WAITING FOR TOMORROW 

WAITING FOR TOMORROW – By Ify Omeni

I was awake till past 2am today. What was I doing? Writing a story with this title. I felt a very strong leading to write it and inspiration literarily flowed till I got to the end.

I felt fulfilled. The message in the story drove me to tears. As I stood up, the Holy Spirit asked me to share the message with you all today.

I sat down and thought about it. Many of us are waiting almost endlessly for a promise that seems elusive. I was a bit moody as I wrote because sometimes I feel as if I am seated alone and feeling abandoned in God’s waiting room.

Do you know what it feels like to wait? I don’t mean wait for a few weeks, one year, five years or even ten years. I mean wait for a promise that is yet to be fulfilled twenty, thirty, forty years and still counting………

I wonder how Abraham felt, waiting for a promise that did not come to pass till over twenty years after.

It is not funny sitting still in God’s waiting room.

Storried Waiting For Tomorrow

I read a book during my undergraduate days as a student of Literature. It is titled WAITING FOR GODOT. The book tells the story of two men who are waiting under a tree. Then a third man comes along and asks who they are waiting for. They tell him they are waiting for Godot. He asks, ‘Who is Godot?’ They say they do not know. ‘What does he look like?’ They say they do not know. ‘When is he coming?’ They still do not know.

It sounds absurd doesn’t it? But have you ever felt like those two men? Have you ever felt as if you are waiting for something that is so elusive? If anyone asks when that thing you are waiting for will arrive, like those two men, you will say you do not know.

Because you truly do not know. God alone knows.

What do you do when tomorrow seems so far away? When your ‘when tomorrow comes’ is slowly becoming ‘if tomorrow comes.’

The Ibos of Eastern Nigeria have a very intriguing name called Echidime. It means ‘tomorrow is pregnant.’ A doctor can tell you the sex of the child a woman is carrying but cannot tell you the destiny of the child in her womb.

When thoughts of the elusive tomorrow come to your mind and you feel sad, remember the scripture that states: Weeping may last for a night but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5)

God give us the grace to wait, for WHEN TOMORROW COMES, we will greet it with shouts of joy.

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WAITING FOR TOMORROW 

By Ify Omeni

I was awake till past 2am today. What was I doing? Writing a story with this title. I felt a very strong leading to write it and inspiration literarily flowed till I got to the end.

I felt fulfilled. The message in the story drove me to tears. As I stood up, the Holy Spirit asked me to share the message with you all today.

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