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Just as the name suggests, you will daily take time to pause and calmly think on each day’s topic. You will also be filled with the grace and hope that only God can give. Joseph took a seven year journey to write this devotional, I believe it will be a blessing for you and will be worth your while.
|SELAH: A 90-Day Journey of Grace and Hope, Joseph Iregbu|
Are you real? Are you authentic?
In an imperfect and fast paced world, where we have love and hate, joy and sorrow, hope and hopelessness – it comes back to you and the choices you make as you journey through life.
Please pause and calmly think about this question: “Who am I?”
How did you answer that? Did you say daughter/ son, father/ mother, a sojourner…the answers to this question are as varied and broad as they get.
My next question is, “Who are you outside of the roles that you play?” Are you defined by the position you play in the workplace, home, and community?
“Whose expectations do you live for?”
“What is success to you?”
“Have you ever failed? Does that make you a failure?”
“When will you consider yourself as successful?”
“Do you have dreams?”
“When you die, will you have lived a full life – done all that you were born to?”
“Do you think you are valuable?”
“Do you add value to the world – in your relationships, at your workplace, in the community?”
“Are you a difference maker in this world?”
This year, I am launching into the deep. In purpose fulfillment, writing, giving hope, relationships and living a life that matters. The path that I know God is leading me this year is to launch into the deep seas where there could be storms, more danger in the waters, and turbulent winds. I believe the boat is safe. I believe that I am safe. My Savior sits with me in the boat resting. Effortlessly, He shall speak calmly, “Peace be still.”
We shall continue to declare that we have no regrets, no fear, no shame and no anger. In the coming months, I shall walk with you on the journey to find your authentic self and answering the above questions – hopefully with more clarity.
I pray that each word I share will be an encouragement. I also welcome you to share your life lessons with us. I am no expert, but I have a passion to help you journey through life with renewed hope and live an impactful life.
Join me in coming posts as we answer these and many more questions. I value your feedback and your support as you read and share.
Are you real? Are you authentic? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Hebrews 4:12-13 Expanded Bible (EXB)
12 [For] God’s word is alive and ·working [active; powerful; effective] and is sharper than a double-edged sword. It ·cuts all the way into us, where the soul and the spirit are joined, to the center of our joints and bones [penetrates until it divides even soul and spirit, joints and marrow]. And it ·judges [discerns] the ·thoughts [ideas] and ·feelings [attitudes; intentions] in our hearts. 13 ·Nothing in all the world [Nothing in all creation; or No creature] can be hidden from God. Everything is ·clear [naked] and ·lies open before him [exposed to his eyes], and to him we must ·explain the way we have lived [give an account; answer].