HOW TO BE FREE!

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“You are no longer my friend”, says my 3-year-old son. I asked him to go and sleep, and he is all moody, hollering and screaming. He is literally blackmailing me!
Now I’m thinking, this is a familiar scenario where else is this common.
Social media?
It seems like all people on social media were raised by one mother, From a three year old emotional blackmailing strategy, they never changed, did they?

It was so, even in biblical days,Matthew 11:16-17
16“But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their companions,
17and saying: ‘We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourned to you, And you did not lament.’

Relationship constellations affects us all, we want approvals through views, comments and likes.Thus, the travesty of social media, what was supposed to lift me up , led me into social suicide and bondage.
The world wants me to post certain things about me and my thoughts. If I don’t, they will withdraw their approval and support and they are not joking. I see a decline in comments and likes. Isn’t it what they call emotional blackmail. But I have an assignment should I change to fit in or I ignore?Why am even being bribed, for views only?Isn’t it the proverbial Jacob-Esau soup deal?

“I don’t care, so long, I’m getting comments and likes”

My fellow sisters of color have bleached and destroyed their melanin just to be light in complexion, because their prospective husbands prefer them light skinned.

If she posts her naked body more comments and views ,but if she go with modest photos, they are a distaste to them. My question in all that, where is her personal power to decide what she wants and what she doesn’t.

How did I end up here? When and how did I surrender my personal power to them?
My head is aching, it seems I have to ask for permission from people to live and succeed in this world. Am I a vagabond that I don’t have a legal right to be here?

I have a plan, in fact,from today onwards, I will live by this mantra
“I don’t care” I will go ahead and do what I want,its time for me now! inspired by this verse
John 8:36
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

Until we are all free in Christ Jesus.

STRIVING FOR A CROWN

A story of 2020 Olympic Games. Venezuela’s Rojas who broke world record which was set in 1995 triple jump.
How her fellow competitors celebrated this precious moment. I saw a picture of how we are not United in the body of Christ.
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It’s Time To Seek The Lord

“He sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.” ‭‭II Chronicles‬ ‭26:5‬ ‭ The king sought the Lord diligently and God prospered him. It’s imperative we set our deep desires on kingdom matters. In times of […]

It’s Time To Seek The Lord

Celebrate with me!

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I tried many social media sites,but i have found a home in blogging community.I thought this shouldn’t pass uncelebrated

Thank you fellow bloggers!!!

THE GREATEST EXPLORATION OF HUMANITY IS NOT OUT IN THE SPACE!IS IT?

The greatest discovery. Matt Ridley, In his book, Genome, he said,
“Imagine that the genome is a book.
There are twenty-three chapters, called CHROMOSOMES.
Each chapter contains several thousand stories, called GENES.
Each story is made up of paragraphs, called EXTONS, which are interrupted by advertisements called INTRONS.
Each paragraph is made up of words, called CODONS.
Each word is written in letters called BASES”.

He went on to say,”There are 5 billion words in this book, or the size of 800bibles. If you are to read it at a speed of one word per second over 8 hours a day, it will take 96 to 100 years to go through it.”

My question is where do we get the time to meddle in other people’s business, when we have this humongous task from our Creator.
The greatest discovery of mankind is to crack the information code stored up in one’s own genes. We all have hidden potential in our genome and one writer said, “The graveyard is full of rich people” Why? It’s full of people who died without even trying. Don’t take your greatness to the grave!!!!

Its in your heart.

Psalms 40:7
Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

Any person, who is in this world, have a book with the information about how they function. God prepared a whole book with your operating system and His will for you.
Check this verse

Psalm 40:8,
I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is within my heart.”

Now here is the gist of the matter, discover God’s will and this is written in your heart, it’s already within you!Study your heart desires, don’t suppress them,its a clue of who you are! Refuse to survive, start living! Pay attention to yourself.

Internal GPS.
1 Corinthians 2:10-11,
10But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.
11For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.

The HolySpirit runs your internal GPS, allow Him to introduce you to your real you. You are more powerful and influential than you think.

Blessings!

MOVING FROM THE LAND OF FORGETFULNESS

Have you ever felt abandoned, forgotten and neglected?

What if its something more serious that just being forgotten.Let’s say there are kingdom tools to help you move out of that place.How desperate are to move out of that place?
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Watch out for manipulative cultures!!!!

Daniel 3:4-6
4Then a herald cried aloud: “To you, it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,
5that at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, you shall fall down and worship the gold image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up;
6and whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.”

In other words, the instruction from Nebuchadnezzar was, we don’t want you to think about it, we are conditioning you. Just beginning to act in a certain way we want, begin to drink heavily, begin to be violent, begin to be unfaithful to your spouse etc.
Classic conditioning started way back and for thousands of years it evolved until now.

I was born in one of the poorest provinces in Zimbabwe, one of the developing countries in Africa. For me, it was worse because I lost my mother at a tender age of nine and I never got a chance of knowing my father, he had divorced with mum and eventually died when I was six years old. I grew up in a culture, in which it was normal for us not to have money at the end of the month. So, we knew how to have more months than money, as opposed to my desire of having more money than months. In the process of time, I got born again and the teaching I got from my Pastors was transformational. I learnt that I didn’t have to die in a situation I was born into. I managed to study and secure a job at a local bank. Now I had a salary, still I didn’t have money at the end of the month. I couldn’t even have a clear audit trail of how my money would have vanished. My money could not just work wonders for me as I grew up imagining.

So, I discovered that in my struggle to break free from this systematic poverty, there was a sticky glue that could not allow me to break out easily, and that was culture, Infact , poverty culture.

What is culture?
It is a force that causes you to conform to prevailing expectations of you, to fully embrace traditions, morals, and conditioning.
You have to understand that cultures operates in systems, so we cannot have one culture because we have many systems. We have, for example, drug culture, hip-hop culture, organizational etc.

Back to my story in systematic poverty, we grew up expecting to receive help from USAID, World Vision and many other donors and just playing a victim all the time. So, that didn’t change even when I got the job. The mindset of just expecting to receive and never to give, was still there. But now through the truth from the word of God I’m learning to give not just to receive, and my life is changing, and I’m having more doors opening. Infact I recently opened a microfinance institution, got married and have a 1-year-old baby.

Now, we now know that there is a force bent on controlling you and me and eventually, your destiny, I’m sure we are now on the same page. Whether explicitly or implicitly, mind controlling systems are at work every day.
Cultures are driven by propaganda, lies and conspiracy theories.

That’s the travesty of social media, other people’s opinions are being pushed down our throats every day and some of them we clearly sense that something is wrong with them, but for some reason we ignore that 6th sense. We suppress that internal dialogue and connect to that outside force.

Recently, we had the Jadha Pinket proverbial entanglement theory flown over the social media. I don’t know what you call it in your culture. We have COVID-19 theories and so much more.

Fortunately or unfortunately, cultures are inherited through socialization and education. Many times we allow certain opinions to be duplicated over and over again even throughout decades of years without being interrupted and questioned at a scholastic and intelligent level. Anyway, why do we have the mind? Think about it!

Jesus Christ came into the world, and he used parables to train people to think critically, not to just follow cultures blindly.

Mathew 5:13
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything.

Obeying the dictates of culture, which are against the word of God causes us to lose the saltiness.
As Christians, we shouldn’t just follow cultures blindly, we are the moral and ethic agents but if we lose our saltiness and conform, what is there left except just another useless religion. We represent a kingdom culture which is of freedom and liberty. The cultures of this world brings with them, oppression and bondage
So as we continue to bring salvation to people we extrapolate people from those toxic cultures and bring them into the kingdom of God and align them to their purposes and calls from God.

Jesus Christ said in John 15 : 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world; therefore the world hates you.

This implies that once you resist prevailing mindsets, prepare to be a misfit.
Check Daniel 3vs 6
and whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.”

So, just expect that fiery furnace, but God will be with you and names like rebellious, unpatriotic, lunatic,old-fashioned and many big words will be associated with you if you resist prevailing mindsets

Great revolutionaries like Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King were rejected in their time of fighting, but look at the impact.

Look at Nelson Mandela’s victory over toxic apartheid culture. In 1995, one year after he was named the first black president of South Africa, Mandela attended a Springboks match. As a former amateur boxer, he appreciated the spirit of competition and the camaraderie that developed among teammates, coaches, and their fans.

Yet, as Mandela glanced around the stadium, he noticed that most of the patrons were white, while the few black spectators were hemmed into their own, separate area, cheering vociferously against their country.

This, Mandela knew, had to change. South Africa was the host of the cup later that year, and he wanted his country to be a harmonious presence on the national sports stage.

Over the months that followed, he met with the Springboks players and their coaches and developed a relationship with them. He worked tirelessly to break down barriers among his black supporters, convincing them the Springboks’ motto of “One Team, One Country” could legitimately apply to all of them, not a handful of the elites.

The success of the Springboks galvanized South Africa. And, when they made it to the finals of the World Cup against New Zealand, Nelson Mandela chose that moment to appear in one of the team’s trademark jerseys.

In doing so, he stunned both his loyal followers, who were so conditioned to hate the jersey, and his onetime detractors, who had been so conditioned to hate the man now wearing the jersey.

By the time Mandela left the stadium, his South African Springboks 15-12 victors in a major upset, the crowd of more than 60,000, both whites and blacks alike, stood and chanted, in unison: “Nelson, Nelson, Nelson!”.

We now need to start influencing broken cultures. It’s not easy, but it has to be done.

Look at this quote from Carter G. Woodson, he said,
“When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his ‘proper place’ and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary.”

Praying that you will have strength from Jesus Christ, to break free from mind controlling cultures.
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