‘What I ordered vs what I got’ happened to me – Emmanuela Mike-Bamiloye shares the lessons she learnt from her experience

Emmanuela Mike-Bamiloye, the wife of Damilola Mike-Bamiloye has shared her experience and the lesson she learnt from the popular trend of ‘What I ordered vs what I got’.

The picture of ‘what I ordered versus what I got’ is usually painted by the aggrieved customer with pictures of the advertised and delivered products placed side by side.

Usually, the delivered or actual product is presented as a shabby, inferior or second rate version of the advertised item

The mother of two took to her Instagram page to narrate how disappointed she was following an item an online vendor delivered to her which was far in quality of what was advertised. She further revealed how she dealt with the disappointment and the lessons she learnt from it.

In her words;

This “what you ordered vs what you got” scam is very real o. I recently ordered a coustom made good. The artisan who was to make it sent me the picture and asked if I liked it. I did and proceeded with ordering.

I spent the next couple of days anticipating it and even though he didn’t meet up with the deadline, he finally delivered.
When I saw it, my heart sank in disappointment. It was far from love at first sight. I asked him why it was different from the picture and his response, “the picture was photoshoped”.

“What?!” I couldn’t believe my ears. We spent the next couple of minute back and forth on what he did and didn’t do and he had to re-work on it.

Even though the final work wasn’t exactly what was in the picture, the only way I could manage what he did was when I took my mind off the initial picture.

I shared this story because it taught me a huge lesson. It was when I stopped looking at the original picture that the item began to look manageable and I stopped feeling bad. That’s because the original picture reminded me of the standard and how far it was from it.

Many people have gotten comfortable with the state of their lives because they have stopped looking at the original picture painted by God’s Word.

They’ve forgotten the standard of holiness God has set and have settled for a life or lukewarmness and even sin.

If you are in such a situation, God is reminding you to take your focus back to His picture (His Word), that’s His expectation for your life. He knows what He ordered and He will not accept anything less.

James 1:23-25 NIV
[23] Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror
[24] and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

[25] But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.”