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One day a local evangelist bragged during a
crusade that his God was more able than all the
other gods in the town and the powers of the
universe that the villagers worshiped put
together. Just then, rainstorm sounds started
sounding overhead, threatening the progress of
the crusade. The evangelist lifted up his voice
and declared with confidence that if the rains fell,
then he wasn't a man of God; he would stop
preaching!

Before he could finish his bluff, the rains began to
hit the crusade grounds so vehemently,
apparently in disregard to his declarations. The
whole town left the crusade grounds to their
houses, shaking their heads in disappointment
and dismay.

The evangelist, so distraught and angry, packed
his belongings and left the town the next day. On
his way through the next town, he checked into a
local drinking spot and drank himself to stupor.
As he laid on the ground cursing God, an old
seedy looking man tapped him gently on the
shoulder.

"Man of God", the old man began. But the
evangelist quickly cut in, "don't mention the name
of God to me. He is fake. He is unreliable. I am
no longer a believer in this God. A God who
chooses to disgrace his servants. Leave me
alone!"

But the old man would not let him be. He
continued,"I am the fetish priest in the village you
just preached at. During your one week stay in
that village, you destroyed all the charms i had
made on the people for 45 years. Your prayers
and your words always came with some fearful
fire and power. I tried so many times to eliminate
you but i couldn't.

My last chance came
yesterday. I had loaded my gun with gun powder
lying wait on the mountaintop where i had a very
clear view of you. My plan was to shoot you from
a distance since i couldn't get close enough to
you due to the fire around you. But just when i
lifted the gun, the rains came from nowhere,
wetting my gunpowder and covering you in a
cloud so that i couldn't even see you. All i saw
was a bright man holding a sword in front of you.
I was so terrified. I concluded that your God was
indeed all powerful and Almighty. That is why i've
been looking for you since then. I want to follow
this your God!"

The ex-evangelist bowed his head in shame!
Dear friends, sometimes, it is just wise for us to
believe that our Father knows the way He is
taking us. We should just trust His leading. Let
our boast be in the Lord, not in ourselves. If we
decree a thing and it doesn't happen, let us not
see it as disappointment or dishonor from the
Father. Let us just believe that the Father wants
his perfect will to be done in all things.
Share if you think it worth sharing. It motivated
me.

May the peace of the Lord rest upon us now and 4eva.
Amen.
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