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Sanmi Akintayo is a teacher of the Word of God and shows people how to live a victorious and purposeful life with a commitment to see people become all that God wants them to be.

Akintayo is the author of WordAlive, Real Leaders, CAMPUSXTIANS and the book Overcoming The Devil By The Word of God.

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Beyond The Sunday Schools And The Prayer Mountains

grenepages_Sanmi Akintayo WORD ALIVE_Beyond The Sunday Schools And The Prayer MountainsLet me start by saying that I'm somewhat active on social media and it has been an interesting experience for me. I have found social media to be a platform that can easily be used to champion a course. I make comments on issues that bother on nation building, the direction of the country and sometimes on political issues on social media. I remember a few months back I made a series of post on Facebook about the socio-economics situation of Nigeria and the need for our leaders to do much more than they are currently doing. To my surprise a respected senior friend who is a believer dropped a comment on one of my posts querying them and referring to them as taking to "activisms". I was more than shocked by the comment because adding a voice to a national concern is not out of place for us as believers as long as it is done in a good spirit and in a responsible manner.
The bible says we are in this world though we are not part of this world. It didn't say it is wrong to contribute to making our societies better and contribute to the development of our nation. Our faith in Christ and our work with the Lord do not exclude us from participating in nation building or from contributing to the development and well-being of our societies. I am still wondering why we have designed for ourselves a brand of Christianity that doesn't go beyond going to prayer mountains, attending Sunday schools and giving offerings in churches while the society rots and the nation is on the verge of collapse. While praying, going to church and giving offerings are important, they do not replace our roles in nation building and the advancement of our societies and social courses. If we pray until tomorrow and we leave the affairs of our societies to rogues and thieves and people who have lost their conscience, we should have ourselves to blame.
Silence and passiveness are not always golden and this applies to us believers too. Our participation in issues of the society is golden. The bible calls us the salt of the earth and the light of this world. We must begin to radiate that light into the society and add flavor to our nation.
The problem in our nation is not insufficient prayers. We probably have prayed so much to last us a century. We need a people who have good hearts and skilled hands to lay hold on the key affairs of our nation and society so we can emerge and radiate the glory of God.
Our roles as individuals in our society will be different and diverse but each one of us has a role to play beyond just praying and giving offering in church. Note, I love praying and I am not against giving offering in any way but we must go a step further and contribute to issues that will bring peace, stability and wellbeing to humanity and the society. We must listen to the Holy Spirit and act on those things He puts in our hearts to contribute to our society and nation. Yours could be in politics and nothing is wrong with it as long as you don't play it dirty. And another person may have his role outside politics. Each one of us must find our place and begin to bring the nature and glory of God to bear in societal affairs. If you are a believer and you have no impact beyond the four walls of your church you need to begin to rethink your purpose. How will this world become better because of you? How will your nation and your immediate community feel the goodness of God through your contributions? Go to church and pray but also contribute to the progress of your community and nation. It's our job, and the earlier we get down to work the better it is for us and the society.

 

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