What is more tragic than seeing someone burdened under the weight of confining and defining badges and labels that Jesus gave His life to save him from? That was me.
What is your name?
What has God, your creator, called you?
Are you bearing the identity of glory that He gave you, or are you shaped and defined by the shattered pieces of life that have been thrown at you rather mercilessly?
If I were to tell you the testimony of how Jesus found me in places and spaces that I had no business being in, and set my on a journey of transformation (what I call my ‘B.O.O.M Walk Journey‘)…this writeup would turn into a novel! Comedy, Thriller, Mystery, Espionage, Satire…all rolled in one.
One thing I can tell you is this. For the longest time, I forced the Holy Spirit to share my heart spaces with a whole lot of other stuff that had come to define me, and determine my lifestyle.
Where God had called me ‘Set Apart’, I allowed myself to cling to an identity of a conformer.
Where God had called me ‘A New Creation’, I allowed myself the label of a dabbler; holy today, broken tomorrow. Righteous-living today, fallen right back where I started, tomorrow.
Where God had called me a ‘Warrior’ in His Kingdom, I stayed pinned against the wall, scared of people, scared of my past, scared of God’s calling on my life, as insecure and timid as ever…
I could go on and on about the badges and labels that I continued to wear, even though I had come to believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and He is my Saviour. I could tell you about the double-mindedness, and the dual-living. The backsliding and the sub-standard approach to my relationship with God…
But, for this piece, I rather want to tell you the end…or should I rather say, the ‘in-between’ – because God is still at work in me.
My ‘in-between’ is that God turned my lights on and helped me to realise that He sent Jesus to do the impossible.
He sent Jesus to empower me to break from the identity that living in a fallen and broken world has and will always try to force on me. He came to clothe me with a new identity that I did and can never do anything to earn, in my own strength.
He came to enable me to live gloriously and bear a glorious identity, despite how messed up the world is. And He came to set me up so that when I agree to allow Him to take me on this transformation journey, I get to join Him, and partner with Him to help restore others who are still bearing the fallen badges and labels of the world, like I was.
So I ask you again.
What is your name? What has God called you? Are you bearing the identity that you know He gave you? Or have you settled for the one that life imposed on you?
You know who you are. You know where you are at. If you need help getting from where you are at, to where you need to be, join me on The B.O.O.M Walk Program. It’s a practical and oh so real toolkit to help you to identify and unravel yourself from all those fallen and broken labels that you have conformed to, and then ‘bow them out’. The Program sets you up to rise and live in the identity that God created and saved you for. All the details you need, you will find at the bottom of this email.
What is your name? What has God called you? Are you bearing the identity that you know He gave you? Or have you settled for the one that life imposed on you? Do you even dare to believe that their could be more?!
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)
The Narrow Gateway
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A timely reminder to live true to our identity as believers. Thanks!
Thanks Ade. Really appreciate your feedback.