She was in lagos a while back and we were supposed to meet on a particular day but she couldn’t make it. Why? I asked……guess her response, “I was interviewing Gov. Fashola”. “Yeah right, Abeg abeg”, I just waved it off but I later found out it was true and I was disappointed with myself. Whether you believe it or not, there are young people achieving great results everywhere. You just haven’t heard of them and believe me, its only a matter of time.
Recently she had an encounter with a young lady which I found so touching and I decided to share because I believe we, especially ladies, can learn from the lady’s experience and I also believe Divine did a good job in terms of her advice……. Read on…..
Hello dears, someone I counseled confided in me, I got her permission to share. Please read, criticize, comment, learn, watch and pray, and if you or someone that you know has gone through this, please get in touch.
I am done with church! This is not because I am an unbeliever – I have a rather personal relationship with God, I have not backslidded either. I am just fed up of the lies and pretense that is very heavy in the church!
You know I am in the choir right? Well, I don’t care anymore, if I go to any church again, I might go to hell. Ehm.. Sister divine, no need to advise me, my mind is made up. Na me sing pass but na me sin pass too. (At this point I had to try to calm her down because she was shaking real bad. She paused and bowed her head, when she looked up again, tears were streaming down her eyes, I held her close to me and she continued talking). “Shebi you know that I combine work and school so that I can pay my fees? Last semester, my boss paid late and the closing date for payment of fees was approaching, there was nobody to help and so I went to meet my pastor. He said he would help me. He gave me N30,000 and I thanked him and wanted to leave, he then said its because he liked me. I thanked him again, he now said that I should give him a hug. I hesitated and said I don’t hug guys but he asked if I didn’t trust him and he looked pained so I gave in to the pressure and hugged him. After 3 minutes, he still did not release me. I tried to extricate myself from his grip but he refused to release me, he put his fingers into my ears saying there were some evil spirits in my body that were responsible for my poverty, I felt myself getting weak and when he touched my breast, I couldn’t fight him off. We had sex and I cried throughout the time it lasted.
I couldn’t tell anyone because I didn’t know if they would believe me and besides I needed the thirty thousand naira. I stopped going to church for a while and people began to ask questions since I was the chorus leader. Later, he called me and asked me to return the N30,000 I stole from him. I was shocked and asked him how, he now said that I would know when the police came. I begged him and he said that I should come and meet him the next day, I didn’t have N30,000 to pay back so I went, from then till now, I’ve been sleeping with my pastor and now I’m fed up, no church! Not ever again.
The question that kept ringing in my heart was ‘why do supposed men of god (notice I used a small ‘g’ because my own God hates sin with passion) assault God’s treasures?’ Now, there are many wonderful men of God out there who are walking in the will of God but these days, they are so few! What we mostly have now are the wolves and hounds who are wrecking havoc on God’s sheep and we have to fight this trend. I, Divine, I rebel! (Ever heard of holy rebels?). I have walked that road before and I do not intend to walk it again, not ever again! But humanity must wake up! Believers must wake up! Sister, look out for your sister, mother look out for your daughter because the wolves and hounds are on a rampage!
Now ladies abeg listen:
If you know you need assistance from your pastor, please go through his wife, if He isn’t married abeg my dear, go through the welfare board of your church, if your church has no welfare board, GO AND PRAY! If God doesn’t answer (which is zero out of one million) please let them kick you out of school! Its tough right? But trust me, school does not make you. How many degrees Oprah Winfrey get?
Never ever let any “man of god” perform ‘Private’ deliverance for you because whatever spirit he calls on to deliver you can decide to move- in the other direction! A man with the Holy Spirit would always be conscious enough to have other people- prayer warriors, ushers etc around to help with the deliverance, if its just the both of you, abeg no wait, run for your life!
If you are assaulted, don’t keep your mouth shut! Abeg talk! So that you save yourself the emotional trauma and loss of confidence, so that you spare yourself the victimization. Don’t report him to members o, all they’ll do is gossip! Report to his mentor, his senior pastor, His General Overseer, any senior colleague. They’ll call him to order. If they don’t, God will punish them.
Pastors are not completely spirit-beings, they are Men-Of-God i.e ordinary men whom God uses! Even Moses was subject to anger! Abeg, they can fall for your curvy body and great looks. So, next time you want to see any pastor, cover yourself properly! Don’t wear that short gown, mini skirt or tight fitted jeans and expect him to just look at you and say it is well. Even if he doesn’t assault you, can you read his mind? You could have caused the innocent man to sin!
And my Male Pastoral Counterparts, please:
Avoid being alone with a woman who isn’t your wife. If you are unmarried and you cannot help lusting, please do the right thing and get married, na wetin you dey wait? You be Paul?
If you are married and you still have a thing for other ladies, abeg report yourself with immediate alacrity to your senior in ministry, he go conduct special deliverance for you
Finally, WALK IN THE SPIRIT! If to say David dey battle ground, him for no see woman wey dey baff.
I have said my piece, #goodnight
I blogged about this to hear what most of you my readers have to say….
What’s your own advice to the lady? Do you have a similar experience to share?
Please leave your comments below and I’ll ensure that my friend Divine passes them across to her.
Thanks for stopping by guys and be sure to stay tuned for more.
Related article on my blog – What to do in case of RAPE http://wp.me/s3qqhu-283
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