Location – On my Bed
Time : 12:30 am
Date :21st April,2016
I was wondering why I couldn’t sleep last night unlike other days. It was already few minutes before 12 am yet I haven’t slept yet. My eyes were so clear that I could see even in darkness, I could even see those giant Lagos mosquitoes flying all around the room.
Was it because I am yet to recover from the shock of the incident that happened last night?or Was is the noise from the generator ? as usual Nepa wouldn’t just want you to sleep well under the fan. Or maybe the hot weather?perhaps
I can’t stop blaming myself about the decision i made before the incident happened and thus it has decided to stop my flow of sleep. So I rolled to the other side of the bed and I started asking myself questions like – Is it a bad thing to render help to other people? Is bad to be nice? Why are people so mean? Why do people want to make themselves happy at the expense of others?
Last night, I closed a bit late from the office, when I mean late I mean a few minutes past 9 pm.To me it wasn’t really late because, my house is just 100 Naira Okada from the office, so it’s really not that far and cause it takes me less ten minutes to get to the office and again, I used to close later than that where i used to work before and I get home safely without any hitch.
So why did I stayed this long? a colleague of mine wanted to print this long schedule that was on an excel spreadsheet and she had issues with it so I decided stayed back to help her out.
She wanted like 16 rows on just one sheet and it was difficult to print (mehn this stuff took us like three hours)
She started like 6:30 pm and I late joined her while I was about leaving at around 7:30 pm when I asked her if she wasn’t done for the day and she responded passionately “Yomi, i am not o, are you going to leave me here ? Those words melted me down and I had to help her out.
I thought it wasn’t going to take me less than a few minutes because I could use Microsoft Excel well but that wasn’t the case,so unfortunately, It was the reverse. It was that bad that at first I had to roll up my sleeves, then at another point i loosen my tie yet to no avail. We both tried our best but it Sha refused to print and we concluded that we were going to continue the next day.
So I hibernated my laptop and put it into my work bag and said adieu to my colleagues and left the office. Just a few walks from the office I brought out my phone from my pocket to reply chats i had from my friends and folks during the day.Held my phone with my right hand ✋ and my work bag with my left hand whilst i walked down the road.
At a point ,i stopped and crossed to the other side of the road so i could see vehicles coming my direction. It was a bit dark though but the street was still busy with people,cars,bikes and keke still moving on the road. Just for me to look up when i had finished replying the messages on my phone and i saw two guy on okada riding towards my direction and before i could blink my eyes with force the other guy sitting on the bike grabbed my bag from me.Yes, He snatched it from me and i screamed JESUS. I was left with just the handle of my bag. I was shocked ,scared and confused because i never expected such an incident to happen to me , not even at this time when the street was this busy.
Lo and below, as God would have it, the bag fell to the ground from the guy who snatched it from me and he couldn’t come down from the bike to pick it up. I quickly ran to the place where it fell and picked up my bag. I started thanking God for delivering from the hand of those thefts while i walked down and immediately i stopped a bike without even bargaining and I told him to take me to my house. And that was how God saved me from the hands of those guys ooooo…
Jabulani, i am beginning to feel sleepy ,as i turn to the other side of my bed ,the Holy spirit reminded me of Psalms 121 and i picked up my Bible to read it and i saw the practical demonstration of this Psalms last night.
1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. King James Version (KJV)
Goodnight friends and folks Here is something to think about…“The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God”