Our first contributor today in 3.0 is a woman I admire a lot, Amara Agudosi, a mum, an administrator, a teacher and an inspirational speaker,who believes in the finished work of Jesus at Calvary. She is among those who help me maintain my firm stance in what I do,. Let’s hear her share her life’s lessons.
“I grew up in Enugu with my parents and siblings. I remember when my parents will not let me attend Pentecostal fellowship having grown up in an orthodox church. I remember how I used to sneak out to fellowships. Looking back, I recall those with smiles.
I gave my life to Christ quite early. In my secondary school hostel, I overheard a fellow student preaching to another just by me. I was eavesdropping (sometimes this is good!). When she was done, I knelt down and prayed asking God to come into my heart. Once I got up, I felt convinced that Jesus came into my heart. I remember while I knelt down to pray, I saw a white bird fly and rest on my head. I joined the school fellowship and the rest is history.
I have never felt like giving up in life. I have had my fair challenges, while those challenges were quite turbulent for me, they never made me feel like giving up. They rather unleashed my zeal to keep striving. It is a tough one talking about the most important lesson life has taught me. Life has taught me so many important lessons. One of them is to retrace my steps anytime I realize I’m on the wrong path. As long as there is life in me, it is a sign that God is giving me the opportunity to undo. I do my best to take advantage of the opportunities.
For the younger generation who choose to follow similar path with me, I will share my favorite verse with you; Romans 8:31-32, What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? I particularly love the ending part of verse 32 – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Every young person should have Jesus in his/her heart, the rest of the things we chase will materialize, and it’s a matter of time. I will also encourage the youth to get involved in state affairs, be responsible leaders at whatever level, we have a country to rebuild and like Ezra, we must get this job done. God bless you and do have a great day ahead”
Thanks Ma, I sincerely appreciate your words, you really KISS (Kept It Straight & Simple) it and yet the impact of those words are beyond, what you may think. My beloved readers, I trust you caught something to add to your vault of wisdom as you journey in your pursuit of purpose. God bless you greatly.
© Succeeding At Your Risk, May 2017 #58
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