Faith || Trusting God’s Ways: Believing God is Good Even When We Don’t Get What We Want

There are things I’ve desperately asked God for this year and I didn’t get them, not because of my lack of faith but for work of patience and trust.

I remember a particular month when all my prayers were just ‘Lord, please give me a miracle!’ย 

But I only got the miracle of learning delayed gratification, a miracle of knowing the goodness of God even when what I wanted wasn’t granted.ย 

Moreover, we can only pray, we cannot tell God when and how He chooses to answer our prayers.

Our walk with God is a walk of faith! And faith breeds patience and hope and strength!

The truth is, I felt very bad, I was disappointed and I grieved but I learnt to accept God’s ways knowing that His ways are designed as much for my good as they are for His glory!

Sometimes, God takes us through the longer route so we can learn to trust Him through the process. He develops us through this process that transforms us, I guess perhaps, I wasn’t ready for that blessing I was asking for so God needed to begin some work in me. Glad I’m yielding!

I said all of that to say this, whatever season you’re going through, learn the lessons the Lord is teaching you, receive it with an open heart. He’s not a wicked God, He knows what’s best for us and even if we throw some tantrums, His sovereignty is not dependent on how we feel anyway, lol!

More importantly, He wants to draw us nearer to Himself, and prepare/develop us for the glory ahead.

Everything God does is strategic! Looking at the life of Joseph, we saw how God took him through all those life’s seasons at His pace, in His time and His ways just to make him a prime minister.

So, with God, the end result is always worth the wait!

God’s timing is flawless, His ways are perfect and His plans are always better than ours! We only need to trust Him!

Be strengthened!
Keep Flourishing!๐Ÿ’‹


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Faith || God Is Good

God is Good…
Our experience doesn’t change who He is
Our situation or life circumstances cannot either
He is God when things are going well and even when they are not
He is, always has been and always will be, Good.

God is good…
When the tornado of life swirls around you
When the storms of life are raging
When the world hurls you like a ship upon the sea
Even in the midst of trials and tribulations.

God is a good God…
Our ability or inability doesn’t change who is He
Goodness is who He is! He cannot be something He isn’t
He remains God in every situation, nothing alters the fact that He is good
In the darkest of nights and the flashes of the morning.

God is God…
His goodness is immeasurable and His thoughts toward us are of good
His heart is kind, His mercy is unfailing and His faithfulness endures forever
He wouldnโ€™t let anything bad happen to us unless something good was going to come out of it
He reveals His glory through the suffering He allows in our lives.

God is good…
Our minds cannot even comprehend the breadth and the depth of His goodness
His goodness is far greater than we can unravel
And even when we cannot understanding why some things happen, we can rest in the assurance that, everything He does is good
No matter what is going on in your life, there will always be a spur to remember the goodness of God.

God is good…
He’s got a purpose for every season and occurrence in our lives
He is too good to lead us astray
He has our life’s journey all well planned out
When we see in His light, we experience His goodness. Amen!

Keep Flourishing! ๐Ÿ’‹


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Faith || W A I T! โ€“ Word for The Month of October

Sometimes last week, the Lord said to me, “Oluwadamilola, I know you feel frustrated, tired and want to give up on everything but before you do that, wait! Wait on Me, I am working! Even if you cannot see it yet, I am up to something, just wait for me, wait patiently.”

Guess what? I cried my eyes out!

See, I know and I just don’t know it by reading it from a book, I have been there a lot of times, I have seen and experienced what it means to wait on the Lord for a particular season to end and a new one to begin.

The scripture tells us in Romans 8:25 that “But if we must keep trusting God for something that hasnโ€™t happened yet, it teaches us to wait patiently and confidently.”

I agree that the season of waiting is a very tough one, it is not for the faint-hearted, it takes faith to wait, waiting requires patience and patience is a virtue that is developed over time but the good news is waiting can be more beneficial when we wait aright on God while He’s working all things out in our favor at the secret place which of course, we cannot see, and just because we cannot see it with our physical eyes doesn’t mean the Lord isn’t working on our behalf.

Life won’t always be like this, this season will not last forever, trust me, we just need to patiently wait on the Lord. Our waiting is part of the process of becoming what He wants us to be.

I believe our waiting period is a tool in God’s hands and when we get to the fullness of the appointed time, we will see how the period of waiting fitted into His plans for us. Waiting is not wasting, we are only being prepared for what’s to come.

God’s timing is flawless and even though it may not reflect our expectations but we must practice patience and trust His perfect knowledge of the time required for us to get to our next season.

I encourage you to wait and wait aright! Remember, only those who wait enjoy the renewal of strength. (Isaiah 40:31) And it takes faith and patience to inherit the promise. (Hebrews 6:12b)

This month, I pray for you that your strength never fails, you will be patient enough for the Lord to work through your waiting season. You will not throw in the towel before your appointed time of blessing and when your long-awaited season comes, it will be worth the wait. Amen.

Happy New Month Beloveds!
Welcome to October!

Keep Flourishing! ๐Ÿ’‹


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Faith || You Desire It? Sow The Seed

I watched a friend’s Vlog yesterday and she shared about how she was all out for people who have laid hold on their promises while she awaited hers, and this reminded me of a post I wrote sometimes in 2016 about praying for others, I’m sharing it below.

But before you jump right into the post, I will like to say that whatever you make happen for others, God will equally make happen for you.

Life is a seed and sometimes, we usually feel some seeds are not worth sowing but that’s not true, every seed carries in it fruits and harvest, however, this seed can be in any form, it could be monetary, gifts, service, an act of kindness, words of encouragement, prayers, listening ears, even a smile and while it takes some seeds a short time to produce harvest, it takes some seeds a long time to bring harvest but the good news is, no matter how long your seed takes to produce fruits, harvest is certain and harvest is always bigger than the amount of seed sown. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, to the post first written in 2016…

Over time, I’ve come to understand better the power of praying for others even when you think they don’t deserve your prayers.

It might sound weird but our prayers and personal requests are easily met when we refuse to pray about them and intentionally pray for others instead. It works like fire, I’ve seen and heard of numerous testimonies about it.

There was this revelation I got recently (2016) about going on your knees for others, as you pray for that unlovable person who has never for once shown you love, you begin to grow in love because you can’t even pray for someone except there’s an iota of love within you, even if it’s the love of God, lol!

So, as you pray for that rude and troublesome neighbor, colleague or friend of yours, you grow in love, patience, and kindness.

The essence is that the fruit of the Spirit is grown in us as we stay in the place of prayer for others and once the fruit of Spirit is in place in our lives, the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit will then make a lot of sense and most especially to unbelievers around us.

Mind you, prayer doesn’t only change the ones we are standing in the gap for but the effect of it first begins with us, and that’s one of the major efficacies of prayer, it changes us, it transforms us, and makes us feel better and stronger.

When we allow love and passion for souls to drive us on our knees, more sons and daughters will be raised to God as a result of it!… ‘The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].’ James 5:16bย 

So like I’ve always done and heard a friend said she did also, I encourage you to sow into whatever thing you’re trusting God for, whatever you’ve seen Him done in the lives of others that your desire, as I mentioned earlier, seeds could be in any form.

And if you find yourself being weary like I was sometimes ago, you’re not alone but keep at it, as we were encouraged in Ecclesiastes 11:6 to keep on sowing our seed, for we never know which will growโ€”perhaps it all will.

Also, remember, God is forever faithful and the rewards will come if we faint not.

‘So letโ€™s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we donโ€™t give up.’ย Galatians 6:9

Keep Flourishing! ๐Ÿ’‹


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Faith || Astonishing V I C T O R Y! โ€“ Word for The Month of September

All through scriptures, we saw men and women who went through trials and tribulations yet came out as though nothing ever happened to them because the Lord was in it with them.

Troubles, challenges, and trials are part of life’s package and as long as we’re breathing, troubles will surely come even when life is going along perfectly but we have an assurance of God’s grace to see us through, His strength to hold us up and His peace to comfort us in the midst of them all.

God has promised to never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5b) and contrary to people’s beliefs that God uses trials to punish our sins, never!
Whatever you’re going through is just a test of faith if you’re in right standing with God.

God is too loving and merciful to allow us to be challenged more than we can bear, rather He uses trials and life’s challenges to strengthen us and most times to build our faith in Him. (James 1:2-3)

Looking at the lives of Abraham, Hannah, and Job, we saw how God used their trials to build their faith and granted them astonishing victory.
God is never wrong and everything He does is good!

Whatever trouble life brings your way, be of good cheer for your Saviour has made you an overcomer.

This month, I pray for you that your strength never fails, you will never lose your peace, may your faith never grow weary, may you succeed in every way against all odds or difficulties, and may the Lord give you astonishing victory on every side.

Happy New Month Beloveds ๐Ÿ˜
Welcome to your month of Astonishing V I C T O R Y! ๐Ÿ’ƒ
Keep Flourishing! โค


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Faith || Expect The Miraculous โ€“ Word for The Month of August

All through the scriptures, we saw that every miracle that happened had the hand of God in it. Miracles show us how powerful our God is and they help our faith to yet believe in Him for more.

All of the scriptural miracles were beyond human understanding and this points to the fact that God is the source and custodian of all miracles, God is a miracle-working God, in fact, He is miracle Himself, and He does fearful things that men marvel at.

But the good news is, God still does miracles today and God can still give you a miracle if you have faith to believe and receive it.

Job 5:9 says “We cannot understand the great things he does, and to his miracles, there is no end.”
Miracles abound if only we take time to look. God daily gives miracles, His miraculous deeds are inexhaustible.

If you believe God for the impossible, He will do the impossible, there’s nothing you believe God for that He wouldn’t do above and beyond your expectation. The scripture says God is able to do exceeding, abundantly, far above all you can ever ask or think…Ephesian 3:20

God is more than able to surpass your expectations and when that happens, it’s called the miraculous.

Mind you, The level of your faith is determined by the level of the miraculous you experience. Therefore, you can either believe God for something big or settle for less but If I were you, I will choose the former.

This month, as you believe God for the miraculous, may your expectations never be cut short.
May the Lord give you jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, and crowd gathering miracles.
May each day of the month and beyond bring you miracles.

May the Lord cause men to marvel at the occurrences of miracles that He will do in your life.
May you have catalogs of testimonies as a result of God’s wondrous acts in your life.
Everything that seems impossible around you shall be made possible by the miraculous acts of God in display in your life.

Every crooked path shall become straight, every struggle shall come to an end.
Your life shall show forth God’s glory!
That which no eyes have seen, nor ears heard, nor even conceived by any mind will be the order happening around you all through this month and beyond. Amen!

Welcome to August! ๐Ÿ’ƒ
Your month of the MiRaCuLoUs!
Expect an everyday miracle!

Keep Flourishing! ๐Ÿ’‹


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Faith || God Cares About Our Struggles Too

I can be a ‘worrier’ sometimes, I know what the scripture says about it but I still find myself being worried about some things I don’t even have control over.

So some days ago, I had to share my worries with my husband and I was expecting him to go all the lovey-dovey like ‘baby, you don’t have to worry, God is in control‘ but he did what didn’t even occur to me, he prayed!

One of the things he prayed about was declaring God’s peace to saturate my heart, he literally placed his hand on my heart and cursed every spirit of apprehension or anxiety. While he was praying, the Holy Spirit brought to my reminder, Philippians 4:6-7 and the scripture made more sense than ever.

This act of love from my beloved husband speaks so much volume to me than the usual hugs and kisses. Thanks, Babe, it’s always been a pleasure doing life with you. (Pardon my muchiness) Lol!

I said all of the above to say that God does care about the struggles in our lives too, and no detail is too insignificant to take to Him in the place of prayer.

Even though some of us try to pity God by feeling He must be busy taking care of the weightier things and we shouldn’t be bothering Him about some trivial issues. Yet, it is dangerous to do everything and forget to do the most important thing โ€“ PRAYER!

If you consider anything to be a problem at all or whatsoever you think isn’t even worth thinking about, take it to God in prayer. He is always available to listen and answer, you only need to call. Even if you have control over the issues, taking it to God in prayer is still the right thing to do.

You can pray about EVERYTHING! I mean anything at all and you can be sure of peace, comfort, and answers from God! So, go ahead and talk to God about that issue of concern right where you are and anyhow you feel to express it. ๐Ÿ˜˜

He cares about E V E R Y detail of our lives and He’s willing to be involved and bring us outstanding victory. Amen! Be strengthened! ๐Ÿค—

Keep Flourishing!


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Faith || H O P E – Word for The Month of July

And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Romans 5:5 (NLT)

The word ‘HOPE’ means to trust in, wait for, look for, or desire something or someone; or to expect something beneficial in the future.

Abraham was a man who showed us what it means to hope and have faith in the promises of God until they manifest. The scripture says he staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God. (See Romans 4:20)

God has promised that those who wait for/on him will not be disappointed and He is able to bring about the realization of one’s hopes. So, we have an assurance of His unfailing, reliable, dependable words!

I don’t know that particular thing which you are or you’ve been trusting and believing God for and it seems not coming forth, I’m here to encourage you to wait on God hopefully, expectantly, patiently, believing in your heart that He who has promised is faithful.

 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 (NKJV)

Like Abraham, believe in hope against hope because hope will not disappoint.

So this month, I pray for you that
You will not lose hope in that which God has promised you,
You will not waver at His promises,
Your faith will remain strong, it will not fail,
You will abound in hope and be filled with all joy and peace in believing
You will rejoice in hope and your heart will be filled with God’s love
And that you will see the manifestation of that which you have hoped for in Jesus name, Amen.

Happy New Month Beloveds!
Welcome to Joyous July!
I am so excited about this month!

Yes! We Believe! We Rejoice! We Keep Hope Alive!
Keep Flourishing!


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Faith || Go for ‘D E Z Z A’!

I wrote part of this writeup a year ago but I suddenly started having this nudge in my spirit to repost it here, so I decided to add more flesh to it. I’m sure it will bless you and be a timely message for someone, I feel that so strong in my spirit. Keep reading and be blessed…๐Ÿ˜˜

My husband and his siblings usually refer to anything original or good stuff as ‘dezza’ from the word ‘designer’. Lol! I don’t know how that came to be or the story behind it, I’ve not asked anyway, but what I know is that my eldest brother in-l(aw)ove has always been known to love anything ‘dezza‘. Oh yeah!๐Ÿ˜

We all know anything from him can’t be short of good quality and value. He is one very fine and stylish pastor who doesn’t in any way go for nothing but the very best. No matter the price, he would rather wait than have anything short of quality.

I shared the above story to say that, God has not in any way called us to settle for less. He’s got the very best in store for us.

Often times, we allow pressure and other people’s opinion blind us from seeing our real worth, forgetting we have been bought with a very huge price which is the blood of Jesus.

You are priceless! Your worth is far above rubies! Don’t allow the devil to tell you otherwise, God’s plans for you aren’t secondhand, His purpose for you isn’t of less importance.

God’s plans and purpose for you are chassis and so does the gifts He has in store for you. They are custom-made for you alone. They are specific to you, they are nothing short of the very best. Do not allow anything to move you away from the essence of what God made you… A king! (See Genesis 1:28 )

When you understand the importance of your uniqueness and the value God has placed on you, you will not in any way settle for less either in marriage, career or whatsoever.

The scripture says “Every gift God freely gives us is good and perfect.” {James 1:17a (TPT)}
Every gift God gives is first good and then perfect, no defect! No blemish! Anything perfect can’t be secondhand or used now! Abi?

So why do you want to settle for less in that relationship because you feel your marriage clock is ticking? Why do you want to stay on that job when it’s not adding any value or growth to you in any way? Why do you think you don’t deserve the good, perfect and chassis gift?

Over time, I realized it is a lack of faith in God that makes us settle or want to settle for less in any way and I think it is ungodly and unwise to feel or think God is not capable of taking care of you or you’re not worth receiving the very best gift from God.ย  If we trust God enough to sort us out in our life’s journey, we will begin to build our faith and patiently wait for Him to bring us the best at every phase.

If God is interested in the grass of the field, the birds of the air, how much more you that He made to be the head of all His creations? He definitely has your best interest at heart.

So, go for ‘D E Z Z A’!
God’s got the best in store for you!
Don’t settle for less!
Only wait on Him!

Keep Flourishing!


PS: I started a 10book (or more) in 30days challenge for this month of June, and Iโ€™ve had some friends join me. This is exactly 1 book every 3days and so far, weโ€™ve endeavored to stick with this plan even in our tight or busy schedules. The journey has been very impactful and we are halfway done. Yippee! ๐Ÿ’ƒ

Anyway, you can still join us on this challenge if you wish to, your preferred list of books is allowed or see the list of books we are reading here.

We also have an accountability group on WhatsApp, if you wish to join us for review and follow-up, you can do so here.

Letโ€™s smash some reading goals this month together. Yes! ๐Ÿ’ช


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Faith || Double for Your Trouble – Word for The Month of June

As I was praying for the word for the month of June, I heard in my spirit Double for Your Trouble. I decided to read it up in different versions as my custom is for better understanding and I settled with the NLT version…

Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. Isaiah 61:7

I’ve not stopped praying with this word ever since I heard it in my spirit but I guess God wanted to start the manifestation of this particular promise with me…

The month of May was a very tough month for me, I experienced a major disappointment that I felt all hopes have been lost but you know what? At the very nick of time (the last day of May), God came through so big! He gave me more than double for my trouble. He did the above and beyond and made things even way better than I expected before.

I believe God is sending this word to encourage you and give you hope for the month, and you know what? God is ever faithful to His Word! I have witnessed it! I have experienced it…The goodness and faithfulness of God!

So, whatever difficulties you’re going through at the moment, or however, it looks like the year isn’t getting any better, let this word bring you encouragement and hope, for there will be a fulfillment of that which has been spoken by the Lord.

And for everything that has caused you to cry, be sorrowful, be sad, be ashamed, may you experience double honor instead, for every disappointment and set back, may the Lord render to you double for your trouble. Amen!

Welcome to June!
Your Month of Double and More!

Keep Flourishing!


PS: I am starting a 10book (or more) in 30days challenge for this month of June. This is exactly 1 book every 3days and I will endeavor to stick with this plan no matter how tight or busy my schedule is. Wish me well. Lol!

Anyway, if you wish to join me on this challenge, you can either do your preferred list of books or see the list of books I will be reading here

I’ve also created an accountability group on WhatsApp, if you wish to join, you can do so here

Let’s smash some reading goals this month together. Yes!


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