I struggled with what to write about today. Obim could not even help me, and he’s always the one with a ton of ideas smh. See guys? This is what happens when you don’t stay consistent with your work; the next time you try to do it, it’s so hard to get back in the game. I’m sitting here thinking to myself that I really should have stayed on track with writing and creating content. E dey pain me right now, but God dey sha. I cannot come and give up, that is not an option. 😀
But this evening, I was going through my iTunes catalog and found a recording I made one night at a time that now seems like decades ago. This was prayer filled with tears, pain, anger, and unforgiveness wrapped all in a 5:30 mins audio file. It brought back memories of a time when I thought that life was literally over. You know those times you’re like e no fit bad pass this one? Yup! It was that kind of time. It was so difficult to pray then, but the events that prompted the recording are now only a distant memory with vague details.
It’s easy to pray when everything is good: no stress, the job is good, you’re serving in church, the kids are behaving, the wife is happy, and life couldn’t be any better. Let’s face it; prayer too often becomes more of an option than a necessity for most of us. We tend to relax and forget where we are coming from. Prayer is so easy then, but what about when life happens all at once? It feels like praying is a waste of time and effort. Everything that could go wrong all goes wrong at the same time. How do you speak to God then? Where does your faith lie?
For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay. – Habakkuk 2:3
On the day when it matters most, I hope you remember that you are stronger than you think. It may be hard, harder than the rest of us could imagine. Instead of complaining to family and friends, talk to the One who truly cares and won’t put your business out there. There’s no shame in crying and praying to God. The thing is that when the answers to our prayers don’t come when or how we want them to, we assume that God is just unwilling to answer. He could say “Yes”, sometimes “No”, or even “Not Yet”. I don’t know what you are going through or where you’ve been, but I hope you always remember that the One who holds your life is the greatest to ever live.
Whatever it is you’re praying for or finding it hard to pray about, please know that it can and will get better. Your life is not a mistake and where you are right now is only preparing you for the next level that God has ahead of you. I don’t claim to know what the future holds, but I’m confident that He is faithful who has promised. I didn’t set out to write anything about encouragement today, but I guess God needed someone to hear it. Talk to God all you want, when you want, and how you want. When you’re done, get up, wipe your tears, and hold your head high. Your destiny is not defined by anything in the physical and your joy is not dependent on anything that you can see. Determine to trust God no matter what things look like.
Stay encouraged and know that when the answers come, they’ll definitely be worth the wait.