THINK AGAIN- 3

Thursday, 30 April 2015


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 I hit the jackpot! Although my CGPA was not a first class my GPA was! I was elated and grateful. I could not wait to let the world know. I actually did it. I was at home when I got the result so ran to tell my dad! Oh My! The joy in his face was unexplainable. His eyes sparkled. (I forgot to mention he had been ill for a while as a result, he was weak, but with the little strength, he had he danced!) I was excited. Even more excited that he was glad. I couldn’t help but release a few tear drops. He was really proud of me. Later in the evening he personally announced to everyone at home that his daughter’s result was released. 
Oh my I was charged up for the second semester.  A month into the semester, my dad went for a surgery. I was anxious but mostly happy because I knew that by the time he returned, he’d be stronger to celebrate the results for the new semester. The time for exams came and two days to the examinations I lost my dad! WHAT!!! I was numb. I felt like I was in trance or most probably a bad dream. He had returned from the surgery healthy but developed complications few weeks after. (It did not make so much sense to me)  It was heart breaking! How could he die now! There were just no explanations. I was confused, depressed, lost and miserable. Words could NEVER describe how I felt. I felt God had completely forgotten about me, or why else would he allow my dad to die now! Why Now??? I felt disappointed, Then the big question, would I stay for my exams or go home to mourn.

I could easily have gone home and taken my exams the next year but I decided not to and not just that I decided to make it the best exams I had ever written! I felt it was the least I could do to honor him. It was hard because I could hardly focus while I was reading or in the exam hall I felt my source of strength had gone. It was really hard I tell you. I would cry in the examination hall and then continue writing; I did not want anybody to pity me. Somehow in the midst of all the pain and hurt I found God again. 

I  found strength. I completed my exams and went home. Although I had so many questions there was no one to really answer me at that time. The results came out and even I was shocked! It was really my best exam ever. But I wished my dad was there to smile again. Glad I had my mum and sisters. The following semesters were also eventful and in the end my one time dream, fear, and determination now became reality. June 1, 2014, I graduated with honors.!



I did not write this story because I just wanted to tell my experience; on the contrary, I wrote this because I need to reach out to someone who is going through something similar or even worse. There are no excuses for failure! No circumstance is cogent enough to make you fail. I never wanted my dad to die in fact I would have given whatever I had to make him live, but that was not enough reason not to continue with my life, it was not enough reason to give up on my dream or even suspend it. 

Do not mistake this for selfishness, it is okay to grieve, make mistakes or feel down for a little bit of time (especially because we are humans) but when God requires of you the talents he gave you what will you say? That the circumstances he put you through did not allow you reach your destiny? Although your situation may be much worse, gruesome or painful but there are people who have gone through much worse than you have but their circumstance was not enough to destroy the destiny God has for them. Fela Durotoye once said that life never gives you what you deserve but what you decide. You have to face the situation head on. 

You cannot afford to waste the great potential that God has deposited inside of you. Keep trying, never stop and even when it seems you are making progress and then encounter a difficulty don’t stop! Your dream is never too big your effort is probably too little. I was never a failure it just took me sometime to perfectly tap into the greatness that God had deposited inside of me. Fela Durotoye also said that success is all about making a decision to be a successful person and doing hard work to become such a person. You are not a failure!
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Thank you for reading!  I hope you learnt something! Please make your comments especially on what you have learnt. I will be glad to hear from you.

God bless you! 
Oloriadedotun

17 comments:

  1. Am sure someone out there got it!.. it's a wonderful experience and thanks for sharing more grace!

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  2. Don't give up... God has a reason for everything; we just have to believe and have faith in Him... Go girl; God is with you...Love you! The future is bright!

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    1. That's it! Yes ooooooooo,Awwwwww Love you too!

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  3. On our journey to excellence, the bus may break down. Get up, get on another vehicle and reach for excellence

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  4. Temitope Odulate2 May 2015 at 20:52

    Its important to keep going when all seems like were failing, and not giving up no matter what that way the complete success story will make sense, just like yours. (Not using daddy's absence as an excuse to fail like many will do)

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    1. Exactly! Everything we go through strengthens us!

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  5. What a wonderful write up Dotun. So inspiring. Great job, keep it up

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    1. Thank you very much Sir. I will. I am glad you were inspired.

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  6. i love ur story, its so touching and congrats on ur success......

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  7. #speechless... really proud of the woman God is moulding you into... MelB

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  8. There is always light at the end of the tunnel only that we turn back half way into the journey. Though it is not pleasant, it is necessary to help us appreciate God and the life He has given to us

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  9. Touching.... I don't just like the word 'Sorry or Eeya', It has happened!! It has happened!!! Taking sorry can't rewrite the deeds but moving ahead can...

    Motivating story dearie, the Lord is your strength #TheAllSufficientGod....your best is yet to come#OloriAdeDotun

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