Light of the World

This weekend was my mom’s 60th birthday and bishops, apostles, pastors, and prophets from all over came to celebrate. Needless to say, it was filled with so much wisdom. I both learned from the children of God and taught them some lessons of my own.

The same week I was fortunate enough to speak at Fenger Academy High School about how a sculpture is built, similar to how we are grown from infants to adults. Here’s a short video of it. (Expect more in the future)

This weekend, people have chiseled away in my life to the point where I made a promise to devote my entire life to serving God and His people, and shining my light. I’ll still continue throughout all my business ventures, but I want to incorporate my faith in a way I’ve never done before.

I sat down with a VC last week and told him I wanted to start teaching youth in church about business development. I asked him because he’s an investor if this would look bad in the eyes of other investors. He told me that if any investor has a problem with me doing this, then I probably have the wrong investor. FACTS!

I’ve been sitting on this idea since 2016, and it’s finally coming to fruition. Before it felt forced, but now it’s happening organically. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word organic as instrumental, or a crucial member, like individuals in an orchestra. Everyone plays an instrumental role in the quality of music that is being produced.

Everybody has a part to play. As a member of any family, organization, or enterprise, you play an instrumental role in that group’s overall quality, and success. We all have in our lifetime acquired a unique perspective that would be the perfect fit for someone’s puzzle. I guess you could also call it purpose. The beginning of this purpose for me is following the teachings of Jesus Christ.

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 8:12

One important lesson I’ve learned is to put people in the right places, at the right time. Being able to clearly define what someone’s position on your team (and life) is, and the scope of their responsibilities is especially important in smaller groups. Communication is easy when numbers are low, but as growth occurs, it becomes necessary to quickly define and execute on projects.

I’ve secretly been using these posts to rally the troops. I promise that every single one of you plays an integral role developing me as a person, I hope I play just an important role as yours. To kick things off, I want to hear your ideas. Your idea is a light. If you have an idea for a business, non-profit, ministry, or anything in general, please drop it below. I want to encourage you to follow this light.

 

About the Author O.K. Arowolaju

Youth Minister, Product Manager

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