Few days to the deadline I had set to get three new books ready towards the end of last year, the unexpected happened to me.
That was the first time I would have that kind of experience that left me practically in shock. . .
I had worked late into the early hours of the day that this happened.
I was set to continue my work on my system late that morning but I got the shock of my life when the notebook just wouldn’t boot.
. . . The system had obviously crashed.
My plan was to do a backup after the few corrections I had to make that day but the time never came.
My head kept spinning around. Was it my academic papers waiting to be submitted for publication or my archives of pictures that I had not backed up that I had to think about?
But what got me the most at that point were my books. Where was I supposed to start from?
But you know what? After the first ten to fifteen minutes of worrying about it, I just felt a kind of peace that I couldn’t explain. I was calm to the extent that I was beginning to wonder if I was okay.
My husband tried to check what was wrong later that day. He tried troubleshooting the system and punched in some commands but the system didn’t budge.
All I just kept saying was, “It is well”.
After several attempts without success, he had to pull the system apart the next day to get the hard disk out and see if he could salvage the situation. I even joked about how my notebook that I had loved for so long was undergoing surgery.
To the glory of God he was able to retrieve some files including the books. Even though most of the files were corrupted, I still thank God for His peace when I needed it most.
I felt it strongly in my spirit that the enemy was not in any way happy with what I was doing and he was trying his antics to discourage me from forging ahead with my mission.
I don’t know who this is for but peradventure you are set on achieving a mission and you have hit a roadblock on your way.
Don’t be discouraged.
The fact that it is a God given vision doesn’t mean it will be hitch free.
Be encouraged by the fact that God will never leave you stranded.
He might allow you to encounter a few hiccups in your plans but he will surely give you victory. In the end, you become a stronger vessel.
He is the all-sufficient God; He is sufficient for you.
He is able and will bulldoze the obstacles from your way.
You must know that it is normal for the enemy to always want to fight against God-given visions.
When the enemy hits you below the belt, retreat and gather strength to try again.
You just have to keep pushing.
The idea is never to give up.
Keep this in mind as you journey through this year.
- OMOSEBI Mary Omolola (PhD)
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