๐Ÿšถ๐ŸƒPROGRESSย  ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ€

A lady in thought - reflecting

What does this word mean to you?.

Often time, we really don’t know if we are making progress with something until the result shows up yeah. I for one, I get all worrisome at times when having tried hard to achieve something and it seems like I never even moved an inch at all. Because I am not seeing any progress or result at all.

Sharing my view - my experience

So let me share something with you. My hair over a while now has been less of a concern to me. Or better put, I haven’t been paying much attention to it. Until I had a dandruff breakout. Sadly I started seeing a trace of this, months ago but I didn’t really pay much attention to it. I was used to oiling my hair only when I wash it or after relaxing my hair. The other extra care for it never really occurred to me.

So when I noticed the breakout. I was worried at first but then I started checking out how to get rid of it online and my eldest sister also mentioned that I should oil it more often. So I started oiling the parts liable of drying out faster everyday and for the full scalp every 2-3 days. And I would be adopting washing more often too.

Guess what
Ta-da!

So guess what?. I am making progress. I can look in the mirror and can smile at it. But what spurred me to write about it is that some days ago, I was still very skeptical about it. If this made any difference at all. Aside from taking those measures and also literarily praying in tongues over it. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Praying in tongues?. ๐Ÿ™„

Yes, please. We forbid Aunty Dandy. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚

I am glad it has been progressive. Maybe I am not there just yet but we are getting there.

We?. ๐Ÿ™„

Oh yeah – myself and my hair, cos we are on a lifestyle change together. ๐Ÿ˜

A lady and her long hair - my wish

Also, the He in me reminded me of the need for consistency, which we have been exploring these past days and I am going to do more of that, by His Grace. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

That is my personal experience of my seemingly “not making progress” situation until I started seeing the result show forth gradually. So yeah, progress is gradual. And that in its self is a beautiful one. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

There is a beauty in your making process

Let’s look at the creation story. Imagine if God just commanded everything to happen all at once. For me, that doesn’t seem exciting. ๐Ÿค”

But it’s all great and most beautiful because it came at different times. Also because each day was loaded with its own goodness and surprises.

Or let’s picture a baby that was born today. And all grown up tomorrow. That would deprive us of the joy a parent most especially, derives when he or she sees the child take his or her first steps. Also the excitement of seeing him or her graduate from high school, college, university, etc. I hope we get a better understanding of the beauty embedded in the process.

Beauty lies in your process

Trust me, we may not see these things change all of a sudden. But if you and I would keep at it, we will achieve even more than we would have ever desired.

So are you doubting if you are making progress with that new task or assignment you are currently working on?. Or are you being worrisome if all the efforts you are putting into making your home or relationship work isn’t showing any visible results just yet?. Do keep at it. Consistency is key and you will get there. ๐Ÿค—

Your progress and mine, is guaranteed if we would continue, not when we stop and get all moody and in the end, we end up not getting anything accomplished. We have to keep moving. ๐Ÿšถ

Don't grow weary in doing good
Law of sowing and reaping – consistency

Abraham moved from Haran and kept on moving, which is why he was able to get to the promised land (Canaan). And because he did, it ended up being his reality.

So do you have a seemingly big task to achieve?. Or a new lifestyle to explore with pleasing God in mind or a new diet to adopt, in order to ensure you are maintaining a healthy well being?. Take the bold step today and make each day count. Get to work on that idea too!

Make that move, take that bold step
Make that move!

Believe in your self. Envision it and above all let the Holy Spirit guide you. Because it’s only with Him, that we are certain of not gambling with our lives. And another graceful part of letting Him guide us is that He is always there to cheers us on. “You can do this dear” “You can achieve this son” and more. That is what He constantly whispers to us.

He believes in you. Would you do the same by believing in yourself?. And also, affirming yourself that you can achieve this and hence get to work. Each step you take counts. Let’s make it worth the while.

Blessings. ๐Ÿค—

Happy new week.

๐ŸŒธ#HCCounsels#๐Ÿ’ฎ

62 Comments Add yours

  1. Sally says:

    Thank-you for this encouraging post.
    Yes, consistency and patience are important.
    God is always working to bring us all to spiritual maturity.
    God bless you.๐Ÿค—

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    1. You are welcome ma’am. Really glad to read your comment on it. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes!. Absolutely!. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Amen. And you too. โคโค

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    1. Smiles. Thanks Bekah. โค

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  2. jesusluvsall says:

    Step by step little sister ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes big bro. We keep moving progressively. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. gifted50 says:

    This is a beautiful post and a word from God that I needed. I thank you indeed for letting the Holy Spirit work through you.

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    1. Wow. I am really glad reading your message sis. All Glory to God. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you. โค๐Ÿค—

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      1. gifted50 says:

        Amen and have yourself a great day.

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        1. Smiles. Thank you sis. โค

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        2. gifted50 says:

          Good day my sister, I remember it’s your afternoon. Hope you are enjoying.

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        3. Hi sis. โค
          Smiles. Yes, but it’s evening now. ๐Ÿ˜Š
          Yes, I am. It’s been an indoor day.
          How has it been over there too?

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        4. gifted50 says:

          Nice and sunny, I am off work today. Will take the kids for some takeout food. Not too much. CORONA is on the rise in mine and several other states…

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        5. That is good. It was sunny over here too.
          Yay. Love that. I am sure they would love that time out. ๐Ÿ˜Š
          Wow. Please stay safe. I pray it declines soon by His Grace. ๐Ÿ™

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        6. gifted50 says:

          Yes my sister. Once the state opened opened up folks were out and I suspected it would go back up.

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        7. Phew!. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
          Please stay safe sis.
          And I pray for His divine protection above it all for you all. ๐Ÿ™

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  4. DeborahMarie says:

    God will use everything in our lives, including hair, to teach us spiritual truths! Thank you!

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    1. Yes ma’am. So true!. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      He works in graceful and unexpected ways. ๐Ÿ™‚
      You are welcome. Thank you for your comment. โค๐Ÿค—

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  5. Kim Petitt says:

    Consistency is key: it grows our relationship with God.

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    1. Yes ma’am. It does. And helps us improve too, with each step we take towards growing in Him.
      Thank you. โคโค

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  6. Love, love this… there is beauty in the process… sometimes in order to get to the finish line, we skip a few steps which makes us miss the mark altogether. Great post, my friend

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    1. Smiles. I am glad to know you do Ma’am. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Hmm. This is Apt!.
      Finishing a race isn’t all about getting to the finish line alone but rather about maintaining our lane, following the rules (The word) too. Every step does count!.
      Thanks for this and your comment too. โค๐Ÿค—

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  7. Dawn says:

    I used to keep Galatians 6:9 at my desk so I can see it everyday. We are making progress! Thank you for reminding us not to give up. God sees our efforts and rewards our obedience. Thanks little sis. ๐Ÿค—

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    1. Wow. That is really great. I love that. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes sis. We are!. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Yes He does.
      You are welcome big sis. Glad to. โค๐Ÿค—

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  8. Sarah Ahusimhere says:

    Thanks for sharing this powerful article sis. Consistency and believing in yourself is vital, we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. More Grace beloved ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. You are welcome sis. ๐Ÿค— All Glory to God. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Yes sis. He enables us!. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      Amen. Thanks for always reading through. โคโค

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  9. There is beauty in the process! Love that! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•. Thank you for another good one! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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    1. Yes dear. There is!. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Aww. Glad to know you do. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Smiles. You are welcome and glory to God. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thanks sis. โค

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  10. Israel says:

    Yeah.. consistency is key
    Thanks for sharing this

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    1. Yes it is Israel.
      Glad to. Thank you bro. ๐Ÿค—

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  11. Ruelha says:

    I loved this post
    …its an encouraging reminder about how every boring day still counts……

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    1. Smiles. Wow, I am really glad to know it encouraged you. ๐Ÿค—
      Thank you Ruelha. โค

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      1. Ruelha says:

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  12. What an uplifting post! Put a smile on my face and joy in my heart. “Or letโ€™s picture a baby that was born today. And all grown up tomorrow. That would deprive us of the joy a parent most especially, derives when he or she sees the child take his or her first steps.” That really spoke to me. Thank you, dear!

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    1. Wow. I am glad to know it did. ๐Ÿค— Blessed be God for His words. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      This is really encouraging. Thank you for your comment. I do appreciate it. โค
      You are welcome. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. You are so welcome, dear! Keep up the beautiful work! โค

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        1. Thank you. โคโค
          I will by His Grace. ๐Ÿ˜Š
          Wishing you a great and restful weekend. ๐Ÿค—

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        2. Amen and amen. You too dear! โค

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        3. โค๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  13. P.S. The layout of your blog is so much fun!

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    1. Smiles. Awww. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Thank you for the feedback too. โค

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      1. Welcome!! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. Smiles. โค๐Ÿค—

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  14. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Beauty in the process–yes! Each step counts–yes! Thank you for the reminders, Herry!

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    1. Yes dear. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Smiles. You are welcome.
      Thanks Nancy. โค๐Ÿค—

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  15. This part interests me most…

    Your progress and mine, is guaranteed if we would continue, not when we stop and get all moody and in the end, we end up not getting anything accomplished. We have to keep moving.

    With much emphasis on the guaranteed, if only we would continue.

    Thanks for sharing sis. I’m blessed

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    1. Smiles. I’m glad to know it blessed you. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes, continuity is key. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Glad I did. You are always welcome. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  16. Loved the examples you used to demonstrate the beauty in gradual progress. It really put things into perspective.
    P.S: nothing is ever too trivial to ask God in prayers for. So pray on about Aunty dandy. Lol.
    Wish you many more progress with your hair!

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    1. Smiles. Thanks sis. โค
      Glad to know that it did. ๐Ÿค—
      Yeah. That I have a testimony for. So I checked it out and washed it yesterday and all shades of “Aunty Dandy” are gone. ๐Ÿ˜€
      I’m so excited. I couldn’t help but smile. God is always good. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

      Thank you soooooo much!!!. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โค

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      1. Ahhh. Yes, Heโ€™s a good good. Thatโ€™s amazing! Iโ€™m happy for you!!

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        1. Smiles. Yes sis. ๐Ÿ˜Š
          Thank you. โค
          Wishing you a great weekend. ๐Ÿค—

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  17. King_David says:

    Taking one step at a time. Slow progress is still progress

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    1. Yes King David. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Every progress and step counts.
      Thanks bro. ๐Ÿค—

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  18. Encouraging and inspiring Mercy!!… Way to be…

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much.
      All glory to God always. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™Œ
      Smiles. Happy weekend!. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  19. You have been tagged to share ten things that make you happy: https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/162822114/posts/5847

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    1. Aww. Thank you so much Tangie. ๐Ÿค—

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  20. People believe you when you are consistent in what you are doing. Thanks for sharing this valuable post. God bless youโœจ

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    1. Hmm. True!.
      Thank you for your comment on this Adedoyin. You are welcome. Amen. ๐Ÿ™
      And you too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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