I Challenge You….Moyosore Teniola

 

Some months back, I told someone that I needed a job and he thought I was joking. I told him I was damn serious and he was like ‘what will someone like you need a job for?’ ‘For survival of course’, I replied him. He responded by saying that I have never appeared like someone in need of a job! I asked him further ‘Am sorry please, how does someone who need a job do appear?’ And he was like ‘with all the articles and stories you write, the programs you organize? Someone who needs a job wouldn’t be able to do all that!’ Where and how on earth have you been funding these programs?’

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I laughed… and then replied him, ‘Now, I get your point Bro, you see, Esteem Ladies Foundation which is all about my passion for young ladies is neither a hobby nor a business investment, it is my purpose, my divine assignment, writing and speaking is the medium through which I am fulfilling this mandate, so whether I have a job or not, I must do that which I am cut out for.

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‘I see… ‘he responded, though not yet convinced. ‘So, how about the funding?’ He pursued further. Well that, I have a small business I run plus the fact that my husband has being very supportive too. That is why you must marry an individual that shares your vision and not just a ‘Slay Queen or King…’ I only need the job to increase my stream of income and fulfil my purpose better.

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‘Hmmmmmm, I learnt a lesson from that, well done’, he replied and hung up.
After that phone conversation, I went into a deeper reflection. ‘Hmmmmmm, only God knows how many people actually thought I run a foundation for girls because I am so buoyant.’

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My dear reader, I want to tell you that in fulfilling your purpose and vision, money alone should not be a motivational force. Sure, money is needed, I cannot dispute that but money must never be a barrier for you to be who God wants you to be. At times, the money you will need may not even be up to a fraction of what you spend on unnecessary expenses.

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Okay, let me explain better. Through the special Grace of God, I have been able to touch many lives through the articles I distribute via social media,many ladies send messages of appreciation containing testimonies about how those write-up have changed their lives for good. I do not even know majority of these ladies, they are from different places all over the country but the most important thing is that I have impacted their lives and that is all that matters.

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I feel so fulfilled reading from them and I give all glory to God for the privilege HE gave me to be a positive influence on this generation.
Now, how much did I spend to touch the lives of these people?

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1. MY TIME – both in the day and in the night just as I am typing this article in the middle of the night.
2. MY AIRTIME – (Data subscription of #650 every 2 or 3 months)
3. MY PHONE – all I need do is to charge my battery always.

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So, tell me dear reader, how much have I been spending in touching lives? It is not up to the amount of ‘Aso ebi’ some people buy in a year. I know of people who buy data every month just to download owambe pictures, movies, musical videos and other things that are not expedient. Are you one of them?

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I challenge you my friend, what is your excuse? What is it that God has placed into your hands but you keep making excuses of time, money or whatever? You don’t need to be rich before you can brighten that corner where you are. Preach the message God has given you when you are still a nobody because therein lies your glory. Fulfilling your purpose is not what you do conditionally otherwise it is not really your purpose.

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Start right now! Do not procrastinate. Write that book, compose that song, visit that orphanage, preach that message, join that unit in church, start that course, whatever it is God has moulded you to become, do it today. Stop wasting your time on things that do not worth it but instead, invest in other people’s lives.

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Remember! If you do not do it, somebody else will and it might be too late for you. Your legacy is not only in the amount of wealth you are able to amass but the number of lives you touch positively while on earth and how much Heaven rejoice over you.
I pray God help you in Jesus name. Amen.

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Thank you for reading.

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Do have a glorious day.

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Author

nikeolasiyan@yahoo.com
She has won many awards in writing and poetry amongst which are CLO essay competition (1st Prize Southwest) NDIC essay competition(5th Prize in the southwest) and a World Bank Essay Certificate of Participation She has worked with woman.ng as a content editor and a host of sites as a ghost writer. She has written great inspirational content for fashion brands/blogs. She has been featured on radio and recently added public speaking to her portfolio. You can hire her to write a professional/business profile for you, online content editing, book editing, guest blogging, ghostwriting, content creation or if you need copies of her book, contact her via nikeolasiyan@yahoo.com Facebook.com/Yetunde Olasiyan instagram.com/Yetunde Olasiyan Follow her business page on Instagram @officialladywriter

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