#Purposeful Living

This Is Not The End…

I don’t think I have ever told you guys about my elder brother.

The brother I used to hate when we were younger. We used to fight or more like he used to punish me with Federal Government College death-threatening punishments and I used to “bulala” him with my mouth.
Things have changed as at today though, he doesn’t even take a big move without telling me to pray for him… We talk almost everyday about anything and I know without doubt that he can go hungry just to give me the cash I need… after all, he has a job and I don’t….


Han'some yeah? I know.lol

Han’some yeah? I know.lol


And speaking of jobs, a bit of what I want to talk about today is centered on that.

Remember this post where I talked about my brother not been confirmed for the job he had worked on his toes for for the past 6months? I never did tell you guys how it all worked out after that, I just glossed over it in another post.
But let’s delve in some more into that story today…
When he got the message that he wasn’t confirmed at his present job at the time, he was devastated, my dad was devastated, and I was devastated too…
I was sad for him, I remembered how he had purposed in his heart not to make money the wrong way but to make it on God’s path… I remembered how I had prayed for God to open doors through his talent-graphic artistry for him in 2014… but the situation made it seem like God had not heard.
I felt really bad, moreso because a host of other stuffs weren’t working out at the time but I finally laid it all to God. I told God that if it is His will, then my brother should be confirmed and if it isn’t, then He should take Him somewhere else BUT whatever He choses to do, my brother should not be left jobless at the end of the two months he was given to be reappraised at his current place of work…

Badt handwriting, I know...

Badt handwriting, I know…

And then there was an email, another email and another email offering a job at a new place…
When I got his message telling me the good news, I screamed and woke up all my roomates at Law School then… I was excited, grateful to God that He didn’t let our faith in Him down(of course He can’t do that)
And then there was another call for an interview for a job he had not even applied for… And as I spoke to him about the doors that were just opening up to him, I just had a lesson ringing in my head that I had to share…

When we all got the message at the beginning of the year that he wasn’t confirmed, we were all downcast… My popsi was sad, I was sad, my brother was sad… but that was in March, its September right now and the story has changed…
And I am reminded of how the seeming bad news seems to be the end, how the darkness seems to draw on for too long but then, it can only draw on for so long, it must give way to light.
See the pit you are in right now?
The pit of no job…
The pit of being absolutely broke…
The pit of troubles all around you…
This is not the end.

Keep the faith…
Keep the faith and don’t give up.
The sadness can and will always give way to screams of joy in the night like mine did.
Believe that God’s will will be done and whichever way He choses to go, light will flood in anyway…
You will be uplifted anyway…
This is not the end…
The end isn’t even in sight yet…
Light will come in…
Screams of joy will envelope you soon…


You’ve just got to know that the pit is never the end,its just a place to rest and stop for fuel for the journey ahead.
Yes, love the trials, revel in the troubles, rejoice even in the pit… It will draw you closer to God, build your strength of character for your glorious future and it won’t even last forever. So tis a win win for you in all ramifications…

#This is not the end…

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  • Reply
    Efe Anita Kotor
    September 29, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    What an Encouraging/Soul Lifting Piece! Thank for sharing.

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      Frances Okoro
      September 29, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      I am glad it encouraged you Babes! Thanks for stopping by..

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    September 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm


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      Frances Okoro
      September 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Just as you are awesome too Ruth..thanks!

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    September 29, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Frances!!!! This is nice and encouraging. I particularly liked the part about the pit being a place for you to just regain your energy. That’s truly how life is. You have to keep going and more importantly, have faith in God. He is on his throne and he truly knows what he is doing. May we have the grace to just let God carry on even when we don’t understand what is going on.

    Frances, I am expecting a mail from you before I officially fight with you.

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    Frances Okoro
    September 29, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    You capped it all perfectly Mayowa..
    And biko oh, you mail’s oncoming…soon

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    September 29, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    The story touched and strengthend my faith. Thanks Princess

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    Frances Okoro
    September 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    That’s the exact thing it’s meant to do Obee..i pray that every expectation of your heart won’t be cut short..light will come pouring in soon and very soon. 🙂

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    Feyi's Dairy
    October 4, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Congrats to you brother Frances and thanks for sharing! It reminds me of my own story about being unemployed for almost a year. Lie you said ‘Keep the faith and don’t give up’, light will come in.

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      Feyi's Dairy
      October 4, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      By the way, I love the new theme. You changed it right?

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        Frances Okoro
        October 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm

        Thanks Feyi..I read your testimony too and was just smiling at the kind of awesome God we have…
        Yes, I changed my blog theme,actually changed blogs kind of..do you still get email notifications? You may have to re-subscribe here…
        Thanks for stopping by

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    October 8, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I was off for a while and i’m taking time to read all the posts i’ve missed.Don’t ever think of closing this blog. People like me need it.

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    Busayo Kehinde
    May 20, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Thank you so much for this.. Its just what I needed right now

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      Frances Okoro
      May 20, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      Oh Busayo, I am glad this met you at a time when you needed it
      God will calm your soul of every anxiety and worries.

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