I’m sure to an extent that some individuals while reading the title are wondering, why would God allow or permit such bad experiences or awful times to be a time of blessing to us or an entrance to our blessed destination or a stepping stone to the greatness He has promised us?.
Okay, this last week and so far during the week, I have had so many experiences that were just not what I would have bargained for or planned. That is, if only I had my way to plan it, which I didn’t.. 😀
So, the weekend started with a long day, of which I ended up being tired and unplanned lapses happened. Sunday came; I and one of my siblings were to travel back to where we were and one thing led to another, and we eventually didn’t!. Yes, another day turned out disrupted!. Monday came, and had to wake up early and we travelled back. On getting to where we were going, I had to get out to resume for a program I’m on and I could remember telling myself – “Mercy are you sure you have the energy to go and would you even be able to assimilate at all?”. This was because I was tired and was practically feeling like my head was being heated up.
I got there, and one thing led to another, I had to observe some protocols. The day went almost bad cos on going back home after the day’s schedule, the bus I boarded had a brake failure or issue and almost collided with a trailer on the express and he swerved to the right and hit a car instead. We all alighted and trying to get my money back was a big deal and I was just so upset that all I wished for was – I wish this day wasn’t this way!.
So the next day, I went for my daily program as usual and on coming back, there was hold up and the prices were tripled than the usual amount. I eventually got one with a doubled price and boarded. Chai, I didn’t know I was up for an impending drama – the bus took off and passed a shorter and supposed “less car riders” route, according to him, so as to bypass the heavy traffic on the way. So we kept on moving until we got to almost the middle of the route where we passed, that all the cars halted. We were all there for an hour I guess and chai, mosquito bit me Ehn (that’s like the sub story.. Lol). So while on standstill the driver was like we should get down and start trekking cos we don’t know when we would leave there. In my mind, thoughts like – “If you get home late, how would you be able to rest cos you have to wake up very early for the day’s plans”, but all through, I still had this calmness within me.
A solution came to be and the driver for the bus I was in, found a way past the obstacle that held us all on one spot for a long while. Others couldn’t risk it and had to go back all the way to turn back and pass the main route. And I could remember I was all emotional when the bus was eventually able to pass for us to proceed on our short journey turned long. It was a major – making a way in the wilderness for me I must say!!. So we continued on our journey, as the driver found all possible means to bypass the traffic and finally we got to our. destination.
Wednesday came and I didn’t know another drama awaited me. Because after my daily ongoing program, I boarded a bus and the conductor was meant to give me my change. He eventually didn’t and turned it to an argument, of which I tried my best to keep quiet and to cut the whole story short: the driver took me past my bus stop cos of a very trivial thing. And it really did upset me.
On Thursday, something similar happened as that of Wednesday, but this time around the bus driver just intentionally took me farther than my bus stop, despite the fact that I told him where i would be dropping and he didn’t say otherwise then. Only for the reverse to happen and he felt no remorse at all and was still there proving stubborn. Another upsetting day!
So from one bad experience to another or from an unplanned for experiences leading to another. I remember asking and wondering why it all happened?. And He made me see “why”.
The amazing part is He (God) was there for me through the experiences. For the travelling, I remember feeling the urge to pray after we took off, of which I did but all did happen which I believe is a blessing and not the reverse as the physical eyes would have seen it as. For Monday to Friday, He gave me His words after and during the experiences to keep me calm. And on Thursday night, I got a clearer picture as to Why!.
So the message is – Are you wondering why you are passing through that tough, unbargained phase?, then be rest assured that there is a message for you in it. Be open to know what it is or they are that He has for you. and let the message sink in to guide you through the rest of the phase cos it’s a phase – no matter how short or long termed it seems to be. Be rest assured, it’s unto your victory.
Job had a wonderful – unplanned for bad experiences in His life’s account in the book of Job but at the end, His life is a reference of the can do abilities of God despite the troubles we have all face even while we are still waiting on God to avail.
“Job prayed for his friends, and the Lord made Job successful again. The Lord gave him twice as much as he had before. Then all his brothers and sisters and all the people who knew him before came to his house. They all ate a big meal with him. They comforted him and were sorry that the Lord had brought him so much trouble. Each person gave Job a piece of silver and a gold ring”.
Job 42:10-11 ERV
(Do read the rest of the verses in the chapter) 👀 😀
It sure pays to wait on Him. It pays!! 🙌👥
Have an inspiring weekend. ☺