Not too long, I wrote an exam which centers majorly on the basic knowledge of Botany. The very first time I heard about the exam, I sat down and tried to remember what I’ve been taught during my undergraduate days.
Funnily, I couldn’t really remember much apart from the definition of Botany, the aspects of Botany and some topics 😇. The major thing that kept playing in my head was “Botany is the scientific study of plants” and that was all. I began to wonder, did I even go to school at all?
It wasn’t getting funny any longer and I had to get all my notes starting from 100level to 400level.
I’m someone who loves to keep notes very well so it was I could easily access the notes.
I started flipping through the pages of the notes and that was when things began to make sense to me.
“Ahhhhh, so I was taught this topic”, I exclaimed.
I had limited time to prepare for the exam and the topics to revise were much but I had to just start from somewhere. The major thing I discovered is the fact that I could easily grasp what I was reading. You know why? The topics are what I’ve been taught/read before, all I just need is to refresh my memory.
And you know what?
If not for the examination I had to write, I wouldn’t probably go back to my books (at least not now) talk less of refreshing my brain.
If I wasn’t to be examined, I’d probably be going around thinking I know a lot whereas all what I assumed to know were flying away already.
If I weren’t to be examined, I wouldn’t know that I need to keep giving myself to continuous studying in order to show myself approved wherever I get to.
Little wonder the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 13:5 that “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”
Do you know that as much as we do academic or physical examination, we need to do spiritual examination/evaluation much more?
Many will think they’re still standing whereas they’re already falling away?
Many will thing they still have right standing with God just because they can speak in tongues whereas God isn’t happy with over a particular issue.
Many will think their good works in the house of God has covered up for them.
But No! It shouldn’t be so.
We need to constantly examine ourselves to know where we are and what is needed to be done.
How is your prayer altar?
Do you still read the Bible consistently?
Are you still connected in the Spirit?
Do you still fast or you have uncontrollable appetite now?
Examine yourself today!
And to my beloved students, start personal examination of your academic capacity now.
You don’t have to wait till the school examination is near before you start taking necessary actions.
You don’t have to wait till the day you’ll be chosen to partake in a contest/competition/exam to know whether you’re capable.
And finally, do you know it’s just 45 days to the end of the year?
What a wow!
2019 is winding up already but have you sat to examine/evaluate how you’ve lived from the beginning of the year?
Or you’re waiting till January 1st, 2020 to make new year resolutions?
New year resolutions are good but you need to start them now!
Personally, I’ve had times to examine all I’ve achieved/done so far this year.
At some point, I smiled and gave myself kudos and at other times, I cried because I failed/didn’t meet up to expectations.
And you know what, the examination/evaluation I did had made me come up with strong resolutions for 2020.
Examine yourself whether you still be in the faith.
Examine yourself whether you’re still on track.
Examine yourself whether you have all it takes to achieve your goals in 2020.