Monday, 29 December 2014

Inspiring you! Never lose hope by Duru Adolphus Jnr

It is funny how the lives of people look so perfect and shiny on the outside, whereas on the inside we never know the battle they fight, nor the demons they face. Well in my 23 years 1 month 12 days eyes, we are all fishes swimming in the ocean, constantly tossed by Tidal waves. So when the battles of life come our way, which are in my head pictured as merely tidal waves, I say to myself that this too shall pass, as all other waves did, I say this even when most times I am not sure how. 




There we were (Dad and I), seated at the reception of a man whose final decision would decide my fate; whose yes or no would determine if I literally lived or died. A million thoughts ran through my head as I sat there, my eyes teary as I didn’t know why I had to go through so much pain. I knew the outcome of that meeting would either be so drastic or so ecstatic that it could make me go insane out of depression, or make me burst into laughter due to joy, laughter that the world would be unable to phantom. So as I sat there with my teary eyes, and my heart both perplexed and confused looking earnestly at the door like a man waiting for the doctor attending to his wife in labour with all the glimpse of hope he can muster, my heart raced faster with each passing moment, while my thoughts seemed to more or less freeze, as I was like a man walking on ice, unable to think, but only able to hope. I didn’t know what my life would be like if I had that negative response, I didn’t know whether to pray in my heart, or curse GOD for hating me so (which was what I thought). But then as I looked at my father and watched his hands shake, watched him struggle to hold back the tears and the pain, it hurt me even the more, but made me realise that I had to be strong for both of us. It hurt me even the more, and made me realize that no mtter how much wealth I would attain, or how much success I would get, that this man would be there for me regardless to hold my hand as I would always always be his little boy. And just then as I thought I had lost all hope, the hymn played from the mobile phone of the receptionist, and a line of her ring tone rang:

“No matter what may come my way, my life is in your hands”

You see many of us in life believe GOD only exists when things are green; we believe in GOD only when we have enough to eat and more than enough to drink; we believe only in GOD when everything we need comes our way, and when we are loved by the world beyond measure, but I tell you all now and here that against popular beliefs, GOD is even more present in our lives during the sad and seemingly tough times than during the cool great times. Look at the story of Shedrach, Mishak and Abednego in the bible, they were three of them all the while. While good things happened, it was only the three of them, while they merried and celebrated, it was only the three of them, while they walked on the street, it was only the three of them, but at that bleakest hour of their life, at that moment when all hope seemed lost for them, at that moment when they were cast into the burning furnance with its heat increased 7 times than usual, that was when GOD chose to be visible in their life as the fourth man in the fire.  Why did GOD wait till that last moment? Why didn’t he appear and save them while judgement was cast on them? Well, that we will never know, but what I know for sure was that when GOD saw that the 3 of them were ready to trust him to the end regardless, that's when he chose to show up. Not before, not an hour earlier or later, but at  that very perfect moment when both they and the world saw it as all over, that very moment when things got totally screwed up for them, that was when GOD showed up in their lives. So I dedicate this post to that kid out there who sees life as totally screwed up, and to him I say don’t quit because GOD has a plan that none of us can realistically understand.

I might not know what many of us might be going through, I might be unable to understand the confusion in our heads, but as 2014 winds out and we enter into 2015, all I can say is keep keeping on, because GOD is right there with you waiting to be sure that you wouldn't quit on that which you so dearly want, waiting to be sure that you sincerely trust his plans and goals for you, waiting for you to realise that he is both all you have and all you ever need.

Permit me to end this post with my most favorite line of all times which goes;

“At the end of everything, everything will be alright, so if everything is not alright now, then you are not at the end, so don’t give up.”

About the writer:
Duru Adolphus Jnr is a very interesting writer. He blogs at www.duruadolphusjnr.blogspot.com.
I have watched him transcend from writing just fun posts to get people laughing, to penning down very relevant pieces. It was funny when he sent this to me and wrote "I hope it  is good enough for your blog" and I couldn't understand why he thought this wasn't good, but then I remembered that that is who he is - humble, very down to earth, playful and very interesting. 

Thanks so much for sending this in. It was such an interesting read.

Dear Lovelies
This is the last post in the series for the year.
I hope you enjoyed having Duru Adolphus Jnr today and the entire series.
Thanks for indulging.
Many more to come in the new year. 

Photo credit: Source 

7 comments:

  1. Mama right about now, i am smiling so hard yeah, that it nearly hurts, and then i am begining to feel my eyes get all teary... You might not know this Ms JB, but i always said to myself that some day when i "grow up" I would write a post for www.janylbenylshares.com (which by all standards is my most favorite blog ever), and reading this just made me realise that each pain we go through in this life is for a purpose, and in all sincerity; GOD is the greatest. Thank you so much Mama for bringing to pass one of my most anticipated goals of 2014, thank you for believing in us enough to put this up, it means a lot to us. You rock Ms JB and i love you loads. Turn up Turn up ladies and gentle men, my Blog mother is waaayyyy cooler than yours :) :) :) Cheers Janyl, and i wish you a ghen ghen 2015 in advance. #ItcanonlybeGOD

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