LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE
I love to see others succeed expecially in the areas where I have failed in the past and that’s why I decided to share this story so that others can learn from it.
I am a believer and I believe in the integrity of God’s words and I agree completely in all that has been written in the scripture. Years back, I was in NNPC Corporate headquarters in Abuja for my one year industrial training. I fell in love with the place and I was hoping to come back and work in the same organization. I quickly searched the scriptures to see what has been written for me and the moment I found out that it has been written that “Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you. Josh.1v3” I started confessing the word and with time my hope turned to faith as you know faith grows in the atmosphere of confessing the Word.
Long story short, in 2006, while serving my father’s land I came across a job advert for oil producing states in the country, Luckily for me Ondo state was listed and that moment I knew it is my timing.
I went to Edo state for the Aptitude test, and few weeks after t he names of the successful applicant was published and to the glory of God my name was on the list. I received calls from different angles notifying me, and some were congratulating me in advance while some are telling me that since I am still serving I will be disqualified. That was the beginning of my problem I didn’t want to hear that, I forgot about God’s promises and I began to seek the opinion of men.
Some warned me not to be greedy, they said I should go with only ND result, others said that having come this far I have to do everything within my power to secure the job and in my desperation I seek for more counsel. The only visible barrier was the fact that I don’t have my NYSC discharge certificate, so I decided to go with the audience, I remove my HND result from my file
On the day set for the oral interview, I was troubled in my spirit I never knew the Holy Spirit was trying to put me back on track but I took it for being timid so I started speaking in tongues quoting the scripture ” 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
The moment I went in and submitted copies of my documents I was prompted in my spirit to stand with the truth and explain my situation but I turned deaf ears. The first question threw me off balance here is it ” Miss Ikulogun Kehinde Motunrayo, you were here in 2003 for your industrial training can you please tell us what you have been doing since then?.
I heard the question clearly but I wanted to ask for the question to be repeated so that I can quickly think of what to answer but I was speechless, I became catatonic for some seconds I tried to open my mouth to speak but nothing came out, that was the end of the interview and I don’t need a Prophet or a Soothsayer to tell me the outcome even when they said they will get back to me I knew it was just a kind of dismissal technique. I failed in my attempt to succeed outside God and I wished I had failed for standing with the truth maybe the pain of regret wouldn’t have been much.
When I opened my mouth to speak, I wanted to lie to cover up but when I remembered how Jacob sowed the wind of lies and reaped the whirlwind, for forty years he was busy mourning a son that was alive in Egypt not only that his Uncle Laban also deceived him, gave him Leah after labouring for Rachel and also changed his wages ten times. I don’t want to make the same mistake so I had to close my mouth and accepted to deal with the outcome of my action.
Though I felt terribly bad, I prayed asking God to forgive me, I even tried applying again the following year but I have never been that close to it like the first time and for years, each time I am in transit around NNPC towers I kept reminding myself this is where you belong.
Even though I didn’t get the job but the lesson learnt from that experience cannot be taken away from me. Seeking for public opinion after hearing from God can be dangerous, Abraham is our perfect example, he didn’t even seek for his wife’s opinion as touching Isaac, he acted promptly to the Voice of God.
Don’t start what you cannot continue, when you lied to get a job, change your age to get husband the truth is that you have to keep lying to keep anything you obtained by lying.
Be careful we still have some “Old Prophets” around don’t listen to them read full account in 1King 13. They are still very much around.when God speak, it shouldn’t be subjected to public opinions.
The God that I am serving is a God of good begining and a perfect ending, allow him to finish what he has started, he doesn’t need any man to be God and he can choose to take man out of the equation as he did with Mary.
Are you struggling to help God to accomplish what he has started in your life? Please hands up and let him bring his work in your life to a perfect ending. You think God is slow and time is going but the truth is that time can never be against God, he created time and has it under his control he knows what to do, how to do it and when to do it.
Hold on and see the salvation of the Lord and having done all to stand, I say again this morning STANDSTILL because when it seems. He’s coming too late he’s coming in a big way. Stay blessed now and always.
I am Motunrayo Babs
@Charismedia and Captures.
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