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Gbenga OwotokiFriday, May 30, 2014
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THE SECOND LOOK

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frantically searched for my car keys as I was late to get out of the house that morning. Everyone joined in the search. My adorable wife thought she probably had the keys in her bag. She ripped two 'suspect' bags opened turning them in and out and upside down - those bags were just 'punished' for nothing because the keys were not in there. I engaged our water dispenser - like a man ready to invade the Sambiza forest to free our girls - all in the hope that the keys could likely be 'cooling off' somewhere within and around the flower vase but alas, I was wrong or so I thought. I was already running late. At this point, we turned our gaze to the 'big man' of the house, Pappi (as I am use to calling him), "I hope you did not put the keys in the refrigerator this time around" I asked. "I may have a job description as the chief organizer and re- arranger of this house but putting keys in the refrigerator is not one of them" his somber facial look seem to convey. At this point, my wife walked towards the water dispenser and this time around, she found the keys just at the corner hidden away from the eyes by a vase. Heaving a sigh of relief I said, "But I was there and did not find it." Thank God for my wife, she has a way of searching out things. Note the following:

- I needed the key to get to my destination that morning.

- I was in haste as I was already getting late for my engagement

- Searched for the keys in the right and wrong places

- I'd already suspected my son of putting the keys away.

- It took a second look from my wife to eventually find the keys.

As I stepped out of the door that morning, I heard The Lord speak expressly to my heart "I hope my children can search for the keys of the Kingdom just like you did this morning. Since you cannot get to your destination without the keys to your car so also many will not get to their glorious destination because they have lost the 'keys' and they are also in denial of this fact. I am the KEY! And for as long as my people and the world keep searching for me in the wrong places like you have done this morning, they will never find me and until they find me, they will continue to experience delays and setbacks." He continued, "It took a 'second' look from your wife to find the keys and this was after you looked at same spot. You lose opportunities in life because you fail to take a second look. You did not find it there because it wasn't there; you were blinded by haste and as a result wasted more of your time and now you will be getting to your destination late. Don't be afraid of taking the second look; that may make the difference between life and death, poverty and wealth, failure and success."

Do you know you can find that 'lost key' to your joy and happiness in life? Your destination in life depends on that key. You need to find it in the right place. And sometimes you might need the help of others to find it. Don't be ashamed of taking a second look. Gold are not buried on the surface, you have to dig and keep looking until you find it. Stop accusing people for your own error. Take responsibility for your actions. Don't be in haste as this may waste your time and life. You will arrive at your destination in good time in Jesus name. God bless you big.

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