General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Adejare Adeboye has enjoined Nigerian youths to imbibe sincerity and hard work for them to succeed in life, reports OLAYINKA LATONA.
Pastor Adeboye gave the admonition while speaking on the topic: “Born to reign,” during the monthly thanksgiving service and special prayer for applicants and those who desire to over flow in 2015 at the RCCG, national headquaters (Throne of Grace) in Ebute-Meta, Lagos.
Explaning that there is no alternative means of reaching the top, Pastor Adeboye said an average person born into a royal family is destined to become a king but not all that were born into a royal home will become king.
He added that people in that category must work hard to achieve their dreams in life.
The general overseer lamented that many people, particularly the youth aspire to reach the top but they are not prepared to pay the prize. Rather, they are dangerously looking for shortcuts.
In his words: “There are those born into a royal family that will never rule because of their attitude. Some people are born to reign but they will never reign. Who then is qualified to reign? Anyone who wants to rule must be ready for hard work; lazy people never rule. If you are not ready to work hard, there is no way you can be a dominant figure; no way you can have dominion. Ruling is hard work and it is only the diligent that will bear rule.
“You can not sit down at home doing nothing, watching television from morning till evening and expect that you are born to rule.
“There is no royal road to success. That you are born a prince or princess does not mean that you will succeed in life. There is need for wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and you need to study,” he said.