I honoured an invitation three weeks ago and was chauffered by my host to the venue a little behind schedule. But already, I had asked my team to go to the venue and wait for me.
While they were there at the venue, they held a brief unscheduled meeting with themselves and reached a decision on what they think would be best for me.
So immediately I arrived, the team leader (name withheld), I know he is reading this, whispered to me, “Oga, we need to talk o.”
“About what?” I retorted.
“Oga, you don massive skip a few places,” That’s what he said.
“Wow!” I snapped and I asked him, “Why?”
“Oga, you don bypass this stage,” He reiterated.
Honestly, at this point, I didn’t know what subsequent to say.
I turned into enraged by using his announcement. It felt like an affront on our spiritual values. This guy has labored with me for numerous years now and has performed on stage with me for presidents and at ‘A’ rated events — church buildings and company organizations.
That was why he disparaged this very church and felt that we are more than its settings.
Immediately I turned into achieved ministering, I could not wait to to accumulate the group for a massive “sermon at the mountain” — in different words, to scourge them of the pleasure in their resolution.
So they have emerge as so large and bigger than some folks who bring in them the God that lifted them?
Gospel artistes, why are you so proud? So a few Christians are too small for your level? If you accept as true with that they have got the Spirit of God, why do you still suppose that you are bigger than a person who has the equal Spirit that evokes your songs?
Ask those who have labored with me for at least 20 years, e.G Onyema Amadi, who is now a big boy — I do no longer discriminate on the subject of where to minister, as to the scale or impact of the host.
Anyone that can meet the simple necessities for my logistics can invite me. I relate with all people at their stage. Although, there is a caveat to my simplicity, that is, humility isn’t synonymous with stupidity. You cannot be at level ten and want us to relate at level one. If your degree is one, I will relate with you at that level. But if it’s far ten, I will now not relate with you at stage one.
My problem with some Gospel artistes is, how did you have become larger than pals, brothers and all individuals who saw you grow? ‘Star mentality’ is a big hassle. So due to that your ‘one unmarried’ this is blessing a few humans, you presently need to tell off anyone?
Why ought to we actually have star mentality as Gospel artistes? Most Gospel artistes pass like peacocks because they do not forget themselves as stars. But pay attention: No Gospel artiste is a celeb. We are all fans of the Bright and the Morning Star.
As a track evangelist, pastor or preacher, why ought to stardom make you unreachable to those you are called to attain? You no longer reply to telephone calls while you are contacted. You have followers on social media however you don’t forget them too small to narrate with. You ignore even those you are called to edify and inspire.
So what’s the focal point of your calling? You are invited to a place to minister, after ministering, you walked out arrogantly. You not have the time for others to minister to you. It’s a pity!
You intentionally come past due for ministration because you need everyone to be seated earlier than your arrival so you can be particularly acquired amidst shouts and applause. Who bewitched you? Is that a way to constitute Christ?
You behave like a rich boy because you presently have one or two miserable four wheels and likely a little house of your personal. Have you visible the wealthy humans in Nigeria? Do you know what it really way to be wealthy in Nigeria? Story for any other day.
Ninety 9 percentage of Gospel artistes in Nigeria are terrible people. Quote me anywhere. Name one wealthy gospel artiste and I will tell you his/her stage.
I even have stated this severally: secular musicians aren’t our widespread. We cannot version our ministry and career after secular artistes. Our locations are not the identical. We have to no longer be influenced by way of their life and widespread. So stop copying the identical humans that we had been known as to evangelize via our songs. Stop uploading worldly values into Christianity.
If God has blessed you and lifted you from a positive stage, be grateful and conduct your lifestyles with humility. There is always a stage higher than in which you believe you studied you’re now.