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Life Diary: Just When I Think I’ve Mastered How To Live, Life Changes…

 

I know many people out there have very similar experiences: some for lacking thorough career guidance and counselling to match their career choices with their passion from the onset; others for having to take up well-paying jobs which are irrelevant to their course of study just to survive, especially banking jobs…

 

“Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.” Hugh Prather once wrote. Any grown up can testify to this reality.

I have been through several interesting twists and turns in my career/ business life, especially while trying to figure out how my profession aligns with my purpose and passion. And sincerely, I sometimes wonder, “all these for just only me?”

… through all the changing seasons, twists and turns of life,  God remains the same: Ever faithful,  ever sure. Never hurried, never late …

Trained Electrical/ Electronic Engineer
turned customer-serving IT Support Engineer
turned Enterprise Support Engineer
turned Blackberry Enterprise and Technical Sales Support Engineer
turned Business Analyst/ IT Service Support Manager
turned Strategic Business IT Analyst (all with relevant training and certificates)
turned Retailer (Market Woman)
turned Retail Systems and Online Store Designer and Trainer
turned Blogger
turned Author, Editor and Writer …
turned Digital Marketer
turning Social Entrepreneur
turning … (I can see lots of more exciting twists and turns because I’m into some serious academia in more strategic dimensions. Also, I’m hitting the nail on the head this time since I’ve finally figured some things out.)

Interesting path, eventful career life; and despite that the ‘turnings’ weren’t as smooth as they appear on your screen, oh well – greatest lesson learned and it remains one simple truth:

That through all the changing seasons, twists and turns of life,  God remains the same:

Ever faithful,  ever sure.
Never hurried, never late.

Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.
-Hugh Prather

I know many people out there have very similar experiences: some for lacking thorough career guidance and counselling to match their career choices with their passion from the onset; others for having to take up well-paying jobs which are irrelevant to their course of study just to survive, especially banking jobs…

Truthfully, the roller-coaster involved in the search for meaning in such cases could make one outright disillusioned; and sometimes, the future looks so so bleak…

However, having been through it all, I think I have earned the privilege to be an inspiration to someone: (and I am starting a series on how I maintained my focus and battled anxiety, confusion and depression while in transit.)

If you are there today, trying to make some sense out of your one-too-many episodes of shifting seasons, please be encouraged. For though we may not fully know what the future holds,  we can commit it all into God’s able hands , while we rest assured that only good things can lurk around the dark hazy corners we cannot see with our human eyes.

How am I so sure?  Simple: because I know Him who holds the future, and I know the declarations and promises He has made concerning my future…

I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for. Jer.29:11 (GNB)

Let me round up on this lighter but also very serious note for now:

Interestingly, with all my ‘turnings’,  I’m also turning a Madame. Not just by title- I mean a real Madame, a Madame de Madame… A title which flows towards just one thing: Cash! Know what I’m saying?

(Please download the first title of my latest novel Madame De Madame here)

I am too simple and down-to-earth for my romance with wealth to be an obsession. Rather, it is for a cause much greater than I, and which shall unfold as the days roll by…

…though we may not fully know what the future holds,  we can commit it all into God’s able hands , while we rest assured that only good things can lurk around the dark hazy corners we cannot see with our human eyes.

In any case, all I see is a future which gets brighter by the day: whatever it holds can only be good. Life can only get sweeter and better. Now do you see what I see?

Funmi Adebayo 

About Funmi Adebayo

Funmi is the Content Creator and Team Lead at makeadreamng.com, an initiative she set up to deliver Digital Marketing and other value-ad services to enhance the Operation and Visibility of Nigerian Brands and Startups. She delivers Writing, Editing, Book Cover Design, Book Layout Formatting, eBook Conversions, Book Marketing, Author Page Creation, Blog Consulting, and related services to authors through her FunmiAdebayoDotCom initiative. She also authors devotionals and journals, which she shares on Each Day Online blog. Funmi is an Electrical/ Electronic Engineering graduate (with expertise in IT Service Delivery/Support, and Strategic Business IT).

2 comments on “Life Diary: Just When I Think I’ve Mastered How To Live, Life Changes…

  1. Karo Oforofuo
    May 3, 2017

    Completely on point, Aunty Funmi. Hitting the nail on the head.

    Like

  2. Pingback: The Ultimate Start Over Guide: You needn’t End it with your Huge Losses. I didn’t !!! | Funmi Adebayo's Blog

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