After I sat for my comprehensive exam last year in January, I got deployed to a clothing company in a city near my school as I awaited graduation. I was to succeed a lady who was departing for their country in a few weeks; this lady had to pass on the knowledge pertaining to the job to me before leaving. I was to follow her orders and learn from how well she executed her work since she was among the best performing employees in that company. But should l you clue you in? It was laborious on my end; I hated following someone, I wanted to establish myself separate from what she told me and most times I caught myself telling her to leave me to handle the work my way because I did not want to be ordered. Something that sometimes caused friction between us and also led to delay while executing our duties.
Did it end there? No! A few months ago, while I was pushing chicken feathers stuck in a cesspool vessel with my hands, a friend apprised me to use a rake standing next to me. Still, because I would use the rake anyway without their wisdom, I decided to sacrifice my hands’ ha-ha! Because I didn’t want to adhere to her orders. I defended myself voicing out that I used my hands because I wished to . But the truth is it was hard for me to humble myself and follow people who call out urgency in me regarding something I already know or who seemingly know things better than I do. After all, I always wanted to dance to only the beat of my music, yet sometimes I am a terrible or learning singer.
Last week Pastor Angela Sanyu Okullo posted something on her wall that triggered my mind.
The bible says in John 21:18
Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.
And because most of my life, I thought maturity is doing your thing, I have realized that submission is a cut above. It can accelerate our dreams.
Like Pastor Angela, I will leave us pondering about the question.
Is there anyone that can make you do something or are you your own man and no one can tell you what to do?