๐Ÿคฉ Story Time: Heed the warning! ๐Ÿ“

Story Time - Heed the warning

Phew! Writing this, I feel like going back in time to accept the advice I was given. ๐Ÿฅบ

Okay, to the gist right?

I and hubby went out and after the appointment we had, I wanted to eat bread and so we branched directly to one of the stores close to our place. The last section after getting all we need is the snack section. Mind you, when it comes to the snacks they sell here, I have learned or let me say still learning not to be too adventurous about it.

I am also learning that you have to read and be sure of what you want to get. In fact, let the Holy Spirit help you to choose. Before you get the snack that is cutting eye/ winking at you. Funny but itโ€™s serious. ๐Ÿ˜

So in this case, I saw a similar type of the snack I liked and I have eaten a couple of times. But because I like to explore, I went for the similar type because it looked so nice. And hubby was like are you sure you donโ€™t want to stick with the one youโ€™ve eaten before, and I said โ€œNo, this looks nice too and like sausageโ€. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Fast forward to hours later when I remembered that my snack was still waiting for me where I left it. I bit the first few bites and it wasnโ€™t that bad because I was biting around the edges.

Wait for it! I eventually bit through into the crust, only for the seemingly nice-looking sausage to taste weird. ๐Ÿ˜… Alas, the sausage looking sausage was no sausage at all. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

Lol, I had to giggle right now thinking about it again. I really hope I have learned my lesson. Or maybe not. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Smiles. On a similar note, and to bring it home. I just want to encourage us to always seek for His counsels (Godโ€™s) in what we do. I know we are adventurous in our ways as humans because what ever looks all fancy and undeterred feels like the right one for us. But we need to learn His ways and know His thoughts for us, so as not to be a prey of such deceit.

Seek Godโ€™s counsel daily

We live in a world of packaging and everyone is marketing their life on social media. I donโ€™t know how many times I have skimmed through my pictures on some days. And I am like โ€œI hope I wonโ€™t get this and that comments when I upload this picture?โ€ But then He (God) reminds me to stop thinking of the many sayings. Instead, I should do me and be grateful for my now – Appreciating me and all that concerns me, not because I have a compliment to work with. But because the knowing is there that I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

So dear friend, in the spirit of looking great and catching attention by the looks. Remain your unique self. And remember, God made no mistake when He made you and formed you. Just like that baker of my sausage looking snack didnโ€™t, even though my taste bud didnโ€™t find it nice. ๐Ÿ˜…

And yeah the cherry on top part of this for me is this – God affirms you! Because when He was done with His creations, He looked at everything and saw that it was good.

โ€œGod looked over everything he had made; it was so good, so very good! It was evening, it was morningโ€” Day Six.โ€

Genesis 1:31 MSG

Oh my! This pumps me up anytime I think of it. God sees me as good even when the world or half of it donโ€™t seem to appreciate the content because of the appearance. My worth and your worth is beyond the surface because it is way deeper than that.

โ€œFor you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my motherโ€™s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!โ€

Psalm 139:13-17 ESV

Remember, you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Even if some or part of the world or people around you do not see it as that. Yours isnโ€™t to make them see! Let that knowing carry you on and eventually they will.

This truth has worked for me countless times. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Blessings to you dear friend. โœจ

๐ŸŒผ#HCCounsels#๐ŸŒผ

23 Comments Add yours

  1. So, I feel silly asking after all this time of reading your blog, but your name is Mercy, not Herry, right?

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    1. Smiles. Itโ€™s fine, sis. ๐Ÿ˜
      Yes Mercy is my first name. Herry is a nick name. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Trust the day has been great at your end. ๐Ÿค—

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  2. Manu says:

    Our worth is beyond the surface – Amen to that ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ. We do get caught up with appearances and it has been a journey for me to be content with how I am made rather than trying to fit into the mold the world upholds.
    I am not too adventurous when it comes to trying new things to eat. I err on the cautious side ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Yes, maโ€™am!!
      True! And I love that you are. Iโ€™m also learning to do that more than ever. God made no mistake in our creation. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Aww. Good for you. ๐Ÿ˜
      I havenโ€™t learnt to be less adventurous in my ways. I believe in trying out new meals. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ™ˆ

      Wishing you an amazing day ahead. โค๏ธ

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  3. Beautiful encouragement, my friend. The God of the universe finds us worthy of His love, His grace and His mercy. He finds us worthy of forgiveness and salvation. Yes indeed He affirms us

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    1. Glad to know it was, maโ€™am. โค๏ธ
      Yes! ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      And itโ€™s a blessing to know that He sees us as good. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Wishing you a blessed day. ๐Ÿค—

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  4. vgeorg says:

    Amazingly written. Stay blessed! โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ’–

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, sir. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Amen. And you too.
      My greetings to the family. ๐Ÿค—

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  5. The packaging on products, media & people can be very deceptive. I’ve had to learn and relearn this lesson more times than I care to admit.

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    1. True – Sadly! ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Hmm. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Iโ€™m also learning to as well. And May we leverage God in us daily. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      Blessings to you and the family, maโ€™am. ๐Ÿค—

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  6. ONA HYGINUS NDUKA says:

    Full of Encouragement,may God bless u.thanks.

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    1. Glad to know this, bro. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank God. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Amen. And you too. ๐Ÿค—

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  7. jesusluvsall says:

    It wasn’t sausage, so what was it? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your smile is always radiant little sister.

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    1. Iโ€™m still yet to find a name to it. ๐Ÿ˜…
      But it was mashy and didnโ€™t even taste like anything I had eaten before. ๐Ÿ™ˆ
      Aww. Thanks, big bro. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Trust the day has been good.

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  8. NOUWASSE GERARD says:

    Thank you very much Mercy Amande for this write up… Our true version resides/dwells in Him alone.

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    1. Smiles. De rien, Ami. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      And thanks to God for His words. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Yes!! He alone defines us. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Blessings.

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  9. Dawn says:

    Yes, we must seek Godโ€™s counsel. He knows what is best for us. Thank you for the encouraging reminder that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. โค๏ธ

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    1. Yes, sis. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Glad to. And thank God for His words. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Happy Sunday in advance. โค๏ธ

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  10. There is more to things than meets the eye. We ought to be discerning and listen more to the inner witness than the voice of our feelings and desires.

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    1. Yes!
      Absolutely! ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Happy Sunday, bro. ๐Ÿค—

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  11. Israel says:

    Yes… God affirms us.
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Yes, bro. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Glad to. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Blessings to you. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค—

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