As I decluttered my wardrobe last week, I saw my ManUnited Jersey. The jersey is over 8 years old. I knew I should dispose of it, alas it was difficult, for it carried in it deep memories …..
I had used this jersey for a group project at Warwick Business School(WBS), where I did an MSc. in Business Analytics and Consulting. We were to do scenario planning for the club (just a classwork o) and I decided to get a jersey not because I could totally afford it but the message – Jesus Star!! It was my way to remind classmates who were from different parts of the world about Jesus 😁😁
I remember getting to the store and when I asked them to inscribe it, they hesistated a bit 😌😐Of course, they did it 😁😁
Did I feel like a Jesus Star when I did it or wore it? Absolutely NO.
Here is why?
I had gotten into school with a determination to finish with a distinction but my first term was poor. I clearly remembering writing a test and scoring 20% it was even Statistics, a course my Dad taught me in UNILAG 😢😢. In another course, I got 50% in an important assignment which was 30% of the course if I remember correctly 😐🙁🙁
To make a distinction in my course at WBS, you needed 6 subjects above 70, an average of 65 across courses and at least a 70 in one’s project.
By term 1, I already had 3 or 4 courses below a 70… so I needed all the other courses to be 70 and above and high enough to push the average above 65.
GOD DID IT!!! He directed me to attend writing seminars, network with past students of my course, and sent me helpers from my church@jubileechristiancentre.
My project was a “70 on the dot”and the other courses were 70 and above!!!
It was a distinction not just in my academics but on all sides – I grew in my faith, leadership and social skills. He truly made me a JESUS STAR!!