The good book says:
“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” – Proverbs 4:18
I have particularly loved this alternate translation:
“The road the righteous travels is like the sunrise, getting brighter and brighter until daylight has come.” – Proverbs 4:18 (Good News Translation)
So, a sign that things are going well is if the light you are moving with is getting brighter and brighter, until full daylight is achieved. You keep getting a better and clearer understanding of who you are and where you are headed as you grow older. Its not a good thing to have no idea or sense of purpose and life mission from around Age 18-21 at the latest.
Every 8th of November doubles as my birthday. It is a great day to reflect on my life, time to do an annual report and I always get to answer 3 questions:
- What is my life’s mission?
- How is it going?
- What are the goals for the new year?
1. What is my life’s mission?
I have very recently received enough understanding to actually begin to execute my greater calling. And so, today, right now I’m ready to publicly declare that my calling is to:
“Establish a company with great knowledge and understanding of God, moving with wisdom, wealth and wonders, advancing God’s agenda in the world, creating wealth for our members and partners”
The company is part-school, part-business corporation, part-non-profit but definitely 100% an assembly of God’s called out ones (aka Christians). I found a word in Aramaic that means “the called out ones”; “Qahal” and so for brevity, I’ll say my calling is to assemble and teach The Qahal. God helping me.
2. How is it going?
I took a decision earlier this year (around August) to face my front, concentrate and begin to build out the ideas inside my spirit. I’m convinced that even if only 10% of the ideas in my spirit works out, I’ll still be a massive success by most men’s standards.
And so, I’ve sacrificed everything, everything! Just to sit down and try to begin to invent the things I have seen inside. I’ve secured a quiet facility in the middle of nowhere that is perfect for the work I want to do. My location is actually semi-classified for now, if you know exactly where I am, then count yourself privileged. Right?
My elder sister literally told me; “What the f**k are you doing there? Rather than act sensibly and build a meaningful career for yourself, what the f**k are the doing? You are just been a burden to everybody”. I didn’t respond. I’m waiting for 5 years time when my calling and choices will vindicate me.
We have done some decent work this year with CloudPitcher, FlordSMS, AlphaPoint, and of course #TMP. The Grow Your Business community is beginning to take shape and we can indeed say “these things are beginning to work!”. On the other hand, OneCrier and its sibling: YangaExpress has been run over with weed, its all dusty brown and rusty now. I know it won’t die, maybe I’ll get around to doing something about it this new year.
I’ve also had a rocky year with my family, aside the comments posted above, my Dad took a big gamble with me as regards my younger sister’s education and it went south. We lost a ton of time and money. Not a good feeling, I’m learning to crawl more into my shell. Shut up and produce some more good results in order to re-establish the faith.
3. Looking ahead
My #1 objective for the next year is to assemble The Qahal. I really want to have a fully formed Qahal by this time next year.
The new year also gets me into a brand new productivity target strategy. Taking a clue from Thomas Edison who promised to turn out “a minor invention every 10 days and a big thing every six months or so”. I am now promising an innovation every 30 days: an app, a mini-book or a new initiative. I am promising a bigger innovation or initiative or book every 3 months. And every 6 months: I’m promising a BIG DEAL.
Yes, I know its easier said than done. I know someone just hissed and said: “Demola likes to think everything will just be easy. Will it be just like that?”. But we can only make it if we try. I have to be willing to try before I will know whether I will swim or sink. I feel I now finally have an ideal location, time and space I need to get these things done.
I’m now keeping a beard. It makes me feel old, which is a good reminder that I’m now the proud uncle of 2 amazing girls that I love so much. Its also a reminder that I’m no longer a boy that had all the time in the world to play about. More importantly, it also reminds me about things like starting a relationship and getting married. (In case you are wondering who would be crazy enough to marry me, me too! Lol!)
I might just look into it this new year. And please allow my ever optimistic self to predict that I might just be married by the next time I’m writing this annual report. There’s no known physical, spiritual, moral, emotional or academic law that forbids me from finding, dating, analysing and marrying a woman my heart resonates with in 12 months! Biko!! (I’m not saying it will happen, I’m just saying I have an open mind)
The world is in dire need of honest, God-inspired men who will operate in various sectors of the economy. The world needs real leadership, inspiration and impartation so that people can do their best work and I believe The Qahal I’ve been called to assemble can play a role in that.
Too many people are just wasting away and need help. We need to reach out to them, get them saved and empowered. This is my big focus in this new age of mine.
I really want to do the works of him that has sent me. I really want to work miracles. I really want to move these mountains.
I am ready.
I know I am.
Too late to stop me now.
I am Ade – kankun – mola – nrewaju, son of Olanrewaju Morebise
Happy Birthday to me!
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