Saturday, 27 June 2015


My schedule over the last few weekends has not given me the time to follow through on my workout regimen, so knowing I had a free morning this weekend, it was with great enthusiasm that I looked forward to working out today.

Midway into my three mile jog, fatigue set in. Apparently, my body wasn’t used to the routine any more. Has it been that long? I kept asking myself. I pushed, psyched myself with power words and pushed some more and somehow, I made it to the half way point. At this point sweating and panting profusely with my muscles screaming in pain, I slowed down into a walk. The power walk helped me calm down and catch my breathe. If you are a gym junkie, you would understand the frustration when you are not able to hit heights or lift weights that used to be a walk in the park for you.

It was during that walk that the ideas for my next blog post came to me plus I was receiving insights for tomorrow’s sermon and nothing gets me excited like the possibility of being a blessing to someone. And the word that was hitting me was obviously going to be a blessing to someone.

With that rush of adrenalin and excitement, I mustered the strength to commence the strides back home. But body no be firewood mehn! Just a few strides into the jog, I couldn’t take it anymore, my mind was made up, I was walking the remaining one mile distance home.

As I was about to stop, the heavens opened and out of nowhere, it began to rain.

Seeking for cover was not an option, I was very far away from home. Taking a tricycle or bike was out of the question ‘cos I don’t jog with cash on me. My only option was to run, so I ran like my life depended on it.

The more I ran, the heavier the rain became, so I decided to enjoy the rain (the last time I played in the rain was about a decade or two ago lol). Sweet thoughts were playing around in my head and I look up and there was my estate gate yes!!! I made it to the finish line.

Then it hit me that I ran all the way and not just that, I did it in the rain.

You might be going through an issue that has gotten you weighed down and you are at the point where you have decided to give up. You can’t bear the pain, the hurt and the tears anymore, you are throwing in the towel. Can you allow God speak to you this morning through me?

Just when you are about to give in, I will send an element into the situation that will seem like it worsens the already bad situation, but don’t be dismayed, that is Me glorifying Myself. I have put within you much more than you realize and by the time we are done on this journey together, you will shout for joy because you made it to the finish line happy, excited, drenched in sweat but victorious.

You can do more than you think you can, those seemingly though situations are only there to bring out the ruggedness in you. Back then, cultists will put intending initiates through very rigorous though beatings to toughen them up for the days ahead. That’s the exact same thing that is happening to you, you are being prepared for the days ahead and you will come out of this victorious.

Stay strong and stay tough, find an inspiration in the storm and press through.

See you at the finish line.


I am committed to your Peak Performance


Monday, 22 June 2015


A few weeks ago, I bought a battery for my generator and prior to fixing the battery, I read the manual and the first line read; “to get the best use from this battery, pour acid water into the space provided (an arrow pointed to the space) and charge for a long while before first use", I flared up. Who still buys wet cell batteries in this day and time when there are dry cell batteries everywhere? I was livid.

Unfortunately, due to my very busy work schedule, I didn’t have the time to go back to the place I bought the battery for about two weeks. All this while, I had the battery in the trunk of my car hoping that I would somehow be able to go and harass these guys for selling crappy batteries to me.

Finally I was able to go to the guy’s shop on Saturday, though my fury had abated a bit, I put up my game face ready to “give it to him”. Bros, why did you sell me wet cell batteries nah? I asked, I have not been able to use the thing because I don’t have the luxury of time to look for acid water and battery chargers would all have closed by the time I get home from work. While I was ranting, I noticed he had a slight grin on his face so I cautioned myself and decided to give him an opportunity to explain himself.

As he began to talk, I just thanked God that I decided to allow the customer that was in his shop to leave before I started ranting because I would have been so embarrassed if there was any other person there to hear his response. “Oga, the battery na 2 way battery, na wetin make I sell am give you. E get the ones weh be dry cell only and some other ones na wet cell only but this one na both dry cell and wet cell. When the dry cell don die, na that time you go come add acid water charge am begin use am as wet cell battery. Make I test am for you”. He tests the battery and the thing is working perfectly. He repackages it and smiles while handing it back to me, sorry for the trouble of coming back. I should be the one apologizing, but I was so embarrassed that all I wanted to do was take my battery and run out of the shop as fast as I could.

As I got into the car, I could sense the Holy Spirit laughing at me, and the question dropped in my spirit; “Do you really know what you have?” And He said; 'A lot of my children are going through the same experience in their personal lives, they carry a lot of power, potentials, grace on the inside of them but yet, they know not how to utilize them'.

Most of us carry within us ideas that will revive the country and our economy, revolutionize the IT industry, the banking sector, the oil and gas sector. Some of us have million dollar ideas lying fallow within us, not being utilized. For some of us, our claim to fame is the fact that we have been born again for 20yrs; my question is, how many dead people have you raised in that time? How many sick people have you prayed for and they received their healing?

Scripture tells me that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, a handicraft of God Himself. As if that was not enough, when He was done crafting me, He said “Obinnaya, go and have DOMINION”. That’s the kind of power and authority I carry on my inside, the power to dominate my environment and if you are indeed a child of God, you carry the same power and authority.

But like in my experience with the 2-way battery, most of us have kept this great power in our trunk for a very long time without making use of it, not even having an idea what this latent power within us is capable of.

Like me, some of us are too busy living our lives and battling with challenges, that we do not have the time to go back to the manufacturer of this product (God) to ask him questions about the use of the product. Some of us don’t know a third of what we carry, yet we pride ourselves as children of God.

God is willing to reveal yourself to you, if only you will come back to Him and ask Him questions. He is ever so willing to receive us with open arms, but we must first come to Him. Scripture says that He shall by no means cast away anyone that calls out to Him. It says draw near to me and I will draw near to you.

If you are reading this and you are confused as to what you are here on earth for, you have tried your hands on so many things and none seems to be working, I want to tell you today that there is hope. God is willing to show you His plans for you if only you would draw nearer to Him.

If you are yet to receive Christ into your heart as your Lord and personal savior, I would like to say that this is the first part of your journey to self-discovery. The Holy Spirit will guide you in all truth but you first have to invite Him. So say this short prayer with me; Lord Jesus, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and have not lived according to Your plan and purpose for my life. I invite You into my life as Lord and Master over me. Thank you for accepting me as Your own, in Jesus’ name I have prayed, Amen!

If you said that prayer with me, you have commenced your journey to discovery, I will admonish that you seek a bible believing church around you and become an active member and I pray that God will open your eyes to all that He has deposited in you through Christ Jesus in Jesus’ name.

God Bless You.


I am committed to your Peak Performance

Thursday, 11 June 2015


Over the weekend 07 June 2015 precisely, The Redeemed Christian Church of God – Apapa Family which I belong to held her annual Apapa Family conference with the theme “Riding on the Wings of Change”. I know it sounds somewhat like a political tag line, but I go back to the conference theme from a few years ago and it all begins to come together.

In 2012, the theme for Excel was “Change Catalyst”. In 2013, it was “Be The Change”. In 2014, the theme was “Excel” and this year, it was “Riding on The Wings of Change”. Going by this, if I am left to infer, it would mean that the “Change” happened in 2014 when we “Exceled”.


After the event, I had some time to reflect on the past editions of the event and how far the event has come and how large the family has grown over a 24year period. I can’t remember which year exactly it was that rain was beating us under the canopies that was provided as covering during the excel programme. We have had years that the sound was so bad that my buddy and I  went home grumbling all the way despite the powerful messages we heard.

As I reflected more on the event, it dawned on me that indeed, change has occurred. It was a different company that supplied the canopies for this years’ event and anyone that was at the event will bear me witness that it was a better arrangement. Also, we had a massive improvement on the sound system and I noticed that the outfit that supplied the sound this year was also different.

Then I thought about it, in the midst of all these positive changes, I used to be in a choir that ministered at the Excel meeting every year until I was posted out, but this year was different they were nowhere in the picture of this years’ event which is also a “Change”. Some choirs that were regulars ministered and a few new ones too. So for the new ones that ministered, “Change” has also happened and they can either ride on the wings of their performance this year or be dropped next year depending on how well they performed.

And I began to ask myself; is the wind of change blowing me in a positive direction or in a negative direction? From my personal calculations, my response to that is that the wind is blowing me in a very positive direction. So I can gallantly ride on the wings of these positive changes around me.

However, looking at your life as an individual, can you say that the events going on around you are note-worthy ones and are propelling you towards a desired future? These things cannot be left to happenstance, there has to be deliberate and conscious efforts, plans and actions towards the desired future. You are either riding forward towards God’s plan for your life, your positive goals and aspirations, or riding negatively away from God’s plan for your life.

In what direction is your CHANGE riding to?