"God, please have mercy on me and bless me, this suffering is too much, if you bless my business, I will give you the glory",
Bako was living under the bridge when he prayed this prayer, everything had gone wrong for him. He was deported from the United States, he lost everything he had ever owned, his wife left him and he may never see his children again.
Bako started a security firm shortly after and in 6 months, he had the largest and most successful security firm in Lagos State. The problem started when journalists came to interview him and they called him a self made man, he liked the sound of it so he didn't correct them that he was a God made man and not a self made man.
Bako began to get invites for seminars, interviews and lectures and everyone was impressed by his phenomenal rise in just 6 months. Bako never mentioned or gave glory to God in any of those interviews.
Few months later, a bank which Bako's security firm was managing had a robbery and lots of money was stolen. The management of the bank was so angry that they cancelled their contract with Bako's firm and also blacklisted him. From that moment on, no company wanted to do business with Bako. Suddenly, he was back to square one.
I am convinced that only fools believe that they are self made. Any wise man doing great things would tell you that they are God made. One of the most profound quotes I have read is from Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, the richest black woman in the world who describes herself as a God made billionaire: "As far as I’m concerned, wherever we get to in life is not because of what we have done, but because of what God has done through us. If God does not approve our success, we can never get there but can only try!
So, if you’re blessed with fame and fortune, remain thankful and do not become boastful because pride goes before a fall. I’m grateful to God for making me who I am, and the way I am. I always look back and remember that nothing is as a result of what I have done but for what He’s done through me.”
Are You doing well in business or at your job or in your marriage or your children are well behaved or you even have a nice stature while all your friends are fat, don't be a fool! Acknowledge God's goodness! When people compliment you, be quick to give all the glory to God because that is the truth! On your own you can do absolutely nothing! God helped you!
The bible says in Psalm 107:31 (KJV)
Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
When it comes to praising and acknowledging the goodness of God in your life, do it shamelessly, anywhere, everywhere, on TV, in front of the president, in your office, amongst your friends who don't believe in God, everywhere! When you do that, you will qualify for greater blessings.
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