SWITCH UP YOUR LOOK WITH THESE ACCESSORIES!!!

SUNSHADES: I always liked sunshades but I was always scared to buy them because I felt I looked Ridiculous wearing them I just didn’t know what sunshades were best for my face shape. Since I now understand my face shape I literally long for the sun to be out so I can Rock my shades. They protect your eyes from the sun, make you look sleek, more confident and just tops up your whole look. On days when You don’t feel like putting on makeup or you are not just feeling your face, trust me sunshades would help you solve that problem. I especially love this sunshades which I got from SZALEO they are the best sunshades I have had, very qualitative fits perfectly on the face and to top it up they are really cheap.

Click HERE to read on picking the right sunshades for your face shape

HANDBAGS: school bags have always been my thing but there are occasions and outfits which definitely needs a handbag. Just like sunshades, handbags are always a win regardless of the size or shape. I personally prefer bags with extra straps like the one I have on in this picture because they come really handy In all seasons( when it is too cold and you want to go hands free and also in the summer). I also got this bag from SZALEO you won’t believe my heels fit into this bag, the straps are adjustable and can be removed if you feel like carrying it as a clutch. They looked way better in real life, superb material with beautiful button detail. I would recommend it to anyone.

WRISTWATCHES: Am I the only one who forgets to put on their wristwatch? Even if we can easily check the time with our phones, wristwatches are really great accessories and they also speak well of the individual who has them on( even if they don’t keep to time lol). There are so many stylish wristwatches out there and you don’t even have to worry about putting on bracelets because they are already serving that purpose.

Are you into wristwatches? Let me know.

NECKLACE: They look great on both men and women.I personally prefer the smaller almost non existent necklace ( silver to be precise) but whatever your Choice is they definitely add more life to an outfit.

Have a blessed weekend

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THE GIDEON RULE!!! (part 2 )

Last week I wrote on the GIDEON RULE PART 1, if you didn’t get to read that blog kindly click HERE . Today’s blog would be a conclusion of the Gideon rule.

Judges chapter 7:4-6

Verse 4: Then the Lord said to Gideon, “There are still too many people; bring them down to the water and I will test them for you there. Therefore it shall be that he of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall go with you,’ he shall go with you; but everyone of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ he shall not go.”

Verse 5: So he brought the people down to the water, and the Lord said to Gideon, “You shall separate everyone who laps the water with his tongue as a dog laps, as well as everyone who kneels down to drink.”

Verse 6: Now the number of those who lapped [the water], putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men, but all the rest of the people kneeled down to drink water.

The sieving and selection process continues.

In the last blog I listed out four points and I will continue from there today.

Number 5: As He says unto you do it

We see God telling Gideon in the verse 4 that it is only the ones He ( God) chooses that will go for war. Have you ever been in a situation where God asked you to do something and you begin to second guess Him? I have been in such situations on numerous occasions and I must say those times I doubted his voice and decided to play smart were the dumbest moments of my life. Most days I wake up I ask God to teach me to obey Him because I have learnt You cannot outsmart your creator.

Number 6: Nothing will make sense 95 % of the time.

I can’t help but imagine what thoughts were running through Gideon’s mind when God told Him in the verse 5 to separate those who lapped water with their tongues like dogs and the ones who knelt down to drink water. Like God seriously you couldn’t look for any other strategy? Imagine God asking you to leave your multimillion dollar company and go evangelize in a remote village I am sure most of us would ask God to speak again. When nothing makes sense remember the Number 5 ( as he says unto you do it ) I pray God teaches us to trust Him because without trust in God your walk with Him would be very difficult.

Why would God choose those who lapped the water like dogs over those who knelt down to drink?

Dogs do not have cheeks like we humans do and so they have been conditioned to lap water with their tongues it is very convenient for them but inconvenient for us humans because we haven’t been conditioned that way ( we have cheeks which enables us hold water in our mouth). There is nothing convenient about war and even if God was the one fighting their battles he needed men who would be able to withstand all of the challenges and inconveniences that comes with going for war. I don’t know much about wars but I know they can go days without eating, bathing and with very little or no water to drink. God saw men who were willing to go the extra mile men who would risk their lives for the peace of their nation  men who didn’t care if the situation was convenient or not men who were willing to humble themselves and drink water like dogs. God saw all of this things ahead of time which was why he used this strategy. I guess the ones who bent down to drink to their full were already tired even before the real journey had started. God is indeed the master planner.

Number 7: quality over quantity

A journey which began with thirty thousand men was downsized to three hundred and it did not stop God from accomplishing his plan. Take a moment to think have you been more concerned and focused on quantity rather than quality? Do you measure your relationship with God by the number of times you pray, Go to church, fast, give alms, read your Bible e.t.c ( I am not saying it is bad to do this things) rather than intimacy with him. Because you can do all of this things and still not have a relationship with God.

Are you more concerned about having a bunch of people in your life even when they are not adding any spiritual, physical, mental, emotional and financial value to your life all because you don’t want to be alone or because you want to be associated with the so called “happening people “ ?

Shift your focus.

I hope you were blessed by the Gideon rule as much as I was.

Feel free to leave your comments.

Have a blessed day ahead.

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FOUR WARDROBE MUST HAVES FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Trends come and go, but there are just somethings I believe everyone (yes the male folks are not exempted ) should have in their wardrobes. This items have been a lifesaver for me and they would continue to be in my wardrobe as they are never going away.

  • BLACK BLAZER: I cannot tell you the number of times my black blazer has saved me from looking a mess. Regardless of the color, blazers are definitely a must have. I specified the color black because it just goes with anything. Throw on a black blazer over a white T shirt and jeans and you are ready to go.

 

  • BLACK TROUSER: once upon a time I did not have a single black trouser in my wardrobe, how is that possible? How did I survive lol. Now that I have them, I am not even giving them any room to breathe. Do I really need to talk about the numerous advantages of owning a pair of black trousers? I don’t think so. You all know. Get yourself a pair if you don’t have any because trust me you are making an investment.

 

  • WAIST COAT: Apart from a well mannered man, there is just something about a man with a properly ironed white long sleeved shirt and a fitted waist coat. That is all I will say about that 😂. Most ladies are not keen about waistcoats but I tell you this piece comes really handy. As you can see in this picture I have a black waistcoat on, apart from wanting a piece which would make me standout, my white shirt was too big and I did not want to use a belt thank goodness I had a waistcoat in my wardrobe, it just got me snatched  in the right places and left me looking like a million bucks.

 

  • BLACK SHOES/HEELS: At this point I feel really bad for my black heels and my black sneakers, I wear them every dang time but can you blame me? Heels just make the most unflattering outfit automatically classy.

What is that one outfit in your wardrobe you cannot do away with? Let me know by leaving your comments. Don’t forget to like if you enjoyed reading this post.

Have a wonderful week ahead.

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HOW I DEAL WITH DISCOURAGEMENT

Lately I have been feeling a bit discouraged and having to question myself a bit more. Few days ago I found out that apart from talking to God about how I was feeling, there was something that strengthened me even more and that was encouraging someone else. What I did whenever I began feeling discouraged was to call up someone or send a message of encouragement. Of course I might not have an idea of what that person is going through or they might not be going through anything but even those who aren’t going through any kind of challenge still need to be told they are doing well and they are appreciated. One of the most difficult things to do is to encourage someone when you are also having your issues, I used to be that person that would go silent the whole day whenever I was feeling overwhelmed but I guess God has His way of working in us and grooming us daily.

This exercise is something I started doing recently and I know God was trying to let me know that even when you are discouraged you can be a shoulder for someone to lean on, Beauty can come out of darkness.

I find this to be very therapeutic because whenever you encourage someone or I encourage someone I also feel like I am talking to myself and I become strengthened gradually.

What do you do whenever you feel discouraged? I would really love to hear from you.

Have an amazing weekend

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SLAYING ON A BUDGET WITH ZAFUL CLOTHING

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We all love to look our best but what we love even more is having to look great while spending less. If you love a good bargain like I do then ZAFUL is the online shop for you. You can find any kind of clothing item on ZAFUL including male outfits can you believe that? So to my male audience you are not left out on this one I gat you.

I took out time to select some items from their site and gave ideas on how you can style them. 

ZAFUL TOPS

 

 

 

 

 

This beautiful ruffle off the shoulder top comes with  an A line ruffle high waisted skirt making it a two piece set so you don’t have to worry about what to pair the top with. This is a perfect lunch date outfit, The colors are so gorgeous and perfect for the summer to finish up the look you can pair it with a hat and crossed body bag with cute sunshades. RUFFLE OFF THE SHOULDER TWO PIECE SET  $21.49  HAT $9.44 CROSSED BODY BAG $32.99

ZAFUL DRESS

 

 

 

There is no complete summer without a beautiful floral maxi dress. I love maxi dresses because they can be styled effortlessly whether you choose to go for a pair of flat sandals or heels you can be rest assured that your dress would keep you standing out in a crowd. The price of this MAXI FLORAL PRINT CRISS CROSS DRESS was a steal $24.99 CRISSCROSS CRYSTAL T STRAP SANDALS $39.99 ANKLE STRAP STILETTO RUFFLE HEELS  $42.99.

OTHER ITEMS FROM ZAFUL

 

 

 

zaful offers a range of other items such as the perfect office outfits and not just any kind but the trendy ones. The male outfits are also not left out, most importantly they are affordable. STRIPED SIDE POCKET FEMALE PANTS $23.99 STRIPED WELT POCKET BOYFRIEND BLAZER $31.99 CHAMBRAY MALE SHIRT $11.74 BERMUDA MALE SHORTS $25.13

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THE GIDEON RULE!!!(part 1)

While I was studying the book of judges the seventh chapter to be precise, God opened my eyes to see something amazing like he always does and which I will be Sharing part of it in today’s blog and post the other part in the next blog so stay tuned for that.

God chose Gideon for an Assignment which was for him to save his people from the medianites. The medianites were terrorizing the people of Israel and God chose Gideon as the man who would lead an army to fight against this people. Like any person in this situation would do, Gideon chose the “best men “ those he believed were capable and strong enough to go for war 32,000 men in total. Let us see what the Bible says in judges chapter 7:1-3(TLB version)

Chapter 1: Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon—his other name) and his army got an early start and went as far as the spring of Harod. The armies of Midian were camped north of them, down in the valley beside the hill of Moreh.

Chapter 2: The Lord then said to Gideon, “There are too many of you! I can’t let all of you fight the Midianites, for then the people of Israel will boast to me that they saved themselves by their own strength!

Chapter 3: Send home any of your men who are timid and frightened.” So twenty-two thousand of them left, and only ten thousand remained who were willing to fight.

Our main focus for today’s blog will be the chapter two and three. Now here is what I learnt.

Number 1: not everyone who you began your journey with will end the journey with you in other words you will lose a lot of people along the way. When I say lose I don’t mean death in this context I mean some people in your life will have to stay behind in order for you to continue your journey. This is a really bitter pill to chew especially when you have made plans with such people and you already saw yourself accomplishing so many milestones with them. What if just like Gideon God is saying to you my daughter/my son this people you feel you need on this journey with me, really have no role to play it is time to let them go or what if God is saying this people/person would only end up being a distraction and I need you to be focused…. we need to understand that keeping people in our lives beyond their season can be fatal, you can miss out on a major breakthrough all because you were stuck with someone at a time and place where you weren’t meant to be. Remember God knows the end from the beginning and it would do us so much Good and prevent us from harm if we can trust and obey him. Do not try to bargain with God Let God keep the people in your life which he intends to keep. Why was God asking Gideon to get rid of some of the men? He said because they would boast that they saved themselves by their own strength, this leads me to my second point.

Number 2: Never put your trust in man or your own self: your trust should be in God who is accomplishing that great thing through you or through someone else. Never make the mistake of taking the glory. Take a moment to think, are there people or a person in your life whom you feel you are nothing without or you feel if that person walks out on you, or stops funding your project then you are finished? well if there is anybody like that am sorry but you need to sit down and make some adjustments. God doesn’t bring people into our lives for them to take His place, He brings them so he can accomplish something through them for you so nothing should ever take God’s place . I have come to realize that one of the reasons God intentionally takes some people out of our lives is because we have become too dependent on them instead of the God who brought them into our lives. It would only take someone who truly loves God to realize that God is only using them to accomplish his will every other person would take the glory and rub it in your face. Take your eyes off your self and man and fix your eyes on Jesus. I am not saying don’t appreciate people or acknowledge the good they are doing for you all I am saying is they should never take God’s place.

The chapter 3 talks about God asking Gideon to send home any of his men who are timid or frightened.

Number 3: please do not force anyone to follow the path which you have chosen all because you don’t want to be alone you are setting yourself up for failure. I guess Gideon did not take the time out to ask the people if they wanted to go for war or not, he just chose them without knowing they were full of fear, thank God for His wisdom, imagine if God had not asked him to carry out this exercise of selection.. Ask God for wisdom when it comes to making or taking any decision. You don’t just choose anyone for a life changing event or experience, look beyond physical appearance. You need people who are like minded people who aren’t fearful because honestly fear would stop you from accomplishing even the smallest of tasks. You need faith boosters not fear boosters.

As I bring this writeup to a conclusion here is my final point

Number 4: keep your ears and your heart open. Be spiritually sensitive, let the ears of your spirit be open constantly so you know when God is speaking and when it is just your mind or the enemy playing games with you.

Let your heart be open to whatever God intends to do, do not harden your heart when God speaks, imagine if Gideon had disobeyed, there are times when it won’t make sense but the Beauty of it is surrendering to His will. Keep your heart teachable.

How do I know when it is time to let go of some people?

First of all letting go of some folks doesn’t mean fighting with them or telling them how useless they are, it is spiritual discernment and letting God work his wisdom in you. Most of the times from my experience, God will raise up situations or events which would make it really clear for you, at times he would use those people to give you signals ( don’t ignore those signals). He would speak to you through his word or even in prayers He is not the author of confusion and I believe He will guide you to make the right decisions and give you wisdom on how to go about it.

Have a fruitful week ahead

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GRADUATION OUTFIT!!!

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Colors!!! Most of us shy away from that word especially when it comes to our wardrobe I used to be like that but I had to break out of that zone and I am glad I did. This is an outfit I wore for my graduation, I combined a mustard coloured blazer which is almost on the yellow side with green pants. I chose this colours because I did not want to go for the conventional blue, black, or white colours which most people go for and since it was my graduation I wanted to look colourful ( in a good way). I even opted for rose pink shoes because I did not want the color black in my outfit. The green is on the deeper side so the color of the blazer was just the perfect shade.

https://www.dresshead.com/womens-cold-shoulder-maxi-dress-red-rose-print-multicolor/

When you are opting for brightly coloured outfits, you must be careful so you don’t go over the top, make sure your make up doesn’t scream too much, preferably go for natural looking makeup which was what I did. As for jewellery my earrings were almost non existent I did not want to be team too much so I opted for smaller earrings which matched my shoes a silver necklace and bracelet.

The main focus was for the whole outfit to do the talking. The blazer had some tiny details like the pearls on the sleeves which I thought was really cute and brought more life to the outfit. I opted for a handbag which was green because like I said I did not want any black color.

https://www.dresshead.com/womens-cold-shoulder-maxi-dress-red-rose-print-multicolor/

The bag is definitely not a designer bag i got it at a very cheap price and it served its purpose. Do you think this was a good look?

How would you style this outfit? I would love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment don’t forget to like if you enjoyed today’s blog.

Blazer: Zara

Pants: o’stin

Shoes: zign

Handbag: random shop

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MY GRADUATION FROM MED SCHOOL!!!

Please read everything and don’t worry I have inserted pictures.

2nd of July 2018 was a really special day for me because I graduated medical school and I officially became a doctor, I still feel like I am dreaming and feel really weird being addressed with the title Doctor. Med school was really challenging but in all it’s been one of the best experience of my life.

To the king of all kings and my Heavenly Father.

I owe all of my gratitude to you my creator my Heavenly Father Jesus who knew me before I was conceived and had a plan for me even before the beginning of time you are indeed the master planner. You provided for my parents from the beginning and there was never a time I got stuck, you always believed in me and been/still my best friend, you never begin a project without completing it you are extremely dependable you are everything to me Thank you for adopting me as your own I cannot imagine my life without you God I would be a wreck. Words cannot express how grateful I am to you lord but I know you see my heart and you know how humbled and grateful I am to you for bringing me this far I love you and you alone deserves all of the accolades and all of my praise.

To my dad.

Daddy God knew you would be the best father for me that was why he sent me into your life. Every time I tell you I appreciate all you have done, they are not mere words they are real. Even when you get angry or when the burden becomes too much for you, you never stop listening you always listen to me and make sure I am comfortable. I will keep making you proud this is just the beginning of greater and better things. I love you Daddy.

To my mum ( Mummy H)

You are one woman who sees the best in everything, you always push me and encourage me you never see anything as a limitation. Thank you so much for being a backbone to Daddy thank you for your prayers thank you for always making me laugh and I am so glad to be going through this journey with you. I love you.

To my mum

Thank you for birthing me, you make me want to be a better person for my unborn kids, my husband and myself. You are such a strong woman, you are one of the reasons I am where I am today and I truly appreciate you. Thank you for all of the sacrifices Thank you for praying constantly for me. God bless you mum I love you.

To my brother

I can’t ask for a better big brother, you are truly amazing. I love you.

To my pastors

Pastor Chidi, pastor Eve, pastor Matthew your impact in my life is just beyond words. Thank you so much I love you all.

To my beautiful cousin Ruth.

My gist partner, my friend, my sister, my prayer warrior….. Thank you sisi i love you.

To dr.Amure omotayo.

My encourager, My play partner my best friend… going through this journey with you has been wow. I am so excited about what God is doing in you and through you. I love you.

To my group mates, to David iluore, to Ruth jadu, all of you who know me personally and everyone whom I crossed paths with.

Meeting you guys was never a mistake, God planned it out from the very beginning. I would really miss you all, I have learnt a lot from every single one of you and seeing you all at the point where you are now is such a blessing. May God continue to use every single one of you to better the lives of those you come in contact with. I love you.

My final words: God is the master planner he would never give up on you so stop thinking about quitting God has got your back.

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ARE YOU SETTLING?

Last week I was speaking with my Dad and after telling him some of the challenges I was having he said this to me a lion can never give birth to a goat, I am a lion who has birthed a lioness, you carry my genes and because I have accomplished so many things in my life through God’s help even through the toughest of times you would also accomplish yours. I know who I gave birth to and she is as tough and persevering as I am. This words sent down chills within my spine, after I had dropped the call i began to think as usual.

When Jesus died for us and we received him as our lord and personal saviour something happened and you know what that was? An exchange happened. Yes our sinful nature I would love to say our genes were automatically changed because a new life was given and the old life was taken making us new creatures. Created in God’s image, automatically becoming his children and carrying within us his genes.

Since we are Gods children why do we exhibit traits which are not of our father and settle for less than what he has intended for us?

Why are we timid? so full of fear, why do we feel inferior? why can’t we speak out? why are we not living the life our father has called us to live? why are you hiding in a box? why are you letting life pass you by? why are you just existing and not living? why are you living in pity? why do you always want to quit when you are faced with a challenge? why are you not committed to the little God has placed in your hands?why are you not letting God’s light shine through you?

Dear reader the truth is life is full of challenges and you will face a whole lot of those challenges but you have not been called to walk that path alone, you have a father who is always present to encourage you, walk that journey with you and most importantly love you even when you don’t love yourself so stop listening to the devil you are not alone. God is saying I know my child, I believe in his /her abilities so Run to your father you are the son/daughter of the most excellent God you carry His genes, you are not allowed to settle for less than what He has called you for.

A PERSON WOULD ALWAYS GIVE BIRTH TO ITS KIND YOU ARE GODS KIND—by Beauty

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