4 years ago, I was 4 years younger; almost 20 years. My heart had gone pitter-pat for the very first time. It was a moment I would not trade for anything; it felt like the realest thing ever. At that time I was a greenhorn, a novice, let’s just say handling a relationship was complicated; I had bitten more than I could chew. He left me and that was my turning point; the genesis of an unknown journey; the alpha of better things; and the omega of living in self-denial.
Without him, there was no point living; I felt like the world had stopped. That led me to having the urge to do things; nasty things; unpleasant things; things that would have made my life go south. I had no one to talk to; I had abandoned my friends for him, well, and my studies too. At 19, I could already see the bigger picture (of marriage) ha ha. Until he left without looking back, and I had to move on.
It wasn’t easy. After weeks of mourning, I realized that dwelling on the past is bullshit, something needed to be done. That’s how I consulted Google (he is the closest I had) on what to do after a break up and a suggestion popped up, `develop a hobby and discover a talent’. All the suggestions revolved around self-development and that’s where it all began.
That’s how writing came, karate came, and many others. At that point my life was taking a turn; a positive turn. I felt good writing and even started making paper through it. That’s how I learnt to trust on Jeremiah 29:11 that the plans He (God) has for us; are plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. When something happens in your life, something you cannot reverse, don’t dwell on it too much. Rise up and move on.
Difficulties may come and you keep complaining how Satan is on your case. Stop giving Satan credit; start trusting God. He may not move the mountains you wanted Him to move, He may not part the waters you wish you could have walked through, you may not get answers as you cry out to Him, but you ought to trust in Him. (Check out Trust You by Lauren Daigle). Never wish for a perfect life; it’s boring; there is no growth in it.
So, next time something you don’t like happens, start counting your blessings; something MEGA is just about to happen.
Have a blessed Sunday, won’t you?