I used to tell myself that I was a champion at being insensitive to just anything until I met Ladoke. Believe me, He has a Doctorate Degree in insensitivity. Nothing moves him, no matter how strong.
I used to sit and wonder how someone could live like that. Initially, I felt he was just like me, but with time, I had to doff cap for him, he is stronger.
Something happened recently that blew my mind. He lost some money and he told me about it. I cried because I really felt bad about it. After a while, I asked him “how do you feel?” This was his response, ” Like the kind of feeling that comes with shrugging and saying ‘oh well, its one of those things’ and whistling away. Who knows what is good and bad? Maybe this is a test as to whether I really believe what I usually say”.
I was dumbfounded. But as time went on this scripture kept occurring to me:
Matthew 6:25-29 MSG
“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.
Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them”.
How much can we change with our worries? When somethings happen to us, even if it’s as a result of our mistakes, will getting frustrated about it change anything. Here are 4 things I learnt. When something happens that I cannot change:
1. Decipher where I made a mistake and admit it.
2. Learn the necessary lessons from it.
3. Thank God because it could have been worse.
4. What’s the next step?
PS: I learnt a lesson from this event but, errrrr…… the insensitivity needs prayers.:mrgreen: