If you feel breathless after reading this POST, It is because I am writing it soooo super fast.
Ok so our FIRST Propel meeting was EVERYTHING!!! Walahi, I have not even recovered from it. Every thing I want to do now, I filter through the wisdom I garnered BOTH from the videos and the Chicks present.
It is an Organisation founded by THE UNSTOPPABLE DYNAMITE Christine Caine who I am UNBELIEVABLY IN LOVE with.
Propel seeks to arm women the tools to LEAD WELL in the Workplace.
The dynamics are changing fast and you have a LOT of women out there in the Marketplace BUT without the needed tools to navigate it right. So Propel is handing women those tools. Basically telling you GO GIRL!!! You can be an amazing LEADER, WIFE, MOM, SISTER, CHICK etc and still be a CHRISTIAN. You don’t have to compromise your faith to LEAD WELL.
Plus Propel is a super evangelistic tool for women, in that Jesus commanded us to GO YE INTO ALL THE WORLD and make DISCIPLES for Christ. Your world is YOUR MARKETPLACE, anywhere you do your secular business, and you can BE A MARKETPLACE APOSTLE.
So how does it work? Do we all get to go to America and join Christine Caine?
Well, I wish. Lol
So there are a series of videos, called CURRICULUMS (which I already have purchased and have permission to share. sorry not online, but only within the Groups).
Each curriculum has 6videos and a workbook. The idea is you get together in SMALL groups, watch the videos and then DISCUS them practically. The video has Chris and four of her friends discussing various topics that pertain to women and leadership, and then they have an audience who asks questions which they answer.
And then the discussions stimulate discussions in our various small groups. You can choose your meeting times as often as you want, but they recommend once a month, and one video per meeting.
We have our FIRST ever Propel Lagos group already formed, and we met some 2 or 3weeks back. Those are the pictures I plaster all over this Post.
I will be starting up more groups here in Lagos, and handing off batons of leadership as I form them. But hey, outside Lagos, feel free to get a small group of Chicks and start your own group too. Could be anything from 5 to 15/20 Chicks.
Trust me, it is pretty simple to start. No biggie. Just do me a mail and then I will furnish you with EVERYTHING you need to start.
So back to Group 2 in LAGOS, our FIRST meeting will be Monday, Oct 3, 2016 at 3pm. We will decide on the venue together, most likely the home of one of us. We used Funto’s home for Group 1 and she said she woke up the night after, and spoke in tongues for one hour when she realized how Prophetic it is that her home was used for the first ever PROPEL…
I am just here beefing her. Lol.
We watched VIDEO ONE titled PERSONAL LEADERSHIP,
because before you lead ANYWHERE, you first have to master how to lead yourself. And my goodness!!! Let me just share lessons some of the Chicks got from it… UNEDITED!!!
Out of my own brokenness. Funny how this line jumped out at me as Chris said it. Ok to put it in context, she mentioned how we all have the Holy Spirit in us to continually NUDGE us to do this or NOT do that. So instead of letting our brokenness nudge us to do X just because ‘my friend’ is doing it, or one Chick on social media is buying it, I take nudges and i’m led only by the HS working in me. There is never a shortage of nudges from people/social media/life BUT if I’m taking my nudges from them, and NOT the Holy Spirit, it is NOT thier fault. It is MY OWN brokenness and I need to go back to Jesus who is my ultimate goal and have him fix me!!! Phew
I don’t need their cheers or their jeers!!! Now this was dropped by d’amazing Lisa Harper. Mehn, it is absolutely amazing to see how people think they can speak into your life and tell you how to live. BUT not only do we NOT take anything they have to say, we should also NOT feel a need to EXPLAIN ourselves to them or let them into details of our lives so they understand WHY we did X or Y. Why are you explaining? Because you want their cheers? I recall how I used to EXPLAIN my entire life when anyone asked me why I left Abuja and the United Nations, especially if I felt a tiny whiff of disapproval in their question.
I would explain and explain and explain, just so they would KNOW that I KNEW what I was doing. How utterly ridic!!! Nobody needs to know details of my life!!! I make my decisions ONLY as led by Jesus. I don’t need nobody’s cheer or jeer!!! Why? Because I AM ALREADY APPROVED by GOD!!!
Enjoy this season you are in (that was the first spark in my head when I got home yesterday)….Ugochi through more light in it for me.
So instead of feeling very single, I should have more fun with it cos if it passes and I don’t have fun, then OYO is my case (big grin)….i mean, there’s a time and season for everything (Eccl says it all) and this is finally sinking. Sometimes you read a bible passage and it pops out like it was your first time but it’s not….thats the feeling.
Clarity and definition helps you guard God’s vision….like I know I really need to cut back to able to move forward. Am just so involved in much in church and others that I have to be clear if it’s God’s vision for me or be sure of the time/season so that my option reduces (this got me big time..should I say a Lil sober in church today)…like (dunno how to explain but you get shey).
And then I still have that mental pics of the wheel Christine talked about and the divine enablement….like if His will is for me to do all, the HS is there.For me. The first has got to be that the ultimate goal is Jesus. Whatever we do…however we run…the ultimate goal is Jesus. He is the reason we are here in the first place and He is the center that holds us in..and holds us together. If the seasons of our lives are going to run smoothly and if we are going to be effective in EACH season… We’ve got to have to do life with HIM…from start to finish. He is the initiator and the fulfillment and the finisher of each season of life. He defines it and makes it what it ought to be. I mean ….. He is everything. As in it is in HIM I can make sense of any thing and any season I am in
So about things that jumped at me…
Clarity and definition helps you guard God’s vision for your life. Right now, I am at a point in my life where I am learning that in all things, it is God that matters. Ultimately, it is about him. So for anything I want to do, I want to know what my father is saying about it and when I hear a voice behind me saying “go ye in it”, I can follow without thinking twice. And because God never confuses one, he speaks clearly and when you know what he wants you to do,even if you haven’t seen the end, you can guard the vision with your life cos his thoughts towards us are always of good, to give us a future. So when those nudges from the world come, the vision is guarded.
Run hard in your lane towards Jesus and you won’t miss it. This is so encompassing for me cos it speaks to comparison, speaks to trying desperately to seek approval, to cutting back to move forward and also to intentional living cos running hard towards anything at all has to be intentional and you have to be focused. I shouldn’t be swayed by the looks or works of the person next to me, my focus should be Jesus.2. I should always get clarity and definition about what God wants me to do and focus on it, cradling it jealously from every other thing/people that Is not God. God has me right where I need to be right now so instead of panicking out of comparison with other people who “have it better or easier than I do”, I should just press in to God the more and run in His might to do what He wants me to do.
To make this evident in my life now, I will tarry more in God’s presence than before so I can be a God-pleaser henceforth rather than letting fear of what “they” will think about me to hold me down from giving him my all in obedience
Identity: the Need to constantly remind myself….who I am. And that is ; a woman as defined by God. The understanding that I am where God wants me to be. I have learnt to let go of the burden of people’s expectations of me ,rather embracing my own divine uniqueness,RUNNING IN MY LANE. With Christ as my powerful denominator,doing these things will help me guard my God-given vision.
Sometimes cut back to move forward….
Once in a while…to just pause….pray and ponder
When it gets all overwhelming, I need not to drown in it. Or use my human emotions to analyse the cobweb of events
I should instead go back to the drawing table for fresh clarity. Personal retreat is always important at some point. It really does help. 1. Live for an audience of one, GOD!!!! To me this means that I don’t have to do anything because I want to please man as long as God has told me to do it I’m just gonna run with it. Sometimes what He says may seem ‘foolish’ in the eyes of man but then He is God so…..
I can have it all and be all God has called me to be. I dont have to stop been one thing 2 accomplish another, this means I can be a super wife to Hubby, super momma to my awesome kids, extremely successful entrepreneur and Minister of the gospel and basically fulfil destiny without anypart of my life suffering. Also I don’t have to worry about the ‘how’ cos faithful is He that has called me, He would equip me for the task ahead.
Lemme stop here please… Lol
Ok so the link I told yawl I found online that has video 1? Here it is
So you can enjoy PERSONAL LEADERSHIP video and be RIDICULOUSLY BLESSED and PROPELLED!!!
I hope many more people sign up for PROPEL in Nigeria. Truly nothing like it for women.
Ok send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested, with a bit about yourself and your location, and I will holler back at you.
And hey, even if you have a baby, feel free to bring them, We had like four babies at our meeting and at some point, all the moms were backing their babies and standing… Lol. Dunno how we didn’t capture it.
And then, one of us, Ugochi, did a blog on it too. Feel free to check it out here. she was also the one who took pictures.
Ok on to my Reader App. I am so super excited about this project. The App developer sent me an update yesterday and I was just BLOWN AWAY Excited.
It is a 5week project and we are in week 2, but that’s not really what I wanna share.
Now the gist is, has GOD TOLD YOU TO WRITE A BOOK? Are you scared of all the publishing drama and money? Whoop!!! My App to the rescue. You can write AND Publish your e-book and I get to host it on my App, and you them pay an affordable monthly fee for the length of time it is on there. So it will be like an virtual bookshop/Library, where people can buy or download your book for free, if you are doing free. So the App won’t have only my books, it will have books from various Christian writers, both fiction and non fiction.
We are really working to make it of the best standards, books legible and very easy to read online, and then even if you have cause to change phones, once you have an account already, just download the app and re-login and all your purchased books will be there for you.
I will do a post on WHY YOU ALSO NEED E-BOOKS soon, because let’s face it, the world is too complicated and fast-paced for us to be restricted to just hardcopies. I mean, we are always on the move, and wont always want to carry a hardcopy everywhere, especially if we don’t want the risk of losing it. E-Books are so super convenient.
It is only available on GOOGLE PLAY STORE so you need to get an Android phone if you don’t have one.
More gist as the weeks unfold, and as the App launches, I am launching TWO DEVOTIONALS -One for CHICKS WITH SWORDS and the Second for APOSTLES IN THE MARKET PLACE. Both names are NOT the names of the devotionals tho. Gotta copyright the names before I share. Still need a VERY GOOD GRAPHIC artist. Yawl epp me nah… Super excited about both, and UNBELIEVABLY thankful for my Accountability partner who just PROPELS me into doing EVERYTHING I have the guts to share with her, that God asked me to do.
Lol. I recall telling her I was shooting one of the covers with real swords and she said ‘Hold it well ooo’ Lol. Made me laugh!!! She’s SUPER!!! And I am so excited at the dreams she is working on birthing too. Yay!!! #ChicksSupportingChicks
Guys, we ALL NEED THE RIGHT ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS in our lives sha. Infact, I am so passionate about Chicks running hard after their God-given goals that Aijay and I are teaming up to have a seminar to share how we do this Accountability thing and then set attendees up with Partners which we will oversee for a period of time. Watch out for it. Just 15 to 20 ladies for our first!!!
And no baby, it is not free. Won’t be more than 5k though, just to cover running costs because we are going all out for it. We got a venue already in Lekki and are brainstorming because we want your 5 hours session with us to really count. It will be October 29th so please I BEG YOU, Plan to jump in aii? We all need that PUSH and we are happy to be YOUR PUSH!!! (Oh and we need 3 – 5 volunteers so if interested, stand by for more info please)
Btw, that second pic of us above? She came over to mine for one of our sessions. It was so intense that we both literally knocked out afterwards. She even had a headache lol. Me I just slept off. Like my brain literally SHUT DOWN lol.
Breathless yet? I sure am so hasta la vista Hunnays!!! I know there are typos here. Forgive me lol.
And yup, you can still join my October class.
Still have slots. Link here. Tell somebody. Support my makate please…
Eziaha… (and Gbolabo, one of our Propel babies)