Life was very hard for most honest Nigerians in the early 1990’s, because of the irresponsible way the most hated, evil, and ruinous military junta in government at that time, mismanaged our national life and resources. We were not exempted!
After a while, my wife and I appraised the situation on ground very carefully, and we sought help from those we felt could help us. Regrettably, none of them did! Therefore, we sought help from God instead; something we should have done initially, and He answered us in a revelation through our father in the Lord, a man filled to the brim with the power of the Holy Spirit, Deacon Ayo Ademilua; father of Ayodeji, Morenike, and Oluwaseun.
The man of God told us that in addition to our professional callings, God wanted us to go into the business of buying and selling patent medicines; a venture I had earlier deterred my wife from embracing, since she had no prior training in it. But, I changed my mind when God came into the picture.
We started our business the following week with about £120, and within six months, it blossomed greatly, and our capital rose to over £2,500. Now, assuming we left our £120 in a bank account for six months, without touching it, it is doubtful if it would have yielded up to £50 as interest. But, because we obeyed God, we made a profit of over £2,380; about four times our then annual salaries combined together. With this money in hand, we were able to assist several people, and our business soon became the reference point in our area to the glory of God.
I later gave a testimony attesting to the goodness of God in our lives during one of our all-night prayer meetings; we never knew God hadn’t finished with us yet! As I was narrating our story, another revelation came forth, in which our father in the Lord said God wanted us to diversify into the poultry and rabbitry businesses, so that He could bless us even more. This time around, we did not think twice before we plunged head-on into them.
Within four months, we had well over two hundred and fifty hefty, and very healthy rabbits in our cages (we started with only three rabbits, two females and one male). Our birds did very well too, and we made a huge profit by the time we culled and sold them. As a result, we had the liberty to clear all our debts, pay our bills, and settle our financial obligations to humanity and God. We used the remainder to relocate to Benin-City, Nigeria, where God blessed us further, and made us a channel of blessings to a lot of people.
Hey friends, did you struggle in any areas of your life in 2015, and did it seem help was unavailable? If you did, then relax, for God is set to help you (Isaiah 41:10), no matter how hard your situation is and laughable the options before you are, if you obey Him. Remember He told us to sell patent medicines and rear animals (laughable ordinary ventures), even though I am a Medical Doctor by training, and my wife a Statistician. But, we obeyed Him, and He blessed us extraordinarily in return. Likewise, He will turn all your ‘ordinaries’ into ‘extra-ordinaries’ this year, in Jesus name. Amen. But, you must be prepared to obey Him!
Friends, as you go on with year 2016, may the good Lord reveal Himself to you anew (Jeremiah 29:13), and direct your paths (Isaiah 30:21). May He also take delight in you (Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)), and make you flourish in every area of your life, all the time (Psalm 92:13-14). No temptation shall overcome you (1 Corinthians 10:13), and your going out and coming in shall be blessed (Deuteronomy 28:6). The Lord will withhold no good thing from you (Psalm 84:11), and His name shall be glorified in your life throughout, in Jesus name. Amen.
Jesus is Lord!
Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.
Dr Stoney is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies