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Hair growth and Maintenance

When it comes to hair growth genetic do play a role , there are other factors also that can contribute to hair growth, e.g. your diet, weather,age, sex ,pollution and your overall approach to hair care. Wikipedia defines hair as a protein filament and according to research hair grows 1/2 inches per month on average that’s a total of 6 inches per year. The main purpose of hair is to protect the body and keep it warm. Everyone’s hair is different,how you maintain it will determine the health of your hair, and it is important to know what works for you,I am currently on a relaxed hair journey, i have had many set backs in the past , this is because i wasn’t paying much attention to my hair than i do now, i will try and do before and after pictures on my next post to show you how far i have come on my hair journey, it is ok for your hair to shed sometimes, the important part is finding a regime that works best for your hair.

There are many ways that can promote hair growth, i am going to give just 10 of them.

  1. Good nutrition is an important part of healthy hair growth, this is because the root part of the hair receives the nutrient from the blood. Adopting a healthy diet containing fruits, vegetables,grains and a good amount of fat, specific food that can promote hair growth include, Fish; this contain essential omega-3 fatty acid, protein, vitamins, iron etc all of which prevent a dry scalp and stop hair from looking dull. Legumes: these are full of proteins which promote hair growth. Biotin: a biotin deficiency can lead to brittle hair, hair loss, whole grain, liver, egg yoke, soy flour all contain biotin.
  2. Give your hair a trim at least every 6-8 weeks, to get rid of all the dead ends
  3. Moisturising and Conditioning your hair, a good hair care routine a proper moisturising conditioner
  4. Natural Oils– In cooperating oils such as coconut oil will help soften and aids in your hair growth,Caster oil also is good for maintaining growth, jojoba oil, olive oil, rosemary oil, argan oil helps prevent hair loss etc all helps to promote hair growth. You only needs a few drop of essential oil.
  5. Protein Treatment: if you have fine natural hair protein treatment is good to protect your hair stand, there are many protein base products out there, if you happen to be out of stock as due to this pandemic most shops are close, there are natural protein ingredients you can find at home to treat you hair e.g add 1-2 Tbsp of olive oil or any oil of your choice with avocado or egg yoke, mix together and apply unto your hair, cover with a plastic cup for about 20 mins and rinse with cold water, apply this once a month. it helps replenish the keratin bond that the sun attacks.
  6. Brush hair from bottom up, now this might sound not necessary , but wrongfully detangling hair can cause a lot of hair shedding.
  7. Avoid too much heat in your hair, preferably towel dry after wash or use heat protectant whenever you apply heat,too much heat will get rid of the protein in your hair needed for hair growth.
  8. Sleep on silk pillow case or use satin or silk scarf, silk help prevent breakage and tangle in hair while you sleep at night.
  9. Always use odd cotton T-shirt to dry your hair, towel can be harsh on your hair and cause breakage
  10. Moisturise and seal at night, now this is very important if you are relaxed, it helps protect your ends from splitting or drying.

Keep your hair moisturise, protect your beautiful natural hair, your hair is your crown own and take care of it. 1 Corinthians 11 :15 ” And isn’t long hair a woman’s pride and joy? For it has been given to her as covering.

Rita x

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Overcoming the Power of Overthinking.

Your most important muscle is your mind, if your mind is not build it will not be able to function at a high level, train your brain/mind everyday, you are responsible for training your mind. Thought may come unaware but thinking is a choice.

I was watching a video on You tube by Josuah Eze titled ” stop overthinking”. And he really digest the whole idea of our mind being the seed and our soul being the soil. Please do check him out on You tube.

Whatever influence you the most, triggers your thought the most. Sometimes we allow people’s opinion about us dictate how we live and process our thought, therefore anytime that person or those people discover a different opinion about you, you then have to go through another level of trying to match your life or thought to their new way of thinking about you. What you need to do is change the way you view these people or those environment.

By definition-Thought is an idea, plan, opinion, picture etc. Thinking on the other hand is the process of considering or reasoning about something, or carefully processing something. The thought is the seed, therefore when you have a negative thought, and you don’t overcome that thought know that it will yield to negative behaviour. Do not allow anything other than God to choose what you think in life. Philippians 4:8 says “.. Finally brethren whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise think on these things. Do not let your mind engage too much on what people done or said to you. Your value is from God don’t overthink it, process everything in light of God’s word and what it says about you. Don’t think about what you don’t have praise God for what you have. Matthew 6:25-27 states “

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

HOW TO STOP OVERTHINKING

  1. Set your mind– Colossians 3:2 says “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. As you go through the day set your mind on default, program to meditate on things above, to be able to be more productive.
  1. Catch the moment of overthinking and challenge its thought with the word of God. when that negative thought come, tell yourself, i refuse to dwell on this thought, and process it through the lens of God.
  2. Solve the problem you are able to solve and leave the once you can’t solve in God’s hands.
  3. Vent and Reflect more often- keep a thought journal. Process your thought, let it out to God, tell him how you feel about that thought, write it down and the peace of God will flood your mind, then you will be able to see the will of God for you as time goes on.
  4. Give your mind boundaries- Do not allow certain thoughts into your mind, what are the things that should be within the fence of your mind, allow the holy spirit to be that gardner, that farmer, that pulls all the weeds, that ensures no thief come within that boundary.

There is a quote that says don’t let anyone rent a space in your head/mind unless they are good tenant. surround yourself with people with genuine and pure hearts who will push you to your purpose.

Thoughts are powerful, choose what you allow yourself to think on.

RITA x

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The Secret Place

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The secret place is a place where someone or something can be hidden, or where they are hidden. In Psalm 27:5 says ” For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavillion, in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me, he shall set me up upon a rock”

The term secret place can also explains the way our soul is in relationship with God. The sign that you have being in the secret place, is you come out transformed, because God has caused somethings and there is an impact not only in the spirit but on the flesh, when we stay long enough in the secret place, we come out not looking for platform, rather we become so humbled and say lord do whatever you want, when he gives us a platform we give it back to him. Jesus receives the love of God and after that he went into the hardest season of his life. We find out in the New testament where Jesus goes off by himself and spends the time in prayer, it almost used as a way for him to regain or acquire strength for the coming events.There are two times that really stick out to me. The first is just after he feeds the multitude. After performing the miracle with bread and fish, and preaching to the multitude of people, Jesus finally sent them all away. Then he sent the disciples across the Sea of Galilee ahead of him. Jesus then went up a mountain, by himself, in order to spend time in prayer (Matthew 14:23). The second time is in the Garden of Gethsemane. The night before Jesus was arrested he took three of the disciples with him, told them to stay put, then moved away from them to be alone (Luke 22:41).

It is a very important place where we draw strength, ideas, wisdom, it is also a place of prunning, and in this secret place is not necessary a building somewhere out of this world where nobody sees you. Although in Matthew 6:6. ” Christ instructs us to go to a quiet place where we shut the door when we pray. It is not necesssarily a building, he refers to a place in our heart, a solitude place.

Is there a secret place in our world today?

In an age of rampant crime, random violence, and terrorism “safe place” are much sought after and even harder to find, even with Coronary virus spreading like wild fire, there is a fear of this deadly virus, causing people to seek protection.

However Psalm 91:1 states “He that dwell in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the almighty,” It is also finding that spiritual rest within regardless of the outward circumstances.

Think about the secret place you enjoyed when you were a child, just imaging being a 10yr old and finding your secret place under the stairs or in a play house, you go inside and it feels magical, and sometimes you invites your friends and share that with them. Remember the secret place is not a place to visit you dwell (settle, take refuge). we cannot dwell in the secret place unless we are willling to be transparent and honest with him, is a place of trust, honesty.

What is revealed in the secret place?

When we choose to leave behind the world’s delight in favour of a lifestyle of spiritual devotion, God draws near in new ways (James 4:8) we begin to see our sin the way he does, Isaiah 6:1-5). When we spend time in God’s presence he reveals our true thoughts,and selfish motivations that sometimes escape unnoticed. he also make known to us why some things has to happen.

Rita.

 

Protecting your anointing/Salvation

purpose, calling.

The operation of the Holy Spirit is the anointing upon your life, we thank God for the holy spirit at work in our life, this season of quarantine has taught me the important of drawing from the holy spirit for self-development pointing us to the things that we haven’t taken time to cherish for eg. Family, self development, self care, etc.

The anointing is the power and presence of God on your life, the most profound illustrations of the anointing given in the bible is when the dove ascends on Jesus after he was baptised by John. Christ literally means “The anointed one” when God’s presence or affirmation is on your life, it doesn’t matter what or who likes you. The anointing is just doors for you, but that being said, it needs to be guarded, protected. Philippians 2:12 says “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.

If you are anointed that is the easiest part, the hardest part is who is for. You need to be able to trace the audience for your purpose. There is never in the bible where there is a wasted oil of anointing it is for a particular place and people, when you go to a place and people don’t appreciate the call on your life it doesn’t necessarily mean they are demonic, it means you are not called to such audience but to a different environment, having the anointing on your life frees you from bondage, you begin to have a sense of purpose, you know yourself better, and then you realised that you are not called to everybody.

COMPROMISING YOUR ANOINTING

1 John 2:20 says ” You are not like that for the Holy one has given you his Spirit and all of you know the truth“. 1 Samuel 16:14 also states “Now the spirit of the Lord had left Saul, and the Lord sent a tormenting spirit that filled him with depression and fear”

According to the scriptures above expecially 1 Samuel 16:14, we see that God has taken his hand off of Saul, because Saul had rejected the precepts of God. Saul still has his position as King but the hand of God was not on him, the anointing on him was gone because of his disobedient (sin). The same anointing that works through you to help others, can crush you, if you don’t protect it.

Never confuse being anointed with being gifted or talented there is a different. When God gift a person, you can actually be operating in it with the anointing missing from your life. Saul was King for about 13yrs after the anointing had gone from him, there are people functioning today in roles, after God’s hand has left them. When you are anointed, you can tell when someone else is not anointed. For example; a person may be able to sing, but there is no anointing to go with, at this point they are operating off of their skills. We need to understand that your obedience keeps the anointing on your life, your disobedience can cause you to lose your anointing. It is very painful to watch somebody try to operate when God’s anointing has left them, After all, your talent can only take you so far, it is the anointing of God that take you places your talent can’t take you.

REMAINING CLOSE TO GOD.

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You’ve got to know the power of having an intimate relationship with God. We must come to a place where we are sincerely ready to trust God when we are in the space of the presence of God, he creates a perimeter around us, this means there are things that cannot penetrate that perimeter.

We must pray daily- 1 Thess 5:17 “Pray without ceasing, spend time in God’s word, you got to grow in God’s word, you can’t just rely on Bible study and sunday service for your time with God, we need to study to show ourself approve.

Finally stay close to people who are genuinely close to God and seek him out of a pure heart.

RITA x

God equips us for his assignment.

I remember years back where my Christian journey was so easy going, it felt as though the journey is only for the adult to endure, go through it.

For a gold to come out shining, looking so beautiful, it has to go through the fire. And that is how God deals with us,
And sometimes we are not able to endure. But when you know you are in the assignment of God, you go through the process knowing that he who has began a good work in you is able to bring to perfection.

Then along the line, God called me into a different environment all together, and when that happens it means there is an assignment for you, you have been idle for far too long is time for God to shake you up, prune you, refined you, take you into the fire.

God’s goodness is what carried us through, I felt like I was going to die this year, I almost gave up life, things was bombarding my mind, I remember praying to God for strength,. That is what I asked God for last year because I knew this year was not going to be easy, I didn’t know the whole picture how things were going to unfold, but he said just trust in me.

Beloved, this journey is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but God gives us strength and grace to overcome.

Trust him. 2020 is looking good already.
Praise God!!!.

God-centered Leadership.

I am certain that God keeps no one waiting, unless he sees that it is good for him to wait. When we commit our ways unto the Lord he establish our plans, he will give us the ideas, wisdom to do everything and whatever that is establish by God will stand. Usually our gifts are greater than the opportunities God gives, this is because he wants us to stay humble. 

 

To stay focus and rooted in God’s truth, it is important to find those people who are going to build you up, who will be there in the good and bad times. When you have those Christ-centred friendship they will not only point you to the Lord, help you grow in your relationship, you will also realise that the desires you thought were for a husband were truly for anthentic friendship

Have a servant mindset and a solution focus..

Influence is best cultivated under the conditions of leading oneself first. Selfless leadership attitudes will be required of leaders of the future , we must aligned with our purpose that creates harmony, and bring peace to the people around us. The scripture clearly states to be a leader is to serve, as a leader you have to trust God first and allow the Holy spirit to lead you in making Godly decisions.

Growing us a leader and having a solution focus requires that we become aware of our present “state of mind”. Sometimes, you’ll have to get yourself into a place of solitude, to clear your mind, away from all the chaos, so as to focus and come up with ideas that will impact others.

Rita.

Building on the solid foundation.

Christ is our solid foundation, any other foundation is a sinking sand. 

The purpose of this blog, is to encourage people to live a life full of Christ, as that is what really matter. All the hustle in life is pointless if at the end of the day, Christ was not the centre of your everything.

Let’s walk this journey together, having fun and being creative with God given talents. Stay blessed people. Love❤️

Welcome!

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Thank you for visiting my page, my purpose is to share with you everything concerning ; lifestyle, walk with God, Hair and beauty etc…Journey with me .

John 15:5. “I am the vine, ye are the branches; he that abideth in me, and i in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing.

2019 is over already, how the year go so quickly, is amazing isn’t it? A new season has begun, looking forward and trusting God to guide me to achieve my set goals. Hew!!! 2019 was a trying year for me, like job God has tested and prunned me, the enemy tried but hey!!! they did not succeed. I am going into 2020 with a positive mindset, i have decide to cut down social media and focus on my craft, i have hair goals to achieve, want to live a healthy life this year and also planning am to take a step further in my education and on the job. I am trusting God for a miracle in 2020.

Isaiah 43:19. Behold i do a new thing, now it spring forth ; shall ye not know it? i will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. The verse speaks to me everytime i read it, God is always working , it is up to us to envision and channel our energy to where he is working. Trusting is very had, it requires patience and patience require the holy spirit. But i know God give grace to trust him and am depending on his grace this year to achieve all that he entrust me with.

2020!!! God is restoring all that belongs to me!!, prunning period over time to harvest.

I will encourage you to go through this year trusting God all the way. Proverbs 19:21. ” There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the councel of the Lord, shall stand.

Now this verse is clearly points that God is the sole control of our lives, this doesn’t mean we should not plan ,but rather as we plan lets give room for God to work through us.

RITA xx.