I left Lagos today in pursuit of some mild adventure. Don’t get me wrong, Being around the Misus always brings up something new to talk about.Then there is the cerebral miniature version of myself (my first son) and Mambo, our Mr. Affection (May you no offend any geh with those your looks – Amen). By being part of them, I am able to refuel my sense of purpose and accomplishment.
It has been a trying year. Tales of hardship, debts appearing larger than life, passing away of loved ones of those around some of us (even at work), challenges around our daily livelihoods, health complications and the newest remedy adopted by Nigerian men – suicide.
In my bid to be positive, I just resisted the urge to make that last paragraph detailed and as I continue, I hope the words to follow are able to give you a reason to be positive. They are words from scripture taken from Bible Gateway.
It comes from the book of Matthew whete I took out a few verses from chapter 6. I believe it speaks to how everything will fall into place by God’s grace.
24 ‘No one can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or be attached to the first and despise the second. You cannot be the slave both of God and of money.
25 ‘That is why I am telling you not to worry about your life and what you are to eat, nor about your body and what you are to wear. Surely life is more than food, and the body more than clothing!
26 Look at the birds in the sky. They do not sow or reap or gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they are?
27 Can any of you, however much you worry, add one single cubit to your span of life?
28 And why worry about clothing? Think of the flowers growing in the fields; they never have to work or spin;
29 yet I assure you that not even Solomon in all his royal robes was clothed like one of these.
30 Now if that is how God clothes the wild flowers growing in the field which are there today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, will he not much more look after you, you who have so little faith?
31 So do not worry; do not say, “What are we to eat? What are we to drink? What are we to wear?”
32 It is the gentiles who set their hearts on all these things. Your heavenly Father knows you need them all.
33 Set your hearts on his kingdom first, and on God’s saving justice, and all these other things will be given you as well.
34 So do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.’
Feeling sick, sorry, hurt or afflicted? Tell yourself that you exist in God’s atmosphere for miracles; relinquish your control and work with Faith.