Ever since I can recollect it was a ritual to go to church on Sundays. Whether I actually went to church to sleep or to heed the word of God was a different thing entirely. Like most Nigerians I always called myself a Christian but never implemented the ways of Christianity.
It was not until I turned 13 before I began to fully recognise God’s presence . As my teenage years progressed, I encountered numerous life lessons. From world tragedies to miraculous events, and with each occurrence I began to realise more strongly that nothing positive in this life could be done without the assistance of God.
However, I did not realise how significant my realisation was. I continued to live life and like everyone I would experience euphoric days and sombre days. Nonetheless, it had not occurred to myself that in order to ensure I lived a happy life, I had to consult God in every decision I make every day of my life. Upon realisation , I began to implement this approach and I noticed a radical change in my life. Life was just easier; I judged myself less , avoided less issues and in general favour was always on my side.
Today, I can say that my faith in God is much stronger and there is nothing too minuscule or too grand for him to do; if it is in accordance with the purpose he has laid out for you. However, I am still learning and sometimes I want things to go my way but my way is not necessarily the best way.
All in all the best advice I can give is that no matter what you are going through in life if God is not in support of it, do not force it because when all is said and done God’s path is always the most favourable path.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5)
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