Hang On, Succour Is Near!
“It is always darker before dawn”
Yesterday morning I was stranded for over an hour on the road where I went to buy fish feed. I did not consider the fact that a particular market that they hold every five days, was scheduled to hold yesterday. And with my load, no cab/bus was ready to stop and carry me, for obvious reasons, the place I will be alighting is the very core of the traffic.
After standing there for over an hour, I decided to try and induce cab drivers by paying over ten times the normal fare, as my day was wasting away. I finally got one and proposed the amount I wanted to offer, he asked to know where I wanted to alight, and when I mentioned the place, he left. I gave up and started contemplating returning the goods back to where I bought them, with the intention of coming back on Monday to carry it.
While I was still processing the idea, a driver signalled me to ask if I was going. I reluctantly waved him to stop, expecting him to see the load and zoom off as others had done. Surprisingly, he came downn, opened the trunk of his car, and joined me to carry the goods inside. It was too good to be true.
This time, I was not even having the boldness to haggle price with him, as I saw him more as a benefactor than someone offering a commercial service. The normal price was fifty naira, so I intentionally gave him five hundred naira, so he could take the amount he wanted. I could not believe my eyes when he gave me back the exact change of four hundred and fifty naira.
As I stepped down to carry my load from the trunk of the car, this message occurred to me. So many of us tend to give up just when we are close to the solution.
You’ve been working and toiling from January until now, and your expectations seem to have been cut short, hang on, succour is just a few moments away.
Just as I made plans to spend more in desperation, that’s how we are tempted into taking a longer route in the name of looking for a quick fix.
You have toiled on the right path, the results might not be obvious yet because the seed is still germinating, wait for it!
For me, 2019 had been a planting year, for some, it is their year of harvest. Understand your time and season and you will find solace within.
A & B Coach.
IDEDE Oseyande, a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, is an unrepentant believer in the Nigeria project.
His concern for the actualisation of a prosperous nation and the continent, in general, is reflected in his written works.
He currently runs an online advocacy platform (www.socialwatchdog.ng) where he engages the government and the people.
Among his published works are ‘What is Left of What is Right?’, ‘The Portrait of a Revolutionary Leader’ and ‘Warri No Dey Carry Last’.
He is a guest writer for several blogs and his Attitudinal and Behavioral Coaching classes has transformed many lives.