Day 7: Seyifunmi

The year 2019 has been a great year, a year of awakening and of great lessons, that has changed my perspective in various aspects of life.

The central lesson for me this year was trust – trusting God completely. In the last days of 2018, I discovered Luke 1 verse 45 – ‘Blessed is she who has believed that the LORD would fulfil HIS promises to her!’ (NIV). It seemed like God was speaking to me personally. At this time, I had just returned from Benin-city (where I did my National Youth Service) and was seeking employment. So I chose to stick to this scripture and indeed, it has been my anchor this year.

Another lesson that I learnt is that opportunities may come laced with challenges. I got an offer of employment on December 31st (while in church), to resume on January 2nd. I was elated but soon realised that there was a challenge regarding where to live, as I needed to be more proximal to my new workplace. I thank God for intervening at this time through wonderful family members and friends, who helped me till I got my own place.

I realized that having true friends means being a true friend. One of my major requests to God for this year was to develop meaningful friendships (like the kind between Mary and Elizabeth as seen in Luke 1 verse 36-45). God’s grace helped me improve the quality of my interactions with my older friends. I have also met and bonded with new people, and I am grateful for the gift of friends. Additionally, I have learnt to bear the burdens of others (Galatians 6 verse 2).

This year, I learnt to be a proper adult. Many times, I had to be responsible for myself and others, taking major decisions quickly without the luxury of consulting another adult. Living in Lagos can make adulting more stressful. I remember a nasty experience I had with some officials once after walking across a major road despite an overhead bridge in sight. They wanted to take me to court (as it is a punishable offence, lol); initially I was arguing but I quickly started pleading when I realized arguing was not going to help me. I eventually parted away with some money as a fine. Now, I am a law abiding citizen and I always use the pedestrian bridge. Make sure you do so too!

In all, it’s been a wonderful year. My hopes for the new year? I hope for a better Nigeria, to improve in every aspect of life, and to make a formidable impact in this world for God’s glory. I encourage everyone to trust absolutely in God for the best things in the new year, and to also work towards getting them.

Cheers to a great 2020!


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