This is an international presentation in video request that I received some weeks ago via Facebook. My sincere gratitude goes to the End-Time Helpers Ministry in Lagos, Nigeria for contacting me to give a presentation at their one day seminar today.
I have presented at several churches over the years about human trafficking, but this is my first presentation at a church event where I had to actually open the Bible for my illustration.
My topic focused on “Overcoming Financial and Academic Challenges” because I was told that the event was for the youth, although, there were various ago groups present at the event.
Thanks to my sister and coordinator in Nigeria, Anuoluwapo Ogunmola, she represented me at the event. My dress was also designed by her through her company, House of Fancy.
Overcoming Financial and Academic Challenges
I shared three ways to “Overcoming Financial and Academic Challenges, using the story of Isaac in Genesis 26: 1 – 35. The three ways are:
- Maintain a silent spirit: According to Norman Vincent Peale, practicing 15 minutes of silence daily can help you get direction in your challenges or answers to your questions.
- Look for opportunities: Challenges are avenues for creative opportunities. Rather than feeling sad about a challenges, pay attention to the opportunity that might be available in that challenge.
- Don’t give up: I read a quote while recording my weekly motivational show on YouTube called, Monday Motivation with Bukola. I read a quote from Brainy Quotes that says, “our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time,” (Thomas E. Edison). From, Edison’s quote, you will realize that giving up is a great challenge to human kind. So, to overcome any type of challenge, whether it is financial, academic, or any other challenge for that matter, the solution is not to give up.
You can watch the video below.
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