To the mom who is struggling financially, I see you.


 

A post about getting out of debt
Moms struggling financially

Its almost Mothers day and I can’t believe that we just celebrated one not too long ago last year. In my last mothers day post, I wrote about 6 things I have learned in my motherhood Journey. This Mothers day I want to write about the Mom who is struggling financially, to the mom who daily struggles to make ends meet, I see you, this one is for you.

It is for the mom who is struggling financially trying to balance both keeping the home and making a living. You may work outside your home or perhaps you work within your home, It’s to you I dedicate this post too. I am writing here to say I see you and I got your back.  Here are 4 things that I feel will help you get your perspective in other to win in your race to become a great mom and to also build a legacy.

Pray:

If you are in that place where you feel harassed, disorganized and you feel like things are spiraling out of control especially with your finances. The first thing you need to do is to pray, this is because when you pray you are connecting to someone who is bigger than you which is our Lord Jesus, you are connecting to him because he knows answers which you do not know.

Going to him in prayer about what you are going through is a good way to begin to source for the solutions to what you are going through. It doesn’t matter that it may not have been what you planned for or that you made a mistake, what matters is that you are reaching out to him in prayers and seeking out answers to questions that are bordering you. To know how to deal with difficult times, read my post on 3 things to do in difficult times.

Plan:

If you have prayed well on your issues, you will get answers from the Lord, sometimes the answers may drop as a thought into your mind, and from that thought, ideas begin to form. Begin to plan with those ideas and thoughts that are coming into your mind.

Some of those thoughts may have to do with cutting down on expenses that are needless and are sucking finances or perhaps renegotiating a loan that you took that is choking your finances that won’t let you plan ahead. It can even be a new way of making money that will increase your financial sources and hence enable you to get out of debt. Whatever that thought is, write it down and begin to plan how you will implement it.

Take action:

All the plans in the whole world without any action to back it up will be useless, begin immediately to take action. Plug that financial hole that is draining your finances, say no to that new shiny loan that will purportedly help you to get out of debt and plug you into a deeper one.

Cut down on what you do need and do away with what you do not need by selling off those excess properties and plugging the cash into your debt to reduce it.

Ensure that you are doing all in your power to stop the excesses that led to your indebtedness. Begin to implement new ways of increasing your income, it could be via a second job or perhaps a home business or even simply adding money-making options to what you are already doing. You will notice that as you take these actions, it will take you out of the rut of helplessness to a place of hope.

Be thankful for the progress you have made:

The little differences that your actions make in your finances, no matter how little it is, celebrate them and repeat them again. It is a baby step, yes but you will keep walking until you walk out of debt. Be thankful for where you are in life and believe God that he is leading you out of financial struggles into financial abundance. Do not fret about the things that may not be working now but work consistently to improve on it until you get better at it.

This post is not a typical mothers day post but I feel led in my Spirit that there is someone who needs what I have written today if that person is you, then Happy am I that I have touched your life today and if you want to be continuously encouraged, join me on Elizabeth Uchealors show and get more of your encouragement dose to help you win.

To your success and Happy Mothers day

 

 

3 things to do in Difficult times

 

3 things to do in Difficult times
Trusting God in Difficult Times.

What are difficult times really? they are times when you are feeling like you can’t go on, it seems to you like the whole world is caving in and you don’t know what to do. The bills are piling up while your means of paying off are shrinking or maybe a loved one is going through a terminal illness which you know may eventually lead to death and you are at a loss on what to do.

For some, it could also be waiting for the fulfillment of a long-awaited promise or a relationship that has gone bad or maybe the loss of a job or perhaps your home.

Difficult times in life will come to us all, it’s not a matter of if but when, this is because Jesus said in John 16:33, in this world, you will have tribulations, its something that is bound to happen. Its how we handle it that determines whether we sink or swim.

We may not like it, I never saw a person who loved to suffer, but Jesus Christ has already told us, to be of good cheer for he has already overcome the world and all that is in it. We have an advocate with the Father who has already been through what we have been through and has obtained the victory not necessarily for himself but for us all. He calls us more than conquerors because we didn’t have to fight the fight, he already did that, we just need to begin to take advantage of what he has done for us.

If are you going through difficult times in your life, here are 3 things you should do.

1 Have a good Cry:

I know this may sound shocking to you, I mean how can a Christian be telling you to have a good cry, well Jesus wept at Lazarus’graveside even though he knew that he could raise him up. He still identified with the pain that his friends were going through. The bible says that we have an advocate who has been through what we are going through, he feels what we feel and he knows what we are going through.

I know that when you are going through stuff people tell you to be strong and do not cry, but sometimes crying helps you vent your emotions and gives you the opportunity to begin to heal. So if crying will help you release that pent-up emotion, then, by all means, do so, but do not stop at this stage, don’t just cry over your situation and do nothing about it, rather go to the next stage.

2  Seek the Face of God

I know what it can be like to be a busy mom or perhaps a busy parent, sometimes Life carries us so fast that we fail to cultivate that relationship with God.We don’t have time to pray and read the Bible as we should hence when difficult times hits us, we are at a loss on what to do because we may feel we are not in a place to begin to seek God.

But you know what? God is always there for us, he says in Jeremiah 29: 13, you will find me when you seek me with all your heart. So begin to seek the face of God through prayer and study of his word. You can start by praying first and telling the Lord all we are going through and then asking him to give us answers and show us a way out as we read the Bible.

I remember when I was believing God to conceive again after I had lost a child, my daughter was stillborn, she did not make it out alive due to complications during childbirth. I was in that place where I was in pain but did not know what to do, I lost the child and my own life was also at risk because I had lost so much blood. Every day I lived was a miracle because I did not know if I will make it to the next day.

While I was in the hospital, I was still in so much pain both physically and emotionally, but I kept seeking out Gods word and listening to what he will say to me just like Habakkuk said, I will stand upon my watch and see what he will say to me. One day  I had put on a tape that was playing healing scriptures and while listening to it, I heard the scripture in Acts 27:22-25, where Paul was telling the Captain of the Ship he was a prisoner in that they will not lose their lives even though they had lost their possessions.

I knew this scripture was for me because, I had just lost my baby which in this case symbolized possessions in the scripture above, that scripture spoke to my heart and I knew that I will not lose my life. This is one way God speaks to us, when we are in difficult situations, through his word, but you have to be willing to listen and search for his word until you find it.

3 Take  God’s word and act on it

After seeking Gods face and you get a word from the Lord, perhaps by his written word or the word of God which he spoke to your heart. (Note that God will not speak a word to you that is outside his word in the Bible), so if you think you heard from God, cross-check the bible to see if he has written it in the Bible. Its after you have ensured that you have this confirmation that you will take that word and act on it.

What do you mean by acting on word?. It means act like the word you heard is true. Don’t believe the lies of the enemy which he often shows you through your circumstance but rather believe what Gods word says concerning that situation and behave it.

In my own case when I got the word for my healing from that scripture, I began to thank God for my healing and recovery. I did recover and not only did I recover, during the time of my trial, God had given me his word that I will conceive again and the enemy will not be able to take this one.

I did conceive again and of course, the enemy tried again to take that one but he did not succeed. Today I am  favored mom to 3 children that God gave to me, his word which he spoke came to pass. In 5 years, God gave me all that I had desired as I believed and acted out his word.

Will I say it was easy to do, no it was not, but I held on to God and he did it for me, that’s why  I am using this medium to encourage anyone going through difficult times to hold on to his word, God is too faithful to fail.

If you like this post then you may also like my post on God will Outlast your storm

PS: This Month of October made it 6 years since my daughter who was still Born went to be with the Lord, but his Faithfulness still remains with me. I dedicate this post to her: Eleora Chimamanda Uchealor.

What the Holy Spirit Got with Google Bots

 

What the Holy Spirit got with Google bots

Today I write about this topic with a lot of love because it’s a quote that came to my Spirit as I was about going to bed at night. I was already beginning to doze off while thinking about the SEO material I had just read on  Moz.com. I was thinking of how to optimize the content I have on my Blog so that it can begin to show up on searches. I have been reading an Ebook I bought from Lena Gott, where she was explaining how she grew her Traffic from 17,000 to 350,000 in 9 months. I was trying to learn how to increase the traffic on my blog.that book has taught me some tricks which I  have been implementing on my Blog. So while I thought about SEO Rankings and how the Google Bots crawl through the internet to find content for people who are searching for some information.

The Holy Spirit then began to teach me what I am about to share with you now. He told me that what the Holy Spirit does can be likened to what those Google Bots do, the Holy Spirit searches the deep things of God in other to reveal the mind of God concerning an issue. 1st Cor 2: 9-10 says that

Rather, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him.” 10But God has revealed it to us by the Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 

This teaches us that as Christians, the Holy Spirit is our ultimate Helper when it comes to discovering the will of God for our life, we don’t have to go through life alone trying things and wondering if we are getting it right or not. This is because God sent the Holy Spirit to help us discern his will.

How do we know that? because Jesus speaking of the Holy Spirit when he was on earth said, that when he comes he will teach us all things  John 14:26. He will take what is mine and make it known to you John 16:14. This means that we don’t have to go through life blind trying to figure what his will in our life is. We can talk to the Holy Spirit to help us determine the mind of God concerning any issue we are facing.

How do you know the will of God?

The will of God is often within the confines of his word. When we begin to talk to God in the language of the  Holy Spirit, that is Speaking in Tongues, the Holy Spirit searches the mind of God to reveal his will. Here is an example of an experience I had this week.

This week I was praying in the HolyGhost with my Hubby concerning an Issue, while we prayed, I found myself repeating a particular phrase in English. I will pray for a while repeating that same phrase, I continued praying in the HolyGhost, while I did that, The Holy Spirit reminded me of a scripture which I took note of. When I finished praying, we sat down to read that scripture with my hubby, I realized it was a direct answer to what we were praying about.

You know that sometimes you can be searching for something but not find the answer, either you didn’t enter the right keyword or Google couldn’t find what you wanted exactly, but not so with the Holy Spirit, he is perfect and will always return the right answer for your question.Sometimes we may miss what he is saying because we are not paying attention, but we know that he makes all these things known to us so that we may know the things that have been freely given to us.

This week has been a great week for me and as we round up this week, I want to share with you how through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit I started an online store.  This week , I wrote about how you can turn your graphic design skills into a Printables business. While I wrote that piece, I have never opened an online store before but because I was inspired to write that piece, I took the title of this piece and I made some designs about it and used it to open my New store in two places at the same time, Redbubble, and Zazzle. My Store name on Zazzle is Eleoraconcepts

The collection below is in the  Eleoraconcepts store on Zazzle.

Penguin Collection for Babies and Toddlers
A hoodie pullover for toddlers

I was able to create some designs and Pieces that I uploaded into the store.I created about 3 collections on the Zazzle Platform while I also posted the courageous collection on the Redbubble store. All this without having any serious design skills, just the basics  I use in designing for my Blog posts.

This is just to prove to you that you can start a business in as little as 2 hours if you so desire and you can get better with time but the most important thing is that you have started.

You can check out my designs in the store by clicking this Links: Eleoraconcepts, Redbubble

The collection Below is from the Redbubble Store

Here is a sample of the beautifully designed Lady ChIffon Blouse that I made using the title of my Blog Post.

What the Holy Spirit got with Google Bots

 

I also designed a MUG with the word be courageous like Deborah to encourage women to rise up to leadership and take charge knowing that they have God with them.

Be Courageous

It’s a fitting gift item for friends that you know are going through difficult times or  for those women who are shying way from taking up responsibility.

If you would like to support what I do, click on the Links on this post to purchase these items from my store.

Finally, I will say that your Life will take on a better meaning when you invite Jesus into your life and when you also take advantage of the Holy Ghost to help you by revealing to you the Things that God has already made available to you.

Do have a wonderful weekend and stay blessed

Cheers.

Elizabeth.

God Will Outlast Your Storm

God will outlast your Storm
God is in Control, Stay Calm

Hello dear, It’s Friday the last working day, well for some people. Today I will be talking about God in the midst of your storm. Storms comes to everyone in this life. So long as you are in this thing called Life, you will sure go through some Storm in your life.

As our lives are different so is our storm, we face different issues in Life everyone to his own, and yet for some people it seems like theirs is the worst, they can’t seem to find a way to handle Life. But we know as Christians that we are not called to handle Life alone, that’s why Jesus said in Matthew 11: 28-29 to bring all your Burdens and Cast it on him.

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Remember when the ship in which the disciples of Jesus were in was about to sink, Jesus was asleep because he knew who he was and that the storms wouldn’t out beat him. The Disciples were afraid like we are wont to be now, perhaps you have been diagnosed with an incurable disease or maybe you have a burden of debt that is crushing you right now and you are wondering where is Jesus in my storm, why can’t I hear him, remember what he asked the disciples why is it that you have no Faith?( Mark 4:40), how can he be in the boat with you and it will sink except that you have no faith in him and you have forgotten to call on him. Even if your heart is failing because of the problems before you rise up now as you read this Blog Post and say this aloud.

Jesus is with me in my Boat, I will not sink, I will not die of that incurable disease, my Bills will be paid, My debt will be paid off, I will not lose my property, I will not Loose my Child, I will not be put down by circumstances, I will arise and come out of it because he says  Fear Not, I will Help you in Isaiah 41:13.

You know that the Lord is so wonderful, during my Morning devotion this morning, I was reading from a Devotional by Derek Prince(Declaring God’s Word, A 365 Day Devotional) on the Fact that God has given us the promise of the father through the holy spirit as it was written in Gal 3: 14. He went on to speak of the fact that the Holy Spirit is the promise of the father and how that through Abraham we had become partakers of that Blessing upon our Lives. I was finding it difficult to fit in what I was going through at the moment with Abraham’s Blessing, I mean how could I be Blessed when I am struggling so much. So I said to myself, let me get another devotional and see what God has to say there, in fact in mind I said I will get a more serious devotional ( LOL)

So I went and Picked up Papa Hagin’s Faith food and when I opened the book to today’s date, guess what I saw, Proverbs 13:22, that a good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children. It just hit me that today God was affirming to me that he has left an inheritance for me via his word. The Abraham’s Blessings which I was struggling to believe that it’s mine is the inheritance which God has left for me.

I do not have to struggle with Life’s problems because I have a good  God and he has left me an inheritance which I am to appropriate as mine. In fact as you read into that devotional he talks about Jesus saying that he can teach us make money through the direction of the Holy Spirit, If only we will not be covetous.

For me that  word made meaning to me and had great impact in my life today, I can go about my business asking the Holy Spirit to help me be the best he created me to be. Alleluia. I was so excited by this word that i began to declare God’s blessings over my life and over the work of my hands. I ran to share this scripture with my husband. I read psalm 128 to top it off and I was in a very good mood, set for the day. Wao, Glory to God.

God willed the whole world to Abraham and through him we became partakers of the blessings of Abraham.

So here is the truth, when the storm is billowing, stop looking at the storm and start looking at  Jesus the author and finisher of your faith.( Heb 12:2). He is the one the disciples called on to calm the sea,

Begin to proclaim that the storm will not overcome you, open your Mouth and begin to denounce what the enemy is doing in your Life and you will see the storm go away.

Refuse to back down to the Devil and know that you have a divine partner the Holy Spirit whom God gave to you in other to help you through the storms of Life. He will quieten every storm and make all things beautiful in his time.

God Bless you for reading  this piece. If you loved it, share it with your Friends .

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