I watched my cousin struggle with her sister, she wailed, she stretched and she threw her legs apart.
“Somma, what is wrong with you?” I asked.
” I want to walk, I don’t want her to carry me” she responded amidst sobs.
I laughed, and wondered if she knew the distance we were to take, if only she knew that her sister and me were wishing someone would carry us. I pleaded with her to stay still but her mind was made.
” Adaoma, allow her to walk.
Somma, was so happy, she ran ahead of us and enjoyed freedom but her freedom was short lived. It was barely twenty minutes before she went back to Adaoma, and pleaded to be carried.
Funny, but, we sometimes, act like Somma in our relationship with God.
” don’t worry Lord, I can handle it. This matter is just a simple task of choosing the school to attend, choosing from the list of companies that have called me for interview, deciding which job to take, deciding which school and country to apply for scholarship, deciding which new business to begin. Some even come online to ask ” Please ooo, what business can I start with 100K?” ” Aaah! Lord, but I took it to be little an action to disturb you for. Lord, I didn’t know you wanted me to tell you about my projects, I didn’t know you wanted me to tell you before accepting the proposal, Aaah! I didn’t know you were also interested in family business, I didn’t know I should have discussed it with you before forcing my child to go for Medicine”
These and more are some of the reasons, excuses and ignorance we give and exhibit most times.
I don’t know how to explain this properly but when we lean SOLELY on our abilities, courage, financial backing, human backing and strength to accomplish projects and missions, we are indirectly saying “Lord, please, bring me down, I want to walk, I can go the distance”
My mom would say “God is interested in every little matter of your life. When you tell him about them all, you are also telling him; Lord, I need your help, I can’t lean on my own understanding”
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6
Every other security including eternal security is preeminent when we are able to enter and remain in God’s arm.