Letting Go (Part 1): A true story of how she LET GO and LET GOD

Hey, precious people of God!  how has your week been?
So today is a story time. I was never one to share my personal experiences but I believe letting things out makes it easier to talk about issues freely without allowing the past have a hold on your life. Or don’t you think so?
The key scripture for today is Philippians 3:13-14


What a powerful scripture.

So many things went on in my life that I believe that God wanted me to let go of and not hold on to. I was angry at myself and other people. Somehow, I was upset with God but more upset with myself for disobeying Him and seeing the consequences affect me in ways I have never expected. Let’s go take a walk down memory lane.

In November 2016, God was speaking to me about marriage and relationships, He asked me what I thought of this particular young man in Church and I believe God said he’s the one for me. For privacy sake, we’ll call him Brother K.

I started praying for him and interceding because I really wanted him to grow spiritually and in other areas. I continued praying for him and journaling even when I went to Nigeria for Christmas holiday, I kept on praying for him. I came back and I saw he had grown so much which was good and I know he was starting to like me.
That would have been a good time to develop friendship but I was in such a hurry.

It was a cold Sunday afternoon in February, we had a youth valentine event at Church. I was unhappy after watching another girl give him a gift. Even after being cautioned by the Pastor’s wife at Church, I acted out of emotions.


Brother K usually picked me up from home to church and dropped me off, we were getting along really well. When he picked me that Sunday, I felt ‘led’ to give him some books, which – looking back – was a bit silly of me. The books had my names written on them, what was I thinking? That’s why we need to be careful when we claim to be ‘led’. You see, doing that was not even the bad part.

After the event, he was to drop me home, I was sat at the back because he previously dropped someone off and it was just the two of us and Brother K was really curious about the gift I had given him but at that point I should have indicated that it was just a gift, or went ahead to tell him that I liked him. To be honest, it was because of my initial conversation with God that I really began to see him in another light.

So there we were talking in the car and even after being previously warned by the Holy Spirit to keep my mouth shut, I spoke. I told him, I allowed feelings and emotions have the best of me….
“God said…”

God bless you for reading….Stay tuned for part 2 next week. God bless you!
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Zulaikha Abiri

I'm Zulaikha, a first year media student. I love God and writing is my passion, I've been writing since I was 8 and I just can't stop. I'm very passionate about seeing change in Nigeria and Africa especially among young people like myself.

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