NAME: ADEBOYE TIMOTHY ADESOLA
OCCUPATION: INVESTMENT OFFICER AT BRIDGELANES LIMITED
EMAIL: [email protected]
SOCIAL MEDIA ID: ADEBOYE TIMOTHY ADESOLA (FB, TWITTER AND IG)
LIKES: READING, MEDITATION, LISTENING TO SONGS, CONDUCTING RESEARCH
EDUCATION: GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, WHERE I STUDIED POLITICAL SCIENCE
STATUS: IN A RELATIONSHIP
IWMH: Once again you are welcome
How was your day Sir?
ATA: Thank you very much for the privilege🙇♂️
Fine and demanding
ATA: Yes Sir
IWMH: Kindly, give us a brief description of your work sir
ATA: Ok, so I work with a company that is into Real Estate, Consultancy, Insurance, and a Multipurpose Coorporative Society.
Amongst these four subsidiaries, I work under the Multipurpose Coorporative Society Limited, the financial arm of the company that encourages income earners to save for a minimum of a year or six months, and then get 7percent Interest of all their Savings for either six months or a year
As an investment Officer, I market my company’s Financial products or savings package to prospects who when convinced would become clients and member of our Coorporative Society
IWMH: Wow.. that’s cool
ATA: Thanks so much Sir😇
IWMH: For how long have you been working for the company Sir?
ATA: Two and half months🙈😂
With a solid track record and soft skill exhibition😎
Or should I say an outstanding soft skill exhibition
ATA: Yes Sir🙇♂️
IWMH: Do you have any experience before joining the company
Or have you worked somewhere else before?
ATA: This is actually my first job. Although I’ve building myself on professional certifications to understand the rudiments of the cooperate world, work ethics, you hard and soft skill
IWMH: hmm interesting
ATA: In Understanding the Coorporate world, during the pandemic, I engaged on a free course on Personal effectiveness and Human Capital development which earned me a Certification of the 21st Century Outstanding Worker
But I got other professional certifications while serving as a corp member
ATA: Yes Sir
An all these were influenced by the Holy Spirit in my heart
IWMH: But while in school, you studied political science sir…
ATA: So He takes all the Glory🙌
ATA: Yeah… I’m building intellectual capacity, not just in my field. I think as a graduate, I’ve understood the rudiments of politics, what I need to learn is financial literacy, you know… Just updating myself in what the next phase of civilization would bring
Moreso, I’ve not loosed focus on my political career, I just applied for my MPIA Program at Unilag. MPIA means Masters of Public and International Affairs, which we all know as International relations
I studied Political Science, but I’m majored in International relations
Okay… Brief us on how you managed to acquire all these even as a copper
IWMH: Was there any challenges you faced?
If yes what are they?
ATA: As a Corp Member, I was chosen by NCCF to go to the State Family House. Another regimented barrack where Spiritual exercise takes place😂. I was the Asst. Brother’s Cord, Asst. Evangelism Secretary and Bible study unit secretary. All these combined with a desire to pursue my career objectives
It was not easy for me, before allowee was changed to 33k, I was feeding on 19,800 at the family house (monthly feeding subscription), sending little money home, catering my myself with 4k or 5k monthly, and also payment for my professional certifications in bit
Had to get a teaching job that made me earn extra 5k, that supported my payment for my professional Certifications. Also, at the institute where the Certification training is being Conducted, we were told to refer other corp members and 1k would be given to us. For me, I referred 4 corp members which made me earn 4k, I just told them to add my professional Certification payment. The payment was 21k for 5courses for 2months training
I had Financial challenge because I could not save, needs at home as well as at the Family House came, and I had to serve the fellowship as well as my family, then settle myself later
Want to appreciate everyone that stood by me Financially and in the martha ministry. A shout out to them. The Sisters are so awesome
ATA: So, I got my certifications, and started thinking on the next line of action in my career journey
ATA: Really, I need to emphasize that Sisters are the most wonderful and beautiful creatures God ever fashioned in the life of a brother. Sisters!! You’re the Best😃👍
IWMH: Interesting… But you sisters don’t let your head blow oo
So sir, brief us about your spiritual background
ATA: Hmmmm…. Ijinle🤔
IWMH: Yes sir…
ATA: Well, as touching this….. I surrendered to Christ at 2015 where the desire to know My Lord Jesus burned within me
As a Baby would always be inquisitive and ask questions, the same applied to me. Questions like who is God, where did He come from, how did sin came into the world. I must tell you, I sentenced myself to life studying of the Word for more and deeper truths be revealed unto me
After I graduated, I saw critically the scaredness of the Scriptural, and how by contextually analysis, the Word need must be understood
Then I assessed how I knew that Bible from when I graduated and saw that I was lagging behind. You need to see how I was hailed in my Fellowship for dispensing mysteries, but the Lord really opened my eyes to the simplicity of scriptures
I must tell you Sir, God was concealed and mysterious in the Old covenant, but in this dispensation, He has been Revealed by the Holy Spirit and the Apostles are custodians of this revelation of which the Church need to read and understand ( 1Cor.2:7:12, Eph. 3:1-4)
I Bless God for who I’m becoming, the Holy Spirit is Teaching me on Spirit Truce and how it can be made visible from the Spiritual to the physical
ATA: Yes Sir
IWMH: How did you balance the equation
ATA: Hmmm… Should I say on this, I was kinda immatured in this. Though I learnt to Love God in my immaturity. While in school, I believed that stabbing class for prayer meeting was the way to Love God…. You know I missed class one day in statistics and I had a D😂😂😂, I still thought that was how God works, you know serve him more, loose grades and know that your future is bright. That’s actually false
God’s gift is pure and perfect.
There were times I stabbed class for prayers from 8:00pm till 12:00 midnight. And would have 2 tests to write. I would now have to cram to pass
I am very intelligent person, but I did not understood what it meant to serve God fervently and still be outstanding academically
But as Scriptures have established, all things works together for the good of them who are THE CALLED according to His purpose.
It was in my finals the Holy Spirit revealed to me that He wants me to be resourceful in HRM, CRM, PMP etc…
ATA: It was in final year that the Lord really had to make me understand that He wants me to gain academic qualifications as well as be fervent in His ways
IWMH: Yes oo
ATA: Then I realized I have not been balanced for 3years
ATA: Yes Sir
Like I said, I learnt to Love the LORD, and learnt sacrifice, but not accurately
ATA: Yes Sir
IWMH: So sir, how do one serve God fervently and still be outstanding academically sir?
ATA: I’ll sum it up as Spiritual Intelligence. The Holy Spirit is not oblivious of the fact that you need physical prosperity, of which your academic career is one. Matt. 6:33 is a Scriptural principle that must be applied to our day-to-day life. In the Place of Seeking the Kingdom, that is, CHRIST JESUS, we need not to shut our heart to the directions of the Holy Spirit on academics
ATA: There’s nothing like Spiritual, physical, mental, relationship life or what have you…. We have only one Life, THE LIFE OF CHRIST.. And it is in this Life that Believers receives coordinate on how to operate on earth
IWMH: Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
ATA: As we give ourselves to intense study of the Word and Prayer, we should also seek direction on how The Life can affect our academics… O Lord, give me the intellectual principle to know how to understand my books in school. Then the Holy Spirit would begin to give you plans and strategies of reading
ATA: Loving your lecturers no matter the generational accumulation of F’s he has piled up for people in time past… There should be no excuse for academic excellent in the Body of Christ
Some would say, its the fellowship that is taking my time… Hello!!! Fellowship starts by 6pm and ends by 7pm or 8:30pm if there are special programs which comes occasionally
For one to say it’s the fellowship that’s responsible for my failure is pure insult against the Body of Christ and unscriptural. Don’t mind me… I’m an advocate of the Body of Christ, I speak for and defend the Church outside no matter the offense a believer has committed,whether sex scandal, malpractice etc.., but when I’m within the Body, I scold such persons.
We such not expose ourselves to the philosophy of this world for them to ridicule
I rest my case on balance of spirituality and academics
IWMH: Smile.. thanks so much sir
So what is your advice for those involved?
ATA: First, Love the Holy Spirit so much, and entrust your needs to him. Secondly, be so fervent in personal and corporate communion. Join a unit in the church ( as this is Scriptural), Thirdly, as a student, seek the Holy Spirit direction on how you are to go about your academics, have a written plan or chart, or a to-do list on how productive you would be in class. Attend tutorials with an intelligent person, don’t stock around with people who will bring negativism on your academic journey
ATA: After reading and assimilating, access yourself, if it’s that you’re not good at essay writing, I mean theories, learn how to write, Understand the lecturers pattern of explaining events in class and adopt it to be the pattern at which you would answer questions
These are Strategic principles I strongly believe the Holy Spirit gives when we *LISTEN*. All the time, we pay less attention to how the Holy Spirit is set to make us prosperous, we think it’s the devil speaking. It will be if such Believer has not built Spiritual sensitivity to the Holy Spirit
Let’s learn to be still, and let Him talk, let Him tutor you and intellectual principles on how to be excellent
IWMH: Wow.. 🤔
ATA: I normally say this thing, though its funny. When a believer is *excerising* Spirituality, as well as Intellectualism, such an one is Spirittellectual😂😂😂
Just simply Spirituality + Intellectualism= Spirittellectualism
That’s the advance of Balance
It’s at equipoise
IWMH: It is Indeed🥰
ATA: Yes Sir
IWMH: Thanks so much for this wonderful and strategic advice.. it will go a very long way to help eradicate the ignorance about this viral challenges student are facing expecially those on campus who are struggling on balance in this regard
ATA: Christ is Glorified Sir
IWMH: There are more questions to be asked but time wouldn’t permit.
We just have to release you now sir.
Thanks so much for your time sir…
And for honouring our invitation🥰🥰🥰
ATA: Christ is most honoured Sir
Bye for now