I can be a prank mistress when I want to be. I have played a lot of pranks in this my life. #Miss_Mischief
One of such pranks I played on my husband a few months into our marriage. . .
I bought my husband a wristwatch and wrapped it in several layers of newspaper and then covered it with an attractive wrapping sheet. The package was very big and I left it in a conspicuous location on a day that wasn’t an anniversary or anything like that.
He was excited to have received an unexpected gift that day. He hurriedly began to peel off the wrappers one after the other. Layer after layer, he ripped off the sheets I had wrapped the mystery gift in.
All of a sudden, he threw the ball that was left in his hand away out of frustration. He blurted out that I had wasted his time unwrapping a gift that did not exist. He had run out of patience.
It was at that point that I began to laugh really hard. After I had had a very long good laugh, I pleaded with him to complete what he had started.
As a matter of fact, he had only about three or four more layers of paper to remove and he would have hit gold.
This incidence came back to memory few days back and I’ll like to share with you what was impressed on my spirit.
Aren’t many of us like that? Once we wait for God to show up and it seems He won’t any time soon, we simply give up. We throw his idea away and opt for a seemingly simpler option.
We were excited about the promise God has made us at the beginning of that particular season of our lives just like the attractive wrapping sheet that covered the package. We then begin to wait for the fulfillment and it seems it’ll take eternity.
We run out of patience.
Sometimes also, God decides to package His best for us in unattractive packages. Just like He could put a good and circumcised heart in an unattractive body. Or he leads you into a relationship with someone who does not have any money.
But because we cannot see beyond our noses, we choose our way above His.
If only we can trust His love for us and rely on His judgement and timing. . .
How sweet the reward would be.
If only we could wait patiently for Him to round off the process of making our blessings into the purest forms they could ever be in. . .
I admonish you today never to belittle God’s blessings.
Don’t let the ‘excitement’ that comes with the promise wane off. . .
Ask for the grace to be patient. . .
And you will testify about the expected end He promised you when He makes all things beautiful for you.
~ OMOSEBI Mary Omolola