Recently I watched a movie where this guy had just had a terrible day. He lost his job, got beat up by thugs and was practically fed up with his “mediocre” life as he succinctly put it. After having an argument with his wife that evening, he left the house frustrated.
Driving on a highway, he decided to call on God. He asked God for help, unknown to him, there was a sign post that read “caution ahead”, but he didn’t see it. Still driving frustrated and desperate, he was still talking to God and asking him for a sign. Just then, a big truck drove in front of him with different road signs sticking around it, the most obvious sign being the ‘stop’ sign.
This guy drove around the truck still asking God for a miracle. Not long after, he was distracted for some seconds and he drove into a lamp post on the roadside.
Guess what? He blamed God for the accident (although he was unscathed).
Most of us (me inclusive), have done, are doing or might do (hopefully not, after this post) exactly what that guy did. There are signs everywhere that God has placed around us to help us navigate our lives just so we don’t fall into the ditch. The sad thing is we either don’t see them, or we choose to ignore them.
I was returning home from school one afternoon and my friends and I were waiting for a tricycle (popularly known as keke marua in Nigeria). One tricycle stopped for us but for one reason or the other (I can’t remember clearly the reason), we didn’t enter it. We decided to walk the first part of the journey. We hadn’t walked up to five minutes and behold, ahead of us was the tricycle we rejected lying on its side on the road. It had been involved in an accident (thank God it wasn’t ghastly). Whatever happened, I don’t know, but I was grateful to God for sparing me.
This is a wake-up call to you reading this. Be grateful for what you have and where you are. Trust God to take you to that expected end. Stop ignoring the signs and start being perceptive and discerning because ignoring the signs either intentionally or not, is a recipe for disaster.