Monday, July 16, 2007

UNSUAL Places

So I promised posts from the lessons I’ve learnt previously, but I feel this one is more pertinent for today.

I had to move out of via brenerro very quickly. I had started getting hassled by the street chicas I meet at 11pm on my way home. They never physically attacked me, but they would stare me down and try to intimidate by breaking my walk as I walk on the pavement where they worked. I am told it’s because they think I’m trying to steal their spot. I had promised myself to find an apartment and leave, but I was too lazy to find one, couldn't understand a word of Italian - I have project deadlines no time - and instead of giving a landlord 3 months rent as a deposit, plus another huge amount to activate phone line, electric gas and water I would rather pay it towards my mortgage which I am yet to lease out. So as you can see I am a tight ward and playing with my life.. lolol.. Anyways I met this wonderful family who go out of their way to make sure I am happy - you remember my 21 yrs old friend. So her mum found me a room at her friend’s house, and I moved in. Shoot, all I pay is rent; I’ve given myself till October to find a very nice place.

So where was I,

Yes, it appears that these people I’m staying with found their way to Italy via the mountains of morocco, and because of their very poor poor background got involved with a madam that helped them come here. I remember thinking how far apart our worlds were, and how in normal circumstances I may / would never have walked with them. I pondered on this thought for a while, and I started to wonder was I so proud that I had to be brought down a peg or two, or did I think too much of myself that I am to be taught a lesson. I asked my mum this, and you know how mothers are, she said that I have always thought less of myself and the Lord was using this opportunity to show me how He has favoured me and how much He loves me that He has raised me so high. I felt a little better, but I never stopped thinking of this. I mean I should not judge, so I shouldn't be bothered what these people do with their lives, but then I remembered the saying...show me you companions and I'll tell you who you are..lolol..

So yesterday, it finally all made sense; remember the story of David?

In 1 Samuel 22 vs. 1 – 2 : – David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and his father's household heard about it, they went down to him there. 2 All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader. About four hundred men were with him – God had used the discontented, the ones with problems, in distress and debt to bless him. He used rejected people to bless David. These people's beginnings were nothing to talk of, yet God used them to secure David's destiny. Even though David was in a cave, hidden from the world - he was sought out. His destiny located him, the favour of God, His mercy and Grace located him. His light shone so brightly that his blessings located him.

I then realised that through my meetings with these people that God was moulding me so that I will be a blessing to others, and that I am in the right location at the right time. That He’s using these people to bless me; Like in Judges 11 vs. 3 - So Jephthah fled from his brothers and settled in the land of Tob, where a group of adventurers gathered around him and followed him - how God used the people Jephthah will not normally associate with to bless him. And that I am in the right place at the right time - Like the ordinary man in 2nd Samuel 6 vs. 6 - 12;10 He was not willing to take the ark of the LORD to be with him in the City of David. Instead, he took it aside to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite. 11 The ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months, and the LORD blessed him and his entire household - , whose house the ark of the Lord was left in, because his house just happened to be there.

Therefore, I thank God that He loves me so that He has given me much favour with everyone I meet, even if on the outside it may appear they have nothing to offer. So as I conclude my prayer is to ask God to continue His holding of my hand as I step into the great things He has in store for me in Jesus Name. Amen.

Hope you have a Great week. Mine has already started with a blast.

11 comments:

Sisbee said...

Favoured you are! Your steps are always ordered and you have found favour with both God and man. Isn't it amazing how He takes care of us? These lessons are going to get even more interesting. I'm loveing your blog as usual. Hope you are well, everything works for your good always. Love ya!

Desola said...

interesting read. I keep asking myself how I can be a blessing to others.

Vickii said...

This is a really interesting read and I think it is a blessing to be amongst people you would not normally have come across because it means you will learn lessons you wouldn't normally have had the opportunity to learn.

As well as them being a blessing to you, I think God has also placed you there so that you can be a blessing to them.

It's funny because I'm dealing with some stuff at the moment and only as I started writing this comment did it click to me that maybe God doesn't put people in my lives only for them to make mine better but maybe particular people have been put in my life for me to bless them.

princess said...

God has a plan for every thing that happens in our lives,even the people we come in contact with are there for a purpose.
Nice blog.First time here.

A Kel called Wonder ...... said...

Thanks for the birthday wish. It was nice. Your pst is as nice as always you have always been a blessing to many. I always tell u that.

temmy tayo said...

You are an inspiration to many, yours truly inclusive. Do quick and come to London.

Naijadude said...

Wow! hmm didnt we have some discussion like this before? I think we did once where I mentioned, we dont control what God has in store for us cos we are destined to be a blessing to others!
You are a blessing, you've been a blessing to me. I pray God give u the strength to carry on and give ppl like me that needed attention/hand!

I am still saving my pennies for that trip to Europe ooh!

pamelastitch said...

Well, i just dropped by to let you know of a competition that is running at the africanloft.

www.africanloft.com

Pls, participate.



Ps: 600 words is just a page..

Belle said...

reading this gave me chills. amazing how you are able to find answers in the word.
you are indeed blessed, and highly highly favoured...
can't wait to read more about your adventures in italy. only been to rome, and i fell in love with the place.

Allied said...

Ahh...LOASCM pls don’t ban my blog now... Okay I will finish the story.

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It is good to know God is doing wonderful things in your life and I know you are acknowledging him. You blog testify to it. Continue to allow your spirit to be taught by him (God) and you shall be back here to tell us of your testimony.

Sisbee said...

Dear, Hope you're okay. Think I have to speak to you off camera, please email me your number.