There are “crazy” acts of faith I’m made of and I’ve read about more “crazier” acts from others.
If you’re just working with one plus one alone giving you two, it’s time to step up! Get to the level where your one without another one will be two!!!
Let me share ONE of such with you…
Many years ago, I needed accommodation so I had to “squat” with a very nice friend off campus.
Soon, I noticed guys came in at night into that one room and I began to feel uncomfortable.
I’ve been very okay staying with her because she’s indeed a lovely lady but I had advised she does something about these guys and men.
However, on this particular NIGHT, I was asleep on the bed while she was outside with a man. I just felt someone tap me by the hand. It was the face of a guy right before me. He looked into my eyes and said…
“Have you ever been kissed?”
Wow! I felt mad!!! If you know me, I don’t walk on the edged of shit! I don’t take nonsense. My Christianity is not diluted!
I was just pissed off and didn’t give him an answer. I simply got out of bed, tried to call the attention of my friend and told her about what just took place.
She apologised and made the guy know she was angry but when I spoke about these men issues, she told me still that there was nothing she could do about it!
You know what? I told her I was leaving her house that same NIGHT! Not evening oh. THAT SAME NIGHT!
And so, like Abraham, I left not knowing where I was going.
The question is…
CAN YOU TAKE STEPS WITHOUT AN ALTERNATIVE?
So, I stepped out with some of my things, took a cab and headed in the direction of my school (school was not yet in session) It was my teaching practice period.
As I walked along the usually busy street of Agbowo (University of Ibadan) Nigeria, which was now quiet, someone tapped me from behind.
It was one of my course mates. She asked me what I was doing outside at that time of the night. I told her that I needed an accommodation. She was shocked! She said… “this night”? I said yes!
She thought I was joking and felt I had somewhere in mind. I told her confidently that I had nowhere in mind but I was so sure that I won’t be sleeping outside that night.
She felt uneasy and so ruffled at the confidence I displayed. She kept saying I should be serious and that where on earth do I expect to sleep that night.
Hmmm…. We kept walking forward while I told her not to worry. In few minutes, she said… ” Well Bukky, I rented a BQ (Boys quarters) in school but I won’t be using it again. I have another option. Do you mind staying there?
I was like, haa… no problem I don’t mind, thinking maybe arrangements will be made later.
Right there that night in the middle of that road, she opened her bag and handed over the keys to the BQ to me!
I moved in that same night and that was where I stayed till I got my own accomodation!
The point is this…
YOU DON’T HAVE TO COMPROMISE!
YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE!!!
No wonder our God days in Hebrews 12:4…
“In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood”
Any little thing these days, our pants are down and figures are changed!
Step higher and do a re-think!
Now…. Isn’t God an awesome God who moves fast and on point, on behalf of those who depend on him without alternatives??? THINK about that situation of yours in a minute. Are you really totally dependent on God or looking up to man while claiming to look up to God?
Make a shift today. Surely, God rules in the affairs of men and directs men to serve us but never encourages us to seek men first as he has said that we shouldn’t make the arm of flesh our strength.
OVER TO YOU… Go seek God without alternatives!
He has a way of moving faster that way!