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A Short Story: Wasted Months

It was 6am on a New Year’s eve. Eunice paced round her spacious room as she was trying to count her blessings for the year as a way of putting what she learnt from a TV programme she listened to a fortnight ago into practice.


She cried bitterly when she discovered that she didn’t achieve much.


“Wasted months” she thought.


She did not get the good things she planned for because she was not serious with her walk with God, a mistake she realised late.


She was lost in thoughts that she didn’t know when her mother called her for morning devotion.


“Eunice, what’s wrong with you?” her mother shouted when she opened her door, unaware of her daughter’s mood.


“Good mor-ning ma” she stammered, kneeling down before her mum.


“Morning my dear” her mother replied calmly noticing her daughter’s mood. “What’s wrong with you?” She added.


“Nothing ma. I’ll be fine” she replied.


“Good! You’ll take today’s devotion message. Let’s go to the sitting room” Her mother said leaving without a word from her.


She hesitated for a while until she dragged her feet for her mother was a strict woman.


Recently, her mother had gotten one of the messages from Blessytee– a young female blogger via her Facebook account. She loved it and decided to print it out for her family to read the next day.


While she read, she learnt that the best way to correct her mistakes is to stop repeating them. The writer supported this fact with the Word of God in 2 Corinthians 10:6, “…revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.”


She corrected her mistakes by seeking God diligently and persistently; and she was greatly blessed.


Writer’s note: Eunice’s life was transformed for good when she FOLLOWED what she read. Read good materials.

Do well to follow this instruction,

“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” (Revelations 2:5).

What are these first works?

Do well to confess your sins (your past mistakes) and FORSAKE them (stop repeating those mistakes).

Dear reader, I’ll like you to say this prayer:

Father, please help me to seek you diligently.


Happy New Year!

Author: Damilola Deborah Funso-Adu

Damilola Deborah Funso-Adu is a model Christian who is in love with the pen.

She is a Nigerian, and an undergraduate student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

Her desire is to see the world ruled by God’s type of love, and to see men fulfilling God’s purpose for their lives.

She blogs at Love Shines

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