Metanoyo

Metanoyo

Jide is a bully
He didn't know what a bully is
But he acts like one all the same
His father died when he was young
His mother couldn't feed him and
his sister without help
So his mother got married again
But this time she got involved 
with a married man and the man's 
wife fought her badly
Eventually, the man said it was over
Jide and his sister and his mother
started living together
Children in the area didn't know
how hurt the events happening in
Jide's life made him feel
Jide became conscious of people
laughing at him or saying things
about him
So he started fighting everybody
he wanted to earn their respect
at all cost
He wanted people to pretend his
life was perfect 
He didn't want people feeling 
sorry for him or looking down
on him
The only way he knew to react was
to attack people first
beat them up and cower them
so that they become afraid of him
and wouldn't dare say a word
That was how he handled all the
boys in the neighbourhood
He didn't have to be provoked
He just attacked at will
The same thing happened in his
school
He got into a fight with a boy
and he hit him on the head
with a rock
He got expelled
His mother didn't know what to
do
It was hard enough to take care
of the children alone but having
to battle Jide's issues drained her
of strength
She became very mean to Jide
beating him up and making him
observe strange punishments
She was hoping he would learn his
lesson and change
But the more she did this, the more
Jide's heart hardened
Until Jide fought a boy and hit
the boy on the shoulder with a
hammer
The boy's parents went to the police
Jide was fourteen years old and seen
as a troubled child
The police decided to give him one
more chance
If he ever misbehaved again, he 
would be taken to the remand home
for disobedient children
Jide's mother was afraid of losing
him
She asked Jide what he wanted
Jide said she wanted Chicago Bulls
Tee-shirt and fancy jeans
He also demanded a Biker's booth
His mother bought all these
He requested to be placed in another
school
His mother did this also
His mother made him promise never 
to get involved in any fight again
Jide started at the new school
and behaved very well
He had the opportunity to start
all over 
He met a girl in his new school
he really liked the girl
One day, he saw another boy
talking to the girl and he got
angry
He went to meet the boy after
school hours and he beat the 
boy up
The school had a strict no-bullying
rule and Jide was expelled again
His mother didn't know what
to do
His mother could see Jide has a
problem controlling his emotion
His mother thought it was because
Jide didn't have a father figure
She had wanted to remarry but it
was tough
She didn't want Jide to end up
a failure in life
She cried and cried
Jide was sorry too, he just couldn't
control his emotions
it always felt like something hot
was burning on his chest and if
he didn't fight, the heat would
continue to go hotter and hotter
He really wanted to change
Jide's mummy took Jide to church
She wanted Jide to get some
counseling
Jide saw some of his agemates
in the church
They were playing and running
about
They were all happy and peaceful
One of the children came to Jide
and asked if he would like to play
some football
Jide's mother told him to go
The boy told Jide about Jesus
The boy said "When you came into
the church compound, the Holy
Spirit told me to come and talk to
you
He said you have a burden in your
heart you need to be free of!
Jide was surprised
His chest had been heavy but he
didn't want to worry his mother
The boy laid hands on Jide's chest
and prayed with him
He told Jide to say after him
"Father, it is written in Your Word 
that if I confess with my mouth that 
Jesus is Lord and believe in my heart 
that 
You have raised Him from the dead, 
I shall be saved. 
Therefore, Father, I confess that 
Jesus is my Lord. I make Him Lord 
of my life right now. I believe in my 
heart that You raised Jesus from 
the dead. 
I renounce my past life with Satan 
and close the door to any of his 
devices.
I thank You for forgiving me of all 
my sin. I receive the Holy Spirit
into my heart, I release myself
for the infilling of the Spirit of
God! Hallelujah
Jesus is my Lord, and I am 
a new creation. Old things have 
passed away. Now all things become 
new in Jesus’ name. Amen."
Jide started speaking in tongues
Just like that
He was crying and it felt as if a warm
blanket was wrapped all around him
He had never felt so safe and loved
in his life
Jide and his new friends played 
football after
When it was his turn to see the pastor,
the pastor just laughed and told
his mother Jide had become a 
new creation in Christ Jesus

Jide went home that day full of
joy and happiness
He no longer felt inadequate or
unloved
He was no longer concerned about
the opinion of others about his family
He was placed in another school
and he excelled
Jide stopped picking fights and
bullying others
He started telling people about Jesus
and helping them overcome the
struggles and inadequacies they
are struggling with

This happened in 1996
Jide is now a medical doctor and
a minister of the gospel of Jesus
Christ
He is also married with children
His mother is a deaconess in the
church and his sister is happily
married too
His mother's labour of many years
was repaid in full by the Lord
If you need the Lord Jesus in your
life today, remember that he is
only waiting for your invitation.
You can pray the same prayer Jide
prayed and the Holy Spirit will take
over your life and set you on the
path of life forever more. Amen

"Father, it is written in Your Word 
that if I confess with my mouth that 
Jesus is Lord and believe in my heart 
that 
You have raised Him from the dead, 
I shall be saved. 
Therefore, Father, I confess that 
Jesus is my Lord. I make Him Lord 
of my life right now. I believe in my 
heart that You raised Jesus from 
the dead. 
I renounce my past life with Satan 
and close the door to any of his 
devices.
I thank You for forgiving me of all 
my sin. I receive the Holy Spirit
into my heart, I release myself
for the infilling of the Spirit of
God! Hallelujah
Jesus is my Lord, and I am 
a new creation. Old things have 
passed away. Now all things become 
new in Jesus’ name. Amen."

Congratulations and welcome to
the Kingdom of righteousness, peace
and joy in the Holy Ghost.
God bless you

 

PS: Metanoyo means To turn Around, to change

 

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