2019: My Best Year Yet

I apologize for the seemingly long hiatus. This site had some glitches that needed some time to resolve and I needed some time away as well. I’ve had my review ready since November and so many other articles that I didn’t get to post. So prepare to be swamped with content in the following weeks. Lol. Thank you guys for always being here, I am grateful for every single one of you. God bless you. Happy New year and decade! Have the very best of the best. Enjoy!

written 13th November 2019

I didn’t start out this year thinking it would be my best year. Matter of fact I didn’t consider it my best year so far until yesterday when I thought about writing a review and the only thing that came to mind was wow, I think this is the best year of my life so far. And it’s not like anything spectacular happened o. I didn’t graduate from medical school or get married or even get a boyfriend much less have my first child. This year was pretty mundane, but I guess that’s the beauty in it, the simplicity of it all is worth celebrating.

God took care of me this year. He saved me from many things and showed me the path to life. He walked me through every decision and difficult season. He answered my prayers. This year, I put my faith to work and reaped a bountiful harvest.

Where do I start?

January. Wearing scrubs for the first time. Lol. Sorry Titomi.

January started on a good note with rounding up medicine posting and beginning surgery rotations. Surgery was an easy ride in comparison to medicine rotations. I enjoyed it and wrote about it here on the blog. From there on out school started to become hard for me. It was draining all my energy and joy. I was not happy and it was not helping that my grades were not really encouraging me. It hurt. I was basically running on empty every day. But the Lord came to my rescue and started to teach me how to protect my joy and He started to show me that medical school was for my growth and edification. Of course, it’s easy to look back in retrospect and be grateful for every stumbling block but in real life and real time I did not understand it all at once. It was a back and forth situation. I had to and still have constantly lean into God and depend on him for strength and grace, and glory! he has remained faithful. I can say the times that I have failed are times when I did not ask the Lord for help. I’ve come to see that without Him, I am nothing. Jesus makes the difference and I am grateful.

I finally understood why community is important this year and I finally see why it pays to surround yourself with good people. But I must also say that good people are a gift from the Lord. It is God that brings them our way because I know many people desire good company but don’t have it. So hey, it is perfectly fine to ask God for good people and good friends. The Holy Spirit is reminding me now of a time when I was really praying and asking God for good female friends but it seems he wasn’t answering my prayer however it was just because back then I was not mature enough to bear the responsibility of a good, rewarding and lasting relationship with the people around me. Thank God for answering my prayers eventually and at the right time. Whatever you are believing God for, don’t give up. He will answer you. He has your best interest at heart. I usually tell my friends that life is a fight of faith. Never stop believing! What you are hoping for is just around the corner.

People saved and came through for me in diverse ways this year. People made me laugh, made me happy, gave me hard knocks in the right direction and fun memories. I have a renewed awe and affection for human beings now because they’ve made life more colourful for me and God has used good friends to minister peace, healing and love to me.

Last year, I mentioned in my review that 2019 was going to be my year of preparation. I thank God that he indeed prepared me. That I have grown so much in a matter of 12 months. I’m ready to take on the world. I’m ready for whatever comes my way. I’m ready for this brand new dacade. In this decade, I will start my career, begin building an empire, get married and hopefully have all my kids. I feel prepared for all that. I’m content with how my Esther year turned out. If you don’t know what an Esther year is, check out last year’s review. You might want to take an Esther year too.

I could share testimony upon testimony on how God surprised me with gifts or protected me from harms way or provided for my needs. To say that God is good to me is an understatement. I know it all sounds very cliche, like Omooba don’t you have problems? Didn’t bad things happen to you? Maybe I do, and maybe they did but the truth is I didn’t notice or I’ve probably forgotten. God has blinded me with goodness. I’m surrounded by blessings on every side so I can’t really see anything else. It is the Lord’s doing and it is marvellous in my sight.

You guys, please thank God for me. He has done me well. When next you say a prayer, say Thank you Jesus for all you’ve done for OmoobaJesu, she is truly grateful.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year in advance my people.

I pray the Lord will perfect all that concerns you, now and always. God bless you.

Big love, O.

Lessons from Luke: Chapter 18

Lesson #1: All things are possible with God!

Jesus responded, “What appears humanly impossible is more than possible with God. For God can do what man cannot.”

Luke 18:27 TPT

Hallelujah! Wow. This is one of my favourite parts of scripture. God is able to do the impossible so let’s ask him for it. Let’s pray bold prayers. Come on! Stretch your faith. This is a blank cheque, why won’t you fill it and fill it well. Thank God we are moving to a new year and a whole new decade as well, now is the time to give God your impossible list and watch God tick all the boxes for you because, listen, God is just that good.

Till tomorrow, God bless you.

Lessons from Luke: Chapter 17

Lesson #1: Forgiveness matters

No matter how many times in one day your brother sins against you and says, ‘I’m sorry; I am changing; forgive me,’ you need to forgive him each and every time.”

Luke 17:4 TPT

Forgiveness shouldn’t be tough for us because we have been forgiven more than we can even account for. We should be open and swift to forgive others when they wrong us, especially when they apologize and ask for forgiveness but even if they don’t, forgiveness should flow freely because it is a sign that we have truly recieved all the forgiveness of sins that Christ offers us. Learn to be quick to forgive.

Till tomorrow, stay blessed.

Lessons from Luke: Chapter 16

Lesson #1: The true use of money and wealth.

It is important that you use the wealth of this world to demonstrate your friendship with God by winning friends and blessing others. Then, when this world fails and falls apart, your generosity will provide you with an eternal reward.

Luke 16:9 TPT

Have you ever wondered what the point is in making money, if we’re all going to die and leave our riches behind anyway? Well, the scriptures have given us an answer. Use your money to invest in people and the work of God so that by so doing you will be buying yourself an eternal reward. Even though money and material things are vanity at the end of the day, in the meantime you can use and steward the cash to making impact.

Till tomorrow, stay blessed.

Lessons from Luke: Chapter 15

Lesson #1: God always gives us more than we deserve

“Then the son said, ‘Father, I was wrong. I have sinned against you. I could never deserve to be called your son. Just let me be—’ “The father interrupted and said, ‘Son, you’re home now!’

Luke 15:21 TPT

This hits very close to home for me because you know, sometimes you just don’t think you deserve somethings but thankfully God does not think the way we do. Indeed his thoughts are higher and better. The prodigal son thought he just deserved to be a slave and he probably did but God thought he was worthy to be a son again. That’s our God, rich in mercy, abundant in love. I daresay He loves you more than you love yourself, regardless of what you think you deserve. What a soothing thought. Even when you think the worst of you God thinks the best! Good God!

Lessons from Luke: Chapter 14

Happy Sunday fam!

Lesson #1: Stay humble… always!

“Remember this: everyone with a lofty opinion of who he is and who seeks to raise himself up will be humbled before all. And everyone with a modest opinion of who he is and chooses to humble himself will be raised up before all.”

Luke 14:11 TPT

Humility will get you places you never thought possible. Humility will help you say grounded. And what’s more? Humility will eventually raise you up. God is always on the side of the humble because think about it… what’s there to be proud about? What do you have that God has not given you? And there’s so much more he has to give. The thing is though, like it says in Hebrews, the lesser is always blessed by the greater. If you already think you’re a big shot then there’s no way God, or anyone for that matter, can help you. Make it a point to always be humble. There’s more to gain that way.

God bless you.

Lessons from Luke: Chapter 13

Lesson #1: Jesus never gives up on you

Like never ever. Rather than give up he will fertilize and cultivate you. If God doesn’t give up on you then don’t give up on Him too and don’t give up on yourself. Keep pushing. Keep hoping. Keep trusting. You still have time. God is on your side.

Lesson #2: God is all about small beginnings

In the kingdom, things start small, subtly, you can barely even tell that something is happening. But no matter how insignificant, what was thought to be small will end up taking over the entire show. Your beginning may be small, but have not doubt that your ending will most definitely be grand. It’s starts small, but there’s no telling how great your ending will be. Just like the kingdom of God, we will all eventually take over! Hallelujah!

Till tomorrow, love always.

Lessons from Luke: Chapter 12

Lesson #1: You matter to God… so don’t worry.

I want to encourage you, maybe even plead with you to read Luke chapter 12 if you haven’t already. You will see how much you mean to God and how deeply he cares for you. You matter to God. You have no reason to worry. I like the way the passion translation puts it. It says you should be carefree in the care of God! How absolutely awesome.

Lesson #2: Be content

Remember when we talked about guarding your heart? Well this is Jesus bringing it up again. We live in an age where it’s so easy to compare since people are always shoving what they have in our faces through social media. But Jesus tells us to be content because at the end of the day, our lives aren’t measured by how much we have acquired or accumulated. No amount of money can save our lives or earn us a place in heaven. Material blessings are good but always remember that your life is worth so much more.

Have a wonderful weekend. God bless you.

Till tomorrow.

Lessons from Luke: Chapter 11

Lesson #1: Open your Heart

Many times we come to God with our minds already made up and our plans already set in stone, but this is Jesus encouraging us to open our heart to hear him, to learn, to be enlightened so we can live well. As you read your bible, have an open heart. As you attend church, have an open heart. As you spend time with God, have an open heart. Let him light you up.

Till tomorrow, grace & peace.

Lessons from Luke: Chapter 10

Lesson #1: One thing is most important

Life can be overwhelming. Activities here and there but Jesus has already shown us the most important thing to do and that is to spend time with him, at his feet, learning just like Mary. Many things will fight for your attention but don’t be distracted, maintain your focus on Jesus. That’s what matters the most. It seems fitting that this is the only lesson for today, since it is of utmost importance.

Till tomorrow, remember to keep your eyes on Jesus.