“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.“ – 1 Peter 5:8

A little too late for compliments of the new year….I know. Where have I been right? Where do I even begin? But first let me start off by apologising for going MIA on the blog. The truth is the pressures of 2020 caught up with me in the long run and I couldn’t hold it all together, the anxiety of this pandemic, and overwhelming academics. Next thing I know it’s a new year and the pandemic is still hovering over us…..Helaaang?!The past year has been a lot for most of us, some lost their jobs; some had to drop off from their respective academics and while for others their marriages succumbed to quarantine….the bottom line :it was a LOT!

The beginning of this year, I contemplated a lot about shutting down the blog. I realised I am still not bold enough like I assumed and I thought I would have overcame my little fears by now. At first when God placed the idea of this blog on my heart, I wrestled with him because I was aware of how much the blog required from me emotionally and spiritually. Like Kanye West (MY FAVE) says “Too who much is given, much is tested”. I felt I was not ready to minister about marriage while I myself have not figured out this marriage thing yet. I knew I had to speak from my experiences and challenges which meant putting my marriage on a pedestal with all its flaws for everyone to see. The most powerful Pastors are the ones that teach from their life lessons. Joyce Meyer (Another fave of mine) always talks about the challenges that she endured, I guess that’s why I relate to her so much.

Although the above mentioned were reason enough for me to chicken out, the real reason I had never mentioned to anyone was how the devil always cripples any flickering light that carries Gods gospel. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.“ – 1 Peter 5:8. The devils job is to invalidate anyone carrying the gospel, so that whatever message they carry should fall on deaf ears. I have heard of pastors and gospel singers that are forever fighting inner demons and it is almost as if, the darker the demon they slay, the more profound and deeper the sermon becomes. New wine,by Hillsong goes like, “In the crushing, in the pressing…Jesus make new wine out of me”. Hence my hesitation to continue with the blog, my pressing and crushing is new wine for the marriage ministry…and it still makes me squirm a bit. Moreover I knew that I will be continuously tested, even Jesus was tested by the devil and offered him the riches of the world just after he came out of his 40 day fast, if the devil can test Jesus, who am I?

However if there is one thing God, as long as he has placed something in you, you will run around in circles until you heed the call just like the story of Jonah and the fish in the bible. “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable” – Romans 11:29. Every day I am always brainstorming ideas for the blog and I still wake up at 3am to write. Also I have a passion for fruitful and healthy marriages, not just mine but the institution of marriage as a whole. The past year made me aware that a lot of young married Christians couples are now intentional with their marriages, we are open to implore in uncomfortable conversations and seek Godly ways to build our marriages.

Although 2020 sank with a lot of marriages, it also produced new marriages. With all of that said, I am looking forward to starting all over again with the blog. The mandate for this year is to continue to be bolder, candid and relatable with my own challenges and experiences in my marriage journey;moreover I pray that every blogpost I put out there is driven by the Holy Spirit more than my gratification. Here is to a fruitful 2021….On a light note please share what you are believing God for this year, a new Job? A financial breakthrough?Health goals? I would love to hear from you

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10 Responses

  1. Welcome back my lady,we missed reading your blogs,this is the confidence we have that’He who started this work will see it to the finish.🙇❤❤

  2. Yeiiii
    Welcome!!welcome back!
    Thank you for obeying the Lord,im looking forward to a great year.

    I’m definitely believing God for marriage

  3. Beautiful writing honey and your story is compelling I am so glad to got to read this. Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much Makhoai for stopping by. We appreciate the encouragement and support so much. Love, Tiffy.

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