One of the things I hate is someone forcing me to change plans for no good reasons.
I don’t like it when I am midway making egusi soup, someone would start saying things that sound like Akamu, or Afang; or maybe when I go ‘akamu’ because we had decided upon it together, then the same person starts speaking of me going ‘okpa’. I know that okpa and akamu are so good together but I hope you just get my drift.
You know one of the things that Father taught me using my Mamy, is to always make room for any sudden change in plans, because she’d always make that happen whether we both like it or not.
Have you ever thought of the implications of this Name of God, Omnipotent?
For me, I’d say that Father cannot only do all things, but He also has infinite ways of doing the same thing.
So how has this become helpful to me?
You know, when you make mistakes and screw up, you really see how Father can turn your mistakes around. He does that so that He can still achieve an elegant end of the story for you in such a way that you might even start thinking that Father intended originally that things go wrong for ‘His Glory’.
Truth is, Father does not do evil, and He would never do it in order to bring any good out of it. Father would never orchestrate or pioneer any bad thing, and He would never partner with the ‘family enemy’ to bring about any of those, NEVER! Father does not like it even when we make mistakes and change His plans for us but the better truth is that Father is never afraid of handling the worst terrible situations, you know why?
He is Omnipotent-Save-the Day! He knows just how to change plans in a snazzy, elegant and effective fashion!
Therefore, when people around me are busy changing the order of my ‘to do list’ and messing up with my plans like it’s their rights, I’d refuse to freak out like one impossible Zuma rock that never bulges.
I’ve learned to smile in Love, breathe for someone ( I mean, take a deep breath), roll up my sleeves, and show the situation how much I am made of the same stuff as my Abba Daddy, the Omnipotent-Save-the Day Himself! (Winks).
Consider it pure joy my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
…blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. When tempted, no one should say “God is tempting me”. For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt any one…
Don’t be deceived, my brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows (aka, he does not have mood swings). He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.- James 1 : 1-18 (NIV).
By Favouromeje, 2017