It’s funny how the world is swimming deeply in wickedness to the extent that many people are just heartless; with the thoughts of their hearts pure evil and constantly devising mischief. You can’t trust anybody with even a pencil anymore. Can you imagine that they stole my chicken? My chicken!!! What is this world turning into?

Please Help Me Hold My Car Key

My heart was deeply broken last week Saturday when I went to play ball and asked one of those little miscreants to help me hold my key and my phone. The guys whom I normally played with were not forthcoming, so I went I joined another group of boys (probably between 16-18 years) just not to skip that morning workout. After securing a position in a team (as the star player), I simply asked one of the boys to help me hold my phone and key when it was our turn to play.

chicken-wingNow in the spirit of my uniqueness, my car key holder was (it’s gone) a silicone chicken wing. It looked so real that you could serve it in someone’s food and it will pass as an actual chicken wing in the person’s eyes until he/she decides to take a bite. I felt so special flashing my chicken wing everywhere I went as it always attracted attention to me; “Is that a chicken? OMG! It looks so real”, the girls would smile as they admired my chicken wing. It was like a chick magnet; drives away hens and attracts chicks, beautiful chicks. It saved me a lot of stress and effort; it was a conversation starter, a match maker, for example:

Beautiful chick: “Wow! Is that a chicken? OMG! It looks so real” (she feels it and then chuckles)
Me (with a naughty smile): “You like? So how about you and I go have a nice time with some real yummy chicken and chips over dinner?”
Beautiful chick: “Sure, would love that! Here’s my number, 080419…”

It was that powerful. Anyways, so I gave this boy the key to help me hold while I played. In less than 15minutes, he gives the key to another person to hold while he plays; but I had noticed them admiring the uniqueness of the key holder, showing it around to each other. It didn’t occur to me that these miscreants would play a fast one on my chicken and give me a story for the gods.

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Out of curiosity, I quickly asked the other boy for the key to confirm it was still intact. Lo and behold, my chicken was gone. They had looked at me, my beards and the car key; and then planned to move my chicken thinking I wouldn’t notice. In the event that I noticed, they had cooked up a story for the gods about how it fell off and disappeared, and that I would be too big to start searching them and looking for a fake chicken wing, and I would just let it go. Well, they were right.

Farewell My Dear

It pained me so much that I picked up immediate offence and wanted to exercise the power of my tongue to curse them, knowing that they will surely be cursed. The words had been developed in my heart, my heart was filled to the brim with offence; I literally could have gone to a shop to buy a particular drink to quench my thirst, and in the unavailability of the drink, cursed the shop owner or the particular brand of drink saying “No man buy drink of thee hereafter forever” and it will be so. As my tongue waggled in my mouth getting ready to pronounce judgment on them, I heard that still small voice inside of me saying “Don’t, forgive them and let it go” and then I learnt the lesson out of the situation.

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I am now using a unique chicken lap, which is also adorable, pending the time I can get another one a kind chicken wing. Nevertheless, my chicken, my chick magnet, my shakara was stolen from me. O! What a cruel world. “O ole! Where is your sting? Oleeee! Where is my chicken?”

Lessons Learnt

The lesson was all about forgiveness, especially at the very point of offence, when it hurt the most. If God forgave me of all my sins (past, present and future) (Isaiah 53:5-6), then I should forgive the boys for stealing my chicken. Definitely, if I randomly happen to have any kind of dealings with any of them in future and I recognise him, I would raise my guard knowing his capacity to devise mischief and wickedness of heart. This is to ensure that thunder doesn’t strike twice in the same place.

The Bible says in Ephesians 4:32 and Colossians 3:13,

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you… Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”

Well, there you have it, no matter how grievous an offence people have caused you, always remember that God forgave you of all your sins even before you were born, so forgive them. Most of the time, they wouldn’t even ask for forgiveness or acknowledge their wickedness, but still forgive them. The only thing is that you must deal carefully with such people in future and put them in their place, lest they even do worse to you and you find it even more difficult to forgive. If you have a ‘Judas Iscariot’ in your group stealing the money, forgive, but don’t let him/her near that purse again. The most important thing is that you forgive and release the individual from your heart and rid yourself of offence.

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Cheers and God bless you infinitely!!!

Godsplan Uzoaga.

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