I may not be able to explain why the things causing this pain have been allowed to happen or even linger. All I know is that when I call to Him, in my distress, He will answer me (Psalm 120:1). He will be with me in trouble. He will rescue me and honour me (Psalm 91:15). He is my Father and my God (Psalm 89:26) and I trust Him to make it all good in His time (Eccle.3:1,11).
It’s high time we came out of our shells and the limitations of culture and tradition and open ourselves up for health and healing by sharing our feelings. Like has been popularly said in counselling situations, “ How does that make you feel?”
I believe we are alive at this time for a reason. And whatever we need to survive and thrive in this world has been made available by God. When we look to Him for guidance and help, He will provide all the help that we need. He says “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28 NLT
COVID-19 is still there. Like an irritant that refuses to go away. And there is still only so much I can do, but I am getting something done. I feel such a relief! I thought my life was over. It’s funny how people around me have been going about their normal business. I just couldn’t get myself together. Mind you, I tried. I avoided listening to the news, I kept my conversations positive. And yet.
I agree that it is time to move on, but we must be properly equipped for the journey ahead. This is not a journey for the fainthearted. We must focus on the Good Shepherd who knows the way and the destination. Why? We have not travelled this way before. The terrain is strange to us and we do not have a map to follow. But, we have the Way with us. He is ready and willing to guide us. His thoughts towards us are good and He has good plans for us.
A life of no regrets is unrealistic. However, this does not mean we should go to town, misbehaving at will. While it is true that human nature is fallible, when we rely on God to help us and guide us, we can live a fruitful and productive life, where we are constantly learning and adjusting our behavior as we go through life. That is an enabled life. A life of marvelous help from God. That is what we should aim for.
Why is it that seemingly overnight, the nation has turned into a war zone? Kidnappings everywhere, ethnic clashes, terrorist attacks, bandit attacks, traffic robberies, insecurity, name it. All of these happenings are ruining the peace of the populace and yet, no voice from the top leadership. Do they no have anything to say and do for the people of Nigeria?
There is some profit in bodily exercise,. Go ahead and get some. Do it well. Do it consistently. Spiritual exercise profits a lot, not just in this life but also in the life to come. Get a lot of it. Do it well. Do it consistently.
Get physically fit. It would save you from unnecessary illness. It would make you able to enjoy life better. And you look better in clothes too!
Get spiritually fit. The benefits are innumerable, for yourself and your family. And it continues into the after life.
Yet, people wake up and go to work. The markets are open. Churches are open. Humans are moving like robots and the sun rises and sets each day. Where are the people with seeing eyes and hearing ears? There is trouble in the land. It is a keg of gunpowder waiting for the slightest spark to explode. Where are you? What are you doing?
We are made for good works, uniquely designed and planned for the unique person that we are. It is time to stop copying others and living lives that are not genuine and original. Let the original you come out, to do the original things that God made you for.