When Tola met John, a banker, she felt so happy. John was a quiet and nice guy and she fell in love with him almost immediately. John was so wealthy and he met all Tola's need. When he proposed to her, Tola felt so complete. She thought marrying her boyfriend of two years was the best thing that will happen to her but she was so disappionted when her mum vehemently refused. She saw John as been dubious, owing to the fact that he was too rich to be just a banker. Tola thought ...her mum was wicked. She cried her eyes off but her mum maintained her stand, there was something fishy about john.
John married a girl in the neighbourhood and Tola thought it was the end of the world. Seeing John and his wife drive past their house everyday was more than enough torture for her.. She moved out of her mum's place to stay with an Aunty. A year passed by and no man came along. Tola found it hard to forgive her mum but after a while she met Alex and they got married but six months on, she received a very shocking news-- John was caught with hard drugs. He was arrested and sentenced to twelve years imprisonment with all his assests confiscated!....
When James received employment letters from two companies, an oil servicing and a construction company, he picked the one from the oil servicing company which offered more pay but his uncle kicked against it. James thought everyone was crazy but after much persuasion, he took the job from the construction company. His friends laughed at him but he stood his ground. Two years after, the oil company went bankrupt and james friends had to start all over again....
In life, often times when we loose something that we really do want, we feel very terrible and act like God has forgotten us but the truth is, if God gives us everything we want, we might end up regretting for the rest of our lives. Sometimes, lost opportunities are simply escape routes.
Dont brood over the past... Just maybe, your ex would have made a terrible spouse, maybe you would have been sacked unjustly in that company, it would have been a fake admission or visa, maybe you would have lost your life in that place. You can never tell! Only God sees the end from the beginning. Appreciate him for where you are now and thank him for some doors that did not open... Someday you will understand!
....... Have a most refreshing week ahead..
Akande Omolara Gbemisola
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