Posted in Inspirational

This Year vrs The Next

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Hello beautiful people!

I am inclined to believe this quote when I look back on my life a year ago.

As you may have read from my 2017, last year was quite rough on me and reflecting on last year around this time, I can testify to the many changes that have taken place in my life.

Last year around this time, I had come home excited from a job interview I attended which I knew went really well.

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I had been assured of the job and I was excited! I had already started imagining what working there would be like, only to find out the day after that those imaginations were never going to be a reality.

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Trust me, I was beyond disappointed. It was a new year and I thought I was going to ‘get my life’ by finding work because I had been at home for some time after I left my last job but nope, things were not going to happen as I thought they would.

I was so distraught and I kept asking God why. I thought I was ready for something new. I thought it was perfect timing. In fact, I thought it was an answered prayer because I had been praying about work and in which direction to head with regards to that, then this seemingly good offer came in. What I didn’t know or couldn’t see at the time was that something better was being prepared for me, but I had to wait for it.

Can we talk about the waiting period for a minute? You know that in-between time when everything seems to be at a standstill? It can get really frustrating when you feel like something needs to happen at a particular time but it seems to be taking forever, and it’s even worse when you can’t talk about it. If you find yourself in this period, please stay in touch with someone you can trust who can also keep you encouraged. I know how hard it can be to be going through this and not be able to share with anyone, that’s why I always avail myself for anyone in such a situation to contact me.

Thinking about it now, I realize that job would not have been the best fit for me at the time. I was a newlywed and to be frank, the environment in which I would have been working would not have been suitable for me. Also, my shifts would have totally clashed with husbae’s and that would have definitely caused a strain on our new marriage.

About five months later, I started working at the one that was for me and at the time it happened, I knew that rather was perfect timing, not the one I was expecting at the beginning of the year.

As hard as the in-between time is, please don’t spend that time moping like I did for way longer than I should have. There’s so much to read/study online for free, you can volunteer at a non-profit organization, exercise, learn a new skill, figure out what your passion is and generally improve on yourself whilst you wait. Even though I didn’t know exactly what was going to come next, I knew that I would never have that much free time on my hands again so I had to do something worthwhile with the time.

Can I encourage you today? I can assure you that whatever you’re currently worrying, thinking or stressing about, next year by this time or probably even before then, it wouldn’t be a bother to you anymore. I pray that at the right time you will receive whatever you’re expecting, hoping and praying for, and waiting on.

Can you cast your mind back to last year around this time? Do you remember the things you were worried about? Are you still worried about those things? Let me know in the comments!

Love always,

Mrs. A

If you’re currently going through challenging times and you’d like a listening ear, some encouragement or motivation, please contact me here: talktomrsa@gmail.com

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Posted in Inspirational, Real Talk

Happy New Year!

Hello beautiful people!

I’m a little late to the party but Happy New Year to you all!

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As the year begins, I want you to ask yourself this simple question: “What is my why?”
Let this question guide your every move this year.

•Why do you have that dream in your heart?
•Why do you want to achieve those goals?
•Why do you want a lifestyle change?
•Why do you want to do the things that you want to do?

Your why is the very thing that motivates you to get up every morning and work a little harder to get a little better.

Knowing your “why” will help you stay committed to your dream.

Sometimes we are too focused on letting other people co-sign our dream, the dream that has been put in our hearts that we drag our feet on chasing it because the people we expect to support us are not being supportive. I’ll tell you one thing, most of your biggest fans/supporters would be people you don’t know personally.

In 2018, I pray we all chase our dreams relentlessly even if no one else believes in it.

Love always,

Mrs. A

If you’re currently going through challenging times and you’d like a listening ear, some encouragement or motivation, please contact me here: talktomrsa@gmail.com

 

Posted in Inspirational, Real Talk

In Pursuit of Happiness

Hello beautiful people!

I missed you all so very much. I’m always thinking about when next I can come here and share with my WordPress family but work is taking so much of me!

Someone once said true happiness is one of the hardest things to find these days and I think that’s true because there are so many people who are secretly hurting but putting on a brave face for the world. In a society that is so fast paced and barely has time to feel, people have to suck it up and pretend they are okay even if they are falling apart on the inside.

I saw a post on Instagram by Pastor Cornelius Lindsey which I’d like to share with you all.

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As an emotional person, I’ve often come across people who have dismissed my feelings and brushed it off as though it was my fault that I feel everything more deeply than others (where my emo sisters at?) so I began to think of and refer to it as my weakness not realizing how much of a strength it actually is, because it does take a lot for one to feel so deeply like I do.

Besides the fact that it’s not always easy to find someone you can trust and confide in without being judged, there are also the ‘Get over it’ type of people.

So you’ve found someone you think you can trust and confide in, you share what’s deeply bothering you and all they say to you is ‘Get over it’, or ‘Don’t worry’ or ‘Don’t think about it too much’. The worst one for me is ‘It is well’.

C’mon now.

Are we so desensitized to other people’s problems and issues that we just flippantly say something so hollow like ‘It is well’?

It is well? Let’s talk about this for a minute.

It is not well. I wouldn’t be sharing my problems with you if it was well. I wouldn’t be crying right now if it was well. I wouldn’t be feeling depressed if it was well. If I’m telling you I’m not okay and you’re telling me it is well, it’s like you’re not listening to me.

Can we please allow people to feel? Yes they will get over it but for now, in the moment, can you please hug them and hold their hand through it?

Or is it that we genuinely don’t know what to say, so we say things like that?

“God is in control”. Yes, the person who came to you certainly knows that God is in control but they’re coming to you for comfort, for you to hear them out and at least feel for them not to repeat what they already know.

Let’s be more empathetic and kind to one another. You don’t always have to say something, sometimes your presence alone is enough. That reassuring smile, that pat on the back or warm hug goes a longer way than the flippant words ever will.

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Life is stressful enough, let’s try to make it a little bit easier for the people around us by being there for them.

Love always,

Mrs A.

If you’re currently going through challenging times and you’d like a listening ear, some encouragement or motivation, please contact me here: talktomrsa@gmail.com

 

Posted in This & That

Day 16: Fitness

Hello beautiful people!

I would love to do a detailed write up on this but the way my tiredness is set up tonight, I’m just going to ‘post my pic and go’.

For a fitness enthusiast, I have been so totally out of it for such a looong time but my fellow fitness gurus, let me tell you, my heart is still in the game and my comeback is going to be sick now that I have my own in house personal trainer (hey HusBae 😁)

Best fitness tip? Stay consistent. No matter how you look or feel now, consistency is the only thing that can make a real difference in your fitness journey.

Do you have any fitness tips to share? Let me know!

I’m just an email away guys: talktomrsa@gmail.com

Love always,

Mrs. A

Posted in Inspirational, Real Talk

Day 14: Made you Smile today

Hello beautiful people!

I’m so excited to bring you today’s post which was so beautifully written by one of my dearest sister-friends, Ama Kokuenua Nunoo. I was so touched by this and I believe you will be blessed too.

Enjoy!

” No! No! NO! You kept telling yourself each time. Is it that you are not beautiful? Do you feel inadequate? Why do you allow yourself to sink so low when you know you are better than this! You are SMART, BEAUTIFUL, CARING, LOVING, NURTURING, EMPATHETIC and GOD FEARING. FAMILY means the world to you, because they got you 100%. Oh yes, you feel like strangling them once in a while, with the constant teasing, bossiness, and somewhat too much interest in what you do. BUT you know it is because they LOVE you.

So why, why do you allow normal desires of the flesh and wishful thinking steal your joy? Tell me why? You know you are capable of everything you set your mind to not because you hear it all the time or have read it elsewhere because you are a product of that saying. You ventured into a territory you knew little about, almost run away in the beginning, doubted your intelligence and your abilities, now see, see how you shine, in the brightest way possible with a grateful heart towards your maker, because without HIM you will not have survived a day in this journey.
Some relationships have been severed because not everyone buys into your vision. Your growth is scary. So they try to knock you down, or discourage you or make you feel guilty about your little strides, and sometimes they get you! You do feel sorry for your progress or sometimes wonder if you have done things differently to have them with you, but my dear beautiful, intelligent, strong young woman, listen you owe no one an explanation for your progress.

It does get lonely, really lonely sometimes, but deep down you know, that you are fine, that you will be fine. You were used to the attention but my dear, it was all for the wrong reasons. They were no good for you. You made some mistakes, and let some amazing people walk out of your life, it’s alright you know. At least you realise your mistake and it is a lesson well learnt. How can you forget the amazing friendships that have helped you through some of the toughest days. The little ANGELS God handpicked for you. The love you have for them is beyond description and their support means the world to you.

Sweetheart, just be mindful of yourself, don’t lose your humanity, give back to society and be grateful to God always for your journey. ”

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Go ahead girl, there is nothing you can’t do!

 

Wow Ama! This really spoke to me and it more than made me smile. Thank you so much for blessing us with this meaningful piece. God bless your kind heart always. Love you sis!😘❤️

For encouragement, motivation, collaborations or networking, contact me: talktomrsa@gmail.com

Love always,

Mrs. A

Posted in Inside My Head, Inspirational

Going through a hard time?

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Kwabena ne Abena Afriyie – 7th Oct, 2016

 

This is us when:

  • we can’t see any way out & God makes a way
  • the enemy tries it & God blocks it
  • we think it’s over but He says He’s just beginning with us.

 

Hello beautiful people!

So these past few months have been extremely challenging, emotionally & mentally exhausting for us BUT GOD.

It reminds me of the Sunday school song “With Jesus in the boat, I will smile at the storm…” and even though we haven’t exactly been smiling at the storm, we know we have Him on our side so we are in a comfortable lead.

The song I’ve had on repeat during these times is ‘I surrender’ by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. When you’ve tried everything and nothing seems to be working, it just makes sense to lay it all at His feet and leave it. Just leave it there & not try to pick it back up. You know you can’t help yourself or do anything about your situation but He can.

I would just like to encourage and say a short prayer for anyone who is facing an extremely tight situation right now.

“Father I commit these precious ones into your mighty hands. You know them, you know their deepest heart desires. You know what they’re feeling and going through right now and I ask that you help them. It is my heartfelt prayer Father that you help anyone facing an unbearable situation like you help me every day. Father I pray that you wrap them in your arms, let your love envelope them and let them feel safe in the midst of the storm. May their faith in you be unwavering even though right now it seems easy to lose faith. Father please give them whatever they need to be okay. I know you always hear me father, so thank you for hearing me and doing this for us. Amen.”

 Here are a few lines from the song ‘I Surrender’. You can sing along or even say it as a prayer:

“Humble and broken I come to you

I’m trusting and waiting to see what you will do.

Lord You know what’s best and at your feet I find my rest

I’m coming to you again Lord, here I am

I surrender, I surrender

Lord I surrender my life, give it all to you.”

Dear someone going through a hard time, please don’t give up. We’re in this together and God’s got us.

Love always,

Mrs A.

If you’re currently going through challenging times and you’d like a listening ear, some encouragement or motivation, please contact me here: talktomrsa@gmail.com

 

Posted in Inspirational

Lean On Me

Hello beautiful people!

This post is actually to share with you all a project my sisters and I carried out last week but let me just quickly take a detour because the title here is stirring up something in me. You know how you can sing a song for years but not really know all the lyrics? Yeah that’s how I’ve always sang the ‘Lean on Me’ song.

Sometimes in our lives,
we all have pain, we all have sorrow.
But if we are wise,
we know that there’s always tomorrow.

Lean on me when you’re not strong
I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on.

Please swallow your pride, if I have things you need to borrow
For no one can fill those of your needs, that you won’t let show.

You just call on me, brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on.
I just might have a problem that you’ll understand,
We all need somebody to lean on.

If there is a load, you have to bear
That you can’t carry
I’m right up the road
I’ll share your load
If you just call me.

Call me if you need a friend…

Aaah what a beautiful song! I’m really taking a look at the lyrics right now and realizing just how deep and touching it is. If we would practice what we sing, we would make the world such a better place with everyone looking out for one another. Unfortunately, we are mostly so insensitive and intolerant and it always breaks my heart to see the kind of things we do to one another. Many times I’ve asked God why He gave me such a big heart that cares so much but I’ve come to understand that it is for a purpose. You know how some people say not to bother telling others about your problems because no one cares anyway? Yeah that’s a lie, I’m the one who cares. In such a fast paced world where everyone is looking out for themselves only, I’m the one who is trying to look out for and be there for everyone because that’s just me and I actually enjoy doing that, so do call me when you need a friend.

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Always here if you need me!

Alright, now to the main story. So a few months ago, some of my sisters from high school (St. Mary’s Senior High) and myself came together to plan a mentoring and counseling program dubbed ‘A shoulder to lean on’, through which the present students of the school (mentees) can be connected to influential past students (mentors), past students can visit and share their life experiences with the younger girls as a form of encouragement and motivation and also spend quality time with them discussing various life issues and the most suitable ways to handle them. By God’s grace, the maiden edition came off last Friday and it was amazing! We had a lovely time with our younger sisters talking to them about various topics such as how to achieve academic excellence, having a relationship with God, career goals and achieving them, relationships with guys, self-worth and self-respect. It was so wonderful to be back there and to have the opportunity to impact the lives of our younger sisters positively. I’m so grateful to the all ladies who came together to make this a success, may God bless us all.

Here are some of the photos from the event, enjoy!

From L-R (behind): Mr Zivor, Miss Pamela Addy, Miss Joana Bempong, Miss Sedita Mensah, Miss Edna Odame, Miss Kafui Agbodjah and front row from L-R: My honorable self, Miss Christolite Kpani & Mrs Barbara Ouedraogo.

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The amazing team that made it happen

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Meet my very special friend, also called Sharon, who is in the same house & same dorm room that I was in when I was there. How cool is that?! I just had to get a photo.

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Love always,

Mrs. A

I’m right here if you need a friend, call on me: talktomrsa@gmail.com

 

Posted in Inspirational

God’s Time Vrs Our Time

Hello beautiful people!

‘God’s time is the best.’ I’m sure you have heard this at some point in your life but what does it really mean? When is God’s time?

So you know how whenever you close your eyes or try to envision your future, you keep seeing yourself doing certain things or going to certain places? Or how you have this strong desire in your heart to get a particular thing done? Yeah that is your God given dream. Unfortunately, not everyone will go ahead and make that dream a reality. We can dream all we want, (I’m such a big dreamer) but at some point we’ve got to wake up and do something! I am all for living out your dreams but to be honest, it is never easy. In fact, one of the most challenging  things to do in this life is taking that risk, daring to believe in yourself enough and stepping out in faith to make that dream happen but even then, it won’t all come together for you at once. Sometimes you would even question yourself and God, and ask if He indeed put that dream in your heart because when you look around you, it looks far from possible but believe me when I say that your vision is yet for an appointed time and as long as we are in this world where there are seasons and times, it shall surely come to pass.

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There are times when things have happened for us sooner than we expected (example: my marriage) and in such cases do we say it was God’s time? Of course we do because once it is a good thing then it definitely happened in God’s perfect time.

There are also times when things have happened for us later than we expected or they don’t seem to be happening for us at all (example: me trying to find a job after Uni). When we think certain things (mostly material) like money, jobs, marriage, childbirth, etc. have delayed in our lives, do we also say then that it is because it’s not God’s time yet or do we get frustrated? Many times, it seems we dictate to God when and how we want things to happen, I mean we even give deadlines and send threats but is God moved by these things? Nope!

In my life, I’ve had to wait for many things to happen for me mostly when it had already happened for everyone around me (example: me owning a laptop for the first time, story for another day) so I know how hard and frustrating it can be to wait but I also know that when God says something is going to be done, it definitely gets done BUT at the time He sees fit because like I always say, He knows BEST.

Imagine giving your 10 year old child a million dollars. What would he/she do with it? Even if they have some great ideas, how are they going to implement it on their own? But imagine giving it to them 20 years later, when you’ve watched them grow into a responsible adult who can manage their affairs properly. Wouldn’t you trust them better at this age with such an amount? I feel like this is the way it is with us and God. As an all knowing God, I’m sure He knows what we can & cannot handle and when we can & can’t handle it, so He wouldn’t give us what we’re not prepared or ready for, or anything that we can’t handle even if we say we want it. Take some time to reflect on some of the things you wanted so badly 5 years ago but never had, and ask yourself if you would truly have been able to handle it at the time. Maybe then you thought you could have, but if you’re honest with yourself, when you look back today, you’d realize that you probably weren’t ready for it or you didn’t really need it and that’s why you never had it. I just searched myself and you don’t want to know what I wanted badly 5 years ago.

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A friend of mine always used to post this quote that I love so much: “Faith in God includes faith in His timing.” If we say we have faith in God then of course we must have faith in His perfect timing too. We know His timing is not like ours, He is never too early or late so even though we may think things have delayed or have happened too soon, for Him they happen right on time. Don’t get frustrated or tired of waiting for that thing that seems to be taking so long to happen, God knows the right time to give it to you and that is the exact time you’re going to get it. There are no laws anywhere that state that certain things in our lives should happen at specific times so rest easy and keep trusting in God’s timing because like He said in Isaiah 60:22 (MSG); “I am GOD. At the right time I’ll make it happen.” (NIRV): “I am the Lord. When the time is right, I will act quickly.” (AMP): “I, the LORD, will quicken it in its [appointed] time.”

In his time, in his time,

He makes all things beautiful in His time…

Keep trusting, keep hoping and keep believing, God will definitely come through for you. He loves you so much and He will never fail you!

Love always,

Mrs. A

If you’re currently going through challenging times and you’d like a listening ear, some encouragement or motivation, please contact me here: talktomrsa@gmail.com

 

Posted in Inspirational

New Beginnings

I was lurking on Instagram when I saw a post he had put up talking about how much he loved her and was grateful for her. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing because I was at his place just a few days ago. He was still telling me how he wanted to make me his wife, of course without making any actual moves towards that. I really don’t know if he kept saying that because he thought I liked to hear it or because he was trying to relieve himself of the guilt as he knew very well that he wasn’t going to marry me but either way I was so done with the back and forth. After seeing that post, I made a decision there and then never to go back to him. I liked and commented on the post so he would know I had seen it then I immediately blocked him on Instagram and WhatsApp. I didn’t want any explanations, I didn’t want to hear any more stories, I had had it. It had been a long time coming. I had never left him and stuck to my decision, I always went back but in that moment, I just knew that was it for me. Soon after that, my phone started ringing; it was him. Lol I found it funny really when he kept calling and calling nonstop. What an idiot I had been, being his unofficial Mrs in private while he proclaimed someone else as his Mrs publicly. I knew I deserved better and I was determined to get that so I let the phone ring and boy did it ring! That went on for a while, coupled with sappy text messages all of which I ignored and after about a week or so, it stopped. I ended that situationship cold turkey and that was one of the best things I did for myself then because it didn’t look like it was going to end and we had no future either, so what were we really doing? I gave myself a fresh start and not too long after that, I met my Mr A…

 

Hello beautiful people!

Don’t we just love the beginning of a new month? It is a fresh start with endless possibilities. One thing I know about new things is that you need to be done with the old before you get them. Obviously we won’t be in this month if the last one hadn’t ended. In primary school, we only got new exercise books when we had used up our old ones. You go for a second helping of food when the one you first took gets finished and that’s how it is with everything else; the old goes out and the new comes in. We get scared of new beginnings sometimes because we don’t know what to expect but that fear limits us from discovering the great things that are on the other side of the door.

In the situation I described above, I had no idea what my next step after leaving was going to be. I just had to trust God. If you’ve read my previous posts then you know a little bit of the kind of past I had. I walked a dangerous path of self-destruction and sometimes when I look back, I see God as the only reason I got out alive. He gave me a clean slate and showed me a kind of love I’ve never felt before. The beginning of my new beginning was not easy, now that I had forcefully broken away from my norm and what felt familiar, what was I going to do? I walked out of my comfort zone and stepped into the world of the unknown, believing that God had great plans for me and something good was going to happen. Your attitude during this time is very crucial; it is important to stay positive and keep hope alive because if you walk around thinking nothing good is going to happen to you, well don’t be surprised if exactly that happens! I didn’t know what was going to happen next or who I was going to meet but I knew the ONE who did so I put my life in His hands and He never disappointed me.

Beloved, you are not too far gone. Your situation, no matter what, is not too messy for Him to clean up. Whether you feel like you’re no good because you keep messing up or making the same mistakes or you feel stuck in a never ending cycle, today is a great day to start over. I love how God is able to give us fresh starts, forgive and blot out all our mistakes, overlook our shortcomings and simply make us brand new. So very new that when our past comes knocking, we’re like

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01-05-17. Today is the first day of a new month. Whatever went wrong in the previous month(s), you can make right this month. You can start a new hobby, learn something new, read a new book, look for a new job or start that exercise program. The world is yours to conquer, you can do anything you put your mind to but you’ve got to really want it. Be excited about life because you only get one! You don’t want to look back on your life with regrets, thinking of what you could or should have done, do it now! It is never too late for anything.

God loves you so much and He has given you this beautiful gift of life so that you can make the most out of it. He’s not going to do that for you so make a move now.

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Happy new month!

Love always,

Mrs. A

If you’re currently going through challenging times and you’d like a listening ear, some encouragement or motivation, please contact me here: talktomrsa@gmail.com

 

Posted in Inside My Head, Inspirational, Real Talk

Throwback Thursday

Hello beautiful people!

I held off the post I was preparing for today to put this one across instead, due to a conversation I had with a dear sister earlier. I actually wanted to post this two days ago but I’m not going to lie, reading it again took me back to the very day I first wrote it; I could feel all the things I was feeling then, I saw the rawness and realness of it, I felt the confusion and just how disturbed I was, then I refrained from posting it.

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However, I know that what I’ve been through is definitely going to help someone and I don’t have to hold back any part of the story, so here goes:

                                                

                                                     5th May, 2013.

 I’m lost.

Its 5th May, 2013…I have less than 25 days to complete Uni and I’m totally lost.

I’m at sea.

I don’t have any idea what to do with my life after I’m done here.

I don’t know where to start from.

I’m totally blank and fully relying on someone else to provide all the answers to my life.

Which is so wrong (?) and I wish very much that it was not so

I feel like an unguided toddler in the mall, who does not know which way to go or which turn to take.

I feel like I could blame some people for this loss of sense of direction, but then I also think of what I can do for myself.

I’m supposed to have figured out a lot of stuff about my life after school by now but here I am; blank and clueless as to what I really want.

Today I was asked: “Where do you want to work?” and I replied “I don’t know.”

Not because I’m not serious in life, or I have no aim/ambition, actually what I want for myself is a bit overly ambitious, but because at this point in my life, I truly do not know.

I guess to some, I sound weak, not serious and aimless, but I wonder if anyone has ever experienced what I’m going through.

I don’t have much time, I need to do some soul searching, as I was told today, to figure out what it is that I really want to pursue, what would bring me joy, satisfaction and most importantly, money.

What I love to do? Easy. First thing that comes to mind is writing.

But does writing give the kind of money I desire? In this precious country of ours?

It doesn’t look like it from where I’m looking.

What I really want to do seems almost impossible, unless I do it as a hobby or find someone/people who believe in me enough to pay me to do what I desire.

What if I’m not interested in the regular things?

Is there a way out for me?

I need to find a way out.

Oh my darling Dzifa! I’m actually a little teary right now. I just want to give my 22 year old self a bear hug and rub her back. Who told me I needed to have my life all figured out by then? At least I knew I wanted to write for a living but why was I so focused on money?! I can understand myself though, having a single parent, I sure didn’t want to burden her any further financially after all we had been through. Why did I think I didn’t have much time? Why did I feel so pressured to make a lot of money? I was so lost and confused, and the person I was having these conversations with wasn’t helping me much. I had so many wrong ideas put into my head at a time when I needed someone to hold my hand and guide me through this state. I remember the impatience, the frustration with which I would be asked if I still didn’t know where I wanted to work and I’m just thinking now, did it have to be about WHERE I worked or WHAT I actually did for a living. Was it about my passion, what I really wanted to do or was it just about a place to work?

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people, especially in your trying moments. Any wrong advice could send you spiraling down a wrong path. At this point in my life, it looked like I had to do something, anything just for the money but thank God I was not desperate; I would probably have been telling a different story by now.

4 years later, I still don’t have it all figured out but the difference here is that I have someone who has got it all figured out for me. I have a Father whose plans and ways are perfect, so I’m just here trusting Him every step of the way, no matter how it looks. I’m a very orderly person, I’m big on planning every little detail of my life so letting go and trusting God completely was and still is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do but it has also brought me so much peace! No more anxiety or stress, no more worrying about my next 5 or 10 years, not even my tomorrow because God has got it covered. He’s in the driver’s seat of my life now. I used to battle with anxiety but letting go and letting God has truly set me free.

I’m sharing this today to encourage anyone who thinks or feels like they’re a failure because they are not where they want to be yet. Please let go of any preconceived notions that you need to have your life figured out by a certain age; there is no law or rule that states that. Take your time, get to know yourself, explore all your skills, talents, ideas and possible avenues and enjoy every bit of the process! Don’t let anyone belittle you like they did me or make you feel some type of way because you haven’t attained what they consider as success; have your own definition of success. Remember, life is not a race and even if it is, we are all on different paths racing to different destinations. Take it one day at a time and don’t be too hard on yourself through your struggles because the greatest testimonies are going to be birthed out of them.

God loves you so much and He’ll definitely see you through all your trials and struggles, just keep trusting Him!

Love always,

Mrs. A

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