My Little story; It Pays to Wait

I had my first desktop computer when I was 17 years old. I really loved it because of its features. At 18, I got admission into the University and it happened that I had to leave the desktop computer in the house because of accommodation issues.

When I started school almost everybody I saw had laptop. I felt I was missing out so I called my parents that they should buy me one. I remember telling my parents that “I don’t care about the brand, size, color, drive size, etc. just buy me laptop.” 

Mummy told me to wait because she had pressing needs that must be met first. “no, no, no, you can’t say that. I need a laptop for my assignments, I need a laptop to listen to music, I need laptop because every student has one.” I said that on phone one evening. I called their pastor knowing that when the Pastor talks to them, they will buy. The pastor came in and they bought a brand new Packard Bell laptop, which she gave to my cousin who was travelling to my country.

The bad news was that the laptop made an unusual sound and went off the first day I had it. I tried so many times to turn it on but it wouldn’t. I sent it back to the UK for repair. Mummy told me it was ok but the same thing happened when it came back the second time. I was depressed, disappointed, worried, and finally accepted that this laptop wasn’t meant for me. I gave it to a friend who kept it for two years and later told me it got burnt when her room caught fire.

If I had listened to mummy when she told me to wait, all these wouldn’t have happened. She could have saved money, and I could have lived a stress free life.


Sometimes we act like the prodigal son. That is we want things to be done our way. Maybe you are praying for something and it seems God isn’t listening to you. Sometimes if you are not careful, you will give up and doubt God’s power to perform. All things are possible with God.

God knows all things and he has set time for everything under the sun. Don’t forget that thousand years is like a day unto the lord. This means your two or three years of waiting maybe five seconds to God. You may try to use your own way(s) to get what you are praying and hoping for but in the end, like my laptop, you will regret for your impatient.

Friend, be encouraged to wait patiently for the Lord and He will give you what you are praying for when the time is right. It pays to wait.

Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD. (Psalm 27:14, NLT)


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