Last week on twitter, my friend Onayimi put up a tweet that said “Thank God for disappointments” and it struck a note, not just because she and I are Christians or trying to be religious but because we both know that disappointments are sometimes blessings in disguise, though they never seem that way when they happen.
I am dedicating this piece to everyone who is honest enough to admit those disappointments that days, weeks, months or years later you actually want to give God a hug and scream THANK YOU THAT DIDN’T WORK OUT!
I have been there and some situations readily come to mind, and do me a favour all comments should start with, Thank God for…. (state the disappointment that was a blessing in disguise) this is easy enough to do, right? Right! (Super, this part is for you.lol)
Thank God I did not gain admission to UNIBEN to read Law, I would have ended up wasting 5years, being a lawyer for me would have sucked!
Thank God for a failed relationship, cos the marriage would have been a disaster (considering things I know now!)
Thank God for my project supervisor in the University (never liked him), he turned out to be a God sent
Thank God for my annoying acquaintances, they make me see how other people can be so I am better prepared to accommodate them.
Thank God for rain, it makes me appreciate the sun (vice versa)
Thank God for difficulties/War, they make me appreciate peace
Thank God for death, makes me appreciate life
Thank God for all the things that went wrong in my life, He helped me thru them, I got Stronger and I have learnt a thing or two.
Below are thingsI am thankful to God for, cos without them my life would have felt like a huge disappointment
Thank God for my friends, they make each day on earth seem more beautiful than I would have dared hope for.
Thank God for my awesome family, they make love and support seem like an understatement
Thank God for ………..(you can fill th blanks by leaving a comment on what you are thankful for)
“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus” 1thess5:18 (the Bible)