This is how it usually happens o.
Sweet breeze kissing your skin from the open window. A longing stare at the moving people, buildings, bill boards and boom!
Sleep knocks at your eye lids, just like that, or is it just me?
Have I ever told you, that I enjoy sleeping in a moving vehicle? shhh don’t tell anybody.
This kind of sleep is usually sweet too, so effortless and dreamy until…
Voice interrupts harshly
“Hanti, bole o, bole…last bus stop wa.”
(Meaning Come down, this is the last bus stop)
Eye lid opens and girl panics
“Ye! where are we? I am going to Mile 2.”
“Ah mile 2 ke? This is Badagry…we don pass Mile 2 tey tey …hanti you been dey sleep o.
(Meaning we have passed your bus stop because you were sleeping)
Hands on head
“Please how do I get back, what bus do I take? It is already getting dark o.”
I remember as a child, I would wake up shocked on the bed on somedays and ask, “how did I get here?”, because the last thing I remembered was watching tv the night before.
The response was usually, “you slept off, so daddy carried you to the room.”
Hmmm that is great, but what if I wanted to remain in the parlor, and not the room?
My point is, nobody cares about your desires once you are asleep.
Once we are asleep, we rely on other people’s choices because we cannot tell them what we want. We go wherever the wind blows, we lose sight of our vision.
Are you asleep😴?
Before you roll your eyes and say, “what kind of question is this? Of course I am not asleep”.
Let me rephrase.
Are you awake spiritually?
Pause. Drumroll for effect.
Are you in control of your territory?
Or do you just accept whatever comes your way whilst reciting the mantra, “God knows best…or what will be will be😵”.
Just picture a watchman sleeping on duty👇.
You sef check am now.
Like, what is the point😂, when robbers can confidently raid the house you were to guard?
Are you awake?
Please answer truthfully.
It’s been a while I published a ‘Keeping faith article’ here, but I share this with a sense of urgency.
If you are already feeling somehow reading this, please don’t drop your phone and avoid that feeling. Tell yourself the truth and confront it.
We have been asleep for too long, giving room to the enemy to drive us wherever he wants, but not anymore. It’s not too late to wake up and retrace our steps.
Is this where God wants me?
Is this what was written of me? Yes, I started out with a vision, but am I still on track?
Pause and have an honest conversation with the Holy Spirit.
Dear God, I have been asleep for too long that I am no longer sensitive to your voice. Thank you for this awakening.
Lord, I ask for the grace to watch and pray.
Help me build consistency in my walk with you.
Help me dwell forever in your secret place.
Help me wait on you this year and always.
Matt 26: 40 And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “So, you men could not stay awake and keep watch with Me for one hour?
Ps: This is also a note to self. A reminder to not just watch things happen to me. That is like playing “waka-pass” scene in your own movie o. I stand and guard the gates, I take my place as royalty abeg. By the way, the plan is to STAY awake, and not doze off again (Tufiakwa). We can do this only with God’s help and a commitment to being intentional about studying the word of God and praying. Be aggressive about it 💞.
Cheers to a new year guys 😊.
Feel free to listen to ‘Soldiers‘ on my debut EP ‘breathe 2017’👇👇.