#Letter: Enjoy The Fame While It Lasts
This is your 20 years old self. I know you’re 15 years now and you feel you’ve achieved a lot, but let me tell you that life is not a bed of roses, you will come to understand that soon. All your life, you’ve always been the boss, you’ve always been the one standing out, different among many. Remember in your primary school, when you were the music prefect and practically the best music student. You remember how you could play many instruments at a very young age and many people liked you for it. You remember how your days in Junior secondary school were, how you were also known for this music thing, you were always leading the assembly every day with the musical instrument, recorder. You got so popular and many students and teachers liked you for that.
Now you’re going to SS3 and you’ve come a long way you think, you changed your school recently and you became the senior boy almost immediately and you have many enemies. I know how it feels to be in that hostel and have frenemies(friends and enemies at the same time), they would pretend to be good people so you won’t report them but if you mistakenly do, they would be so angry and would almost beat you up.
I know you’re struggling with inferiority complex but don’t be afraid! Stand up and get to it! Be ready to challenge people that aren’t doing well, you’d be glad you did so in the end. You’ve always been a smart boy and know how to do many things. You are the only student in the school that can drive a car; you started driving at the age of 13. You are the best football player in the school, the best table tennis player, second high jumper and one of the most intelligent in the class. But these things would fade away just like vapor and won’t really matter in the end when you’re in a community where there are many people like yourself. Enjoy fame and celebrations while they last.
And I know how you’ve been disturbed by many girls. I know how they ask you out and because of the good boy that you try to form, you refuse them and they hate you. I know you’ve been in just one relationship in SS 1 and you broke up one year after because you gave your life to Christ. What if I told you that’s the only relationship you’d be till ONLY GOD KNOWS WHEN? I’m talking from experience now.
I know you just wrote your GCE, and the result isn’t out yet? What if I tell you you’d perform woefully. You will have just one E, and the remaining would he F’s. Your colleagues would laugh at you because you’re the senior prefect boy and you failed GCE, but don’t let this break your heart because you will come over it, I’m telling you and your WAEC result would be one of the best in the school. Even though you don’t know the course to study at the University yet and you’re scared of the school giving you a course you don’t want.
Don’t worry, you will study your desired course in the end but after studying another course for a year. You will come to know Jesus Christ in the school and it will be the most beautiful thing that has ever happened to you. You know sometimes you feel like preaching to people, praying for the sick and seeing them healed, doing ministry, these things would come into fruition and you will be so shocked of how your life is turning from a musical person to a ministerial person.
Even though you like fair girls and really want to marry a fair person, what if I tell you you’d fall in love with a black girl? Well, I’d keep the details for some other time. If there’s one advice I have for you, then it’s KNOW GOD!! It’s not too early, I know you still want to enjoy ‘life’, sin all the sins so you can ask for forgiveness when you grow old. You’re not a bad boy but you want to feel among, you want to be ‘there’ like the rest, but you will discover that those things are not as important with having a good relationship with Jesus.
I love you man!
Sent in by Obisanya Daniel Ifeoluwa