Story Time….Indeed personal experience stays with you. Read on💟
So during the Christmas celebration, normal every worker at my company gets gift from suppliers or their favorite customers. But only if the gifts were presented to them personally. If dropped only at the company, even with a name on it, it will not be given to them, but gathered, so every worker would get a gift. So this time they gathered as usual and it was said that for everyone to get a gift, you have to pick a random number.
Before I left the house that morning, I heard the word *patience* and *grace*, but I was wondering what concerned my job that day with patience and grace. Because I am in the children’s ministry, my thought was for me to get enough chocolates for them as gifts the following Sunday. So everyone who passed by my office were constantly smiling while carrying gifts, drinks, chocolates and so on. I sat there looking. So I also decided to go and pick my number. The line was filled, but at the end, I picked number *5* which is the number of grace and I got a golden box. Oh my oh my, I was filled with joy. Everyone who saw me were like ohh wow your gift is very beautiful. I was happy, got back to the office and decided to open. Behold it was the *root* of a **plant*. I was like ohh wow at first. I said ohh no wonder I heard grace and patience because this is a new responsibility. I am not so good with plants, even tho back home in Nigeria I really did well with them, but since I came to Germany they would just die before I even tried. So this time I was like it will die like the others. After reading the instructions, I gave up and was very angry. I expected chocolates and not a root. What do I give to the children. I took the plant home, determined that it should die, I refused to water it and sometimes I will leave the root in warm water for days. So one day I decided to just take some sand from the back of the house, because we do have a garden behind, but not personally mine. I did, placing this inside a potato salad container. After 5 days I started to see the plant bringing fort green and before I could dilute the growth, it, started blooming red flowers. Even my aloe vera I just dropped there also started to grow others. I was ashamed because I gave up on it, because it was not chocolates, but it proved me wrong.
Now the summary of this is that not all gold glitters indeed. Just because that guy or girl does not look like a celebrity, does not mean he or she isn’t one when it comes to the eyes of God. Just because that church is not like the one you watch online, does not mean they don’t honor God, or just because someone disagrees with you, does not mean they mean you evil. Just because you don’t have what you want does not mean God loves you less. Maybe that Job you want to reject or give up is the one that will give you peace and mouthwatering benefits later, only if you are patient enough to wait. Everything is a process and so is a our walk with God. Fine gold takes a lot of work to come out as pure fine gold. God help us to recognize real gold in the midst of fake ones and recognize His divine helpers for us, in the midst of gain sayers. God help us to learn that what we don’t see controls what we see.💟💟