Ej Ono, a fashion stylist and blogger, got engaged on her 25th birthday to her boyfriend of 3 years on her birthday/graduation day. The happy bride-to-be reveals how she thought her life wasn’t going as planned not knowing that God has a special way of speeding things up for her.
She shares how things turned around when she gained admission into the Uni and met her boyfriend.
Read her inspiring story tagged When God Delays!
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 impatient. When 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. 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.
My Brother/Sisters in Christ, please wear your “DIVINE DELAY” like a tag; because when the blessings come, 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)!
You can follow Ej Ono’s style tips and more inspirational stories by visiting her blog – Pro Modesty