1Timothy 4:12 “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity”.
Hello everybody, congratulations to Nigerians and friends of Nigeria. Most of you who are following me on my Facebook, definitely know that in the last 3 months everything has been about Nigeria.
Some people thought I have lost it, others thought this is crazy, yet others thought I am in error. Well it goes a long way to say that they don’t know me. The reason they have come to know who Pastor Sunday Adelaja is in the first place is, because I have always been like this. I have always shaped and influenced the policies of the countries I lived in. Since Nigeria is my country, I simply decided to now contribute something to her well-being.
Congratulations to all Nigerians, on the victory of Gen. Muhamadu Buhari In the general elections, however today I want to really talk to the youth of Nigeria.
To the youths I hope my example in this general election would act as a point of reference to you all. The ability to stand for what you believe in no matter the risk involved. Actually because there was no guarantee about who was going to win the elections, it looked like a crazy risk taking adventure for me, to have stuck my neck out for Gen. Buhari.
This is especially difficult when you become a lone voice in the wilderness of your constituency. You really need faith when your own people are totally against your position. People couldn’t understand why I would be so resilient and persistent in posting my articles. Over forty articles written to support the change the country so much needed in which I believe.
‘Plato is my friend— Aristotle is my friend — but my greatest friend is the truth’. – Isaac Newton
One of my main reasons for doing this, was for the church. The second reason is for posterity. I needed the youth of Nigeria to see an example of somebody standing for godliness, I needed the youth of our country to witness an example that you must fight for what you believe in. I needed the youth of Nigeria to see an example that one person on the side of the truth is in the majority. They are going to shape the destiny of this country in the future. I needed the youth of Nigeria to see that what you believe in is worth risking everything for.
Our youth must know that what you believe in, is worth sacrificing yourself for. That if you don’t have something to die for, to risk everything for, then you don’t deserve to live. If we believe in Nigeria, we must be willing to risk everything for our beloved country.
I wish our young people would never be afraid of fear. The worst thing you could ever do is to be afraid of fear. If we really believe in Nigeria and we really want to bring improvement to our country, we must be ready to sacrifice our lives for that purpose.
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”.
The Bible says that whatsoever you are afraid of losing for the sake of God, you would lose eventually, but whatever you are willing to lose you keep. So if you are ready to lose your life willingly, you keep your life. However, if you are afraid of losing your life, you will lose it anyway. So whatsoever you are afraid of losing, you would eventually lose. But whatever you are willing to give up, to lose for the sake of truth and of godliness that you will retain.
I want to talk to the posterity of Nigerian youth that “let’s go for it”. Let’s go risking everything to see that our country develops and stands tall in the comity of nations.
Again, congratulations on the election of Gen. Buhari. I believe the golden era of our land has started.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.