It was a normal Friday, I couldn’t understand why I had so much Joy in my heart while my face was depicting something different. In my head i knew I ought to be sad, believe me, it was justifiable I had already planned out the day, I wasn’t going to pick anyone’s call, I mean from people who would ask me anything to do with graduation.
I was already on defense mode considering I wore my favorite royal Blue Coat as seen HERE , nobody was not going to mess up with me I exclaimed dashing out of the house, you know Nairobi traffic..
The previous day my mum had asked me about our school’s graduation date and I remember my response made her not to ask any more questions, it wasn’t a bad response per se you know those one sentence response you give someone to avoid the talk?
I was hurting badly only God understood me, the “why me”phrase was the order of the day. The First call I received from the office was from my colleague, the words that she spoke, moved me to tears, at first I thought she was being sarcastic when she told me that I was supposed to be seated at the graduation grounds( she likes being sarcastic) but the moment she told me she had evidence, I knew that i had to head to her office as fast as I could.
One of our colleague lets call her Tracy whom we were with in the same University was also graduating but I didn’t know what it had to do with me graduating since this other colleague had called me to show me Tracy’s text saying that my name was in the graduation booklet, I still couldn’t believe had to call her several times just to confirm if the text was true , long story short, I was meant to have sat on the graduation square, THIS WAS A MIRACLE!!
To be honest I never expected to graduate this year, considering that the school’s Admin had told me I was late in handing over my attachment report which we had submitted 2 years ago and they were saying it got lost, (challenges of studying in a public Uni)plus I wasn’t sure if i would pass a certain unit, to a point i just had to confirm what grade i got on that specific unit, I was amazed that i got a B.
You see when God says “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” .Isaiah 55:8 Trust Him fully.The words that kept ringing in my mind were “this is your time” and indeed God came through.
What I learnt is never give up easily in whatever situation, I had given up too quickly, just when God was acting. The road will never be easy, but God cannot bring you from a far place to leave you, so collect yourself from the ground of pity, ask for Wisdom to tackle what is ahead.
To some, this post may seem as just a normal thing, but I can witness the hand of God, God moving in my life when I had lost all hope, in regards to education, to a point I wanted to embark in a fast because the circumstances that followed my life regarding education was abnormal. Can you imagine missing out two graduations? and it is not because you have just failed one or two units but due to missing marks? To an extent, your parents start questioning whether indeed you are in school? To me, this was a miracle which I never expected. If you are going through the same thing, just know there’s a God whom you can lean on, He will never leave nor forsake you, keep yielding into His promises and you will discover what you never expected. Even if His promises shall tarry continue serving Him with your all, after all, He is our creator and storms are there to increase our faith.
In Matthew 7:24–27,2 Jesus tells a parable3 that compares and contrasts two builders: one wise and one foolish.4 He emphasizes how critical it is to have a strong foundation. The use of a building metaphor should not surprise us; Jesus was a carpenter. As part of the firm of Joseph and Sons in Nazareth, He had built the furniture that people put into their homes and He had probably built some of the homes as well. Jesus knew the difference between a solid house and a shoddy one.5 However, this story is not just for architects, carpenters, and contractors. It is for you and me. Building a house is simply an analogy for building a life. The point is this: You are building a life and the foundation you choose is the most important feature of your life. In the verses that follow, Jesus provides two options for building your life. Either Build your life on the strong foundation (Mathew 7:24–25). Or Destroy your life on the wrong foundation (7:26–27) – Lesson via Bible org
So as you are on campus or that dream Job, place your foundation right, I wasn’t serious at some point with my education, never placed my priorities right but now I know, Don’t make the mistake, place your priorities right.
I believe that whatever I went through maybe was to help someone somewhere along the way…
Esther 4:14 “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”