Something happened to me one morning back during my school days. . .
That day, I did something that makes me still shake my head for myself every time I remember and then manage to laugh at myself because I just can’t place a finger on what was going through my head that day.
I was reminded of that incidence today and an important reminder was ministered into my heart.
This is what happened on that day:
I was really in a hurry to make the first class that early morning.
I had put on a shirt but the collar just wouldn’t keep its ‘wings’ down.
You can’t imagine what I did to force them to stay down. . .
I plugged the iron and decided to press the collar down while I still had the shirt on. Yes, I did that.
I was almost successful with my escapade when I felt a sharp pain around my collar bone coupled with a strange sound.
I had burned myself with the iron.
I should have simply removed the shirt but I thought that I was trying to save some time by doing otherwise.
All I did was to end up leaving my skin scarred.
I have seen some people engage in some silly things all in the name of trying to be smart and save time.
What about you?
You want to make some fast cash so you think it is okay to engage in some shady deals. . .
You want to become a billionaire overnight. . .
You want to get married before the courtship even starts. . .
You want to know what sex feels like before you get married. . .
You want to just do everything at the speed of light. . .
Be reminded of this fact:
You cannot run ahead of God and not get injured.
You should go and ask king Saul. His impatience and disobedience costed him his destiny.
Hurrying ahead of God is an act of disobedience and you will be sorry in the end because you will get punished for it sooner than you think or later.
Impatience will land you in trouble.
Patience is a very important virtue every child of God must imbibe.
Don’t listen to the 21st century version of an adage that “The patient dog ends up with nothing”. God always has a way of rewarding those who stick with Him. Surulere, trust me.
Let God set the pace for all your movements in every aspect of your life.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.” (Proverbs 3:5-8 NLT)
In what ways are you living in disobedience to God’s instructions because you are in a hurry?
Decide to only move at God’s Word from today.
You will never regret doing that.
©OMOSEBI Mary Omolola (PhD)