Chinemerem didn’t understand why this was happening to her. She had done everything she was asked to do down to the dot. She had studied every single material, attended every all-night tutorial and even attempted the trial examinations. What’s more was that she had prayed about it and was sure she was covered. Afterall, she had been diligent in her walk and was certain God has called her into this department.
But now, staring at the result in her hand, there was no way it could be hers. The red-ink sprawled transcript must belong to another Chinemerem Eze-Obiora. Another Chinemerem Eze-Obiora who was studying Law. Another Chinemerem Eze-Obiora who was also in her first year. Another Chinemerem Eze-Obiora who was being asked to repeat a year. Another Chinemerem…
Sometimes we wonder why certain things happen to us. Why did you lose that job offer, or why did your friend die? I don’t have all the answers but one thing I’m certain of is what Romans 8:28 says. Except even you doubt your love for God and know you’re not walking in His will, being carefully led by His ever-willing Holy Spirit, don’t recite this verse.
In Physiology, there is this thing called homeostasis. It’s all the body is ever trying to achieve. A state of constant internal milieu; where everything’s going on just splendid in the body. The brain’s working its part and the feet its bidding. Let me put it to you that there probably is a spiritual homeostasis. A state where all things work for your good. Let’s not ignore the condition however: to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.
Oh, for the record, fictitious Chinemerem graduated as the Best Graduating Student after repeating the class. Had she graduated the year before, she wouldn’t have met the man who offered her a job instantly on her graduation day. Guess things did work out for her because she never doubted God knew just what He was doing. Don’t lose hope. Pray instead.
I dedicate this to a special friend, Omoyeni. I think she knows.