I moved to a different country a few months ago and it was wonderful to be here for about the first 3 months. This was followed by culture shock. I began to feel lonely and sad. The shock of a different national language, lack of family and friends nearby. I missed speaking English with random people on the street, I missed eating Nigerian food like Abacha and Amala. I missed my parents, siblings and friends. I missed what I was used to. The change was hard and I was sad. I thought of visiting Nigeria but it didn’t make sense to run back to the familiar just because I was feeling challenged. My prayer life took a dip and it became a struggle to pray.
Then Daddy God, the Father of my Lord Jesus Christ, the one who loves me more than anyone will ever love me, stepped in as if to say ‘Favour Enough!’.
This was followed by His orchestrating things and timing to enable me engage in daily prayer with two of His daughters. My prayer life gradually returned with this exercise. To His glory, prayer time no longer feels like religion. I love it!
I tell you Fam, prayer changes things it. It is not a cliché. Additionally, godly friendships are a gift. Trust me, we need to be intentional about our friendships even now more than ever.
Psalm 1:1-3 (HCSB)
How happy is the man
who does not follow the advice of the wicked
or take the path of sinners
or join a groupof mockers! Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,and he meditates on it day and night.He is like a tree planted beside streams of waterthat bears its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.Whatever he does prospers.
Is change now easy for me? No.. Not yet and I honestly don’t know if will ever be easy. Are my challenges still there? Yes! However, I can now see clearly. I see with the eyes of my Lord Jesus that everything will be okay. I am not sad, unhappy or depressed anymore. I am content.
You are loved❤️