I got admitted into the Largest Bar in Africa today as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. However that was not the highpoint of my day.
The highpoint of my day is that I wept. I walked dry eyed yet my heart was flooded with unquantifiable tears of thoughts, flashing back to the beginning of this journey, looking at the Present and trying so hard to imagine the future so vast.
I wept because God has done it, I wept because I remember all the sacrifices my parents have put in for me, the many projects they have abandoned just to see that this dream became a reality. I wept because on this road to Stardom, I had cause to ride on the shoulders of men placed by God to help me at every junction of life. – This is not that appreciation post.
I wept because the quantum of responsibilities placed on me as a person and the expectations of a legal practitioner are enormous, I keep wondering if my little frame can carry them.
But I am not weeping like the hopeless, I am weeping like Jesus in John 11:35. Jesus was not weeping because he had no power to raise Lazarus. He was weeping because he came a lite bit late. ..But that the glory of the Father may be revealed.
A lot has happened on this journey, HOWEVER, the highpoint is that the Glory of the Father is being revealed through me to my generation. God is not done with me yet. I congratulate myself for coming this far.
- Ifiokobong Ime Akpan Esq
(Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria)