I’m currently away from Lagos, I have been for the past 3 days. I’m in Ilorin, speaking at the international convention of Rhemma Chapel International for 5 days. It’s a great opportunity for me to be a blessing to about 5000 people in the town where I grew up, it’s also an opportunity to minister side by side a man that I love and respect – Rev George Adegboye (the living and walking Bible and concordance). It’s also been an opportunity to see Fela Durotoye Preach in a church environment, and most importantly a time to spend some time with my parents. It’s however been difficult for me to access the internet as regularly as I want to. I have been itching to connect, and to express, but even now, what I have is little time. What I like you to know, is that you are on my mind, and I’m missing you, all of you.
My mandate here in Ilorin is to bring financial empowerement and enlightenment to Ilorin. I have a God given assignment to raise kingdom financiers, people who will be so rich and so blessed, that the work of God will always be supported anywhere they are. In case you are wondering what the work of God is, it’s simple – the work of God is salvation for the lost, comfort for the broken hearted, good news to the poor, release for prisoners, e.t.c.
Here are a few thoughts hitting my mind at the moment
1. There is no change in status without change in thinking. We are not capable of reaching in our life what we cannot reach in our thoughts. The first frontier where the battle for our future is won or lost, is in our thinking. The difference between successful people and failures is how they respond to opportunities, and this is a function of how they think. A man is his thoughts. A poor man is one with poor thoughts, a rich man is one with rich thoughts. The greatest empowerment is not a deposit of millions of dollars it’s the use of knowledge in shifting a thinking pattern.
2. No matter the amount of abundance that lies around, none of it will be yours if there is no desire. Desire is possibility seeking expression, it’s functionality seeking performance. Desire is an ingredient in faithy, it’s a peep into what can be done. Desire is the antenna that makes a man tap into the channels of good news. There is no achievement without desire. The quality of your desire determines the quality of what you’ll attract. Desire is the starting place of all development. When the eyes of God searches the earth, he’s looking at the heart that are perfect towards him. God makes himself strong on behalf of those who desire his strenght. If you want to be wealthy you must desire to be.
3. You will not rise beyond where your character can keep you. Character is a valueable capital for business. What you allow to grow as a defect in secret, will strip you of your prize in public. Character is like the human spinal cord, you can’t stand errect and walk without it. Fraudulence and lies can serve as props and walking sticks, but are not useful for building a sustainable legacy. Integrity, Trustworthiness, Candor, Timeliness, e.t.c may sound like mere words, but they are the foundations for any sustainable life or enterprise.
4. All teaching about financial empowerement that does not lead to action, is mere puffing up with knowledge. Thought must transend thought to bring value. Though the creation of new life forms starts with thoughts, the manifestation requires action. It requires a quality of action. No matter how much you know, and what philosophy you hold, if it does not lead you to take actual steps, it cannot save.
… my time here is up… the conference is morning, afternoon and night, I have to run now… I’ll see you again soon.