Work To Your Destiny, So Says The God of Olajumoke
In the past few weeks, the news of Olajumoke Orisaguna, the bread seller who found favour, fame and fortune hawking bread on the street of Lagos and photo bombed #TY Bello’s music video shoot took over the media. She instantly became an overnight sensation with modeling contracts and endorsement from top brands.
Her story is not entirely different from that of an average Lagosian, who came from different parts of the country to hustle, but what is unique about her story is the enormity of favour she found. Her story has now inspired a new prayer point, with numerous people using her as a point of reference in their daily devotion. How ironic, this is a lady without any formal education, who left her family in Osun State for Lagos just to make ends meet.
But what many failed to recognize is the fact that Olajumoke actually worked her way to fame and fortune, how? Many would ask. Olajumoke could have stayed in Osun and complained like most people would or simply sleep at home on the faithful Sunday, better still engage in other time wasting or fruitless activities but Olajumoke decided to work, and work she did to find favour. And her decision fulfilled her destiny.
What most people forget when praying for miracles is that God dislikes the lazy and rewards the hardworking that is why He promised to “Bless the Work of Your Hand” not just you, which mean irrespective of what you do. Therefore, when the blessing of God comes and finds nothing in your hands, it simply moves over to the next person who has something serious going.
Look at this way, see your life as a project, with you as the project manager, and God as your project sponsor. While your destiny is like a milestone, your blessing is your milestone payment. If you fail to deliver on your milestone deliverables be rest assure that your project sponsor will not, under any circumstance pay you for the milestone. Invariably, your decision to play your role or otherwise will ultimately define your destiny.