“Dan uwa na.”
“Nope. Don’t do that. Where have you been? Is that man telling you that you don’t need your brothers?” Kamal scoffed.
“Kam leave Hali alone,” Ebi yelled.
Halima giggled. “I love him too and never pay him any attention.”
“Is that Hali?” Ibiso yelled. Great, that probably meant that Rasheed was close by.
“Yes, it’s her,” Kamal responded.
“Madam, didn’t you see my missed call?’ Ibiso asked, coming into view.
“Hey sis,” Halima said.
Ibiso narrowed her brows and whispered. “Don’t hey me. You asked for my cholate strawberry combo cake recipe so, I know you’re stressing. What is it? I hope it’s not that case o.”
Halima ignored her question. “Hold on don’t drop.” She walked to the living room, picked up her cell phone and dialed Damisi.
“Hello, Hali, are you okay? Your senior wife was just complaining barely an hour ago that she was trying to call you,” Damisi said, not giving her a chance to speak.
“Yea, she’s on WhatsApp now. By the way, that’s your senior wife. She’s my wife since my brother is married to her,” Halima teased.
“What do you want smart mouth?” Damisi asked.
Halima laughed as she walked back to the kitchen. “Is my brother there?”
“You don’t have his number?”
“I do but you’re more likely to answer your phone, so there.”
“You know I love you. Call him abeg.” Halima placed her cellphone on speaker next to her iPad and hurriedly removed the cake and her eggs from the oven.
“Ana, Ana, call your daddy. Tell him Aunty Hali is on the phone.”
Seconds later, Jabir joined. “Hey sis.”
“Hey you,” Halima greeted looking into her iPad. “SoSo is big bros there?”
“I’m here Halima. What’s going on? Are you okay?” Rasheed asked.
Halima inhaled and exhaled. “Okay now that I have all of you on…three weeks ago, I…..
As I write this, its about 8:56 pm EST so technically it’s not 2019 yet. However in my homeland, Nigeria and other places, it is. 🙂
I want to share with you this verse from Paul “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14
Let go of the bad habits and trash of 2018 and embrace the New Year with everything you got. We’re in this race together.
Have you lost an opportunity you knew for sure should have been yours? Have you had your game plan laid out only to have them derailed at the last minute? Probably God made a mistake. Of course He should have said Yes, after all you’re in His will, working on His calling, so His No isn’t really making sense right now.
I’ve been there plenty of times. Dear Christianpreneur, in times of old I would have given up and turned back. But the more intentional I become in leaning on God in the darkness of my uncertainty, the more I figured out how to be okay with His No. Here are three ways I want to share with you..
His No, might be a detour and not denial. In Acts 16, Paul was prevented from going to Asia to preach by the Spirit of Jesus. Why tho? He was doing the will of God. However, it wasn’t time. He eventually went, it just wasn’t at that time. Paul needed to make a God ordained detour to Macedonia first…Lydia needed to be converted among other things.
There always turns out to be something bigger ahead. Joseph was forgotten by the baker and cup bearer. I’m sure during that time he thought his escape from prison was a solid No. But when he was released, you know the story.
Recorded instances in the Bible where God has used one’s greatest disappointment to present them with a greater opportunity. It is not over because of grace. Plans may change but the mission doesn’t.
So how do you remain expectant in prayer and trust He will give you the right answer…eventually? It just might not look like what you imagined. By cultivating an expectant heart. Not a heart rooted in escapism & complacency but in confident anticipation. Did I tell you I have this Free Expectant Prayer Guide for You.
In it, it will help you’ll learn how to seek and find the proper foundation for
praying expectantly. In it you’ll find…
1. Prayer & Your Business
2. Growing An Expectant Heart
3. Roadblocks To Prayer
4. Seven Point Model to Expectant Prayers
5. Action Plan & Activities.