“For there is HOPE for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender shoots will not cease. Though its root may grow old in the earth, and its stump may die in the ground, YET at the SCENT of WATER it will bud and bring forth branches like a plant”.
– Job 14: 7-9
I do not know about you, but Hope is a big deal for me, I hold on, or more like God holds on to me. I say father just hold me! And he does, before I even move on, let me share this, I remember entering 2015 listless, no goal and utterly frustrated, I opened to the first page of my journal and had only tears there no words, nothing. I was so hazy, and stuck, reading my bible….voicemail, all I could do was say “father, hold me, reach me where I am, help me”. Oh! HE DID! Did it feel all pumped after Jan 1, 2015? No. All I remember was that sometime after, during the course of the coming weeks, I saw the post to join Immerse coaching @immerse and knew I had to do it, I gave all the reasons not to, like I was in Busy Season (auditors understand the looooong hours), and even told PDDK (Pastor Debola Deji-Kurunmi) and she said you could do June batch, yes that would work! But NO I had an urgency in my heart to do it immediately and he has supplied the grace, so I signed up. Was it stressful? YEP! Some days I would sleep 2 am because I am doing assignment or watching coaching video, I was stretched and funny enough, work was even better, God really supplied the Grace!.
Lesson: When we ask God to help, he does, most times the response is not what we are expecting. I never thought God would instruct me to do an email based coaching when I was busiest at work. But he knew what was good for me and he reached me where I was. He is a loving father.