Welcome to the season that reminds us of the greatest comeback that man has ever witnessed. People come back from different things, but this season we have the comeback that went the furthest and accomplished the most. Jesus died, was buried, and it was finished, but in a twist of plot, he rose again after three days and lives forever. As we reminisce about these stories, we are encouraged and propelled to trust God that no matter what is happening to us that we don’t like, it is not final; things can still turn around.
“A setback is a setup for a comeback.” – Unknown.
When you experience a setback or failure, it provides you with an opportunity to learn from your mistakes, grow, and come back stronger than ever before. It’s a reminder that setbacks are a natural part of life and that it’s important to persevere through them in order to achieve success.
These setbacks can happen in our individual lives, businesses or ministries. No matter what happens, we can keep the faith and anticipate a turnaround.
Case Study 1 – Apple Inc
In the late 1990s, Apple was on the brink of bankruptcy. Steve Jobs, who had been ousted from the company he co-founded in the 1980s, returned to Apple in 1997 and implemented a series of changes that turned the company around. He introduced a series of groundbreaking products such as the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Today, Apple is one of the most valuable companies in the world, with a market capitalization of over $2 trillion.
Case Study 2 – Lego
In the early 2000s, Lego was facing a financial crisis. The company had expanded too rapidly and had taken on too much debt. In 2004, Jorgen Vig Knudstorp was appointed as CEO of Lego and implemented a turnaround plan that focused on cost-cutting and simplifying the company’s product lines. He also focused on innovation and introduced new product lines that appealed to both children and adults. Today, Lego is once again profitable and has expanded its product lines to include movies, video games, and theme parks.
Case Study 3 – McDonald
In the early 2000s, due to increased competition, changing consumer preferences, and health concerns. In 2003, Jim Cantalupo was appointed as CEO, and he implemented a turnaround plan that involved revamping the menu, improving customer service, and redesigning stores. The company also introduced new products, such as salads and healthier menu options. These changes helped McDonald’s regain its position as a leading fast-food chain, and today the company has over 38,000 restaurants in over 100 countries.
Our practical lives are full of so many examples of turnarounds. This is one of the reasons I’m so positive that the time for Nigerian’s turnaround is here. We are currently in that gap between crucifixion and resurrection. As a nation, our morning is coming! Every turnaround always sounds like foolishness until we can refer to it many years later. By May 29, Nigeria’s turnaround would be evident to all. Amen!