I know it’s Christmas 🎄 Eve and all but as you make merry, take a moment to take stock of 2018. In your growth journey with God, what did you do right? What could you have done better? What blessings did you miss out on because you were disobedient or distracted? What joy filled your life simply because of God’s love and mercy over you? Self-assessments are so key to progress. Do one today.


TAKE TWO: Did you get yourself into some big or small booboos in 2018 😯; times when you disobeyed the Lord, or did life outside of His heart?

Don’t worry, I did too. Now would be a good time to come boldly yet humbly to God your Father, and repent 🙏. Ask Him to forgive you for being ‘off’ on your own tangent. Ask Him to ‘reroute’ your path so that even though you may have gone off course, by His love and merry, you are restored to His pace.


RESET: Two days till year end is a good time to genuinely recommit to sticking close to the heart of Jesus in 2019.

Listen, we all love to declare “I LOVE YOU JESUS!” but Jesus said that loving God is practical – it is less about feelings and more about obedience to His heart. So, reset by recommitting to living in tune with God’s heart in 2019. Friends, let’s not be Jesus infants in 2019…

Children of God who still need to be coddled, swaddled and bottle-fed 🧘‍♂️. There comes a time to embrace growth; transformation into Christ’s image; it begins with obedience. Let’s do this together in 2019. Happy (almost) New Year! 💥


Coach Toyin, Founder of The Narrow Gateway

As always, I end this by saying, I am Coach Toyin, fully convicted by my own words and very much still under construction in the hands of the Father.