Hello happy new year!!!
Missed you all! Happy we made it to 2017
Thank God for a fresh start and a new season of great things.
It’s a privileged to be alive and we say THANK YOU JESUS.

New Year brings new opportunities, new ideas etc everything new #wink. I pray all our expectations for 2017 will be fulfilled...Amen

I just have some few words of encouragement for someone out there. 
So enjoy and be blessed.

Many have suffered different issues, be it emotional, financial, physical, or spiritual. It has all cause something in our life either positively or might have caused some other changes in our attitude, actions, response or character and even how we relate with others.

During challenging times, some feel like giving up, Just staying down or accepting defeat. You begin to question yourself “why me” why would I have to face this, why would I have to go through all this?
Mattew 16:33 have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, my victory abiding.]

Challenges, trials, temptation come and go, nothing is permanent. They are never meant to stay forever. They may come in different format but no matter the format they seems to appear what determines your victory is how you react in that situation you find yourself.
Nothing is permanent, no situation is permitted to remain the same in your life that is why change is the only constant thing.( I don’t mean buhari change oo . even change can change change .#just kidding

Challenges of life either come to make you BITTER OR BETTER. Your reaction to things determines how victorious or defeated it will end. Your reaction to changes matters a lot and How you handle issues that come your way, it reflects on how you react, respond, speak and behave. It even affects how you think too. 
You response and confession in the mist of challenges will determine your victory.

You can choose to stay bold and confident that it will get better, you can say to yourself am not allowing this bring me down., am not staying down because of this situation, I choose to move on with my life whether it’s happening the I want it or not or you can accept defeat and wallow in self-pity of why me? Why me? You can choose to stay down because someone has hurt you and you torture yourself about it.

The bible has already made it clear that it’s gonna come but Jesus has already provided solution when it happens so nothing catches you by surprise. The devil is always on the alert to steal people’s joy. He comes in different format, through your health, finance, your loved ones, business, career etc...1 peter 5:8 Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour.

As human beings we have suffered or gone through hurt, rejection, opposition, oppression, bitterness , hatred etc. and it has caused an impact in our life ( positive or negative). Most times it defines who you are, but in all this you need to understand you have no ability of your own without Christ. To be able to stand strong during challenging times, to withstand the pressures of life, trials and temptations of this life you need God. 

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength [mighty and impenetrable], a very present and well-proved help in trouble. It is the grace of God at work that makes you overcome and not your own physical strength.
Philippian 4:13  “I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]”
The answer is just simple you can’t make it on your own without Christ; you can’t overcome all by your own effort. Mattew 11:28Come to me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. The scripture ( life manual) Makes it clear that we can place our burden on him for he is ever ready to help us. You can put all the burdens that seem to be weighing you down on Jesus cos he told you to that & he will give you rest. SURE WORD!!!

One of the things I like about Gods word is that the word is light itself. It gives life, it gives light and it revels what seems to be hidden. The word of God shows you what you need to do and how to do it. Instead of staying with all the burden in your heart, instead of torturing yourself and suffering it all alone while not accept the assurance and privilege God has given you through Jesus Christ His son to access his throne boldly and pour out your heart to him. 

God is never too busy not to have your time, God is always present to give you listening ears when you call on him. lemme tell you, you  are the hand work of God, so everything about you is His duty and responsibility. As in your matter na him matter. He said in jeremiah1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument],And before you were born I consecrated you [to Myself as My own];I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
God knows everything about you and what you might be going through is not a surprise to him and He is willing to help you if you call on him.

Psalm 33:13 The Lord looks [down] from heaven; He sees all the sons of man;
You need to talk to him about everything and I mean everything without leaving anything behind. He is capable of helping you overcome. You can’t do without him. His words confirms it that without God you can do nothing (mattew 15:5)
So I encourage you to pour out your heart to your maker, your creator instead of staying down, let him help you stand strong in times of challenges and help you overcome it all, so u can come out victorious and better not bitter. Allow him show the positive side of every situation.
Infact challenges are important to keep you fresh and they bring out the creativity that God has put inside of you.  kingsley okownkwo

First of all it all start with you not accepting the negative things that life throw at you but embracing the sure word of God that gives confidence to stand strong and overcome the challenges of life. 

When negativity shows up in your life it is the word of God that transforms it to positivity.

So go out live happily, dream freely, Embrace change, think positively and never accept defeat. Never allow challenges weigh you down or make you stay down but rather let it bring out the best of you and the best in you, make you better and not bitter, teach you that you can do it through Christ that gives you strength.