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Wednesday, 3 June 2015


Good morning and H.A.P.P.Y. N.E.W. M. O.N.T.H!!!!
It’s a veeeeery lovely day!

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I’ve been supa dupa busy in these past weeks because the latest batch of corpers in the NYSC scheme finished from the orientation camp last Monday and I, alongside my other house mates had to welcome some of them to the house. Since welcoming of new corps members is a tradition in every family house throughout the country, ours, The Redeemed Christian Corpers Fellowship wasn’t left behind. (Wondering what a family house is? It’s a house where serving corps members live under the umbrella of a particular corpers fellowship).
As I earlier stated, I have been sooooo busy and because of my position in the house, Assistant Sisters coordinator, I, alongside the Sisters coordinator have been cooking breakfast and dinner for about thirty people, with firewood! for over a week. 

I’ m practically a professional olopo (caterer) now! I can’t even count the number of times the firewood has forced me to cry! The work isn’t easy o! Chai! Most times I wake up by 5am for morning devotion, move straight to the kitchen, serve the food and then prepare for work, (after almost everybody would have gone o.)Once I return from my Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) around 4.30pm. I have about two hours to rest (but I don’t get to rest, there’s usually something else to do), by 6pm, I move to my  Place of Secondary Assignment (PSA) the kitchen. We are usually there till about 10pm and most times we do not get to sleep until 11pm, because we have to ensure that everyone is fine. We eat late, work overtime and have so much body pain! But you can hardly tell because we keep smiling (at least we try). 

Personally I have so many other things that keep me busy, including this blog. So most times people say I am overworking myself.
Now to the koko of my talk! Because of this tight schedule, I found it hard to pray, relax, read or even make my hair. For 4days in a row I didn’t do any personal prayer, all I did was to say ‘Father good morning, Holy Spirit good night’. I was not comfortable with it but I kept saying ‘God understands that I am tired now, I’ll pray later’. I kept postponing and postponing. Every time I said I was going to pray, it’s either I was too tired or too busy. I, more than anyone, know what it means to loose connection with God for a long time, it’s such a terrible place to be and I didn’t want to go back there. 

 On Thursday I knew if I continued like that I was going to regret it, so I just put everything on hold, (and I mean everything, because that day, I didn’t start the preparations for cooking early) and decided to pray. Then, problem number 2 came. It seemed like I had forgotten how to pray! I was struggling to find the right words, the right songs, struggling to ‘feel’ in a particular way but I continued o. I had already made up my mind that I was going to pray and nothing was going to stop me. When I was done, I felt like a huuuuuge burden had been lifted off me.
Although it’s still hard, I make sure I find time to pray. After all this is only the beginning, God is taking me to places that I can’t even imagine, I am definitely going to get busier, with work, family, ministry and other things. So I am taking all these as training. It’s an experience I am liking and I want to learn ALL that God wants me to learn from this!
I know that too many things struggle for our attention on a daily basis, work, husband, children, wife, traffic especially Lagos traffic, office deadlines, school work, exams, friends and it makes it very difficult to find time for God in this rat race. But not even that is good enough excuse not to pray!
You find strength and courage to face the day when you pray!
Have a lovely day!
Oloriadedotun
I would love to hear your story? What keeps you from praying and how do you plan to overcome it?


11 comments:

  1. Nice piece. I experience same issues too. Some days I make out time and on other days I procrastinate. I choose walking with God over working for God though.

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    1. Thank you very much dotprodot. It happens to most people o! But I agree with you walking with God is the best. God bless you!

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  2. Hmmn, my own story is way deeper than that. Sometimes I just procrastinate, other times it's my phone, other times I just don't know where to start and how to start... and other times just as yoou said, I feel I get too busy and just say a short prayer. But we have to work towards getting better and that's what I'm doing.... and just like @Dotprodot said, I prefer walking with God than working for Him!

    God bless you OloriAdedotun

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    1. That phone is a serious issue o! Sometimes I will be telling myself that I'm praying and i'll be replying pings and checking tweets. Our generation needs to consciously ensure that we make out time even with all these distractions to pray. God bless you too my love!

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  3. This is one piece I can absolutely relate to. Really helpful and instructive. God bless you.

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  4. Thank you very much, I'm glad it is. God bless you too dear!

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  5. We must always remember our first love

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  6. Long hour prayers ain't for me, I like to keep it short and simple because of the understanding I share with my creator trying to prolong it then it means no prayer ooo

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  7. Colossians 1:9-12 KJV
    For this cause we also, since the day we heard it , do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; [10] That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; [11] Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; [12] Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

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  8. Ephesians 3:16-21 KJV
    That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; [17] That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, [18] May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; [19] And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. [20] Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, [21] Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

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  9. Those would make good player points, I believe.

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