I have been writing second class lower division at the university,right from my first year to the final semester in my final year and most times when results are placed, it would read 3.48 or 3.49. I have been denied second class upper credit just because I refused to pay bribe or sort (as it often called in my school ) my lecturers who end up giving me low grades. Presently I just have a semester to graduate and I can’t imagine myself graduating with a second class lower division. How would my parents feel? what would my friends say and would I get a good job with such a grade? what do I do ? Please Help me .
Don’t bribe ,if you do it now, you will have to do it again sometimes in the future and it becomes a vicious cycle of regret, repentance, resolution, regret, repentance, resolution……… Friend, your future and destiny is not determined wholly by a mere certificate or academic grading system, your destiny and future is worth more than that. You don’t have to compromise and paradventure you don’t get this grade, you cannot be stranded in life. Have you forgotten quickly the God you serve? The God that works miracles and wonders. He would step into your case and work wonder and miracle on your behalf. You have gone too far to give up on him . You shouldn’t dare think of it. You still have a semester to go right? Remember what the bible says in the book of Exodus 14 verse 14 “ The lord shall fight for you and you shall hold your peace. ” It is only faith and trust He requires from you. Yes, you have trusted him this far, that is the main reason you still need to trust him more and more. You can get the grade you desire and deserve without bribing or sorting anybody or compromising your faith in God. He would tell you what to do make the high scores you require in your courses to write a second class upper credit .
Take this issue to God in prayers ,one more time, I know you have been praying before, But still have to trust him further in prayers. He was the one that placed money in the mouth of a fish to be found just-in-time. Just like Peter obeyed him, Do whatever he says you should do. It doesn’t matter, even if you don’t fully understand it, just obey. God has our best interest at heart, we are the apple of his eyes. He feels our pains and He is concerned even about the tiniest details of our lives. When we are in uncomfortable situations, it’s best we keep our sight and heart on God’s love for us. He loves us too much to fail us. He is the ever present help. It’s best we hold these thoughts in our hearts, for they will be manifested soon enough in physical realities.
Moreover, they strengthen our faith and renew our hope thus helping to keep our hearts open for divine instructions and interventions.
If you are reading this piece and you are in similar dire condition, know that God is able to come through for you and he will. It’s a test of faith, you would triumph in Jesus Christ name. Amen
P.S Beyond studying, Wisdom and knowledge, the grace of God enhances your grades. Involve God, therefore in preparation for your exams and be sure of outstanding results.
Written by Owobo Olorunyomi
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Please note that the above conversion was between an undergraduate of a Nigerian University and his mentor.