One evening during my night class, I was informed that the top student of the programme would receive a new book prize. I didn’t think that I would be the winner as there were at least three other classmates who were doing better than me.
I didn't think much about it but strangely, when I was driving home that night, something prompted me to ask the Lord to bless me with the prize. At that time, I was down to my last two modules before graduation.
Of the two modules, one was a disaster. I finished my assignment and saved it on my computer. But just when I was about to submit it, I realised that the file was corrupted and nothing was saved at all! My three whole days of work just went down the drain. I felt like crying and throwing my computer out the window.
But I knew I should call on my hero, Jesus, for help. This time, what took me three days to write, was completed in three hours. As the assignment was still fresh in my mind, I could reorganise the points and strengthen my arguments. Needless to say, this piece was much better than the previous one, and I did extremely well for the module.
As for the last module, we had to do a mini-research in groups. My team brainstormed for hours but no good ideas flowed. I felt the Lord prompt me to suggest a topic, and surprisingly, my suggestion was readily accepted by my team members. Later, we learnt that the topic also happened to be my lecturer’s interest topic and our group did very well.
And all these gave me just enough GPA points to be blessed with the award! Later, I found out that I was in the lead by 0.05 points only, and the monetary value of my book prize was almost three times more than the other awards given out at the graduation ceremony.
Praise the Lord!