Crush it, Candy!🤩

Disclaimer: This post is not a random rambling about Candy Crush. Oh yeah, maybe it is.

I love Candy Crush, and my love for it hurts so good, yet it’s the only game left on my mobile device. I love the challenge for one, I guess that’s why I’m so obsessed with it. And for the fact that it ain’t just a game to me, it’s an ever-present companion that has taught me a lot of lessons. Call me weird? I’ve been called that many times.

I’m a super candy crusher, don’t mess with me. Some levels are so easy to play that there’s always that pride of “yes, I’m a pro when it comes to this game.” While some levels are as hard as f*ck. From that, Candy crush says, life won’t always come easy, there are gonna be bad days. Enjoy the good days while they last, glory in your hey-days, celebrate those little wins and beginnings. They are preparing you for the hard days ahead.

Lots of ‘nevers’ with no hope of becoming ‘somedays.’ There are times when I’d been stuck at a level for up to a week, even more than. My mantra then would be, “I’m never playing this game again.” Till now, those ‘nevers’ are yet to see the light of day. Why? Cause eventually, I will end up crushing that level. There’s more to the book of my life than the page I’m stuck on. Yeah, I got that from Candy Crush. That I met with a dead end today, doesn’t automatically guarantee failure. There’s still a ray of hope, I only have to keep pushing. Being stuck doesn’t mean that’s the end. It’s only a roadblock, and roadblocks can be moved.

What drives you? If you can’t deal with frustrations and disappointments, don’t play this game. One would say, “what’s so peculiar about this game?” Well, I’m clueless too. Those hard levels had got me so frustrated to the point of even exiting the game. Yet, I would find myself picking up my phone again. Don’t blame me, I just happened to love the challenge. And what’s driving me? My determination to crush that level. I have just but one goal, and that is winning. At this point, Candy crush says, focus, determination and consistency is needed to win any race.

One step at a time. Candy Crush Saga is said to be a Saga that never ends, and with new levels constantly being added, it does look like there is no end in sight. I love that about the game; you can’t see the level ahead, the next level will only pop up after you’ve completed the previous one. You can’t see what’s ahead, yet you’re forging forward. The Christian journey is exactly that. A step of faith into the unknown…we see not by sight, but by faith. One step at a time. One day at a time.

Big girls don’t cry, innit? Have you ever felt the pain associated with coming so close to winning, only to lose? This game did me bad. Funnily enough, a point would be all that is left to win a level, only to realize that my moves had been exhausted. Candy Crush wanna se yeye mi in front of my fellow trainees at work. But big girls don’t cry innit? It hurts so good, it hurts a lot, feeling the pain of coming so close to victory, just to end up losing. Ironically, I’ve played some levels where I woulda given up completely on winning, and by some unexplainable means, I would end up winning. That joy ehn, it’s unexplainable.

A picky eater like me, you should be that. The icon will always offer help. It’s all up to you to choose to go with the suggestions or not. You may follow some, and it will pay off. In some cases, it won’t, only for you to keep regretting why you hadn’t made your own moves. My take home: You’re gonna get advice ear and dear, help upandan, suggestions and offers. But not all is to be taken. Some are to be discarded. How sensitive are you in knowing the ones to adhere to and accept, and the ones to reject? I should say here that the Holy Spirit is the best companion ever, the one who has been called to our sides. With Him, you will be able to sieve out the unneeded offers.

I’m the one with five lives. In Candy Crush, gamers are assigned five lives. If someone doesn’t manage to get through a level, they lose one life. We all talk about chances, opportunities, luck, but what about grace? We all don’t share the same grace, y’unno? You don’t have till eternity to serve God. You don’t have till forever to fulfil purpose. What are you stalling on doing? You don’t wanna lose a life, I believe. We sure want no regret.

One day, maybe, I’m gonna complete all levels of the Mobile Candy Crush Saga Game. Till then, a girl’s gonna keep wishing.

Thanks for reading through, I appreciate.

Peace+God,

Ciao.❤️

#Confe$$ions

“There we saw the Nephilim, and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” Numbers 13:33(Amplified).

“I am Blessed, Prosperous, Redeemed, Forgiven, Talented, Creative, Confident, Secure, Disciplined, Focused, Prepared, Qualified, Motivated, Valuable, Free, Determined, Equipped, Empowered, Anointed, Accepted and Approved. Not average, not mediocre, I am a child of the Most High God.” – Joel Osteen.

Seeing people limit themselves do make me angry sometimes. I see the potential in people, but they don’t do anything about it. They settle for mediocrity, and they believe they can’t do better. Maybe they’ve picked up a few ideas while growing up, and now those ideas are holding them back.

Trust me, I’ve been there. I’ve had my fair share of low self-esteem, lack of confidence, self-doubt and fear. The change in me began when my language changed. My confessions became positive, my mindset got changed. Ever heard of the mirror therapy? That worked too. And no, it wasn’t just a change that happened overnight. It was gradual, and I’m still getting better. I’m learning to make peace with myself, with my body, with my abilities, and my potentials.

Now, I’m not perfect. I get stuck just like anyone else. Negativity still do cloud my little mind, I do have my dose of fear, reality still surface in the face of positivity. But I’m trying to hold fast to positive confessions. I’m not talking about forceful improvement, but declaring divine promises and confessions over my life with the help of the Holy Spirit.

“We were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” A simple fact off this; “You are what you see. You are what you confess.” What you confess is what you reflect, and that’s the platform on which people’s judgement of you will be built.

What is your hashtag?

What do you think of you?

What are your confessions about all that pattern to you?

Are your words a product of fear? Of what had been wired into you from birth? Of what the world present to you that seem to be fickle? Or of what people say or think about you?

Well, goodnews. You can change your words. You have a choice as about the confessions you make on your life. And you are your choice.

Today and till forever, I choose to say;

I am whole, enough and worthy.

I am unlimited and unstoppable.

I’m never selling myself short.

My becoming is near.

My season of bloom is here.

My life experience no stagnancy.

I’m moving forward.

I’m pressing on to higher ground.

There is a seed of greatness in me.

I experience surpassing greatness from now henceforth.

I want no fading glory,

But a lasting and impactful one.

I am of the Lord,

His grace abounds for me.

The whole world is waiting for me.

I’m about to take over.

I’m declaring these over my life, will you join in? The tongue has power, and it’s about time we make use of our authority as God’s children.

From my heart to yours,

Thrive, prosper and flourish.

Ciao.🌹❤️

Gratitude, Grace and God.

“In every situation, be thankful and continually give thanks to God, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thess. 5:18.

“Never let the things you want, make you forget the things you have.” – Unknown.

This evening, I asked God to give me a heart of gratitude for who He is and what He has done. What led to that was pretty simple. I realized that over time, my needs and wants have clouded my mind and thoughts that I hardly give thanks anymore.

This is me sharing what I’m thankful for, having come to the knowledge that the life I should have must be a life with gratitude, grace and God.

I’m thankful for the gift of salvation. It was undeserved, yet you found me when I was lost. You pierced through me, cut through me, opened me up, performed your surgical work in me, and for that I’m grateful, Lord.

I’m grateful for the blessings that are easy to recognize in my life. And for those I’m yet to see, I believe you’re working.

For the times you led me through the valley, saved me at my worst, raised me up when I was down, I’m grateful.

I’m grateful for the gift of life. The chance to see the light of day every morning is such an underrated grace, and I’m thankful for that.

My family, my blood, my siblings, I’m glad I have you.

My mum, my pearl. You’re never gonna see this, but I’m glad to call you mother. For the love, the sacrifices, the care… I’m grateful that you birthed me.

And friends…real friends. I’m grateful for the mutual assistance, commitment, loyalty, companionship, approval and support. I love and appreciate y’all.

To the unnamed ones, those who came to me with a torch in the dark, I’m grateful.

And for me, I’m super thankful. For the progress I’ve made, for who I am and where I am, I’m thankful. For not always having to trust in what I have or who I am, I’m grateful Lord. And for your goodness and mercy that will follow me all the days of my life, I’m grateful.

And to those who had trained and nurtured me, I do not take the trainings for granted. You are all valued.

My fellow WordPress bloggers and friends, thanks for the reads, likes, comments and follows. I appreciate the love and acceptance. It really means a lot to this young girl.

And for the many blessings I couldn’t or might had forgotten to pen down, I’m grateful for them all.

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.”
– Shauna Nrequist.

And this is what the Scripture says, “In everything, give thanks…” In times of challenges, crises, blessings, good and bad. It’s never easy, but it’s needful. Gratitude open up doors for more blessings.

Not used to giving thanks? Give it a try now. Do it now, sometimes later becomes never. Start with a little word of thanks.

Practice gratitude.

“Don’t let life pass by without sharing what you’re thankful for.” – Matthew West.

I’m glad you considered reading this.

I’m grateful for the gift of your time.

I’m grateful for the gift of you.

What are you thankful for? The comment section is open.💖

God bless.🌹✨

Hey, you’re there?

Can I really describe how I’m feeling now? Sure I like the way I’m feeling now, but it’s undescribable.

Just got off a more than an hour WhatsApp voice call with some high school friends. And oh my, getting to hear their voices again, it gives me joy. Pretty well, I haven’t met with any of them since graduation.

I’m so grateful for the gifts of friends… Good friends, to hit home rightly. Those friends had at a time helped me at my worst, offered good advice, rendered prayers on my behalf, lifted up my spirit, showed me love, and yeah, they’re still here. They stuck by.

It’s pretty funny how I got pissed off with my phone for having gained only like 50% before the light was taken, only to let off 30% at the expense of speaking with my friends. I sure do not regret doing that, cause every second was worth it.

And that beg the questions…

Who are your friends?

Those in your circle, are they worth it?

Are you gaining value and are you also giving out value?

How well do you appreciate your friends?

My friend, Eunice, will always say, “Have godly friends, e get why.” Overtime, I’ve gotten to realize the truth in that.

Sure no man is an island. We can’t live this life all alone. We need people. We need friends. But there’s the need to be conscious of those we move with. It’s not just about gaining friends. It’s about building it, feeding it and giving it all it takes to see that it thrive. Friendship is also a relationship. A deep one at that. And if you can keep it well, you’ve got for yourself sisters and brothers.

I guess I’m gonna use my brother’s words here: “Go out, see and hear somethings for yourself, have some exposure, make friends, diversify, read books, engage in sensible arguments, knowledge is cosmopolitan. Never underestimate having intelligent conversations, it actually pays.”

A phone call can mean a lot to someone.

Just a text message can communicate a lot.

You never know what such person may be going through.

Reach out to someone today.

Show some love.

Be the reason why someone smiled.

Is there someone you’ve been thinking of texting or calling?

Don’t hesitate.

Send that “hey, you’re there?” now!

It’s a blessed day, peeps. Ciao🤗❣️

For I Know

Have you ever feared that God’s designs are all against you?

Most people had, at a point in life.

We’ve all faced difficult situations, had unpalatable experiences, met disappointments, and lots more.

Yet it is helpful to always remember that God has a plan for our lives and this verse is just such a reminder.

“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you; says the LORD, plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

And while that Scripture promises comfort and hope, it is necessarily not a promise to immediately rescue us from hardship, but rather a promise that God has a plan for our lives and regardless of our present situation, He can work through it to prosper us, and bring us to the end He has promised.

Are you facing a difficult situation?

Take comfort in the words of Jeremiah 29:11.

And while you do so, remember that there is an element of obedience to this promise. There’s the need to wait on the Lord, to trust in Him and follow Him.

“We often do not know our own minds, but the Lord is never at an uncertainty. We are sometimes ready to fear that God’s designs are all against us; but as to His own people, even that which seems evil, is for good. He will give them, not the expectations of their fancies, but the expectations of their faith; the end he has promised, which will be the best for them.”

Bible Commentary (Jeremiah 29:11).

I’ve had one life changing experience in my life – the death of a loved one. It wasn’t fair to me having my dad ripped away from me at age nine. Years went by before I very much got used to the idea of having just a parent. Not until I really got to understand this verse of the Scripture.

We often do not know our own minds, but the Lord is never at an uncertainty. We are sometimes ready to fear that God’s designs are all against us; but as to His own people, even that which seems evil, is for good. He will give them, not the expectations of their fears, or the expectations of their fancies, but the expectations of their faith; the end He has promised, which will be the best for them.

“I don’t know much. But this much I do. God is up to something. He is up to something good. He is up to something amazing.”

Bailee Madison.(A Week Away).

We only have to hold on to His promise, with the belief that He is up to something good, even when we can’t see it.

Whatever it may be – failure, disappointment, death of a loved one, changing friendship, losing a job, being stuck on one point, financial crisis… Always remember His word, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

With faith, we embrace the future that God has prepared for us.

Thanks for stopping by and reading this post to the end. I appreciate you.💖

If you are blessed or the least enjoy this post, kindly share. Thank you.

And in everything…

Keep hoping…

Keep trusting…

Cause God is up to something good.

God bless.❣️

Plugged in Switched off.

Mother-mine woke me up on Saturday morning to have my phone charged. Her words, “You have a program to be at today, and who knows when you’ll be back. You should have your phone charged while there’s light.”

My lazy self was of the opinion that she could had just picked up my phone and have it plugged in, instead of waking me up. Grudgingly, I stood up to do that which she refused to do. My day kicked off afterward as I went about doing my morning duties.

Earlier to that moment, I had commented on anitaannabel post on her blog, and with the belief that she would had replied, I went to where my phone was plugged in.

To my dismay, the switch was off. And all through, my data was on, also with the Bluetooth being connected with the home theater. The battery was being drained while the phone was busy giving out, yet receiving nothing. How bad I wanted to cry.

Of a truth, most are connected to their Source, without receiving anything from the Source. Most are giving out what’s within them, yet refusing to replenish themselves with more. If what is within finishes, what will keep you going?

Just like a phone needs to be plugged in, with the switch on in order to gain more energy to itself, we also need to be plugged in with the one true source(Christ) and with our switches on(the readiness to receive more from Him.)

Always remember to ask yourself, “Am I plugged in, with my switch on?”

Quick question: Have you ever had the experience of plugging in your phone, only to realize later that the switch was never put on?

Let your answers roll in in the comment section.

You do know that I appreciate you and I value your thoughts and opinions, yeah? Please leave a comment, like and share. Thank you.💖

Stay connected.

Stay blessed.

Ciao.❣️

Dear Diary… I Died!

Dear diary,
I stayed up late last night
Lost in my endless thoughts
And my heart bled
My tears flowed for the sorrows of the multitude
For those dying in solitude
And I died, dear diary.

"How are you?"
"I'm fine."
That's our normal.
But my heart bled,
For the unsaid:
"Confused, Betrayed, Useless, Broken..."
"Never good enough, Fragile, Anxious..."
"I'm falling apart and you don't notice it."
"Pathetic, Annoying, Rejected, Lonely, Defeated."
And so,
Dear diary, I died.

For the "We don't know where we're going"
"We don't know where we belong"
"I'm not okay and I can't fix it"
"I can't take anything anymore,I give up."
I couldn't help it,
I died again, dear diary.

For those who can't stop being so angry,
Who can't stop being so sad,
Who can't stop killing themselves,
Who can't love themselves,
Who can't love everyone around them,
Who are wasting away being unhappy over trivial things,
I died, dear diary.

For the pretty but fake,
Living but dying,
Skinny but hungry,
Smiling but depressed,
That made my heart weep,
And I died, dear diary.

For the timid body,
For the unmotivated mind,
For the broken-hearted,
For the yearning hearts,
For the discouraged,
For the despised,
For the unsatisfied,
Still left with a lingering hunger.
For the wandering strangers,
I wept,
And I died, dear diary.

I pray thee, tell me
What's to be done, dear diary?



In My Distress.

Weak,down and depressed,
Pressed and crushed,
Clueless and faint,
What shall I do?
Where shall I go?

Who shall I meet?
What shall I say?
Is my hope my real hope?
Or am I hoping on vanity,
Searching deep for answers but still blank?

Time and tide waits for no one they told me,
Am I wasting my time or is my time wasting me away?
Should I cry or wail?
Will my tears make me hale?

I shan't cry nor wail,but pray.
I'll hope and look unto the God of Creations,
Cause He wishes the best for me,His creation.
My hope is in Him,
My mind is stayed on Him.

#Imperfect child of a perfect Father.

©Pheebzs-

You do know that I appreciate you and value your thoughts, yeah? Please read, like and leave a comment. Thank you.❣️

Poem credit: #Pheebzs– … Do appreciate my friend, she penned down those words.😊 Thank you, Bex♥️.

Whatever you do, keep going.

Stay blessed!

Ciao.🌹

For You.

I never knew I was lost,
I never knew I was empty,
I never knew I was broken,
Until I met you.

You found me,
And my life made all the sense.
You came in,
And there was a beautiful change.

This is for you,my beloved...
Thanks for existing,
Thanks for finding me,
Thanks for giving me life.

With love,
Hagne.🌹

Weep Not, Child.

Weep not, Child

Weep not for things unseen

Weep not for paths untrodden

Weep not for fortune changed

Weep not for the past, fear not for the future

Weep not Child, everything is bound to have its day.

Weep not for the darkness in there,

For it ignites like an embered coal.

Weep not for mistakes made,

For there stands another chance.

Weep not for treasures lost,

For unto thee, wholeness beckons.

Weep not even when there is no hope,

Even when nothing you do show any sign of promise,

You keep going anyway.

Weep not on days when you don’t feel like going,

Growth is a long term game, and the crappy days are also important.

Weep not, Child

There is more to your book of life than the page you’re stuck on.

Weep not, Child

Don’t be scared to move on, close this chapter of hurt and let it fade away.

Weep not, Child

Get up, and get what your life deserves.

Weep not, Child

This too shall pass,

And in time, you’ll be glad it’s gone.

Weep not, Child

Let God create something better for your future.

Weep not, Child.

You are loved,

You are cherished,

You are made for more.

You do know that I appreciate you, and that I value your thoughts and opinions, yeah? Please leave a comment, like and share.

Remember… Weep not, Child. Whatever it may be, it won’t last.

Ciao.❣️✨