Monday, November 30, 2009

On my mind....

I have purposely been away for a while. I was starting to get distracted with all the wunnerful happenings on blogville. I realized I spent more time blog-trotting than doing my work/ even studying (ok, I’m preparing for an exam). To make things even easy for me, my company restricted use of internet during work hours & as I nor get internet connection for house it completely left me having no option to come on air. In all sha, I’ve missed blogville. Thanks to all my wonderful blog-sistas who checked on me (y’all kno urselves)…thanks, thanks, thanks for caring…Luv ya all!

Was it 31st Dec. last year when I sat in church thanking God and soaking in every word of prophesy the man of God spoke concerning the year 2009 & by jove another 31st Dec. already approaching?!, How time flies especially when you are getting old …..LOL, sometimes it’s scary. It was a very challenging year & by all means, a year I grew the most. I remember my pastor in one of his messages say – “Welcome Challenges, don’t run from troubles, welcome troubles because they will make you stronger”. Truly, this year, I saw it. As I look back now, I wonder how I was able to make it through those tough, difficult, hard times….it could only have been God. I feel refined, processed & improved, just like that solid mass of raw gold that’s chunked into a hot blazing furnace & the end result a high quality refined gold, that’s the way I feel. This year I grew, & grew & grew… values changed, my dreams got bigger & my faith in God soared.

I want to specially thank God for everything, specifically want to thank him for:

1) Life – mine, my family members & luved ones
2) Protection & guidance – When the road seemed tortuous & un-ending, he was there with me, guiding me every step of the way
3) Divine Health – Healed my dad & has kept us all in good health
4) Provisions – provided all my needs
5) Promoted me on my Job this year
6) Provided us with a new accommodation
7) My sister finally graduated & is billed for nysc feb. next year
8) Journey mercies in all our waka waka dis year
9) Wonderful friends
10) Everything, every single thing!

On a final note just have to say this- Stay away from people who belittle you. Stay away, Stay away, Stay away!!!!!.....Don’t think because they are popular, rich, pretty, influential you have to stick with them just because you want to be identified with them. Because you want to be identified with them is not enough for you to stick with the torture they put you through. They find every reason to shine at your expense, to discredit you, to run you down in front of others & worst still they feel you have to be in their good books to get it going. Fa-fa-fa- Fouuuuuuuuul!...Keep away from such! (now doing the cross sign with the finger) ‘cos if you continue with them, you’d soon lose the true essence of who you are. You’d lose confidence in your abilities & soon enough, you’d lose sight of your purpose in Life. Make friends with people who will nuture & spur you unto greater works. Not someone who thinks you are in a lifetime competition with them…oh bother!, pls move on....


Good Naija Girl said...

Hey it's great to see you. I wish my employer would restrict my internet access during work hours...I would certainly be more productive! I guess this is where that idea of self discipline comes in abi?

I'm so happy that you have much to be thankful for, and I am thankful with you.

To your last paragraph I say a big AMEN. People who are always putting you down will eventually win if you let them. Their negative words eventually permeate.

Jaycee said...

Best thing in this post for me was to stay away from people who belittle you...great advice.

Each person is precious in God's eyes...:)

Olufunke said...

Where have you been ALL this time!
So good to have you back.
Hope you are back to stay.
We sure missed you.

I join you to thank God, thank God for ALL the progress in your life and on your job
and about 'those people' yes ooooooooooooooooooooooo, you are so right!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Word!! True that. Stay weeeeeeeelllllllllllllllllllllll away from people who belittle you. Pray for them and by God's grace, they will be reformed.

Thanks for visiting, we will be rocking the thanksgiving and praise till 31 December by the grace of Almighty baba... and yes, I agree with you God is tooooo much!

have a great week :-)

Enkay said...

Madam na wa o! You disappear sha!
Welcome and I'm thankful with you too!

It has been a full year hasn't it?
Congrats on your promotion and great to know you found a house! When am I coming to visit?

As for people who belittle others, i know enough to stay away. No need for all that rubbish abeg.

thanks girl!

Tigeress said...

we have a lot to thank God for.

And Amen to staying away from people who dont build u.

Beulah! said...

@GNG, LOL...d internet restriction has really done me a lot of good eventho they've laxed it a bit now.
@Jaycee, its d best thing to do. Completely worth it.
@Olufunke, thnks a lot babes, od has rily rily been toooo much!
@Remi i am ready to rock it out oo, full 31 days of thankin God
@Enkay, thanz, thanz, thanz. Hmmnnn...congrats again oo, greet oga P for me.
@Hey Tigress, we really do hv a lot to thank God for, Thanks


I join you in being thankful as well. And as for that advice about staying away from people who belittle - truer words have never been spoken.

Hoping you are good, sis!

Gee said...

lovely post1
staying away from pple hu beilittle u and hu speak negative thing to u...they r NO GOOD!

Myne Whitman said...

You really took your time but this post is worth it. Welcome back.

The year went by quickly and very well for me too but I thank God for it and pray 2010 will even be greater. All the best to you and thanks for sharing the insights.

m1ke said...

ha abeg face book o not fb o! we for blogsville go always dey here. discipline is said but never done thats all

Original Mgbeke said...

Beulah, I have missed you. I am so glad that everything in your life is going well and that your outlook is as bright as ever. Thanks for the advice o jare, let's stay away from such people indeed.

Beulah! said...

@Solomonsydelle....thnks dear, im gud on!...they r an unnecessary bunch!
@Myne Whitman...thanks girl, 2010 is gonna be a greater year for us all
@m1ke...i agree with u
@Original Mgbeke...muaaah!...thnks sweets, stayin away from such pple is one of d best thing i've ever done 4 yself.

simplegal said...

I thank God with you for everything wonderful in your life this year.

I'll definitely be taking that advice...I refuse to be the company to someone's misery.

Hope you've been doing good?

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Happy New Year :-)

I pray the year has started in a wonderful way for you. In God, it can only get better.

I would like to say Thank You supporting 31 Days thanksgiving series on my blog. God indeed was glorified and I am sure your comments made Him smile too.

Much Love x

Writefreak said...

I love, love that last paragraph! It confirms something God told me. I'm having to weed out someone and all in a good cause.
Happy new year. Wishing you the best year ever!

Beulah! said...

@simplegal, true talk,thnks Luv, hw u dey?

@Remi Uk, thnks a lot, wish u a splendid 2010 2

@Writefreak, i'm glad it inspired me, its for gud.

Myne Whitman said...

Happy New Year. Saw you around and decided to come and say hi.

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