Thursday, 20 October 2016

The God that Compensates!

I will never forget an incident that happened when I was a child. It was a birthday party and of course we were slugging it out on the dance floor (In case you didn't know, we are champion dancers in the Thompson family LOL).

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Dancing is in our blood!
We were told to dance and that good dancers would be rewarded with a sweet. A number of people know that we used to dance then to win a prize - we took no prisoners!

As we were dancing, sweets were being distributed. Even though I danced with all my might and all my strength, giving them moves known and unknown, up and down, left and right, I didn't feel anyone tap me to hand me a sweet!

What happened was that my mum(!) was in charge of distributing the sweets and because she is a woman who wants to be fair and unbiased to a verrryyyyy large extent, she refused to reward my hard labour with a sweet, all because we were related! People who were not even doing half of the calisthenics I was displaying on the dance floor got a sweet! Lol

After a while, one of the other mums who had been watching stood up and exclaimed saying "This girl has been dancing so much, please she deserves a biscuit!"... Alas my hardwork hadn't gone unnoticed and where others got a 'paltry' sweet, I got a nice, bigger biscuit! :-D :-D

I can never forget that experience. This happened many many years ago but the lesson from that day still encourages me and I would like to encourage someone with it as well.

Looking at life and the bigger picture, God is a God that compensates. There's nothing on this earth that you do that goes unnoticed (good or bad). It may seem like no one knows or others are getting a reward, yet you keep putting in so much with nothing to show - it's only a matter of time, don't stop, don't give up, your reward will come and it will compensate you for all the time it seemed you were ignored or neglected.

With the benefit of hindsight, would I take the sweet? Heck no!! I will not change that story at all. The biscuit was worth the wait!

Your wait will be worth it. God will compensate you for every single effort, sacrifice, commitment, disappointment and any other thing you think you might have been deprived of! Hold on, don't stop, keep doing, it will come!

10 comments:

  1. lovely story and a good and important lesson, Ayo :) We often crave the recognition of others, which is totally human and understandable. In some rare moments, I enjoyed doing something good without anyone noticing; it gave me a certain sweet pleasure that this was just between "God and me" and I didn't do this to please others.
    Another lesson we can take away is to be that lady in your story who points out other people's accomplishments, even publicly. Say things like "Wow she really did a good job, that was a fantastic performance etc." - it can mean the world to someone else :)
    happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you as always Sebs for always bringing something unique to the table.. I like the lesson you highlight in this - be the cheerleader for someone else!

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  2. Totally liked the lesson from this. Thank you for sharing and I just tried to imagine a mini you rocking it on the Dance floor!


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    1. Lol @mini Ayo rocking the dance floor... I so did (and still do!) :-D

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  3. Very true, it could be painful and stressful to wait but the reward mehn is worth the wait.

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    1. It's definitely worth the wait... Keep holding on! xx

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  4. Wow. All I get from this is that we are similar. We are a family of dancers too, lol.

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    1. Lol!! Atilols! I've definitely seen you in action :-)

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  5. Wow! This is really a word in season for me. Just what I need right now. God bless you for this, Ayo. I don't know what brought me to your blog this morning but I'm glad I came. Nike.

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    1. Awww thank God Nike... I'm glad you were encouraged by reading this. God bless you richly xx

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