The Next Step

Hello Everyone!

I have a testimony to share and a prayer request. God has been so good to me and I thank Him everyday for it even when things may not go the way I want it to. So last year around this time, I was applying to universities outside my country and during this time a lot of my friends were telling me to apply to some schools in my country just in case I don’t get into my desired school but for some reason I just didn’t want to. It wasn’t because I didn’t like the Universities in my country but I just felt the strong need to apply to schools outside.

So applying to five schools, I had received offers from 3 of them and my first choice hadn’t accepted me yet. I was so sad and depressed! All my life I haven’t been the brightest kid but someway somehow God made it possible for me to gain admission into really good schools. For months I hadn’t heard from my first offer and the last school hadn’t given me an offer either but I dropped that school, still having faith that my first choice would accept me. I remember one day on a bus from a trip, a couple of friends were talking about receiving admission into their first choice and there I was feeling depressed and hopeless just listening to them. Then I heard the voice of God tell me to check my email once I reached school( btw I was in a boarding school). When we reached, I quickly grabbed my laptop and opened my email. Lo and behold, there was an email from my first choice, granting me a conditional offer (depending on my final grades). Words can’t express how I felt that moment.

Fast forward to after my final exam and graduation. After months of waiting for my results, the results finally came. I didn’t do as good as I expected and I had little to no faith of receiving a final offer. Of course my friends had called and asked about my grades and final offer but I had nothing to tell them. I just listened to them beam about their grades and tears flooded my eyes. Later on, I told my parents about my grades and all they said was to wait for an email from my desired school.

We waited for hours hoping to receive an email but nothing came. So the next day when I woke up, I prayed to God to grant me my heart desire if only it was aligned to His will for my life. Later that day I received an email from the school that I had been accepted. I was so happy and thankful to God for what he had and I knew that as a chapter of my life had closed, a new one had opened. Glory be to God!!

Fast forward to arriving to my school, at the moment, I am among hundreds who are waiting to gain admission into their desired programs. Here is where I ask you all to please have me in your prayers. All first years will be applying for their programs at the end of March. Please pray, that I will be favored and the light of the Lord will shine on my application so that I will get into my program of choice. It is super competitive and truth be told, I am scared. Please pray for me!

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