Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Highlights from ROTH

Hello People,

The Return of the Helper Conference has come and gone, and I give all glory to God. We had an awesome time with Coach Anna McCoy from Texas, U.S.A. Below are some shots from the event.
I hope to share some insights from the conference with you soon.


Sistar B

Coach Anna McCoy and Shonna Stallworth

Audrey Joe-Ezigbo ministering at the Conference

Coach Anna McCoy, Pastor Mark Mordi and I at the event

Coach Anna McCoy

At the conference

A cross section of ladies at the event

Overwhelmed by the goodness of God

Monday, July 18, 2011

Be your own Cheerleader!

Hello people, posts are still short because the conference is this week and God’s mercy sees me through!  Thanks for all your prayers and messages on Facebook especially on my birthday. Woah! Your love was simply overwhelming. 
Thanks to you all.

Now, to the business at hand.  Long time ago, before I even knew how I was going to make impact, I knew I was going to be a useful tool in God’s hands.  I shared the dream with those around me, and some wondered how it was going to happen.  Others wanted to know what plans I had to bring my dreams to pass, yet others wanted to know what credentials I had to qualify to live the dream and then a very minute few, smiled and said to me, ‘it can be done, go for it.’

It has been a long time, I have grown brick by brick, tried to make the difference an inch at a time.  With each step I took, I grew, and with every inch of growth, I dreamt some more. 

While it has been a long and sometimes very slow journey, it has been a great journey, nevertheless.  One thing that has been constant in this journey is that when it seemed no one believed in my dream, when it seemed like no one was willing to cheer me on, I found strength to stand tall and keep believing in myself.

I realized that because I was the one who had dreamt, I may be the only Fan Club necessary to continue to cheer the dream along.  Recently, I had the opportunity to say to myself again, be your own cheerleader.

The Conference was barely a week away, and I realized that those who ought to be standing with me didn’t even believe it was going to happen. I thought to cry, and then I remembered my own counsel, “Bidemi if you slept and dreamt, how is it possible that anyone else will be able to understand your dream more than you do? If they cannot understand it, how do you expect them to believe in it?”

In a few words, be your own cheerleader.  I have no idea what your dream is, but I know you may not be getting all the cheer that you want. What I want to say to you today is that it is okay. That no one believes does not negate the fact that you dreamt. Keep working and one day, they will cheer, even if they didn’t believe.

ROTH is happening, and I am my own cheerleader, because I know what God told me in secret will happen in the open… NeverTheLess.


Sistar B

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A piece of my Passion

Hello everyone, this week's post will be short, as I am in the thick of planning a conference scheduled to hold on the 23rd July in Lagos, Nigeria.

This isn't the first edition of this conference but I see a pattern and that is what I want us to share on this post. The pattern is how hard it can be leading up to putting this gathering together yearly. It takes a lot out of me mentally, financially and emotionally. It can feel like a ground that hasn't received rain for years and so is parched and dry!

At these times I ask myself why? Why do I put myself through this year in year out? The only answer I can give is that it is because it has a hold on my heart, it just won't let me be! Experts say one of the ways to know what you should be doing is when you can't seem to suppress the urge to do it, no matter how hard you try!

So I cannot help myself, I am hooked on this one, it is a Passion thing for me! Secondly, I know what values lies within this passion, so I just submit to its process! Sometimes it batters me, but the scars count outside the battle field!

What dream has laid hold of year heart and won't let go? How are you going about pursuing your passion? What values comes out of it?

Remember, you were born to do this! Just as I do know that I was born to do this!

Fear, pain and all, we will make it NeverTheLess, I promise you, we will...



Monday, July 4, 2011


Hello, I trust your past week went as planned.  Welcome to the second half of the year!  Thank you for all the feedback for last week’s post.

Every where I looked in the past couple of days, I see or hear something said or written about the second half of 2011, and I even received a few messages on the significance of this month July.  It has in it five Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays!  It is said that this only happens every 823 years, which means for me that it is a good time to be alive! Don’t you think?

As I reflected on my life as incidentally both my wedding anniversary and birthday fall in the month of July, I realized that something was typical; and that is the fact that somehow, my life has been built to this point, for lack of a better expression, ‘brick by brick.’  I have never experienced a windfall as most people say they do, I never got promoted ahead of my class, and I never even received a recommendation before I was due for it.
However, it also dawned on me that the processes I have had to endure and go through not only got me where I wanted to get-and I am still on my way- but it taught me invaluable lessons to the extent that I know for sure if I had to choose between going through the process and just chancing upon a promotion, I will certainly choose the slow, way of process.

The reason is because there is a character that is formed when you have to push through the obstacles that is not conferred upon us in the fast track lane.  What the process builds in the personality makes the journey worth the while and it is no different when you are working a dream or pulling at a vision.

The dream you take the time to pass through process to build is usually the dream that endures and may even outlive its originator.  I look around and I see how everyone wants to be able to achieve everything in one day, and I wonder why God didn’t create the world in a day?

He has all it would have taken to get it done in one day, but instead he chose to do it one at a time.  Wouldn’t it be great if you can submit too to build one brick at a time?  It is proven that what takes a hurry to grow usually comes crumbling in a hurry too.  The scars make the General, not the braids and medals on his uniform.

Take the first step today even if it is only writing the dream on paper, at least it gives you something to expand on the next time you sit down to dream.

Your destiny will be achieved one brick at a time, and if you will submit to the process, you will definitely make it NeverTheLess.

What do you think?

Enjoy your week.

Sistar B