Friday, 18 May 2018

DON’T WORRY.

It looks like your world is crumbling, things are too tight, and why is this happening to me, why can’t this situation be over? So many questions bothering your heart; I have a burden in my heart for many that are going through difficult time at the moment and I wish to encourage you, to remind you that you are not alone, God is with you to see you through.
'In every life we have some trouble, when you worry you make it double, don't worry, be happy', lyrics of a song by a musician called Bobby McFerrin and yes it is true; be happy because if you think always, you will think yourself right out of happiness a thousand times over, and never once into it. Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles, rather it takes away today’s peace and potential. 'Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?' (Matt. 6:27).
Sometimes the biggest limitations are the ones you make up in your mind, the biggest causes of unhappiness are the false beliefs you refuse to let go of. You are capable of far more than you are presently thinking, imagining, doing or being. You will however become what you habitually contemplate and fear will sets in; please clear your mind, don't be afraid, hope in God. Remember, Christ in you, the hope of glory (Col. 1:27) and 'For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.' (2Tim. 1:7)
Yes it seems it is easier said, but I strongly believe happiness comes when you stop complaining about your problems and you start being grateful for all the problems you don't have. Getting worried won't bring the right person, it will only make you carry a long face and trust me nobody wants to have an unhappy partner, he/she will come when you are happily fulfilling destiny in Christ; it will not get you that job, that child, that admission, it will only deny you of your happiness.
Whether you are happily single, happily in a courtship or happily married, happily employed, and so on, please know that the key is not the status but in you understanding that you deserve to be happy! Remember the joy of the Lord is your strength (Neh. 8:10b) which means your strength lies in being joyous in the Lord, so when you are sad, you are indirectly giving room for the devil to perpetrate evil because your strength is not in sadness. Yes the situation is painful but do not worry God will see you through, He has done it before, He can do it again.
Don't overestimate your problems, and underestimate God because the size of your problem is nothing compared with the grace to solve it. Tell that big problem you have a bigger God.
Please stay strong and don't forget to smile, God is your strength.
Confession: The joy of the Lord is my strength
I love you
Oluwatoyin Aremu

Thursday, 17 May 2018

THE DEVIL IS A PROFESSIONAL AND CERTIFIED LIAR.

That thought that tells you to go back to your ex is not from God.
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The thought that tells you to continue sinning since everybody is doing it is set out to destroy you.
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When something keeps telling you to 'blend' or feel among because you look different from others because of your godly principles and values is a voice of deception.
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If something tells you that you cannot get married if you remain godly but that you add some sort of worldly values or style to your life so that the potential suitor will come is from the devil.
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That voice that tells you waiting on God isn't worth it, only wants you to miss God's will for your life.
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When someone tells you that 'your own is too much, are you the only one that would first know God?' 'God is not as difficult as you take Him'; then know for sure that the devil is speaking through such.
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When your best friend or most trusted confidant forsook you because you were termed 'rigid' for staying put with God and your refusal to bow to the god of this world; don't be intimidated.
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If you are the only one that do not keep immoral relationship and something is telling you that you are lonely or you need a boyfriend or girlfriend to know how the opposite sex behaves is the voice of the Liar.
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Your only escape route from the 'smart' and seemingly good-to-be-true lies of the devil is to know the TRUTH. The truth is not first found on social media or in the world, go into His word to know the truth for yourself.
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Dearly beloved, the devil is the father of lies and he remains a liar until Jesus comes. Half truths, exaggerated truths, altered truths or sugar-coated lies are his strategies to deceive those who do not know the truth. You cannot be doing what is ungodly and would expect God to approve it as His will. You need Jesus and the Spirit of truth to know the truth and to remain in the truth.
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We are in the era when many will no longer ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINES but would heap up teachers who would feed them with the lies they wanted to hear. No matter how commonsensical lies are, it will put you in bondage. Ask Eve and she will tell you what the Liar did to her.
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YOU SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE.
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(c) Oluwamayowa Adeniyi. 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Workplace a tool for Evangelism.

Oh I can’t take that, how will you say I should not test the waters, I need to know what I want to purchase so I won’t buy the wrong one, this is one of those things I hear in my office, ungodly conversations and so on. It did not take long before I was noticed as a Christian by His grace because I had to separate myself from many things.
At a point I was nicknamed ‘Mummy GO’ even till date, I am not judging anyone but I want to shed light on the topic above. I ensure that my stand is known on trivial issues because I am called to be a light to the world and it should shine not only in the church or street but also at workplace. It can be pretty difficult sometimes to totally avoid ungodly discussions but it can be possible by creating measures to help you.
As a Logistics and Protocol officer in an Insurance Office, there are opportunities to ‘play’ around figures, break rules or policy for personal gain but I just could not no matter how small. Some days ago, I was to collect lunch packs for my colleague, got extra one which I knew from the lunch room but ignore, immediately I stepped out, my mind was troubled, I couldn’t even eat my rightful own in peace and so I said to myself, food will not spoil my spiritual life so I returned it to the lunch room.
The caterers were surprised, I was at peace, this may look small but my peace in Him means a lot to me. People bring request to me to process fund for them and some are kind of dubious but by His grace I make sure I stick to the right policy guiding such to the extent that someone refused to bring a transaction payment to me because I will not do it.
No matter where you are, others are watching you to determine if your believe is real or you're an impostor. The world is looking or waiting to discredit your faith, you are the Bible they read. Many do not believe in keeping the bed of marriage undefiled but by His grace I was able to teach them on this and many times now such discussion is not freely said around me anymore.
There is no shame in sincerity
You do not have to hide your Christian views; you don’t have to be intimidated into silence because you are different; and you don’t have to be afraid to openly proclaim your faith.
You can be a Christian at work and you can start now!



By Oluwatoyin Aremu.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

THE WOMAN.

Who is a real woman?
She is the one who knows and serve God faithfully. She is proud of herself, loves her body and will not allow anyone turn it to a toy. She respects herself and others, she is aware of who she is, dresses well to cover all that needs to be covered and she speaks edifying words.
She neither seeks definition from the person she is with, nor does she expect him to read her mind, she talks, gives godly and useful advises. She is quite capable of articulating her needs. She knows her body is not to be exchanged for any need because her God owns all and will supply all her needs.
A real woman has a dash of inspiration, a spirit of endurance, a heart of love and she's a forgiver.
She knows that she will at times have to inspire others to reach the potential God gave them. This real woman knows her past, understands her present, and moves toward the future, she does not live in fear of the future because of her past; instead, she understands that her life experiences are merely lessons, meant to bring her closer to self-knowledge and unconditional self-love.
She does not need to fit into any worldly standard so as to belong, she only need God who will announce her to generations because she is called blessed. She knows God and bears good fruits. She knows that with God the world is her playground, but without God she will just be played.
The heart of her husband trusts in her completely, she will not bring him down because of financial lack or any inadequacy but instead she will proactively seek measures to fill the gap and pray for him with all her strength while showing him love and respect.
A real woman as a wife will not compare her husband to anyone, or disrespect him and she will no adore her spiritual leaders more than her husband. She speaks good into her children.
She knows she is just not to give birth and take care of the house or be a career person only. No! She is more than that. She occupies a serious position in the life of a man and even her children just as Mary the mother of Jesus did in John 2:1-11. She operates in her zone with full authority, she is the body to make her (husband/men) head grow high or tall.
As a lady, she does not always think of what the man she will marry will do for her but what she will do for him to make a difference in his life. Her presence in his life makes him favored by God. She is a supporter and right influence.
Behind a respected and honored man stands a woman who takes her role as a 'helper'. A woman that knows her position and recognize her work in the life of the man she's married to, and she's doing it. She'll definitely make the man honorable and stand before kings.
She is a giver and she's hospitable. She is not weak and takes her prayer altar seriously. She is the Deborah of her home and generation. A good example of good woman can be found in Pro 31:10-31, consider also Ruth in Ruth 2:1-23.
Are you one? Celebrate her if you are or you know one. She deserves it please.



By Oluwatoyin Aremu.

Monday, 14 May 2018

SET TIME.

It's been a very long time, I had to retire to be reloaded. It feels good to be back, let's talk about the topic.
I was really in a hurry to get married which made me got engaged in ungodly relationships, all my trials were to no avail and this took me out of the plan of God for my life completely. For everything, there is time and season so the Preacher said. It may look like the timing is not to our own plan but trust me He has the best plan for you.
Many persons are so much in a hurry that they have rushed out of their set time, yes it happens like that if you do not understand the principle of time and season. Getting somewhere before your set time is like jumping the stairs which can leave you disabled or cause injury that could linger or the scar that cannot be totally erased.
I have been to Lagos for job interviews and tests but none worked out, note that I never involve God in the searching. Little did I know that God has prepared a job I won't apply for on ground for me. I did not apply for what I'm doing now, yes. I had to give my struggles over to God and work with His timing for me, forsaking my past and living right with Him.
If only you will understand that there is time and season set for you, it will be easy to hand over your worries to God. It may look long but when the King of all impossibility is ready to answer, no demon or obstacle can hinder, oh yes because who art thou mountain before Oluwatoyin Aremu (you can put your name too), you shall be made plain (paraphrased).
“When the time is right, I, The Lord, will make it happen.” Isaiah 60:22. Just like the sons of Issachar who understood their times and season, say my Father my Lord, help me to understand my time and season too so that I will not rush out of your plan for me.



By Oluwatoyin Aremu.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Fading Culture.

There is a culture that seem to be fading among Christians today especially within youths and you need to revive it in your life if you're not use to it; it is called the giving culture.
This article is not for fund raising, it is just the truth that must be said. I'm not writing this so that you can give your hard earned money to someone else but know this: giving is receiving.
Unfortunately, unbelievers knows this principle of giving and they practice this culture very well and it works well for them.
Giving is not a function of how rich you are but an act of love in plain terms. You cannot say you love someone and cannot part with something to give that person, even God so loved the world that He 'gave' His only son and it did not stop there, even the Son was ready to give His life for you and I, oh what a height of love!
My pastor is rich, what else can I give him or her? Yes you can pray for him/her but let's be physical right now, you can buy handkerchief, you can buy tie, you can even get a pen, what matters is not the gift itself but the intention towards this. I remember sending recharge card to my mentor who is capable of buying the card and even my phone smiles, but he was happy I remembered him.
Hear me, your spiritual leader or mentor too needs love, it is not about you alone at all time, stop to think of what you can give to appreciate them too.
What about the people around you who cannot afford a meal, the less privileged, the widows and widowers, orphans, homeless children and so on? That elderly person next to you in a bus or car who is begging the driver for a free ride, if it's within your power, why not pay?
I saw an old woman trying to cross the road a certain day but the vehicles were not ready to wait for her, I'd crossed to face my way but I had to return back to help her cross before facing my own way, or in a BRT bus where I was seated and an old person is standing, I stand up for such to sit, that is giving and it is called an act of service. It is even biblical to respect elderly ones (Lev. 19:32).
You can give in many ways but also consider the giving in kind, don't be the receiver always, try to give too. Give your time to listen to someone who's in need of a listening ear. Give a portion of your time to pray for others. Don't be selfish in prayers or be amongst those folks that says, "Please pray for me" without praying for others.
Whatever seed you sow now will grow for harvest in your future or even generation, what will you harvest? Remember, while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest shall not cease (Gen. 8:22).
Put a smile on somebody's face today no matter the status. You make a living by what you get but most importantly, you make a life by what you give.
Oluwatoyin Aremu