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KEEP YOUR LANE: DEAR MENTOR BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

KEEP YOUR LANE: DEAR MENTOR BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

Sometime ago, Martin Luther King Jr. called Billy Graham on phone to join the CIVIL RIGHT MOVEMENT.

Billy responded “Keep your lane, My lane is souls”.

Lesson- don’t be distracted by where others are going, maintain your lane.

Remember, you can succeed on the wrong course, get an applaud and ovation from people for doing something contrary to God’s will for your life.

My generation leaves me in awe when I see some young folks join some forum, movement or ministry, follow some personalities out of excitement without direction and they end up wasting their lives yet where and who they connect themselves to can’t discern that they are in the wrong place or with the wrong person.

This our spiritual father and son, mentor and mentee relationship has made many to lead some folks out of God’s plan for their lives. Everyone is now trying to say they have someone who desires to be like them as an achievement.

Please sir, if you have the plan to train someone to be like you, you are successful leading someone out of God’s will. Lead them to get God’s plan for their lives and let them follow thus. If I may ask you, who did you follow that you have now become?

If Billy Graham didn’t understand this fact, may be Martin Luther Jr. would have been his mentor or he would have been known as a human right activist instead of an evangelist. Imagine the havoc we would have celebrated to his account for being an activist and what would have happened to the souls attached to his live.

A young folk met me after a meeting sometimes ago and said he desired to be like me, I responded by saying, “that is your first step to failure and missing it in destiny”. I can only guide him and counsel him to be who God has made him and be all that God had proposed for him.

Hear me, if the people that surrounds you are becoming exactly like you, I’m glad to let you know that you have become a cloning machine and your products “clones” are about to miss out of God’s plan.

Young man, I know you love to follow some men to get a bearing for your life, I also follow some men for direction but I had to get the coordinates for my life first before I desire they lead me to get a bearing for my life.

Before you desire you meet a man to mentor you, first meet yourself and know yourself. When Elisha made his request known to Elijah, he didn’t say “that I may be like you my father”. Beyond the carrying of the bag, Elisha desired to carry double portion of the anointing for his own assignment.

Why did he request for double portion? He knew his assignment was different, I could have requested for same portion if he wanted to be like Elijah and when God instructed Elijah to anoint Elisha and Jehu, God didn’t say he should anoint them to be like him (Elijah), God spoke about their respective assignment. Please, where did we get the idea of anointing people to be like us in ministry?

My covenant brother, Awe Ayodele would say, “I’m not a prototype of any man, I’m Awe Ayo, we follow men to be who God has called us to be”.

This generation of young folks that wants to be all ministers of God at the same time. Lol, “Weldone sir, weldone ma”.

This is not a call to despise the blessedness of mentorship but to strike a balance to how it should be.

Dear mentor, stop teaching your followers your performance, teach them the rehearsals of how to perform their own action and lead them to their own stage. If you feel your are not capable to handle their own kind of rehearsals please feel free to hand them over to someone else or recommend another person for them.

Let me stop here.

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ENJOYING EVERYDAY LIFE BY WARI EKI

ENJOYING EVERYDAY LIFE BY WARI EKI

(John 10:9-10)

“Enjoying Everyday Life” is the title of a television series by Joyce Meyer where she teaches people how to make their everyday lives better by applying biblical principles. The phrase is one that has always struck me, and I feel sad that a lot of people, Christians especially, are not enjoying their everyday lives and do not even understand exactly what it means.

A lot of Christians have the belief that we are just to endure and bear this world, merely marking time till we can get to heaven and then we will begin to enjoy. They go through life with their Bible in their hands, a frown on their face and sadness in their hearts. They see the concept of “enjoyment” as a sin, and shun everything that might give them pleasure. They say things like, “this world is not my home, I am merely passing through” while ignoring all the things that God has freely placed around them for their pleasure.

God made us with the ability to feel delighted, so If the ability to experience a particular pleasure is God-given, and the way and time it is enjoyed is God-approved, then there is no harm in doing so. The problem comes when we are focused on enjoying our lives and make that more important than loving and serving God, or when the things that bring us pleasure are contrary to His Word and do not bring glory to His name.

John 10:9 says, “I am the door; anyone who enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out freely, and will find pasture”

This verse assures all those those who are genuinely saved that they will find pasture, and then verse 10 goes on to say, “…I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)” (AMPC).

I believe that Christians are supposed to be among the happiest people on earth, because inside of us is the very source of love and joy and peace, and The Bible is full of promises about how our lives are meant to be; verses upon verses about how God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we can ask or think, how He has wonderful plans for our futures, how all things will always work together for our good as long as we love Him.

We need only look at the verses to realize that God very much intends for us to enjoy and appreciate our everyday lives even here on Earth.

We need to come to the understanding that it is God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment (1 Tim 6:17), so as children of God let us let go of the stigma that we have placed on the word “enjoyment”, and embrace the abundant, fulfilling, joyous life that is ours by virtue of our standing with Christ.

DON’T LET THE HONEYMOON END BY WARI EKI

DON’T LET THE HONEYMOON END BY WARI EKI

(Rev 2:1-7)

At the beginning of every relationship, there is what is referred to as “the honeymoon period”. This is the point where the love is new, sparks are flying, everything is perfect, and they cant get enough of each other.

Showing their love is as easy as breathing and their love is the most important thing in their lives. Sometime down the line however, things begin to cool down. The love is still there, but the flames that marked the beginning of the relationship have settled down into gentle embers. They have to work to fan these embers to keep the fire burning, if not it goes out completely.

They may still care for each other and do all the right things, but the fervor and intensity that marked the beginning of their relationship is gone. At this stage, problems start in the relationship, and ultimately, it comes to an end. I cannot count how many relationships I have seen end because “the spark died”.

The church in Ephesus had the same problem. They still did all the right things. They worked hard, did not tolerate evil, suffered for Christ, but in the midst of all of this, Jesus wasn’t happy. What was the problem? Jesus said, “you don’t love me or each other AS YOU DID AT FIRST” (V4, NLT).

He wasn’t saying they didn’t love Him, He knew they did. His problem was that the intensity of their love had dimmed. Their actions were good, but He was more concerned about the state of their hearts. He was saddened by the fact that their love had grown cold.

This shows that even if we’re going through the motions and working for God, He is looking into our hearts and assessing the intensity of our love for Him because in the end, that is what truly matters.

The solution for relationships in which the sparks have died is usually along the lines of “remember why you fell in love in the first place, and take out time to do the things you did at the beginning of the relationship for each other”.

Jesus gives a similar solution to the church here. He says, (v5);

Remember from what height you have fallen: think back to how it was in the beginning when you first gave your life to Him. How much you craved and longed for Him, how you always wanted to spend time with Him, how you couldn’t get enough of Him.

Repent: repentance isn’t a one-off act; the entire life of a believer is to be one of repentance. It’s a change of mind from being self-dependent to being God-dependent. It is a conscious decision to put God back at the center of our lives and to stop looking elsewhere for our sense of purpose and fulfillment.

Do the works you did previously: the things you did in the beginning, begin to do again. Begin to read your bible again; begin to pray again. Begin to love again.

Most importantly, we must continually fan the flames of our love for Him, and work at not becoming complacent in our walk with Him.

GET READY SAINTS BY ELISHA GAIYA

GET READY SAINTS

“I saw in a vision of the night about 5 years ago that the Lord of Hosts is raising up a rare breed of rugged, ruthless and absolutely fearless female KINGDOM WARRIOR GENERALS for the end-time harvest of the nations of the earth.

They are right now in the trenches of PRIVATE WARFARE as the Lord walks them through the WILDERNESS OF PROCESS and OBSCURITY.

Consumed with the consciousness of their IDENTITY IN CHRIST, they have stripped themselves of the limiting chains of the RELIGIOUS SPIRIT that has tried to keep them bound in the PRISON OF UNBELIEF.

Having received grace to become the Master’s LAID-DOWN LOVERS, they are being taught by the Spirit of glory to walk in the old paths of APOSTOLIC and PROPHETIC CONSECRATION and PURITY.

Their heart’s deepest desire is to be swallowed up in the bottomless depths of the river of the Lord’s TANGIBLE PRESENCE…cultivating increasingly higher levels of INTIMACY with Jesus, the LOVER OF THEIR SOULS.

They are being made ready to bear double portion measures of the MANTLES of Deborah and Esther. The ceiling of the likes of Kathryn Kuhlman shall be their floors. They shall walk in a fearsome dimension of the SPIRIT AND POWER OF ELIJAH the likes of which no woman of all previous generations ever walked in.

Their very bodies and clothing shall be DIPPED IN BLOOD…the vanquished blood of the enemy. Their stronghold shall be the BLOOD OF THE LAMB. Their whole beings shall be saturated with the FIRE OF GOD. Their mere shadows shall HEAL THE SICK, CAST OUT DEVILS and RAISE THE DEAD.

I saw as demonic principalities and unclean spirits BOWED BEFORE THEM and literally BEGGED FOR MERCY.

I saw as multiplied thousands of men, women and children filled their meetings.

I stood amazed as i saw thousands rushing to the altars to be saved without altar calls needing to be made.Get ready saints.”

(Elisha Gaiya)

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WE OWE OUR GENERATION MORE THAN WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

WE OWE OUR GENERATION MORE THAN WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

We owe our generation something relevant beyond contributing to the statistics of populace, let’s have in mind that we are solutions to the need of humanity and we are indebted to making our generation better.

We owe our family more beyond ascertaining that we are member of that lineage, we are to make our family name a name to reckon with for all and add dignity to it by the values our lives would have demonstrated.

We owe our spouse something bigger beyond the affections we claim to have and show, we must make sure that we live to fulfill purpose maximally by being all that God has made us with the union not resulting to an excuse but an advantage to help one another to be more purpose and impact driven having our loins rooted in Christ.

We owe our children beyond the responsible of parenting, we also should have the motive to be the first role model and mentor to our children in the things of the spirit, marriage, finance and other areas of life that might interest them.

We owe the media beyond the pictures and thoughts we share, we are to show them what the right culture and attitude to living are from what we have gathered over time by our lifestyle.

Our lives is worth beyond the degrees we are trying to acquire like thermometers, there is something we should discover that we can’t let go and get fulfilment from.

We owe the ministry beyond holding microphone, experiencing the supernatural as our everyday lives and helping others do the same is one of our aims in ministry.

Impact is crying deep from within us, our purpose is looking for the platform to find expression. If you are looking for where to find us, we can give you a clue. Our permanent address is His presence, under the roof of His purpose for our lives. We aren’t changing location.

AS YOU PREPARE FOR EXAMS: YOUR LIFE WORTH IS BEYOND YOUR CLASS WORTH, TAKE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR YOUR ACTIONS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

AS YOU PREPARE FOR EXAMS: YOUR LIFE WORTH IS BEYOND YOUR CLASS WORTH, TAKE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR YOUR ACTIONS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

AS YOU PREPARE FOR EXAMS: YOUR LIFE WORTH IS BEYOND YOUR CLASS WORTH, TAKE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR YOUR ACTIONS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

I have spent over 20 years of my life in my quest of being educated from Crèche to post graduate degree. Sometimes I considered how wonderful it would have been if I took cognisance of my purpose and gave more attention to it at every level of my educational advancement in doing a specialization that interests me more.

I’m not against progressing in academic pursuit and I believe anyone who is illiterate and desires to be educated can still become a PhD holder at age 45 if he starts crèche at age 20.

Often time, after exams I hear students say; “they gave me a particular grade” if they performed less than expected and “I have a particular grade” when they performed as expected. Take responsibility for every grade and you can start the field of interest you desire instead of also saying “you were given a course to study”. No one is given a course to study in the university, we were all offered and we could have rejected to consider what we desired.

I’m also bewildered when I discovered that many get unsatisfied with their grades not because they didn’t do well but because their friends did better than them.

Remember, your interests, preparations, motivations and I.Q as far as academics is concerned are different. There are quite a number of things you can do that your colleagues can’t do, show them this expertise of yours that you are better in too.

Everyone has his or her domain and area of interest. Remember, a Lion can’t compete with a Fish in water though it is the king of all animals. An eagle can run faster than a chicken on land though it is the strongest of all birds even with its vision potency.

Let me leave you with the letter of a Singapore principal to parents for an exam that got me thinking all night. I wished every parent could have a copy of it, it would have saved many from struggling in the class room and get fulfilled in the place of purpose.

Take a moment to read the letter below;

“The exams of your child are to start soon. I know you are all really anxious for your child to do well.

But, please do remember, amongst the students who will be sitting for the exams, there is an artist, who doesn’t need to understand Maths.

There is an entrepreneur, who doesn’t care about History or English literature.
There is a musician, whose Chemistry marks won’t matter.
There’s an athlete, whose physical fitness is more important than Physics.

If your child does get top marks, that’s great! But if he or she doesn’t, please don’t take away their self-confidence and dignity from them.

Tell them it’s OK, it’s just an exam. They are cut out for much bigger things in life. Tell them, no matter what they score, you love them and will not judge them.

Please do this, and when you do, watch your children conquer the world. One exam or low mark won’t take away, their dreams and talent. And please, do not think that doctors and engineers are the only happy people in the world.”

I’m David Olawade, preparing to write M.P.H (Masters in Public Health) exams but I have been writing another M.P.H (Masterpiece Publishing House) exams over the years with my daily broadcasts and articles. One of the M.P.H gets me worried while the other excites me, I know deep within me the one that interests me and needs more attention.

To that colleague, who is frustrated due to past failures or poor performances in academic engagements, be calm. What is more important is the consciousness of seeing yourself succeeding in doing what your purpose would have you do.

Put yourself together and engage your passion like never before. Your life worth is beyond your class worth. Your true grade is your purpose grade not your academic grade. If you have the capacity to also do well in the class, don’t be lazy neither should you be irresponsibility to the demands.

IMPACT BEYOND THE CLASS BORDERS; ENGAGE YOUR PURPOSE BEYOND THE BOOKS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

IMPACT BEYOND THE CLASS BORDERS; ENGAGE YOUR PURPOSE BEYOND THE BOOKS BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

As I hear the clock ticks and checked the clock to consider how time flies, seconds upon seconds, minutes upon minutes and hours upon hours, it signals to me with much euphoria and phobia how close I’m to writing the anticipated exam I wished I could run away from.

I have received several calls, messages and been engaged with quite a number of discussions with my course mates with many of them telling me how they have been feeling down with little or no motivation to read.

They thought they had met the right person to share their feelings with only to find out that we were all in same shoes. I told them, for me, I wished rapture could take place the night before the first exam so I could escape writing the exams (smiles). I told them that those that are not rapturable should continue to read because the condition that may hinder them from writing the exams may exclude them.

They were all amazed at my sense of humour and they asked me why I had such thought on my mind; “I said because I’m also feeling the same way they are feeling towards the exams”. I realized very few actually had a prospect in doing the masters’ degree program as they have left their purpose unengaged over time. As I conversed with them, I had their purpose crying out within them, “Why did you bring me to the wrong place and left me unengaged?”.

Here I’m again on the table writing this article with volumes of materials that appears more than the volume of a bible to read.

Many thoughts flooded my minds as I considered how to make impacts and engage one’s purpose beyond the class borders and men that are blazing the trail with their impacts which the class room they left are now looking for them to give back to the class.

I remembered an event last week, during the convocation ceremony of Olabisi Onabanjo University, how Mrs. (now Dr.) Ibukun Awosika (Chairperson, First Bank Nigeria) was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in management even as a chemistry graduate. I was amazed at how professors of management, PhD graduands who had read and published papers on management listen to hear her talk to them on what she engaged outside the classroom borders.

I have followed quite a number of speeches delivered at Harvard University Convocation ceremonies, I discovered that 90% of invited guest that spoke at the events are men who left the class room to fulfill purpose and the university invites them to speak to the class room folks as a token of appreciation for them to had follow their passions. The university and the senior staffs are inadvertently passing a message to the graduands to fulfill their purpose at all cost beyond the class room experiences as the guests did.

Men like Denzel Washington, Myles Munroe, John C. Maxwell, Brian Tracy, Mark Zukerberg and many more have graced such event with powerful speeches. No one really cared about the university they attended or grade they finished with because they were more concerned with the impacts and results their lives has produced over time.

I imagined, how many theses Dr. Aliko Dangote has written that makes me a statutory speaker at national and international conferences and summits on entrepreneur and business development? Yet many universities (local and international) have awarded him various honorary doctoral degrees in entrepreneur. What makes him better than those professors of entrepreneur with thousands of articles published in journals? Impacts and results beyond class room borders.

Dr. Sunday Adelaja also bagged an honorary doctoral degree in Humanities after a successful “Orange Revolution Campaign” that saw to the change in the political arm of affairs in Ukraine. His impacts opened him up to being the first black pastor to minister at the United Nations, Council of presidents summit. He has been a resource person to the United States Senate and to the United Nations on how to manage the world economy. I wondered what made him a first choice above the professors of economics all over the world.

I won’t be surprised when men like Fela Durotoye bags an honorary doctoral degree in Leadership and Political Science, Tara Durotoye in Cosmetology, T.Y Bello in Photography, Linda Ikeji in Broadcast Journalism and so on. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu just bagged one in law at Igbinedrion Varsity recently.

If the knowledge you are acquiring or have acquired can’t transform systems, individuals and the society then it’s ignorance in disguise. What’s the prospect for doing what you are doing? Why spend time on engagements that doesn’t interest you? Look inward, there are cravings from within you, let them find expression.