Ok this is a ‘spur of the mo’ post.
I’m at the salon FINALLY locking my hair, yaaay so I decided to blog some.
My mornings almost always involve, among other things, feeding KingDaveed and watching JM’s Enjoying Everyday life.
Ok might as well share some details on how my mornings go now that I have moved into my ‘Rehoboth’…
Wake at 5/6
Start my workout while watching a video of either JM, Heather or my home girl Shirer on my laptop.
KingDaveed wakes up in the middle of it so I stop, pick him up, bless him and play some then put on Disney Junior for him and go back to my workout.
Jump in the shower (by now booboo is crying for attention) and barely dress up.
Bath him, brush his teeth, prep brekkie and feed him.
By this feeding time, I make sure it coincides with my mama’s telecast at 8am on Faith so I usually watch her while feeding him.
Then I go dress up, eat (I never skip brekkie), clean up the house, backing KingDaveed all the while and by the time I am done, he is asleep so I put him down and then go and finally have my quiet time.
On a good day, and most days are good, this is my morning.
So this morning, my mama is preaching on our relationship with the Holy Spirit, among other things and she said something that tripped me.
She showed us this book which she was reading for the third time cos she really loved it and said there was a line she read and if we could see, she wrote there ‘I DON’T AGREE WITH THIS…’
That was a sermon right there for me.
It is ABSOLUTELY OK to NOT AGREE WITH even spiritual authorities.
You do NOT have to take EVERYTHING just because it came from a preacher/man of God/Pastor etc.
She loved the author and the book especially seeing as she was reading it for the third time but that line, nah she no gree. And she talked about God leading us dynamically, specific to our own situation/challenges which is why we have the person of the Holy Spirit.
But that didn’t mean she threw away everything the man of God had to say. Nah.
It just meant, sorry sir that line is not true FOR ME and I do NOT agree with it.
No be fight.
See ehn, one of the BIGGEST lessons I have learnt this year is to LET PEOPLE NOT AGREE WITH ME…
And still be COOL with them.
Sounds one kind abi? But frankly, I had this way of ‘my own had to always be IT’
MY thisNthat is the BEST…
MY experience is the blueprint…
and so on…
No I didn’t always ‘argue’ but my actions/inactions, thoughts and emotions would pretty much write you off the moment you dared to disagree with my ‘tested and trusted’ way.
Yes, my way worked for me and may have worked for A who I suggested it to. Maybe even B. But if X comes to me and says she wants to try another way, I LET HER!!! And no I don’t SECRETLY wish/pray it fails so I can gloat and say ‘I tol ya so…’
God really does want to lead each and everyone of us dynamically.
Do you know that not every Word that comes from the pulpit is for you?
You do not have to RECEIVE it if you feel God is leading you in a different way than that.
There are some preachers I follow closely and have done for years. One particularly comes to mind. I was listening to him some 4years back and he was SHOUTING this particular point over and over again, telling how it was rubbish and nonsense lol. My spirit didn’t agree with it so I didn’t exactly ‘take it’ but neither did I go around arguing or whatever. I just stayed on my lane and still listened to the same man of God because he is a fine preacher.
Fast forward to this year and I heard the same MOG saying the EXACT opposite of what he said 4years ago. Absolute opposite ooo. I just recalled the previous message and laughed so hard. I gisted hubs and he was like ‘…because these MOG are MEN too…’
It is ok to NOT agree or believe it but not OK to discount the preacher’s every other message because of that.
Joyce didn’t read us the line she didn’t agree with. She just told us her reality even as she studies resources and all. She didn’t start an argument claiming omniscient spiritual superiority.
She just didn’t ‘recieve’ it.
Like I said, major lesson.
I can’t shove down my opinion/experience/counsel on anyone. My way is NOT the way. I might be A teacher but I am NOT THE TEACHER. The Holy spirit is THE TEACHER. And like Meyer said,
‘…you can listen to me as your teacher but I always pray that THE TEACHER takes what I say and explain it to you in a way peculiar to your own circumstances because I am NOT ALWAYS RIGHT’
Can we all just agree that WE ARE NOT ALWAYS RIGHT and therefore it is OK for others not to ALWAYS AGREE WITH US?
And you too don’t feel under pressure to accept everything. Even if you read it ony blog.
Sometimes, just thank God for your own PORTION IN HIM, and keep it moving.
Omojuwa put it quite nicely a while back and I fave’d that tweet because it was too ON POINT.
Spiritual stuff and carnal, it applies.
See you TWICE at least before Christmas. I mean that too.
Plus i have actually shrunk lol
That’s me now. Fat is MOBILE sha.
This black dress I wore when I went for my Booski’s trad in Asaba over two years ago.
Can you believe this?
I am almost 20kg down in 3months and 2weeks!!!
That’s crazy!!! I don’t even know how I did it. Na God ooo.
Will still do a DETAILED post at the end of my journey.
And I will do a major photo shoot!!!
Have 2.5kg more to go for 2015 and then 4kg in January. By God’s grace, that’s a done deal already.
Haha. Pooooow #GodisGood
Have a blessed week darlings.