God:I love you my son,that is the reason.Contrary to what you said,you are not  the only one.I am with you in all these!
“Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?”

Ben:Ah! My Father! My Father!! I used to think love means enjoyment and shower of blessings on me! These are not my experience so far.


God: You are right,my love involves showering blessings on you but you still have many entanglements that are delaying your progress  through the narrow road that leads to heaven.All these must be yanked off your body so that you can enter the narrow road. This process of prunning is not easy but it is worth it. Those people plying the wide road dont need to shed any weight.But you must undergo some trainings to make you fit.

Having gone through this process,the blessings  I shower on you then become pure without any iota of eternal sorrow:
The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it-Pro 10:22
Because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son”-Heb 12:6
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,”-James 1:2(NIV)
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.”(NLT)

Ben: But,I cant see anything called happiness or opportunity in all what I am going through now.

God: Every of my sheep follows me during the night and day .I lead them through special ways during each period.During the day,their sense of vision is needed,they see me and they follow me.At night,they depend on my voice and the sound of my staff as it hits the ground to provide direction.
You can’t see me in all these because this is the night period of your life!
You are walking through the valley of  the shadow of death,my voice, rod and my staff will be your only comfort not your sight!
At night you don’t walk by sight because of the thick darkness around you.
You have to use your sense of hearing! You listen to my command and obey Me though you can’t see me.
In other words, you walk by faith!
And “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God!

Ben:When will all these end now?

God:…weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Ben:The strife is o’er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

These hard times and waiting period  will soon be over.
You will soon be carrying your babies in your hands.
You will soon forget the reproach of your youth.
Your spouse will surface very soon…
Your admission letter is on the way..
Your employment letter is here…
The night is over,it is actually morning because it is past 12midnight! Don’t be deceived by the darkness around you.
Don’t give up! Don’t throw in the towel !
Don’t fight God because He seems slow in helping you!
Keep praying,don’t keep quiet!
Your time of visitation is here.
Stay blessed and rapturable.

By Dr Ajimuda Temitope

Dr Ajimda Temitope was born in Ikare Akoko,Ondo State,Nigeria.He attended LA primary School,Victory College Ikare Akoko and proceeded to the University of Ibadan,Oyo State to study Medicine and Surgery.He bagged MBBS degree in Dec 2011. He is happily married. He loves blogging,mentoring,travelling,practising medicine and teaching.

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