Dear single lady,
I was sitting at the store where I sell my small corper business on thursday when this letter just nudged at my heart – calling to me that yeah, it’s time to do some gratitude to God again like we did in this post.
You see, my life right now is as simple as simple can be – basically at the basics/foundation stage.
Let me explain…
I am currently a youth corper.
I wake up in the morning, have an awesome time with God, exercise and go to work.
I come back from work, go and join the woman at the store to sell my goods and when it’s late, I go back home to my one room home – yes, the kind of a pilgrim house a corper like me lives in.
As I sat at the store to sell eggs (yes, that’s what I sell), I couldn’t help but be grateful to God.
I mean, I am CONTENT with my life as much as content can get.
I was thinking about how when I sell some eggs I am grateful, when I don’t, even as I take the eggs back home, I praise God all the same.
My heart is all merry, not because of things I possess but because of God and God alone.
I saw a DP before writing this and it resounded so deeply in me. I look back on my life in the years past and I look at me now and babesssss, I see God!
I am not all up there in wealth or something right now…
I am single and don’t have any man…
So no one can say that the reason why I am so content is because of external factors.
The reason why I am content with my life – however bare and little it may seem to be right now is because of God – I have got Him in me and He has surpassed my expectations in the years gone by.
When my second book comes out, I believe then some of you will understand why I get overwhelmed when I talk about God because I shared some things there – some things that bowl me over in tears when I think about the fact that God just lovessss me!
Who even gave me the words that I am writing to you right now?
Who lifted this little girl and gave her a platform – a blog that people say blesses their lives?
Who set my feet on the rock and turned the mess I wanted to hide into a message?
Like, why would You turn things that I cried about into a cause for joy now?
No man did that for me. It’s all God.
And so when I say I love my life, I don’t mean I love my life because of external factors… I mean that this life of purpose – of thanksgiving – of joy – of praise – of peace – of contentment that God has given me… I love it.
And I think that we all have to come to the point where we praise God for the life He has given us right now rather than longing for more.
There’s no more out there that you can have that will make you happy.
If having God in your life right now can’t make you joyful, then guess what? Nothing else will.
I know that this letter resounds so much with my letter – dear single lady, are you satisfied in Jesus(read it if you haven’t yet) and that’s true.
Can you sincerely look at where you are right now and thank God for it?
Can you cast your mind back to that crappy job you have to be at on monday but still say that, Lord I love all you are doing in my life still?
Trials, issues, problems… they maybe there right now but still Lord, I love this life that I have in you.
Today, I just want to encourage us all to just say a prayer of thanksgiving like I did while I sat at the store on thursday.
I like to smile when I thank God and you just might like to do that too – try it 🙂
Say: “Father I thank you for the life that you have given me right now. It may not be up to standard with the world but it’s up to standard with you. My heart may want so many other things but I know you care for me and don’t discount my needs. So right now, right this minute, all I want to say is thank you Lord.
Thank you for loving me.
Thank you for being in me.
Thank you for this life you have given to me.
Yes, I am grateful Lord.”
Keep living in praise to God.
Don’t let circumstances take your praises to God out of your mouth.
He sees you.
He knows you.
And He never misses a thing.
Rest in that assurance.
Till our next love letter,
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Princess OkechukwuJune 22, 2015 at 1:12 am
Sis, I cried saying this prayer. I remember waking up this morning getting ready to step out for church, and as I was putting my make up on, I looked up to God, smiled and whispered: ‘Happy Father’s Day, daddy’ .
I said that with so much gratitude in my heart not because of the physicalities. But because of who God has been to me. Where He has brought me from. What He is currently doing and how He is just too mindful of me. It’s amazing.
I would never have imagined doing life with God and coming to know Him, the way I do, in a million years. I can’t even boast of my faithfulness, but He is still there nevertheless. Wow! I can go on and on.
And yes! I feel you when you say: ‘you love your life’ I feel you deep sis, because I’m experiencing living a life with Christ in the centre, and the circumstances are not shaking me; and I love life with you (Christ) in it.
This post reached deep within me. It struck a chord. I love you, Frances. You’re a lady of inestimable worth, and I celebrate you. Though your beginning be small, God will enlarge your coast beyond comprehension. Kings will come together to do your bidding. Those eggs you sell are symbolic for birthing destiny. Eyes have not seen, sis. What God is doing and set to do with you can’t be explained- that’s how magnificent it is.
I am expectant for you. Keep soaring. â¤ï¸
Frances OkoroJune 22, 2015 at 1:48 pm
And Princess, you obviously wanted me to tear up like you did
I have never seen the symbolism of eggs that way-atleast in correlation to what i’m doing.
What do I reply to this, just thank you sis! Thank you!
More gratitude your comment has birthed in my heart.
God is awesome, truly He is.
*hugs and hugs*
kekeJune 22, 2015 at 3:37 pm
I couldn’t agreed more with Princess Okechukwu. You are so beautiful inside out and blessed in all your do through your blog
Frances OkoroJune 23, 2015 at 1:25 pm
Sis…. on this particular post, I just lack the words to reply the omments.
It simply has me asking “Lord what are you doing with me, with this? What are people seeing that I don’t see yet?
No answer… but I am thankful for you(and you all) God has brought my way via the blog.
God bless you.
God bless you.
Cassandra IkegbuneAugust 25, 2015 at 11:58 pm
Princess has said it all! God bless you Frances
Frances OkoroAugust 29, 2015 at 7:41 am
Amen and amen..God blessings on us all!! 🙂
Cassandra IkegbuneAugust 26, 2015 at 12:02 am
Ah yes I am!! I’m broke as hell but everyday I still find myself saying Thank you Jesus for everything you’re doing in my life and for me.
Its amazing and I feel such peace in my heart because I know that God has only good plans for me :’)
Frances OkoroAugust 29, 2015 at 7:38 am
That peace right Cassandra?
That’s the peace the world can’t understand..but we have it cuz we have Christ..He fills our hearts with Himself, not with circumstances.
Much love sis 🙂
lyndaAugust 28, 2015 at 12:01 pm
i just cried after reading this. I think the Holy Spirit made me do that. Thanks for writing this, I probably needed such truth in my spirit. God has done so much for us but we always have needs, mostly material needs we still pray for, that sometimes makes us ungrateful of what we already have. I think thats what Christ means when he said, ‘be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world’. Cos the peace, the joy..and all that he gives, cannot be got from anything or anyone in this world. He has overcome it all. money, ambition, desires. So as Christians, even if we have nothing we have everything. Eternal life. Because Christ has overcome the world.
He breathed on them and said,’my peace I give you, not like the world does. I give you my peace’. Then right after he left, they went through the worst trials and persecution for christians ever. Logically, one would ask,’where is the peace you promised, Lord? ThankGod the apostles were walking with the spirit to understand that the promised peace was one that passes all understanding, giving them an unwavering faith, even unto death and matyrdom. So God, give me the grace to accept all little crosses that discipline the body and mind, if it is for my good and your greater glory. May nothing ever take your place in my life.
Frances OkoroAugust 29, 2015 at 7:27 am
Amen and amen Lynda..that peace is what gives us the grace to stay thankful no matter what we are going through/what maybe happening in our lives.
It’s having God and knowing that He is enough and that our joy in Him is intact.
That joy will forever rest in your soul in Jesus name, amen.
And welcome to the blog! 🙂
Hugs and hugs!