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31 Dec


Hello! As 2013 finally departs from us today and remains forever memorable in our hearts, I want to leave you with these inspiring thoughts from the brilliant young leaders in Young Leaders’ Equip this year. I hope they challenge and encourage you to grow in 2014.

Here you go…

1. “Not until we are ceremonially crowned leaders do we become leaders, but right from now, we can begin to lead.” — Adedeji Oluwadarasimi Blessing

2. “What spurs me the most is that I realized [that] we as potential leaders can and will use what destroys others to get stronger and we will be doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way. Let’s keep the legacy!” — Apela Msuur

3. “Many world leaders [or men] we will remember to have made great impact in our world today are men who found a way to improve on their immediate environment, not men who gathered people and could not make any impact on their immediate environment.” — Arogundade Shina Fatai

4. “Leaders don’t escape leadership positions. It’s visible and it’s MTN — everywhere you go.” — Babawale Peter

5. “When I was much younger, I usually thought that when I grew up, I would do a lot of nice things and show great kindness to others. As I grew up, I realised that I could actually begin to do those things even as a young person. Indeed I could, and it paid off well.” — Israel O. Peters

6. “Being young has so much advantage over growing older. We can assimilate more, remember easily, are flexible … Now is the right time to bring a change and make a difference. There’s no time better than now!” — Kyepari P. Buma

7. “Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly, your wholeness when you are broken, your innocence when you feel guilty and your purpose when you are confused.” — Michael Scofield Ekanem

8. “We must understand that leadership, when a well instituted team is involved, is all about completing one another and not competing with one another. We must appreciate one another, so that our efficiency and productivity as a team will not decline.” — Akinropo Damilola Ayodele

9. “Many think getting saved is only an escape route to a blissful paradise, Heaven. That is half true. Even though we are destined to make heaven as believers, God still wants us to be earthly relevant. We are to be His representatives here, and establish His kingdom here.” — Adeyeye Samuel Adedeji

10. “Notice that the first seven letters of competence are c-o-m-p-e-t-e. A group with a competent leader can compete [with any other group] and win.” — Omolola Oparinde


11. “In the real sense, leadership is an intentional commitment great enough to be responsible for others through service and informed enough to be accountable to someone. It is an interesting adventure that one can engage for a lifetime.” — Israel O. Peters

12. “Be a team player . . . No matter how ‘Lionel Messi-like’ a player is, he cannot win a match all by himself — he needs the assistance of his teammates.” — Adeyeye Samuel Adedeji

13. “It might take a man two weeks to clear a plot of land. Doing this takes time and energy. But teamwork helps to divide the task and double the success. When a team gets to work on a farm it might only take just two days to do the task with less energy, stress and strength.” — Babawale Peter
14. “Stand up tall with your shoulders raised and your hands glued to your partner’s, and run towards your goal. You’re unstoppable when you move as a team.” — Israel O. Peters

15. “You need God, yourself and the right people — [though] not everyone — to get to the peak of your success.” — Kyepari P. Buma

16. “It is only the dead who have no problem. Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure. Every problem hides a possibility.” — Blessing Igwemadu

17. “If you don’t see greatness in yourself, you can’t make efforts on actualizing your potential. … It’s in you and me. You’re a genius. You are the change the world needs. You’re the light they look up to. Come on, get up! Face the truth and be in the group of the courageous. For whatever you do, people are bound to talk. It’s an unavoidable fact. It’s up to you to either let it ruin or build you.” — Kyepari P. Buma

18. “It’s rational to desire success in life but irrational to detest challenges.” — Babawale Peter

19. “It’s not just about knowing what’s happening around you but all about changing for good what’s happening around you.” — Israel O. Peters

20. “Leaders are experts in bringing out the best in others — making evident internal excellence.” — Adeyeye Samuel Adedeji

21. “Credibility is the foundation of leadership.” — Ken Solomon Ajiduku

22. “A true leader is one who is always ready to receive people regardless of whom/what they are.” — Soladoye Olusegun John

23. “Let this [phrase] ‘thank you’ not depart from your mouth, but you must utter it day and night, to mean every letter of it; then will you make your way prosperous, and you will have a resounding success.” — Adeyeye Samuel Adedeji

24. “There’s nobody that goes beyond what he sees impossible … The farther you see, the more you read possibilities in impossibilities. Your vision either drives or limits you. Avoid blurred visions and fire on. You can do better than you imagined.” — Kyepari P. Buma

25. “You can find that thing you are looking for but you just need to look in the right place … Never give up no matter what. We all know that a great work is done against gravity while trying to move up. So don’t be lazy. Look around yourself and you will find many opportunities.” — Moses Otunla (Fearless Privilege)

26. “Many think getting saved is only an escape route to a blissful paradise, Heaven. That is half true. Even though we are destined to make heaven as believers, God still wants us to be earthly relevant. We are to be His representatives here, and establish His kingdom here.” — Adeyeye Samuel Adedeji

27. “This is the time we should be alive and bubbling with a vision, knowing that the time is very short. An effective prayer and intercessory life is one of the major ways you can make a solid contribution to the fulfillment of the Great Commission.” — Ayansola Ayomideji Olamilekan

28. “The world suffers a lot not because of the violence of bad people but because of the silence of good people. Don’t keep mute when you have to speak up, come out of the multitude and make a difference.” — Kyepari P. Buma

29. “Great leaders don’t wait for all the resources to gather before taking a leap. Rather, they always take the giant and bold step first, then the resources fall in [place].” — Adeyeye Samuel Adedeji

30. “I charge you today to be a youngster with purpose, whose life is precious to others and who has brought the future closer for good. Be a map to the lost, a light to those in darkness, hope for the hopeless, eyes for the blind, joy to the world and indispensable to God.” — Israel O. Peters

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Created To Be Creative

26 Mar

Often times, too many people leave undone things they are expected and required to do believing that God will do them. They go about complaining, worried that their prayers don’t get answered. They don’t realize it, but they are unconsciously robbing themselves of God’s blessings. Here is the key: God is not going to do for you what you can always do on your own. Pastor Olusola Areogun said, “God will do for you the impossible while you’re involved doing the possible. Don’t leave it to God.”

Genesis 1 verse 27 shows us that God has created us in His own image and after His likeness. In other words, God has made us to be like Himself, look like Himself, think like Himself, to have His kind of attitude, live like Himself, and also to be as creative as He is. Friends, that is the generosity of the God we serve!

Notice that before or during creation, no one has ever created anything similar to all God made. All that God has made are so unique and original. Therefore, if you’ve got a dream on your inside, don’t mind if people think it’s crazy, go on, believe on those dreams God has placed inside you – be like Him! It doesn’t matter if it has not been done before, the experts may not recognise it; but what matters is the inner voice that tells you, “it can be done.” It may be ‘unpopular’, but don’t get bordered; you can achieve it because God hasn’t termed it ‘impossible’.

Have faith, live the life you’ve imagined, impact the little corner of the world you find yourself. You may say, “Oh David, I don’t have the resources, the finance, the right people to support and encourage me.” Quit complaining. I can assure you that you may not have ‘all to start with’, but you have ‘what to start with’ – the brain God has given you.

Most important is that whatever you are going to do, make sure it is to God’s glory. Somebody said, “Your talent is God’s gift to you, what you do with it is your gift back to God.” This is my question to you: what would you give God in return? Something displeasing or something precious.

I’m asking you to give God in return the most precious things you can ever afford – your time, your abilities, products of the creativity He has placed inside you – and you will be surprise, beyond imagination, how far God can take you.


It’s Not A Religion! What Then Is It?

6 Mar

Christianity is not a Religion; it is a “Relationship” – by virtue of Righteousness – with the Most High God, through His Son, “Jesus”, the only Saviour of humankind, who died for the sins of the whole world over 2,000 years ago!


Join This Ongoing Campaign

4 Mar

GOD HAS A VISION: “…and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” (Hebrews 8:10-12).
But how possible is this? Absolutely possible! If the entire human race sin no more, sin will become history.
A sin-free generation is possible; it begins with you!
P.S.: Please be a part to this Heavenly Vision. Join this campaign of Righteousness and help bring God’s Kingdom on earth. Show love. Save a soul.
Share this message with your friends. God bless you.


Assume Your Responsibility

23 Feb

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” – Philippians 4:13 KJV

It’s ridiculous to hear or watch believers claim Scriptural promises, folding their hands, doing nothing; and waiting for the fulfilment of such blessings or miracles promised. Well, I believe it’s not an exaggeration to say that they sound ignorant. In the text above, the Apostle Paul, in his departing exhortation to the Philippians declared how he have learnt discipline. But he never failed to mention that Christ gave him the “power” to achieve all he’d achieved.

I’m fully persuaded that it’s not lame to ask someone to “take charge” of his “responsibility”. What’s lame is, not doing what you “have to do” for you to do what you “want to do”. If you want to achieve something, you need to do something to have it. But this is the puzzling question: What happens if I don’t take charge of my responsibility? It’s more than what you’ve imagined!

Remember Eli, Israel’s prophet; who Samuel succeeded, who trained Samuel, who gave the assurance of God’s answer to Hannah’s prayer, in Shiloh, for child Samuel. What led to his destruction? The responsibility he seized, or the one he overlooked? It’s obviously the latter. He failed to train his children with the fear of the Lord. As a result, they were “sons of belial” or “children of perdition”. He shared with them their destruction (1 Sam. 2,3).

The Philistines also invaded Israel, through the south and burnt Ziklag when David and his men went to fight another battle. The enemies exploited them through their weak point, their overlooked responsibility! It was indeed a great loss (1Sam. 30:1-3).

However, King Solomon, in Proverbs (The Book of Wisdom), wrote: “When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.” Wise people learn to take responsibilities to avoid being taught by failure the second time. And that’s a wonderful attribute of truly successful people.
Philippians 2:12 instructs, “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” Verse 13 says, “For it’s God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasures.” Christ, as a result of his solidarity for humankind, has provided us salvation, on the cross, but He won’t help you possess it: it’s your responsibility! He has given you the will to receive it. If you receive it, you receive life. If you take charge of your responsibility, He will give you His authority. It’s a promise. You’ve got to possess it.

Can you carefully observe responsibilities you’ve overlooked? It may just be the source of your weakness and imperfection. Work on them and give yourself the permission to utilize the power that has being handed over to us, by Jesus, to become perfect, even as He who as called us is perfect. That is God’s will for whosoever believes in Him. (Remember prayer as one of the most powerful weapons believers possess. Use it!) God desires that we should be righteous as He is righteous. He created us in His image and likeness. He has given us the power to be just like Him – even in this perverted world. He has provided us with the power, it’s your responsibility to possess it. Amen.

If you take charge of your responsibility, He will give you His authority.

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