On this rainy, cold and windy evening, I walked majestically to the bus stop and waited patiently for my bus. In fact let’s make that I waited CONFIDENTLY for my bus. I waited and waited. Different people came and met me there and they also left me there. I was hungry, tired and extremely cold. I saw some of the bus coordinators but I didn’t think of asking anyone why my bus was not forthcoming, remember I was waiting confidently. I waited for over an hour. Then one of the coordinators came over to ask me where I was going. I replied nonchalantly, I was shocked to realize that I was waiting at the wrong stop. He said I will wait forever at that stop. My heart was broken, then he advised that I break the journey, take a bus from that stop which will then take me to my right stop, I did that. Upon getting to my right stop, there was a bit of delay. The bus waited for about 10 minutes and I started doubting if I was on the right bus. I started looking at the reaction of those in the bus to know if they felt they were on the wrong bus as well. Eventually the bus moved and it was a smooth ride. The most amazing part of the story was that this particular bus stopped directly opposite my house as opposed to the one that drops me about 5 minutes away from my house. I learnt many lessons:
- I went directly to the wrong bus stop because I was dropped there in the morning and I felt I should be able to pick up the bus back from there. Never assume. Do not be wise in your own eyes
- I should have asked the coordinators, it is not advisable to ask fellow commuters. I learnt that you must turn to God for direction. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding.
- I learnt patience. I had to wait patiently for the bus at the right stop. But I learnt patience at the right place. WAITING PATIENTLY AT THE WRONG PLACE IS FOOLISHNESS.
- It paid off because I was dropped directly in front of my house. When you trust God and you wait patiently for him, he will take you through the bends unbroken. He will be bring you to your destination with ease.
I wondered why this happened to me on that day, but the spirit of God after revealing all of these to me brought me back to my previous relationship. God made me realize that I went into the relationship without consulting him and I felt strongly and so confident in my decision. I felt that after all I met him in church. But God called me out and made me realize that I must go back to the right stop. The right stop here was me retracing my way back to God (my first love). At the right stop, I wanted things to happen fast but God taught me that patience is a virtue. Being patient at that time was difficult. My friends were getting married, having babies, going on honeymoon and having their dream proposals. But I learnt to wait. The right bus came and it moved and you know what? It took me home. No struggle, no hassles, I wasn’t drenched by the rain because it took me HOME.
The truth is I am still waiting. Still waiting for the perfect man (I have received the promise of one) but I am learning patiently to wait. It is sometimes difficult when you wonder if this promise will ever come true. While I’m waiting, I am growing in grace and in love. I believe that the right man will come, the right job will come and those beautiful thoughts that God has will come to pass. This applies to everyone: trust God, don’t rely on the arm of flesh and wait patiently for him. The vision is for an appointed time though it tarry wait for it for it will surely come (Habakkuk 2:3). God is not a man that he should lie or the son of man that he should repent (Numbers 23:19).
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