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When they remind you about how single you are

Sometime back, I was travelling and someone booked our tickets through an Airline I hadn’t flown before.

Turbulence scares me and so I fast and pray each time I travel and so this time too I decided to fast until we land back on ground.

Soon after settling down into my seat and fastening my seat belt, I felt a strong nudge from the Lord ‘Don’t make fasting a formula. Don’t be so uptight. Just be free. I want you to enjoy the flight. Now just break your fast.’

Firstly, like I said, I always fast when I travel.

Number Two, the chances of some good food being readily available on the Aircraft is not much as the Airlines usually do not have much of a choice on the short domestic flights, usually some nuts or instant noodles kind of stuff.

Thirdly and most importantly, I don’t want any turbulence when I fly.

Usually, this fear wouldn’t allow me to feel relaxed and enjoy my flight.

God knows it.

This time, He wanted me to deal with that fear.

I thought fasting was a better way to deal with fear, but God’s thoughts and His ways are higher than ours.

That thought from God to break the fast continued in my mind. Repeatedly.

Soon, the cabin crew began serving food to the passengers and to my surprise one of them stopped by my seat and asked me what I would like to have as they are serving complimentary food to all passengers.

Now that was a totally unexpected surprise.

The Lord not only spoke to me to break my fast but made arrangements for food.

No prizes for guessing what I did, I went right ahead and said yes to the food.

I broke my fast 30 thousand feet or so above sea level.

A few moments later, there was a sudden jolt as the aircraft shuddered violently and seemed to drop down with a sudden force.

It was quite scary.

For a minute I thought that message I heard might not have been from God and so I started praying with a bit of desperation and fear. The turbulence went on for a few minutes. A little later, it subsided and the flying was smooth again. The Pilot’s calming voice announced that that there was another aircraft that flew just some 1000 feet above our aircraft which caused the turbulence. He reassured that we are now safe and it’s all good.

Well, we landed back safely and on schedule. I flew without fasting and enjoyed some really good complimentary food.

It was all good.

Above all, I faced my fear and overcame it as I trusted and obeyed the voice of the Holy Spirit.

I learnt something that day.

I learnt that Jesus is more powerful than any fear.

Yes, Jesus said, this kind shall go by prayer and fasting and there will be times of fasting and praying but not if we depend on a solution based only on fasting.

His Word, His Command, His Love and His Authority is beyond fasting or anything else that we can do.

Fear comes to intimidate us. That fear is just an illusion. If you give in you get yourself trapped into that fear. Remember what the Word says, ‘Resist the devil and he will flee.’

No fear is bigger than Jesus!

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, my message to everyone out there, especially all the singles is this, no matter how single your circumstances are making you feel, it’s just an illusion.

God is Love and if you will believe in Him you will find Love.

Don’t give in to the fear or anxiety of how alone you are. Our God knows exactly what you feel.

He knows exactly where you are. He will send Love your way and when you find it treasure it.

Remember, before being defeated, Goliath, the giant intimidated everyone including the King. Then, David came to the scene.

Can you imagine how alone David must have felt with everyone around him talking negative and being fearful?

Moreover, instead of support there was criticism from his own brothers.

And then, the intimidating threat from the giant continued not knowing that there was now someone new on the scene, someone ready to take up the challenge to fight, someone with no military qualification or resources but full of the Spirit of God.

One stone in faith and the intimidation as well as the fear fell as though it was just an illusion!

Whoever you are that’s reading this, no matter what it is that seems to be intimidating you, today, this message is just for you.

Trust the Spirit of God. He is trying to say something to you.

Read the Word of God, pray and listen to His voice, He will speak to you and show you that the Fear and anxiety that is intimidating you right now is only an illusion and will disappear in His presence.

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
  He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
   He refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;


11 comments on “When they remind you about how single you are

  1. Anne Huffman
    February 13, 2023

    So good Sophia! I love your breakthrough story

    Liked by 1 person

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  3. Pure Glory
    February 14, 2023

    Sophia, thank you for sharing your story of overcoming fear. I think fear is one of the most common issues we deal with. Our enemy of our souls rules by fear but the love of our Heavenly Father casts out all fear. We are overcomers!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. FaithBoutique
    February 18, 2023

    Powerful testimony Sophia! I loved what you said about turning fasting into a formula…He leads us so well and graciously.


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