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One day I was going home using public transport because my car was already home since I was coming from a trip from across the border. It was during the holidays time and long queues were the first thing that met the eye at the bus rank. We waited for the bus for almost two hours when finally the bus arrived. As we were boarding the bus a couple of people in front of me were packing their luggage when I felt impatient and decided to bypass them since I only carried a hand luggage. Some women noticed me and reported me to the bus conductor who spotted me and kept quite. As I was about to get onto the bus he held my hand and said “Sir I would like you to get back and join the queue”. I tried to explain myself but he pulled me aside to let people in until the bus was almost full when a certain man explained to the conductor his own version of my story. I was left to board and I found that the seat I wanted to seat on was already occupied and I had to take a seat I did not “like”. I was ashamed of myself because I received a blow for my ill-advised actions.
I just smiled on my new seat as I saw that little commotion as a lesson that the Lord was teaching me; to wait until my turn comes rather than being impatient and lose it all. Every time you are tempted to take shortcuts always remember that when you are at the verge of entering someone is waiting there to tell you to “Get back”. How would you like to start all over again when those who were patient enough to wait are already enjoying the reward of their perseverance?
I was listening to one man of God from the television feed saying that no matter how anointed you are, no matter how developed you are, you have to go into the labour room in order to deliver. What does that mean? No matter how committed you are to God, you will have to endure some challenges before you actually lay hold of your blessings.
By: Wilani William Bashaki
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