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The Mandate

Hey guys? What’s good ? Been a minute or two! LOL

So this should be a quick one really.

Most of y’all would noticed that I’ve been slacking with keeping up on blog post not necessarily because I didn’t have the right words/articles to post, I have lots of drafts and ideas.

The issue is I’ve been trying to make the next set of posts on my blog not to be related to the whole “faith/Christian thing” which isn’t a bad thing as I am supposed to branch out and do other things with the blog but the issue was the reason behind why I wanted my next set of post to not be faith/Christianity based.

I realized that it wasn’t because I was ashamed of my faith or I wanted to hide my identity in Christ, I just felt I wouldn’t be considered a “proper” blogger if all I did was talk about the God stuff and ignore the other plans I had for the blog.

looking at it now it looks like I was being low key ashamed

Anyway we move !

I really understood what it meant by God is a jealous God.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying God doesn’t want me talking about other stuff and sharing all the cool brilliant ideas and inspiration in my head with y’all ( I mean he put them in my head 😊) but he wanted me to understand that I am a Christian first and no longer a baby Christian and that it was high time I realize that he has me for a purpose and MANDATE for me and I should begin to walk in consciousness of my purpose if not I’d continually run into roadblocks(I mean y’all know you can’t really hide from God he’d get you one way or another especially when there’s a call to a greater purpose and I’m not about to get blind like Paul or swallowed by a fish like Jonah before I answer)

So from the moment I began to have that mindset of not being termed a serious blogger because of my “Christian based post ” and I wanted to quickly dive into other things just to move from that identity was the time he decided to make me go on compulsory blog strike, every time I tried to write down all this brilliant ideas he was looking at me like 🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️.

I finally got my head right and learnt the lesson, honestly I was such a light bulb moment, like finally I saw my problem for the first time! Wawu!

So hey God Lesson Learnt!

But it was a good journey, took me a while to realize and Holy Spirit finally put me through and revealed it to me along with several other mistakes I make (but that’s talk for later).

This experience got me thinking, so many times we try to subdue/reduce/tame down our walk with God and our Christianity for so many different reasons peculiar to us which is most cases are shallow and we forget that every-time we do it we are hurting Jesus again like do we even realize that he has feelings, like how many times in a day so we cheat on Jesus and we still come back to him and apologize ? Imagine “bae” keeps cheating and says sorry but still goes back to acting up again would you keep answering every time?

No I don’t think so

But time and again we cheat on Jesus and he keeps loving us and taking us back to his outstretched arms!

As Christians we have a mandate which is to show and shine our light so bright in the world and in whatever we do so that the name of the Lord would always be glorified.

Sad truth is most times we don’t do that, we run and we flee because we don’t think it’s cool or because we fear rejection from people but I’ve come to realize that at the end of the day it’s GOD or nothing and that we should strive to make more God moves(spread the word,pray, study) and not hurt him intentionally.

I’m wrapping this up now,

Two scriptures came to mind;

(1) Matthew 10:22a (NLT); and the world will hate you because you are my followers.

-The world would hate you because of God(Might not be as extreme as it sound but it occurs in various ways) and this happens a lot, but I’ve got some advice for you, when it feels like your friends or those around you are not encouraging your walk with God and are even making you feel bad or like you’re doing too much because of your journey!

Hunnay that means it’s a time to get you some new Christ centered friends/ people who would influence your journey positively.

I happen to be lucky in this department I have me some great Godly/kingdom friends and they help my journey a lot.

Just to remind y’all to never underestimate the power of fellowshipping with brethren/having a strong Christian support/accountability group in your journey.

(2) 1 John 4:4-5 But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. Those people belong to this world, so they speak from the world’s viewpoint, and the world listens to them.

We belong to God!

We are Set Apart!

Everything we do should reflect Christ!

God didn’t say don’t have fun or don’t enjoy the world and all that stuff.

All he wants is to do is to live the best version of our lives while obeying him and honestly that is the ultimate form of happiness you can have while on earth.

The reality of the matter is that it’s not the easiest thing to do, but that’s why we are not on our own! We have the Holy Spirit of God living within us to guide and direct our paths and help us to live Holy and Christ like lives.

So let us take advantage of that and strive to do better by God, may God help us all.

Bringing this to an end, i ask y’all a few questions;

  • Are you subduing your Christian aspect/section of your life ?(we should know as Christians though that every session is Christ based yes quote me!)

  • Are you shy and ashamed of what it would feel like if you went all out for Christ?

  • Are you really living the best versions of your life the way Christ would want you to?

If your answer is no to at least one of those questions then ask God for mercy and grace to do better for him!

Shalom beautiful people

On this note let me re-introduce myself

I AM ADA AROH!

I AM A CHILD OF GOD FIRST

THEREFORE I PUT GOD FIRST

I NO LONGER PUT JESUS IN THE BACKSEAT OF MY LIFE

MY BLOG WOULD TALK ABOUT VARIOUS THINGS BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY IT WILL REVEAL THE GLORY OF CHRIST TO THE WORLD AND THAT IS MY MANDATE!

What is yours?

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7 Comments
  • Awolope Kolawole Samuel
    Reply

    This is lovely… Our true identities are in Christ! He is, so we are!
    Jesus holds us together!! He is the center of us all!

  • mzhaich
    Reply

    I am Hannah, Beloved of God.
    I no longer put Jesus in the backseat of my Life! 😭🔥❤️
    I shall always be a Christ Representer 💪🏾

  • Subby
    Reply

    I AM OLASUBOMI OBILANA
    I AM A CHILD OF GOD FIRST
    THEREFORE I PUT GOD FIRST
    I NO LONGER PUT JESUS IN THE BACKSEAT OF MY LIFE
    MY BLOG WOULD TALK ABOUT VARIOUS THINGS BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY IT WILL REVEAL THE GLORY OF CHRIST TO THE WORLD AND THAT IS MY MANDATE!

  • ayoraji
    Reply

    Thank you and God bless you for this! Being all about Him in every aspect of our lives doesn’t make us less of who we are or what we can be, rather, we are illuminating (because we are the Light of the world) and adding flavour (salt of the earth)🔥! We Wont Stop!

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