Sue was a beautiful girl, my guy QB on the other hand, well let’s just say the grace is sufficient. So, when I saw him take a seat next to Sue on the bus as we prepared to take this long-awaited road trip, in my carnal mind I thought to myself “how shall it be?” You see, QB wasn’t your romantic type of guy, he had never been in love before, he wasn’t what Lavigne says of Meshack. That “he is the warmest person on earth” as if she has a special device that measures people’s levels of warmth. Anyhow, QB desired to fall in love, he longed to get married and he didn’t know how until Sue came along. The heart wants what the heart wants and so these two fell in love.
A month to their wedding, Covid-19 happened and everything was halted. There were no flights, no gatherings, everyone wore a mask, sanitize and social distancing were the order of the day. The world was in a panic mode as scientists raced against time to come up with a solution to this menace. The pungent smell of disappointment filled the atmosphere as weddings were put on hold until further notice. A couple of months later things eased up and they got married, a lot of the folks attending the wedding virtually. God has been good to them, they’re happy, or should I say QB is happy!
Same chapter, two different people in two different locations but have the same response to the angel of the Lord. How shall it be? There are things that God has promised us in this walk of life. Abundant life, prosperity, protection, blessings, children, salvation, a life partner, inheritance among many others but sometimes like Mary, like Zacharias, like Abraham, like Sarah, like Moses and like the ten spies who went to survey the land of Canaan, we look at our circumstances, we look at the money we have in our bank accounts, we look at our level of education, we look at our job groups, we look at our age and our physical appearance and we write ourselves off. A lot of us disqualify ourselves from God’s very promises because from the time God promised to the time the promise is fulfilled, it is not a smooth ride and many times whenever we don’t see a way through, we are quick to dismiss it as not being the will of God.
You see, God doesn’t give you a dream that matches your budget because He ain’t looking at your bank account, He’s looking at your faith. When God makes promises, He doesn’t just make them for the sake of it, or to just make us happy. His word is His bond and He sees his word unto accomplishment. Listen, truth be told if we were to look at our circumstances and where we are at in life, then none of God’s promises would make sense and that’s why the walk of salvation is a walk of faith. Sometimes blind faith is a prerequisite for this walk, when God says it, we only have one responsibility, to believe. For without faith, it is impossible to please him: [Hebrews 11:16].
Settle it in your heart that God will do it, get to a point where you know and you know that regardless of the circumstances you are in, the promises of God will come to pass whether it looks like it or not. How? That's God’s business, our business is to know that He will do it. Period!
Child of God, How Shall It Be?