Archive for July, 2016


The following are the dialogue between John and Eric as they sat down in a restaurant, sipping two bottles of Malta Guinea:

JOHN: My peers are gaining admission

My peers are graduating from higher institution

My peers are receiving promotion

My peers are travelling abroad

My peers are buying cars

ERIC: Oh! That is true: but also remember that:

Some of your peers are in hospital bed

Some of your peers are dead

Some of your peers are homeless

Some of your peers are incarcerated

Some of your peers are famished

THE CONCLUSION:  We should appreciate God in any situation we find ourselves while we are aspiring for a better life. Sir, it is not that you know how to do it or you are wise. You succeeded because it’s your time. “The most dangerous person on earth is the one whose time has come” – Natty.  Spiritually, physically, materially and otherwise, you may not be where you aspire to be but you are not in where you used to be. God is taking each and every one of us to somewhere in life; but it is a process.  By His grace, we shall get there very soon. Don’t be anxious and envious of others. It was Benson Idahosa that said, “Anxiety and anxiousness is a sign that God is not with you.” Destiny is personal, not competition.



I remember reading a book about a renowned preacher from the country of Bahamas that was living among the white. One day, the white people rejected him because he has a dark skin. Then, he was just a teenager. He cried and went to report to his parent. His parent disagreed with the opinion of white people and assured him that he would become great in life. He believed his parent’s opinion. Few years after, he became a great inspirational preacher.

(1.) Belief in God: People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be. To succeed in life, you must believe in God. If God says you are going to be great in life, don’t listen to the negative opinion of those around you. Hold on to the word of God and at the appointed time, your destiny will manifest. The scripture says, “If the foundation is destroyed, what could the righteous do?” The righteous may not do anything but God can do something. God specializes in impossible situations. Ralph Waldo Emerson Said, “They conquer who believe they can.”

(2.) Parental belief: Parents should learn how to build their children’s self-esteem rather than destroying it. It is a popular saying that charity begins at home. Decency, self-esteem, moral principles, spiritual values, good behavior and character also begin at home. Dr. Ben Carson became the greatest neurosurgeon in the world because he believed in the positive advice his parent gave to him. Although he came from a broken home, his parent did not allow that to affect his mentality. When you believe in your parent’s opinion about your life, you become transparent in your generation.

(3.) Personal belief: Samson Siasia said, “In the game of life, there is only one rule: believe in yourself because nothing can stand on the way of a man who believes in himself.” To fulfill your destiny, you must believe in yourself. Don’t pay attention to the negative things people say about you; they are not your God. The scripture says: You are created with the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26). Don’t use your past life to judge your future. Psalm 139:14 declares, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” You are created by God to fulfill a definite purpose. Don’t look down on yourself. You have ability to fulfill your destiny. Whether you are short or tall, fat or slim, dark or fair, just believe in yourself and you will do great things in life. According to Mark 9: 23: “Everything is possible to him that believes.” Just believe and God will do the rest at the appointed time.

WISDOM BANK: In the game of life, there is only one rule: believe in yourself because nothing can stand on the way of a man who believes in himself
TEXT: John 2:3-11

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