Hey, guys. So it’s been a long year. A really long one at that. This year was maybe the most important year of my life (so they make it seem) WAEC and All.
However in this midst of this year i’ve learnt a very great lesson and will love to share.
I’ve leant to see Jesus not just as a saviour and lord but as a story writer crazy yeah? Well lemme explain.
It is true that no events in the universe are mutually exclusive hence, God is in all and see’s all. That’s how big he is. What this means is that God created everything and see;s everything through. God sees the child born in the smelling village classroom (Not quite the equivalent of Manger) and he also sees the child born in the finest hospitals in the world. He see’s what each of them will become and if so wills he…they can easily exchange places.
God loves those who are called in his name and
“All things work for the good of those who love him, who have been called accordig to his purpose” – Rom 8:28
So whatever happens to us happens for a good whether good or bad. There is temporal suffering for later enjoyment.
This never really made sense to me till one Sunday in April when one of the wisest men I’ve met yet; my high school house parent Mr. Ameh was preaching and he said:
“When Joseph was a boy, God told him he would be a ruler. But God didn’t tell him about his sale into slavery, or Potiphar’s wife’s framing or the time in Prison. At the end of the day, Joseph was second in command in a foreign land”
What does this teach us? God lets us pass through fire for refining. In this process, Joseph would have easily given up and lost out but he still trusted God. His reward?? He was ruler in a foreign land. Lemme give a 21st comparison of Joseph’s story so you’ll understand better. Let’s imagine I had 10 elder brothers who hated me so much. So they sold me to human traffickers. I endured crossing from Africa to America. Many of those I left with died. Arriving at the states, I was bought over by a Senators family. I cleaned house and soon became top staff…then his wife came to tempt me, I fled. Next thing I was at the County Court and got charged with abuse to a man in power and his wife. Then I was sent to jail. Somehow Somehow I emerged as Secetary of State to the United States of America. Impossible yeah? God did it. Today, Josephs story is an inspiration to all.
Lets pick someone more contemporary. Ben Carson. If Benny hadn’t had a father who was MIA, gone to a poor school, gotten laughed at, had traumas as a teenager, suffered in medical school, and so on, Today, the black nation wouldn’t have had someone to celebrate and Neurosurgery will have been behind. Just like Joseph, Ben was made for a time. Joseph suffered so Israel will survive the famine and on and on Joseph was Jesus’ ancestor. Ben suffered and became a neurosurgeon so all siamese twins will have a shot at living independent lives.
If Abraham Lincoln hadn’t lost his Job, been defeated for legislature that year, failed in business the next year, been elected to legislature the next year, lost his wife the next year, had a nervous breakdown the next year, been defeated for speaker 2 years later, been defeated for nomination in congress 5 years later, been elected to congress 3 years later, lost renomination 2 years later, been rejected for land officer a year later, defeated for senate 5 years later, defeated for vice president nomination 2 years later, again defeated for senate 2 years later, and finally won president 2 years later, America would have suffered a very great loss and probably, the Union will have lost in the civil war.
I can go on and on with examples but I think I’ve made my major point…God at times lets the rain fall so the sun will shine very bright. He lets’s us go through stuff for later enjoyment. A song by group 1 crew says;
“I won’t give you more, more than you can take, and I might let you bend but I won’t let you break” . In the scripture, it says, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind”
God won’t let you go through what you can’t bear so have faith.
In conclusion, Whatever happens, whatever sorrows life brings your way, whatever road blocks you encounter, Endure have faith and you will surely overcome. You will come out on the other side victorious and in the next 50 years, your story will be on paperback and every book store on line for others to read and be encouraged. GOD IS THE ULTIMATE STORY WRITER.