Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ten Things Tuesday (04)

You know how it is when you wake up one morning and all you can see are the things that are yet to be?
You look and think, where has all the time gone? And why does it look like I'm still standing where I've been standing for a long time?
I've been on this project for years, why doesn't it look as if it's about to be completed? I thought that by now, this and this should have come through so why does it look like I'm still waiting for them to happen? On and on.
That was how I felt this morning.
Usually it starts with one thought and then another and another....suddenly it takes over your mind and it changes your mood. Your face becomes sullen and downcast....woah! Woah! Wait a minute! This isn't right! I'm letting the wrong thoughts take over. No way am I going to let myself have a bad day today. As a matter of fact, I'm deliberately going to do my Thankful post today. If only to remind myself the good things I have in my life right now. I'm a work in progress and just because it looks as if things are still it don't mean nuthing's happening!

So I snapped out of the mood that threatened to swallow me whole and I began to Worship God. I sang and I prayed until those dark clouds rolled away. I have so much to be grateful for!

  • I am grateful for P. who just returned to his base. We were together for a total of 3months at a stretch! We grew together in leaps in those 3 months and we crossed major milestones on our relationship learning curve.
  • I learned in those 3 months the 'magic' of deferring to my husband and reaping a bountiful harvest. Oh no! I didn't learn it the easy way. Talk about disagreeing to agree. I'm grateful for the opportunities I get to learn more how to be the kind of Wife God wants me to be.
  • Another expectant mother from my list has given birth! Grateful to God for the safe delivery. Mother and child are doing well!
  • My younger sister has just been added to that list. Gave Momc enough reason to sigh in relief. I'm ecstatic!
  • Another younger sista'll be getting married soon. The introductions took place a few weeks ago and it all went well.
  • I'd been suffering from severe pain in the pelvic area for a while with cramps that drugs couldn't fix. I attended a healing meeting and now I'm completely healed. Praise God! It's great to have a healthy body. I'm truly grateful.
  • I'm thankful for God's provision for P and I. I sure could use a bit more money right now but amazingly God still supplies our needs! He is Jehovah Jireh!
  • I am grateful for the Rhema I received a few days ago. I've been rolling it around in my head and analyzing it but I'm glad I stopped that. If God says this is this then I'm not going to question it. Just like Mary, I shout at the top of my lungs "Be it unto me according to your Word oh, Lord! I receive the fulfillment of Your Word to me!
  • I'm thankful for my cell group in church. My world is being expanded to include other people and I think it's really beautiful. I'm being blessed every week!
  • Regardless of how many challenges I face, I'm still grateful to be alive! My future is bright and all I need to get there has been made available already!
Do you have anything to be grateful for?

34 comments:

Dabizniz said...

Thanks God for your healing. I shall be permanent

Dabizniz said...

oops I meant it shall be permanent

Good Naija Girl said...

Thanks be to God for all the things you are thankful for! I am glad your health is renewed, your relationship with your husband is growing nicely and your family and friends are well.

The intro to your entry really resonated with me...I've totally been there! It's important to remember we're works in progress and we'll get where we want to be with time and God's help.

Writefreak said...

I'm thanful to God for your healing! And for the word! His word sure works!
Thank God also for your relationship with P...
take care sis!

Scarlet said...

Thank God for your healing.
And also for the fact that you have so many reasons to give thanks

Gee said...

noooooooooooooo...u blogged and i wasnt notified!!!
oooo i dont like these things o..ok lemme go nd read it.lol

Gee said...

my dear God is good!!!
Im sure if we decided to count the blessings all ehn..mehn blogsville wont have space for anymore posts!.lol..

Im grateful too..nd good thing u dint let the bad thots take over cuz mehn sometimes its hard to snap out of it...Thank God for salvation ooo

Rita said...

I love the way you started this post...

Thank God for the things you are thankful for...God is indeed a healer...He heals what medicine and science cannot heal...

poeticallytinted said...

I know the feeling of waking up and feeling like you've been running really hard on the treadmill. Running and going nowhere. I'll dwell more on the good. Thanks.

Olufunke said...

Thankful to God on your behalf
Your healing shall be permanent in Jesus name!
Your mouth shall not cease to tell of wonderful things!
Your home shall not stop to be blissfull.

and I love this last part....

"Regardless of how many challenges I face, I'm still grateful to be alive! My future is bright and all I need to get there has been made available already"!

Enkay said...

@ Dabizniz - Amen to that! lol!

@ GNG - Yes we will dear. Time's the only thing that'll pass but we definitely will get there!

@ WF - Thanks dear. the Word really works!

@ Scarlet - Sometimes those reasons aren't so obvious, we have to LOOK for them. Thanks!

@ Gee - lol! I know from experience that when those bad moods hit....it could be a long road back!

@ Rita - Thanks! Miracles are indeed real.

@ Poeticallytinted - lol! Sometimes it seems like that treadmill just follows you everywhere!

@ Olufunke - Amen! lol!

Uzezi said...

im grateful to God for journey mercies since friday till yesterday that i have been on the highway. im grateful for the opportunity He has given me to offer my service for His sake.


and im thankful for your healing miracle. God can do everything. That is why He is God

NoLimit said...

So happy that you were able to encourage yourself out of that particular mood...I feel you on that...it is an old trick the devil tries to use to steal our joy...thank God he keeps failing...woefully at that...
Thankful with you on your supernatural healing...of a truth...there's a God in heaven...He lives and He answers prayers!!!...wonderful post gal!

Adaeze said...

ohh, I've been there so many times myself. I am thankful that you reminded me how to get out of that whole mindset and happy to see you have so many wonderful things happening in your life :)

simeone said...

it is well with you o...keep keepin on..hugz

Original Mgbeke said...

Thank God for everything Enkay. I am grateful for life, for having a job in this recession, for a car that gets me around, for family, friends and happiness. Thank you Jesus.

BSNC said...

yes it is good to be thankful. congrats on ur sis wedding(introduction)

Enkay said...

@ Uzezi - Shuttling btw Lag and Abeokuta abi? The Lord is your strength!

@ NoLimit - I think one of the greatest miracles ever is praying and having them answered.

@ Adaeze - Thanks dear. Learning to be thankful for the little things.

@ Simeone - Thanks dear. You too!

@ Original Mgbeke - Yes o! Sometimes I want to complain about my car, cost of fuel, maintenance etc but it's a comfortable one and it gets me around!

@ BSNC - Thanks for stopping by! yes o! The trad'll be a blast!

LG said...

i m thankful for life
*omoge how u?

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

I thank God your pelvic pain went away. I dealt with that for a while after having my 2nd and 3rd child, boy oh boy.

On this day, I am thankful for the sunshine I see outside my window. I will take it as a sign of good things...

yankeenaijababe said...

Thank God for ur healing. I am happy for u

Rose said...

Really thankful for life,...
And also that i just discovered you..
Have a blessed weekend!

Geebee said...

“So I snapped out of the mood that threatened to swallow me whole and I began to Worship God. I sang and I prayed until those dark clouds rolled away. I have so much to be grateful for!” That one caught me square. Yes, no matter what we face or how dreary life looks, we always have a good reason to thank God . . . for the safe deliveries, relationships, provision, marriages, church etc. There’s always at least one reason to be grateful. Among other things, I thank God for my brother. He turned twenty seven yesterday.

Enkay said...

@ LG - babe I dey o! Thanks! You nko?

@ SS - I hear that women suffer 'many' pains after childbirth *sigh*. Thank God yours went away!

@ YNC - Thank you dear!!

@ Rose - Thanks for stopping by! I'm going directly to yours from here!

@ Geebee - Yay! Happy belated birthday to your bro!

SouLBoutiQue said...

First time here, and honestly I am happy I came! You are a pillar it seems, ur spirit reminds me of my mother's so positive and spiritual where I long to be in the near future. I really need to start being more thankful as well because God has continuously blessed me! Great post!
Ag

Scarlet said...

Hey there,
You've been given the honest award by moi cuz you blog is really cool.

fareedasview said...

Thank God for you and I...
9ice post.

LG said...

UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:-)

Scorned Woman said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm glad you did because it led me to yours.

I was cleaning the other day and found a gratitude journal I use to keep a few years ago. I don't remember why I stopped writing in it, but your post has inspired me to start again. Thanks!

aloted said...

men i haven't been here in a while..

thank God for healing!!!!

Writefreak said...

Been a minute...you ait?

Enkay said...

@ Ag - Thanks for stopping by and for your nice compliments!

@ Scarlet - Thanks for the tag. I should get around to it soon enough!

@ Fareedasview - Thanks for stopping by!

@ LG - My dear no mind me o! Just being lazy. I will, soon.

@ Scorned Woman - Thanks for stopping by mine too! Thanksgiving is so uplifting!

@ Aloted - Thank God you remembered me o! lol!

@ Writefreak - Thank you for checking on me! I'm good!

Rising from my Ashes said...

Love your blog but for now I'd like to explore your archives.

simeone said...

i'm hopin u are good..maybe it's just work..
remain blessed..