If he uses words like, “In due time”| he is dilly-dallying

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Well here it is; the truth, that will set you free completely. Sometimes , ‘In due season” is just a lame Christianized line. There is nothing to it but excuses…,excuses.

People are just stalling what needs to be done. I also do that sometimes…….and that kind of thing will not add to our eternity.

It’s called procrastination. It’s just a tendency to postpone an event until you cancel it. We are stalling our way to ruins.

The bible associates this with,”behaviors of a senseless person”. A lazy human being, who gets nothing done.

I went by the field belonging to a lazy man, by a vineyard belonging to a senseless person. There it was, overgrown with thistles, the ground covered with thorns, its stone wall collapsed. As I observed, I thought about it; I watched, and learned a lesson:”A little sleep! A little slumber! A little folding of my hands to rest!”and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.
(Proverbs 24:30-34)

If this is prolonged. “Want” will shot you down.

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Don’t allow yourself to sleep or even to close your eyes. (Proverbs 6:4)

Until you get what needs to be done out of the way, DON’T SLEEP”. You cannot award to be sleepy even. lol

This is necessary because you know the times—it’s already time for you to wake up from sleep, because our salvation is nearer now than when we became believers. (Romans 13:11)

It’s already time. Get it done. Stop putting it off.

Stop been Pharaoh with the your , “Maybe tomorrow”

Now is surely the best time to get started, because you can never procrastinate your way into the land of success.” Edmond Mbiaka

Stop with all the Christianise lines. All the shilly-shallying. We know what you mean.!!

Love Lala

I live in a freak home | But I love it

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My new house mate talks out loud to herself…and she has no idea that I am writing a post about her weird habits. I do not know who is a freak; me ( for actually putting this together) or her for been so unusual.

This is a bit bizarre for me. A completely new situation.:)

No matter how many times in a day she whispers things to herself, I keep dashing to her room to find out if she is talking to me…, and her response is always the same; She will gently smiles and says, “I am just talking to myself”. Like this is normal thing. lol. Like it’s expected from a normal human person.
I guess I do not get used to it because I always make the assumption that she is talking to me. Or I am always eager to hear from her.
This actually sounds a bit like the story of Samuel hearing God’s voice for the first time in 1 Samuel 3.
Be ready within call.
Samuel intentionally took a room near Eli’s, eager to hear.

How many of us always positioned to actually hear from God. Are you straining your ears? Samuel lay awake in his bed, his thoughts, no doubt, well employed to hear something.
(Psalms 63:6) I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.
In the days of Samuel (like in our days) few people were listening to God’s voice.

In the mist of the hustle and bustle of daily life, we often find it hard to hear God’s voice, many voices shout for our attention. We try to read our Bibles but struggle to be still and hear Him.

Always be eager to hear from God.

 

Love Lala.

A time to dance :)

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I don’t complain much. ….Well, at least that is what I keep telling myself.

Series of disappointments are like poison to me, they have a way of absorbing and chewing away every bone inside my being.( I know this is a little bit extreme but you get it) Most of the time, this just drives me into some serious complain mode. I fail to finish my prayer without reminding (though He knows) Jesus about how that ” plan”did not work.

It becomes this continual, ever dripping and super irritating thing. We all know this is a sick heart. At one point you must learn to …, SNAP OUT OF IT PRINCESS.:(  Well harsh, I know. But really, leave it and lay down your little crown. God is the one in control of your life.

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.

There is a song that really got to me. It’s the top played in my playlist.., I guess it just ministers to me. Here is how the chorus goes;

Awake my soul to sing

With your breath in me I will worship

You taught my feet to dance Upon disappointment and I I will worship

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I guess these lyrics just remind me to channel everything into worship and praise Jesus. Like David we ought to learn to turn our prayers and complaints into praises.

(Psalm 57:8) Wake up, my heart! Wake up, O lyre and harp! I will wake the dawn with my song.

Awake up and dance:) The psalmist talks about awakening the dawn, that’s pretty zealous if you think about it.

So I will also learn to wake up early….,literally. Before the sun rises to praise Jesus.( Hopefully even on Saturdays)

Another scripture that encourages me, though I haven’t fully grasped the meaning behind it is , Job 5:18;

For he wounds, but he also bandages; he strikes, but his hands also heal.

Eliphaz gives to Job a word of encouragement through his mystery. Though God wounds, he also heals his people under afflictions, and in due time delivers them.

Making a wound is sometimes part of a cure. (  I know this sounds a bit off but it’s profoundly true). Besides, falling in the hands of God is a lot safer.

Finally,

(Psalm 73:28) But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign LORD my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.

Through it all, it is good to draw closer to God.

Lots of love

Lala:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New year’s Resolutions SUCK | You need GUTS to go at it.

I hate motivation! Oops, maybe that’s a strong word to use.

Let me try again…,I dislike motivation. I find motivation pious…., vain, hollow and so emotional.

Honestly it fades quickly when life kicks in. So you need a lot more than just motivation to accomplish what you what to do.

So be sober,..HAVE GUTS, Build a habit, .. manufacture discipline and  get stuff done.!

I am all for emotion-free stuff. (they are healthier, lol) That’s actually how I have and still learning commitment.

I guess that’s why I have never trapped myself with the whole new year’s resolutions, goals stuff. LOL! We are forever planning but never actually get to accomplish anything.

Eey. If it’s working for you, then please go for it. Keep declaring those random…,podge goals. And nail them.

I just don’t want to draw a list and then look back at year’s end and realize I never really got out of the starting gate. So I am going to learn to manufacture habit for the things I want to succeed at this year. Make them part of me and just get to it.

Here is an example;

I enjoying blogging, and writing stuff but sometimes my brains don’t feel like it…meh. (That’s the truth) So in order to succeed at this writing thing I need to build a  of habit instead. I will write at least 100 words every morning before I check my Facebook. I will involve a friend to keep accountable, commit to publish 2 articles in a week. If I don’t I pay her P10. (Ssh, she doesn’t know about this plan yet) I am not about to loss money, especially in January.

Before I know it, IT’S A HABIT THING, I am solely committed to succeed at it.

With that; HAPPY 2016 friends. Let’s reveal those hidden colors. RADIATE!! Do your shine. Protect your path.

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It’s leap year. We are all making it, So jump :):)

Lot’s of love Lalaz!

 

 

I guess I got frustrated by all the lies. part 1

I got inspired to write again. The last time I posted something here was months back, then life got the best of me.haha! Everyday stuff happenings at once. I guess I got frustrated.

Anyways I miss putting my thoughts down and all that God whispers to me, when I am in my “listening mode” that is. You know what they say, “God never stops talking, we just stop listening”. I guess I did….stop listening.

Confessions;

I will-NOT- hear- it

 

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So I decided to put my ear plugs on and keep away all that He was saying. I thought to myself,  If I do not hear Him , I have nothing to obey. This got to a point where I was not even listening to anyone around me. I felt people were not saying what they really meant.

I guess that is what happens when the person you respected most becomes careless with their words. Okay, let me call it what it is, lies. When someone frustrates life out of you with all their lies. So i stopped listening.

At one point I even put aside all my “sensible music” because every word sung just frustrated me.

DON’T you DARE STRETCH ME!

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I felt like a rubber band that has reached it’s elastic limit. Like one more stretch will break me completely. And this band will never get back to it’s shape.So I could not be moved.  I guess I was frustrated.

I grew tired of loving people, I could not accommodate more people.

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From “today I loved one more person challenge” to “I am just done with people phase”

It’s ridiculous how much damage one person can do to your life when you allow them.

I guess I was frustrated by all the lies.!!

To be continued…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay On the Wall

My blog is called Broken Walls | Burned Gates for this reason. God keeps reminding me to stay on the wall through and through. We cannot afford to put off the urgency to spread the message of the Kingdom.

The book of Nehemiah has always encouraged me. I went over it again last night and God keeps revealing to me the reason behind the story.

The first thing that got my attention this time was the fact that Nehemiah asked only two things about Jerusalem;

Hanani, one of my brothers, came to visit me with some other men who had just arrived from Judah. I asked them about the Jews who had returned there from captivity and about how things were going in Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 1:2)

Nehemiah’s questions were;

1) How are the people?

2) How is the place/ city?

He was greatly concerned about the people and the status of the city. How many of us actually assess the condition of our city?

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( A picture of the youth praying over the city this past Saturday)

I recently came across a page on Facebook called Humans of Gaborone, I like going through it to read the stories of the people. The page does not exactly contain the longing of the city for Jesus but it paints a close enough picture of it. The streets of Gaborone are longing for Jesus.

We need to be grieved by the ruins of our city.

They said to me, “Things are not going well for those who returned to the province of Judah. They are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem has been torn down, and the gates have been destroyed by fire.”(Nehemiah 1:3)

The wall

A wall symbolizes strength and protection. In the past the wall of a city was basically it’s defense. So when Nehemiah heard that the walls were broken, he knew this was a call to re-build and re-establish. He responded out of conviction.

We do not respond to people’s need, God does. All we do is dive in the move of God. We recognize what He is doing and carry out what He tells us to do.

God is more committed to what we do than we are.

The bible says for days Nehemiah sat mourning, fasting and praying. People don’t mourn unless they are grieved. Nehemiah was grieved by the ruins of his city.  God give us a heart for the lost. May your passion become our passion.

Opposition, discouragement, criticism

In Chapter 4 , as Nehemiah and the people were re-building the walls of the city the enemy started opposing them.

We will face opposition, some people will criticize what we do and we will get discouraged but we cannot stop building. We do not step off the wall for anything.

Sanballat was very angry when he learned that we were rebuilding the wall. He flew into a rage and mocked the Jews, saying in front of his friends and the Samarian army officers, “What does this bunch of poor, feeble Jews think they’re doing? Do they think they can build the wall in a single day by just offering a few sacrifices? Do they actually think they can make something of stones from a rubbish heap–and charred ones at that?” (Nehemiah 4:1-2)

A lot us keep stopping on the way and God wants us to press on. We easy get distracted and we put down our weapons, step off the place God has put us.

We must learn to put our agendas aside.

Some we get easily entangled with civilian pursuits.

But God is saying do not stop building. Stop stepping off the wall, stay focused on the mission.

Jesus is transforming our streets, city and nation.

Recently I went around taking pictures of the city, It got dark when I was still capturing so I changed the settings of the camera to flash light. Immediately, God showed me a picture of  this great light shuttering through every corner, street, beyond my eyes and feet, into places only He can reach.

That was a prophetic picture that God gave me for Gaborone. That He will reach even beyond our feet., in places beyond our reach. He will give us faith for the corners beyond just our eyes.

Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress. (1 Timothy 4:15). We dive into what God is doing where he has placed us. If we go out, we go out. But we will not put a hand to the plow and looks back anymore.

Jesus is the longing of the Nations. He is enough for Gaborone.