You Have What It Takes

Have you ever started a project and half way through thought you could not complete it? I have been there before and so I can understand the feeling. About two years ago, I was nominated at work to head a project. I was not particularly sure about my competence. I prayed about it and trusted the Holy Spirit for guidance as He is the best teacher. To my amazement, the whole project went well and my Director was highly impressed.

What challenges are you currently facing? Do you believe that you are an overcomer? The bible says in Philippians 4:13 that ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” We have what it takes to accomplish anything in life but the problem is that we sometimes shy away from stretching ourselves. I challenge you to rise up to the occasion. Believe in the power of God operating in your life. God loves achievers and that is why I am certain he would be there for you at the point of your need. I believe God is interested in helping women as much as he helps men. All you need to do is take a step of faith and see God take over. Therefore, arise today and shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.

Mary had what it takes to be the mother of Jesus but she did not know it until angel Gabriel told her. Elizabeth and Zachariah also did not believe they could have a child in their old age but God surprised them. All they needed was an open heart and faith. God eventually visited them and blessed them with a baby boy: John the baptist. You have what it takes my sister, so believe in the Lord and he will perfect you on every side. Do not let people define you the Lord. His word defines you and this definition is true. It is assuring and soul lifting. I’d rather go with it than anything else. God bless.

Do Not Grow Weary

Yesterday afternoon, I was telling a friend that I get so tired easily. She then teased me by saying that once a woman reaches a certain age, she needs to be taking some multivitamins to keep me strong. Thinking about that conversation brings me to what is happening to most women today. A lot of us are drained physically, emotionally and financially. All these put together brings about weariness spiritually. We just go through the motions of church and our secular life but really our focus has shifted.

The bible admonishes us not to be weary in doing good for we shall reap in due season if we do not faint(Gal 6:9). My sister, do not let whatever you are going through slow you down spiritually. What the devil delights to see is us being drained day in and day out! He wants us to give up and call it a day with Christianity. What we need to realise is that God is counting on us to bring about a revival in the land and that is why we need to arise and shine. He is looking for encourager’s and you are one of them. Imagine if we all gave in to the enemy; then the death of Christ on the cross would be defeated.

Dear sister, be strong in the Lord and keep on running your faith with patience. In due season, you will definitely reap the fruit of your service to the Lord so be encouraged and remain blessed.

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” Heb 12:1(KJV)

Woman Arise and Take Your Place

I thank God for how far He has helped me. It hasn’t been by power nor by might but by His Spirit alone! If I had remained quiet, you would not have heard or read about Daughter of Encouragement. God has a place for each and every one on this planet. You have an assignment and it would be a crime not to fulfil it. Some women have been called into business, some as housewives, Pastors, Encouragers, Teachers etc. Whatever you believe strongly in your heart to take up, ensure you arise to the occasion and fulfil that mission. One reason why it would be a crime not to fulfil this call is that there is someone out there who needs you. You are a solution to another person’s problem, so you cannot afford to remain quiet.

My book The Place of Your Emotions in Choosing a Life Partner was born out of my passion to see many unmarried ladies and gentlemen get it right from the beginning. From the time of its publication, I have heard so many testimonies of what the Lord has done through the book. Never underestimate the bigness of God in your life! He is more than able to do “Exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephe 3:20). All you need to do is step out of your boat just as Peter did and let God prove Himself mighty in your life. (Lk 5:4-10).

Remain blessed.

Nurture Your Gift

What are you gifted at doing? I believe we all have one gift or the other. However, most of us do not know what we are gifted at. These could be spiritual or natural. Whichever it is, God expects the gift to be displayed for His glory.
If you are yet to discover your gift, then approach the Lord in prayer. The bible says that He is a reveal-er of secrets and He will definitely reveal yours to you. Do you know that your gift can pave ways for you in life? The bible says in Prov 18:16 that “A man’s gift maketh room for him and bringeth him before great men”(KJV). This means that your gift can make you a sought -after man or woman.
Daniel was a man of God whose gift made room for. The same goes for Joseph whose gift of interpreting dreams took him from the Prison to the palace. What does this tell us? It means we should treasure and continue to improve on our gifts and talents because a day of our showing forth would come. It is only a matter of when!
Are you discouraged because you seem not to be getting anywhere with your gifting? The bible says in Gal: 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap if we faint not”(KJV). Just continue to serve God with the gifts or talents you have been given, and in due season He will lift you up because He is your glory and the lifter up of your head. Remain blessed.

The Place of Your Emotions in Choosing A Life Partner

Although I have introduced this book in my previous post, I would like to talk a bit more about it. It is a book I wrote out of a passion to see many youths and matured singles save themselves from unnecessary heartache. I always feel so sad when I read in the papers or speak to people who turn to me for counselling about their failed marriage. This book will show you how to safeguard your heart before committing into a marriage relationship. Marriage is for life so why not make it heaven on earth! With God the author of marriage by your side, all things are possible. Many people have committed suicide after a failed marriage. Yours will not end this way in Jesus’ name. Please order your copy by clicking on
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For the Kindle Edition visit
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Happy New Year

I think it is rather too late to say HAPPY NEW YEAR! However, I would still say this because I have been away for so long! I can say that I have been tied down doing one thing or the other. Some fulfilling while others had been a distraction. However, I give God the glory who never leaves nor forsakes us according to His word in Hebrews 13:5. Our God is an awesome God! Even when we miss it, He has a way of drawing us to Himself. I am glad to be writing at my desk again. My prayer is to continue to do so.

I would like to inform you that by God’s special grace, I have been able to Publish a book titled ” The place of Your Emotions in Choosing a Life Partner. This was initially written as an article in 2006 but God has enabled me to develop it into a book. This can be bought at www.lulu.com for £4.99 only. There is also the Kindle edition at www.amazon.com or www.amazon.co.uk. This book is for anyone earnestly seeking God for the right choice in marriage. It is also appropriate for anyone who feels they have made a mistake in their choice of spouse. I believe the Lord will minister to you through this book. Have a blessed day.

The Sensitive Woman

We live in a challenging world and only those who are sensitive to their environment can actually make a difference in it. As godly women living in the 21st century, we need to understand what being sensitive really means. One of the meanings of being sensitive taken from Dictionary.com an online reference dictionary can be defined as “having acute mental or emotional sensibility: aware of, and responsive to the feelings of others”. It could also mean someone who is touchy, easily pained or annoyed. However, for the sake of our
study, we would like to define a sensitive woman to mean someone
highly perceptive like Jesus Christ our perfect example as recorded in Luke 8: 43-46.

Examples of sensitive women in bible times:

1. Mary the mother of Jesus: John 2: 1-5. She noticed that at the wedding of Cana, the wine had run out and she informed her son Jesus about this. How can we relate this to our present world? Give practical examples of when we need to step into a situation.

2. The Shunammite Woman: 2 Kings 4: 8-10. She noticed that the man of God, Elisha, had no accommodation and she met that need. This was the entrance to her breakthrough. How can you meet the need of men of God around you?

3. Naomi: Ruth 3: 1. Naomi the mother in-law of Ruth was sensitive to the needs of Ruth. She did everything in her power to seek Ruth’s welfare. What efforts as an elder, mother, sister have you made to ensure it is well with others in God’s house?

4. The virtuous woman: Proverbs 31: 17-18 . As a business woman, the virtuous woman knew within her that her business was right and had an understanding of what to do.

What it takes to be sensitive to the needs of others:

a) Ask for the spirit of discernment ( 1 Corin 12: 7,9-10). This will help you to be sensitive to your environment, people, situations and above all- the promptings of the Holy Spirit. With the spirit of discernment, you would also be able to know what solutions or options are available to you in times of doubt. Jesus encouraged this in Luke 12:56. The children of Issachar had this spirit and they acted as guides for the children of Israel( 1 Chronicles 12:32).

b) Listen to the Holy Spirit’s promptings: The Holy Spirit always prompts us but we do not respond. As a woman, you need to sharpen your spiritual antenna. The more you respond to these promptings, the more sensitive you will be to the needs of others.

Are you a sensitive woman? If you are, what difference have you or are you making in the lives of those you come in contact with everyday?