Standing Before Kings

Today, I stood before and photographed the number one citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, amongst other notable figures. I’m not easily overwhelmed but many hours later, I’m still quite… overwhelmed.

In my wildest imagination, my strongest ambitions, my greatest hopes, I never pictured myself walking into “the villa”. It just was never something I aspired to. And yet today, it was almost like walking into a dream. Except it wasn’t.

I’m not the most diligent man. I’m far from efficient most of the time. Discipline is something I still strive at. Yet, as far from fitting to this as I think I am, I can’t help but feel that this captures this experience the most…

Proverbs 22:29 NKJV

29 Do you see a man who excels in his work?
He will stand before kings;
He will not stand before unknown men. 

I haven’t even scratched the surface of the things I hope to accomplish. I still have tons to learn. So much that, sometimes, it appears impossiblethat I will ever have enough time to cram that much knowledge in this tiny head of mine. Not to even talk of the time to practicalise the things I’m learning. Yet, huge doors are already swinging open ahead of me, by no virtue of the greatness which I clearly lack at this time.

Divine favour is real. Tap into it.

I met Bayo Omoboriowo at the villa. (If you don’t know him, google him). The first thing he said to me was “I know you” (not quite, he only remembers my face from uni. Still, I was somewhat abashed and my head swelled a bit). After I said to him “You’re doing some awesome work”, the second thing he said to me was “I’m only learning”.

So modest.

If someone like him is still learning, then I never sabi anytin nah. Yet, there’s a lesson to learn there. At no point do I ever want to see myself as having “arrived”. No matter what I achieve, I hope that I never strain to do better, bigger, greater. I hope I never imagine that anything I’ve ever achieved is of my own doing. I hope to never stop learning.

I’ve left “here” for “there” and I am thankful that I am not ruled by fear. Now, “there” is “here” and it is and will remain beautiful. Through and through.

For you reading this…

God will open doors before you. The ones you knock on, the ones that were shut in your face and the ones you never imagined you would stand before. All this in Jesus’ name. Approach those doors with boldness.

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17 comments on “Standing Before Kings

  1. elsieisy says:

    Amen!

    And …….This is just the beginning…….

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  2. Awwww bro. I’m so proud of you man! Yup, things will only go up, in Jesus’ Name.

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  3. eclectictope says:

    See how “there” is looking fantastic already

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  4. 4evaphoenix says:

    Oh wow! So so proud of you!!

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  5. Labisi says:

    I’m so happy for you and I tap into this anointing of yours, because I need a break and I need doors to start opening, even the ones that were shut in my face. This is just the beginning……

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  6. A says:

    Amen. All the best.

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  7. Sirkastiq says:

    You’re still foolish but you know how God uses the foolish things of this world…

    He’s only started with you, foolish guy.

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  8. Amen..This is so inspiring, I like. God will continue to take us higher…

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  9. Ujuphiljess says:

    Amen…quite a dose of Inspiration.

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  10. Adayda says:

    Great write up. I can relate to some part already. Greater things ahead.

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  11. Same word on “a man diligent in business” God gave to me at a time when I was wondering about some stuff…

    There’s even more out there for you… nations shall come to the brightness of your rising…

    And I think the comment box is closed on the 30days of hope call for 2016? Can’t find it. Registering interest for january 28th 2016. Hope it’s all clear?

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