End from the Beginning

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endIt was a pretty good day, I guess. The soles of my feet were already sore from standing and waiting for the bus. The waiting could be really irksome sometimes. But it was no surprise that I had to wait because I got off work pretty late and the rush hour was in full bloom. No one likes the rush hour in the bustling city of Lagos. You’d rather wake up at ungodly hours in order to avoid it.

So yeah, there I was in the fully packed bus ready to transport commuters from theΒ islandΒ to the mainland- the journey of life. LOL. There are two major routes to follow on this journey; either by crossing one of the longest bridges in Africa fondly called the Third Mainland bridge or by following a land locked route. While the 3rd mainland is shorter, the other route actually has designated bus lanes which is a huge plus! Imagine my dismay when the driver took the third mainland route in the peak of the rush hour. As we crawled through the traffic, I loathed his decision in my mind. The journey was so long and gruesome.

Well, the fact that am writing this story means there was a lesson to learn. After what seemed like endless hours, the bus picked up speed and the bridge was so free. I let out a big grin as I felt the cool sea breeze over my face.

Here’s what I learned;

The driver who took that same route when coming (against traffic though) had discovered that the road was free. That’s why he took us through that road, gently and patiently through the crawling period. He knew the end from the beginning in this case. We didn’t know and we were frustrated through the process.

This can be easily likened to our relationship with God. He takes us through diverse situations in life, some pleasant, some not so pleasant. In such trying times, we justΒ wannaΒ quit. We want to be on the well-known terrain but gently and lovingly He guides us through the process. Because He knows the end even from the beginning. Going our own way may just leave us even more frustrated.

Whatever you’re going through, know that He’s with you and He’s guiding you. The obstacles aren’t your destination. Keep moving. Keep climbing. Trust God and watch your beautiful destiny unfold.

Love,

daintym

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16 thoughts on “End from the Beginning

    Immanuel said:
    October 16, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    What a great piece! Methinks that’s what essentially differentiate ambition from vision. May God grants us understanding.

    Happy Sunday πŸ˜‰

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      Dainty M responded:
      October 16, 2016 at 3:54 PM

      Amen. Thank God! Thanks for your comment Immanuel. Do have a happy week ahead! 😊

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    Strycenkay said:
    October 16, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Beautiful post. Thank you!

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      Dainty M responded:
      October 16, 2016 at 3:55 PM

      Thank God! Thank you for the follow and the kind words. God bless! ❀

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    Chanel Bailey said:
    October 16, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Beautiful Dainty! Wonderful read for me this morning!πŸ€—

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      Dainty M responded:
      October 16, 2016 at 3:56 PM

      Oh thank God! Glad your day started out right on this note 😊 Thanks Channel!

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    Tony Michele said:
    October 16, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Love this.

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    Der Krieger des Lichts said:
    October 17, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Brilliant focus! πŸ™‚

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    fortunate23 said:
    October 18, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    The obstacles aren’t your destination, keep moving.πŸ‘Œ Wow!!!

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    roach59 said:
    October 19, 2016 at 2:31 AM

    Great analogy. I always tell people that GOD is the one baking the cake. No one likes the raw eggs, or the flour, or the sprinkle of salt, or the baking powder… Yet when the cake is finished, we delight. GOD, as the baker of the cake, knows the end at the beginning. Wonderful!

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      Dainty M responded:
      October 19, 2016 at 11:54 AM

      Ohh, I love that analogy with the cake! πŸ˜€ Thanks TJ!

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    officialnnamdi said:
    October 20, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Really inspiring piece Dainty! But unfortunately sometimes we loose faith in the God who knows the end from the beginning. We forget he’ll never subject us to a heat way above our boiling point. By the way, I must laugh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ WAKE UP AT UNGODLY HOURS. πŸ˜‚πŸ’ͺ🏽

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      Dainty M responded:
      October 21, 2016 at 1:04 PM

      Lol. Thanks Nnamdi! Yes, He’ll never give us more than we can bear!:)

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