Earlier on this week we went to the cinema. As we were going into the movie theatre, one of our spiritual daughters who had seen it told us to wait for two additional clips that will come up at the end of the movie. The instruction didn’t make sense, but we took it in.
After the movie, as expected, several people in the theatre started making their way out. And I nudged Eddie to remind him of what our daughter said. We would have been just like the people who left if not for the inside information we had from our daughter. We and a few more people in the room stayed back and watched the clip that would be the prelude and introduction to the next one that will be released with regards to the series.
After that, even though this daughter of ours told us that there will be a second clip; we had to wait for a while, and I was quite restless and was just about to give up on waiting for the other clip. When we eventually got there, I was glad I did, and it made a lot of sense. I learnt two lessons from this movie incident.
Firstly, the insider information made us expect something and wait for it after others that do not have the same privilege of knowledge had stepped out of the hall. I believe that if asked where the movie ended, the ones that left earlier will say differently from what the rest of us that stayed did. Even though we paid the same amount to go in (oh! Ours was a gift though), we had varying levels of expectations and knowledge.
Secondly, I learnt a lesson with my level of impatience after the first clip as there was a huge amount of time and interlude between the first and second extra clip. I remember asking my husband if we heard correctly that there were two additional clips, I also remember saying; ‘am sure it wouldn’t matter that we are not able to wait to see the additional clip;’ thank God for Eddie who made us wait as he said; ‘well, we have been told by someone there is more, so why can’t we wait.’ The incident made me understand more than before the value of an informant as well as the value of patience in achieving or experiencing some things in life
The above incident reminded me of the insider informant we have as Christians; check out this scripture:
‘However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”- the things God has prepared for those who love him- these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.’ 1 Corth 2:9-12
In Christianity, we have an insider in the Holy Spirit who knows the mind of the father and tells as well as teaches us all things – what a privilege we have as believers.
However, to enjoy the fullness of the benefit the Holy Spirit has got for us, we must build a relationship with Him, listen to Him when He speaks to us and develop enough patience to wait for Him as well. We can enjoy life if we listen more to Him and wait for Him always.
God is on your side!
PS: The movie is Captain Marvel