Hey hey hey!
These are my lessons for the week. (Few of them.)
1. Don’t show kindness because you want to be noticed or thanked:
On Sunday, as I walked towards the bridge around Toll gate (Motorways area), I noticed a pregnant woman walking by me and I saw how she struggled. I guessed we was also going to Daystar, so I asked and she confirmed it. Anyway, I offered to carry her bags so she could walk freely till we got to Church.
After service as I talked with a friend, I saw her and a part of me wanted affirmation for helping her. It was as if I wanted her to see me so she could thank me again. I quickly realized that it was pride and asked God to help me. As believers, we aren’t kind because of ‘Thank you’. Some of us will want someone to worship us as a god because we helped them with something. I learned that kindness for me should be because I must extend the love God has shown me to others, not because I want to be noticed.
2. Forgiveness is a command from God: Our theme this month in Church is forgiveness and it’s very timely for me. I’ve been hurt deeply a few times this year and I still sometimes find it hard to let it all go. I knew that forgiveness for me made me feel lighter and it took away the power anyone had over me, but I didn’t think of it as a command from God. The Bible doesn’t say, ‘Please, try to forgive, but if it is too hard for you, God will understand and help you punish all those that hurt you.’ The Bible says that if we don’t forgive those that hurt us, our heavenly Father wouldn’t forgive us too; this equals to unanswered prayers. I’d rather forgive, not because I always FEEL like it, but because I have to honour God’s command.
3. Victory belongs to Jesus: This song by Todd Dulaney is my mantra for this season. Even when I feel like I can’t see any victory, I sing it. I’m learning to praise my way to miracles.
“Who can stand against the Lord? No one can. No one will. Who can stand against the King? No one can. No one will. Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, Victory belongs to Jesus, victory belongs to Him.” 🎶🎤
4. Always give my books to my dad to edit:
You people! You will think I can edit well, until you meet my dad! I’ve always known my dad loves to write, read and edit and I’d never understand why I gave him my manuscript last minute. The man smelt every mistake and helped make the book even much better than it already was. All his feedback weren’t easy for me to swallow, but I’m grateful for him and his editing skills. Lol. I’ve learned to always give him my books first from now on. Plus, he gave the first Father perspective to the letters and asked why I didn’t make room for Fathers to reply?
Hian! I told him the letters are anonymous and the daughters don’t even want their dads to know it was written by them. Lol.
These are few lessons I learned this week, what have you learned?
Did you miss our interesting post on Wednesday? Catch up here: I pledge to Nigeria my Country, but does she pledge to me?
See you next week!
I hope to see you at the launch of our book! Thank you for walking this journey with me. 💞💚💞