Whilst praying this morning, I found myself saying these words, “what if?”
I considered the impact men like Pastor W.F Kumuyi have made in my life and I cried, What If? I reflected on the tremendous impact Dr. Myles Munroe made and still making in my life, though dead, and I couldn’t help but cried, What If? I meditated on the impact other men like, Pastor E.A Adeboye, Apostle Joshua Salmon, Zac Poonen, John C. Maxwell, Perry Stone, Gbile Akanni, Pastor Oyeleru and I couldn’t help but cry, “what if?”
No one may understand this post better than I do, but I don’t know what could have become of my life without these men living their dreams. One of the mysterious ways God speaks to me is through these men. Many times, when I am down-cast with certain issues in my life, God in His infinite mercy would lead me to a message or book from these men. And as soon as I begin to read the book or listen to the message, I just see like in a movie the answer to my problem – the very problem I am struggling with. Then immediately, it seems as if a heavy stone is being lifted from my heart and I get relieved and my hope restored.
The question I ask myself then is, what if these people didn’t live their dream? What if they veered off from their calling? What could have become of my leadership without John C. Maxwell and Dr. Myles Munroe? What could have become of my passion to love God and consecrate my life to Him without the ministry of pastor W.F Kumuyi, apostle Joshua Salmon, bro. Gbile Akanni, etc.?
How many lives and destinies depend on us! When do we realize that many lives and destinies are connected to ours and failure to live out our dream will affect the lives and destinies of others? When do we realize that we do not exist to live for ourselves? Just like a tree, many people are desperately in need of our fruits and it’ll be sad when they come to our tree and they find nothing.
Many people just live for themselves. They take nutrient from people and just produce leaves that will keep them fresh and comfortable. They don’t make any effort to produce fruits so others can get nourished from their lives. These people dashed the hope of God and eventually attract curse upon their lives.
“Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.
And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward forever. And presently the fig tree withered away.” – Matthew 21:18-19.
One thing you must know is that your fruit is not relevant to everyone. Not everyone likes pawpaw. Not everyone likes orange. Not everyone likes cashew. There are many people that this article will not strike a single cord in their lives. This single truth has brought me peace of mind and also made me start keeping an archive of all my write-ups this year. This write-up may be the answer or solution to someone confusion someday, maybe not now. My role and contribution in drama ministry may bring hope, salvation, deliverance, and restoration to some people, not everyone. My prayer is not to meet the need of everyone. My prayer is to meet the need of people that need me.
I have many things to write about but let me bring this home so as not to make this post too long.
Your gifts and talents are God’s seed to you. Sow it in a fertile soil of your heart. Nourish and water it with God’s word. Develop it through relevant training and study. Many lives depend on your fruits. The lives of generation unborn are expected to eat your fruit even after you are gone. Many destinies are tied to yours. Don’t disappoint them!
About the Author
Alienyi E. Jeremiah is an author and a gifted Christian scriptwriter. He has written countless short scripts for stage and screen and a number full-length scripts for movies.
He’s also a professional cinematography and an editor. Alienyi E. Jeremiah is the current president of Pearly Gate Media, Nigeria.
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