I didn’t need a prophet or star gazer before knowing that all were not comfortable, as I lowered my weight beside him that fateful day.
Every effort to force the cause of his subdued appearance and unnecessary calmness out of his mouth was like a sugar to a diabetic.
“Ok, if you are not ready to tell me what is bothering you, it means you are not serious with me as a friend. I better go home and let you be. Imagine you that is a crusader of – problem shared is problem solved, is the one standing on the way of that view.” I had said, forcing a framed mean face, to press home my displeasure on his actions.
I was already on my feet to go, before he hissed and pointed to a space opposite him for me to sit.
” Bro Mo, my family condition is hurting me more than anything. Each time I take a look at the way things are working against everyone here, I feel like asking God a question that only him wil have the power to answer. Could you imagine that…” he tried to add, before I held his lips with the tip of my fingers.
I drew some minutes of silence to allow his mind to turn to me and be willing to listen.
” Friday, what actually are you asking God to do and who among the seven of you in the family do you want him to bless” I had asked, with every tune of seriousness.
There was grave silence afterword, as the hand of the wall clock was the only tickling sound, trying to interrupt the silence on seconds interval.
” You have not answered my question. You know I won’t take – I don’t know as an answer.” I had said looking straight into his eyes.
” I am not waiting for God to use anyone among my siblings, because I am not sure anyone of them is as serious as I am in this matter.and I don’t think they are feeling the pain either. Please help me pray to God to use me and settle this family and let him do it fast” he replied sounding so serious.
And what followed was a provoked spirit for prayer. Shortly before I left, I asked him if he would like to pick any kind of job or arrange for any kind of business.
He just scratched his bushy hair and said – ” Man of God anything , anything, in fact anything can serve for a start. You can see that am not a lazy young man” he concluded, trying to demonstrate his seriousness by showing his muscular strength.
Every person, including strong and faithful Christian believers should know that God does not work some aspect of miracle on emptiness and assumptions.
He allows the mind of men to quake and ache for it. Blind Battemius didn’t only cry out to be heard by our Lord Jesus, but he also silenced the worries of those who saw his worried cry as a kind of disturbance.
Do you know that in several occasions, some people sees your constant complain as disturbances and not something to take as an ASSIGNMENT.
However, there are several ways to assist a crying person, and not necessarily the use of cash alone.
1. You can verify if there is a better approach the person is not giving the matter.
2. You can suggest some better options that are workable if you can lay hands on any.
3. You can release his faith by words of encouragement and a promise to see what to do. Often time, when we take such matter as our responsibility, the Lord start to bring people through us who will take it from us as an assingment.
4. There is nothing bad if you give a momentary solution to a massive challenge.
5. Sometimes you can go extra mile to complete your hands of fellowship. I could remember connecting someone where to go and pick a job, but I discovered through the whispering voice of the inner spirit that he will miss the opportunity because of lack of transport fare.
On realising this, I went extra mile to provide his first month transport fare after he got the job.
You can’t solve whatever that didn’t give you concern. Anything you take for granted will remain so.
If what is happening around you is not bothering you to the bone marrow, you won’t strive to get solution.
You might say ‘but I have tried but didn’t have anyone to get help from’.
Yes, you might seem to be right, but sometimes, unnecessary shyness or determination to keep ones ego and to make ones pride untouched, has made many not to go to the right person(s) for help.
I asked one man, ” why not go to so so person, I know he is in better position…” but all I got was a response such as ” “Leave him, I dont want tomorrow now, someone will say he is the one who made me”
I always ask such people, – tell me who succeeded without someone giving a helpful hand?
If you want to succeed…
Sell some element of your shyness in the market and be ready to take the worst, so long as you get what you are looking for.
Don’t depend only on fasting and prayer alone, rather push yourself further. Think of what you can do better. There is always something you are better on.
Always make use of your extra oil. The Bible tells us about the story of the ten virgins. The major integrity of virginity is act of purity. But out of the ten, five didn’t have extra oil with them, while waiting for the arrival of the bridegroom.
Our holiness and sincere living is a strong bond we have with God. That’s what make us to be special in the sight of God.
However, apart from this high voltage of Christian chastity, we should always desire for extra oil. We should be ready to push our life beyond the ordinary line.
Give your heart an assingment always and make use of every opportunity.
Some opportunities come from the angle you least expected, while others expect you to work it out.
If what someone said concerning you cannot push you to achieve success, nothing will.
If what you have suffered in the hands of some people couldn’t push you to step out from your comfort zone, nothing will.
If the mockery your family has received couldn’t make you to put your toes on the run to achieve success, nothing will..
So, stop sitting comfortably on the mat of ” One day- One day” or accusing your wicked uncles and stepmother.
The brothers of Joseph had a firm stand against him. Their decision was to kill him and terminate his dream, but he was determined to be successful.
How did he achieve this…
He worked on his integrity ( Gen. 39: 1-7)
He was ready to pleade to his fellow prisoner not to forget him (Gen..40:14)
He wrote application for himself and suggested his official position. ( Gen. 41:32-40)
I WISH YOU THE BEST.
By Bishop Moses Albert