I know my previous posts on this topic seemed to slam the subjects of the story. That is why I decided to share this. Faith is an unshakable conviction of the reality of a fact that is actually unseen. In other words, I so much believe in something that it becomes real. Hope is an expectation that something will happen. Faith wonders why you are still waiting. Afterall, it has already happened.
One of my uncles was like that. His word was like money in the bank. We went ahead to spend “mentally”, any money he promised us because, he never needed to be reminded to pay up. As children, his little gifts of N200 naira or even less, were enough to make us millionaires. I spent mine on novels (to my parents’ delight). My siblings bought biscuits and candy, which we shared. I ended up telling them the stories in the novels, so they didn’t mind.
Triplets are a rarity anywhere in the world. Few doctors have ever witnessed the delivery of a set, not to speak of carrying out the delivery. Routinely, multiple births are handled by the most senior medical doctor on the team and this case was no exception. I was in my 5th year in medical school. This is the year we are expected to observe and conduct as many deliveries as possible. Having a baby in a teaching hospital is nasty business. Medical students examining you with their inexperienced fingers, multiple staff watching you in agony, numerous mothers in labour at once; Not just a nice picture. I am painting this picture so you can get a feel of the mood most of the patients are in. They even loved the students cause were were eager to help. The overworked midwives were not very easy to get a hold of. Most times, they just left you to your fate till you had the bearing down urge.
This lady probably 27 to 32 years old, was in labour. She was having triplets! As soon as the hospital heard, everyone gathered to witness the birth. What a teaching opportunity! I can’t claim she got the best of care. We were too busy “learning”. I had the privilege of arriving early, so I earned the privilege of rubbing her back, clearing her waste and other duties that will have you wretching, sorry. The nurses were relegated, we didn’t need them to block our view. For once, we did the menial work gladly. Any other lady would have been angry, embarrassed, impatient, or something. Not Mama triplets. She kept prophesying.
“It is well with every doctor and nurse here in Jesus name! God bless you. Your hands are blessed. God will give you your own miracle. Just as you are helping me, in the day you need help, people will rush to rescue you. This child will come forth smoothly. I shall not die but live. This hospital is blessed!”
On and on she went. We could not believe it! If you so much as touched her, she would shout, ” Those hands that just touched me are blessed! ” If the obstetrician asked you to give her medication or adjust her infusion (drip), she’ld shout, ” That person giving me injection, you are favoured! ”
I have never seen such a thing! And she was in some degree of pain, though you would doubt it. We kept waiting for something to go wrong so we could rush her in for a surgery, as is common with triplets, but this was not the case. The woman was in control. She went through delivering 3 babies with about 10 minutes intervals between them. Her delivery was so smooth, she didn’t even have any tear! Many women cannot have 1 child without a tear in their vaginal wall. Also, all the babies were just the right weight and very healthy. She already had a son. That day, she had 2 girls and a boy. Talk about perfect. I have never forgotten that woman. We all had tears in our eyes (at least the females did), because of her behaviour. No one was untouched by her remarkable delivery. Talk about faith!
When you compare her to people who shout “It is well”, when it is not well. Or “I am healed!”, only to die in the sickness because they refused medication….. What conclusion do we draw? As a doctor, I am willing to work with your faith. If you tell me to delay a procedure so your faith can work, I will. However, if the atmosphere is not the same as the one this woman created, I know you are walking in presumption. I will simply tell the nurses to prepare for the worst, cause we don’t want to be taken unawares.
Do you want to walk in faith? Start with obedience. Move out of that man’s house and stop sleeping with him. You cannot disobey God in faith. Then, buy 2 inspirational books on faith. Try books by Kenneth Hagin and Creflo Dollar. Listen to CD messages on faith. Next, study every bible verse on faith and memorise them, one a day. Quote them to yourself as you go about your daily activities to tattoo them in your spirit. That way, you are building a fortress against the day of adversity. Start using your faith for small things. Example, to stop the rain when you need to go out, or to find a good tailor, e.t.c. Pay attention in church and stop daydreaming about prince or princess charming. Soon, you will wonder where the devil ran to! More tips will come from Frances and Tenderonii, I’m sure. They know more than me O! See you at the top!
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