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Olufemi Babalola is an enthusiastic writer and inspirational speaker; who is keen about creating inspirational pieces of writing. He is committed to spreading the knowledge of the Truth as the critical solution to personal, family, corporate and societal ruin. He believes that the lack in our lives is not the lack of resources but the lack of information required to obtain the resources. People are destroyed for the lack of knowledge. His writings focus on developing sound spiritual lives, purposeful living and maintaining wholesome relationships.

As a freelance writer, ‘Femi is a columnist in a number of electronic and print media. He is the author of Fresh Bread Blogs. He also coordinates Fresh Bread Haven works and he is the editor of Fresh Bread, a top-notch inspirational magazine focused on helping people experience the life in the Word. He has written so many articles, manuscripts, studies, tracts and his writings continue to inspire several lives.

You can reach him via olufemibabalola37@gmail.com or connect with him on Facebook (fb.com/femybabalola), Instagram and Twitter (@femmybabalola)

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You, The Movie

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Have you ever watched an epic or classic movie? By epic or classic, I am not just referring to those films with historic or heroic feats but also including all films that are rich in concept and presentation. I am not talking about those flotsam and jetsam of rubbish called movies; those drab, boring and immoral films on TV. I mean a film that got you glued to the screen. Such is the popular 3 Idiots. I have lost counts of the number of times I have watched that film.

There are so many amazing things about epic movies. Epic movies keep us in suspense. You don’t want to miss any of the scenes. You can’t predict where the story will end.

Sometimes one is awestricken by the concept. You can’t but wonder how the minds of men can conceive such story lines. Epic movies are a display of creativity. They reveal the immerse capacity of human mind.

Other times, it is the emotional experience that goes with such films. You just realize that tears start dripping down your checks. Other times you smile because of how the story ends. Epic movies will either give you goose bumps or increase your BP.

What is the point watching a film you can almost predict the end? No suspense, no scene “makes you feel nervous because you feel that something bad is going to happen from the corners of the frame.”

Great movies have great scenes that make them so identifiable and unforgettable. When you ask people about the movie, they will tell you, “Well, there was this thing that happened in the movie,” and they tell you this thing.

Epic movies bring real life lessons home. We see ourselves in the story. Epic movies inspire and instruct us. An epic movie does not require too much advert. Your friend will recommend it to you. That’s how I got to know about “My Name Is Khan, I Am Not A Terrorist.”

Epic movies break cultural, national and religious barriers. They just go viral. It doesn’t matter the language used - Chinese, Hindu, Yoruba, Igbo, Kiswahili or English. Once it is subtitled, it is okay. Epic movies are trans-generational. They are watched over and over through decades.

However, there is a movie I want to tell you about. This movie is wow. I do not think I have watched a movie like this in all my life. This movie is classic!!!!

Guess what the title is?


Yes, “You” is the title. You are that classic movie God is about to show the world. See the inspiration you are becoming to thousands of people. This is the reason for those disappointments, failure, delay, and the entire crisis you have survived. God is creating a great story. The failure is what will make it classic. You got jilted? The business failed? Divorced? Delayed? In debt? Sick? Failed? These are the ingredients of a classic story.

There have also been people in this world whose real life stories are more of a classical movie. This is why they are sometimes made into films while they are still living or after they are gone. They had such a dramatic experience that continues to inspire and affect the world. Think of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Theresa, Ben Carson, Mahatma Gandhi, Mary Slessor, Abraham, Esther, Jesus Christ, etc.

Tell me, what makes us read Joseph over and over again? Is it not the pit and the prison coupled with the trials of Potiphar's house and how God brought him to the palace? What makes us read Sarah, Hannah and Elizabeth? Is it not the delay in having the fruit of the womb? What has made Job such an inspiration to generations over and over again; is it not the trails he survived?

Wouldn’t you rather want your life to be an epic movie? Wouldn’t you want a life that is an inspiration to so many people around the world? Wouldn’t you want to make “a film” that people will watch over and over again?

Well, most of us would desire a life like an epic movie but not many of us are prepared to pay the epic price. We want that comfortable, serene, undisrupted and uninterrupted life. We want it easy. This is why our stories are so boring and drab. There is nothing interesting about it. No suspense, no concept!

Some people have never experienced delay, disappointment, denial or depression in all their lives. There has never been any cause for alarm. Everything happened as at when due. He never failed in school, never got jammed by JAMB, no carry overs in the University, no heart breaks in relationship, no delay in getting the fruit of the womb.

Don’t ever think this is an insinuation to wishing for bad things to happen to you. Nah! We should never deliberately desire an unpalatable experience. Moreover, this is not about those people whose experiences are consequences of their own irresponsibility. However, often times we find ourselves in situations that makes us think God has forgotten us and life is unfair. We wonder why life has dealt so hard on us.

Friend, these are raw materials for an inspirational life. God is making “a movie” that will make people cry, laugh, smile, and bring healing. “This movie” will “sell” because others will receive comfort through the comfort you have received.

In John 9:1-3, when the disciples saw the man that was born blind, they asked Jesus, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” They judged that his predicament was due to a sin he or his parents had committed and often times, we also attribute our challenges to our sins. However, here was Jesus’ reply, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.” In other words, every problem in our lives is a raw material for the revelation of God’s works. They are platforms for God to display His glory.

Jesus also said Lazarus’ sickness was “allowed” as a means for God to reveal His glory.

All things are working together for your good though you may not understand. Your light affliction which is but for a moment is preparing you for an eternal weight of glory that far surpasses your troubles (2 Corinthians 4:17).

Now that you are on the scene, I want to congratulate you because God is making a classic movie. I see God using you to bring people out of the ashes of defeat as they read your story. So, play your part well. Hold the fort. Let God complete the story. We are waiting for “You.”

I celebrate you.


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