Posts by Tolulope Moody

Posts by Tolulope Moody

Day 4: Do You Care About Your Favourite Eatery’s Kitchen?

Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 3 When I was an undergraduate, I had a very hyped eatery where I used to frequent. It cost me a lot keeping up with it. Typically, I’d be broke by about the middle of the month and then would have to start being in faith for survival each new day. But at the beginning of each new month, when the allowance was fresh, I couldn’t quite talk myself out of going there every day.  Well,…

Day 1: Cry Baby

Bible Reading: Proverbs 8  Were you ever called foolish in your growing up years? In my context, it was like a stab- a stab right in the heart. It hurt terribly. And to be honest, it really didn’t matter whether the allegation was grounded or not.  Why would I be thought of as foolish?  I felt like I would want to walk the dark lonely streets and cry out into the night ‘where is wisdom?! Where are you hiding?! Wisdom,…

Are You Actually Building?

Leadership is all about building up, not destroying.  More than that, it is about building up, not merely sustaining or maintaining status quos. Leaders are builders. Everything committed into your hands as a leader should be built up. God doesn’t just call us to be faithful, he also calls us to be fruitful. As a leader, you must be passionate and overwhelmed with a contagious drive to see things built up from their current state. You must inspire a vision in people…

Day 5: A case for last borns and the growth cream

Bible Reading: Galatians 4 Growing up as a ‘last born’ came with its own peculiar challenges. And yes, shout out to all ‘last born’ children out there! I really think we have been largely misunderstood and misrepresented through all generations. There were errands and tasks we are made to run without being given fair consideration. Maybe more painfully though, there are typical responses that we would be handed out without being heard out. Some of them hurt terribly. I particularly…

Day 1: Conversation Kick Backs

Bible Reading: Mark 4:1-20; Proverbs 4:1-6 Happy new month, family!  I really believe that we’re going to have a great time studying the Book of Galatians together over the next six days! Today though, we’ll lay a foundation before getting into that. Which of these do you typically fall guilty of, when you have a contrary opinion in a conversation? A.     Not waiting for the other speaker to end what they’re saying; you just interrupt and barge in with…

Day 6: Moments After

Bible Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1 One of the things parenting has taught me is to never miss out on being sensitive in the moment after. You can focus all you want on the moment, but the moment after is just as important when you’re dealing with kids. And in life generally. In fact, that’s when you know whether or not you really had a moment. It’s not just the ‘yes daddy’ you get for the clear instructions that you give-…

Day 5: Never To Be Caught Flat-Footed!

Bible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5 If you’ve been through school, then I’m sure you had some end-rush moments in an exam hall. You know that moment when the invigilator announces that you have five minutes to go and there are suddenly like thirty-two brilliant points flying in your head. You seem to just be scribbling it all out as quickly as you possibly can. Who cares about his handwriting being neat anymore, let’s just get the damn (*or insert whatever…

Day 4: Age old problem, same old wisdom

Bible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4 What picture do you get in your mind when you think about the people of Thessalonica in the Bible? I might be wrong- and maybe it’s just me- but in my mind, the Thessalonians were these unattractive ancient people, walking around in robes and turbans and taking care of camels and donkeys all day.  Whatever it was, I’m unable to imagine what about the Thessalonian ladies was possibly causing any rancor between the guys? I…

Day 7: The Refocus Cheat Code

Bible Reading: Matthew 14: 22-33 As we round off on Surge Refocus today, I want to share a cheat code with you! Have you ever used a cheat code? Isn’t it interesting what a cheat code can do for you? It’s amazing how a cheat code can make a game or task so much easier, and propel you way beyond the literal walk through that everyone else is entangled in and struggling with. I’m thinking around a whole lot of…

Day 6: Refocus Your Mind

Bible Reading: Philippians 4:1-13 When I started to play tennis, it didn’t take long to appreciate how deliberate and intense the game is! One of the things that particularly hit was that in tennis, every single hit you make is a different shot and must be deliberately worked out. Even if they look similar, a tennis player would tell you how that he is constantly resetting before each new shot. He’s constantly trying to reset his feet and body positioning…

Day 5: Refocus Your Love

Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 Have you ever had a movie-script kind of situation that ended with love making a way through for you? Maybe you were in a very tough conversation with a dear one, and then when you thought it was a hopeless standstill, love came through?  Or maybe you went the extra mile for someone you love and it proved to be a game-changer?  Or maybe it was I the power of generosity… There are probably a…

Day 4: Refocus Your Loyalty

Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 23: 8-17 Have you ever done something way beyond yourself for someone and didn’t get the appreciation and recognition you expected? Like going out of your way to create an incredible surprise moment for your spouse and then she just texts you ‘ok, noted’ where you were expecting some love and gratitude lines from Jupiter or Mars. Imagine being one of David’s mighty men in our reading today. You basically overheard the king saying with longing…