So, I have said over and over again that you don’t have to work for everything where God is concerned. I just believe ” I don’t have to work for everything I’ll ever get”. And before you conclude, let me quickly point out that I am not in any way a lazy person. At least, I don’t consider myself a lazy bone.
Let me put my thoughts in context. Lets say you’re a fresh graduate and you are already discounting yourself because you didn’t finish with popular grades — you finished with a 2.2. And the last straw that broke the camels back is this ‘you don’t know anyone – you are not connected’.
Let me encourage you with a little story, you see I do not believe I am the smartest human being, definitely not the smartest among my peers. But honestly, I haven’t had to ‘work’ for everything I have got, to be very honest. Like you I finished school with a 2.2 and I wasn’t dull. Lol. Guess I didn’t start out well. Anyways, after grad I became worried that I wouldn’t get a job. So I prayed and prayed that God please help me. I don’t want to sit at home for a day. Guess what? When I went for my first interview ever, nobody asked for my grade. I only wrote a test and God helped me — I passed.
Second scenario, during NYSC, I needed a phone badly and I couldn’t afford one. Was earning 25k then. I was sad. Really sad. But I decided to gist God about the problem and it went something like ‘Father, I need a phone and I can’t afford one but I know you can so I am asking you’. I vividly remember I was asking God for a certain bulky Nokia phone and somehow God prompted me to consider a better, even a more current one – Nokia e63. So I waited, waited and waited. While I was waiting for manifestation, another colleague of mine who was earning 5 solid digits at the time wanted the same phone and everyday we would both check out specifications and all. Lmao. Back then, my fave colour was blue.
Few weeks before Christmas of the same year, a senior colleague who was deliberating on what to give me for Christmas casually asked what I would like. I humbly showed him my rugged phone with broken screen. The guy lolled and said he had a new phone at home and was waiting for God to show him who to give it to and while he was trying to remember the model of the phone, I jumped up from where I was sitting and said ‘if it is God then the phone will be Nokia e63’. The guy looked shocked cos that was the model of the phone.
The next day, he brought the phone for me — in my fave colour — blue. With the phone pack, headphones and battery. It will interest you to know that my colleague ‘bought his phone much later after mine’.
Bottom line is ‘Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth more than they?’ 🙂