Monthly Archives: March 2014

Let go and let God(How to find & be found by your life partner)

Hello dear, it’s your faithpreacher-Anuoluwapo.

Thanks for dropping by! Am so glad to have you around.
Bet you’ve been good…today’s post is about my love story and how God has been faithful. Be blessed as you read, & please keep a glass of water beside you so you don’t choke as you read, laugh and learn from it.
You rock!

“Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son…” Genesis 18:14

It was on a beautiful monday evening(18th of May, 2009), my day was quite busy so I took off into dream land around 6pm only to be awaken by a beep from my phone. A text message had just been sent to me…it was one of the greatest shock of my life,at first I thought I was having an “evening-mare” but it was obvious I wasn’t.
So, I quickly developed a weird assumption; “This must be the devil, I guess he just got a new phone and he is only looking for my trouble.”

God knew I didn’t want to believe what I had just read. I probably would have preferred losing a million dollar(that was then, don’t try me with a million now…I will sharply and joyfully receive it from you, because I’ve got great plans.wink) than believing the things written in the message

Oh okay…enough of the suspense!
Anuoluwapo, what was in the text message?
Here you go…
” I have been trying to love you, but I can’t…I have tried all I can, but I just can’t”

If you didn’t know who sent me this message, you just might say “Anuoluwapo, I didn’t know you were this pathetic…what’s the big deal about the message?”

Well, the big deal is that what you just read was sent by a lady I was tripping for, I mean I have been crushing over her since primary school(I wonder where I learnt this from…oh, I remember; the movies on tv). We had been friends since childhood and I had wanted to marry her way back in primary two(no wonder I wasn’t brilliant, I was busy thinking about marriage at age 5 instead of reading and paying attention in class).
We later went to separate secondary schools, graduated and were waiting for admission into the University.

Who would have thought that after six years of not seeing my crush, I did still keep crushing over her? But I was different, I guess I should have been a miner instead of studying to become a pharmacist…I could crush on a lady for six years and more(it’s not my fault, I guess I only took after Jacob who fortunately/unfortunately had his name changed to my middle name- Israel. How could he have worked 14 years just for a lady called Rachel? Please ask him when you see him in heaven, I don’t think I can answer that even though I know “love is patient” wink*), so after 6 years I continued on my “crushing adventure” and finally openned up to her, telling her just how I have been feeling about her. I guess that was the most courageous thing I did in all those years(except preaching the gospel to total strangers, you weren’t sure if they were going to beat you up or just laugh at you).

The young lady had her reservations, since she was going to travel abroad that same year(2009) and according to her, she didn’t want to start a relationship she couldn’t sustain. She neither said yes or no(brothers, this is a warning to you…stop assuming things!.wink*). But as the “crush master”, I took that as a yes
Assumptions can be disastrous my dear!
The text message came 5months after my “assumptuous yes” and I was heart broken…I mean, I could almost pick the pieces of my heart like a broken plate scattered around the kitchen floor. That was one sad week…I remember sitting on the floor, acting like I just missed the rapture. And for the first time in my life, I cried and fell sick over a lady(don’t tell anybody ooo, plus that was then…am a big boy now, and big boys don’t cry. Wink*).

On sunday evening(that same week), the Lord visited me after a short nap. I woke up with these words in my heart…
“I AM THE LORD OF RESTORATION & IN 4 YEARS’ TIME, I WILL RESTORE YOUR RELATIONSHIP”

I was thrilled but trust me, I wasn’t the patient type. Instead of waiting on Him, getting prepared and learning as much about healthy relationships…I did the exact opposite.
Sincerely, I guess I just didn’t think it was fair on God having Him go through all the stress of getting me a lady, plus since He has many important & urgent things to attend to(such as running the universe and answering the prayers of about 7 billion people on earth), He might likely forget about His word…so, I decided to help out. Obviously, I was very wrong about God on this matter!.

I spent the next 4 years hopping like a grasshopper from one relationship to another looking for someone to love and who in return, would love me back. You don’t want to know the details cause it wasn’t funny at all. Infact, it was a useless waste of time, resources, emotions, energy and money(I love giving, it’s engrafted in my DNA). The three(3) ladies I went after gave me a big capital letter NO! The funniest part was when I discovered that one of the ladies I went after was also being wooed by one of my pastor friend. I had to let go so I don’t get burnt by the fire of an anointed man of God(if you know what I mean).

“Delays are not set backs but set ups for perfect timing”
             Bo Sanchez(God whisper)

Fast forward to 2013 and it was already 4years after. I was really expectant and excited but soon I became frustrated. After trying 2 more relationships(making a total of 5 in 4 years…shaking my head at me) within that same year, I knew I had to stop. I had to stop trying to help God fulfill His promises to me.
Like Adam, I knew I God had to sedate me and perform His operation on my ribs. He had to do the bringing while I did the receiving.

Today, I am 110% sure that God is a faithful God who is capable and more than able to bring His promises to past. I feel like the most luckiest being in the universe, not because I have a million dollar in my account(at the moment) but because God has brought that special being my path;

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She is both gorgeous & godly,
hot & holy,
pretty & prayerful,
fine & faithful,
sweet & submissive…what more can I ask for?

When I look into her gorgeous eyes, I am reminded of God’s love and faithfulness, a Father who wants the very best for His sons(&daughters) and will go any length(including dying on the cross) to meet our every need.

Indeed, I have learnt to let go and let God,
to rest, stand still and know that He is God.
You too can do the same my dear because God’s got your greatest good at heart and He will never let you down!

“When the door of good closes, the door of better opens…when that closes too, rest because the best is just around the corner”
          Anuoluwapo Ademuyiwa

“In My love, I shut the doors that needed to be shut so that you might enter in through the right door. Hence, every “NO” was meant to move you closer to an eventual “YES”… the NOs that you got were to preserve and prevent you from entering the wrong doors; so you don’t miss out on the RIGHT DOOR.”
                      Says the Spirit of God

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while,
‘He who is coming will come and will not delay…’ ”
          Hebrews 10:35-37

God is not against you my dear, He wants the very best for you…so, let Go and let GOD!

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Ps. Oh…has she said “YES”? Hmm…not officially, but we both know(not assume) where this is leading to and by the way…I am not letting go of her. So kindly KEEP OFF!
Dedicated to a faithful God and His precious gift He sent my path. Bless your darling heart Oluwafunmilayo.

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Thou shalt not stay in an abusive relationship…run!

Hey dear!

Thanks for dropping by!

Bet you’ve been great.*wink*

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It was an almost perfect thursday morning,  I had just gotten into the pharmacy where I work when a call came through.

The always cheerful lady, nurse IJ,

as she’s often called picked up her phone and suddenly became a masquerade…I have never seen her so angry and bitter.

Being from a different tribe(Igbo), she spoke more in her dialect so I couldn’t her the whole gist.wink*
The little I heard was “He has even taken over my facebook account, goes around with other girls but still monitors my life…”
That was all I heard before I had to do some official paper work.

I knew something was wrong. Her caller was obviously begging on behalf of your naughty and unfaithful boyfriend.  She was in an abusive relationship but now, she has had it up to here…

Her mood and eyes had changed when I returned, I suspected she had spent some quality time crying. So, I thought “How can I be of help?”

Just before I approached her,  a statement which had jumped into my head(while reading “How to Get Rich” by Donald Trump) came handy; Sometimes, the way up is out.

All I had to do was a little addition inorder for those words to make sense to my emotionally bartered nurse friend. So I wrote these in a paper and passed it to her-

“Sometimes the way forward is out. I have heard people say that the devil you know is better than the angel you don’t know- I believe that’s the greatest lie ever thought and it’s simply ridiculous for two reasons; one, because the last I heard of the devil he was too proud to repent and secondly, we both know he wouldn’t change…you’ve got to let go of your fear, go out there and be found by your angel!”

Her reply was, “Do you know how long I have been waiting for him?”, which I quickly replied to saying, “There’s no point waiting for someone who doesn’t see you as worthwhile”…

The fact is that we sometimes find ourselves in unhealthy or abusive relationships and due to the initial emotional attachment, we keep lying to ourselves saying words like, “I know he will be change, he loves me but beats me up when he is drunk” or “although she smokes and sometimes sleep with other guys, she is really pretty and I love her”

Hey honey, can I be frank with you…if he doesn’t treat you like a princess, then he’s probably not your prince and vis versa for thou shalt not stay in an abusive relationship, because thou deserve to be treated like the princess/prince you really are.

Someone who will treat you right is already waiting, don’t allow fear keep you in bondage!

Thanks for reading, bet you were blesses! Please don’t forget to share this post with your community of family and friends…you never know, you might just be saving a life. *wink*

Bless your darling heart.

Peace&love.xo

Anuoluwapo

Monday faithpills: whose report would you believe?

Hi dear,

Thanks for dropping by!

Bet you have been great.

” Who has believed our report?  And to whom has the arm of the LORD been  revealed?”
                           Isaiah 53:1 NKJV

It was my first year in the university, and I was so excited about crossing over to the school of pharmacy. We had just finished a lecture in an oven-like auditorium, and we all rushed out afterwards to receive some fresh air.

Smiling from a far, the sun graciously shone on us flogging our backs stylishly as we found our way to the relaxation spot.
Everything was cool until we saw some beings in white. At first we thought they were ghost, but later discovered that they were actually our seniors dressed in white labcoats from the school of pharmacy.

Just their unique mode of dressing was enough to motivate me…I knew I had to pass my exams so I could cross over and dress like them some day. This motivation continued to soar as we also heard good stories about the place we were hoping to be in a years’ time, until one of the seniors openned his big mouth to say that it was very difficult to cross over into the school of pharmacy.
I could almost stone him from where I was(God saved him I was already born-again by then).

How could he say such a thing? How dare he come all the way just to come and murder my moral?
It would have been good if he acted dumb while the others spoke…at least, I probably wouldn’t be writting about him today.

At the end of the orientation, I had to make a choice…to believe if some people made it despite the difficulties, I wouldn’t be an exception. I had made the right choice afterwards(I became a pharmacist 4 years after)

Around 2012, I decided to officially stop reading the news online. I was doing my internship as at that time & I had free access to the internet. What really got me upset was the fact that these guys just always had bad news to tell.
I couldn’t take it any more…I couldn’t spend my time early in the morning feeding fat on the Goodnews only to grow lean from hearing bad news on the internet. So I choose to stick with the Goodnews…I decided to stick with the word of faith!

At some point in our lives, we will be faced with the choices of believing either the doctor’s report or the Creator’s report, the Worldnews or the Goodnews, the scarity in the world or the abundance of God’s kingdom…whose report would you believe?

I choose to believe the GOODNEWS…you too should! wink*

Blessed by this post? Be a blessing to someone else, kindly share this post with your community of friends, family and even enemies(just kidding*).

Ps 1. Not saved yet, why not make Jesus your Lord & Saviour today?

Please pray this prayer

Dear God, thank You for sending Your only Son into this world to die for my sins.

Today, I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, I believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead.

Therefore I am saved.(According to Romans10:9).

Thank you Jesus.

Welcome to the household of faith honey, the community of saints and the city of love- The kingdom of God.

Bless your darling heart honey!

Ps 2. Just said that prayer of faith? I have got a gift for you! Kindly send me an email (anuoluwapoademuyiwa@gmail.com) and get your ebook version of “Freedom from Sin” delivered to you.

I will be praying for you!

2014 is your year of ENLARGEMENT…DREAM BIG&MAKE NO SMALL PLANS!!!

Peace&love.xo

Pharm. Anuoluwapo

Monday faithpills: Just do it!

Hey dear,

Thanks for dropping by!

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Freedom from Sin, soft paper cover copy

Hope you have been great? I bet God has been good to you.wink*

‘His mother said to the servants, ” Do whatever he tells you”‘.
                                John 2:5 NIV

Sometimes last year,  I needed some extra money(precisely 25k) to pay for the book cover design of my first book- Freedom from Sin.

Fortunately, a friend and I were chating when he asked how the publication was going.Relunctantly, I told him it was fine but that I also needed some extra cash…next thing, he called me up and asked that I send him my account number(you know what implies, right?). I was thrilled when he promised to pay in 10k. That was friday night.

Sunday morning, I was in church so grateful that God had favoured me(I actually gave a testimony about the 10k) only for the Holyspirit to instruct that I sowed the promisory 10k into the church building fund. At that point, I couldn’t doubt His voice simply because I knew that the devil couldn’t have told me to fund the church building(we both know he isn’t that kind).

“Logic” said, “You don’t have enough, isn’t it obvious that what you are about to do is foolish”.

“Faith” said, “When God asks for a seed, He has a harvest in mind”. So I followed the voice of faith and did it…I sowed the seed by faith.

Precisely around 8:00am, my publisher called me to say that they were giving me the 25k worth of book cover deaign for free…I couldn’t stop saying thank you Jesus!

It’s amazing how that God’s instructions don’t always make sense. I bet Jesus’ disciples would have thought that He had probably had a little too much to drink when He instructed the servents to fill the jars with water. Seriously, who in his right mind would have requested for water when the obvious need was wine.
Thank God it wasn’t His disciples He instructed to fill the jars. The guys who filled the jars were servants…they basically don’t question order, all the do is just obey. And their obedience paid off when Jesus turned the water into wine. I bet they had more than enough to drink after the miracle.Wink*

So the next time Daddy tells you to do something, don’t rationalise…just do it!

Blessed by this post? Be a blessing to someone else, kindly share this post with your community of friends, family and even enemies(just kidding*).

Ps 1. Not saved yet, why not make Jesus your Lord & Saviour today?

Please pray this prayer

Dear God, thank You for sending Your only Son into this world to die for my sins.

Today, I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, I believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead.

Therefore I am saved.(According to Romans10:9).

Thank you Jesus.

Welcome to the household of faith honey, the community of saints and the city of love- The kingdom of God.

Bless your darling heart honey!

Ps 2. Just said that prayer of faith? I have got a gift for you! Kindly send me an email (anuoluwapoademuyiwa@gmail.com) and get your gift delivered to you.

I will be praying for you!

2014 is your year of ENLARGEMENT…DREAM BIG&MAKE NO SMALL PLANS!!!

Peace&love.xo

Anuoluwapo