By Tolulope A. Adegoke
“Your gifts or anointing isn’t really a blessing, but responsibility on shoulders to help those hanging others through in their course and causes to fulfilling destiny! When you are anointed or gifted it is not for you, but for your generation. The first rule of IMPACT states that: it has been given, to be given! Success is measured by income, but greatness is measured by IMPACT(S)!”– Tolulope A. Adegoke
God can empower anyone. In fact, God has empowered everyone; but our roles involve activating and engagement of these anointing or gifting. When God empowers you, it is not meant for you to be contained, but to be a channel of distribution to your generation.
To receive anointing or gifting in higher capacity, you must be channelled. When you are anointed or gifted it is not for you, but for your generation. When a man is anointed with knowledge or skills, it is meant for impact, not for selfish interest. To me, the first law of IMPACT says: “it has been given, to be given!”
There are two critical factors that we must consider if must fulfil a purpose:
The book of season, and time ”“
Speed is good, strength is also good (it gives the capacity to do exploits), wisdom is as well the principal thing, but in all our getting, understanding is paramount. Of all the thing that you shouldn’t joke with is TIME! It TIME lies CHANCES! If you cannot understand TIME, you will not be able to understand what opportunities mean. Chance is the anointing for capabilities!
The great men that we celebrate and continue to celebrate today are being celebrated because they knew or have the understanding of TIME which encapsulates CHANCES for opportunities!
November 1884 (The Berlin Conference) which featured the Scramble and Partitioning of Africa as a continent was a monument. Twenty (20) determined men changed the lives and destiny of billions across the world. These people sat in a room to discuss the fate races; they discussed and partitioned the world for their making and to take charge and impact their culture on them for their continual generational gains (The Liberation).
TIME & CHANCE happens to every one of us! You do not need to be saved alone to understand these basic truths tagged TIME & CHANCE. There are some factors we must also consider per time, which are:
Some humans are making it big today, even though are not believers, but because they understand the fixed principle which is culled out of the Holy Scriptures: The Power of Time & Season. The Holy Scriptures affirms that Time andSeasons happens to them all.
Preparation is what you do in a season, so as to be able to harvest in the next season!
A generation is a group of people with a common course for common cause(s). The likes of Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir. Nnamdi Azikwe, Ahmadu Bello and the rest) were able to fulfil the MANDATE of LIBERATION!
The likes of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Rt. Ibrahim Babangida, Gowon amongst others were TRANSFORMERS!
But, I must reveal an absolute truism to you today that “this generation of ours, as at today have been charged with the MANDATE of TRANSFORMATION, therefore, you and I are The TRANSFORMERS! This is a noble cause that is worth living and dying for! Of course, it is a course worth squeezing the juice.
The answer to you knowing, understanding and fulfilling your authentic purpose on earth lies on you meditating on this mantra: “Oh God of Creation, show us the TRUTH, why we are here on Earth!” Because there is a saying that when the essence of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable!
I charge you to aspire for greatness, not mere success! Prominence is attached with greatness!
Success is measured by income, but greatness is measured by IMPACTS!
God does not answer to songs alone, but prayers!
Redemption, Relief, Comfort, Blessing, Blessing and Grace is all you are bound to carry the course of you acting in-line with the above generational mandate.
Guess what? You are not going to be a leader; you are one already! You are not too young to TRANSFORM (influence) the state of your nation and the world at large! Never underrate the grace which you carry as a being!
…. To be continued
Thank you for reading. I trust that you have been activated for IMPACTS!
Tolulope A. Adegoke is an acclaimed “globalpreneur”, with the mandate to enrich lives and provide the professional, spiritual, academic and leadership empowerment needed to birth, maximize and sustain possibilities in peoples, corporates and nations. He is a prolific writer, frequent keynote speaker and spoken word poet, among others. He has also written countless articles in diverse reputable fields and honoured many public invitations.
He is also a Senior Administrator.
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Hate Speech Bill is Dead, Says Bishop Oyedepo
The Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said the controversial hate speech bill being considered by the Senate is dead.
Oyedepo said the sponsor of the bill did not propose death penalty for killers of innocent people in the country but was targeting those who might criticise the government with the bill.
He spoke on Tuesday night at the opening ceremony of Shiloh 2019, an annual event of the church which entered the 21st edition.
Oyedepo said nobody could gag him because he is a prophet and he is only answerable to God.
He said, “Hate speech is one of the craziest ideas. You want to hang somebody for telling you the truth. The roads are bad and you say that is hate speech.
“You can silence everybody but not a prophet. A prophet is answerable only to God. What God tells him to say, he says.
“Are we going forward or backward as a nation? Are the roads better now than before? So, why are you not talking?
“I don’t know if anybody loves this country more than I do. I love this nation with passion. I called for a prayer and fast for God’s intervention to keep this nation at peace in 1979. That was the first time I did that.”
The bishop said no matter who was backing the killers on the rampage in the country, they would not escape the wrath of God.
According to him, killings and corruption which should be tackled with all seriousness are not considered to be problems by those behind the bill.
“Let hands be joined together, the wicked will not go unpunished. They are not hanging killers, they want to hang those talking.
“Anyway, that ( the bill) is dead already. If the wicked will not stop his wickedness, God will stop the wickedness of the wicked.”
It was announced that over 6,000 delegates from 35 nations were registered to be part of the programme as at Sunday, saying many more were being expected to participate in the event which would end on Saturday.
Ghana recorded the highest number of delegates so far with over 4,000 worshipers already at the Canaanland while delegates had arrived from Australia, the UAE, Togo, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The bishop said while so many Nigerians were seeking to travel out of the country, the Church of Christ was populating the country bringing people from many nations to Nigeria.
Sokoto Gov Begins Distribution of N4bn Micro-Business Incentive Fund to SME Operators
The Sokoto State Governor Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has flagged off the disbursement of N4 billion micro business incentive fund for the state small and medium scale business operators.
The exercise, which will come in stages, will be sustained for the next four years, according to the governor.
Governor Tambuwal made the pronouncement at Balle and Tureta, in Gudu and Tureta local government areas respectively where the state’s Micro Business Incentive Fund (SMBIF) was flagged off.
Speaking at the centres, where N20, 000 grant each was distributed to 1000 persons, Tambuwal vowed that the fund will get to the remaining 21 local government areas in the state.
The governor informed that the gesture is aimed at assisting the less privileged persons and small scale entrepreneurs in the state, towards improving their businesses.
He explained that the distribution will not be discriminatory as both males and females will benefit from the programme in equal measure.
The governor urged the beneficiaries to use the money judiciously.
“This is just the beginning. As we have started here today, I assure you that it will surely get to the other remaining 21 local government areas. We will not discriminate in the disbursement and enjoin all beneficiaries to make judicious use of the grant for the good of self, family and society,” Tambuwal said.
In his remarks, the state’s Deputy Governor, Alhaji Manir Muhammad Dan Iya, said the beneficiaries were selected from all the 23 local government areas in the state as directed by the governor.
Alhaji Dan Iya thanked the governor for giving the cabinet members the opportunity to serve and execute various developmental projects across the 23 local government areas in the state.
Participants at the events were full of praises and thanked Governor Tambuwal for starting the scheme in their towns.
LASTMA Officer’s Killers Will Face the Law – Sanwo-Olu Vows
The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has vowed that harsh punishment awaits anyone who attacks men of the state’s law enforcement agencies in the line of duty.
He expressed displeasure with the killing of an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Ganiyu Oyeshina, who was attacked by two trailer drivers in the Sifax-Iganmu area of Apapa.
The 34-year-old Osun State indigene died on Saturday from injuries he sustained during the attack.
The governor, while describing the attack as “mindless and callous,” said it was a wake-up call to all Lagosians.
Sanwo-Olu spoke on Monday during his condolence visit to the family of the deceased in company with members of the State Executive Council.
While commiserating with the family, he said government would not sit and watch motorists or anyone wilfully break the laws or inflict injuries on state officials.
The governor said, “In the last 48 hours, we have had heavy brutality on men of LASTMA who were doing their work. We have had people whose legs were amputated in the last 48 hours while on the assignment that was given to them to bring about enforcement of our laws and order.
“I think this is the level at which we need to make this very stern warning that we will not stop at ensuring that we implement and enforce our laws, not minding which force is involved.
“We cannot be condoning reckless killing and sending our young men to early grave. This government certainly will not stand for that.”
The governor vowed that Oyeshina’s killers would face the law.