Monday, 18 March 2019

THE CONTAINER 7

“It had rained heavily throughout the night even till dawn. Getting up and preparing for work seems difficult. Having had an eventful weekend-both pleasant and unpleasant! She smiled sadly as she remembered what had happened.

"She rolled over to the other side of the bed as she checked her watch. Ugh! She grunted as she pushed the cover cloth over her head again. 

"It took the buzzing of the alarm clock to rouse her from bed. She quickly finished up her morning devotion as she dashed into the bathroom.

"Her decision not to take her car to work today was really a good one. Traffic was heavy!
As she sat in the keke Napep, her mind went to the discussion she had with her mom while leaving the house earlier that morning.
“Bisi”s husband has sent her packing o! In fact, he’s set to bring in another wife into their matrimonial home! So as it is now, she will be staying with me until she decides what she wants to do.”
The word rang in her head again as she felt her chest tighten within her, visibly shaking with anger. “Aunty Bisi was her mom’s youngest sister and as a matter of fact she was her favorite among her mom’s sisters.
But men can be so funny o! How could uncle Tunde have sent her packing? Just because she was unable to give him kids?
"Does he thinks that the power lies in Aunty Bisi’s hands to make babies? She rolled her eyeball as hatred welled up in her heart.
Just few years into marriage and he couldn’t hold on! What made him think the new wife will give him children? What then should he now say to men that waited for years before their wife could conceive? What’s the big deal in prayerfully adopting children if he so badly want kids?
But Nawa o! This mommy’s family sef get as e be o ha! She said as fear gripped her heart. Aunty Bisi had a late marriage, as if that was not enough, she got thrown out for being barren. At least mom wasn’t barren but dad was dead. And two of her mom’s sisters are not yet married up until now.
Oh God! Please help me o. let me not go through any delay in Jesus name. Have mercy on Tunji too when it’s time for him to marry. “Because we never can tell if the curse also applies to the male gender. Tunji is the only sibling I have, father please keep us both o. She prayed as the vibration from her phone startled her.
A text from “Ademiju…”let’s meet by 6pm today…I received a word from God concerning us this morning. Have a great day today.”
She took a deep breath as she shook her head in wide amusement. “To think that I was crazily in love with this guy over the weekend and now things are back to normal as if she never fell in love with him was really God’s grace o. She smiled proudly at herself.
“Some sisters and brothers sef would have found themselves in this kind of situation o, thinking that God was leading them to some person, not knowing they were the one failing to see and understand what God really wanted. And this has caused so many issues among the singles, especially with the word “God says”.
She smiled as she remembered how one brother in church had walked up to her roommate back then in school, Bimpe, that God says she’s his wife, he even gave her the bible confirmations and convictions he had about it. The fact that the brother was the bible study coordinator and a believer made Bimpe believe he couldn’t have heard wrong.
It was after the proposal when she got home and was seeking God’s face as regards what bro Michael had said when God told her that he belonged to another lady, in fact God revealed to her the sister he was to marry.
“Madam, wetin you dey think sef? We don reach your office since now! You no wan come down ni? Abeg come down jor. The maruwa man bellowed at her.
Oga no vex o! She said as she stepped out of the car and walked straight into the giant building.

It was a busy day today! She said as she pulled out the seat opposite Ademiju. From one meeting to another. You know, the company is planning to open another branch in Ibadan, so the planning is really going on in full gear.
“Ehya… not to even talk of Lagos traffic sef. Pele dear! He said as he signaled to the waiter.
"I will be brief, so that we can get home on time and retire to bed”.
“So God said as time goes on, he will expand our team with like-minded people, He also said we will encounter some tests of faith and our convictions will be shaken, but He implored us to hold on and remain faithful to Him and we shall see how He will use us mightily to heal lives and restore hope to the hopeless. And finally, He gave us two scriptural verses for our ministry; I have studied it and prayed with it. First one is in Colossians 4:17 and the second is Deuteronomy 28: 1&2.
I must not forget! He said as he hit his palm slightly on his forehead. He gave me the name of our team, but I am not going to tell you, you have to go and pray about it too and receive your confirmation. We are in this together, I want you to be convinced so that it won’t be like its only bro Ademiju that can hear from God. He finished off with a smile.
“Wow! This is really great! The speed God wants to give us no be for here o. She answered with gratefulness in her heart. I will also go through the bible verses and pray as well. God will surely back us up.
“They ate and gisted for a while before both left in his car, as he dropped her off at the junction of her street”.

Jesus! She screamed out from her sleep in fear as beads of sweat covered her forehead.
To be continued…

By Tolulope Dabo.

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