I saw a Facebook post days ago that has me giggling till date. It was quoting some Nigerian who said something like “I find that statement; ‘there’s light at the end of the tunnel’ so disrespectful. I mean where I come from there is no light in my home, how much more anywhere near a tunnel? I mean if you want to symbolize hope in a phrase, tell me something like ‘there’s jollof at the end of the speech’ then eheeh, I can understand what you mean.’
I identify with that myself, but the conversation about things at the end of things is very interesting to me…just as interesting is the story about the man David feared and what was at the end of his tunnel.
Now David needs no introduction, I mean even before he got giant warriors Rolling On The Floor (not from laughter), he’d disciplined wild beasts. My favorite David feat though is how in exchange for Saul’s daughter’s hand in marriage he managed to return with the foreskins of 200 philistine soldiers. Pause. Can you imagine the amount of work that goes into getting that many foreskins from unwilling warriors? I don’t think any wanzam has achieved a fraction of that yet.
Lol, I digress, but you get my drift abi? This David guy was the don, but every don has his dada. When his son Absalom staged a coup d’état and David had to flee with some of his squad, he did it like a man you know, went with the flow. In fact, he went with the flow aaaaaaaaannh until he heard that Ahithophel had taken sides with Absalom. His eyes widened, his tongue thickened, he swallowed saliva that tasted like lightsoup. Chaaaiii, Ahithophel??!! Then he prayed; “Please Father, turn Ahithophel’s advice into nonsense.”
It’s incredible. When he learnt of his son’s coup plot, as he marched out into the abyss, as he wandered into the unknown, he didn’t holler at God to do anything…until he heard about Ahithophel’s alliance. Now, I have some serious kokonsa issues, like I need to get the bottom of every pot, so this really piqued my interest.
A few verses later, Ahithophel adviced Absalom to have unprotected sex with his father’s 10 concubines who were left behind in the palace. He should line them all up on the palace roof…the same place David stood when he obsaaarrved Bethsheba (Ahithophel’s granddaughter) bathing some decades back. That counsel was wise on too many counts, guess a few let me know.
So there’s no debating it. Ahithophel was a meister! Like any advice he gave in those days was accepted as though it was the very word of God! Which brings me to conclusion 1: the worst kind of enemy you could have is a wise one. If your enemy is wise, ogbo!
If the guy chasing your gerh is wise, aint no point snooping through bae’s whatsapp convos. Broda, go down on your bleddy knees and PPRRAAYYY that God turns that guy’s lyrics into nonfa rubbish in your girl’s ears and she should smell in his breath, an odor that Colgate cant do anything about. Because if David feared Ahithophel’s wisdom over the large army at Absalom’s disposal, you must take a second look at how much premium you place on wisdom! But then something happened with Ahithophel shortly after that stunned me!
He advised Absalom about a sure banker stra to killing David, but the Coup King took someone else’s advice over his. Ahithophel couldn’t handle it, he never esperred it. His face became a stuupppiid, and this wise man David feared, whose advice was like God’s opinion decided that the best thing to do as a result was to ride to his hometown and hang himself. You say ooohhh? The wise man took his life, because another’s counsel was chosen over his. Such a man would have died much earlier in this age where many gerhs are choosing other guys over their retainer boos.
But seriously, the man just hanged himself, which brings me to conclusion number 2. It’s not enough. Wisdom alone is not enough to emerge victorious in life. No, wait, let me rephrase; NOTHING –not wealth, charisma, humor, looks, eyelash extensions, wonder bras, nothing is enough to emerge victorious in life without God’s blessing.
I don’t know what your gift is, you may be your company’s biggest asset or earth’s finest. You may have 100k followers on IG and be super talented at whatever, but all that without God has a Best Before date…and it’s coming soon. In all your ways, acknowledge Him. A man as wise as Ahithophel made a decision as stupid as suicide; don’t trust in your own strength!
Be clingy, be dependent, be needy with Him, no matter how good you get at what you do…that’s how to keep making and breaking new records. Dassoor!
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