Lo and behold! As the saying goes in the Bible… all eyes on my PAPA. As I turned to the entrance checking constantly to see if Sister Joy would show up, I noticed all the sisters were constantly casting glances at HIM. “Oh my God! Like seriously?” I never knew that there were a lot of vampires in the fellowship all looking for how to get Papa for themselves. I couldn’t listen to the Bible Study that night, as all I did was to look around at the sisters in the fellowship staring at HIM.
HIM was not the one ministering ooo, but instead of sisters looking at the financial secretary who was taking the Bible study, they were all checking him out. The part that got me crazy was when HIM’s pen fell on the floor, almost 6 sisters ran towards the pen to pick it. Highly pathetic! I did a mental count of the sisters that were noticeably interested in HIM, they were about 8 namely Beatrice, Gladys, Tunmise, Ayomide, Adaobi, Sharon, Miracle and one other lady I wasn’t familiar with. “This is not funny!” I said silently to myself as I knew I had to get to all these ladies before they confused my Papa.
After service, I decided to start with the least attractive girl. I was working on instincts. Miracle was one of those overly spiritual, dirty looking sisters. She was always trying to be around Papa. She was part of the praying team. “Sis Miracle, good evening,” I said as I approached her. “Sis Timileyin, good evening, .how are you?” she replied. “I am fine sis, I have a message for you sis,” I said as I approached her. “Really?” she said very interested and foolishly, she didn’t ask who the message was from, she just assumed it was from the Lord. I only said, I had a message for her, and she just assumed it was from God… “What is the Lord saying?” Sis Miracle asked.
“I was told to tell you that the one you have your eyes on maritally is not the perfect will of God for you in marriage. I don’t know who the person is, but I was told that you should pray more as your husband to be is far away from this land. In fact, from what I saw he is in a country that has red colour in the country’s flag,” I said convincingly. “Hmmm…” she sighed. “What’s wrong?” I asked. “You really heard from God! You see, I have been having these feelings for someone close, Papa to be precise, there is no need to hide since God has gone ahead to show you,” she said in a low tone as she pulled me aside. “Which Papa?” I asked, feigning ignorance. “Same Papa, I notice he looks at me in an unusual way, like he likes me. Also one day, he told me he loves my name Miracle and he would love to name his first daughter by that name. I instantly thought he was interested in me and didn’t know how to say it.”
My jaw almost dropped, I rolled my eyes, but I tried to maintain my cool. “But with this message, I guess I need to get my eyes off him,” she said. “Exactly, so you don’t waste your time and emotions. It is well,” I said. “Thanks Sis Timi, but I hope you won’t tell Papa about it?” she said with a defeated voice. “How? That will make you lose respect in front of him and other fellowship members, besides you know he has a fiancée by the name Atinuke. He is very quiet about her. I therefore suggest you follow the instruction given to you, and if you don’t mind I can join you in prayers for God to speedily bring your partner to you. I prayed some aggressive prayers before God gave me my fiancé,” I said. “Really? You are engaged?” she asked. “Yes ooo, but my fiancé is abroad, he proposed to me through video call, that’s why I don’t have my ring on and I have not announced properly at the fellowship.
The plan is that he will bring my engagement ring when he comes to Nigeria in 5 months’ time,” I said not knowing how I came about that lie, but it was a necessary lie. “Aww… that is so cute, I pray God gives me my own man. Thank you so much Sis Timileyin, you are an encourager,” she said and after other chit chats we parted ways. “Mission 1 accomplished!”
Was I wrong to have done this? Was I wrong to have lied to send away the roaches trying to confuse my HIM? I mean afterall God had told me I was made for him. Sis Joy and Miracle were off the queue… To be continued.