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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year everyone + New Year message from me to you

Three things I want to say to you all in this new year.
1. There's absolutely nothing you can't achieve. All you need is will, drive, determination, hard work, patience, incredible courage and a lot of faith.

On my 30th birthday in 2010, I had nothing. Absolutely no dime to my name. I was so depressed. I remember laying in my bed crying and asking God why? I've been working hard since I was 17, how come 13 years later I'm still in this position? Am I not worthy of your blessings? Why are you letting people mock me, feel sorry for me, disrespect me and tell me I won't amount to nothing? I thought if I lived a decent life and did what you said, you would use me as an example, you would bless the work of my hand. You said you would carry my load. Why have You abandoned me? This was my conversation with God. I was so angry but despite my depression, I never lost faith, I never stopped working and I never stopped believing in myself. I remember telling my God, the Alpha and Omega, the I am that I am that whether You like it or not You must bless me, I am kneeling in front of you and I won't leave You alone until You bless me. Because I deserve it. Because I'm Your child, Because You promised that my struggle will end. Because You said I should ask and You will give. And You must fulfill that promised. A year later my life changed forever. God didn't give me what I prayed for, He gave me way more than I ever imagined. He stunned me. And I know He hasn't even started in my life, this is just beginning.

Now for those who are in that same situation, those who feel like God has abandoned them, those who feel like no matter how hard they try, nothing seems to be working for them, you have to understand something; God's way is not our way. Sometimes He likes to take his time, to watch, to test you, to let you experience before He manifests in your life. And when He comes, oh you better be ready, because God doesn't play. And he's coming. Oh, He's coming. You ready? Please continue.



2. Please don't pay attention to what people say about you. Their mouths belong to them and they can say whatever they want. Just never let it get to you or define you. Never ever give anyone the power to make you hate yourself. Trust me, you're an amazing, incredible person and God loves you so much the way you are. He created you and He knows you're not perfect. He knows you're prone to making mistakes and He even lets you make these mistakes so you can learn from them and grow. Never ever give anyone the power to make you feel like you're not good enough, like you're not deserving enough or make you believe you won't amount to anything. They are not your God. They don't know your struggles, your pain, all the deep waters you had to cross to get to where you are today. They don't know your story, what you've had to sacrifice to be who you are today, so why do you care what they say or think? You should even be happy that they are talking about you. Have you ever seen people gather to talk about a destitute or a beggar? God's love for you is showing and that's why they gather and talk. When people start to see God's manifestation in your life, they start to hate because they don't understand it and it scares them. The only way they can feel good about themselves and where they are is to try to bring you down, but you have to be strong darling, hold your ground, don't lay down for nobody. Hold your head up high, raise your shoulders and let them know you're the boss! Oh yes you are! You don't know that yet? Oh, you better recognize. You are a child of destiny, a child of God and He is so proud of you. Those people? They are not important, they don't matter, pay them no mind. God hasn't even started with you and they are panicking, imagine when he starts? Oh, you wait. God is about to show you He's God. Once again, are you ready?

But here's one thing He doesn't like o. Having people in mind and wishing them evil. Not forgiving people who have wronged you and waiting for their downfall. God doesn't like that o. You can't have a dark heart, filled with hate and bitterness and expect God to be there. Oti o. You have to cleanse yourself of all the hate, anger and negativity if you want God to dwell in your life. If you want good in your life, you have to give good, and when I say good, I mean all the way. You can't be good in half measures. Remember what they say about 'you get what you give?' That's the way the universe works.

So in 2014, don't hold grudges, forgive people who have offended you, don't hate on people because God has a sense of humour o. The more you hate on people, the more He blesses them. You will be there counting all the reasons they are no good, while they are counting their blessings. Also God doesn't like wickedness o, so show love and kindness to your fellow human beings and watch God prove to you that He's the Creator of all and the King of the universe.

Also remember that it's important to give back. God didn't bless you for you alone. You must pass the blessing to others. That way, more blessings will come to you.

3. For 2014, here's my prayer for you. You will get in 2014, a kind of miracle you've never received. You will succeed beyond your imagination. You will have a state of joy that can't be hidden. You will ask God why do you love me so much? Every miracle that God will do in your life will never be reversed in Jesus name, Amen. When the list of great men with uncommon breakthroughs are compiled this year, your name will be included in Jesus name, Amen. Your struggles have ended with 2013 in Jesus name, Amen. God will use your story to confound the world in Jesus name, Amen. You will be a testimony of God's greatness. This will be a year of breakthrough, good tidings & perfection for you and your family in Jesus name. Whenever you call on the Lord He will stop whatever He's doing and answer you. He will stand in front of you to guide you and behind you to protect you. He will keep you safe from all evil. No weapon fashioned against you shall prosper in Jesus name. No deaths will visit your family in 2014 in Jesus name, Amen

God will fulfill his promise in your life, everything you have ever prayed, asked for, He'll give to you. He will bless you beyond your wildest dreams. He will lift you, He will strengthen you, He will fight your battles for you. Every time one door closes, He will open another one for you. He will put your enemies to shame. He will change your life in 2014. Something great, miraculous, and breathtaking will happen in your life in 2014 in Jesus name.

May love, money, peace, health come in abundance in Jesus name. A testimony so big will be given to you that nobody will believe you. God will use you to bless your family, your community and the world.

2014 will be the beginning of the best years of your life in Jesus name. In 2014, God will show you that He's the King of Kings, The Giver and the Taker, The Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient. The I am that I am. The Lion of the tribe of Judah, The Holier than the Holiest, the Greatest than the greatest. The everlasting King of Glory, the Prince of Peace and the Lord of Lords. The Mighty Man in the battle and the Ancient of Days.

You said at the call of your name every knee shall bow and every tongue confess. I confess only good things for you. 2014 will be filled with testimony. He will turn your passion into a goldmine like he has done mine. He will never forsake you but bless you beyond your imagination. 

May you be an inspiration to your generation. May you leave your footprints on the sands of time. And one day when this life is over, the world will know that you were here.

May God bless you, your loved ones and everyone in the world
Happy 2014.
Linda

1,735 comments:

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Gypsy said...

Tanx Linda...God bless u

INI MICHAELS said...

Ma very first comment* #comment2014

esty neji said...

Happy new year Linda dearie.

FranZen said...

Great year ahead!! Y'all remain Blessed and see what the Lord will do. What a piece! Counting your blessings one by one and it will amaze you on what the LORD has done. Happy New Year

KNIGHT said...

Amen! Happy new year to you. You have been a great mentor and an inspiration to me. God bless you and prosper you!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!Amen.wishin Ʊ a happy new year.Love Ʊ so much.Muah!kemi F

Lekan said...

Amen. Thanks Linda. Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

Amen.Happy new year to you too Linda.God bless you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Thank you soo much for taking time to put these words together. Very inspiring. You truly are an inspiration to Young Nigerian women. I pray God will continue to grant you wisdom and success. 2013 was a tough year for me. I feel soo inspired by this post. Thanks again for this. God is not asleep, I have faith.

Anonymous said...


Pastor prophet senior apostle Linda Ifeoma Ikeji....lol
Happy nu year to You.
Bigger you this new year.
Personally Its difficult to forget some dat gave soo much to me. Thanks for the Giveway prize.
Its well with U .

Anonymous said...

The lord will bless you this year, ur childern shall suround your table. This is ur year.

CommonSense said...

Thank you Linda. A blessed 2014 to you !!!

SHERIFF said...

AMEN AMEN AMEN!!! GOD BLESS YOU LINDA. I AM INSPIRED

Anonymous said...

Linda you're such an inspiration..... a Nigerian who has made money without corruption...clean money. God bless you with a good husband in 2014 and beautiful kids to carry on your legacy! You are a great woman! Go Girlfriend!

Praise Family said...

Amen. I recieve it in Jesus name

Praise Family said...

Amen. I recieve it in Jesus name

Anonymous said...

Linda u will make a good motivational speaker o. U made me shed tears and develop goose pimples with this. It was as if U knew me and was talking 2 me directly cos the stage uv surpassed is exactly where I am presently. Got great passion 4 d art of entertainment but still nothing to show 4 it. This ur motivational message will sure make 2014 my year, I've been kicked 2 be dogged and never relenting with this message. Na me... R

Anonymous said...

Amen Linda preach on! Happy New year to you and all LIBers!!!

Anonymous said...

Amen aunt linda. Am so inspired. 'Sergio Frankie'

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I needed to read this kinda piece right now.Thank you.Someday I will start advertising on LIB in JESUS CHRIST NAME!...And you know what that means. Thank you once again. Happy New Year Linda and LIBers.

Kenny Abebi said...

Amen , I love u always : love the work of your hand and your smartness ,,,,,I pray u go higher higher everyday! U such a big inspiration to u! Yes I CAN, dts the spirit! Winks to my darling Sis Linda Ikeji

Anonymous said...

You such a lovely woman. Amen. God bless you with what you desire most. plenty luv.

Unknown said...

Amen!!! Very inspiring. Wish u d same

Anonymous said...

Happy new year Linda.

Damilola said...

AMEN!!!!!!

CU said...

Amen! Thanks so much for sharing. I wish the very same to you- may more be added unto your life. Happy new year!!!

Anonymous said...

ILLUMINATTI BITCH.

Unknown said...

Amen ...God bless you linda..happy new year

Anonymous said...

AMEN!!!! I RECEIVE THIS PRAYER UPON MY LIFE AND SO SHALL IT BE WITH ME IN 2014 AND ONWARDS. BY THE GRACE AND BLESSINGS OF THE MOST HIGH GOD.

Anonymous said...

After reading ur message couldnt help but post a comment as a first timer but not a reader lindy ur truely in d spirit as its exactly what my pastor preached last night on fgiveness God bless you for uve confirmed to me that this is whats holding me back from all of my breaktrus .Tanx babe God keep u in 2014

Anonymous said...

Pastor Linda ikeji,nice one.

Anonymous said...

Happy new year to you all in Jesus NAME AMEN

Anonymous said...

Happy new year Lin! I wish u d best of d year

stanley said...

This is my first comment on this blog. i must really commend this words of encouragment. Linda_ u re really God sent, motivating and captivating . God bless u. Grow and Grow in 2014

Anonymous said...

Well done Linda. On a side note, is there anyway to add a 'LIKE' or 'thumb's up' function to comments? That way we can agree or disagree directly with a comment. Another way to do it is to enable readers to comment directly under a comment they want to respond to... Good job anyway.. Happy Newyear!

K said...

Amen amen amen amen amen. Happy New Year, Linda!!! I love this post. Thank you for your inspiration!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New year Linda! I love you lots

mary moore said...

Amen!!! God bless u more Linda.

Anonymous said...

TODAY is my first time of commenting here nd u didn't post de comment

Unknown said...

I have never dropped a comment on your blog, but felt I shld do after reading this. This is truly inspirational. U r doing a great job Linda. Am one of those people bombarding ur blog from Canada :) sure u see that in ur country count or something. Have a fab new year honey. (Ps. Wld mail u wen next am in Nigeria so mayb we could go out for a drink. And all bills on u of course) hahaha

Happinez said...

Amen thanks Aunty linda love you. Wishing you the best this year

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Linda.. Girl, I love you.. You are an inspiration.. *a million kisses*

Love, MiMi

Anonymous said...

First time ever to comment on this blog, i can't leave this blog without commenting today, i must say this touch me and made me have so much hope and determination for this year and forever, he is GOD and he alone can change every situation that i know but you must have that faith that is unshaken... The reason i am commenting is to let Linda Ikeji know that she's yet to experience the best and i love her for her good heart!

Anonymous said...

Amen!!!!IJN

Unknown said...

God bless you so Much oluwa linda.Happy New Year....

Anonymous said...

Amen n Amen. Wishing you the best

Anonymous said...

linda you are a real lady and a positive influence may God the Alpha and Omega continue to bless our lives with the positivity you have shared with your lovely new year message.thank you for being you.

Unknown said...

happy new year to you all

Anonymous said...

Aunty Linda,u wnt understand how much u've just restored ma hope...infact, God will give u a husband dat will worship the ground u walk on..Amen,All d best 4 dis yr.u've a golden heart

Unknown said...

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ann said...

Amen. Happy new year sweetheart

Anonymous said...

Amen is All I can say. Thank for ur thoughtfulness Linda. More blessing to u IJN

Anonymous said...

Amen is All I can say. Thank for ur thoughtfulness Linda. More blessing to u IJN

Anonymous said...

AMEN. LINDA THE ALMIGHTY GOD WILL CONTINUALY INCREASE YOU IN JESUS NAME

Uju Lilian Ikegbune said...

Happy New year Linda,tanx for the prayers, you just spoke to me. my stuggles has gone with the passing of 2013. 2014 is my year of consolation. tanx Linda, God bless you too.
www.ethniques.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Wonderful words of wisdom to live by linda. Now i know why am a liber.

Unknown said...

Been a while I commented on LIB ,thank u so much for dis encouragement Linda!!!the best way to start d year....La'Veee

Anonymous said...

Amen for all the positive thoughts.
Wish You and your loved ones the same.

Happy new year Linda and all LIB'ers

Anonymous said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

Amen

Bluedolls said...

Amen

Unknown said...

Same to u! Ameen!, Thanks for the prayer

@Hawtspott said...

Amen. Happy New Year Linda; favor will surely speak for you this 2014

Anonymous said...

Am soooooo happy Linda,my bf proposed to me today.Istand on God's solick rock as a testimony.Yipppieeee

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Linda. Happy New Year. The good Lord continue to keep you and bless you and your kind heart this 2014.

CHINOXL said...

Linda this is the best post ive ever read on your blog.

Thanks and God Bless
Happy New Year All.

Anonymous said...

Same to u dear LIJ..... Wishing u all d best things in life... Welcome to 2014 d year of EXCEEDING GRACE!!!

Richliana

mimi said...

Linda God will bless u more, I tap ur blessing for in Jesus name. AMEN

Adeniji Solomon said...

Thanks and ama very grateful for your encouraging words.....though ama following your footsteps @www.the4trend.com

Adeniji Solomon said...

Thanks and ama very grateful for your encouraging words.....though ama following your footsteps @www.the4trend.com

Anonymous said...

God bless you and continue to lift you higher...What inspiring words from a distinct woman...

Unknown said...

Strong words of encouragement. Happy New Year Linda.

Unknown said...

u r such an inspiration!!! thank u so much I claim ur prayers and d prophesies! wont even lie ur my mentor......God bless u.....thank God for bringing some1 like u to dis world.

Unknown said...

Strong words of inspiration there. Happy new Year everyone.

MissChievous said...

Happy New Year hun. Wishing u a more prosperous year ahead. Thanks 4d prayers too and a very BIG AMEN

Soch01 said...

GOD BLESS YOU AND THANKS LINDA

Anonymous said...

Amen to your prayers IJN. God will continue to do wonders in our lives. As at 27-12-2013 11am, I was working where I was'nt proud of, but at 12noon of thesame day, God changed my story. I went to somewhere to greet an older friend who asked if I can work in the institution in which he's d head. Without hesitating I said YES! He then gave a very small note to dthe DA of the institution who asked of my qualifications as only professionals are needed but I'm not qualified. I went back to the person that gave me the note, he picked his phone to order that they employe me with immediate effect and that the institution will sponsor my education. I filled all d documents and I was employed that very day. So that's how God changed my story dear Libers.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Linda, your words are inspiring

Unknown said...

God Bless you!! I can't express how grateful I am to God for using you to pass this message across. You will continue to excel! Happy New Year!!!!!! Our year to Soar like the Eagle. :)

Anonymous said...

Everybody will come and be holy and start preaching.....after all your atrocities during the year you will come and be preaching cos it's new year.....God cannot be mocked, speaking Christiansen will not take you to heaven it is living a holy life........Linda are you born again? That is the koko not coming to write christianese....

Joy said...

Happy New year linda nd thanx for the inspiration word.

Afolabi said...

I took time to read the message from the beginning to the end. Thank you so much linda, you are such a nice person. I love you so much, we would meet someday.It could actually be depressing when you ask for something from God and it seems nothing is happening but Thanks for the message and God bless..

@michelleogo said...

Happy new year Linda. So inspiring

Anonymous said...

Dis is a master pies! More greeze 2 ur elbow! A splendid 2014 i wish.

Anonymous said...

Wow so touching, I'm inspired n I say a resounding amen to that prayers

Anonymous said...

Happy new year Linda! I've been a fan of your blog from the beginning and have never left a comment. You are such an inspiration and a blessing and Gods blessings and favor upon yourlife be permanent in Jesus name. Keep being faithful!

Anonymous said...

AMEN AND MAY THE GOOD LORD IN WHOSE NAME YOU HAVE BLESSED US ALL, GRANT YOU THE SAME PRAYER AND CONTINUALLY BLESS YOU FOR THE REST OF YOUR DAYS. YOU THINK YOU ARE GREAT NOW? YOU CANT EVEN FATHOM WHAT THE LORD HAS COMING YOUR WAY, IT WILL BE GREATER THAN DANGOTE. AMEN.

Ade said...

Wow Linda!!!!!!! this is really nice and inspiring. God bless you

ammy said...

thank you so much linda ikeji.......NwanyiOma.....i wish same too

ammy said...

thank you so much NwanyiOma...i wish you same and more too

Galore said...

happy new year

My year of overflow


Thanks for the soul lifting message

@Galore

Anthony Hopper said...

Happy New Year!

Linda said...

thank God for life. Linda u are a constant source of inspiration. God bless u.Happy new year all.

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Anonymous said...

Amen

Hollynolly said...

Happy New Year to you too Linda and thanks for reminding us that our God never fails, He's a faithful one, He is a convenant keeping God and a rewarder of those who deligently seek Him. Your words of encouragement were spot on and i'm very grateful for sharing your testimony with us. May God continue to bless you real good and I also pray that God will speedily grant unto you all that your heart has desire in Jesus name, amen.

Much Luv babes!

Anonymous said...

God bless you for your prayers.

I want to share my testimony, that when you make your new years resolution and you present it to God, when it seems that nothing is happening, never give up because God is always at work.

I started 2013 hopeful and prayerful like everyone else and everything seemed great until april. From april everything just seemed to go wrong in my business. my equipments took turns in breaking down. Money that i got was either going into repairs or stolen. It was so bad, my fam started calling me jinx. They were like 'you know her hand breaks things, you know her things will always be stolen'

I was depressed and crying all the time too . I felt totally hopeless and alone. Every attempt I made to push forward, too be 10 back.

When i got tired of crying, i accepted that i made the mistake. Instead of focusing on God, i was focusing on my situation and the more i looked in the worse it got.
I started thanking God for all the great things he had done for me. I started to hold God to His Word that said it shall be well with me.
Gradually things started improving. Equipments labelled unusable started working again and customers started coming again after almost 6 months of not a single customer.

To everyone, don't accept any bad situation. Every good door closed in our lives, shall surely be opened in 2014 in Jesus name. Hold on to God and He will bless you greater than you ever imagined.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Linda may God bless u imensely. I shout a big AMEN to ur prayer. Its well with us 2014 in Jesus name. Amen.

Unknown said...

inspired!God bless you.happy 2014

Unknown said...

inspired!God bless you.happy 2014

Anonymous said...

I usually would not post a comment but Linda, you got me all teared up,hopeful and more ecstatic about the year. God bless u. It is a new wonderful, favored year. Happy new year everyone.

Dapo

Prodigio said...

Happy and Blessed New Year to Aunt Linda and all LIBers

Anonymous said...

Happy new year to u and to all the prayers u say I big AMEN nd I wish u all that u ve wished us. How sure are u dat u are nt a pastor or pastors wife cos u pray like one.thank you nd God bless.

Ada Joseph Nzewi said...

Praaaaaaaaaaaaaaaise tha lord! Wow I love this, it touched me, I believe God is working for a better future in my life. Aunty linda we need to talk

Unknown said...

May U find husband in 2014.

George Emmanuel said...

Such an encouraging words to skyrocket ones mind in 2014. Hard work will i do to my blog. Thanks a million.

funkycutie25 said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Unknown said...

Strong words of inspiration. Happy New Year Linda.

Unknown said...

Good words of inspiration there. Happy New Year everyone.

CHARMING♡♡♡ said...

Happy New Year Linda!!! You are truly a wonderful person...God will not forsake you and you will have no cause to regret.....God bless you, Amen!

FNLP said...

the part about forgiveness is what really touched me. its sooo hard. so very hard! how do u do it? its a struggle but I need Gods blessings so this 2014 I have decided to let go and just calm down. things are really tough for me right now and I can so relate with your first few lines. I do hope it gets better. cried as I read this. u wont understand...

God bless u Linda Ikeji (altho u did ignore an email I sent u recently, mentoring... hmmmmm hehe)

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Anonymous said...

Amen linda.Amen

Gozie said...

Happy New Year 2014
I wish myself all d good things U wish me, Lindex... I wish you find all ur heart desire for 2014 and pls don't stop did lovely words once in a while, just keep em coming
Tanx Lindex. U're AWESOM!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Pastress Linda, you're great !!! This is soul-lifting & divinely reassuring !!!!

Dinma said...

Amen, i knw all dis prayers will come thru in my life in jesus name Amen

Amaka said...

Amen!!! I claim it in Jesus name! God bless you Linda *hugs*

jayne said...

Tanx alot linda. I say a big AMEN

Oluwafemi said...

What an inspired message. Happy new year to you, wish you all the very best in all your endeavours in life.

Josephine said...

Amen!
God bless you Linda, you are indeed a darling.

Anonymous said...

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Miss Lindy, You really sound like an angel ...thanks for the prayers and i wish your a great level of happiness and achievement this year ..Keep up the Good work ...The Lord will always be ya guide

Anonymous said...

Amen to that Linda! Blessed too and I know lots more is on the way!

JayJ said...

AMEN. May God continue to Bless your beautiful heart. :)

Unknown said...

This is really inspiring!
In addition, Seeing the new year is no joke at all! Its a rare precious and unique opportunity given by God. Therefore another chance has presented itself to right your wrongs, mend broken fences, fulfil your promises, resolve every crisis, appreciate every good gesture, forgive every trespass, realize every dream, set your records straight, aim higher, show love to your neighbours, care for the needy, make peace with everyone, smile everyday, be positive always, resist every antagonist and most importantly; be more committed and move closer to your creator. Trust, obey and abide in Him. Make 'consistency with Him' your watchword throughout this new year and watch what happens in the next 365days...

Ada said...

Happy new year to u too Linda. Thanks for being here for us.

Anonymous said...

Amen to the prayer and thank you Linda Ikeji for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Amen

Ammy said...

HappyNewYr Linda...Your words gave me hope. Tnx so much.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Linda. Amen to all your prayers and good wishes. I wish you all of God's blessings this year. Whatever your cravings will be fruitful in God's mighty name. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Linda. Amen to all your prayers and good wishes. I wish you all of God's blessings this year. Whatever your cravings will be fruitful in God's mighty name. Amen.

dScR?Be said...

love u linda… sometimes… God bless u loads in 2014

Anonymous said...

Wishin u the same & more. Happy new year!!!!!

Unknown said...

wow linda you wrote all these,usually dont drop comments on your posts just only read but this quite inspiring....NICE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

ZeeZee said...

Halleluyah AMEN

Kallen said...

And another year has passed. Wow, time flies.
This year, lemme express my advance New Year greetings to you and your family.
May you have a wonderful year ahead. Cheers!

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