As a little boy👶🏽 I grew up with wishes; from wishing my parents buy me a video game📟, to wishing I had my own bicycle🚲, from wishing I was white👦 to wishing I could have all the ice cream🍦 and chocolate🍫 I could get.
But as I grow up my wishes became bigger, from wishing I am from a rich family💰 to wishing I had my own company, but “if wishes were horses” as they always say.
Along the line I discovered that wishes are not dreams, then I looked up to God with these questions on my lips;
- Why was I born in the family that I am, and not a “better one”?👨👨👧👦
- Why am I from my state and not a “better one”?
- Why am I from this nation and not a “better one”?🇳🇬
- Why am I from this continent and not a “better one_?
And He gave me just an answer to all these questions;
Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.
Now, you have to understand the value of foundation to a building, the number of rooms and positions of rooms in a building is determined at the foundational level, no building engineer will agree to add another room after the foundation is finished without a plan of that room.
God laid the foundation of the universe and his arrangements is perfect, the older I become the more I understand purpose, knowing that where I came from, how I came and the interactions I am having, shapens me to achieving my purpose, when you visit the Potter’s House you will discover that there are different moulds to shape different structures out of a clay, the purpose determines the structure.
I was also able to understand from His answer that the fact that I am from Nigeria is not a limiting factor but from here I can touch the whole world, from here I can be in Europe, Asia or any continent depending on what purpose he has for me.
Nigeria is my mould and that is what make me a Nigerian, and I know that because God placed me here with a purpose and not accidentally I can only seek to utilize my potentials even amists bad governance.
Happy democracy day