Successful living is not about where you live, it is all about who you are and who you believe. Times without number have I heard people say, I want to go to the city for a greener pasture.” If I may ask you, “Where do you think the pasture is going to be greener? In the city or the village?
The essence of my point is that you can make it anywhere. You don’t need to leave where you are for another place at your own discretion. That is why I said in the beginning that: “Successful living is not about where you live, it is all about who you are and who you believe.”
Let God make you, let Him direct you, that is when you can make it anywhere you are. If God has not made you, you can not make it anywhere, but if you are made by God, anywhere you are, the land is going to yield to you. The ‘village’ is going to become a city for your sake.
Your success is not tied to a particular place, it is tied to God of all places. Your success is not tied to Abuja, Lagos, Kaduna, Ibadan, Kano, Dubai, United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Germany, China, or any other state of Nigeria and any other country of the world you can think of. If you are in America and God is not with you, you cannot succeed, but if you in Rwanda and God is with you, success is in view.
If you are made and led by God, you will break through and break forth in all directions. If God is your maker through great men and books, then you can make it anywhere, because you will meet Him anywhere you go. God is everywhere!
You need to sit down and study: study great men and read their books. Study biographies and autobiographies. Read and study in other to change your mentality and peradventure your personality; this is when you can live anywhere and succeed.
There are more opportunities in the villages than the cities, but only for hard thinkers and hard workers. This may sound ironic, but it is absolutely true. You are already living in the greenest pasture. May I ask you why you are still looking for greener pasture all around at your own discretion and risk? Only the jungle can be greener than a pasture; and the killer beasts are unaccountably residing right there. Juxtapose any known city and a known village, compare them and you will submit to my assertion herein.
A story was told of how some villagers were taken to live in a particular area of a city, while the city dwellers switched abides with them. In less than a year the villagers turned the city into a village, and the city dwellers turned the village into a city. Sympathetic and interesting! Stay where you are and make good of your gifts to turn the place into your coveted paradise, except that you are very sure that it is God.
Successful living is not about where you live, it is all about who you are and who you believe.