πŸ’­ JUST A LITTLE LONGER 🚢

Girl - sitting on a tree - swing - Reading

I would be sharing with you my experience, of eating a plant or maybe a potential tree. πŸ˜€

How I ate a tree - Story time

On this graceful evening, I laid down on my bed, trying to catch a break from the day’s tasks. And then I looked towards my side and saw the bowl of boiled groundnut, mum had earlier given me. So I took the first pod, ate it. Then goes the second, then the third, till I got to the Fifth or sixth (Can’t fully remember). And there I cracked the pod and saw some white attachment on the groundnut. At first, I thought I was seeing boiled maggot or worms. πŸ˜‚

But on a closer look, I saw that it was the young roots of these groundnuts. And it didn’t make it out because it was boiled and I ate it (it was dead anyway, so no guilt-tripping πŸ™ˆ). So there goes my plant-eating story. πŸ˜‚

Avatar - Joy - a good Laugh - amused

That was on a lighter note but it amused me when I thought about the whole thing. And while pondering on it, I realized that the one who boiled it didn’t know of the potential that was in that particular pod, as it was enclosed. And I the eater, only saw it when it was dead already. πŸ™ˆ

So I couldn’t help but reflect on how this applies to us as humans. Who would have thought that this seemingly, not different groundnut pod bore on its inside a potential that was already growing forth but it was just yet to be seen?.

Potentials - Don't give up - sprouting forth

Who would have thought that this pod was about spreading its root and if it was left a little longer, might end up yielding more than the three (3) nuts I saw inside the pod.

I know it can be frustrating waiting on something or even trying so hard to achieve something. As it seems to be taking a while for it to actualize. Maybe, just maybe if you would wait a little longer, then you would see it happen, physically.

Worth the wait - on the long run

I remember a particular day, sometime last year that I was having a not too great day and I was out of the house to get some things. I remembered tearing up when He reminded me that although it may seem to me like I was not moving from my initial stage right now, that I was in motion, and soon, it would become obvious. He used an example of a moving truck we were moving against. As I was on a motorbike with the bike rider and initially it felt like we were in a position for a while. Until the truck slowed down and we were able to see the whole area conveniently. And then I realized we had moved farther than I initially thought of.

I know the word “wait” can be scary but it can be a stepping stone unto something great. I remember a picture I made with a quote some time ago and it was about “how our greatest struggles can be the channel to our greater testimonies” (paraphrased).

Your struggles do not define you - testimonies - channels

We are not helpless and we are greatly helped. Would you breathe today (For real, take a deep breath and lookup)? Gaze at the moving clouds; the birds flying and soaring, and behold the beauty of nature all around you. If all these (all you gazed at) are thriving, you also are definitely thriving. It may not seem so obvious or even obvious at all to you or even people all around you. But sometime soon, it will be worth the while.

Wait for it - Don't give in - a little longer

Just a little longer, dear reader. Just a little longer, don’t be in a haste to kill that dream. Just a little longer, and take a deep breath. Just a little longer, don’t give up on that vision. Just a little longer. It will definitely be worth the while. Just a little longer, you are not left helpless. ❀

Glean strength from these verses:

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace [who imparts His blessing and favor], who called you to His own eternal glory in Christ, will Himself complete, confirm, strengthen, and establish you [making you what you ought to be].

1 Peter 5:10 (AMP)

And,

Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap if we do not give in.

Galatians 6:9 (AMP)

Wishing you a blessed new week. πŸ€—

🌟#HCCounsels#🌟

62 Comments Add yours

  1. So encouraging. Thank you!

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    1. Smiles. πŸ™Œ
      I am really glad to know it is. 😊
      You are welcome, ma’am. πŸ™‚
      Wishing you a great day ahead. ❀

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  2. AnuRijo says:

    Truly uplifting one..keep going Herry πŸ’™

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    1. Smiles. I am glad to know it is. πŸ€—πŸ™Œ
      I will, by His Grace. 😊
      Thank you so much, ma’am. ❀

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  3. jesusluvsall says:

    Love your picture little sister. You are a beautiful young woman πŸ™‚
    Let’s hope a tree does not start growing from your stomach haha

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    1. Aww. Thank you so much, big bro. 😊
      Haha. I hope not too. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      Wishing you a blessed day. πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  4. Great post, waiting has always been difficult for me, but I’m relying on the Lord more.

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    1. Thank you so much, ma’am. ❀
      Smiles. It is for a lot of us. I am glad to know you are. 😊 I am learning to take the steps a day at a time, too. πŸ€—πŸ™‚

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  5. Sandy says:

    So profound. Yes, waiting is hard especially nowadays when everything is instantaneous. I have learned to be patient with God’s help. Your pictures are beautiful!! God Bless!

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    1. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ. I am glad to read your comment. πŸ€—
      So true. And it becomes better when we choose to look up to Him for help in these times. 😊
      I love that. πŸ‘
      Smiles. Thank you so much. ❀
      Amen, and you too. πŸ€—

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  6. Wow! Wow! So inspirational. Keep on itπŸ’―πŸ”₯

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    1. Smiles. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
      I am glad to read your comment. 😊
      Thank you so much, Fredrick. πŸ€—

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  7. inspirechief says:

    A wonderful and inspirational post. So beautifully written. Your words are so true. We plant seeds, water and feed them. But, if we don’t see a sprout soon we give up. If we would’ve watered one more day the seed would have grown into a magnificent tree. All of our potential is underground waiting to spring out.

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much for your comments, Sir. πŸ€—
      This is so true. Just a little more would have helped. It always does. πŸ’―
      Hmm. True!.
      May we be patient enough to wait it out unto its full manifestation. πŸ™

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  8. Thank you for these words… Very encouraging. Just a little longer,hold on to that dream… sometimes our struggle is all see until we turn our eyes on Jesus our helper the one who can turn every situation for our good. Be blessed, have a nice week.πŸ‘πŸ˜‰

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    1. Smiles. Glad to share His words to us. β€πŸ™Œ
      Hmm. This is true!. If only we would look beyond ourselves or situations and see Him. πŸ’―
      Amen. Thank you so much for your comments, ma’am. πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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  9. Dawn says:

    Thanks for the encouragement little sis. As long as we keep our eyes on Jesus we are making progress. Waiting and having patience pay off. Great picture! πŸ₯°

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    1. You are welcome sis. Glad to. πŸ€—
      Yes!. It does. It is always worth the while. 😊
      Thank you so much, big sis. β€πŸ™‚

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  10. Kami says:

    Beautiful post as always πŸ‘πŸ½

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    1. Smiles. πŸ™Œ
      Thank you so much, Kami. β€πŸ€—

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  11. bukolaorry says:

    This is so inspiring Mercy! I’m so happy to read this in the morning. It’s a good way to start my day. Waiting can be hard. But God is ever faithful and he will surely fulfil his promises for us. ❀️❀️

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    1. Smiles. I am glad to read your comment. Thank you so much. πŸ€—
      Bless God. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š
      This is true!. He is always faithful and never changes from being that to us. πŸ’ƒ

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  12. Israel says:

    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  13. Taiwo Sanni says:

    God, give us the grace to wait till the end, till the time of manifestation.

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    1. Taiwo Sanni says:

      Thank you for the word of encouragement sis.

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      1. You are welcome sis. Thank you for your comments too. ❀

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    2. Amen. πŸ™
      I join you in saying this prayer, sis. πŸ€—

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  14. Atinuke says:

    Thank you so much for this great piece. I totally can relate to the part of getting discouraged while waiting on Him.

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    1. You are welcome dear. Thank you too. ❀
      Smiles. I am glad we are choosing to wait on Him, in the midst of it all. πŸ€—

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  15. I love the way you present you posts with practical examples. God is never slow. Great post.

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much for the feedback. 😊
      Yes!. πŸ’ƒ
      Thank you for your comments, bro. πŸ€—

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  16. Quite an insightful one.!

    Keep going and growing 😁🀍

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much, Akshita. πŸ€—
      I will by His grace. 😊
      And you too. ❀

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      1. My pleasure πŸ€—πŸ€—
        You will surely be..! By his grace..!πŸ’žπŸ₯°

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  17. Ruelha says:

    Love…love….love….I love this post Mercy….πŸŽ€πŸŒ»πŸŽ€πŸŒ»πŸŽ€πŸŒ»πŸŽ€πŸŒ»πŸŽ€πŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸŽ€

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    1. Smiles. I am glad to read your comment, Ruelha. ❀ Glad to know you do. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ

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      1. Ruelha says:

        😍🌺🌺😍

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  18. lovely Post! nice to meet you here. I saw you liking a comment on Ruella’s site. I’m ot sure if you are following me, but I am now following you. Thanks, Cindy

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    1. Thank you so much, Cindy. πŸ€—
      Aww. That was so nice of you. I will check out your site too. 😊
      Thank you so much. ❀

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      1. You are most welcome and thanks to for your kindness! β€οΈπŸ€—

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  19. “31 But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness.”
    (Isaiah 40:31)
    I loved your post it’s a great reminder and a lovely picture😊 keep shiningπŸ’™

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    1. Yes sis. I love this verse you cited. 😊
      Thank you so much. I am glad to read your comment on it too. ❀
      Smiles. I will and you too. πŸ€—

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  20. This is so very encouraging! πŸ’–
    Thanks for sharing this, sister!

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    1. Smiles. I am really glad to know that it is. 😊
      You are welcome. Glad I did. ❀
      Thank you so much, ma’am. πŸ€—

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      1. You’re welcome! Have a great weekend!

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  21. Olayinka Ofi says:

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    It’s usually a process and in the long run we will be glad we did not give up.

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    1. You are welcome, bro. πŸ€—
      Absolutely!. It’s always worth the while in the process. πŸ’―
      Thank you so much. πŸ€—

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  22. Sharon says:

    This was a really Interesting to read congrats on your nomination https://bryonypost.wordpress.com/2020/10/11/blogger-recognition-award/

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    1. Smiles. Thank you. πŸ€—
      And for the nomination too. ❀
      Happy Sunday to you and yours. 😊

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  23. Beautiful Sis! Love the analogy. πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. Smiles. Thanks for the compliment, sis. 😊 πŸ€— Glad to know you did. ❀

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  24. Jenny Furse says:

    What a beautiful take on patience. It reminds me of a quote from one of my favorite movies: “Sometimes the flower that takes the longest to bloom ends up being the most beautiful of all.”

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much for your comment, sis. πŸ€—
      Wow. I love this quote. πŸ“Œ
      Indeed, though it may seem late, it’s always worth it. ❀

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  25. Exactly what I needed today! Thank you for sharing. I love that you said “We are not helpless and we are greatly helped”. How beautiful and great!❀

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    1. I am so glad to know you read this when you needed it the most. πŸ€—
      Yes sis. We are helped!. πŸ™Œ
      Smiles. It is. 😊❀
      Be good, sis. πŸ€—

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  26. I’m currently in the waiting room πŸ˜ƒ, and trust me waiting isn’t easy, especially when there’s a long yearning…
    Few days back, God showed me his mercy and sent a word to help my heart;
    Rom.8.25 – But if we look forward to something we don’t have yet, we must wait patiently and confidently.

    Now, I’m encourage… Yes, It might take a while, but it will soon form.

    Thanks for sharing sis…

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    1. Smiles. I quite understand and relate to the “not easy” part.

      Wow. I had to go highlight that verse too. Patience works!. Though it’s not easy, humanly speaking but we are empowered to take it a day at a time, with Him. πŸ™Œ

      Yes, bro. It will. And I await your testimony. 😊

      You are welcome. Bless God for His words full of life to us. πŸ™Œ
      Happy Sunday. πŸ€—

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  27. Holly says:

    Sweetest Herry, this is such an incredibly inspirational message. You’re such a blessing!

    I love how you used the imagery of the boiled groundnut to relay such a powerful message! Wow, this is wonderful. You’re right — we often don’t see the potential in ourselves. We do give up, entirely too soon. After all, we have an enemy who seeks to steal, kill, and destroy. It’s often the case that he gets us to give up right before the victory is seen with our own eyes. When the fighting gets intense, there’s a reason! If we aren’t a threat and the dream is ‘dead,’ why would he care so much?

    You are awesome, sis, and your messages inspire hope each and every time you write. Great things are coming your way. God’s purpose for you is right on time. Stand still. He’s coming for you! πŸ¦‹

    Sending you my deepest love across the miles. You’re beautiful, inside and out! Never forget it!

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    1. Aww. 😊
      Thank you ma’am. β€πŸ™Œ
      Aww. ❀

      Smiles. I am really glad, knowing it depicted it well. And passed the message across. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ
      Hmm. This is so true. The devil is always out to steal those great dreams and visions via our thoughts and other media. πŸ˜“

      Aww. I am really grateful to God for this. πŸ™Œ
      Amen. These prayers are just so apt!. Thank you so much. πŸ€—

      Smiles. Sending you a big hug too. β€πŸ€—
      Aww. 😊😊
      Do enjoy the rest of your day. Greetings to the family too. πŸ€—

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