MESSAGES FROM MY PLANTAINS: I went for a ministration somewhere about two weeks ago. One of the packages I was given was this bunch of unripe plantain. You know how we do it nau? I hid it under some clothes to hasten its ripening process.
To my surprise, after about 3 days, I noticed that, only one out of the 5 of them was ripe. Others were still as green and as hard as when I was given. I was wondering why was it only one that was ripe and others were not. They were cut the same day. They were given to me the same day. I kept all under clothes at the same day. But, only one was ripe while others were not.
I know that one that got ripen before others might want to be seeing its self as the wisest, smartest and fastest of them all. That’s how many of us behave. Just because things are going very fine & fast for you, you are quick to judge people as lazy or slow.
Just because you married early, just because you graduated on point, just because you have children without any delay, just because you are well placed in your office, just because your ministry is growing fast, just because your children are doing well in their studies, just because your business is growing faster than your friends’ own, just because and just because, you are thinking others are ‘ too slow to ripe’ Such thinking is pride! Such thinking is false.
The Bible says ” I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all” Ecclesiastes 9:11.
In whatever aspect of our lives where it seems we got ‘ripe” (successful, blessed, lifted, fruitful, wealthy, e.t.c) before others, lets know it is simply by God’s grace.
Finally, Other plantains later got ripe after few days. Friends, don’t envy those your friends and colleagues who are already ‘ripe’ before you. Don’t let envy push you to hate them or plot evil for them. Wait inside ‘those clothes” where God is ‘hiding’ (preparing) you. It will not be long, in ‘few days” to this time, you will soon get ripe! It will soon be your turn. Just ‘few days’ more!!!
Thanks for reading.
Stay hopeful till your time of lifting come. Love you so much.