Thursday, 7 September 2017

My 'Ewa Agohin' Experience.

Ewa Agohin is a special, sumptuous and well prepared meal made from beans. I think it's mostly prepared by the Togolese, it's not a Nigerian dish, that I'm very sure of. Instead of cooking the beans to be non-sticky or as a porridge, it's made into a paste form with a special stew fried into a crispy look with plenty of red oil.
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If you want to enjoy the meal, it's best served with bread, yam or fried plantain. I bet you would never want to eat other variety of beans.
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What was my experience about this meal today?
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My colleague at work introduced me to it last week and honestly, I don't know why the urge to eat it became so strong today.
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How will I get it? A junior colleague of ours bought it for us the other day but he was unavailable to help me get it in the morning. He directed me to where I can get it but I've got so much work to do.
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Several cups of tea were served but those ones do not satisfy my hunger for 'ewa agohin'. From past eight in the morning, I kept thinking of how to go about it. Although, that didn't stop me from working. Don't think I'm an FFO. There were other places I could get beans from but my hunger was for 'ewa agohin'.
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Some minutes to twelve, I finally made the decision to get it. Will I be carrying the plate in a polythene bag? Chai, that looked odd, I thought. Luckily, my colleague came in and suggested I use a big sized envelope. That looked more formal and official, I bought the idea.
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Because I do not have a used envelope, I went downstairs to get it from other department.

Imagine a young man dressed in a pair of jean trouser with a stripped blue shirt carrying an envelope. Wetin 'consign' me. I went there without looking 'Uche's face', bought the meal and headed straight to the office with my 'ewa agohin' neatly tucked inside the envelope like a parcel. After all, it's better than carrying a polythene bag that would make me look like an errand boy.
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I allowed it to cool, officially ate the meal and was overjoyed with the fact that I got what I wanted regardless of the cost or shame. Sorry I didn't invite you to join me, you know salvation is personal.
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Morale of the story
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How hungry you are for God or marrying right determines the price you'd pay for it. It's going to cost your determination, unsettling for other alternatives and doing your best to get it even though challenges may come your way.
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That it's difficult doesn't mean it's unattainable. That it seems you're the only one plying that route doesn't mean God isn't with you. Don't look at others, press on to the goal. He's patiently waiting at the end to see whether you'd hold the fort to the end or you'll give up.
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Are you hungry for God? How willing are you to get it right maritally? Don't settle for other options. Go for God! Go for His best!
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© Oluwamayowa Adeniyi 2017

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