On being AWOL…

Hi darling reader, I hope you are doing well?

I’ve had a lot on my plate and been missing in action. Here I am, briefly, to say hello and update you on what’s been going on.

I am in Law School at the moment and preparing for exams in August. If you know anyone who has studied Law in Nigeria, they will tell you how much camaraderie there is about the qualifying exams for lawyers, popularly called ‘Bar Finals’. There is a lot of material to cover for the exams, and a lot more pressure about passing, so blogging has not exactly been at the top of my mind. The fact that I had ‘abandoned’ my blog did haunt me, but I had a lot of work to do and on the scale of priority, well, academics ranked higher.

There have been so many phases into preparing for these exams. A bit of fear, some courage, a little doubt, and then faith. When I’m faced with something that seems bigger than me, my favourite solution is take solace in God. When I hit a wall, I run to Him. Fortunately, I have His Word to rest upon, I have no idea what I would do otherwise.

When doubt and fear creep in, I remind myself whose I am and the power that He has. I look to Scripture and build up my faith. I remind myself that all things are possible with God (Luke 1:37) and that God’s Spirit in me gives me understanding (Job 8:32). When in doubt of myself, I remind myself that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil 4:13) and if I ask, He’s ever ready to give me strength. I cast my cares (1 Peter 5:7) and worries when it gets too much too handle because I am dust and can only deal with so much.

I remind my myself that He created me and formed me and knew me from before I was born (Jer 1:5), and that He will never leave me or forsake me (Deut. 31:6). I remember that He has promised to hold my right hand and help me (Isa 41:13). I am certain that He does not lie (Numbers 23:19) so all His promises will come to fruition.

This is my current means of survival, just in case you need one yourself. God’s Word is the best and it can never be broken. Google the issue you’re dealing with and find Scriptures that address it, write it down and keep confessing it. God will come through for you, like I know He’ll come through for me with my exams.

Side note: I recently discovered ‘DappyTKeys Piano Music’ on YouTube and that has been an amazing background music for studying and just to listen to. He plays the instrumentals to worship songs on the piano and it’s really good. You should check him out.

Till my next post, keep God’s Word in you and take good care of yourself.