What does it really mean to be the RICH-ER Woman?

I once pursued money.
I focused on being a successful career woman at the expense of other areas of my life. Now, I realize that all I want is to live a life of purpose. I want to be successful in every single area of my life, and not just in one area. I want to excel at every gift & responsibility God has given me…

Omilola Oshikoya – the RICHER WOMAN – PG 91.

THE RICHER WOMAN (A woman’s guide to true wealth) || OMILOLA OSHIKOYA|| 2017|| 244 PAGES

The book is a Christian read; It has nineteen chapters which are divided into 2 parts; the RICH & the RICHER Woman.

The first part  – the RICH Woman – is a raw and vulnerable story of how the pursuit of money influenced the author’s life; not only in the area of finance but also in seemingly unrelated areas like her relationship with men, marriage, career and her family.

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Have you ever seen a worried Bird?

At this time when the world is facing a pandemic, and the buzz words are furlough, salary cuts, termination, social distancing, crash in oil prices, stock market crash, loss of business income amongst other negative news, most of us are worried about the state of finances. This review comes at the right time to reassure us that we are worth more than birds to God and He will meet our needs if only we put our trust in Him and put Him first.

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One sure way to know you are successful…

I remember some years back when a particular question haunted me. It followed me everywhere I went and showed up in everything I did. I was working hard, earning more but yet I didn’t feel fulfilled, so I needed to know the signs to look out for, I needed to be able to know what IT would mean on the inside before it became evident to others. I needed to know what the criteria was to be among them, I needed to know the milestones to work towards, I needed a vision for what it looked like so I would know when I achieved it, that was when my search began…

I needed to answer the question – WHAT DOES SUCCESS MEAN TO ME?

Here are a few things I found out;

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2019: What do you have in your house?

Our most “Googled” post in the 4 years of blogging at Tosansreviews! 

First published: December 8, 2016.

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As the economic recession deepens, a lot has been said about the need for multiple streams of income. The real question for some is what skills do I need to create these extra streams? This book helps you rephrase the question to one that helps you to be a great part of the solution – What do you have in your house? – Tosan A. Continue reading “2019: What do you have in your house?”

When God doesn’t make sense… Part Three

BOOK REVIEW: WHEN GOD DOESN’T MAKE SENSE: Holding on to your faith during the hardest times: DR. JAMES DOBSON: 1993: 250 PAGES

  • Establish your foundation not on ephemeral emotions but on the authority of the written word. Our feelings about His inaccessibility mean nothing! His word is more reliable than our spooky emotions.
  • Don’t lean on your own ability to understand, and most importantly don’t lose faith. I believe this is the most aggravating part of the whole saga, cos as humans we rationalize everything, and when we don’t understand things, we are thrown into disarray. We should not try to understand everything, we should aim to trust completely.

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When God doesn’t make sense… Part Two

BOOK REVIEW: WHEN GOD DOESN’T MAKE SENSE: Holding on to your faith during the hardest times: DR. JAMES DOBSON: 1993: 250 PAGES

It moves on to explain what the author terms the ‘the Betrayal Barrier’ – the point where Christians get to where they feel betrayed by God about the situation they have prayed, fasted, and called on men of God or a group to pray with them. It exposes the feelings which even Christian leaders and matured Christians face when God has not spoken to them about the matter and they have to watch things spiral out of control as they get or even give the sad news.

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When God doesn’t make sense…

Have you ever experienced a time in your life when God seems to have abandoned you, left you alone to fend for yourself even though you know that he knows that you couldn’t handle that situation alone. You feel pained, angry at him and betrayed… Well, I have.

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I am strong, God is Stronger.

 

DON’T LIMIT GOD: Imagine yourself Successful| Andrew Wommack| 2014| 118 pages

When a preacher of over 30 years gets a message from God, that despite his thriving ministry, he has been limiting God, he sits up to understand HOW? In his understanding of how he limited God, he is able to share through his book, ways by which we limit God and how we can stop it. I don’t need 30 years to know that I have been limiting God in certain areas of my life, so when I saw the title of the book, I was drawn to it wanting to know how to stop putting God in a box.

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I am strong, God is Stronger.

 

DON’T LIMIT GOD: Imagine yourself Successful| Andrew Wommack| 2014| 118 pages

When a preacher of over 30 years gets a message from God, that despite his thriving ministry, he has been limiting God, he sits up to understand HOW? In his understanding of how he limited God, he is able to share through his book, ways by which we limit God and how we can stop it. I don’t need 30 years to know that I have been limiting God in certain areas of my life, so when I saw the title of the book, I was drawn to it wanting to know how to stop putting God in a box.

Just like the title, the book is simple & straight to the point. I read it in a day. Used the next day to revisit areas that spoke to me directly. It was so relatable like the author really was wearing my shoes. The book explains different ways we limit God unknowingly and sometimes intentionally. It can be as a result of believing things that do not align with God’s word, allowing the cares of the world choke the word of God in our life as we live to toil in our own strength, every one wanting to be independent, self-made causing us to burn out or limit our true worth in God.

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We can limit God when we are afraid to take risks, afraid of failing, or are afraid of change, we are afraid of starting over because our identity and security is in our work; hence we stick to what is safe; we stick with mediocrity and we are just OK surviving instead of living to our full potential.

 

We can also limit God when we afraid of men – afraid of what others will say or think about us, afraid of criticisms, afraid of oppression making us limit our thoughts and actions to a point where they can no longer accommodate God. There’s also the interesting one – fear, the fear of success. Whilst a lot of people strive to be successful, others are wary of success because they fear that it will get into their head. They fear things like pride taking over.

All these fears and things that limit God, shows our lack of complete trust in God making us insecure in Him as well.

 

Seeing the ways by which we limit God is the first step to breaking the ceiling. We now have to spend time meditating on the scriptures to find our security and our identity in Him.

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Actively using our imagination positively is one of the ways by which we remove the limits off God. Imagination involves creating a picture of the promises God has made us in his word and living and re-living those pictures in our minds even before we see them in the physical. Having a vivid imagination especially when studying the word is key to developing the faith and perseverance needed to hold on to the belief that his promises about us will come true. It is what gives us the miracles we pray for, it helps us see and receive the miracles on the inside before we even experience it externally.

Tosan’s take: We trust God in some areas and trust ourselves in others, limiting God from expressing himself in those other areas. I was shocked to understand that God is limited by some of my thoughts & actions; i didn’t know i had such power. Wouldn’t it be lovely if we were successful all round rather than just some areas? I know it will be mind-blowing! Let’s imagine and meditate more on His word allowing Him to show us how to truly be successful.

From Dream to Reality…

Someone asked me today about my dreams which I had hoped to achieve by now. I smiled. more out of sadness. How can you get that your grandeur dream to reality without either shelving it or getting overwhelmed? Read Vision Map.

 

BOOK REVIEW: VISION MAP: JOEL MALM: MOODY PUBLISHERS: 2009: 99 PAGES

This is a Christian book which explains how huge God-given dreams, can be actualized. Joel, the author had a God-sized dream which He was able to achieve; He tells us how he was able to do it in his book.

A God-given dream is one which God placed in your heart; one which you cannot possibly achieve by yourself BUT with others and divine intervention.

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