WHEN HEAVEN DELAYS

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     I remember questioning God, feeling sorry for myself, always omitting the fact that I was still in school at my age ,trying to catch up and taking up jobs during my holidays just so that I can meet up with the delay in my education. I hated meeting people back then, cos they’ll ask my most dreaded  question “so, where are you now?!” And I’ll have to explain that it’s not my fault first, before I reveal that I’m not in any higher institution.

     I began to feel like all the eligible guys were taking a pass on me, because I wasn’t in school ( now I just feel like saying to them all, “thank the hell out of y’all!!!!!!!!”). I never failed JAMB once, nor PUME, I just never got admitted. Boy I wish I knew not to fuss over anything then. I’m even more glad that I didn’t try to get in through illegal or dubious means, cos I’d have probably altered God’s plan by being impatientWhen it was God’s time, I didn’t even have to do anything but study, trust God & write the exams and my name came was in the 1st admission list.

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     Man will never understand God’s ways. If I had gotten admission right off secondary school I’d have wasted my life in school(I know this because of  my way of life at the time); but this beautiful divine delay made me meet the people that will have lasting influence in my life, especially my spiritual life. Now I can’t help but think of the way my life would have turned out if I had gotten admitted right away; first of all my grades would have sucked , but now I’m graduating with a 4.* CGPA; I’d have exhibited embarrassing youthful exuberance but I got in when I was mature enough.

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     My Brother/Sisters in Christ, please wear your “DIVINE DELAY” like a tag; because when the blessings comes, everything will make perfect sense. Don’t get impatient and try to structure your future if it means going against God’s will. God sees you, he hasn’t forgotten you but just wants you to be patient. With Admission, Child birth, Job, Marriage, Contracts, Clients or that big life-change event you’re waiting on him for. What he’s preparing for you is in line with the fulfillment of your destiny. 

It may be to cross paths (see 2Kings: 8:5) with someone that’s coming behind or protection from terrible lifestyle choices, I dunno! But I do know that it’s for a good reason. Why don’t you get busy instead, doing something that may be productive to the final big picture?! While you wait; learn a skill, discover yourself, connect with people, focus on your spiritual life.At the end of the day everything will make perfect sense.

     If I  had gotten admission and graduated as planned by the age of 20-21…I’d have probably felt too big to court my fiancé, because he was just getting his stuffs together at the time; but everything works together for our good. Look how I’m just rounding up and he’s just ready to settle. We celebrated our three years anniversary, my 25th birthday, my graduation & got engaged on the same day ( August 21st 2016)!

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WHEN HEAVEN DELAYS…BE PREPARED TO BE MIND BLOWN!

Bible References: 2 Peter 3 vs 9; Ecclesiastes 3 vs 1; Ecclesiastes 3 vs 11 

34 Responses
  • bride2mum
    August 28, 2016

    Beautiful!!!! You have got to share your story on my blog. all the best dear

  • cyril
    August 28, 2016

    There’s time for every purpose and everything on earth (ecc 3:1-8), it might not go exactly the way you’ve planned but trust me ; God got your back. See every delay as God preparing you for what is to come- believe me they are always good and not evil to give yoiu that great future you so much desire(Jeremiah 29:11). Stay calm God is at work!!!!!!!

  • Oma Oke
    August 28, 2016

    Thanks for sharing sis..it’s the beginning of greater….Though it may Tarry…..we’ll keep holding on to God

  • Dupe Sowunmi
    August 28, 2016

    Hi! I love your blog already! I can’t wait to read more posts.
    I remember being so anxious about my future, but gradually everything is falling into place and I can see God manifesting in my life daily, It truly pays to wait on the Lord.

    • promodesty
      August 28, 2016

      Hey Dupe, thank God we are learning to trust Him.
      Thanks again for your kind comment, please stay close…this is just the beginning.

  • Debrae
    August 28, 2016

    Right on time, this has blessed me so much x

    • promodesty
      August 28, 2016

      Thank you Debrae! I’m glad you were blessed!

  • Crafty Sprout
    August 28, 2016

    Love these two creative couple……………………..

    Nice article write up.

    Ome

  • Rain
    August 28, 2016

    Thank you for sharing your story

  • Kereen
    August 29, 2016

    This is my first time coming across your blog or even your ig and I’m truly blessed by your testimony. I’ve been experiencing my own delays for years with education, career goals and meeting my God purposed husband. I’m currently pursuing a degree in Psychology and I’m now in my final year. I’m coming into the wisdom of God and learning to trust in His timing and your story truly illustrates God’s divine will. Thank you for sharing and congratulations on all your achievements, May God continue to bless you!

  • Egwolo Simeon Werhiavbe
    August 29, 2016

    Wow!
    Whoever you are and from wherever you’ve typed this, My God will bless you. Your storyline tallied with mine in a way. I waited on God also for Academic breakthrough. I finished High School in the year 2009. Then I was 16 also. Tried entering schools in Nigeria but all was futile. My family paid twice for a predegree program but it yielded nothing good. I thought God has forgotten me totally. I even went to a polytechnic in Delta state, after 2years, I was asked to come for an extension program before I said a BIG NO to everything. I family thought it was pride because they believe my circular movement in life was as a result of me bragging too much. As at then, my kid sister was already doing well.
    Beloved, if God cannot do it. No one else can. An idea just came to me one night saying “Why not school abroad?” Schooling abroad is beautiful only when your family is bonyant financially. My family is just very ok but I’m not the only child. Notwithstanding, I pursued it.
    Three universities in Europe gave me admission but at the embassies I was turned down.
    Whenever we think of going left, God might wants us going right.
    Along the line, someone I never knew or thought of got a contact from his friend in Dubai, UAE for a job. I became the only eligible candidate for it. I applied, paid the huge money and travelled.
    Remember, I didn’t forget my academics. Let me ship this in, Schooling in Dubai is so so expensive. After one year of working in Dubai, I applied for a BSC degree in UK university here in Dubai (University of Bolton) with fees over a million naira but I thank God for His grace. I just gained the admission and would commence my studies next month. I’m not only schooling, I’m working and assisting my family at the same time. THIS GOD IS INDEED THE CHIEF MASTER PLANNER

    • ozioma
      August 29, 2016

      I pray God has not forgotten me *crying* cos am at a crossroad, everything keeps going wrong in my life.

      God where are you?? Why is my own different? I don’t want to loose my faith, hope and trust in you. Help me!

  • Hadassah
    August 29, 2016

    This is such a huge encouragement. I really like how you used 2 Kings 8:5 as a reference. God is an on-time God! My sincere congratulations to you and may God bless your relationship and future family and prosper always!

  • Omoviro Brenda
    August 29, 2016

    Congrats miss, wish u all the best in ur pursuit in life.. I am really motivated by ur life style

    • Adaobi
      August 29, 2016

      My dear I was really touched by you story. Mine was so difficult that I thought God has forgotten me. But now I am a graduate. I pray that God will send me my own man in his own time. I always believe that God time is the best. Nice work though keep it up.

  • cyril
    August 29, 2016

    Ozioma relax OK!!! trust God I know He has something planned out for you. I’ll also encourage you to develop a relationship with the HOLY SPIRIT, for it is Him(the Holy Spirit) that reveals to us the plans God has for our future (1cor 2:9-10). God is your ever present “HELP” in time of need. TRUST HIM…..

    • ozioma
      August 30, 2016

      Thanks a lot Cyril for the “soul-lifting” comment.

  • Nanjindo
    August 29, 2016

    Woowww amazing. Its crazy how all the way from Zimbabwe I got to see this. You will never understand the impact it has had on me. From today I have vowed to make a difference and think differently about all I’m going through. Just what I wanted to hear from someone who’s been through the same. Thank you so much. ❤

  • Tega Jemirieyigbe
    August 29, 2016

    Your comment yeah… Your testimony was delayed, and the outcome was splendid..Now I know why God has been mute in some areas of my life…He has a better plan and purpose.. Am inspired… Thumbs Up…

  • Saghe
    August 31, 2016

    Your comment*Waoh!
    He is so lucky to have you.
    You inspire me a lot.

  • Saghe
    August 31, 2016

    Your comment* waoh!
    He is so lucky to have you.
    You inspire me a lot.

  • Mary
    September 2, 2016

    Thank you so so much for this timely reminder… This got me all teary, I can totally relate. Thanks a lot for sharing.. God bless u abundantly.

  • Monique
    September 3, 2016

    I love your write up . I feel like it was written for me . it is never easy waiting but when u realise God’s plans are greater than urs there is this feeling hope and peace u have . May God continue to give u Divine suprises !! God bless u !

  • Chidinma
    September 4, 2016

    Lovely piece and indeed timely i can so relate . God is always faithful nd his ways are perfect ……

  • Chidinma
    September 4, 2016

    Lovely piece and i can totally relate , God is always faithful and his ways are perfect

  • Chidinma
    October 24, 2016

    I can totally relate to this.I felt like u were writing my story. Got admission late without ever failing jamb or post ume..my younger brother graduated the year I got admission. Initially I didn’t understand it was God’s divine plan for my life, but after my year 1 in the university I totally understood and I handed the reins of my life to God. I graduated as the best in my department last year just 3months to my 25th birthday

  • Temitope Omotosho
    December 6, 2016

    Love your story girl! God’s timing is truly the best cause He makes everything beautiful in His time. Probably someday soon you can share your story on my website. Much love!

  • icky
    April 19, 2017

    and you have no idea,i went on radio searching for love bse i am lonely and i feel the biological clock is running down on me. but after reading ur post on Instagram, i have stopped taking my future in my own hands and waiting on God to mind blow me properly. thanks for the inspiration

  • joheobepraise
    May 19, 2017

    Yes ….when Heaven delays, there’s always a bigger picture ahead. Most times the human nature in us strive to stop us and put us in unusual competition, complains and comparisons. Thank God for His spirit that is ready to direct and recalculate our steps….

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