OPINION: When The River Dries Up, We Revisit Our Leftovers

By Chibamba Kanyama

Whenever I am moneyless, I search pockets of my jackets just in case there is some left over. Yesterday, I exhumed a slack I had not worn for nearly a year, found in the pockets stash of cash; and going by the receipts, the story unfolded: had gone to an ATM, withdrew cash,
went to Shoprite and forgot about the rest.

It was also the same period I had been paid some reasonable money from various engagements including board sittings.

It is when we are loaded we lose count of our assets; we go into a spending frenzy: birthday parties; braiing; heavy shopping. It is also when things are really good we even lose focus of the love for our wives; melting our passions into the frenzy of excitement, throwing our bosoms into all kinds of women.

When things are flowing in abundance, we fail to manage them thinking the source will continue to supply unendingly!

But when the river dries up, as happens many times, we revisit our leftovers and discover there is unfinished business. We are immediately exposed for our mindlessness and poor judgment. Abundance usually breeds destruction to the unwise.

It is during this time of abundant generosity of the love of God we carelessly run our lives as though it does not exist, ‘See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!’ 1 Jn 3:1

But there will come a time when things will turn round, when we will be so spiritually dry that just the mention of the name of Jesus will seem to be the answer but nowhere to be found, ‘For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till He is taken out of the way.’ 2 Cor 2:7.

The level of pain in the last days when grace is withdrawn will be immeasurable and Jesus put it aptly, ‘For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now–and never to be equaled again.’ Matt 24:21

Let us live this life with sobriety and take insurance in Christ while we have the opportunity to do so, and we won’t have to be searching our pockets when things are bad, ‘for He says, “…,Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation)’. 2 Cor 6:2.

One Response to “OPINION: When The River Dries Up, We Revisit Our Leftovers”

  1. Mr more hitz

    Wow.. I love this.. Very uplifting and most importantly an eye opener to the happenings of this life.. The bible already stipulated that we are living on borrowed time.. And a time will come to explain how we lived it.. A day pain,extreme sorrow but also vindication

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