Its A Wrap-2016

You made a way, when our backs were against the wall, and it looked as if it was over.
You made a way, and we’re standing here only because You made a way.

Wow!!! I cannot believe it’s the last day in the year 2016 and I made it!! We made it!!!

Onise iyanu, You’re the God of awesome wonders, I have tasted of your power!!! Onise iyanu, you have shown me so much mercy, much more than I deserve.

All I have in my heart is GRATITUDE. I want to be sad but I can’t, God has been so good.

2016 was a tough year!! I started the year unhappy. My friends had proceeded to the Nigerian  Law School and they were all occupied, I felt like my life was on a standstill and God couldn’t be bothered about it,like He had other things in the world to think about and I was inconsequential. I blamed UNILAG, blamed Faculty of law, blamed myself, until I ran out of who and what to blame. Reality starred me in the face and  I decided to ‘woman up’ and take things as it is, perhaps this was my ‘destiny’.

However sometime around the end of the first quarter, I don’t know how but my perspective changed, I began to accept that sometimes some things happen and even though it seems like God didn’t do anything about it, His fingerprints is all over it.  The whole ‘it’s my destiny thing’ was a lie from the enemy, because the bible says ‘His thoughts towards me are thoughts of GOOD and not of EVIL’. God has never lost control to the devil at any time, so yes I was delayed due to negligence on my part and that of the school but the event that looked like the worst thing to ever happen to me, God had intentions to bring beauty out of it.

All things are working for my good, its intentional, never failing.

Does it mean God is a partial God? No. I thank God for every obstacle I have faced, He could have turned it around but He decided that He will use it to turn me around. His plan is so great, that little detour as painful as it is cannot halt His great plan.

In 2016, I suffered loss, unexpected loss that shook me and my family. My friend also suffered same. I wouldn’t want to go into much details about that but all I can say is ‘God fills every void, and He has been doing that in ways we couldn’t have  imagined. I think about everything and I smile and thank God that this person was a part of my life and his impact was felt and I appreciate God for that.

In 2016 love didn’t come my way. 🙈🙈. I searched all over I couldn’t find it (as if it was a lost treasure). I tried to push some people to love me by force, I ended up hurting myself. I moved from desperate, to complacent, to anxious, and now  I have gotten to the point that I’m not worried anymore, I think about it but I’m not worried.  it’s a FAITH walk, I don’t know how its gonna happen but I know it will.

All I pray is for strength to hold on to God and His word and His plans for me, when people come with their ‘discouraging, hurting words’ disguised as honest questions and prayer points. I know they have good intentions, but people need to chill with the  ‘husband prayer’. It mostly just mounts undue pressure on someone.  Pray instead that I achieve all the dreams God has put inside of me, that I make impact and affect lives, pray for money yes!!. 😀🙈

Towards the end of 2016 I resumed in Nigerian law School, Yenagoa, Bayelsa. Although I resumed with so much fear and worry, it’s been beautiful so far so good, made new friends, learning new things, and yes it feels good to live outside Lagos for once. Most importantly, I am so confident I am where God wants me to be.

Hello 2017!!! My year of new things!!! My year of wig and gown, my year of supernatural influence and international presence, my year of productivity and outstanding results!! I am so excited. I don’t know how but I know great things will happen for me and my family in 2017.

I intend to seek God more, I want all of Him until I can boldly say JESUS IS ENOUGH, I am not holding on to any friend or thing more than I am holding on to God and His word. I pray that I will grow in faith, I pray that my first book will finally graduate from dry bones to fleshy meat.

I know challenges will come, I know trials will come, but none of them is big enough to move me out of God, I am rooted in Him, I am hidden in Him, there is no self-sustaining  Rachel Ifeyinwa Omome Azuka, I am only sufficient through His sufficiency. I hold on to Him, I depend on Him, I rest. Shikena

In 2017, I will guard my heart with all diligence, I will build up walls not with people or things or negativity, but with values and standards, I will be flexible yet firm, too much is at stake for me to just live anyhow. And I am doing all these not by my power, or strength but through Him that strengthens me.

See you in 2017. I don’t know if I’ll be blogging much until bar finals are over. However I’ll be on instagram and I’ll try to put up short write ups as the spirit leads. 😁

I’ll see you by the grace of God in 2018. I pray that you have a meaningful 2017.

Thanks for reading.

16 comments
  1. Wow I am blessed by this piece Rach. Thank God for using you to bring joyful tears to my eyes.

    2017 the year of our perfect rest. Love u sis xxx

    1. Amen sis. Love you. ❤️

  2. This is awesome sweetie, the Almighty God will uphold you. The holy spirit will direct you. Every of your heart desire shall be fulfilled. IJMN. In 2017, your joy shall overflow. Jesus’s Christ will be glorified in your life. I am proud of you my daughter. In did you are a blessing to me.

    1. Amen. Thanks mummy. ❤️😘

  3. Waawoo, sisterly of life, what a fantastic piece, wonderful, great, A..mazing, bold, very truthful. love ya

  4. Wow, wow, wow. Well, I guess I’m one of those that have an idea of what you’re talking about and guess what? God has a plan, He always does& its gonna turn out perfectly. 2017, out year of wig and gown!. Babe, you dey write o, nice one.

    1. Yesso. He does and amen. Thanks for reading.

  5. Waoh… This is so lovely Rachel!
    I am so proud of you

  6. An awesome piece you’ve got here. Made me really have cause to thank God. He is indeed Onise Iyanu, you can never have enough of Him.

    1. Yesso. Thanks for reading sis.

  7. Sensationally inspiring…. 2017,our year…

    1. Yes baby. Our year. ❤️

  8. Great piece Rachy…Thumbs up

    1. Thank you.

  9. A beautiful piece..God truly knows how to come through..keep writing

    1. Thanks B. 😘

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