Some years back, I put in for a major examination, which I needed to pass so that I can practice Medicine in the UK. I did my best to prepare for it, but my best seemed not good enough. Meanwhile, among other issues, I was dangerously low on funds, and I had no one to turn to for help. No doubt, I was in a fix as things were.
Consequently, I toyed with the idea of going back to Nigeria, but, I perished it, as yielding to it would amount to defeatism on my path. Besides, what would God, and the people that facilitated my coming to the UK think about me? I asked myself repeatedly. Before long, I lapsed into depression, for which I received treatment. But the medicines I was given were way too many, and too strong for me. In fact, they worsened my condition, so, I stopped taking them!
Eventually, I approached God to help me. This I did via fasting and prayer with my childhood friend, a man of God, Olabode Winsala. Together, we asked God to deliver me from depression, and give me confidence to face the challenges before me, favor before men, and good success.
Soon, my situation started to improve, and several people from different races and backgrounds, males and females, old and young, rose up to support me. Quickly, my confidence came back like a flood, and I started to function optimally again. In a nutshell, I became largely unstoppable!
The examination took place as scheduled, and while I was waiting for my turn to face the panel that examined us, one of the ushers came to me, and said “Sir, are you for this examination?’’. I was a bit startled, but, I still managed to say “yes, I am, any problem?’’. And she said, “no, it’s just that your confidence is huge, uncommon, and commendable. I wish you all the best sir’’. And I said, “wow, thanks a lot mam’’. At that point, I was the cynosure of all eyes. The grace of God no doubt, was upon me. Hallelujah!
The examination went well, and I even managed to bring honor to Nigeria, my native country, through it, because one of the Professors that examined me, while discussing my performance with his colleagues, said, “Gentlemen, don’t be surprised, this doctor is a Nigerian; very clever people’’. So, you can safely conclude that God lifted me from the ‘Zero level’, to the ‘Hero level’, or from ‘Zero to Hero’ in short.
This same God is willing and able to lift you from ‘Zero to Hero’ today as well. But, you must be ready to pray to Him, and trust Him to sort you out, and He will (Psalm 37:5). So, what is it that is troubling you, causing you pain and sleepless nights, draining your energy, and making your life tough at the moment? Please take it to God for resolution today; He will answer you (John 6:37), and give you rest from it (Matthew 11:28).
God is willing and able to lift your badly behaved child from ‘Zero to Hero’ today, so that he or she can proceed to do well in life (Isaiah 44:3-5). He is willing and able to lift your health from ‘Zero to Hero’, so that you can be as fit as a fiddle once again (Jeremiah 30:17).
Maybe you don’t know, God is interested in your work, and He is willing and able to lift it from ‘Zero to Hero’ (Deuteronomy 30:9). Is your reputation in tatters presently? If it is, then get ready for a makeover, for God is going to lift it from ‘Zero to Hero’ very shortly (Isaiah 61:7a).
Friend, God is willing and able to bless you, and make you a channel of blessing to other people (Genesis 12:2). Please co-operate with Him without wavering from now on, and it shall be well with you, all the days of your life, in Jesus name. Amen.
Jesus is Lord!
Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.
Dr Stoney is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies