Save Me! episode 15

By Ikumawoyi Toluwalase

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Episode fifteen
A person without self control is like a
City with broken-down walls….

-Proverbs 25:28

“What is happening here?” Mrs Botiri asked the duo, though the question was actually directed to the house maid who was standing half naked, trying to cover her self with a wrapper,
“I am finished!!!” she screamed, louder. Well she had just faced a great shocker in her life,she had caught her 16year old son sleeping with her housemaid.. Who was 7years older than he was, or maybe the reverse was the case.
None of the duo was expecting the presence of Jame’s parents in the house. Mrs Botiri was expected to still be in Dubai, while her husband should be on one of his trips to India for his medical check up. She had arrived and when there was no one to welcome her, she went to the maid’s room and found no one, then she proceeded to her son’s room only to find him under her house maid, doing the most despicable act ever.
Its not Nne’s fault too. The entire episode that led to that very day started 9years before. James was still a little boy and he hardly did anything than wake up from bed. The maid bathed him, clothed him, took him to school too. His parents were never around. His father, a civil engineer with various trips from one part of the country to another, while his mother, a jewelry dealer. She was either in Dubai or one of those countries abroad, and when she was in Nigeria she was practically in her shop, or attending one party or another. James never knew his parents except on Christmas and easter..
Nne his maid, suddenly became attracted to him, as a result of the heartbreak she had from her boyfriend.. He was bathing James on a Saturday morning and they were all alone in the big mansion, when she suddenly had the urge to touch him sexually. The naked little boy was standing in front of her unperturbed all he wanted was a bathe so that he could resume his sleeping mode again… She went ahead with her urge, and James who didn’t understand it, just felt the little tingly effect that came with it, he didn’t ask any questions as he thought it was a new way to bathe him.
Soon it became a routine for Nne to touch his manhood when she was bathing for him, then she graduated to taking her bathe with him and encouraging him to also touch her inappropriate manners….
This act became more frequent, and the little boy who seemed to enjoy the touching her part of it, became curious and wanted to know more, so when he was 10 and in jss1 she introduced him to pornography, they would watch the video clips together and practiced the various acts together,
James became more experienced when his classmates told him about their various escapades with girls, well he was fellowship member in his secondary due to the influence of his best friend, so he certainly couldn’t share his home experience with anyone, he kept it a secret. By jss3, his parents moved him to the boarding school, he was angry, he protested for days, but it didn’t have any effect because there was no one to protest to, all they had to do was pay his bills and take him to school. He soon resulted in masturbation as a mode of replacing Nne his house maid although he missed her. He never spent a second in school as soon as it was holiday … He was home to satisfy his sexual urge with her, this continued for years, while Nne who thought she had him under her influence threw caution to the wind and slept in his room at all times…
On that day before they were caught, she was tired and just finished her period. James had pestered her, haven waited for her to finish her menstruation period. They had started their usual act, when the door flung open revealing their secret to Mrs Botiri…
Nne did not spend the night in that house, she was sacked and sent away.. James was not cautioned or dealt with, she even ignored the fact that her son was involved in the act, she blamed the maid stating she must have seduced him…
James couldn’t take it anymore, he watched pornography and became a regular porn subscriber. The only time he was not on a pornography website was when his friends were around, and none of them knew about his sexual addiction. Who would know? he knew the bible and was good at teaching the scriptures, but he had a dual life…
His short journey in UNIBEN before crossing to OAU was full of various escapades. He took his time to sleep with various girls, he enjoyed every bit of it… But as soon as he got to OAU, his “bad lifestyle” changed, he had to fit in to his friends’ mode of life, he was not a bit born again, and he still secretly masturbated, he lusted after ladies, and all he practiced was activities…
“Hello Tola, am sorry I was asleep” James lied to the beautiful young damsel standing him front of him, he was busy with his laptop watching a new pornography video he had just downloaded, he couldn’t hear her knocks because he had earpiece in his ears, it was Joseph’s call that made him realise someone was at the door…
“Thanks pastor James, you are looking fresh ohh” Tola replied him. She was clad in a pink inner singlet covered with a white jacket and a short white skirt just a little above her knee..
“This girl is sexy ohh, God abeg save me from this temptation” James silently said to himself as the young girl went straight to the bed and lied on it, she soon went to the kitchen and fixed for herself indomie noodles. After she was done eating, she picked up Joseph’s laptop to watch some movies before sleeping off on the bed.
“Hey!! See this sexy legs, chai…. How I wish I can touch them, wait! who says I can’t, by the way she is asleep na! “James give yourself brain, this is Joseph’s protegee” “Abegii, protegee ko, protegee ni, is it prot├⌐g├⌐e that will dress this provocatively to her mentor’s house, and sleep like this with all her thighs exposed on her mentor’s bed, something must be between both of them, and I am interested in being a part of it.” James thought to himself, as he grinned and smiled wickedly, he stood up from the table where he was watching the movie on his laptop, and tiptoed to where Tola was. He had a second thought as to him touching her, but he immediately swung into action as he made movements, touching her legs to her thighs. His actions woke her up…
“Pastor James what are you doing?” the shocked and confused girl asked him…
“Shhh, why are you behaving as if you are innocent, c’mon, it wont take long, lie flat jare.” he commanded the girl.
“Leave me alone sir!” she screamed as she tried to struggle with James who was trying hard to get through her clothes.
The door flung open as Joseph appeared at the door and as if he was mad, he pounced on James, and gave him the beating of his life, while Tola, quickly picked up her bag which she dropped on the table and ran out of the room.
Joseph soon stopped beating James who was already bleeding. James stood up and cleaned himself up. As soon as Joseph left the room, he knew he had created more damage to himself… His reputation as a fellowship executive, his friendship was all gone down the drain in few minutes of seeking justification for his fleshy desires…
“Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires…. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace…. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to GodΓÇÖs law, nor can it do so…. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God…. You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ…. But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness…. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you…. Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligationΓÇöbut it is not to the flesh, to live according to it… For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live….For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God… The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, ΓÇ£Abba, Father.ΓÇ¥ The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are GodΓÇÖs children.” James listened as the preacher on the radio read Romans chapter 8 verses 5 to 16 out loud to his ears. He knew that verse too well but he never paid serious attention to it, though he taught it during his hall meetings, it never made any meaning to him…. He was in a deep mess, he needed to be saved,

“Please save me, am drowning deep in this sea of sin, save me lord, am ready for an encounter with you.” James cried, his eyes releasing tears in maximum quantity. The bus he boarded at Ojota was not yet full, so he cried right there…. Everything changed for him…

“Everything changed for me, I couldn’t trust any man, I had the same thought for every man that walked up to me, I believed all they wanted was my body, I kept that incident as a secret, I didn’t even tell my mentor.” Tola said, after she listened to James story. Funmilayo too had joined them while they were talking…
“I am really sorry Tola, I wish I could turn the hands of time, I wish… “James said with his eyes in tears. There were a lot of things he needed to fix…
“Its fine pastor James” Tola said, seeing James as he bumped to the stranger, brought back a very scary memory for her, and she had screamed at him. She had turned back to run when James held her hand, and said “Tola please wait, just give me few minutes to explain myself.”
Maybe Tola was not the only one who needed to hear his story, Funmilayo too needed to know his hidden past. And when he was done narrating it, she looked at him and smiled.
“Tola, all I could ask is for you to forgive him…. I understand what he went through though mine was different, but I could remember while praying for my spouse, and the Holy Spirit said all things works together for good to them that love God and are called according to his purpose. Now I understand. I went through similar challenges and I quite understand him now.” Funmi finally said.
“I have forgiven him a long time ago, I think all I need to do, forget the incident having understood why it happened, and thank pastor James for telling me your story,I have learnt a lot from it.” she said as she stood up and went back to her brother’s hospital room…
James looked at Funmilayo asked “Will Joseph be able to forgive me?”.

To be continued…

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