Banana is a good fruit. It’s value to the body is enormous. However, if one accidentally steps on its peel, the instantaneous result could be really serious. The extent of seriousness too, cannot be predicted as it depends on how fast one “takes control of oneself” as soon as one steps on it. I have stepped on it before. It wasn’t a funny experience 🙂 So, I am probably talking from experience.
If you are a lover of banana, I am sorry to dissapoint you as my post is not all about bananas. “Banana peel” here, refers to any form of temptation which can lead to a down fall of a man after “stepping” (giving in) on it. This downfall knows no gender, race, economic or social status or age. The “banana peel” respects no one, not even a President of a country !!!
I got the strong urge to do this post, after watching a gospel film today, in which a notable Pastor “stepped on a banana peel.” He almost crash-landed if not for his instantaneous “self-control.” An ex-girlfriend of his suffaced from no where and almost tore his family and ministry into shreds. Luckily for him, he saw the “banana peel,” identified it as such, narrowly stepped on it and fought vigorously to prevent a “serious fall”
Sadly, unlike the Pastor, a lot of people today, some in very high places in business, govenment and the society, have come across the “banana peel” and refused to see it as such. The consequence was a GREAT FALL. Some, actually saw what looked like a “banana peel,” acted ignorantly, and then suffered a great fall. In both cases, a fall followed because they actually GAVE THEMSELVES over to the “banana peel.”
“Banana peels” usually come in very enticing forms. Why ? Because they are hard to resist. That is the where the problem really lies. Not being able to develop self control and discipline when these temptations comes is the reason behind the down fall of the victims. Of all the banana peels, the most powerful are money and sex !!! Related to money is material things. The love and the desire for these things is not the issue here, but the IMPATIENCE, GREED, LACK OF CONTENTMENT and COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR THE FEAR OF GOD that usually makes some people to go after them without self control and self discipline. This is where the the “fall” is likely !!!
So many people, including great men and women, have lost the respect, peace and status they once had. Some have even lost their lives, after taking a “glide” on the banana peel. Many more will definitely fall…..Why am I so sure? Well…because IMPATIENCE, GREED, LACK OF CONTENTMENT, COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR THE FEAR OF GOD will forever have “disciples” on earth 🙂
What do you think ?
But to you my friend, I say, beware of the banana peel !!!
Thanks for your time.
Food for thought: “Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way..” (Prov 1:24-31)
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