Lessons From Always One More Time

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Like I always do at the end of the story I ask if anyone has any lesson to share with us . . . But then you guys usually fall my hand 🙂 So below are my ten lessons during the course of writing the story. Hope it encourages you to share what you learnt as well. I must say that as I was writing Always One More Time, I didn’t know where it was leading to or how it was going to turn out but I kept praying to God to just direct me. At the end, when typing out the last episode, was when I figured out what the story was all about.

1) God’s love for us is too profound. God’s love for us is greater than what we could ever imagine. God loves us irrespective of our past mistakes or sins. He loves us unconditionally. Like in the bible story of Hosea and Gomer, God used Hosea to teach others about His love.

2) God’s plans for us are of good and not evil. No matter what we may be facing in life ww should know God would make it all glorious at the end as long as we’re in Him.

3) When God has promised you something. Wait for it. Keep believing in Him. Pray about it. Sometimes when  we don’t get what we want we most likely want to run ahead of God  and get it done our own way. God already has in mind how He wants it done and His ways are so much better than ours. Don’t be in a hurry.

Isaiah 55:9 KJV, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

4) God’s plans are bigger than us. The plans He had for John and Funlola, in episode 18 of Always One More Time, could have benefitted the both of them and even other people.

A) John has grown more in his relationship with God. His faith increased and he learnt how to be patient.
B) Funlola gave her life to Christ and was used by God to minister to other souls.
C) The news of John and Funlola’s reconciliation could heal other marriages on verge on breaking. It would let others know how much God loves and is interested in marriage restoration.

Romans  8:28 KJV, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

5) Revenge isn’t as sweet acted out as you thought it would be. Adesewa wanted revenge over what Daniel did to her and was willing to  degrade herself. Sometimes the idea of doing the revenge looks so appealing and needful… but at the end what happens?  Do we have peace in our heart? Doesn’t it make us just like the person  that hurt us?

6) We can never rely on our own strength to live a holy life as God wants us to. . .
Just like in the case of Daniel… struggling with his weaknesses, he wasn’t able to  overcome them on his own.  And it’s just like us.  We tell ourselves we won’t commit such a sin again. We feel bad when we constantly fall in and out of sin.
I know I struggled in this area. I remember talking to a group of people  about how I used to struggle. I made it sound like I had the power and capability to do it on my own . . . That same month I fell back to sin and it was a serious struggle for me. It was while writing Always One More Time, that I understood that I could never make it out of sin on my own… only by God’s grace.

7) You can’t force someone to Love you. Efe and Daniel,  Audrey waiting for Dele.

8) Life can throw us different curve balls. It’s important to have a close relationship with God & be surrounded with godly friends that can encourage you during hard times. It helps you stand strong during trials.

9) Forgiveness is important to moving forward in life, like in the case of Adesewa forgiving Daniel and John forgiving Funlola.

10) There is no one God cannot use. No matter what your past was. I was having a chat with one of the readers on the blog. She was sharing lessons from the bible with me. That God calls the unqualified /disqualified.  If we think anyone is unworthy to be used by God, we are so wrong.

So those are my lessons!  I’m waiting to hear from you guys ?.

Much love!

Temitope Ogunyinka.

Quote: “Christianity is a love relationship between a child of God and his Maker through the Son Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit.” ~ Adrian Rogers

Quote from : http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/christian-love-quotes-22-thought-provoking-sayings/

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Temitope Ogunyinka, is a loving, caring and friendly person. She is passionate about impacting the world through timeless wisdom and knowledge found in her thought provoking stories and writing that applies to all ages. Her stories and articles cut across love, relationship and romance in a way that does not deny the relevance of God in our everyday life. She is a devoted christian, passionate about bringing people to the knowledge of God’s true and unfailing love.

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  1. Yea, many lessons learnt but the prominent one i learnt was that it’s good to be totally dependent on God and obey him completely even though its hard most times. Just like the case of John, he obeyed and things later worked out well despite the pains he had to go through.
    I also learnt that nobody can change another human except God does no matter the care or love showered on them, in the case of Funlola.

  2. I know i don fall your hand(lol)

    But i think all have been said through the cause of each chapter every week.
    Definitely, obedience is needed in dealing with God. God told John that is your wife, to everyone around him, that was not possible because of who Funlola was. No matter what people are saying around us one voice must stand out- God’s voice.
    Also , extra – patient is needed,in short in anything we do we need that “extra ” that will what will separate everyone that extra mile of waiting or doing more.

    But you said it all- God knows best & His timing His always perfect even if we don’t see it.

    • Lol… you still dropped your comment. Appreciate it. ?
      “No matter what people are saying around us one voice must stand out- God’s voice.”
      Love. Love. Love what you said! Thanks for sharing that. ??

  3. “Sometimes it’s not easy to follow God’s way”
    was like that And then try to do things my own way Just like Daniel’s effort and efe trying to get Daniel
    But i learnt something from john “My life is in your hands”

    Also learnt to be patient with God

  4. I think it is also important to note that there are no Hosea’s in today’s world oh, so someone doesn’t use that as a justification for marrying an unbeliever. God’s word stands sure, ‘do not be yoked with unbelievers”, and people must realize that if Jesus cant change a man, don’t go dating him with hopes to change Him and bring Him to Christ.
    Lots of marriages have been entered into with this false notion.

    I smiled when you said you only got what this story is about at the end, God works in mysterious ways.
    Lots of lessons to take home…

    Patience is among them. Dont help God to do what He said He will do. He is a perfect matchmaker and doesn’t need our interference.

    Thank you Tope!
    Looking forward to reading “separated”

    • Yes o. Thanks for pointing it out… it’s not an excuse for going to marry an unbeliever. ?
      “Dont help God to do what He said He will do. He is a perfect matchmaker and doesn’t need our interference.” Thanks sis.?

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