‼️ JUST A MINUTE LONGER ⏰

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Smiles, you might be wondering where I am headed to with this. Just a minute longer, you will get an understanding of where I am heading to. 😉😁

So earlier today, I had to join a class on Zoom. It was close to the end of the session and the facilitator said “now we have come to the end of the class,……..”. And guess what I started seeing pop ups of people leaving the webinar room. And in my head I was like “I thought we were supposed to have four (4) quizzes in this particular class”. Guess my curious mind didn’t want to join the multitude. So I continued listening and in less than a minute after I had that thought, the facilitator then mentioned “… so we will be taking our last quiz now”. I couldn’t help the sorry feeling or wishful feeling that those that left a minute ago could have just waited for a little longer. That way they could have been able to take the last quiz for the class assessment. But then, they had left. So I could only wish yeah.

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That few minutes experience gave me the idea of what we will be looking at this week.

Just a minute longer!

So have you had such similar experiences?, whereby just a minute of having a rethink on that action saved you from making the worst decision you can think of.

I can’t help but think of those who deal with anger. They call it Anger issues yeah. Maybe just a minute longer to take a deep breathe and have a rethink on what you heard the person say to you, could have saved you from denting your reputation over and over again. That you no longer have anyone to call a close friend, because everyone has learned to stay clear of your zone.

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Just a minute longer!. It might seem like it’s just a mere 60 seconds. For someone who is slow in processing things, it means a lot. Really, It might seem rather insignificant to you now, but trust me it saves us from making rash decisions.

The mind is a space we need to not only let the Holy Spirit help us with, but we need to be conscious of what we allow linger in it.

There is this verse that always comes to mind whenever I reflect on this. It says:

“So above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are. Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellspring of life.”

Proverbs 4:23 TPT

We have to pay attention to what we allow our minds and hearts to dwell on even for a millisecond. Our heart is like a field and you will be surprised how receptive it is to the things we feed it with or plant in it.

⁃ What are your thoughts like?

⁃ What do you brood on every now and then?

⁃ What determines the kind of decisions you make? Your feelings at that moment? Or is it His words; His counsel in you?

I want us to sincerely ask ourselves these questions. We can’t go far if all we feel is what we act out. We need to grow beyond our feelings and yes this likewise applies to me.

If I had acted on all of my feelings. I would be very miserable right now. I would have made some costly decisions and regretted it. And what happens after? Nothing! because regrets doesn’t fix it or neither will it bring back the relationships lost due to the words you said. Neither will it set before you again those opportunities you threw away just because you weren’t feeling it anymore! 😥

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I pray that we will take a minute longer to brood and meditate on these words.

May His words light up our inside and make us better in all areas of our lives. Amen 🙏🏻

Happy new week to you and yours. God bless you now and always. Amen 🙏🏻

Happy International women’s day to you, dear reader. You are beautiful inside and out. 🙍🏼‍♀️❤️

P.S: Thank you once again for the showers of love, as I turned silver yesterday. Silver, literarily though. I’m still human. 😁

Thanks for making it mind-blowing. ❤️

🌺#HCCounsels#🌺

72 Comments Add yours

  1. Sally says:

    Thanks so much for this wise post, and the beautiful photo.
    Yes, so much can be accomplished in a minute – we need to make good use of our time , to please God.
    Self-control is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and one that is so important for us. ⚘🤗

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    1. Smiles. Glad to share. Thank you so much for the compliments too. ❤😊
      Yes!. He owns our time.
      Absolutely!. In it all, thankful for the help of the Holy Spirit in us. 🙌
      Wishing you a blessed day, ma’am. 🤗

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  2. vgeorg says:

    You are so kind! Happy Women’s Day to you! May God’s Word lead us in our life, may our faith is the light of our days! Amen! ❤️

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    1. Smiles. Thank you. 😊🤗
      Amen!. Thank you so much for the prayers, sir. 🙂
      Blessings to you and family. 🙏

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  3. We need to be reminded of time. It’s precious, it’s meaningful and more importantly, it’s our ability to slow down and listen to God. He pauses us for a reason. God Bless!

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    1. So true!.
      Apt!. We need to learn how to listen. 💯
      Amen. And you too, ma’am. 🤗
      Wishing you a blessed day ahead. ❤

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  4. Love this statement, learn to evaluate your feelings against the Word of God, because ultimately the Word of God is the final authority

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    1. Smiles. I love it too. 😊
      True, His word supersedes it. 💯
      Greetings to the family, ma’am. ❤

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  5. Dawn says:

    Great advice. We must make the most of every moment. Every minute counts and can mean a lot. Glad you didn’t skip out on class early little sister. 😉

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    1. Thank you, big sis. ❤
      True!
      Lol. Me too. 😁
      Wishing you a blessed day. 🤗

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      1. Dawn says:

        You’re welcome. Blessings to you! ❤️

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  6. Good words! There is a lot going on in this world that would play with our emotions. Like you said, we must learn to evaluate them through the Word of God. Amen!

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    1. Smiles. Thank God for His words. 🙌
      Yeah. We need to constantly evaluate ourselves with His word. 💯
      Blessings to you and the family. ❤

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  7. Our mind can either make or break us. Superhuman project like the Pyramid of Egypt, Lighthouse of Alexandria were accomplished by the power of imagination. Any thought that we allow to hold a grip on us is accomplished in the spirit realm.

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    1. Yeah!. Our mind determines the extent at which we grow in life.
      Hmm. 📌 May we allow His word into our hearts and decide based on His counsel. 🙏
      Blessings to you, bro. 🤗

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  8. Queen Karen says:

    Mercy, such a beautiful picture of you and well written post. Wow is all I had to say when the students dismissed themselves. Just one decision can have an affect on our lives. We must seek the Holy Spirit in everything that we do.

    Happy International Women’s Day 🥁💃🏿😊

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    1. Aww. Thanks dear. ❤
      Phew. I was surprised too.
      Apt!. We need Him in all we do.

      Thanks sis. 🤗
      Wishing you a blessed day. 🙏

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  9. Perth Girl says:

    Such a good post. Valuing time, not being impatient but completing that which we started. Giving your time and respect to the other person. Taking that extra minute and not be rash in our decisions and actions.
    And you writing about learning to evaluate your feelings against the word of Gods is quite powerful.
    Blessings to you Mercy 💙

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    1. Smiles. 🙌
      These just sums it all up. We really need to stay guided by these. 💯
      Smiles. Thank you for your comments and compliments. 🤗
      Amen, ma’am. And you too. ❤😊

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  10. Gary Fultz says:

    That extra minute, in the “pause”, is where insights come. Deeper truths of life come to us. And yes, we rethink what we are going to say and in the pause make (instead of break) a friend. Good thoughts Mercy, keep pausing.

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    1. Smiles. Thanks for these comments. We should take these pauses more often. 😊💯
      I will do, sir. 🙂
      Blessings to you and your family. 🤗

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  11. capost2k says:

    No idea how many times I was told to “count to 10 next time” when I would get angry as a child. Now, I still sometimes need reminding, and this blog “hit the nail on the head,” i.e. hit me in the head, which was much needed. Thanx for your counsels, and I will put these words in my heart to remind me of my mother’s warnings. 😊
    p.s. your p.s. is misleading for Americans, I think. We use “silver” as a reference to 50 years, e.g. “silver anniversary”, “silver birthday.” To what are you referring when you say you are “turning silver?”

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    1. ecohorizons says:

      Silver is the metal of emotions, of the psychic mind, and of loving as well as healing. It is used to bring patience and perseverance to the wearer. … Since silver is associated with the moon, it is also associated with the yin and feminine energies.Apr 1, 2018

      http://www.indigomoonjewels.com › news

      Silver ::: Metaphysical Properties and Powers – Indigo Moon Jewels

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      1. Informative. Thanks for sharing this. 🤗

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      2. capost2k says:

        Hi, “Eco.” It is important to get your resources that are true. I fear you are listening to either human voices or demons. So I keep you in my prayers that you will find the Truth.
        This is not some subjective feeling or “personal revelation.” It is the truth of Jesus who revealed who God the Father is.
        You have at times referenced the Bible in your blogs. This is the best and only resource for certain knowledge if The Holy One.
        Praying for you, my friend.

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    2. Smiles. That’s interesting. Your mom is a wise woman. 😊
      Aww, glad it resonates with you. 😊
      Smiles. That will be nice, sir.

      Oh, Okay. Silver over here and when I checked on google is 25 years of celebration actually. 🙂
      Thanks for telling me. Blessings to you and yours. 🤗

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      1. capost2k says:

        Oh, my old brain slipped a cog! Yes, it is 25 years here as well! ☺️
        And, yes, I was blessed with a very wise mother. She always taught us to listen for the voice of the Spirit of God rather than the voices of other men.
        Congratulations on your 25th birthday! 🙂

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        1. Smiles. It’s fine sir. 🤗
          That’s nice. She is a gem!.
          It reminds me of the verse “Train up a child in the way of the Lord and when He grows, He will not depart from it”. I love that verse. 😊
          Thank you so much. 🙂

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      2. capost2k says:

        50 is the “Golden” anniversary. After you are as far past it as I am you may forget the ideas, too! 😱😂

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        1. Yeah it is the “Golden” one. 😁
          Haha. Smiles, you are blessed, sir. 🤗

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  12. ecohorizons says:

    Once , forever , and for all ,
    We just have a call ,
    To play a divinely led  role ,
    Whether big or small , short or tall ,
    To change and reset the matrix ,
    To flow with life and through it scroll,
      Speak to  the divine   as one  in all ,
    ( All are inter-connected with divine love )
    So it can listen  when you call ,
    As one group complete and whole  ,
    We are all one and one is all ,
    A good ripple effect we recall …

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    1. Yeah, we need to always listen for His voice in us to guide us aright. Thanks for sharing this poem. 🤗

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    2. capost2k says:

      My concern for you, “Eco,” my friend, continues. When you know “Him,” you will not call Him “it.”
      As Mercy notes, we must listen for HIS voice.
      He is a personal infinite God, and He has revealed Himself through prophets and Jesus. He us not “everything” and He us not in everyone.

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      1. ecohorizons says:

        I do not call God He as I believe in equality between men and women …
        The divine light, wisdom and love guides all creatures …
        Jesus and other prophets were send to enlighten people though …

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        1. capost2k says:

          It is true men and women ARE equal, as apples and oranges, though, not as in 2+2+4. Our equality is based on the truth that Father God has both male and female characteristics. He is so far different from us, we can only respond to Him as He opens His revelation to us.
          But that He has done, and He calls Himself “our Father,” so to not address Him as He has chosen is like ignoring a parent’s instruction.

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        2. ecohorizons says:

          God is different from us but not separate from us .
          The kingdom of God is within you…

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        3. capost2k says:

          A better translation of this verse is “The Kingdom of God is among you.” Jesus was referring to Himself.
          Pantheism is the artificial religion that believes God is in everything. In one sense that is true; He inhabits the “Colossian space” of every atom. However, the atoms are not God, and we are not God, though every person believes he is at some point.

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  13. Anil says:

    Nicely written, Mercy. Your post reminds me of a wise saying we all would have learnt in our childhoods – “Haste Is Waste”. The extra minute to pause and breath deep can lead to a big difference to the outcome. Keep writing. Have a nice day.

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    1. Thank you so much. 🤗
      Hmm. I need to note this. 📌
      So true!. And the difference is always worth it.
      I will do and you too.
      Blessings to you and yours. 🙂

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  14. What that one minute can do in the face of anger…taking a moment to just take a deep breath and recollect our thoughts prevents saying things we may not mean though could be hurtful to the receiver. Just a minute could do wonders.
    Happy international women’s days to you too Mercy. ✨💫💝

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    1. Lol. It does save us a lot in the heat of the moment. 😁💯
      My dear, it does. 😊
      Thanks, sis. Blessings to you as you go in this week. 🤗

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  15. flora says:

    Nice one Mercy

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  16. A method we need to apply especially when our movements are restricted and we may take those around us for granted and speak to them in ways not pleasing to our Father.
    When I saw the headline I said ok and took it also that as you waited for the facilitator to say the final word. That God has that final Word that instruction and if I move too quickly I will miss it.
    Took this post for all it was intended. Thank you

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    1. Yes!. It does help, a lot.
      Aww, this means a lot to me. Thanks for following through and sharing your thoughts on it too.
      Blessings to you and your family, ma’am. ❤

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  17. Happy Happy 25 girl! Wishing you the best life has to offer and the grace to stay in your purpose!

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    1. Amen. Thank you so much for the wishes, Angel. ❤

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  18. Kally says:

    I absolutely love this! You are so beautiful in your photo. You are wise beyond your years.

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    1. Smiles. Thanks, Kally. Glad to know you love it. 😊🙌
      Thanks for the compliment. ❤🤗

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  19. Those leaving in a hurry against your intention contribute it to Spring-Break Season, an informal season meriging with Spring, the formal season.

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    1. Smiles. That’s really Interesting! 🙂
      Happy weekend, Prince Welch. 🤗

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        1. Thank you for your kind words. 😊

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        2. “Kindness of a poet is happniness instilled in him by God.” _-Van Prince

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  20. Ruelha says:

    I love this post. I am currently thinking of all the things and instances in my life that needed me to wait that minute longer…
    At the same time I’m thinking about those times I should not have lingered….
    What do we allow into our minds….so much discernment and wisodom required. Beautiful post as alwasy, Mercy 🙂 🙂

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    1. Smiles. Glad to know you do, Ruelha. 😊
      Yeah. We need the constant evaluation from time to time.
      Thanks for the compliment, sis. ❤
      Do have a great weekend. 🤗

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  21. Holly says:

    Sis, you are amazing. There is such profound wisdom in this post. One moment longer… amen! This could even apply to those moments in life when we feel like giving up on what God has placed in our hearts to do. How many businesses could have succeeded if they’d pushed past the uncomfortable phase to get to the good part? We never know all the good that God has in store for us!

    Most of all, I love what you said about examining what we allow ourselves to think on, even for one minute. You’re 100% right — that split second ‘seed’ can take root just that quick. The results can take a lifetime to undo. God doesn’t want us to experience such pain. His wisdom can keep us from ever traveling that road. Praise God indeed that He has kept you (and me!) ♥

    All my love to you, sweet friend. Your posts are always an encouragement and a blessing. You are priceless! Oh, and you’re absolutely stunning in the photograph. 😊

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    1. Aww. Thank you for your kind words, ma’am. 😊🙌
      This is so true. And I love your perspective to this. 💯
      Hmm. Apt!. It does save us a lot.

      Smiles. Yes, thank God for His preservation thus far. 🙌

      Aww, Much love to you too, ma’am. ❤
      I am really glad to know it is. 🙌
      Aww. Thank you! 😍🤗
      Greetings to the family. Do have a great weekend. ❤

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  22. Your written-typed masterpiece
    is only exceeded by, maybe, past masterpirces
    or to come future masterpieces
    to manifest yet your mesmerizing beauty also is a Masterpiece!

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    1. Thank you. 😊🤗

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      1. My thoughts of you are creative
        My thoughts of you are innovative
        My thoughts of you are creativity
        turned into productivity
        weaving literary masterpieces together
        creating the New World Order
        not by modifying masters of old masterpiecs
        but creating our own masterpieces
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        By: Van Prince

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        1. Smiles. Thank you. 😊

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        2. Andthank you as well=swell!

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      2. “Just A Minute Longer is the exercise of being patient.” _-Van Prince

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      3. “Just A Minute Longer is the exercise of being patient.” _-Van Prince

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  23. Olayinka Ofi says:

    Amen!
    Wow! It’s great the way you learned from that experience.

    Sincerely we are helped in Jesus name.
    This reminds me of Saul. After sacrificing the animals and all the Bible records that Samuel came immediately.

    It actually pays to be patient and not be rash in our decisions. Checking our thoughts with God’s word will go a long way to help.

    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Smiles. Yeah, glad I did too. 😊

      Hmm, this part of the Bible hits the nail on the head on it.

      True!. His word should be what we mirror!

      Glad to. Thank you too for the comments. 🤗
      Blessings. 😊

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      1. Olayinka Ofi says:

        💯
        You are welcome 🤗

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  24. BG says:

    Such a good read and this is great advice for men as well. I hear too many men fighting with frustrations of anger, worrying over decisions. We have to all guard our hearts. Prov 4:23, one of my most favorites! Thank you lady!

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    1. Smiles. Thank you for the comment. 🤗
      Hmm. Yes, we need to. 💯
      I love that verse too.
      You are welcome, sir. Thank you for your comments. Blessings. 🙂

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