“DON’T ENVY ANYONE. YOUR MIRACLE IS COMING!” (MY JOB TESTIMONY)

When I think back on the goodness of God upon my life, I get very excited. I want to share with you one of my testimonies. This one is about my securing employment after school.

(You may wish to see my other praise report: Wonderful Testimony.)

The year was 1988. It was the month of August. I had just completed my master’s degree programme at the University of Nigeria and was raring to get a job. I came home to stay with my parents and one day, we had a visitor. A family friend had called and she told my mum that her son, whom I’ll call Chike (not his real name) and who was just slightly older than me, had got a teaching job. I can’t recall where he was to teach but it must have been a very good job from the way his mum spoke. It was good news and we all rejoiced in her presence.

But there was something about the way she shared the news that rankled my mum. She wasn’t thanking God so to say, it sounded like she was boasting.

“Chike didn’t look for a job the way others do for so long and he landed this wonderful position,” she said or words to that effect.

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The moment she left, my mum joined me in my room and began to complain. My dear mum (rest her soul), was looking out for me and the woman’s seeming gloating made her think of my state. I was about the same age as this guy and I was looking for a job.

“I just want you to also get a good job soon. What did her son study to get that kind of job and you’re still searching?”

The young man in question had a Certificate from a College of Education and was on the verge of completing studies for a bachelor’s. See, my mum was not a bad person but we should be thoughtful about how we share our testimonies with others, especially those who still have the problem we’ve just escaped. Otherwise, we may cause them to feel bad, rather than blessed by our story.

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“Don’t worry,” I replied. “I will get a job by February.”

I had no certain promise of a job for any date but the moment those words came out of my mouth, I knew they were prophetic.

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Early the next year, I was visiting some friends in Lagos when my parents sent a message that I had been offered a job to lecture at the University of Nigeria, my alma mater. I came home and on March 1st, 1989, I resumed work. My letter of appointment was dated February 14.


This was me back then, lol!

How did this come about? When I completed my master’s degree work, the then head of our department, Dr. Ralph Okonkwo, informed me that the department would love to retain me but there was no vacancy. Okonkwo, a very nice gentleman, did not assure me of a job but indicated he would make representations to the Vice Chancellor (VC) towards creating vacancies in the department.

I suggested that I would like to submit an application which would be kept in view to be called up when the desired vacancies were created. He warned me that he could not be sure what the outcome of his plea to the VC would be. But I insisted because communicattions in Nigeria in those days were not as seamless as they are today with mobile telephony. I didn’t want the story to be told that vacancies were created but I couldn’t be reached and handy persons were employed. Okonkwo agreed and kept his word. His efforts were successful, praise God! When my letter was ready, he used my contact address on the application to inform my parents.

God favoured me and He had prepared me for the miracle in several ways. He helped me to turn out as the best student which led to talks of retaining me. Before then, he had helped me to decide on the career I wanted which was precisely what I eventually got. Besides my department, I only submitted applications to the departments of mass communication in two state universities, preferring the University of Nigeria, which is a federal university. God graciously granted my wish and it’s that job that I’ve been doing to date.

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Our God is still the same: kind, loving and faithful. Do not envy anyone. Your miracle is coming. Just be sure you work hard to be ready and suited for it. And make up your mind what you want. Don’t run from pillar to post, dragging yourself in so many different directions. It’s easier to get an answer from God when your request, borne out of the leading of the Holy Spirit, is specific and constant.

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I am a university lecturer. I teach Mass Communication, mostly writing courses like Feature and Interpretative Writing, Magazine Article Writing and News Writing, and let’s just say I’ve been doing this for a long time. As you have probably guessed, I am a born-again Christian.

239 comments

  • Ijeoma Anita

    True. Most people boast when testifying instead of acknowledging God and encouraging others to wait on him. I’m inspired by this testimony.

    • Edith Ohaja

      Praise God! We should pick the edifying part of the testimony and ignore any chest beating involved. You are lifted, my dear!

  • Henrietta Okoye

    Now I know that the grace unmerited favour you have been talking about didn’t start today… Indeed God has been faithful to you.. One thing is to know what God has destined you to be, another is to go for it. had it been you didn’t get good grades, they wouldn’t have called you back and when you told your mother you were going to get a job in February, you didn’t just speak you prophesied and believed so it came to pass… My advice to people out there is to continue to speak in life to your dream job. don’t cry about everything and God will honour your words in Jesus name

  • evans nwawuefe

    Great testimony, ma,most people especially young graduates find it difficult to diligently wait and hope on God for their dream job. Sometimes it may not be their fault. Things like pressure from parents and desire to help take care of their younger ones may cause people to do some certain things. Thank God for your testimony ma and i do hope and pray that i have a testimony similar to yours.

  • Kelechi chukwuma

    Very true ma. My mum always says that what you say is as good as how you say it. Sharing a testimony in this manner may end up tormenting people. This reminds me of a similar incident that happened to my brother while he waited five years for a job. In the end God surprised him with his own testimony.

    • Edith Ohaja

      He is a faithful God. It may seem to delay, but we shouldn’t lose hope. Our miracle will still locate us in Jesus’ name.

  • Mbah Merit

    Our God is really faithful.

  • Anunukem Geraldine

    We thank God for bringing you into our lives. Your testimony should serve as an example for those believing God for one thing or the other. They should have faith in God cause God’s time is the best.

  • Nneka Orjiude

    We thank God always for answered prayers. I have learnt a lesson here, i am fond of sharing my testimony or breakthroughs in a way that isn’t encouraging but boastful. I thank God for using you ma.God bless you

    • Edith Ohaja

      Praise God, our testimonies can actually be sermons that stress the faithfulness of God. Have a beautiful weekend, my dear!

  • Perpetua Ugwu

    You are blessed, Ma. Thank God for you. For being not just our lecturer, but a Mum that teaches us the right path to take.

  • Salawu fatima

    Indeed God is a living God and waiting for ur own time is d best and this has also made me believe there’s power in the tongue

    • Edith Ohaja

      You’re right, Fatima. There is indeed power in the tongue. Showers of blessings on you in Jesus’ name.

  • Irumekhai Mariam

    Amen to that prayer. As you’ve prayed for us, God’s miracles will never cease in your life in Jesus’ name. Wow! What a testimony. We must hope on God and put in our best in all we do. When we put in our best, we leave Him to do the rest.

    • Edith Ohaja

      Thank you for that beautiful prayer you said for me, Mariam. Yes, God does not support laziness. As you said, when we play our part, He works out what’s left for us.

  • Nedu Igbo

    Very beautiful and graciously favoured. I receive such favour in Jesus name. We should rejoice with other people when they succeed but not be envious of whatever their achievements may be. Rather we should believe God for our testimony and focus on the Lord Jesus.

  • walter nkemakonam onukwue

    a very big AMEN to dat prayer…sure we should learn to celebrate people’s success rather than to envy them.

  • Chidinma Odigbo

    Indeed there’s no need to get worked up when we hear of the testimonies of others but instead rejoice with them as it’s an evidence that God is still on the throne and our own success story is just by the corner.

  • Gold Etiowo

    This is just the hand of God….I shldnt fret because someone just moved ahead of me….God has wonderful plans for everyone… And…nice picture,I love the outfit(the shoe especially)

  • Adamu Micah

    I had a similar story but mine was when I finished my secondary school, gaining admission was not easy for me and my friends would call and say, “I just got admission oo, what about u?” my answer will be, “my brother, I just dey house oo”. but when God visited my case, d story changed….. How I got admission I can’t even tell. I believe that God’s time is the best time.

    • Edith Ohaja

      You’re right. One preacher also says there’s a miracle with your name on it. Glory to God!

  • you have truly been blessed with unmerited favor. one thing i learnt from here is that though things might not be working at the moment, in due time by the grace of God, they will sort themselves out.

  • Kingston Duru

    Its a good thing to testify. We bless God on account of your testimony.

  • Florence onyekaozuru

    Wow, indeed God had a plan for u ma. God gave u a job that he would use u to be a blessing to many like myself. i pray i would share this kind of testimony in due time and I pray that as he has been using u to reach out to many, I would also be used by him. I tap into ur anointing ma….

  • Inspiring! I sometimes forget to rejoice for the good news of others, and sulk that it’s not my own. We are such frail beings! How easily we fall into a trap- even by our own making. I like that you said: “pray, and then go after your goal.” I don’t think God often means for us to “pray. and then wait for the answer to drop into our laps.” Good points. Thanks for sharing more of yourself. and btw- your blog always looks sharp, and you look so lovely!

    • Edith Ohaja

      My beautiful sister, April, thank you so much. I trust that you’ve been fine. The Lord is your strength forever in Jesus’ name.

  • What faith. And, what a godly outlook-your miracle is coming. I would tend to be like your mum. Thanks for calling this to my attention. God tells us to rejoice with those who rejoice.

  • Nwachi Peter

    The world is full of those who believe that it cannot be done, but success has always been made by those who believe it can be done. May God grant you more grace to cultivate faith into your life to expect more testimonies.

  • Amen – I receive that prayer! 🙂

  • normagailwrites

    You are so right. God never honors boasting. He does honor the prayers of a believing heart and true faith. God bless!

  • Chikezie

    I thank God for and with you. It’s a wonderful testimony throwback. Praise God

  • Amoke chinasa

    There are always blessings and unmerited favour for those that trust in him. he always makes a way where there seems to be no way.

  • ononso akwueke

    @normagailwrites I totally agree with you

  • Kingsley Okafor

    Amen!
    We should learn to celebrate people’s success rather than envy them because as we do, God will bless us too.

  • Otegbulu juliet Amarachi

    God has different ways of blessing everyone. When your time comes, he showers you with his blessings. We have to learn not to envy people because our times of blessings are different. Nice piece, ma.

  • Oluchi Ekeruche

    Nice one. I’ m really inspired.

  • Ani Chidinma M

    Our God is forever faithful. Blessed be his name for that testimony.

  • Our God is really a true God. But one thing we should note is that He does things for us at the right time. You can never rush your blessing, it’s not possible. And also we should learn not to be boastful about our testimonies.

    • Indeed God can not fail his people all we just need to do is to play our part by doing what is right and needful. Then he plays his part by granting our efforts with success.
      I must say that I got alot from this thank you ma for sharing.

  • Abasibiangake Essienubong

    I was once guilty of that subtle boasting during testimony. But then i realised God knows what happened. Plus He looks at the heart and knows how grateful I really am. So instead of narrating how one uncle abroad sent you fifty thousand naira, I’ll rather say “Thank you Jesus for your provision”. All the same, God is faithful. Indeed the darkest hour of night is just before day breaks. But in due time, the dawn will break

  • Eneje Chekwube Vitus

    With God all things are possible. One needs not brag or boast of anything regardless whoever, whatever, and wherever you are. God made you and as well plans for you.

    Thank you ma for the wonderful testimony you shared.

  • Uzor, Ogechukwu Juliet

    God ahbors envy and warns Christians to avoid it. But this thing could be tricky sometimes. Even when you shouldn’t be you find yourself envious of something that doesn’t matter. I think the way out is contentment and absolute trust in God.

  • MADUEKE SOMTO CYNTHIA

    This story remind me of when my brother was seeking for admission but Glory be To God who crowned his efforts with success. I ask that the Lord crowns my efforts with a miracle testimony too.

  • Benjamin C.Nweke

    envy is part of what makes us human. the feeling of wanting to have what someone else has. it has this energy which when channelled correctly will yeild positive result. in your story, it was evident that you transmuted your own envy to a good use. your faith of getting a job was steadfast, it was also the same envy that made you to suggest keeping your application in case any vacancy comes out.
    what am saying in essence is that envy has an energy that when used the right way will get you what you want.

    but many atimes people tend to use the energy the wrong way. when this happens, they start losing their joy, their peace of mind, and their time as well. and eventually they incur their very destruction.
    its not bad to feel envy but its bad when you let it get the best of you.

    • Edith Ohaja

      Hi Benjamin! Call it feeling challenged or competitive, but envy, I can’t say I agree with that one. You are blessed!

  • Chukwuekezie Nneka Quindaline

    When one is happy for another person’s testimony, God blesses him/her with greater testimony.

  • Uduma Mary

    Wow. That was an eye opener ma.

  • hadiza

    Hadiza

    Isaiah 49:23
    Those who put their trust in the lord shall not be dissapointed(NIV).
    God’s timing is perfect..

    • Michael onyedinma

      Your teachings is well learnt especially “we should be thoughtful about how we share our testimonies with others, especially those who still have the problem we’ve just escaped. Otherwise, we may cause them to feel bad, rather than blessed by our story.” I thank God for having given you such testimony, for if not ,I may have not have met you.

  • Osere theresa Ebiyun

    God’s time is really the best. When God opens our chapter, smiles alone will not be enough to show how grateful we are to him….God bless you ma for sharing this lovely testimony.

  • Amadi Chibuzor .J

    Instead of envying someone, why not strive to be the best version of yourself?

  • Donmunez

    “Oge chukwu ka mma” He has plans for us all,we just need to trust him and look away from sad news.

  • God is ever faithful and gives his children everything

  • Agba, Chioma Ruphina

    With remorse i do envy people when they do get their prayers answered and it makes me feel guilty because somehow its not right but i am trying harder to overcome it and with your testimony and admonition i am going to strive harder to avoid it and wait for mine.But on a lighter mood Ma’am I love that your first pix.

  • Chukwu patience

    Envy makes one a photocopy instead of original. That someone else is succeeding dose not mean u are falling, after all we r not running the same race, it all depends on individual target, aim n objectives. We should all b ware that we possess our uniqueness in all ramifications. Good one ma

  • Monye Gift Onyinye

    Am encouraged that hard work still pays.
    But doesn’t it look like people are preferred these days based on connections i.e “who knows who” rather than personal qualifications?

  • Monye Gift Onyinye

    Am encouraged that hard work still pays.
    But doesn’t it look like people are preferred these days based on connections i.e “who know who” rather than personal qualifications?

  • We all know how easy it is for us to get jealous of someone, even when our intentions are good. It is very easy for us to fall into jealousy in our society, especially when others around us are more fortunate. But, it is important for us to realize what is most important in our lives and what matters most. This is really a great testimony, and I enjoyed the pullout quotes you added to it. Song of Solomon 8:6 – Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD.

  • Chioma Onah

    Everyone in life has a purpose. Mine is definitely not yours. Just dey your lane. Move at your own pace [which should not be slow anyway]. People, share your testimonies to encourage others or get them to rejoice with you. Intimidating others with your testimony should not be your intention.

  • Okeleke loveth

    Such a nice story. There is no doubt that God’s time is certainly the best.All we need to do is to have faith in him & also rejoice with others when they rejoice because our own blessings are on the way.

  • ISRAEL CHINWE GOODNESS

    true talk ma, most people testify with pride. i beleive testimony is given to acknowledge God’s intervention in our lives and not the other way round. God is always faithful to his promise.

  • Luke Chinyere Esther

    our God is faithful, he answers all prayers, may testimonies never cease in our lives and homes

  • Otugo Lucky Joel

    It was really God in action I must say, but then there is also need for one to play his part before God’s intervention. Thank God for you.

  • Isaac Nwanneka Oyirridiya

    finally is good to wait patiently on God

  • VERY INSPIRING! GOD HEARS OUR PRAYERS AND ANSWERS OUR DESIRES IN HIS OWN TIME

  • Enwerem Chiamaka

    In this present state of things; this story is really encouraging. Thanks for sharing ma, and may God do same for all who tap into your testimony.

  • Eze chinyere chidera

    Nice one!! It encourages us to exercise faith and patience and to work towards what we wish to become.

  • Ezeh Blessing Oluchukwu

    i was quite moved by this testimony, it has strengthened my faith and firm belief in God.

  • onu victor tochukwu

    God is always happy when you are happy for others progress.

  • Kat

    I’m happy you shared this story with us Ma’am.It has reinforced my belief that there’s nothing like faith and trust in God.He will surely answer when the time is come.Also,when you’re happy for someone else’s success,your own will definitely not elude you.This piece is faith-reviving.Thank you

  • Akuma Victor

    The message is simple, hard work, faith and hope, the three virtues to success. You had them and they urged you to your present height, i praise God for your blessings and at the same time tap from it.

  • Oleighibe Oluebube Tessy

    It is everyone’s dream to be successful, though, it is not easy seeing someone who you feel or know you are better than being more successful. God’s grace was/is upon your life. I hope to be favoured just like you.

  • Ugwu Chiamaka

    Wow.. I smiled as I read through the story. God is indeed great. He does things in marvellous ways. Indeed, His words are true that when we call upon him, he would show us great and mighty things that our hearts do not know. Ma, you are blessed, favoured and uplifted among all. The glory of the Lord is seen in you. Thank God for the wonderful testimony. Buckle your belt ma, the best is yet to come.

  • AMADI ANITA MANUCHIMSO

    all glory should be ascribed to our heavenly father not to man. I pray to share a successful testimony like yours someday. amen

  • Otung Theresa

    It actually boils down to the power of our words. Although there may be a delay, but I surely know God has the best to offer everyone that trusts and believes in him. That is why he said, ‘For i know the thoughts i think about you…….. to bring you to an expected end.’ I really needed this at this point of my life. Tanx Ma for sharing, you are highly blessed.

  • Ibeh chiamaka

    Wow! This is a wonderful testimony. It is good to wait for God’s time because, his time is usually the best. Do not think that God does not know what you need. He knows but he is just preparing your miracle to come at the right time. GOD BLESS YOU MA, for sharing this testimony.

  • Arene Ifeyinwa Ketochukwu

    Wow! Thank God for your life, ma. This post has taught me to trust God for the things I want him to do in my life.

  • Otti Uzoma Augusta

    Hmmm on a serious note, I have never thought about how I give my testimonies but from today onwards, I will watch out and make sure the intention is not to boast but to praise God. Yes, before I forget, aunty looks cute in the picture and you are still looking really cute now.

  • Essien Anietie Archibong

    woaww! this is one big testimony, I thank God for your life ma

  • Agu Ginika Rebecca

    This is really awesome ma. it shows how persevering, determined and faithful one should be in expecting something from God. we should never envy anybody’s blessing but await our own because God has a special thing for every body. we should also be mindful of the way we share our testimonies or news to others.

  • This is a wonderful testimony. Truly, he who laughs last, laughs best. Aunty Edith’s patience really paid off.

  • Njoku Chiamaka Constance

    Ma, your patience and faith in the Lord landed you well. I just hope to be like you.

  • Never loose hope on God because what he is preparing for you is always the best, he surprises us at the time we need him most, he loves us

  • Eze Levi Ifeanyi

    Determination is the key to success and always share your testimonies with others so that they will be encouraged.

  • Okwor Blessing Amuche

    Thank you Ma, am encouraged by this write up

  • Iroegbu Amarachi

    It is indeed true that a testimony wrongly shared can hurt a person’s feeling or make the person feel bad.This true life story draws our attention to the fact that God knows the best time to bless us and his own time is always the best. Do not be in a hurry but trust God and wait for your time of blessing.

  • Agugbua Chisom

    Wow! i am really touched by the story. Now i really understand why you love teaching. I also agree with you about not envying anyone because no one knows tomorrow. This story carries encouragement for the discouraged and hope for the hopeless.

  • Judith okeke

    All thanks to God, He made everything work out well for you, I really admire your courage and faith in God, His time is the best.

  • Helen chiamaka

    God is ever faithful and those who trust Him will never be put to shame. Thank you for sharing this ma, it blessed me.

    • Edith Ohaja

      Oh yes! It is the confidence we have in Him that He never fails us when we hold on to Him. May your testimonies abound in Jesus’ name.

  • Ada

    Wow, God is indeed faithful! I am blessed with this testimony.

  • Collinsdivine.

    This testimony, Ma, has just made my day! Glad to know you’re doing fine Ma. Really miss you!

  • Hillary Agbo

    I am motivated by this post to keep pushing and praying for my dream job which I believe will come soonest. Thank you ma.

    • Edith Ohaja

      This must be your first time on my blog, Hillary! You’re welcome and I pray the Lord grants your job wish soon in Jesus’ name.

  • Chinwe

    Yes. We should be careful of boasting during testimonies. I have several encounters especially during admissions and not getting a paid job after my masters but that is not the end of my story yet. I still thank God for His countless mercies and peace. God bless you more, ma. Your gratitude is seen in the way you receive strangers in your services. You make teaching so interesting. One confession, I used to check my grade in your own courses specially to know what I need to improve on. They spoke to me differently.

  • First, that was the year I was born! Aunty, you are a bundle of God’s grace. I haven’t seen you for a long time but every thought of you challenges me to do better. Thank God I met you in life and destiny path.

    • Edith Ohaja

      Glory to God and thank you, Ifeanyi! We all need to strive to get better each day because none of us has arrived as Paul reminded us in Phillipians, chapter 3. You are lifted in Jesus’ name.

  • Ngwoke Peter Chinaza

    God’s blessings to us manifests in some ways as can be seen in the different ways that God answers our prayers.
    Mummy has taught us not to boast in life as if our blessings are from our own power or might, rather we ought to give all the glory to God for He’s the Alpha and Omega.
    Mummy, we thank God for your testimony as we pray for God’s grace to enable us be thankful to Him. And to the one whom God has blessed, we are to thank God with him or her and also ask God to bless us. Thanks Mum.

  • God knows the best for us and has a better plan ahead.
    But most times we give up on our selves due to some certain delay.

  • Ezidimma odinakachukwu oluchukwu

    This is inspiring! Gods time is always the best…most people don’t understand this and because of that they have issues with trusting God. People should not allow pressure into their lives every thing will come at Gods own time.

  • Thomas Rebecca Ina

    He is a God of Miracles and mind blowing testimonies, In this story I’ve found hope. Maybe God would grant my heart desires too?
    What you say here is true some people like dragging themselves everywhere with nothing specific in mind,
    I haven’t lived long but I’ve lived long enough to know that when we give ourselves too many options it creates room for failure

  • Standchrist44@gmail.com

    First, congratulations Ma, your job as a lecturer is not just a miracle but divinely plan…
    As a person, sometimes unconsciously I make boast of what God has given me… I honestly pray to stop this…..
    It is indeed God that makest rich, provisions and promotions and not by ones efforts.. once again, congratulations

  • Anabude oluchi

    God’s grace is really speaking in your life ma and most importantly I learnt that if at all we want to boast we should boast in God by returning all glory to him and not attributing to our personal effort

  • Ugama Gloria Nkechinyere

    You are just a product of grace Ma and may that grace never depart from you.

  • ifunaya chukwuemeka

    This is better than the happy ending in Nigerian movies scenes, i can only say congrats Ma and hope mine comes sooner.

    • Madueke ugochukwu

      Thats very motivating … We shud learn not to envy cause if we get happy for others, we will definetly get our miracles.

  • Theophilus Blessing

    Wow! My role model, I can’t stop blushing. Permit me to say, your testimony is sweet! And I claim the grace.

  • Iwoba Añulika Lilian

    This is a beautiful story of trust, faith and hope in the Lord’s omnipotence.
    What struck me particularly was the confidence with which you announced the month- February.
    And who would have imagined!

    The Lord takes care of all our needs. We need only trust like children and celebrate the testimonies of others in genuine happiness for their progress.
    Also, it is sad that some people have the unkind habit of speaking of their progress in the presence of others who may not have struck fortune with an air of pride and haughtiness.
    This breaks spirits and shouldn’t be encouraged.

  • Nkpozi miracle

    Your testimony is a great motivation to me as a person . God bless you for always touching lives with your write ups

  • Wat some fail to understand is that wen they rejoice over the good things God did for others, good things will come to them too. Also, people don’t have to brag abt wat they have because it’s God that gave it to them and he cn easily take it away too. Am happy about how patient u were even though u didn’t have the job, u waited for God’s time. It’s really awesome . Tnk U

  • Godwin Grace

    Reminds me of the Bible verse that says the kingdom of God is not in words but in power. Actually, when you spoke those words, they had in themselves the ability to create what you said. We are prophetic beings. I’ve learnt to stay positive and faithful to God’s words. I refuse to envy anyone! God bless you ma for sharing. It blessed me.

  • Ezike winifred udochukwu

    Very true…when i was looking for admission into the university…it was hell for me,because most of mom’s friends would come boasting to her of their kids admissions ,,and it would be awkward ,,worst part is that some don’t even no how to relate the news in order not to make the other person feel bad.

  • Amarachi Duru

    From the look of things, your mum (rest her soul) was already bothered and sounding that way may also lead you to depression. But am happy you responded the way you did. Little wonder the bible says,”those who know their God shall do exploit”.
    It is pertinent that we learn to be positive at all times and in all situations and not let the miracle of others make us think or feel less of ourselves.

    • Pamela Chigbu

      Envying other people is very bad.We should learn to be happy for people’s success stories and also we should be very mindful of how we boast so that we won’t make other people feel bad and depressed.

  • Onoyima jane

    I have learnt something from here not to tell your testimony in a boastful manner. Rather acknowledge God for being the one that got us there.

  • Ugwoke Jennifer

    God’s time is actually the best and he chooses whom to bless and the right time to bless the person. Just as you said, we should mind the way we share our testimonies with others especially those who still have the problem you just escaped and this is so true because it may cause them to feel terrible instead of rejoicing with us.

  • Chukwunwenwa Chinenye

    Are you sure this chike’s mother is not somehow related to my Aunt? Because this is exactly what Aunty Philo will do and more…

    Obviously, Mama Chike doesn’t know that table turns. If only she knew…..
    Why on earth would one rub their accomplishments on another’s face?

    Thank goodness you didn’t envy them but waited patiently for your turn.

    Meanwhile, permit me to say that your faith is bigger than avacado pear(not even mustard seed)lol. It was your faith and good work that saw you through.

    May God always send people like Dr. Ralph Okonkwo our way in Jesus name Amen…

  • Brown Favour Felix

    Amen, thanks mma for this wonderful testimony. He will do it even more, because God loves a grateful heart. I know God who has started anything in our lives is faithful to accomplish which he has started. I shall not be envious of anybody but continuously thank God for them.

    Congratulations mma

  • Chinelobi Treasure Oluchi

    God’s plan is perfect and His timeline for each of us is unique

  • Obiaga ifunanya steph

    I pray he gives me my dream job just like he did for you.amen

  • John Adaobi Benedicta

    God’s blessings are ever sure but it depends solely on Him for the best time to bestow it upon us and that is where our faith is required. Also, boasting about God’s favours to others tends to hurt rather than encourage. Very beautiful MA.

  • Letter of appointment on a Valentine’s day, God is wonderful. Its not easy to persevere especially when you hear stories of your mates successfully passing through that same hurdle. At the end, faith and determination pays. God has different plans for us all and they are all for good and not of evil.

  • Emmanuel Steve Sunny

    Congratulations ma! This story is such an inspiration. This story shows that all things are ours if we can believe in God and hold on to his promises. Don’t envy anyone, and as a popular Nigerian slang puts it: dey your lane, have confidence in God and you must succeed. Cheers!

  • Ajibo lovelyn onyedikachi

    What a nice, interesting and educating story. It is very good to be happy with other people’s progress, it somehow pave way for us too. I learnt a lot from this life experience of yours ma, it is better for one to be patient in life, and not to be so anxious because you have not gotten to the level your mates are. God’s time is the best. It is written in the scripture that weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning

  • Maduabuchi christiana chinechetam

    God’s time is the best keep on trusting God.He will do it at his own time.

  • Charles D.

    Our God is truly an awesome and he will always make a way where there is no way for his children. I am inspired by this.

  • Immanuella Uwa

    The Lord answers prayers in his own time, according to his own plans. We are grateful to God always for answered prayers. I learnt that testimonies are to be shared in a way that is encouraging to man and pleasing to God.

  • Maduabuchi Christiana chinechetam

    God’s Tlme is the best, keep on trusting God.He will do it at his own time.

  • Onwuamaeze Ikechukwu John

    Your story is interesting and the messages intended to convey is poignant. Like the popular cliché says, “God’s time is the best”. Truly, I’ve taken something helpful from this story. Thanks ma.

  • Okechukwu Obiora C

    We should never envy anyone or be jealous because of the things someone has. But rather, we should be patient and trust God for what he has for you is bigger than you can imagine. Thank you Ma for this post once again.

  • Michael onyedinma

    Seriously, am just learning this one newly “to be thoughtful on how we share our testimonies with others, especially those who are still in the problem we just escaped. Otherwise, we might cause them to feel bad, rather than blessed by our story”. Thank you MA.

  • Ajibe Chinonye

    Waiting for your own time to come is not always easy but I have learnt that in life everybody works with a timeline,I never understood it then but now I grab it better.Just because yours came late doesn’t mean you are late.

  • Ominaki pamela

    Envy is of the devil, we are supposed to be Christlike and not supposed to have Envy in us because it is not of God. And God’s time is the best, we shouldn’t Envy someone because God has something better in store for us, and when we Envy people it would make do evil which we will end up regretting…

  • Eze Chioma

    I believe in speaking what you want into existence and believing with all your heart that it will work and I also believe that God’s time is best. Through steadfast faith, prayer and perseverance, you get what you want and even more. Thank God that the seed of hate and jealousy was not sown during the woman’s boasting.

  • IKECHEBELU GINIKA

    This piece is so encouraging and educating.
    I believe there is power in a spoken word. You promised your mum that by February you’ll get a job and it happened, your appointment letter was dated that same February, and it’s also good to know what you want and go for it,never settle for less.

  • IKECHEBELU GINIKA

    This piece is so encouraging and educating. I believe there is power in a spoken word. You promised your mum that by February you’ll get a job and it happened, your appointment letter was dated back to February, and it’s also good to know what you want and go for it, never settle for less.

  • Wow,this is truly a very inspirational story. Being steadfast in prayer and having faith in God is the key to success in life. I pray after my 4 years in UNN,I’ll have a testimony like this in Jesus name. Amen

  • Aleke Juliet C.

    All thanks to God! Is actually good to be happy for others in their good state other than being envy because God’s time is the best.

  • Ikebudu Juanita c

    May God be praised, we should understand that life is a personal race and not a competition,we should run on our own pace and not looking at others with Christ.God is forever faithful as long as we seek his face

  • Aroh Cynthia Chioma

    Ma! I must confess that this your testimony is a word of encouragement for those who are thinking that God cannot make a way.
    May God continue his good work in your life. I tab from your blessings Ma!

  • Ezeh Blessing

    I say a big amen to that prayer. Everyone has his or her own time zone, while waiting for our own time we should try and seek God’s help in fulfilling His purpose for us on earth. I learnt a great lesson from here not to be envious of people’s progress but rejoice with them and wait for God’s time.

  • Cynthia ihekwoaba

    I learnt is good to celebrate people and be happy for them .God will never foresake you,you turn shall surely come.

  • ugwu lilian

    As Christians we should be happy for whatever God has done in someone’s life it adds to our lifespan, happiness makes one look healthier, even when your aged.

  • I am so happy reading this piece Ma. Its inspiring and thoughtful. Always good we mind the way we relate news to people to avoid hurting them. Most especially your faith was awesome.

  • Oluchi Opara Dorathy

    Glory! Glory! Glory!. God is indeed faithful, He is a rewarded of them, that diligently seek Him. I bless the name of the Lord on your behalf ma.

  • Ngwu ifeanyichukwu Kingsley

    I discovered that when you celebrate others, others in turn celebrate you. Be happy for people who has made it in life even though you have not made it.

  • Eunice

    That’s wonderful,we must learn to resist the temptation to be sad when we hear people’s testimonies, we should wait on God to give us our own testimonies

    • ONAH IFEANYI CALEB

      This lines where really for me
      “And make up your mind what you want. Don’t run from pillar to post, dragging yourself in so many different directions. It’s easier to get an answer from God when your request, borne out of the leading of the Holy Spirit, is specific and constant”. Having read this piece am totally encouraged.

  • Goodness Rex

    God has a plan for everybody on this earth, and a time for that person to manifest, there is no need for envy. All you have to do is to wait for your time

  • Eze vivian Nkiruka

    God crowned your effort with success, hard work pays a lot.thank God for giving you a job in UNN out of the other state universities you applied for,you have really been a blessing to the department and also to we your students.love you ma.

  • Sophia

    My amiable loving lecturer…. The first time you came to our class I was wowed at how smart and approachable you are, am indeed delighted to read your job success story. One thing I have realised is pride is one thing, confidence is another.. We should always make use of the latter

  • Uzoma chidera

    No matter how big your achievement is you shouldn’t boast of it instead use it as a blessing to others. Ma I am really amazed at your persistence towards getting what you want because, it isn’t a bad idea at all you’re really good at what you do, bringing new scholars up for a bright future.

  • Ochekwu Caroline Ene

    I want to say a very big thank you ma for sharing your personal experience. There is a saying that”this life na turn by turn make you pray for baba God make e reach your turn”. Patience they say is a virtue and when we least excepted things will turn around for good.

  • Adiukwu Desire

    Once again ma congratulations but all I can say from my personal encounter with you is that your job today is not a miracle rather to aid you touch and impact lives esp. among the younger generation,. You are blessed ma

  • Chinecherem Grace Stephens

    Your testimony is a beautiful one and full of encouragement too. Because things aren’t moving as fast for us as it is for others doesn’t mean we have been forgotten, it’s only being delayed, not denied!

    I’m also struck by your advice to be careful about how we share our testimonies and goodnews with people who are yet to receive their own testimony, they might just take it the wrong way. I will always keep that in mind.

    And yes! I love that picture of you in your younger days. You truly have always been beautiful ???

  • this testimony moved me to pray. there is a God that changes situation in this life. we are all alone with our troubles of life. What will godpreneur learn from this? every godpreneur should have great faith in God that problems of life will go away.

  • Emelife Assumpta M

    God still does wonders, this is really a great testimony and I wish same for myself. Many people are fond of using people’s present condition to judge them especially, if they have passed that phase. Thank God for you, it shows that with him, everything is possible. Also, it is very important to be happy for others when they progress because surely with them, yours will come.

  • CHUKWU MICHAEL

    An inspirational piece…one need to put on the whole armour of God..and trust in him only then shall the faith which you put on him be reciprocated…we shouldn’t envy any one as something better might be coming out way..nice one ma.

  • NGWU RITA MMESOMA

    Envying a person won’t do you good..it won’t add anything to your well being..the only thing one need is to wait patiently for your blessings..as the say, the patient dog eat the fattest bone..you were trusting and hoping on God and at the end he crowned your efforts with your miracle Job..nice one ma..

  • Haruna Precious Ikilama

    Faith can indeed move mountains. All it took for Ms. Edith was faith to bring the miracle job to manifestation. The psalmist was very right when he said we shouldn’t fret or be angry when others are progressing and we aren’t because it would only lead to our continuous disadvantage or, more correctly, our harm. We need to clearly define our goals, map out a plan for the said goals, pray and believe in God and pray again.

  • Abiayi Ifeonuchukwu

    God has our life planned out for us right from the start. We just have to trust in Him and walk with Him and everything will turn out well.
    Well done ma. God bless you

  • Obiosa Oluchukwu Reward

    I see faith at work. The Lord is truely merciful and kind. he answers prayers when the time is right.
    A wonderful testimony you have here ma. I pray your testimonies of God’s grace comes more.

  • Ezeh Loveth chinemerem

    We should always be patience and wait for own time to be bless by God.

  • Udegbulam Favour Oluchi

    Great testimony… I believe that my miracles are in place for me.

  • Ibeh Lorretta Chiamaka

    Sometimes we become envious of people because we feel they are more successful than us. For me been envious is natural, but it’s becomes a bad thing if we let it control us. We should never forget that God has plans for us and His ready to answer our prayers at his own time. Thanks Ma for sharing your testimony to us, it was really inspirational.

  • Thanks so much ma,I am motivated by this story. Indeed God’s time is the best, but sometimes sharing ur testimony with people who have the same problem with you can make them look for ways to block you. In the other hand,it can encourage some.

  • Alaedu Chioma Gloria

    I’m so inspired by this testimony ma
    All we have to do is walk in fellowship with the father and our needs would be supplied at the right time
    God bless you ma

  • Chukwumalume Ozioma

    Your faith is admirable. Not only did you rejoice with those who rejoiced, you believed that God would do the same for you….and he did!

  • Ebeyi Emmanuel

    God crowned your effort with success, hard work pays a lot.thank God for giving you a job in UNN out of the other state universities you applied for, Thank you very much ma

  • Onwudiwe rita oluebube

    Gaining admission was very difficult for me not because I wasn’t intelligent enough, I had one of the best results but I got nothing until 2019. I’ve always struggled to get everything I want and when I eventually get to the point of giving up, he takes the wheel and continues. He shows me this everytime, glorifying his name in my life.

  • This is really inspiring, don’t be jealous of others, something big is coming for you. Like it is said, God’s time is the best and it is really the best. Thank God for you Ma.

  • Olusola Esther

    Testimonies are not shared to make others who are still waiting on God to question Him but rather it is shared so that those who are waiting on God can trust and still have faith in Him.

    • Boton Chiamaka Maryann

      We should always remember that our miracle are in place for us and will manifest at the right time,so there isn’t need of being envious of someone else’s success.

  • Asogwa Christian Tochukwu

    People should share their testimonies to encourage others and not to intimidate them with their testimonies. It is evident here that God’s time is the best.

  • True, most people boast instead testifying so one should mind the way they share their testimonys

  • Chukwuemeka uchechukwu pepertua

    This actually show that there is power in spoken words.
    It is your faith in God that performed the miracle.

  • OKORO UGOCHI ANGEL

    Glory be God, d desires of the righteous shall be granted. secondly the way people give testimony I will be asking are they giving God glory or are the sharing His glory.

  • Agbo Chinecherem Esther

    This is the Lord’s doing, it is marvelous in our eyes, Ma God knew that you will impact much knowledge on the UNN students precisely mass communication dept, thereby securing the job for you, praise God!!!

  • Chisom Efobi

    Wow Ma this is nice congratulations,
    I pray God answers My prayer when I’m done with My program

  • Most times what we utter from our mouth comes to pass that is why we should always try to be optimistic and say more of positive words. When we share our testimonies , we share it in a manner not to mock others but to encourage them. God really chose you to work for him, to educate, to inspirer and you are doing a very great job ma!

  • So touching and interesting. God does not forsake His children. Envy is a property of the devil and should be avoided. When you rejoice in the good of others, yours will certainly come.

  • Mogekwu Esther

    The power of words never stops amazing me but mostly the fact that our God is so attentive and so faithful brings me to my knees. Truly envy is not the way,trust and faith is.

  • Phillips faith

    God Is a good God not just a good God but a faithful and great God. Everything may seem to late or delay;but rather we shouldn’t lose our faith and Hope’s in God;cause whatsoever plsss he fas for us all he will fulfill it the same with our miracles so we shouldn’t envy anyone rather we should be happy and bless God on the person’s behalf.

  • Chukwukanne chinecherem winner

    Indeed God is a living God and he will always reward his own at the right time.we should never be envious of anyone rather we should make our request know to God .

  • Dennis Lovelyn Chisom

    I love the reply you gave to your mom ‘Don’t worry, I will get a job by February’.
    This shows that you are a woman with faith. Thank God for your life Ma.

  • Maureen

    The line, ” we should be thoughtful about how we share our testimonies with others, especially those who still have the problem we’ve just escaped.” got me. People share testimonies a times with the intention of mocking others. May God always give us the grace to be patient and resist the urge to envy others. Amen

  • Ikeh Christiana Chinenye

    Our God is a merciful God , He knows our needs even more than we do. The God that did it for you will do it for me too . Amen.

  • Williams Blessing Ngozi

    I am really inspired by this testimony. God has really been faithful to you,ma and may he continue to see you through.
    We should always trust in God because he is ever faithful and good to us.

  • Williams Blessing Ngozi

    I am really inspired by this testimony.
    May God continue to see you through ma.
    Amen
    .

  • Charles Flourish Iheoma

    God has always promised to do just what he hears us say as far as it does not go contrary to his will for you.

  • Charles Flourish Iheoma

    What comes out of our mouth counts, God has promised to do just what he hears us say.

  • Igboka chidimma

    Wow, what a great testimony and thank God for making us meet you here.

  • Uyanna Chibuike

    Envy won’t get you anywhere in life that’s what my dad told me and it has been my motto since then. You should be happy for anyone who is doing well no matter who the person is because the same God that did it for them would also do it for you. I’m also happy that you got the job and that you’re teaching us right now.

  • Your miracle is coming there is no need to envy anyone, just work and pray..

  • Elijah Akuma

    Wow! This is really a great testimony. And of course, people should be careful who they share their testimonies with especially people whose challenges are similar to theirs.

  • Nwafor Cynthia Chinenyenwa

    Whenever someone gives a testimony instead of enving the person or becoming jealous, it is best to wait patiently for your own testimony. Although being envious makes us human

  • Chukwukanne chinecherem winner

    Indeed God is a miracle worker and he does his own things when no one expects it. Instead of being envious of people we should be patient with God because His plan for us is of good and not of evil. And he will always bless us at the right time.

  • Okwuchi Kimberly

    Amazing!
    God never changes, He is forever the same
    I pray that one day, i’ll also give such beautiful testimonies

  • Okochi Chinonso

    Aww this is victory at last!
    Because of the faith you had,God stood for you. Envy is a bad trait and thank God for the grace he kept on you to be strong.

  • Peter Chinecherem Nathaniel

    Hardwork is really essential in the attainment to great heights in life, but at the same time, trust in God is crucial and we should also learn to appreciate God for someone else’s miracle and not envy, cause in so doing, our miracle Will come faster than expected.

  • Adiele Onyedikachi

    This is so inspiring, It is really true that when we give testimonies we shouldn’t give it in a way to cause the person to envy you, thank God.

  • Nnochiri Chinecherem Nnabuike

    I thank God for your life, Ma. “Life na turn by turn” when it’s gets to your turn your start will shine

  • UFOH CHIDIEBERE STEPHANIE

    Amen and Amen
    And the Igbo’s would always say “ukwa ruo oge ya, oda”. Meaning when it’s your time, you would definitely shine.

  • Duru Gift Onyinyechi

    God’s time is still be best. Your words were prophetic indeed ma. People need to learn how they give testimonies in order not to make others sad. Thank God for his mighty hands upon your life ma.

  • Nweze Somto Maryann

    We should not envy or be jealous of what others have,be happy for them, pray hard and put more effort on your goal, God will definitely bless you at his time.

  • Ugwu Somtochukwu

    Indeed our God never fails! Faith is very paramount in all we do in life. I tap from your blessings Ma.

  • Nkan David

    Dr Edith is a good example of the ways Christ wants us to live….She got the news of a friend who got employed, and wasn’t jealous about it cos she was without one, but she never lost faith in God… Your a testimony as a person in our lives, cos we’ve all been privileged to have you till date in the department…. Don’t take “Delay” for “Denial” and envying someone else’s success/favour is not the way of a Christian…God’s time is the best, stay firm and your desires will surely be fulfilled…

  • Ojobo somtochukwu praise

    This is motivating, put your trust in God and everything will turn out well, you might be looking at others without knowing God has something even better for you. Patience is another thing, wait patiently on God. Thank you ma for sharing this.

  • Onyebuagu Onyinye Eleanor

    God sure works in mysterious ways. His timing is not out timing

  • Onuzulike Chukwuebuka Prosper

    Jealousy tend to make us feel that the such of other people is bad. We should try not to let it control us. God will definitely answer us at His own appointed time

  • Iheme Akunna

    So many parents gloat for their children when fate comes calling in different direction as referred to this testimony. This opens our eyes towards what transpires till date in our seemingly evil society where parents gloat, boast over their children’s destiny above others thereby creating pressure on the “unlucky” ones. My take in all of these is that, there is no need for competition.

  • Iheme Akunna

    So many parents gloat for their children when fate comes calling in different direction as referred to this testimony. This opens our eyes towards what transpires till date in our seemingly evil society where parents gloat, boast over their children’s destiny above others thereby creating pressure on the “unlucky” ones. My take in all of these is that, there is no need for comparison cos we were all born for different purposes. We should all be grateful at any step in life.

  • Pearl Azuoma

    The picture though, lol. I’m happy about how God didn’t shame you and I pray He uses you to do more exploits

  • ALEX-UGORJI ESTHER

    This opens our eyes towards what transpires till date in our seemingly evil society where parents gloat, boast over their children’s destiny above others thereby creating pressure on the “unlucky” ones. My take in all of these is that, there is no need for comparison cos we were all born for different purposes.

  • Thank God for His blessing over you. You got a job when you never expected. I will also get my own lecturing job in the name of Jesus. Thank you for the story.

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