Amidst Temptation Episode 4

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We had fellowship that Wednesday, it was the first since resumption and I greeted persons I hadn’t seen since the holidays, as I greeted Sister Diana, I looked up and met the eyes of our president Martins, I looked down quickly not wanting him to see my blush, I had developed a stupid crush on him since we started working together, well he was really good looking and a Christian, most sisters wanted God to speak to him on their behalf. Whenever he preached, I paid full attention with butterflies in my stomach, it seemed he had noticed me too because we were very close but I didn’t want to assume, he was nice to everyone. He had reached me as I tried to arrange the offering

” Sister Emilia, how nice to see you again”

“Yeah me too..did you gel your hair?”

“You noticed..well just something my sister was trying on me..how does it look”

“Well.. good..she did a great job”

“I guess am her model..she’s into hair products”

“Ok, good thing she doesn’t even have to pay you to market her business” He chuckled revealing a dimple on his left cheek and butterflies started again, he got serious

”I wanted to speak to youth concerning the bus project..we could call a meeting with the excos so we can full deliberate on it”

“Well of course.. Would arrange it..say Saturday”

“That’s ok..how was the hols?”

“Great..kind of long”

“What..it was short for me..what with the presidential work to come back to.. I needed the break”

“Are you complaining?”

“Gods work.. No way” Diana came to ask him about something and he excused himself and left..I stared after him ..maybe he was the one..maybe not..but I really enjoyed talking with him.

Serena wasn’t able to make it that Wednesday but swore she’d come the next. I was really excited for her to come to church. We wrote the test on Friday of that week, I didn’t do so well as the questions seemed difficult but I hoped the result came out well.

“I don’t know why you insist on me coming to the party, I d be a total nuisance, I can’t dance, socialize.. or dress up” I said for the upteeth time to Serena who didn’t want to give up, we just came out from the library

“I just want you to be there..its my brothers birthday.. the only sibling I got and I want you to meet him hes heard so much about you”

“What did you tell him?”

“That you are a Christian..and beautiful” I rolled my eyes

“can’t go.I do hope you have fun..send my regards”

“So what would you be doing Friday night?”

“Don’t know..prepping for a meeting on Saturday” she stared at me incredulously

“Fine if you don’t come..I won’t follow you on Wednesday”

“What..you already promised.”

“Its only fair you do me a favour back”

“Well I’m still not going” I said I tossed on my bed that night wondering if I was being too set in my ways..Serena won’t come to fellowship because I refused to go for her party, who knows if she ll be convicted there, it was confusing and a difficult decision to make, I prayed and asked God to guide me, by the next morning I had made my decision.. Rebecca was fully against it

”Do you know what would happen if any of our classmates sees you in a party?..see its a trap ok..Serena can skip fellowship all she likes..once won’t change her anyway, I don’t like where this is going” she said

“Fine I understand your concern but..I just feel I should go..its no biggy.. God is with me..”

“Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you”

There was something about me..once I’ve made a decision there was no talking me out of it..I don’t know if I had done otherwise instead how my life would have turned out but it was the one decision that changed my life.

TBC