In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” The greatest desire in the heart of every Nigerian at this dispensation is nothing less than change. It is a very strong desire that is actually heating up the political system as the gladiators are desperately scheming to stamp their influence over the nation.

Many believed that it is only the leaders and those in government that can actually bring the positive change that we need in this nation. That is why, many people do not hesitate to always find how to apportion blames to the government for the state of the nation. Personally I beg to disagree.

More than 98% of the problems that we have in our nation today are caused by the people. When I mean the people, it includes you and me.  Why do I say so? Many of us today are always apt to look outside to find who to blame for our problems but fail to understand that those “little bad things” that we do also adds up to form the “big problems.”

For instance, many of us that are civil servants, how do we do our jobs? Some people will come to work by 9.00am and will write 7.45am on the attendance register. Some will buy a rim of paper sold at N650 in the market and will write N1, 500; when we all do such things how do you think that things will work well? Many business men will package fake and substandard products and sell to the unsuspecting buyer; many of us do not obey traffic lights, we disobey the law of the land and at the end, we conclude that the president is responsible for all our problems.

We have to understand that everyone of us have responsibility to change our nation. Let’s stop folding our hands and be expecting a messiah to come and change our nation for us. There are many things that God expects us to do to achieve the change that we expect. In this series, we shall be considering those things but you must first see yourself as being capable to make the change that you wish to see.

As our nation is groaning under the clutch of terrorism, corruption and other evils of the day, God is saying in Ezekiel 22:30, “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.”  Will you make yourself available for God to use? We cannot change our nation through mutiny, violence and pelting our leaders with insults.

God bless you.

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