Taking Your Own Medicine

#LiveCourageously

Allow me tell the story of;

… because I did

When you have to take your own medicine!!

This August, I decided to try and be consistent with how I post my articles. I settled for at least one blog per week and publish every Fridays. I learned this from Tim. Posting once a week will allow me create space for other creative talents I embody like podcasting and writing. This whole arrangement started with the month of August because I got the clarity in July.
The theme for August was Courage as per the blog theme calendar I have for this year and boom, I started to write.

Unfortunately, it was like when I started writing about courage, then the enemy decided to strike. The enemy seemed to have ganged up on me with all the available guns. The enemy decided to try to break me and bring about a storm in my world.

A storm of doubt, loss of hope and misery.

I started to second guess what God has been telling me since the year began, I started to overthink the reason as to why I am where I am, with what I have and with who I have. This was worsened by my natural ability to think critically, so you can imagine how I would dissect issues pertaining me – it turned out to be a whole miserable conference with me, myself and I. The storm got me thinking of all the problems and limitations I have vis-a-vis my life goals… If you know my story, you would be knowing that this is one thing that has tried to stress me to death before…

This whole storm lasted for 1 day, I cried with no tears and somehow all my friends were busy at that moment with personal assignments hence I did not want to add them more assignments. I my little world, I believed I would get out of it sooner. (I don’t know why it usually happens like this, sometimes when you need people the most, it’s when they are uptight with life.)

Anyways, later that day in the night, I was reminded of who I am and what I have been sharing with the world on my blog. It was then that I actually opened my blog and read my 2 posts on courage. After reading, I was so wowed with all the encouragement I got from my own writings that I vowed to get back up. I decided not to give up nor go back to where God picked me up from. I decided to stay committed to the testimony God is telling through me. I decided to be loyal to God’s word over my life this year. To cheer myself up more, I listened to some music and danced to a few hits in my mind and slept off with a freer spirit.

The following day, I woke up and decided that I would spend my day alone and with God and the plan this time was to go by the lakeshores. I do this a lot as one of my therapy activities that allows me to reflect on life and make better decisions.

I therefore did my morning rituals and then headed to the central business center to first visit my friend at her office, she had a few goodies for me so yeah… She came out to meet me in a beautiful dress and greeted me with a beautiful warm hug that sent me to heaven and back. I really needed it and she knew. (She is that babe who gives those real loving hugs.)
After the greeting, we jazzed a little about her health and beautiful dress then she handed me the goodies and I bid her farewell of course with hug because she needed to get back to work. But before I could step out, she asked me what I was doing for the rest of the day. I told her that I needed to go to the lakeshore and shed off some thoughts that had been disturbing me plus hanging out with God. She supported my idea and wished me all the best.

While I was at the Lakeshores of Lake Victoria in one of the suburbs in Kampala, I breathed again. God reminded me of many promises and plans He has for me that I just burst into beautiful expectations.
I also asked God for one thing in the prayer I made that day, I asked Him for a happy me full of joy and living my life to its full potential. After the prayer, I received some good news from one team I am serving with and boom the joyful dance started.
I sang songs of praises and adoration. I was glad that the happy me was back in full swing and measure ready to conquer the world because she gat potential.
On my way back home, I got myself a chocolate milkshake from CJ’s and enjoyed it while on my boda boda ride home. (How I sometimes celebrate victory)

One lesson that came to life

…is that our faith and beliefs shall always be tested and may we be found strong and standing. Temptations will always show up but we need to tackle them with an assurance that we are overcomers. I was also glad to have experienced something that I could deal with using the message God had impressed on my heart to share with the world. Surely, if practice what you preach was a person, that was me that day. I took my own medicine!

Another lesson from that experience is that there is a role I play in my healing being fully manifested. We are responsible for our well-being and healing. God calls us His coworkers.
Life hit me hard, I reached out to God and help came my way. This help involved me playing my part.

In conclusion, it is my prayer that,

… when storms hit you, may you remember who and whose you are, may you have the strength to get back up and may you stick through and choose life.
I pray we continue to lead courageous lives. We have a helper and that is God. He also sends us help sometimes in form of beautiful humans, nature and moments.

The happy me, full of life

I love you!


I am the Lioness Arising
©Words from the Pot


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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Wonani says:

    Justine!
    I’m so happy you are in a good place right now. It sure takes courage to do a lot of things and it’s something we need.
    Haha sometimes we already have the answers to certain questions right in front of us hence we need to occasionally look through our own medicine cabinet.

    Thanks for the reminder that we have a helper.
    Praying for so much more happiness and peace that surpasses all human understanding for you.
    Also, constant good news!

    Thanks for sharing. ❤️

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    1. justynlove says:

      Amen
      Amen

      Thanks sis… 🤗🤗🤗

      Liked by 1 person

    2. justynlove says:

      True, we need to keep looking around us,sometimes the solution is right before us.
      Interesting, thanks for reading

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  2. This is so good, so encouraging. We do have a role to play in our wellbeing and there is a Helper as well.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      Amen… True we have a helper. Thanks for reading dear

      Like

  3. Keilah says:

    So nice it’s very encouraging

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      Thanks Keila🤗🤗🤗

      Like

  4. Tim says:

    I’m learning that courage isntnthe absence of fear. Courage is being afraid but doing it anyway. Facing situations head on. And that’s how we overcome.

    This is a good reminder

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      Yes, courage gets us doing it indeed
      Thanks Tim for sharing your insights.

      Thanks for reading

      Like

  5. conniedia says:

    Oh wow thank you for sharing a righteous man may fall seven times but he gets back up… We do fall it shows how much we need God on a daily. Am glad you still here writing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      Only God🤗🤗🤗

      Like

  6. JORDANA ATIM says:

    I love that you turn to God…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      I am alive because of Him, 🤗🤗🤗

      Thanks for reading

      Liked by 1 person

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