After I finished my NYSC, I got
a job with a multinational company
and had to be on training for
4months. The training required different
learnings including On-the-Job Training
(OJT) with two departments (one on the
field and another in the office).
It looked exciting at the beginning
and I was like YES! I’m in for this
(initial gra gra was doing me)
After two or three trips with one
Of the technical experts on the field,
I got tired and said to myself that
I wasn’t made for this
I was in a BRT to Ikorodu on
one of the field trips and I quietly
told my Abba that I couldn’t do the job.
I moved to start OJT in the other
department and it seemed way better
than the fieldwork (who no like
better thing ), we were on
different morning and night shifts and
I had off days. So I told my Abba
to allow me to stay in this department
since it was better (to me) than
the other one where I had to
be on the field. He immediately
told me, No and I was heartbroken
How will something be this good
and you’re telling me No
I told him to see, that this department
was better than the field and I
was listing some advantages it
had over the other fieldwork.
He didn’t even argue with me,
he just went quiet, I also kept
quiet and didn’t argue further.
After the training, I went back
to Abba and said the training
has ended. I needed to leave
this place because I couldn’t just
imagine myself on the field
He didn’t say anything (as per He
already told me what to do,
so I decided to kukuma complete the
The exam came, I sat for it and aced it.
Then it was time for deployment -
the time we had all waited for
(and my heart was doing kikum kikum).
The training tutor came to announce to
us that there was an opening in two
departments within the company
(different from the ones where I had
the OJT) and they needed us to fill
How could this be??? It has never
Unknowingly to me, the one who sits
on the throne and controls the entire
affairs of the universe went ahead
of me to create a space for me
within the organization. It was then
it dawned on me and I understood
why He asked me to wait till
the end of the training.
I was miraculously deployed to
one of the departments (I used
miraculous because Abba did something
here again) and my career path was
formed from that department.
Lesson from this is: Be sure you’re
where God wants you to be per time,
don’t run ahead of him.
Don’t get worked up if things
aren’t going the way you thought
it would go, go back to the one
that asked you to be there
In the first place and get directions
or more instructions from him.
While you’re at it, be patient
with yourself, with people, and trust
God in the process.
Hebrews 10:23 (NLT).