She was Sitting in front of her computer, about to run her daily business; that usual cycle.
When She stumbled upon some of her old pictures, this brought a big smile on her face as she said to herself:
“this was me!”, she continued scrolling through the pictures. “This was my first year in school, the day I got that award, the day I graduated, my workplace and my colleagues, those achievements, the days of fulfillment, Ooh I remember these ones, we were besties, I remember us all setting five-years goals, we looked so much forward to a great future” then, she clicked the last picture and it was her again laughing in the picture, “Hmmm….those are some happy times”
In the twinkling of an eye, she switched from laughing to crying with hot tears rolling down her cheeks as she began mourning her past:
“Where is that joy?
Where is that peace?
Who stole my dreams?
Who stole the hope?
The assurance I used to get, I can’t find it anymore!”
As if the questions are not enough, the adversary decided to make good use of her bereaved moments by taunting her:
“Hey! stop dwelling on old glory, that is the past
You already accomplished your greatest attainment
Have you seen your besties and colleagues recently?
You should go check out their LinkedIn profile and Instagram page
in case you haven’t, let me have you know that
they have gone far, very far to be precise!
You should be ashamed having the audacity to
even smile at your past accomplishments, everyone else
has moved….guess what? You are still trapped in your dreams.
You know “the good old days” phrase is used for a reason right?
They are for people like you, the only time you get to be happy is when you get wrapped up in the warm embrace of the past and then you become an history teacher, reminding yourself
of the things of old forever”
Just then, she screamed “Shut up devil! who gave you the right?
and then she busted into laughter
“See, you just lost it, allow me to reintroduce myself to you,
I am a child of the most high God
A royal priesthood to be precise!
I am not like them that are hopeless!
I have everything that I need,
He told me to use the password,
that’s the only key to open the door
that’s the only process to move mountains
I am not an old soldier!
Not one day have I retired from fighting
Every single day brings memories reminding
me that I am at war!
I am ever ready, too bad you got the wrong person.
See, the good news is that I have already won, I won a long time ago
Because I found the right code and its FAITH
the good part is that; it is not a consolation, it is not
me living in denial, It is believing what I cannot see
Faith is seeing light with my heart when all my eyes see is darkness.”
Yeah….that may sound stupid, but the one that owns me
says that’s the only way to please Him.
NO! I am not like them that are hopeless!!
I have found that the secret is to live by FAITH
There’s no way I’d mistake this temporal season as my FATE
I may not be there at the moment but I’d be a fool to compare my story with my MATE
I don’t have an old glory, I have testimonies of God’s grace,
the evidence that He is ever dependable,
He has not brought you me this far to leave me.
this is not your rest, it’s not the dead end,
‘cos Christ in me is the hope of Glory!”
Mr adversary, it’s not your call
And you don’t get to declare my time of death
And she breathed a great sigh of relief as she got up on her knees.
This is to encourage someone:
NEVER allow the devil guilt trip you every time you look back at the wonders God has done in your life as the last thing you could ever be. See, his plan for us is to brainwash us from all the years God has been faithful by reminding us of our temporal challenges.
If you looked back and thank God instead of comparing and crying about the past, you will quicken the hand of God to bring you out of where you feel stuck at the moment.
Quick reminder: You don’t have an old glory, you have testimonies of God’s grace, the evidence that He is ever dependable, He has not brought you this far to leave you.
Hey darling, this is not your rest, it’s not the dead end, the devil can’t have the final say, shut him up now!