Thursday, August 13, 2015

Rolayo's Journal: "Second Chances"

Rolayo's Journal is the very interesting story of a young lady. It's a journal that showcases what she passes through- the fun times, the not-so-fun times, the temptations and the trials of her every day life. It's a journal being kept for her unborn child who she plans to call-"Kikelomo"....It's being featured on this blog occasionally on Tuesdays...or Thursdays. Just incase you missed the last journal entry you could catch up HERE

Here's the 39th journal entry...Enjoy!

Title: "Second Chances"

Dear Kike,

I remember I wrote about one of my admirers who overstepped his bounds on my first visit to his house. It turns out that his immediate sister is getting married really soon. He’s been decorating the social media with BEAUTIFUL pictures of his beloved sister and her equally handsome Boo.

Its been awhile since he and I have spoken sef. I miss him only a little. I plan to give him a call... Just to share in his joy, and let him know I remember him sharing his fears about having to let go of his sister (that was during the days when we talked everyday). When i told my friend about it, she was like, “Kai! Don’t call him!!”. I was just like, “Chill... It’s nothing. When we’re not enemies.”

I just thought about how interesting it would be to do a check on the men who were in my life this time last year, or 2 years ago. Recently, the proud and egotistical smarty-pants who had abandoned me for almost a year now just pinged me. I was irritated... So why the sudden opening of the “Book of Remembrance naaah!”

I think what has triggered this trip through memory lane is something we’re learning in my devotional, “God of second chances”. My first thought was that God is God- He can give second chances because amongst other things, He knows the future. He can forget totally about our past mistakes and give us a clean slate and start all over again. That’s a lot harder for us human beings, at least for me. There’s a lot of selfishness and self-protection involved in considering taking people back. I want to be like Jesus, you know, but at the same time, I don’t want to be a mumu. I don’t want to be taken for granted- but then, that’s pride speaking sha. 

So, what to do? Let’s be like Jesus- at least try. Let us be open to the divine work of forgiveness that He can put on display through us. It’s hard, I know. But we have to deal with the bitterness, resentment and disappointment that we feel towards this person, and move on. Every mistake we make, no matter how serious at the time, is all part of the learning curve to make us who we are. SO take notes on your own lessons, and make sure you continuously learn from everything that life throws at you. And I will remember always to never be too proud to give a second chance.


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