Father, forgive my stubbornness, my presumptuousness, my irreverence, my ingratitude. It was never my intention to take Your love for granted, or ignore Your presence. You’ve been good to me, but I wanted more of I know not what. I’d set my eyes on a distant point of this map I drew when I felt You weren’t looking. It’s a brilliant plan, if I do say so myself. But you pointed out a flaw to me; it takes away Your glory, whilst assuming Your presence. You didn’t laugh to my hearing, but I felt the trembling anyway.
Father, I’ve gotten a glimpse of Your plan for me, but it’s got a lot of redacted lines, entire sections are blurred into inscrutability. As thrilling as this may seem, curiousity gets my mind in a bind, and anxiety gets my heart in a knot, because every legible line reads like a cliffhanger. You know I trust You Father, and I know I don’t always act like I do trust You; Please help me work on that; But sometimes, sometimes I just need You to tell me clearly that everything will be alright.
Thank you Father, for a wonderful day and a glorious future. I don’t say this to flaunt my faith, but to take a hold of Your faithfulness.
“The Father’s love, the Son’s blood, the Spirit’s embrace – the trifecta of divine affection.” – Makafui.
“Hurt people hurt others, because it’s what they know how to do; Experience indeed is the best teacher, but it doesn’t always teach the right lessons…or do we sometimes just learn wrong?” – Makafui.
“I stepped into the streets one morning only to notice that the sidewalk was littered with little broken pieces of my heart and psyche. So here I am, on a beautifully overcast morning, standing on the sidewalk, wondering how I still look functional.” – Makafui.
“Choose your environment carefully. Exposure influences. More often than not, instead of being the exceptions to the rule, we let ourselves fall under the purview of its pull, or have our sensibilities chafed into numbness.” – Makafui.
If I had the opportunity to choose my own father,
I wouldn’t choose him because of his wealth,
Or because of his looks – not colour, hair, gait, height or weight;
I wouldn’t choose him because of how well read he is, but for his wisdom;
Me calling you ‘father’ is a heavy responsibility I lay at your feet,
Which you take with grace.
“Something broken to pieces doesn’t spell its end…these pieces can be the building blocks of new and wonderful things. There’s a certain beauty and character that shows forth from that which is mended…the promise of a story, and lurking strength.” – Makafui.