Compliments of the season people, it’s being a while here…
Thank God we’re still alive to witness these last few days in 2017, so I would be sharing threw hard knock lessons I learnt this year. Enjoy the ride.
Lesson 1: Money Spoils Friendship
It all started in July when I received a call from a friend, who needed financial help to implement a Project. His sponsors were going to donate late, so he needed something to work with, #30,000 to be precised.
I was aware of this project, so I really wanted him to make it happen. So I volunteered to help him, I sent him the money, which he promised to refund in a few days. That’s sounds cool right.
The conference he planned was cancelled, very sad. So, he promised he would get a job and Sha refund my money. But the truth of the matter is I am yet to get the money back, 5 months after. I have helped him with little cash in the past, which he paid back oh. #SeeMyLife
When I finally had the courage to inform an older friend of ours about the isssue, he said “Don’t you know that money spoils friendship” 😂😂😂
I learnt the hard way, it won’t stop me form helping people though, but I have recieved grace to think well before taking decisions on money matters, and to only give what I can afford.
It’s good to give, givers never lack, God loves cheerful givers, the givers hand is always ontop. But give with Understanding.
The funniest part, 😀 the money I lent him wasn’t mine. I had to explain to the owner, and till this minute I am still Explaining because my friend just keep posting me.
Lesson 2: Emergency Situations doesn’t necessarily demand immediate decision making.
Myself Speaking during World Smiles Day
In October, I was privileged to travel to Osun state. I was invited to speak at an event put together by Smiles Global Foundation in Celebration of World Smiles Day 2017. I left late in the evening a day before the main day, so I couldn’t get a striaght bus, but the driver offered to drop me where I could get a bus going to ife, by the time we got to the anticipated but stops, it was dark and the place was lonely, me I didn’t alight oh. #iLoveMyLife
To cut the story short, by the time I alighted, I was close to Ogbomosho, far from ife, I was there for an hour before I realised I was Stranded, as there was no asurrance that I would get a bus.
Lobatan is my case 😂😂.
Then my friend (my host) and my parents started calling, I lost my calm, I couldn’t even think straight again!
I was mad at myself for allowing the driver convince me to board the bus in the first place 😓.
What do you think I did?
Your guess is as good as mine.
One of the indigenes of that community offered to allow me sleep over at his place till morning, of course I was scared, man wey I no know from Adam, what if I get hurt overnight.
So, I had to make a Choice, to stay by the road side till whenever or go with the man to his house, or sleep over at a hotel, but the one close by was too expensive. I choose the second.
I am not sure I slept till day break, Kai… alot of thoughts was running through my mind. This experience I am sharing with you, i told just one person that night. Before my parents will go and develop hypertension,I want them to live long…..
Fast forward to the next morning, after I left the good Samaritan’s house (did I tell you he made adavances to me, I was bold enough to say no but I was shivering inside my mind), while conversing with the okada rider that took me back to where I would get a bus going to Ife, he said something that never crossed my mind at all the night before.
What was that?
I could easily have located a nearby church having a vigil and pass the night there
Just imagine alot of things that could have happened to me that night, but God kept Me.
Lesson 3: In Church doesn’t equal In Christ
I am sure some of us are Familiar with the phrase above but I am glad I had this experience Sha, it was to prepare me ahead, and also so that others could learn from my story.
This happened Dec/Jan 2017. When I got to TBS for The Experience 2016, my friend had to go and work (cover the event) so I had to go and get a sit all by myself, in the process I walked into a male friend, I was so glad ehn, at last I saw someone I knew very well. So, I sat with him all through the program, this was Someone that I liked and he had also made it known that he was interested in me. So asides worshipping God that Night, he asked me out, he felt our meeting at The Experience was a sign that God wants us to be. I didn’t totally agree with that though, but I felt he could be right. After much persuasion, I agreed to start a relationship with him and we discussed at length. I went to The Experience Single but I left in a relationship.
Guess what, few weeks down the line, I realised that sign he thought was from God was a mere coincidence😷.
This guy I so much respected didn’t share the same values with me (this part I don’t joke with), then I found out our blood group/genotype wasn’t compatible.
That Aha moment.
This uncle claims he Is a Christian, at least I believed he was one until I got close, he prays, he speaks in tongues well well, he is caring et al but he was denying God’s power.
May you eyes be opened, may you recieve grace not to enter and to leave every relationship that is not God’s will for you!
So I learnt, that the fact that you met the person in church, doesn’t mean they are fully In Christ, it’s not also a go – ahead sign, there are alot of people in church that God is still working on. Everyone is on a different level o, that only they themselves and God can discern.
Not every that is in church is growing at the pace they should, some people are still babies, may we never remain at that level.
More importantly in 2017, I understood and enjoyed the faithfulness of God. God is ever faithful, if you learn to Trust Him, even when you can’t Track Him.
I believed you enjoyed reading.
I love you and I believe in you.
Have an amazing 2018!