Hello Superstar

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Hello Superstar…

Pull a seat, grab your journal and pen, let’s have a conversation

I know you think you are all that and a bag of chips

You pick the mic and the words just flow, you hit your fingers on the keypads and the words just flow

”You are the solution to this generation”

You have probably heard that and more over and over, you are beginning to embrace it

People now regard you differently, where they call you by your name before, now they prefix your name with sir/ma

And gullible as you are, you think you have suddenly arrived

Pull your chair closer:

The world is attracted to your gift, God is after your fruits

The call is from God to man

You are sent by God to man

Never reverse the order

As you go on your journey, never let the compliments get to you

Never let the applause and accolades get you to a point you think you have arrived

You have not arrived

It is important you understand that people cheer what they think is right

Their validation is no proof that you are on track

So keep your head down

Don’t promote yourself to a position validation has prepared for you

Validation is fickle and fleeting, it promotes today and demotes tomorrow

If you commit yourself to the validation and allow it define you, your impact  will be limited to the frequency the validation comes with

Promotion is from above and nowhere else

Study the patterns of the life of antecedents, look very closely, you will notice that before any tangible results was produced, there was a process, several seasons of obscurity

Obscurity always precedes promotion

Obscurity always precedes greatness

Embrace it

Obscurity will prepare you, it will prune you, it will teach you, it will help you

You see, there is an ordination that is first private, it is between you and God only

The public ordination, yes, I mean the one done in the presence of people is a physical representation of the private

The private ordination is more important and that is where your validation should stem from

Man may want to sway you with pomp and praise, refuse to be swayed

Refuse vehemently

Stay hidden until you get the green light to do otherwise

Do not fall for fleeting validation, do not ever think that validation is any way reflective of you doing what is right

It could be the other way round

I know you want your name on the lips of people

You want the ‘gram life and all the works

Your want is legitimate, you are human

It will come eventually but now is not the time

There is a kind of person you need to become for the kind of life you want

You have a long way to go

Keep it low

I could write more and I will subsequently

For now, put these to heart and ruminate on them

The world is after your gift, God is after your fruits

Fruits over gift