By Transit Woman
Sometime ago, there was this particular lady who seemed so nice and kind, I admired her so much from a distance and waited for a privileged opportunity to build friendship with her. The opportunity eventually came, she moved to our Quarters, I couldn’t express the joy that overflowed my heart. That was great miracle and answer to my prayers. Days ran into weeks and weeks into months, finally, I had my “idol” seated with me for a chat over lunch. Hallelujah!
“I am honoured to be on this table with you, dear” I stammered like a 17 year old girl on a first date with her crush. Mind you, this lady is just within my age bracket but her style and choice of doing things enamoured me.
From chitchat to long stories and finally to life vision. I took my time to narrate all I felt I could achieve with God on my side, I didn’t bother about reservation, I gave her my Vision template (my huge mistake).
“Do you know how many people who dreamed of these but never achieved them, have actually taken your time to consider what you plan to achieve alone? It is not possible for you to achieve this alone” she asked and said. She went on to name different people I could say I look up to that couldn’t achieve what I wanted. She said so many things, I almost lost my template in her hands. As if something hit me, I quickly took my template from her by saying “Though they failed, I will not fail because I am not alone” I took to minister to her, so she could let go of low self esteem but she couldn’t. I knew that was the end of the supposed friendship. Each time I see Aunty, I will embrace her, talk with her and do some chitchat but we can never be destiny business associates, we can never discuss vision again and we can not connect anymore.
If you are proud to call someone a friend, and you two cannot discuss destiny business, future or life vision and cannot connect beyond the physical, Hmmmm… Aunty, I hope you have set your priorities straight.
You may need not be friends with anyone who does not believe in God’s purpose for your life, except you can handle him.
If your friend does not believe in himself, brother, they will not believe in you. The greatest source of demoralization and discouragement is from an insider or a friend who does not believe in you. Keep trusting God and walk with those who can lift your arm when you are down and never forget that the Lord who gave you that template is able to craft your template into reality.
One who has unreliable friends soon come to ruin but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24)
Jonathan and David may have to continue from where I stopped.
Receive grace to run!