Assumptions can be dangerous.

Assumptions can be dangerous. It’s how you fail in an exam. You assume the examiner is asking for one thing only to discover it’s another.

I had a senior in secondary school who decided to study the dictionary the night before the English external exam. Instead of focusing on the laws of grammar he assumed he was going to be tested on the amplitude of his vocabulary.

Please don’t ask me what he scored in that exam. He was like that man Philip, the disciple in the Bible. Concerning the story of five loaves and two fishes Jesus had asked him, “WHERE can we buy bread to feed all these people?” You know what Philip answered?

He said, “Even if we worked for months, we wouldn’t have enough money to feed them!” Instead of telling Jesus there’s a bakery in Agege he told him, “We don’t have the money.” According to his calculation the cumulative salary of the twelve disciples couldn’t feed those ten thousand people. As if Jesus couldn’t do maths. Philip would definitely have failed WAEC. He didn’t answer the question.

We can be like Philip sometimes. Instead of asking God for a car for example, we begin to calculate how many months salary we need to save to buy one. But some things come through extraordinary deals, some things come through devaluation, and some are outright gifts. Truth is, some people find it hard to accept gifts, even from God. They must pay for everything, and it’s pride.

Please when next God asks you, “WHERE?” either tell him, “Thou knowest Lord”; or bring out Google map! Don’t be like Philip. He was ITK.

©Leke Alder

Jesus loves you, accept him today – Tomorrow may be too late.


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