I have been thinking of the intro for this post for a long time. I wanted to make my “grand re-entry” into the blogosphere on monday (allow me to hype myself, lol) but sadly, I couldn’t. Somehow, I felt like my muse for writing this post was at the beach and since I couldn’t go to the beach on monday like I planned to, I just had to postpone writing to whenever I feel like writing and honestly, I haven’t felt like reopening my blog. I just feel like lazing around, taking lots of pictures and just chillaxing but there’s work to do, yes, there’s plenty work to get to on this blog like all my dawleens have been reminding about… Kai! I feel like a traitor, you guys love my blog more than I do. *covers face*
But I was right about the muse thing at the beach though, I think I’m back in the groove!
How are you all sweeties doing?
I conquered Bar exams last week friday by God’s grace and since I did first week at law school on this blog, I think it stands to reason that I should chronicle the last week at law school so everyone will know that…
Exams started on August 16th 2014 and truly, God was faithful. I almost couldn’t understand why some persons were complaining, I was smiling all through the week, come on, my success is sure already, my first class is sure already, all it takes is blind foolish faith in God.
I am going to try and chronicle the exam week in line with the word I got for each day for the exams for the benefit of future law school students.
So the first day was MCQ on Saturday and even before we started, I knew that “Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: The Lordâs right hand has done mighty things!”-Psalm 118:15
People were panicking? Not us! We know that songs of victory are been sung for us already.
Monday’s paper was property law in practice and “they” decided to strike that day. Hah! I fell ill about 2hours to the paper, just started running temperature, my head was pounding, couldn’t read… I had attended DCC the week before exams and PK preached on prayers and I was ready in the spirit for whatever… I just went to only my prayer secretary in school, anointed myself and prayed. and my dear, I wrote that exam with strenght from nowhere. I only took drugs after the paper and God was faithful.Â I have a feeling that God will use that paper for my best course yet, yes, because he specializes in doing mighty things with the nothings, creating ways in the desert and rivers in dry land. Yes, yes! That’s my God! And I know that “Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy;no shadow of shame will darken their faces.” Psalm 34:5
Tuesday’s paper was criminal litigation and again, our Father was there to see His baby through. Like He said, “Be still, and know that I am God!I will be honored by every nation.I will be honored throughout the world.â-Psalm 46:10
And that’s exactly what I did.
Wednesday’s paper was corporate law and Â people have a way of just meddling together after exams to discuss and feel bad about things they didn’t do well. Me? I keep quiet and speak in tongues all the way to my room with joy overflowing in my heart. I attended DCC on sunday where Pastor Kingsley preached on prayer and he talked about the fact that the difference between us who pray and others is the fact that we may go through the same things but we who pray know it is well, like, it is over well. I messed the ratios on my form for corporate law today but you should have seen me encouraging someone who missed something too like I was perfect. I was even laughing, free in the certainty that all things work together for my good, yes, even the errors will work for my good.(Romans 8:28)
Sometimes I wonder why people can’t have this certainty I have in Christ, why? Someone I was trying to encourage said she knows that she won’t pass well, that she knows what she wrote. And I may seem foolish but girl, I know it’s not what I wrote that matters, it’s the God in me, it’s the spirit in me. Ah, if it will take angels turning errors to greatness on my scripts, my God’s spirit can do it, He can do anything. I will read, yes, but my reading doesn’t do jack, my scripts havent been marked yet, only God has the final say.
Thursday’s paper was Civil Litigation and my word was “The horse is prepared for the day of battle,but the victory belongs to the lord.”-Proverbs 21:31
I love how the message version puts it-“Do your best, prepare for the worstâthen trust God to bring victory.”
Notice the but there? Meaning, yes, prepare for the day of battle, read, burn the midnight candle for this exams BUT victory is of I, the Lord, victory is not of your preparations…Cast it all on me and trust in me otherwise those preparations will come to naught.
Friday was the last day of exams and it was Law In Practice. Of course to crown it all, my word was “better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof..”Ecclesiastes 7:8
I couldn’t wait for 6pm. When the inviligator said two minutes more, I wanted to scream! Ah! God is faithful!
From here on out is me chillaxing after exams but I just want to re-iterate that the reason why I took the time to write my word for each day of my exams is because I really do hope that not just future Law School students but also other students who need to write exams in the future would find the above words useful.Â The word of God is filled with lots of words for us regarding exams, words that if we hold onto, we will certainly come back with testimonies. If you wanna do things like the world does, you are free, but if you want the victory that God gives, then the word of God is it.
And like I ended the first week of law school with enjoyment, so also did I end the last week at law school with enjoyment.
On saturday, our very own Pastor Nathaniel Bassey flew in from Zaria just because of Law school students. He took time out of his busy schedule to come and speak with us, interact with us…You see love?I am so going to miss my church…
If you need a place to grow in the word and you are on the Island, do make a date with The Oasis,Redeem Church,King’s Court at 3keystone bank crescent off Adeyemo Alakija Street, Victoria Island, Lagos… You won’t regret it.
Saturday evening was onto the convo and mhen, I had a mind-blowing time there! It was at Nike’s art gallery and museum and Mr Tobi just confirmed that I am at this singlehood season of my life for a reason. God is teaching me sooo much.
It was an event of deep godly words on relationships and I met lovely blog readers and fellow bloggers. So many awesome people in one room. Woah!
Notice Ayo of http://oneplustheone.blogspot.com/?m=1 on the blue dress there? She is one blogger I ran into the most in Lagos, 3different times and please, believe every good thing that you know about her from reading her blog, she is all that sweetness and more.
And I did get a picture with sisi Yemmie of www.sisiyemmie.com oh and i hoped to steal the high quality picture she took but she didnt upload it so manage my own quality picture like that biko.lol
Sunday after church, we were hosted at a Chinese restaurant by my church. Food boku, pictures boku…
and I got a gift pending Call to bar sef, a bib and camisole..if you want to add to it to complete whole ensemble for call to bar,do holla oh.
I tried to go to the beach on monday but it didn’t work out, I went on tuesday and it was so much fun!
I went solo because I think the days are coming when I will wish for alone time and won’t find it so I am maximizing this time now oh.
It was almost unreal, I met one man who took it upon himself to be my guide and even gave me two free coconut. Loools
I met some others who insisted on taking pictures with me and one even asked that he wanted to carry me..and darling me obliged him.
They were strangers oh, but I thank God that He’s got me, that’s another thing I am grateful for for the past one year at law school. I always manage to meet good people, people that just help me, they leave what they are doing and walk me to bus stops/wherever I am going to when I ask for directions…I don’t thank it for granted, I am grateful to God for it all.
This past one year, I have cried, I have laughed, I have grown. My steps were led aright to Lagos, the places I went to, the people I met, the things I did…for EVERYTHING, God has been faithful and I am thankful!
That’s it people but just a few things before I go..
It so happens that this is my 100th post on this blog and I am sincerely amazed. It seems like just yesterday when I started this blog, I am grateful for every person that has read this blog and was struck by something here for good, I am grateful.
There maybe some changes on this blog soonest, I am still thinking about it though, but it just maybe time to go all out with what God wants me to indeed do with this blog. The changes maybe effected before the blog’s birthday on September 21st and speaking of birthdays, my Birthday is on September 6th and boy, do time fly! I still remember my last year’s birthday. Anyways start cracking your head for my gift oh…
I am thankful, I am grateful Lord…
And speaking of being thankful to God again, remember this #we worship post I did on this blog? (see it here http://imperfectlyperfect92.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/we-worship/ )
Most of those stuff have been ticked by God. My sister made her WAEC results, my brother got his job, and while I writing this post, Emmy who we thanked God for his admission just sent me a twitter dm that he got admission to study law.
I mean, how awesome can God get? He does see all and does what’s best for His babies you know? He does know all and I worship you Lord, I worship you for all, you’ve been faithful this 2014, even times when I have failed you, you have shown that nothing can indeed keep me from your love. You have shown that even when you don’t give us what we want, it is still your love that’s at work and you will give us what we need as at the exact time we need it ALWAYS.
I love you Lord.
I love you Lord.
And I love you all.
For those who checked on me, I appreciate your emails, your wishes on my last post, your prayers, your push for me to get back into blogging…
For those who still read and left comments while I was not even updating the blog… thank you all.
And before I go, I started Law school with this babe and I think I should end the pictures thingy with her. We both attended the very first event I went for in Lagos at Eko hotels after that first week.
Shout out to Sheila! Unto greater things babes!
PS: An assignment for you all; read this post on my first week at NLS Lagos here http://imperfectlyperfect92.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/first-week-at-nls-lagos/ and spot the difference between the last picture there and this one below. Comment on it in the comment section if you spot it…. Tada!
I gotta go but I will be back.
1 + The One (@1plustheOne)August 29, 2014 at 9:32 am
Frances!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are a sweet sweetheart!! Beautiful, lovely, bubbly, down-to-earth, real and much more!!
I loved reading this post and yes, we have missed you. Your posts are very deep and filled with much wisdom. Always a pleasure reading them!
Praise God for the wonderful testimonies! The God we serve is such an awesome God, we couldn’t say it enough!
Congratulations on successfully completing Law School – God is GOOD! Through it all He’s been faithful 🙂 May you come out in flying colours in Jesus name!
PS, I noticed the difference!! Well done!! Wow.. Well done!! You look fabulous!!!!! *mwah* xx
imperfectlyperfect92August 29, 2014 at 11:03 am
Amen and amen!!!
Thank you and thank you!
And I think I have to start calling you “Ayo of life” now, yes, yes!
dnddyonAugust 29, 2014 at 10:12 am
Francess, you have lost A LOT of weight!!!
(That is the difference, right?)
It’s so amazing… Plus, you’re also amazing!
God bless you more and more and more!
And a VICTORIOUS CONGRATULATIONS to you!
Love ya too!
imperfectlyperfect92September 4, 2014 at 12:19 am
Awww Debby, Love you plenty plenty too!
And yes you got it right =-D
terriahefeAugust 29, 2014 at 11:01 am
Dunno where to start from but am grateful for the support. Every bit of the support and allowing me use u….Lmaoooo. God is taking u places
imperfectlyperfect92September 4, 2014 at 12:20 am
Awww and Efe went all mushy. Nice to see. Lools.
#Use me more and more, that’s why am there.
*hugs, much love.
exceptionalstarAugust 29, 2014 at 1:08 pm
I love your A spirit! Glad to have you back.
imperfectlyperfect92September 4, 2014 at 12:21 am
And I love your care for moi exceptional star, thanks for your wishes.
MarvyAugust 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm
Hi frances its so nice having to comment on your blog.For a while now i have been doing some ghost reading on this blog and today i finally mustered up the decency to follow you and i must say that i should have taken that decision long ago.I Love your blog and it has been a source of inspiration to me.#Congrats on the successful completion of Law school.
imperfectlyperfect92September 4, 2014 at 12:23 am
Thank you so much Marvy, it’s also soooo nice to read your comment.. no more ghost reading eh? Yes! Welcome aboard! And do stay. =-D
Thank you so much for your kind wishes…
imperfectlyperfect92September 4, 2014 at 12:27 am
Awwww,and it is sooo nice to read your comment Marvy, no more ghost reading eh? Yes! Welcome aboard! + do stay…
And thank you so much for your wishes…
TomiwaAugust 29, 2014 at 3:07 pm
Congrats sweetie. God does answer prayers. We will testify even more. Cyber hugs
imperfectlyperfect92September 4, 2014 at 12:28 am
Amen and amen Tomiwa!
*tight cyber hugs right hugs right back.
I’ve missed you oh.
TomiwaSeptember 4, 2014 at 8:21 am
Hmm, I’ve been so busy with my thesis ehn. Praise God that I finally finished the editing yesterday.
imperfectlyperfect92September 4, 2014 at 6:31 pm
Can’t wait for the day you are done with this + out with shinning colours.
TomiwaSeptember 4, 2014 at 6:34 pm
Yes o, by His grace. Thanks dear. Who would know we’ve not met in person. You are fab
imperfectlyperfect92September 5, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Shey? That’s another thing I am grateful for. Friendship that no one would even know that there’s been no physical contact.
drnsmusingsAugust 29, 2014 at 6:54 pm
imperfectlyperfect92September 4, 2014 at 12:30 am
Our very own blogosphere new mommy, thank you very much Dr N!
glowingscenesAugust 29, 2014 at 10:47 pm
Awww, congrats dear! and welcome back. Your faith is really amazing…
imperfectlyperfect92September 4, 2014 at 12:32 am
Itunu thank you!
#its been all God when it comes right down to it, giving us the gift of faith and all, yes, He has been amazing! As you have been too.
Pearl Ijeoma EzeokekeAugust 29, 2014 at 11:45 pm
WOW! This is beautiful. Many congratulations.
imperfectlyperfect92September 4, 2014 at 12:34 am
Thank you Pearl.
Chinomnso PreciousSeptember 1, 2014 at 11:22 pm
Welcome back Frances, I definitely missed your posts. Congrats!!
imperfectlyperfect92September 4, 2014 at 12:37 am
Thank you Precious! I missed my posts too(if there’s anything like that.lol)
Beautiful Mussy BlogSeptember 3, 2014 at 11:48 pm
wow! I’m so so happy for you dear. congratulations on the successful completion of your 1yr law school… It can only be God!
I celebrate with you.
imperfectlyperfect92September 4, 2014 at 12:39 am
Thank you Beautiful Mussy, yes, it has been Baba alone…faithful, faithful to the end!
jsjmsSeptember 4, 2014 at 12:11 am
If it weren’t for God, wen the wind came against us, we’d have fallen off the cliff. We never would have made it without him. I’m so grateful for God’s gift of ur beautiful friendship. God bless you.
imperfectlyperfect92September 4, 2014 at 12:43 am
God bless you too Sheila, God bless you bigly and I am mighty glad for beautiful friendships too! Ah! Breath of fresh air they are in our lives..
Missy TeeSeptember 5, 2014 at 9:26 am
Yaaaaay! Go Frances. Congratulations lovie. Way to go! Welldone. Now you have plenty time for blogging…yay!
imperfectlyperfect92September 5, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Thank you Missy Tee..and amen to plenty time for blogging!! Yes, yes.
UgochiSeptember 17, 2014 at 8:25 am
Congratulations Frances! On your graduation and the new look of your blog.
I trust God you will come out on top!
Have a super blessed day!
Frances OkoroSeptember 17, 2014 at 8:47 am
thank you Aunty Ugochi…