It’s my birthday today.
Every year I do things almost always the same. I spend the whole day avoiding the fuss. I will switch off my phones, stay off social media and try to stay away from all the birthday wahala
Yes, I make a fuss about other people’s birthdays but never about mine. So as usual this year I had planned it would be the same but something happened.
So as with the last few years I was at Joyce Meyer Ministries Love Life Conference with a few ladies.
A #JUGNfuntrip as usual. I can’t even begin to explain how amazing it was.
Sadly I don’t have too many pictures. I was too busy enjoying the moments I didn’t remember to capture them. So after a full 44 hours of
Michael W. Smith
And of course my very special moment of worship with Cece Winans
I was pretty much saturated. I thought I had heard enough
But it was one simple moment with mama Joyce that changed everything for me.
It wasn’t such a deep revelation shrouded in Greek or Hebrew. It was a simple point but in usual Mama Joyce style simple as it was, it hit home.
She said CELEBRATE!!!!
Yes celebrate everything and every moment. It was a light bulb moment. It was as if she called my name when she said it. Like “mildred celebrate your birthday ”
Celebrating is a sign of worship. It’s taking the time to reflect over your life and be thankful for every single moment and seeing God in it all.
So, today I repent. I will not switch off my phone, I will not stay off social media. No I will not let myself be covered in confetti (miss shittu take note 🙄) or petals
That’s pushing it.
I will not be having a party 😂😂 baby steps people, be gentle. But I will be thankful today as I look over my life. I will be very thoughtful and thankful because He’s brought me a mighty looooooooooong way.
Who would have thought that this girl
Would one day become this girl?
The in between is story for another day though 😂😂😂 a story that I trust God to share in the next 365 days.
However today I will celebrate.
Yes I will celebrate me
I will celebrate my birthday
I will have a private party with me myself and my Jesus 😁
Then maybe open it up to the rest of you later 😂😂
Truth is today I’m really just grateful. God has been good to me. I look over my life and every junction is a miracle. A Miracle of life and the people who fill it. I’m thankful for those who left but more thankful for those who stayed a part of my life. I’m thankful for love and laughter.
Thankful for those who call me mummy
and those who call me mama
Thankful for those who celebrate my Jesus with me especially my Just Us Girls family
Which means I’m thankful for you
I’m thankful for you.
Thankful for friends and family. God has truly blessed me with the things money can buy but more importantly with the things money cannot buy.
Just thinking about it all. I really think I will celebrate. Yes!
And I will be thankful
After all there’s so much to be thankful for.
Gotta run guys. I should be asleep but I promised not to switch off my phone so with the time difference my Naija family is keeping me awake. 😂
Oh by the way, next year, I’m not doing all this DP, DM and social media gifts with you people o! I’m collecting real presents. Who picture epp? 😂😁 so start saving from now if you love me 😂😂😂 don’t say I didn’t warn you o! 😂😂😂
Although this year is a good time to start rehearsing so go out there and buy a gift and a funny card. Just do it. You know you want to 😂😜
Love you guys so much.