Tuesday, 15 July 2014
All Fall Down.
Ti eru ba daru ki a ba le tun to ni.
I heard these words, for the first time, out of the mouth of my dear Pastor Seye Kosoko. Over the years, I have learned some deep truths via Yoruba proverbs from this man who is truly one of my unsung heroes. But it was this one above that quickened hope in me this morning as my MGM spoke them to me albeit in English. He is right. Sometimes, when it appears all is falling down around you, maybe it's because God wants you to stop mending and patching old things. Maybe it's because He wants you to rebuild something 'new'.
Perhaps, as long as the 'building' appears to be still standing you might never get to the decay that lies beneath or in between the walls of your life. So, He allows it all come crashing down around you. Health falls down. Finances fall down. Careers fall down. Plans and Life Goals fall down. Businesses and Relationships all come tumbling down. You can either stand there in the middle of all the debris covered in the dust of despair. Or you can choose to block all the jeering voices in your head and declare these words with as much Godfidence as you can muster:
Nothing in my life takes my Heavenly Father unawares. So, even in the midst of all this rubble, He is in control. If He has seen fit to allow this happen; if He has allowed the 'pack of cards of my life' fall down like this, it is because He knows there is some 'life lesson treasure' for me to find in the rubble. And equally important, It is because He knows I am deserving of a better, stronger, more beautiful structure!
Maybe you are not in this space and none of this makes sense to you but this is what I told the young person who called me in tears this morning. As I spoke to her, I spoke to myself too. As children of God, people of strong faith, we must always remember that true peace for us is not the absence of katakaka. For us, true peace is the presence of Divine Power. Power that can rebuild and restore. Power that can beautifully re-arrange all the 'dabaru-ed' parts of our lives.
Like I told said to this person, let's stop murmuring,vexing, crying. Let's wake up, count our many, many blessings and begin to re-build the 'fallen areas' with God as our Chief Architect. It's never too late to start over with God. As Pastor Seye would say, igba k'igba ti aba ji ni Oruro! Yes, whenever you wake up is your morning!
And so, In closing, I say to you in the paraphrased words of my MGM: Arise, Re-build and Shine!
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