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Are we even fighting AT ALL…?

You know, this week was an absolutely emotional one for me. For some reason, I spent quite some time on the phone with women.
I took away ONE thing from EVERY conversation.

EVERY!!!

That some, maybe most of us are NOT fighting hard enough!!!

My Rev (who I am CRAZY about more now than before) said something once in his leadership school.

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It was a QnA session and someone had asked what informs his preaching per time…
He gave many things but one stuck out. I have NEVER forgotten
He said that sometimes you have quite a lot of people asking him questions on the same thing.

Different people. Random people. Same questions. Same issues.

Then he knows it is time to address it in a sermon…

That’s what this week was about for me so let’s yarn in this post.

Good thing is, I’m addressing myself too. I’m gonna write this knowing that I would have to come back from time to time and read it. Matter of fact, I’m sharing mostly my fights…

Ladies, are we fighting enough for what is OURS? Are we even fighting AT ALL?

No kiddin’ but looks like everywhere I turn, the devices of the enemy seem to be pumping itself up. But we who he is attacking are on Instagram.

If the devil ain’t coming for your kid, he’s coming for your marriage, or your husband, or your job through maybe a boss or policy from hell.

Oh, he’s coming for your finances too what with fridge spoiling today and pumping machine breaking tomorrow. Or even endless hospital bills for members of your home. Oh he’s really coming for our health.

He’s coming for your prayer and study life by making you either oversleep, engaging you in fruitless activities that leave you drained and unable to engage in activities that actually bear fruits. The ones God wants to use to bless you.

He’s coming for you by constantly whispering lies in your ears, sometimes through people closest to us, that make you cower and not live out your full potential.

He’s coming for you through domestic accidents, car accidents, and even NEPA!!!

That dude is coming for our lives and he’s not even slowing down. He’s deploying ALL of his arsenals.

He of course knows how to get to you and he is NOT holding back.

But a lot of us are sleeping, yawl.

Giving up.
Holding back.
Drawing back.
Making excuses.
Blaming the wrong person.
Fighting the wrong person.
Or just lounging on Instagram.

You know what, we are in a battle guys. This is not PS3. Or candy crush. Or subways surfer.
This. Is. Full. Blown. War.

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We are in a battlefield guys. Not a play ground.

Sadly some of us are giving up just because he pulled the first punch.

Honey let me tell you what you do…
You. Fight. Back!!!

Oh Jesus, YOU roll up your sleeves and shokoto and get ready to kick some devil ass without pity.

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But some of us don’t know how to fight because we don’t have any weapons. Our arsenals are empty.

The weapons of our warfare are NOT carnal but they are MIGHTY through God…

Tz not to late to get in the battle field babe.
Good thing is, we have read the end!!!
We. Win!!!
We end up with Jesus on the streets of gold baby.
The devil rots in eternal hell.
We. Win guys!!!
So we fight from victory.
We fight on our knees.
We go in our secret prayer place, get out our sword of the spirit-the WORD- and do some serious damage to the devil.

So that boss will not let you be, messing up your life and making you miserable at work.

No, don’t take it as ‘one of those things…’

You get home, block out like 30mins and scabash until even you KNOW it is settled!!! Do it everyday until that which you have spoken, becomes your reality. Either he/she changes or leaves or you leave to somewhere better.

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Your laptop packs up for no just cause. Or starts misbehaving. And you know just how important it is to your life and productivity.

You sigh. And just leave it lying there.
No baby!!!

You better lay your hands on it and start commanding ooo.

NEPA decides to misbehave messing up almost everything at home. Nne, fight!!!

Either you are fighting for God to take you to the level financially where NEPA has zero effect on your life, or that you have power every time you need it.

I didn’t realise how powerful NEPA can be until some two weeks back. Light was almost always absent and my inverter almost always off.

If you see how my prayer life dipped ehn. Plus my productivity. I would just lay in bed almost all day, hating NEPA and doing nothing. Then when they bring it, I’m happy and wham, it goes off again and my everything dips.

I usually confess that I always have light in my home but during that time, I used to continually feel bad that all my confessions weren’t working and so I wasn’t even confessing again.

Ah, one day I heard God.

Like Eziaha, isn’t this when you are supposed to go even harder on your confession? Just some manifestation of the devil using NEPA and you wanna roll over and play dead.
I mean, NEPA!!!
Where’s your fight girl? How do you defeat the devil if you can’t defeat NEPA!!!
Go and do battle on this situation until it changes. But in the meantime, resolve that you would still maximise your day.

Oh I repented!!! I know I shared with the ladies in this group I’m in and one of them talked about not waiting till circumstances are perfect to keep our faith going.

You know what? I decided I would do battle. I would battle with the Word and keep my confessions going. I would fight until I have my 24/7 power supply (whichever way it comes) but in the meantime, find creative ways to yet maximise my day despite NEPA.
I’m not kidding, all through this week, NEPA was not even an issue.
NOT. AT. ALL!!!

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I’m still fighting. I don’t stop.

How many of us stay fighting for the relationships God has put in our lives?

One little misunderstanding that you know you could have dealt with by putting your ego in check.

But no!!! You sacrifice a perfectly amazing relationship on the altar of self-worship!!!

You know what? I’ve decided to fight to keep the friends God has given me especially those in my inner-inner and then inner circle.

Gosh, I have decided to DO GRACE!!! Make excuses for them, forgive and fight to keep our friendship going.

This week one of my friends upset me. Or maybe I was over reacting and I just decided to do nothing. I would just leave it and well if we get to the end, we get there. Ain’t nobody got time to push.

You see, sometimes I’m like a spoilt kiddo. I hear how awesome I am a lot that sometimes I forget that awesome don’t mean i am perfect.

But this kiddo also wants to obey God so… I Shake it off and get on my face before God… humble!!!

Then in my Quiet time as I prayed, God told me to fight to keep it. Infact, God pushed me. He made me do what my flesh would NEVER do. That was when I tweeted this.

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And I’m thankful I did. Because humans are not perfect. We don’t toss people just because… we fight to keep the relationships GOD Himself brought to us.

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Still. Pretty. Traumatized!!!

And you know, I’m pretty resolved to keep fighting!!!

For friendship!!!

Sometimes you are not even fighting for a friendship but for a soul. Maybe God wants you to minister to XXX but a few ‘hinderances’ along the way, gets you like ‘abeggi. See someone I am even trying to help…Ain’t nobody got time for that’
No!!! Let’s not give up on something absolutely amazing that God wants to do through us just because human beings do what human beings do – misbehave!!!

You know, I was pretty done with this post and was just editing when one of my babies sent me this message.

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You see, I felt like one proud mama. I told her I would add to a post I was writing. I’m so glad I didn’t give up on her when she gave me so many reasons to. Instead I loved her deep and prayed for her hard. I’m soooo proud of  you baby. You are sooo much stronger than you know.  Do you see how much stronger she sounds and how much willing she is to fight? Fight to kick any stupid soul ties as a result of past mistakes? Imagine if I got tired of an assignment God gave me in this babe.

Fight.
Fight to be a blessing.
Fight to obey God.

For some of us, the fight we have cowered from is a fight to save our marriages. Our marriages have gone through a rough patch and are not exactly the ‘fairy tale’ we quite expected and so we just resolve to sha be in it, and enjoy the 50percent it is offering. Afterall, at all at all na him bad pass.

Ah!!!

Gosh, honey fight for that dream marriage you envisaged. We don’t do half measures. We don’t take the crumbs the devil offers. We fight to take hold of ALL that God died for, thriving amazing marriages and all.

Or maybe you suspect your hubby may be looking outside or there is this one woman who you have bad vibes from. Or maybe sef, you KNOW He is flat out cheating. Don’t just sit and cry.
Or maybe cry yes but clean your eyes and go do some serious battle in your secret place.

Fight the devil. It’s really him.
Not your husband.

Attack the real enemy that wants to stay hidden.

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I believe in marriage. I don’t think any marriage is exempt from the devil’s wiles. My own marriage throws me constant battles but one thing hubs and I are decided on is the fact that we will FIGHT to keep it. Keep fighting till it gets better and betterer.

I believe we should fight to save our marriages. Frankly I have a couple of people in my corner whose marriages I had sorta joined them to write off (don’t judge)but one day, as I prayed for God to help them move on, He nudged me to pray instead for a restoration.
Because He can restore.
He urged me to encourage them to FIGHT to save their marriages. And you know what, I actually believe, BELIEVE that He can heal these marriages. And I’m excited too.

You see how Elisabeth fought in War room??? You see that scene where after praying, she comes outside and starts to shout at the devil?

Sometimes that’s what you need to do. I know someone may think you are mad but you know what you are doing.

You know, a dear friend of mine shared with me how long she stays just thinking about her life every morning, what she has and doesn’t have, comparing herself with X and Y. For almost 2hours every morning.
Hian!!! That devil is a bastard. God punish him. I had to tell her it was time to do battle.
Get your Bible out, search out scriptures that pertain to that and just keep repeating it to yourself.

Or when he comes and reminds you of your single state or the fact that you don’t have babies yet? Or you don’t have a job yet. Cos trust me honey, he’s coming for you. To attack your mind. Stay ready to fight. And no matter your circumstances, resolve to be JOYFUL even in your waiting. Sometimes, that’s our most potent weapon. Our joy, complete and unshaken.

It a journey we are on and I am so convinced she’s gonna be such a fighter the devil will wish he didn’t start this fight!!!

Frankly that’s also something I do. I have an absolutely over-imaginative mind and so whenever the devil throws those thoughts in, I don’t take bait. Rather I go all 2Cor 10 : 5 and 6

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For example, sometimes the devil may say what if KingDaveed falls down and hurts himself or whatever worse…
I actually stop what I am doing and say out loud…

‘…I capture that thought and I force it into the obedience of Christ and His Word. I declare that there are Angels watching over us and him and so we will not as much as smite our feet against a stone…’

I say that as often as I need to.
Because we counter thoughts with words…
Creflo Dollar says ‘…a silent Christian’ is an oxymoron.
So I love to watch that scene with Elizabeth shouting over and over again. Legit gives me goosebumps.

No way we should let the devil get away with anything. 
Are we also fighting for our health and that of our children?

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The delight of my heart

I recall January 1, KingDaveed started running a temperature. Like play like play we hit almost 40 degrees.
I. Was. So. Mad.
You see, I’m a firm believer in using your faith to keep the sickness away but if you have slacked and it has come, I am not anti-drugs. Especially for a baby. Except God is leading me otherwise, I can trust Him to give the doctors wisdom in prescribing and trust that the drugs will work.

So I spoke to my bestie, she prescribed, I bought. And hated that I was spending money on drugs at the start of the year.

Trust the devil to start speaking into your mind that na so the year go dey. Since we have cucu started that way.
Joke!!!
JOKER!!!
I said NEVER AGAIN!!!

I got scriptures. As many as I could. On health.

I wrote them out long hand. And every single day, I speak it over my household. My baby, hubby and now my help. Of course over me too. I stay on the offensive. I fight!!! I don’t agree that ‘...it is the weather…’ I recognise that the stripes that wounded Him covers the elements too…’

So if for some reason he starts coughing, I start speaking with every cough

I declare that you are healed by the stripes of Jesus… I curse this cough smiting it from its root in Jesus name…’

Even if it looks like nothing is happening, I keep speaking. I even add that
‘…God I may not see it but I believe that you are working behind the scenes. Therefore I am not moved by what I see…’

There was this time the devil was messing big time with my peace. And joy. It was when I was looking for a help. With every sign of hope, I was joyful. With every hope dashed, maybe we don’t agree on this and that, or the agent just does the most ludicrous thing, I would be soooo sad.
One day, after my mood went from 100 to -100 because of another closed door, God had to sit me down and ask whether my trust is in Him or the Agents? The devil was messing BIG TIME with my peace and joy.
Ah!!!
I knew I had to fight. Because this battle if I lost it, I would desperately open a door He had closed.
I gathered scriptures on peace and joy and trust. Wrote them out long hand and started eating it.

I fought till I got my peace back.
With every door that closed, I rejoiced. Because that was God closing it and saving me. My joy and peace stayed in tact.

And when God finally opened a door, I KNEW it was Him. But until then, I didn’t let the devil mess with me.

Wooooh, this is a battle of Words oooooooooooo.
See why you MUST study the scriptures for yourself and not be a comedian???

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You see why you stay on your knees?

You know, there was this time in a friend’s home where she realised she was always fixing this and that. It always starts small small. The devil NEVER comes in obvious fashion.

An AC here so you call the AC repairer. The hose in the washing machine, you call the plumber. The water heater starts dripping? Plumber again? Microwave packs up? Speed dial the guy who fixes it? Cabinet/wardrobe spoils, you call carpenter.
Fridge sparks? Generator packs.
And the list keeps increasing. And the frequency too.
One day she told me ‘…but babe I am a TITHER na… it is time to pray...’

That was wisdom.
That is wisdom.

Sometimes the solution is not to call the plumber. It is to go round your home, anoint everything while reminding yourself, God and the devil that you tithe and so the devourer stays rebuked.
I love this DP…

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I strongly believe that this is what we have been called to be
Warriors. In. Heels.
It don’t have to show from your outer demeanour. But spiritually, be a pit bull!!! A bull dog!!!

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When you wake up, let the smaller demons tell the bigger demons to tell the devil himself that it is time to pick race.

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We are not about that giving up life.
You need some scripture for that?

Hebrews 10:39
We are not quitters who lose out. Oh no we will stay with it and survive. Trusting God all the way.

Just to balance things up, there is a part for you to play.
Any fight of faith that leaves everything to God is an irresponsible faith.

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Say you are fighting for your marriage, sister that is not the time to respond to everything hubs says just because you must have the last word or show that you are right!!!
You sef shut up sometimes.

Or you are fighting for your health yet KFC daily and you don’t work out?

No ma!!! No sir!!!

Eeeeek and Hallelujah!!!

A dear dear friend shared something with me this week that got me doing the Holy dance. I had encouraged her to work on her weight especially as we were in faith for her health which the devil was messing with big time. Now, her irregular period has normalized and all that hormonal drama is gone. Plus she is rocking a HOT new look.
So faith and work!!!

So as I trust God for the health of my home, I make sure that the home stays clean, we eat good food not just junk and so on.

I’m trusting God for my finances so I make sure I am tithing and being a good steward of HIS money HE has so graciously given me and putting Him FIRST!!!
I’m fighting to keep friendships and so beyond praying, I’m doing the necessary investment and inconveniencing myself occasionally for my friends.
I mean, that’s how we fight!!!

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And after it dries, kick ass!!!

Sister, the devil can deal the first blow but make sure that he doesn’t KNOW what hit him by the time you gather yourself.

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Let me leave you with Ephesians 6

10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.12 For we[a] are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.[b] 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.[c] 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.[d]

Here’s to fighting, heels and all

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E’

PS:
My email is eziaha@eziaha.com

PPS: I have to mention my people… Joyce, Christine and Shirer.

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Haha. I don’t even know what to say. I’m just thankful for them!!!

PPPS
Blogging is work!!! This took me like FIVE hours!!! Jeeeeeez!!! But by Jesus, I LOVE this job!!!
But I need to learn to write shorter. Not.

Haha.

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  • Reply
    hrh7
    March 5, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Great article Eziaha. If you can, please listen to this song, Confidence by Tasha Cobbs

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      E'
      March 5, 2016 at 7:11 am

      Oh really? Lemme Google the lyrics. Sometimes that’s even all you need. Thanks darling…

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        hrh7
        March 5, 2016 at 8:04 am

        You’re welcome.

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    Rukevwe
    March 5, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Ok…. This isn’t a coincidence at all! This is the sermon that has been going on for some days now in my head. You couldn’t have said it any better. The Holy Spirit told me earlier this week that; you win battles on your knees, you get that contract/job on your knees, you make that desired progress on your knees, you get the victories on your knees. And just yesterday I had a heated conversation with myself while driving to work, I kept on screaming at myself for slacking in prayers and studying the word. I thought I was doing good until I took stock of my progress and discovered it wasn’t a par with what the Holy Spirit told me. And then it hit me, it wasn’t God who hasn’t fulfilled his part, it was ME! Instantly I called myself to order and I have started ‘warring’. I won’t stop until I see God’s word come to pass. I just finished this night’s session and then I saw your mail, I was going to read it later today but when I saw the title, I raced to your blog and boy! I’m so pumped up!
    Thank you Eziaha for this. I won’t stop until I see the change.
    I almost wrote a sermon. Lol
    ???

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      E'
      March 5, 2016 at 7:14 am

      Boo thang!!! You know this More song by Flowers? Every time I play it, which is pretty much daily, I thank you for leading me to it.
      I can confidently tell you that I have read this post maybe 11times and counting since I published it and I am more convinced each time that
      More than anyone else, it is for me too. Like soooo pumped gosh.
      So yes to fighting babe!!!

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    iKomusana
    March 5, 2016 at 1:56 am

    You Fabulous sister, I have a bone
    to pick with you,
    I really wanted to pick my top favorite of the most absolute favorite quotes from your fine piece of art but I couldn’t..

    But I forgive you sister, because you know that as awesome as you are you are not perfect..
    (This is the kind of not perfect I want to be when I grow up)

    Seriously though, let me tell you, that sometimes a girl is up at 4:30am for no apparent reason and then she reads this and just knows that the Lord needed her to have uninterrupted 30 minutes of taking in every word you wrote…

    I am done, because I cant with you! It’s over, I am all speechless..
    I wanted to reblog this but it doesn’t appear on the sharing features…

    Am going back to bed now but before that I am gonna tell them little demons, to tell the big demons to tell the devil that my chipped nail is all dried up now, and am kicking his butt and all the butts of his minions..

    Just so you know, you gave me so much purpose today and don’t you ever shorten these things,

    Good morning from Uganda..

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      E'
      March 5, 2016 at 7:18 am

      You know what??? Let’s be friends!!!
      You have captured my heart with the most amazing comments EASILY!!!
      Gosh I LOVE YOU from Nigeria…

      ????
      Thank you ikomusana!!!

      Plus yay to endorsing my length. It helps to know that the real FAB MVPs are on my side. Haha

      Hugssssssssss darling

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        iKomusana
        March 5, 2016 at 9:15 am

        Yeeeyi.. I will raise a glass of a non toxic drink and sip some to being friends…

        Now let me just add, I that I got me a new pair of red heels recently and I was wondering what occasion they would grace…
        Let the butt kicking begin..

        I can’t help but feel all kinds of spiritual things after reading,
        Actually I didn’t go back to sleep I first just got me put praying and I haven’t prayed that early in a while…

        Now am heading for a prayer retreat, by the time am done..
        Those heels shall be long gone along with every other demon and theitlr

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        iKomusana
        March 5, 2016 at 9:20 am

        Oh yes and big fat air hugggss

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          E'
          March 5, 2016 at 10:03 am

          I don’t do air hugs. I do squeeze you tight till you cannot breathe and almost break your backbone and hold for at least 30seconds hug. Ask anybody!!! Oh that’s for ladies ooo haha. My hugs are life giving…?

          • iKomusana
            March 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm

            Hihihi am in!!

    • Reply
      Dee.
      March 6, 2016 at 9:56 am

      If I were Eziaha I will ask for your hand in friendship too, your comment is witty and hilarious, reading it, I felt like I could see you adjusting your dress, staring at your nails, wearing your heels and then marching to do what’s needed. Oh! How I pity the devil…..

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        iKomusana
        March 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm

        Ooh Dee..
        Thank you very much
        I feel very wanted..
        Your right about one thing though, the devil is in serious trouble

  • Reply
    AtimMercy
    March 5, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Wow, wow, wow!!.. last night, a friend and I spent the better part of the night talking about one serious battle in her life. It is interesting how I told her the same thing you have blogged about, in different words though. She was very hesitant because she said she has given up. I guess for me, it comes from watching War Room. Before that movie, I was the fake type of person that did everything HUMANLY possible and then gave up…
    I am thankful I watched that movie (I got to know about it through your blog. Loll).
    I am thankful I read this today. Now first, I am sharing this to my friend, to encourage her to give up on the human fight and then wear her prettiest warrior heels and go on a devil butt kicking mission!. The devil NEEDS this..
    Then second, I am sharing this to anyone else i think needs to kick the devil’s butt.
    Then lastly, I am wearing my prettiest warrior heels too, add my favourite lipstick and I am heading straight to my own ‘devils’. We really need a moment or four…

    This post has spoken to me, and to more people than you even know!. May God keep using your writing to bless people..

    • Reply
      E'
      March 5, 2016 at 7:20 am

      These are the kinda comments that just make me happy from deep down my soul.
      Honey I’m adding my red lipstick too. Because we want to look pretty while doing a dirty job.
      Yaaàs to FOUR moments!!!

      Amen amen. Thank you for sharing.

      Hugs
      E’

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        AtimMercy
        March 5, 2016 at 8:50 am

        You are welcome!. Hugs back at you..

      • Reply
        Dee.
        March 6, 2016 at 9:50 am

        Hahahahahahaha @ looking pretty while doing a ‘dirty’ job.

    • Reply
      iKomusana
      March 5, 2016 at 9:18 am

      Atim, wooo I loved reading your comment..
      The red lipstick is my winner.. And we all know how you love your red lipstick..

      Thank you for telling me about this fab sister’s blog, the entire time I was reading this post it was like I was in church and it was a sermons being preached…

      Haven’t watched war room yet but honey now am sure I will

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        E'
        March 5, 2016 at 10:03 am

        Haha. You Ugandan chicks.?
        Oh go see War room. Right after that retreat!!!

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        AtimMercy
        March 5, 2016 at 10:27 am

        Thanks Kom Kom… I am glad I told you about her blog. There is something similar about the two of you. Loll. I dont know what. Loll.
        As for feeling like you are in a sermon, I relate to what you are saying!. She is awesome!
        Oh, I will bring you war room. I have it.

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          E'
          March 6, 2016 at 11:27 am

          I agree. Tho I would say komkom is wittier… 🙂
          Maybe tz the Lawyer in her

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    Chichi
    March 5, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Shorter keh…….no o, we so like abeg, so much testimonies to hold unto. I thought of getting a cleaner cos the way time flies this days, no time for me again. So, the thought to pray about it came o but you trust the Laziness or other thoughts the devil brings but seeing this now, Woooooowwww! This has opened my eyes to so many other battles that I didn’t understand…..wooow! Preach on sis.

    God bless

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      E'
      March 5, 2016 at 7:22 am

      My Darling even the littlest things call for battle because it is amazing how much trouble can emanate when those little things go wrong.
      So yes pray about it and be led Jor

      Kisses

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    Dee.
    March 5, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Roarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    O sweet baby jesus!!!!
    I’ll be back

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    Suzanne
    March 5, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Arrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!The good FIGHT of faith is on like never before. I boldly and triumphantly say the devil is in super big trouble! Ermmm sister don’t you dare tamper with post lengths , keep them coming , our eyes were created for reading.

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      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Hahahahaha eyes created for reading truly!!!
      Thank you sis

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    Oluwatosin Abisola
    March 5, 2016 at 10:38 am

    This is very timely.I have been feeling like taking it easy even while praying but now I know it’s time to kick the devil ass and announce to Him there is new management.
    No to devil and his cohorts.
    I am fighting from victory side.it’s really not a coincidence that I stumbled on Shirer’s msg yesterday Battle on the knees.
    Thank you Fab E’
    Kisses to KingDaveed

    • Reply
      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 11:28 am

      New management baby!!! Yaaaaay.
      Oh Shirer is awesome!!!
      Thanks Tosin

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    giantsparkle
    March 5, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I really needed this today babe. Been such a long time since i commented on your posts but by God, this one hit the nail squarely on the head… I had logged into WP to do a post on fear and how it cripples… been experiencing some kain tinz lately… but I’m not gonna do that post again. While reading your post, i decided that i’m not gonna write from the side I’m on right now… I’ve been more than slack in praying and reading my Bible and all… just been coasting along… and I know I really need to get back on track…
    So here’s me strapping on my red heels and fixing my lipstick…oh and red nail polish too… here’s to kicking the devil’s butt! Only God’s truth shall stand!!… casting down every thought and imagination that ‘tries’ to exalt itself above the name of Jesus…
    Ah, thank you… and yes, m gonna watch warroom again…

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      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 11:29 am

      My blog is defo happy to see you back haha
      Yes to red nail polish. We need a few blows too haha

      Thank you booo

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    Temitope Ogunyinka
    March 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Thanks for this AMAZING article! I’ve been dealing with negative thoughts severally and each time I feel I have a grip on it I fall back into more rounds of negativity or something else the devil is trying to use to weigh me down. I’m revved up now and ready to fight and keep fighting till I have that victory.
    God bless you.

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      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Whoop!!!
      We are definitely raising an army.
      D devil is not ready!!!

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    Nnedimma
    March 5, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    My red sneakers. No time for nonsense now, really. Really.

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      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Ah!!! I don’t even wanna imagine!!!
      At 6ft plus, the sneakers are just PERFECT!!!?

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    I Was Thirteen Once – chynanu's Blog | a mixed bouquet
    March 5, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    […] PPS: This week has been rough for me, in sooo many ways. It probably has been my roughest week this year and to make it even worse, Esmeralda- my tablet packed up on Thursday. One minute I was looking at Nicole Chikwe’s Pictures on Instagram after Uju tagged me on her post and the next? The screen was frozen on her picture for ten hours before shutting down. It hasn’t come on since then. Esmeralda isn’t just a tablet, she has been the storage for my dreams, hopes and in fact my whole life since August 9th 2013. When I think of taking her to be repaired I feel an ache in my heart because my budget is tighter than yoga pants and I might face the reality of losing everything on her. Just when it seems like the wall are caving in on you, God will always send help your way and he did it with Tamie’s Post and Eziaha’s […]

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      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Esmeralda can actually pick up. I KNOW this.
      Share your testimony booooo

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    Nnedimma
    March 5, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Who’s complaining about the length?

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      Adaeze
      March 5, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Hmmm E’ does long posts on the regular and we love em long sef.

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        E'
        March 6, 2016 at 11:32 am

        I certainly can’t write short self haha. Good to have length lovers on my side

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      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Errrr, a few good people. But they will get used to it. Lol

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    Adaeze
    March 5, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    I can’t count how many times you seem to have written a post just for me but this one? I was just screaming as I read, I was revved! Again you can’t imagine the impact you make with this your blogging ministry.
    Happy birthday in advance to KingDaveed.

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      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 11:33 am

      Thanks darling. Thank God too. The post is firing me up too

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    Tamie
    March 5, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Preach!
    Speak to me!

    Oh I give up so easily! This is what I have to do, fight! Baba!!
    Like some other deep post that stock cords I know I would come back and read this over (and over) again. It needs to sink in.
    Thanks E’.

    PS
    Longer posts are bae!
    Shorter posts would be an anomaly.

    PPS Permission to re blog pls?

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      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Anomaly is right. Esp on this lane. Haha.
      Re blog hun!!! Permission granted for now and the future. Haha

      Hugsss sis. Thank you

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    Fadekesays
    March 6, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Hi E.
    I enjoyed reading this and I’m inspired. I realize I’v not really bn fighting enough esp in a particular aspect of my life. I’ve bn fighting but not hard enough.

    Funny thing, i got the mail for a new post alert but i really wasnt interested in reading but a friend (olivia, one of your babies) continuosly asked me to read. And I’m glad I did. God bless yu for letting him use you to reach out to his people.

    And Yes! You have to learn to write shorter. Haha.

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      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Awww thanks boo. And thanks to teni too.

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    Ehi
    March 6, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Can I just say how much I love you. The way God uses you to speak to me. I only just came to re-read “but first” and then Bam!! I see this directly speaking to me.
    God bless you for sharing this.
    P.s: can we be friends. Not aiming for inner circle, just in a circle sha. Lol

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      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 11:36 am

      OK you got me rollinnnnnng.
      Just in a circle??? Lol.
      Oh my!!!
      I am sending plenty love back sef. Definitely love you too.
      Thanks for reading boo.
      BTW do I know this Ehi? UCH?

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    mamalette
    March 6, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Can someone tell me how to rectify my email so as to get notifications. Now to this wonderful post. I had to bookmark, can’t afford to miss out on this on a long run.
    Firstly, God bless you mama. How you take out your time to speak to me/us as if you knew our needs at that particular season beats me. Your blog is a ministry and beyond that too. Pls don’t shorten the lenght, this is what this awesome blog is known for.

    Mama, last night i couldn’t sleep well. I felt God showing me some areas i have slacked and letting the devil steal Gods glory. I was thinking on ways to improve so I logged in on your blog and found this.
    How can you be this timely? How do God use you this effortlessly? Am laying down every weight and going full force. Enough is enough. I have to stand strong and War hard. Some many areas in my life need serious battle and I have overlooked them but you just subtly brought my attention to them.

    God bless you richly. Beyond what you ever prayed for. You reward is both here and mightly in heaven

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      Dee.
      March 6, 2016 at 9:43 am

      It’s amazing how I just overlook plenty things cos I feel ‘shebi it’s just this small thing’ this post came to me as a clarion call as per small things escalate when they are handled carelessly, you gotta fight baby girl, when the devil sniffs me he shld move back and warn his cohorts as in, everything in and around me must vibrate the word so much so, it’s like a forcefield, anything anti-christ that ASPIRES to penetrate or try nonsense gets eletrocuted! You don’t tamper with me or mine.
      Oh! Gosh momma,this post resonates in a way that commenting can’t do enof justice.
      You are AMAZING momma, and that spirit in you hmmmmmmmnnnnn!!!!
      Xoxo

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      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Awwww see all the beauty loaded in one comment!!!
      About the notification, maybe u can enter ur email Addy again.
      And you bet I ain’t shortening any length. At all.

      Amen at the blessing. I love you darling.

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    E'
    March 6, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Where do I start? Lol
    I am feeling the pump in this comment.
    Thanks girl. and thank God??

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    mamezi
    March 6, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Eziaha, Thankyou for letting God use you as a blessing every time. If I start to write the things I have learnt you will just chase me away cos me sef they write long…lol
    But I am grateful and I know God will continue to mould you unto His perfect image.
    One thing I love about your blog is the mannerism, you don’t even realise how long it was till you have finished reading because it knows how to capture one’s attention till the end regardless of how long and that is how I like to write and those are things I enjoy. God bless you dear.

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      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      For the length feedback thank you so much. Means a lot.
      And thanks for this super awesome comment.
      Amen amen.
      God bless you too sis

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    Adaeze Writes
    March 6, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    It’s my first time here…was directed by Adaezenwa’s blog and I must say that you are a big time preacher. I was saying a loud Amen to the prayer words and making positive declarations into my life and the lives of my loved ones. Thank you for this! I’m definitely bookmarking this page.
    BTW I love this phrase; We go in our secret prayer place, get out our sword of the spirit-the WORD- and do some serious damage to the devil.’
    I love the thought of doing serious damage to the devil, by the time we are through with him ehn, by the power of the most high, he will bow!

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      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      Awwww welcome darling. Please stayyyyyyy. Subscribe too.

      Yesooo he will bow.
      Thank you so much darling

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    Tamie
    March 6, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Reblogged this on Tamie's Alcove and commented:
    Hey shugars, how has the weekend been?
    Its been really really cool for me.

    You know how you take time out with yourself and see some areas you think you should consciously work on? That’s the place I’ve been for a while now.
    And this beautiful post by E’ just give me the right push. I give up too easily. I need to learn to fight. #WarMode
    Its a long read, but totally worth it! I promise.

    Enjoy.
    ..And happy mothering sunday to all mama’s and mama’s to be .

    Love always.

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      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      Whioioooop

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    Ezy M
    March 6, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Wow!!! Thanks for this great post. The devil can come in diverse ways….but thank God for the grace to fight him no matter his wiles and tricks. And the good news is that we already know we will sure win.

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      E'
      March 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      Azzin that knowledge spurs us on…

      Hugs sister. Thank God

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    ChinyereDistinguished
    March 6, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you so much FAB E’ for this post, it’s a wake up call for me that we’re in a war front not a playground. I rarely comment on your blog but I am always blessed by your posts and I always leave better than I came. I love your writing wit, you write strong truths in a way that is both endearing and challenging. Please can you adopt me into one of your circles?

    In the meantime, I gotta adorn my armour of God and do serious battle on my knees. God bless you always ma’am.

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      E'
      March 7, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Thanks hun

      Yes to battle

      And of course you are in my FAB circle na.

      Thanks sis

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    blinkyblast
    March 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    *carries placard* Nooo to short writing on this Lane please

    Hmmm… I still haven’t found the right word …
    Reading through this comments, Ha!! DEVUUU YOU ARE IN TROUBLE…
    Kicking your butt back to back.

    I love you mum

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      E'
      March 7, 2016 at 9:36 am

      Haha I feel old…
      Love you Darl and don’t worry d posts stay, length and all

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    My Best Friend’s Dad- And now, Ebube (Scene 7) – Tendrils
    March 7, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    […] http://eziaha.com/2016/03/04/are-we-even-fighting/ – General reminder to kick ass today. […]

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    Nedoux
    March 7, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Hi Eziaha,

    I am so glad that I found my way to your blog, watching that scene in War Room stirred my spirit in a such a powerful way. Prayer is wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing this post.

    Enjoy the rest of the week.

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      E'
      March 10, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      Thank you for reading dear

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    ranti
    March 8, 2016 at 11:54 am

    absolutely totally “truthest”…God bless u for dis piece….long but totally worth the read. we must stand n fight for what we hold dear.

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      E'
      March 10, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks dear

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    Teal
    March 9, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    OK, so I cried when I finished reading this. All I can keep saying is, God bless you and yours.They are friendships that I need to fight for and mehn, my supervisor has been misbehaving. I have been taking it for granted for so long, giving excuses for him but the devil ‘ gas’ to know that he can’t frustrate me. Like mamalette said I also don’t realise that the post is long until you say so and my fav part is the ps nd pps part. Pls connect me to Dee, she needs to pass me some of that fab Christian swag and I can start harassing her to post more regularly on her blog. Oh and happy birthday to KingDaveed

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      E'
      March 10, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Ah supervisor wahala no be here. Fight!!!

      Thanks for the heart warming comments.

      Oya dee connect yasef haha

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      Dee.
      March 21, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Hiya teal, Dee here. Thanks for the mention and yes to ‘connecting’.

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    Tosin
    March 10, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Omg! Can’t hold back again ,I just had to comment!! A big fan of this blog but also a silent reader, as I prefer not to comment most times. This piece is super timely for me. In all sincerity , every time I visit this blog I am always energised and refreshed one way or the other. Dear E , words cannot express the encouragement I get from reading your blog. Will just sum it up by saying ” thank you for allowing God to use you “. Stay humble babes, I believe God is taking you higher. Hugs

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      E'
      March 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      You last line is everything. I am constantly reminded to and thank you too for reminding.
      Thanks for commenting.

      Thank you sis. wish I could hug you

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    Anyanna
    March 11, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Oh wow… so its been ages and some. But i thank God for your post.

    Fighting and warring on those heels. A MUST OH… for whatever sphere of influence God has placed us, in the home, office, business etc. we must fight.

    Your post came timely E.

    I recently looked back on my fighting history and girl oh girl… see slacking. I don learn sha,it aint gonna happen no more….

    May the Lord continually bless you for the posts… i recently had to write some posts for a blog and realized it required so much

    God bless you real good

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      E'
      March 12, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Long time Anya
      Hugsss

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    JoyAkas
    March 11, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Hello E,

    Just to say, I have been blessed by this post and EVERY other post, I have read here. God bless you and take you higher in Jesus Name, Amen. I think I should complete the film “War Room”, watched it half way, NEPA took light, have not be opportuned to finish it. Am sooooooooooooooo fighting back and CONSTANTLY STAY on the OFFENSIVE.

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      E'
      March 12, 2016 at 10:50 am

      Oh go finish it pls
      Thanks girl. Amen

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    Timi
    March 11, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Waow..I feel so blessed after reading this. This is piece was so encouraging and inspiring. Thanks for being such a blessing as usual. May God continue to bless you with more inspiration and wisdom for us your readers. I also pray that God will bless your ministry with more followers because more people need to be blessed. On a lighter note though, Keep the posts as long as usual cus, we your fans, love them that way,lol. Welldone dear.x

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      E'
      March 12, 2016 at 10:51 am

      Amen amen
      And yes the long posts stay

      Lol

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    oyediji olubunmi
    March 12, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    God bless youuuuuuuuu

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    tumininu
    March 14, 2016 at 1:27 am

    First timer, dis got me thinking really hard and now have realised how God wants me to retrace my steps back in prayers cos ‘ve missed d path to follow but this got me seriouslythinking and am ready to fight the devil cos he’s really dealing with me, am now more than ready to fight back

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      E'
      March 14, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Go kick some butt babe!!!

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    brytnex
    March 15, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I’m lost of words. Thank you for this post.
    This post just nudged me further in my fight.

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      E'
      March 21, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      Go kick some ass gurl

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    Nzube
    March 19, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! God bless you. You indeed a blessing. U spoke just to my soul. May God’s Grace and favour forever abide with you. Love U ‘E’

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      E'
      March 21, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      Amen. Thank you so much love

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    Ife
    April 2, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Thank you for writing this it has touched me and gingered mein ways you won’t imagine. God bless you.

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      E'
      April 6, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Amen amen

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    Ife
    April 2, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you

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      E'
      April 6, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      You are welcome

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    Gbenga Ezra
    April 6, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Beautiful
    But long will confess I gave up reading then found out I was almost at the end..it was really captivating and enlightening
    ..well done ma

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      E'
      April 7, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Gbenga, I’m praying you receive the spirit of reading lengthy posts because that’s how we roll on this lane ?

      Thanks plenty.

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