Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Is He Flashing you ?

When your ringtone plays for a millisecond or the other one where you pick and she drops immediately ..All na flash, and it was fun.

I remember the early stages of my relationship, my hubby and I played this game a lot. It just helped the other person know they were being thought of. Sometimes I would get disapointed cos I was looking forward to a long conversation where I could listen to whatever it was he had to say.

Then there is the other one some people would do here they would withold their number (never did get that).

But what if God flashes? He has all the airtime in the universe but on this matter he hasn't explained what you should do explicitly. All you get is a flash; a sermon that feels like your pastor has been watching your life in HD, a late period, a call from that girl you like, just saying saying "hi"

It could be on anything, from choosing a career path or the baby you so badly desire, or wife you are searching for, or waiting for your Boaz or figuring out how to settle your bills, or when that collegue at work has implicated you...anything that means a lot to you, that you want guidance (more like intervention)on.

Nothing tries our faith like waiting on God for answers to prayer. Waiting tests our submission to Him as our trustworthy Authority. Waiting is not necessarily resignation from all activity; it is submission to God's better idea. Waiting on God means that all of our life is brought under God's umbrella of authority and direction. If we run ahead of God, we will be painfully chastened by turmoil, exhaustion, and failure. Taking matters in our own hands has ample instructive precedent in God's Word. Think of Abraham with Ishmael, Saul's usurping the role of a priest, Israel looking to Egypt for help (Isa. 30:1-3), or walking in the light of our own fire (Isa. 50:11.)

As a case study I think about Footprints; When things were going well there were two sets of footprints in the sand. During times of trouble there was only one set of footprints. He didn't leave you he carried you.

It does not matter what you are going through, it could be a divorce, infertility, unemployment, an extra year in school, even loneliness. If you really open your eyes you see that in hindsight he has been there all along and is there for you now. It sounds cliche but there are some things we learn better during times of hardship. If we let go, and let God we will become a source of inspiration to others in our future.

Ijeoma Olujekun.

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