Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Last lesson I learnt from my traveling experience to Akure.

Lesson 4: My Journey Back to Lagos. 
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Thank God the whole event was successful and I was grateful to my Faithful guide, the Holy Spirit who taught me those lessons. 
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On my way back home, I learnt my final lesson.
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I dashed out of the room at some minutes to six and at ten minutes past six in the morning, I was at the FUTA school frontage where I board a bus to Lagos. I entered a car with a seating capacity of five passengers - three behind and two sitting close to the driver. May God forgive Nigerian drivers!
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The journey was smooth and fast. I was noticing how our car was speeding past some trailers and buses. In my mind, I was enjoying the ride like the Fast and Furious movie. Shortly afterwards, we stopped at the gas station and the driver bought fifty litres of fuel. We continued with our journey but something happened. 
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Just few kilometers drive away from the gas station, the fuel pipe supplying the engine from the tank was ruptured. Thank God we stopped at a place where we could get help. Myself and the other passengers just stood helpless as the driver was trying to sort out the problem. About twenty minutes later, he proffered solution to the problem. 
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While he was solving the problem, all the cars that we had gone ahead passed us by and I was bit tensed that I'd be arriving Lagos late. After solving the problem, we hit the road and moved faster than all who left us behind. But it was unfortunate that Nigerian roads are TERRIBLE and I imagine what our 'leaders' are doing to solve this problem. 
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Life is a journey. The journey of life for some would be very fast, some would be fast while some will be a little bit delayed but would later overtake all those who have gone ahead.
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Some will gain admission to the university immediately they're out of high school while it'll cost some a longer period. Some will have spill over while some won't. Some will get a good job as soon as they're out but it'll take a longer period of time for some to be employed. Some will get married fast while it'll take a while for some to be. 
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And to those that it appeared to you that their journey was fast, you'll never know where the shoe pinches them. Don't compare yourself with others but be grateful to God for where He's brought you and where He's taking you. 
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Whichever way you ride through life's journey, understand that there's a God that controls the affairs of men.
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However, in the journey of life, some would experience delay while some may not. Those who might not be delayed aren't better than those who were delayed. See, that delay you encounter in your life journey is not denial.
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God uses some delay to prepare you for the journey ahead. He uses some delay to train you so that you won't mess up in the journey of life. He uses some delay to bring you closer to Himself; He does this for those He loves. 
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How do you cope with that delay? Is it from God? Or your own doing? Or it's caused by the enemy? 
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Our driver complained that the mechanic did not fix the pipe very well, hence our delay was caused by human error. When your delay is caused by God, you'll see His hand there but when it is caused by you or the enemy, you'll need to do the needful.
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I trust God for wisdom to write on Understanding The Mystery Behind Delays. 
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Remember, that delay is not denial. Don't take the wrong option but wait on God. 
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Thank you for reading and sharing these lessons. 
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God bless! 
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© Oluwamayowa Adeniyi.

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