May 2016, I had great plans for my summer! I had planned to do lots of travelling to different countries, but that didn’t really work out for me.
So when I found myself back in the motherland (Nigeria) before I was ready, I told myself, “well in that case, you’ll just have to travel round Nigeria!”
Lol, I truly laugh at my wishful thinking! I mean, I think I knew I was lying to myself at that point, but I just decided to believe the lie…
Anyways, I spent my summer in Kaduna, Nigeria. All 3 months of it, I don’t think I left kd even once, but do you know what? I don’t regret it at all!
I had one of my busiest summers ever and I loved it.
One of the things I did was join the technical crew/media department in my church. That was definitely an experience! The first time I was asked to take pictures during the service, I almost passed out with fear! Me? Stand? In front of hundreds of people, just to take pictures? I was so self conscious of the whole process, my first few shots weren’t great! But as I got into it, I fell in love with the whole process of capturing different parts of the service.
I learnt very fast what it meant to humble yourself before God and worship him in spirit and in truth.
I was given the opportunity to watch people every week go prostrate before God, and I made up my mind, that I’d never take worship for granted. Because in those times of worship, we are exposed to the glory of God, in those times when we surrender our all to God, He in turn shows us His heart.
I didn’t get to travel this summer, but I got to experience God from a different perspective and I wouldn’t swap that for anything in the world!
Things may not always go as you plan, but God has his master plan and he’s very good at turning the things we see as disappointments into things of joy.
This was one of the main things I learnt from my summer.
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