#Purposeful Living

Cast All Fears Aside!

Happy new month everyone!
The year’s running at a high speed already!
Do I need to ask you all how far with your goals or not?
You know we do things differently on this blog.
We don’t set goals and leave them to rot.
If you haven’t been doing anything about your goals, then I’ll really be crestfallen.
Does that mean that monday’s inspirational drive and everything here has not helped you in anyway?
I hope not.
For me, you all know that my year is based on #WalkingInPurpose and this first quarter of the year has been awesome!
I won’t do a quarterly review here but for the first thing we need in our lives this year that we spoke about here; our souls? I’m glad to say that it’s been amazing with my growth spiritually.
See those #OnlineBibleStudy we have here? All are ways that God has been dealing with me and teaching me stuffs I need and I hope it’s the same for you.
Spiritual stuff out of the way now, let’s get on the main inspirational drive for today…
The first event at the Secondary School was held on thursday last week! (whoop whoop!)
It was awesome I tell you!
There’s nothing like being in the centre of God’s will for your life… Doing exactly what He has told you to do and stepping all out with it.
As tempting as it is to go on and on about it, I have to write what I indeed have to speak about today (Of course, I will give you all gist about it in our awakening youths section on thursday, so stay tuned on the blog yes?)

The students...

The students…

You know, when I wrote about what I wanted to do on this blog and updated a subsequent post with my memoirs on the journey, I got so many positive comments and encouragements from you all (let me just put it out there that I love you all my blog family.
Some of you pray for me, encourage me with words and l learn from you all everyday. I bless God for everyone on this blog, silent readers/not)

 

So I got a comment on the “memoirs of a youth corper on personal project runs post” and the person (shout out to Tosin love 🙂 ) was like “Frances, you always know what you want to do and you aren’t afraid to go after it”

 

I read that comment again last week and I was like “what a laugh” (I was laughing at myself)
My dearies, please, I love to inspire you all but you know that I don’t do that by trying to make myself seem perfect.
No, this girl has loads and lots of flaws and fears that God is still working on. (sorry to burst your bubble 🙂
You should all have seen me crying last year when I got just an inkling about what purpose God has for me. (like bawling my eyes out)
Oh my Jeez!
It’s no wonder that God doesn’t show us the entire step of our purposes, he shows us little by little, just what we can handle.
But the little He even showed me, I cried about it.
I was at Law school then and I remember talking to one of my best friends and I was so teary eyed.
When I got her message encouraging me with Moses, I burst into tears again.

 

Last week, on the days before the event held at the Secondary schools, I was still a bit jittery.
Yes, the Word of God was in me but a part of me was still wondering “what will I say?”

 

Thank God for this blog family again!
I spoke to a blog sister via email and mentioned my thoughts about what to say to the students to her.
She replied and sent me God’s words to Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:9
I didn’t want to bother with writing notes because the notes I wrote before the first event that was held last year, I ended up not using them.
Words just flowed out of my mouth.
So what I did this year was to soak up in the Word!
God said to Jeremiah (to Frances) do not be afraid, I have placed my words in your mouth and that was what I repeated in my heart.
How the words came that I spoke to the students, I know not. (of course from the Spirit!)
They just came and came out in full force. Lol.

 

What I am trying to say is that Frances is not bold.
I am not brave.
I am not fearless loves.
I have cried when God spoke to me before and said “I will use you for my purposes, you are mine”
I have felt fear – raw fear at not being able to measure up with what God has for me to do.
And some of you feel that fear too.
Take this post as a follow up on what burns within you post.
After knowing what burns within you, what have you done about it?
Has it been laying fallow because of fear?
Have you not been walking in purpose because you are so scared of going out there?

 

The fear may never go away but what we need to understand is that God is bigger than that fear.
Oh dears, if He has called you, then He can give you what you need to fulfill that calling.
Has God placed desires in your heart this year?
Desires that you know not how to start – that you don’t want to even start?
Don’t let fear be the chains holding you back this year -its not worth it.
Why?
Because you can do all things through Christ.
Cast aside all chains of fear and go all out!
Cast aside the chains of fear, worries, doubts…oh cast them aside!

 

It’s March 2015 already.

And I don’t want us all to look back at the end of the year and realize that fear held us back from taking the plunge.

 

Cast them all aside!
Everything holding you back from #WalkingInPurpose, (this includes going all out even your business plans) cast them all aside!

 

I will hear great things from you all,
Do subscribe to blog below and let’s be in touch shall we?

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Much love,
Frances.

 

P.S – You can read this post I wrote when I was really scared last year and God’s answer to me here

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Chinomnso Precious
    March 2, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Just last week, I read about Moses, how he told God of his limitation in speech and God told him that He put that limitation there, so that no man will take the glory [paraphrase]. I cried after reading it because I knew that is me there. But you’ve to love the outstretched arm of God, ready to help fill those fears with faith and confidence in Him.

    Daily, I am finding my purpose. When it’s time to step out, I will remember this post.

    Our purpose isn’t to be fulfilled in our own strength. We are to move as He says and He will do the rest.

    May God keep strengthening you, Frances. Always praying for you- my lil’ gift to you [I mean it- no lip service]

    Keep soaring!

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      March 2, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      Princess… I should dedicate a whole post to just how much I appreciate persons like you that God has placed in my path.
      How He did it, I don’t know, i’m just thankful.

      And what is it with us and tears? Lol
      I cried so much at the example from Moses eh…

      But it’s just soooo true, if we had strength in ourselves, then the glory won’t be to God.

      We will decrease and let Him increase..
      Let His strength be stronger in us and through us cuz we have no strength anyway…

      God leads us by His own hand, that’s exactly what He is doing with you.

      God bless you sis.

  • Reply
    glowingscenes
    March 9, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Sometimes fear can paralyze us ehn. I can’t really do much when I get scared like that and it’s recently I started to understand that faith is actually the opposite of fear. Sometimes it’s as if one can’t even control it. But you’re right. Once we can learn to cast the fears aside with God’s help, we will do so much more. Only God gives strength to overcome things we can’t overcome naturally.

    Keep shining babe!

    • Reply
      Frances Okoro
      March 9, 2015 at 11:57 pm

      I’m telling you Itunu, you are right.
      Faith doesn’t just work for things we are hoping on God for, it works for our going out in purpose too.
      Cuz fear may want to hold us down, but we can chose to look up to God in faith and move forward.

      #moving on in God’s strength, not ours.

      Thank you

  • Reply
    Tosin
    March 19, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Chai! Frances can’t believe am reading this weeks later.I need more gist on how this program went.you don’t have to share on your blog just email me *winks*
    Thumbs up girl.don’t rest God has more for u

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