I was conversing with a friend of mine from New Jersey (thanks to whatsapp), talking about “Donut,” purpose and creativity and it was a very refreshing discussion (thanks, B!). Soon, Nigeria came up in our discussion. And we did talk about our motherland (or father’s).

Maybe you think I want to talk about politics. No. This isn’t about politics.

Maybe you think I want tell of all that’s wrong with the country and come in to save the day with my God-inspired solutions. No. This isn’t about my ideas.

Quite on the contrary.

I regularly see cluster of friends heatedly debate the issues in Nigeria especially at this critical peri-election period. My room has been a venue for a couple of them, when normal friendly visits turn to debates, though I do not usually participate. I marvel at the intelligence and foresight with which they discuss he issues and gawk at the passion to which they verbally assault each other in the name of defending one candidate or the other.

Well, we all feel we have to say something… but isn’t always therapeutic.

My friend and I agreed that Nigeria needs divine intervention.

Every sector is practically broken, its really hard to understand how it will ever be fixed. I don’t just try to think about it. There literarily is no man that can truly fix that (this) country – Its an impossible job.

That’s why we divine intervention from above!

Since God says nothing will be impossible, I just believe and pray.

Call me crazy or deluded. It’s my candid opinion.

While it seems that hope is lost, I still believe God CAN raise up someone who can fix this nation, like he did with the judges whenever Israel cried up to God.

When they suffered so much that they cried to God”

I think we are good at adapting to negativity. We talk about it for a while, and then we adjust. We pray for a while, and then we get used to it.

We then endure each tenure as hope for something better.

I am guilty too.

Sometimes, we think we can whitewash a candidate and hope he does good. No. It hasn’t worked. Maybe it will tomorrow.

Really, do we think it will work? This is my opinion: the body of Christ has broken to play in the nation’s progress.

All Israel needed to do was to get really fed up and cry up. I think we can begin to get fed up with the status quo.

Let’s start thinking about it, and rouse God’s hand to raise our Othniels and Gideons.

God bless Nigeria.

P.s. Donut Core Campaign Boot Camp has started. Pick a day to pray for us.


Author: Toluwanimi

Toluwanimi believes young people can do great things with their lives. “Give them wings; watch them soar,” He always says. He is a physician by training and a budding behavioral scientist with a keen interest in child and adolescent health and development. Having worked with teenagers for over a decade, he loves to study and practice evidenced-based methods of inspiring positive behavioral change. His current project, GrandHeights, aims to provide resources and mentorship connections that inspire and empower young people to realize their life’s full potential despite negative circumstances around them. He plans to develop an establishment that will conduct research, develop effective strategies that will impart hope, empowerment, and refuge for youth and families in at-risk situations. He also believes creativity can be a transformative tool and through his start-up, Missionary Creatives, he helps nonprofits tell their stories and develop strategies to drive growth.

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