I took over my dad’s old shop. It had a front shop which I turned into a bookstore. It also had a back office which I used as a ministry office. It was a humble beginning indeed. I still wondered how someone or anyone who saw me in that space and accept to work in the ministry.

I got back to the office that afternoon in January, and I saw a note from an acquaintance in my teenage years. He wanted to see me. When I got to see him, he said, “Today is my birthday and God told me to come and see you while I was praying”.

I told him that the only reason why God sent him to me must be to share the vision of the call to Eruwa. He is still working today in the ministry. Right after him, others have come in like manner.

There is a dear one who was on a bus heading to a Christian meeting when he decided to share about a call to Eruwa with another. Two people on the bus said, “If the Lord is sending you to Eruwa, go and look for Pastor Temi”.

Beloved, God sends men. He sends faithful men. They come in different forms and with different assignments. All you need to do is think about David in the wilderness and you will appreciate the blessing of men. If you had a choice to choose between working with King Saul or Hiding David, you would likely choose King Saul. Only men God sent would have gone to David.

• They were mighty men, helpers in the war:

Now these were the men who came to David at Ziklag while he was still a fugitive from Saul the son of Kish; and they were among the mighty men, helpers in the war,

I Chronicles 12:1 NKJV

• They were swift, strong men of great speed:

Some Gadites joined David at the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valour, men trained for battle, who could handle shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as gazelles on the mountains:

I Chronicles 12:8 NKJV

• God sent him loyal men:

All these men of war, who could keep ranks, came to Hebron with a loyal heart, to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest of Israel were of one mind to make David king.

I Chronicles 12:38 NKJV

• Everyday, men came to David to help him:

For at that time, they came to David day by day to help him, until it was a great army, like the army of God.

I Chronicles 12:22 NKJV

If you are called to any form of assignment (ministry, career or even business), pray for the blessing of men.

My grandfather in the faith said, “You must learn to pray in men and pray out men”. Men are essential. The difference between two seasons is not always time, it is men! A man can walk into your life and change it for good. A man can also walk in and wreck it for life.

Pray for a discerning heart also. Why? The devil fights by infiltration. He wants to join the work or the vision very early. Do you remember that even King Herod said he wanted to worship Jesus? Do you get it?

Do not play games. Do not employ schemes. Trust the Lord for the blessing of men.

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