OpEd, Politics

God is still in control

Sometimes we truly don’t understand what wrong we have done to deserve everything that we innocently go through in this life. We don’t even understand why God doesn’t give us a break in this painful life. The never-ending struggle and pain make it easier for us to believe that God doesn’t exist or if he surely does as they say, he doesn’t have time for people who took him his previous materials to design but if he knew that we would be of no use to him, why then in the first place did he waste his time and energy to create us just to come and suffer?

We may ask out of desperation and it is one of the first questions that comes out of our mouths when the going is hard, especially when we feel like there is nothing we are living for in this world. We simply want to give the world all that it craves and call it a life poorly lived. We want to give up. We want to put an end to the struggle. We are afraid of failure and we are simply tired of trying and waiting without any sign that it would work out.

But this is unfair and it is very wrong for the reason that a problem-free life does not exist. It is true that the problems of this world are so many that we sometimes don’t appreciate the little we have not until it is gone completely. It is also true that the majority of us were born in underprivileged families and the tussle to break the chains of poverty has always been one of the greatest challenging things to do in human history.  Sometimes in our lives, we will try all that we can within our capacity to prove life wrong, and in so doing, problems come in multiple ways that we can’t comprehend and it is at this point in our lives that we often wonder if this was the life meant for us by God.

We have been taught by the bible and many religious men that God can never and will never create a useless person, not even a blind, lame, or dumb. We are all important to him. We represent him here on earth. And somehow, we were convinced that it is true because we have seen many people who made it and rose from their knees amid extreme poverty to become global prominent figures. But sometimes, when we compare the life we are living and the life of those people, we come to realize that there is a very huge difference.

Maybe those people were born in the United States or Europe where there are a lot of opportunities where one can fall and still bounce back and achieve immeasurable success even if they were born in a disadvantaged parentage. We sometimes think like this and use our environment as an excuse for almost everything including our failure to work hard for ourselves. This is why most of us leave this world without any success in our lifetimes. We don’t know that this life is unfair to every human being, even those in most of the developed countries like America or Europe. The first thing we must understand is that the outside world is not friendly and one must try his or her best to make sure that they remains standing come rain or sun.

The battle of this world is not a one-man fight. Everyone is fighting a battle and when you see others winning when you are losing, don’t concede defeat because the fact that you are losing in most of your battles does not necessarily make you an irredeemable loser, it just means you have not tried your very best and you must try once more if you are still alive. It may seem like a fictional story to you when all your efforts end in disappointment without any tangible results but it is not. This is real and is the same hard life you know and nothing else.

Things don’t have to always stand right, there must come a time in one’s life when he feels like giving up is the only comfortable thing to do and these are the times when we feel like that. Nobody is excluded, it is for everyone, and if you have not been tested. If your life has always been a series of successes one after the other if you haven’t succumbed to any problem since you were young, then you are in big trouble and I’m sorry to say that you are very unlucky because this just means that God doesn’t love you. I’m not cursing you because I don’t have the power to do so and even if I have the power, what use would it be to be when I wish you bad? I love people’s success but if yours has never been tasted, you have to prepare for unknown tragedy because this world favors nobody and that is the point I want to make.

For every child of God, there must be something that must give them a headache, something that makes them cry, a bunch of problems so that they discover their purpose in this life.  But if you are not solving any problem in your life, you are not fit to be in this world. Problems make us strong and we instead of crying should rather appreciate God for every single challenge we face on a daily basis. This is why we are called human beings. We are not animals and we should always celebrate our lives in times of joy and times of pain because the fact that God created you human not an elephant or a rat is a blessing more than your pathetic situation. It means that God loves you and that is why you are not a cow or a goat.  You should feel proud of yourself and the country where you find yourself and keep in mind that everyone is mounting a mountain but reaching the peak is never easy.

To make it clear, right now in some parts of the, there are those who have been trying for years to get a child. Some have written thousands of application letters with hopes of getting better jobs. Many others have been waiting for the right person that they could spend the rest of their lives together with but their waiting and hopes have always been in vain. Some of them were told to stop trying but they persisted and they are now blessed with what they have been looking for years and many others are still trying.

This is why it is called life; every challenge is a test and we must be disciplined enough to win it. Though it is sometimes hard to do this, we must accept that life is a challenge itself and one must always be on standby to fight every battle that comes his way. Though the storm is so ferocious that you can’t put one step after the other, just know that you are not in the boat alone. The same problem you are facing today, somebody like you is going through and this is a clear indication that every challenge that we are facing today has been experienced by somebody who is successful today in life.

If there is something you are going through and I know there must be something like that and you are almost giving up, I will not beg you to continue with the struggle because am not successful and I should have first practiced what I preach but if you will get me, then I can tell you to hang in there even when doing so pains to one’s bone because nobody knows what tomorrow holds in store for us. You can wake up one very wonderful morning and find yourself successful after fruitless years of pain and failure.

You can also wake up one day after being bedridden and find yourself healed. It can also happen like a miracle that you are somebody that nobody had thought you would possibly become after ten years of fruitless struggles and rejection because God is still in control. Even when you are alone ruminating over.

In the moments when you feel so tired and down, he is always there asking you to get up on your feet and if you are standing today after those painful moments. If you are still moving to school. If you are still trying one after every two things. If you are still praying for a breakthrough, God is the reason why you are doing all these and he will reward you one day because he feels proud of those who standstill even in the face of daunting circumstances. He will surely grant you all the things you want only if you are prepared enough to take action and refuse to be pushed down by every obstacle because the moment you start doing something for your liberty, obstacles will line in front of you to discourage you so that you don’t get there. If you come across these obstacles, say thank you lord for loving me because they are there for your own good.

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