PAIN IS SWEET!

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Hi everyone,

February is about to end. We have about five days left. Yipee!!

Who’s excited? Who isn’t? Who slayed their February goals? Who didn’t?

We’re almost in the third month of the year, one quarter almost gone. I can’t believe it myself.

Pain can be sweet my dear friends. I never knew I would be able to say this without flinching or crying or having an emotional  moment. Instead, I’m smiling as I write this. For the one who wants to give up, for the one who doesn’t understand the process they’re in and can’t wait for it to be over. THERE’S PURPOSE IN PAIN!!

Last year, I came across Lauren Daigle on Instagram. A big sister shared the lyrics of the song and I was like woow. I had to have this song. a little while after then, a friend sent the entire album to me. The season I was in then needed that album. Like, no other album trumps Hillsong worship in my life(I’ve been listening to Hillsong since I was six, thanks to my mum). Surprisingly in that season that I was in, nothing beat Lauren Daigle’s “How can it be”. Every song matched what I was feeling and going through. the album didn’t match my pain but matched what my Spirit was saying despite my pain(declaring God as God despite what I was going through). I also reminded me that it was a phase and it would not last forever. Haven said this, I hope you go hunting for the album(Don’t worry, I might just share).

A few weeks after then, I was watching her receive an award on Youtube and she talked about how she wrote that album after her grandfather died. I smiled, a lone tear fell from my face. I understood why I could relate a lot with the album. We had both lost something.  I felt rejected, she felt left alone. From that dark place of pain came a beautiful album that has helped me and millions of other amazing people rise out of despair. I also wrote a song from my silent and painful season. I birthed many dreams in the pain phase. I accomplished a lot surprisingly because it’s only the right kind of pressure that can make diamonds come out and all the different stages of refining that makes gold beautiful.

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What do you do with your pain? Who do you turn to when you are in pain? Do you know God has a purpose in the midst of your pain? Don’t let pain create something hard, bland and dark out of you. There’s beauty in pain, if only you can look beyond it.

I’ll share two songs that I think really emphasize waiting and pain- Hillsong’s “As it is in heaven” and “Seasons. Also, I recommend Lauren Daigle’s album “How can it be”.

I also stumbled on a blog post today and I think you should read it, it talks about failure. It really blessed me. you can read it here.

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Would you share with me how God has used your pain for his good and made beauty out of it below?

Romans 8:18- For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Love,

Tobifusika.

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DATING INTELLIGENTLY(BOOK GIVEAWAY)

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Hi Guys,

How has your February been so far?

*covers face*

I was delaying this post cos of laziness and procrastination like I dunno why. I finally got around to posting it because so many people have been messaging me about winning the book. Thanks guys for pushing me forward. I LEGIT HAVE THE BEST NETWORK.

I’m currently on a holiday away from the noise of the city in a village with a family friend. It’s been worship, sleep, catching up and so much fun and catching up on all our music gist.

How are y’all preparing for Val’s day? oh you thought I won’t ask, I like gist in case you don’t know. I need to know ooh.

I’m not about to give one “strong” pre-valentine lecture. Don’t be scared by the title. I’m actually doing my first book giveaway. I’m so excited. I didn’t think I would be doing giveaways so soon. Thank God for his blessing and the blessing that has made me a blessing.

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In the Spirit of Valentine, I would be giving away a free copy of Dating Intelligently by Laju Iren. She’s an amazing writer, trust me. She has written two books in less than a year woaaaah. I’m almost done reading my copy of Selfie with Bible Girls and I also read her blog but mostly her Instagram Page(which I read consistently) and watch her videos on her Youtube. I pretty much follow Pastor Laju everywhere*covers face*

So, how do you win the book.

First, this giveaway is for people who reside in Abuja. Don’t worry guys other giveaways are coming soon.

  1. You must be following @tobifusika and @lajuiren on Instagram.
  2. Tell me how your ideal valentines day would be in the comment section below.
  3. Tell me one really important relationship/marriage advice that is everything  for you in the comment section too.
  4. May the best (wo)man win.

You can also attend the book launch if you’re in Lagos. Isn’t she beautiful???

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