So our guest blogger Daniel Idiabor has something to share, enjoy!
It feels like a dream right now.
Its been four years since it all started, and now am better for it.
I can definitely say that all that happened was to ease my becoming a better person.
At the level I am now I could say I have been through hell and high waters and still am standing strong, and I can tell you that it was not all by my inherent abilities but all by the ever blazing Grace of my Father.
Alright already, having gotten you to this point of wondering what happen, let me let you in on the gist:
Like I said earlier it all started four years ago when I left Senior Secondary School ,with a sense of assurance like every Secondary School leaver that I will be admitted into the university immediately or at least the year after, well it didn’t turn out that way .
I wrote J.A.M.B (an examination body responsible for organizing examination that qualifies a candidate for admission into a university) 3 TIMES before realizing I was on the wrong path in life. After this experience, as someone sold out to God I started asking questions.
****In life there’s nothing like wrong answers, just wrong questions. When you ask the right questions you get the right answers.
Questions like “am I on the right path in life?” “what am I on earth for?” “what is my PURPOSE on earth?”
These questions lead me to discover that:
Every person is created for a particular PURPOSE and no one is an accident or a mistake, everything was on PURPOSE and for a PURPOSE.
This lead to the beginning of a relationship in my life that has been a major contribution to my growth as an individual, I am talking about the relationship between my father and mentor Mr Noah Toluleke (THE PURPOSE CENTRE). He took me through the school and lessons of PURPOSE that made me realize that I was on the wrong path . It would be incomplete if I don’t mention the immense contribution of my Pastor, Pastor Kingsley, his teachings and testimony of how he got his admission to school which inspired me to have faith and hold on, with utmost confidence that I would get my desired result.
I was a science student in Secondary School and I wanted to be a Medical doctor solely because that was what my parents thought was the right path for me.
****In life no one can discover you Purpose for you. Your job is not to decide your Purpose but to DISCOVER it by asking your Creator, just the same way the best person to tell you how to use your BlackBerry phone is the manufacturer of BlackBerry.
After going through the PURPOSE school I rediscovered myself and discovered that I was more art inclined and not science and had to follow this new-found right path for my life.
This required a change of course in the university and re sitting for WAEC and NECO . I had to go back to Secondary School and prepare for subjects I never did before.This was not too challenging but convincing my parent was the real deal.After long series of talk, they finally agreed based on the truth that God’s PURPOSE must stand.I got a lot of support, counsel and direction from my mentor, this made it easier to handle the situation in all.
****I can’t dispute the place of a mentor or father in the life of anyone who wants to succeed. Their presence in your life just makes things easy in the journey of life. Without a mentor you will go astray, and without a father you can’t see farther.
I wrote WAEC that year instead of NECO,against my mentor’s advice and it cost me another year, although I did very well in my JAMB and POSTJAMB and got admitted into the University of Lagos (UNILAG). I failed mathematics due to the mistake I made.
****Your mentor isn’t someone whose advice you ignore,he is someone whose advice you take, truth is that most times you might not understand the things they tell you to do, but just do it anyway,after you see the result you will the understand.
Yeah so I had to chill again for another year, did I mention that its is the fourth year after secondary school. I wrote NECO and had to take JAMB for the fifth time, this time everything worked out well.I passed JAMB and the POSTJAMB.
My name is the fourth name on the admission list of UNILAG for creative arts, and now I am a genuine student of UNILAG.
I faced some challenges but will mention a few and how I overcame them,
- I had to deal with pressure from my family to continue with the ‘pursuit of Medicine’. Such pressure will arise if you want to do God’s purpose,since I understood how frustrated I would be if I neglect God’s purpose I stood on God’s will and He eventually had His way.
- I had to deal with the fact that it took a long time to get into a university, but I didn’t put my life on hold because I did not get admitted in time.I improved other areas of my life, especially the gift I discovered I had, like Speaking, Acting and Service. I was always told any anyone that cared to listen/ask that I am a student of UNILAG even when at that time the physical reality was yet to be. I also started two businesses, a Laundry and dry cleaning outfit and a Food & Beverage business.These has helped to prepare me for university even more.
- I had to deal with the temptation to get involved in examination malpractice,but knowing who I represent (God), and knowing what is right and what is not I refused. It contributed to my not doing well in maths the second time, but the third time I still didn’t cower in fear to conform based on my previous experience, I still stood for what is right and I came out of it victorious.
I dare you to stand what’s right today, and trust God absolutely and completely and I’m certain He won’t let you down. Don’t you ever believe the lie that if you can’t beat them join them, you can stand out and they will eventually join the team right.
It does not matter what you are going through now, with God you will definitely come out if the Champ, I am not certain of the outcome without God, but with God it is certain you will win. Though it might take a while, I had to wait 2 years after discovering my path to get admitted, but it did not mean that God was not going to honor His word, so it doesn’t matter how long it has taken, God is always on time,hold on, you will end up victorious.
I want to specially invite you to a seminar on Monday 6th October 2014.It’s a public holiday so…I know I will see you there.Its going down in David’s Christian Centre Victory Dome behind PHCN office,Fatgbems bus stop,Amuwo Odofin, Lagos and its tagged ‘School is for lazy people ‘.
Thank you and Keep on Excelling.