So on Sunday was thanksgiving service organised for Law School students and the theme was praising God in advance for what He will do. I had no cash on me per say but gave the seemingly big oneÂ I hadÂ with me to God and thanked Him for a number of things.
I woke up today and the leading in my heart was to pray for favour.
I overdosed on MK’s Arugbo ojo and just worshipped God. The “thank You Lord” from my lips were just pouring out.
I also thanked God for a number of things this morning and whatÂ I want to talk about in this post was one of them.
Diamond Bank initiated a scheme for law school students of opening a savings extra account with minimum of 5000naira which entiles you to qualify for a draw with cash prizes to be won.
I had opened mine with 30,000naira.
It was announced in class today that the draw will hold in the afternnon.Â I had to submit something to a firm outside school andÂ I could not meet up with the draw.
On my way out of school however, I had a leading to thank God in advance for my win. I just started thanking God. A voice also came in to say “Frances what are the odds? Law school students are so many, you cant…”
The answerÂ I got in me was “God is the odd, He is inside you..” (btw, I’ve being hearing that a lot lately)
So I ignoredÂ the words of doubtsÂ and kept praising God.
I had not even stepped out of school whenÂ I got a call…
I mean right at that moment of the leading to thank God in advance, I got the call that i had won 100,000naira.
I am not kidding,Â I am not joking, this happened this afternoon.
I dont even know whether to sit, kneel, or roll on the floor to thank God andÂ I hear in my spirit that this is just the beginning…
I could not wait to get to my laptop to share this… Not just to share the testimony of my win but to shareÂ whatÂ I feel God is saying to meÂ Â in my spirit.
We may feel that God doesnt know what we pass through…
We may feel that He does not see the tears..
But the truth is that HE KNOWS.
He never leaves, never!
Voices of doubts may also be telling you “what are the odds” for that stuff you are hoping for but the truth is the odds are in our favour – we have God inside of us.
Of course,Â I am not saying all this just because of the cash,Â I am saying whatÂ I feel God wanted to pass across to me by this win…
We were just two persons out of 1,500 students who won the 100,ooonaira, (others won 50,000).
The 2nd person who won 100,000naira had opened his account with 400,000naira and the bigger the cash you opened with, the bigger slots you get in the draw, so truly what were my odds?
It could not have been my 30,000naira that did the trick, it could only have being the favour of God working through it all.
So more than the win, I just know andÂ I want whoever is reading this out there to know that GOD KNOWS.
Whatever it maybe that’s up with you, HE KNOWS.
PS: Can I just say how sweet the Holy Spirit is? I mean, he tells us what to pray for, He gives us words of encouragement when the doubts creep in..His voice of truth is priceless!
PPS; Apart from paying my tithe and the leading in my spirit to give my brother some cash,Â I have no inkling of what to do with the cash (time to pray) butÂ I do knowÂ I want to share some, no matter how little it may be and what better way to do that than on my blog?
The first person to leave a comment here gets something (I dont know what it is yet) but you sha get something…
PPPS- This PS thing is E’s style oh, I just felt like borrowing it today.lol
Have a favour filled week dearies.
Remember, HE KNOWS.
topeogunyinkaApril 15, 2014 at 5:52 pm
So happy for you. Indeed God is awesome nd always there wen we need Him. Thanks for sharing this. God continue to favor u….
imperfectlyperfect92April 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm
Amen Tope, thank you tres much..
You get the “something” for the first commenter sha, let me think of what it is..lol
drnsmusingsApril 15, 2014 at 6:51 pm
Congrats! Awesome God!
imperfectlyperfect92April 15, 2014 at 9:58 pm
awesome awesome God indeed Dr N, thaNK you!
ifeoma nwaweApril 15, 2014 at 7:09 pm
What are the odds? God is…May God continue to bless you.
imperfectlyperfect92April 15, 2014 at 9:57 pm
Amen Ifeoma, thank you very much.
When God is there,the odds are totally, totally in our favour..
imperfectlyperfect92April 15, 2014 at 9:57 pm
whether it seems like it or not, when God is there, the odds are totally in our favour..
Favored womanApril 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm
Oya let’s sing, “this kain God oh, I never see your kind oh, this kain God oh, blessed be your holy name”
PRAISE THE LORD!!!!
God is good my sister.
I’m so excited for you my sister. The wealth of the nations are stored up for you my dear .
Indeed He knows.
imperfectlyperfect92April 15, 2014 at 9:56 pm
I just dey sing along with you ma.
Thank you Favoured woman..
uchennaApril 15, 2014 at 10:56 pm
congratulations my dear sister.
God is really the odd that impossible thing will be made possible.
i praise Him with you.
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:25 pm
awww, thank you Uchenna, help me praise our God o, cuz my mouth alone nor reach…
DeeApril 16, 2014 at 12:20 am
Thank you so much for sharing this. God’s favour never ceases to amaze me!
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:27 pm
abi oo, favour from God is simply out of this world and indeed it is..
banjobabbsApril 16, 2014 at 5:22 am
When God favors you, He does not care weather you worth it or not !! Our God is a awesome God, out of 1500 students and then u emerged to win #100,000 , my sister, it isn’t natural… GOD is At work !!! Congratulations
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:28 pm
thank you Banjo…I absolutely, absolutely believe that my 30k couldnt have done it, twas God ALL THE WAY.
1 + The OneApril 16, 2014 at 8:50 am
This is such a wonderful testimony! I am so glad girl!
Our God is a faithful God and there is nothing He cannot do! God continue to wow you hun.. Thanks a lot for sharing this xx
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:31 pm
*smiles, smiles*..thanks Ayo, amen and amen..and thanks for sharing this too, i saw the notification ofcourse…*smiles again*
buqieApril 16, 2014 at 9:59 am
Congrats babes. Yes, He knows!! We do not have an high priest that does not understand what we are going through, He’s been there too!!
Thank you for the encouragement.
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:37 pm
ahh, Buqie, another thing that trips me about this our walk with God, we have a high priest that has actually felt what we feel and isnt insensitive..as in, He actually cares!
DarlyntonApril 16, 2014 at 10:06 am
Hi Frances, Congratulations.
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:37 pm
thank you Darlynton, i appreciate your kind wors @ur inboxed msg..
Toju OkiApril 16, 2014 at 10:33 am
Our God is Awesome!!!
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:38 pm
as ieh mama mia! indeed Hes is!
DavinaApril 16, 2014 at 10:55 am
All glory be to God!
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:40 pm
yes Davina..ALL THE GLORY BE TO GOD
E'April 16, 2014 at 11:20 am
Wish I read this immediately I got the notification cos I could use some good news then
Anyways happy I read it jor.
And ehn for two reasons, I should get a cut
2. Arugbo ojo
Funny how after I saw the comment I started playing it more and more.
And should I tell you what to do with the money?
Sow and save please!!!
Earthly and heavenly covered…
Please no impulse sprees
Anyways I know u are wise.
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:50 pm
awww, E! I admit borrowing ppps ALMOST reach to get cut, lol..it just came in sha and it sure fit in didnt it? *winks*
And your comment makes me wanna shout yayyyyy all over again, thank you soo much and thanks for the tips, already praying for wisdom from God.
ps- Arugbo ojo is on repeat as i write this. thank you!
Isaacola AAApril 16, 2014 at 11:22 am
wow good God
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:41 pm
wow again and again sir Isaac…wow!
E'April 16, 2014 at 11:24 am
And trust me, this post is a much needed FORWARD from some of the ones I had read here recently.
For me as a reader, it is exciting and I do know it is to most of us.
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:57 pm
tis exciting for me too E.. a welcome FORWARD…
i do think everything has being a FORWARD for me though, all circumstances surrounding previous posts, all FORWARD. God always uses it all for something really, really good. *smiles*
joanApril 16, 2014 at 1:43 pm
Wow,dats a big testimony,congrats dear.God is indeed faithful.well er I myt nt b d 1st to coment buh I sha want a lil smtin too.u r blessed
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:42 pm
lol Joan…shebi you for come comment first..lol
tenderoniiApril 16, 2014 at 1:55 pm
God is AWESOME….Congratulations dear
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:52 pm
thank you Hannah dearie…
ps- I miss you, like REALLY AND TRULY miss you..
tenderoniiApril 24, 2014 at 5:45 pm
I miss you too MAMA,…you’re the best my love.
imperfectlyperfect92April 25, 2014 at 11:34 am
jiteApril 16, 2014 at 2:48 pm
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:53 pm
Jite! thank you!
folaApril 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm
Congrats! 100k is cool cash, im happy 4 u babe! God is good
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:55 pm
thank you Fola..
DamilolaApril 16, 2014 at 4:54 pm
Congrats dear, so so happy for you.
The testimonies has just began.
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:55 pm
and yes, that’s what i believe in my spirit, its only just began.
Osita EdeApril 16, 2014 at 7:18 pm
imperfectlyperfect92April 16, 2014 at 11:54 pm
thank you Osita, thanks for stopping by..
and uhmm, one of the diamond bank staff who took part in this name is Mr Osita o, is it you?
praisegeorgeApril 16, 2014 at 9:06 pm
The point when you KNOW that you will win…when there is a clear witness in your heart….when there is a sense of certainty….when you know WHAT to do….when you know in what direction to go….when you have total peace about a particular situation, issue or person….that is the guidance of the Holy Spirit. THAT is the most IMPORTANT part of this testimony, NOT the money.
The money you won will be spent, but your ability to hear with absolute clarity when the Holy Spirit talks to you is PRICELESS. When that ability is developed, you will be led to the places-including career, people and businesses-where your treasures/wealth/success await you.
imperfectlyperfect92April 17, 2014 at 12:01 am
and ofcourse Sir Praise george, your comments are always something to be framed and kept..
thanks sir..i honestly believe in my heart that this testimony, everything that happened with this is more than the money, its more than the cash..its more about what i can learn from God, what He is saying., what lessons to get…one of which He has used you to point out.
thank you sir
James MelbinApril 17, 2014 at 11:52 am
This is great. God is good. Who says I cannot win the $1000 cash price African students’ essay then? Lol.
Congrats sis. Praise God.
imperfectlyperfect92April 17, 2014 at 10:03 pm
no lol here at all James..yes you can win it, you absolutely can with God in you.
thanks a lot
Ugochi JolomiApril 17, 2014 at 11:37 pm
Congratulations Francis! God is just awesome and He knows how to exceed our needs. Praise to His name!
imperfectlyperfect92April 18, 2014 at 10:13 pm
yes Aunty Ugochi.
God does know how to wow us, even beyond what we imagine..thank you ma
MayowaApril 18, 2014 at 8:50 am
God!!! Frances!!! When you wrote that post “I testify”, what I was really saying in my heart was, “God, look at her. Just look at that shining light for you. Look at that daughter of zion that has the kind of faith that can move mountains. Look at her talking as she wants to see. You see why you have to answer her?! Because before you have even done it, she is already testifying.” You, Frances boosted my confidence. I thought to myself that, “what am I even passing through sef?”. Then I started declaring my own testimonies as well.
I commented on that post that “God’s people are never put to shame” or something like that. And see you, this is the beginning. Sweetheart, I’m confidently saying this is nothing. We serve such a God. I can’t understand why he loves us so much. He is the God that says “be still, be calm. I am in the midst of it. I have provided an escape route for you. Be careless in my care and just keep serving me because I’m right with you, holding your hand.”
I testify too. Hehe! I really testify. He has been so faithful. The God that turns sun set to sunrise. We serve a living God and I’m so happy for you.
Btw, pls follow me on twitter. @mateyscott
imperfectlyperfect92April 18, 2014 at 10:54 pm
i think i’ve read your comment like 3times/more Mayowa.. i am awed at the fact that you mentioned me in words to God, i am glad at the fact that I testify post made you testify too, i am happy you commented with Psalm 34;5 on that post…God will indeed never allow us to be put to shame.
Thank you, thank You.
and i am following asap.*smiles*
imperfectlyperfect92April 18, 2014 at 10:56 pm
And oh, i cant pass up a response to your “we serve a living God”..yes we do.
someone told me congratulations in school and he said “good, so the God you serve still dey your side”..
and i Just smiled.
Yes, He dey our side, God lives and all the glry be unto His name
MayowaApril 21, 2014 at 10:25 am
A bigger thank you *bigger smile*. What’s your handle so I can follow you?
Have a beautiful week hon and keep shining. This gift you have… Ever thought of writing a book?
imperfectlyperfect92April 21, 2014 at 10:29 am
A book? as God wills…
have a super ama-mazing week..
glowingscenesApril 18, 2014 at 9:09 am
awwww….I don’t even know what to say*** I can imagine your joy. Even before the prize, the joy in you could not be measured. Because you set your heart on God, and you were not put to shame. For those that know their God shall be strong and do exploits.
Congrats Frances 🙂
imperfectlyperfect92April 18, 2014 at 11:02 pm
i too didnt know what to say or how to praise God Itunu..
MaggielolaApril 18, 2014 at 11:07 pm
Congrats, Frances! The odds are always in your favor with God. There is nothing as special as that. Let’s pay tithe into my account later, lol 🙂
imperfectlyperfect92April 18, 2014 at 11:10 pm
The odds are always in our afvour..including when it doesnt seem like it to us. tanks..
And hhehehhe, Maggielola, una plenty wey i wan pay tithe to.lol
StupendousGraceApril 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm
God is so amazing!!! He does miracles so great. I brag on Him for you my darling and this is just the tip of the iceberg vs. what He is able and willing to do for you. God is truly the God of all flesh and there is nothing too hard for Him to do. God bless you dear Frances!
imperfectlyperfect92May 1, 2014 at 2:02 am
nothing too hard for Him to do..
‘may that continually sink in us..
thanks Eloho, than you…God is amazing indeed.. we boast not of us cuz we can do nada on our own, but brag of Him cuz He can do EVERTHING
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IganyaJune 8, 2014 at 5:36 pm
Congrats dear. And thank you…I’v been looking for that MKâs Arugbo ojo song since forever, for some reason couldn’t get it until now. Thanks
This is my first time here and ‘m thankful I swung by..
imperfectlyperfect92June 8, 2014 at 6:01 pm
Welcome, welcome, thank you, thank You Iganya. I am thankful you swung by and Mk’s song yeah? Awesome!
DeeMarch 5, 2015 at 3:12 am
This post encouraged me Frances.. God bless you. Btw, am I the first 2 comment on this post or is d network playing tricks on me. *askor* 2 d nnetwrk in advance.. just in case sha.
Frances OkoroMarch 5, 2015 at 3:29 pm
Thank you Dee…
And maybe it’s your network, there are other comments on the post..
thegracedmisfitAugust 26, 2015 at 4:49 pm
Wow, what are the odds that I would read an article written over a year ago, just at the point that the enemy is whispering seemingly convincing doubts into my ear? I’m so glad I clicked on this link. I’m going to start thanking God for the miracle that I have been trusting Him for. I will start thanking Him because I BELIEVE that He has already done it. No more worry, doubt or fear, just prayer, faith and thanksgiving. Thanks for this Frances!
Frances OkoroAugust 29, 2015 at 7:53 am
Thanksgiving is a weapon that I have discovered too the gracdmisfit..even in times when the thoughts in my head are “bad” I speak thanks out of my mouth. Keeping my belief in line with what I say and God hears, He always does..faith is our currency to getting the physical manifestation of what we have received already..faith. Faith.
Share the testimony when it comes 🙂
EbereNovember 16, 2015 at 12:58 pm
Thanks for sharing Frances. God bless you.