Becoming 2.0… and a Chick GIVEAWAY

Hey guys.

Happy weekend… I’m super excited about the weekend. This one in particular. You see tonight is Amaghimo

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and I was going to go without my son KingDaveed. Only for God to tell me to carry him cos He has a blessing for him too.

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Terrorist to the kingdom of hell

So when Pastor M blogged ‘Desperate to bless’, I KNEW and KNOW God really is desperate to bless us.
You can still come ooo. Tonight at DCC Amuwo. 4.30pm. I have 3 things to settle at this meeting and i’m thankful for it.
And then tomorrow I get to worship at Fountain of Life with Sinach!!!

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I’m about to rapture just thinking about it. I LOVE that these meetings are strategically back to back just before my 30th. I’m sealing somethings with Sinach. That chick just has no idea.

God is soooo gracious. I’m excited about my future. I’m excited about this year and all it holds. I’m excited about BECOMING!!! Becoming all He has called me to.
Yes, Lord!!!

Speaking of ‘Becoming…’
So I stumbled (read divinely encountered) Funto Ibuoye on Wednesday. Somehow on my IG feed, she came up and I just random opened the picture.

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Eeeeek!!! What a woman of God!!!
I just started speaking in tongues as i entered her lane big time!!!

Please don’t let me start on how God works with His women and how he links people up for His purpose on earth!!!

If you don’t know her, check her out on IG. Or twitter. @Funto_I

Anyways I realised that her ministry has this annual program Becoming… and thankfully, this year’s own hasn’t happened yet.

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This is the second year I think. It is going down on July 16, Muson centre Lagos.
Personally, this meeting has all the trappings of Warrior in Heels and my encounter with DDK!!! I’m so glad God brought her into my radar that day on IG.
And guess what i found out? She also has a 31day DEVOTIONAL…

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For women.
Just like me!!!

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Ah. Funto, where have YOU been?

Hers is in print and sold for 1500. Definitely getting one…
you can get one here

Becoming 2.0???
I’m already there!!! Azzin, I’m there!!!

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One of the sessions

Tz 10k per person for registration and it closes July 2. I am so thankful I get to sponsor one Chick for this conference.
Eeeek!!!

Don’t just jump in and send me a mail, I want you to prayerfully consider it. Especially if you are really in that place where you know you need some clarity about what the future holds for you.
I have prayed about this and there is just one thing I need to see in your mail to know you are the Chick God wants me to sponsor there.
So pray about it and then do me a mail. Of course, it should be that you can’t afford it YET. Don’t do me a mail if you can pay for yourself. So tell me a bit about yourself and your journey in life. Don’t write like you know me or I know you ooo. Even if we are familiar. Write like you know this meeting has the potential to change your life.
We are not here to play!!!
So email eziaha@eziaha.com

I will choose the winning chick and announce on my birthday. I also won’t be able to reply to all the requests pls, as much as I would love to. Just look out for the winner here on the 29th and we go from there.

And hey, I’m openly inviting yawl. Check her out on IG @ifunto for details and as God leads, attend.

Loved this post on the 5 categories of women who should attend BECOMING!!!

http://blog.oloriadedotun.com/2016/06/4-categories-of-women-who-should-attend.html?platform=hootsuite&m=1

Can’t wait for this program!!!
Can’t wait for these programsssss starting tonight!!!

Ok everyone, have a FAB weekend!!!
My first set of coaching since I went premium ends today and i’m so super excited.
And a tad emotional too.

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Most people averaged out at 7kg down and we have a few over 10kg in 2months.

Awesome!!!
I get the next week free until July 4 when the promo class starts for a month.
Feels like a much needed holiday to refresh and refire for the next set!!!
So pumped!!!

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Definitely grown on the journey so tz a better CoachE’ going into July. Definitely a stricter and more loving me. Haha.

And yup, you can still join in. 5k for one month coaching. Details here

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Or refer someone. Or gift someone. Speaking of which, I have a friend who wants to pay for someone. I’ll prefer a student who truly can’t afford. Or well, any one who can’t afford. So hey check out how the online coaching works and drop a comment on why YOU should be picked. Will update this section with CLOSED when I’ve picked someone.

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Happy weekend yawl and may our eyes behold our teachers. And may we be wise enough to follow.

In Jesus name, Amen!!!

Hugsss
E’

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Purpose, Seasons and a GIANTSLAYER TURNS ONE!!!

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It was Wednesday, September 16, 2015 when I started noticing a tiny, almost negligible growth right on his lower inner left eye. Slowly but surely, it continued to grow till it was SO OBVIOUS.

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crazy I don’t have a picture but this was how it was

People would always ask ‘what happened to his eye?’ and everytime I would say NOTHING!!! Finally, I decided to take him to the hospital and their diagnosis just annoyed me. There were too many big names thrown around and we were passed from doc to doc until we ended with TWO consultants and err, surgery would be the solution right after they had done tests on the growth to determine what kinda growth it was, and then we were finally referred to LUTH.

Wooooooh, I just carried my baby and went home. Tests ko, LUTH ni. That was when I decided that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! Nobody is knocking my baby out with any general anaesthetic and putting him under the knife to take out this stupid growth that kept increasing. I decided it was time to WAR. EVERY DAY, MORNING AND NIGHT, I would anoint that growth and speak to it, cursing it and commanding it to shrink and die from its roots and NEVER to come back. I also laid the referral letter before God and declared that I would NEVER have to use it. I speak over it everytime and for a long time, I did not notice ANYTHING. NO REDUCTION, nothing!!! Because I was always checking it everytime and I noticed it was even increasing. I decided to STOP looking at it aside that anointing. A long time passed and then one day, I noticed it was going down. I didn’t stop my confessions and anointing for about five months and then one day, almost like magic, I noticed that the growth was COMPLETELY GONE!!! (You see why i say you should stay consistent in fighting?) Azzin, COMPLETELY. As I rejoiced, God told me

‘…don’t you know you have a GIANT SLAYER on your hands…I mean, we are talking GIANTS here so what’s a STUPID growth?…’

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You see guys, mothering KingDaveed has brought me joy unspeakable but what I really wanna highlight is how God used this GIANT SLAYER to just propel me into PURPOSE!!!

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I realised i was pregnant at the same time I started my job with the UN. I stopped work and had to relocate from Abuja for reasons connected to his birth. My goodness, I was one heck of a DEPRESSED and FRUSTRATED mama. Yes I LOVED being a mom but my goodness, I HATED the fact that I was giving up a career of my dreams and all my friends were just moving forward and here I was stuck with diapers and breast pumps. Look guys, it was HARD. I cried a whole lot. I look back today and I am soooooo thankful I had KingDaveed just came into my life and reroute me from living a life that was anything BUT His PERFECT WILL. Gosh, I am sooooo thankful that I do not even KNOW what to do!!! All those days I spent being NOTHING but a mom have been days that have defined my very life today.

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All the things God taught and told me about my future, I WOULD NEVER KNOW IF I STILL HAD MY 8to5pm. I recall when I looked forward to going back to work and EVERYTIME it just felt like all I was seeing was God’s BACK!!! No peace, No word, nothing!!! The day I threw my will and desires out of the window, my Jesus began to speak. I began to thank God for my portion. I began to embrace the season I was in.

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I began to truly enjoy being a mom, stress, meltdowns and all. I stopped all my silly comparisons with my friends in a career because I understood that what God had called them to was their business and not mine and if I chuck my nose in my purpose. I would realise I do not even have time to compare. I didn’t let any pressure from my people get to me, and there was a LOT!!!

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But as KingDaveed was approaching his first birthday, I felt like God was trying to tell me something. It was fuzzy but I just knew He was set to just say something. As I prayed concerning the photoshoot I wanted to do, God told me to capture my everyday life with KingDaveed in the pictures. I was so excited about the idea and I recall sharing with my bestie Booski and she just couldn’t wait for the pictures.

That frame was a gift from Booski. LOVEEET

That frame was a gift from Booski. LOVEEET

You need to understand that for the better part of KingDaveed’s first year, it had just been BOTH OF US. We had wayyyyyy too much memories together and God wanted me to make the shoot about it.

Yup, he went EVERYWHERE with me

Yup, he went EVERYWHERE with me

And right in the middle of the shoot, God told me

Eziaha, it is time for you to move to the NEXT SEASON OF YOUR LIFE…

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If I tell you I didn’t understand what God meant, I lie!!! But even then, what I knew was little and so over the next couple of weeks, God started to REALLY explain SEASONS to me, how what I thought was merely a ‘low output season’ for me was actually a HUGE part of His PERFECT PLAN. That time when my whole life was consumed with this little human here, He was in it.

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Can I just take a moment to really appreciate two of my besties who would LISTEN to me as I exhausted their credit time after time just running them through what God has told me and gosh these girls would listen, make sense of it all for me, tell me how much I was ABLE to do ALL that He had told me to do. Valerie and Dumebi, you girls are ROCKSTARS!!! And I do mean ROCKS and STARS. I can’t even begin to deserve you girls. Nah!!!

And just to make sure I had the time to pursue all that He called me to do, He sent me a homehelp literally from heaven.

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My lil chef

(Almost) All my routines with KingDaveed, she took over. I can wake up and just go sit before God downloading for the first 6hours of my day knowing that she got KingDaveed covered.

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My prayer and prayer room partner

I can pull allnighters studying and fleshing up the business ideas God has given because I didn’t have an exhausting day. I could actually reach more ladies as God brought them to me because I didn’t have to be consumed with KingDaveed. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still spend an awful lot of time with KingDaveed

somedays, we just don't wanna smile

somedays, we just don’t wanna smile

but God had to teach me that it was OK to leave him with her and work for my new season because He was watching over him/them. Diaper changing, bathing, washing, feeding (aside breastfeeding which I intend to carry on till he is at least 1yr and half, just incase you are wondering), rocking to sleep, etc, Nkechi handles it all and that’s because God has moved me from that season. I occasionally slide in and do some of these but it is now Nkechi’s to handle.

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Sometimes I wonder the direction my life would have taken if I didn’t conceive at the time I did. Would my roots have gone as deep as they are now? Would I have started my own businesses? Would I have been hearing God as I do now? Would I be working on the things I am working on now? Would I still be stuck in a season that was less than His PERFECT WILL? Would I be frustrated or nah?

Look, I am so thankful for KingDaveed for all the above and more.

My church buddy

My church buddy

KingDaveed also made me LEARN FIRSTHAND what it meant to have compassion for people with kids. Look, I am ashamed to say that I was that chick who if I was in a bus, especially when I was in school, going from Lag to Ibadan for example, I would AVOID any row that had any baby or child. I just didn’t care for children, especially if they DARED to not be still. And then there were days I would have to take a bus with KingDaveed because I really couldn’t afford to take a cab and it would HIT me!!! Imagine someone doing that to KingDaveed???

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African mama

 

I went with KingDaveed to the market everytime when I was alone and I recalled how I wasn’t exactly nice to women who were backing their kids and carrying two or three market bags. I walked in those shoes and I LEARNED compassion. Now, I am constantly looking out for that woman who I can help in what little way or the other. I have become that chick who would quickly strike off something from my shopping list so I could be a blessing financially to some mama who REALLY needs it. I literally enter the market looking for ONE mom to help in whatever way I can. It made me soooooo thankful for what I had especially when I start to even remotely complain, because my eyes were opened to women who could BARELY even feed their kids. I mean, God used KingDaveed to give me a real perspective check.

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Back to the giant slaying story. When God told me that, it stirred something in me. It stirred a GIANT in me too. I knew I couldn’t afford to stay slacking as I mother this boy. My A-game has to be on fleek, spiritually.

You best believe this boy will LOVE JESUS like crazy!!!

You best believe this boy will LOVE JESUS like crazy!!!

I had to grow. QUICKLY!!! As the last born myself, God had to teach me to make my decisions concerning MY SON as HE LED ME and not let ANYONE ELSE’s opinion affect me, NO MATTER WHO. It meant I had to really download from heaven concerning XYZ before my mom’s opinion came in and I had to learn how to put my feet down on my decisions.

TheBIBLE had to be my GUIDE

TheBIBLE had to be my GUIDE

Azzin, I say my NO and MEAN IT!!! Being a mom to this GIANT SLAYER just matured me quickly. I had a destiny in my hand, literally and I am determined to raise him truly in the way of God and not according to the world. I have to keep firing prayers into his NOW and his FUTURE. I couldn’t afford to slack.

BIO goals haha

BIO goals haha

I feel like a truly different Eziaha. The old Eziaha went the moment I became a mom. God had to use Him to re-route my life and place me on the right track. I feel like an EZIAHA on PURPOSE!!!

Purpose, right in the middle of the 'ordinary' like cooking

Purpose, right in the middle of the ‘ordinary’ like cooking

Just bang in the middle of all that God has called me to do and be. I truly feel like I can take down the GIANTS that await in this new season of my life. I truly wanna lead a Proverbs 31 life. I feel really privileged to mother this GIANT SLAYER and by God, I would not trade any of my seasons, past, present and future, for ANYTHING!!!

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Gosh, I am SOOOOOOO EXCITED!!! I cannot wait to look back at these pictures next year as KingDaveed turns TWO and see just how far God has brought me from this season now and maybe, just maybe He may be ready to take me to the next season of my life. I know God, He moves on fastforward especially with me and so I have to RUN, literally AFTER what God has called me to do.

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No time baby, no time!!!

And hey, I just wanna say a HUGE thank you to Olaedo. Without doubt, she has been the BIGGEST MOMMY INFLUENCE in my life. She has taught me sooooooo many things both by words and by actions. And to think I met her off my blog. I am just thankful she obeyed the prompt to send me an email. She has held my hand through my pregnant days to when KingDaveed was born and afterwards. She has taken me in and just poured into me. I haven’t seen anyone mother like Ola. Her kids are just BEAUTIFUL and no I don’t mean only physically.

Ola has ALL our pictures and doesn't wanna send to me...

Ola has ALL our pictures and doesn’t wanna send to me…

I am just excited at all that they will grow to be because Ola is a SUPER SOUND GODLY mama. Ola, you are an absolute treasure!!! I love you with all of my heart. Thank you soooooooooo much darling. Thank you.

And this will all make sense later but I am grateful first to mama for bringing DDK for Warrior In Heels.

DDK!!!

DDK!!!

Two different people had told me about DDK and how we have A LOT in common and so I go look for her on Twitter and her bio interested me. Anyways, I didn’t know what to expect but as DDK opened her mouth to give the WORD, I knew EXACTLY why my spirit had been soooooo excited about her and the program. She’s my new best friend now (she doesn’t know yet but soooooooon) and I am amazed as to how often I now say ‘…like DDK said…’ haha.

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Just like Dee… lol

DDK is sooooooo vital for this season I am in now and mehn… DDK answered almost EVERY question I had, it was surreal. I have truly never had a moment of listening to someone where I am at the edge of my seat, leaning in as far as possible and cupping my palm in my chin. img_20160408_040736.jpg

I have NEVER had that posture listening to anyone. It was like DDK was talking to ME!!! The connection I felt with DDK was CRAZY!!! She talked about Seasons, Apostles in the marketplace, commonizing the ‘ordinary’. She talked about some of the stuff I had blogged about in recent times but still, they HIT me.  In fact let me not talk too much. But if you ever have an opportunity to hear DDK minister, RUN THERE!!!

Lemme end with a funny story. About KingDaveed. There was this one time we came in from church and I told my help to snap me just before we entered my home but KingDaveed kept making her shake so I took him in and closed the door. Soon I stopped hearing his movement behind the door but I didn’t bother. After our snapping, we came in and guess what Bro KingDaveed was doing? He had gone to my fridge, which he had recently learnt to open, brought out my tomatoes which were in the lower compartment of the door, and pressed all of them.

My fridge scatterer

My fridge scatterer

Hahaha. It was soooooo funny. Ah children. Silence is very very suspicious.

And this is me side-eyeing that chick who recently gave KingDaveed some money and on the envelop wrote ‘Bro KingDaveed’ I couldn’t believe it. I laughed sooooo hard. Haha. Crazy you!!!

Motherhood is an amazing amazing gift straight from heaven.

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My bestie just popped out baby number 2

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and I told her that she better name him Jonathan because frankly, I think she may have just birthed my baby’s covenant ‘Jonathan’.

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I can NOT wait for more and more babies from my friends especially those with whom I am in faith. Just get ready to have your life changed FOREVER if You let Him be GOD even in your parenting.

My workout interferer lol

My workout interferer lol

This post took a different turn than I thought it would. But I am happy it did. Looking forward to re-reading it when KingDaveed turns two and being just FLAT OUT AMAZED by GOD!!! AMEN…

Love,

Warrior!!!

Warrior!!!

E’

 

PS

Loved meeting everyone from my blog at Warrior in Heels.

Dee and Glow

Dee and Glow

I was amazed at how many of you came.

Eujay came with her bump!!! WOW!!!

Eujay came with her bump!!! WOW!!!

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Finally met Ezi. She came from Anambra

Finally met Ezi. She came from Anambra

Cant wait for all the exploits God will do through us all. amen!!!

PPS

I tweet a lot these days. Follow me there @eziahaA so we can stay connected. At least that way you know i am still alive even when i do not blog. lol. And Facebook too. Eziaha Ajaero. Email eziaha@eziaha.com and IG eziaha

PPPS

Someborry tell my hubby to learn this our pose quickly ooooo

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Then I love this picture too. Just look at that transformation

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Fight WELL… #WarriorInHeels

Timothy, my son, I command you…In accordance with the words of prophecy spoken in the past about you. Use those words as WEAPONS in order to FIGHT WELL!!!…1 Timothy 1: 18

How’s our fighting game going these days guys?

I’ve probably read that post of mine about 501 times and it gets me pumped EVERYTIME!!!

I can’t believe I wrote it sef. Just God!!!
Anyways, I’m about to pump us all up with even more fire.

Position yourselves!!!

I’ve been in a crazy tight romance with Paul and Timothy. I’ve previously told you how fiercely in love I am with healthy fruitful mentor-mentee relationships.

Paul-Timothy, Moses-Joshua, Elijah-Elisha, Joyce-Chris, Rev Victor-Rev Femi, Rev Femi-Pk, etc.

Oh gosh, it gets me so pumped to see godly thriving mentoring. I enter their matter. Seriously.

So in Paul’s rather emotional letter to Timothy, he charges him to FIGHT WELL.

How?

We fight with the WORD!!!

Mehn, if you are not worded, I dunno what you are doing baby, but it ain’t FIGHTING!!!

You see what Paul told his son? You fight with all those words of prophecies spoken about you. Remember in those days, they didn’t quite have the Bible but today, we do.

No hun, you do NOT need to start running around looking for a prophet to speak words of prophecy over you with which you fight.
Nah!!! Thank You Jesus!!!

We have a more SURE word of prophecy in the Bible!!! 2Peter 1:19

So we sit our butts down, diligently search the scriptures on areas where we know we need to war, get our WORDssss, write them down and get to WAR!!!

Tz a battle of Words ooo and the most powerful word weapon is the Word of God.

Use it.
Fight well!!!

I believe something else very very important in warfare has to be consistency.

C O N S I S T E N C Y!!!

I could do a separate really LONG blog on the C-word which a lot of us don’t exactly like to apply today.
We want IMMEDIATE results.
We pray once, we don’t see results, we stop!!!

Honey!!!!!!!!!!

Even I find myself slippin’ into that sometimes and then I have to adjust quickly.

If there is anything we can ‘learn’ from the devil has to be how that loser doesn’t give up easily. The devil will use anything at anytime and anywhere to attack us. If A fails, you best believe he’s coming at you with b, c, d right up to Z.

But we who have been called to be Warriors, the kick-ass kind, sometimes sadly give up before him.

If only we knew how weak he was.
If only we knew just how close to victory we were.

Let’s jump right to Elijah in 1Kings for a second.

Chapter 18 opens with a Word from God to him… I’m sending rain!!!

Elijah repeats same in verse 41 to Ahab after that Boko-haramic massacre of Baal’s prophets…

‘I hear the sound of abundance of rain…’

Movie time…

Elijah takes a position. I am in love with that position so some days, I’m feeling rather Elijah’ry and I attempt it. For all of 30seconds. Lol. Let’s just say I prefer to stay on my face or my back. Or sit. Or pace Ain’t noborry go’ time fo’ tha’ Elijah posture.

But he takes a position and goes into battle.

He had the Word. ‘Prophecy’ if you like –
Rain is Coming!!!

But the Word spoken won’t happen if you don’t fight for it ooo. War a good warfare with it.

All He had to do was stay in that battle position UNTIL the Word became flesh. Or rain, literally.

Several times, his servant returned saying ‘I didn’t see anything’ and every time He sent him back while he remained in that position.

Talk about Consistency!!!

I can bet you Elijah was both praying, praising, worshipping and confessing the Word.

That Sisters, is how we fight!!!
We stay in THAT POSITION, in this case, a spiritual posture of warfare.
We keep praying.
We keep praising.
We keep worshipping.
We stay confessing ONLY what we wanna see/have.
We stay WARRING!!!
The servant went and came 7 times with nonsense report before he brought a good report.
7 there just means perfection.
We stay WARRING guys, until we get that ‘perfect’ report. Not a second earlier.

We give up too easily. Eziaha inclusive. I’m learning too. What we really need are ladies (and men) who stay fighting long after the initial emotion or pep talk is over.
We might have some battle scars but I promise you babe, at the end, we will be holding the Victor’s cup and medal if we ‘faint not’
But you know what, I’m excited at what God is doing.
I KNOW God is raising up Warrior Chicks. Lionesses. Women who know the kind of battle they have been called to, and have made up their minds to be undefeatable. #NoWeapon…

Women who know their Daddy is a MAN OF WAR and so know that the WARRIOR DNA is also in them.

Who are unflinching as they go into battle DETERMINED to fight WELL and to FINISH!!!

Which is why I am unbelievably EXCITED about Warrior In Heels!!!
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Sweet Lord Baby Jesus!!!
When I did that post on ‘Are we even fighting at all…?’ I had ZERO idea When Women Worship this year was all about fighting.
I was pleasantly shocked when mama mentioned to me that this was the theme.
Don’t let me preach too much.
April 1 and April 3.
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Two locations. (Festac and Lekki)
One city. Lagos.
Don’t worry about the Guest ministers coming, Jesus will be there and that’s ALL you need. (But PC will be ministering in Lekki. Eish!!!)

See ehn, just COME!!!

Come, like a little child, with UNREASONABLE expectations that God can and will do ANYTHING no matter the magnitude of the battle.

Kai, we all have battles ooo. Some of us are fighting health battles. Others financial. Some spiritual. Some marriage and family. Some soul ties. Some gossip/beef/drama. Some rebellion and insubordination. Some fornication/adultery. Some pornography/masturbation Etc. We all have wetin dey do us. Some of us have been fighting on our own and doing well at it. Some of us are NOT. Oh, but TWO will ALWAYS chase ten thousand!!!

Always!!!

Which is why we are coming together, as an army of warriors. Some are just being recruited into the army of fighters. Others are coming for reinforcement. Either way, the chick who walks in, I’m too sure won’t be the same chick who walks out. At least, that’s what I’m believing for myself.

Eeeeeeeeeeek!!! I am about to explode!!! Oh Jesus!!! Can you just imagine the kinda damage that we are going to do to the Kingdom of darkness.

I’m on my face before God for this program. I’m praying with all my heart that as Tasha Cobbs sang, an army of warriors in Heels, will rise up from that program, untameable, as we go to do major damage to the Kingdom of darkness. Lionesses arising indeed, in the words of Lisa Bevere.
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I don’t know about you but i’m really REALLY tired of being weak and then having weak people around me. I want every lady around me to be a high heeled Holy Ghost terrorist. Not the ‘hey-ya’ friend. Look, this is a REAL need in my life. A REALLY REAL need!!! I am TIRED of seeing wimpy, weak-willed, ladies with defeatist attitude. I am also tired of being same. The world is already unfair in their labelling of women as weak as per powerless. It’s worse when we erroneously show them that we really are.

Oh good Lord, imagine a world of Warrior Chicks!!! I mean, heels, makeup on fleek, gele, manicured nails, perfect hair (natural or not) and all, looking pretty on the outside but inside, a real spiritual bulldog!!!
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Lionesses (I’m resisting the urge to go on about my latest crush on Lisa Bevere but it is hardddddd)

Imagine how much of a pleasant surprise it will be. Imagine the kinda power we would command!!!
Imagine the kinda terror we would be to the kingdom of darkness. And the freshness we could bring to the world as we emerge.

Can I share a teeny weeny secret? I believe women are the REAL leaders of the home when it comes to spiritual warfare.

Sorry, not up for debate.
But really, life would be real awesome when we are doing it along side (prayer)warriors in heels!!!

One time, two of the most amazing Chicks I got to know via my blog, Eloho and 1plus came visiting. I shared with them my challenge in my search for a help and in the middle of my talk, they stop me, seriously and say ‘you know what, let’s agree and pray about it. It is easy to go on and on about our problems magnifying it without knowing, rather than PRAY about it. So Eloho shares a story of her aunt and her amazing househelp and how she stayed long with them and all that good stuff. And she prayed that God will favor me with same…’
Huh???
See the kinda Chicks I want in my corner. Because I finally got my homehelp and she is a REAL answer to our prayers. Amen!!! We are coming together for Warrior in Heels.
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Btw, if you are wondering why there is no picture, that’s cos Ayo stole our ‘fine’ in that picture soooo… lol. Actually, I don’t have the picture we took here.

Or was it this time one of my (best) friends and I were on the phone discussing the various Faith projects on our table. I think I was updating her on mine. I mean, we were just gisting about how crazy we were and at the end of the convo, when I’m about to say ‘bye love’ and she goes

‘*deep breathe and exhale*
Father I just thank you for your daughter Eziaha…….’

And that’s how she started praying ooo. Good Lord!!! I can’t forget the way she took that breath and exhaled. I recall exactly where I was in the waiting lounge at Abuja airport. I was shocked. How did we move from just random fun-gisting sorta talk to Prayers? Oh but she KNEW that after we finished talking, we should PRAY. It was unplanned. It was unrehearsed. It was REAL!!! It just flowed.
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How many conversations/gist/phonecalls end with prayers?
Gosh!!! I thank God for warrior-friendships.
I want more and more Chicks like that in both my life, and in life generally. Just released into the atmosphere.
Lionesses. Warriors. Girls with swords.
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Just going into all the world and doing major damage to the enemy.

You can come for any of the days. You can come from outside town and you can stay at my home. Looking forward to meeting my (half) namesake who is coming all the way from the east on my invite. Soooooooooooo excited. I’ve loved talking to her over the phone so when I thought of who to invite, my mind went straight to her.

Oh btw, the lady I invited last year is PREGNANT today!!! She got her testimony.

Good Lord!!!

Me, one of my battles has to do with finances. You see, I just discovered Luke 8 v 1-3 and I am now consumed in a good way with being VERY WEALTHY!!!
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Those women FROM THEIR OWN CONSIDERABLE MEANS supported Jesus and His travelling crew financially!!!

I fainted!!! You see, I’ve been living small!!! Living for my own needs.
I. Quit!!! I Repent!!!

I dunno about you but there’s PLENTY work to be done in and for the Kingdom of God here on earth and guess what will fuel it?
Money!!!
No wonder the devil is pumping money to his agents on earth. Tufiakwa!!!
Money is such a tool mehn!!!
Again, not debating with you. I just need me some major MONEY!!!
lol

Btw, Luke is officially my favourite disciple and Book. It must be the Doctor in him. He certainly brought a different angle to a lot of the Bible stories.

Remember ladies, gather your war tools. Prepare for battle baby.
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Personally, I’m writing down scriptures for the areas I wanna war in.

I’ll also watch War room again for more pump factor. And then I’ll recommend this video Girls with swords!!!

Then I’ll not stop praying for the absolute success of the program.
Consider this my personal invite to you.

Before you start doing anything physical, come and war and settle it in the spiritual first. Then God will now show you HOW to do it in the physical.
And i’m serious, you can stay at mine. Just don’t be dirty. Lol. And don’t snore too.

Or you can also stay at Pastor M’s.
Lol. I’m kiddin’. She didn’t send me ooo. I’m just being naughty.

And oh, you do NOT have to wear heels if you are not comfy in it. Like my girl Dimma would say
‘where’s my sneakers? No time’
Haha.

I personally don’t think I’ll b doing heels even though I’m a bit sad cos I realised last week that I’m 5ft 10 when all the while I thought I was 5ft 11″. Sigh. I’m tempted to but my ankle has cucu been hinting me with all my workouts. Something else to war about. I can even pray I hit 6ft. I mean, while we are praying……….
😂😂😂😂😂
Anyways, just come. There is a tee which is 2k. I think you can buy at the venue too. But even if you don’t have, just COME!!!
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Come to Festac on the 3rd, that’s Sunday evening. Or Lekki on the 1st of April that’s Friday evening.
And if you see me, (i’ll be at both by God’s grace) say Hiiiiiiiii !!!

Love,
E’

PS
Happy Easter. I hope to ‘enter’ the season before it is over. I only realised Easter was today, yesterday. Days have morphed into days without seams for me this week. I have eaten oats and noodles daily this week. Caffeine has powered many hours for me this week. I’ve stayed offline and incommunicado longer than I cared this week. I’ve switched up every routine I’ve had this week. I think I’m operating a heavenly time zone. Hopefully, something resets me. It’s not a problem or whatever oooo. I just don’t know what happened to me this week. But one thing I know is this
I. Need. A. Holiday!!!
Somebody invite me somewhere for 48hours only please!!!
I won’t even lie, it is getting tougher and tougher not having my hubby in Lagos with me. I’m no longer sure how I’m coping.
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Yawl, pray with me??? (Nobody send me any ‘hey ya’ email please)

PPS
Lisa Bevere is EVERYTHING!!! I’m not even kidding.

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Very fierce preacher. 56. Mom of four boys. Grandmom to 3.

Just go and find her and follow. Watch her YouTube vids esp Girls with swords and Lioness arising.
She’s my new (second) best friend.
I’m just amazed at the women God has sha. Phew!!!

WWW – EVERYTHING you need to know about 3 Nights in the secret place

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Kai… I have been swamped with requests on details about When Women Worship: 3 nights in the secret place. I thought my post was clear enough with all the links to Pastor M’s blog for details. So I decided to do this post enumerating stuff so you get it easily…

1. When Women Worship is an annual program hosted by Pastor Mildred Kingsley-Okonkwo every June. 

2. Each year it has a theme. This year it is themed ‘Three nights in the secret place’. Yup this year, tz for 3days. 

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3. Day 1 is When Women Pray. Come ready to pray!!! Friday June 19 at 4.30pm. Dress code is tee shirt and jeans. We have customised tees for 2k

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but even if you don’t get, sha come as you are, comfy enough to pray. 

4. Babs Carpenter is ministering on that day. I think there will be more minsters. 

5. Day 2 is When Women Praise. Also testimony night. Saturday June 20 starting at 4.30pm. Dress code is traditional but if u no get, come as u are. Comfy enough to turn up for Jesus. Ibitayo Jeje and Minister Ighosa will be ministering. 

6. Day 3 and finale is When Women worship. June 21 at 4.30pm A night of pure unadulterated worship. Dress code, any shade of green. Our very own MK, Wale Adenuga and co will be ministering.

7. There will be free buses to and from okoko, island and Unilag. Please call 08077714411 for transport details. 

8. Venue remains David’s Christian Centre, Fatgbems bus stop (behind PHCN office, Amuwo odofin Lagos. If you call 08077714411, you can be directed on how best to route your journey especially if you are not too familiar with that area and traffic. 

9. And hey, if you are not in Lagos, we would be live streaming here http://www.davidschristiancentre.org/live-streaming
please join us. Thanks.

10. No challenge can survive these three nights of prayer, Praise and Worship

Ok so see you there. 
Come on time so you get a good seat and then because there will be freebies too

Love,
E’

My life in THREE Junes…

Hi guys. So I know I am supposed to be posting part 2 of WHY AM I STILL SINGLE but let’s put a pause on that for now, shall we? Thanks.

For the past two Junes, something amazing has featured in my life, asides my birthday of course. But first lemme do small Pastor Mildred gossip hehehe.

With Pastor M at CHAYIL CONFERENCE 2014

With Pastor M at CHAYIL CONFERENCE 2014

It dawned on me this week that two years ago at about the same time this amazing something happens, Pastor M was pregnant and glowing to heavens. Jeez that red gown… untitledWhat made the pregnancy amazingly special was the fact that Doctors had said she would NEVER carry a child but 8years into her marriage, ‘…for the first time, my womb was not empty…

#NoWords

#NoWords

(Get the message WHAT TO DO WHILE WAITING by PM for more details on the testimony. Still easily one of my BEST right up there with the POWER, MONEY and SEX series. Yup get that one too. Call 08077714411 or 08028356363) She wasn’t there alone.

Women of faith

Women of faith

The very warm and lovely Pastor Laurie IDAHOSA was with her, she too with her three testimonies stephen-ezenwosu-13714854071061despite doctor’s reports and plenty drama. I was there too but more on me later.

Vera and I

Vera and I

Btw relive IMELA here

Then last year, mama was carrying a sleeping Davida and testifying to the shame of satan (Ekwensu ntoi) wpid-davida-0251 wpid-12-ldant-1311

Pastor Dr PK

Pastor Dr PK

Vida and E'

Vida and E’

while Efe Nathan and Onos just brought down the house in worship.

Efe and I #BirthdayMates

Efe and I #BirthdayMates

And then there were tonnes and tonnes of testimonies of pregnancies and births from the previous year choi

Hahahahaha this year, my darling Pastor M is here again, hosting the annual event WHEN WOMEN WORSHIP and she is pregnant again

Can't find the full length of this pix ugh!!!

Can’t find the full length of this preggy pix

hahahahahahahahaha so next year, she will be here again at WWW 2016 with her testimony baby (David?). Anybody thinking wha’ I am thinking for WWW 2017, 2018…??? Yes yes? Ok don’t say it out but if you know this song just sing along with me

If He did it before, He will do it again…dsc_6003

(In case you don’t find me at WWW this year, know that Pastor M has locked me in the generator house so come and save a sister)

Ok enough about Pastor M. It just dawned on me now that I don’t even know if the annual event WHEN WOMEN WORSHIP (WWW) started 2years ago or that was just the first one I attended. Anyways WWW 2013 was themed IMELA. It always falls in June so there I was, fresh graduate, Corper, planning my wedding, everything going well, no real issues. I had reasons to say IMELA Chineke (That’s like You have done well Lord or best still, You Lord have outdone yourself).

At IMELA

At IMELA

I recall inviting plenty of my friends and meeting some of them for the first time there e.g. Tani. My dear, the next year, baby girl who came in 2013, in her words ‘jobless and depressed’ was at A KI KITAN testifying of how her life had changed in the last one year. Not only did she get a job, she had been promoted and had become an official LAGOS BIG GIRL.

I mean, look a’ tha’

Ok so WWW 2014 was themed A KI KI TAN (When Words Fail) and my goodness gracious, I had moved to the ‘Buj by then, NYSC done, married and all but trusting God for my dream job so me was coming to WWW with that huge request but also with a heart of worship and gratitude because frankly, I was in a VERY GOOD PLACE too. It was at the airport, Lagos bound and writing that Private jet post that I got the phonecall that landed me my job. Literally WORDS FAILED ME!!! Thank God for tears, I could just express myself freely in them both at the departure lounge and in His presence with other women. Then see me now saying I would miss WWW2015 as I would be either too heavy and about to pop or just about popped not knowing that I came for A KI KI TAN already pregnant hehehe.liThis year ehn, lemme not lie, I come bearing REQUESTS hehehe. Azzin the list lonnnnnnngggggggg. The changes that a baby brings in your life is REAL. First I have had to relocate to Lagos first to birth my child but wisdom demands I stay back because… BABY (at least for a few odd years maybe) and that auto means I left some ‘goodies’ behind in the ‘Buj.

Fine mama

Fine mama

A new life beckons so girlfriend is in the market for a house, a nanny, a car and when my Chocolata Royal is old enough, a job. If only these things were pushed out with the baby hehehe. But we can pray the goodies here because we never lose with God, especially when a baby is involved.

HAHA

HAHA

So guess who is NOT joking with WWW 2015 themed THREE NIGHTS IN THE SECRET PLACE? Yup, Eziaha!!!! In fact, I am sooo serious that I have rented momsie for those three nights to babysit because I need maximum concentration biko. I had to sharply courier my electric breast pump which had been sitting pretty in the ‘Buj

I LOVE ERR'THING TOMMEE TIPPEE

I LOVE ERR’THING TOMMEE TIPPEE

because the manual wouldn’t do the work involved in storing the large quantity I need for my Chocolata Royal and we still on the exclusive breastfeeding grind. My freezer is getting full with enough food so nobody calls me that booboo is crying ooo. Yup Eziaha is NOT KIDDIN’

What makes this year special has to be the fact that it is a whole THREE DAYS!!!wpid-img_20150612_232930.jpg

Day One; Friday June 19 at 6.30pm_ When Women Pray

Day Two: Saturday June 20 at 4.30pm_ When Women Praise

Day Three: Sunday June 21 at 4.30pm_ When Women Worship

I won’t even type out all the ministers coming because it doesn’t matter who comes, GOD WILL BE THERE Shattah!!!! But then the Ministers coming no be here ooo choi!!! Pastor M has some listed in her post here and in the one above.

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Tee for Day 1 BUT HEY IF YOU NO GET, come

I am excited about all three days but you see that day 1, High heels for WHA??? Sweeties, I have dusted my trainers. Very comfy ones. Then my jeans and tee shirt. I am also in the middle of gathering scriptures I would use to fire my prayers. Kabayaaaaaaaa. Personally, I would be praying for my hubby, my Chocolata Royal and then myself so I go arrange my scriptures laidat hehehe. Yes call me selfish ooo hehehe. Would also remember my friends trusting God for babies (while dodging the baby bullets for now). I need more godchildren please. And specially for Ijay Sweets whose birthday is that day but she no dey Lagos sooooo…

Then the next day, we will now dress up and boogy down for answered prayers and finally day 3, ah good ol’ ever reliable worship. Just flat out worship THE KING!!! Was watching one of my most favouritestest Pastors Poju Oyemade and just before he came up, there was this music minister who was ministering. The presence was so thick dude couldn’t sing, he was just speaking in tongues… Ah worship atmosphere is something else. Wild bears and lions camping at my dormot would not stop me

Now tell me which problems can survive these three days? Dem never born the person wey born the person wey born am…

Tell you what else I would be doing?

I would also sow a seed so that my prayers are dropping on wet ground. I know that thee days there is a resistance and tons of reservations when it comes to Biblical giving but I loved how and always refer to the people of the OT especially Papa Abraham who took every opportunity to build an altar and sacrifice to the Lord especially when God has spoken to them OR God has done something OR when they want God to speak to them OR to do something. So because I believe in sowing and reaping, I will.

My people, ha si na ogologo okwu adiro n’uka mgbede. No long sermon in evening service. I have talk my own. Lemme go and express more milk before I sleep. See you at #3NITSP wpid-just-us-girls-2015-flyerand please follow Pastor M on www.justusgirlsnaija.com for all the deets.

And hey, all my people coming, if you see me, say HIIIIII but not when we are praying sha hehehe. That prayer time is not the time to be socializing before the Angel carrying the answer…. Hahahahaha. That analogy makes me laugh.

Muah

E’

E’s weekend banter… Do celeb endorsements REALLY work?

So after my last week post on Jollof rice, I had a few people tell me (including my cuz who is a male lol) that it is because I have not tasted very well made/their own jollof. Looool. Jollof is OK ooo but for me, not worth the buzz. That said, I am accepting offers for jollof tasting. imagesJGIH2P0DSorry JOLLOF!!!

Speaking of food, I had plantain amala and ofe nsala for the first time on Thursday.

stained my top sef

stained my top sef

It was amazeballs my goodness!!! Visited with the absolutely gorgeous mama Olaedo yesterday and she even gave me takeaway which I have put UNDER the freezer away from prying eyes.

lol

lol

And she shared the recipe with me. Will be trying it sometime before my birthday lol.

Speaking of visits, I just LOVE getting to meet older yummy wives and mamas who are also believers without the title of pastor or pastor’s wives. Women like you and I just living for God. Amazing!!! I just shut up and listened to her share wisdom upon wisdom especially as regards parenting with me. She was also one of my real life faith boosters during pregnancy.

Olaedo and her gorgeous fam

Olaedo and her gorgeous fam

She has 3 absolutely FAB kids

Ola's beauties

Ola’s beauties

and her daughter Nwando??? Hahaha. Let’s just say freedom of speech is amazing hehehe. She is sooooo super smart.

Nwando and KingDaveed

Nwando and KingDaveed

Another person I love visiting/hanging out with is Ebele ‘Water Walker’ gosh!!! That woman is a blessing!!!wpid-family.jpeg Featured her here. Another I am yet to meet physically is Ify who I featured here on my blog. Amazing mama. Btw Ify and Olaedo I think you guys would make amazing friends. You have a lot of family values in common. I pray I find a natural way to hook you both up.

Speaking of hooking up, I hooked up with uber taxi for the first time Thursday. Using Olaedo’s referral, I registered and my first ride was free. Called for a taxi and in like 10mins he was there to pick me up, AC cab, respectful careful driver and all. Did I mention it was free? I dunno if I was lucky on that day or that’s how they are normally but I certainly endorse Uber and will be using them often especially if fares are ok. I recall all the noise that some popular persons made on twitter then about Uber taxi. Didn’t interest me one bit but one referral from a friend and I got interested.

Which brings me to my bant for today… Btw hope you had an amazing week because I sure did. I decided this week to push aside a coupla things that had some ‘skoinskoin’ in my business and just do a few nice things for myself and I am glad I did. Sometimes, we mamas and wives need to ditch the ‘martyrdom’ and just self-indulge. Who no like better thing? Certainly not E’.

Ok so today, I wanted to share what I had been thinking about for a while. Do all these big (or even small) celeb endorsements make you enter market begin buy wetin dem advertise? For example, I love Don Jazzy and then I saw his Loya milk ad and was like ‘hmmm. Biko I like my REAL milk’ lol.

Don Jazzy and Loya milk

Don Jazzy and Loya milk

Apparently, Loya is a sponsor of the AfMag series Hotel Majestic

Best Soap on TV

Best Soap on TV IMO

and I also love HM so one day I decided to buy LOYA. It was OK but I didn’t buy it again. I just went back to my regular REAL milk.

All these left right and centre endorsements of Telcos e.g. Genevieve for Etisalat, Genevieve2face and co for Airtel, Etisalat-AmbassadorsChidinma and co for MTN b77e_8and RMD and co for GLO.Glo-Ambassadors-1-650x400 Not one person has made me port to any network. I use MTN but I have always used them. Used Airtel for data at some point and it worked so well but moved to Spectranet WIFI. Now I am considering Glo because their android bundle is cheapest and I hear it works. So no celebrity is influencing me. In fact, I have always loved Glo ambassadors and ads but always hated their network even though I have a family member who works with them. Never considered Etisalat because they are so expensive (sorry my darling who works with Etisalat lol. She knows herself) so except Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen endorse them, I won’t bother if their costs are still high tho.

Recently, Omotola and her daughter became Knorr brand ambassadors.

LOVE THIS

LOVE THIS

Now I already use Knorr but if I didn’t, guess who would be porting to Knorr? But frankly tz not just because of them but because I prefer Knorr to any other seasoning cube.

Knorr for life hehehe

Knorr for life hehehe

I also use Onga which has Kate as a brand Ambassador maybe because of her but also because it is an amazing brand too.

Kate and Flavor N'abania

Kate and Flavor N’abania

I love Tiwa Savage’s Konga app. It is sooooo classy and she is soooo beautifully preggos there. I especially love as the ad begins with showing us her pregnant self first before zooming into her faceTiwa-Savage. I love Tiwa, I love the ad BUT I won’t be shopping on Konga today or tomorrow neither will I be downloading the app lol.

Lovely yeah?

Lovely yeah?

Amstel Malta is a brand I absolutely prefer over and above the other malt brands in the market but I also love Genny and Mikel who are their ambassadors. Genevieve-Nnaji-Amstel-Malta-March-2014-BellaNaija 20140311-120208Rita Dominic is an amazing person and I love her but won’t be opening the Keystone Pink account on account of her recent endorsements. Rita-Dominic1My GTBank and Zenith accounts are just perfect for me.

The past election period, I was just shaking my head at all these celebs endorsing politicians in laughter. I had my candidates. Nobody’s endorsement was gonna make me change my mind and I think that’s same for quite a number of us.Etcetera had a line on this article here . That said, I loved the All-star I BELIEVE ad for Ambode.
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Even though he was my candidate from the beginning but maybe, just maybe I may have ported IF he wasn’t.

Another thing is that these people who endorse I know they hardly use those products. At least most of them don’t. And don’t even know much about it. Plus I think part of endorsements should be interacting with fans on social media sites. Don Jazzy does an amazing job of his endorsements (maybe I will go back to Loya) but most don’t. Especially when promoting a new brand. Kate Henshaw did an amazing job with Onga too when it was introduced in the market brands_onga_headerand I am not surprised she is still with the brand. I recall this celeb who is currently supposed to be promoting a particular new brand of something we use in the kitchen (don’t wanna mention the name). I asked her something on Twitter because I was considering porting to the brand and mind you, it was a very simple question she ought to have known as an ambassador and her reply was not only offbeat but also curt. As if to say, please don’t disturb me lol. Two strikes, I struck the product off my kitchen list. The brand it was even trying to upstage is soooooo strong in the market. Don Jazzy should just be an ambassador for every new product that really wants to break into the market. He knows how to use Social media and is soooo humble.

But guess why I am going to be using Samsung phones till Jesus comes? Because they are Chelsea Football club official sponsors. chlesae-samsun-gWell their 10-year contract expired with the season but the more I saw SAMSUNG on our Jerseys, the more I loved them. Plus the Samsung brand is STRONG. Chelsea-Samsung-WallpaperNow Yokohama is the official sponsor going forward.imaxresdefault I would be happy to patronize Yokohama products available in Nigeria too.

Messi and Drogba are also ambassadors of Turkish airlines,
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and that is an airline I would be happy to consider if they are flying my direction and I become as rich as Messi and The Drog hehehe

But frankly tho, I think the only reason a celeb which I love would make me consider using a product/service they are ambassadors of is if there are equal options available, then I would purchase that celeb brand. But when I know that the options in the market better pass that brand, it would be hard to get me to follow a brand ooo.

So share with me, have these brand ambassadors succeeded in influencing your market options in a way commensurate with the millions they are paid? It must be working on plenty people considering that these endorsements keep soaring higher and higher

Have a blessed weekend, and don’t forget When Women Pray, Praise and Worship on 19th to 21st Junewpid-img_20150612_232930.jpg

WHEN WOMEN WORSHIP 2015

WHEN WOMEN WORSHIP 2015

details Here and here

 

Kisses,

E’

Why am I still SINGLE? A message preached by Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo

I just love this message. I am not sure but I think this was the last LoveDating&Marriage seminar I attended at DCC Lagos. I love it so much that it is the last Singles message left on my phone. It just seemed soooooo practical and useful. So this is dedicated to all my Single FABers. So much to learn from it. Preached by my Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo wpid-pastor-k.jpg So why am I still single? He answers this with 5 questions… Enjoy.

  1. Am I available?

Some people are actually NOT available but they think they are. Some actions or way of life make you NOT available in the ‘Singles market’ which is actually over saturated. There are some mindsets you may have which unknown to you may be sending out vibes to men that you are not available eg Do you always walk around with this thought ‘there are no good men/women anymore’ whilst praying for one? Honey, daz not ghanna wok. As a (wo)man thinketh in his heart, SO IS HE!!! Also if you are carrying emotional baggage, you may think you are available but you are not.

photo courtest intl workplace

photo courtest intl workplace

The energy flowing from you ain’t in line with what you praying for. It is like a house which has a ‘Welcome to our home’ doormat but yet a big dog right at the entrance. You know you ain’t welcome. Emotional baggages would keep getting in the way of conversations with even remotely interested opposite sex and aint nobody got time to continually hear about your ex John who dumped you or whatever horrid happened in the past. Please let God heal any hurt from your past. Also are you dating someone you KNOW you cannot marry whilst yet claiming ‘Single’? Eg dating a married man or some ‘bad guy’.

photo courtesy blogherdotcom

photo courtesy blogherdotcom

You may be thinking you are just holding that person in the mentime till the ‘Mr Right’ comes along but hunnay, you are sending signals even you don’t know about and people can pick those signals. You are emotionally involved no matter what you think. Usually when you meet someone, you are NOT as interested as a fully single person is only you don’t know.

Also, if there is this ‘Bro John’ you have been ‘claiming’ although dude has neither said anything nor is he feeling you laidat. That HUGE emotional investment in Bro John has made you less emotionally available to others but you dunno. It will be clear that there is NO VACANCY in your life for other people. Please don’t lose a good guy waiting on Bro John whom you have seen in a vision lol. Keep it moving and ‘empty’ Love. Bro John aint interested. PK tells the story of this girl in this uni who was overheard praying and claiming a certain ‘Bro John’ who everyone knows was already engaged to ‘Sister Mary’. The girl just dey pray dey claim the man calling out his name and surname sef. You see such a lady, though she is single, she ain’t available. Another way to check if you are available is to find out if you have unrealistic standards. The person some ladies/guys wanna marry is A PEOPLE- 4/5 in one person. I wrote a post on that here. Nobody is 100% and hey even if there was someone like that, guess what? That person wont be able to stand you cos you are not 100%. I want a man that is very romantic, rich, successful, Prayer warrior, Bible teacher, good singer like Don or Kirk, humble like Adeboye, have faith like Oyedepo, excellent like Adefarasin, Prayer warrior like Olukoya, funny like PK, HABA SISTER, ONLY YOU!!!??? Humans are work in progress. That spouse doesn’t have to come 100% perfect 2. Are you accessible?

Photo from Flickr

Photo from Flickr

Some people are available and eligible but they are NOT accessible. They cannot be reached. Nobody got access to her.

Photo from flickr

Photo from flickr

Almost like all those sheltered children whose father had this shotgun or a big dog for any man that dared to visit.

You are certainly not welcome on this property... Photo from Flickr

You are certainly not welcome on this property… Photo from Flickr

As a single person, you must be able to be reached. You can’t be praying for a spouse and continually sit in your room under your bed, tz only mosquito that will see you. And God. But God doesn’t wanna marry. Ain’t no eligible person gonna come under your bed and see you. Which is why it is good for instance to belong to a church and a service group. Too much stories of couples who met whilst serving in church.

photo courtesy mix949

photo courtesy mix949

Being a member of the church ain’t enough especially if you are in all those big churches. Chances that you would be seen are low when all you do is come in, worship and after service you just leave. Ah!!! Bae, how is that gonna work? Join a department/small unit/connect group/house fellowship and let people SEE you and interact with you.

photo courtesy crossedroadsabc.com

photo courtesy crossedroadsabc.com

Not that you just rush into your car after every service without interacting with anybody. Don’t always walk sooooo fast. If you are single, reduce your pace hehehe. But frankly, I met one of my readers who said some people complained that she always walks too fast and with a straight face everytime in church and so was unapproachable. So please, catwalk ehn. Especially as a lady because these guys just dey try arrange themselves, gather stamina and muster courage to talk to you but before they reach you, you don disappear. And as a guy too, you gast be wise/. He tells the story of how in Bible school, first day he spotted this girl he thought he would like to get to know. Unfortunately, they didn’t sit so close. The next day he came early and sat close to the area the girl sat, made it a habit and kept finding reasons to communicate with her even if it meant copying notes he already had and asking questions he already had the answers to. ‘Excuse me, did you copy the assignment?’ ‘Did you get what that teacher said here?’ Of course, they started talking from there. My dear, you must be accessible as a single. Position yourself well. Have hobbies and be involved in them. Be sociable. Have friends. Obviously, he is not talking clubbing and stuff. There is healthy clean fun. Take yourself out if you have to, somebody might meet you there ooo. Nobody must take you there ooo. And while you are there, please be looking around small small. Like my Rev would say, watch and pray 3. Be approachable

From a recent shooting with Nemorosa. Thanks for the great shooting!

From a recent shooting with Nemorosa. Thanks for the great shooting!

Some people are available, they are accessible but to approach them is a different, impossible ball game. If you need to practice how to smile in front of a mirror, please do. Some ladies have a natural frowning face. A lot of men are not bold and they fear rejection so imagine they now gather courage to walk up to you and say hi or anything else to initiate conversation and you just size them up and down and are generally not very polite or welcoming.

photo courtesy flickr

photo courtesy flickr

The guy will just change mouth, turn you to traffic warden and ask you for direction or to borrow bible or something else. Anything but what he was on his mind because your countenance is bad. Please greet people and respond warmly. He that hath friend must show himself friendly. Recall Rebekah and how approachable and friendly she was to Abby’s servant and how she landed herself a rich young eligible blessed man. Another thing is when ladies always walk together like a gang and their countenance makes it hard for any guy to get that opportunity to speak to one privately. Don’t look down on people who don’t have it all now and be like ‘he is not my type’ lol. Some of these hunks we see now have not always been hunks ooo. For example see Rev and PK’s Surulere pix hehehe

hahahahahaha lol

hahahahahaha lol. I wish I can see the third man now

See them today

See them today

so some of these guys you boning now may be multi-millionaires in a few years. No use today scatter your tomorrow. Be approachable. That’s all for Part 1. Part 2 will be up same time next week. That’s Tuesday. Until then, share with your friends aii… Especially your Single and ready for marriage ones Trust you enjoyed this. Please share with your single friends, male and female and you can worship with DCC here WORSHIP WITH US DCC Lagos Victory Dome Behind PHCN Office, Fatgbems Bus Stop, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos 1st Service – 7.00am 2nd Service – 8.30am 3rd Service – 10.00am Midweek service Wednesday 6.30pm DCC Victoria Island Elegushi Beach Road, Beside Meadow Hall School, After 3rd Roundabout, Lekki, Lagos. Sunday Service – 11.00am Rush Hour Fellowship (Midweek service especially for those who work on the Island) Tuesdays:                    6pm at Silverbird Cinema, Hall 4. Instead of going to enter traffic, enjoy Rush hour fellowship and be refreshed. Love Dating and Marriage (the program where this message and such relationship messages are preched) holds at different intervals in the year. If you would call our numbers, they can send you reminder texts if you wish. Website: http://davidschristiancentre.org/ Phone number: 08077714411   And then of course we have our annual WHEN WOMEN WORSHIP coming up next week. Please click on link to get all the details. Friday June 19- Sunday June 21.

WHEN WOMEN WORSHIP 2015

WHEN WOMEN WORSHIP 2015

Ladies, you know you can’t afford to miss this one. Hosted of course by Pastor Mildred Kingsley-Okonkwo

Gorgeously preggo

Gorgeously preggo

Stay blessed y’all

E’

PS

In the, an amazing relationship blogger and sister has this beautiful post up on tips to surviving wedding season. Check it out here http://www.inthemidstofher.com/2015/05/5-tips-to-surviving-wedding-season.html

Feel free to snoop around her amazing blog too

Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo

E’s mail… Dear E’, how do i hear from God? A FAB mentee responds.

This morning, I have resolved to not do anything at all till this blog has been updated. So I won’t even let my boss know I am in yet. Anything short of him breaking down my door, I won’t respond.

Hehehe

Hey, how is everyone on this FAB lane? Been what? 22days!!! Over three weeks!!! Kai.

In those three weeks, life has been all the shades of amazing, fabulous and then some.

I LOVEEEEEEEE my job!!! Two weeks working here and I have received three mails from my boss hailing me ‘You are doing a real amazing job’, one free lunch from him, another from a senior colleague and a gift too (The first of many he said) yaaaaaay.

Life is good… nay FAB!!! #LeSigh

***just went out to peep. Boss ain’t here yet. Yaaaay!!!***

Ok let’s do this fast.

Today is FAB FRIDAY!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

This Post is totally dedicated to all my FAB mentees. I love you girls mega (and more when you stop calling me mama) *tongue out*

Ok, I have a group of amazing young ladies I mentor on Whatsapp… Met them all off my blog.

Every Friday, we have something called FAB Friday where they get to ask me all sortsa questions and all. I think it starts at 6pm, 8pm or 9pm. Not sure again sef. But this week, I think Chi said the topic was gonna be relationships. Ah!!! My bread and butter. #iLikey

Anyways, still on my mentees, today, I am going to share Ify’s testimony here… She is one of my FAB mentees.

I met Ify when she was in a really bad place. Her issues didn’t attract me (I am not Jesus Christ abeg) but her spirit did. Ify is one person who knows how to be very very real and down to earth. She has a really beautiful spirit. She needed help, she wasn’t ashamed to request for it and bare out her mind to you. Yes there was anxiety and all but her beautiful spirit filtered through it all and I just knew I could take her in and let God work on her.

She requested to be added to the mentee group and I agreed. Interestingly, she is the only married woman there (though she got married pretty early and so she fell within the age range) and I feared for how she would cope but like I said, Ify knows how to just LEARN. Ok the word I am looking for is ‘ify has a teachable spirit’

And trust me, this is not common.

Anyways, the mentoring journey started and little by little, I saw changes in Ify. Then I started seeing major changes. Ah, it was like a dream to me. She was just sooooooooo open. If Ify needed help, she would ask. She was never ashamed to ask questions or make her confessions. If she erred, she would tell me even if she had to do it in tears. She is amazingly open kai.

On the group, she is everyone’s sweetheart. They all call her mama ejima and they have all booked her twins down for little bride and page boy lol… At least, Godmother space is exclusively mine hehehe. They all absolutely love Ify and most of them have been hosted by her in her school in Ife.

Ewa, Ify and Chi

Ewa, Ify and Chi

I hear she is a great host too.

I met Ify for the first time at Akikitan (and she brought me and her other sisters giftssss ah).Some of my mentees came too.

Dee, Bella, Ify, Chi, Ewa and Glow

Dee, Bella, Ify, Chi, Ewa and Glow

I gave Ify a 4G flash filled with messages and she would listen and give me feedback on them. I told you Ify has a teachable spirit. And she would have question for days…….

So after I did this post on my birthday, Ify was one of those who asked me ‘How do I hear from God like you’? I told her I was working on a post and it would address that. Interestingly, little did I know that it would be Ify who would end up answering the question for the scores of persons who asked me. In those three weeks, God gave Ify a testimony and the night she shared it on the group, I knew I had to run it here so I asked her to mail it to me and she did…

Please enjoy Ify, unedited…

My responses and thoughts are in asterisks

 

 

 

 

Honestly am short of words. This came as a surprise to me. God has been so awesome and merciful to me. I can’t thank him enough for the wonderful sisters (which I never had) that He brought into my life through the FAB lane. Am one of mama’s mentees on mentoring on the FAB lane. Am Ify aka mama Ejime. My walk with God has been a struggle until recently. I have grown in faith and being positive has become a lifestyle as a result of being mama’s mentee. Few weeks ago, two of my sisters (from our mentee group) graciously came to visit me in school.BeautyPlus_20140725101815_save One of them by name Ewa bought me some books.

Immediately she gave me those books. She told me we would pray in tongues for 30miuntes during prayer time. I was shocked because on my own, I have never prayed up to 15 minutes in my understanding and you tell me I would pray for 30miuntes in tongues. I gave her all the reasons in the world why is not possible. I can’t. Like what will I be saying in those 30minutes? She told me the Holy Spirit will give me utterance. After so much persuasion, I reluctantly agreed.

**** Lol God bless you Ewatemi darl.

Ewa

Ewa

That is how Ify used to protest too at the beginning in the group when it was her turn to take the Word or pray and I never used to excuse her hehehe***

Fast forward to prayer time. We began praying in tongues. How the spirit came upon me and I did it for 30miuntes was a mystery to me. We prayed over an 1hr that day. I never knew something great has been deposited in my spirit. 2days later we were heading to our various destinations. She gave me her flash filled with loads of messages from her pastor on tongues and prayers. It was a series. I got home and listened to those messages at least two every day and my spirit man grew. Pastor Segun Obajide dwelt so much on tongues that I started praying in tongues on my own. First day. I prayed over 1hr. I tried to stop but I still continued. I prayed more in tongues than my own understanding. I start studying from 12am and 3am. Something I dare not try. One amazing transformation in my spiritual life these few weeks is my Love for the bible. I search scriptures myself and get answers to all I need. Normally I hate reading the Bible even as a Christian. I confused when people talk so much about the bible and am like ‘what are they saying?’ The bible had been so boring to me. I read my devotionals and skip the scriptures for the day. I had no business because it doesn’t make meaning to me. All that makes meaning used to be Psalm 113:9 and Ps 37:4. I only read a scripture because someone makes mention of it. Am thrilled how my eye lights up anytime I read the bible. The Holy Spirit Has helped me to enjoy every aspect of reading the word of God. I never knew what I was missing all this while by not praying in tongues and studying the Word of God. I STORE UP so much lately that every areas of my life has begun to change. I must add that the indwelling of the HOLY GHOST has been a wonderful experience and I have a regular fellowship with Him. My marriage has changed because of the way I pray too. You need to see how my dear husband holds and cuddle me when I come to bed early hours of the morning every day. His embrace tells me a lot that u might not want to go into details now.

***The REAL SEXY wife is the GODLY one ooo. Forget Hollywood/Nollywood***

Hubs told me yesterday that he is enjoying his marriage with me more now than the 3years we have been together. Tz like honeymoon to him. He has been on holiday for 3weeks and we spend time together in each other’s company and we have no arguments. Not that we fight but my temper could be so ‘blessed’. I get angry at every little thing and shout, carrying a long face for hours. Honestly all this changed because I was blessed to have someone that encouraged me to pray more in tongues. I found out that my mentality about childbirth has changed. It becomes the last thing I confess or pray about. Growing in the knowledge of God has become my greatest priority

*** Ify is in faith (actually we all are in faith) for her twins.

Don't twins just look amazing on Ify? Can't wait abeg

Don’t twins just look amazing on Ify? Can’t wait abeg

Like I used to tell her at the beginning when she used to worry so much, God is NOT interested in giving you a child as much as He is interested in having you grow in your knowledge of Him. Children are the cheapest things for God to give (and jobs and husbands and ‘fill in the gap0 but frankly, with her level then, I didn’t think she was ready for children yet***

My friends noticed I talk less and stopped being critical about others. I couldn’t have done this on my own. God used my two wonderful sisters to change my life. I could go on and on.

Mama, I must confess when I was added on the FAB lane. I felt embarrassed. I wanted to beg you to remove me because I was married and am 5years older than most sisters.

*** Lol. I think just one is 17 or so jor Ify…***

Something kept on stopping me from making that move. When I saw the spiritual level of all the sisters. I felt like an ant. I buried my head in shame and said to myself ‘If young girls this age could be this devoted to God. What have I been doing?’ plus mama said something one time – Christianity is not judged by one’s age. I was so loved in the group. I felt so special. I had sisters I never had biologically. Their support through trying times amazes me. They pray with me and for me. Encouraging me not to give up, they have helped me to know that am not perfect but God loves me. Another mentee that helped me more is Olivia.

Olivia

Olivia

On BBM, she will just send me a message, “Sister Jesus loves you. Sister God loves you despite the sins you have committed’ Olivia is a TEN Abeg. I always struggle with sin. A very bad secret sin and I shared with her. I never knew she understood where I was coming from and shared scriptures with me. All my sisters on the group have been so supportive one way or the other. From sharing quality gospel songs with me that edifies my spirit, to encouragement and love when I share my experience. Each of us from the group have a wonderful testimony from the FAB group.

*** I love hearing their testimonies ehn. Chai!!! The ones that are bloggers are supposed to run a personal post ‘Mentoring on the FAB lane, the journey so far…’ Then ahn, I recall one week we read a chapter of Jakes ;The Lady, He Lover and Her Lord’ and my goodness, there was healing that week as TD Jakes talked about past hurts and abuse and all. Omo ehn, I was amazed as to what God did…***

Mama mii, my most Fabulous mama. You know all this wouldn’t have been possible without you. You availed yourself as an instrument to be used for hurting ladies like me. Where will I start from with you?

Ify and I

Ify and I

You know how you have helped me. Mama you know how I was when you meet me. Am sure you know now that your girl has grown.

***Mehn!!! Tell me about it!!! Thank God I didn’t give up***

You have been a major part of my life that I will never forget. Am eternally grateful I came across your blog through PM’s blog and she encouraged me to speak with you. Mama, our own na another blog post. Well, I still reminisce on your smoothing hug. I longggggg for more.

***Woooh, I will start charging for this hug ooo. Lol. Ify had to ask me if I hug guys like that too and I am like OF COURSE NOT!!!***

My testimony on the FAB group plenty o. But I will stop here o. I hope I wasn’t a talkative. God bless all the FAB family.

Did I mention all the activities we enjoy on the FAB lane?

(1) Mentoring on the FAB lane

(2) FAB mentees word sharing

(3) FAB Book club

(4) FAB mentees prayers only

Plus the latest addition. FAB Friday. Where we get tips on marriage, relationships, career etc. It’s been awesome. I bet with all this. You will beg to be among the FAB Mentees group.

***Hehehehe. Did I mention that Ify is such a toaster too. Ify can toast you for ages. Lol***

Mama, you know I have been disturbing you about a particular blog post. (How to hear from God). If you noticed I have stopped doing that. The HS has taken charge. I hear now and know the mind of Christ. God knows me by name and He speaks to me specifically. So you can take your time on that. Just chill and let it come at your convenience.

***No Baby, you just did the post. I will just add something I heard Rev Victor Adeyemi say that Kenneth Hagin said… ‘The will of God is inside you. If you pray LONG ENOUGH in the spirit, it will jump out of your inside into your head/conscious and it will become clear to you…’ So I am NOT surprised at Ify’s growth. All the tips I would have loved to share are in her story…

  1. The right association
  2. Your BIBLE (AINT NO ESCAPING IT)
  3. Prayers especially in tongues (oh btw, Ify is catholic ooo)
  4. A teachable spirit
  5. Messages and Books
  6. Etc etc lol

This blessed me. I know it blessed you too…

Ify I am super proud of you boo. I feel like one proud mama…

Ok time to work and best part of working in the UN, aside from loving this job incredibly and endlessly, has to be that Fridays, the UN closes at 12.30pm. Whooooooop!!!

 

Can’t wait for today’s episode of FAB FRIDAY!!! Whoop!!!

Hopefully, I would have come in long before from braiding my hair and rested some.

And yeah, just in case you are wondering, pregnancy has been FABULOUS too. I know I promised a series ‘The PreggiE’ diaries’

Just cross your fingers, it will soon start. Hehehe. I am outta office all week next week so hopefully when I am back, I will debut…

 

Loveesssssssssss

E’

 

PS

So I attended the CHAYIL 2014 CONFERENCE organized by Pastor M and DCC Married women’s group known as CHAYIL. It was amazing.

E', BLESSING AND ADA

E’, BLESSING AND ADA

I am working on a post that would bless married women but it would be on @Marriagebydbook‘s blog sometime next week.

I LOVE this picture hehehe. Ada and I

I LOVE this picture hehehe. Ada and I

Btw, I now KNOW @marriagebydbook but I am sworn to secrecy until comes out herself or annoys me hehehe. She is a REAL AMAZING FABULOUS BEAUTIFUL woman hehehe