Me: I am so tired; I just want to sleepâ¦
Him: For yet a little sleep, a little slumber and poverty or in this case, low grades in Bar Finals will come upon you like a disease.
Me: But I am tired Lord, I just want to sleep for a little while.
Him: You are not tired, you are just lazy.
Me: Me Lord? I am lazy?
Him: Yes you are lazy. Is this how your goal will be achieved? You canât just fast and pray and do no work. You have to read. You have to go the extra mile. I repeat, you are just lazy Frances.
Me: Me lazy? Me lazy? Me lazy shey? Ok, I am getting up.
#Conversations with the one in me.
Its so amazing that I can joke and laugh with the God in me like we are friends which we indeed are.
He speaks o, just a little silence, a little quiet and you will hear His voice telling you the way to go…
Me: Holy Spirit, I am not lazy jor.
I wrote the above a while ago, on the 7th of January 2014 to be precise. God does speak to us, sometimes we donât listen, sometimes we are so stubborn to accept what He says like I refused to accept that I was lazy above which I am/was, but Iâve being trying to read oâ¦
But tis not easy…Â and speaking of easy/hard, a friend told me she misses my Monday Inspirational drive, I just kind of lapsed into publishing posts on only Fridays. It just seems like the easy way out you know; itâs after lectures on Friday, I am free with the weekend around the corner and since I donât have a phone to publish posts on the go, Fridays give me the free time needed to use my âbigâ laptop in one corner without having to rush off to class or think about reading Agabaâs Criminal Litigation on Monday.
But I do miss Mondayâs Inspirational Drive on my blog too. I had people testifying about what it inspired them to do, but more that, the posts also had a way of keeping me on track, I also step into the week with focusâ¦
So I am not promising, (I canât promise this) but I will TRY to resume posts of Mondayâs Inspirational Drive again. I will TRY, so help me God.
But I can promise you that once I get a phone and can blog on the go again, the situation will be betterâ¦
I hope you’ve all had an amazing week? Mine was spent stealing whatever smiles I could…
And oh before I forget, this is one of the outcomes of âare you really ready for greater post on my blogâ.http://wp.me/p3W2rB-ac Â (please click on the link to read if you havenât)
This babe reignited her love for making bags, shoes and accessories with Ankara again, opened a page on Facebook, started a business with it and I see it turning into a householdÂ + nationwide nameÂ soon, all it takes is to start, God will make it fruitful.
Yes, I hear greater for you Efe!
Please click on this link and like her page on Facebook-
Make your orders, tell your friends, let’s help “our own” from this blog Â bloom!…
And oh, she can also make deliveries to you wherever you are in Nigeria, so biko, hop on theÂ page and see the goodies she has for you. Thank you,Â *kiss kiss*
So unto an amazing weekend dearies, remember to learn to listen to the God (Holy Spirit) in you. And miss me till my next post. Hehe.
With Nitta’s Collections, Smiles, love, hugs and prayers,
Have an awesome weekend!
Efe Anita KotorMarch 7, 2014 at 6:48 am
Am deeply Humbled,words can’t xpress how Grateful I am for dis,(Tear-Smile)!Nitta’s Collections is a Success 2day cos God Used U(Frances) to push me from where I was 2 where I am 2day!Sometimes I wonder if NC would have existed without dat Monday Inspirational Drive on “Are U Ready for GREATER”!tnx 4 d Prayers,Appreciation nd Love!May U continue 2 Wax Strong,More Grace,Ideas,Wisdom,Knowledge is my Prayer 4 U!My ASP,Thank U,I love U#nohomo#
imperfectlyperfect92March 8, 2014 at 9:19 pm
Love you too Efe, my prayers and support are with you..cant wait to see the amazing future God is jejely taking you into.#hugs
Ugochi Jolomi (@Ugojoloms)March 7, 2014 at 12:11 pm
God does speak too us, all the time… problem is we are too busy, too much chatters going on inside of us to hear. Thanks for remind us to still the noise and listen for and to His voice.
Congratulations Efe, you put your inspirations back to work, and thanks Frances for helping her do that.
Have a Super Blessed Weekend!
imperfectlyperfect92March 8, 2014 at 9:32 pm
thank you Aunty Ugochi, one of my prayer for the year is for God to grant me grace to be still enough to hear Him..always.
enjoy your weekend ma.
TomiwaMarch 7, 2014 at 1:39 pm
I love the gisting part. I’m impressed with your friend. Sometimes taking a huge step is as scary as jumping off a cliff. Thank God for her courage.
We dey expect your trials on Monday
imperfectlyperfect92March 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm
@Tomiwa, I love love the gisting part too, sometimes I just laugh aloud cuz of what’s going on inside me with Him..my prayer is for more of this, more more of Him..
and I am also super excited for Efe, I really am..
thanks for stopping by, I hope body dey fine?
TomiwaMarch 8, 2014 at 9:40 pm
Body dey inside cloth. Thanks dear
imperfectlyperfect92March 8, 2014 at 9:47 pm
inside fine cloth no less, I am sure..lol.
enjoy dear! *smiles*
drnsmusingsMarch 7, 2014 at 2:12 pm
Na u dey make d bags n shoes?
imperfectlyperfect92March 8, 2014 at 9:37 pm
no, Dr N, its a friend, her name is Efe,,
TosinMarch 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm
Hey dear,its good to be back here. I can’t understand juggling busy schedules with blogging. It happens to me all the time. We will miss your Monday inspirational drives but don’t forget that its only wise that you create a workable schedule between studies and blogging.
On God speaking to us , he does that every time. I pray we learn to listen to him. By d way, those Ankara designs are fab . cheers!
imperfectlyperfect92March 8, 2014 at 9:39 pm
ah Tosin, I’ve missed you…
And yes, I agree totally with you, having a workable schedule and a “really good” time management is key here. I will try my best. thanks dear..
and yes, Nitta’s collections are sooo fab!
praisegeorgeMarch 7, 2014 at 8:32 pm
One of my favorite prayers is: ‘Lord open my ears to hear your voice.’
I always ask The Lord to Draw me into a place of deeper intimacy with His Spirit. I can give you instances when I heard His voice and years later I am still enjoying the fruit of my obedience. I yearn to have MORE of such intimate experiences. Hmm, if only I can readily give up all distractions, this would be easy.
imperfectlyperfect92March 8, 2014 at 9:42 pm
yes sir Praisegeorge, I’ve found out that one of the hindrances to His speaking to us is distractions…BIG HINDRANCE! on days when my spirit is quiet enough to receive, I hear Him, on days when I am rushing off somewhere or the other or doing other things in the name of busy, I get nada from Him..
and I am soo adopting your prayer..Grace for me to keep still, to hear Him when He speaks, to BE STILL…
SykikMarch 8, 2014 at 9:51 pm
The bags are lovely……..
imperfectlyperfect92March 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm
yay sisi Sykik! (I like imagining you as a sisi,lol)..
I know right? Efe’s works are really lovely..
glowingscenesMarch 9, 2014 at 11:31 am
hahaha, i can imagine your convo with Baba God. Ehn it’s not like like that na,
face the truth, it’s like that. You’re lazy..lool
And who better can tell you the truth except God himself.
I’m glad you heeded to his voice sha. It’s good and a sign of growth. Obedience.
And the bags and shoes are nice.
imperfectlyperfect92March 9, 2014 at 1:38 pm
@Glowingscenes, I tell you, sometimes, its so hard to accept the truth when He speaks, my mind wants to struggle and do it my own way but like you wrote, I am growing and it should be all God and not me.He knows better anyway so there’s no need for me to argue..
and please follow the fine fine bags right down to her page too, more great stuff are there..
glowingscenesMarch 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm
hey frances, I saw your wonderful comment on my blog and I’ve replied you. Thanks for your enlightening comment. 🙂
yourstrulyblogposts.blogspot.comMarch 9, 2014 at 10:19 pm
Yes, He definitely speaks to us, Frances – I am a living witness. Btw, those bags and shoes are beautiful, and I want one, lol
imperfectlyperfect92March 10, 2014 at 4:33 am
ah yes, Yours Truly, You want one? na wetin we dey find be that na o. lol
pls just click on the link to her page make una talk, there are more works there too.
and our Father speaks all the time, the problem is with the reception-us…but like Praisegeorge says, we should always pray “Lord open our ears to hear”..
thanks for stopping by love, still miss you much.
tenderoniiMarch 9, 2014 at 11:13 pm
It’s always amazing to identify the voice of the sweet Holy Spirit of God in us when he speaks, more like gists with us as it was in your case Frances. Like @Glowing Scenes said, who better to tell us the truth than Himself. I’m inspired as usual.
You are indeed a blessing dear friend, Efe is just one of the testimonies of your own Greatness. Like the saying goes, “You cannot give what you don’t have”, Greatness is in you Frances and you are evidently dispensing and distributing it to your world, visible or non visible.
God bless you, your excellency.
imperfectlyperfect92March 10, 2014 at 4:37 am
wow! and Hannah just dropped an eye opener on here, I never quite saw it as distributing greatness to the world, only really glad that God wrought something with those simple words but then you are right, so right that I am praying right now..
That may we all spread Christ words/seeds in us to all, that all may share of His goodness and greatness through us too, in Jesus name, Amen.