In every situation, there's always and I mean, always something to be grateful for.
JOY will open your eyes to details.
Details like being thankful for having a nose 👃 to breathe.
Details like having a mouth to eat.
Details like having eyes to read what you just read!! Have a fruitful and joyous day ahead.. 📸 @damilolaonafuwa
A God sized dream is going to be bigger than your goals
A God sized dream will disrupt your plans
A God sized dream requires A GREATER FAITH
A God sized dream will excite you!! This 2018
Take on the challenges
TAKE SOME AWESOME PICTURES TOO.. 📸 @damilolaonafuwa
Can we walk?
But this time, with the one who has the MAP 🗺 OF THE ROAD
It was almost 4 hours to January 1st, 2018.
I kept going from one point of the hall to another.
Was I searching for my lost pen? Or money?
I was waiting to hear from God.
I was waiting to know what 2018 holds.
I was waiting to hear it's a smooth year with no problems.
I was waiting to hear something DIFFERENT from the voice I've been hearing for over 3 months.
Finally, I got an empty room, I sat down, I started saying to myself
"GOD, 2018 is here, am I still going to live it like 2017?"
This 2018 has to be different God
All I wanted to hear God say to me was "Temi, this is a very smooth year with NO challenges"
Yes, I wanted to hear that because I was ACTUALLY GETTING TIRED!! 😔 😔
I had sacrificed a lot of things in 2017.
I don't want it to happen in 2018.
I squuezed my palms and closed my eyes and started praying like I was holding God physically.
God, can you talk to me?
At this time, I realised that I WON'T HEAR ANYTHING DIFFERENT FROM WHAT GOD HAS BEEN TELLING ME FOR OVER MONTHS. 👇
You will shine in 2018, but first Temi, you will take on the impossible.
Your strength will be tested not to make you useless but STRONGER.
Kings will have dreams ONLY you can interpret, but first, you will go through the fire,
You will only go far if you WALK WITH ME
Don't compromise, it's a time to OCCUPY and take TERRITORIES, but first, I need to make you a SOLDIER who is always ready for war.
This is a disruptive generation.
You can't keep walking in the familiar, it's time to build something NEW and DIFFERENT, something UNUSUAL.
The only way the secrets of the disruptive can be revealed to you is to stay CONNECTED WITH ME, by ACTION , by OBEDIENCE.
DON'T BE AFRAID TO FIGHT!
I will teach your hands to war and your fingers to fight but STAY CONNECTED.
THE BATTLE FIELD IS FULL OF THORNS, but THIS YEAR, you won't run from it, you will run towards it and FIGHT, and you will get STRONGER 💪. Enough of FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL
THIS YEAR (2018)
Fight BOLDLY FOR POSSESSION
But STAY CONNECTED!
WALK WITH ME!
A soldier you know
How would you feel if you win a billion naira?
Overly happy right?
Yassss, that was how I felt when I met Pastor Tony when my journey started as an undergraduate.
If you know me and you don't know PT, JUST AGREE YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW ME!! Daddy, I love you so much
You are a big and major part of my life.
What else can make someone happy than finding TRUE LIGHT when in desperate NEED OF IT 🔎. PT, I held on to your word long ago.
You keep telling us you are called to raise soldiers and I am glad to be one of them.
On this special day father, I pray that you'll be REFIRED M
I pray that you'll grow from strength to strength.
You have taught and you are still teaching me how to use my hands to war and fingers to fight.
I pray that as you are LIGHT on earth 🌍
Kings will rise to your shining Papa.
I love you
And I'm using this medium to say thank you for adopting a resilient SOLDIER!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎂 DADDY.
THE WAY I LOVE YOU EHN, I REALLY CAN'T EXPLAIN. 🙇
The Agege Story
I met my FRIENDS for the second time again this morning at Agege.
While we gave out food this morning, they were so lively.
I was with my phone and here we go.
Aunty lemme pose for you.
Aunty, am I fine?
I love Children and I pray that there will be more provision for most of us next year so that we can give these ones a better life, ONE BEYOND SHARING FOOD 🍚. Simply building a sustainable world for them.
I LOVE MY FRIENDS
Hello Young global shaper
Hi Change maker
Yes, I'm referring to the awesome you.
Can we be more deliberate in 2018?
Can we support each other?
Can we build together?
Can we fight these battles together?
Can we work in harmony and peace?
Can we not be selfish?
Can you start sharing with your colleagues ℹ information that will better their lives?
Can you UNDERSTAND that the sky is wide and beautiful enough for every bird? So why do you WANT to fit in?
Can we not just shout #nottooyoung to run?
Can we WORK?
Can we sweat?
Can we shine our lights, even it means shining it alone?
Can we stop trying to fit in?
Can we stop complaining about what's not working?
Can we be more strategic, deliberate and passionate about RESHAPING?
Can we renew our minds?
Can we get ready for greater and larger territories to fight for?
Can we do it Tired?
Can we fight for a Neo World?
Can we protect others too?
Can we DO IT TIRED?
Can we SERVE SINCERELY?
Sometimes, it's nice to appreciate yourself, your journey, your falls, and crawls, your jumps and tripping.
They all make up a great you.
This picture explains it all.
I call it DO IT TIRED!! There's no doubt, life issues can be overwhelming, it may look like nothing is working.
It may look like you have too much to do.
At this point, you lack physical strength, you lack external encouragement.
What pushes you then?
LOVE and PASSION.
Having a vision and dream is not enough.
Making it happen is still not the end but SUSTAINING IT is the WORK!! Remember, you are planting 🌱 seeds for next generations.
Are you watering it?.
Are you adding manure?
Are you passionate about it?
Or you are fitting in because of the fame and limelight in it!! Don't just drop the SEED!
Let it SUSTAIN THE WORLD!
IDEAS 💡 and VISION are awesome.
But proper planning and strategy is needed too.
Don't be comfortable with normal.
The world is WAITING.
The world is HUNGRY.
What can you give? 📸 @latte_lawson
I was tired 😴 in this picture but we DID it TIRED!
2017 is not over yet.
God doesn't work with your TIME.
Had a great time at church today @mywaterbrook
@lalaakindoju, thank you for the charge, God bless you always Aunty Lala ☺
Papa, I miss you.
Sending my love from here to you over there.
I am deliberately saying THANK YOU this morning,because looking back at so many events and happenings, I should probably be lying 6ft deep.
But God has given me strength 💪...
I don't mean mere strength 💪
I mean STRENGTH that doesn't get used up.
My NAME IS TEMI
I have decided to BE Thankful today.
What are you thankful for today?
We can't change the world alone.
In Ignite love, we believe there is power in partnership
It creates bond
Bring MORE people together
Allows diverse opinions
Build strength and love
In this picture, we have MR DAMI from TVC.
TVC was our media partner on the day of the project. THE AGO OWU STORY will be aired on WAKE UP NIGERIA SHOW ON MONDAY.
Stay tuned to our stories as I unveil the exact time it will be aired on Monday.
I won't forget to add that MR DAMI was awesome right from start to finish.
He was patient
He was well groomed
He knows his craft
He is lovely too
It's a great honor to work with you sir @dammieobi
We appreciate your presence so much
Mr DAMI, TEMIDPOET, Kako Johnson 📸 @mitundemotions
The AGO OWU STORY
I was so busy, I couldn't get a picture with my mummy. But Kako represented well ☺
My mummy is my WOMAN CRUSH FOR TODAY and ALWAYS
Mummy has been there like a BACK BONE
She worked SO WELL, I was shouting mummy go and sit down, she did not answer me 😒
Today is not the day of epistles.
All my expressions are simply hidden in I LOVE YOU.
YOU HAVE NEVER SAID NO TO ALL MY SCARY AND BIG DREAMS.
YOU ARE ALWAYS SUPPORTING ME
Love you Mama
The AGO OWU STORY
We appreciate all you do but most times, in as much as I try to shift the focus to the fact that WE AS YOUTHS NEED TO START DOING TOO rather than COMPLAINING, I won't fail to address the issues we encountered during this project.
We arrived the venue at 7am
We were very close to done as at 11am
Even in the rain ☔, we worked joyfully and tirelessly.
We bagged ALL the waste and as planned earlier on, we were expecting LAWMA.
WE WAITED FOR LAWMA FOR OVER 3 HOURS, We were told the crane had issues, on the arrival of the van, we were shocked, this wasn't what we planned for.
This van for this mighty and big waste bags?
We don't want to leave a single waste bag on that street.
So what do we do?
For over 2 hour, we were clueless on what to do.
There was no back up plan because we trusted you enough.
In as much as we as youths will continue to do our best in every possible way, I think that PROPER INFRASTRUCTURE should be put in place too.
@lawmagov @cleanerlagos 📸 @officialtobimages
The AGO OWU STORY
My mum and I helping Seun
This is SEUN
Seun is my friend, we met some months ago, through Instagram 😊. We got talking and for every time we talk, all I figured majorly was the VOICE OF READINESS.. Seun would say to me "Temi, what else do we need? What's the solution? What's the plan? Just let me know if there's anything left for me to do"
Seun is one of Ignite love foundation executives, we spoke a day to the project and she said she was practicing with her prosthetic leg, so that she can WORK and PARTICIPATE at the clean up project.
I refused but here is Seun, even though she didn't work with the clean up guys, she handled registration and refreshments for volunteers.
Seun doesn't pity herself
She is complete and she's a strong 💪 woman.
I love you always and you know no appreciation compares to the sacrifices you've made.
Be like SEUN
Don't be a victim of self pity 📸 @officialtobimages