Wow. Ok so this is really happening. Thank You Lord.
Hello everyone, I am so thankful that you have decided to read this and as I start this new adventure, I hope you continue to stay with me. I honestly feel like I have to stop stalling, start listening to God and start stepping out in faith.
Quick background: For a few months now I’ve really been asking God what my purpose here on earth is. I mean, we’re here only for a short time and I want to be as effective in His will as possible – I want to leave this earth EMPTY of all that the Lord has placed into me to pour out.
I had asked God in prayer over and over and I think He began to speak to me - (this is where faith comes in: I BELIEVE I’ve heard His voice, I’ve prayed about it and now I have to step out in faith, believing that He has called me to do this) – through a few different mediums (I’ll go into that in a later post), especially about commitment, talents and purpose.
In the church I was visiting a few Sundays ago (big up House on the Rock, Tufnell Park), Pastor Laolu spoke about the parable of the talents (Matthew 25: 14-30). Now I know we may have heard this parable countless times (in fact, I read it maybe three times in the two weeks prior to the church service?), but it really spoke to me again when He explained it.
“WHAT HAS GOD PUT INSIDE YOUR HAND? WHAT HAS GOD BLESSED YOU WITH? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH IT FROM NOW ON?”
- I thought about these questions all the way home and I’m still thinking about them now. I really have been like the servant who BURIED the talents the master (God) gave him. I counted a few of the talents that God has given me, and realised that its time UPROOT them and start using them. So here I am.
So, let me tell you a bit about myself: My name is Ola (or Lioness), I am a 23 year old recent graduate, and although I've been a Christian my whole life, I've backslidden many times. I finally decided last year to take my walk with God seriously. No more lukewarmness (is this a word?), time to start a fire (I’m so corny, wow.). I loooooove to talk and I’m often long-winded (I’m pretty sure you can tell by now), so bare with me as I learn to be concise.
It's a continuous thing to learn and truly be faithful to God, to lean on Him and His Word and no longer be a HEARER but a DOER of the Word (James 1:22).
What about you? I would love to hear a bit about you!
I would love you to stick around, I have lots of plans for this blog, and I mean LOTS. I plan, with the grace of God, to post twice a month, so subscribe below to keep updated and to speed.
Love, Peace and Joy!
“And without FAITH, it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God..” Hebrews 11:6