๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿต MINDSET ๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ™Ž

So it happened that I was on transit from Lagos, heading back to Oyo. A few minutes after we left the park, we came heads on with road traffic that had built up for a while. The highlight is that there was this woman seated directly behind us, she just kept up with the “Ah; eh”, “Jesus comes to our rescue o, traffic!”. All these she said in Yoruba. I couldn’t help but smile. I was just wondering how she was being all dramatic and fearsome. Even though some minutes earlier, she happened to be the one who led the prayer for us on the bus on our exit from the bus park.

That is a typical human being for you. Even I sometimes, it’s like my “God I trust you” statement seems like “Mercy do you really trust Him” when I come face to face with some unexpected situations. At such points, I am just all clueless about what to do and even to maintain a clear frame of mind seems all difficult. Sighs, I know I can trust Him at all times regardless of my situation. The truth is searching deeply I do but the sight of the present reality is just staring me right in the face and I feel lost in it; feeling stuck in worry and even on what to do next.

But then there is this song that kept coming to my mind after my encounter with another unexpected some days ago and I want to share it with you.

“When we walk with the Lord
In the Light of His word
What a glory He sheds on our way;
While we do His goodwill,
He abides with us still,
And with all, who will trust and Obey…..”

Hymns are a blessing really!. I am here to state to you today: Humanly speaking, trusting Him can be crazy. It can literarily seem like you are being placed on a spinning carousel and you just can’t seem to stop it. But hey, looking at the latter part of the hymn stated. He will surely light up our ways and will shed His Glory on our paths.

When we choose God’s words and His ways always, He will come through. For me, I know He will. I can’t promise you when exactly though. But my heart believes this. And I know I need to get this sunk into my heart the more myself. But assuredly He will!.

God’s ways are never ours and His thoughts are extremely wider and unexplainable deeper and different. Sighs, I am sharing this even when it seems like I am being put in a fix myself. But I know He wants me to share this with you as well.

God is for you and He loves you despite it all. He’s got this and He’s got you!. Totally! ๐Ÿ’ฏ
God bless you!.

๐ŸŒผ#HCCounsels#๐ŸŒธ

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  1. gifted50 says:

    Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
    Don’t know why this verse came to mind for you my sister…but just stand.
    God bless you

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    1. Hmmm. Thank you so much for this. It came in needed!.
      Thanks sis. ๐Ÿค—
      Amen!. โค
      Happy weekend to you. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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    2. It has always astounded me that we can go from being in the presence of God one minute & then be in a full-blown melt down the next. What I realized is that the Evil One is very good at knowing when our defenses are down; then he swoops in and causes a ruckas.

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      1. Hmm. It is true ma’am. ๐Ÿ’ฏ The devil has so many tactics to distract us but we are “more than conquerors in Christ Jesus”. We have to make a daily (time after time) decision to choose His words always. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
        ๐Ÿค—โค

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        1. Preach it, sister!

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        2. Smiles. Yes ma’amโœ‹๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Chandra Lynn says:

    Sounds like my week. At the beginning…โ€I know, youโ€™ve got ALL this God.โ€ By the end, falling apart inside over all the things. I cling to 1 Peter 5:7โ€“cast all that concerns you in Him… Thanks for putting โ€œTrust and Obeyโ€ on my heart. The 2nd verse is speaking to me right now: โ€œNot a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies, but His smile quickly drives it away. Not a doubt not a fear, not a sigh nor a tear, can abide while we trust and obey.โ€

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    1. Hmmm. I can so relate. โ˜บ
      You are a victor already sis. Glad to know it came in when needed. ๐Ÿค—
      Hmm. This 2nd verse speaks volumes. Love it. โค

      Thanks for this too sis. โค
      Happy weekend. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. It has always astounded me that we can go from being in the presence of God one minute & then be in a full-blown melt down the next. What I realized is that the Evil One is very good at knowing when our defenses are down; then he swoops in and causes a ruckas.

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  3. jesusluvsall says:

    God’s timing and ways are not ours but far better. We need to wait on his timing and trust ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes big bro. His supersedes ours!.
      Absolutely. ๐Ÿค—

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  4. Dawn says:

    I like that hymn โ€œTrust and Obeyโ€. It is hard to understand things at time but we can rest in Godโ€™s faithfulness and know He is in control.

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    1. Me too big sis. That hymn has been ringing in my head these days and love this too “In Christ alone”. He holds us!

      Apt!. He is in Charge!. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Thanks for this sis. โค

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      1. Dawn says:

        Youโ€™re welcome little sister. โค๏ธ

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  5. bukolaorry says:

    I love that hymn so muchโค๏ธ. And I love these verses of the bible

    โ€œMy thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,โ€ says the Lord . โ€œAnd my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
    Isaiah 55:8โ€ญ-โ€ฌ9 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/isa.55.8-9.NLT
    I asked myself why my husband and I had to undergo surgery this year. God answered me by telling me he wants us to be fine physically. God’s thoughts are higher than ours. And He does things for reasons.

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    1. Me too sis. That hymn is a blessing. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      These verse. ๐Ÿ”ฅGod’s ways will always exceed ours – it is ever unlimited!.

      Hmmm. God and His ways. And then we realise that in the seemingly heal or hurts, He heals us deeply that we get so much more than we ever envisaged at first (when we had to pass through the pain or hurt).
      God is good!. โค

      P.S: Hope you are good now – fully recovered @you and hubby? ๐Ÿค—

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      1. bukolaorry says:

        Oh Yes dear! Thank youโค๏ธ

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        1. You are welcome sis. โค

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  6. Adetunji Adeleke says:

    Thanks for sharing. Keep being a blessing.

    We should never trust our ugly situations; they don’t last and God is bigger. We are victorious ultimately for His plans are weightier than ours!

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    1. Glad to, T.J. ๐Ÿค— Amen, thanks fam. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes our past is a facade of what He has for us – good!. We should hence look ahead rather than the mistakes or pains and hurts of time past. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Love this. His ways are weightier! ๐Ÿ”ฅ
      Oh my! Glory! ๐Ÿ’ƒ

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  7. Hephzibah says:

    Yes, Godโ€™s thoughts and plans are deeper and better than any of our thoughts and plans put together. All what God desires is that we out our trust on God and let Him lead the way!

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    1. Yes dear!. He wants us to trust His ways. His unlimited and unfailing ways. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Thanks sis. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  8. The image of the lady in transit is stuck on my mind. She sounds hilarious ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Yes, and I agreeโ€” we should trust God even when it doesnโ€™t make sense, for if we have faith and vision and it aligns wigh Godโ€™s will, it shall come
    To pass.
    Per Hababakuk 2:3 Though it lingers, wait for it, since it will surely come and not delay. โค๏ธ

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    1. Lol. I know right. She just displays it well. ๐Ÿ˜
      Love this. When our plans aligns with His will, it will surely come to pass. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Hmm. Thanks for this verse. “.. it will come to pass”.
      Thanks dear โค๐Ÿค—

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  9. He who leads will always guide.
    Though our timing and His are not the same…Heโ€™s never too lateโ€”-He is always on time.
    May God continue to bless you with the courage and boldness to look up with faith even when your situation wants you to look down.
    Have a blessed weekend and keep on trusting Him. Fear not, He is with you & in control.

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    1. Hmm. True. Reminds me of Psalms 32:8.. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you.
      Psalms 32:8 AMP
      ๐Ÿ’ƒ”Always on time”. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Amen!. Courage I pray for always. ๐Ÿค—
      Thanks a lot sis. I choose “trust” above it all. ๐Ÿค—

      P.S: Hope the week has been good? ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  10. kunmzio says:

    Hmm. God grant me the grace to trust you at all times in all situations

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    1. Amen!. This is my prayer always. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      ๐Ÿค—

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  11. DeborahMarie says:

    The lady reminds me of the disciples, especially Peter. In one breath, he is fearless, and in the next breath, he is sinking in deep waters or denying Christ. Oh, how we are all like this lady and the Apostle Peter. Writing about our “fixes” encourages others as well as ourselves! God bless you!

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    1. True ma’am. Peter is another reference on this. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hmmm. May we always face up rather than on our situations. ๐Ÿ™

      Yes. I agree. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Amen. Thanks so much. ๐Ÿค—

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  12. Precious One says:

    I can certainly relate to the declaring one thing and then being on pins and needles. I have also seen where God doesnโ€™t show up on our time always. I remember one month I waited, and He didnโ€™t show up until nearly 2 weeks later. Look at Lazarus, He showed up after He was dead and buried. What we can take solace in though Mercy, is that He did show up and He will continue to show up. This was a powerful point you shared,
    โ€œGodโ€™s ways are never ours and His thoughts are extremely wider and unexplainable deeper and different.โ€ Keep hanging on to that. He is God, we are not.
    My love to you always โ™ฅ๏ธ

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    1. Smiles. That spin!. True, and that is one thing we should note “He will show up in His time – which is of good for us”. Not always easy to as humans but we keep growing in faith. ๐Ÿ™‡

      Wow. 2 weeks after!.

      Lazarus’s case ehn!. It is always faith challenging. I have this song that always rings in my mind – “when he’s four days late and all hope is lost.. Lord we don’t understand why you waited so long…” Four days late by Karen peck and New River.

      It is unexplainable deeper!! ๐Ÿ™Œ

      Hmmm. Thanks sis. He is God! – He oversees!

      Love much dear.

      P.S: How have you been? And the new year?๐Ÿค—

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      1. Precious One says:

        Much love to you sweet Mercy! โค๏ธ

        Iโ€™m getting over a sinus infection slowly but surely. Iโ€™m also being stretched by Abba. Big time, sis. Whew!

        Howโ€™s it going on your end?

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        1. ๐Ÿ˜Š. Thanks deary. โค

          Aww. How have you been?. I had that some time ago, so I know how it can feel. Sorry, sis. Hugs.
          I pray for peace and good health for you dear. ๐Ÿค—

          Hugs.. I know it can be a drill for us at such point, but know that He is got you all through dear!. He is – don’t forget that!. โค

          It’s been good – these couple of days. Having to walk by faith in His words rather than what has gone wrong in time past.

          We are strengthened sis!. โคโค

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        2. Precious One says:

          Youโ€™re most welcome.

          Hmmmm mmmm

          I accept all the hugs gladly and open my arms and give them right back to you. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

          As I read you second to last sentence, Iโ€™m reminded of the verse (or four) that says, โ€œThe just shall live by faith.โ€ I encourage you Mercy, to live by faith. Where ever you find a gap in your life, a gap between what you need and where you are – extend your faith to Abba. Lift your eyes, flex the faith muscles and rise.

          The righteous will never be forsaken. Mercy will never be forsaken. She will never beg for bread.

          My love to you โค๏ธ

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        3. Thanks sis. โค

          Smiles.. Awww aww. Right back at you. ๐Ÿค—

          Sighs. I really need this. Its been a tough one for me. But I know I will get by it. ๐Ÿ™‡

          I believe. I won’t and I am not!.

          Thanks so much for this sis. You are a blessing. ๐Ÿค—

          Love much. โค
          Please be good too. Abba loves you dearly!

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        4. Precious One says:

          Awwww!!

          My contact details are in my contact section in case you ever want someone to talk to or pray with. I do have WhatsApp as well lol.

          The suffering you endure, is working a far exceeding weight of glory. Scripture calls them light afflictions, they donโ€™t always feel that way though but in the grand scheme of things, we have so much to gain.

          Love you, and will be praying faithfully for you.

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        5. Smiles. I just checked it now. Tried saving it but it’s not on Whatsapp.

          Can you hi me.. +2348067716782
          โค

          But I am good now sis. We would talk better via WhatsApp.๐Ÿค—

          Yes sis. It always seem dreadful at first. But I am grateful for how it all turned now than before. He knows how best to fit things in our lives, ours is to keep trusting and rest!

          Aww…Thanks sis. Love much. โคโค
          Be good in Him. ๐Ÿค—

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        6. Precious One says:

          My response to you: Romans 8:28 โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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        7. Thanks darling. โค
          It all works together for good. ๐Ÿ™‡

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  13. Queen Karen says:

    Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ. Though we do not know the path we ought to go, when we lean on the Lord, He will surely be our guide. We must continually learn to trust in Him and lean not on our own understandings. Trusting in the Lord is a journey we donโ€™t always understand but Godโ€™s ways are perfect and those who choose to abide in Him will be strengthened even as they are bearing fruit for His Kingdom. Our minds are renewed through the process of seeking the Father. Somethings may fall apart but it is God who holds all things together for His good and glory. Thank you for sharing Mercy ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ•Š

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    1. True sis. He will always be our guide!
      Leaning on our understanding can cost us!.
      Hmmm. True, it can seem crazy at some instance but the end of it is “He is building up our roots in Him”. Not always easy humanly speaking but we have His word as our rock!

      Yes sis. He is our HOLD!. He indeed holds it all together, our lot is in His hand!. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Thanks so much dear. โค

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  14. Reblogged this on My Life in Our Father's World and commented:
    It has always astounded me that we can go from being in the presence of God one minute & then be in a full-blown melt down the next. What I realized is that the Evil One is very good at knowing when our defenses are down; then he swoops in and causes a ruckas.

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    1. Thanks so much ma’am. โค

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      1. Of course ๐Ÿ˜€

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  15. Kally says:

    Love this post. Very inspiring. I definitely need to be more patient.

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    1. ๐Ÿค— Glad to know you do. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes dear. And He will come through.โค

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      1. Kally says:

        Your blog is such an inspiration to me, Herry! Keep spreading the words and blessings.

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        1. I’m really glad reading this Kally. ๐Ÿค—
          I will do. โค Let’s keep sharing the message dear. Hugs ๐Ÿค—โค

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        2. Kally says:

          Of course! Big hugs!

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        3. โค๐Ÿค—โค

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  16. Amen and amen!

    Reminds me of the story of the disciples who prayed for Peter’s deliverance yet found it hard to believe that God eventually rescued him.

    Whenever we pray, God hears us and answers. We just have to silence the pervasive situations and hinge our faith on Godโ€™s faithfulness to do what He has promised he’ll do. He never fails.

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    1. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™

      Smiles. Yeah, humans and our unbelief at times. They even thought the girl was crazy. Geez ๐Ÿ˜‚

      Yes IBK. He never fails. Apt!.
      Hold on to His word. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Thanks much. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  17. You seemed to be speaking straight from my experience when a situation is staring you in the face and it makes you feel so lost. When confusion feels so strong, I look to the Lord for comfort. When I am comforted, then the situation doesn’t overwhelm me as much, and I can walk in trust and hear His voice. I enjoyed your encouraging words. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hugs. Wow, really glad to know this came in needful and encouraging. โค

      We walk by faith and not by sight. We will conquer because He has named us “more than conqueror” ๐Ÿค—
      Be good dear. โค

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  18. amaraglow says:

    Timely post, thank you ma.
    I love hymns too, they just have a way of reaching deep down. I particularly love “count your blessings”, during my bumpy ride last year, this hymn always ministered to me. The woman in the bus sha (lol), I can relate. I travel a lot and I’ve noticed that most prayers people say on transit are out of fear not faith, especially fear of accident.

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    1. Glad to know it was sis. You are welcome. All to Him!. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes, so much depth in the lyrics!.
      Wow. That too and “How great thou art” is a blessing!.

      Lol. Yeah the “tales of travels”.๐Ÿ˜

      True – The fear part. I can relate.๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Kim Petitt says:

    When Believers have the mind of Christ, we understand that He wants to bring about His purpose through us.

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    1. Yes ma’am. True!.
      And grow us. ๐Ÿค—

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