Fashion

When callings collide with truth (A stop to exploitation)

The Truth

If Jesus was able to not think of equality with God as something to cling on, and allowed himself to take a humble position of being a slave for the gospel, just so we could be set free, then who are you to think highly of yourself as you do the work of God.

Jesus decided to work like a slave to accomplish what God had sent him to do on earth, even with all the things that were happening in the world. Apostle Paul attested to the fact that he was a slave of the gospel, making sure that he sacrifices his lustful desires and earthly pleasures for the kingdom of God.

We have so many men and women of God in the church today, trying to live highly of themselves and slowly forgetting what God has called them to do. You were called to be a slave for the gospel, to make sure that every other person understands the power of the gospel and receives the gospel with gratitude.

You were not sent to live an exotic life (even as God permits us to be rich because he promised that) and forget what he has set for you to do. Others have now stopped serving their members or the congregation through their gifts and offices, but are in turn using what God himself has given them to exploit other Christians.

God has sent me today, to declare a stop to all these selfish acts among the body of Christ. If you’re reading this, and you know that you’ve gotten to a point where your life was not pleasing to God anymore, where you’ve been an agent of the devil by your works, being the cause of other believers tears, then it’s time to repent today.

Be ye a man or woman of God, the time to repent is today. God has sent me to be a voice of the Nation, to declare that even with the wrong that you’ve done to his people and his loved ones, when you come before him, repent of your sins, he is more than faithful and righteous to forgive your sins and cleanse you from all unrighteousness.

God shall never remeber your sin again, only if you repent. He still wants to use your gift for greater works, just trust him with it, after all he’s the giver of the gift, therefore, he knows how it really works.

Shalom

Xongi Ngobeni

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Fashion

When statuses become book chapters 


I’ve had days where I either felt so angry I wanted to embarrass whoever made me angry on a social Media platform, and sometimes felt sooo happy that I wanted to just write a detailed paragraph on social media of why I felt like I was on cloud nine. And in feeling like this, i began to thoroughly look at myself and the society, together with the type of statuses that people would post; and to be very blunt, I felt like some don’t even deserve to be shared with the public.

But somehow, society has made it okay for us to brag about what we have in the name of “slaying” and in actual fact, ignoring the gift that comes with keeping things sacred, and cherishing them for the genuine moments you made. In this day and age, it’s not about how amazing it is for you to treat yourself and be content with it, but it’s entirely about how good the picture of the champagne glass looks next to the exotic platter of food cooked by chef _____ with an italian surname, just so one can get more likes.

I am a culprit of doing this (well, not to that extreme), and as I continued feeding my desire to “fit in” on social media, I lost ME. The Woman that would eat out every single day, which all the waiters from the different shifts of the day would pass by just to say hello because she’s just been a regular for too long now, and trust me, it was nicer when I did this without even having to “hint” anyone. Or going out with some special people to a special place, and not posting both our elbows to convey a message to the world that I’m “taken” (okay that’s just an example okay: no further hints 😂).

I had to sit down with myself and ask myself why I was even on social media to start with. And when the answer was “to impact people’s lives in whichever way possible” then did I realize how taking pictures of hints, or trying to portray a happy and perfect life was not part of my purpose, and you know what? I stopped.

I chose to constructively write down my thoughts, my feelings, and my fears every single day, and to my surprise, God kept adding titles of these passages, allowing me to write more and more of what God wants his sons to hear about the process of growth and healing.

It is so easy to derail from where you are supposed to be going, moving from your lane and then starting to compare yourself with other people, just by seeing other people doing the same thing that doesn’t resemble who you are, and it’s a trap that every person is still yet to unfold.

So, I decided to make my social media pages a palace, a palace of refuge, a palace of healing, a palace that can get you back to your senses, and a palace that can  help you reach your utmost purpose.

I choose to be the light of the world, a city in a hill that cannot be hidden.

From Wounds to Scars… (book coming soon

Fashion

I believe in fashion 

Soooo I never in my life thought I’d write a blog about how I feel with regards to fashion, but things change hey, or maybe not; things unveil! 

During my teenage years, I’ve always had this liking for fashion, or more so I didn’t know what to call it then! I just somehow desired to express myself through my clothes, the way I wore! How I looked on that day would definitely determine how I felt from the start of the day ‘morning’, but because I wasn’t paying close attention to the trends, they slowly faded, however I believe the hype is back again, full force this time! 

Sooo, fashion is real

I am saying this because we revolve around fashion, we breath fashion, we wear fashion! It might not be the trends that have been set by the society around us, but trust me, we all want to look a certain way, feel a certain way, and portray a certain type of image to others! We all want validation in one way or another and because of that, we find ourselves doing what others think is right, instead of what we strongly believe in! 

Now I can boldly say; I SOLEMNLY BELIEVE IN FASHION 

So, in this journey that we are going to be embarking on together, I want you to remember who you are, what you want, and how you can best express what you want by the way you look?  

Motivational

The day I came to a realization that God is with me, was the day my chains of fear and uncertainty fell of! It was like I had become a new person! A person of great character, a person who was made fresh by God, and most importantly, a person who solemnly depended on God 

I’ve been in situations where my own thinking was too limited to solve a problem, but God saw me through! 

Motivational

God is amazing

I’m actually watching the Mandela’s “Long walk to freedom” movie and there’s so much to learn in the movie. 

When President De Klerk shed tears after his inauguration ceremony saying God has called him to save South Africa. I found this so amazing, the way God can put someone in authority just for a specific purpose! De Klerk didn’t rule for long in South Africa, but he changed the whole nation and the generations to come by just one thing: Obeying God. 

Reminds me of King Cyrus in the bible, he was set for such a time that he may release the Israelites out of bondage! And I guess South Africa relived history! South Africa relived the Bible, and South Africa made a clear confirmation that the bible is relevant in everything everywhere… 

Be a generation changer, doesn’t matter how difficult it looks, or how many people are not going to agree with you. Stand firm in what you believe in 

#God #Leadership #Motivated #itspossible

~Xongi Ngobeni~

Motivational

Reaction Counts 

I don’t understand how people interact with others. I believe in thinking about the way you treat others and how you would want them to treat you even before you react to any situation. 

I’ve realized the importance of what Paul mentioned “be slow to speak and slow to anger but fast to listen” and I believe that even when he wrote this to the church, he knew there was something called reflex, or adrenaline or a quick reaction to situations. He knew we were humans and would haphazardly respond to anything at that particular time, but he he still have the advice. 

I believe it’s wise enough to keep quiet about something until the time is right to speak about it and address the issue, when you have cooled down preferably. I’m saying this now because God just dropped this in my spirit. We often grieve the Holy Spirit by small things that seem insignificant and yet become very significant before God. We might not be perfect by our own works but God has made us perfect and we need to work out our salvation with fear and trembling.

This is my heartbeat right now and I believe it’ll be a heartbeat in thousands of other people out there… It can be done 

Motivational

Confusion 

I woke up and looked to the mirror this morning, trying to see the reflection of me. I so desired to have a glimpse of the inward reflection of myself, mainly on how I feel. It’s said to be very easy to determine how you feel “personally” than to determine how someone else feels, but I’m beginning to realize that it’s all the same. 

It’s all the same because you also have questions of who you really are, why everything is happening, and what you have to do to make it better. It’s a struggle, I know. A battlefield of the mind can take captive of what you think and believe, thus causing you to think of being defeated. 

But you know what: There’s this still small voice inside of me that keeps telling me to cast every burden to God. He’s literally role playing the way I should do it, acting it out for me just so I understand the depth of it. ” It sounds very cliche” he said, “but it’s the best solution you can ever get”. 

I’m shocked at what I see and hear now because the expectation of this was never there… That’s just how we allow ourselves to be overruled. We stick to what we think of ourselves that even when someone higher than us, our creator, thinks the best of us, we just don’t believe him. 

Motivational

When all hell breaks loose

The mind is a very busy organ, maybe because God made it the most important one.. It drives you towards thinking of things you’d be delighted to blot out, causing a battlefield of the mind in just two seconds. Some things just need to be left untouched right? 

The more you try and bury every thought of hurt and disappointment, the more you find yourself meditating on them continuously. Dissecting every part of the   Issue and trying to find a solution. 

Well, what if I say, sometimes you feel like there’s just no solution, but there always is: God. He knows anything and everything about all of it. He’s the beginning and the end remember?   
I’m sure even after I reminded you of who knows best, believing it is hard. There’s this thing called a cliché, maybe you think it’s one of those but it actually isn’t. 

My life was built on the status quo. I never allowed myself to go an extra mile into believing that someone greater than I am, fully has my back. I wanted to do things on my own, be my own boss, but God made me realize the harm I continuously created for myself. How I’d hurt myself every single day crying about what I thought couldn’t be changed. Yes, it might be impossible for us to rewind time but it definitely isn’t impossible for God to heal your heart. He can do it, even now, but only if you let him.  

It all started in the battlefield of the mind. 

Motivational

Expectations (A giver/stealer) 


Every been in a situation where YOU think you would handle the situation in a certain way? A way that seems best to you? Well, you somehow get to a point where you think, “the way I do it is the way everyone does it”. 

Because you think like that, expectations grow. It happening the first time doesn’t mean it’ll happen the second time, or even the third. It sounds like a gamble, I know; but it actually is (with people though). 

We human beings usually get hurt because of a reaction that someone expressed towards us that we wouldn’t have desired to encounter.

The bottom line is, expectations towards people STEAL your joy. They just discourage you over and over again. They make you think of ways to even change them, or maybe instil a new doctrine (Your doctrine) for them to live upon. 

But an expectation is are not just a stealer, it’s also a GIVER, depending on who you channel it to: God. Faith is a fruit of expectation, and because God never disappoints not wants to see you joyless, he’ll provide according to your expectation/faith. It may take long, but it’ll surely come.