Let's give way for the Man of God

I was rushing to Aloted's super working mum program last Saturday. I was already running late, and I was one of the people selling there, only for me to get to one part of Harvey road, and realise the road could only take one car at at time, because people had double parked on the street.

The first time I got myself into the jam, I and the guy driving in front of me were asked to reverse, so the cars in front of us could pass. We did. After then, we kept driving forward only for us to reach a standstill,

I really did not know what was happening in front, but I suspected it was man-made, and I was so late. I decided to come down from the car, and check what was happening, and I realised it was another dead lock. This time, it was just one car in front of us. The annoying thing was that even if it was just one car, the man refused to reverse. He was expecting us to all reverse for just him. How wise? I looked at him, he was an elderly man, like in his sixties. His face was resolute, and it communicated the statement "I will rather die here than reverse for you guys." So I knew there was no use begging the man.

After thinking of a solution and not being able to come up with one, I talked to the guy in front of me, and asked that if we at the back reverse, would he reverse, and just let the man go? The guy reminded me that we had reversed for some set of people before, and we had to go all the way down. He said what is the probability that if we reverse again, we won't have to reverse a third time. I felt the guy made sense, and for heaven's sake, there was no car at this man's back.

Before I knew it, one lady came from one of the houses on the street, and was like we must reverse. At this point, about two or three people were walking by. I asked her why all of us must be the one to reverse for a single car. She said we must reverse because he is a pastor. Therefore all of us must reverse for him.

People, any time people succeed in shocking me like that, I end up bursting into laughter. The people walking by heard the woman's statement, and one of them looked at me, and we just laughed. I looked at the man again, and behold he has a Bishop's collar on. He was really a pastor. The lady that was talking was one of the church members, and she was just coming out of the church.

I said "So pastors don't reverse." At this point, I was so irritated by her statement, that I determined that we will all sleep here. I went to give my assistant the update. She was like the fact that he is a pastor should be the main reason why he should reverse. This my assistant is one of my teenage students in teens church in my church o. Even she knew that the mentality was not right at all.

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Please, am I missing something here. You blocked all oncoming vehicles with your car, and you refused to reverse despite the fact that there is no car at your back. You kept quiet all through, and couldn't be bothered. And your congregation came and said we must all reverse for you because you are a pastor.

If there is something I am missing, please, feel free to set me right. Abeg.


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  1. What you are missing is the "touch my anointed and do my prophet no harm part".... the rate at which Nigerians reverence men of God ehn...it sometimes bother on foolishness.

    I believe that men of God are first of all humans ....the bible says "no one is righteous, not one". God's grace is available for us and .theres no special queue for pastors in heaven..

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  2. Lmsao....This made me laugh real hard. Please tell what happened? How did you resolve the issue? Did he reverse or you guys had to?

    I read about the pastor that make his flocks eat grass and now this.

    Hmmm... * Pls let's pray* Dear God, please open our hearts to see what it means to be a minister for you, help our pastors to know the very essence of being a pastor, give them the grace to see themselves as them living for you on earth and help us all to know you are the only GOD. Let the truth set us free! Free from self, free from lies and free from who we think we are "AMEN!

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    1. Hmm. Some people living in the neighbourhood came o. They started directing us. We had to squeeze almost under the trailer that double packed beside us, since no one was gonna reverse.

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  3. Please excuse and pardon me why I do this @tilola:

    mschewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

    Yeah! feel berra! Infact! I was planning on writing a post on Religion in diaspora and comparing it with what is obtainable here, ever since I continued reading so much 'ish' on MOG abi god of men recently.

    Like really?????.......Is it poverty or our respect culture or hypnotizing? Or what? abi voodoo? Ok! Let me stop here and do the remain ranting in my blog, or I would write a post-comment here!

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    1. Lol. When the government fails, and people look to religious leaders as substitute, then the religious leaders become law.

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  4. Please don't get me started on pastors because there would be no end to my comment. I'm already angry. And sykik is right. Whenever I want to say something about pastors one random person would tell me "touch not my anointed" the key word is "MY ANOINTED" 99% of these so called pastors walking up and down like gods looking for who to worship them were not even anointed by the sand under my feet how much more God.

    You'd even think the pastor would reverse first because he'd want to lead to example but nooooo how can a god like him reverse. People like that woman giving these pastors wings to fly.

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    1. Haa. That is what my teenager said too o.

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  5. LOOOOOOOOOOOOLLL are you for real??!! hahaha na wa o

    please how did it all end? i'm curious to know.

    May God help us all, ahn ahn. Pastor no be only for mouth o, e suppose dey for attitude too.

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    1. Some people living in the neighbourhood came o. They started directing us. We had to squeeze almost under the trailer that double packed beside us, since no one was gonna reverse.

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    1. When you can't cry, the next thing is to laff, abi.

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  7. It really is an interesting story. Surely you have a memorable and fun filled through this time.
    Juegos 2

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    1. No one o. We squeezed by a trailer. Only small, the car would have been crushed, lol.

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  9. What?!
    At this point, we need to be answering that 'WWJD' question
    You see why I said that some pastors see themselves as 'mini gods'?
    http://www.janylbenylshares.com/2013/05/have-you-met-these-5-pastors.html

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    1. In this case, it was the lady that was even the main culprit.

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  10. Why am I for some reason having Atilola's sarcastic laughing face playing on my mind. Ah Atilola so you haven't heard that everyone else must reverse for them?
    lol

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    1. Trust me, you hit the nail on the head. My laff in cases like that is SARCASTIC

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  11. I'm not a religious person, but I think everyone is his own beliefs, I should not comment about the case or anything. Because the spiritual world unlike we keep imagining. But whether we are religious or not important still is the way we live, in all of which the center.
    para friv

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  12. Lmaoooo for some reason, kcee and wizkid's song: Park, baby pullover, reverse baby pull over... song is playing in my head. Orisirisi o.

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    1. You this girl ehn, Abeg go away, no pull over here.

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  13. Its so sad that this trend seems common with a lot of African pastors...they feel because they are Pastors everyone has to treat them like the President or sumfin. Its a power hungry attitude which annoys me. I don't understand why they even get fancy chairs whilst every else sits on plastic chairs. lol I see all these strange things in a lot of black churches...oyinbo pastors seem to have more humilty and don't usually exhibit these strange behaviours. Some of our African don't understand servant leadership and that you should lead by example. Jesus washed His disciples feet....thats true humility.
    At my old church our Pastor's wife(she's oyinbo) used to clean the toilets even though there were about 800 people in that church, she chose to do it. Our Pastor (oyinbo as well) used to serve drinks and help at events we had. They taught me a lot about humility and people respected them even more.
    Few years back I was in queue for the ladies toilet at a conference...there were about 20 people in line when this woman walked past all of us and went straight to the front. Someone mentioned to her that we were all waiting to use the loo as well and she replied...I am a Pastor" as if that's an excuse for jumping the queue...and sadly she was Nigerian. Its despicable...eish.
    So what happened in the end? Did you reverse?

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  14. We have a problem as a nation,we don't think.We're too lazy to think and now our mentality is crappy.Sometimes when i think of these things,i wonder if it's worth going to church at all.Don't get me wrong,i'll never stop being a Christian or stop loving God,i just might stop going to church.

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    1. Yes I agree. People don't want to stretch their minds. I don't agree with you stopping church. There are loads of good churches out there. Will you now discard them because of the impostors.

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  15. This made my blood boil.......BUT then why I dey take panadol for another man headache? LOL
    Naija peeps like effizy and title. I still believe that if Jesus returned today, most Naija will not welcome him into their homes. They will doubt him because HE wont fulfil all their expectations oif a religious leader - Loud, Flamboyant, Loquacious and Pugnacious!!
    Abeg I no fit shout.
    Hope you are well?

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    1. Unfortunately, you have just spoken the truth about the fact that we will reject Him.

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  16. This is just sad and funny at the same time!!! These people are unbelieveable!Totally unbelievable! Please, how did it all end?!

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    1. My laff was sad and sarcastic. We almost squeezed under a truck to pass

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  17. This is a very serious matter o. I don't even know if to cry or laugh. So how did it end?

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    1. Area boys came to help us squeeze by a truck

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    1. As above o, lol. Only small, the wayside truck would have squeezed us.

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  19. This is so sad. Can't even believe this. I prefer Oyinbo church I won't lie because of all these. www.secretlilies.com

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    1. Well, many people love the passion of the black church.

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    1. Better not to react, abeg. Just dey do your own.

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  21. Happy New Year dear. A lot of Naija people's mentality when it comes to religion and pastors, I've given up.

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    1. Lol. Its not your cross to carry. There are other issues for us to solve.

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  22. Indeed, we are so clearly a similar case before. People are not ready for any compromise anyone.
    Para juegos

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  23. LOL
    They are serving the pastor above God
    If you ask me, I would have reversed sha
    Because I know better and I don't want to waste my time arguing theology
    I would just rather do the word.

    Lol
    Let's wait for that judgment day, kwanu
    It will be interesting.

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  24. The first time I got myself into the jam, I and the guy driving in front of me were asked to reverse, so the cars in front of us could pass. mr bean

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