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Monday, 22 September 2014

Why won't I love my sister? Linda Ikeji will make you think twice about the way you blog.

The Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award


I would nominate LindaIkeji but I don't know her personally. I admire her entrepreneurial traits though. She is a phenomenon. When I left my stable job last year, some people laughed and said, how do I expect to make money from blogging. I think they expected me to come begging after three months of starving. I might not be earning as Linda does currently but I am certainly on my way there.

Doubtless I would not have starved thanks to my Mom and Dad. I listened to all the advice I was given but I didn't take the advice seriously because I desperately needed a change. I was dying of boredom. I needed a challenge. 

One lovely blogger who has got a beautiful mind tagged me yesterday. I can be very selective, I hate flattery and false word so I am delighted that I do not lie when I say she has a beautiful mind. She is Fredilia Momodu and I would love to say a huge thanks to her. She is too kind. I met her via my other blog here. My blog is where I express myself as best as I can from time to time.

the rules of the Sisterhood of the World Blogger award are simple, you can only pass it unto a woman is pretty obvious. I accepted yesterday on twitter. My twitter handle is @tessbabee

What is the ten questions?
RULES
1.Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
2.Put the awards logo on your blog
3.Answer their ten questions
4.Make up 10 new questions for your nominees
5.Nominate 10 bloggers


Her question:
Borrowing from Aby who stole, sorry borrowed from Ugo "Tell us about a part of you that you struggled with (e.g. a habit, nose, shape, leg) and how you overcame the fear."

MY STRUGGLES
I struggled with being pretty from the time I was 7 years old. I have 5 sisters so you can see how that would be a problem. I grew up with the 5 sisters and I was the tomboy. I excelled at everything guys excelled at and even outdid a lot of them. I could beat them physically at sports, academics, debates, whatnots. I topped that by going to high school 2 years ahead of all my mates.

MY MINDSET
I was perfect at everything except being a woman. I turned 13 and became narcissistic. Ask my sister, I have the capacity to spend about 2 hours in front of the mirror studying my face, my legs, my arms, my hair. You need to ask my high school mates what my hair looked like, I succeeded in convincing them that my hair was just great for me. Why wouldn't it? I gave it 100% care. It may have been scanty but no other hair of head could boast of the kind of care mine underwent. Everywhere I went I was told I was beautiful. I was cute, I looked fulani, I had inner beauty, you just couldn't stop gazing at me. With all this compliments, I would say 'thanks' externally but inside I was not perfect enough for me. I wanted to be perfect. I wanted the perfect A.

BREAKING THE MINDSET
I turned 19 and surrendered my life to Christ, I was getting the compliments still but the picture of who I wanted to be in my head hadn't translated to the physical. I began searching scripture: 'before you were born, I knew you'. I would be like, 'Great, God I think so too BUT...'.
'You are fearfully and wonderfully made by God'.
'You are a royal diadem'. I would look and say, 'that could never be, I just feel so ordinary, in fact I feel like nothing'

AGREEING TO CHANGE MY MIND
One day, I decided to agree with God because, really how smart can you get that you would become smarter than God. As I began to say these words from scripture I began to change externally, I don't think my face changed but I began to glow so much so that it wasn't just about my features, I began to exude a confidence that was beyond my physical features which are great but wasn't enough to give me confidence. I began to value who I was on the inside so that I wasn't just a merchandise on the shelf. I began to value me so that when the crazy folks in the world came with their criticisms, I would laugh like they were crazy. 

BELIEVING WHAT GOD SAID
When I came to know the beauty of God inside me, it helped me appreciate the beauty of God in others and to speak a word of encouragement, life, if you believe, into another person without thinking of what I was going to benefit (there was never a selfish reason). I got to know the beauty of the Holy Ghost and how that He cared about me for no personal reason that would benefit Him but for the sake of me. It was so unselfish I couldn't believe it. Knowing the Holy Ghost helped me start considering others. I am still a work in progress and I am glad at the way the Holy Spirit still keeps growing me and increasing me.

MY OWN QUESTION
My own question is simple. It is this.
What would you do with your life (It can't be something that is selfish, it has got to be selfless) if you knew that you couldn't fail at it? If you knew that God would back you and send you the resources that you need all the time, what would you do?


WHO AM I NOMINATING?
My nomination is a mixture of female bloggers whose work I admire and bloggers turned friends who have been very supportive.


EXTRAS

Currently I manage a blog (http://www.udookonjo.com). It is an entrepreneurial blog targeted at building the African woman into a phenomenal entrepreneur. You can visit the blog and subscribe so you can avail yourself of information that will build you into the entrepreneur of your dreams.

Dream big and then write down the goals that will deliver the dream into your hands and start accomplishing them one after the other.

Until next time, 


Be the authentic you, the one who dreams of changing her world for the better.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Is this a rant? No It is a mix of so and so.

I am tired of the arguments of ignorants who don't know better. I am tired of the fetishes of people who want to be something they don't yet understand. I am tired of being misunderstood.

To explain walking and living in the Spirit, read this.

Faith is a journey but some things are basics.
To hear from Smith Wigglesworth about faith, read here, here and here.

Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God who causes arguments from all and sundry because truth be told, the unbelieving would rather the church be powerless or at least explainable. Everything that isn't explainable is heresy. Ask anyone to describe heresy and the greatest definition I have for heresy is blind hatred. Joan of Arc, the disciples and other notable Christians who aren't in world would best explain this.

I thought I would keep quiet but I won't. Show me your faith by your actions, not just your words and not words and actions contradicting each other. 

You can hear the word for 30 years even 40 and the action you take subconsciously will point to you what you believe if you are conscious of them.
I am not perfect, I have never claimed to be but I have come to the gathering of just men made perfect and I don't have to prove it to anyone. 

The fact that I am a woman does not make me inferior and will never make me inferior or silent either. No one has the right to tell me how to worship my God, or pray or a rote to follow. The bible says we are to worship in Spirit and in truth and I am not living in the north that I should be afraid of worshipping the Lord neither am I living under the law that I should be living to please any human being above God.

Is it still a rant?
Nah, it is a mix of so and so. I used to be fetish but I stopped being fetish with a bang when I surrendered to Jesus. I didn't do it to join a social club either. I came into the gathering of those who are sanctified. I have an inheritance with them who are sanctified; the saints. When I say saints, I am not refering to a church denomination, I am not limited by that. I am refering to the people, them who know the Lord.

I lost my voice for so long that I don't intend losing it to anyone for any reason.

"Milk and honey are in my lips"
"Out of my belly shall flow rivers of living water"

If I am silent, how do I get anything done on earth? How do I exercise dominion? God has made it clear that nothing should stop me from the destination that He has planned for me and that He is not standing in my way. In fact, He is my prompter, He is the One leading the way. How is it possible for me to know the coordinates to get to the place of  destiny without the Holy Ghost leading me?

I laugh. 
This is why I laugh. I wonder how others find their way without God. The intellect of man, our intelligence is a terrible master when we have an enemy who is not subject to the wisdom of this world. How do you best satan with your intelligence. The wisdom of God can and does best satan all the time. 

The point of this rant/post is that I will not lose my voice and I have a scripture that is backing. If any be strong enough. I don't ask you to come against me, No I am not strong on my own. I ask you to come against the word of God that is backing me and see if you can prevail. Many pharaohs have come and gone. There is no pharaoh that can prevail over me because I am not fulfilling my own vision. Thank God I could not conjure a vision on my own. All the years of waiting culminated in a great trust for God. He is the giver of the vision and the fulfiller of the vision. 

"The Lord is my light and my salvation, WHOM shall I fear?"

Here is the word that backs me. If you can strike it out of the bible, then you can come against me. But if you can't. If you have submitted to live under the word of God, then you can't come against me and if you do, good luck besting God.

GALATIANS

Will you accept Verse 29 without accepting Verse 27 & 28?

Remember you can't pick some parts of the bible to obey and leave some other parts out.

The Holy Ghost has said that the devil and his minions are not a factor so I must manage the other covenant relationship He has put me in. As long as it is the right place.

I need to stop somewhere...

Other resources from Smith Wigglesworth except you believe that Wigglesworth is not a Christian too?

Faith being an action here
The main thing is not healing but preach the kingdom of God and His righteousness here
I don't why healing causes so much controversy and encounters so much opposition from many who claim to believe. It beats me.
I am intoxicated by the Holy Ghost, I will never deny Him here
My inheritance: The Holy Spirit is the One who helps you claim your inheritance here
I used to hear the heritage of the sons in my spirit but it appeared to be audible, I heard it countless times until it drove me to read and to search until I found what the Holy Ghost wanted to show me. 
I heard Jehovah Mekoddishkem about a 1000 times or more over three weeks, it was frustrating. At the time I worked in a church, I asked everyone and no one could tell me what it meant. That was when I was lazy. Now I just get out a concordance and a bible and I start studying. Not every time they must feed you cerelac. Sometimes you need to cook the food. I eventually discovered that it means: "I am the One who sanctifies you" so don't be surprised that I don't lose my confidence or get scared. Imagine hearing one word almost a thousand times over three weeks.

Read full of faith here.

So I have been troubled in my spirit for 3 days. I couldn't rest until I wrote out this word. Now I can have peace again.


I am not a pastor and I don't want to be. I honor pastors but the position holds too many controversies for me to ever covet the position of a pastor.

I have been called selfish but I don't believe that I am. If you have received the Holy Ghost and been taught of Him and pursued a relationship with Him you will know that having the ear of God and having God's attention is more important than having a position.

Having a relationship with the Holy Ghost makes that position effective though. 

I will continue after or might not but I know that enough is out.

Anchor Scripture for September: My season of restoration. #Thankful #Blessed #DaughterofGod


Ciao!

Friday, 12 September 2014

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Even if no one else loves you, God loves you.

I read this post and this is my comment. 




This was my response. There are some things that I don't joke about. When I hear 'Heaven rejoices when one sinner is saved' it lights up something inside me. When I hear that once a person dies, they cannot make a decision for Christ again. It touches me. Everything else loses its value when I consider eternity. I don't use words lightly when I speak of eternity. 



If you are an enemy of God, you are my enemy. If you are a friend of God you are my enemy. If you save souls, I can start liking you immediately. If you send souls to hell, I start praying immediately against your enterprise. I don't have any doubts about whose army I belong to and I don't take it lightly when I face the army soldiers of the enemy.

Christ was made manifest to destroy the works of the devil. If I recognize the devil's devices or works anywhere. I start praying not out of fear but because I recognize that the power to change anything beyond the physical is in prayer. That is why I pray. I pray because I know the King of kings.



Suicide is from the devil.

I do a lot of fact checking as a hobby and have read books such as 'Piercing the Darkness' and 'This Present Darkness' and I know that suicide is of the devil.

A lot of people who believe in the 'New Age' thingy believe that some people's life are not worth living and so they may as well kill themselves.

I personally believe that no matter who you are or what your circumstances are, you are living a life worth living. All you need to do is discover the purpose that God  has for you.



The world is a tough place and finding real Christians who are willing to invest in you without thinking of what they stand to gain is difficult but I would love to be one of those Christians that God can depend on to be His representatives who can inspire hope outside of what I can gain in the life of an individual and that is who I am.



I don't know about other Christians and I am not saying that I am better than other Christians but I love to do what matters to God. I have thought about suicide and I have people close to me who have considered it. I always try though to show anyone I meet who my anchor is and what keeps me moving and fulfilling my purpose to God. Maybe in hearing this, they may be pushed to also find their purpose in God.



Sincerity is a big deal to God, that is something I have noticed and a lot of Christians are terrible actors. There is no authentic Christianity without the Holy Ghost and I believe that if people can find out that Jesus loves them, he would be enough reason to live a life that is worth it. 



Email me at tessadoghor@gmail.com at any time of the day if you want to talk. If there is nothing else I can do for you, I can introduce you to the man who can and also direct you to men who care and who are living for the kingdom of God.



I am an equipped soldier in God's army. I know that I am covered and protected as long as I am on God's assignment and committed to the furtherance of the kingdom of God on earth. I am a soldier who takes her assignment seriously. 

I pray for you if you have ever considered suicide that the power to walk free will come on you in Jesus name, amen.

I pray that you will encounter the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of God, that He would be your constant companion day or night in Jesus name, amen.

I pray that you will find comfort in the presence of the Holy Spirit and wisdom and understanding as you read God's word in Jesus name, amen.

I pray that you will come to see yourself as God sees you not as a victim but as a victor, not as a foolish person but as the wise, not as the weak but as the strong in the Lord, not as defeated but as more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus in Jesus name, amen.

I pray that you would receive enthusiasm and that God will restore your soul and that you would find your purpose in pleasing God and encounter that life that is in God in Jesus name, amen.



God has been good to me so I can only speak of His goodness to you and pray that the Spirit of God would cause the truth of His word to come alive in your heart in Jesus name, amen.

Your life has a purpose, preserve it and defend it. Read the word everyday and find your strength and power and fulfilment in God and in the Holy Ghost who is the helper of the believer in Christ Jesus.



Be blessed.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

I am an ALIEN...

God has made us for Himself. He longs for our fellowship and communion. To walk with Him moment by moment, right here in the midst of a wicked and perverse generation, in a world that has no use for a separated, Holy Ghost life, a world whose God is Satan,—to walk with God as the sainted Brainerd and the seraphic Fletcher walked when they were here, to live as pilgrims and strangers in a world that crucified our Lord—that is His design and His purpose for us, How then can we bear to disappoint Him, and thus fail to win His approbation? God wants us to be one hundred per cent for Him. And so the question arises: Are we out and out for Jesus Christ? Are we wholly God's?

This looks very much like 'Pilgrim's Progress'. My sister had the book. I read as much as I could. My Dad found the book and threw it away. I learnt something that day, the enemy is afraid of you getting to know God because then you would do exploits. So you better do all you can to seek God and know Him daily. I always say my family is my inheritance so they will come to the saving knowledge of Christ. None is hell-bound that is connected to me, they will know God. Photo Credit: Google Images

 My mindset right now!

God has made us for Himself.

God created me for Himself. The life in me is His own. The time I have is His. My voice is His. My hands and feet are His. My face, my body, my soul, my spirit, my possessions, my accomplishments are His to do with as He pleases.

He longs for our fellowship and communion.

I pray that I remember to speak with Him daily and sing to Him and pray to Him and read His word and just generally listen to Him. To pay attention to His needs and His voice and His call and His instructions and not to get overwhelmed by it all. To rest when He rests and move when He moves. To live this life He has given through Him. Like I said, I pray I remember daily.

To walk with Him moment by moment, right here in the midst of a wicked and perverse generation, in a world that has no use for a separated, Holy Ghost life, a world whose God is Satan,

To live every moment in Him in spite of the darkness, not within me, thank God; I have been translated into light. To shine in spite of darkness around me in the world because I carry the most high in my spirit. He lives in me so that no matter what darkness I see, I can stand un-intimidated by it because I am conscious of my heavenly Father.

,—to walk with God as the sainted Brainerd and the seraphic Fletcher walked when they were here, to live as pilgrims and strangers in a world that crucified our Lord—that is His design and His purpose for us, How then can we bear to disappoint Him, and thus fail to win His approbation?

I am a saint. I walk with Jesus daily even when I am going to work. Yes, I have a halo. Yes I am sealed with the Holy Ghost. I am a pilgrim. I am not in my world. I move in another’s world. An agent, if you please. I have a mission. My mission is for souls. I need them to know that Jesus has paid. They do not have to wonder in darkness any more. They can come into the family of God. All they need do is surrender it all to Jesus, their life, their family, their purpose. Start with making Him Lord and then getting to know Him, they don’t have to wonder in darkness. They can have a helper the Holy Ghost who will guide them into all truth and show them things to come. That is my call, to witness Christ, to mirror Him and thus draw the attention of the world, draw men to Him even as I go about my daily activities because I am His taxi but He is the taxi driver. I will not disappoint Him, I will fulfil my mission by the power of the Holy Ghost that is in me.

Okay, this lady is just like me, every time I bother to look up, God shows me the way. I am making Pilgrim's Progress, putting to work the things I have learnt. Photo Credit: Reuters. 


God wants us to be one hundred per cent for Him. And so the question arises: Are we out and out for Jesus Christ? Are we wholly God's?

I am God’s. I am bought with a price. I am not my own. I have got an owner, a maker, a keeper, a protector. I am sold out to Jesus. I am hundred percent God’s property. I belong to Him. He is my God. I am His people. We are in covenant.

Confessions arisen from reading ‘The Man God Uses by Oswald J Smith’.

Thank you (Devotions by Moi)
She sent me the e-book. If you request it, I will send it to you too. Just send me an email at tessadoghor@gmail.com

Or click the link below



I can’t hoard it. I want to share it with you that I might save one, bring one to the knowledge of the saving grace of Jesus Christ and bring one to relationship with the LORD. Did you hear about John Osteen (the father of Joel Osteen) he always says, don't allow the devil stop you from copying this book and reproducing so that others get blessed so if you are looking for free material on the internet, you can go there too.