“Quirks might seem weird when you are young. But they make you stand out when you are older. And that’s an important thing.” – Ed Sheeran
You are different. So they laugh at you. You are a spectacle. You are too fat, too short, too wordy, too quiet, too awkward, too black, too white, too local, too exotic, too foreign, too plain …
Can you really say that your identity and lifestyle choices have not been shaped, in some way, by painful labels and experiences from your past, or even by some experiences that are pounding at your soul right now?
Goodness knows, these are the things that make many of our lives a living hell- being different- and these are the things that then send us down paths (hidden or not) of brokenness in life.
Being different. Being (more like feeling) inadequate, unloved, rejected, unwanted, un-needed, passed over. And of course, there are those who for the most part had it ‘good’; acceptance, being admired, being desired, and this made them proud, judgmental, self-righteous, unloving, uncaring …
This is resonating with you right? There is no person on earth whose personality, identity and chosen lifestyle has not been influenced by his/her life experiences; most especially the painful ones.
Some of us find our way to a life of healing and increasing peace, using our stories as a springboard to greater confidence, compassion and ultimately helping others who are still suffering the same pains.
Many of us, however, never find that healing. Many never experience increasing wholeness. Many remain broken by the meanness that comes at you for being different, or even by the adoration that you might get for being different (if you are one of the ‘lucky’ ones) …
… AND MANY SETTLE FOR THIS BEING ‘JUST THE WAY LIFE IS’
Which are you?
I watched a clip online recently about the famous singer, Ed Sheeran, and about how growing up he had a really hard time. He was different, plain and simple, and not in a way that others found ‘cute’. (HAHAHA!)
But in this clip I watched, the story is told of how Ed pushed through, despite the pain, and rejection, despite his being different. He believed that what was placed inside him was too great to be caged by the reality of the broken world he lives in. And eventually, he rose, and is still rising, it appears.
Now, I don’t know if this story about Ed Sheeran is true. If it is, I don’t know the state of his ‘inner self’, his soul; whether he has found healing and increasing peace from the inside out. But this story of how being different went from being the source of rejection in childhood, to being the thing that can drive one to reach for his dream, is priceless.
The B.O.O.M Walk Program by Toyin Oladiran …
The B.O.O.M Walk Program by Toyin Oladiran is all about helping you to begin your journey to healing and inner peace, if you (like most people) have had hard Roots-and-Routes (life experiences) that may have battered you into an identity and lifestyle that keeps you from a real, deep relationship with God, or from knowing and walking in your God-given calling.
Is this you? Then come on. Join us. Click here.
This program is not psycho babble mumbo jumbo. It is a practical, relatable and hard hitting faith-based study … And in it, I basically share my personal experiences, and the tools that God is using in my life, to heal me from formative experiences that rendered me broken, and to help me know and walk in His calling on my life.
I love everything about The B.O.O.M Walk Program because it helps you reach to GOD, for P.E.A.C.E WHILE YOU ARE HEALING. It’s my story. It contains the path that brought me to what I do now…and those of you who have known me for long enough will know that YUP THAT GIRL (aka Toyin) IS ‘CHANGING’.
That’s only by God’s grace.
So, sign up early by clicking the link above. I am launching in early 2018.
I am Toyin, fully convicted by my own words, and very much still under construction in the hands of the Father.
Hugs and love.
Christian Transformational Coach, Founder of The Narrow Gateway
The B.O.O.M Walk Program by Toyin Oladiran
We all come from somewhere. We all have our battle scars. We all have those life experiences, past or even ongoing, that have forced us into shadowy corners in our lives, preventing us from living fully, loving fully and most of all, serving God to the uttermost.
Some of us have carried on in this way, and gone on to do life ‘normally’, to become pastors, engineers, fathers, builders, lovers, secretaries, government officials, wives, teachers, sports coaches, gym instructors, you name it. Yet many are living a façade; a classic tale of smokes and mirrors. Many are carrying around, and being defined by those pivotal life experiences. Many have learnt to accept that this is just the way life is – living with and from the baggage.
What’s your scar? Where does it come from? Is it still driving your thoughts and responses to life? Are you tired of your scars keeping you wedged off into the fringes and sidelines of life, constantly angry, bitter, frustrated, rejected, insecure, proud, self-righteous … etc?
That’s what you and I will be tackling with the HOLY SPIRIT in The B.O.O.M WALK PROGRAM.
This Program is for EVERYONE…
…Yes, I said EVERYONE!
Be careful now. Do not think that only people who struggle with what we erroneously call ‘the big sins’ like murder, slavery, adultery etc struggle with the ‘Old Man’ (‘B.O.O.M’ stands for ‘bow out, Old Man’). Yes those are reflections of the ‘Old Man’ at work, but for the vast majority of people, the traits of the ‘Old Man’ are way more subtle, and internal.
I’m talking anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, self-righteousness, pride, fear, insecurity, rebellion against God, inferiority complex, lack of self-control…the list can go on.
The ‘Old Man’ thrives in secrecy… it’s all about the state of the mind, isn’t it?
Come on. Do not be afraid! And do not settle for more of the same!
Click here now to indicate your interest and to begin to prepare your heart and your spaces. The kind of transformation we are talking about here does not come by the click of a finger, neither does it come by lurking in a spectator’s seat. You need to take a bold step, own who you are and where you are at, and come along, for The B.O.O.M Walk Program.
I cannot WAIT to work with you. And if I am so excited about it, imagine how God, the Incredible Lover of your soul feels?
Hugs and Love,
Toyin Oladiran (Christian Transformational Coach and Creator of The B.O.O.M Walk Program)
Work With Toyin
Is there an aspect of your life that has you confounded?
Are you frustrated because you had high hopes for your life, career, marriage, relationships (etc.) but none of this has materialised and you are not sure why?
Have you made choices that have left you feeling deprived of a real and life-altering relationship with God?
Have you decided to follow Jesus, yet that promise of inner freedom from persistent cycles of sin and brokenness continues to elude you?
Have your life experiences cornered you into a lifestyle and identity (hidden or known) that drains you and limits you to being a person that you know is way beneath what God has called you to be?
Do you desire to know God’s purpose for your life and walk in it, but anytime you try to discover God’s heart for you, you meet with dark clouds of fear, insecurity and uncertainty?
Have you given up on God because someone somewhere sometime disappointed you and misrepresented who Jesus is to you?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, or any other state that has you living a life that is beneath what God planned for you, please take this as my invitation for you to work with me.
Click here to find out about my unique approach to Christian Transformational Coaching, as well as about my 4 Signature Coaching Programs.
P.S: I don’t only work with individuals, I also use my Coaching Programs to work with smaller groups and I run workshops with larger groups. But go here to find out how you can take the first step to working with m
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