Morning Motivation 3- Dear Diary

Good morning,
I woke up this morning feeling the urge to share one of my unconventional write ups… The ones that won’t normally make the cut. Not cuz they’re not good or nothing but simply because I wrote them specifically for myself…

Few weeks ago (maybe even months now) my friend who’s very dear to me texted me for one of our usual rant sessions… We’re really close and she’s such an amazing person! That kind of friend that you’d pray for even more than you’d pray for yourself sometimes. She’s extremely awesome!!
Every time she comes to mind and I imagine her in my future, I always picture her with this amazing man by her side!! The kind of man that you’d say ‘deserves’ her. But the boy she’s seeing now is ‘scoin scoin’… Everyone says she could do better and it’s not the kind of ‘you can do better’ that we’d say behind her back, we actually say it to her face! That’s how confident we are that she could aim higher… But you how love can be naa…

Anyway. One day we were talking about one of his ‘misbehaviors’ and I remembered something I’d written to myself a while back… I have these ‘reminder/pick me up’ messages I leave myself… I feel like everyone should do these… It really helps! I set alarms on my phone to remind me to check them once a while and they really help with my decision making process…

I shared this one with her and it helped a lot… I hope it helps you too! Feel free to share!

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Cheers!
Freda Fred-Addo
IG+Twitter- @el_freedah

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RIPPLE EFFECT

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My mother and I bond over conversations of life… we occasionally dabble into random gist but our relationship is very… “Learn a life lesson”. Mum would say, “there’s this movie I want you to watch” and I just know that there’s a serious lesson to be learnt!
Many of our conversations are about life decisions. I think my mother is a very wise woman and I’m not saying this because she is my mother (or because I intend to eat her food or sleep in her house tonight) but because her counsel is genuinely wise!
Of the many lessons I’ve learnt from her, I would say one of my greatest is being future conscious/minded…

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I think this is something everyone in this generation needs. We live in a generation where people make abrupt, spur of the moment decisions without considering what happens next. Maybe not the immediate future but somewhere along the line. Let me explain using a popular Nigerian film story line…
Boy meets girl… boy and girl have sex… boy leaves girl (usually to go to the U.S. to “further his education”)… boy returns after many years, marries some other woman and has kids of his own. Then, like there are no other people on earth, boy’s first child with girl and second child with wife fall in love and decide to marry. And it is only at this point that the families meet… girl recognizes boy… the marriage is off and everyone is sad! THE END! “TO GOD BE THE GLORY”!
As annoying and seemingly unrealistic as those stories are, they pass a valuable message! YOU’VE GOTTA THINK ABOUT YOUR TOMORROW!!! Just because its fun now, doesn’t mean it won’t have repercussions. Just because you’re young now does not mean you can’t start working towards tomorrow.Your actions today will definitely cause a ripple effect because every deed is a seed!

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Everyone is allowed to make mistakes but how costly are your mistakes? While grace covers our sins, we still have the natural flow of consequences to face. Here’s an example… Say you steal a car and ask God for forgiveness, God loves you and accepts you as saved but the police don’t understand that! You’ll be locked up before the snap of a finger! So even in “mistake-making” be smart. Now, this may seem like an oxymoron… how do you make a mistake smartly? If you knew it was a mistake then you wouldn’t do it… right?
That’s where God comes in. When He guides your path, He guards your heart… if you involve God in all decision making processes… yes, ALL, life would be so easy!! So, while you may fall and rise, the rollercoaster ride is much more fun with God by your side!
**BTW, I rhymed**

Okay bye! 😀
CHEERS!!

Twitter & IG – @el_freedah
freedah.addo@gmail.com

Oh! btw, I preached a few weeks ago in church… and I would like for you to listen to it!

WORTH THE WAIT

My mother asked me last night what was happening with my blog! Truth is, I’ve been writing… I just haven’t been posting. I think I’m sorry… anyway… I have new stuff, and if you’ll have me back, I promise you’ll enjoy them…

The new things I’m writing are not necessarily matters of the heart… they are just things I think we all need to hear now especially as they’ve been in my spirit for quite a while. I really hope you enjoy them… I’ve also been working on my writing as well so please let me know what you think! ENJOY!!

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We’ve all been through it before… you meet someone, get to know them and soon after, life without them seems impossible… when you see them, your heart skips a beat… when they call your name you feel butterflies in your tummy… when they touch you the whole atmosphere changes to like zero degrees… even the mere smell of their perfume in a crowded room is enough to make you happy; when they’re there, its like no one and nothing else matters. And the only thing you can think of is how to make him happy and how to put a smile on their face… This is the kind that people would say “they have your mumu button”. I know you know what I mean!! Don’t pretend!

Unlike most people, it has never been easy for me to “let go” and “fall in love”. Half the people I know say I have trust issues and I need to let people in. But the truth is that isn’t the case. Of course I’m human and boy! do I have those emotions! I just believe that not every emotion has to be acted on.
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Take for instance; your little brother annoys you (like every sibling does), and not the regular kind of annoyance; the kind that you really just want to stab him. Imagine you’re having a particularly terrible day and he worsens it. Do you actually stab your sibling as a result of your anger? If you can curtail your anger in that, then I believe you can curtail other emotions and urges.

I’m not saying it’s easy. I’ve been “a victim” one too many times. Too many life decisions I wish I could “unmake” and change. Sometimes after liking a boy I actually ask myself “But what was wrong with you Freda?!” However, it is those mistakes that have made me wise enough to not repeat them.

You've gotta ask yourself....

You’ve gotta ask yourself….

I don’t normally put up relationship posts because I’m not so sure I’ve mastered the art yet but I’m putting this out there because this isn’t just a blog for you people to read and learn but it’s also my blog so I can read and remind myself what’s right and wrong. I’m putting this here so it will challenge me whenever I’m tempted to rate a guy based on his finely chiseled chin and build rather than what’s within.

My brother told me something his friend says. She says she cannot be with a man who cannot be PROPHET, KING & PRIEST of the home… because a relationship and indeed marriage is more than what car he drives and how fine he is… if he doesn’t push you to love God more, you have taken the first step towards destruction. A woman who cannot raise your children with God in their heart is a threat to all your generations to come. Too many young people getting into relationships for the wrong reasons and we need to set it right!

My mother has taught me to invest in myself and become what I expect to see in the man I want. You cannot expect a perfect “GOD FEARING” man when you are far from it. Some people are lucky like that but it’s rare. I like to say I’m building, investing and training ME before there is a WE. There are too many marital problems in our generation, not because the spouse changed but because someone overlooked what should have been a priority on their checklist. 2015-04-12 17.13.45

They may say you’re too choosy but the truth is quality attracts and desires quality. And it would be cheating for you to settle for less. Not every time joke and play… sometimes let’s learn something! Let’s have a stimulating conversation! Let’s grow together!

BE THE PRIZE

BE THE PRIZE

It’s okay to want more! Don’t compromise on the things that are “forever”. Westerners have made it seem like divorce is allowed but Biblically, it shouldn’t even be an option! So choose wisely!

A true relationship that has its foundation in God and is stimulating mentally is worth waiting for.

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