Bowen University. 100 Level.
I was saved. It had taken several trips to the altar… 🙂 .. but at a point, I had surrendered my life and really meant it. As a fresher, I was enjoying the experience and basically going through the motions. Class. Chapel. Cafeteria. CCC. It was fun but I felt there was something more.
It was around this period that I met a leader in our campus fellowship. He was the coordinator of the Voluntary Bible Study that held every Monday. From a distance, I was fascinated by this fellow. He was different. He shared God’s word with an enthusiasm and joy that was obvious. Also, he was quite fun to be with and gist with. On the few occasions I went to his room, I felt he was a normal guy. A man of like passions. He enjoyed playing and watching football. To cut the long story, he was someone I could relate to.
Before I go on, another part of his nature that I enjoyed was his relationship with his fiancée. Awwn awwn *covers face* and *runs away*. They were an exemplary duo. Let me stop here.
For Iremide, it was a delight seeing this kind of person. He made me realize that a personal relationship with Christ was possible. He made me understand that my personality is part of my gospel. He walked around with a smile. He loved God and genuinely cared about people.
For this young boy seeking something different, he served as a catalyst. There were several amazing people who crossed my path and each of them changed my life. If Christ tarries, I would talk (and write) about several of them. But today, I want to appreciate God for the gift of a catalyst – Passie. Ojo Oluwaseun. God bless you sir.
That was part of my story. As you read, did anyone come to your mind? Anyone who helped set you on the path of spiritual growth and fruitfulness? I would love to read from you…and you never know who would be blessed reading your story. So, comment and share J Thank you!
PS! The catalyst discussed in this story is married to that adorable lady who was his fiancée. *insert dancing smiley* One of my favourite couples!