WHEN IT GETS TOO MUCH - Ugochi Oritsejolomisan
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when it gets too much


when it gets too muchOne wet day, a young boy in his teens was helping out at his step-mum’s store when a man walked in and asked if the brand of cigarette he wanted to purchase was original, if it was locally made or imported. The teenager replied:
“Do they produce this brand of cigarette here in this country?”
The man thought the boy was rude, infuriated and asking if the teenager was addressing him in that manner, he gave the boy a big slap across his face, the boy was dazed and a flash of stars appeared in the darkness of his closed eyes. By the time he opened his eyes, he thought hard on what he could do to this man to avenge the pain he had inflicted on him.
He looked at the man, he was tall and huge, and was dressed in immaculate white clothes. The young boy smiled to himself as an idea came to him. After he had thought it through, he grabbed a handful of red mud off the wet ground and hurled it at the man, but he didn’t wait to see the big splash of dirt damage it had done on the man’s white clothes.
He took off in a  desperate run to his father’s house, he knew… he felt the man racing after him and he refused to pause, or look back until he stepped into his father’s gates, the moment  he did he screamed desperately on top of his lung: “Papaaaaaaaa……..!!!”
His father jumped out of his living room and the young boy ran behind him just as the angry customer appeared at his father’s gates. The man stood transfixed and helpless while the teenager made funny “you lost… You cannot get me” faces at the man. He could do nothing, he slumped his taut shoulders in defeat, couldn’t take a step further into the gates, he walked away…
That young teenager grew to become the fine Christian man I married a little over twelve years ago. *wink, wink*
Have you ever felt threatened by the enemy? Ever felt despair and panic from the troubles and challenges of this life?
Maybe you have had run to your father like this in the face of imminent danger when you were young, and of course he secured you like my late father-in-law did his son.
But did you know that you could cry to your heavenly father for safety, you could run to your heavenly father too (that is if you have gone from just being His creation to His child)? When the enemy is at your back and you feel like you have no more energy to shoo him off, or maybe when the trouble is too great for you to handle, you can simply cry out in faith and run into your God’s arms and watch the enemy turn and run from you.
Psalm 34:17 
The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
When you cry He hears, no matter where you are you cannot be out of His hearing or sight, and as He hears He will always come to your rescue.
He is our shelter, a strong tower. When you cry out He hears and runs out and you can simply run into His arms and be saved from the enemy and his troubles.
Psalm 61:3 
For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
Proverbs 18:10 
The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
And even if you are guilty (like my husband was) and deserve the troubles the enemy is taunting you with, God promises deliverance too if you will cry out. He said He will fight the enemy off your back, once you turn away from sin and call out to Him for help, He will fight for you and deliver you no matter how tough the enemy or situations seem to be.
Isaiah 49:24 & 25
24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?
25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
So even if you have missed it somehow, you can turn away right now and turn to God, cry out to Him and watch Him run out in your defence and protection, watch Him reveal Himself to you as the mighty deliverer. Cry out to Him even in your desperation or helpless state and watch Him save you with His mighty right arm, watch Him make you untouchable.
Cry out to God, run to Him in faith for your family, finances, healing, business, relationships… He will not turn away; He loves you even far more than your earthly father ever could.
Have you ever cried out to God, have you ever run to God, has He ever rescued you?
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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

  • Kelly Blackwell
    Posted at 05:36h, 10 December

    God has come to my rescue my entire life. Somethings happened to me with no input from myself and some I brought on myself. I am fortunate, we are fortunate, that our Father loves us and is there for us no matter what. I will continue to praise Him for his grace. I loved your story. It sounds like your husband was quite a little character. 🙂

  • Morounfoluwa Lukina Akibo
    Posted at 20:05h, 09 December

    So true, he is our shield.

    Previous comments reminds me of a song

    When God ran- Benny hester

  • Katherines Corner
    Posted at 15:51h, 07 December

    I give it to God, I trust he will guide me. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 16:45h, 08 December

      He always does, the pleasure is always mine Katie! Have a super blessed weekend!

  • Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest)
    Posted at 15:45h, 07 December

    I always enjoy reading your posts! They are very moving. Thank you for your inspiring words.

    I wanted to let you know that I am featuring your blog at this week’s Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop. Have a blessed weekend!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 16:44h, 08 December

      Kelly I am kind of short of words, this is truly a pleasant surprise and I am grateful you think Teshuva worthy. Thanks a lot friend, have a super blessed day!

  • Anne Kimball
    Posted at 00:49h, 07 December

    Hi Ugochi, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Thumping Thursdays.

    I enjoyed your story. Very engaging. Also, it made for a wonderful analogy. You set it up so well!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 16:39h, 08 December

      Thanks for coming by Anne, and I am glad you enjoyed the story. I have visited your blog a couple of times. but will sure visit again. Have a super blessed weekend!

  • mail4rosey
    Posted at 23:04h, 06 December

    I could see him making the faces at the man, lol. It’s a lovely post, and I have run many a time into the loving arms of our God. Thankfully they are always open.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 16:33h, 08 December

      Thankfully Rosey, He makes it so easy for us to run in any time. Thanks for coming by and leaving this note. Have a super blessed weekend!

  • Beckey
    Posted at 17:22h, 06 December

    My Lord – my safe shelter, my strong tower. Amen!! Lovely post!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 21:16h, 07 December

      I just felt like singing these words as I read and I actually did. Thanks a lot Beckey, I appreciate your coming by and leaving this note. Have a super blessed day!

  • Pamela
    Posted at 15:14h, 06 December

    I’m so thankful I have my God to run to. He shelters me from the enemy and for that I’m so thankful. I’m also thankful for you–thanks for an encouraging post.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 21:11h, 07 December

      Amen Pam! He is always ready and always waiting. I am thankful too! Thanks a lot for coming by and leaving this note, have a super blessed day!

  • Salt
    Posted at 15:26h, 05 December

    Not only have I run to God so many, many times. What boggles my mind even more is the number of times, he has come running for me. I read recently that it is not that all roads lead to God but rather that God loves us so much that he is willing to come look for us on whatever road we are on.

    Truly heart-touching words. Thank you.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 21:09h, 07 December

      Very true Salt! Reminds me of the prodigal son, God came running to Him…
      Thanks for coming by and leaving this note, have a super blessed day!