When I went to Church on New Years eve and the Pastor announced 100 days of fasting (RCCG) I almost somersaulted from my seat! I was not alone...suddenly the auditorium was filled with "ahs', yeeeehh"... and lots of murmuring like bees swarming honey. Who send me come Church today? I know some people there were wishing they are members of other churches, I know...I know because my mind stroll reach that side.
However, the fast is all for our good, it is a destiny changing kind of fast and I am determined oh. ! I have to be honest with you people, I have been trying, struggling on some days and that is exactly what I want to gist you. It easy to fast on weekdays when I'm going to work and will be distracted from my hunger for most of the day...me that I have puff-puff lover, plus that mama Bisi rice I always buy downstairs, plus chin-chin on third mainland bridge...now I see food and turn away. O ma se o.
One Saturday...when hunger wired me! I started seeing vision... by 12:00 I was already looking at the clock...I even started planning the big pot of rice I go use break. So I started cooking, I cooked the jollof rice by 1:00pm, the tin done quick that day. So I went passed some time by watching AFMAG...I find Sanyeri and Odunlade funny most days but that day it was just irritating to watch. My temper sef was short. Ok, 3:00 pm nack, I decided to fry the chicken for the jollof...ha ha ha...all this I did without "tasting" the food. Chicken fried, I looked at the time... 3:45.... ahn ahn...lataaaaro! The devil is a liar!
I went to the room and forced myself to sleep, the worms in my belly woke me up by 5:15...halleluyah! Almost food time, so I cheerily hopped to the kitchen to fry the dodo for the rice and chicken, after frying, the time was about 5:35, hmmmm....Ok, I decided to put the food inside plate, I arranged it neatly, I put spoon, I set the table, I put a glass of water, and a pack of juice. All these things I was doing and it was still 5:45....ahn ahn! Maybe this clock in the living room is bad.
In my wisdom I went round the house and decided I would go with the clock that was earliest, in fact, it's already 6:00 pm in UK, I reasoned to myself... the plate of jollof rice was calling my name, singing lullaby's...my body was already vibrating like leaf wey rain beat. I planted myself on the dining table...staring at the food, looking at the clock. Food. Clock. Food. Clock.Time crawled... As soon as the big hand reach 12...see diving na, see rushing - I was eating like someone that has been starved for 10 days!
Do not attempt to YIMU at me because I know I am not the only only that acts like that when hungry - Hunger can change everything you thought you knew about yourself. Fasting is difficult but the rewards are enormous, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically!