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BEING TALENTED IS NOT A GUARANTEE TO BEING SUCCESSFUL; I HAVE MET TALENTED FAILURES BUT YET TO FIND A DILIGENT FAILURE MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

BEING TALENTED IS NOT A GUARANTEE TO BEING SUCCESSFUL; I HAVE MET TALENTED FAILURES BUT YET TO FIND A DILIGENT FAILURE MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

I know I’m a talented writer since I was a secondary school lad after losing at a quiz competition at a particular round having been privileged to represent the school.

I wrote an article to comfort myself of the failure to get to the final round. A colleague was later privileged to read the article and was almost in tears as the style of writing my thoughts with the creativity dazed her.

I have a dream to become one of the best selling author who will influence the globe through writing with proven track records but I came to the understanding that my first step to see this dream fulfilled is to do add qualities and virtues to my talent. I made up my mind that in fulfilling this dreams, I have to write not only has a hobby but also as a profession.

I have met many talented writers who are yet to successfully write a book not because of lack of resources but failure in commitment to it while I have seen many untalented writers with quite a number of books in book stores yet people are being blessed by their books.

I have met dynamic young people with unique oratory skills and thought provoking mind sets but the peak of them displaying this prowess is only in a dialogue or conversation because they never see to the necessity of being committed to get results with what they have while I have seen people with poor mannerism of communication taking the lead on air and events with thousands listening to them.

Take a moment to consider those your secondary school folks who have enviable talents and are gifted in one thing or the other but you are yet to see them get tangible results from it or hear about their milestones with such prospects while the claimed “write offs” are doing something productive with their lives.

Consider that old man in your street endowed with a noticeable distinct trait but can’t account for success achieved with such expertise over time.

Haven’t you known people who should have risen to the top but didn’t?

Haven’t you known people who had all the talent they should ever need but didn’t succeed?

Why is it that the most influential people in the world are not often the most talented?

Yes! Talent makes you stand out, get you noticed, separate you from others and gives you an edge over others. Remember, talent doesn’t guarantee an end, it only gives a prepared launching pad to begin a conquest. You have to keep working on that talent until it produces tangible and provable results, otherwise, people would end up despising it.

Talented people mostly have the desire for others to recognize their expertise but overlook their deficiencies such as inconsistency and lack of commitment.

The advantage talent gives a man is temporal. If talent is not consistently worked upon, it becomes a story to be told someday.

Talent is like the edge an athlete get to discover on the lane to start a race when he is positioned ahead of others. He has to understand when he starts the race that there are bendings and curves ahead on the lane that can make those behind him to catch up and overtake him if he is not committed to keep the pace to stay ahead of others.

That he is placed ahead of others to start the race doesn’t guarantee him staying ahead of others during that race and winning the race.

Many talented people started with an advantage over others but lose the advantage because they rely too much on their talent instead of working on it to produce their success. They assume that talent will always keep them in front of others.

Hard to believe that if some folks never had special talent or had the understanding of their unique gift, they would have been diligent and be successful in different conquests..

I’m not against talents with this article because I also have talents too and it’s giving me an edge in some areas of life but it’s better to be a “talent-plus personality”. Add to that talent.

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LETTER TO MY BAE: CAN WE BE ‘CARNAL’ PLEASE? BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

LETTER TO MY BAE: CAN WE BE ‘CARNAL’ PLEASE? BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

Dear MasterQueen,

Let me play the ring tone to you again, “you know I love you and I will always do”. I can hear your sonorous voice in response to the statement and it sounds as if it’s your first time of saying it to me. My heart is resonating in thoughts while my brain is revolving round the statement in deep meditation.

Bae, I’m yet to figure out the status I was when I approached you to pronounce my conjugal manifesto in anticipation of the ultimate proposal that would penultimate my action to take you to the altar for the whole world to see that I got a good catch finding the bone of my bone.

I can’t say if I was in the spirit or flesh when I approached you but I think what happened had never happened to me before. I was in the spirit and in the flesh at the same time.

I was in the spirit because I knew I prophesied, all the revelational and vocal gifts were at work in me at the same time; the discerning of spirit, spirit of prophecy, word of knowledge and word of wisdom found great expression as I told you things that happened to me years ago that I didn’t know earlier and experiences that would happen to us in years to come after moments of speaking in tongues before approaching you.

Bae, not only were Revelational gifts of the spirit were at work that day, the power gifts were at stand by. I held to the gift of faith, if you give me a “red card” for my intentions, I will remain positive, keep the faith alive that better days are ahead and with God all things are possible. I was steadfastly with the gift of healing, if you broke my heart with your disposition that day, I would be able to heal my heart immediately.

Even the fruit of the spirit were also at play; I am “gentle”, I felt “peace”, I had “Joy” like a river, I am “humble” and ready to let go of myself and ego, I was ready for “longsuffering”, to be “patient” and to “endure” if you will keep me waiting or on hold for long. I had to check my “temperament” to agree with yours and I have decided to be “faithful” to my words as a “meek” dude that I am.

I was in the flesh as I felt nervous and lots of vibrations were occurring inside me at the same time. I was emotional and looking into your eyes answered the thousands of questions on my mind.

I told you that I like you and you said you like me too. I told you again that I love you and you said you love me, but with the love of Christ and I began to wonder if my own love is love of Dragon. I proposed to you to marry me and you said you need to pray about it. I hope my manifesto hasn’t turned you to a prayer warrior and intercessor?

Please don’t use the time we are supposed to start this experience that I’m anticipating to go on your knees and if you are praying to rebuke that spirit that led me to you, “kole wark oo”. I’m also praying and ready to stay on your matter.

Please, in case your answer is going to be YES. Also pray that Jesus won’t come here anytime soon oo. Because you and I will not join Him back ooo. We will take permission and travel to one Island, for our honeymoon.

After some months, they will give us direction how to meet them up there in heaven. I have read Bible front and back, I have not seen any where God said there will be honeymoon in heaven.

I know you will report me to your friends, mentors, spiritual and biological parents. Before you make your decision, think deeply on their advice and counsels. Don’t just anchor your decision on them but if I be a man of God, every counsel of Ahitophel would not stand. Please permit my prayer, I don’t know how it’s doing me again my dear.

For your friends, I may have offended one of them before unconsciously or one of them is eyeing me and sees this time as a pay back; your mentors don’t know me, they may have issues against my name and career which may influence their judgment; your parents may not like my tribe and pocket, this can result in them being biase with their advice.

Bae, I know marriage is a spiritual institution but we would not leave the carnal engagements unturned ooo. As we would concentrate and give attention to the spiritual we would also take our time on the carnal involvements too.

I know speaking in tongues would be the official language in our home, we would greet ourselves in tongues, pray together, prophesy together, study together, fast together, get revelations together, get visions and fall into trance together.

We will also be carnal together, play football and watch matches together, exercise together, cook together, grace occasions together, play together and so on. We would minister to ourselves in the spirit, also in flesh and blood.

We will both be active together in the “upper room” and in the “other room”. As the people of Israel appeared before the Lord and were not ashamed. We would appear before ourselves and know ourselves intimately, we would not be ashamed.

We would have regular intercourse in the glory realm, we would smile, speak in tongues, prophesy and catch visions about the seeds that would be conceived. When you conceive, I won’t say, “You are pregnant”, I would say; “We are pregnant” because intercourse is an action between two parties in agreement. We would both take all the responsibilities; the house chores, waking up at midnights, cooking and even delivering of our baby.

We won’t use personal or subjective pronouns for entities in our pocession. We would say; our houses, our cars, our children and so on.

MasterQueen, as we had proposed over time to make ourselves the first mentor to our children in ministry, finance, marriage and career, we would do all in our capacity to live the best of life we can.

Matching attires and outfits is not negotiable in many of our outings oo. We will make some of our outings fashion parade and our children would be the judge.

To be continued.

BEFORE YOU VIEW NIGERIA’S MATCH TODAY; PLEASE CONSIDER THESE BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

BEFORE YOU VIEW NIGERIA’S MATCH TODAY; PLEASE CONSIDER THESE BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

The only game Africans can play well is politics so don’t get hurt that two Africa nations have already crashed out of the world cup after playing just two matches. Tell those countries that are doing well at the world cup to come and compete with us in politics and see who can do it better.

We have track records of presidents, governors and senators retaining their positions for over 20 years despite several elections.

People whose votes from the results of our elections are more than those who registered to participate in the election, how many countries can beat that? Or how many countries have presidents who is older than the country in age?

As the world cup continues with different surprises, Africans has dominated in the surprises. 4 out of the 5 own goals were conceded by African teams while the 5th we had a hand in it for the other country to concede it. Meaning, we are experts in killing ourselves and making other people kill themselves too.

Out of the several direct free kick goals scored at the world cup, none was scored against an African team. Meaning, no free campaign or responsibility would thrive in Africa.

80% of the goals scored against African teams were from set pieces. This signals that any arrangement set in Africa would soon be pieced over time if care or proactive measures aren’t taken.

Now to the team “Nigeria”, if it would interest you; Our team prayed before the match, at the beginning of the match and after half time but they ended up losing to Croatia. The lesson is, some things answer to hard work, diligence and preparation not prayer or anointing. Don’t just pray for the Nigeria team to win, pray for them to prepare and strategize well.

After the loss to Croatia, do you know while many lamented and complained, the players got their financial alert for the match bonus, some visited a place to dance and celebrate as some Russian sisters in the Lord ministered to them in flesh and blood.

There is something different about our team that no other team can do. They make us, the fans to become mathematicians and soothsayers. They always leave us with a responsibility to predict the failures of other teams that can favour their failure or be to their advantage each time they represent us in a competition. Please, celebrate this uniqueness today ooo.

Please, someone should help me rebuke the spirit of “falling down” in Victor Moses ooo. Is he a London Bridge, a Mango tree or Rain?

If football was a spiritual gift and the Holy Spirit is a coach, it would have be written in the scriptures; “he gave some falling down and some hugging of their opponent”. Someone should also help me tell “Ekong” to stop hugging the opponent so intimately during the match oo. He should stop making the Referee avoid homosexuality display by awarding penalty to the opponent.

Someone should help me tell John Obi Mikel to stop jogging and doing fine boy on the field oo. He is not better than Marcelo or Ronaldo who are not ashamed to get stained on the field of play. He should neglect the statement of his wife after the loss to Croatia. She said whether he loses or wins, he remains a winner. If he loses, he is not a winner ooo, he would become a Returnee and Participant from Russia ooo.

Iceland is a country with population slightly above 300,000. The population in my local government area of resident is more than the whole country. Their football team comprises; medical doctors, farmers while their coach is a dentist by profession. Nigeria team have players that have been playing football for at least a decade as their profession so they have no excuse not to win today.

The big day is here, I stand with Nigeria as a patriot. We are winning, we are qualifying and we are proceeding to the next round by our calculations. Argentina and Iceland beware of the Super Eagles. Let’s go to Russia.

For the love of my Country, Patriotism and Football.

LETTER TO MY SON: BEING BETTER THAN ME IS THE LEAST YOU CAN EVER BE PART 1 BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

LETTER TO MY SON: BEING BETTER THAN ME IS THE LEAST YOU CAN EVER BE PART 1 BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

Dear Masterprince,

It gladdens my heart that I’m writing you again to emphasize some of the prospects I shared with you sometimes ago. You know your exploits, impacts and relevance mean a lot to me. We would both be a failure if you fail to fulfill destiny maximally.

Listen to me champ, if you see my achievement in career, ministry and marriage as the standard to your success, that’s your first step to failure. Don’t try to match up with what I have done or what I’m doing, see beyond it and take it as a starting point for your conquest.

I know there are some opportunities I have made available to you that I never had access to while growing up, please do well to utilize and maximize them. As time goes on, I will share with you areas of my life where I failed and took with negligence before getting over them. These affected my progress to an extent but glory to God that I’m who and what I am today.

I can relate to how you feel as a teenager, the exurberances and peer pressure would seduce you but they are not more than what you can overcome. I also faced some, gave in to some, overcame some and many lessons were learnt. You don’t have to learn from negative experiences, all you need do is to be discipline and take responsibility.

I know how you feel those lonely nights and that early mornings when your body does “gim gim”. It’s a craving that shouldn’t be fed for the now. Don’t give in to “porno or masto”, I believe you understand my terms boy. Moments when rain falls and you feel cold as you imagine a company.

Don’t give in to do stuffs that aren’t convenient, the urges are signs that your hormones are getting ready for the real day and the appointed time.

Do well to respect the opposite sex ranging from your sister, your peer group and your future spouse. Defend them and don’t make them feel irrelevant. I know you must have heard that they are “weaker vessels”. Truly if they are weaker that proves the point that you are also weak and both needs the strength of God.

Champ, don’t be moved when some folks present to you immoral acts like smoking, clubbing and getting high on alcoholic beverages. Listen to my directives more because the folks around you are only privileged to experience one side of life that they don’t want to let go.

Why you should give attention to my words more is because I have been privileged to experience both sides of life, the good and the bad but I know that which is better.

Listen my prince, if you want to get high in the right earnest, you don’t need to go far or haywire to get that done, you only need to draw from within you. Inside you is a brewery and a wine press, the Holy Ghost is the bartender to give you as much as you desire. I tell you, this wine is never stale, just a shot of it would intoxicate you to do the supernatural.

I was a drunkard on the other side of life before I found this kind of level. When I discover this one, the difference is clear and I became a drunken master per time. I carry this brewery every where I go, I stagger and feel intoxicated time after time. There is no better way than this my son.

Some of your folks would call you small boy for not doing what they are doing but they are indeed the small boys. Bigger boys represent the kingdom, engage kingdom principle and demonstrate the supernatural as a lifestyle.

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.

YOUR COMPANY IS YOUR COVERING PART 1 BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

YOUR COMPANY IS YOUR COVERING PART 1 BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

Some men can be your age mate or even younger than you but what they carry inside of them is older than you, find such men and associate with them.

There are some folks you don’t need to spend years with before you see in full display in minutes their value system, follow such men and relate with them.

Don’t be too familiar with them neither should you despise them. Humbly connect to them closely because they carry answers to many of your questions and solutions to many of your challenges.

“….And they returned to their company”- Acts 4:23

Every one who desires to challenge his status quo must stay connected to his company no matter the height he has attained or would attain.

The apostles drew strength by praying with their company and they went to demonstrate the supernatural. Your company may not necessarily be doing the same thing you are doing out there or be known like you are but they can give you the motivation you need to stand on out there.

Acts 13:13- “Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem”.

Acts 15:22- “Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:”

Apostle Paul had a company of men he travels with that kept him going and rendered a hand of help to some of his challenges. Don’t be isolated, your mindset of trying to stand alone may end you in futility.

Jesus spoke about the devil even getting it right in the place of synergy, he said “even the kingdom of the devil is not against itself”.

The colony of animals Lions are afraid of or can’t overcome are the ones that stays connected together. The Lion only stays at their front to roar to see if anyone could leave the colony out of fear, anyone that leaves the colony becomes his meal. As long as they stay connected, the Lion would continue its anguish in hunger.

Peter couldn’t deny Jesus when he was with the company of the apostles after Jesus was arrested. When he left the company and remained alone, a young girl challenged him that he was among the disciples of Jesus but he denied to the extent of calling the little girl “woman”.

In our days, we would connect to ourselves so closely that disunity won’t be found in our camp. When we see men of like passion, we would embrace them and what they are doing. From our understanding that global revolution can’t be championed by one man, we would continue to synergize and build value-based relationship.

BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT WHAT YOU DO: YOU CAN BE CELEBRATED WHERE YOU ARE DESPISED, ONLY TIME WOULD TELL BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT WHAT YOU DO: YOU CAN BE CELEBRATED WHERE YOU ARE DESPISED, ONLY TIME WOULD TELL BY MASTERPIECE DAVID OLAWADE

I was privileged today to visit the Lagos State House Of Assembly as my beloved brother, Bar. Tosin Akande hosted me with my intention to consult him on personal issues and politics.

I remember years ago as an undergraduate when I met him for the first time as he graced an event back then as the guest speaker. He asked about my aspirations for the next five years of my life and I told him about my love for the media and shared the vision of “Masterpiece Publishing House”. He told me he would follow me up to see how serious I would take actions on what I shared with him.

Ever since then he has indeed followed me up, though I see him more on the media (T.V and newspaper) as he speaks on social transformation and the fate of the Nigeria Politics. I haven’t achieved all that I desired and shared with him but all glory to God, many of the goals have been achieved and I’m working tirelessly to see the rest fulfilled.

As I appeared close to the Lagos State House Of Assembly, every moment seem to appeal to me and got me thinking. I sighted from afar two giant five storey buildings side by side and I imagined that the decision for the centre of excellence is made in this buildings by the men who are privileged to be there.

Like Abraham Lincoln said to his wife after his first visit to the White House, he told her this would not be their last visit to the White House and they won’t visit any longer as a stranger but as a foreman of recognition. I also told myself, “this won’t be my last time here and I won’t come as a stranger again”.

As I got to the security post, the drama started. It was Act 1, Scene 1 at the security post. Prior to getting to the security post, Bar. already told me to tell the security personnel where and who I was intending to see and ask them to direct me but one of them said to me, “where are you from?”. Hmmm, I was dazed by that question and tried to put myself together before responding. I responded by also asking, “where are we? and what does where I’m from have to do with the person I desired to see or will it change how to get to him?”.

To avoid unnecessary drama, I called Bar. to speak to our friends and I got over the drama. Seriously, the good reports of Bar. started from the security post as other security personnel told me if they were aware earlier that it was Bar. Tosin Akande I desired to see they would have directed me straightway and won’t have attended to me in such manner. I told them I could relate to that but very soon I won’t be experiencing such drama anywhere I go and we all smiled.

I found my way to see him though I still had to meet different personnel to get through to him. It was a wonderful time. I told myself; “a day is coming where God’s grace and impact in our lives we put personalities on ovation when we visit places like this, such day won’t tarry”.

These are what I concluded for young folks who are intentional in making positive progress and transform their generation;

One day, your critics would soon be your fans. Very soon, those who wrote you off would read in volumes what others would write about you. Ask Christiano Ronaldo how he did it that the home fans of Juventus football club gave him an ovation after spearheading the lost of their team to the advantage of his side. Very soon, those who wrote you off would read in volumes what others would write about you.

The foreign universities you applied but failed to grant you admission due to one thing or the other would call your attention to honour you with honorary doctoral degree if you are remain enthusiastic about your dreams.

The T.V station that turned you down when you desired to get an airtime to show the world your concern for humanity through your expertise will one day pay you to broadcast your impacts even when you won’t even have the time to view it yourself.

The newspaper dailies you desired to publish your thoughts and nuggets but despised you will soon make your exploits their headlines day after day but you won’t have the time to read it yourself because you would be busy with doing more than what they published having the understanding that you haven’t gotten to the peak of it all yet.

A time is coming where you will visit the embassy where they once asked you tens of questions and yet they denied you visa. At that time you will get there, they will ask; “how may we help you?”, you will respond by saying; “I must help your country because your government requested for my attention as an answer to your economic issues”. They would no longer ask you questions because you would have metamorphosized to being an answer to the needs of the nations.

Be patient folks and be discerning. This is not time to be discouraged or to give up. Only time would tell. There is something about you that our generation is yet to see.