my husband is back

MY HUSBAND IS BACK!

Hey! I’m back!! Hahahaha. I’m sorry for being away for so long.

Life happened, but thank God I’m here.

So, let’s get to it. My husband was away for nine months in France studying. During this time, he came home thrice. Whenever he visited, we made sure we spent good time together, didn’t visit friends so much. We were always together, talking, praying, watching movies, and taking walks.

Deliberately, I enjoyed every moment spent together not giving it a thought that he was going to leave soon. Why deny myself the chance to enjoy the moment by sulking over the future that I had no control over.

Either ways, he had to go back to continue his study.

Learning in Difficult Situation

Do not be occupied with the past or future so much that you deny yourself a chance to enjoy the moment.

Whatever it is that tries to steal the moment/present from you, be it the past or the future, talk to God about it.

Be happy

God said in his word (the bible), in Philipians 4:6-7.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God.” NKJV

Talk to God about it.

So, within nine months, we saw each other thrice. While my husband was in France, he spoke with his friend about getting a job when he comes back to Nigeria.

The friend introduced him to another friend who had a company (start-up). So, when he got back to Nigeria, he resumed at the company while he was on the look for a better job.

Our Challenges

Towards the end of his last month of study in France, I got a job interview in Lagos. Few days after Femi got back from France, I went for my new job interview in Lagos but I didn’t get the job so I stayed at home for some time. Femi wasn’t getting much pay from his job.

financial challenge

All we could do was transport ourselves (we didn’t have a car at that time so we used buses), feed ourselves and wait for the next pay.

Did you just ask how we paid our rent?

Hmmmmn! God did it again, just as we didn’t spend a dime for our wedding, someone paid our rent all through the 18 months we lived there.

When I think upon this, it tells me that the miracle God did once, He can do again and again, it tells me that the first miracle is not a flash in the pan.

Lord! I am grateful. We lived in an apartment whose rent was paid by someone else.

Divine Direction

I was in search of a job for a while, not long though. I was at home one day, after praying, I heard the Holy Spirit say to me: “take a walk down the street”.

I dressed up and took a walk. I didn’t have a specific destination in mind, all I knew was I was going to take a walk on the street.

Divine direction

After walking to the end of my street, I asked the Holy Spirit, what next? He said to continue walking into the next street.

I hesitated at first, because we just moved into the street it’s a little over few weeks, I was still trying to get to know the terrain and the people there but I obeyed.

I kept walking.

When I was half way into the next street, I saw this elementary school. There was a sign post in front of it saying “we are hiring”. I walked into the facility and spoke with the Director and I was told to come for an interview the two days later.

Long story short, I got the job.

I asked myself, what if I didn’t obey the instruction the God gave to take a walk?

What if after walking to the end of my street, I turned back, would I have seen the elementary school? NO.

I remember the instruction came after my morning prayer.

Obey even when it makes no sense

Two things stood out to me from this experience; whenever I pray, I should be patient to hear God speak to me because He wants to.

When He gives me an instruction/tells me to do something, I should obey it, the instruction might not make natural sense, it might be too simple, but I should obey it.

My husband and I had jobs. Yaaaaaaay!

We would leave home in the morning and come back in the evening. The cycle continued until something happened…

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14 Comments

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    Now I’m itching to read what happened next.
    Thank you for this. Very direct and the lessons succinctly put.
    Indeed God speaks, we just need to learn to hear and obey.

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      Thanks a lot darling, yes God speaks, we need to learn to hear and obey.

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