By Ayo Onikoyi
No doubts the world has become an oyster laced with pearls for Nigeria’s number one blogger, Linda Ikeja but the mother of one reminisces in a recent narrative Instagram post how the journey of her life was bumpy and rough, confessing she could not afford to travel out of the country until 2011 when she was 31 years old.
She writes; “The first time I stepped foot outside of Nigeria was in November 2011. I was 31. Before then, I’d never entered an international flight. I never had the opportunity to travel abroad and definitely couldn’t afford a holiday. I always wondered what the outside world looked like.
Fast forward to 7 years later. Now I can travel to any part of the world I want ; maybe even take 10 people with me and give them a luxury trip. And throw in shopping money inside
.”I have learnt through my own journey that delay is not denial. Sometimes things will come when it will come. You can’t hurry it along no matter how much you work, plan or pray. What you need is patience and trust God’s perfect timing for what is meant for you. God will come through for you as long as you keep the faith, refuse to give up and keep working.
Sometimes the delay is God preparing you for greatness beyond what you even envisioned. So don’t be down that you are not where you want to be now. Your breakthrough is coming! It may be taking a long time, but God didn’t bring you this far to leave you and you didn’t bring yourself this far to give up. So increase your determination, increase your drive, do everything with all your might and be patient,”
2018 was a breakthrough year for the blogger as she became a mother even though her relationship with the father of the child, Sholaye Jeremi went south and the duo officially announced their separation.