The Africa we want!

Africa’s challenge is beyond words. We need to pay attention to her spiritual manifestations.

There is more to what meets the eyes. We do not wrestle against flesh and blood but spiritual wickedness in high places. Spiritual realms control the physical realm and leaders of the world lead from their spiritual control offices. We have good leaders but what spirit are they submitted to? As a man thinks; so is he…

The spiritual dimension is not one-sided, but an ecosystem of life comprising of spiritual, political, economical and social/cultural aspects. These ecosystems of life don’t work in isolation. Life is about structures and systems. It is not enough for leaders to highlight the political or focus on satisfying spiritual needs; there must be a provision of physical sustenance as well.

We pray, we hear or receive instructions, but how many do we manifest or implement? It is wonderful to enjoy and feel good in spiritual things but it’s another thing to manifest known solutions or answers, letting things be done on Earth as they are done in Heaven. God made man in his image and likeness for man to have dominion on Earth. Man’s major value is to be the channel through which Heaven will be physically established or expressed on Earth. As much as we think of Heaven and even spend time with God in Heaven, God’s plan is for man to reign and rule on Earth guided by a sceptre of love.

I believe that our nation, as well as our continent, can truly be what God wants them to be. This, however, will require diligence, excellence, understanding transmutation attention to details, but most of all love. Great leaders of old, men and women alike, have been guided by love – Thomas Sankara, Mekatilili Wa Menza and Gandhi to name a few. In recent times, we have Harry Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore, Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Mia Amor Mottley of Barbados that affirm the possibilities of positive change. The change came as a result of their love and care for their people, not in the abuse of citizens. They promote/promoted national unity and patriotism, not selfishness and greed.

Once again, there is more than meets the physical eyes. Let’s submit to the spirit of love and obey its commandments. Our leaders need to understand what true love is, apply it to their personal lives and it will naturally be reflected in and impact their leadership culture.

Let’s genuinely work together in a spirit of love and cohesion to build the Africa we want!

Dr. Macaulay Kalu

High Duty!

It is essential to remind ourselves of our chief responsibility in life.

Whatever our vocation – a preacher, politician, medical doctor, or menial worker, we all have one mission in life – to live in godly fear and obedience to our Creator.

May we be reminded that a product does not determine its purpose but the producer or manufacturer.

Regardless of our station in this life, may we not lose sight of this sacred purpose.

_MK

Productivity

The state or quality of being productive. Do you know that you have what it takes within you to be a high performance person?

“Nothing can stop a man who has in him the yeast to rise”. Unknown

Based on the quality of your productivity right now, if you were an investor, would you sincerely think it profitable to invest in someone like you?

Are you effort-oriented rather than result-oriented? Understand that the world celebrates achievement and results.

You have within you a continent of undiscovered potentials; stir it up and make it work for you.

You will always be rewarded according to your level of productivity. Your result is directly proportional to your reward.

Seek new ways to improve yourself and increase your productivity.

“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.” _ Orison Swett Marden

You have within you an enormous amount of untapped potentials waiting to be explored, it’s time to reach within and draw them out one by one. The world is waiting and God is waiting.

Power Points

  1. Hold yourself up to high standards.
  2. Bench-mark with the best in your field.
  3. Decide to add more value to your organization.
  4. Do not make excuses for yourself.
  5. Focus on improving your performance.

Isolation is Dangerous!

Regardless of strength, health, and resources, we all have our moments of anguish, frustration, discouragement, and even doubts. God has hardwired us to cope in such times with a trusted human support system. Even Jesus, in His humanity, had a Peter, James, and John for support in difficult times.

No matter what you are going through, especially with the current global health and economic situation, reach out and seek help and support.

May God grant us wisdom to select loving, faithful, and non-condemning friends.

Proof of Faith!

In simple terms, love is a growing demonstration of unconditional regard for others.

Our professing of piety and claims to spirituality would remain an offensive clatter to God if we lacked active and intentional respect and concern for fellow humans. We are encouraged to owe no man anything but love.

As true children of God, may we not be weary in showing kindness even in an uncharitable world.

_MK

Never Say Die!

Frapping is a nautical term that describes wrapping a rope around the hull or body of an old vessel to aid it to resist the storms at sea. After years of enduring the barrage of the details of this life, we need the constant presence of God for strength to remain sea-worthy, as it were.

By the mercies of God, we will accomplish our God-given mission. May you find grace (courteous goodwill, smoothness and elegance of movement) in times of need.