Happy Father’s Day Dad!!!
Celebration of a Real Icon, My father
A name is just a noun until an individual gives it meaning. Then, it could mean life, wealth, power, strength, or even weakness. When you are faithful in your assignment, people will always want to associate with you even after your time on earth is over. Prov 13:22. Your children or relatives will always be beneficiaries. Amongst other things, Faithfulness to assignment will always make a person influential. As a youth, this is why you must plan and build well so that your children will enjoy the rewards of your faithfulness. Almost every day of my life, I receive favour and love from people I do not know, but this kind of things keep happening because of the investments of my parents. Lam 3:27. If you have a very influential family name, you will understand what I mean.
Influence and fame, like you know, has two sides – the good and the bad. If your parents or family have created a negative legacy, it attracts a form of backlash and bad experiences with people. However, you can restructure your family name by your investments of today in setting up a better tomorrow. I have read about and seen people that overturned the bad reputation of their families to that of fortune or affluence. I have also read and seen people that have turned the fortune of their family into trash and ruin. This clearly explains that the image of generations can be changed positively by one person’s quest for a better life. It might be very difficult at the initial stages, but consistency will definitely silence all the doubts.
I was once told by one of my superiors at work that no matter how many people do not like you, once you know your job well enough, those same people will need you and wouldn’t be able to speak negatively about you. At some point, I once heard my dad talk about how his preaching career started off in Living Faith Church Kaduna. He said some people were reluctant to listen to him because they felt he was young and inexperienced; with the help of God and the commitment to his task, however, those same people became constant church members and some of the same travel to other cities to meet him for counseling or sit under his ministrations.
Consequently, I am a perfect example of one who has an influential family name that opens doors for me daily. In fact, I sometimes try to hide my identity because some of the things people do when they find out who I really am can be embarrassing, but in some other occasions, I just enjoy all that comes with it. At some point, I became tired of being favored because of my parent’s investment and this moved me to praying and also making a personal commitment that my children must enjoy the benefits of my name, as a result of my works. Prov. 13:22.
What I am saying in essence is that you must not write yourself off because of the nature of the family in which you grew up. Also, be careful not to gloat and mess up the solid foundation of a great legacy. For more lessons, I recommend for you to study a real-life example in person of Bishop David Abioye who has been a solid platform for the outcomes in my life today. I once heard that fathers are likened to feathers on which children ride. Bishop David Abioye is indeed a father to many but on a personal note, my life has continuously changed positively because of the kind of wings I have been gliding on.