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In Every Rain, Give Thanks.

The rainy days are here and it becomes increasingly difficult to start the day. Getting to work has been like running a marathon race with my legs tied and I have been getting in some minutes late, no thanks to the increasing terrible traffic made worse by the cooperation of pot holes and the flooded roads. Getting a taxi is a herculean task and I have to sometimes pay double the fare. What choice do I have? It’s better than being soaked or getting splashed with mud by impatient Lagos drivers. It gets worse when I sit near a very wet passenger (often market women) whose bodies drip like washed clothes freshly hung in the sun to dry. When I complain, they only apologise ‘E ma binu’, like that would make me dry *rolls eyes*.

Then I get to work to meet an angry boss who arrives few minutes before me in a chaffeur-driven car and expects me to be a ‘superman’. I am barely able to dry up myself as I set down to work with annoying mails and tasks awaiting me. As the day progresses, I sneeze occasionally and try to control the sudden quakes coursing through me. My boss pretends not to notice and asks if I am done with a proposal. Arrrrgh!!! What can I say? I blame the rains.

2Okay, enough complaints.

The Bible instructs that in everything we must give thanks. Besides easing us of the stress of worrying, ‘giving thanks’ helps us put on the right attitude and view the world with the eye of faith. We see obstacles as opportunities, mountains as stepping stones and in place of the heavy rain, a rainbow of promise. Plus, it’s a way of telling God ‘Daddy, You are in charge.” Noah was not perturbed by the 40 days rain. In his mind, he already saw many sunshines ahead.

So instead of complaining, I choose to give thanks. When next it comes pouring down, I will not allow the dark clouds weigh me down or determine how my day goes. I will not get angry in the bus or get pissed at my boss. Instead, I will look beyond, see the rainbow and give thanks. And so should you.

Have a RAINbowy season!

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13 thoughts on “In Every Rain, Give Thanks.

  1. Ralph on said:

    Thank God 4 d rain. Kai….. With no car its hard oooooo. But sha I thank God still n always.

  2. Femi on said:

    As the rained finally subsided and the sun took over, I saw a beautiful rainbow that circled the sun around 12:30 pm today. It was such a beautiful sight. Let’s remember that Abasi is ever near in our times of difficulty.

  3. Ugochi on said:

    Yes, in every thing we should give thanks. Nice article

  4. Nice write up Dear. Most appropriate for the season…This article reminds me of a song, “in everyting give thanks” and I love this part here ; when yu want sunshine to brighten up Ūя̅ day, but yu find the clouds rain on Ūя̅ parade, dnt 4get somewhere, some1 you maynt kno,Is thanking God fr the rain 2mak their crops grow…In EvryRAIN give Thanks.

  5. Pearl on said:

    This is absolutely down to earth, amazingly conversational and altogether easy to relate with. A writer you are!

  6. Victoria on said:

    Nice writeup! Thanks for sharing. I pray for God’s grace to always be thankful. God bless

  7. In everything! WOW!!! He has given us the Spirit of PLS(Power, Love, & a Sound-mind). An attitude of Praise and appreciation raises one to the altitude of Sound-mind Operations. Like Anu said @ Ralph, in your Sound-mind, choose the color of YOUR cars. Great one, AA.

  8. Shiloh on said:

    This reminds me of this song – “You’ll never walk alone”

    When you walk through a storm
    Hold your head up high
    And don’t be afraid of the dark

    At the end of the storm
    Is a golden sky
    And the sweet silver song of the lark

    Walk on through the wind
    Walk on through the rain
    Though your dreams be tossed and blown

    Walk on walk on with hope in your heart
    And you’ll never walk alone
    You’ll never walk alone

    Bravado, Aanu (y)

  9. Robbie on said:

    Lovely piece and will always give thanks, ESHEY BABA.

    GREAT ARTICLE

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