our book in prayers. This is very unfamiliar to me.)

I keep wondering, why aren’t I getting agitated?
Abi is writing a book same as making beans?
Or will I go to a publishing house and slap them to print the books?
Can I even force people to buy?


Then, I’m reminded that grace and hustle aren’t the same thing!

Our book has a chapter strictly filled with letters by girls, written to their dads.
I found myself crying after reading one of the letters and I’m like, gosh, who sent me o?!
This message is so deep that I don’t feel qualified to write it.
Why can’t I just jeje write to my sisters and be goofy like I normally am.

Then, I remember, grace and hustle aren’t the same thing.

Again, I am assured that God will be favorable to me as I go home.
I loved how my sis at WOTS (Word on the streets) said I’d not feel anything others are feeling when I get home!
I was so happy and calm when she said that to me.

“Bolaji (Insert name), the economy of Nigeria will not affect you and other peoples experience will not be yours!”

Amen and amen!

Because grace and hustle aren’t the same thing!

As believers, we most times hustle and then beg for grace when our efforts aren’t paying.
Why not ask for this unlimited grace and see people that are hustling favour you!


Are you agitated about anything?
Has God asked you to do something unfamiliar?
Are you in uncomfortable places?
Do you feel unqualified?

Then, you’re just the person for the job!

You’re the one God needs to bring His plans to pass!
Don’t keep hustling when He has made His grace available.

Why choose to beg when you’re from a royal family?

Don’t compare yourself or circumstances to anyone’s own.

And when you’re tempted to just do your own thing, remember that grace and hustle aren’t the samething!


Itunu sent me a song yesterday. She wanted me to send it to a mutual friend.
(And that’s why I love God so much.)
He knows when we need something and sends it at the right time!
I so needed to hear this song yesterday night and tears flowed as I declared that it is well with my soul!

It is well…by Bethel Music


Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard

Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
Through it all, through it all
It is well
Through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
It is well with me

Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can’t see
And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea

So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name

It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul


Soak the words into your spirit and soul.

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Have a fantastic time ahead.

Love always,


  • Great read this, Bolaji. I am not a hustler, but a child of Grace!
    I love Bethel Music. That song is super beautiful… My fav line is… “the waves and wind still know His name”, I think sometimes that reality doesn’t dawn on us that our circumstances know and obey the name of Jesus.

  • This was a great reminder; I can totally relate to this. Often we are so distracted by our desire to achieve greatness by working hard that we forget that surrendering and depending on grace is also a kind of hustle.

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