"make a big circle... (shouts) Like your mother's cooking pot!!!!!"
The wonderful thing about God's love for us is that he never asks us to do stuff that he knows we can't.
In his word he says 'sin shall not have dominion over you' (Romans 6:13-14). He already said it, so what we need to do when faced with actions which we knows will not please him is to remind ourselves that we can walk away from it. Our maker who knows the way he wired us has told us that 'Sin' will not have dominion over us, this means, we are not helpless. We can walk away from that awkward situation!!! You can!! I can!! *inserts #NoteToSelf here*
I like how God keeps trying to reach out to us everyway he can, either through making the Pastor preach about something that's on our mind, or situations we are facing, or even making people like me blog about or discuss these things right when someone is facing it.
For me, I believe he's been trying to reach me lately with this song and I'll share the lyrics with you in a moment. He also placed this illustration in my spirit. You know how you pass a road in this our wonderful Lagos (well, any road which is not being maintained actually... Just that eerrrmm, our Lagos roads shaaa), you notice a small hole on the ground and you just ignore, a week later you pass by and see it's a little bit wider than before, the next time you pass there it has now transformed into a pothole that you have to avoid, next there's traffic because there's now a big hole on the road and only one side of the road is motorable.
It all started with one small-choncholo-tiny hole that wasn't fixed in time and has now transformed into a big menace.
That's how little funny situations we allow to 'have dominion' over us grow into big menaces that cause a traffic situation and mess up our lives and those of our loved ones or even affects people we don't even know. Situations that God has told us we can walk away from because when you became his, he put something within us that cannot be subdued by Sin.
Notice I said, "when you became his" because if he's not Lord over your life, sorry, Sin will have dominion over you, you can't walk away from it. So make that choice to let him be Lord over your life.
And if you're his but it still feels like you can't walk away from awkward situations, then (#NoteToself), you have not been activating this inherent ability, you're performing below your actual capacity. You can.
(#NoteToSelf... #NoteToSelf... #NoteToSelf... -_- )
- I encourage you as I encourage me -
Alright, here's the song I talked about earlier, it's by 'Casting Crowns' and it's called 'Slow Fade'.
Be careful little eyes what you see
It's the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it's the little feet behind you that are sure to follow
It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It's a slow fade, it's a slow fade
Be careful little ears what you hear
When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near
Be careful little lips what you say
For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray
The journey from your mind to your hands
Is shorter than you're thinking
Be careful if you think you stand
You just might be sinking
People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day
Oh be careful little eyes what see
For the Father up above is looking down in love
Oh be careful little eyes what you see