My Bode Thomas Experience, A lesson on Trust.


Shortly after I finished University, while awaiting my NYSC, I got bored at home and decided to search for a Job, I made a call to someone who had come to give us a talk at our Final year talk in the University, he referred me to someone at Bode Thomas, Surulere.

On leaving the house, I had left with just N500, I live in a part of Lagos which is actually far from the Town, while going, I kept asking myself how I would get back from the venue, as the N500 would only take me to the Venue, still I went, trusting that my needs would be met.

I got to the venue on time, (wait, why would I not even get there on time, was it not interview I came for, lol)while seated, I admired all of the chandeliers, the bright light, decoration, …. oh less I forget, it was an event management company, they had amazing stuffs there, the office was small but then, it was properly managed and beautifully decorated, the ambiance would make you forget you were in Surulere, I was thinking of how the interview would go, when I was interrupted by the arrival of the HR(Human resource) personnel,  I greeted her, to which she responded and stepped into her office.

Some minutes later, I was called in, the interview went well as she made me so comfortable, within minutes the interview was over.

As I stepped out of the office, reality stuck on me, different thought of what could possibly happen, sprang through my mind, tears had started to well up in my eyes, …….”Ore!!!….” my emotions were disturbed by a feminine voice, it was the HR lady, who had interviewed me.

So during the interview, it happened that it became so interactive, that the lady had told me about her career journey, I was excited when she told me she was getting married soon, well, the interview was over and she called m, why could she possibly be calling me, was it to invite me for her wedding, or did I forget something?

“Hi Ore,” she said, “I don’t know, but I feel you would need this,’ she squeezed a new mint N500 note in my hand,  I had thanked her severally, if I can picture my face, I would say it was like that of a chubby  I0 year old who was almost crying….I know right.

As I stepped out that day on Bode Thomas, my eyes were filled with laughter, I was shocked, like you mean, you made me find favor with an HR person who I had never met, then you prompted her to give me Transport fare, how did this happen ? I mean what just happened, I stepped out on the street  almost screaming  “Thank you father!” you are just so mindful of me, There is no mountain you cant climb to meet me at the point of my need.

Trust in God, then rest, then Trust again, then rest and trust again, God will definitely come through for you. He’s got you back.  One thing God requires from us is to trust him in the process, you might not understand how things would span out, just like me, who took a step while trusting him, I  did not know how i was going to get home but i choose to trust him.

Hold on, he will come through for you! 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)

Written by Oreoluwa Adelowo

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