Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Life as Vira has been a roller-coaster ride. It has been all kinds of crazy since my last post.
There have been all kinds of emotions, a lot of good and bad drama. My friend had a baby (hello Bows) another friend got married and I was on the train (the groom's men ehn, story for another day) I met my nephew for the first time and it was love at first sight till he peed on me and I passed him to his mother. I have done some good travelling and it has been wonderful.
I just got back from another journey yesterday. I miss home. I miss my momma. I do not miss the shitty network there though. If you've been checking for new posts, please let's come together and blame the network providers in my village ehn? Thank you.
Toh, it's the last day of the year. I am grateful to God for keeping us all till now. I'm actually quite emotional. God has indeed been faithful to me and mine.
"Describe your 2014 in one word".... Someone tweeted that and I wondered if I could really describe the year in one word.... Like I said, life as Vira has been a roller-coaster ride. I've been favoured, blessed, tried, I've developed.... I can't describe it in a word.
I started 2014 on a really high note, happy and full of expectations but as the year went on, my high gradually got low. Sometimes too low I had to scold myself.
I've cried myself to sleep, I've wished I made different choices in life but through it all, I still held on. I held on to God, I searched for ways to grow my faith. I knew I would miss it all if I lost my faith in God. That kept me. He kept me, and I am most grateful for the 'hardest' days cz I felt His presence, I heard Him and I knew I'd be good. It will all be good.
Jeremiah 29:11 has always been one of my favorite verses. Didn't He say He knows the plans he has for me? That they are plans to prosper me and not to harm me, to give me hope and an expected end? I believe His word so I wait cz I know my God will see me through.
I've had great days too. I got promoted at work (yay me) I found love where I wasn't looking. I made new friends, I travelled, I ate plenty, I kicked ass. I cut my hair and now I'm on a natural hair journey (ko easy rara).
I've grown. Physically(wink) and spiritually (amen somebody). I am thankful for my friends. I'm thankful for my SIP. I don't know what I'd do without you girls . You've been there for me through it all. Duru ye! Thank you darling. Especially for bullying me to come up with a post today. All the friends I made on blogsville. I'm back. Well, kindda, sortta.
And I'm ending this year happy and full of expectations for 2015.... I know it will be a great 2015 for us all. Somebody shout hallelujah!!!
Happy end of 2014 from me to Y'all.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Monday, 10 November 2014
|I think this might be when she heard us gossiping and decided to 'show us'|
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Yes, He does. He wants us, His children to prosper in everything. See what the Apostle John said in 3rd John 1:2
As a Christian, my ultimate goal is to make heaven oh, I do not know about you but for me, the race must be won, I must make it to heaven. See, this my fine skin? I cannot afford for it to burn for eternity. Mba.
The other day, steam from water I boiled touched me and the pain made me rededicate my life to Christ. If just steam can do that, what will fire itself do? So yeah, I most definately want to make heaven.
It gladens my heart that God Himself is worried about the prosperity of my soul. Well, He created me and He has great plans for me right? Remember what He said in Jeremiah 29:11?
But we have our roles to play. We have to go in the way of the Lord. We have to worship Him, Praise Him and live our lives for Him. I know in this world now, it seems like a hard task but it can be done. He looks after us, He desires for us to prosper....He wants us to enjoy here on earth and for the enjoyment to continue when we get heaven.
John 10:10 tells us that Jesus came to give you abundant life....not lack.
He takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servants...Psalm 35:27
He wants us blessed so we can finance the gospel and establish His covenant... Deuteronomy 8:18
He wants us honoring Him through our financial success....Proverbs 3:9-10
He wants us to be consistent tithers and givers to fund His local church and ministry outreaches...Malachi 3:10
He wants us to care for the poor, the widows and the orphans....Proverbs 19:17
He wants us to be the head not the tail...Deuteronomy 28:10-13
Isn't my God awesome? Why will I not love Him and desire to work with Him? He wants us to proper financially that we may honor Him through our financial success.
So let us get ready for prosperity and as we prosper financially, let us not forget to to work towards the prosperity of our souls because that should be the most important form of prosperity for us as Christians.
Saturday, 1 November 2014
How are you all doing? Hope your weekend is going well?
Hmmmm something happened to yours truly. Something crazy!
Physically, I am ok but my ego is hurt! Really, really bruised eh!
I cannot believe this happened to me. Chai!
You see, I have this morbid fear of falling....Yes, falling down. And as a result, I have always been super careful while walking, running, standing and anything that has a 0.01% possibility of leading to a fall.
But yesterday, I fell. Down. Flat. On. My. Face! No, that is not all. I fell before an admirer!
Why me ehn? Why?!
It seems I have a specialty in falling in places I have no business falling at. My first fall this year was in my Chairman's office. Yup, its like I run from falling but end up doing it in a 'grand' way whenever it happens. Thank God I did not get to the floor in the Chairman's office but ehn, it was just as embarrassing.
At the time i fell, the security guard came out and goes "sannu anty" "sannu" "sannu fa" like I did not hear the first sannu. Abi it has now turned to song? What even brought him out then sef? Could it have been the sound of my ego shattering into a billion pieces he heard?
And my visitor was too shocked I believe because he actually asked "did you fall?"
My answer? noooo! cant you see me flying? well, that was in my head.
At this point I was too embarrassed to even get up then he goes "get up now" Chai!!!! Dear God, why me?!
Anyway, I had to get up, clean my body and walk away without a word to him. I walked pass the security man with my head held up high while pieces of my ego followed behind.
So, how did I end up falling face down in front of an admirer? I will gist you someday because right now, I cannot begin to put myself through that experience again. Mba. But help me thank heavens I was not forming for him oh, na there e for pain me pass.
Please share any embarrassing moments with me. biko. I cannot be the only one who has been embarrassed on this level. Maybe your stories will make me laugh and forget my experience.
Friday, 31 October 2014
Thursday, 30 October 2014
The award is passed on from sister blogger to another and I agree with TIBS' line of thought on the award on building a network of ladies....who knows where a great friendship would start from?
So, the award comes with a set of rules. It is a serious something oh!
I was nominated and awarded by the lovely Amaka. She blogs @ seyonhundeyin.blogspot.com. Thank you my dear ajuwaya!
Amaka did not ask ten questions but she asked a biiiig question as she was asked
AN AFRICAN DIVA
DURU (Yes young man, I nominate you on behalf of Jilda).
There we go. These are the blogs I have nominated. Please follow the rules and let us appreciate our favorite blogs. I know some that I would have put up have already receive there nominations. Congrats to y'all!
*Vira walks off stage, wipes another lone tear and waves to y'all*