By: Gift Tantenda Tarupiwa –
Notwithstanding the puzzling aspect about life in general, there are instances when one has to identify GOD’s gift to them.
Before I expatiate further on this title, it’s of a great importance that I first and foremost help someone grasp the significance of what the GIFT of GOD really is.
The GIFT of GOD is basically a favourable turn of events that crosses paths with one during their life journey, which usually come packaged in disguising and strange casings that makes it a bit difficult for them to easily and quickly embrace it.
I have heard many people confessing their regret over some life changing opportunities that came their way and yet failed to seize them as a result of a deception from their perception.
Mankind’s intellectual judgement inherited from life experience is the main reason why the identification of the GIFT of GOD is greatly perplexing to many.
Whenever a person is caught up in a decision making situation, it is the information they accumulated about the given circumstance at hand that determines their perspective and opinion which then tells their final decision.
In the entire holy bible, the phrase “GIFT of GOD” is substantiated nowhere else except in the fourth chapter of the gospel book of John where JESUS’ encounter with the samaritan woman is recorded.
When the woman came to draw water from a well where JESUS was sitting waiting for the return of his disciples, HE then asked her to give him some water, an action which I believe was only a way to get at her.
Basing on the their customs and traditions and the poor relations between the samaritans and the jews, the woman saw it as a strange thing and began give many excuses.
However when JESUS noticed her inability to identify this precious privilege of her life, HE then made this statement, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that says to you, Give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water.”
Isn’t it amazing how the GIFT of GOD is always presented as a problem when it’s in actual fact a solution….and tragic how many people will only identify it when stocks no longer last???
I guess this profound writing will prompt somebody out there to be highly circumspect to always identify and embrace the GIFT of GOD when it comes their way.