See & Push
Ps.144:1-2 (Voice) “Blessed be the Eternal, my rock. He trains my hands for war, gives me the skills I need for battle. He is my unfailing love and my citadel. He is my tower of strength and my deliverer. He is my shield of protection and my shelter…”
Not many people know the story behind the way I hold my pen. It is neither fashion nor am I trying to create a new way of writing. I had an exam and I had read from six o’clock in the evening to six o’clock in the morning.
The only breaks I took were to stretch my legs and walk around. Then I am back to the reading table. It was a computational exam scheduled to hold at nine o’clock in the morning. After I was done reading in the morning, I got back to the hostel and decided to sleep for just thirty minutes.
I am sure you already know where the story is going. When I opened my eyes, it was past ten. What! The rush began and while I was trying to wear my shirt, the ceiling fan cut my hand and blood gushed out. So, I tied my hand and I went to the exam hall. Thankfully, the lecturer knew me, so he asked what happened. After I explained, he gave me the option of doing the exam then or later, and he advised me to go to the health centre. I refused because I had sacrificed for that exam. So, with my hand tied, I had to find a way to hold my pen and write the exam. The most comfortable was to place the pen between my index finger and my middle finger.
From that day, I forget to put my pen back between my index finger and my thumb. I write with my pen between my index finger and middle finger to this day. What is the point of all this? The pain from the cut was a lot but how was I able to go through it and still do my exams? It was because I had seen the scores already. Stop short changing your destiny. What will it take? Sit down and pay it. What will it take to move from point A to point B, what is the price tag? Pay it. When you pay it, everybody will come and rejoice with you. They will say you are lucky. Lucky indeed, tell them to go and be lucky. You do not consider the axe if you want to lick the honey in the rock, my grandmother would say.
Once you have seen through it and embraced it, what next? What else did Jesus do? Push through it! You have to push through it. Do not stop calling, push through it. Luke 11:9-10 “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” (emphasis added).
Prayer: Father, I lift my hands up to You. Lord, train my hands for war and give my fingers the skill for battle for You are my tower of refuge and strength, in Jesus Name. Amen!