Heart & Soul Check-In

It’s that time of the month again when we take the time to reflect. As we all can see, the days are passing by. The month of April just begun and we are already drawing to the end of it. I hope that this month has served you well and that you were able to accomplish your goals. If not, by God’s grace, we have a few more days before we embark into the month of May. Keep pressing and don’t give up. God is your strength. Stay focused. Lean not on your own understanding but acknowledge God in all your ways. With Him, all things are possible. Until next time, stay blessed & rooted in Christ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ

With love, Karen ๐Ÿ˜˜

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There Is A Name

Jesus said to her, “I am the Resurrection and the Life. The one who believes in me, will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” -John 11:25

Happy Easter Everyone. Today, we celebrate the Victory that took place on Calvary. We celebrate our King. The one who died and rose again. Our living hope, redeemer, friend, comforter, peace, and so much more. In Him, we are made alive. The tomb is empty. Light has come. The veil has been torn. It has ended in praise. Jesus lives and because of Him, we can face today, tomorrow and the days ahead. Jesus said to Martha, “I am the Resurrection and the Life” Today, the statement still remains but the question is do you believe? You see, it’s one thing to know something and it another thing to believe in it. As believers and followers of Christ, we must live in this truth. We must stop walking around like people who are dead. We must believe, live, and walk like children belonging to a God who lives. Christ isn’t dead. He is Risen. There is a name and that name is Jesus. There is Power in the name of Jesus. The blood is Jesus is still effective. Glory be to God in the Highest. There is no one like our God. The King of Glory! He is the Resurrected King. Praise His Holy Name.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. Today, is about Jesus. No bunnies or Easter eggs. We are not hunting for anything. The hunt is over. Believe in the One who has died and rose again. Jesus is His Name. He died for you and I. Today is the day is salvation. Tomorrow isn’t promised. Each breath you take is all by grace not by chance. Let the breath of Heaven blow afresh on you. Believe. Live. Have faith. Victory is Yours in Christ Jesus ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜Š

With love,

Karen ๐ŸŒป

Poem|Calvary

Calvary, where my Jesus died and bled for me.

Kalvari, ambako Yesu wangu alipumzika na kufa kwa ajili yangu.

Where my soul became free and my sins were blotted out.

Ambapo nafsi yangu ikawa huru na dhambi zangu zikafutwa.

Forgiven, all because of Christ sake. Kusamehewa, wote kwa sababu ya Kristo. Jesus, no other name 

Yesu, hakuna jina lingine

The one and only risen King. Mfalme mmoja tu aliyefufuliwa.

The way, the truth and the light.

Njia, ukweli na mwanga.

Sweet Jesus Yesu ni mzuri I can never repay you for your sacrifice but as I am Iโ€™ve come to say thank for choosing to die for me.

Siwezi kamwe kukulipa kwa dhabihu yako lakini kama mimi nimekuja kusema shukrani kwa kuchagua kufa kwa ajili yangu.

Thank you for leaving the ninety-nine to pursue one; me.

Asante kwa kuondoka tisini na tisa ili kufuata moja; mimi.

Thank you for loving me.

Asante kwa kunipenda.

Thank you for who you are.

Asante kwa wewe ni nani.

ยฉ๏ธKaren Owusu // Poem written in English & translated in Swahili.

As we take the time to remember what took place at Calvary, may we remember our loved ones who haven’t accepted Jesus as their Personal Lord and Savior. May we never give up on them. May we continue to pray for them and tell them about the Good News, the Gospel. Christ died for all. He left the 99 to pursue you and I. The pursuit still continues daily. We have the Victory in Christ Jesus. The battle has already been won. It is finished ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ. Victory belongs to the Risen One. His name is Jesus. May we never forget what took place on Calvary where Jesus died and bled for you and I. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound. The joy of knowing Christ is incomparable. The walk isn’t easy but the Lord is our Strength. He alone will carry us through this precious journey.

Verse To Ponder:

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness can be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” -Galatians 2:20-21

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” -Isaiah 53:5

Until next time, stay blessed & rooted in Christ. Remember always, that you are loved. We are heirs of the Kingdom. Children of the Most High God. Rejoice ๐Ÿ˜Š

Poem|You Are Loved

You are loved even on on days when you feel unlovable. You are the heartbeat of a God who has loved you from the beginning.

You are part of God’s plan. You are light interwoven by the arms of your Creator. You matter, not on some days but everyday. Remember this always, on days when the thoughts run wild through your mind, let the truth of God’s love envelope you each step of the way.

Karen Owusu ยฉ๏ธ

PC: thebongolese

Purposefully Positioned

When you think of the word position and purpose, what comes to mind? Personally, when I think of the word position and purpose, the word alignment and reason comes to mind. In today’s blog post, I will be sharing with you all about what is means to be purposefully positioned. We are going to be taking a look at scriptures in regards to being positioned for a purpose.

To start off, let’s take a look at the definition of position and purpose.

poโ€ขsiโ€ขtion: a place where someone or something is located or has been put.

purโ€ขpose: the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.

Examples of Purpose & Position

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. -Genesis 1:1 (Purpose)

Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. -Genesis 1:2 (Position)

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning, the first day. – Genesis 1:3-5 (Purpose)

And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let the dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. -Genesis 1: 9-10 (Purpose & Position)

“And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. God made two great lights, the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was the morning. The fourth day. -Genesis 1:14-19 (Purpose & Position)

So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Purpose)

Bible characters (Purposefully Positioned)

These are a few Bible characters that come into mind in regards to being purposefully positioned.

1. Abraham

2. Ruth

3. Joseph

4. Adam

5. Paul

6. The Samaritan Woman

7. Esther

When it comes to being purposefully positioned, it is very important to seek God in order for you to have a better understanding of why you are positioned where you currently are in this season of your life. When you don’t know the purpose of your position, it is so easy to find yourself complaining, frustrated and worn out. Let’s say for example that you graduated college with honors and now you are currently working in retail. You never envisioned yourself working in retail. You can’t wrap your head around how you graduated with honors and now you are earning $10 an hour while your loans are staring at you in the face. Some days, you wish you can turn back the hands of time, to have chosen a different course major but the truth is whether you pursued in Nursing or Communications, it isn’t always a guarantee that you will get a job right away. This I know, the skills you learned in college can still be applied throughout your life. It’s all about your perspective. For nursing students, they are required to take the NCLEX to be certified. Not every student passes their board exam on their first attempt. For many students, it takes the second or even the fourth attempt before they pass their board exam. Understand that you are not in competition with anyone. God’s timing is very different than your mate.

Where God has you positioned in this season is for a purpose. There are people God will connect you with, who you would have never met if you weren’t positioned where you currently are right now. There is purpose in your positioning. You may not understand right now but if you will learn to commit your ways unto God, you will get a fresh perspective on life and who God is. In Psalm 32:8, God says “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” God will not only instruct you but He will teach you which way you should go. He will counsel you. Where you lack wisdom, He will give unto you. Where you don’t need to be, He won’t place you there because you are His sheep and He never leaves His sheep to wander in any direction. The key is to follow but God is not going to force you to follow Him. An instruction can be given but if you are not obedient to take heed to instruction, you can take the path that would lead you to destruction.

There is purpose tied to where God has positioned you. The job you hate, the dorm-mate who isn’t clean, the friend who shares their faith in God with you even though you don’t want to hear it, yet still God is working and teaching you lessons in this season. If only you would take the time to reflect upon the journey, you will see that there were answers all along to your questions. God speaks but how can you hear when you are enjoying the noise of this world?

I share this post to remind you that God has a purpose where you are positioned. There are people who need to know about God in your work place, at your college, in your family, at the bus stop and so much more. As you go forth into your day, you can make the choice to surrender your plans and schedules unto God and allow Him to take control. The choice will always be yours. There are lessons and skills in the workplace, that may never be learned elsewhere. Be a student at your workplace. It’s not only in the classroom that you learn new skills. When you don’t understand something, ask questions. Don’t be so focused on the money you are earning. If you can’t be trusted with little, how then can much be entrusted unto you? There’s nothing wrong with desiring more, but learn to be content and seek God in all your ways. If you desire more, ask your manager if there’s an opportunity to grow. If not, seek God and allow Him to lead you in your job search because He alone knows what is best for you.

There is purpose in your 9-5 job. You may not be earning much but the position you have is humbling you. You graduated and you thought, you will get a high end job, but it didn’t turn out that way. Know that this job you currently have may be a season but how you treat people, and handle situations can mirror how you will behave when you have more. Your 9-5 is paving a way for places where God will take you for your gifts to be used for His Glory. That is why it is very important to learn how to save. You can’t continue to use every paycheck you receive on clothes, eating out, and unnecessary things. Change has to take place in your heart before it can overflow around you. God is preparing you so don’t be in a rush to quit your job because everyone is leaving. You are not everyone. You are unique and your position in your job setting is for a purpose. You have an assignment. The people at your job may be coming to work to complete their required tasks and collect their paychecks, but you are there to intercede for your co workers. You are there to represent Christ. You are not there to just be collecting your coins. Do not let money be your Master. It is important to have money but remember that it is a servant. Don’t let that be the core reason for why you go to work. Where God has positioned you is not because of the money you are making. It’s not because of your qualifications. You can lose your job any day and your qualifications won’t matter on that day. Remember this today and always, You are set apart for God’s glory. Before you step out of your house, remind yourself that you are purposefully positioned. Let God use you. May you be the light that others need to see amidst the darkness. Radiate, daughter and son of the Most High. Arise! The time has come for the unashamed to rise and be bold for Christ. The Gospel is not to be hidden. It is the truth that the world refuses to accept but it will be preached. It will be proclaimed. So let God use you for His Glory.

Verses to Ponder:

But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. -Matthew 6:33

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. -Matthew 6:21

Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding but in all your ways, acknowledge Him and He shall make your path straight. -Proverbs 3:5-6

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? -Matthew 6:26-27

ยฉ๏ธKaren Owusu

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. This topic had been laid upon my heart for months but today I’ve finally sat to write about it. I pray that you were able to learn and takeaway something from this post. God bless you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ. Stay rooted & always remember that God loves you and He has so much in store for you but you just continue to stay connected to the Vine. His name is Jesus ๐Ÿ˜Š.

The Journey

Scripture: “Let the word of Christ live in you richly, flooding you with all wisdom. Apply the Scriptures as you teach and instruct one another with the Psalms, and with festive praises, and with prophetic songs given to you spontaneously by the Spirit, so sing to God with all your hearts!” -Colossians 3:16

jourยทney
/หˆjษ™rnฤ“/: an act of traveling from one place to another. To travel somewhere.

For a few moments, think back on that day when you gave your life to God. How did you feel? Who did you tell after you dedicated your life to God? Looking right now at your life, how would you say that your relationship with God has changed?

Questions From Me To You:

1. When was the last time you prayed?

2. When was the last time you came into the presence of God without wanting anything selfishly? Ex: Lord, I want a car. If you bless me with a car, I will do whatever you ask of me.

3. When was the last time you attended church?

4. Who are your friends? Are you growing spiritually, emotionally, mentally together or are they just filled with so much drama? Can you reach out to them when you are going through your hardships or do you find yourself always being the one who stretches your hands for them?

5. When was the last time you opened your Bible to really learn and allow the Holy Spirit to teach you something new?

6. Do you find yourself rushing when you come into the presence of God?

7. What can you do to be more intentional when you come into the presence of God?

Bread For Your Soul:

You were created by a God who loves you. The same God who knew you in your mother’s womb before her first sonogram test. This same God longs for more of you. In the beginning, God created man in His own image (See Genesis 1:27). God made no mistake when He created each of us. He had a purpose but the truth is we will never know our purpose if we don’t walk with God. Walking with the Lord is a choice. God doesn’t force us but he reminds us that we should “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” How does one draw near to God when they are clinging unto worldly possessions? You can sit at the table to break bread with the Lord and choose to hold hands with the enemy. You have to pick one. God gives us free will daily. When we choose to walk with the Lord, our hearts, minds and soul become one with Him. Our desire for worldly things diminishes. We grow to have a deeper fellowship with God. We desire to be transformed in the presence of God. We become doers of the word instead of just hearers. We walk by faith despite what we see say but most importantly we surrender and say Yes to God because He is Our Heavenly Father, Friend, Lord and Personal Savior. The Ultimate Ruler of Our lives.

How can I grow in my walk with God?

1. Make God a priority in your life. Set a time for God. Make room for your Creator. Take time to pray and fast. (It’s one thing to say that God is #1 on your Bio on Instagram but is God really a priority in your life? What are the three things you do when you wake up? How is your life a reflection of God? What does your conversation consist of throughout the day?)

2. Open Your Bible. (You must learn to be intentional when it comes to spending time with God. Before opening your Bible, pray and invite the Holy Spirit in every session. Don’t just read the Bible like it’s a story book. Allow God to teach you. He is the greatest teacher but you have to willing to learn.)

3. Spend time in worship. ( Worship the Lord. When you are praying, you can play some worship music in the background. Worship the Lord. He alone is worthy of all the praise. No one deserves the praise more than He does. A few weeks back, before service started, the worship Leader at my church said something profound. She said “You cannot worship past your understanding of what God has done and what He will do for you.” Many times in the church, when someone sees another person worshipping, it is so easy for someone to say “She’s doing too much. She’s not the only one who knows the Lord.” You see, that kind of talk will never get you that far. You cannot worship God past your understanding of who is to you. When you see someone worshipping and all you do is criticize, maybe their service to the Lord will also move you into that place of worship. You never know what the Lord can do in His presence if only you will learn to be present. So worship the King of Kings. Let your praise rise and may it be a sweet fragrance unto the Lord. Don’t let anyone get in the way of you worshipping the Lord. There’s no time or place to worship the Lord, just worship your Maker.

4. Stop being lazy. It is easy to plant a seed but the hardest part is watering it and doing the work required. You see, the gift of salvation is free but the hardest part is learning to work out your salvation. (Philippians 2:12). How do you work out your salvation? You work it out by walking with the Lord. Jesus died on the Cross of Calvary. The blood has already been shed. You don’t have to crucified. You have been resurrected with Christ. The gift was free but you still have to put the gift into use. You don’t just unravel a gift and let it collect dust, you use it. You don’t just confess with with your mouth that you believe in Jesus Christ, you believe in your heart. In the same way as believers, God wants us to grow but we must be willing to take those steps whether little or big into His presence. If a mother was lazy, in teaching her child how to walk, the child will crawl forever.

5. Have community. You see, Jesus had 12 disciples. He didn’t need them but He had them for a purpose. In Hebrews 10:12-13, we are reminded that we should not forsake the gathering of believers. It reads “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.” How can we grow when we refuse to be surrounded by Christ-like minded people? We are a body belonging to Christ. None of us are perfect but we need each other. We have blemishes but God is still working in each one of us. Having community is important because you learn, exchange thoughts/ideas and grow together deeper in our walk with God.

6. Wait well. Throughout this journey, there are going to be many times where we must wait on the Lord. Even in the waiting, God is teaching us something. He is preparing us for the journey ahead but let’s be honest, many times the waiting season isn’t easy. It’s harder in the flesh but when the Holy Spirit is involved, what is impossible will be made possible. It’s extremely hard for those who don’t dwell in the presence of God to wait. Waiting is not easy but when you learn to spend time with God, you have a renewed perspective even through the waiting period. Waiting requires patience and the help of the Holy Spirit. Whether your waiting for a job, marriage, and so forth, you must learn to rely on God. A waiter doesn’t stop serving others because one customer isn’t ready. He or she continues until that customer is ready. Even in the waiting reason, God requires us to be doing something. Not just anything. It’s the reason why we must seek Him in all our ways.

7. You must learn to have faith/trust in the Lord. In Proverbs 3:5-6, we are reminded of this truth, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” The key verse is trust. How can you trust when you don’t acknowledge God? You will put your trust somewhere else other than God. It’s in God’s presence that we learn to trust Him. When it comes to faith, the Bible reminds us that “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6). You must believe that God exists. If you don’t believe, then who are you putting your faith in? Faith in the world equals disappointment. Faith in God equals sufficiency in everything that I need. Faith is huge component in our walk with God.

8. Know your friends/environment. Earlier in this post, we took a look at a few questions and I asked you all about who your friends were? Believe me, this is very important when it comes to your walk with God. You can’t be friends with everyone. There are some people who will be around during your planting season but they are not meant to be there when you blossom. Many times, we want the entire tribe to be there but when you walk with the Lord, He will bring and remove those who aren’t meant to be there. At times, God allows you to make the decision. I was once that person who clung unto friends. When you hurt me, I forgave you and carried on. It got to a point where I became so broken. I cried a lot and it always circled around friendships but I’m grateful to God that He has healed me and has given me a renewed perspective on life. So please check your circle. People’s actions speak louder than their words. Forgive but understand that forgiveness doesn’t mean re-entry. It’s not about who started with you. Sometimes, you have to let go of those who started with you because they are not heading in the same direction. No, by no means are you better than them but understand that some people can be a hindrance to where God is taking you. Surround yourself with quality. Allow God to bring those people necessary into your life. Those who challenge, love and bring out the best in you.

9. Take time to read books that enlighten you. (Faith based books). There are so many books out there but if there’s anything I can tell you, I would say, pray about it. Before ordering a faith based book, pray and ask God to lead you in making the choice. Also read the synopsis and if you can, read about the author.

*Get a journal. Write your prayers to God ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ. Get a jar, write down your prayer requests/praise reports to God.

10. Attend conferences, get a devotional, listen to podcasts and watch sermons but remember that these tools must never be a substitution to reading your Bible. Attending conferences, reading a devotional, listening to a podcast are just icing on a cake. They are not the bread of life. They can aid in your growth but never forsake God to worship these things He created to be used for His Glory.

Verses To Ponder:

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” -Matthew 6:33

“Dear brothers and sisters, when I was with you I couldn’t talk to you as I would to spiritual people. I had to talk as though you belonged to this world or as though you were infants in the Christian life.
I had to feed you with milk, not with solid food, because you weren’t ready for anything stronger. And you still aren’t ready, for you are still controlled by your sinful nature. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn’t that prove you are controlled by your sinful nature? Aren’t you living like people of the world?” -1 Corinthians 3:1-3

Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God.” -Hebrews 6:1

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” – 1 Peter 2:2-3

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart
 and wait for the Lord.” -Psalm 27:14

With love,

Karen ๐ŸŒป

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. God bless you. May you continue to grow in your walk with God. Until next time, stay blessed & rooted in Christ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜Š

The Work Of Your Hands ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ

“Blessed is every one who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways. When you eat the labor of your hands, you shall be happy, and it will be well with you.”

As a child, when asked what I wanted to become, my response was always a “Pediatrician”. Growing up, I saw how my mother and my father worked so hard leaving my sister and I at home while trying to make ends meet. My mother had two jobs and my father had one. As years passed on, I became fearful of not being successful in life. I watched as my mother would get up early in the morning, prepare food for us and head off to work. Catching the A train and the #2 train to the Bronx. After that, catching the #2 train and transferring to the A or C train to 125th Street. From one job to the next. My father on the other hand worked the morning shift but the thought of seeing the hustle and bustle that my parents went through at a young age made me think of life as a continuous struggle. I wanted to have a job which paid well, that way I wouldn’t have to find another job to make ends meet.

Fast forward to my high school years. Throughout high school, I struggled with math and science. They weren’t my strongest areas at all. Pre-Calculus. My dear, what are we calculating again? I enjoyed writing and reciting poems in my English class. My eighth grade teacher was phenomenal. Every last Friday of the month, we had to memorize a poem written by well known poets like Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes. Every Monday, we were given a punctuation quiz. Whoever received the highest grade in the class, received $1 or $2. Looking back, it was my eighth grade teacher that made me fall in love with poetry. I liked writing but I wouldn’t say that I loved it. During lunchtime, I would write poems with a friend. It was always a time when our creativity came alive.

Years passed by and it was time for me to go to college. I got accepted into a four year college but due to my misunderstanding of loans and cost of tuition, I ended up attending a community college. It was there that God connected me with different people. I was told that I needed to take a music course. At the time, I was so confused why I needed to take that course but it was there that God allowed me to meet my friend who was a Muslim and is now a Christian. God had a purpose. Some of the people I met during those years are still my friends up till now. During my first year of college, I wanted to pursue Nursing. I started taking the course requirements but it got to a point where I realized that Nursing wasn’t for me. So I started doing my research and there I came across Social Work. The job description entailed of everything that I envisioned and wanted to do. I love children and I love helping/giving people advice. At the time when I told my family I wanted to pursue Social Work, they weren’t fond of it. Questions like “Why do you want to pursue Social Work? Social workers do so much and don’t make enough money”. It was in those years that fear creeped into my life again. I was reminded of my early years as a child, watching my parents juggle between jobs just trying to make ends meet. Fear crippled me from pursuing Social Work. There was so much noise that I couldn’t hear God speaking even when He was speaking. Three years passed and I ended up transferring into another University. It was there that I pursued Public Health. It was there, that God allowed me to meet my amazing friends and great professors in which I still connect with from time to time. I don’t regret pursing Public Health and receiving a Child Advocate certificate. I learned a lot in those courses and I am so grateful for everyone that God allowed me to meet. The testimonies are so much, I cannot contain it. God is so Good. I share this post with you all to remind you that God is still at work in your life. I didn’t pursue Social Work but I’m going through the process right now. Don’t look back in regret of what could’ve been done but rather commit all your ways unto God and allow Him to guide you. I don’t regret pursing Public Health. Every course I took shed light and gave me a broader perspective on things. God had a purpose where He positioned me. Before submitting my application to colleges, I prayed over it and my God, His hands was over it. The universities He didn’t have in mind for me didn’t go through but the one He knew best went through because it was His way of reminding me that He is in Control.

Don’t listen to the voices around you. Let God lead you but know that God can send His sheep to speak a word to you. Be connected to God. Be obedient. Stay in His word. Know that things will work out for you. Things will fall in pleasant places for you. Don’t compare your journey to others. You are uniquely made. Look at your palms. Look at yourself in the mirror. Your identity is in Christ. God made no mistake when He created you. Let the Potter continue to mold you for His Glory.

Whether you are getting ready for your first or final year in college, commit all your ways to God. He has the final say. Your parents don’t have the final say. They can advise you but at they end of the day, you will be the one who attends work feeling miserable in pursuit of mama and papa’s dreams. Let God guide you. Challenges may come your way but the truth is obstacles strengthen you. Take a leap of faith. Don’t stand at the door. Open the door and get your inheritance. Let God complete the work He has begun in you. You will lack no good thing when you walk with the Lord. He will make provision for you but you must learn to do your part. You can pray but if you don’t do your part, it will just be words uttered to God as He awaits you. Your job may not pay very much but when you are doing what God has called you to do, you will be fulfilled and greater opportunities will open for you to receive more. Remember that God has given you a gift and it will also make room for more. In Christ, we lack nothing because everything is Present in His Presence.

Verses To Ponder

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” -Psalm 32:8

The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.” -Proverbs 10:22

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” –Psalm 23:1

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” -Psalm 27:14

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” –Philippians 2:13

โ€œHow great you are, O Sovereign LORD ! There is no one like you. We have never even heard of another God like you!” 2 Samuel 7:22

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. It’s always a blessing to share with you all. It’s already April. May this month be fruitful and may you seek God in all your ways. Until next time, stay blessed & rooted in Christ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜Š

With love,

Karen ๐Ÿ˜˜