MY EPISTLE TO MY MENTEE; YOU ARE A YEAR YOUNGER TODAY BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE.
As a secondary school leaver wondering about years ago, I heard the lyrics of a secular song; “forever young I wanna be, forever young (2*) and ever”. These lyrics gave me another definition and perceptive about life. I considered and understood that it is possible to live forever young and die as a young man irrespective of one’s age.
If I tell you; “you are a year younger today”, I am not out of context neither is it a grammatical blunder.
I have realized over time that what makes a man really old is wasted time in years, it is not his age in numbers.
Growing up as a lad and up till date with the little results I have been privileged to have actualized, anytime people get to know my age, they have never told me I am old, not once. What I hear them say often times is, “this is strange, you are still very young to have achieved these results”.
When a man achieves in few years with proven results what would take others decades to actualize, we can say such man is young.
Mother Theresa, Benson Idahosa, Myles Munroe, Kenneth Hagin and so on died as young men and women.
No wonder Bishop David Oyedepo said on his 60th birthday; “I am still very young, every year is getting better”. His impacts speaks volumes all through the surface of the earth.
Evang. T.L Osborne said this about Sunday Adelaja; “you are wiser than your age”. Pastor Sunday Adelaja impacted and influenced a whole nation. He became Pastor of world largest church in Europe at age 33.
Christiano Ronaldo at age 32 after winning one of the greatest trophies in football (UEFA Champions’ League) said; “I’m happy and my age is just a number. I feel like a young boy. We won trophies and of course it’s one of best moments in my career. I say it every year but it’s true!”
DO YOU DESIRE TO GET YOUNGER OR OLDER?
As you celebrate today, please consider my wishes.
NEVER JOKE WITH YOUR PURPOSE A SECOND, YOUR PURPOSE IS NOT YOUR MATE.
From the story of the creation of man in the scriptures (Gen 1:26), it is crystal clear that the purpose why God created man in His image was first conceived and stated before man came into being. Therefore the purpose of every man is older than that man.
Ask Jeremiah, God told Jeremiah as a lad that before he was formed in his mother’s womb he had a purpose (Jer. 1:5).
Hear this, as you relate with men older than you in age with respect and values, respect and value your purpose in high esteem.
STRIVE TO BE AN ENOCH RATHER THAN A METHUSELAH
Jesus ended His ministry on earth as a young man in impact and age. His contributions for the liberty and transformation of mankind is still valid till date.
Don’t wish for longer years on earth but hope for long lasting impact that your life can initiate.
Methuselah and his kindrens were only living thousands of years by influencing the statistics of the number of men on earth. Enoch came with another approach to life and he went to be with God as a young man, he chose to be different from his ancestors.
YOUR LIFESPAN CAN ONLY ACCOMODATE DIVINE PLANS.
Never unengage a moment, every second of your life counts. Your lifespan can only accommodate divine plans other things are distractions.
Note, we can make decisions for decades but we can take first step of action in a second. Know what you want and do what is necessary every moment of your life.
If God gives a man the privilege to live for 70 years, that means for such man to reach the peak of achieving God’s plan for his live, 70 years is God’s standard to achieve all that his required of him to really maximize his potentials.
Everyday is a plus for you. Be conscious like never before that someone gat your back who is always waiting to hear more about your milestones and earnestly waiting to see your name encrypted in the sand of time.
Don’t give excuse for anything, remain enthusiastic about everything as you have always been. Don’t stop improving because you are getting better by the day. Remain focus, greater things are ahead of you and you are getting closer by the day as you do the needful per time.
Happy dear, Glory Odoh. I am concerned about everything that concerns you. You are a trailblazer, a frontliner, a kingdom heritage and a pacesetter. Go herald your world, we are waiting for you. Continue to make us proud as you have been doing overtime.
Your In Him,
Masterpiece David Olawade.