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Overcoming Obstacles

‘Your obstacle is God’s opportunity’

You know when you hear a sermon and you feel like it was prepared specially for you? Well I definitely experienced that today.

Today, I could swear I heard God’s voice through the pastor. He told me in the most profound and honest way that he would heal me of Sickle Cell Anaemia. This is my obstacle that after much debate I decided to share here, seeing as this is my outlet to air my views. It’s an obstacle that had left me feeling weak when I know God has ordained me to be strong. It’s left me feeling self-conscious and fearful when there is really nothing for me to fear in this life. But today I made the decision that I cannot let it dictate my life.

‘What you give attention to in
your life, you give authority to in your life.’ – This was one of the many witty and thought provoking remarks the Pastor made today and it allowed me to realise that the reason why at times I feel so helpless and less fortunate that I live with this disease; is due to the fact that I give it SO MUCH FRICKING ATTENTION.

I don’t think there’s every been a point in my life where I don’t question my abilities because I remember ‘I’m a sickler so that can’t be done’. But, from here on out I’m holding onto God for my complete healing. I’m holding on because I know I’ve been promised it and though the road may be rocky on the way to my testimony, I know that
I will make it.

Speaking of rocky roads, my journey to church today was nothing short of that. So, news has been circulating that there may be threats of a terrorist attack and so it’s been advised that the tube be avoided. Unfortunately for me, the tube is virtually the quickest way for me to get to church and my mum didn’t fail to remind me that it’s always better to be ‘safe than sorry’. So I decided to take the bus. It was a long and draining process and at the end of the day I was forced to get a cab from Kilburn because I was bound to be so late and I didn’t want that. To cut a long story short, I finally got to church – maybe not exactly ‘in time’ but I was there alright and if I hadn’t forced myself to actually go I would’ve missed out on the most amazing and personal message I’ve ever heard.

So, today I was reminded that there are always going to be obstacles but at the same time, there will always be blessings within such stormy obstacles. After all, the word ‘impossibility’ would be insignificant without the word ‘possibility’.

So I encourage y’all to:

‘Stop telling God how big your problem is but start telling the problem how big your GOD is.’ – Pastor Sanga

Peace & Love,



By Tolz 👑

My thoughts are best expressed by writing.
So that's what I do - I write.

It's how I make sense of it all.
My prayer is that someone somewhere is blessed or is able to relate to what I write.

"Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them..." ~ Romans 12:6

2 replies on “Overcoming Obstacles”

Preach 🙌 God did it for a friend of mine so there is no reason why he can’t do it for you. Sucks to think like that though T, you’re an amazing person and you can do anything no matter the circumstances. Circumstances make the victory all the sweeter don’t they? 😉

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