πŸ’­ My reflections πŸ‘©πŸ½

My life has different scenery that it sometimes feels like I’m in a movie theater or film house. πŸ˜€

Some days it’s all fun and thrilling like an action movie with my hyper activities.

Some days it’s all slow, mellow and has a slice of drama. Can I call it melodramatic? πŸ˜…

Just being a tease on that though. πŸ™ˆ

Some days it’s all on a serious note, and 24 hours doesn’t seem enough but then we move. 😎

Some days I am in my Me-mode and don’t want to be disturbed. I’m just paying attention to what I want at that moment and doing the things I can.

And some days, I am just all out there, wanting to know what’s going on and just be there for the people around me.

Some days I am found tearing up for little things. And at another time, laughing out loud on something that is only funny to me. πŸ™ˆ

Some days all I can think about is now and I’m so grateful for it that I am found tearing up and being emotional as well. And that is because I realized the seemingly β€œlittle” at the time is what I truly need, and I’m emotional at how thoughtful God is about me at every stage and phase.

Some days I am just all fixated on what will happen tomorrow, next week or next month and how things can and should be better already. Phew!

In the drama, the calm, the times in doubts, the days of high expectations, laughter and tearing up etc. I see a constant actor on the scenes of my life’s movie. And that actor is God!

God is our constant in life’s ups and down

Some people have called me β€œS.U” or β€œyour own is too much”. But then, I know where I’ve been. I know how relentless God is about me. And I am not about to boast any less of the being I’m so much in love with. The one who loves me with a greater love that I can never exhaust. Abba’s girl all the way. πŸ’ͺ🏽🀩

The summation of my life’s story is β€œThe Imprints of God”. And like Job declared in a verse that resonates with me:

β€œI had heard about you from other people. Now I have seen you with my own eyes.”

Job 42:5 EASY

God I see you!

This year 2021 has been a faith journey for me. And each time, it feels crazy in my head to start what He is leading me to do. But then, God shows up with the needed people at each time, strategically.

I can refer back to His word for the year for me and say that though it seemed insane at first because I like to have a plan. But I’m better for it, choosing to trust His way and His move!

His word was β€œTrust your every step with me, take each step with me”.

That meant no long term planning because that way I am not caught up in expectations and how I have planned each phase to look like. I was asked to take it a step at a time, trusting Him.

Hence my mantra – β€œA day at a time”. Those close to me or those I’ve had a conversation with at one point or the other in the year will be able to relate with me saying this often.

Phew. It wasn’t easy at first because early in the year, the pieces of my life were all over the place. But as I took each step with Him, it made more sense as I could see the pieces all come together – one after the other.

I’m happier for choosing His way. I’m more at peace within my heart, and less burdened with much cares and plans.

He leads

A key lesson I learned is this verse –

β€œFor it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure.”

Philippians 2:13 AMP

God doesn’t only give you a roadmap, He also walks you through that roadmap.

Mercy Oluokun

My testimony is that God can be trusted and He knows what He is doing. I wish I had soaked in all the lessons I have come to learn at a much deeper level this year, in the past years. But then, maybe the message is made for this season. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Thank you all for being a part of my 2021. Thank you for seeing much more in this small girl and I am just amazed at the way the Lord is leading me. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Finally, this will be my last post for the year and I’ll be taking some time off in the month of January. I might share some write-ups some time, if He leads me to share anything in-between this break. But I believe it’s a needed break for me to start the year refreshed and ready for the year ahead. ❀️

Happy new year in advance my HCC family. πŸŽ„

Write you soon. 😊

Happy new year - 2022

P.S: If you are yet to download a copy of my book. Do click on the link below and get you a copy. God’s got something to whisper to your ears. Remember He has you in mind. ❀️

πŸŽ„#HCCounsels#πŸŽ„

42 Comments Add yours

  1. jesusluvsall says:

    Your life story is a beautiful one little sister. God is at work in your life πŸ™‚
    Taking a break- I will miss your posts!!!!!!! But hope you come back refreshed

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    1. Thank you big bro. 😊
      Yes I believe He is. And I’m grateful for this. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™‚
      Awww. 😊
      Amen. That’s my prayer as well.
      Thanks a lot. I appreciate your kind words and prayers. πŸ€—
      Happy new year Eve. πŸ•ΊπŸ½πŸ•ΊπŸ½

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  2. Manu says:

    Happy new year to you Mercy. Have a refreshing break.

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    1. Thank you, ma’am. πŸ€—
      Amen. πŸ™πŸ»
      Happy new year Eve to you and the family. 😊

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  3. capost2k says:

    You and your husband will still be in my daily prayers, Mercy, until we hear from you again. c.a.

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    1. I really appreciate this. Thank you so much, sir. 😊
      Smiles.
      Happy new year Eve to you and the family. πŸ€—

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  4. Enjoy your time off β€˜Abba’s girl’. Indeed one day at a time is the best way to live life

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    1. Smiles. 🀩😊
      Yes. It helps one to worry less. πŸ’―
      Thank you, ma’am. πŸ€—
      Happy new year Eve to you and the family. πŸ•ΊπŸ½

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      1. Praying the same for you

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  5. jminx94 says:

    absolutely love this. hoping to one day purchase the book and not just download it. Enjoy the rest of your 2021 and January 2022 with time off. Can’t wait for how we all grow to start next month/year

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    1. Smiles. 😊
      Aww. Thank you so much. πŸ€—
      I will. Thank you. πŸ™‚
      Yes. Me too. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ•ΊπŸ½
      It’s a blessed year already for us all. 😊
      Happy new year Eve to you and the family. πŸ•ΊπŸ½

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  6. vgeorg says:

    Beautiful final post for this year. πŸ™‚ Wishing you blissful new year! πŸŽ‰

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    1. Smiles. Thank you, sir. 😊
      Amen πŸ™πŸ»
      Wishing you and the family the same. πŸ™πŸ»
      Happy new year Eve. πŸ•ΊπŸ½

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  7. Queen Karen says:

    Praise God Mercy! Indeed ABBA’s girl all the way πŸ₯πŸ’ƒπŸΏπŸ€—. The scripture you shared in Job 42:5 reminded me of the scripture I read today during my quiet time about how Thomas doubted Jesus. We serve a great God who is worthy of all the praise πŸ™πŸΏ. God bless you. Thank you for sharing your story.

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    1. Hallelujah. πŸ™‚πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Smiles.
      Hmm. πŸ“
      Yessss!! He is worthy of all our praises.
      Amen. πŸ™πŸ»
      Glad to. 😊
      Trust you had a great Christmas.
      Happy new year Eve to you and the family. πŸ•ΊπŸ½πŸ€—

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  8. His great love we could never exhaust!
    It is an encouragement to read how God has been so faithful to you. I too found that in choosing Him there is genuine peace and meaning in life!

    God bless you, from one Abba’s girl to another. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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    1. Yes! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Smiles. Glad to share this.
      I’m glad to read your experience of Him as well. He makes the difference.πŸ’―

      Amen. πŸ™πŸ»
      Smiles. Hugs. 😊

      Happy new year Eve to you and the family. πŸ•ΊπŸ½

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  9. Janet Bamidele says:

    Indeed, your story is a beautiful one. It has and will always be God. Thanks for sharing. Much love sister

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    1. Smiles. Thanks dear. πŸ€—
      Yes! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Glad to sis. 😊
      Hugs. ❀️
      Happy new year Eve to you and hubby. πŸ™‚

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  10. inspirechief says:

    Beautifully written. It is wonderful how God has worked in your life this past year. I am happy that you trusted in Him. Happy New Year and I am wishing much joy and abundance for you.

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    1. Thank you so much, sir. 😊
      I’m so grateful for the blessing of Him. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Amen. πŸ™πŸ»
      Wishing you and the family the same. πŸ™‚
      Happy new year Eve to you and the family. πŸ•ΊπŸ½

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  11. Israel says:

    Compliment of the season
    Happy New year in advance

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    1. Wishing you the same, bro. πŸ€—
      Happy new year Eve to you and the family. πŸ•ΊπŸ½

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  12. I can relate over crying over the small things because of how thoughtful God is in them. Happy New Year!

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    1. Smiles. 😊
      Our God is so good. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Thank you, ma’am.
      Happy new year Eve to you and the family. πŸ€—

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  13. Dawn says:

    Happy New Year little sis! Enjoy the break. I agree, God does have it all in control. We just have to follow the path He has for us and trust His wisdom. ❀️

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    1. Thank you, big sis. πŸ€—
      Smiles. I will. πŸ™‚πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Yes, He does. πŸ•ΊπŸ½
      Hmm. True! – Trust and act in obedience. πŸ“
      Happy new year Eve. ❀️

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  14. Merry Christmas and happy new year in advance, Mercy. Blessings and love.

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    1. Thank you, bro. πŸ€—
      Amen. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜Š
      Happy new year Eve to you and the family. πŸ•ΊπŸ½

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  15. Oluwatoyin says:

    Your story is beautiful to read.
    Happy new year hoping for a beautiful 2022 by God’s grace.

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    1. Thank you, sis. πŸ€—
      Amen πŸ™πŸ»
      It’s a blessed year for you and the family. ❀️

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  16. Throughout all the stages and feels, one thing remains constant: God’s presence.
    Happy New Year Mercy! Hope you have a fabulous and glorious year ahead .

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    1. Yes sis. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Thank you so much. Amen πŸ™πŸ»
      Wishing you and the family the same. β€οΈπŸ€—

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  17. Hey Dear. Such a beautiful read. Happy new year.

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    1. Hi Fredrick.
      Thank you for your kind words. 😊
      Wishing you the same.
      It’s a blessed year by His grace. πŸ€—

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      1. Yes it is; stay blessed πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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  18. Would you be interested to write a blog with me? I love your perspective ideas and hard work to create something great

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    1. That will be great. πŸ’―
      Smiles. Thank you for your kind words. 😊

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  19. When God is the center of our personal universe, He leads us with compassion and consistency.

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    1. Yes! – compassion and consistency. πŸ’―
      And for His being with us, we are most grateful for this. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Happy new year to you and the family. πŸ€—

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  20. Ada Orie says:

    Happy New Year! I cannot begin to thank you for your prayers and support. I am excited about your new book. I just downloaded it. I am praying to God to continue to strengthen the hedge of protection around you and your family as you go forward on his behalf. I am so proud of you. One day we should do a virtual time of prayer with our blogging community? We discussed this years ago but we need prayer like never before and the time is now. God bless you and we will talk soon.

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    1. Wishing you the same sis. πŸ€—
      Aww. Glad to and all thanks to Him. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Smiles. Thank you. I’m glad knowing you did. ❀️
      Amen πŸ™πŸ»
      Aww. ❀️😊
      That will be great. πŸ’―πŸ’―
      Prayer is key for this season! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
      Amen. And you too sis
      I pray for a blessed year for you and your family. My greetings to them.
      Talk to you soon. ❀️

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