Thursday, September 2, 2010

You Really Can Do It! (Discoveries Path 1)

You've got this project, and you're so convinced it’s the right thing to do now….but then, the challenge of 'knowing' how to get it done stares you hard in the face , or maybe its the overwhelming effect of the volume of work that needs to be done, you're de-moralized and cannot help feeling 'helpless' sometimes.

You're filled with visions of that dream, your dreams are so real to you, but right now, you're at a loss on how you would accomplish it and even doubtful if these dreams would ever become realities.

You've been given the task, that opportunity…….but you're clueless as how to proceed, and you cannot guarantee that you'd be successful at it, so.... fear becomes a constant companion.

You are at a crossroad, your destination is so clear to you…..but what direction would you take to ensure you arrive at the right place and in good time too?

You've got plans of where you want to be later this year, next year, in the coming years... but you are doubtful, and confused, and no longer sure of anything, except that you're sure that at the rate you're going, those plans would never materialize

You know what you should do, but you are just not sure of how to do it!

I could go on and on and on………. Oh! the contemplations of the human mind!
We often find ourselves in the different scenarios above.
In as much as I believe I can do a lot of things, the analytical/pragmatic part of me never lets me escape noticing the scary, intimidating realities of my in-capabilities, or/and the challenges, obstacles and odds against me, and most often than not I loose faith and doubt if I could/would ever get things done!.....but the truth is that we really can do anything!!!

While reading the book of genesis some years ago, I discovered this.......Let me call it Noah's task

The world no longer pleased its creator. God was going to put an end to everything and everyone, He planned to wipe them all away by flooding the earth, but Noah found favour with God.
Noah would build an ark (a ship sort of) where himself and family would be kept safe from the impending flood. Noah and his household would be spared……but not just them! (Gen 6:1-22)
God gave Noah the herculean task of taking in (to the ark) with him EVERY living creature on earth, BOTH sexes of ALL specie of animals………..ooops!

I have read this part of the bible many times since I was a child, for the first time in my life…..while reading this passage, some questions popped up on my mind;
• How would Noah know ALL species of EVERY living thing?
• Even if he knew them all (very lofty dream!), would he be sure he got them all?
• Even if he got them all, would he be sure he got BOTH sexes of ALL?

But I did not wonder for too long, as I read that chapter through to verse 20

“20 Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive”

Whao!!!! I could not believe my discovery, Noah did not have to kill himself on how to be sure he got ALL the species in this world!
God always knows the way, He's got a support system, an enabling condition, an execution plan, He would watch to see that you succeed at that task!

I was like Olufunke..... see God is El-shaddi, ( the ALL sufficient)
He is proactive, He knows our needs before we do! He sees ahead of us, knows the obstacles we’ll face, the temptations that’ll come our way, and he prepares us ahead and prepares ways/things/and even people ahead FOR us!
Are you saddled with a task/project/dream/vision? and you are wondering how you would meet up or make it…..God is able and willing to help you and see it to a successful completion. (2 Cor 9:8, Philp 3:9)

I could not agree more with the thought that “If God has brought you to it, He WILL bring you through it” believe me! Trust God!


Rita said...

Olufunke, this is profound. Oh my God! I am so encouraged and I am going to stop worrying about "How". Since God has brought me to "it" He will bring me through "it".

This post speaks of the same God I wrote about in my most recent post. I should have borrowed the word "God is El-Shaddai the ALL sufficient" if I had read this post before putting up mine.

God bless you.

yankeenaijababe said...


Thanks for sharing such a great post, wow! I am blessed by reading, you are so right sister, how u de now? I haven't heard from you in a while, miss you

Patrina's Pencil said...

You most definitely have spoken a mouthful :) Yep! I agree, He always has a plan. And He knows what we need before we ask. He can even show us the future - if we have eyes to see.

I too get overwhelmed with all the particular details of my vision. Waiting on the Lord's timing is key to our victory. His plans are perfect. His will - His way - His perfect timing. I don't want to be out of God's will or plan for my life - but not always certain that I'm in the center of His will. Am I where He wants me to be - doing what He's purposed for me to do at this season in my life. Ya know? Do you ever ask yourself that? Sometimes, I get confused as to whether I'm where I am because of my own choices or did God really purpose for me to be here?

I wish God's direction was as clear for me as He was for Noah! I trust God - I just don't necessarily trust that I hear Him correctly sometimes, ya know?

I appreciate your sharing today. It was a gentle reminder that God is always in my corner - regardless if I'm in the position He's called me to or not - He will get me through to where He needs me to be. I'm trusting Him for this.

Keep praising Jesus!
Patrina <")>><

Enkay said...

This is so refreshing!

God would not put a desire in your heart to accomplish something without showing you just how to do it. It may not be clear all at once but it becomes progressively clear as we take little steps of faith.

Great post!

2cute4u said...

You're a teacher
This is like mirroring the thoughts of someone facing an advancement challenge..
Nice one..
Thank you so much for visiting my blog;hope I get to see you more often..
And yes.. I am okay dear.. Hope you are too?

doll said...

this blessed me

2cute4u said...

You're a teacher
This is like mirroring the thoughts of someone facing an advancement challenge..
Nice one..
Thank you so much for visiting my blog;hope I get to see you more often..
And yes.. I am okay dear.. Hope you are too?

Beulah! said...

God bless u for this post Olufunke, it came JIT. Pls never go MIA again, never! Keep inspiring us with great posts like this. I ws particularly blessed by Noah's story, God gave him a task/vision & helpd him accomplish it easily. Keep 'em coming girl!

jhazmyn said...

Truly a word in due season, God bless you lots Funke.

Olufunke said...

@ Rita: I am humbled, learning from you people, your last post really really touched me.
Like you said God always has the 'how' sorted out long before we know the task

@YNB: Dear, good to hear from you. Miss you too, thanks for the nice words. How has life been?

@Patrina: I understand what you mean about wishing things were so clear for us like it was for Noah. I'm praying God would carry us to that place when we are so 'sure' of God's direction. Godspeed

@ Enkay: I cannot agree with you more, God know 'how' it would be done. I am humbled.

@doll: THank God, how are you doing

@2cute 4u: Thakns, I'm glad you were blessed, I love your down to earth attitude with your posts

@ Beulah: Missed you too dear, what is happening to your blog. I an encouraged by your kind words, please come and update your blog

@Jhazmyn: God bless you too, you also constantly reminded me to be thankful the last few days

Dami B! said...

Great Post.....

I am def a living example with such testimony...I totally agree with the ending quote....

thanks for giving hope, May God continue to bless you n entire blogsville.

Have a great day

Bussee said...

From the dates on your post, I can say we've certainly missed you as well....that post was deep. You took it right out of my life...

Thanks for the insight. It really blessed me.

We do need more, more frequently please

Jaycee said...

I can do it, Amen. You don't know how much I needed this. Great post.

aloted said...

Funke, thank u for this word in season...

I am grateful because I have been worrying about a project I just embarked on and have realised now that I don't have to sweat because God will open doors and bring the resources I need to me. WHOA!!!

Parakeet said...

My first time here and am blessed by your post.

Thanks a lot.

Repressed One said...

Oh wow!! you know, i too have read that story a million and one times and that little bit never quite stuck!! Thanks for sharing mehn...this is refreshing!

...and i am very well, thanks for asking. I hope you are keeping well too.

akaBagucci said...

wow.. is all i can say... what is it they say about a word in season again?

2cute4u said...

I just wanna thank you for this..
Thank God for saying this through you

David C Brown said...

"By faith, Noah ... prepared an ark ..." Hebrews tell us. There is no mention of faith in Genesis - but God saw it was there. Go on in faith!

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written. A timeless message that applies to almost everyone. Thanks a lot