Thankful

I woke up this morning just feeling so thankful. Not because my life is perfect,  in fact there is a lot I am waiting on God for. One of the things is really big and when it happens will literally change my life.  I have been praying about it for years and have faith that soon God is going to perform a miracle. Eventhough I am waiting, I have not let that thing rob me of my joy. I wake up thinking about my family, my health, my friends, my job, the roof over my head, my mind,  the ideas, creativity, wisdom, my sight, smell, taste.  All God has blessed me with. I do not take it for granted.

Sometimes I do and I have to stop myself and shut the greed and envy in me, to make room for the joy.

Today I am thankful and just wanted to share it with you. Maybe you have been feeling a bit down lately and have lost sight of all God has done and continues to do. Life is not perfect but getting the right attitude and perspective can make you see it is perfectly how it needs to be to help you grow and move to your next level.

Psalm 119:93 AMP

I will never forget Your precepts, [how can I?] for it is by them You have quickened me (granted me life).

Nissi x
 

Psalm 119:93 AMP

I will never forget Your precepts, [how can I?] for it is by them You have quickened me (granted me life).

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40-Day challenge Prep/ Yayy Spring is here!/ Life re-vamp!

Here in London the days are getting longer, it is slowly getting warmer, the sun is showing itself. With the new season I get very happy. This happiness however could be superficial if I did not work on my spirit and mind to inject a new lease of life into the whole me. At church yesterday we were told of a 40-day challenge we will be starting. The challenge involves giving up a bad habit for 40 days and replacing it with something more fruitful – a better habit and prayer time. There are all these stats on how long it takes for a new habit to become a part of life.  The underlying point is by replacing the bad with the good continously for a period of time,  it will become part of you.

I am really excited to start the challenge because I turn 25 approximately 6 weeks from now. Amazing right?!? In readiness of my quarter of a century birthday, I want to become more in sync with God, better disciplined and really using every opportunity to show who God is and to do so passionately. The 40 day challenge starts in a week and leading up to that I am studying vision. I am finding out what God says about purpose so that my mind is right and renewed daily for the inevitable struggle I will have letting go of my old ways.

No better time better than spring or the present to change :)

Romans 12:11

11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

Nissi x

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Morning Motivation: If I only had ‘X’ days to live

This week I have been thinking about living boldly. I spent some time asking that cliche but remarkably effective question “If I only had X days to live, would I continue what I am doing? Would I have to change my lifestyle dramatically? Would I be full of regrets and asking myself woulda shoulda coulda? Then I started thinking about my purpose and to what extent I am living it. Would I be pleased or hugely embarrassed to meet my maker.

When I thought about the things I would change, the common theme was fear had stopped me achieving and doing all I could be. So…it made sense to think about the root of that fear and how moving forward I could live courageously.  The fears included: fear of what people would think of me,   failing.  Another issue was simple laziness and lack of organisation.  I thought about how sad and ridiculous it would be for me to be living a sub standard life just because I couldnt would not get myself together.  God forbid!

I am now making small changes to change.  Starting off with having a morning and evening routine, watching what I eat to ensure I have maximum energy and am in good repair. These three things I am focusing on to change my life forever. I am set and committed l.

What about you?

Isaiah 50:7

7 But the Lord God helps me;
therefore I have not been disgraced;
therefore I have set my face like a flint,
and I know that I shall not be put to shame.

Nissi x

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Morning Motivation: God’s Word

Isaiah 55: 10 – 13

 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

12 “For you shall go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall make a name for the Lord,
an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off”

Read the above on my commute to work. London is very busy amd sometimes you can get caught up in everything other than God. Standing at the bus stop hearing the birds sing, I was reminded of my school days and how that bird song would calm me down. When I was worried about exams, friends (the big problems then that seem not so big now), I would hear the bird song and remember the words in the Bible telling me how the birds do not worry and God provides all.

The verses above were another comfort and inspiration to me. Pushing me to live the full life God wants for me. I would read the Bible knowing that no matter how I felt or what I could see, God was (and still is) doing spectacular things behind the scenes. His Words will come to pass.

Nissi x

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Being 20-something part 5: The Love revolution

This the final post in my being 20-something series. The post is inspired by a Joyce Meyer podcast I listened to this week called ‘The Love Revolution’. To summarise it talks about being focused on looking for ways you can add value to people. To be the person who looks for reasons to help, taking action to do what is right and has made giving their lifestyle. I was moved to review my life and the way I have become used to thinking.

Ok… so let’s back track a bit. A few weeks ago I started making some of the final preparations to start recording songs I had written years ago during a very painful time in life. It was a season of change, growth, heartbreak and renewal. I wrote about the experiences because I did not want anyone else to feel as alone and lost as I did. I spent a lot of time reading the Bible and letting God’s Word sink deeply into my mind, heart and soul. I let God take me through the painful, yet strangely liberating growth process. That happened, I wrote my songs and got on with life.

Only problem is I let myself become hardened and lost that raw connection I had with myself and the songs I wrote. That is the position I am in now….Trying to re-connect again. To show my love for others by helping renew minds and sharing my experiences.

In conclusion the one thing completely obvious is we need a love revolution. We need to stop being in our little cocoons  of self pity and obsession, to be able to reach out and love more.

Love will look different to different people but being open instead of closed is a good start.

Nissi x

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Morning Devotion: Peace of mind

http://bible.com/8/2CO10.3.AMP For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons. For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
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The verses from the Bible above remind me that all things start in the mind. Whenever I feel anything other than God’s Word and ultimately truth, I know that I need to realign my thoughts with what He says is true. Every morning I try and pray that God will give me thoughts like His. That I will see myself and the world like He does. It is a powerful prayer and has brought real change to my life.

Today I pray that for you too.

Nissi x

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Being 20 something part 4

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Following on from the last post, I thought it would be good to share some some thoughts on how we get that internal push. You know when you cannot be bothered anymore and everything seems like such a chore. When you are simply going through the motions in life. When that time hits, we need to reassess.  I had a point like thay towards the end of last year. I fwlt like I was losing direction and wanted the passion I once had to do and be my best.

To get back ro a good place, I took some time out and started thinking about where my head was at when I was driven.  I had to remind myself what my original motivations were. I then looked at my life now and compared it to then.  Honestly, you know what I found….I was more selfish. So caught up in myself,  I wasn’t enjoying life. You know one of tje the most amazing things is that humans work and live better when we work together. …So I started changing the way I thought about otherd. Instead of number 1 syndrome (I.e. always put self first), I turned my focus once again to how I can help others.

When I am feeling low generally I try and think of how I can be a blessing because I know that reaching out is a blessing in itself.

Love does wonders for change!

Nissi x

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