Turning Point By Kelechi Okeahialam (Guest Contributor)

Kelechi Vera Okeahialam, is an HR professional, who loves God passionately, enjoys singing and expressing herself through creative writing, ballet and liturgical dance. She is passionate about inspiring people, especially young people and women to “find their voice”, and has found a deep satisfaction in mentoring and coaching women and young people. 

Turning Point

 Often times I came to you
In haste and in a flurry
Asking for this and for that
Harried and rapidly working out a plan B
Just in case You didn’t give me what I wanted
I would ask you impatiently
Tapping my feet and consulting my diary
Giving you ultimatums
As if you had nothing better to do
Than to satisfy my every whim
I never thought to ask
Why the Master of the Universe
Waited patiently
As I went through a tirade, a tantrum and a sulk respectively
I never questioned why he didn’t call me to order
And exercise his divine will over mine
Time and time again as I came to Him
With one cosmetic need or the other
He gently tried to woo me
Court me; turn my attention away from the toys
Which were really the only reasons I needed Him
He would watch me in church
Screaming in ecstasy as the preacher preached my kind of message
Full of razzmatazz and why I had a right to the finer things of life
Speaking christianese as if I really knew God
Quoting scripture in rapid succession
A fake at best and this is not a jest
One day I came into His Presence
Broken, torn and bleeding
Gone were my arrogance and tirades
As I wailed in His comforting arms
I lifted my face for the first time
To behold His Weeping face
And encountered a love that blew me away
His eyes were warm and tender, so full of love for me!
As He His hands gently wiped my tears away
I saw the God who had waited so long
For me to realise I was made for Him
And all of a sudden, everything I ever thought was necessary to life
Faded into oblivion
I beheld the lover of my soul and my fire within
I gasped in wonder, touching his scared face
I wept in joy, as He sang over me
Rivers of healing power washing over me
Renewing, re-validating, re- directing
I saw myself as He created me to be
Gloriously living for His Praise
I saw the pain and trials on the path He set before me
Yet I rejoiced over the majesty I saw after the pain
I knew then
That I would walk across hot coals for Him
If that would bring Him glory
Now and then and again,
I would come in a tantrum and sulk
Forgetting how far I’d come with Him
Immediately I’d hear Him call my name
That voice that shakes the foundations of the universe
The voice that causes the oceans to flee in awe
And everything would become clear again
As I run into the arms of He who loved me first and best

© Kelechi Okeahialam

  • Oh, Kelechi, so beautifully written. I’m sure it made God smile 😀

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