This is the concluding part of Àlòkù. You can read Àlòkù here
the action or process of creating something again.
I don’t know why I am here. I just know this is the happiest I have been in years.
Was it my strong desire to be here that drew Him all the way in search of me? Or did someone tell Him about me? Whatever the case may be, I am grateful..
I thought it was over. I had given up on myself. Constantly haunted by fear; fear of what I felt about myself, fear of who I was, fear of what I represented. I mean why would anyone see a used car and buy it when the person can get a brand new one for almost the same price?
Oh Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. What manner of love is this, that chooses that whom men have rejected?.
I remember being lifted. By a powerful force I can’t explain. Out of the dump, out of despair, out of the dark, out of the mess I got myself in.
I am now in the SHOW ROOM. With the Maker.
My transformation wasn’t a day’s job.
There were nights I wished I wasn’t here
I struggled with adjusting, I didn’t feel good enough
I wanted to do something to prove myself;
To show I was worthy, and grateful. But He wouldn’t let me, He said it would only be an act in futility.
Saved by Grace, not by power, not by might, who I was or what I knew.
One of the things I had to accept was that no one will drive me.
I was simply there for His glory, His pleasure.
For thou have created all things for Your Pleasure…..Called to show the praises of Him who pulled me out of darkness into His marvelous light…
He showed me who I am
Valuable, Priceless, my worth incomparable to diamond or pearls. He cleaned me up, He brought out ‘my manual’ and read my specifications to me.
What defined me as contained in that manual. Not what people did, or said. For I am complete, in Him.
I was ‘Remodeled’
Forgiven, I became His Beloved, the apple of His eyes.
Now I stand unashamed in the show room. No longer who I used to be inside and out, glowing, and radiant. I may not be brand new, but I am being renewed daily. Imagine having a device, that gets a new feature everyday.
Àlòkù doesn’t exist anymore
Something new has happened to me, I am in a new place, things can’t be the same again, some things have to give way.
You can’t test drive, this car is exclusive to the one who owns it, If you are not buying you simply can’t drive me.
I have the stamp and final approval of my Maker.
All that I need is in me, nothing missing, nothing lost, nothing broken. So I come with no warranty.
No insurance needed, we are secure in Him.
You can’t own me and decide you don’t want again, I am not the kind of car you drive and return, use and dump, use and abandon.
I belong to you, you belong to me, we belong to Him till He calls us home.
There will be bumps along the road, ups and downs that may shake us, we are however not afraid, because He has equipped us to conquer , we have the Manual and He is always there all through the way.
He saved me, He fixed me, He raised me and placed me high.
I am valuable, precious, beautiful and strong. I am all that He says I am.
Much has been said about forgetting the past these days I may sound like a broken record restating this. However, even after hearing the message of grace some of us are still tied to our past, we carry it around like a hand bag or purse.
I don’t have all the answers, but one thing I do know, the One who matters the most said He doesn’t remember who we used to be once we come to Him, He deals with the NOW. The choice is ours to believe Him and begin to be all that He wants us to be. Remember one of the greatest apostles in the bible, had a terrible past, see how he turned out.
Let us remind ourselves daily who we are, believe it in our heart and act like it. Very soon, the consciousness of who we are will be so strong that nothing will be able to shake it out of us.
My ‘roles models’/ look-alike/ ‘friend ‘and ‘sister’ posted something about this on IG.