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OVERCOMING TEMPTATIONS (3): KNOW WHAT IS WRITTEN

Back in the day, we watched quite some traditional movies. In those days, it was always a clash between good forces and evil forces. There is always a final battle between the two parties (if you know ‘Abija’ and ‘Fadeyi Oloro’ in Yoruba movies, you will understand this) That final battle was a battle of words in incantations and declarations. […]

OVERCOMING TEMPTATIONS 2: OBEY THE PROMPT OF THE SPIRIT

As a young unmarried man, I was visiting a neighbour some years ago. As we talked, her boyfriend called. It turned out to be a heated conversation. It was an uncomfortable one. Just as she dropped the call, she looked and said, “If not for your presence here, I would have smashed this phone”. She then burst into tears. As […]

OVERCOMING TEMPTATIONS (1): YOUR DESIRE IS THE TRAP

As a young child, I loved festive seasons, but it came with many temptations. Mummy would fry chicken. We usually call it ‘chicken peri-peri.’ It was always tasty. The chicken always seems to be calling my name. I do my best not to answer, but I always just return to the fridge to check it out and look at it.  […]

MADE TO BE GREAT 12: WALK THE PATH OF HONOUR

At a point on the journey of ministry, there was a situation that was hurting. I knew I could not stay in offence, but it was equally tough to express love. I was arriving in town, and I drove by the office of someone who had hurt me at a point. The Lord said to me, “Turn and bless him […]

MADE TO BE GREAT 11: KNOW WHAT TO IGNORE

When I got into ministry in Eruwa, there was one person I was scared of meeting. Why? I was not sure how he would take it when I told him that I had decided to abandon legal practice so I could serve the Lord full-time in ministry. Truly, I was scared.  As destiny would have it, I ran into him […]

MADE TO BE GREAT 10: NO SMALL THINKING

Some years ago, I called one of my beloved ones working in the ministry office to get me a sachet of milk. I handed over a thousand naira to him. He came back with the tiniest sachet of milk and plenty of change.  I was shocked. I needed the bigger size that cost almost a thousand naira then. He also […]

MADE TO BE GREAT 9: RUN FROM OFFENCES

After an amazing meeting, we had the opportunity of a heart-to-heart conversation with my Spiritual Father. We were there for over an hour. I knew it was an opportunity to learn.  That was the night he said to me, “Do you know the Yoruba word for ‘Offense’? It is ‘Ikose’ which means stumbling. The consequence of stumbling is falling. Make […]

MADE TO BE GREAT 8: INSIST ON JOY!

When the work of ministry began, I had the privilege of having a team of three people who showed commitment to the work. At one point, they got into different seasons of life, and two of them were the first to leave. They moved on to other matters in life. Some weeks later, the only person left also gave me […]

MADE FOR GREATNESS (7): CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY? 

The thoughts in my head were not as smooth as the Lekki-Epe Expressway in Lagos. The romance between the tyres of the car and the road inside Victoria Island explained the moment I was about to have- a face-to-face time out with my brother-in-law (to be) and his spouse.  The best question of that night (in my honest opinion) was […]

MADE FOR GREATNESS (6) – FIX THAT ESTEEM ISSUE

I had a roommate during my first year at the university. He would stay on long phone calls and discuss very audibly. It was mostly conversations with his mum about vacation trips outside the country that he would not want to be forced to go to or an expensive gift a relative had sent him.  We heard a lot of […]