Hiii guysss, glad to be back on ze blog after a month of exams.
I remember one of my first posts on here, I wrote on ’10 things that you probably didn’t know about me’ and I think the one thing I didn’t write is how much I hate travelling especially by road. I am so sceptical that I only trust my dad and my brother to drive me, unrealistic I know…
So there was this particular time I travelled, I was going to write an exam in another state, I was to travel from Ibadan to Ondo state. So my dad assigned a new driver to take me there which he rarely does. We drove a Toyota truck jeep ting I don’t know what they’re called but they were big enough to bully other cars on the road and to withstand pot holes (if you’re outside the country this is a norm on Nigerian roads, we getting better though, Amen).
So as usual I was alert because I didn’t how well the man drove, he was warned beforehand not to over speed. We started the journey and like a joke he did the exact opposite of what he was told. He started to drive really fast, I don’t know if it was the size of the vehicle that made him that way, I have no idea.
I tried to be calm and I asked him to slow down a bit, he replied with something like the place was far and we needed to get there on time.
I tried to distract myself by chatting but that didn’t work as he kept swerving…hmm real life fast and furious.
Not too long after we left Ibadan right on the express way. This man was trying to overtake an SUV that was riding almost as fast as he was. Before I knew what was happening, a part of the truck caught the other car’s bumper and started dragging it. At that moment I could see the driver struggling to come to a halt, it happened so fast and I could hear screeching. Both cars finally came to a halt and we all came out.
The man’s car was seriously damaged and he wasn’t having it, he said we must wait to repair his car till it was brand new. At first I didn’t say anything, just watched the men go back and forth on what to do. The other men was fuming with anger, and he was definitely ready to make us stay there all day…who could blame him?
We followed him to the mechanic place, time was running out, my exam was by ten and it was already past eight. The journey was still quite a distance, i became very restless.
It looked as if the more the driver begged him, the more he got angry, so I joined in pleading. I know you must be thinking why I didn’t do it sooner. I said a short prayer in my heart and told him about my exam, lol…he was like so I’m the one that doesn’t have anything to do eh?!
Long story short God touched him and he let us go.
We finally got to the exam venue and I wrote the exam. On our way back you would expect this man to drive better…no brethren he was driving top speed at 130km/hr (I remember clearly) this was on a road with potholes, I actually thought I was going to die, he wasn’t listening to anything I was saying.
I just kept praying under my breadth, I managed to take a picture of the speedometer for proof.
We finally got home, but I wasn’t myself, I was shaking all over from fear…the fear I had of travelling before and the one the man added.
I showed the picture to my elder brother who was furious, I didn’t do it to make him lose his job or something but I feared for the life of the children he drives everyday (he drives the school bus for my dad’s school)
So (breathes out*) that is my scary story, I feel like this post was a bit too serious but I just thought to share. In the end OVERCOMING is the testimony and the lesson I’d like anyone reading this to take from here.
I still don’t like travelling but now I have a different approach. This is my mantra, I hold these words dear to my heart and I believe it with all of my being…
2TIMOTHY 1:7– For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love and of a sound mind!
There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling
For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways
Thanks for reading! Till next time
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