Friday, 8 June 2012

PapaGod, Thank You For NOT Answering My Prayers!

I meant to share this praise report with you a while back but between the Dana crash and life, I did not. But then again, as God would have it, I believe this is the perfect time to share this cos we are going into a weekend and many of us are probably looking forward to certain things in the week to come. We are trusting God to answer our prayers in the week or weeks to come. I was doing the same thing this time two weeks ago just that I was in my car on the way to work. Let me explain.

There I was jejely on my way to work when my boss calls me. He rarely calls me. In fact, he never calls me. So I knew something was up. Something I was probably not going to like. I was right. He had two meetings and they were clashing. He needed me to come to the first one so that if he had to go to the second meeting before his turn to deliver his presentation, I would do it! Alarm blow! Me ke? Present what? Now, as nervous as presentations make me, I am fine once I begin. As long as they are my slides that I prepared by myself and know the subject matter in and out! Egba mi! How was I to present slides outside my core area using slides I had not seen till that morning! You see me see trouble!

You know that I began praying in tongues right away right? All the way to the venue. All the time we were waiting for the meeting to kick off. All the time, I prayed. Guess what? God did not answer my prayers. Just as I began to relax thinking surely our turn will come and my boss would be called to give his presentation, I saw him get up from this seat and come towards me! Jehovah! Yep, he had been called and had to leave for the other meeting (in fairness to my boss, he was standing in for someone else and had no clue both meetings would be on the same day at the same time). We stepped out of the venue and once again, he ran over the slides with me. I was dizzy. I am not sure I heard a thing.

There I was now sitting in the seat my boss had vacated waiting to deliver this presentation to a bunch of people notorious for being to put it mildly – ‘sharkish’. At this point my prayers changed from ‘PapaGod, let them call my boss o!’ to 'PapaGod, just help me. Cover me. Shut the mouths of the lions so that when I am done, they will not ask me any question I cannot answer o!’ People of God, I cannot shout! You see this God ehn, he takes my breath away! I delivered my presentation, answered the questions and went back to my seat to the sound of  loud applause! I thought I was dreaming. Did I just hear the chairman of the meeting asking me to take a bow? For sure, you and I both know that THAT could only have been God!

Do you see why I am thanking God for not answering my prayers? He knew that, in Him, I would find favour. He knew that in exposing me to this task, I would be ‘lifted up’ to a place where my bosses from various parts of the company would be coming over to thank and congratulate me! I could not believe the mails that were flying around over this matter. I have played it over and over in my mind and I cannot even see what was so ‘gen-gen’ about my presentation but who cares? The audience thought it was first class (their words, not mine)! Lol! It is all God’s fault and I give him all the glory. Yesterday when the OGA of all Ogas came over to thank me again, I just shook my head in a daze. All I could say within me was PapaGod, I thank you so much for not answering my prayers. Anytime you see that my prayers will not be in my best interest, please feel free to over-ride them in Jesus name. Amen!

As you go into your weekends, perhaps you want to append the same to your prayers over that situation? Pray your heart’s desires but then trust that, at the end of the day, God knows what’s best for you. And, in his love for you, he just wants you to shine to his glory!

Bon weekend people!

17 comments:

  1. I hear you
    I always pray that God will choose a path that will benefit me and my family because whenever I have trusted in him, he has raised me to heights I never expected
    xxxx

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    1. True N.I.L. No matter what we think our best is, God best exceeds it by far.

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  2. At the end of the day, God always makes everything work together for our good.

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  3. Interesting!
    I feel you, I can relate to those 'fearful' moments just before a presentations, and I understand very well the 'sharkish" kind of audience.

    Thank God for you, God always has a way to 'set us up', and it always turns out for our good.

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    1. Yes he does so I have told him to please go on and keep conspiring with the universe in my favour oh. Set me up O Lord! Set me up for good to the glory of your name. In Jesus name. Amen! Thanks Olufunke for coming by!

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  4. He knows the end from the beginning, and He will NEVER let us down in the end!
    Well done dear.

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    1. Never, and when God says never, it means NEVER. Thanks Ema Leecious!

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  5. I like that God's ways are not our ways, and He knows when and how to lift someone. Thank God for prayers He did not answer according to our will.

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    1. Totally agree. May He make it impossible for us to do what He has not called us to do.

      God is faithful!

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    2. Yes, and may he help us remember these truths when the next 'this is not what I prayed for' situation comes up. Our memories, or let me be careful and I say MY memory is so short term sometimes......Thsnks Rita for coming by!

      And I say a huge AMEN to your prsyer Splitting Issues! Amen!

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  6. Jst read this wht a GOD,that shld be our prayer indeed.Over Ride Olorun Ayo.

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    1. I love that - Over ride Olorun Ayo mi, Over ride in Jesus name. Amen! Thanks The Doers, for coming by.

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  7. Jehovah overdo!!! we salute Him for making things to happen His way as indeed his ways are not our ways. This is a case of ..is there not a cause? lol. David got magnified after slaying Goliath..my sistadivine got commended for "killing" the presentation!God is faithful indeed. God has proven His point...Its in you to do of His will and good pleasure! Good job dear.

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    1. Thanks my Sisdivine! You know! THIS our God is just amazing. I still cannot get over this one....May he continue to astound us all in Jesus name. Amen!

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  8. hahaha! God is awesome and I know He's got a huge sense of humour too! I could Imagine Him smiling from ear to ear because He knew how the end of that meeting would be! Congrats...God never fails...This is my first time here, but am so loving this place...its kinda "Homely"....

    Cheers!

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    1. 'Homely'! THAT is my best ever compliment ever. Thank you! That is exactly what I aim for - people to come here and feel so relaxed it feels like home. Yes, our God laughs too......Thanks Mr. Inspiration for coming by!

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