Guest Writer: Wemi Opakunle
It is in our nature as human beings to be inquisitive. Our minds work day and night asking questions, chewing on problems and trying to figure out solutions. We also seem to worry about everything. From the things we can control to the things we can’t, our minds are grounds for playing #mediumout a million scenarios that will actually never occur.
When you go to a restaurant, you’re given all the choices the restaurant has to offer on the menu. Some restaurants even allow you to order off menu items. Either way, when you place your order, you automatically believe and possess a blind faith that the restaurant will deliver on whatever you order.
If you happen to be in the mood for Salmon for example, you don’t worry that the Chef will run out of Salmon as your order comes up. You also don’t worry that there won’t be enough spices to season your fish. You don’t sit at the table thinking about every step the Chef is taking in the kitchen to prepare your food. You order, sit back, have some bread, sip some wine and expect the most delicious meal of your life.
Life, like our dining experiences also requires us to have a bit of blind faith when it comes to our desires. It is not our job to figure out how things will come to be. Worrying about how long something will take won’t bring it to us faster. Fearing that we won’t get exactly what we asked for is also a waste of time and energy. “And which of you, by being anxious can add a cubit to this span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?” (Luke 12:25-26)
All we need is to know what we want, put in our order and expect the absolute best. You don’t get to give step by step directions to the Chef on how to cook your meal. It is the Chef’s recipe after all.