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On Ridiculous Testimonies. (Why Is Mine So Difficult?)






Hmmm, as much as I believe that miracles do happen it's hard for me to hear them sometimes because it makes me wonder why my own case is different. I know that being alive, being in good health, having a roof over my head, having clothes on my back, a family that loves me unconditionally and can die for me are all miracles themselves especially when I compare myself to some other people.
But.... When some things happen you can't help but ask yourself if God is sleeping in your situation, when things are going great for most people around you and it's not the same for you. For instance people go to Yankee (USA) and come back without incident but when it was my turn, after everything I went through to get the visa, then being ecstatic that I finally got the visa, I get to Yankee and I'm refused entry. I decide to fight the case but still lose and after 7 months in detention I'm sent back to naija. Had to sell my car to pay lawyers, and my rent expired before I got back so now I don't have a car or home and I am living with my sis. Plus a ten year ban from the U.S...

Or why is it that I can't just seem to catch a break when everyone else is doing so, I broker business deals that seem to be going great but just at the last minute they fall through. Whew, I can't even start....

Now I know some of you will say that I need prayers but you don't wanna know how hard I've prayed, or maybe I'm not praying the right way.

I thank God for everything and as much as I'm grateful I can't help but ask " why is mine so difficult?"
I key into all the testimonies here and I honestly believe that very soon I shall share my own very 
very very ridiculous testimony. In Jesus Name. Amen!!!!


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The blog reader, one of our known male commenters whose name I chose to withhold, sent this following the ridiculous-testimonies post. All I could say was Oh dear... 

At times like these I wish there's something I could actually do, other than sigh and utter words of encouragement. Still I say AMEN, your overwhelmingly ridiculous testimony could come at any minute. And I'm so proud of you for staying positive despite all you have been through. 

Comments

  1. It is well...
    As they say,its usually the darkest before dawn...

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  2. Hang in there bro, Joy comes in the morning.

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  3. You have to keep praying...
    That miracle will come,its well

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  4. Just have this at the back of your mind 'its not only you'...at one point or the other I dont kow about anyone else but I have been in sooooo many situations like that where its working for others and not for me! My brother just stay strong and hold on to God...He will come through for you and you will share with us here 'RIDICULOUSLY'....God keep you...#JoyDaNuGirl

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  5. ..... But joy comes in the morning# keepbelieving. Please never ever give up.

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  6. Stay positive dear .. Everyone has issues they are dealing with.. Even after giving testimonies , some still have things giving them sleepless nights .. Once there is life , there's hope ok.

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  7. Joy indeed comes in the morning. My dear maintain an atmosphere of praise always.

    Hard as it may seem, just thank God and believe that all will be well.

    We all need God's grace.

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  8. God is on the throne and will continue to be on the throne, he never forgets anyone and has not forgotten you,he does his things at his own time and trust me,he has ur case in mind and I know u would testify sonnet than u expect,so pls hang in there,never give up cos our God never fails.

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  9. My dear I do not know you but I know that someday it's going to be okay. My family lost a house and shortly after my dad had a stroke and died. Barely 6 months after this my mum was involved in a ghastly accident that left her with 3 surgeries and being unable to walk for 6 months. In the midst of all these. I was 19 and the first child when all these were happening but I held on. My only consolation was listening to Joel Osteen and saying a few words of prayer. 3 years later God blessed my family with a better house, my mom is moving in by this weekend. Even I am amazed at everything. Just remain the pain is greatest just before the baby born. I pray for an oasis in your life. May God's gracious hand be upon you. Amen

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    1. I meant remember the pain is greatest just before the baby is born

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  10. Always remember that God cannot give u a cross you cannot carry.It will all come together soonest and you'll come back here to tell us of the Lord's goodness to you.E-hugs

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  11. It's refreshing to see that you're still keeping faith. That in itself is priceless. I perfectly understand what you're going through, and believe it or not 100 million more are going through exactly the same thing. Just keep on believing, GOD isn't abstract, HE's real. You'll be just fine.

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  12. Everything happens together for your good believe that. I've always carried that along with me.

    Myself, anytime I'm embarking on something, there's always this challenge that makes things seem like its the end of that project or endeavour. In fact, to the point that you pretty much don't have a solution. Yet I always know deep down that its for a greater good and trust me, some 'ridiculous' event would just occur and pave way for everything to eventually fall in place and I'm like 'That's what I'm talking about hehehe'

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  13. I understand what you are going through dear poster because I have been asking these same questions lately. Then one can't help but trust God and keep hoping. After all HE makes all things beautiful in HIS time.


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  14. Hmm I have stories for days of things that make me question God, but still try to keep smiling through it all. I just remind myself that all these seemingly unpleasant experiences are so that I can have something with which to encourage others around me when I have come forth as pure gold. I also pray that if there is a lesson in my trials, god should help me lear it as it would be a shame to go through and still not catch what He wants me to. Everyone is right, its darkest before dawn. pls hang in there, afterall what other choice do we have? God never promised us a pain free life. OGADIMMA

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  15. When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream, then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing, then said they among the heathen, the Lord hath done great things for them.


    brother, be strong for this mountain before you shall become a plain

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  16. Your prayers are not in vain. Keep the faith. You'll pull through. He makes all things beautiful in Z his time.

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  17. *hugs* bro! It is well with you! Can't wait to hear your testimony! :)

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  18. The song that came to mind as I read this is Donnie McClurkin's Stand. When everything is going south and you've done all you can and prayed all you can, just stand and watch the lord fight for you and pull you thru.

    When you have said all the prayers and it seems like its not working, I think its time to shift to praise, ridiculous, crazy praise. You should listen to Marvin Sapp's Praise him in advance. It is well with you.

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  19. Over the weekend, my pastor was retelling a story (testimony) a member had told him. The gist of the story was that a family was saved from a fire that totally burnt their house by their son who happened to be deepest sleeper in the house. The surprising thing with the happening was that although the fire consumed virtually the entirety of the house, it stopped short of the father's travel documents that he was supposed to use to travel for a work trip in the coming days. My pastor later ended the story saying that in all things we should thank God that sometimes God allows us to experience some bad happenings (1 Cor. 10:13) to keep us remaining thankful and dependent on Him.

    Oftentimes, we cannot and will not understand the undesirable circumstances that befall us, but that is when we must remain steadfast in God. The Christian life is a life of faith, it means when things go awry and we can't understand how things don't seem to work out, we must still put our trust in Him for His promises are sure.

    Like Nubian Princess mentioned, oftentimes our trials are for us to learn a new thing or retrace our steps. With faith and prayers offered to God, make a commitment to develop yourself - unlearn bad habits, take up good habits, invest in good relationships, help your sister out and meet her at the point of her needs, join a unit/department in church, hone your skills, relish your hobbies, keep yourself updated on the business and current happenings. With time you'd see that this is setup for a breakthrough.

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