HE SAID NO
Written by Sodamade Olamide Tolulope.
The ceiling fan rolled while making funny sounds. The white fluorescent bulb at the center of the room was switched on and the distant vibrating sound of the generating set could be heard at the background. Amifel laid chest down on her bed with her legs in the air, she was relaxing after a long day at work. She was almost zooming off when she heard a knock on her door.
“Who is it?” she asked.
“It’s me, “Her dad said with his hoarse voice.
“Daddy, please come in sir,” she said sitting up in an instant. He came in and sat on her bed, a few distance from her,
“So, have you made up your mind now?” he asked,
“Not yet, sir, I’m still praying about it, ”
“Is it that God is taking too long to answer or you are negotiating with him?”
“I only wanted to be sure about my convictions,” she said looking away,
“Okay, just do it really quick or we’ll help you out,” he concluded standing up to his feet to leave the room.
Amifel heaved a deep sigh as she laid back on her bed, her heart was troubled. Everything was seemingly going fine until George came into the picture,
George was a professional computer analyst doing considerably well in his field, he was born in Nigeria but he grew up in the U.S. He perfectly fitted the description of the regular tall, dark and handsome young man in his early 30s, he was every girl’s dream man and a member of the beard gang with well-chiseled abs and broad shoulders.
Amifel was a fair-skinned lady in her late 20s, she was tall, slim, and had the right amount of flesh in the right places. Her long hairs and dimples were her major point of attraction. She was an event organizer and a successful one at that who lived with her parents.
She had been believing God for a life partner and her dad had match-made her with his rich friend’s son who just came back from the U.S. Her mum had already gone to seek prayers concerning their union and said they were a perfect match. She felt so too at first and was grateful that a man had finally come her way after years of waiting.
She saw George as an automatic answer to her prayers but then she started feeling funny after their first meeting. She ignored it and decided to enjoy the moment, they seemed to be getting along well until he proposed. She could remember the disappointed look on his face when she told him she wasn’t ready.
She decided to do what she had been scared to do all along, and that was to seek God’s face concerning him. Her fears were confirmed when God told her not to go ahead with the relationship and she wasn’t happy about it. Her parents won’t be either and she didn’t even know how she would tell them, especially now that both families were already making wedding plans. George was everything she had ever prayed for in a man but she didn’t just get why God wasn’t giving her a go-ahead.
“Amifel, I already told my friend, Mummy Grace that we would be going to pick your asoebi together,” Mrs. Robert, her mum said smiling sheepishly while they were making dinner.
“What asoebi?” Amifel asked looking puzzled,
“Ahn Ahn, for your wedding of course!”
Amifel breathed deeply before releasing the bombshell, “Mum, I and George can’t get married!”
“Is that meant to be a joke, because as I’m looking at you like this, you are already married,”
“No mummy, it’s not a joke.
“I don’t think you know what you are saying, you want to throw away your golden chance of getting married to a rich and fine young man. What has come over you, do you know how old you are now? 28 Amifel! 28! And you are here saying nonsense. Wait, is there another man in the picture?
“Not yet mum,”
“Not yet! Just tell me you don’t want to get married, do you know how many years we have waited and prayed for this, I even went to pray about you both and they said you would make a great family. What is your problem ehn!”
“I want to get married too mummy, but I prayed about it and God said No,”
“You prayed about what, why is it that you are the only one that is hearing no, I and your dad have prayed about it, we even got a confirmation from a renowned prophet that you both are a great match. Why am I even wasting my time explaining? You are getting married to him whether you like it or not!” Mrs. Robert yelled, stamping her feet as she angrily left the kitchen.
She wasn’t ready to face her dad’s impending wrath but she didn’t want to risk disobeying God either. Moreover, she isn’t getting any younger, what should she do?
To be continued…
Written by Sodamade Olamide Tolulope.
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