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Roxandra Akinola: Hello Beautiful…

Roxandra Akinola

Roxandra Akinola

Hello Beautiful,

I don’t know if you ever get discouraged and a bit frightened every now and then like I do, if you do then this is for you.
Life is such serious business that we don’t want to mess it up. We have all heard stories and even met people who have squandered their futures with seemingly trivial decisions. And these well meaning stories and life examples make us a bit frightened and discouraged or depressed when we go through down times in our academics, careers, ministry and relationships.
I want to however remind you that after the rain comes sunshine.
The Bible tells us that there is a season for everything under the sun Ecclesiastes 3:1.
No pain lasts forever, no struggle, no difficulty, no challenge! It MUST give way to better days. Yes, discouragement will come  when we do not achieve expected goals but don’t let it break you, encourage yourself in the Lord.
Remember that;  ‘For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief’  Proverbs 24: 16.
Get back on your feet and have another go at that seemingly unyielding situation! God assures us of success but your unflinching commitment is required.
So when you face deadlines and difficult bosses or heartbreak and brick walls take comfort in the knowledge that God is with you all the way, in the valley and on the hilltop. Don’t let that despair overwhelm you.
Hold on!
Morning is just on the other side.
Take a moment and thank God for your storms and bless Him for your trials, He requires this of us 1 Thessalonians 5:18.  Then speak to your soul and encourage yourself in the Lord.
Love always,
Roxandra A.
P.S: You can use these scriptures; Psalms 16:6, 3:2-3, 27: 13-14, 30:5-6 & 11-12, 37, 38: 15, 46: 5, 60:12,  63: 5-8, 66:12, 68: 19.
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Roxandra is an awesome young lady(yes, everyone connected to this blog is awesome) who is every inch as beautiful as her  silhouette and writing suggest.
You can reach her via her email at roxan.akinola@gmail.com
And I can’t help but add, blog readers like Roxandra and you all are the reason why I am just amazed… Just grateful for the people God has brought to this blog.
Just through this blog He put in my hand to do…
Well, I will be doing a proper appreciation to you all on monday.
Yeah, the giveaway gifts have been picked after plenty brouhaha and I just want to say thank you to you all(even those that don’t comment.lol)
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And oh, I feature writers on the blog every friday so by all means do send your write up, bio and picture to okorofrances@gmail.com and it will be published ASAP.
Once again, thank you for encouraging us with your words Roxandra 🙂
Love
Frances.
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5 Comments

  • Reply
    topazo
    December 19, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Wow…lovely writing style. intimate, soft, and gentle. I could almost picture the writer speaking those words gently and softly…it made the words more powerful.

    It is so easy to be afraid! People celebrate fear, exalt the bad things and dwell more on the many reasons why things will go bad.

    It takes courage to look beyond the present, to take our eyes off the fear and look at the Faithful one. It takes faith to look beyond the mountain to the one that moves mountain. To look beyond the troubles in the world and the storms to the Power behind the universe.

    But we must. We should like Caleb say “give me this mountain…” and be assured like Joshua and Caleb when they affirmed that “if the Lord delight in us, He will give the Land into our hands and drive out the inhabitants”

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    Frances Okoro
    December 19, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    And I must say that your comment and Roxandra’s words have got me smiling.
    Yes, through it all..through anything, we must believe that we can conquer and come out victorious through Christ Jesus

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    Vincent Gloria
    December 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Great write up Rox. U knw, I never liked embarrasment as a person so I tend 2 be behave my self especially in public. But 2days ago, I discovered that avoidance of embarrasment is fear on its on… All I need do now is to be my self at all times and never think of embarrasment.

  • Reply
    Roxandra
    December 19, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Thank you Topazo and Gloria, I’m glad my words were able to bless you hearts and lift your spirits.
    Frances, God bless you! Thank you for the privilege to share and for being a voice in this generation.

  • Reply
    Frances Okoro
    December 20, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    No thank you Roxandra..for blessing us with the words in you 🙂

    Hello Beautiful Gloria, I am glad this spoke to you…

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