Monday, September 5, 2011

Under construction

Hello beautiful people :o)
I know, I know, It's been really long since I've been here and I apologize.
Being MIA was not the plan at all, but then considering the turn my life has taken, things going the exact opposite of how I anticipated shouldn't come as a surprise...

No I don't mean this blog, I mean my life.

In the past few months, a lot about my life has changed.

Before now, I was sure I had it all figured out. I knew what I was doing and where I was going.
Things were simple. Loving God, walking with Him, letting Him down a lot of the time (especially with my big mouth), and enjoying His grace. Being married to D (who is really and truly a great guy) has been great, challenges and all. I am blessed to share my life with him and would choose him again if I had to. I consider my role as mum to my son and daughter a privilege. It's exasperating at times, but all they have to do is smile and my heart just melts. My siblings are great, always supportive. I've been blessed with great friends, some of who have become sisters, and of course the many women I have been privileged to serve in my career as a tailor, many of whom have become friends. There's also my blog family, from whom I have learned a lot and among whom I have found friends and sisters who have been a blessing to me. 

I've had enough challenges to keep me humble, and I have seen God give me so many testimonies, that I have come to believe that my life is proof that there is a God that rules in the affairs of men. He has brought me through so much, I sometimes feel that just saying thank you does not suffice. Perhaps that's why I talk about Him and the things He's done for me and how grateful I am a lot of the time.

These past few months though, a lot has changed. The things that used to excite me do not do so any more. Some of my friendships have suffered, cos I haven't been the friend I used to be. I am reluctant to share my real thoughts, perhaps cos I'm not sure if I should even be thinking them. My emotional energy tank is on "E" and I find myself questioning a lot of the things I thought I believed. I have found a few answers, but I still have many questions. I wish I could claim to be "deep and spiritual" and in possession of a "supernatural" key that unlocks life's mysteries, but that is not the case. I am tired.

One thing that I am sure of, in spite all my confusion, is that the word of God is true. I have chosen God's word to be the final authority in my life, so I am holding on to Ephesians 2:10 
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Soon this season will be over, and His work in me would be complete. My testimony would be ready to be shared and share I will.

My plan was to write a few lines in response to the kind comments and emails I have received from you, checking to make sure I'm fine, but I have served up an epistle.... you see, things just don't seem to be going the way I planned... 

Thanks for stopping by (even though I haven't been to your blog in months)
May your dreams come true.


  1. Hang in there sis. The Lord is your muscle, Jesus is your Iroko.

  2. {{{hugggs}]...this too shall pass away...keep your faith burning in HIM..take care.

  3. Eya Gbemi I've really missed your blogs and I lay not :)... I enjoy reading yours cos they sound like I'm listening to ‎​you even though I don't know all the details. Thank Jesus he's ever present to hold your hands through each season. ‎​​We are God's handiwork in process!
    God keep ‎​you dear :D

  4. Hold on to faith. This too shall pass.

  5. All this shall pass

    Whatever doesnt kill us - makes us stronger.

    Stay strong.

  6. hang in there sister, we would always be here for ya, hugs! The lord is your strength, I know what you's tough moving places, hang in there

  7. it is well sis, we await your testimonies
    just keep faith and remember, this too shall pass....

  8. E ya no worries don't have to apologize to us at all at all. This season in your life shall soon pass and I pray for God's revelation over all the questions that you have. I pray for testimonies that will increase your emotional energy to joy in Jesus name. Amen.

  9. God will always be your strength and refuge
    Take care xx

  10. awwww...
    I have tears in my eyes..

    You see, I only just found out that my website is down cos I needed to print out a reservation from my email tonight.

    Then it hit me. That's why I didn't get any email notifications on my phone for comments!! There I was thinking, who cares if you're under construction or not? Everyone has their own issues joor, so suck it up and stop whining...

    So I came on here, saw that you came, and not just that, you took time out to leave me words of encouragement... Now I not only have that warm fuzzy feeling I get when someone leaves a comment, I also feel like I am not alone.

    Thank you.
    I appreciate your show of love.
    God bless you

  11. Blessings...
    We are always evolving, transforming as we learn lessons through experiences lived and by vicarious measures. just be patient with yourself, you are your best investment.

    Have a great week.

  12. Thanks Rhapsody
    I love the line "You are your best investment"
    I'll keep that in mind.

  13. The lord is your strength.All will be well in jesus name.

  14. Eeya, this too shall pass. It is just that season for you and it will soon be over. Keep on keeping on.

  15. First time here. Life's in phases and im sure God is not going to put more on your plate than you can handle.
    Bydway, please put more pictures of ur dresses up.
    You can check out my blog too.

  16. I can imagine you're going thru a wave of trials and tribulations but take heart, soon the story will change because no matter how often you fall, you will always pick yourself up again...thats what God says about His children - you may fall several times but you'll always get up stronger and better.

  17. God will never leave you nor forsake you. Be encouraged.

  18. It is well...
    No matter how rough the storm might be, it will surely calm down. Listen to that still small voice.
    The Lord is your strength!

  19. It's great to read from your again. I'll be praying for you and hope everything works out for good.

  20. I liked your comment over at Enybees - so came to meet you :) I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling up to par.

    The valleys do come. Expect them. Don't be surprised by them. Sometimes, God whispers - so that we come closer to hear His still small voice.

    Life is overwhelming most days. But god is always right in the midst of us. He has showed me over and over, that if I would just change my focus, I would see Him every time.

    Don't let the enemy of your soul beat against your fragile drum. Don't let him live rent free in your head. He uses our feelings against us. He tells us lies to keep us depressed.

    The truth is - God loves us just as we are.

    "And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow--not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love."
    Romans 8:38 NLT

    It's OK to be right where you are today. You can't be anywhere else at the moment. But ask the Lord to search your heart and be open to what He whispers back to you. It's the valleys that draw you closer to Him. We can't live on top of the mountains - the air would be too thin :) We would eventual faint and roll back down into the valley ...haha

    So use this time to ask of God what His Plan is for the midst of this valley. For most assuredly, He has a Plan -

    praying for you..
    May God whisper His heart to you and bring His sustaining JOY in the coming days. Ask ... It is His delight to sit at your table and commune with you.

    Weeping is a place of redemption that strength can never take you ~ Joseph Garlington

    Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Jeremiah 31:25 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint."

    Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak

  21. Hang in there'll come out victorious

  22. It is well with you and your family my love. Hug**

  23. I cant add anything to what Patrina wrote. Infact I am taking away some. God bless you dear Gbemi. Don't give up or give in.

    Happy testimonies coming soon.....

  24. YAY... WOOPI WHOOPA.. SO glad u came oh... doing a break dance (in my head lol) but I am happy u wrote this. Cos I have checked on uncountable times (ok.. maybe am exaggerating, but I was worried).

    GBEMI....Woman of Favour, Blessings, Increase and Upliftment. God has lifted u up has ur name says... I believe u are encouraged now and taking courage, pls dont give up. HE IS UR STRENGTH and YES I will rejoice with u hun every step of the Way. U have already overcome even before u finish the race. I have no doubt things will work out even more than u expected. AMEN..

    MUM is watching ohh and she is rooting for her baby girl to PRESS ON.

    GOD is also rooting for u 110% to press on, JESUS is saying SISTER It is finished, HOLY SPIRIT is saying your faith is strong, u will know it in due course.

    SO MY SISTER u are amazing and please stay AMAZING. U have a purpose to fulfill.

    U are in MY prayers and it is well with u, hubby and the children. GOD WILL BLESS UR HOUSEHOLDS AND BE THE PILLAR OF YOUR LIFE.


    HAPPY SMILES............. :)

  25. Awwwww...I feel kind sad to hear this. I naturally assumed that your couture business has kicked into high drive is why you have been unseen around this quarters. I tap into your optimism and pray with you on a better tomorrow and the day after and the day after the day after......keep smiling

  26. Oh no! So sorry to know things aren't going the way you planned. Like so many others have already said, this too shall pass. You will be victorious! In Jesus' name.

    Stay strong.

  27. hi girl..i hope you feel much better now? the joy of the lord is your strength..


  28. May God's strength be made perfect in your weakness and as you hold unto Him, I pray that you will look back someday and see His foot prints in the sand. He never leaves nor forsakes. God bless you

  29. His Grace is sufficent,realy hapi 2hear 4rm u,wantin 2knw hw u're doin.It is well.
    Here's my blog for u to follow

  30. Except from: Jesus Daily
    1. Prayer prevents panic.
    2. Count your blessings to forget your problems.
    3. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
    4. There is no "Key" to happiness. The Door is already open.
    5. Fear God who saves your Soul, not those who can harm your Body.

  31. Hope things are looking up..Just remember that weeping may endure for the night but joy cometh in the morning

  32. His ears are wide open and he will listen lets just keep

  33. Hey babe, how you dey? I have missed your updates and was just checking up. Hope you are good ko? May Allah take care of you and yours.
    Ciao :)

  34. Still trusting God for you. come back soon...I miss you

  35. Hi dearie,one of your big time fans.I understand where you are coming from. Life is in cycles and everything around us changes,but we just have to hold on to our core beliefs.You will come come out wiser and stronger. ijust know.kisses

  36. Hey love,

    just checking on u..
    I hope all is well and your fam too..

    God be with you and continue to uphold u..xx

  37. Thank you so much for taking time out to encourage me.I do not take your thoughtfulness and kindness for granted. May you never walk alone.


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