Senior pastor of Life Changers Assembly, Ijaye, Lagos, Pastor Gbolahan Dada has called on Nigerians to cling desperately to God to overcome the increasing difficulties associated with life in the nation.
Dada said only those with access to divine help can hope to live fulfilled lives in the Nigeria of today where, he noted, even men of steel with connections in high places are finding life extremely unpleasant.
Speaking last Wednesday at the church headquarters ahead of the annual Ramah Conference organised by the church, Dada pointed out that the current economic downturn in the world that has adversely affected prominent persons in the country, was an indication that things are far from well with the nation.
His words: â€œSurvival in the Nigeria of today is no longer for the fittest. Things have become so tough that even the fittest of the fittest are barely existing, let alone surviving. Most people with the right connections in the highest of places are falling into disgrace. If these people can find life tough, you can imagine what it is with the common man.
â€œLife in Nigeria, and indeed the world, has become volatile. People drop dead at will; the moral foundations upon which we have depended are decaying; there are pressures of life coupled with the high rate of unemployment, insecurity and calamities. It is apparent what we are up against are beyond our powers,â€ he added.
Dada therefore stressed that only divine help can take Nigeria out of the woods, calling on Nigerians to do all within their powers to secure the assistance of God. â€œWe need help in view of all the forces against us; help not from man but from God. Only God can change our stories and help us lead extraordinary life despite what we are confronting,â€ Dada further stated.
He explained that this is why the conference, which runs from Wednesday to Sunday at Grace Cathedral, Ijaye, Lagos, has as its theme Extra-ordinary Life.
â€œOur confidence is that when we get God, all of lifeâ€™s challenges are swallowed and that is what we are focusing on at the conference,â€ he reiterated, pointing out that speakers expected at the 5-day event include Apostle Anslem Madubuko, Dr. Emma Amotsuka, Bishop Victor Uzosike, Pastor Tony Olukorede as well as Pastors and Mrs. Gbolahan Dada (hosts).
He therefore appealed to both religions in the country to strive to leave together as one in a country described as a secular state.