For most of my life I had tremendous anger,
bitterness, resentment and I’m sure a touch of
hatred for my father.
Long story short - about 1 1/2 years ago,
one simple question freed me from all of that -
that question was “did your father
ever call you son?” As I heard the question it
seemed like my entire life
with him was flashed in front of me and every
single time he had called me
son I remembered.
Something incredibly powerful happened ..
I instantly realized that this man - the only man -
found value in me to
call me son. Immediately,
all of the anger, malice,
bitterness, unforgiveness, hatred and
every negative thought and
feeling went away. An incredible love-filled
its place as I finally realized that
whatever his issues were in life - he had no
issue calling me his son - he had
always and only called me his son
(never did he call me his wife’s boy or
his step son)
Although this post is a short version I still
tear up when I think of him and how
he saw value in me..
oh and one more amazing thing happened ..
all of the angry memories started fading away
which to my surprise opened room for so many
loving memories I had with
him to take the place of the bad ones.
For much as you can, I encourage you,
I implore to completely let go of the anger malice,
bitterness or any negative
feelings you may have towards someone else.
It helps us so much to do this if we are able
to focus on any good that we remember
about them.. and if perhaps
we can’t do that - then try to focus on the
thought that somewhere in that
person there is good.
I really love my dad.. and I wish he were here for
me to tell him that, I would embrace him,
kiss him and cry on his shoulder
like a 5 year old little boy..
I wouldn’t care if he
was still drunk or high or
whatever.. I’d want him to know that I appreciate
that he found value in me
and finally I can see the value in him. - (Anonymous Contrributor)
They both attend the same church, she fell in
love with him! He fell in love with her!
They started talking about getting married!
Their parents were also of the same church.
He took her home and introduced her to his parents!
They were warm and welcoming.
He was very happy
Later that night, his parents called him
into their room!
"You cannot marry that girl" they said
"Why" he asked
"She is Igbo" they said
It didn't make any sense!
He told them so!
They unleashed mayhem!
"She has bewitched you"
"Igbo women are all about the money"
"You dare not''
When she got home, her parents got on her case
"See, this your play with this Yoruba boy needs
to end! They are traitors to the cause of the
Igbo people, betrayers, Judases!
You will get no blessing from us if you insist
on marrying him!
We don't want to be associated with them!
In the church!
Parents who claimed to have known the
Lord for over 20 years, citizens of the Zion
above! Still hung up on tribe
and petty sentiments!
The reality of the new life is not in them
It had always been a sham
It was all about the flesh
All about self!
The couple came to me and I told them
what to do!
We wrote out clearly what it means to be a
Christian from the Bible
We asked for a meeting with their
We sat down
Both families spoke
Politely and falsely
They denied it was because of tribe
Both claimed they prayed
And God told them the marriage would
Their children were crestfallen
We had prepared a defence against
But they were foxes and invoked the popular
"God said" caveat
So I looked at them and said "My name is GSW,
I am a spiritual mentor to your children
I taught them how to walk in the supernatural
and I also walk in the supernatural
According to the book of Jeremiah, anyone
who says "God said" in front of a Prophet of
God to contradict the true
prophet and subvert the will of God will die
within a year (Jeremiah 28)
I am a Prophet of God and so are your
Should I pronounce that this judgment
be activated here?
That anyone who didn't hear from God among
us but has so claimed should be judged as
Prophet Hananiah was judged?!"
Pin drop silence!
I sat down and smiled
"Pastor please give us a date for this citizens
of Zion to start their marriage counseling
The pastor did
Both parents kept silent
Somehow they accepted the verdict
The marriage happened
God prospered the new home
The couple acted as Ambassadors of
Six years and three children later
The Father of the groom clocked 70
He talked about his life and his Christian walk
Then he talked about that day and How
glad he was that a 33 year old brother in
Jeans and T-shirt intervened and
opened their eyes to their bias!
He was grateful
In Zion there is no tribe!
We all belong to Christ.
I have heard many young Christians say
"My parents will kill me if I bring a spouse from
another tribe home as my intended"
Such a statement betrays the ignorance of
the parents about who a Christian is!
We are from ABOVE
This event happened in 2013 (Ejigb0, Lagos)