Category: Overcoming Life Challenges

We all face challenges every day and they are no mean feat. In fact, I can compare some of these challenges to my climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in 2017. It was rigorous. It was intense and there were many times I felt like I couldn’t go on. Many times my legs buckled under my feet and many times I thought I was losing my mind. This probably describes the kind of challenges some of us go through in life every day.

And Jesus did say to us that; “In life, we will have tribulations but take heart, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). The Psalmist also made us understand that “Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him from them all” (Psalms 34:19). The fact that you are a Christian does not mean a challenge-free life, it simply means that through Christ you can overcome those challenges.
So, this devotional is to help give you perspective on some of the life challenges, How I have been able to cope with some of them and how God in His infinite mercy has seen me through most of them. I hope it encourages you and you come out victorious as I have done in Jesus name. Amen

10 Days of Resistance to Stress Biblical Declarations

Many people often get stressed in the few weeks running up to the end of the year and it is important that you know this is not part of God’s plan for your life. God never planned for you to be a part of the UK Statistics of 74% of adults who have felt stressed, overwhelmed and unable to cope over the past year. His plan for you is to be in good health as your soul prospers. As a car could not be manufactured without a shock absorber your body could not be created without a resistance to stress in your DNA.

You are a child of the living God with the DNA of the most high. Your body is the temple of the Lord and nothing can destroy God’s temple. You have been hard-wired with resistance to stress. It is woven into your body system. You will always bounce back from stress but most importantly you can prevent it from getting through to you. When you surrendered yourself to God, you surrendered your body too hopefully. This means that you carry the DNA of the living God in your body and it does not accommodate destructive elements in the body. Your body is the temple fo God and nothing can destroy God’s temple. As a

If God did not create you without adding resistance to pressure points in your body system, you would not have been able to withstand all manner of stress attack targeted at you on a daily basis. Thankfully, you are alive today and you are still standing to the glory of God. Continue reading 10 Days of Resistance to Stress Biblical Declarations

10 Days of Biblical Declarations to Overcome Depression

It is World Mental health week and I am reminded of the supernatural help I received during a difficult period of depression in my life. Although I have no recollection of the moment when life went spiralling downward, I remember some of the symptoms I suffered. Constant crying, mood swings, being irritable and just feeling deeply saddened with life. I was ready to defend myself when criticized, feeling condemned or judged by anybody.

Every day was a struggle and I felt the closest people to me were not emotionally available to help me deal with difficult situations. The only thing that helped me was the Bible. I managed to read it every day, cover to cover.  Even though I didn’t understand a lot of it, I called on the same God who gave many people victory in the Bible. I made several biblical declarations over myself to recover my mindset, using scriptures such as “for God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). Continue reading “10 Days of Biblical Declarations to Overcome Depression”

6 Days of Help for Pride Biblical Declarations

We all have pride. It is embedded in our veins right from our mother’s womb. It’s an inheritance passed down from generations to generations. It’s in our DNA. It’s that thing that makes us feel more important than others. It’s that thing that makes us feel we deserve better than others. It’s that thing that makes us strive for the best in life. We see it in other people and we emulate it. The dictionary describes it as self-esteem or self-importance. If you like you can call it self-respect or self-worth. It’s all the same meaning. Some of us have it more than others.

As we travel through the journey of life, we’ve acquired it as a skill. We have fanned it into flame beyond God’s original intention for self-esteem and we have turned into pride. We have turned up that self-respect a notch and we have pumped up ourselves above everybody else, way beyond it should be. We view ourselves as bigger, better, smarter or richer than others. We cherish ourselves much more than we cherish the people in our lives. We are self-focused, self-centred and self-conceited. We have turned ourselves into the god of our lives and we hardly ever listen to anybody else in our lives. Pride is not a good attribute to have. It’s not a good thing to acquire or to cherish. It actually leads to one’s downfall.

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Overcome Stress with God’s Word

Stress has a way of controlling people’s lives wherever it is welcomed. Unless you deal with it with the word of God it would have tampered with your well-being before you know it. It gets to you when you least expect it and it takes over your life in whatever you give it the chance. It creeps up on you at the least expected moments; be it whilst stepping out of your homes onto the motorway where all manner of driving skills are tested or stepping into the office with diverse kinds of personality clashes. Stress is always lurking around seeking whom to devour and if you allow it into your mind it will drag you out but you must overcome it with the word of God. Continue reading “Overcome Stress with God’s Word”

Resist Stress and It Will Flee From you

Did you know you have an in-built stress resistance? Yes, you do. God built it into you. Otherwise, you would not have bounced back from every stress attack you encounter on a daily basis. If you did not have an inbuilt stress resistance, you probably would not be standing to see the day.  Stress is a joy killer and a peace-thief that should not be given the time of day. You need to not allow it into your homes, your streets or your workplace. You can resist it and it will flee from you.  Continue reading “Resist Stress and It Will Flee From you”

Protect Yourself From Stress with Biblical Declarations

For the first time in my adult life I experienced a chronic stress. I didn’t know what hit me without warning until the Lord delivered me from it. I could have protected myself from it had I been aware of its tactics and so I wasn’t prepared for it. You know what they say, “what you don’t know cannot kill you”, but what you do know you can protect yourself from it. Had I been exposed to a level of stress one way or the other, perhaps I would have been prepared and I would have protected myself from it.

I am not sharing this to make you feel afraid but to expose to you that this is one of the way the devil steals, kills and destroy lives, and you can learn from my personal experience so you don’t have to go through the same attack that I went through and you can protect yourself from becoming a stress victim. You know what they say, “prevention is better than cure” but a better way to prevent a thing is to protect yourself from it.

Thankfully we have the right armor to protect ourselves from stress and it is the word of God. It will guard and protect your mind against stress attack when you wear it with all diligence; “Guard your heart with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23). It will

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5 Biblical Declarations to Help You Overcome Temptations.

Temptations will always come when you least expect it and it comes in variety of ways. Jesus was tempted with food when he was hungry. David was tempted with sexual lust during his leisure time. Eve was tempted with getting wisdom whilst working in the garden of Eden. Joseph was tempted while in prison  and Judas Iscariot was tempted with money in ministry. The devil will always find a way to tempt you. You cannot escape it. If he tempted Jesus Christ the Messiah, he will most likely tempt you his follower. The devil’s day and night job is to steal, to kill and to destroy, and his most targeted audience are Christians with purpose, destined children of God and anointed children of God. Continue reading “5 Biblical Declarations to Help You Overcome Temptations.”

Overcome Sin with Biblical Declarations

Sin is awful and as a new Christian, you might find yourself falling back to old ways of doing things and reasoning. One of the ways to overcome sin is to speak the word of God over that situation until it transforms you and you are completely set free. The Bible says if anyone is in Christ, old things have passed away, all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). This means that you can let go of the past and you can assume your new position in Christ. Everything has been made new. The Bible also says that anybody who believes in Christ overcomes the world (1 John 5:4), you are an overcomer through Christ. Continue reading “Overcome Sin with Biblical Declarations”

Overcome Feelings of Regret, Guilt and Shame

I couldn’t be friends with most people my age as a young adult because I was ladened with so much shame, guilt and sorrow. This darkness engulfed my childhood and my adolescent life and  I couldn’t live a normal life like many young adults. I couldn’t go to parties for fear of getting caught up in the wrong crowd and ending up with an unwanted pregnancy. I couldn’t have a close friend or a best friend for the fear of being betrayed. My regrets mounted up as I climbed up in years and in stature. Many people thought I was a loner but I was drowning in regrets. Most people my age group were moving forward in life but my shame was holding me back. Continue reading “Overcome Feelings of Regret, Guilt and Shame”