image credit-TY Bello

image credit-TY Bello

One week ago, celebrated Nigerian photographer TY Bello posted photos on Instagram account from her photoshoot with rapper Tinie Tempah. There was a woman who was hawking her wares, she was selling ‘Agege bread’ on the streets of Lagos, and her image was coincidentally captured alongside Tinie Tempah. TY Bello coined her ‘beautiful miss x’, and begun her search for the mystery model. Yesterday, TY Bello unveiled the face of this woman on the cover of ‘Thisday Style Magazine’; her name is Olajumoke Orisaguna. A simple, hardworking woman whose future changed while she was busy attending to her life, working at what her hands found to do. TY Bello was her destiny helper, but Olajumoke was not idle waiting for life to happen to her.

image credit- TY Bello

image credit- TY Bello

The thing about destiny is that it is not just about the destination, but the journey is important too. The tests and trials along the way are the things that push us closer to our God-given purpose.

“Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom. Ecc9:10”
Let us all remember that while on this journey called life, we must constantly word hard to succeed in whatever pursuits we encounter. No task or job is too menial, do all your work as though unto the Lord, He is the only one who gives a permanent reward. I do not know about the life of Olajumoke; I do not know what her life circumstances were, but it is certain, that she was in the right place at the right time when she was found by TY Bello. She was doing her work to the best of her ability, and as a result, she was singled out. You may call it luck, you may call it coincidence, but I call it Mercy, Grace, and Favour.

image credit- TY Bello

image credit- TY Bello

Today I want to encourage you that whatever you’re doing today, whether you’re in school, between jobs, or still searching; do it well. Work hard and do not lose heart; your today is a stepping stone to your tomorrow.

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time- Denis Waitley

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Until next time. Dami loves motivation.