“ HIM, HER& I”
( A Love Triangle)
©️Opeyemi Ojerinde Akintunde.

“You look good today as always” Bro Kennedy said, but his words meant something else in my ears. It felt like the sound of a fly perching around.

“ Thanks…” I said but my neck was stretching itself to get a good look at Mmesoma and Papa. They were having a good laugh…

“ I know I may not be as attractive as Papa and other brothers in the fellowship but I am a good guy!” He said with a dry smile making an attempt to be funny, but the mention of Papa caught my attention…

“ You were saying?” I asked

“ Never mind.. I am just trying to say the right thing to make up for the last time, but I guess I am not good at petty talks. I just want to apologize for the last time, you touched an aspect of my life that causes me pain, that was why I reacted that way. You see my parents never see eye to eye on issues.

My home is a constant battle field and guess the phrase I hear in my house on a daily basis… “If not that you were the will of God for my life, why on earth will I marry someone like you…You are not even my type.” That has been the phrase that rules my home. I had to ask my mum what that meant and she told me that she and my father grew up in the same church, they both had people who they were dating , but all of a sudden, someone in the church saw a vision which he told my father. The vision was that my mother who he never loved was the perfect will of God for my father.

Sis Timi, Going through the hatred filled atmosphere between my parents in my home made me make a vow that I was not going to get married based on some vision. I was going to look for a woman who I loved in the Christian fold who was a genuine child of God. I have searched through my Bible and I didn’t see where it was written that a man had a dream and God showed him the wife, but I read in the Bible where Abraham asked his servant to go look for a wife for his son among his own people. The servant had prayed for God to grant him Favour and there among Abraham’s people he found Rebecca. Therefore Sis Timi, My God’s Will is me praying ahead of time for God to lead me to the right sister in the household of faith who I naturally will be attracted to.

Sis Timi, I have been praying since I was 15 years old for God to direct me to the right woman and I must tell you, you are the First Lady my heart tells me is THE ONE.” Bro Kennedy said and for those few minutes I was attentive.

Hmm… We were somehow alike because it was actually my parents’ marriage that made me actually crave for the perfect will of God.

“ Bro Kennedy, I am sorry for how I acted the last time, I have listened to your philosophy about marriage, but just like you, I also have a terrible home courtesy of my parents. Unlike your parents, my mother married my father who was an unbeliever and the phrase that is repeated on the lips of my mother is “I should have married the will of God for my life, I married you out of love but all you give me in this house is hatred.”.
Bro Kennedy, my mother had been told that a certain man was the will of God for her life, but she had married my father out of love . Unfortunately for her since my father was not born again, he never gave her peace, so you see why I am so crazy about hearing from God, I don’t plan to go through the torture my mother went through…”

“ Sis Timi, what if the Original Will of God of your mother had died, would she have remained single all her life?” Bro Kennedy asked out of the blues

“ No… she would have married someone else, maybe a permissive will”

“ What if the PERMISSIVE WILL refuses to marry your mum, would she have remained single?” Bro Kennedy asked again

“ No… Bro Kennedy… What is your point?” I said as I was getting impatient at his analysis. From where I stood I saw Papa punching Mmesoma’s number on his phone…

“ Sister Timileyin, my point is, not everyone has the gift of visions and dreams or hearing from God. The Will of God is for us to be equally yoked with believers, I guess that is where your mother missed it. She married outside of God. Also, that you see a person in your revelation as the will of God Does not mean when you get married your home will be 100% fun. You will still have issues. Therefore, I believe God’s ultimate will is for His children is to be equally yoked with themselves. All this talk of perfect WILL and permissive WILL tend to bring a lot of confusion. As long as, I am genuinely saved and have the Holy Spirit in me, I can prayerfully find a sister in the household of faith who we can work together in agreement to build a Godly home. The Bible states that whoever Finds a WIFE finds a good thing, and obtains Favour from the Lord… The Bible did not state that whoever that sees a vision ….Sis Timi, I am to find a wife under the supervision of the HolySpirit” I realized Bro Kennedy was about to start another Bible study….

“ Ok, Bro Kennedy, I understand your point, but unfortunately I already have someone in the household of faith God has impressed in my heart that I can spend the rest of my life with…” I said in a bid to dismiss him but it did not work…

“ So I don’t stand a chance? Why don’t you give me a chance to be your friend and get to know me. I might be better than this other person..” He said with a plea in his eyes

“ Better or what did you just say?, Bro Kennedy you are not even close to the person. The person is the full package, Spirituality, Looks, Dressing and a good sense of humor. In all I have mentioned, you don’t possess any of it…”

“ I could work better at it, if that’s what the person has over me… I really like you Sis Timi…” Bro Kennedy said as he used his hard hands to touch me. I wondered what kind of body cream he was using. Papa had the softest skin ever, he was always with his hand lotion.

“ Bro Kennedy please, I don’t like brothers touching me…” I said though I knew deep down it was a big lie. I was always longing for Papa to touch my chubby cheeks whenever he was teasing me…

“ I am sorry…” Bro Kennedy said

“ Bro Kennedy to be very honest and not to waste your time, I am already in a relationship with someone, it’s just on the low key, so I suggest you look elsewhere in the household of faith.” I said and this time I walked away from him before he said anything else.

“ Mmesoma, Mmesoma!” I shouted Mmesoma’s name from a distance indicating it was time to leave, rather I got a shocking reply…

“ You can go, I will catch up with you. I can find my way back to the hostel” She said and continued her conversation with Papa.

All eyes were on me, especially the sisters I had cleared off my path in Papa’s life. They were obviously watching the movie and waiting to see my reaction….

I did the most noble thing, I took my Bible and headed back to the hostel….

“ Can I walk you down to the hostel” I heard the annoying voice of Brother Kennedy behind me and all I wanted to scream at the top of my voice was what was written in Matt 16:23….


( A Love Triangle)
©️Opeyemi Ojerinde Akintunde

“Could I have misheard God?, Could Bro Kennedy be God’s Will for me” I thought as I walked back to the hostel. Bro Kennedy was walking side by side. He refused going back when I told him I was fine. I just noticed he was silently walking by me.

When he got to my hostel, I appreciated him for the walk.

I sat back on my bed and asked myself why I felt Papa was the will of God…

“ I heard God…..” I said to myself.

I opened my Bible and it flipped on it’s own to where Eve was created for Adam.

“ En… En..Exactly I was made for Him!” I stood up again and danced before the Lord again.

For the next 30 minutes while I awaited Mmesoma’s arrival, I fantasized as usual about my future with Papa. I saw that we were going to have 3 boys and 1 girl.

Mmesoma eventually came in after about 45 minutes.

“ Hey!” Mmesoma said

“ Hi!” I said…

I could see she was all smiles, as she was getting set to have her bath, I engaged her in petty talks, then suddenly I said…

“ So….?” I asked teasingly

“ So What?” She asked

“ I noticed a particular brother was punching your number on his phone and I guess he was the one you spent the last 45 minutes with..”

“ Oh the brother that you referred to as Papa?” Mmesoma asked

“Yesssssss..” I Said again

“ Ok? what about Him?” Mmesoma asked

“ Will he be a good catch?” Trying to be an investigator.

“ A good catch? Who is catching who?” She asked smiling…

“ I mean.. at least your first time in church, is there anyone you have your eyes on…” I asked, still pushing for words. I was gradually becoming a full blown manipulator.

“ Yes!” Mmesoma replied

“ Who?” I asked with heart beating fast

“ Jesus!” She said dashing my hopes…

“ Timi… Like seriously? Is that what goes on in your fellowship… Girls looking for good catches?… You didn’t ask me if i found the message impacting… Babe, I don’t chase guys, Guys chase me, because I chase God.”

“ Hmm… Spiritual sister…” I said teasing her

“ I have a target and I must reach my target!”

“ Really?, What target?”

“ I have the kind of man I want… I want a Very Spiritual man, who is burning for the Lord. A man who genuinely Loves God, Because If a man doesn’t love God, he cannot love me . I need a man who is passionate about serving the Lord. The day I cried unto the Lord telling Him, this was the kind of man I wanted, A woman I had never met in my life said something to me that never left me. She was seated next to me in church with her beautiful family.
After service, she asked me for few minutes of my time…

“ I am very sorry for this, but I couldn’t help but hear your prayer. “ she had said

“ I am sorry for disturbing with my loud voice” I said shyly

“ Not a problem, but I don’t know if this advice of mine will help you in any way…”

“Ok? I am all ears…”

“ God will only give you the type of person you are… If you want a Spiritual giant, be the Spiritual giant. God can not be mocked whatever you sow you will reap and I kept hearing you say “God, let the man you have ordained for me from the beginning when you created me locate me… Sister, there is no such thing… God has given us all, individual plain slates to have the kind of life we choose to have. Let’s say there is truly one man ordained for you like it is popularly believed and preached, What if the man is a total unbeliever, What if he turns out a criminal, Will God your father who knows you are burning for Him allow you to marry a criminal all in the name of “He is the one, I have created you to marry.”

No Sister! God is not a wicked God…Please sister, God will give you a man just like you. All those qualities you have been praying to see in your future husband, begin to work on it first in your life” The beautiful woman had said…

Mmesoma narrated passionately and she continued…

“ Timi, She was 100% right because the moment I started working on my spiritual life and started growing in the Lord, the type of brothers approaching me changed. Irresponsible boys with no future ambition ceased calling me. Rather brothers with the fear and love for God were the one pursuing me..”

“ Hmm… so why haven’t you settled down with any of them…” I asked

“ Well, let’s say I haven’t found the one who my heart clicks with…You know Timi, When God created Adam, He gave him the options of picking any of the animals as his companion, but even though they were good animals, Adam didn’t find the one his heart clicked with. I believe that was when and why God had to create another option for him. When Adam saw the new being that had been created, his heart clicked and he knew this was the right companion. I believe if Adam had rejected Eve as a companion, God might have gone ahead to create another being…. So you see, God gives us the opportunity to choose who we want as companions, but our level of spirituality and lifestyle will determine who we attract “ Mmesoma said and I felt God was speaking to me.

“ Having said that… My heart doesn’t click with Papa, instead I like the Spiritual insight that brother that was speaking with you had on Brokeness and humility…”

“ Which brother?” I asked as It didn’t immediately register. Oh! Bro Kennedy

“ Bro Kennedy!” I asked very alarmed at anyone making reference to Bro Kennedy when discussing brothers…

“ Yes! I think that is his name.. I will definitely love to sit and discuss Scriptures with him… He must have some depth. I love the way he was passionately discussing the Scriptures …” Mmesoma said laughing as she walked towards the bathroom to take her bath…

Bro Kennedy! Yuck!. I had goosebumps all over my body.

“You have a text message!” Mmesoma’s phone beeped and the automated computer voice said.

“Timi, please help me check the message and please read it aloud.” Mmesoma said

I was shocked when I saw the ID “Papa fellowship”. My heart was pounding fast as I opened the text message folder.

“ It was a delight speaking to you, this is not to flatter you but I must say, you are a mobile transformer, in just 30 minutes of speaking to you, you had quoted over 15 Scriptures… I need someone like you around me to challenge and charge me up..Hoping to see more of you Sis Mmesoma. From Papa. I hope you saved my number, because I hope to disturb you very often. Stay blessed and have a good night…”

I read out the text message, but I knew I was not the one reading but a Ghost because I was long dead… Papa was already falling for Mmesoma…My perfect will was falling for Mmesoma and Mmesoma liked Bro Kennedy’s Spiritual depth…

Strange world!