Tola Akinsulire

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A married guy with a precocious son who works his (I mean me, not my son - I bet you know, right?) day job as a financial guy trying to make real estate projects have some sense to the investor. I like to talk about what I learn along the way as I live my faith in life (family, work, friendships, fellowship, community and anything else you can put here).

When God Doesn’t Want The Glory Alone

When God Doesn't Want The Glory Alone
Tola’s Thoughts On Faith& Life

I was listening to a pastor on youtube celebrate a significant milestone in the life of his church organization.


It was a milestone that took a lot of financial investment. As he reeled out the level of investment that had gone into achieving it – it was no small wonder.


He closed it up with this summation – THIS WAS DONE ALL THROUGH GOD’S HELP.


Listening to him, it sounded so right – God is getting all the glory. But a part of me felt a sort of tingle of emotions.


God did it through the generous contributions of the church members.


Would it serve the story less, if the generosity of these could be acknowledged?

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Why I Don’t Ask God To Reward Me When I Ask For Stuff

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Tola’s Thoughts On Faith & Life

During a discussion this week, in one of the faith-based NGOs I have served in a significant leadership capacity in the past, someone was trying to encourage more people to offer themselves to serve more in key leadership roles.

To do that, she referenced a couple of “good happenings” in the lives of previous people who served in leadership and made the “one plus one = two” narrative.

God rewards you with more significant “good happenings” after you serve in a significant leadership capacity within the NGO.

It’s a WhatsApp group so she took the time to list out the “good happenings” that happened in the lives of previous volunteers.

Well, I was one of them – and she added a couple of “good happenings” that happened to me to support it.

Well, I decided to respond. I’ll reproduce my response but edit out key references to place or people (but you’ll still get the gist of what I wrote).

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Why I Need People Who Keep Me Accountable

Why I Need People Who Keep Me Accountable
Tola’s Thoughts On Faith & Life

I just watched the interview by Priscilla Shirer (daughter of Tony Evans and main lead in the movie War Room) with Bob and Audrey Meisner.

After 17 years of marriage and a seemingly idyllic marriage admired by others but internally suffering from poor communication and a lack of communication, Audrey had an affair with a man from their church and was pregnant with his child.

By the way, they were pastoring a church.

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Why I Will Not Sing In Tongues In Church

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Tola’s Thoughts On Faith & Life

Recently, I had to travel to another city for work. My time ran into the weekend and I had to spend Sunday there.

I still like to find a church I could fellowship in. And I found a church not too far from where I was staying.

I really enjoyed my time of worship in the church and it’s definitely a church I could see myself coming often to.

At some time during the service, the worship leader came to lead us in on a worship set.

Well, he was doing great until he started singing something I didn’t know. And he expected that I should stand up and sing with him.

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When Bad Things Happen

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Tola’s Thoughts On Faith & Life 

They were talking not too far from me so I could hear most of their conversation

He had just suffered a deep personal tragedy. At height of the whole thing, he had gotten so many people to pray. He had even gotten a well-known pastor to pitch in – surely God must answer this man’s prayer

Well, it seemed like everything was going to work out. And then the unseen hand of fate played a curveball that threw the whole story to an inglorious end. Or so it seemed.

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