global traveler

HOW TO DEVELOP A GLOBAL RELEVANCE

Back in OAU, there was a joke we commonly made of how each student was and is first, a local champion.

The school was (is still is – maybe) one of the best in the country, hence, it mostly accepts the best from thousands of applications.

However, once you step through ‘road one’ (the main entrance of the campus), you drop your medals at the gates and get ready to tough it out with the best if you would have any chance at all.

Interestingly, one of the first lessons, or worse, culture shock, you would face when you travel out of your country is, you are not THAT special! At least, not yet.

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think before you act

“I’LL FIGURE SOMETHING OUT”

Hello,

I want to welcome you to my month, JUNE! Like I always say, cheers to your greatness this new month!

This morning, can we quickly discuss the unnoticed, unspoken realities of that phrase, “I’ll figure something out.”

It seemed a simple statement at the time you said it, but little did you know, it was a great move by you.

More times than you hoped for or could manage, you had been put in difficult situations… And more often likewise, you hadn’t had ready answers, quick solutions nor silver linings.

Yet, you rose to the occasion, sometimes beginning with those words, “I’ll figure something out.”

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HOW MUCH SELF-AWARE ARE YOU?

Quick question, how much self-aware are you?!

Before you think about it, let me tell you a quick story…

Last week, during our Acts & Early Church History class, our discussion sauntered towards miracles (this was the same class we discussed six reasons why Judas could have betrayed Jesus😃). One way sha, black magic was thrown into the discussion.

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TELL YOUR STORIES, IT IS NOT PRIDE!

There’s this brand of humility that’s only been spoken of in recent times – it’s the Jesus’ brand of humility. That although he was lowly, calm and all, yet, he proclaimed his identity as Son of God and, his business with salvation and miracle with the pride of their influence to the world!

I mean, this was a seemingly ordinary man who stood in the synagogue, our version of church, and read from scriptures written centuries ago by Prophet Isaiah and declared these words were ’bout him:

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Moses' skills

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR HANDS?!

Remember Moses at the burning bush? He turned aside to behold a peculiar sight, but as it turned out, someone was sending him an email invite to a job.

During the interview, he was asked, “What do you have in your hands?’ You know, just like asking, “What can you do?” “A rod”, he replied. He probably thought it was an ordinary rod. By all indications, it was until it wasn’t anymore.

Quick note: The skills you have right now might not seem much but they are enough for a first-timer, beginners demonstration.

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