A LOT of NEWsss…New Name, New Vlog, NEW BOOK!!!

Hey guys,
Oh, my world has been buzzing, spinning, opening up, stretching and just generally BUSY…

My Inspiration!!! #LoveHerTotally

And BUSY is a term I am reclaiming and redefining because it has been getting a lot of bad rap out there.

When we say busy on this lane (yes, we. I am including you in my redefinition), we mean we are moving gracefully from one fruitful activity to another.
In the Good news version, Proverbs 31:27 actually says ‘She is ALWAYS BUSY…’
VS 13 says She keeps herself BUSY…
So yes to BUSY… fruitfully BUSY!!!
Amen!!!
But if you are fruitlessly busy, please sit down and re-assess stuff aii?
Ok so heyyyyyyy, I AM NOW AN AUTHOR!!!

Can yawl believe it?

And can you imagine, I get to release the Book on the same day, exactly a year after my journey began. It was on the night of Thursday, September 3 2015 that I gave my baby, KingDaveed, to Ebube my niece to mind, picked up a skipping rope, locked myself in the room, and with raw anger and fierce determination, and skipped my first 500 skips. #Memories
I always thought writing a book was wayyyyyy off for me. I mean, I know I write and all, and frankly this writing thing is God’s gift to me, but I always felt too unserious to write a Book jare.

Writing is for serious people na…

So when I started feeling like God told me to share my weight loss story, as much as I could, in a book, I thought HUH???

Blog and Book no be the same thing ooo.

But I decided to humor Him.

I recall just whipping out my laptop to start, and frankly I think Jesus took it from there, and wrote this Book Himself.

Ah!!!

Because I edited it myself, and every time I read through, I didn’t feel like I wrote it.
It was TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!!
How did I write this? WOW!!!
Ok, anyways, I am so thankful this Book project is out.

The Book writing creative process is BEAUTIFUL I tell you. Nothing like watching your book assume life right before you.

I don’t voice this often but allow me to say this…
I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF!!!

Yaaaaas girl!!!

Turning 30 has been ANOTHER LEVEL.

Let me just address some of the biggest question those closest to me have asked me as per the Book…


– WHY IS IT FREE???

Infact, I recall a friend say

‘…Did you ask God? What did He say?’

To which I am thinking ‘Why so spiritual babe? Lol’

Love that my friends want me RICH!!!

Oh my Darlings, I would have happily put a cost to it, because
1.Like the Proverbs 31 woman, I KNOW the worth of my work (v.18)
2.MONEY helps this our Christian walk and work ooo.


Nobody poverty epp.

But yes, God told me to make it free.

And as I went through the post-writing process, I kinda got why.

This Book had to be free.
Don’t worry, I have 2 more writing projects coming out in the next two months, and maybe one more by the end of the year AND NONE WILL BE FREE.

– Another question, WHY AN E-BOOK?

Again, God.

Lol. I recall picking up the phone to ring Grace Springs Publishers for a meeting. and God says…


‘I told you we are doing e-books for now, so relax…’

E’ is about to make e-books VERY POPULAR in Nigeria.


Lirru me, BIG GOD!!!

Never used to be a fan of e-books but mehn, I have never been more thankful for them.

The convenience, and oh-my-gosh THE AVAILABILITY!!!

Like all my favourite Authors dropped baaaaaaaad books this year and honey, if not for the e-book option, I for no see am read. Because it can take like 1year to reach Naija and by that time, all the anointing wey dey the Book don finish. Lol

But me I just sharpaly order or pre-order the e-version and before anybody says ‘fiam’, I ‘m done with the Book…


Intentional parenting, Without Rival, Unstoppable, Undaunted, Unashamed, Intentional living, Overload, Seize the day, Millionaire messenger, Sisterhood, The Mother God made me, etc.

All e-books I have copped THIS YEAR ALONE from my fave American and Aussie Chicks…

And some of them I ordered the Hard copy ooo, but they are still sitting pretty in the US meanwhile I have copped the e-version and I am done, or almost done. I am thankful my Rev introduced me to them…

TFS Academy Book club is currently reading Joyce Meyer’s SEIZE THE DAY and guess what? The Book has not even been released yet. But I have my ways…

And we should be done about the time of release, just before LOVE LIFE Conference.

And Thank God for e-books, cos ‘my way’ only has e-book pre-order.
So I am happy to do an e-book first!!!

I already know my FIRST TWO hardcover books and I truly can’t wait for them NEXT YEAR!!!

This my writing ehn, tz like my Jesus took it to another level once I turned 30. I feel such a fire to deliver writing projects.

Stick with me guys!!! Through hardcovers, e-books and audio books (which I will record as soon as I sit under Adichie for 36hours lol)

Btw, anyone know any good e-book publisher in Naija? Those who can get my book on the top e-book portals worldwide ooo? Holler please. And I also need a very good App developer. The number of Reader Apps on my phone ehn, because each Publisher lets you read only via their App.

They don’t have two heads so let’s make ours too. If they are a growing business, all the better. I am all about SUPPORT GROWING BUSINESSES.

So please guys, recommendations for App developers and e-book or any book publishers, because most do e-books too.

Ok back to my Book.

Gosh!!! Writing this Book was just GRACE!!! TY Bello talks about how easy her latest song IT IS WELL (would rather call it that lol) came to her, and I know what it means for God to grace someone to do something, versus just jumping to do what God didn’t send ya.

It was easy but of course, the devil had to show.
I LOST A LARGE PART OF THE MANUSCRIPT and I didn’t save it anywhere!!!

And I was practically done writing.

I couldn’t believe it.

I just had to leave the Book for a while. Oh,but when I came back to it, I decided I would make it even better.

And I did.

Oh this latter one is even more delicious!!!

We need to teach the devil NOT to mess with us.

We are NOT of them that roll over and play dead or actually DIE…


WE CLAP BACK HARD!!!

Oh then let’s talk Book cover.

I have been in and out of the studio more than I care just to get a picture that works.

We have back and forth’ed various designs.

I had settled for this, until I showed my bestie Dumebi, and she just said…


‘No, this is NOT your BEST picture or look…’

I am so thankful for this particular one we agreed on.

Truth be told, I would have preferred to stand so my full frame would show, but all the standing ones didn’t work.
Plus like my bestie said, this picture makes me look prim and proper.
Hahaha
I am definitely receiving that, because that’s a secret desire of mine.

To look serious, prim and proper, AMEN!!!
Anyways, after plenty back and forth with various graphic designers, we settled on this

The Lord is good guys.
*drops mic*

Plus i LOVE Rev’s quote…

I celebrate the DISCIPLINE that led to this TRANSFORMATION… Albert Oduwole.

Love Him totally plus you can be sure He is reviewing EVERY BOOK I ever write…

Now let’s talk about the Name…
I started with ‘MY FAB WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY’ then moved to MY FAB WEIGHT LOSS STORY’ and then ended with ‘MY FAB TRANSFORMATION STORY’
In the video and in the Book, I explain why I call it a TRANSFORMATION instead of WEIGHT LOSS.
It wasn’t just a 30kg weight loss guys, it was a TOTAL TRANSFORMATION of my life.

Who would have thunk it?

Follow God. He is a BOSS!!!
*drops Mic*
Please do an email to ebook@eziaha.com to get your copy mailed to you. If you are already on my CoachE mailing list, or sent a mail earlier, you should be getting yours within 24 hours.

Please when you email, give at least 48hours and we would revert. Please don’t harass us ooo. Lol.
I won’t be handling the distribution personally so you don’t need to write anything personal there. Just request. And feel free to share with as many people as you want to. And don’t forget to feed me back, with your thoughts and reviews here on the blog or email Eziaha@eziaha.com

Do a blog review too if you want, and send me a link please. Just feel free to do whatever you wanna so EVERYONE reads it.

And hey, i won’t mind running reviews here too so please feed me back.

Support my ministry.

And you can DOWNLOAD the first two Chapters here if you can’t wait. Lol

My FAB TRANSFORMATION Story (Intro and Chapter 1)
Enjoy my launch video Darlings.

I do a mini book reading too. It will make Chimamanda cringe but hey… we will get there. (Slightly obsessed with her book reading GRACE)

I am so thankful for this Book and I know it will be read around the world.

It is such a BEAUTIFUL read, you won’t be able to put it down.

I know that it will encourage more women to get started on transforming their lives in the way they need to, and this is even beyond weight loss. In whatever area your life needs a transformation, just go ahead and do it, because YOU CAN.
Change is HARD yup, but it ain’t impossible!!!
So cheers to embracing your own stretch and changing, one baby or giant step after the other…

Speaking of change, I also changed the name of my business from Saved Fit n FAB to E’SQUAD and then made Saved.Fit.FAB the Rider.

I recall praying and praying and praying when I felt a need to change just before I started the July Promo ladies and somehow, as I created the July group, I named it JULY SQUAD. I didn’t even know how and why I did, but that’s how the name came ooo. I just added the E’ yawl know how we love our E’ please.
E’SQUAD is a movement going global, which is why I am holding the globe.

Actually, not just E’Squad, but Eziaha herself.
I want to say I have big dreams but let’s rephrase to God has big dreams and I, like DAVID in Psalm 119:32, am praying ‘Lord, enlarge my heart to receive all that You are dropping in
Phew… and Amen!!!
So I have also changed my Twitter and Instagram handle to @CoachESquad. Wanted to leave it at @eSquad and for some reason, I believed God had kept that name for me lol. Infact, I made my business cards with that name. Only for me to want to change it and realize that the name is not available… hahaha.
@CoachESquad ain’t bad, thank God
Then I also started a Facebook Page and then rebranded the YouTube Channel.
Both called the University of CoachE’ and I am so excited about that name. Because we will be doing a TON of education.

I want it to be that Page or Channel you come to and learn a whole lot about all things Food and Fitness.

I have big dreams especially for it and YouTube, (please click link and subscribe) where I can just pop in and share short 2minute videos on some byte-size information, especially because people ask me a lot of stuff that a short YouTube video can answer. 

Which is why Jesus needs to provide this Samsung S7 Edge phone because, I can’t be entering studio every time, but I also want great quality videos which my current phone won’t always give me.

So that’s almost all our NEWssss from CoachE’
New Book: My FAB Transformation Story
New name: E’Squad…Saved.Fit.FAB
New YouTube: The University of CoachE’
New Facebook Channel: The University of CoachE’
IG/Twitter: @CoachESquad

And well, there is another NEW, this time not related to Food&Fitness, but my FAB Vlog, my Blog’s video sister. So we would call that THE FAB SISTER’S VLOG

Not sure the frequency and direction it would take on the long run, but for now, the first 3 videos I have leaned more to the stay-at-home mama aka SuperHouse wife aka Domestic queen, and then the mom/wife in a long distance marriage. But I certainly know that I would be talking about as much stuff as I blog about, basically how we live a FAB Christian life, and in that process, have fun, kick devil butt and make Jesus red-carpet world wide FAMOUS!!!
Oh, I know the direction my vlog will take. Scrap that statement written above. Haha. I would also feature interviews with #PropelWomen who are ROCKING this Christian life. I look forward to sitting down with TY BELLO mehn.

And then Heather Lindsey.
Plus I would have QnA sessions so if you have anything you want me to talk about in some detail, feel free to do me a mail Eziaha@eziaha.com.

I am sure I would totally love vlogging because I LOVE to talk and I love the Camera. And I absolutely LOVE Jesus so it has to be fun ON ANOTHER LEVEL DOING STUFF I LOVE WITH THE One I love!!!
You know the funny thing, about a gazillion people have asked me to start vlogging in the past and I always knew the time was wrong. Vlogging had become a fad and they thought I needed to jump on in too. It is sooo important to be led by God sha. I always said NO. But now, nobody even told me, I just know the time is right, and I have jumped right in.
And no, incase you are wondering, I totally will NOT stop writing. At all, at all.
The Channel name again is THE FAB Sister’s V-logs and if you click here, you can subscribe,
So here we go with my very first video…
My Top Ten Tips for the Domestic Queen (Part 1)

Let me not talk too much about it, just watch it. I am a #SuperHousewife myself, so I speak from a very personal place, the stuff that I apply to my life. No theories here. All practical. Feel free to share, and hey even if you are no Domestic Queen, trust me, you would pick many somethings from it.
The Part 2 will come up next week.
Ok that’s it for now.
Nothing like following Jesus guys. Nothing like total surrender to Him and letting Him do what He wants to do, IN YOU FIRST, and then through You.
Chase after Him guys, hard and fast!!! He is absolutely totally worth the chase…
With so much LOVE
E’
Fruitful.And.Busy lol
PS

PLEASE if you e-mailed me about Propel Lagos, i will revert Next week. No vex!!!

Gosh i don’t even have words to explain how PUMPED I am abourrit…

Propel is truly what Lisa writes about in Chapter 6 of WithoutRival. I just jumped up and started speaking in tongues as i read Chapter 6…

Women, let’s get educated.

Please read the Propel post and consider hosting a small group in your ‘world’

Now can we talk about how HOT i am looool…

#PalacePillar #TallAndShapely #Psalm144 #GirlWithASword #WarriorInHeels #KickingDevilButt

Daughters&Sisters Without Rival

For in His eyes, we are all Daughters #WithoutRival and this eliminates every reason we should ever compete with one other… Lisa Bevere. Without Rival

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I don’t know about yawl but I’m saved enough to admit that if not for Jesus, I would have been the most selfish, competitive Bitch ever (excuse my French)

ME, MY, MINE would be the number one grammar in my vocab.

My prayers would have been mostly selfish.

Very VERY selfish.

And can I tell yawl that up until recently, they were partially selfish.

When DDK came for Warrior in Heels, part of what she said was something like

‘…if all you are praying for is yourself, then something is wrong. If prayers have not taken you to different countries and different people, then you have not started…’

I frankly didn’t know what DDK meant but because I wanted to truly KNOW, I asked God to explain it to me. I didn’t ask DDK.

You see, I had seen the whole #MiddayBabyMidday movement by Bobbie Houston of HillSong and Color Sisterhood,

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and I knew they were basically praying against injustice in the world, especially against women and human trafficking, but I won’t lie, it still didn’t quite ‘enter’

Somehow, God began to explain to me what unselfish prayers looked like.

Now there is this part of praying for your friends who have shared prayer points with you. Then there is a prayer that you pray for people you don’t know, may never know, but definitely need your prayers because gurl, we are not called into isolated or selfish lives.

The biggest way God taught me this was with my son.

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Every time I spoke all my plenty plenty prayers over him especially before I dropped him off at Daycare, I would feel God kinda tug me to do more…

To pray for not just him but the Child Minders, the other kids there, their parents etc.

The exact thing I was praying for me and my baby was the exact same thing I began to pray for them…

I would pray that the moms have wisdom from heaven to build their homes right and they raise their kids in the fear of the Lord. That these children walk in purpose and that the homes they grow in is being built on the foundation of God. That they know GOD from a young age and so on.

I go a step further to pray for his classmates and friends in the future when he graduates Day care into ‘real’ school. I pray into his future and the other kids I don’t even know.

Now truly I can pray that my son is ‘all that’ and I could care less about other kids and their mamas. I mean, I want for my kid to be best behaved, most intelligent, most adorable kid in his school, etc. so why pray for another mama and her kid so her kid may now be better than mine?

Abeg abeg!!!

But God is like,

What if these kids, with whom your kids will grow, are spoilt, and ‘one kain’, would you prefer that? Wouldn’t you rather pray for the kids and parents with whom your kids will be with, that they are being trained right and in the fear of God? That your kid has a class and school full of kingdom minded kids who are saved and love Jesus from a young age and so don’t teach my kids the bad habits they pick up at home. Isn’t it better to ‘dwell together in harmony’ so your prayer points reduce?

As I got more understanding of that, I began to pray for kids everywhere really. My prayer world expanded. I don’t want to just be the mom whose kids are the BEST and then care less of what becomes of the other kids.

I believe the root of that is RIVALRY and something that is NOT love.

It is same as the kids in my compound and neighborhood.

It is easy for me to have the best behaved kids and judge ’em mamas whose kids are unruly and badly behaved.

But who judgment epp?

How bad would it be for me to pray for my sister, understanding that it is way better to have a neighborhood of kids who are well behaved and playing together? Even if you don’t let your kids play with them, someway somehow, your kids will encounter them. And even if my kids never get to roll with them, INDISCIPLINED KIDS MAKE SUPER SUPER TERRIBLE ADULTS both as wives/hubs, teachers, Doctors, etc.

Nothing hurts when our prayers are all inclusive.

Now it doesn’t matter whether or how the prayers are answered. We are just called to pray beyond selfish prayers.

What do you think the Bible means here…

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them… 1 Tim 2:1 NLT

I just strongly know that we need to move beyond trying to be number one and on to helping people past obstacles in their own lives so we WIN TOGETHER!!!

The simple truth is that with that kind of mentality, God will still bless us and ours.

His blessing ain’t limited or about to finish.

He has MORE THAN ENOUGH to go round!!!

I recall those University days. When someone will have one secret information about a Course and hide it under their bumbum so nobody else knows.

They won’t share their past questions or that ‘Special’ way to answer the question to fetch more marks.

I was tempted a lot to hold back some stuff as I did constant tutorials but I would just teach and share the knowledge I had till I felt drained.

Guess who still made BEST GRADUATING STUDENT and with a First Class?

Me!!!

My sharing did NOT hurt my blessing.

Mehn!!!

We should want more for our generation and those coming behind us. We should not drop rivalry and ‘I must get ahead’ mentality on the lap of the next generation, but instead, we help as many as we can.

WE CAN ALL LOOK GOOD TOGETHER

WE CAN ALL PROGRESS TOGETHER

In your industry, among your colleagues especially in the market place, there is a LOT of competition!!!

The world is constantly trying to pitch us against each other and make us fiercely compete, even if we have to draw blood. Everyone wants to not just get ahead, but pull her colleague down on the way up.

I recall one of my friends missing a very important test application deadline because one of her colleagues who knew about the deadline didn’t share with her, maybe because she felt the girl was going to pass and stop her own shine, as that friend of mine is super intelligent.

Under 2 years now, my friend has done that exam and is now in the system.

Look, even if it is a case of ONLY one person can ‘pass’ or ‘winner takes it all’ like The Voice Nigeria, which really is a competition, we don’t have to have a dog mentality. There can be love even in competition. Because yup, A’rese may have won but that did not come from your portion in life.

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God has a plan for the life of other talents there and they too can walk into greatness even without being the Winner.

A’rese did not steal Brenda’s STAR. Or Chike’s. Or DNA’s.

She did NOT

She CAN NOT!!!

She truly just picked up her own STAR. Her STAR doesn’t diminish another’s and truth is any other person can make something huge from their singing career too. I am particularly looking forward to Brenda.

Oh God, I cried at this performance

Oh God, I cried at this performance

Something else struck me with The Voice Nigeria.

Personally I preferred the Top 16 performance of Timi’s Great Nation to any individual performance

In fact everyone at home agreed that it was just the best performance of all…

I think we look better together. Truly.

But let’s even leave the world, this whole competition can really be stupid, especially among the children of God. For the world, it is normal but not for us kingdom people with a kingdom mindset.

It should be more about collaboration than competition if we are jointly going to make sure the enemy has nothing on us, and that we get all the goodies God has prepared for us.

I mean, rivalry is not just stupid, but also senseless and counter-productive. (Don’t worry I am talking to me too) Nothing drives home my point than this video of the lion and the lucky buffalo…

We know the information that can help our colleagues get a promotion and enjoy good stuff but we hide and hoard. Rivalry because we have to BE BETTER and enjoy the ‘buffalo’ alone!!!

I am reminded of something I heard James and Betty Robinson say when Lisa and John Bevere were guests on the show.

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James said that people would caution them in promoting the Bevere ministry so much on their show so that their TV audience don’t now take the money they want to give to the Robinson ministry and give to the Bevere ministry instead. And I love how James said there is no need to compete.

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At the end of the day, it is God’s work and God has enough to FUND each of them without depleting what He wants to give others.

Let’s stop making God look like His supply is limited. Because it is NOT!!!

You have access to information that can make life easier for someone but you keep it, and enjoy it alone. Heaven forbid we share. As if a blessing on their life is debited from your own bank account…

Hmmm

Now I need to highlight that point above which I learned from Lisa Bevere MY LIFE HERO…

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54 year old Gmama

A Blessing on your Sister’s life is NOT taken out of your Bank account. God has enough for all His children. As we share, He even expands our world.

I am frankly tired of the competition I see in the world today. I still heard someone in church yesterday say ‘…but he is my competition’.

My heart broke.

We limit God when we get into all that pettiness. We are trying to tell Him He doesn’t have it within Him to take care of all His children.

Ah, that Lisa Bevere’s statement reset my head.

And you know, I didn’t get it from the Book. Let me tell you what I do when I see a new book or movie that I love but I do not have access to yet.

I go and read up interviews and posts about it. That’s what I did or I am still doing. I heard her say this line during an interview. Heaven knows how many times I re-wound that part of the video.

‘…We need to stop looking at each other as though a blessing on them was taken from our bank account because we are created WITHOUT RIVAL…’

I can’t!!!

I just can’t with the kinda wisdom that comes from Lisa Bevere.

She has my number…. FOREVER!!!

I recall when I started my business. The devil has and still throws me some ‘competition’ vibes. He makes me feel like other Chicks or guys in my line of biz are my competitor. I recall when I met Dr. Donald Olu of DTrimmers on Inspiration FM.

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on the right

I loved how just totally welcoming he was to me as a newbie in the Fitness world. Said he had gone through my blog, loved my devotional, asked and encouraged me to get certified, which I was already on and we just flowed.

I heard of someone else yesterday who was complaining about how an older colleague treated her when she just started her biz and went to him. He was even going to do her dirty.

I know there is temptation to be competitive with others in your field and people don’t even help when they start comparing and saying this and that but we have to RISE ABOVE SUCH PETTINESS!!!

The devil has such a divisive spirit and doesn’t like brethren especially dwell together in unity, so he throws all those silly thoughts in my head but I am quick to counter it. My mind is not his dumping ground so I ain’t letting him put any trash in.

Joyce Meyer says when those thoughts drop in, say out loud

‘THAT IS STUPID’

And then counter it.

That don’t mean I am stupid, that just means I am wise enough to discern a stupid thought and stop it from taking root

2Corinthians 10:5b says we take EVERY THOUGHT and purpose captive into the obedience of Christ…

The Message captures my thought perfectly, especially when we back up a bit…

3-6 The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.

I especially love how it says ‘tearing’ and then ‘fitting’

It just makes me happy to see that with some effort, I can ‘arrange’ myself. I don’t have to just let ‘whatever will be will be’ and be living in rivalry with my sisters, whether in the same line of business as me or not, just because I think they are progressing faster in life than me.

But I go even further than countering; I start to pray for the person’s business, job or ministry.

I pray that people connected to me are running in purpose, running hard after the assignment God has given them. I pray that their arms are strengthened and they do not drop ‘faith balls’.

That they are filled with wisdom on how to walk this Faith journey.

Oh I pray they we all are successful at whatever we do and we all have careers and businesses that are compatible with our Faith, and that we brand and tag every single thing we do PROUDLY CHRISTIAN whether we are selling bracelets or helping people stay in shape.

We carry Jesus proudly and make Him famous!!!

It has not always been like this for me, I confess.

There was a time I had such a beef/competitive/comparison filled life and I blogged some about it here (Authentically me and Surprisingly Satisfied, one of the BEST posts I ever blogged). I wasn’t praying for nobody.

I was just so dissatisfied with my life and I was in this stupid race where I thought people had gone ahead of me and I couldn’t really celebrate anything that looked like progress from their end.

Trust me when I say God did a deep work in me and had to excavate all that nonsense from me so he could grow this beautiful garden that my life is becoming.

No, I am not perfect and I sometimes find myself entering into ‘competition mode’ and then I catch myself quickly and REPENT!!!

I cast down the STUPID thought.

Sisters, we have a world to reach.

We have a devil to keep under our feet and not allow to escape like that buffalo while we rival ourselves. We don’t have time for drama. We fight and honey, ain’t no weapon stronger than LOVE. No wonder the Bible says LOVE NEVER FAILS!!! And please I am stopping myself from starting another blog post on LOVE NEVER FAILS right now!!!

Ah!!!

Joel 2 also gives us some kind of perspective on this war we are in and how we are all part of this great invincible Army and even though we have our different roles to play, we all have to STAY IN FORMATION and drop rivalry fast…

The MSG!!!

7ff The invaders charge.

They climb barricades. Nothing stops them.

Each soldier does what he’s told,

   So disciplined, so determined.

They don’t get in each other’s way.

   Each one knows his job and does it.

Undaunted and fearless,

   Unswerving, unstoppable

If you back up a bit, you see how powerful this Army is and how NOTHING can stop them and the verses above just tell me why this Army is truly invincible!!!

UNBEATABLE!!!

Each one knows her job and DOES IT and without getting in each other’s way.

Instead they do what God has told them individually, Yes, but still as a part of this UNBEATABLE ARMY!!!

Ah!!! I actually had to carry myself for a retreat where God explained it to me.

I am very intentional about praying that the various people in my life are not just walking but RUNNING HARD after purpose.

You know, one of my best friends has this thing for young girls, secondary school kids and all. So I saw a flyer on Facebook for her program

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and the first thing the devil tells me is ‘so she had a program and she didn’t tell you IN DETAIL FIRST yet you find it on Facebook?’

I know!!!

Can you imagine that stupid thought?

If I wasn’t born again, devil would have had a PRIME CANDIDATE in me haha.

You need to know that not every thought that drops in your head is yours ooo.

A lot is from the devil and while we can’t stop the bastard from dropping thoughts, we don’t take it…

We take NO thought… 2Cor 10:5

And then we also learn to YELL A LOUD NO to the devil

James 4:7 …Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and He’ll be there in no time… The Message!!! (Yes we are all now in LOVE WITH THE MESSAGE version)

Mehn, I turned all that nonsense thought upside down and started to pray for the program. That the program will bless every young lady who comes and snatch any souls from the clutches of the enemy and that it is so successful and that my Booski continues to run hard after purpose and Jesus and she is strengthened for the journey and so on.

Then I rang her later that evening (mentally remembering that both our lives are fast paced and while we have a general idea of what we are both working on and what we are in faith for so we can pray for one another, we don’t always have all the finer details) and asked her for details and encouraged her through it as she shared her challenges and fears and victories and we updated on each other’s lives and so on.

See how the devil wanted to come and how I dealt him a black eye and then some… hahahahaha.

See ehn, we have to actively deal with satan ooo. We don’t just stay neutral. We go further to do something positive from the negative he intended because we are all daughters of a God unlimited in both His love and His resources and so we should be WITHOUT RIVAL!!!

Let me end with another story that happened over this weekend.

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Shredder Gang, whose real name is Bunmi and who had inspired me FROM A DISTANCE, on my own weight loss journey, had invited me twice now for a fellowship she runs, and on those two occasions, I could not go.

Now Shredder and 1 are in the same line of Fitness business, and of course, the devil will want to make you feel like you are competing but both of us for some reason just became personal friends instead, understanding that we are CO-LABORERS and not RIVALS because we are both ‘crazy God lovers’ too.

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Shredder gang CEO Bunmi

I actually would always pray for her and her biz and her ministry and her walk with God and everything good for her. I just felt such a connection with her but I walked wisely in building that relationship because we need Squad Definitions too ooo.

Anyways, third invite and I could make it (especially cos she and Funto threatened me haha)

the terrorists lol

the terrorists lol

And oh my gosh!!! The moment I walked into that Sisterhood, I felt at home. I didn’t know these Sisters from NO WHERE but it felt like we had been connected since forever. I felt at ease. I could truly fellowship with them, lifting holy hands without fear or drama. (Yawl know I HATE drama)

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I saw women share the Word in very practical ways and give words of knowledge and just correct each other in love, and accept correction and just BE POWERFUL together!!!

Funto Ibuoye and I

w/ Funto Ibuoye and her Gbolabo

And then God, nicely brought to my remembrance something I had BEGGED HIM FOR ALL YEAR!!!

I had been asking God to bring me ‘deep rich authentic friendships within the body of Christ’ Now I have a lot of pretty Squad but most are vertical either upward (with my mentors) or downward (with my mentees). I wanted a tribe of women who ‘when we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith BUT I also want to be encouraged by yours…’ which is the Sisterhood goal!!! Ah!!!

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I didn’t want mentoring. I had that covered. I wanted the strength that comes from just women having this very mutual horizontal thing going.

I had been tempted severally to start this on the platform of my blog but I always knew that God didn’t release me to.

See how God used Shredder to meet a deep intimate need in my life.

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I left that meeting just totally refreshed and adopted into a family. What if I was being Team Petty and didn’t open myself up to friendship with Bunmi?

Or what if she was the one being Petty? I believe it was my praying for her that even prompted her to ask me to join the Sisterhood.

I am so excited about my new sisters in Christ (the feeling is mutual) and even though I am not going to be close to everyone, I know that there are some amazing women with whom I will be doing life and ministry intimately for a LONG LONG time.

You see ehn, we are not called to live in isolation. God has called us all to connect with each other but if we see ourselves as Rivals, we just may be putting off a testimony.

If you really need help with overcoming pettiness, cattiness, and rivalry, Lisa Bevere’s latest book WITHOUT RIVAL will help you. I PROMISE YOU!!!

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Lisa is a writer that truly wrecks nonsense out of you!!! Plus she too has dealt with rivalry and comparing herself with other female preachers like her especially when she didn’t make the cut of the Most influential Female preachers in America a few years back and was so hurt by it. Of course, she has grown way beyond that and wants to help us…

I tell you, her Book shook me too. It made my resolve stronger to live with my fellow sisters WITHOUT RIVAL!!!

Nobody Rivalry epp ooo…

You can order her book here as it is releasing today yaaaaaaay. You can also find an e-copy because we all know it is not landing Naija for a LONG time haha. I have my e-copy already and I am just preparing my mind for the work it will further do.

You can download the first two chapters here too and enjoy. I tell you, Chapter 1 blew me away.

And if you read to this point, you just read a mini Book. Me sef I taya for me!!! Hahahahahahahaha

#TeamLongPosts

I love yawl too…

But really though, I strongly know that the WITHOUT RIVAL message is God’s heart for now. The Father wants us to co-labor without rivalry and bring in the ready harvest. We don’t even have enough active Laborers and we need everyone on deck and not being P E T T Y!!!

Can I get an AMEN!!!

Muah

E’

 

 

 

Book review…How I overcame infertility by Nneka Kyari

Hmmmm. I typically don’t do reviews as officially as this. I am usually more informal injecting lots of my personal stories and gist See this review of Joyce Meyer’s Bible and then this book by Meyer too Good Health, Good Life.

 

For this review however, I tried to do this like a Professional.

I am actually working on a job that would involve regular official book reviews for at least three months and thank you very much, I am going to upwardly review my fees. This stuff is HARDWORK lol

Really good reading is reaaaaalllly hard writing

Maya is sooo right!!!

Maya is sooo right!!!

Ok guys, I reeeeaaaallllyyyyy wanna know what you think of this review. Today is a good day to show your love by dropping a comments aii?

This Book is ah-may-zing!!!

5STAR!!!

5STAR!!!

Nneka has written an awesome Book and truly if the principles within are applied to life, results are guaranteed!!! You can order the Book online at Konga, walk in and buy at Laterna Books(0803 301 4462 Oko awo VI, Lagos) or get the Kindle version on Amazon for those cool kids.

Let’s review Breaking Through The Haze…How I Overcame Infertility by Nneka Kyari

‘’TWO RED LINES…’’

The opening expression of Nneka’s book is immediately relatable with any woman who has ever desired and sought after conception and pregnancy.

But what an error it would be to assume that Nneka has written to only women dealing with infertility. Though told from a viewpoint of fighting infertility, anyone who has ever had a giant to fight can find battle strategies within each page that guarantees victory in every area of their life too.

Graciously and openly sharing her journey right from the beginning up until the point of victory, readers quickly learn that life’s challenges are meant to be faced head on. Running from them, living in denial, or being absolutely overwhelmed by them will not make them disappear. Taking Faith-guided steps, in partnership with the Holy Spirit, however will inch you closer and closer to victory.

The errors of many women in need of a solution, including the Author, has always been to run to Doctors first, in fear and not in faith but that is akin to putting a cart before the horse. After a few years of frustrations, dashed hopes, endless tears, countless drugs and treatments, major disappointments and absolutely no results to show for it, it finally dawns on her that she just may be doing something wrong.

Without any disrepute to the Medical profession, which would ultimately prove integral to her testimony, she soon realises that there is only ONE who knows it all and can see beyond the limitations of Doctors to the real underlying reasons behind her challenges. She returned to God and let Him lead her step by step into victory.

Uncluttering her life from endless activities and split-focus, she plunged deep into an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit as she decided that it was time to face this battle and give it the focus it required.

Several flashback stories, from dealing with being bullied right into her University days, to financial challenges, divine intervention from a potential rape situation, sicknesses, among others, not only reminded her of the faithfulness of God in bringing her through them all, but also laid a solid foundation for her faith to battle infertility and hope for the future.

The texts actually come alive as she recounts those stories because you can almost see the bullies, her University hostel, the sickly child, the hiding place behind the old fridge, the cyber cafes, the room mate who slapped her severally, even her lecture hall.

Many of us would also quickly relate with taking ridiculous steps in finding a solution to our challenges as she suddenly finds herself taken to a ‘church’ in the company of a well-meaning Relative, where the demons behind her infertility were to be exorcised in the most ludicrous, painful and even comical ways. That story would get you laughing but the lesson would not be lost on you as the Author emphasises that such battles are not fought quite as openly and ridiculously as that. So rather than looking for demons to exorcise or humans to blame for our challenges, we learn that the real enemy is the devil and even though he uses people as tools, they are also his victims and so we need not fight physical battles but rather focus on Jesus, who can help us defeat him and his antics and manipulations.

Another truth would also dawn on Nneka. When something is really important to you, you should be able to make sacrifices to give it the attention it needs, achieve that goal and then move on because most goals do not take a lifetime to achieve, including pregnancy. If we give it the right attention with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and obey, we can break through it. The blessing is in the obedience. But if we do not focus, listen and obey, we subject ourselves to a lot of pain and struggle and prolong our battles. That Giant is not going to go down without a fight. And fight we must, if we will get the victory already promised us by God. So the sooner you begin to fight, the sooner you come into your breakthrough.

One of her battle strategies was Purity of heart, because it is on the platform of a sincerely pure heart that God does the miraculous.

Another battle strategy she employed was Prayer, and it was her biggest weapon.

Prayer with the Holy Ghost, Prayer with faith, Prayer with a pure heart, Prayer with humility, that is total submission to His will, Prayer in agreement with your spouse, Prayer with information, because being informed about her situation gave her more confidence in battle and so she was sure of hitting a solid target and not just shadow boxing. And because she believed God could do anything she also prayed bold prayers, specifically asking God for twins, a boy and a girl.

Another highlight of this Book is the fact that the Author rightly divides and applies the Word of Truth at the right places. The Scriptures fit in like a glove where inserted and that truly affirms her description of herself as a Bible teacher.

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It would not surprise the reader that her moments of intimacy with the Holy spirit would ultimately reveal to her a root cause of one of her problems, PCOS, which was an unhealthy habit she imbibed from her childhood ambition of wanting to be a model. The solution was within her and the Holy Spirit acting as her Guide had ultimately led her to it. But knowledge without action, what she calls ‘The Discipline of Doing’ is useless and so she began to pay serious attention to her nutrition and started taking responsibility for her body and her husband’s including targeted exercises that would aid maximum functioning of her body and reproductive system. She realised that ‘fairy-tale faith’ , that is believing without being involved in your own miracle, was at best useless.

It is pertinent to note that all the steps she took were revealed to her by the Holy Spirit and specific to her situation.

In three months of taking responsibility, she began to see the results in her body without medication, including for the first time in her life, regular menstruation, which hitherto had completely ceased, and perfectly balanced hormones.

And as her Faith journey took her through the route of ART, she would conceive at her first procedure and have her miracle twin babies just as she had prayed, a boy and a girl.

One thing is sure, if the principles in this book are applied to any GIANT that needs to be taken down, one would sooner than later also see in their own situations, their ‘TWO RED LINES’.

 


The End…

Shout out to my cheerleading crew… Rotanna, my Dee and Farida. Haha.

I especially loved how I started and ended with the phrase TWO RED LINES. Very Chimamanda-esque.

I also hope you can see why you need to take better care of your health and what you nourish your body with. You see why you need our services at #SavedFitnFAB .

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Nneka wasn’t trying to lose weight, she was trying to get healthy. So holler at us also for your healthy meal plans and recipes.

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My meal plans are AWE’MAY’ZING!!!

My oil free Ogbono on Fleekity FLEEK!!!

My oil free Ogbono on Fleekity FLEEK!!!

Or if you need to lose weight, biko holler. My workouts are also fun plus my encouragement is off da hook…

Our classes kick off May 1, I am so excited!!!

I LOVE being my own Coach!!!

I LOVE being my own Coach!!!

CoachE’ is about to be propelled!!!

Lemme know what you think of the review guys.

Have an absolutely fruitful week!!! May your gift, whatever it is, make room for you and bring you to the presence of Kings and people who matter. Amen.

Love,

Me and 'Jesus' lol

Me and ‘Jesus’ lol

E’

 

(Lol, don’t freak out. Emmanuael who is actually the current mr. Nigeria, played JESUS in 316, A musical drama put together by DCC