I am Enough

No Fear, No Helplessness, No Defeat.

In our last mail, we looked at fear: how to handle the emotion, push back on the feelings, reach around the scare and anxiety to push forward to success. (You can read a recap or download the audio file.)

Today, we’d be looking at DIMINISHING.

Diminishing is a fancy word for when you feel too small to do what God has clearly committed into your hands. It’s a major tool in the hands of the enemy, one that he often deploys when he cannot get you to doubt the truth of the message that you carry.

Diminishing often makes you feel too small, too weak, or unqualified to do what has been laid on your heart to do, leaving you feeling helpless and/or frustrated (because if you are not doing what ABBA says you should be doing, then you’d not feel settled).

There are several ways to tackle diminishing. Of course, the first would be to find out what Scripture says about the matter. If you take a look at Moses when God calĺed him in the burning bush encounter Exod 3, God responded to Moses diminishing himself by giving him a sure word, and then sending him a helper (Aaron). When Joshua faced a daunting task, he was given a sure word (Josh 1) and marching instructions. Over the course of the Bible, God responds to the self-doubt of His children with a sure word and clear instructions.

So like I often love to say, get God’s opinion on the matter, then fix your eyes on that Word, regardless of anything that is going on around you.

A second thing is to soak up the Word. It’s a very good time to delve into the book of 1 Timothy, and walk with Paul as he coaches his protege on leading a church through a time of crisis, in an ungodly location, at the tender age of 17 (talk about a real case of supposed inadequacy). In fact, my favourite verse in the entire book is in chapter 4 (verse 12), where he tells Timothy to not allow ANYONE to despise his youth, and that’s my message for you today.

If you are not already following the Not too… audio series in Mission Possible, you should. The exposition on 1 Tim 4: 12 is track 10.

When the lockdown, shelter-in-place orders started to roll out in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the things that I prayed for, was that you’d take full advantage of the conversations we’d been having about the Future of Work. They help you to set out clear road maps for dealing with the concept of remote work, as well as positioning you, your work and/or business for a much different era.

The communication channels (email, comment section, and communities) stay open, and we are fully present online, to provide the support and resources you need to transition in this era.

Shalom!

ABBA loves you

…and so do I.

Warm regards,

Hadassah bath YHWH
The Father’s daughter

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Jane Oluwadare

She helps neurodivergent people build income models, sustainable systems and learning structures suited to their own unique contexts, strengths and abilities.

Schooled as a Biochemist with clinical exposure and practice, the graduate of the University of Ibadan has spent several years curating knowledge and expressing the many facets of her talents and personality. She is now committed to showing the next generation how to do everything, and win by building bridges from the past, leveraging history, technology and innovation to forge a future that works for them.

As a coach, she continues to work with individuals (with special focus on neurodivergent people) to work through choke points in their different facets, finding strategies that'll push them through to the next phase.

With over 15 years of sewing under her belt, she has over time in her experience with a wide range of female clothing and the female form, constructed entire wardrobes from the scratch. She brings this wealth of exposure and experience to bear in running her fashion house (Hadassah's Stitches Fashion House), guiding the production of dresses for sale, leveraging on her gift for fabric selection to suit contexts and soothe sensory needs. She also teaches classes on garment construction, pattern drafting and the business of fashion.

An International Youth Council member and Global Youth Ambassador, she sits on the boards of several youth-led organizations in an advisory capacity; and continues to work with others to help develop children and young people to create a life of impact.

An avid food lover, chef and food critic, Hadassah spends her time creating new dishes, working as a private chef and running ZoéSpice Kitchen and Events. She is also curating her uniquely crafted kitchen secrets to be passed on. She puts all of her medical and nutritional experience together with over a decade of cooking and crafting recipes to create meal plans for her clients, helping them achieve a healthy lifestyle and desired body goal, based on everyday food items.

At the heart of her entrepreneurial ventures, she is the Executive Director of CriArt Skill Academy, a tech-driven school for creatives and neurodivergents to learn creative, social and life skills as backed up by their school curriculum. The wide array of options mean that no one is left behind, and there's an option that works for every student.

An avid writer, she uses her books and articles to educate, inform and entertain, making them valuable supporting resources in her work as a coach, mentor and teacher. They are available as e-copies, audiobooks, and in print.

At Phronesis Lighthouse, she continues to link people with knowledge, and ready to share, with people who are hungry to learn via programs, training, courses, and networking events.

She speaks, trains and consults, and has received numerous awards across her various spheres of influence.

At the very core of her being, Hadassah keeps chasing after The One who keeps her balanced and finds the ultimate fulfillment in her fellowship with the Holy Spirit. She quips that He is the real super power that keeps her functioning as an autistic person with ADHD, and often shares the insights He teaches her on Personal Development, Business Development and mindset reorientation according to the Word with Deborah's Court (her ministry expression).

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