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Lessons I learned while waiting for the new wine skins of my blog

I am writing this piece of my real experience, so as to encourage someone out there, who might be waiting for something to happen in their life. The scriptures are primarily true stories of an individual, a group of people and nations about events that occurred during their age but was written for us to read and derive wisdom.
We are surrounded by a lesson in everything, everywhere and anywhere. The Bible advised us to learn from the little ants too. Which means we can learn from the unlikely source and situation. Whenever we stop learning, we stop adding value to our lives. There is an appointment in any disappointment.

Prov 6:6. Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise!


Nearly a week ago, I decided to take my blog to another level, due to the high rate of follower-ship I’m getting.
I did some research and found out that I  need to switch my domain to a new Web host company and with less cost.

I won’t be surprised if my followers on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest have noticed inactiveness on my domain in the past few days. I believe many would have visited my page and saw it with a blank. Many would have wondered what could have occurred. Little do they know that it was a deliberate decision I took. It did offline for a couple of days.

The reason to upgrade is to give it a face-lift and integrate a niche of professionalism. Although I have witnessed quite some views and subscriptions since I started blogging. But I believe the outlook must be as proficient as the content. Which reminds me a place in the Bible that instructs us to constantly have new wine in new wineskins. I believe in the saying, ”whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well”.

Mark 2:22 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the wine would burst the wineskins, and the wine and the skins would both be lost. New wine calls for new wineskins.”


I know by the grace of God that conceptually my Blog will be divinely inspired. But that doesn’t mean I should be shabby in my presentation. Many believers are fond of saying it doesn’t matter how our outward appearance look like since our faith is internal and within. I beg to disagree with that notion. Such an attitude is not a genuine representation of what the Bible teaches. Your appearance and dressing tell a great deal about you. You can draw or repel people just the way you appear and dress. Human evaluates things as it appears. Isaac was deceived by Jacob because he appeared to be like Esau his brother(camouflage) Gen 27:11-14. While Prophet Samuel was initially deceived by the appearance of Eliab (1 Sam 16:6-7). Appearance does matter!

Another lesson learned is that I did give the technicalities aspect of the domain to an expert since my knowledge is little in IT area so as to help me do the transfer and put some touches of professionalism into it.
The person gave me almost 2 days to get the job done. But never happened due to some issues encountered in the process. While waiting, I utilised my waiting time, to engage in writing notes and many other things, Believe you me, God inspired me with new ideas and thoughts, many of which you will see as you continue with me on this platform.
Isa 40:31.But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

So what am I saying?  The period of waiting for answers to your prayers or any expectation from God or people should be used wisely. Don’t just fold your hands while waiting for your expectation. Continue to engage your mind, time and energy in other related areas to your vision. You can use the period to develop yourself in different areas, mentally, physically and spiritually. It might be reading books, attending training, etc. Whichever way, keep going. Any delay is not a good reason to give up or be idle.
I know how consistent I must be in other to sustain my subscribers and followers. Of course, I wanted it done quickly, but at the time it was out of my control. Despite the fact that I have many ideas written to blog, but I couldn’t. No amount of agitation and concern for the delay would have changed the situation. One thing I have discovered in my life through my relationship with God is never to lose my mind for what I don’t have any control of.
‘If it’s out of your control, give the control to God’.

Rom 8:28. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.


Patience is a great virtue anyone who aspires to be successful in anything must have. And as you continue to wait for that thing, in prayers and diligence, in no time, “he that will come will come”, I have my domain back today with a new face-lift, and I love it. It’s definitely worth waiting for. Hope you like it as well? You know what, the traffic I generated today is unprecedented! Glory be to God.

Note: All Scriptures used are from NEW LIVING TRANSLATION VERSION of the Bible except where otherwise stated.
Stay blessed


You are most welcome to my blog platform. I am blessed with the passion to serve God through teaching and evangelistic online ministry to my generation. The website is targeted at teaching and motivating its reader to live a godly life through the principles set down in the Bible and to update them with the current Christians news around the world.


  1. You’re right, what we do during the waiting period is extremely important and we should not waste that time.

    • Richard Okunade - March 21, 2017 at 9:24 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Brother Matthew, for your gracious comment. May we continue to live in the realm of patience at all times.

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