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



9 comments:

  1. Bola this is awesome. I can tell you categorically that this is a word from God to me. Sometimes God can truly allow things to scatter so you can rebuild on a more solid foundation. And the beauty of this, God is with you right in the midst of the rubble and the Holy Spirit is at work helping you to rebuild. What a merciful God.

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  2. Bola this is awesome. I can tell you categorically that this is a word from God to me. Sometimes God can truly allow things to scatter so you can rebuild on a more solid foundation. And the beauty of this, God is with you right in the midst of the rubble and the Holy Spirit is at work helping you to rebuild. What a merciful God.

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    1. Oh, what a merciful, loving God. I am grateful that you came by and dropped this word...cos sometimes one feels like one is alone in these things, you know? But no, Life is Universal, we all go through stuff but like what Bunmi said on FB, It is God that makes the difference. God bless you real good!

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  3. Soul lifting Write-up.God is the master of all situations.

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    1. That He is Olarenwaju. That God surely is! Thanks for visiting.

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  4. Words on marble sis B. Sometimes when we keep pushing and it's just not working or making any sense, that could also be our answer- to stop. It could be God's divine re-direction for greater good. This is so true.

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    1. Exactly Sis! Exactly. Btw, love the piece Thecla did on you on her blog!

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  5. True talk Salt (Permit me to say that You be real Marketer oh. I saw your name and my hairs stood out of wanting to find out more. Oya my wahala e haf do) I can totally relate to this post. Loosing everything in life is really hard, but life has taught me that we have to first let go of that which is our clenched fist, for us to receive more.

    When I lost everything in my small life, i cried and thought it was all over, but Today, i say Thank you to GOD as frequently as possible for his blessings.

    P.S: You have a very nice blog salt, and a wonderful name. Cheers

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    1. *smiling* Thank you. I like my name too. It is not just a name but a declaration of faith. I will be as I am called. Hmmm.......that feeling, when you think you have lost it all cannot be explained to anyone. I understand but like you said HERE we are today and all is well. Glory to God! Thank you for coming by and taking the time leave a comment. Much appreciated!

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