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Sunday, 10 September 2017

[Story] Brother Paul – The End (Episode 8)

Paul returned to his family. He was been carried from one hospital to another, from one physician to another but no cure.
His parents tried many specialists and churches and yet, there was no cure.
Third month after paul’s arrival to his family, he started developing mental problem. Paul would be normal for one moment, at the other moment, he would be behaving funny. He would started laughing and displaying funny act.. Paul suffered these ailments for the next 9 months with no cure.
The members of his church raised prayers for him. His family had series of vigils until he was cured after 2 years of staying with his family.
Paul realised his mistakes, he knew it that he had compromised his God, he knew it that he wasn’t standing right with God again.
He wept and cried unto God for forgiveness of his sins. He re-dedicated his life to christ and began to grow again spiritually.
2 months later, paul was in his room at his family house reading his bible when his phone rang. He picked it and had the following conversation.
PAUL: hello,
CALLER: hi, is this Akinbayo Paul?
PAUL: yes. Hope no problem.
CALLER: we went through your CV which you submitted two and half years ago and it matched the requirement for the post of general manager at XYZ nigeria Ltd.
PAUL: ok sir, thank you sir.
CALLER: you are to come on monday morning for interview.
PAUL: ok sir. Thanks.
Paul arranged his cloths, prayed to God and thanked him for the new things he hath done. He called his friends in lagos to inform them about his coming, they declined his request of lodging at their residence over the fear of epilepsy. He tried to explain to
them that he had been cured but they refused to listen. He then called his lagos pastor as the only alternative left. He apologised for insulting the pastor recently, telling him its the work of the devil. His pastor was happy to hear from him and told him to come and stay at his place.
Paul travelled to lagos over the weekend and lodge at his pastor’s house.
On monday, he went straight to XYZ company after receiving prayers from his pastors. On getting to XYZ. He met 12 people who came for the same job. Before the interview started, 16 more people came. He was scared because he was the less dressed among the applicants. He was the number 8th to be interviewed. When he entered into the interview room. He met 3 men panel and he answered all the questions nicely. The interviewer were amazed because he was the least experienced but he gave the most brilliant answers so far. Favour located paul that he was told to stay by after his interview to join them in
interviewing the rest. Paul was overwhelmed and happy inside of
him that there is a light ahead of his tunnel. He joined the 3 men panel now making 4 men panel to interview the remaining applicants.
He waited till thursday at his lagos pastor’s house hoping and waiting for responses but nothing came forth. He decided to leave everything unto God’s hand and decided to travel on friday.
On friday morning, he prayed, bid his pastor and the family farewell and head to the park to enter the bus going back to his own family. Sooner, the bus was filled up and was about to move when he got a call from XYZ to come over right away to fill some
forms and also to get his guarantor’s form and referee’s form to be filled over the weekend and be returned on monday morning
when he resumed work. He was happy and screamed inside the bus to the extent that the other passengers were thinking he was mad. He told the bus driver to stop and that he wanted to drop. A lot of people in the bus insulted him including the driver for delaying them because they would have to wait till they get another passenger before the bus could move. Out of the driver’s annoyance, 200naira was deducted from the fee returned to him.
But he never mind.
With his travelling bag, he chattered a bike to take him to XYZ.
On getting there, he was directed to the branch manager who welcomed him, handled over his forms to him and discussed his salary with him, telling him he would be earning 180,000 naira basic salary + allowances + free staff quarters + official car.
Paul was so happy, he was delighted that God eventually turned back his captivity and returned his lost glory unto him. He went straight to his pastor to share the testimony with him. His pastor helped him with the forms to be filled by dignitaries from the church.
Paul resumed work the following week, he packed into his new apartment and his car key was handed over to him.
He drove to visit his friends the following month to share the testimony with them. His friends were amazed by what they saw
in paul. His new look, his radiance, his workplace, his official car and his salary. They couldn’t believe paul would make it in life.
Paul led his friends to christ and they were born again and became christians.
Exactly 6months after there converts, they got promotions at their workplaces that had been due to them for a long time. The 3 friends were happy and returned all glory to almighty God.
Paul got married to a God fearing lady in his church and he was blessed with children.

*****THE END*****

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