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Make A Choice For Change!

In our country today, corruption is seen as the bane of our
national development and many would readily blame the government or those in
public office as being responsible for this situation. While not holding brief
for public office holders, it’s pertinent to note that every citizen is a
stakeholder in the national project and therefore has the responsibility to
stem corruption in his or her sphere of influence. All it takes is for you to
train yourself to think and act right.

It’s important to understand that when a nation is
corrupted, it isn’t just “the government” that’s corrupt, for the government
is only a picture or a reflection of the people. The government or government
officials for example aren’t the ones who vandalize or remove and steal the
streetlights in most of our streets or pay teachers to sit for exams on behalf
of their children or wards. Each one of us must take responsibility and
necessary action to stop these wrongs. We must realize that it’s as much wrong
to destroy infrastructure or facilities that have been provided for the
nation’s good, as it’s wrong to cheat at school exams.

From the top government official to artisan on the street,
we all can make a choice for a change. All you have to do is train yourself to
think and act in ways that’ll better the polity. Through God’s Word, you can
train yourself to have an excellent mind, because, the wisdom to think and do
right is imparted to you in the Word. That’s when you find that you’re able to
stand out and challenge others around you whose interests, concerns, and
intents are selfish and inimical to the progress of our country.

The Word of God imparts courage to you – to think and act
right – and serve the nation with a true spirit of patriotism and altruism. So
if you’re not a functional member of a Church where the Word of God is taught,
that’s where you must begin; get active in a local assembly where you can learn
the Word of Truth. The Church is the ground and pillar of truth; that’s where
you learn God’s Word that imparts the right values into your character. That
way, even as the Word says, you’re able to shine as light in your world, in the
midst of crooked and perverse nation (Philippians 2:15)


Dear Father, thank
You for Your Word which guides me and helps me to chart my course in life. As I
sow your Word into my heart, I declare that it produces the right attitude in
me, causing me to effect the right and desired changes in my world, in the
mighty Name of Jesus Christ! Amen!

May Our God The Almighty prosper Nigeria
and Israel and defend us from all our enemies in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!