Things could have been worse
The other day I delayed to clear school tuition fees and when I presented myself with the full amount on the exam day, as pushed away; all they wanted was a clearance card. Yes, I went home sadly, but I was later told that I would do specials in August and they would be counted as all other exams.
And I asked myself, what if there was no that provision? What if my missing had meant repeating? Yes, I really did not enjoy the whole arrangement, but it was far better than I expected. In every situation, we need to ask; what if the worst happened?When my salary delays and I am about to explode, I ask myself, what if it never came? When one person picks my mistake and shouts it out loudly, I ask myself, what if she or he knew all my sins. When the SPNO caught me off duty and compressed me in her office, I asked myself, what if she reported to the director or asked me to write an apology letter? And when they told me that my brother had injured his wife, I asked myself, what if he had killed her? And whoever is getting back at me now, I ask myself, what if he or she was even more aggressive? When I am sick, I ask myself, what if I died. And when we got knocked off on a bicycle, I asked myself, what if we got brain damage? Yes, whenever I realize there was or were chances for even the worst, I pause and give reverence to God.
You see, we like citing the imperfections and complaining about what is not available; what is not pleasing or working out our way, but do we ever consider the worst of it all?
If you are not pleased with your wife's nagging, yes, that is alright, but what if she was cheating on you? If you are not happy about your job, what if you did not have it at all? If your family is not rich, what if they had all died? If your current situation is not to your best, what if it was worse than that? What would you do?
What if the thief that stole my laptop also took my smart phone or the camera? What if the woman that cheated on her husband also got him HIV? What if God was not with us, what would have the devil done with us?
Yes, realizing that things could even be worse than they are gives us wisdom to appreciate the little that we are, and then work even harder to be the more we desire to be. Actually, when we keep up with a complaining heart and ungratefulness, we do not get better; we sulk and sink down into such negativity and eventually lose the little we had. That is the idea, it is the point.
So I have been thinking within my heart and observing all that goes around us, and I am still standing in awe of God. One question that repeatedly comes to me is what if things became worse? what would I do? Would not I still face it and suffer it? Would not I accept that life and move on?
But somehow God and people have forgiven us, friends have been a little nicer and helpful, God had been patient and helping us through, and we are left with no more to demand but just to be grateful. Yes, dear brothers and sisters, I really do not know what you could be going through, but one thing I know is that God is still controlling the situation.
You could be sick now. You could be having no supper. You could be having difficult people bargaining for your life. You could be having troubles with your boss or people at work. You could be having hard times with your spouse, children or relatives. You could even be in prison, or something dear to you has been lost or stolen or someone you care about is sick or in pain or has died.
Yes, all that is trouble and it brings us no happiness. But in such hard times, do not think our God is no longer caring or has lost control over the situation; the truth is that things would even be worse if it was not for His mercy and love. Yes, our situations are not here to drown us but to uplift us.
So go down on your knees like I am doing now in my heart and praise God for his protection and love and then show him what more you would love to have. Yes, God loves people who ask for more after showing gratitude for the little they have or they are. God bless you
If you have been helped with this inspiration, just say Amen. And if you have not yet received Christ as your Lord and Savior today is your day, could you repeat this prayer after me? "Oh dear Jesus, I know I have been a wanderer for so long, but today I want to find rest in you. I am a sinner and have been fighting for myself, but today I call for your forgiveness and adopting me as your child. Please, accept me and write me in the book of life. Amen". Now, look up to God for all your answers and comfort in life. Find a good church near you and be part of the congregation
God bless you and a lot.
The Complete You Ministry, www.nemvicx.blogspot.com