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  • Kunle 1:10 pm on January 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply  


    The Path to the top is lofty but attainable. There are several ingredients and virtues needed to succeed and excel in your endeavour. I consider character the most important virtue any man can possess. It is the difference between a fulfilled life and a frustrated life. Please be mindful that yours truly is not oblivious that hardwork and brilliance in any chosen endeavour can take you to the top, but character deficiency will bring you down faster than the ascent.

    Rising to the top is no longer news, but what has even surpassed the ascension of many stars is the humiliation of many into a pitiable life. I will give you some practical examples to buttress this point.

    David, arguably the greatest king in the history of Israel was an unusual man. He was not just a King, he was also a prophet of God who was anointed, on three different occasions. At age 15 in 1019 BC, he conquered Goliath; at 30 he became king over Israel. Christ our saviour is referred to as the son of David by virtue of the lineage.  David is also credited with 73 of the 150 psalms in the bible. What greater accomplishment could anyone attain?

    David seemed to have it all except a very big character flaw; he killed a man and took his wife. God was furious with him and made him pay in a very big way. His son died, one of his sons raped the sister whose death was later avenged by Absalom the elder brother. His son, Absalom, slept with his father’s wives in the presence of the whole Israel; He later tried to topple the government of his father so he could become king. I am sure you will agree there is no greater humiliation any man could have suffered.

    Another character in the bible that had a character flaw is Archan. When God gave an instruction to the Israelites under the leadership of Joshua not to touch any property of the enemy.  Archan decided to steal some, the repercussion is better imagined. The entire family, his sons, daughters and properties were burnt and made a heap. (Joshua 7:19-26)

    The effect of bad character is not limited to the individuals but could bring down organisations and nations. Archan commited a crime but his entire family was destroyed and set on fire. The Israelites were also defeated in battle by men of very low ranking, men of Ai. (Joshua 7:1-6)

    A modern day example of Archan is the former Inspector General of police, Tafa balogun who was stripped of his honour and dignity because of corruption. The name balogun would forever remain in the archives of our dear nation not for his service as the head of the police unit but for corruption.

    Strauss Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund was a favourite for the French presidency. He was accused of rape which truncated his presidential ambition and image. Today the name Strauss Kahn brings to mind rape.

    A final example in this part is that of someone who could have become Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States. The United States government rejected him because his son was enmeshed in a rape scandal in the United States.

  • Kunle 9:46 pm on January 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    what do you see? 

    One of the most potent weapons God gave man is the power of imagination. It is also the same as vision; for the sake of clarity, the word imagination and vision will be used interchangeably in this article. It’s quite unfortunate that this free gift is hardly utilized by many in the pursuit of success in their endeavours. The household witches in your fathers’ house are not the reasons for your stagnation. I am not oblivious of the occultic world and their manipulations but more often than not, the failure of many is tied to ignorance and not the devil. The devil is not your problem, ignorance is your affliction. People perish for lack of knowledge not the devil (Hosea 4:6). The lord also emphasized this point, ‘therefore are my people gone into captivity because they have no knowledge (Isaiah 5:13).’

    What you need to excel in life is at your disposal; Moses cried unto God when the Egyptians approached, God responded in a dramatic manner, ‘WHEREFORE criest thou unto ME? Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward: but lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea (Exodus 14:15, 16). Do you know why God challenged Moses for seeking his help? The reason is because what Moses needed to defeat the Egyptian was in his hand in form of the rod.

    Imagination is the rod that will take you to your promised land. I will be giving you three practical lessons from the word of God about the power of imagination or vision. And the lord said, ‘Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do (Genesis 11:6).’

    The first practical example comes from the famous story of the tower of babel, the people desired to build a tower to heaven. The vision was so powerful insomuch it got the attention of the trinity (Father, Son and Holy spirit),’ let us go down’ and there confound their language (Genesis 11:7).’ This is arguably the biggest vision in the bible and it required a corresponding action to stop the plan; there was a board meeting in heaven where (God the father, Son and the Holy Spirit) went into action against man. God confused them because of the motive, but he acknowledged that nothing will be impossible through imagination.

    The second example comes from our covenant father, Abraham. He had to part with Lot because of strife between their servants; God spoke after lot took the best plots, ’for all the land WHICH THOU SEEST, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever (Genesis 13:14, 15).’ Your success in life is not because of location if God has placed you in that place; lot took the best plots of land but Abraham Got the biggest deal courtesy of the power of vision. God is only committed to do what you can see and to the degree which you can see.

    The final example comes from the book of Jeremiah, ‘moreover the word of the lord came to me saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said the lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:11, 12).’

    Have you wondered why nothing seems to be working in your life? It is because you don’t see anything; God is only obliged to perform what you see, he doesn’t determine how far you go in life; it is as far as YOUR EYES CAN SEE.

  • Kunle 7:02 pm on January 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply  


    Welcome to a world of inspiration.

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