We continue with our series on “Christianity Explored.” Last week, Ope shared his Christian journey with us. From his interview, I was reminded that in Jesus Christ, we find hope and everlasting joy. Also, God is faithful and never fails. I hope you were able to gain a few things from Ope’s interview (click here to read his interview).
Follow me as Myss Lafunky (ML) finds out more about Omoby’s Christian journey
Omobolanle Adeyemo, popular known as Omoby, has a passion for counselling, coaching and teaching singles in areas of relationship, career and purpose. Her message boils down on teaching Youths to maximise their single life while waiting.
Omoby is a professional Quantity Surveyor who holds two degrees in the same field. She’s a member of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) and an Incorporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). She has interests in building construction and engineering projects. Keep reading to find out more about Omoby’s Christian’s journey and how you can reach out to her.
ML: Tell us a little bit about yourself apart from what has been said already.
Omoby: My name is Omoby. I love travelling, reading and writing.
ML: When did you become a Christian, a born again Christian?
Omoby: I grew up in a traditional Christian home. My parents were good Christians and went to church regularly which I enjoyed. However, I knew that there was something else missing. Having Jesus as a personal saviour did not come until 24th December, 2005. It was after this time I started reading the Bible and consciously following all the tenets of the Bible.
ML: Any special moments?
Omoby: There were no special moments. I just felt that the time was right and I needed to consciously and deliberately invite Jesus into my heart.
ML: How has the journey been?
Omoby: The journey has not been all rosy. I have faced pain and cried my eyes out but my solace is always that I have a God through Jesus Christ who understands everything that I am going through.
I have faced and been tormented with failures, my inadequacies and my defeats, but in all of this, God has been faithful.
ML: What has Christianity taught you?
Omoby: First of all, Christianity has helped me understand “life” better. Somehow, with God, I came to realise that life is a transient: extremely brief and a temporary residence. I have learnt to make the best use of every minute I get and impact lives in any way I can. I try not to waste my time on frivolities or stuffs that has no eternal value.
I have come to know that there’s far more life than here and now. Thus, I have stopped worrying about “having it all” or earthly crowns. The goal and purpose of God for my life which I have come to learn through my work with God is beyond material abundance and a good career or marital success. Don’t get me wrong, all these are good while living on earth, but I should not lose sight of eternal goals as well.
Two, Christianity has helped me to develop my relationship with God. It is in this journey I came to understand how I could become best friends with God and sustain my relationship. Before being born again, it used to look weird to me when people spoke of their relationship with God and how they maintain friends with Him. But I have come to understand that I can, through constant communication with Him in my everyday activity and through continual meditation I can actually be close to God. In a similar vein, it gives me so much pleasure that God desires friendship with me more than anything else.
Three, Christianity has taught me that God is always willing to help us defeat temptations. Psalm 50 vs 15 talks about the privilege we have to call upon God as many times as possible whenever we are faced with any situation greater than us even if it means defeating a particular temptation hundred times a day, His patience never wears out.
Christianity taught me how to be kind and good to everyone, i.e., have a heart of compassion for those less privileged than me and loving them with the love of Christ. This means that I shouldn’t do anything that would hurt a fellow brother or sister and to treat them as Jesus would.
ML: Christianity has indeed taught you a lot of things. Would you want to continue the Christian journey or stop?
Omoby: Definitely! The Christian journey is a walk of faith. Christianity is a journey I would want to continue. I don’t know any other way that gives me so much peace and love as this.
ML: Any tips for our readers who are contemplating whether they should be a born again Christian or not and also to anyone feeling discouraged about their relationship with God?
Omoby: To new converts, please relax, you’ll not understand everything that’s in here. But remember that even when you’re faced with pain, God always has a purpose (2 Corinthians 4 vs 17).
Secondly, the Christian walk is a continuous walk into perfection. You’ll not get to be all perfect or good or kind or nice or lovely overnight. But, refuse to give up. Rejoice and give thanks even when things are not going as planned. Remember Romans 8 vs 28-29, God’s plan is always good.
Finally, remember that it takes time to grow. Thus, your Christian growth is gradual and not overnight. Don’t stay discouraged, be patient with God and yourself, don’t get discouraged and believe that God is working everything out in your life even when you don’t feel it.
ML: Thank you for your time Omoby.
Omoby: Thank you for the honour and opportunity.
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See you next week Monday for another real life interview about journey into Christianity.
Have a lovely week!