“After decades of talk, we finally began to wean ourselves off foreign oil, and doubled our production of clean energy.” – President Barack Obama, Speech at 2016 DNC. This is very instructive for my country’s government and other national governments who are running economies relying on a single commodity.
For Nigeria and other oil producing countries, we need to wake up to the reality that the world is moving away from oil. The world is moving to cheaper and cleaner forms of energy. Rather than moaning over depletion of oil revenue, let us shift our focus and energy on diversifying our economies.
It is equally instructive for us in our individual lives, that we should not stay glued to one idea, one line of income or one cash cow. The world is evolving rapidly, tastes, fashion, lifestyle choices are changing rapidly. So if you don’t want to be left behind you need to embrace the change. Have you been recording low sales, low patronage, low income, it may just be time to switch to the innovative gear. It may be time to change your product or service, or market or sales channel, or even strategy.
Don’t stay glued to an unhealthy relationship, except if you are married. If you are married and you are having issues with your spouse, sit down together and work it out, seek help together, if need be. If you are not married yet and you are going through emotional and physical abuse, yet you are still waiting for your partner to change, it may be like waiting for a plane that has taken off!
As a believer, be receptive to the nudging of the Holy Spirit as a believer. Peter never expected that he will be asked to preach to the Gentiles, Paul did and he recorded more Epistles and acts than Peter.
Stop waiting for a plane that is already airborne.
God bless us all.