It’s a great day to blossom in joy. Cause we’re gonna be talking about chocolate (well, just a little).
Let’s play a little mind exercise.
Imagine take a bite of chocolate or say a bar of chocolate (for those who don’t like chocolate, think of what you like😜). Now imagine the exquisite, savory, mind-blowing taste as it melts on your tongue.
Few minutes after taking the last bite, you’re called for dinner and thereafter, you brush your teeth (for those who brush before going to bed).
Lying in bed, can you still feel the taste of the chocolate? Now snap out of your imagination. Thanks for participating.
This reminds me of the story of the young and old prophet. Where the young prophet was given an assignment by God for which he did excellently well. But as you know (and if you don’t, catch the story here 1 Kings 13), he gave out a lot of information which the old prophet used to lure him. Moral lesson, be careful what you say
Now this prophet had done his assignment perfectly. But you know what they say “an assignment isn’t done until it’s turned in to the teacher for grading before the giving time lapses”.
Just when it was time for grading, he stopped to catch some rest and in the period of the “rest” he began to realize things that an idle mind would (an idle mind is the devil’s workshop).
Long story short, this man forfeited his grades for a meal. A meal whose taste isn’t permanent o. Meal that he’d defecate that same day or early the next morning most likely if he’s like me 🤦🏽♀️.
Funny how when he disobeyed, God cautioned him and instead of leaving immediately and asking for forgiveness, the Bible says he finished eating, kai
“After the man of God had finished eating and drinking, the old prophet saddled his own donkey for him,”
1 Kings 13:23 NLT aiye ma ni’ka o.
He still completed the meal before leaving.
This brings me to the moral lesson for today. Never trade a lifetime of God’s goodness for few minutes/seconds of pleasure. Just like the taste of chocolate, it’s gone after few minutes, or when you put something else into your mouth. It isn’t there forever.
Because just like a bar of chocolate, there’d always be another taste which supersedes it
Until next time, keep evolving