๐Ÿง๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ DO YOU BELIEVE IT? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

๏ฟผAvatar- Lady in motion

I was at work some days ago and I wore a particular shoe that I had not been wearing. Technically, it was supposed to be on the โ€œchurch shoeโ€ list. But because I havenโ€™t had an opportunity to wear it, due to many reasons. It was just there in the room.

For me, I thought the shoe was just okay. Good in its own way. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

But did I believe that it was more than that? No!

So when the comments and compliments were said about it, I at first said โ€œthank youโ€ without giving it much thought. But sort of didnโ€™t see why they were seeing a great shoe while I was seeing it as just an okay shoe. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Fast forward to some hours later, mind you the comments didnโ€™t stop. I went to the restroom and I looked at my legs in the mirror and I was like โ€œand itโ€™s looking nice oโ€ ๐Ÿ˜

Do you believe - Still in doubt

Call me Doubting Thomas. ๐Ÿ˜… But the good part is that I eventually believed it yeah. ๐Ÿ˜€

He brought my attention to everything that had spanned in the last few hours and how I struggled with believing even when many people affirmed it being great.

We are just like that you know. Sometimes, itโ€™s like we have been expecting a bad news and when the good news come, we are sad! Or our head isnโ€™t just seeing why we deserved the good news. ๐Ÿ˜‚

You know I just remembered how I felt sad after getting a yes to two (2) applications I put in for. They were applications I submitted and I didnโ€™t even put my mind into it as such. But because I was expecting a particular one, and that seemed like it was delaying. I felt sad instead of being happy about it. Now I can laugh and shake my head for the silly state I was in at that time. ๐Ÿ˜‚

You might be having a different experience on this. But the truth remains – itโ€™s time to get out of your head and choose to believe the way God wants to come through for you.

Get out of your head - Gaze up

Enough of us seeing less in that which He has given unto us when it is in fact, priceless.

Itโ€™s just like any precious stone. Truthfully, most of them are not so pretty in their natural forms. But it doesnโ€™t change the value they possess. And just because you are seeing only the โ€œstoneโ€ in it doesnโ€™t mean it isnโ€™t โ€œprecious or pricelessโ€ at the same time.

Itโ€™s time for a mind shift and a refocus. Itโ€™s time to see more of the goodness that God has deposited in your life. Rather than being so fixated on the odds and what isnโ€™t looking great at the moment.

The human mind has a way of forgetting the goodness of God in the face of fear. But He is here to remind us, that โ€œit is the faith you bear in the past goodness of God, that will spur your entry into the more goodness, that you desire or anticipateโ€. Do read this again. ๐Ÿ“Œ

Faith - His goodness - Anticipate

When last did you thank God for all He has done rather than ranting on what He hasnโ€™t. I was struggling with choosing praise at some point because of some delayed answers. But thankful He is working on my heart to see the graceful strength He has given me even in the now and all I have going on.

And that right there is what I choose to focus on. And while we remain grateful. He will show up even with the anticipated. Glory to God!

Stop seeing less - His more

Itโ€™s His charge to us today, to quit seeing the less when He has given us His more. And itโ€™s when we begin to see the more that we can access His most. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

May His word enrich our hearts and minds. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Blessings. ๐Ÿค

Wishing you a pleasant week. You are loved by Him – God. ๐Ÿฅฐ

โฃ๏ธ#HCCounsels#โฃ๏ธ

32 Comments Add yours

  1. jesusluvsall says:

    We need to remind ourselves of the goodness of God. God does not need us to. We need to so we can trust him when difficult times come.

    Looking beautiful in the pictures little sister ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes, it helps us when our faith is tested. ๐Ÿ“Œ
      Smiles. Thank you for the compliments, big bro. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. jesusluvsall says:

        ๐Ÿ™‚
        love you little sister

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  2. BeDEBORAH says:

    โ€œIt is the faith you bear in the past goodness of God, that will spur your entry into the more goodness, that you desire or anticipateโ€…Amen! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Yes sis. ๐Ÿ“Œ
      Glad to. Thank you for your comments too. ๐Ÿค—โค

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  3. This is so true. Sometimes we have to train our eyes to see God’s goodness rather than looking at our issues so much, which seem so close up. When I was single, I reminded myself of the latter part of Psalm 84:11–“No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.” He was not withholding goodness from me through my singleness. If I was single, I knew it must be for my good at that time. Now that I’m a wife bad mom, my struggle has been with parenting a strong-willed child and feeling alone in it a lot since my husband works long hours. But it’d do me good to remember that verse now. God is not withholding goodness from me in the midst of these challenges. He is extending it to me every single day in such simple but beautiful ways. That He would give us the eyes to see just how great His goodness has been and is to us in every moment! Blessings, Mercy!

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    1. Hmm. True! And it’s what we allow our eyes to gaze at, that it projects to be our reality. ๐Ÿ“Œ
      Wow. Yes!! I love your submission on this. It’s His goodness that has aided you all the way till this time. You are loved. โค๐Ÿ˜Š
      Thank you for sharing your experience, ma’am. ๐Ÿค—
      We are never alone. He’s with us – and so is His goodness. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

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  4. vgeorg says:

    Well written! Encouraging post!
    Amen!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, sir. ๐Ÿค—
      Blessings to you. ๐Ÿ™
      And greetings to the family. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. His goodness is shown every day. Itโ€™s all about God, not us. Great post. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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    1. Yes, ma’am. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Thank you for your kind words. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Blessings to you and family. โค๐Ÿค—

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  6. You are absolutely beautiful ๐Ÿคฉ We are a blessed people and all the more thankful when we count our blessings

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    1. Aww, thank you for your compliment, ma’am. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes! We are blessed children of Abba. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ˜
      Blessings to you and the family. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Perth Girl says:

    Very encouraging reminder to see His goodness rather than have our eyes trained to looking and perceiving things to be less than what He has meant it to be.
    Thank you Mercy ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿค—

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    1. Yes! We need to start seeing more. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Glad I shared this. All thanks to God. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Blessings all the way. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—

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  8. Dawn says:

    We must believe what God says about us and the good lives He has in store for us now and in the future. We are walking in His goodness every day! Thanks lil sis, beautiful pictures. ๐Ÿค—

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    1. Yes, I couldn’t agree more. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      It’s time for our heart to see it as well. ๐Ÿ™‚
      You are welcome. ๐Ÿค—
      Smiles. Thank you for the compliment, big sis. โค

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  9. Ada Orie says:

    You are beautiful my sister. All God knows how to do is make masterpieces. I enjoyed this post. I am thankful God gives us people to affirm the very thing we are doubting. God loves us too much to forsake or break his promises to us. I am going to keep this post close to my heart. God knew what I needed to read. I am thankful for your willingness to be transparent in order to encourage your readers. I always enjoy your posts. Thank you for allowing God to use you.

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    1. Aww. Thank you for the compliments, sis. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Glad to know you did.
      Smiles. Bless God for His words to us. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Smiles. Your comments encourages me to do more of this. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you for your kind words. Blessings. ๐Ÿ™โค

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  10. This is very good advice, especially the part about focusing more on what He has done rather than focusing on what He hasn’t. He’s clothed us, fed us, and even has a place for everyone of us prepared in heaven. There’s so much to be thankful for! Thank you for reminding me of that. xxx

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    1. Smiles. Thank you for your kind words, sis. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes! And knowing that He has it all prepared and figured out thrills me. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ
      Yes sis. So much to be thankful for. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Glad to, dear. You are loved much. โค๐Ÿค—

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  11. Sanni Taiwo Temitayo says:

    Thank you sis for this post.
    Being struggling with some thought and it has opened my mind to the fact that I just need to be thankful to God for all He has given me now.
    Treasure them, look into the tomorrow and not today.
    Give them back to God in Thanksgiving and offering, submitting to Him to work on from there raw state I see them to what He want to make out of the

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    1. You are welcome, sis. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Hmm. Glad knowing this. Bless God. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™Œ
      I love your endnotes sis. ๐Ÿ“Œ
      Trusting Him, that He is able to fit it and make it all beautiful. ๐Ÿ“Œ
      Thank you for sharing this. ๐Ÿค—โค

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  12. Opeyemi Kolade says:

    This blessed me!
    Thank you for sharing dear sis

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    1. Smiles. Glad to know this, sis. ๐Ÿค—
      You are welcome. Thank you for reading too.โค
      Blessings. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Israel says:

    Thanks for the word

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    1. Bless God, bro. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you for reading through too.
      Bless your heart. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—

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  14. “It’s time for you to see the good spread out all around you.” Those words really speak to me. ๐Ÿ™I hope you’re doing well.Be blessed๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜˜

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    1. Smiles. I am glad knowing it did. โค๐Ÿ™Œ
      Yes, ma’am. How about you?
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™
      Wishing you a great weekend. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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      1. I’m good,thanks have a nice week

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  15. David C Brown says:

    Good to learn from the shoe experience; taught by God through everything!

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    1. Smiles. Yes, sir.
      It’s amazing how He teaches us. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Happy Sunday. ๐Ÿ™‚

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