I have had to preach several stupid messages in the time past, during the end of year programs and the new year. God please have mercy on me. 🙂
Messages like, “There shall be no carry over” lack common sense.
It is true that by the Gregorian calendar, we as a group (which does not even include countries like Ethiopia, Afghanistan, or Iran), have all agreed to segment time such that January 1st is the beginning of the new year. However, the reality is that the events of last year will, to a large extent, determine a great percentage of the events of the new year.
1. In the video, my visitor to Farm Fellowship International came because of a post I made last year.
He spent the first few days of the new year watching videos I made last year. The farm, which is a precursor to Petra Institute, is on more than 30 acres I have been buying for 8 years. He saw cassava I planted in 2020 during the lockdown.
In fact, I have a stockpile of garri I processed last year, which I am going to sell when the price of garri goes up.
I also took him to our school, Petra Christian Academy, that we started 20 years ago.
2. The knowledge and eloquence he is amazed at was accumulated over a period of more than 50 years.
There are videos people are applauding now that I had posted years back. But they are creating waves now and reaching a wider audience.
3. There are great things that happened in 2020, that were based on relationships founded in my early childhood.
Don’t live a staccato life based on modern-day Christianity.
God’s relationship with you is not seasonal. His mercies are new every day. His goodness endures forever.
4. The several acres of cassava he saw were planted last year.
I have several moulds that I need to plant cassava on. I have several cleared spaces I have to make ridges on to plant cassava. I also have several stages of cassava for harvest, so I must establish a garri-processing plant to process my cassava for a regular supply of garri.
The point is that my carryovers from last year have, to a large extent, set part of my agenda for the new year.
What I need to do is to develop capacity to maximize the carryovers for a greater 2021.
In the next post, I will discuss how the carryovers from 2020 will affect 2021 at the national and global arena.
God bless you.
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