GOD is good.
It’s a new SEASON.
And I have a new SONG.
I remember almost too clearly, this time about 10 years ago.
I was through with secondary school, and seriously stressing over gaining an admission into the University.
Nigerians living in Nigeria, can relate to this.
First, I had to sit for the “Almighty” University Matriculation Exam known as JAMB, which I thankfully passed at one sitting, after much prayers…lol.
Next came the Post-UME exam (to streamline the number of candidates applying to a particular institution). My dad traveled with me and we spent the night at a Family friend’s place.
On the day of the exam, I was so nervous on seeing the THOUSANDS of candidates that came from all over the country for it.
I kept praying and praying and praying…lol.
We Nigerians pray about anything and everything, because every Success is a Breakthrough, be it Academic, Marital or Financial.
To cut the story short, I was admitted that year (although for a different course than I applied for), but I was thrilled nonetheless and so was my family.
It was as if I’d won a LOTTERY…lol.
Again, only in Nigeria.
Anyway, I had to move to a new city which was a whole new experience for my “young and naive” self, especially those first few weeks on campus.
I literally gawked at everything happening around me, exhibiting the typical “Freshers’ Syndrome” 😂
So Many Fears.
How will I cope with this or that? I thought.
But not only did I survive, I thrived. The rest, they say is History.
10 years later, I find myself in a similar situation but on a grander scale.
My dream of getting a HOUSE JOB finally came to pass. And I feel like a “Fresher” all over.
I had to move to a new city, and leave everyone dear to me (Family, Friends, Church) several miles behind.
My parents are the real MVP.
They were as involved now as they were then. They took the pain to get the necessary contacts to ensure I settle down on time.
While I’m emotional about the big move, I’m thankful for this opportunity and I anticipate all the adventures that come with it.
Thanks to everyone that prayed, advised or encouraged me while I was “hunting” for a job..lol.
Your prayers have been ANSWERED.
God bless you!
So the song for this season:
You’re Love, You’re Light, You’re LORD over everything.
And here’s one of my favorite scriptures of all times:
“I rely on your constant love; I will be glad, because you will rescue me. I will sing to you, O LORD, because you have been good to me.”
(Psalms 13:5-6 GNB)
– The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People (Stephen R. Covey)
– Understanding the Purpose and Power of Men (Myles Munroe)
– The Meaning of Marriage (Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller)
– The Purpose driven Life (Rick Warren)
“When you get what you want, be sure you want what you get.”
This is my Story. This is my Song…lol.
Naija Housejob wahala has finally started.
There’s so much to do and to learn. And these first few days have been challenging.
But I know God will order my steps and grant me the wisdom to deal with every circumstance that comes along.
So just in case I am MIA, know that I’m in that phase of life where I am barely trying to place one foot in front of the other.
I know that this too will pass.
Again God is good.
Cheers to a great November,