Monday, August 13, 2007

In a witness protection program for my own safety

So far, so near, so out of place.

Then one Sunday morning, in the quiet suburbia streets of Radford in a wonderful church a revelation which quickened my spirit and renewed my resolve was heard through my ears, which resounded in my Spirit and revived my soul. I finally realized, that I was not being punished for what I used to do or did, but because God must increase in my life and in my circumstance, I have had to face such. That even if I had given my life to God, God will and can still allow me to be in my prison, in isolation – John 3 vs. 22 – 26; 30; That sometimes we face situations, just so that God will be praised in our lives. You see prison is a place of isolation / bondage / can’t get out or in unless you are allowed – a place where you are left limited.

Then I realized that God had isolated me for a reason, a purpose – That He has put me in the right place so that He can speak to me. It dawned on me that I had been fighting situations that I haven’t been able to win, with the intension that I am prevented from trying to fix my problems. He brought to my remembrance that no weapons formed against me will prosper – but in the mean time, he has placed me in isolation in a witness protection program. But to remember that the witness protection program was only temporary, as he has gone already ahead to fix my stuff, and has brought me to a point where I only have Him to talk to and pray to, no distractions, disturbance, wondered thoughts, just me and Him. That the situation I find my self in has occurred because God must increase in my life.

My jaws fell, that aha moment – that realisation, that it wasn’t until John went to Jail that Jesus went to Galilee – That only when I decrease can God start moving in my life – Isaiah 40 vs. 31. So I am thankful to be chosen, and in my weakness and struggles God is made more perfect. And therefore rejoice all the more for His favour in allowing me to go though the building process in perfecting that which He started in me.


UPDATE

I guess y'all know I've been on some sort of training - carrying on with my spending of the food card they gave here, but WALK everywhere - in a bid to loose 5kg in 4 months. The last time I managed to loose 3kg in 6months, which was awsome. So anyways I remember telling a friend I was hoping to loose 5kg by just "trecking" - he laughed, he said nne, you will have to do more. Then I told myself, even if its 1kg, its better than anything.


So last week of June I started. 23rd of June to be precise. Weighed in yesterday 15th of August, I have lost 3kg - 6.6lbs in less than 2 months, and still 2 more months left. I am so happy. No wonder I've been looking so good in those jeans, I just thought it was a coincidence.lol. Anyways I celebrated by doing a 1 and half hrs walk.

15 comments:

Ugo Daniels said...

Wow, you nearly got me there. Gods will shall come to pas in the lifes of those who worship him. Cheers!

Do have a lovely week ahead :)

disgodkidd said...

hmmm...is it a coincidence that God is doing the same thing in the lives of his children, or is this just a tell-tale sign of growing into Him?

I feel you on this one.

A Kel called Wonder ...... said...

First the witness protection title made me laugh am like what is Life saying again o! Protection from who?? me and my likes????? lol

Ok i read thru and it makes sense and am glad and can testify the goodness of God in your life. You can been a source of encouragement to me dear! It can only get better.

Good luck.

A Kel called Wonder ...... said...

Ooops that was meant to be you have been a source dear!

temmy tayo said...

eMAIL ME.

UnNaked Soul said...

God Peace darling...

Allied said...

You are so right. I had to go through this too. There was a time i had all i wanted. Blessing came left and right and i forgot my first love. He had to isolate me, This time he did not calm the storm.. he let it rage and calmed his child.

I am back to my first love.

Jerusalem said...

Thanks for this. It made me think.

Uzo said...

Interesting point of view....Being isolated for a purpose....

Sisbee said...

What I say to this, Life, is that in everything God works for the good of them that love Him and are the called according to His purpose and in everything we should give thanks to God for this is the will of God....(that is, to give thanks), sometimes we can be isolated or even lonely or subdued but His thoughts for us are those of GOOD not evil, God's plan is that of a loving Father's, the best for His Kids. I read your message on FB, how far? Love S.B X.

A Kel called Wonder ...... said...

Yay! for the update congrats...

Ok now so i should TWIST ehr???

Ugo Daniels said...

Congrats on ya weight loss. Keep burning them fats, nuffing do you

Have a lovely weekend! Cheers!

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bighead said...

The whole idea of "witness protection" puts a new spin on relatively "old gist". I see it in a different perspective now. I will definitely peddle the concept some.

Jaycee said...

Wow...I totally ENJOYED this post...

Very important lesson to learn. Yesterday, someone told me that we complain too much of things we cannot change, like the weather for instance!!!!!! If it's hot, it's gonna be hot no matter what we say, because God says so.

So if we're placed in an isolated place, then it's because God says so, and He wants to use it for His glory...

I loved this...thanks!!!