Happy Wednesday people! Aren’t you just glad to be alive? Well I am… Oh and before I forget, happy birthday in advance to Akosua Opoku and to anyone reading this who might be or might have celebrated a birthday I don’t know of. I’m excited and you may have felt it by now. Not to worry though. Let’s get to reading then, shall we?
The story about the Israelites in the Bible is a very fascinating one. Good people, wicked king, one saviour and a whole lot of drama in-between. Then the story continues; finally free, oppressor pursues, even more drama, some more drama, then finally, arrival at the promise land.
I learned quite recently that the journey from Egypt to Canaan should take the average person 11 days. That’s if you’re going on foot. Note; 11 days. Not months, not years, not even weeks. Days!
Guess how long they spent traveling to the place.
40 years. No like, let that sink in. 40 solid years. How many generations were born in the wilderness? Imagine that.
How does 11 days translate to 40 years? Traffic!
So sometimes it feels as if you’re ready for a particular gift or situations or promotion or even a particular person. It feels as if you’re ready for a particular standard or situation and everything looks to be going in your favour. But is it really??
11 days on the road wouldn’t have done the Israelites any good. Because even after 40 years, you’d think that they’d learnt enough to stick God but no, they kept disobeying and things. They showed up at the gates of the Canaanites, a ready army- trained and disciplined. And you think 11 days would have done that? Bruh!
The wilderness was a place to build character and test their perseverance. As if Egypt wasn’t enough test for their perseverance already. But you see, Egypt was a punishment. So that didn’t count. It didn’t give them the opportunities that the wilderness did. It didn’t give them the choice the wilderness did. They weren’t free in Egypt? But they decided what to make of their lives in the wilderness.
I’m not saying that what you’re going through now is your punishment. Even if it is, it’s your learning curve. At best, learn from it.
Build character, strengthen ties, grow your faith, believe and just understand that this is just three purpose of wilderness traffic. Your peers may be making it and stuff. They may seem way ahead but relax, it’s just a wilderness traffic. What’s a Ferrari compared to a Picanto when the lights turn green? What are you talking about?
You may be qualified but you’re still in there because God wants that golden brown finish. He’s a God of perfection.
Whatever you think you deserve and don’t have, understand that delay isn’t denial and like that fancy quote, you’re just in some small wilderness traffic. The roads will clear soon enough and you’ll have it all to yourself. Enough space to flaunt that Ferrari.
Right now, it’s just a little wilderness traffic.
Thanks for making it thus far. Let’s meet in the comment section then, shall we??