Right from a young age mom hammered in punctuality into our heads no matter how hard it was then, especially when its about Gods work or service. She lived by example and still does. I am so proud of her. In fact am so grateful for the hard lessons and lectures!

She would say on Sunday mornings ‘Am out and am not waiting for anybody’. Believe me when I say she doesn’t joke! If you were half dressed, tough luck, Just grab any shoe around, scarf and bible and race to the car! She only gave 5 minute grace and bam! she’s out.

Many a times, I always the one preparing on the way to church while being lectured by mom πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I was even given a tag for it and I was definitely not proud of it. I guess it was the best way for mom to drill in punctuality into our thick skull… My dad tries πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but then, he has his own car. No one in the house can beat moms punctuality twice in a row.

Mom cherishes her appointment with God and she wanted the family to do the same.

Today, even though I and my elder sister no longer live with our parents, we still ensure we are on time to church to meet with God πŸ™πŸ™. We need to understand that…

When the church says it starts at 7pm, 9am or 10pm or whatever time the program… We are basically telling God, we have an appointment with Him at that time and we know that God keeps to appointment.  The question is ”DO WE KEEP TO OUR APPOINTMENT?’

Our appointment with God is not an appointment with the Pastors, ministers and congregants even though God uses them as vessels to minister to us. Just like a love relationship or a business meeting, its not pleasant to keep a partner waiting especially when there is an agreed upon time of meeting.  If such behavior persist, one partner might nurse the feeling of being less important to the other partner; so also is God hurt when we make it a habit to be late.

We often show no remorse because we don’t consider it an offense in the first place. After all, God is that big guy above who does not mind my little wrong actions. Of course He is mighty and all powerful but He created you in His image which means that if you were created with emotions, your creator has emotions too. Just like God respects His children, He expect that we respect Him to.

Some of the reasons why we are often late for our appointment with God are

1) ‘They always start late, so what’s the point of me sitting there and waiting for them. I rather go late to church when I know a couple of people have arrived’.

2) I am doing the Pastor and Church a favor at all; they need my presence more than I need theirs. 

3) Trivial excuses such as for example we had no water since yesterday etc. What if it was a Job interview? Would we skip it?

4) There are few men in that church and I need a husband. God is not blind, He is more than able to grant us our heart desire. He reserves the best for His children

5) The church is too small for my liking and quite frankly, I am tired of being given a lot of responsibilities in that church. The great commission, the work of Christ is not for the faint hearted. It is not easy, but God assures us that His grace is sufficient for us 2Corinth 12:9



God bless you ❀❀❀


About Misggrace

An upcoming drama and movie writer. Concerned about distorted values of the society and i would therefore express these concerns through writings using a christian perspective.
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  2. Lovely article. I have noticed that most of us Christians have little or no regard at all for God and what He wants. Whenever a Christian gets busy or pressed for time the first thing they cancel on their schedule is church, prayer time etc, which is wrong. And like you said, If not for God were would we be? Thanks for writing this.

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    • Misggrace says:

      Amen…. May God help us to see that we are not doing Him a favour by serving Him as we ought to but rather ourselves a favour.. God bless you Sir for the Contribution


  3. So you should not be furious then if I leave you and go to church next Sunday 30 minutes earlier because I want to be super early for my appointment with my Maker hahaha. Kidding!!!
    Very well spoken πŸ™‚

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  4. elynjay1 says:

    Nice words…. Thanks for sharing…

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  5. papberry says:

    All must see this, until people come to the realization of the truth that church service is a date with God rather than man, lateness will continuously be a predominant issue at church! May God help us all.
    Bless you for sharing!

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    • Misggrace says:

      It’s like we are getting comfortable being late… I get amazed when I hear people literally say… I can’t be the first person to reach church.. I don’t want to be’ it’s like coming late makes a grand entrance of some sort! Like an applaud. Whereas we as solders of Christ must be disciplined! The rules of a solder else we did be defeated unawares by the so called actions we take from granted. Lol like you rightly said. May God help us

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  6. ktwritings says:

    so much of truth in what u say πŸ˜€

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  7. Beautiful post Grace , other than the punctuality part , our craving to be with God and on time… for a meaningful association with the Creator… very well explained.God bless.

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