Proverbs 31 Conference will Birth Reformers Amongst Us - Female Vice Chairman, Student Council
Career, business, relationship and family life were the recurring theme at the 2018 Proverbs 31 Woman Conference. The 2-day conference was recently organised by female executive members of Covenant Students’ Council for all female students of the University. It was geared at shaping virtuous Christian women with the fear of the Lord, who will emerge as change agents in career, business and family life.
This year’s edition of the conference, tagged ‘The Virtuous Woman’ held on Saturday, 24th of February to Sunday the 25th of February 2018. Speaking on the topic, ‘Building a Successful Career,’ Kemi Onabanjo, a graduate of Computer Science, Covenant University, told the gathering that a successful work life is dependent on being teachable and building a robust professional relationship at all time.
She counselled participants to identify preferred and successful mentors in their chosen fields of endeavour and be consistent in displaying courage. She further advised participants to be industrious, deliberate and purposeful in their drive if they ever hope to get to the top. According to her, “There is no easy work in any professional pursuit. Our career is our life’s work, it is not, I show up, you pay me, I go”
Another Speaker, Mrs. Laju Iren, a journalist, blogger and humanitarian, who spoke on ‘Dating Intelligently’ stated that relationship is not meant to define any individual if done within the confine of biblical and proven principles, but to refine parties that go into it. She advised singles to be spiritually minded in their choice of marital partner, as God is not in the business of choosing one’s partner, but will guide in the decision making process.
She opined that taking to corrections, absolute commitment, and applying the principles of advance forgiveness is vital to any successful relationship. Mrs. Iren, who is a graduate of Mass Communication from Covenant, told the packed auditorium to go beyond looking at ephemeral things in making relationship decisions, but to look for individuals with character and intelligence. She highlighted the importance of building godly homes, raising godly children who will live for Christ and above all abstain from every form of defilement, which can truncate their God given destiny. “Love is not just a feeling or an emotion; it is the fruit of the Spirit,” she added.
Renowned gospel act, TY Bello, underscored the place of the Holy Spirit in leading a virtuous lifestyle. She posited that when the Holy Spirit leads, everything falls into place seamlessly. She noted that “The woman of virtue is that woman who allows the Holy Spirit to possess her totality.”
Rounding off the two days conference was a session by Miss. Joys Oyedepo who highlighted the importance of developing a well-rounded fellowship with the Holy Spirit as being pivotal to making a success of whatever endeavour, be it relationship or career pursuit.
She told participants that the Holy Spirit is principally a conveyor of God’s plans and purpose for an individual, and it takes having a relationship with Him for a supposed child of God to experience its leading that guarantees successful engagement in life. According to her, “Being sensitive to the Spirit is what guarantees success in life.”
Earlier in her welcome remarks, the Female Vice Chairman, Student Council, Miss Prayer Nwagbaso, appreciated the speakers for making time out to impart the lives of female students in the University. According to her, the conference was coming at a crucial time in the annals of Nigeria, when there is an absolute need for a paradigm shift on the issue of morality and chastity. She appreciated the Chaplain and the entire Management team of the University for the support towards making the 2018 edition of the conference a huge success.