Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Story Changer

Current pondering: I know I am much loved because I was forgiven much.

God is Awesome
As we walked towards the car after evening service, I saw her some distance away walking beside a young, handsome man. I had not seen her in 2 years. She looked a bit younger and more beautiful than I remembered her. She was dressed in a beautiful gown. I had never seen her dress so simply though her beauty still could not hide. She caught my eyes with a smile. I waved though wondering,"what is she doing in church? During mid week service for that matter?"


"Who's she?" Mr. Rita asked, noticing my hesitance to enter the car.
"She is..." I started but I had to go down memory lane...


I remember the first time I saw her. She was to give me my employment letter. "What beauty!" I exclaimed the moment I laid my eyes on her. Dresses in tight jeans and well tucked in T.M. shirt, her curves and natural endowments were accentuated. She towered over me with the help of her 5" stilettos. I had never seen such beauty in what seemed to be a woman of 35. She had smooth, spotless, light-complexioned skin.

I later learnt she was single and she selected the best of men - high-profiled married men. She had a top shot (everyone knew except his wife) who couldn't stay home whenever he knew she was around. We gossipped about her because her gist was sweet. It was even said that she had nothing in her head but was promoted based on bedroom connections. When top shot left, she was among those down-sized. Most ladies, who felt she took their positions, rejoiced.

As Mr. Rita asked the question, I wanted to give him full details of her history. But something stopped me. I heard a voice say clearly, "She is not that person you once knew. She is a new person. Everything you knew about her has passed away. She now has a new story".


I glanced at her - a beautiful smile lit her face. She looked younger and relaxed. There seemed to be something softer about her. She still had her coquettish gestures as she talked with the single guy by her side but I believe she was using her skills appropriately. I knew something about her had changed - I could feel it but could not place it. I don't know if you have experienced seeing a physical change in someone you once knew was in the world. Only God could have done it. God is wonderful!

"...She is a former colleague," I finally replied Mr. Rita. "One thing I learnt from her was to always make photocopies of every document I have. She once told me that I'll never know when I'll need them." Then we began our journey home and moved on to other subjects.



This experience made me realize that no matter where you've been, what you've done, and no matter where you are coming from, God can change your story for better - if you let Him. He is full of grace and mercy. His forgiveness is complete. He can take you to that point such that when you go down memory lane you will say "Father, is this how much you love me that you saved me from destruction?" I say this so often because I know what He has saved me from and forgiven me of.


May God continue to work in our hearts and in our lives, moulding us into the people He has called us to be and leading us on the path that is His will for us. May we never fall short of fulfilling His purpose for which He created us for. May our stories with Him be testimonies and encouragement to the lives of those who hear/read them. Amen.


Remain blessed.

To you who I am writing about, may God grant you all your heart's desires and make you fulfilled in every area of your life. IJN, Amen.

21 comments:

Dee! said...

What an inspiration!
Yes indeed, GOD IS AWESOME!
He alone can create great changes in any willing being! His forgiveness is always very complete.

Shalom!

doll said...

i absolutely agree with this perspective

Evee said...

I totally agree. God is THE STORY CHANGER. He is the only one who can turn our stories around, if we let Him.

fantasy queen said...

Grace......

Young Grumbler said...

If God has changed someone's story, who am I to keep using that old story to judge a new creature? Loved this!

Myne Whitman said...

Loved this too. God can make us a new creature, and change our stories too...

Anonymous said...

i loved the beauty of this story!

Jaycee said...

This story is so beautiful. Only the Story Changer can do this. Praise God.

jhazmyn said...

so much message in this, as simple as it is...thanks Rita for the insight

2cute4u said...

Wonderful piece Rita..
I try not to but, sometime? I err..

ZeL said...

I seem to be reading blogs that speak to my heart and situation today. God indeed lives!

I needed this,. This strongest thing, I have had to come to terms with is that God can forgive the deepest of my sins even when there has been so so many backsliding and repenting.

God will change my story!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

I love this post.. God bless you! To say God is awesome is an understatement. Our English Language does not permit us to fully express how wonderful our Father truly is.. but I am sure He knows what we are trying to say.

I have MIA from blogging oh.. had some work to do.. on business and the blogs... changing look theme. of it all. Will be moving to wordpress to allow more flexibility

About that Isaiah verse.. I remember you asked me... sorry forgot.. what was the subject matter again and I will look at it for you this weekend.. How have you been? much love xxx ..
blogging is back oh.. wooohooo!

Anoda Phase said...

Amen!

I like your current pondering...

"no matter where you've been, what you've done, and no matter where you are coming from, God can change your story for better - if you let Him"... very true...

I'm so pleased for that lady. I'm also pleased that u didn't yield to the temptation of revealing her former self to ur hubby, cos even when it becomes evident that she's changed, he'd still hold thoughts of her former self in his head...

A very good lesson taught here Rita...thanks for sharing.

Blessing said...

God is good! He shapes and molds us into who we're created to be...no matter how "bad" our past was!

Like my pastor always says, "The end of a thing is better then the beginning."

David C Brown said...

"giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit for sharing the portion of the saints in light, who has delivered us from the authority of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love", Colossians 1 12,13.

Thanks for the reminder of how great the change God has made!

Maggie Telles(: said...

We don't know how God does it, but He works in wonderous ways! (:

Matthew 19:26
With man this is not possible, but with God ALL things are possible"

<3

Nilesh said...

I’m just seeing this post for the first time. Thank you so much for mentioning me. What a great feeling. Thanks again!

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Olufunke said...

I particularity like the part that God changes stories.

NigerianDramaQueen said...

Words are very powerful...and yes, God is the story changer. Completely agree.

By the way, hi ;-)

~Sirius~ said...

And what's so amazing it's the fact that you can tell without anyone pointing it out to you.

That's how AWESOME God works.

koinonia said...

Thank God for abundant grace. I kind o feel 2cte4u on this. Sometimes .......

God help us all.