This morning I dissed the devil big time!
I had to go down to the kitchen with my sleeve buttons undone because I could sense the “I gotta-go-now” spirit in my husband and was hoping not to give it a voice today.
I needed to get lunch ready and packed before we left for work, so button undone, shoes in hand I went to the kitchen and while I was waiting for the food to get a bit heated up I tried to fix my buttons.
It was a big struggle, there are eight of them, of course with four on each sleeve and after about ninety seconds I managed to fix just one.
My husband stood there watching me (or so I thought) struggle to fix them buttons. And next thing I know, he walks away while I stood there struggling.
And then God told me that I could just ask him.
“No!” I replied, “I can do this. If he wanted to help he would have.”
So struggle, struggle, struggle…
I tried and tried and tried… But I could not fix any more than the one I had done.
… Finally, I went to him and said in a very nice tone (trying not to sound angry or unhappy that he didn’t offer to help)
“Honey please help me button my sleeves”
And while he started I said out loud mostly to my self, “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened…” I actually laughed silently at myself as I said those words, imagining what a fail it would have been if I had chosen to get angry.
And my husband trying to concur says something like, “We are the favoured of God, we ask and he answers…” I cannot quite remember all he said.
He was completely clueless as to what had happened, what I was thinking, or the brief conversation I had with God.
I have not asked him as I write whether or not he noticed my struggle or whether or not he gave it a thought.
But I was very happy that I didn’t give in to the suggestion of the enemy by getting upset and raising dust over nothing.
How many times do we imagine, assume and conclude in anger and spoil our emotions and marriages over little nothings? How many times do we fuss over things we should over look so that we maintain peace and harmony in our marriages and homes even when God tells us exactly what to do?
All I needed to do was just ask and I wouldn’t have wasted precious time and energy struggling to fix my buttons, when help was just round the corner, waiting for my asking.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Matthew 7:7(KJV)
Cease from anger and forsake wrath; fret not yourself—it tends only to evildoing. Psalm 37:8 (AMP)
I have failed this test several times before, so I am pretty excited that I dissed the devil this time and went against and over him.
Have you ever been here? How did it turn out for you?
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