So I am sitting here right now, waiting for the bus to be filled up for me to go back to NYSC things and I’m thinking, why don’t I use this time for something profitable?
You know, satan is a very silly somebody oh. Yesterday of all days which was my call day, He tried all he could to steal my joy.
First, the hausa okada man who carried me didn’t know where he was going to, he carried me round town and I was worried of being late for my call. I was in the midst of thanking God and imagining this post in my head but stopped when the whole drama unfolded (Incident 1)
The taxi man too, carried us to a wrong venue for the call and I had to rush in to beat 10am for me not to miss what I have been waiting for the past 6years(Incident 2)
And thirdly, someone stole my small digital camera, the one I just bought and wanted to use for pictures…
As in, it was all so overwhelming and I was crying at the dinner table after the call but I realized that this isn’t about happenings of today, small camera or whatever, someone was trying to suck dry my happiness and of course I can’t let that happen!
I prayed and decided to be joyful!
Thank God for the Holy Spirit.
I snapped pictures and opened my teeth wide!
I don’t have pictures of myself and others though, they were in the camera that was stolen but I will try to overdose this post with pictures of me.
And I still chose to publish the testimony I wrote before all the silly happenings of yesterday.
So, I don’t think that I have ever revealed my age on this blog but giving this testimony today won’t be complete without my saying it all.
I am 22years old and a certified Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme court of Nigeria.
In the days leading to my call date, I was very lukewarm about it all, I was just numb. I almost didn’t think it was a big deal but while sitted on the bike(incident 1) on my way to meet my parents for our journey to the call venue, I couldn’t help but thank God.
I have never repeated a class, in fact, I skipped two classes in primary school because they said I was brilliant enough to pass model entrance and leave my mates behind.
I have never failed an exam.
I made all my O’level papers in one sitting.
I gained admission into the University immediately after secondary school.
I gained admission into law school immediately after the University.
I never had a carry over in school and in Law School, God still didn’t fail me.
God didn’t fail me. I wrote bar finals once and scaled through.
Through those years there were trials, illnesses, hard exams, nights of awoko, fear mixed with faith but God didn’t fail me.
Today, I am grateful, I am thankful… I realize that being this young and getting to this point academically isn’t by my power.
I am grateful to God, I am grateful to God.
I am grateful for His mercies, faithfulness, love and overwhelming favour and mercy.
I have nothing to do with this, it’s all God.
Not my brains, not any kind of extra intelligence and I just want to say I am grateful Lord.
You didn’t fail me and I know you never will.
Enjoy the pictures below, I will upload as many as I can, it was my day innit? 🙂
I don’t have a soft copy of the picture of my parents and I, I tried to snap the hard copy with my phone but it wasnt clear, manage the above selfie I snapped when we were on our way to ICC.
And did anyone notice that I’ve got no earings on my ears in the first photos I uploaded? They stole them too oh. I pulled them off so I could get into the hall and by the time I came back outside, they were gone.
Hah! Sharp people were in that call to bar event yesterday.
Uhm, I guess you guys would have realized by now that I didn’t finish writing this post at the park…
I’ve had a long day, I am feeling really sleepy and tired, battling with network too but Shebi I tried for the pictures I uploaded na?
All glory be to God.
A thankful me is about to hit dreamland. Lol.
Night night loves,
Chinomnso PreciousNovember 28, 2014 at 2:21 am
Awwww Congrats Sis!! God is indeed faithful, and your life is a living proof. I rejoice with you, darling. Greater things are set to abound. Amen. You look lovely! And the devil definitely lost this battle. Shine on!
Frances OkoroNovember 29, 2014 at 1:30 am
Precious…Precious..*hugs and hugs* sis…
Thank you very much…
Yes, greater things abound and I am set to shine with the colours of Christ in me. As God leads and ever remains faithful, I will follow..and He definitely cannot be anything else but faithful in all our endeavors. Nah, He can’t change.. 🙂
Adaeze Diana ObiakoNovember 28, 2014 at 6:21 am
Congratulations. Barrister Frances!! You look wonderful in your wig and gown. I’m so sorry that your camera and earrings were stolen but I am so impressed by your commitment to maintaining your joy on your special day – it’s inspirational! May God continue to bless you and enrich your life!!
Frances OkoroNovember 29, 2014 at 1:26 am
Awwww, thank you Ada!
I realized that wallowing in tears and regret for the material losses was just going to be a waste of emotions so being joyful was the only option left for me. I’m glad I took it.
Amen and amen to your prayers.i don’t take them lightly at all.
Efe AnitaNovember 28, 2014 at 6:30 am
Congratulations My able ASP! I Celebrate U 2day! Thank God for his Grace and Mercies, it wasn’t easy but it’s definitely Worth it! Indeed there’s no limit 2 What he can Do! Most people won’t understand d joy dat comes with gaining admission into d university immediately after Secondary School, and graduating from Delsu!
Am Proud of U sis! More grace!
Proudly OLMSH, Proudly Delsu!
Frances OkoroNovember 29, 2014 at 1:23 am
Efe…friend of life… a friend one should definitely grow with..no, I can never forget the days of check wearing&soaking garri… leaves me more in awe of what God has done and will still do.
#Alele shine!!! 🙂
YewiNovember 28, 2014 at 9:28 am
Latest barrister in town, many congratulations to you dear. God in His faithfulness would continue to see you through as you march on.
P.S: Have I told you I love your haircut. It fits you perfectly hehe
Frances OkoroNovember 29, 2014 at 1:20 am
Thank you Yewi.. thank you for your prayers…
And no you didn’t tell me about how you love my haircut but you’ve told me now 🙂
Awwww,thank you babes.
Theresa DoghorNovember 28, 2014 at 9:45 am
Baby Lawyer, you look fabulous and I am sure you will do good.
Discover your purpose and live for it
That is why you were made.
Frances OkoroNovember 29, 2014 at 1:18 am
Thank you for the vote of confidence Tessa:-)
And God bless you for the reminder to live in purpose, following God’s plan for my life. There’s no time to laze around.God help me.
Inthe...November 28, 2014 at 10:50 am
All I can say is. praaaaaaaaaiiiiiissssssseeeeeee God!! And a big “You go girl”
Frances OkoroNovember 29, 2014 at 1:15 am
God is faithful inthe, no more, no less.
Thank you sis 🙂
MfoluwaNovember 28, 2014 at 11:30 am
so glad for you!
Frances OkoroNovember 29, 2014 at 1:14 am
cedarNovember 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm
I’ve been following you so keenly and really I must say i’m amazed @ wot God has done for you through the years… congrats dia and many more heights you shall attain by His grace
Frances OkoroNovember 29, 2014 at 1:13 am
Thank you Cedar, amen to all your prayers…
And I must say that you are not the only one who’s amazed at what God has done in and for me through the years, I am amazed too and sometimes I can’t believe it.
O. A. Ologe esq.November 28, 2014 at 12:56 pm
I remember those cloudy eyes, actually tot u were in His presence. Well, thank God u got over it.
Frances OkoroNovember 29, 2014 at 1:10 am
Lol Aaron, I was in God’s presence oh. I was talking to Him.
Thank God he had me on point + He also gave me a great guy(you) to snap me pictures. Thank you 🙂
I wonder why I didn’t upload yours sef. Was so tired.
But I appreciate you 🙂
Highly FavoredNovember 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm
Congratulations!! I praise God with you for his faithfulness in your life and for allowing you to accomplish your academic studies so successfully. God Bless you..
Frances OkoroNovember 29, 2014 at 1:07 am
God bless you too highly favoured, for celebrating with me…thank you!
May celebration never cease from our lives in Jesus name,amen!
DamilolaNovember 28, 2014 at 3:36 pm
Congrats dear, the good Lord that has started His work in your life will perfect it.
Frances OkoroNovember 29, 2014 at 1:02 am
Yes He will perfect it all Damilola! I believe!
uniqueruthNovember 28, 2014 at 6:49 pm
Woooow! All i can say is ‘thank God for your life’.greater things await you!
Frances OkoroNovember 29, 2014 at 12:57 am
Thank you Ruth
#keyword, GREATER! Amin!
VickyNovember 28, 2014 at 9:07 pm
Lots of congratulations flying in the air….may that grace, mercy and favour of God that has been sustaining you continue…amen
Frances OkoroNovember 29, 2014 at 12:38 am
Amen and amen and amen Vicky!
Thank you very much!
RoxandraNovember 29, 2014 at 1:39 pm
God is only just begining with you! May you experience greater blessings. x
Frances OkoroNovember 29, 2014 at 11:29 pm
Thank you Roxandra…
First time comment on the blog! Welcome! You’ve crossed over to the other side of just reading.lol
graciemamaNovember 29, 2014 at 6:40 pm
Congratulations dear. I pray that God takes you on to far greater heights than you can imagine. I loved the fact that all the mishaps of the day couldn’t steal your joy. You rock jare.
P.S- I can break all the laws of the land now, I have a great lawyer to defend me…lol!
Frances OkoroNovember 29, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Hehehe, thank you Gracie…
Biko break all the laws oh, and bring money for us.*rubs hands in glee*.
ChukwumaDecember 3, 2014 at 10:14 pm
Congrats Frances, God bless your efforts. Nice blog you got here!!!
Frances OkoroDecember 3, 2014 at 10:43 pm
Thank You Chukwuma…
First time on the blog?
Welcome, welcome, welcome.
I do hope you stay 🙂
Janet BlessingDecember 4, 2014 at 2:51 pm
Congrats frances. So happy for you.
Frances OkoroDecember 6, 2014 at 8:41 am
Awww, thank you Janet 🙂
livelytwistDecember 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm
Congratulations! You deserve to celebrate and be celebrated.
Frances OkoroDecember 12, 2014 at 9:01 am
Thank you Timi 🙂