It all began with a whisper. A still small voice that kept nudging me to come closer. The more I ignored this voice, the more the voice faded. The more I listened, the louder the voice became and clearer my circumstances. I decided to take a risk and listen. That’s when it all began.
‘And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.’ – 1 Kings 19:12.
I named the voice Mr. Know-It-All. Why? you ask. Because he was always so confident that what He had to say was worth listening to. Sometimes He’d invade my thoughts and suggest a parallel. Such times I’d shake Him off since I was still in control, and furthermore, His ideas were outrageous. He never gave up.
‘The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.’ – Psalm 29:3-5.
I decided to do a simple analysis: write down the results of the decisions I made before Mr. Know-It-All checked in and those that He convinced me to make and I took a risk. I was blown away!
My mind told me that I’ve got to behave a certain way so as to fit in but Mr. Know-It-All told me that my uniqueness compliments my fitness.
My mind told me I’m not good enough for certain positions and cliques but Mr. Know-It-All told me I’m incomparable and qualified to be anything I wanna be.
My mind told me I’m alone in this walk and I tired but Mr. Know-It-All told me He’s with me and will never leave; to will and to do, and thereafter, renew my strength.
My mind made me accumulate wealth in this temporary chapter but Mr. Know-It-All gave me a glimpse of eternity and is still in the process of teaching me how to acquire eternal treasures.
My mind fought this voice during the day when it was busy but Mr. Know-It-All still found time to talk to me by invading my dreams the moment I lay down.
My mind told me I was limited to what I’ve seen and what I’ve heard over the years but Mr. Know-It-All negated this by showing me that I can do all things in Him.
With time, I put my guards down and allowed Mr. Know-It-All to take control. He began downloading stuff into my spirit: answers to past predicaments, guidance for present plans and even secrets to future victories. My mind was still in the picture, but compared to His knowledge, I literally felt like a drop of water in the ocean.
And that is how AnneObure lost her mind; in the safest place one could ever imagine.
On A Lighter Note: Sometimes my mind tries to swim downstream when Mr. Know-It-All says upstream and thoroughly drowns in the process. Thank God for His mercies. He envelopes me with His Love and sets me back on course.
I have worn these clothes for years on end. The body has increased while the fabric has decreased (due to washing) thus giving a cranky effect.
Why don’t I do myself justice and give them away?
Then I’ll create room in my closet for the new ones I desire.
I’m fond of eating too much just before getting into bed. My body huffs and puffs, trying to rest while I sleep and at the same time, digest this food. The reason I wake up cranky is because morning comes when both activities are not complete.
Why don’t I do myself justice and reduce my portions?
Then I’ll have loose change to give to the hungry.
Did I just forget to comb my hair, brush my teeth and iron my clothes? Could it be due to the fact that I’ve accumulated too much knowledge and pushed the basics to some dark corner at the back of my mind? Am I getting cranked up?
Why don’t I do myself justice and begin to share what I’ve learnt?
Then I’ll be able to think straight.
God has been speaking to me ever since I met Him; about anything and everything. Recently, His voice has become more audible to my ears and His presence even more real in my spirit. I humbly asked Him, ‘Why me Lord?’ And this was His response:
‘You did yourself justice by vomiting all the excess stuff that was choking you and woke up to My reality: …..It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35)’
Conclusion: Let me do myself justice by passing this revelation on to you, lest you miss out on the most important things in life. Before you go, listen to the song below. I’m sure it will get rid of any cranky feeling you have.