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).

The Forgotten Believers’ Authority

The Forgotten Believers Authority
The biggest benefit reading a book can give you is the transformation of your mind and the courage to live out what you have just read.
I get that inspiration now and again when I read spiritual books. It excites me when I hear of others who do the same.
I was listening to Pastor Bankie when he talked about his experience some years back after reading Kenneth Hagins‘ book “The Believers’ Authority
The book opened his eyes to the authority that the Christian had to change some of the events happening around him or her.
After reading the book, he was in a place where someone was saying blasphemous things about the church. He didn’t know what he could do to stop him.
He said he walked out of the room and prayed that the blasphemous spirit should stop. 
The Forgotten Believers Authority
When he went back in, the guy had stopped saying blasphemous things and saying what was in keeping with correct Christian teaching. And the guy was not even a believer
Another time, he said he was staying in a room that had neighbors who were always having constant fights and arguments.
After enduing the non-stop disturbance, he prayed that there would be peace. And as it happened, for the next 2 weeks, there was not a single argument or fight from the once-noisy-neighbors.
It reminded me how I spend so much time trying to talk people out of certain actions or decisions instead of just praying
Sometimes, prayer is the real work we should do to change situations and minds

When Parents Forget Parenting

When Parents Forget Parenting
There was a video that trended in my home country Nigeria during the week.
It was the video of a parent disciplining the son (no more than 10 years old) and the kid telling the mother to calm down.
As it would turn out, the governor of his state loved his negotiating skills and said he was inspired by the video “because of the deeper meaning it conveys,” urging residents to “calm down.” during this Corona times.
An NGO expressed its desire to make the boy their “Calm Down” ambassador. All in all, the boy has become a celebrity.
Unfortunately, in all this, we have forgotten a parental fail. 

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Let Your Money Show Your Faith

Let Your Money Show Your Faith
Someone told me about a friend of his who had access to significant US Dollars just as the impact of the COVID lock-down was hitting Nigeria.
He could have bet against the Nigerian Naira and buy up the dollars. 
But he said he could not do that because he always prays for the prosperity of Nigeria. He could not be praying for this and also be betting against its prosperity.

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The Misunderstood God

The Misunderstood God

I listened to a preacher say that God doesn’t do bad things. According to Him, bad things are as a result of sin and the devil

This sounds like a good thought but it is just not Godly thinking. And don’t worry, I used to be on this side of the divide for a bit until I came to see all of God.

When I started seeing all of God, I came to understand that God does not excuse Himself from bad things.

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Business by Contract not Relationship

Business By Contract

I got a call from an old classmate from my undergraduate days that we hadn’t spoken in years.

She gave me an update on current events in her life. Long story short, she had invested some years raising her kids and now she wanted to get back into the game.

She was looking at starting up a practice and had hit a roadblock. According to her, she had been praying and my name had popped up. She took it as God’s direction to speak to me.

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