The Beauty and the Beast.
I occupy the apartment on the ground floor of a storey building. Behind the house and close to my kitchen window is the house sewage.
I woke up on the right side of the bed, so I gladly did my dishes while happily preparing my yam porridge after what seemed like ages. It was not as if I just heard the rush of water into the sewage for the first time but I heard it with understanding that morning🤣.
The other tenants upstairs could have used their toilet or bathroom.
Just immediately, a thought I want to share with us came into my head. I thought of the beautiful shades of the building, I thought of certain awesome buildings in cities, and it also occurred to me that each could have a waste bin and a toilet 🚽…
There is usually a little beast in every beauty. (Another verse of roses also have thorns.)
Wow! I that thought made me giggle all afternoon.
I remembered the story of a sister who called off her engagement because of a character flaw she noticed in the brother (may be she should have tried to help the brother, but he refused to help himself… Just saying).
Certain people have ruined opportunities given to them by God through certain character flaws. Certain ministers have ruined ministry because of character flaw, certain marriages have collapsed because of character flaw. Some people have left their spouses because they felt the person across the road has no character flaw only to discover a worse case.
Unfortunately, everyone has a character flaw; it is our weakness.
Sometimes, over zealous and over righteousness people who claim they have no character flaw try to assassinate others in public while they carefully battle theirs in secret.
Character flaw could really exhude so much negative influence on others. So, a brother met a beautiful aunty and uncle couldn’t handle her temper, uncle kept going around looking for “Miss Flawless ” 😂
Mr. Or miss flawless could just be a dictionary word.
Now my take, God has made everyone beautiful and bright but despite how handsome or pretty a person is, irrespective of her online Sermonization 😂, irrespective of the jimjim, Upandan gimmicks, everyone has a character flaw.
Even though everyone has a character flaw, do you ever wonder why it is as if some people are in a self battle while others are in control? Do you ever wonder how some people manage what you are still struggling to overcome?
Then follow me.
There is none who is superhuman. They once struggled like you, they could have once expressed wild anger and broke bottles, they could possibly have struggled with lust and so on.
Then, what actually happened?
There was a discovery which led to a consciousness which had help them to get intentional about change.
Hear a similar view of Apostle Paul to this matter of discourse.
“Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away.
2 Corinthians 12:8
9 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
Apostle Paul was not of the opinion that you remain unbent in your flaw. He had an understanding and could have pleaded for a permanent removal, but the Lord gave him grace to manage it. That is one of things that make us fallible and human.
Could you please stop saying “if you don’t like me, fuck off” and accept the grace to manage and be in control of your flaw?
The first call to action is to discover it yourself. Sometimes, discovery comes when everyone points a finger.
Secondly, accept the fact that you need a change, no change happens if you don’t recognize the need.
Third, don’t deceive yourself by saying “this is who I am. If they can’t accept it, I don’t have a space for you”. Most character flaws damage one.
Fourth, understand that there is no character flaw that can’t be managed and sorted under God. This doesn’t mean that you could become perfect over night, for we walk towards perfection…
You may have a different view, share if you care.
#A bright Monday morning lesson.#
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