All I can say is THANK YOU JESUS!!!

Dear Lord,

I’m acknowledging You for who You have been in my life. You have shown Yourself strong and mighty in my life. You have given me my heart’s desire and you have answered my prayers.

I started Law School in 2012 determined yet scared because of the stories I had been swamped with, stories of brilliant people failing the exams and retaking it 4 times. I was told that because I was not familiar with the system, I should aim not to excel but to merely pass. But I dared to dream because You oh Lord God reminded me that Your thoughts towards me are thoughts of good and not of evil to give me my hopes and dreams and bring me to an expected end. You said to me, ‘Temiloluwa, fear not. Only believe’.

Lord, I remember all that period in Bar 1, how you helped me. Thank You Jesus. Lord You saw me through and brought the Adeniyis into my life. Father, please bless them immensely for my sake. They are simply AMAZING! I was a part of the family and together myself and all my newly discovered sisters worked hard and prayed hard everyday and every night. God, I thank You because none of us was found wanting.

I remember the tears when I just wasn’t getting the whole Capital Markets system. I remember my frustration when I was just not calculating the scale of fees properly. At first, mortgages, as a topic, was a blur. God, I did not know how I would draft a statement of claim, statement of defence, affidavit and written address in such a short period. I certainly had no clue that to perfect charges in Corporate law was not as simple as Governor’s consent, stamping and registration. Getting my sections right for Criminal Procedure Code, Criminal Procedure Act and Administration of Criminal Justice Law was sometimes a challenge. Memorising the procedure for Matrimonial Causes drove me to chant in my dreams.

But on the day of each exam, I AM THAT IS I AM came through. You gave me wisdom and knowledge and understanding and for these, I praise You Lord.

As my scripts were being collated, not one got missing. My scores were not wrongly calculated. I did not write a wrong number on my script. Father, so many many things could have gone wrong. But for You oh God!

At 2:30 am on the 1st of November, I was awoken by Adanna. ‘Temi, results are out’ was the message all over my BB. With anxiety, I went to the Nigerian Law School website and clicked on the Results tab, selected 2013 Bar Finals Result. I typed my Examination number and then it said ‘Loading Result’. My heart was pounding. My fingers were shaking. I broke out in a cold sweat. 4 seconds felt like 4 hours. But when I saw the grade, Jesus, You had me rolling on my floor in joy. THANK YOU JESUS! I cannot stop praising You dear God.

That same day Lord, as if the blessing was not enough, You gave me a job in the best law firm in Nigeria! Jesus, when You do Your thing, we earthlings just marvel. Thank You God!

I am thankful Lord. I do not like putting myself out there. But because I mentioned Your name on this blog, asking You to help me with Law School and most recently, with a job, I cannot but let the world know that we serve a prayer answering God who has done what I asked of Him. I honestly could not have asked for better. I am where every degree I have is recognized and not made to seem irrelevant. I am where my NYSC of 2011 is recognized. God, You really do order people’s steps. All I can say is THANK YOU JESUS!!!

Thank You for amazing people around me, amazing friends and my amazing family. Thank You Jesus! I trust You for grace to excel at work and for wisdom to carry myself with grace and honour and diligence.

May my life continually show forth your praise and most importantly, may I make Heaven and take many many people along with me. Amen.

Your daughter,

Temiloluwa.

63 comments

  1. Congrats Barrister! I celebrate with you. Jesus is indeed a prayer answering God. And as you have acknowledged HIM openly HE will give you more reasons to do so again!

  2. Congrats girl and welcome to the legal profession. Hope it will be all you expected because it can be really frustrating at times. The best law firm in Nigeria? If I may ask what law firm could that be? Cheers!

  3. Wow…CONGRATULATIONS Temi.

    I tap from God Annointing in you to also succeed and have speedy answers to my prayers in Jesus Name….Amen

    To God be the Glory!!!

  4. Congratulations temi! I was in Law school (Abuja Campus like you) just last year and i know what it is like to just walk around and hear crazy stories of failure. I bless God on your behalf and also tap into your Job to get mine as well. God bless you.

  5. Congrats dear. God is indeed faithful. He said he won’t forget our labour of love. I tap into ur testimony and very soon, I will come and give my own testimony. Once again, congratulations.

  6. To God be the glory! You have over come by the word of your mouth and the power of your testimony! This is just the beginning Temi. Your light has come and the glory of the Lord shall be seen upon u! So very proud of you my dear…so very very proud of our God! absolutely excellent in all his ways! x

  7. Awww, that’s such great news. CONGRATS and well done. NLS is no easy feat. May God’s name continually be praised. 🙂

  8. One Word: Bankable GOD!
    …We serve a bankable God whose words can be taken to the bank..God’s Word&Integrity works…if I ever have to doubt anything,i’ll just doubt my doubts…His thoughts for an expected end are way too profound 4comprehension.
    What’s more?I think He delights in reassuring us of His incredibly Faithful commitment to us through the big moves He pulls everynow and then, you know the kind James Bond ain’t got nothing on.

    Congratulations Barrister Temi!
    Cheers to an unending experience of God’s Love-Commitment to you…

    P.s; don’t forget our blog thanksgiving party tho…*wink*….
    This must be celebrated o!..no stories..
    Congratulations again.

  9. Congratulations Temiii!! That is such phenomenal news! I join you to thank God o, I’m very encouraged by your testimony and declare that this is the beginning of greater things to come and more doors of favor to be opened. Wishing you all the best in all your endeavors!!

  10. Congratulations may the Lord continue to bless and enlarge your coast IJN. May you prosper in all that you do He will be your guide and shield Amen.

  11. Congratulations Temi!!!! Your post is beautiful, made my eyes well up with tears happy ones of course 🙂 God is awesome He is able to do much more than we ever think of or imagine. 😉

  12. Congrats Temi!! Too happy for you..
    May the name of the Lord be praised for what he has done in your life.

    Wish you the very best in the coming future.

  13. Congrats Temi, this really shows that are God is faithful and he always shows up for those that put their trust in him. May he continue to bless you.

  14. As in! I am reading this just before I go to bed and oh my! What an awesome way to wrap up my day!
    This God we serve,this God! Oh,Oghene doh!!! He is mighty and glorious! I bless Him for Ur life! Congrats Temi!
    Indeed it is the Lord’s doing and it is marvellous in our sight!
    OMG!!
    Thank God!
    Ps:can I pls re-blog the job issue post u did and this testimony on my blog? Pls?
    Its too amazing not to share.
    Pls.
    Thanks.
    Congrats again.

    http://imperfectlyperfect92.wordpress.com

  15. Hallelujah to the LORD MOST HIGH! Congrats, Temi. It’s only the start of great things to come. HE who begun this good work in you is faithful to complete it. He’s promised that your path, like the morning sun, would shine brighter and brighter to perfection. Praise GOD!

  16. Congrats girl..He surely hears us when we call unto Him. May you excel in ur new job and may the favor upon your life stretch forth to those around you and to us your loyal readers. Amen!

  17. Your post brought tears to my eyes. Having God is the best thing ever, He always comes through for us, and even when we don’t deserve Him. Your testimony is huge encouragement. Congrats girl!

  18. Hey Temi, its been a while but I’m glad i got here just in time to say CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I’m so happy for you. The God that did yours and has given me unexpected surprises this week will complete mine in Jesus name.

    PS: Send our Thanksgiving rice and wine o (I don’t take soft drinks 😉 )

    Congrats once again. All the very best.

  19. YES!!!! Halleluyah!! You won’t believe I spent the last few seconds screaming in my room and praising Him for these testimonies! Congratulations Temi, oh my, I’m so so so happy for you! Indeed, in His time, He makes ALL THINGS beautiful. Congrats once more!

  20. Oh wow! Many congratulations are in order! God truly is awesome! This post is just wonderful. One of my absolute favourites! So happy for you!

  21. Sister Sister, What was amazing evidence of God’s blessings in your life.
    CONGRATULATIONS!
    The lord will perfect this amazing new phase he has started in your life. Amen
    -Kike

  22. Congratulations Temi. I am so happy for you. A so love the fact that you recognised the source of your success. This is the beginning of greater things in your life. Congrats.

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