WETIN YOU CARRY?
The Excellence in Leadership Conference organised by Daystar Christian Centre came to an end on 3rd November 2017 but the lessons learned will linger for a lot longer.
Over the next few days and weeks, I will be sharing truths I gathered from that inspiring meeting.
Today, I set the ball rolling with two messages from my all-time crush, Richard Mofe Damijo, popularly known as RMD.
When you hear the expression, WETIN YOU CARRY, what do you think about? Probably a car owner being stopped at a police checkpoint and a policeman asking that famous question. Don’t say I said so, although it is in writing.
Well, that question is much more meaningful than that. RMD summed it up so beautifully in his message during the conference.
He told his enraptured audience that contrary to what people think, he is a product of God. He is not apologetic about his Christian faith and does not try to be ‘politically correct’ when talking about the God who has brought him into the citadel of greatness.
Richard stated that creativity is in his DNA because he carries God who created the whole universe that is awesome in beauty. He spoke of how he connects to his divine source anytime he wants to stand out.
RMD told the story of how he came for an open air audition at the National Theatre, Lagos many years ago. He knew no one but the God whom he decided to rely on. A script was being passed around; an excerpt from The Gods are not to Blame by Ola Rotimi and the people who came for the audition were asked to read it. If a reader of the script was not articulate enough, the director would scream, ‘pass it to the next person.’ And that ‘slow reader’would be disqualified.So there were fearful faces around the arena.
But Richard told himself that if that script could get to his hand, he would be selected. And so, it eventually got to his hand and from his belly flowed rivers of living water. A voice that held everyone spellbound and brought an almost deathly silence in the hall came from him and he was asked to continue reading. He held the script for more than twenty minutes. The director said, ’Keep coming. Keep walking toward me. Keep reading.’ And that was how he, a small boy from Welfare Road in Warri, Delta state of Nigeria got to the front seat of actors in Nigeria.
RMD told his listeners that anyone who stayed connected to the divine source could become an RMD because the spiritual controls the physical. You may have challenges, but WETIN YOU CARRY? He asked the people at the conference. Richard painted so many scenarios during that meeting.
Things may look really bad but the thing you carry should be bigger than what’s around you.
Believe in the potency of a force that is greater than every storm you face.
There is the theory of the Deux Ex Machina (God-in the machine), when the spiritual intervenes in the physical realm to bring about a miracle. A man who is jobless stumbles on a long lost friend who gives him a job. The God that intervenes just at the nick of time.
Then Richard Mofe Damijo ended his message with a quote: Eureka means finding where you are and resting there.
My dear readers, are you connected to the right source? Ask yourself, WETIN YOU CARRY? Do you carry baggage that you have no business with or do you carry a divine force that is able to take you from obscurity to prosperity?
Stay connected to your source.