Showing posts with label inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label inspiration. Show all posts

Monday, May 20, 2013

God, speak to me

I woke up with a start. The time -- 5:02am! I had been 'thinking' in my sleep. Recently, my mind has had a lot to deal with -- a full plate.
All I could say was, "God, please speak to me. Show me the way. I can't give up... ."
I shut my eye and fell asleep again. After a couple of hours, I woke up and started preparing for work.
Then. It. Happened.
I received a text message from my friend Francis. It was a Bible quotation!

Hebrews 10:35 - 36:

35 Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It dawned on me. I've been impatient most of my life, and that had made me take
a lot of bad decisions. I've paid for -- and still continue -- to pay for my mistakes.
It's amazing how I expected God to talk to me in an 'extra-ordinary' way, and he chooses my friend. I'm sure missed a lot of His subtle convos as well.
Thank You, Abba. Do increase my faith, so I can be still and know that You are God.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Inspiration in a Cosmo Jet

Earlier today, I boarded a Cosmopolitan jet (commonly called tro-tro) from Tema to Madina. The guy by me demanded his change, immediately after he had paid his fair. I noticed from his accent that he's a Nigerian.
I struck a convo with him and got inspired in the end.
Prince is from Nigeria's Delta State. He's been in Ghana for three years now. He calls Ghana his home now. Says he really found and accepted God in our country.
He commends the country on its peace, rule of law, humility of its people, et cetera. He's learnt how to respect and treat women here.
I told him that inspite of all the negatives he raised about his people, I admired then for their confidence and assertiveness.
He smiled and nodded in agreement, then he says a problem he has with Ghanaians is our timid nature. "They are afraid to fail", he told me. "That's why foreigners come here and their businesses boom while Ghanaians look on". He encouraged me to be confident and go for the kill.
He also advised me to seek the Lord in all I do, and surely, He will manifest Himself in my life.
We spoke about business too. He's a great fellow, I reckon, who loves the Lord.