In the last 48 hours my nostrils, throat, and chest have kinda been on strike ladies and gentlemen. Started on Friday night with inflamed tonsils, by Saturday night I was drinking cups of ginger and lemon tea like they’re going out of fashion. Woke up several times during the night out of panic cos I wasn’t breathing well and my throat was really sore!
On advice from my darling doctor sister I did the inhalation business (breathing in balm in hot water with my head partly covered with a towel to keep the whole thing in) on Sunday morning and has it helped? Yes it has! I miss my mom and my aunty Pat though! Chicken (and every other kind of) soup would have been flowing ceaselessly by now!
Anyway yesterday morning on the way to church my big cousin Obinna sent a BBM (blackberry message) saying he’s getting married! Whoop! Was I excited for him or what? There’s nothing like finding that person you know deep down you want to be with and then actually going further than just knowing to making an actual commitment to them before God, friends, and family! And so I was excited for him! For him and the lucky, lucky lady because my cousin is an absolute peach! Humourous, hardworking, and did I mention he’s über handsome too? Sorry ladies, he’s taken!
I’m also excited for my uncle and aunty (his parents) because he’s the last of four siblings, and everyone else is married so once his is done, his folks are (technically) over and done with marriages!
I teased him about opening the door of weddings ‘in the family’ this year and said we (I and the rest of my cousins were coming right behind him) and then he said something which I haven’t been able to get out of my head the entire day. He said, “overtaking is allowed, once it’s your time, it’s a green”. Once it’s your time, it’s a green, and nothing will be able to hold you down!
Reminds me of one of my favorite scriptures in the book of Ezekiel chapter 21 verse 27. It says,
“I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.”
In other words, when it’s your turn, it’s a green! And no one, for whatever reason will deny us! And when is that time? Psalm 102:13
“Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.”
It is your time! It is my time! It is our time! So go out today, this week, this month, and go get yours!
My prayer for everyone reading this is to enter into their God ordained time already!
Have a super productive week!
P:S – Congratulations again Binna! You inspired this!