Right from the days of pastoring in Lagos, we made a practice of printing bulletins. Aside giving our Church members the needed information, we used it as a tool to reach people beyond our Church. We have had amazing testimonies from our readers. But printing bulletin is not that expensive.

Friend, success is not always about money. Anytime you think about financial cost before doing stuff, success will elude you. Whereas, greatness costs, its cost is not always monetary; it would cost some thinking, time, commitment etc. Anybody can achieve success no matter their financial status (Proverbs 12:26).

Most of the folks who led a successful life in scriptures were not successful because of their money but because of their mindset (Numbers 14:24, Daniel 6:3).
When you put money first, you would always be discouraged on the journey of excellence and greatness.

You can be excellent at your level. If you are not excellent with 50 cent, there is no guarantee you would be excellent with 500,000 dollars. It is first a mindset (Proverbs 23:7). Whereas, money enhances excellence, money does not give it. Money usually flows in the direction of those who know what to do with it (Luke 16:10-12).

Most people do not have money problem; they have wisdom or idea problem. With ideas, you can achieve much with little (Proverbs 21:20). With ideas, you can build a big business with the little capital in your hands. With ideas, you can make a huge difference in and through that seemingly small Church. Wisdom is the principal thing, not money (Proverbs 4:7-8).

Be excellent at your level. If you cannot afford a 3-bedroom apartment, make that your single-room apartment the best in town. If you cannot afford 3-piece suit now; look your best in those shirt and trousers. As a pastor of a young Church, do something within your current budget that stands you out. Be faithful in the little and God would bring the much (Luke 16:10-12).

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria