Nobody wants to be on the outside; everyone desires to have a feel of belonging to a unified whole. Everyone wants to belong. Everyone wants to be recognised. Everyone wants to be noticed. Nothing God makes is a whole in itself; everything is a part. I mean, everything God created requires a connection. The earth is not a whole in itself but a part of a bigger whole – the universe. For example, Lagos as a state cannot claim to be a whole in itself because it is a part of a bigger whole, Nigeria. Nigeria cannot claim to be a whole in itself because it is a part of a bigger whole, Africa.
Everything God created cannot stand in itself; it has to be connected to other parts. This is so, so that no one can boast. Every person God created is a part of a whole. No one is a whole in himself. In other words, the way we are all connected is beyond what a sentence can explain. This is so, so that no one can boast.
That is why I do not fancy it when people say, “I am General Overseer;” “I am the Chairman;” “I am the Chief Executive of this or that”. You General Overseer, remember, you depend on other people in your ministry for the smooth running of your organisation. Every person in that organisation is a solution to a problem in that ministry. Then how are you General Overseer when you, as a person, are just a solution to a problem?
In other words, we are all connected to one another in a way too fundamental to be explained away in a single sentence:
- The mouth needs words,
- The ears need sounds,
- The eyes need a view,
- The feet need to go places.
Such is the relationship that exists among the created things, of which man is one.