MY KNEES HURT

My favourite posture for prayer was always on my knees. 

  I would kneel for hours and not even feel it. Now as my 30s are pulling much closer towards change I find that I can’t kneel for too long.

To be honest though I can’t categorically blame it all on age I mean my 70+ year old mother still kneels to pray. It’s more likely all the excess left over baby weight I’ve been carrying around. It’s so hard to be at your optimal when you are carrying around a lot of weight. 

 If you’ve ever been overweight or battled with losing weight  then you will understand what I’m talking about. The funny thing is putting it on is sooooo easy. A few slices of freshly baked white bread with salted butter  

 and a big mug of hot chocolate or a freshly baked muffin. 

  It’s the careless plantain chips and canned drinks you buy in traffic. The suya you eat  

 with bread at 11pm because you can’t cook that night. It’s the pounded yam and Egusi soup with beef, chicken, fish, snail, shaki, pomo, 

  need I say more? It’s the 10 cubes of sugar you put into that little cup of Garri because “cubed sugar is not really sweet na” it’s those things that you never really pay attention to that are the real issue.
They pile up on your hips, thighs, waist, arms and settle firmly on the scale. It makes you tired all the time, slower, more sluggish then the joints start hurting and you don’t know why. 

 
Darling let me help you….. IT’S THE WEIGHT!!! 

Your joints, especially your knees are not built to carry that much weight. It’s largely the same with your life journey. You can’t go really far lugging around weight.

  
HEBREWS 12:1
let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up – (NLT)
let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely – (ESV)
we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely – (NET)
let us throw off from us all the weights of the sin which is always ready for us -(Aramaic bible)
Whatever version you come up with the message is still the same. We can’t run effectively if we carry around spiritual weight or physical weight for that matter.

 It’s bad for your knees, your heart, your health and your spirit. Why am I saying all this? Please just follow me. Don’t get bored yet lol!
I’ve lost a bit of weight and I can tell you categorically that my knees feel better. Not enough to totally get me off the hook. Not even anything near my ideal weight. I actually have like 26kg more to go …yeah! I know that’s quite a lot but that means the earlier I start the better right!?
So what am I doing? I’m not making excuses.  

 Yes I’m still breastfeeding and weaning this handsome youmg man hasn’t been as easy as I thought. For someone who eats well I thought hey once he tastes cereals, pap or real food then my breast milk and I can just go and sit in one corner but oga is having none of that so I can’t really go gangster on my meal plans. He’s clinging onto me for dear life.
So I simply work around him. I eat healthy and smaller portions and then I do what? I Exercise. Simply put, I do the necessary. I deprive myself of all I want to eat that are not good for me  

 and stick to healthier options. I put in the work I need to even when I don’t feel like it. I mean who likes burpees?  

 No living sane human being I know. In my opinion we should have a burpees free life but then who cares what I think when my body needs it.  
I also detox. I eat lots of fruits and veggies and drink tea and lots of water. Water is my best friend right now.  
Losing life weight is basically the same.     
Take out everything (and might I add everyone who isn’t adding value in your life), let go of every bit of anger, bitterness, malice, jealousy, all the things that slow you down and load up on water.

to sanctify her by cleansing her with the washing of the water by the word,- Ephesians 5:26

  
The water of the word. Let the word purify you. Let it cleanse you. Clean up your thoughts, purify your heart, clear out any ideas or decisions not like God’s.
The word of God is the only thing that can work on body, soul and spirit.
Basically what I’m saying is clean up from inside out. I’ve been doing this and the journey continues because I still have a long way to go. But I’m taking it step by step. I need to lose weight so I can help my knees.  

 I need my knees. I need my knees not to hurt because that’s where I fight my battles. Thankfully I don’t have to kneel down compulsorily for my prayers to be answered. I serve a God whose focus is on my heart so I can pray in any posture and he will hear and answer me but I personally like to fight on my knees. It’s my posture of humility. It’s my “Jesus is my Lord posture “. It is my “satan I dare you ” statement but it’s my personal preference. So like I said I need my knees.

I need to get down to pray and not be distracted by pain or discomfort. The devil doesn’t get to win in any way. I’m a warrior. I’m a fighter and I do my fighting no longer with my fists but on my knees. So I need my knees.
I don’t know what your prayer posture is Honey but find a fighting posture. You’ll need it if you’re going to get anything done in this life. The devil is not ready to let you be so you need to take everything that is rightfully yours. 

He’s after your marriage, your money, your ministry, your kids, your health and your life but we don’t let go. No! Not without a fight. God has given us everything we need for life and godliness. We aren’t a weak, lily-livered breed.  

 We are warriors in Heels. Fighting women who win always.
So ladies join me and the just us girls Naija crew as we detox with fruit fast  

 and pray 6.30pm everyday with  the word and lay aside every weight for on the 1st and 3rd of April……WE WAR!!! 

 

I guess the devil is getting sucker-punched on Friday.  

 Guess whose our April fool.  

 Hahaha!!!!  
Invite a lady you know.
See you later.

P.s.
Yay!!! Kemi we did it. Blog police πŸ˜‰ 

27 thoughts on “MY KNEES HURT

  1. Yes! Yayyy.. We did it!! πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎ… And we’ll keep doing it.. πŸ˜‰.. I’m a warrior in heels and I’m ready for battle.. Ladies get ready, cos April 1st and 3rd, we War!! πŸ’ͺ🏾

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  2. It’s the pain in my knees, it’s the wheezing when I climb a flight of stairs or that could be the malice and anger though 😦, it’s the pain in my back but the excuses won’t let us be great (like saying I am not in lag so no one would notice if I skip the fast or I haven’t eaten all day, so we need to eat for 3)…. but we have to kick the devil out and we have to constantly show him that line and make sure he knows not to cross it, I also have to say NO to all the things bad for me.. I am learning and i will detox…. love love love this post… that suya and bread had me salivating sha… I love u as always, see you soon

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    1. I’ve missed u so much. Maybe that email thing shouldn’t only be when I’m outside d country sulking like a school girl. Can’t wait to see u but I’m still beefing the fact that u get to see and hear Rev more than I do.

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      1. I miss you like I miss my childhood, you have no idea. I think so too… once a week πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜† or a month πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ if i can get you to reply … i would beef me too if i were you. (Calling up rev to arrange a lunch date, I will send you pictures). πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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  3. These are now my words PM *winking* I’m a warrior!!! I’m a fighter!!! and I do my fighting no longer with my fists but on my knees hands stretched out and sometimes pacing!!!. #IAmAWarriorInHeels! #WeWar!!! Ready to War! #IWar!

    Every Post seems to be my best ooooo! This is a Fire ‘Setter’ Read PM! Many thanks for this seed of FIRE! and love you plenty xxx

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  4. Oh goodness I’m just here bursting at the TRUTH that devil is really getting punched on April fool’s day!!! He’s the biggest fool I know.
    Ok this post is EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And who is Kemi???? And why does she get a mention???? Kemi PA???? I love her but I am noe officially BEEFING HER!!!
    OK 3 more sleeps until Warrior in Heels part 1.
    I am still coming back to take this post apart with my comment. I don’t even know where to start. It is ridiculously ON POINT gosh!!!

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    1. And I get to miss this year’s conference! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭. Mama pls tell me there will be live streaming. Pretty please!!!!

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  5. Lovely write-up ma. I just wish i don’t have to do so much to lose weight.. I’m motivated already tho.
    #warriorinheels is going to be mind blowing. I can feel it already. The devil is in trouble cos come 1st and 3rd, DCC women will do what we know how to do best- PRAY(if you did not know, now you do).
    #don’tmesswithmeiprayintongues
    #don’tletmymake-upfoolyouiprayintongues
    #i’mawarriornotaworrier
    #warriorinheels

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  6. Wow at last Mama gets to blog, thank God for the program was beginning to wonder when would the Eaglet gather again. I love you Mama now and always. Cant wait to see you heat the pulpit on Sunday with soul piercing revelation of God’s word.

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  7. God Bless you MAMA. The meeting was indeed one inspired by the Holy Spirit, I am so blessed and lifted and just to mention a bit of my testimony i received a threefold blessing. God Bless Minister DDK mehn that woman cant really find the words, like my Mama would say when i find the right words i’ll come back. Lol.

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