Thursday, July 6, 2017

How can i discover my purpose?

So, i thought it would be nice sharing what i read today with the people following my blog. It's a fresh rhema for those who are yet to discover their purpose.

I applied my heart to know, to search and seek out wisdom and the reason for things.
– Ecclesiastes 7:25

In the words of Friedrich Nietzsche, “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” The world has witnessed so many marvelling discoveries. Thanks to our class of relentless scientists. Those discoveries open the planet and its sister galaxies to us in enormous grandeur. But no discovery is ever greater than that of SELF. No other discovery would be made if man did not first find out himself.

Our world is at the mercy of our knowing our purposes, without which it is lost in the wood. Do you know that the greatest treasure land in the whole world is the grave? It is not because some ancient treasures were hidden there, but because so many people died without discovering their purposes. More people are still dying treasure-filled.

It is not wise to take riches as proof of a successful life, like so many of us presently do. Many others in time past have pursued material wealth than the purpose of their lives. It was only on the death bed that the truth stared at them like a mirror, when they finally realized that all along what they wanted was not the riches they gunned for but fulfillment of life, which can only be earned in discovering and living for your purpose.

The difference between your ambition and your purpose are their goals. Your ambition seeks to deliver pleasure to you, but your purpose delivers pleasure to others, others you may have or not have encountered. This is the larger-than-life blessing of purpose to a man of purpose.

So, how can I discover my purpose? I would say, SIMPLE! It is the same way you discover the use of a device by studying the product manual or enquiring from the manufacturer. You would need to ask God, at least if He is your Maker, and study the manual He’s given us all, the Bible.

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Love and Compassion

I was going back home one day after a very stressful lecture, and I noticed that a young man was crying for help along the path to the college clinic. I approached him and asked him what the problem was and he told me he was sick, hungry that had not eaten any food since the previous night. I took pity on him and deepen my hand into my pocket to bring out something for him but I realized that I was having a little amount of money with me that will only be enough for me to eat for the rest of the day. I decided to give the only money with me to the young man, having it in mind that I would be hungry for the rest of the day. After I gave the young man the money, he was happy and he thanked me. I decided to trek back to my hostel which is about 20 minute journey from the college. After trekking under the hot sun, I got home and was exhausted as I couldn’t find anything refreshed myself with but on the other side, I was happy because I was able to help and make someone else happy. After some minutes, a friend of mine came to my hostel and gave me a plate of food he had received from a church service. I appreciated and he left. That day, I was grateful to God who loved us first and gave his only begotten son to die for us. He made it possible for me to give, so that I can receive.

My personal encounters with Jesus Christ were awesome as he never failed me for once. All through my undergraduate days, my faith was based on God’s word, as I had no issues/difficulties with my academic grade. While in the college, I had various encounter with Jesus Christ that paid off and is still paying till now as all my exams were absolutely based on God’s favor and his mercies. Before each semester exams began, I would always go to the lord in prayers, supplications and fasting three days prior the D-day and when the exams result were released, it was always a blast which qualified me to be always among the top student in the courses.Another aspect of my life where I relied absolutely on His (Christ) doing was in the issue of finance during my undergraduate days, there were times I had no dime (I mean no money) on me or anywhere within my reach. So then I decided to give tithe/offering heeding to what the bible said in(MAL 3:10), during one of the Sundays in that month, and the interesting thing was that God indeed opened the windows of heaven blessings for me as I waited for something to happen with my faith in action. However, before the week ran out I began to receive unexpected favor from God and from men, the favor which served as a medium where I was able to settle my bills, pay my transport fare and did other miscellaneous. This I count as an amazing act of God, I have done it before and it paid, you also can do it.

Also when I finished with my undergraduate studies, apparently the next thing to do was to search for job employment, I found one and I sent in my curriculum vitae together with my friends who were also searching for job, the unfortunate thing that happened was that I wasn’t among the applicant that were mailed to come for aptitude test and interview, but with my faith still active I went and sat for the exams and I passed. When the screening was eventually done and the successful candidate list was pasted, I was among the successful ones that were called to resume while some of my friends who got the initial invitation email were not contacted to resume. I was happy and at the same time dumbfounded as I knew no important executive in the company but I was still contacted rather than my friends who were the real ones that got the interview invitation. However, I knew there was a higher power working for me (Christ) due to some services I had rendered in the house of God and also due to my tithe payment. Glory be to God for that.
They say there is love in sharing…they say where there is love there is life. Your everyday good deeds are never in vain for they shall return to you even when you’re not expecting it.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

JCI Nigeria launches an entrepreneur challenge

Do you know Nigeria is in recession?
Do you know paid employment is shrinking everyday?
According to National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), unemployment rate has risen from 10.8% in 4th quarter of 2015 to 13.1% in 1st quarter of 2016. That's alarming right?! Yes, it is. This doesn't include underemployment rate of 18.7% in 1st quarter of 2016 increased from 10.4% in 4th quarter of 2015.
If unemployment and underemployment rates are this high in 1st quarter, imagine what it will be in 2nd quarter.

Ok. Let's stop imagining... Those are facts of the past. Can we look at the future?

According to popular quote "Your dream job does not exist, you must create it"

Goal 8 of United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) supports "DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH".... Junior Chamber International Nigeria is supporting Goal 8.

In collaboration with ASSOCIATION OF CHATTERED CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANTS (ACCA), JCIN brings Entrepreneur Challenge to you to create your dream job.

What is JCIN Entrepreneur Challenge?
It is a Competition for entrepreneurs and would-be-entrepreneurs where ideas are transformed into businesses. This is the maiden edition and you have to experience it to feel the vibe.

Do you know no idea is stupid? Think of successful businesses in the world today, they came out of what people believed were stupid and impossible.

Tailor your idea to have the listed characters and you are in for The Challenge:

1) solving social & economic challenges
2) Have framework for commercializing into full grown business
3) Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work or all

How do I know I qualify to participate in The Challenge?
Well, it's simple. Are you.... A Start up, Micro, small & medium entrepreneurs with 2 years operating lives, Artisans, Students & graduates intending to establish their businesses? That's all you need.

Aside being exposed to the rudiment of bringing businesses out of ideas, winners take home:

First Prize: N1,000,000 Business Grant with 1 year business mentoring*
First Runner up: N750,000 Business Grant with 1 year business mentoring
2nd Runner up: N500,000 with 1 year business mentoring

It doesn't end here. Before the Launch, Microsoft and Bank of Industry (BOI) participation be confirmed. We are in negotiations with other sponsors.

It's not just logical to sit back, lets stand out and work towards contributing to the economic growth through creating your dream jobs?

I trust we don't want an outsider to take the glory off our hands.

The Challenge is Our Challenge, let's make the prize ours.

Follow our hashtags #JCINEC2016 and #JCINEnterpreneurChallenge16 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Don't forget to tell a friend......

2016 JCIN Entrepreneur Challenge Team

To Register, Click

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Apply now for a Career Push Contest

Are you Employed, a Job Seeker,  or an Entrepreneur? If Yes, then this is for you. There is an opportunity for you to push your career to the next level through a Career Development Initiative from CGMi House of Praise, Lekki Phase 1.
The Initiative is in form of a contest which give successful participants access to full scholarship:
Eligible participants will go through 3 level of creative contest.
 Find below the program details.

Click here to Apply

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Things a christian must achieve before death comes...

     I woke up today to the news of the death of a friend. It's quite saddening that the person in question was a devoted young man who believed so much in Christ when he was alive; yet, he died at a tender age. After i got the news, i began to think about who he was in Christ and why God decided to take him this early; someone who would have done so much exploit. I also thought about my whole life and how i have been taking the things of God. If i die today, what report do i present to God about the work he has placed in my hands? 
I wanna suggest you search through your mind and give a befitting answer to that question. I also want you to read through this list:- Thing a christian should achieve before death comes 

1. Read the Bible in a year
The Bible is great in small chunks, but as one great big narrative of God's relationship with mankind, it's extraordinary and compelling. It's no small task, but when we read the Bible as a whole and in order, we're treated to the big picture; we get a far greater understanding of what all these smaller bits mean in context. Various Bibles and study plans exist to help you in your quest.

2. Invite a friend to church
For some people this is a no-brainer; an activity repeated hundreds of times already. For others of us, this is the sort of suggestion that turns our blood ice-cold. Actually plucking up the courage to ask a friend or neighbour to come to that weird building that you disappear into each Sunday can be really tough, especially if we lack self-confidence. The thing to remember: they might really like it, and they might meet God, and become much happier and more fulfilled in their life as a result. Why wouldn't you want that for them?

3. Fast
This isn't about going on the 5:2 diet (although that can present an opportunity for spiritual reflection), but undertaking a proper, sustained fast from food in order to spend time seeking God. Physical hunger creates spiritual hunger in parallel; a vacuum within us into which God moves. Three days is a good amount of time, but don't attempt that straight away; build up to it by missing a meal, then fasting for a day once or twice.

4. Win someone to Jesus.
To do this, I suggest three steps: pray, asking the Holy Spirit to lead you in this. Second, find a plan. If someone walks up and says, "Tell me how to be saved," you need to have an answer. Remember, no sermons. And no fuzziness. Get it straight and keep it simple.

5. Learn to pray better.
One of the finest things that could happen to many of us would be to develop a divine dissatisfaction with our prayer life. Just make up our mind that there's more to this prayer business than I've found out, and set ourselves to learning how to pray better and more effectively.

6. Find someone from your past and apologize. 
7. Find your spiritual gift and put it to use.
8. Do a random act of kindness.  
9. Visit a mission field and do something there for Jesus. 

This particular post is dedicated to Emmanuel Uko.
May your gentle soul rest in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness

What is forgiveness?

Generally, forgiveness is a decision to let go of resentment and thoughts of revenge. The act that hurt or offended you might always remain a part of your life, but forgiveness can lessen its grip on you and help you focus on other, more positive parts of your life. Forgiveness can even lead to feelings of understanding, empathy and compassion for the one who hurt you.
Forgiveness doesn't mean that you deny the other person's responsibility for hurting you, and it doesn't minimize or justify the wrong. You can forgive the person without excusing the act. Forgiveness brings a kind of peace that helps you go on with life.

What are the benefits of forgiving someone?

Letting go of grudges and bitterness can make way for happiness, health and peace. Forgiveness can lead to:
  • Healthier relationships
  • Greater spiritual and psychological well-being
  • Less anxiety, stress and hostility
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Fewer symptoms of depression
  • Stronger immune system
  • Improved heart health
  • Higher self-esteem

Why is it so easy to hold a grudge?

When you're hurt by someone you love and trust, you might become angry, sad or confused. If you dwell on hurtful events or situations, grudges filled with resentment, vengeance and hostility can take root. If you allow negative feelings to crowd out positive feelings, you might find yourself swallowed up by your own bitterness or sense of injustice.

What are the effects of holding a grudge?

If you're unforgiving, you might:
  • Bring anger and bitterness into every relationship and new experience
  • Become so wrapped up in the wrong that you can't enjoy the present
  • Become depressed or anxious
  • Feel that your life lacks meaning or purpose, or that you're at odds with your spiritual beliefs
  • Lose valuable and enriching connectedness with others

How do I reach a state of forgiveness?

Forgiveness is a commitment to a process of change. To begin, you might:
  • Consider the value of forgiveness and its importance in your life at a given time
  • Reflect on the facts of the situation, how you've reacted, and how this combination has affected your life, health and well-being
  • Actively choose to forgive the person who's offended you, when you're ready
  • Move away from your role as victim and release the control and power the offending person and situation have had in your life
As you let go of grudges, you'll no longer define your life by how you've been hurt. You might even find compassion and understanding.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Entrepreneurship contest: Organized by Go Green in the City

You’re invited to participate in the sixth annual Go Green in the City global business case challenge. Enter now for a chance to revolutionize energy management and gain unique insight into one of the leading global energy management companies.
Select from one of 5 real-life business case challenges within energy management, and submit your solution idea for a chance to win.
The top twelve teams will travel to Paris where they will compete for a trip around the world and a career opportunity with Schneider Electric*

                        Who is eligible to compete?

  • Business and engineering** students pursuing their bachelor’s (at least 2nd year), master’s, or MBA degree are eligible to compete.
  • Go Green in the City 2016 is open to two-member teams with at least one female member (note: both members must comply with the degree requirements stated above).
  • Both of the team members must study in the same country for the duration of the competition. They are not, however, required to be from the same university, nor are they required to study the same subject or be in the same year, as long as they are not in their first year of their undergraduate education.
  • English language competency is required.
  • Teams from all over the world are welcome to compete.
No exceptions can be made regarding the terms of the eligibility requirements.
**All branches of engineering and business programs are accepted.