Sometimes, many bad things happen to us and we ask God why. If we happen to sit down and analyse the problem without sympathizing with ourselves, we will see the blessing no matter how faint it may seem. Fear is something no one wishes to encounter, but ask me what I think about it and I will tell you that it is one of the most powerful tools in human uprightness. What is fear? Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that something or someone is powerful or dangerous enough to cause you harm or pain. So to be afraid of something means to see that particular thing as a threat to your life or your valuables.
When I was in Senior High School, the students happened to have have the impression that a woman wearing one red shoe and burning in half was hovering around the school looking to devour whoever she met. I was someone who was easily scared then. Do you want to know how I got to know that fear was all a figment of our imaginations? Simple, because they were foolish enough to make me the woman in question, yes, they claimed I was that woman who wanted to kill students in order to feed my hungry self in hell.
For one thing, I was mad, very angry at being compared to a bad human hunter at first, but upon a second thought, I decided it was for the best. There I was, not being able to contain myself when I heard something was chasing me, there I was even afraid of my own shadow, if that thing was not blamed on my existence, I would be very much afraid of going to the dormitory alone if I had to. This also helped most students without their knowledge, because they attended preps, something they may not have done under normal circumstances. Believe it or not, the fear of gossips has prevented many sins from taking place and has kept many on their best behaviours.
A man lived with his friend for a long time. They loved each other so much so that he would do everything for his friend, and he thought his friend would do everything for him as well. All the time they lived together, he had been very dependent on him from the time they both completed school although he was the brightest. This man was called Sire and his friend was called Oliver. Sire ended up becoming the house boy of Oliver. There was this pot which was dearer to Oliver than anything. Everyone including Sire refrained from looking at it too much let alone touching it. One day, Sire was asked to bring the pot and dropped it causing it to break; he was sacked instantly by the friend he loved. He lamented for days and slept outside without food nor hope for tomorrow.
A school mate of Sire saw him in that sorry state and decided to help him by helping him get a job. That friend, Andy, then told him of the diabolic Oliver who used black magic to rid his friend of a life worth living. It turns out he was living in and watching a blossomed life that was supposed to be his. Oliver became very poor and a drunk.
So whatever the situation may be, my very difficult life has taught me to tell you that there is goodness in the detail. If only you will sit down and look carefully at the problem, you will find that light, that block of hope, that breakthrough that will get you safely to the safest spot you want to be.
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © 2014.