God created us so wonderfully and beautifully! Not only did He do that, but also gave us dominion over everything He made; both on land, in the air and under the sea. However, many of us have decided to recreate ourselves due to some earthly factors. They are swiftly beginning to lead us astray, with selfish innovations having to top that very list.
After a careful and critical analysis of the true essence of my creation and what I stand to lose if I perished in my old sinful and lustful ways, I realized that I’ve been living a wasteful life. I can’t afford to spend the very next minute unsure of my eventual end and that orchestrated a change in me. The best thing I’ve done since my birth was to hit that reset button. Today I’m back to my old selfless self that does not only acknowledge but glorifies the Lord and the purpose for which I was created.
Sudden Need for a Change
Now, many may wonder what inspired the sudden need for a change in me. Why am I just beginning to see the need to fill the vacuum that has been left empty for decades through sin and lustful desires. Why have I been so blind to the fact that I needed God more than He needed me. Only just deciding to live righteously after dedicating most of my youthful days to playing the devil’s advocate.
Well, these and many more out of curiosity would cross our minds. Like I always say, it’s funny how and when we tend to find God. My story is one of those very funny episodes, as love or better still, a heartbreak that lead me to God. As I remember vividly well, how I gave my life to Christ after a breakup that got a grown man crying like a little baby.
She was young, beautiful, ambitious and very intelligent just to mention a few. As a matter of fact, she had a lorry-load of attributes that a man would die for and that made it so easy to fall in love with her. I was working with an International Holiday company at the time we met and was doing pretty well for myself too. However, I felt unfulfilled regardless and saw a need for a change. The only thing that made sense at the time was to put my creativity in use. I decided to quit my job and sign up for a photography school where my heart had always led me.
Nothing Good Comes Easy
No doubt, I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy feat but I also knew I needed to and had to put in everything I’ve got. My savings, my time, my heart and my relationship was at stake too. That triggered a fear in me but I tried to shake it off, reassuring myself that everything was going to be okay.
Thankfully, I was opportune to be accepted into training by one of the best hands in the industry. He mentored me wholeheartedly. At least till the point I gave up and quit like I always did when something seemed too hard and impossible.
That’s another lesson I’m hoping that you all learn reading this piece because nothing good comes easy. We should never give up on what we believe in, no matter how difficult it may seem to achieve it. The fact you could start it, you can finish it.
I started strongly and passionately. No doubt, but I was swiftly beginning to run down on funds. After investing so much into acquiring my camera, lenses, paying for transportation in and out of work every day and feeding to name a few. It was a very tasking and demanding period for me as I woke up early and worked my butt out each day. I wanted to achieve my goals and make my girlfriend proud.
Little did I know she had problems with the decision of me quitting my job and chasing after something that wasn’t visible and realistic. That’s even though she had pretended to be in support initially. But then, of course, human will always be human. It’s just amazing how God tends to deal with us daily, without losing His head. He continues loving us unconditionally, despite our unbearable excesses and that inspires me really.
I Wasn't Where I Needed to Be
She started acting strangely and became so distant. Before I knew it, she was out there celebrating her birthday with a new suitor of hers while I stayed on my bed helplessly. Sad, I must add, because I was low on cash at the time and didn’t have the funds to take her out. As if that wasn’t terrible enough, she kept on changing her status on her blackberry messenger knowing fully well that I was on it and will be devastated.
Apparently, she was already in a relationship with this dude she met on Facebook. She claimed he had been chatting her up and only just got back from Canada. The fact I wasn’t where I needed to be financially made it so easy to be tossed into the bin like a piece of trash. However, even though it wasn’t my wish for her, she eventually paid for it with a more excruciating heartbreak. She was dumped the second her virginity was taken from her.
Meanwhile, I had broken down and almost cried my eyes out before karma like many would say, came calling. On one faithful evening, I decided to take an evening walk to one of my favorite hangouts where I normally get high on my own supply. It was right there I gave my life to Christ. While I was puffing on that ‘weed’ I spent over thirty minutes to wrap, due to the state I was, my fingers just kept twinkling as it romanced the Rizla.
No Looking Back
It was that day, the sixth day in the month of June 2012. A date I still have written on my wall that. I gave my life to Christ in a ‘smoke joint’ and went on to confess Him on a Holy altar. Just a couple days after because I needed him to console me and help bring back my peace and indeed, He did. Ever since, there has not been any looking back from living aligned to His ways. Although there are some moments I got carried away, but I was quick enough to acknowledge my sins and have myself sited at the feet of His mercy. Now, I put it out to you, when and what led you to Christ?
You know, you don’t have to be shy about it. As a matter of fact, you have every reason to be proud of it because that was the best day of your life. That was the best decision you ever made and you should forever be thankful of it. Many have found Christ while locked behind bars. Some while lying down helplessly on that hospital bed at the point of death and some were lucky enough to know Him from their youth.
However, it really doesn’t matter when and how it happened. What really matters is the fact that we know Him, confessed Him and dwelling in Him. We only pray that the good Lord continues to give us the grace that we need. We pray not to backslid and someday, we all shall reunite with Him when the trumpet finally sounds. Rejoice!!!
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Blogger Bio: I am Solomon Kolawole Falaiye (Kay Magnate), CEO King Solomon’s Mine. I am a Christian, a Writer, a Blogger and a Motivational Speaker. I hail from Ondo state in the western part of Nigeria, Akure to be precise. I’m from a loving family of six and hope to start mine someday.
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Beautiful story, thank you for sharing!
Great and inspiring story. Everything in life requires dedication and hard work to achieve it.
Very inspiring! I, too, have had major heartbreak which led to me giving my life to Christ!
So glad you found Jesus! Surrendering my life to Christ was the best thing I ever did. My story is quite different from yours but as soon as I realized my worth in Christ, nothing else mattered. Thanks for sharing your story!