Wow!!! God is always on time. Today, I am so excited to have @2yus back to share the sequel to her ‘This time next year’ post from last year. If you haven’t read it, please check it out here
Have you ever made plans that fell right through? If yes, then you must be familiar with the feeling of uncertainty that comes right after. Sometimes the emotions involved run deeper than uncertainty. You begin to doubt yourself, you feel like your life is at a standstill and you have to listen to everyone give an opinion on what you might have done wrong that made your plans fail or done better to make them succeed. It sucks to be in that place. This was me at some point in the past few months.
To summarize, my Lover and I made a decision that would require us living apart for a while. The fact that we could make that decision alone was a testimony, part of which I shared here a year ago; it was a blessing from the Lord. Our plans to be united fell through and my world was shattered. It was heart breaking. I was not expecting it, at all. It was a blow; a big one. The uncertainty that came along was simply unbearable. Oh and people talked. Family, friends, and of course in-laws. The talking pained me ehn? I almost believed their words sef. In the midst of the noise, I remember my immediate family encouraging me. So I put my big girl face on and struggled to make sense of it all on the inside.
After going to church for years as believers, declarations like, ‘God will break protocol for your sake’, ‘God is working something out for your good’, ‘God is about to change your life’, ‘the enemy meant it for evil but the Lord is turning it for your good,’ often become normal, infact almost cliche. Well for me God did all that and more. My life turned around for good in 3 days. Yup. Best believe it. In the midst of the pain and the extra wahala of an unexpected health emergency that required a surgery, I got my miracle. The prayers I prayed for my “this time next year” last year, happened at the nick of time. God delivered. He did not fail. EXACTLY on the day that marked the anniversary of my ‘this time next year’ prayer, which also happened to be our 2nd Wedding Anniversary, (the first post was on our first wedding anniversary) God delivered the promise. It was such an amazing experience transiting in a few days from, ‘how shall this be?’ to ‘God turned it!’. It was so surreal, truly, I almost couldn’t believe how far God went and the exceptions He made to normal to make this happen for me. He truly broke protocol, not just to make it happen but to make it happen ON TIME.
Today I think of those dark days when I wanted to wallow in depression, why is God allowing this? I asked, looking at others as their lives moved on and mine was just there and now I see the hand of God was moving even then when I could not see. God did it for me “were were” as the Yoruba’s would sing.
I am not writing to “show myself”, reason I left out the juicy details. I am writing because I am convicted to do so for 2 reasons.
The bible says, “and they overcame the devil by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony”. I also remember that it was the leper who came back to give thanks to Jesus that became whole. So I am overcoming again, setting the ground for another miracle next year and becoming whole at the same time.
Secondly, when going through a rough patch like I did, we need people to have faith with us so that our faith may rise. My story will not be complete without my family at House 10b. I remember that wet July morning in Tipton House when they all placed their hands on me and sent me forth. I am living out the words spoken to the Lord on that day. It’s amazing. From their faith filled words I drew strength and courage to pray and have faith. And then eventually hope arose from within and I believed again. I placed the situation in God’s hands and prayed. Boy did I pray? I told God (in addition to other things) not to fall my hand as I have to return to Stupendous Grace to share.
So this is me. Reaching out to someone who has a hope and an expectation for something that seems impossible, this is me joining my faith with yours. My Lover says , that God has done for Mr A is a sure sign that he can do same for Mr. B. The God that did so wonderfully well for me is still in the business of doing miracles. He did for me, much more will He do for you so that by this time next year you will have a testimony on your lips. As I am praying for my ‘this time next year’ miracle I am saying a word of prayer for you too; joining my faith with yours. The Lord will answer and we will testify… this time next year.
The road maybe riddled with lots of rough patches. I know it’s a hard place to be in. I have been there but believe me you will not remain there forever; know that God is cooking up something great for you, let the aroma ignite your faith.
People will talk. There will always be naysayers sowing their negativity. Silence the noise with God’s word. Who is He that speaketh a word and it cometh to pass when the Lord has not spoken it? Jehovah has the final say! He makes a way where there is no way.