It was late in the evening and I had just finished an examination and I still had another the following day, so I just had to go and prepare for the next examination. I was to go with my friend so we could study together but something really frightening and scary happened on our way to study.
We were being followed by a young man who seemed fierce, we noticed he had a strange look and we could see the trouble signals so we had to quicken our steps. The faster our steps were, the faster he followed behind us and all of a sudden we heard a gunshot which was actually aimed at me, I missed the first bullet. By this time, we stood still and had stopped walking fast, he shot the second time, still aimed at me and I missed the bullet this time again. He was about to shoot the third time but somehow he had issues with the gun and we could see him struggling with the gun. Now we knew that was a good time to run and we took to our heels. I ran so fast I never imagined I could run that fast, we kept on running till we found a place for cover.
Panting so heavily, my friend asked “I never knew you could run that fast, how did you do it? I never knew too, I don’t know how I did it but I knew my life was at stake so my legs moved with the frequency of my knowledge. We remained there for hours silently thanking God for saving us and then we left when we knew it was a safe time to. By the time we got home, reflecting on all that happened, a thought came to my mind, do you know that if you ever consider your spiritual life like that race, you would make a lot of progress?
I had to run that fast because I knew that a slack in the race might lead to my death. My spiritual life is much more important than this physical life. If I have it in mind that everyday I refuse to run I die gradually, I would keep running towards the Father. I ran that fast because it was so real, but more real is our walk with God, more real is my relationship with the Father. As long as I’m alive here on earth and I still have purpose to fulfill, the only death permitted for me to die is death to myself, my flesh and not death to my spirit man. My spirit man should be as alive as Christ is.
And in the real sense, when my relationship with my Lord is sick or not in place, my life is actually at stake. His letters to me tell me that “For in him we live, and move and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring (Acts17:28) and “Without him I can do nothing ” so what’s the point living life without Him or treating Him like an ambulance or emergency unit that only attends to me in times of trouble. If I can’t do anything without Him, there’s no point leaving my house each day because I’m going out to do nothing. Where’s the life without Him? He tells me what to do and what not to do. Some things are pleasing to me but not palatable to Him so I drop them, that’s why He’s my Lord. He tells me what to say and what not to say.
Hebrews12:1 says “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and run the race that is set before us”. Sometimes we get tired in the race and we feel like giving up, well, thank God it’s a FAITH WALK and not a FEEL WALK and that’s why we also are to run with patience. And in this race, we’re not actually running from a fierce boogyman, he’s running from us. We are running towards God, chasing after God but the less we chase after God, the more this antman that we think is a boogyman chases after us and he makes fun of us because we are warriors running away from an ant.
My relationship with my Lord is of utmost priority to me and should be to every woman because I don’t have a life without Him and I’m so proud to be in a relationship with Him. He’s the best thing that has happened to me. One thing I like about God is that He’s a perfect gentleman, He forces himself on no man, it takes two to tango they say, it takes me and the trinity to tango and we are an unbeatable team. Let the Father be Lord over your life.