“We take it by force”

This is such a risky post. I think it was important I wrote it down, at first it was just a journal entry, but towards its end, I was fully convinced the Spirit of God wanted me to share it.

It is risky because contrary to all the times when I write about people, I take permission, with this one, I have neither taken permission nor received consent so I’m keeping names all private but still sharing ‘our story’.

It has to be 2 weeks ago now, she was so excited about her birthday which is today, she did it all, Β got her legs waxed, got her eyebrows trimmed and I think even got lashes done. I was not the celebrant but her vibe leading to today was so contagious. I was waking up each day and doing a mental countdown to today.

I remember last week I left her a message and I said ‘This year is not even ready for you!‘ and she replied laughing and said ‘Yesssss, we taking it by force!!!‘, I remember laughing so hard when I saw that reply because if you know her well, you know how bubbly she is and how she could have said that physically.

I was ready to wake up today and make all the noise about her birthday. Her writing back in the day was one of the inspirations for me to even start a blog so beyond our friendship, is someone I’ve also looked up to.

Two days before today, I hear some horrible news about a brain surgery. I could not even accept it, I kept thinking “this could have been anytime but now God, not now”. But it was true and it so happened that she only got out of ICU today, her birthday. The day we were suppose to ‘take it by force‘.

Its been a rush of emotions for me personally cause I was reminded of how we can make plans today with no certainty of what tomorrow will look like. On meditation, the Holy Spirit said “it is all by my grace“, and for a moment, we might have forgotten that. That each day we get to live, it is by His grace.

This post is a reminder to someone else, don’t get too comfortable, live life as intentionally as you can.

And to ‘Her’, (cause I know you’ll see this),

Happy Birthday,

I see why you live life on the edge, this revealed why even more for me, thank you for teaching me to accept adventure and spontaneity. Thank you for showing me that I don’t always have to see the ground before I take the leap, sometimes the hope that I land safe is enough. I might never get to your level, but I’m definitely not in the ‘safe zone’ anymore.

Nothing will ever take your joy. The thing that will attempt has not even been made.

You gave us all a scare, but we are comforted in the Father knowing that joy comes in the morning.

I am sorry you prepared that much for today only to be found unconscious in a hospital bed but I am convinced that God will give you double for this one.

We hope you loved your flowers, it was the least we could do.

Sending all my love, God bless you.

This year will be nothing like today and I say it both as a prophetic message and as a prayer.

I love you!, Happy Birthday x

If you can, please leave her a birthday message in the comment section, I know it’ll melt her heart

love romantic bath candlelight

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26 thoughts on ““We take it by force”

  1. Oyinkansola Odunlami says:

    Thank God for His grace.

    For Rubie’s Friend:
    “Happy Birthday to you. πŸ₯³
    I’m glad you’re alive and your health will be perfectly restored in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
    God’s got you.
    He will take care of you and give you the best year yet by His grace.
    Keep walking confidently in God’s purpose for you.
    There’s progress and joy for you in your faith.
    It’s a blessed year! πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ”

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  2. Odunowo Olufunmilayo says:

    Such a timely reminder that it’s all by God’s grace ❀️

    To the celebrant:
    Happy birthday to you πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ We always go all out to celebrate the day we were born, even if today isn’t what you planned for. Thank God for a second chance, the opportunity to actually take each day by force.
    I pray for you that this year will be filled with so much joy that you see God and His love on a daily basis.
    Even if you didn’t get to celebrate today in the way you wanted, you get older each day which calls for celebration.
    Get well soon 😁 I’ll keep you in my prayers ❀️

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  3. renewyourview says:

    Happy Birthday to Rubie’s friend!! May your testimony and your life be an inspiration to many! You are beautiful and one of a kind. May nothing, not even this experience be able to take away your joy and your spunk. Live your life to the fullest! Be a light even in that hospital room girl. You are indeed a blessing! ❀

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  4. Uzomaki37 says:

    Happy Birthday Celebrant/Rubie’s Friend

    We are thankful to the Father that we can still tell you Happy Birthday and celebrate with you.

    Thank you for allowing God to use you to encourage Rubie and by doing so you have helped so many people become better through her…

    It will not end here or now, we will not permit it, As the Word says, You will not die but live to declare the Word of The Lord.

    We all stand in one voice and say “HAPPY BIRTHDAY XXX”

    You will continue to enjoy the life of Health, Life, Adventure, and all the good things life has to offer today, tomorrow, next week, and even until His Coming…

    Have fun…We celebrate you…

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  5. micky says:

    Happy birthday God’s own favorite. I wish you the very best in life and it is my prayer that you take everything you need to possess by force πŸ€—. The year definitely hasn’t ended and yes, Joy indeed comes in the morning. My heartfelt prayers goes to you and it will always end in praise πŸ₯³

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  6. Anna Mustapha says:

    Happy birthday big me, as I like to call you. I remember reaching out to you a couple of months ago complaining about something and you told me how you had dealt with the same issue and reassured me that everything was going to be okay. About a month later, you sent a message telling me you had set a reminder to track my progress. I didn’t say it then, but it meant a lot. You actually cared about something as little as that. Thank you so much for that.

    Like Rubie said in her post, you’re so full of life and I can only imagine how long you’ve been planning your birthday. My heart broke when I found out what happened, but I’m at peace knowing that our Jehovah Rapha is at work. What the devil meant for evil, God has turned around for good.

    Happy birthday my darling, cheers to a new year filled with joy, happiness, laughter, peace and many more adventures. I pray for speedy recovery. It is well with you in Jesus name. I can’t wait for you to be back on your feet, being the happy, joyful, daring and bubbly woman that you are. I love you so much and I can’t wait to give you a big warm hug ❀️❀️

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  7. Prairshious says:

    For Rubie’s Friend:

    Happy Birthday to you dear,the fact that you are reading this shows how much God loves you and how great his plans are for you and no circumstance can keep you still or bring you down because God has great plans for you, and He loves you so much.
    I wish you many many more years of celebration and joy, may God continue to bless you and grant you the best things He has for you at the set time, keep shining and blooming for Christ.
    Happy birthday to you πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈ

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  8. thegracedone says:

    Wow..Ineed it is only his grace

    Dear celebrant,
    Happy birthday. May this year be an overwhelming parade of Gods faithfulness and graciousness.
    Sending you love and hugs

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  9. Amaka Ezeanya says:

    Happy birthday Rubie’s friend. This year, you walk into uncharted waters of God’s grace, favour, and strength. Your life is a testimony, and you’d live to tell the world of His goodness. God bless you. πŸ’–πŸ’–

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