Written by: Edet Crownofglory Patience
I was staring at those immature mangoes on the mango tree when I was suddenly stoned.
At this season of the year, the number of mango fruits on this particular tree amazes me beyond description. It is the first of its kind.
The Creator of this delicious fruit is awesomely amazing.
By the way, what stoned me? I wondered and began to scan the area.
Do you know that we all have an “enemy of progress”?
Yes, right. No matter how good you are, you surely have an enemy that is against your progress.
Before you begin to search around and wonder what I meant by that, please, permit me to ask you this question, is the devil your friend or enemy?
Oh! Please pardon me, if the devil is your friend, then, you don’t have him as your enemy of progress.
Well, I eventually found out who and what stoned me. It was the enemy of those beautiful immature mango fruits that stoned me with one of the immature mango fruit.
What is this enemy? It was the wind.
Yes, you read right. The wind stoned me, all because I was admiring the beautiful work of the Creator and also salivating against the day of harvest.
What am I here to say?
Those immature mango fruits were very many on the tree, but the adversary which is the wind blew and detached those immature fruits that weren’t well grounded.
The truth is, it happens to every one of us, especially those who are friends with Christ. However, if you’re rooted in Christ, then, nothing dares to detach you from Christ, they can only try but they can’t succeed.
There are times that this kind of wind whacks me, it shakes me, makes me shed tears, weep, and cry like a newborn baby. Yet, in all, I keep holding on to the hem of His garment. He is all I have.
During this period, my faith is tested. Within me, even when I’m too weak to fire prayers, I’ll keep pleading for mercy and reminding God of His promises.
Why? Because I trust Him and I am rooted in Christ.
At times, the wind will shake to the point that some people will advise me that I should visit an herbalist, but I’ll tell them that my God is able!
The devil will always throw different stones at you, but please be rest assured that faithful is He that has called you who is able to keep watch over you.
Don’t look back, please!
Don’t doubt Him, please!
Keep praying, keep talking to Him!
At times, I remind Him that since His name is Emmanuel, I’m certain that He is beside Him, so I’ll speak to Him and rest my head on His imaginary shoulder and I’ll regain my peace.
Be watchful of these advisers, some of them were sent by the devil to ensure you do not get to the promised land. Mind you, your promised land could be the next place you’ll step your feet on.
Keep holding on!
Just like some immature mango fruits that fell off, some of your friends or loved ones would be detached, yet don’t be distracted, keep trusting Him and you will never fall off the track in Jesus’ name.
My ink really wants to bleed more, but I’ll like it to stop it from bleeding for now.
I hope you’re blessed?
I look forward to hearing and reading your testimonies.
Stay blessed till I come your way again.
Note: The wind in itself isn’t evil, please.
I remain Crownofglory – Global Influencer
I am the One with The Bleeding Ink!
Happy Weekend to you
My name is Edet Glory Patience, A.K.A (Crownofglory). To the glory of God, I’m a graduate of English Language and Literature – In – English from the Prestigious Premiere University of Education in Nigeria – Tai Solarin University of Education.
I love to see people especially youths move in line with the injunction and commandment of God. Hence, I became an inspirational and a motivational writer, in a bid to reach out to the ‘purposeless’ youths through my writings.
My passion for the things of God moved me to create a WhatsApp group and a blog. To the glory of God, testimonies are abound of how God has been touching lives through my articles.
Therefore, I have never stopped to learn, unlearn and relearn.
To the glory of God, to further explore and climb the ladder of success, I have added some feathers to my cap of success; I am now a Certified Creative Writer, Content Creator/Developer, Copywriter, and a Christian Story Writer. I also have a certificate in 3D Animation. Please, watch out for more certifications and qualifications.
To this end, I will never stop learning, as I aspire to open the eyes of youths who are still blind to the love of God for them.
Furthermore, I have been actively effective in more than 10 WhatsApp groups; where God has been using me immensely to the glory of His name. Some of which are: I belong to The Inspiration Clinic (TIC), ‘A Place Where People Are Inspired To Forge Ahead In Life’, founded by Mr. Olufemi Emmanuel A.K.A. The Inspiration Doctor.
I am also one of the Engine Room Ambassadors for Masters’ Mind Initiative (MMI), a place where ‘Catalysts are Built for Global Positive Change’ founded by Mr. Hollis E. Idabor, A.K.A. Uncle Grab Sense.
I am also a member of the Babes of Unique Dynamites (B.U.D); A Christian Group Where Sisters Are Being Trained To Be Effective Tools In The Hands Of God And To Be Good Home Builders, founded by Mrs. Elizabeth Oyebola Yakubu, A.K.A De – Raconteur.
To mention but a few…
I am also a certified entrepreneur (though, I’m still on the ladder), my business ID is Crown4King Ventures. I am into mini importation; where I buy directly from from Chinese suppliers. I sell Android Phones, Both Men and Ladies’ shoes, Kitchen Utensils, Wristwatches, Ladies’ handbags, Male and Female Wears e.t.c. You can send a DM to place your orders and you’ll get them delivered to your doorsteps in a matter of weeks. Mind you, A Trial Will Keep You Thirsty For More.
Please, watch out for me, as God hasn’t started with me yet.
However, If you feel depressed or dejected, quickly log in to www.crowninspires.com, where you’ll get to read soul lifting inspirational, motivational, educative e.t.c articles.
See you there!!!
I love you.