THIS IS MY PROPHECY FOR THE TEAMS THAT WOULD STAND OUT AT THE FIFA WORLD CUP AND A LESSON FOR OUR PERSONAL LIFE PART 1 BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

THIS IS MY PROPHECY FOR THE TEAMS THAT WOULD STAND OUT AT THE FIFA WORLD CUP AND A LESSON FOR OUR PERSONAL LIFE PART 1 BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

Before the last UEFA Champion’s league final, some of my folks asked me which team would win the trophy. As a Liverpool fan they shouldn’t have expected me to rate Real Madrid above the team I love, I told them Liverpool will be winning come what may and they should take my words anywhere.

The big day came and my words didn’t come to past. They started calling me after the match, I responded to some and couldn’t resist the distress, I ignored some people’s messages and calls that night. Lol.

They said to me; “Pastor but you said Liverpool would win”. One have to be more careful when your close pals that don’t really call you pastor due to your close affiliate, call you Pastor before raising an issue. A3+, Apostle Awe Ayodele, thanks for mocking me that day ooo, I have not forgotten oo.

I responded to them by saying; “I was not in the spirit when I said Liverpool would win, flesh and blood revealed that one to me”. They persisted with more questions to mock me, I asked them again; “Is it your Liverpool or your trophy?”.

They reminded me that I said Liverpool slogan, “You will never walk alone” has always been coming to past. I told them, “We didn’t actually walk alone, we only walk without trophies sometimes”.

NOW TO THE SOON TO START FIFA WORLD CUP: SIX LESSONS IN MY OPINION

I mentioned some teams that would do brilliantly well and get to the finals but some folks said I don’t like my nation but these are my reasons;

1. Some teams like Nigeria only go to the world cup to participate and not to be among the finalists that’s why qualifying alone for the tournament calls for huge celebration. Teams like Brazil, Germany France don’t really celebrate when they qualify for the tournament because their focus has always been making it to the final.

In life, it is not every one that wants to make impacts with their names being written in the sand of time of their generation. Some are just comfortable being a mediocre and the peak of their life goals that they desire is just to be a bit financially stable, get married and have kids.

2. Why our team captain, John Obi Mikel also turned a football politician over night as he also made promise to the President and his aides before leaving the country for the tournament that they would be returning next month with the trophy.

Thanks to him anyway for making the politicians experience how it feels when one is at the mercy of failed and vague promises as they also do to the citizens.

Other teams are not only promising, they have been working, strategizing and preparing. That is why some teams may not need to pray before they would trash us on the field of play.

In life pursuit, prayer is not a substitute for diligence and responsibility. Promise and mere wishes can’t replace preparation and actions. God will bless the works of your hand more not only the mere “Amen” in your mouth. Amen is not a plan, it’s an agreement to take actions.

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THE BILL “NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN” WON’T BE EFFECTIVE WITHOUT THE BILL “TOO OLD TO RUN”; I CALL TO STOP THE LEADERS OF YESTERDAY FROM BECOMING THE LEADERS OF TODAY, PART 2 BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

THE BILL “NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN” WON’T BE EFFECTIVE WITHOUT THE BILL “TOO OLD TO RUN”; I CALL TO STOP THE LEADERS OF YESTERDAY FROM BECOMING THE LEADERS OF TODAY, PART 2 BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

Come to think of it, in a nation where the president and notable political gladiators are older than the nation itself.

How can a young Nigerian like me who is just getting into the law’s age bracket displace them someday if there is no law to limit them from their continuous involvement in the political recycling process.

How effective can the law, “NOT TO YOUNG TO RUN” be if our primary school rhymes “we are the leaders of tomorrow” haven’t been fulfilled due to the dominance of our elders in politics as they sing the rhyme, “we are the leaders of yesterday”.

My president as I write was the leader of yesterday when I was not born and still the leader today that I’m a youth. It begs the question; “who then is the leader of tomorrow?”. From my opinion, in Nigeria, the leaders of yesterday are the leaders of tomorrow.

I know a 70 years old politician, an indigene of Benue state whose time in active participation in politics is older than my age and has always retained a position. He was a military minister of Communication, then military governor of Niger state, He was senate president for 16 years, presently senator representing Benue state zone C at federal constituency and he is also aspiring to be the next governor of Benue.

Another fellow comes to mind among others, a one time governor of Ekiti state whose failures still speaks on volumes, the present minister of Solid Minerals Development and presently vying for the position of the governor of the state he once ruled.

Can we then emphatically say with much assertion that the leaders of yesterday are still the one ruling us as we continue the recycling process in anticipation of other past or present governors, senators and ministers vying for same or other positions at their old ages?

Then, what is the faith of the law, “Not To Young To Run” when the old have no restrictions to remain in the system?

THE BILL “NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN” WON’T BE EFFECTIVE WITHOUT THE BILL “TOO OLD TO RUN”; I CALL TO STOP THE LEADERS OF YESTERDAY FROM BECOMING THE LEADERS OF TODAY, PART 1 BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

THE BILL “NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN” WON’T BE EFFECTIVE WITHOUT THE BILL “TOO OLD TO RUN”; I CALL TO STOP THE LEADERS OF YESTERDAY FROM BECOMING THE LEADERS OF TODAY, PART 1 BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

I stand on the opinion that the just passed bill or law, “NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN” shouldn’t call for celebration but for sober reflections for why it took us so long to get the reality and how it could be effective in a system like this where the old have no restrictions to participate actively in politics.

A quick consideration of the political system of other countries would help to expound this caption;

Away from United Nations, the minimum age requirement to contest for governorship across 50 state of the United States of America is 30years, Senate 30 years, U.S. Congress 25 years, House of Delegates 21 etc.

In Australia, any person 18 years of age or older may stand for election to public office at federal, state or local government level. The youngest ever member of the House of Representatives was 20-year-old Wyatt Roy elected in the 2010 federal election.

In Denmark, any adult 18 years of age or older can become a candidate and be elected in any public election.

In France, any citizen 18 years of age or older can be elected to the lower house of Parliament, and 24 years or older for the Senate. Minimum age for the President of France is 18.

In Iran a person must be at least 21 years old to run for president.

In the Netherlands, any adult 18 years of age or older can become a candidate and be elected in any public election.

In Norway, any adult 18 years of age or older can become a candidate and be elected in any public election.

In South Africa, Section 47, Clause 1 of the 1996 Constitution of South Africa states that “Every citizen who is qualified to vote for the National Assembly is eligible to be a member of the Assembly”, defaulting to Section 46 which “provides for a minimum voting age of 18 years” in National Assembly elections; Sections 106 and 105 provide the same for provincial legislatures.

Ghana has a voting age of 18 years with a population of over 24M, and a voting population of 13M. However, the age requirement for running for a seat in Parliament is 21 years.

In the United Kingdom, a person must be aged 18 or over (16 in Scotland) to stand in elections to all parliaments, assemblies, and councils at the European, UK, devolved, or local level. This age requirement also applies in elections to any individual elective public office.

In Venezuela, a person must be at least 30 to be President or Vice President, 21 to be a deputy for the National Assembly and 25 to be the Governor of a state.

As a social transformation strategist, I was privileged to take side on the thoughts of my fellow brother, Bar. Tosin Akande;

“Let’s ask ourselves; How many of the over 120 million Nigerian youths there are often graduate before the age of 25- the new age for eligibility for the State and Federal Honourables?

I’m not talking the insignificantly few children of the elite who graduate at 19, 20 or 21! I mean the average Naija youth.
If they graduate, how about the maturity required for such exalted offices?

How long does the average youth take to get a good job here? To settle down and start living a decent family life? Is it just about age?

Let’s see 35- the new least bar for the Presidency. Many a Nigerian youths are not even married at 35! Where is the index of responsibility? If you haven’t managed a home, where is proof that you can direct the affairs of State?! Proof, not capacity.

Millions of them might still be living with their parents due either to the economy or wait-for-it, metaphysical powers or household enemies.”

I applaud the few young dynamic personalities that stood out despite the economic and societal limitations to make impacts that commands relevance but how many youths can comfortably afford over 25 million naira for presidential election ticket and sponsor campaign expenses without thoughts of stealing back after emerging?

To be continued.

#TheDiaryOfAReformer #TheTransformationNigeriaNeeds

MY EPISTLE TO ALL MY COVENANT BROTHERS THAT ARE FULL TIME MINISTERS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

MY EPISTLE TO ALL MY COVENANT BROTHERS THAT ARE FULL TIME MINISTERS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

They could have done other things with this enthusiasm and prosper but they decided to prosper in God’s will.

They are not a full time pastors because they were failing in their academics or were confused about which career to pursue but they chose and responded to the call of the master.

It was not for show off that they started full time ministry during NYSC at that time. They could have saved their allawee like other corp members to invest. Even if it was MMM ponzi scheme they started as an early bird, they could have had small change to start up their lives as a man.

When others where looking for jobs with the highest pay, they were looking for souls with the highest gain, now we are knowing who is wiser.

They didn’t do it with ulterior motives but with the ultimate motive in view. Not for personal gain but to be a personality of gain with purpose in view. They had other options but considered “The Option”.

Out of the tens of voices speaking to them for the next phase of their lives they chose the singular voice that said; “this is the way, walk therein”.

Many called them names that they were jobless at that time but we are now knowing who is really jobless in the long run.

They may not have some of the things others who chose something else in expense of God’s call but they have the joy and fulfilments many of them don’t have.

All other things many folks are spending all their lives for are being added to them without them praying for it because their burden is, “Thy Kingdom Come” and they are seeking first the kingdom of God, other things are added to them as kingdom bonuses.

Listen to me, if you want to rate their worth by their present circumstances, you are wrong oo because they are still in the making and the beginning is yet to began.

Please, if you see any man after God has enlarged their coasts and increased their worths who thinks he could castigate them, do well to let me know.

I will ask them, were they were when they were fasting with empty pockets and flying bike to programmes as if it was their birthrights.

If you see them flying private jets, living in mansions and cruising the Bugatti tomorrow, before you criticize them, first discuss with me and I hope I won’t end up giving you a slap in the long run.

Young men that desires to be like them, this is for you; nothing would fall on you if you despise their sacrifices in the secret and pains over the years. For their products today, there were procedures and processes yesterday. For their performance now, their were rehearsals then. For the glory to manifest, many deep groanings were initiated.

I celebrate your courage brothers. I love you, we are connected for life. Together, we would be all that God has made us, we would not leave any of our brothers behind. Every sector is our target, we are not called for an event but for a lifetime.

Folks, join me today as I celebrate all ministers of the Gospel.

NO ONE IS DOING YOU A FAVOUR WHEN YOU ARE MEETING THEIR NEEDS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

NO ONE IS DOING YOU A FAVOUR WHEN YOU ARE MEETING THEIR NEEDS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

Briskly this morning I visited the bank to complete a transaction as I desired to get it done on time so as to attend to other schedules for the day.

I walked into the banking hall, followed the usual procedures as I queued till I was able to get through to the bank cashier. I approached her with the required documents including my national voters’ card.

Immediately the cashier discovered the transaction I was about to complete would require her making photocopies of the required documents, her countenance changed because the machine at her counter wasn’t working.

To my amazing, she spoke to be in a way I couldn’t imagined, out of fury she said; “go upstair, meet the security personnel to make photocopies of the documents”.

I was filled with awe as I spoke to myself as if I’m from the state I’m yet to visit, “what the heck is wrong with this folk?” and also spoke from the locality I’m from and I’m; “no be only you sabi vex or para, I fit para for you too oo. If no be say today na Monday, I for give you back as he dey hot”.

I couldn’t imagine a bank cashier sending me on an errand with such mannerism. I quickly put myself together with thousands of words and thoughts on my mind. I didn’t want to create any drama and didn’t want to waste my time in the banking hall so I proceeded upstair.

Short story, I met the security personnel and he went to an office to make the photocopies of the documents. I returned to the cashier and got the transaction done.

The focal of this experiences is that, the security personnel and the cashier desired me to tell them “thank you” after the transaction. I made them understand they didn’t deserve my thank you as far as I’m concerned.

I’m the one that deserve their thank you for sending me on an errand when they aren’t doing me a favour for that because the transaction I did was also favouring the bank and they are doing their job by attending to me even when I have to do part of their job for them by running errand for them.

I’m always surprised when I hear folks tell me what they go through when they go for job interviews and their employers tell them “we don’t need you here, we are only helping you not to be jobless”. In the long run, when they get employed, they use them like a waste bin.

I’m always wowed when I hear about what folks go through as an employee. Someone told me of getting a bank marketing job where she has to meet up with a target of about 50 people monthly to open a bank account with millions of naira to get a required salary.

The target seems almost impossible and I asked her, “do you think your employer can meet this target themselves”. I told her, “You are jobless and enslaved”. One’s job shouldn’t be a punishment or a burden. I had people use their body to stay on a job, what a NONSENSE in a capital letter. You have been priced for cheap enough, discover yourself and know your worth.

Listen to me program convener, you aren’t only doing that your minister a favour for inviting him or giving him honorarium, he is also meeting a need and he deserves a level of appreciation.

I’m encouraging you young minister, when you get to some platforms, when they ridiculed you, failed to receive you well, give you honorarium that isn’t even commensurate to your transport fare after the stress and preparations for coming, your pay day is closer than you can imagine.

A time is coming when you will be reaching out more to those that deserve your worth or value and not only those that demand it, it’s not pride but it’s a process and stage.

A time is coming when those that were not there when you were depositing and investing into your personal life and development will be ashamed to withdraw from it due to their excesses and selfishness.

Listen to me, Mr. or Miss or Mrs Ego, you are not doing that your spouse, fiancé or fiancée a Favour for choosing them ahead of others or saying a “YES” to their proposal, they are also doing you a favour. In all thy getting, get sense.

A MEMO TO MY CHILDREN; I CALL YOU MASTERSEEDS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

A MEMO TO MY CHILDREN; I CALL YOU MASTERSEEDS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

Dear Masterseeds,

Your father is improving daily to harness his potentials and explore more of spiritual realities not for himself alone but to create legacies for you all to benefit from. Don’t worry about your mum because she is doing the same too.

I’m making sure I minimize and mitigate struggles and challenges that may want to limit your impacts and exploits as I remain connected to men of like passion and learning from them.

You may not need to go through protocols to meet men that are influencing sectors and heralding our world with their lives in your time because they have been your father’s friends prior to your birth.

After considering your mother and I as your first mentor and role model, other men you see on the media or read about that you desire as your mentors would be quite feasible because they are your father’s company and covenant brothers.

I will be glad to introduce you to them as my seeds and they would be glad to also receive you as their own.

I’m anticipating your arrival.

Your Father,
Masterpiece David Olawade.

SEE REASONS TO SMILE TODAY: IT DOESN’T ONLY LOOK GOOD ON YOU, IT’S A MEDICINE TO YOUR HEALTH AND THAT OF OTHERS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

SEE REASONS TO SMILE TODAY: IT DOESN’T ONLY LOOK GOOD ON YOU, IT’S A MEDICINE TO YOUR HEALTH AND THAT OF OTHERS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

Sometimes, when I’m privileged to counsel some folks, when they narrated their ordeals and experiences, I smile from within me as I say to myself “your challenge is more interesting, I wish we could exchange with mine at that moment”. l always remain calm to help see to reasons why they should be of good cheer and tell them likely ways to overcome the challenges as we pray together.

Often times, it appears as though the person that counsels needs more “counsels” from within. The person that solves problems for others has many personal problems that remain unsolved. The person that motivates others may lack motivation himself but he is faithful and staying positive on what lies ahead.

There is always a reason to smile. It doesn’t matter how the circumstances may appear, it is our reactions and dispositions to it that makes the difference.

When we think about our present challenges and want to get moody, let’s replay from our memories moments of good times that God has helped us to experience.

That we play does not mean we don’t have pains too, that we smile in public doesn’t mean we don’t groan in secret. That we laugh with our company doesn’t mean we don’t shed tears with our loneliness.

It’s not a fake life sir, it is the reality of the consciousness that; better days are ahead of us, challenges don’t last, every day is a plus for us and we are learning from all experiences.

Please folks, if you are privileged to be around those in pains even if your present challenges is more than theirs, render a helping hand with your smile, attention and resource. You can be a channel to relief someone of their griefs and pains.

If you can’t help some due to one reason or the other, please don’t add to their pains and challenges by laughing at them or speaking depressing words to them.

Your transformation is the transformation of others. Your motivations can help someone out of his state of depression. Your smile can wipe away someone’s tears. Your play can heal someone’s pain. Your resources can help someone’s poverty.

I love you and believe in your future. Together we would stand to be all that we can be.

Good morning Fam, see reasons to smile today. It does not only look good on you, it’s a medicine to your health.

Listen to me, Masterpiece is smiling at you as you read. Please smile back at me.