Imitation Honey

by James Yeku

So, I have been complaining about how expensive natural honey is for purchase around my new space. I am trying not to do sugar again jere. My belly is gradually taking shape.

Anyway, been buying honey since I moved here but also been looking out for a cheaper option.

Then my wife went to the store last week and was so happy to have seen a really cheap one. It was Father’s Day. She would add to the awesome coup she had planned with Iwalewa.  She was sure.

Alas, when she showed me what she bought, we both were taken aback. On the bottle was written imitation honey.

What! They even had the guts to add “the buzz without the bee.” What kind of honey can be produced by another creature?  Imitation honey, bawo! That’s new.

I tasted it and behold, it was sweeter than sugar. Sugar? Village people ooo! If I wanted sugar, why buy it na? We had at home.

Anyway the whole experience stayed with me and I woke up to it now.

Imitation honey is not honey.

A new place or face or flame may seem like your honey, but be careful it’s not just sugar looking to inflate your belly. If it’s not the honey you know, it’s not.

It may be a new job or house or car sef.

Sugar may be sweet, but honey is healthier for the future. Of your body.  Ever wondered why Jesus did not say you are the sugar of the earth?

But salt.

Don’t lose your saltiness guys. Salt preserves and cures too. Like salt, the healing value of honey is uncontestable.

Don’t go for what looks like it because it seems cheaper and easier to get.

An imitation is always cheap. You will pay less money for it but pay more ultimately than you realize.

If you want the real deal God has for you, you need to pay a greater prize most times.

More selfless sacrifices  More love. Less you. More investments in the honey you have always treasured and known.

And it takes wisdom to not prefer sugar to honey.

My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.  Proverbs 24: 13–14.

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