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UK Living – Reality Of Living Abroad

Earlier this year, I watched a video where a lady left the UK to Nigeria to start a business. She believed her business was going to make more profit back home (Nigeria).

I’ve also spoken with few people, who said they prefer life back in their home countries.

What could be the reason behind their sudden change in plans? Most people come into the UK with big plans, why the sudden change to go back home?

Personally, I believe people have high expectations before arrival in the UK, and when things don’t go the way they expect, they start panicking.

Life generally comes with ups and downs, but the way we react to the suitations we face, determines how we’ll scale through.

I’ve shared some messages I got from people about life suitations abroad and how they feel. I got these messages when I once shared a post on my story on Instagram, and I got some messages from people who shared similar experiences. I’ve decided to share three messages I received with y’all.

Names have been changed for data protection.

Rose, from Belgium. Currently Living in London.

“I also felt like that when I moved to London for the first year, but then when I left because of work I realised that I actually had found lots of hapiness and a new family there. However, I had too many expectations to look at it properly.
I’m from Belgium. Lived in London and totally loved it but had to leave for work in Paris. However, Paris is not a city I ever really dreamt of but work opportunity was great. Yeah London is loneliness is real, but I feel like it’s the same in every big cities although once you meet people in London they’re usually quite nicer than in other cities haha”. (Back in London)

Oyin, From Nigeria currently living in the US.

“The major problem is that people have high hopes on obodo Oyinbo even before arriving.
They think it’s all rosy here especially coming from Africa. So when they come and realise it’s not all perfect abroad too, the hustle here the bills and the fact that loneliness here is on another level scares the hell outta them. They literally feel abroad is 100 percent okay, and hence the disappointment when they see the struggle here upon arrival”.

Davidson, from Nigeria. Currently Living in London.

Life here is boring. I don’t know why people are here. They spend most of their lives working and paying bills, doing less valuable jobs. Okay! They are making money yea, but the money goes back to the UK system. I don’t see myself living here permanently. I might just be shuffling between Nigeria and UK.

Finally, a little advice from Presh

If you just arrived in the UK, and you’re trying to find your balance, it might take a while, but keep your head up. You’ve got to find your own happiness, do what you love and be where you want, look beyond the present suitation and focus on why you’re at your present location. Draft out a plan and never leave God out of your decisions.

Please share your abroad experience below, we’ll love to read your story.

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Trusting God In Hard Times

God hasn’t promised sun without rain. Not in this present world. But he has promised to be with us.The Bible is full of God’s promises and reminders about him being with us.

When life seems full of pain, we need to remember what Paul said to Timothy about “endurance”.
The Christian race isn’t all smooth. It’s not an easy path. In the Christian race, you may have to go through some difficult times.

But the question is…Will you endure to the finish? In the Christian race, will you be faithful through all of the hardships? However, God has promised us that he will keep us and save us. But the process is not automatic. We must endure hardship as good soldiers of the lord and as leaders.

Often, we are trapped by our unbelief and fear, but God is preparing us for the end-time harvest. He wants us to be disciplined and prepared.

God didn’t say everything was going to be smooth, but he assured us that he is going to see us through all the hard times.

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego showed us in the Bible how to worship God in hard times. They were able to trust and worship God in difficult Situations. God delivered them, same God is ready to deliver you from every situation. All you need is to trust in him.

When things go wrong, as a Christian, I know it can be devastating, but remember that 1 John 5:14 says “And this is the confidence that we have towards him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.”

God hears us, he knows when we need him, therefore your prayers will never go unheard.

Let me put a smile on your face…

Do you know that with God on our side, we have nothing to fear?
For he has promised us that he is with us. Joshua 1:9 says “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

And please put your trust in God, Trust him alone.

Psalm 118:8
“It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.

And remember that Hebrews 11:1
Says “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Put your faith into action…. And fear not!

2 Timothy 4:18
“The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom.

For all God’s promises are YES and AMEN. Trust in him alone!

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Divine direction: Seeking God’s guidance in your decisions

For God’s plans towards us are great. It might take a while to realise the path God has destined for you. But once you realise his plans over your life, and you begin to work in the that direction, things will begin to make sense.

Seeking direction from God, helps prevent us from making mistakes. Asking God to lead our path makes things easier. Like they say, success doesn’t come easy but going in God’s direction and plan for your life helps connect you to the helpers he has destined for you. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6.

Direction from God is key. Location is also important. Does he want you there? Will it work out for you in that city? What is God saying concerning you? How does he want you to go about things? Ask and seek him first, don’t just do things because it’s working out for everyone. The ways of God are different from the ways of man. Only God sees the future and he only knows what’s best for you.

Sometimes we get confused about how to go about life. I want you to take a deep breath and remember that God listens.