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Be Careful What You Wish For


I had my legs stretched out on the couch and then called my husband’s attention to how smooth they are. He reaffirmed to me how he just loves my legs and trust me, I was feeling on top of the world. 😂

Shortly after, I asked him if he remembered the prayers I told him I prayed to God about my legs when I was in junior high school…

Back then, I was a school prefect and I admired this other lady who was also a prefect because of how hairy she was. The hair on her head grew onto her neck and practically down her back. Her hands and legs were fully covered with hair. The one that caught my fancy was the fact that she had sideburns. O my God… I was in love with the sideburns. I wanted it so badly; I started applying methylated spirit to the area around my ear. O what childishness. I prayed about it and worked towards becoming the hairy version of me.

However, I never became more hairy. The sideburns refused to surface and the hair on my hands and legs didn’t become more. For a long time, I nursed the desire for more hair on my body. I only stopped pestering heaven for more hair several years later.

My husband and I laughed so hard about my ignorance. I told him how I would have probably disliked having my legs covered with hair now. Then we talked about how many hairy women decide to shave off the hairs on their legs constantly and how I probably would have also been on a shaving product hunt.

To drive home the point for me, I ran my palm over his hairy leg and I told him how I was imagining that those were my legs covered with hair. Of course the hair looks so nice on him but I figured God configured the best amount of hair into my own skin.

It dawned on me afresh that God knows what’s best for each of us. Sometimes, we desperately ask God for things that are of no value to our future. We might even get disappointed if He does not grant us those wishes but you can rest assured that He has your best interest at heart.

God knows what He’s doing…

He knows what best suits you. Trust Him to perfect all that concerns you.

I have learnt to always add a phrase to my prayers to God: “Grant me (or whoever I am interceding for) this request according to your will for me”.

Let Him do with your life what is best by His standards. You will definitely be forever grateful when you see how it all turns out.

P. S. Those are my legs in the attached photo. I didn’t have to borrow the picture of any fine leg for my post today.


Omosebi Mary Omolola (PhD)

Omosebi Mary Omolola (Ph.D) is a lover of God, a disciple of The Lord Jesus Christ and a teacher by calling. She is on assignment to groom godly youths and women through the help of the Holy Spirit in this end-time. She treasures family. She has a strong desire to see marriages thrive in this troubled world. She speaks and writes passionately about marriage, relationships, and Christian living. She enjoys a beautiful marriage with her husband and best friend. She is a mother, writer, an entrepreneur and researcher and teacher of Food Science and Technology.

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