12days of Thanksgiving:Ruth Oluwole “Thanking God for opened doors and growth”
TWTW called out for thanksgiving posts from our sisters HERE And for the next 12 days we will see through the eyes of imperfect ladies, striving to give perfect praise to the Lord.
“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.” Hebrews 13:15…
This Season has been wonderful. When 2015 ended I had to be grateful, but I had mixed feelings. I felt I had not achieved what I had hoped for by the end of the year. I was unsure about my future, my career etc.
I felt I did not really have a testimony I could share even though I was grateful for the other things of life – good health, food, life and all that
And as I moved into 2016, my heart leaped for joy at the promises from your word, I could feel it in my spirit that the year held a lot for me. Fast forward into this year and things seemed so dry, I was seeing the opposite. I started struggling with depressing thoughts and losing my joy.
But Father, ever faithful as you are, you still found a way to speak to me through messages and your word. I have understood that there are times and seasons. I also now know that God takes his time to drill lives he wants to use.
All in all Lord, I know you are taking me someplace..You have good plans concerning me, greater than I can imagine.
I accept this season of waiting, training, becoming, learning, and I promise you my joy because you have commanded in your word that we rejoice always. So Lord I rejoice in you and submit totally to you. I chose you over everything else.
I love you Lord and I will not despise my little beginning because its called a beginning not an end. I will be joyful…………
This is an excerpt from a letter I wrote to God at the forementioned date. At this time I was waiting on God to open up a Job opportunity for me. I Hated where I was and it was looking like nothing was happening.
The next month I got invited for an Interview, God carried me through all stages till I got the offer of employment. That’s another long story. He has set my feet big time. He gave me a new job and not just any job when others seemed to be losing their jobs this year. I then came to realize that it doesn’t matter what is happening around you, but what God is saying about you (What he had said to me that I held onto – Jer 29:11 ).
This year has been a very significant one for me. There’s a huge difference between last year, and this year so I am thanking God for growth and progress. The knowledge I’ve gained this year is incomparable to any other year.
I’m literally walk with my head heavy right now. I would not trade my experience this year for anything.
The devil is a big kill-joy and he tried to do that this year, to steal my joy but I’m grateful to God for helping me stay strong. I also thank God for saving my family who were attacked by highway robbers. My entire family except me was in that vehicle and I can’t imagine what would have happened if God didn’t rescue them by granting a way escape. The year is over and as He promised in his word none of mine is missing.
“For I know the thoughts I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of good and not of evil to give you your expected end”. Jer29:11
God is faithful and reflecting back, everything that happened through the year, I had asked for it.
On a lighter note, Watch what you ask God, He realllyyy Listens
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