Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pardon My Shortsightedness

Driving on the busy Lekki-epe expressway at different times of the day, and different days of the week, has given me so much experience that I claim to know the fastest lanes to get to my destination. The person who suffers for this my arrogance on the knowledge of the road is Mr. Rita. When he is the one driving, all he hears is "on this side, stay in the middle lane" or "keep to your right at this part, everyone else is struggling for the left" or "keep to your left today, the bus drivers will be on the right this morning and they will make your journey longer". That's just to mention a few. Like 99% of men, he will just ignore me and do what he thinks is best, which ends up being the right decision. I still have not learnt.

One fateful morning, when we left home late, I had to apply my make-up in the car while he was driving. I wear glasses - I do not see far without them. To apply the cosmetics, I had to remove my glasses. Everything in front of me became blurred. I could not see clearly the lanes, the cars or any other thing around us. This meant I could not instruct Mr. Rita on which lane to choose. I was unsettled. In my mind I wondered, "will he take the shortest route this morning? will he know which lanes to avoid? Will we get late to work this morning leaving me with no parking space?" This was one time when I had to trust his judgement completely. I also had to keep quiet and focus on what I needed to do at the moment-my make-up. Though difficult, I had to let go and relax. Surprisingly, we got to work on time and I got a parking space.

Most times in our walk with God, we want to see the end from where we are. Everything ahead seems blurred but we do not want blurred pictures. We could go as far as taking decisions into our own hands to fulfil what He has already promised us. You may be at a point in your life where you ask God "Why?" and you say "If only you can show me a glimpse of the end, I will be satisfied".

Beloved, without faith, it is impossible to please God. It is time to stop asking "why" or demanding signs. It is time to let Him be the driver. It is time to let go completely, stop telling Him how, and let Him. He knows the plans He has for you - plans to prosper you and bring you to an expected end. Not one word of His would fail - they will surely come to pass, so you can fasten your seatbelt, relax, and enjoy the ride with God, your Father, as your driver on this journey called life. The road ahead is only blurred from your point of view not His. He sees the end from the beginning. Trust Him completely.

Remain blessed.

19 comments:

The experiences of an achiever....... said...

Our walk with God definitely requires a whole lot of FAITH!! I loved this piece Rita!!

David C Brown said...

I'm reminded of the hymn,

"We would trust Thee without seeing,
Knowing that Thy way is best;
Dark or bright, in Thee confiding,
Shall our hearts find peace and rest."
E. H. Chater

http://goodteaching.org/hymn/index.php

Thankful for the reminder - God knows best!

Myne Whitman said...

Thanks for reminding us that our walk with God is one of FAITH.

2cute4u said...

At this time in my life I am waiting upon God for something that I have to believe that he would do for me, yet, I wish I could know how long the wait would be..
Thank you for this post

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

Great job Rita!!! u r so right...having complete FAITH in God goes a long way...like my Pastor always says, our lives are a replay 4 God...he knew our end b4 he created us....and even tho we dont know the future, we know who holds the future!!!

Modupe said...

Awesome piece my friend...The much needed reminder to trust God completely.
God bless you lots lots!

doll said...

nice piece..
P.S you were gone too long! and i miss the testimony segment...wassup with that?

Nutty J. said...

Jesus take the wheel.

I can relate

yhurmie said...

I missed you Rita...insightful and inspiring post as always!

~Sirius~ said...

Yessssssssssss!

I know EXACTLY what you mean!

I am still learning, but I can boldly say my Faith has improved pretty much over the years.

This is a good reminder though....I have to Keep trusting even though things look blurry.

Thanks Rita.

PS: Lets not even start talking about what lanes to drive on on Lekki expressway

~Sirius~ said...

Yessssssssssss!

I know EXACTLY what you mean!

I am still learning, but I can boldly say my Faith has improved pretty much over the years.

This is a good reminder though....I have to Keep trusting even though things look blurry.

Thanks Rita.

PS: Lets not even start talking about what lanes to drive on on Lekki expressway

fantasy queen said...

i love this. the only reason i stand and smile and live today especially after all the hassles of the past months is the fact that i know i have an expected end. thats the most comforting thing ever. bless.
x

jhazmyn said...

"The road ahead is only blurred from your point of view not His.".

Word!!!!....The comfort in knowing I have a God who is both the beginning and the end, is what makes me stand (or kneel) in a storm constant in hope that this too shall pass....

Jaycee said...

LOL. The way you learned this lesson is hilarious. Excellent lesson. We need to learn to be silent sometimes in our walk with God.

bArOquE said...

Mr.Rita do well to just ignore you...if you know the way THEN DRIVE...then if you make mistake eh, i don butcher you

anyway, how u dey? its been a while. my regards to Mr.Rita & soon coming addition

Rita said...

@The experiences of an achiever: - Thanks…I did not know about the importance of faith, until recently :-)

@David C Brown: - You always have something encouraging to share…I like the part “We would trust Thee without seeing…”

@Myne Whitman: - You’re very welcome…

@2cute4u: -Yeah, it would be reassuring if you knew how long the wait would be…but I think you should enjoy the suspense becos when he finally does it, it will be better than you imagine…

@Blowing Blessings Your Way: - Hi dear, thanks, even for sharing what your pastor says…

@Modupe :- Thanks luv…

@doll: - The testimony segment will be back up soon…

@Nutty J.: - Yes oh!

@yhurmie: - You leave Rita blushing :-) Thanks…

@~Sirius~:- So glad to hear about the growth in your faith…Continue trusting in God, you shall not be put to shame…I’m sure you have some tips for me on what lanes to drive on on Lekki expressway :-)

@fantasy queen: - The “expected” end…I agree with you that it’s the most comforting thing ever

@jhazmyn: - Your words are so encouraging…

@Jaycee: - Isn’t life so interesting and the things we can learn? I tell you, when it dawned on me, it was not hilarious sha…

@bArOquE: - Na wa oh…you are always on Mr. Rita’s side… yeah it’s been a long time, while you must have been enjoying yourself:-) Your regards would be sent…

Kafo said...

thanks so much for this

beautiful

Lord help me to rely solely on you and to learn to trust that you know the end from the beginning

Gee said...

#nowblowing you a kiss--mwah!
lovely post hunny--its been a minute! nd I agree with jaycee at the hilarity(lol) of the way u learned the lesson--iLOL

aloted said...

true talk! and thanks for the reminder

sorry i have been a stranger..just getting back to blogville again.

we should catch up dia...