Sunday, April 27, 2008

Hold on.....................

I missed you all, i don't think i would be able to catch up on the weeks i missed off blogville. So what have i been up to and what has been up to me? Lemme share some with you all:
* I became an aunt to a new niece
* I cut my hair, not too short though, (now i have braids on)
* God has been more than good to me, irrespective of my faults. (Duh, like God hasn't been so good to every other person).
So my friend decided to call me and ask if i wanted to go to Church, 'cos i haven't been to Church in like a month. She said she was motivated to go, since her muslim friend woke her up and reminded her about Church. She picked me up and we left for Church, but we missed our way there (that was our first time attending the Church). I asked her if she had the directions mapped out, and she said she did but she forgot it at home. Since we couldn't find the Church, we turned around and decided we would go into the first Church we see. There was this beautiful Church we saw just when we turned around, but no one said a word and few minutes later, we saw another Church and we drove into the lot and we got there just as the worship session was coming to an end.
The service started with the pastor introducing the minister of the day, who came along with his wife. They shared a short story about thier vision and their upcoming missionary trip to Indonesia. The pastor shared the story about a dream he had when he was in his early teens, and how much he'd been looking forward to the dream been fulfilled. He shared that along the line, he would sit and ask himself if he actually had the dream, or if it was just fantasy or wishful thinking.
Years passed by and nothing happened till this year when God placed it in his heart and that of his wife to go to Indonesia to share Christ with them. He then asked God why it took long before the dream materialized, and he said the response was "All while long, God was preparing him for the mission to Indonesia", all he ever went through during those years now seemed justified to him. He also reminded us about the story of Joseph and how long it took for Josephs' dream to be fulfilled, the events that transpired before the fulfillment of the dream, and most importantly the reasons why the events had to occur. If he hadn't been sold, he wouldn't be in Egypt, if he hadn't been in Egypt, he wouldn't have ended up been in potiphar's house, if Potiphar's wife had not accused him, he wouldn't be sent to jail, and if he hadn't gone to jail, he wouldn't have met the butler, and if he hadn't interpreted dreams, he wouldn't have become the #2 in Egypt, and if not for him (Joseph), his family would have died of hunger (Which i saw as the Ultimate).
He ended the message by sharing one of my favourite verses of the Bible Habakkuk 2 vs 2-3 "Then the LORD answered me and said, "Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. 2. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay".
I had to re-read this verse again, and i got a message from the words highlighted.
1. Record the vision and Inscribe it on tablets: Whatever God has shown you should be written down (am i thinking for record purposes?) and as we well know, inscriptions are hardly wiped off. It would remind you of His spoken words/promises, when you begin to forget or loose hope.
2. Appointed time: Timing is crucial with God
3. Goal: He has a UNIQUE purpose for every of His words to us.
4. It will not fail: No word that He speaks shall return to Him void. Isaiah 55 vs 11 "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
5. Though it tarries: IT WILL take a while for His words to be fulfilled, because of the compulsory challenges we have to face along the line to prepare us for the task ahead.
6. Wait for it: it's a command, persevere, endure. When you are falling or you fall, ask for His grace, pick yourself up and keep waiting.
7. It will certainly come: Again, His words shall not return to Him void, He's assuring us AGAIN. Ezekiel 12 vs 25a "For I the LORD will speak, and whatever word I speak will be performed."
8. It will not delay: Remember He's all about the timing. He will never be a second late, at the right time and at the right place.
I don't know what you may be going through or what you've gone through, but if you're like me who feels hopeless at times, or who feels like all those dreams seem to be a lie 'cos they haven't been fulfilled, I hope these passages would encourage you to believe that He's working behind the scenes of your life, and very soon without delay He would bring those dreams to reality. Never forget that "we know that God causes ALL things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8 vs 28.
Hold on to His words, endure even in His grace and have a great week ahead. Much love!

29 comments:

30+ said...

Hi Mz Rinsola we missed you o big time. Just taking position lemme go back and digest this post.

temmy tayo said...

I love this post a lot. Tho it may tarry but HIS promises will always come to pass.

Thanks babes for the congratulatory message.

30+ said...

WORD!

Interestingly I am currently feeding on Isa 55 myself.

Andy said...

Hey Rinsi, Glad to see you back, and congrats on becoming an aunt. I just became an uncle myself about three weeks ago. So which church would you settle for now?

Jaycee said...

I'm so excited...my darling Rinsi's back.

Ok, I really love that scripture in Habakkuk 2 that talks abt writing the vision on tablets that all who see it may run....Oh Lord, the giver of visions. God is wonderful!

It's amazing, the story that pastor told. Sometimes I wonder why I had to go thru certain things in my life...things I thought I would be successful in, I saw FAILURE instead (and doors shutting their faces on me). But those rejections FORCED me to go into an entirely different path, and now I see that God was there all along!!! *Sigh* (When we're going thru hardships, we're not supposed to feel good about them...but when God brings us out of the wilderness, that's when we'll understand)

Olamild said...

We missed uuuuuuuuuuu o
**big hug** abeg leave me before you catch flu
I am loving the new look
Is that your feet?

If na hin, u must tell me the kain lotion wey u use o .

Olamild said...

We missed uuuuuuuuuuu o
**big hug** abeg leave me before you catch flu
I am loving the new look
Is that your feet?

If na hin, u must tell me the kain lotion wey u use o .

Honeywell said...

i have to say, this touched me. Thank you.

PS i love the song on your blog, whats the name?

Kush said...

Give us a preview of this new hairstyle now. Haba ;)

Queen of My Castle said...

Glad you have you back, Missy! We missed you o! I soooooo needed to hear this right now. It was a refresher reminding me to keep focused. Love the new profile pic. Are those your super cute feet? LOL

Ms. emmotions said...

long time,
welcome back gal,
am feelin these legs of urs oo
makes mw wanna know wat face to relate it to...lol

darkelcee said...

hey babes

wlcome back and you are also back with a bang. this post is IT! i love it so much
write it down sure makes sense. thanks for this !

and congrats on the cutie in your family.

Afrobabe said...

Amennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn and congrats on the lil addition…missed ya.

Jinta said...

thank you

s.chic said...

A reassurance is always good, we all need it...thanks for the reminder.

OH gosh, i'm in-love with that song on your side bar by awon Gbenga Adenuga et al, i practically listen to that particular track like 10 times a day without getting tired of it!

Uzezi said...

the new aunt! congrat!. nice inspiring words.

darkelcee said...

You've been tagged on my blog dear!

yankeenaijachick said...

@ Rinsola, welcome back. This ya sermon good o. Keep it up. Na ur leg for that picture with the strape sandal. Very cute.

Lady A said...

OMG, girl that was on TIME!!!!!! You just don't know. You truly encouraged my heart. Thank you.

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Wow, to think Ive been meaning to blog about this like weeks and weeks ago. Truly truly God has been marvellous, and is indeed faithful. Waiting for that time is of the otmostimportance.......

amara said...

hi hunie, love the new look very fresh...welcome back u were missed a great deal, thanks for the message and remain blessed. amara

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aloted said...

funny, just today in midweek service my pastor was talking about the same thing and how we shld WAIT for God's appointed time cuz once he has spoken it will surely come to pass.
thanks for sharing gal

Rinsola said...

@30+, i missed u also, thanks for checking on moi.
@Temmytayo, Thanks also and u'r welcome!
@Andy, attendance there is temporal, still have my home Church. Howz ur nephew and wifey?
@Jaycee, Yes o, rinrin is back. Sounds more like full undertanding comes after the revelation.
@Olamild, my huggable bugger, hope u feel much better now? yes o thats my feet, i honestly use anything that smells nice, and not oily.
@Honeywell, You'r welcome. The song is Mo ni Daddy kan by Wale adenuga, Gbenga Adenuga and Kunle Fadahunsi.
@Kush, i would try and source out a picture of the haircut without the face, (as per anonymous moi, i think)
@QOMC, My inlaw, you know i missed u more, and yes that my feet, but why'r you LOL-ing?
@Ms.emmotions, Yes o thank you. Long time indeed o, and yes again those are my feet, would put up a picture of my face soon, but for just few hours.
@Darkleece, yes o back with a bang, and i'ld get to work on the tag.
@Jinta, u're welcome unkle
@Afrobabe, i mizzed u sef, but seriosuly everywhere i went u were stealing the first place from me.
@S.Chic, tell me about reassurance from the assurer Himself. I loooove the song also.
@Uzezi, thank you love
@Yankenaijachick, LOL at sermon, well na my leg o.
@Lady a, i'm glad this came at the right time for you, it is well!
@LOASCM, Isn't God so amazing? Faithful is an understatement sef.
@Amara, missed you too, called sometime ago to check on u but got the wrong number, i guess it was my finger that did the do. How you dey?
@aloted, u're welcome. Now it's just the grace to be able to wait on His time we need.

eFJay said...

First time here... Lovely post, same exact think i was listening to in church on sunday. once again, nice feet! lol

'ef babe'

Omosewa said...

Welcome back babe, i agree completely with writing it down...at those times the enemy tries to feed one lies, its easier to go back and read.

Thanks for sharing

Afrobabe said...

hehehehehe..you've got to up ur game babes...

Writefreak said...

Word! word! word! His word and promises never fail. Thanks for reminding me!

Rinsola said...

@Efjay, thanks lol
@Omosewa, so easy to read, but then question now is how easy is it to believe? God help us
@Afrobabe, let's see who would up her game next week. IT IS ON!
@Writefreak, His words truly never fails o. You'r welcome!