The Ahimaaz story!
The story was told of a man, who got out very early on a Saturday morning, to quickly go and relay a message he eavesdropped a night before. This man was enthusiastic about relating the message to the other party because it seemed like an urgent need for the other party.
Without mincing words, he got to the abode of the people who were in no expecting his arrival, he was gasping for breath, because he had ran heavily on foot to the place which was some few kilometres away from his place. On getting there, he discovered that the information which he thought he had, was only a mirage of the real news they were expecting. He was rejected and thus, got ashamed of himself for such a level of ignorance.
This reminds me of the story of a young man who did the same way as this man. So I have been careful to write this for us as a lesson. It is our young friend Ahimaaz. Ahimaaz is a character in the Bible in the time of the reign of King David at the time when Absalom was in high haunt for the life of David, his father, military envoys were dispatched to ensure David’s safety and Absalom’s capture.
Without prolonging the narration of events, Absalom was killed of which the news was only known to Joab the commander and some few friends. It now remains; “who will go and deliver the news to the king?”
Joab had instructed an Ethiopian to deliver the message but Ahimaaz begged Joab that he wants to run and deliver the message to the king (David). It would have been easy to think Ahimaaz knew what to tell the king David-but No! What he knew was a clogged information without clarity. He even got to the king before the one who was actually sent. He got to the king’s presence but couldn’t deliver. When the Ethiopian got there, He delivered his message and it produced the right effect. (II Kings 18:19-32).
Many in the world are like Ahimaaz, running in life at a very high pace, cutting corners, treading rough paths only to arrive at the place of delivery (destiny) with no message to deliver.
We pursue many things, we desire progress, we always want to be on the run yet many have failed to discover that it is better not to run than to run with a high speed with no message to deliver to your generation.
It is my pain as i write seeing many youths, teenagers, not living their live as though they have a message. The bulk of the world’s population are only existing, while only few are truly living. I implore you live like Joab told Ahimaaz, “wait! When it is the right time, I will send you!”
You are on earth on assignment; you have a message and you are a message. Stop existing and start living! You can do this in just two steps;
Via God discovery through the person of Christ you get to discover yourself, “for it is in Him that we move, live and have our being…”
Remember, you have a message.
The Ahimaaz story!