A Prototype of Deeds and Words

By Ikenga Chronicles October 7, 2018

A Prototype of Deeds and Words

–Sola Sorinolu

She is a highly placed business executive in a first generation bank in Nigeria. In all the years that I have known her, I have never seen her drive a car. She is either chauffeur driven or husband-driven. It was in a conversation with her daughter that I got to know why she doesn’t drive.

“She used to drive herself”, the daughter revealed, “until her car hit a commercial motorcyclist. That has been years now and she hasn’t sat behind a driving wheel since then!”.

In as much as I empathise with her reason for quitting driving, I am much more concerned about the effect of her decision on her daughter towards coping with difficulties. This mother may not know it, but she has inadvertently shown the daughter that it’s alright to quit when the chips are down.

I cook meals in my home as a husband and father largely because I saw my father do it when I was a child. He would bathe us, prepare our meals and get us ready for bed! I learnt those simply by watching him.

If I could, I would tell that mother to begin driving again. If for nothing else, to model for her daughter that though she may fall, but she should refuse to stay down!

“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small” Prov.24:10.

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  • Sola Sorinolu is a Christian educator, writer and speaker who believes strongly in the pragmatic solutions the Scripture proffers to life, family, business and career challenges. He is passionate about the extension of Christ’s influence on earth and in hearts. He can be reached through sorinolusola@gmail.com