Friday, April 24, 2009

Keep your head cool

A good friend and colleague of mine have always referred to me as a princess. Apparently I like things done a certain way. Even though I don’t ask too many questions in relation to my work and make every effort not to be seen and heard, they have always found that in their dealings with me I am very professional. So on a topic relating to her field of expertise, it seemed that something was amiss, and I asked her if she could investigate it further. No she said to me, she is never wrong; I went along and acted on the premise that she may be right. She was infuriated that a question could ever be raised concerning her work. And found this very hard to deal with. We both later found out, that there may have been a misunderstanding and she was in the end found to be wrong.

Over this period of time, I realized that it was the acceptance of our difference that makes us rather unique. And problem arises by ones inability to change. The Lord may have blessed me by causing the people around me to Favour me, but that does not mean that I therefore think that I am better than most because of what I have to offer. But rather, I am blessed because God said so, so technically it’s not my fault [I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it. No misfortune is seen in Jacob, no misery observed in Israel. The LORD their God is with them; the shout of the King is among them – Numbers 23:20-21]. She has seen me in my elements and of course in the best and worst of situations, and I am thankful to God that I have always been able to think to myself how would a Christian behave in every situation I have encountered. [Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter – 2 Corinthians 7:8-11]

I have started to realize that the rain has been falling now and I have been ill prepared for a while. To prepare for greatness, one needs not to be surprised by what is going on around them. And not to be surprised when from the unlikeliest of quarters one’s peace appears to be threatened – [in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his scheme 2 Corinthians 2:11]; the devil is there to steal your joy, don’t let him [John 10:10]. I should have known that during these times when I have seen the hand of the Lord so evident upon my life, surely the enemy can not be happy. But every day I wake up, rejoicing, and thanking God, and laughing at the devil taunting him on how he must have been so foolish to think he would be victorious over my life. “he” must be delusional. “he” sure thinks much of himself doesn’t he. You should see the way I laugh at him. Shame on him.

I don’t know what the future holds, but one thing I know is it is indeed very bright, or else why are people taking notice of me, yes the lady that prefers to sit quietly in the corner of the very first room on the first floor of the building. Really, are my words that important to you!!

1 comment:

Kafo said...

have a blessed weekend

this is a timely reminder for mii