Story by Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor of Lagos state.
“Many years ago, I went to the BANK on Wednesday morning as I was about entering the hall, a man ran ahead of me and pushed me away so he could quickly join the long queue before I will get to the queue.
I did not say anything, he thought I will queue up behind him but I was actually not there to withdraw, I went to deposit.
So I walked to the deposit teller and I was the only one there. No single person on the queue.
When I finished depositing, I was about leaving the hall, when this man came from the queue and apologized to me for pushing me away from the line. With “sorry smile on his face” he said: I am very sorry for pushing you away, I thought you were coming to the queue to withdraw.
I smiled and told him not to bother that it’s not a big deal. Friends believe me I learned a big lesson from that incident.
Who are you ‘pushing’ away and trying to outrun in the race of destiny, relationship, business, ministry, career, marriage, political position or appointment, etc?
How many People have you pushed aside, pushed away or pushed down in this platform or this life?
Are you among those that destroy people through pushing?
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By slandering them, hindering their progress, blocking their promotion, lying, backstabbing, condemning them before their helpers, backbiting, discriminating, and spoiling their good names either through lies or rumor, all in a bid to ‘get there’ before them.
I challenge you today to take it easy because you might not be going to the same destination.
Unknown to you, the path may look alike but your destinations are different.
It might surprise you later that, with all the pushing away you are doing, or planning to do, they may still leave you on the ‘queue’ of destiny and go ahead of you.
Has anyone ever pushed you away, aside, or down in your school, office, ministry, business, marriage, political platform, social media or in a religious societies?
Are they trying to push you away or have they pushed you away already so that they can get ahead of you?
Don’t worry, God will use your case to prove to them that, “it is not of him who runs, but of the Lord that shows mercy. He will show you mercy and give you an overtaking speed and those who are pushing you here and there will later come and tell you they are sorry.
Beloved Brethren, Please push nobody because you might not be heading to the same destination. Borrow wisdom from a friend and Take life easy.”