Monday, March 16, 2009

You will Laugh!

I got an email this morning and I thought to share it, I found it uplifting particularly because I woke up today feeling very,very, very blue.
The devil tried to depress me, reminding me of 'the stories of my life'; rubbing in my failures, the things that I still do not have in my life, that I have been good for nothing,..... I was running out of time etc. I woke up with these thoughts on my mind about 3:30am, I lost sleep afterward, and was sad till day break.

Thank God for prayers, I was able to 'encourage myself in the Lord' like David.
I am sure you have those doubts......you question your ability, your enthusiasm and your faith.
I don't believe in avoiding the facts, but I believe in standing on God's side, with the winning team , I believe in agreeing with God, that " I will laugh at last, and that in some months, days or years, I would look back and laugh again!
Your experiences are just the distance between your story and your glory.
Read this, I believe it would bless somebody:


Dear Friend,In Genesis 18:13-14 we read: 'The Lord said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh and say "Will I really have a child, now that I am old?" Is anything too hard for the Lord?"

Then in Genesis 21:2 we read 'Sarah became pregant and bore a son and said "God has brought me laughter" But between the first and the last laugh Sarah went through a wrenching time of disappointment and heartache. The 'love of her life,' Abraham, betrayed her to save himself. Abimelech, a heathen king, took her to his harem and would slept with her had God not stepped in to rescue her.

Yes like Sarah, between the first laugh and the last you'll do a lot of growing. You 'll celebrate your good times and pray for grace to survive your bad ones. Some days you'll feel like I can't go a step further, yet through it all you'll learn to trust God more than you ever dreamed possible.

Here's an important thought: when you share your story with others don't just tell them how you started or where you are today, tell them what God brought you through. Why? For those are the things they are struggling with too! King Abimelech's tent was in Gerea, which means the halting place.

There will be times when you'll feel as if your life has come to a complete halt; like you're getting nowhere. Maybe that's where you are today like me.
If it is, please know this God will be faithful to you! Not only will He bring you through, but like Sarah, you'll laugh again as you watch Him fulfill His promises in your life!
We must survive, You must survive as long as you faithfully trust in God, He will make you to laugh again. I pray that He will give you strength to overcome your wrenching time of disappointment and heartache.
Be strong in the Lord!


19 comments:

Kémi Penélopê said...

I was inspired by...

"Here's an important thought: when you share your story with others don't just tell how you started or where you are today, tell them what God brought you through. Why? For those are the things they are struggling with too!"

*Olufunke, I have a proposer for you, if you are interested let me know where I can email you...

Olufunke said...
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Abujamaiden said...

Is sooo hard to read your blog. It opens and then says 'cannot display image' I had to 'matrix' to click on the comment link.....

Good Naija Girl said...

That's such a timely email, so thank you for sharing it. It totally applies to my own situation, and is related to a conversation I had with my father this weekend! I love it when you get the same message from different sources.

Have a great week!

Danny Bagucci said...

WOW.. Y'all mut be tapped into some heavenly stream cos the words that I have been reading have been spot on...

Felt i was halted a few weeks back meself.... Thankfully I'm over that now....

Your experiences are just the distance between your story and your glory

Adedayo Adeniyi Nigeria said...

I am actually at a point now that its as if a lot of things have been halted, beyond the encouraging words which are not only true, but really needed, every individual should strive to charge himself either in God's word or through past victories anytime its as if things are at a standstill.

Enkay said...

Woke up this morning with sad thoughts on my mind. It seemed like so much wasn't working like it was supposed to but I thank God I was able to halt them before they took over my entire mind and like you, I prayed!

Now, these words I have read from your blog have added confidence to my gait. Thank you!

Dabizniz said...

This is very pertinent to me thanks for sharing

Dammy said...

Just like you, I have always wonder what happens during those dark and dreary night when we drift away in slumber. Oblivious of the happenings around, the shady activities of nocturnal beings and their demonic projections. He puts us to sleep that he may work wonders in us!

And as dawn creeps in, he nudges us back to life! Not the way we were yesterday, but a better person we become everyday!

A better you is in the making!
Hang on...

Olufunke said...

@ Kemi Penelope: Yea.....I like that part of it too. It stuck with me.

@GNG:I am humbled that it resonates with you, and even things you have discussed with your Dad.......(u wanna ask what I'm feeling like?)
How are you?

@Danny:Thank God you are over the 'halt mood'. and its interesting that we are all tapping in to some divine stream........its wonderful to experience multiple confirmations of word from God.
and i have also constantly reminded myself about 'our experiences are distance btw our story and glory.

@Abuja maiden: Oh dear! I am so sorry about the difficulty in reading my blog, I really do not know what happens, I have changed my browser, I hope things would be better from now on . Many thanks.

@Adedayo Adeniyi: Hope you are getting out of your halted stage.

@Enkay: Good to hear, you got out of your 'state' We thank God for daily liftings!
I am glad it did encourage you dear.

@ Dabizniz: I am humbled. Thanks!

@Dammy: thanks for your encouragement.
I like the part that we would become better persons everyday. and I say A better me is in the making.
Thanks!

NigerianDramaQueen said...

It's so funny how God will use anything...even a blog, to bring a word in season.
Olufunke, I've been believing in God for something and i'm @ the point where I almost started doubting my faith...cuz everything seems impossible. But this story about Sarah is such a g8 reminder that NOTHING is too difficult with God.
Thanks so much for this inspiring post!

O'Dee said...

This is very encouraging.

justdoyin said...

"There will be times when you'll feel as if your life has come to a complete halt; like you're getting nowhere. Maybe that's where you are today like me"...yes it is how I feel most times, ds days.

"If it is, please know this God will be faithful to you! Not only will He bring you through, but like Sarah, you'll laugh again as you watch Him fulfill His promises in your life!"...Amen!

Thx Olufunke...GBU.

ochuko said...

This is a motivating piece. True words here. I claim everything here. I will laugh again.

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